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Scientific Articles Published in Refereed Journals

Berger, R.; Fromkin, J.; Herman, B.; Pierce, M.; Saladino, R.; Flom, L.; Tyler-Kabara, E.; McGinn, T.; Richichi, R.; Kochanek, P. (2016) Validation of the Pittsburgh Infant Brain Injury Score for Abusive Head Trauma. Pediatrics. 138(1):e20153756.

Fink EL, Berger RP, Clark RS, Watson RS, Angus DC, Panigrahy A, Richichi R, Callaway CW, Bell MJ, Mondello S, Hayes RL, Kochanek PM.  (2016) Exploratory study of serum ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal esterase L1 and glial fibrillary acidic protein for outcome prognostication after pediatric cardiac arrest. Resuscitation, 101:65-70. Epub 2016 Feb 6.

Berger, R.; Fromkin, J.; Rubin, P.; Snyder, J.; Richichi, R.; Kochanek, P. (2015) Serum D-Dimer Concentrations Are Increased after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury.  The Journal of Pediatrics, Volume 166, Issue 2, Pages 383–388.

Fink EL, Berger RP, Clark RS, Watson RS, Angus DC, Richichi R, Panigrahy A, Callaway CW, Bell MJ, Kochanek PM. (2014) Serum Biomarkers of Brain Injury to Classify Outcome After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest.  Critical Care Medicine 42(3):664-74.

Berger, R.; Hayes, R.; Richichi, R; Beers, S.; Wang, K. (2012) Serum Concentrations of Ubiquitin C-Terminal Hydrolase-L1 and αII-Spectrin Breakdown Product 145 kDa Correlate with Outcome after Pediatric TBI.  Journal of Neurotrauma, Vol. 29, No. 1, January: 162-167.

Berger, R.P., Richichi R. (2009) Derivation and Validation of an Equation for Adjustment of Neuron-Specific Enolase Concentrations in Hemolyzed Serum. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 10(2):1-4.

Berger, R.P.; Beers, S.; Richichi, R.; Weisman, D.; Adelson, D. (2007). Serum Biomarker Concentrations and Outcome after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 24: 1793-1801.

Berger, R. P.; Adelson, P.D., Richichi, R.; Kochanek, P. (2006). Serum Biomarkers after Traumatic and Hypoxic Brain Injuries: Insight into the Biochemical Response of the Pediatric Brain to Inflicted Brain Injury. Developmental Neuroscience, 28, 327-335.

Berger, R. P.; Dulani, T.; Adelson, P.D.; Leventhal, J. M.; Richichi, R.; Kochanek, P. (2006). Identification of Brain Injury in Well-Appearing Infants Using Serum and Cerebrospinal Markers: A Possible Screening Tool for Inflicted Traumatic Brain Injury. Pediatrics, 117, 325-332.

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Scientific Articles With SAMC Contribution

Kurihara, K.; Kikukawa, A.; Kobayashi, A.; Nakadate T. (2007). Frontal Cortical Oxygenation Changes During Gravity-Induced Loss of Consciousness in Humans: A Near-Infrared Spatially Resolved Spectroscopic Study. Journal of Applied Physiology, 103: 1326-1331.

Hannaway, P.J.; Connelly, M. E.; Cobbett, R. M.; Dobrow, P. J. (2005). Demographics of children dispensed injectable epinephrine (IE) in three Massachusetts school districts. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Vol. 95, No. 2, 143 – 148 .

Kaufman, M. (2000). Effects of Therapist Self-Monitoring on Therapeutic Alliance and Subsequent Therapeutic Outcome. The Clinical Supervisor, Vol. 19, 1.

Richichi, R. (1997, October). Computer Algorithms that Aid Teaching and Learning Introductory Statistics. Poster presented at the 28th annual Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference, Ellenville, NY.

Richichi, R. (1996, October). An Item Response Theory Analysis of Multiple-Choice Items Chosen at Random From a Publisher's Test Bank. Presentation at the 27th annual Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference, Ellenville, NY (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED405367)

Pomara, N.; Nolan, K.; Deptula, D.; Peselow, E.; Richichi, R.; and Cooper, T. B. (1995). The Effects of Nortryptline on Performance. Paper presented at Biological Psychiatry, Miami, FL.

Richichi, R. (1994, October). A Simulation Study of Five Small Sample Factor Analytic Techniques. Paper presented at the 25th annual Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference, Ellenville, NY.

McMorris, R. F.; Schwarz, S. P.; Richichi, R.; et. al. (1991, October). Why do Young Students Change Answers On Tests? Paper presented at the 22nd annual Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference, Ellenville, NY (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED342803).

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Professional Activities Involving Statistical and/or Research Design Consultation

Early Rehabilitation Protocol for Children with Acute Brain Injury in the Pediatric ICU.  Grant writing, statistician, and data manager for research funded through Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.  A randomized clinical trial to evaluate if an early rehabilitation protocol will improve functional outcome.  2014 +.

Using the Electronic Medical Record to Improve Outcomes and Decrease Disparities in Screening for Child Physical Abuse.  Grant writing, statistician, and data manager - funded through Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.  The goal is to improve compliance with evidence-based recommendations for child abuse screening with integration of prompts into an EMR system.  2013 +.

Consulting Statistician for Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB). Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Adjudication of adverse events for iCAST™ RX De Novo Stent Placement for the Treatment of Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis in Patients with Resistant Hypertension. 2012+

Statistical consulting for NIH - 1R01HD055986-01A2 Berger, R.P. (PI) (2009-2012) Novel Approaches to Screening for Inflicted Childhood Neurotrauma.

Consulting Statistician for Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB). Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Adjudication of adverse events for Flexible Stenting Solutions FlexStent® Femoropopliteal stenting system clinical trial. 2011 +.

Statistical consulting for NIH - 2R44AG029692-02 Harrington, S (PI) (2011) Preparing Long-term Care Facilities for Natural and Man-made Disasters.

Donnelly M, Wiesman D, Richichi R, Berger RP. (2007, May). Increases in serum biomarkers after severe facial injuries. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Statistical consulting for Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB). Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Adjudication of adverse events for XCELL Xpert™ nitinol stenting clinical trial. 2006-10.

Caldwell, B.; Redeker, N. S.; and Barrett, T. M.D. Sleep Patterns in Inner City Childbearing Women.  Statistical consulting for a study using a wrist actigraph and self-report measures of sleep behavior in a sample of inner city childbearing women. Evaluated if sleep disturbance is associated with chronic stress, anxiety, and depression. 2006.

Statistical Consulting for National Institute of Health (NIH) Grant M01 RR00084 Berger (PI) 7/17/03 – 7/17/05 Using Biochemical Markers to Detect Silent Brain Injury/Determining the Specificity of Biochemical Markers of Injury for Head Trauma in Children.  A prospective study of biochemical markers in children with non-traumatic neurologic insults and children at increased risk of traumatic brain injury.

Statistical Consulting for SBIR Grant, Phase II R44 OH007461 Harrington (PI) 7/25/02-7/25/04 Occupational Safety and Health Training for Teleworkers.  The purpose of this project was to reduce the risk of occupational injury and illness to employees who telecommute from their homes (telework). Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Statistical Consulting for SBIR Grant, Phase I R43 NR07919 Harrington (PI) 11/15/01-5/15/02 Ergonomics for Nursing Facilities.  The purpose of this research was to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders to employees of nursing facilities. During this project, an expert focus group defined and discussed the ergonomics issues that affect nursing facility staff and developed learning objectives for the program. Funding Agency: National Institute of Nursing Research. 

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