Meera Varman, MB,BS
Meera Varman, MB,BS

Meera Varman, MB,BS

Professor
School of Medicine

Expertise/Specializations

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pediatrics

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Med. Microbiology & Immunology

Teaching Activity

  • Behavioral student session
  • Clinical skills
  • ID small group
  • MCB small group

Biography

Admissions committee
Vaccine advisory committe for the state-co-chair
Clinical work in Pediatric ID
Clinical research
Vaccine Clinical trials

Education

  • Coimbatore Medical College Madras University,M.B.,B.S.,1981-1985
  • Pediatric residency at University of South Alabama 1994-1997
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Creighton University/Nebraska Medical Center 2000-2003

Certifications

1997-to present ABP General Pediatrics recertified
2003 - present -  American Board of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases re- Certification

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Lot-to-lot consistency, safety and immunogenicity of 3 lots of Haemophilus influenzae type b confugate vaccine: results from a phase III randomized, multicenter study in infants, Local governance and poverty reduction in Africa, 2017.05.018, 2017
  • Safety, tolerability and Immunogenicity of Pentavalent rotavirus vaccine manufactured by a modified process, Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 01.27.17, 2017
  • Prevention of multidrug resistant organisms (MDRO) in international settings: A survey of teh Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 2017, Jan 38(1), 53-60, 2016
  • Reserach methods in healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship-observational studies, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 2016 Oct;37(10), 1141-6, 2016
  • Viral Prodrome & Diffuse Maculopapular Rash: Measles or Something Else?, Consultant for Pediatrics, 2015
  • , Nebraska Pediatrician, 14(2), 12-13, 2015
  • Joura EA, Giuliano AR, Iversen OE, Bouchard C, Mao C, Mehlsen J, Moreira ED Jr, Ngan Y, Petersen LK, Lazcano-Ponce E, Pitisuttithum P, Restrepo JA, Stuart G, Woelber L, Yang YC, Cuzick J, Garland SM, Huh W, Kjaer SK, Bautista OM, Chan IS, Chen J, Gesser R, Moeller E, Ritter M, Vuocolo S, Luxembourg,” A 9-valent HPV vaccine against infection and intraepithelial neoplasia in women, A; Broad Spectrum HPV Vaccine Study”, N Engl J Med. 2015 Feb 19;372(8):711-23. doi: 0.1056/NEJMoa1405044 (I am principal investigator for the HPV Vaccine Study at Creighton University School of Medicine), New England Journal of Medicine, 372(8), 711-23, 2015
  • Schlueter R, Azarow KS, Green-Hines A, Varman M, Abdessalam SF, Raynor SC, Cusick RA, “Identifying strategies to decrease infectious complications of gastroschisis repair”, J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jan;50(1):98-101, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 50(1), 98-101, 2015
  • ”Torticollis and Fever: A Case of Grisel's Syndrome Due to Group A Streptococcus”; M Varman, A Franques, A Chatterjee, A Holst, J Treves, Consultant for Pediatrics, 8:7, 340-342, 2008
  • ”Pediatric Patients with Asthma Exacerbation Evaluated in an Academic versus a Community Hospital Emergency Department”; M Varman, N Jensen, J Snow, A Chen, C Hudson, R Hopp, Cornhusker Family Physician, 54:1, 22-24, 2008
  • JR, Varman M, Barton L, “Togaviruses” Chapter 5: The Neurological Manifestations of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiency Syndromes,, Not Applicable, Chapter 5, 2008
  • Sama AR, Kothapally J, Chatterjee A, Varman M, What’s Your Diagnosis?: “Neck swelling in a four year old female”. Consultant for Pediatrics,, Consultant for Pediatrics, 2008(7) 2, 87-88, 2008
  • Varman M, Romero JR, Cusick RA, Esposito PW, Armstrong D, “ Polymicrobial wound infection and nerve injury secondary to a non-human bite [Article ID No. iim201494], Infections in Medicine, 2008;25, 120-122, 2008
  • Varman M, Anderson AL, Caughron S, Davey MS, “Revisiting congenital syphilis in a premature neonate in the current era” Nebraska Pediatrician, Nebraska Pediatrician, Winter 2007, 18(2), 2007
  • Bruno E, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Plummer S, Heybrock B, Eischen K. “Epidemiology of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections at a Children’s Hospital, Nebraska Pediatrician, Spring 2007, 18(3), 2007
  • Lang BY, Varman M, Reindel R, Hasley BP, “Salmonella Gaminara Osteomyelitis and Septic arthritis in an infant with exposure to Bearded Dragon”,, Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice, 15(5), 348-350, 2007
  • Natarajan N, Varman M, “West Nile virus cerebellitis in a healthy 10-year-old child”, (Editorial) Pediatr Infect Dis J 2007, Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 26(8), 767, 2007
  • Bruno E, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Plummer S, Heybrock B, Eischen K. “Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections at a Children’s Hospital”, Nebraska Pediatrician, Spring 2007, Vol. 18(3), Not Applicable, 18(3), 2007
  • Morales, K, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Goering R, Wolter D. “ Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: an increasing problem in Children”, Nebraska Pediatrician, Vol 6 (2) Winter 2006 edition., Not Applicable, Winter 2006, 2006
  • Varman M, Anderson AL, Caughron S, Davey MS, “Revisiting congenital syphilis in a premature neonate in the current era” Nebraska Pediatrician, Winter 2006 edition., Not Applicable, 2006
  • Varman M, Chatterjee A. “Enterococcal Infection”, eMedicine Journal, 2006, Not Applicable, 2006
  • Chatterjee A, Varman M, “Salmonella Infection”, eMedicine Journal, 2006, Not Applicable, 2006
  • Varman, M, Whaley, D.“Zygomycosis” eMedicine Journal, 2006, Not Applicable, 2006
  • Whaley D, Varman M, Reyes C, Thompson E, “ Necrotic Lesion in a Child with Leukemia”, Case report, eMedicine Journal, 2006., Not Applicable, 2006
  • Varman M, Chatterjee A, “Pneumococcal Infections”, eMedicine Journal, Not Applicable, 2006
  • Kingsley JD, Varman M, Chatterjee A, Kingsley RA, Roth KS, “Immunization Recommendations for Patients with Metabolic Disorders” Pediatrics (2006);118(2):e460-e470, Not Applicable, 2006
  • Chatterjee A, Varman M, “Escherichia Coli Infections”, eMedicine Journal, 2006, Not Applicable, 2006
  • Kinglsey JD, Varman M, Chatterjee A, Kinglsey RA, Roth KS, ”Immunization recommendations for Patients with Metabolic Disorders”, Pediatrics, In Press, 2006
  • Varman M, ANderson AL, Caughron S, Davey MS, ”Revisiting congential syphilis in a premature neonate in the current era”, Nebraska Pediatrician, Winter 2006, 2006
  • Morales K, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Goering R, Wolter D. ”Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: An increasing problem in Children>, Nebraska Pediatrician, Winter 2006, 2006
  • Varman M, Romero JR, Cornish NE, Manley J, Meza JL, Zach TL, Chartrand SA, ”Characterization and Mechanisms of resistance of group B streptococcal isolates obtained at a community hospital”, European Journal of Clinical Micro Infectious Diseases, 24, 431-433 (2005), 2005
  • Varman M, Romero JR, Cornish NE, Nanley J, Meza JL, Zach TL, Chartrand SA, ”Characterization and Mechanisms of resistance of group B streptococcal isolates obtained at a community hospital”., European Journal of Clinical Micro Infectious Diseases, June 2005, 2005
  • Joura EA, Giuliano AR, Iversen OE, Bouchard C, Mao C, Mehlsen J, Moreira ED Jr, Ngan Y, Petersen LK, Lazcano-Ponce E, Pitisuttithum P, Restrepo JA, Stuart G, Woelber L, Yang YC, Cuzick J, Garland SM, Huh W, Kjaer SK, Bautista OM, Chan IS, Chen J, Gesser R, Moeller E, Ritter M, Vuocolo S, Luxembourg,” A 9-valent HPV vaccine against infection and intraepithelial neoplasia in women, A; Broad Spectrum HPV Vaccine Study”, N Engl J Med. 2015 Feb 19;372(8):711-23. doi: 0.1056/NEJMoa1405044 (I am principal investigator for the HPV Vaccine Study at Creighton University School of Medicine)
  • Schlueter R, Azarow KS, Green-Hines A, Varman M, Abdessalam SF, Raynor SC, Cusick RA, “Identifying strategies to decrease infectious complications of gastroschisis repair”, J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jan;50(1):98-101. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.10.001. Epub 2014 Oct 29.
  • Safdar N, Anderson DJ, Braun BI, Carling P, Cohen S, Donskey C, Drees M, Harris A, Henderson DK, Huang SS, Juthani-Mehta M, Lautenbach E, Linkin DR, Meddings J, Miller LG, Milstone A, Morgan D, Sengupta S, Varman M, Yokoe D, Zerr DM; Research Committee of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, “The evolving landscape of healthcare-associated infections: recent advances in prevention and a road map for research”, Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 May;35(5):480-93. doi: 10.1086/675821
  • Taylor CN1, Noronha L MD2, Wichman C,1,3, Varman M.MD1,4 “Evaluation of Two Sets of Screening Criteria for Ventilator Associated Pneumonia In a Children’s Hospital”, Am J Infect Control Sep; 42(9)1011-13, 2014
  • Henn S, Varman M, Bednicek J, “Old World Leishmania tropica localized cutaneous leishmaniasis treated with sodium stibogluconate in a child”, accepted for publication in Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2014
  • Rangamani S, Van Schooneveld TC, Cornish NE, Varman M, “Annular Rash Outbreak in a Family”, Pediatr Infect Dis J., Sept. 2012 31(9) 998,1002
  • Blatter MM, Klein NP, Shepard JS, Leonardi M, Shapiro S, Schear M, Mufson MA, Martin JM, Varman M, Grogg S, London A, Cambron P, Douha M, Nicholson O, da Costa C, Innis BL. MMRV054: Immunogenicity of GSK Biologicals’ MMRV vaccine vs. ProQuad® when co-administered with hepatitis A and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines to children 12-14 months of age” (co-author on manuscript); Epub ahead of print Apr 26;Pediatr Infect Dis J. Aug. 2012:31(8) e133-e140
  • Chatterjee A, O’Keefe C, Varman M, Klein NP, Luber S, Tomovici A, Noriega F, ”Comparative Immunogenicity and Safety of Different Multivalent Component Pertussis Vaccine Formulations and a 5 component Acellular Pertussis Vaccine in Infants and Toddlers: A Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label, Multicenter Study” Published online April 1, 2012;Vaccine. 2012 May 14;30(23):3360-8
  • Peoples E, Varman M, Yaghmour A, Chatterjee A, “Kawasaki disease in a young boy with a neck mass”. Consultant for Pediatricians, August 2011 10(8)276-80.
  • . Hougas JE III, Varman M, Bruneteau RJ “Mycobacterium goodii infection of skin graft in an immunocompetent child”. Infect Dis Clin Prac March 2011 19(2):146-47.
  • Varman M, Truemper E, Chatterjee A. “Severe Human Metapneumovirus Pneumonia in a Child with Chronic Illness” Clin Pediatr Online First, published on June 3, 2010 as doi:10.1177/0009922810368559; Clinc Pediatr, November, 2010; 49(11) 1075-1077.
  • Hoffman MA, Birge ND, Chatterjee A, Cavalieri SJ, Akhtar JI, Cornish NE, Truemper EJ, Varman M, “Lemierre-like syndrome: A series of unique cases” Clin Pediatr published online May 19, 2010 as doi: 10.1177/0009922810366733; Clin Pediatr, September 1, 2010; 49(9): 893-96
  • Kratochvil-Stava AJ, Haynatzki GR, Varman M, “Retrospective review of influenza associated acute myositis at a regional children's hospital”, Infect Dis Clin Prac 2010;18(3):183-7
  • Gonsalves WI, Cornish N, Moore M, Chen A, Varman M, “Effects of volume and site of blood draw on blood culture results,” J Clin Microbiol,2009 Nov; 47(11): 3482-5. Epub 2009 Sept. 30
  • Pomajzl RJ, Varman M, Holst A, Chen A, “Hemolytic uremic syndrome-incidence and etiologies at a regional children’s hospital 2001-2006,” European Society of Clinical Microbiology 28(12):1431-5, (Published on-line Aug. 16, 2009)
  • Sharma P, Varman M, Snow JT, Cornish N, Donovan J, Children’s Hospital, Omaha NE; “Index of Suspicion-case 3”, Pediatr Rev 2009 Jul; 30(7): 271-7
  • Natarajan N, Hoskoppal A, Varman M, McCann R, Gordon B, Esposito P, Chatterjee A. “Neuroblastoma in a child with persistent hip pain”, Consultant for Pediatricians, 2009(8)5:175-181
  • Jensen N, Varman M, Snow JT, Chen A, Hudson C, Hopp RJ, Pediatric Patients with Asthma Exacerbation Evaluated in an Academic versus a Community Hospital Emergency Department”, Cornhusker Family Physician, Fall 2008, (54) 1:22-24
  • Varman M, “Invasive disease due to Type e Haemophilus influenzae” Infect Dis Clin Prac 2008:16:6:405-407
  • . Franques A, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Holst A, Treves J. “Torticollis and fever: A Case of Grisel’s syndrome due to group A streptococcus”. Consultant for Pediatricians 2008; 8(7):340-42
  • Wolter DJ, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Goering RV, “Isolation and Characterization of an Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus 15 (EMRSA-15) Variant in the Central United States”. J Clin Microbiol, 2008; 46(10):3548-9
  • St. Germain ML, Krenzer KA, Hasley BP, Varman M. “11-month-old child refuses to sit up”, Pediatric Ann., May 2008; 37(5) 290-3

Publications

  • ”Retrospective Review of Influenza-Associated Acute Myositis at Children's Hospital”, AJ Kratochvil, GR Haynatzki, M Varman., Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2008
  • ”Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome-Incidence and Etiologies at a Regional Children's Hospital 2001-2006” RJ Pomajzl, A Chen, M Holst, M Varman., Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2008
  • ”Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome-Incidence and Etiologies at a Regional Children's Hospital 2001-2006”, RJ Pomajzl, A Chen, M Holst, M Varman., Not Applicable, 2008

Presentations

  • Tools to Improve Immunizations  -   Presented this to 8 Children's Physicians Clinics and 3 Boys Town Clinics between Mar. 6-Sept. 20, 2017 for a total of 11 lectures.  , 2017
  • Implementation Tools to Increase Immunizations,  14th Annual Immunize Nebraska Conference, 2017
  • Poster Presentation: Assessing Parents Concerns with the HPV Vaccination, a Preliminary Survey- Pediatric Research Forum-Children's Hospital, Omaha, NE, 2017
  • Assessment of Human Papilloma Virsu vaccination status among adolescents in Omaha, NE: A Roadmap for future quality improvement   CS Sharlin, MVarfman, CFernandez  -57th Annual Midwest Society of Pediatric Reserach Meeting, Chicago, IL  Sept. 22-23, 2016, 2016
  • NPR News "August is Immunization Month" - radio interview, 2016
  • Vaccination and Implementation Tools, 14th Annual Immunize Nebraska Conference, Omaha, NE, 2016
  • Paul M, Wichman CS, Vasudevan J, Fernandez C, Tomak D, Varman M. "Comparison of Influenza Vaccination Rates among children at Pediatric Clinic over three seasons after intervention", 13the Annual Immunize Nebraska Conference, Omaha, NE, 2016
  • Esteban Y, Wichman C, Vasudevan J, Weston S, Varman M; "Vaccination Rates Among Creighton University Medical Students", 13th Annual Immunize Nebraska Conference, Omaha, NE, 2016
  • Sharlin C, Varman M, Fernandez C, Vasudevan J, Tomek D, Wichman C, "Assessment of HPV Vaccination status among adolescents in Omaha, NE: A Roadmap for informing future policy decision making and health education. 13th Annual Immunize Nebraska Conference, Omaha, NE, 2016
  • Vaccination and Implementation tools for Pediatrics,  13th Annual Immunize Nebraska Conference , Omaha, NE, 2016
  • Esteban Y, Wichman C, Vasudevan J, Weston S, Varman M. "HPV Vaccination Rates Among Creighton University Medical Students", Poster, Abstract, Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Baltimore, MD 04/30-05/03/2016, 2016
  • Ask the Experts Panelist - Stephen A. Chartrand Practical Pediatrics Conference: 2016 Update, Omaha, NE, 2016
  • Vaccine Update/Strategies to Increase Vaccination Rates, Children's Physicians, CHI Health, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • Encephalitis/Meningitis, Pediatric Resident Lecture - University of Nebraska School of Medicine, 2015
  • The Importance of Vaccination against Serogroup B Meningococcal, North Platte, NE (Teleconference), 2015
  • Vaccine Update - Mexican Consulate, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • Pediatric Sepsis/Infectious Diseases Emergencies, Resident Lecture, University of Nebraska School of Medicine, 2015
  • 2015 “Pediatric Sepsis/Infectious Diseases Emergencies”, Resident Lecture, University of Nebraska School of Medicine, July 10, 2015 2015 “Pneumatic Otoscopic Skills Session”, M3, Dimensions Clinical Skills Day, Creighton University, July 2, 2015, 2015
  • The Importance of Vaccination against Serogroup B Meningococcal, 2015
  • The Importance of Vaccination against Serogroup B Meningococcal, Tulsa, OK, 2015
  • The Importance of Vaccination against Serogroup B Meningococcal, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • HPV and Cancer Prevention SOCCC Quarterly Vaccine Meeting, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • Strategies to Increase Vaccination Rates - Immunization Task Force, Quarterly Meeting, 2015
  • The Importance of Vaccination against Serogroup B Meningococcal, Denver, CO, 2015
  • The Importance of Vaccination against Serogroup B Meningococcal. US Air Force Academy Hospital, Denver, CO, 2015
  • The Importance of Vaccination against Serogroup B Meningococcal, Colorado Springs, CO, 2015
  • The Importance of Vaccination against Serogroup B Meningococcal, Boulder, CO, 2015
  • Immunization Update: 2015 - Lincoln LIVE Coalition, (Presentation/Panelist) Lincoln, NE, 2015
  • "Disseminated Histoplasmosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)"; 7th Annual Pediatric Research Forum, Children's Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, 2009
  • "Evaluation of the Febrile Infant Less than 36 months of age with no identifiable focus", 38th annual family medicine review course, Omaha, NE, 2009
  • St. Albert's Research Day, Omaha, Nebraska: "Effects of Volume and Sit of Blood Draw on Blood Culture Results"; M Varman, A Chen, N Cornish, M Moore, W Gonsalves., 2009
  • "Evaluation of Partially Treated Meningitis in a Community Hospital"; Annual St. Alberts' Research Day, Omaha, Nebraska; M Varman, A Chen, P Doherty, J Hatch, 2009
  • "Travel Prophylaxis and Travel Vaccine Among International Travelers"; M Varman, A Chen, K Moffatt, L Cox; Annual Research Day, Omaha, Nebraska, 2009
  • "Pediatric Patients with Asthma Exacerbation Evaluated in an Academic vs a Community Based Hospital Emergency Department"; M Varman, C Hudson, R Hopp, A Chen, J Snow, N Jensen; Poster Presentation, Annual St. Alberts' Research Day, Omaha, Nebraska, 2009
  • "What is your diagnosis", (Case Presentations, Indian Association of Pediatrics, Andra Pardesh, Visakapatnam, India, 2008
  • Cox Larry Z, Moffatt K, Chen A, Varman M. "Travel prophylaxis and travel vaccine among international travelers" Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research, Honolulu, HI, 2008
  • Gonsalves W, Moore M, Cornish N. Chen A, Varman M, "Effects of volume and sit of blood draw on blood culture results" Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Reasearch Meeting, Honolulu, HI, 2008
  • Jensen N, Snow J, Chen A, Hopp R,Hudson C, Varman M. "Pediatric patients with asthma eacerbation evaluated in an academic vs a community hospital emergency department." Poster presentation 6th Annual Pediatric research Forum , Children's Hosptial, Omaha Ne, 2008
  • Hatch J, Doherty P, Chen A, Varman M. "Evaluation of Partially treated mengingitis in a communiity hospital", Poster presentation 6th Annual Pediatric Research Forum, Children's Hospital, Omaha, NE, 2008
  • Cox Larry Z, Moffatt K, Chen A, Varman M. "Travel prophylaxis and travel vaccine among international travelers" Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research, Honolulu, HI, 2008
  • Gonsalves W, Moore M, Cornish N. Chen A, Varman M, "Effects of volume and sit of blood draw on blood culture results" Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Reasearch Meeting, Honolulu, HI, 2008
  • Jensen N, Snow J, Chen A, Hopp R,Hudson C, Varman M. "Pediatric patients with asthma eacerbation evaluated in an academic vs a community hospital emergency department." Poster presentation 6th Annual Pediatric research Forum , Children's Hosptial, Omaha Ne, 2008
  • Evaluation of the Febrile Infant Less than 36 months of age with no identifiable focus”, Family Medicine Board Review Course, Omaha, NE, 2008
  • Cox Larry Z, Moffatt K, Chen A, Varman M. "Travel prophylaxis and travel vaccine among international travelers" Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research, Honolulu, HI, 2008
  • Gonsalves W, Moore M, Cornish N. Chen A, Varman M, "Effects of volume and sit of blood draw on blood culture results" Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Reasearch Meeting, Honolulu, HI, 2008
  • Jensen N, Snow J, Chen A, Hopp R,Hudson C, Varman M. "Pediatric patients with asthma eacerbation evaluated in an academic vs a community hospital emergency department." Poster presentation 6th Annual Pediatric research Forum , Children's Hosptial, Omaha Ne, 2008
  • Hatch J, Doherty P, Chen A, Varman M. "Evaluation of Partially treated mengingitis in a communiity hospital", Poster presentation 6th Annual Pediatric Research Forum, Children's Hospital, Omaha, NE, 2008
  • Pomajzl R, Holst A, Chen A, Varman M. "Hemolytic uremic syndrome-incidence and etiologies at a regional Children's hospital 2001-2006", Poster presentation at Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha NE, 2008
  • Sama AR, Kothapally J, Chatterjee A, Varman M, "Neck Swelling in a four your old female, 2007 Interim meeting of the American Medial Associaton, Honolulu, HI, 2007
  • Pieper MS, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Wolter DJ, Goering RV, “Molecular characterization of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains (MRSA),” 5th Annual Pediatric Research Forum, Children’s Hospital, Omaha, NE. May 18, 2007., 2007
  • Pieper MS, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Wolter DJ, Goering RV, “Molecular Characterization of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Strains (MRSA)” Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 8, 2007 (Poster), 2007
  • Pediatric Upper Respiratory Infections”, Nebraska City Pediatrics, Nebraska City, NE, May 5, 2007 (Sponsored by Abbott), 2007
  • “An Approach against Rotavirus Gastroenteritis”, Bellevue Pediatric Clinic, Bellevue, NE, May 2, 2007 (Sponsored by Merck), 2007
  • Pieper MS, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Wolter DJ, Goering RV, “Molecular characterization of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains (MRSA),” Creighton University’s St. Albert’s Day Research Forum, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, April 24, 2007, 2007
  • Pieper MS, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Wolter DJ, Goering RV, “Molecular Characterization of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Strains (MRSA)” Midwest Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, NE, February 2007, (Poster), 2007
  • Pieper MS, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Wolter DJ, Goering RV, “Molecular Characterization of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Strains (MRSA)” Midwest Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, NE, February 2007, (Poster), 2007
  • “Viral Gastroenteritis”, (Sponsored by Merck) Children’s Hospital, Omaha, NE, January 19, 2007, 2007
  • “Know the Bug, Pick the Right Drug”, CME presentation, (Sponsored by Abbott) Omaha, NE, December 19, 2006., 2006
  • “Pediatric Infectious Diseases: An Overview”, Spanish Medical Interpreters Class, Children’s Hospital, Omaha, NE, November 29, 2006, 2006
  • “Management of Upper Respiratory Infections and Acute Otitis Media”, (Sponsored by Abbott) Creighton Pediatrics, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE, November 28, 2006, 2006
  • “Vaccine Update 2006”, Grand Rounds Box Butte General Hospital, Alliance, NE, October 26, 2006 (Sponsored by Sanofi-Pasteur), 2006
  • “Strategies for Pertussis and Influenza Prevention”, Grand Rounds, Hastings, NE October 25, 2006 (Sponsored by Sanofi-Pasteur), 2006
  • Goering RV, Wolter DJ, Bonnstetter KK, Varman M, Chatterjee A. “First Report of EMRSA-15 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the United States”. In abstracts of the 12th International Symposium of Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections. Maastricht, The Netherlands. September 3-6, 2006., 2006
  • “Group B Streptococcus: New Guidelines Review & Antibiotic Use”, 1st Annual Neonatal Pharmacology Conference, Omaha, NE, August 25, 2006, 2006
  • "Don't Miss the Opportunity to Immunize" 2006 Primary Care Update, Okoboji, IA, 2006
  • "Are We Ready for a Pandemic?" 2006 Primary Care Update, Okoboji, IA, 2006
  • "Group B Strep" State Medical Technologist Association Meeting, Lincoln, NE, 2006
  • Morales K, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Goering R, Wolter D. "Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Auresus Isolates From Children's Hospital, Omaha, NE, Poster presentation at St. Jude Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Pediatric Microbial Research Conference, 2006
  • Morales K, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Goering R, Wolter D. "Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Isolates From Children's Hospital, Omaha, NE, Poster presentation at Midwest Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, NE, 2006
  • City Wide ID Conference, Congenital Syphilis in a premature Neonate, 2005
  • City Wide ID Conference, Encephalitis of unknown etiology, 2005
  • Morales K, Chatterjee A, Varman M, Goering R, Wolter D. "Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Isolates From Children's Hospital, Omaha, NE, SNMA Region II Conference Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine., 2005
  • City Wide ID Conference, Cutaneous mucormycosis in a leukemic child, 2005
  • Morales K, Chatterjee A, Varman M. Goering R, Wolter D. "Molucular Epidemology of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus isolates from Children's Hospital, Omaha, NE, HS-MACA Summer Research Institute Colloquium, Omaha, NE, 2005
  • Omaha World Herald-"Tularemia", 2005
  • Columbus Telegram-"Tularemia", 2005
  • "Influenza" Omaha Rotary Club, 2004
  • Hepatitis B Maternal Screening and Infant immunization Policies in Nebraska, IDSA, San Diego, CA, 2003

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Vaccine clinical trials Reserach with many sponsors (Merck, Pfizer, Medimmune, Sanofi, Regeneron, GSK etc)

Current Research Projects

  • Student research projects:
    Promoting HPV vaccine accross campus
    Promoting vaccination at Creighton Chidrens Physicians clinics at 24th Cumming st
     

Grant Funding Received

  • Phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating the efficacy and safety of a human monoclonal antibody, (REGN222) for the prevention of medically attended RSV infection in preterm infants
  • Safety and immunogenicity of flozone quadrivalent vaccine administered to healthy children 6 months-less than 36 months of age, GRC88
  • Phase III, stratified, randomized observer blind controlled multicenter clinical study to evaluate the safety immunogenicity and efficacy of an adjuvanted quadrivalent subunit influenza virus vaccine compared to non-adjuvanted comparator in children 6 months to less than 72 months of age
  • Phase 3A, randomized observer blind, controlled, multinational study to evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of GSK Biologicals' MMR vaccine (209762) at the end of shelf-life potency compared to Merck MMR vaccine, when both are co-administered with Varivax, Havrix and Prevnar 13 (subset of children) and given on 2-dose schedule to healthy children in their second year of life
  • An open phase III, non-randomized, multi-center study to assess the immunogenicity and safety of a booster dose of GSK Biologicals combined reduced antigen content diphtheria-tetnus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine when administered in young adults, 10 years after previous booster vaccination in study 776423/001
  • A safety and immunogenicity study of quadrivalent HPV (types 6,11,16,18) L1 virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine in preadolescents and adolescents