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Elizabeth J Kovacs

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InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-SRG
Phone303/724-8243

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    R01GM055344     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)May 1, 1996 - Apr 30, 2000
    NIH/NIGMS
    ESTROGEN CONTROL OF CYTOKINE GENE EXPRESSION
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21AA011134     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Sep 30, 1996 - Aug 31, 1999
    NIH/NIAAA
    ETHANOL EFFECTS ON RECOVERY FROM THERMAL INJURY
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R03AG016067     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Jul 1, 1998 - Jun 30, 2001
    NIH/NIA
    AGING, MACROPHAGE MEDIATORS, AND BURN TRAUMA
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AA012034     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Aug 1, 1999 - Jun 30, 2014
    NIH/NIAAA
    Ethanol Effects on Recovery after Injury
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01GM115257     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Aug 1, 1999 - Mar 31, 2019
    NIH/NIGMS
    Ethanol Effects on Recovery after Injury
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AG018859     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Feb 1, 2001 - Mar 31, 2019
    NIH/NIA
    Aging, Macrophage Mediators, and Burn Trauma
    Role: Principal Investigator

    T32AA013527     (CHOUDHRY, MASHKOOR A)Jul 1, 2002 - Jun 30, 2017
    NIH/NIAAA
    Training in Neuroimmunoendocrine Effects of Alcohol
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    R01AI056108     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Feb 15, 2004 - Jan 31, 2010
    NIH/NIAID
    Natural Killer T cells and the immune response to injury
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R13AA015276     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Jun 1, 2004 - May 31, 2005
    NIH/NIAAA
    Alcohol &Immunology Research Interest Group Meetings
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R13AA016057     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Nov 10, 2005 - Nov 30, 2006
    NIH/NIAAA
    Alcohol &Immunology Research Interest Group Meeting
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R13AA016751     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Sep 30, 2006 - Aug 31, 2007
    NIH/NIAAA
    Alcohol &Immunology Research Interest Group Meeting
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R13GM080954     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Jun 1, 2007 - May 31, 2008
    NIH/NIGMS
    Alcohol and Trauma 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R13AA017084     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Aug 5, 2007 - Jul 31, 2010
    NIH/NIAAA
    Alcohol &Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) Meeting
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21AI080528     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Jul 1, 2008 - Jul 31, 2010
    NIH/NIAID
    Inflammatory response after combined insult of radiation and burn injury
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R33AI080528     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Jul 1, 2008 - Jul 31, 2014
    NIH/NIAID
    Inflammatory response after combined insult of radiation and burn injury
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21AI073987     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Aug 13, 2009 - Jul 31, 2011
    NIH/NIAID
    Natural Killer T Cell Modulation of Cutaneous Wound Healing
    Role: Principal Investigator

    P30AA019373     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Sep 30, 2009 - Aug 31, 2012
    NIH/NIAAA
    Loyola Alcohol Research Center (LARC)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R13AA020768     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Aug 5, 2011 - Jun 30, 2018
    NIH/NIAAA
    Alcohol &Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) Meeting
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21AA023193     (KOVACS, ELIZABETH J)Jun 1, 2015 - May 31, 2017
    NIH/NIAAA
    Binge alcohol intoxication, mesenchymal stem cells and lung inflammation
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Boule LA, Kovacs EJ. Alcohol, aging, and innate immunity. J Leukoc Biol. 2017 May 18. PMID: 28522597.
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    2. Budinger GS, Kohanski RA, Gan W, Kobor MS, Amaral LA, Armanios M, Kelsey KT, Pardo A, Tuder R, Macian F, Chandel N, Vaughan D, Rojas M, Mora AL, Kovacs E, Duncan SR, Finkel T, Choi A, Eickelberg O, Chen D, Agusti A, Selman M, Balch WE, Busse P, Lin A, Morimoto R, Sznajder JI, Thannickal VJ. The Intersection Of Aging Biology and The Pathobiology of Lung Diseases: A Joint NHLBI/NIA Workshop. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 May 12. PMID: 28498894.
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    3. Rech MA, Mosier MJ, Zelisko S, Netzer G, Kovacs EJ, Afshar M. Comparison of Automated Methods Versus the American Burn Association Sepsis Definition to Identify Sepsis and Sepsis With Organ Dysfunction/Septic Shock in Burn-Injured Adults. J Burn Care Res. 2017 Feb 22. PMID: 28230556.
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    4. Chen MM, Carter SR, Curtis BJ, O'Halloran EB, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ. Alcohol Modulation of the Postburn Hepatic Response. J Burn Care Res. 2017 Jan/Feb; 38(1):e144-e157. PMID: 26284631.
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    5. Boe DM, Boule LA, Kovacs EJ. Innate immune responses in the ageing lung. Clin Exp Immunol. 2017 Jan; 187(1):16-25. PMID: 27711979.
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    6. Skloot GS, Busse PJ, Braman SS, Kovacs EJ, Dixon AE, Vaz Fragoso CA, Scichilone N, Prakash YS, Pabelick CM, Mathur SK, Hanania NA, Moore WC, Gibson PG, Zieman S, Ragless BB. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report: Evaluation and Management of Asthma in the Elderly. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Nov; 13(11):2064-2077. PMID: 27831798.
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    7. Thompson MG, Navarro F, Chitsike L, Ramirez L, Kovacs EJ, Watkins SK. Alcohol exposure differentially effects anti-tumor immunity in females by altering dendritic cell function. Alcohol. 2016 Dec; 57:1-8. PMID: 27916138.
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    8. Chen MM, O'Halloran EB, Shults JA, Kovacs EJ. Kupffer Cell p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Signaling Drives Postburn Hepatic Damage and Pulmonary Inflammation When Alcohol Intoxication Precedes Burn Injury. Crit Care Med. 2016 Oct; 44(10):e973-9. PMID: 27322363; PMCID: PMC5026536 [Available on 10/01/17].
    9. Yeligar SM, Chen MM, Kovacs EJ, Sisson JH, Burnham EL, Brown LA. Alcohol and lung injury and immunity. Alcohol. 2016 Sep; 55:51-59. PMID: 27788778.
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    10. Curtis BJ, Shults JA, Ramirez L, Kovacs EJ. Remote Burn Injury Increases Pulmonary Histone Deacetylase 1 and Reduces Histone Acetylation. J Burn Care Res. 2016 Sep-Oct; 37(5):321-7. PMID: 26629657.
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    11. Plackett TP, Deburghraeve CR, Palmer JL, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ. Effects of Estrogen on Bacterial Clearance and Neutrophil Response After Combined Burn Injury and Wound Infection. J Burn Care Res. 2016 Sep-Oct; 37(5):328-33. PMID: 27058581.
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    12. Shults JA, Curtis BJ, Boe DM, Ramirez L, Kovacs EJ. Ethanol intoxication prolongs post-burn pulmonary inflammation: role of alveolar macrophages. J Leukoc Biol. 2016 Nov; 100(5):1037-1045. PMID: 27531926.
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    13. Albright JM, Dunn RC, Shults JA, Boe DM, Afshar M, Kovacs EJ. Advanced Age Alters Monocyte and Macrophage Responses. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2016 Nov 20; 25(15):805-815. PMID: 27357201.
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    14. Cannon AR, Morris NL, Hammer AM, Curtis B, Remick DG, Yeligar SM, Poole L, Burnham EL, Wyatt TA, Molina PE, So-Armah K, Cisneros T, Wang G, Lang CH, Mandrekar P, Kovacs EJ, Choudhry MA. Alcohol and inflammatory responses: Highlights of the 2015 Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting. Alcohol. 2016 Aug; 54:73-7. PMID: 27522326; PMCID: PMC5003611 [Available on 08/01/17].
    15. Carter SR, Chen MM, Palmer JL, Wang L, Ramirez L, Plackett TP, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ. Neutrophil Accumulation in the Small Intestine Contributes to Local Tissue Destruction Following Combined Radiation and Burn Injury. J Burn Care Res. 2016 Mar-Apr; 37(2):97-105. PMID: 25501789; PMCID: PMC4465066 [Available on 03/01/17].
    16. Afshar M, Poole JA, Cao G, Durazo R, Cooper RC, Kovacs EJ, Sisson JH. Exhaled Nitric Oxide Levels Among Adults With Excessive Alcohol Consumption. Chest. 2016 Jul; 150(1):196-209. PMID: 26905362; PMCID: PMC4980555 [Available on 07/01/17].
    17. O'Halloran EB, Curtis BJ, Afshar M, Chen MM, Kovacs EJ, Burnham EL. Alveolar macrophage inflammatory mediator expression is elevated in the setting of alcohol use disorders. Alcohol. 2016 Feb; 50:43-50. PMID: 26781212; PMCID: PMC4753084 [Available on 02/01/17].
    18. Hammer AM, Morris NL, Cannon AR, Shults JA, Curtis B, Casey CA, Sueblinvong V, Persidsky Y, Nixon K, Brown LA, Waldschmidt T, Mandrekar P, Kovacs EJ, Choudhry MA. Summary of the 2014 Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting. Alcohol. 2015 Dec; 49(8):767-72. PMID: 26520175; PMCID: PMC4691366 [Available on 12/01/16].
    19. Shults JA, Curtis BJ, Chen MM, O'Halloran EB, Ramirez L, Kovacs EJ. Impaired respiratory function and heightened pulmonary inflammation in episodic binge ethanol intoxication and burn injury. Alcohol. 2015 Nov; 49(7):713-20. PMID: 26364264; PMCID: PMC4636440 [Available on 11/01/16].
    20. Plackett TP, Ton-That HH, Mueller J, Grimley KM, Kovacs EJ, Esposito TJ. Screening for at-risk drinking behavior in trauma patients. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2015 Jun; 115(6):376-82. PMID: 26024331.
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    21. Boe DM, Curtis BJ, Chen MM, Ippolito JA, Kovacs EJ. Extracellular traps and macrophages: new roles for the versatile phagocyte. J Leukoc Biol. 2015 Jun; 97(6):1023-35. PMID: 25877927; PMCID: PMC4763879.
    22. Gould L, Abadir P, Brem H, Carter M, Conner-Kerr T, Davidson J, DiPietro L, Falanga V, Fife C, Gardner S, Grice E, Harmon J, Hazzard WR, High KP, Houghton P, Jacobson N, Kirsner RS, Kovacs EJ, Margolis D, McFarland Horne F, Reed MJ, Sullivan DH, Thom S, Tomic-Canic M, Walston J, Whitney JA, Williams J, Zieman S, Schmader K. Chronic wound repair and healing in older adults: current status and future research. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Mar; 63(3):427-38. PMID: 25753048; PMCID: PMC4582412.
    23. Gould L, Abadir P, Brem H, Carter M, Conner-Kerr T, Davidson J, DiPietro L, Falanga V, Fife C, Gardner S, Grice E, Harmon J, Hazzard WR, High KP, Houghton P, Jacobson N, Kirsner RS, Kovacs EJ, Margolis D, McFarland Horne F, Reed MJ, Sullivan DH, Thom S, Tomic-Canic M, Walston J, Whitney J, Williams J, Zieman S, Schmader K. Chronic wound repair and healing in older adults: current status and future research. Wound Repair Regen. 2015 Jan-Feb; 23(1):1-13. PMID: 25486905; PMCID: PMC4414710.
    24. Plackett TP, Gregory MS, Kovacs EJ. Effects of High Estrogen Levels on Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 and Wound Healing. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2015 Feb 01; 4(2):92-99. PMID: 25713751.
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    25. Brubaker AL, Carter SR, Kovacs EJ. Experimental Approaches to Tissue Injury and Repair in Advanced Age. Methods Mol Biol. 2015; 1343:35-51. PMID: 26420707.
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    26. Chen MM, O'Halloran EB, Ippolito JA, Choudhry MA, Kovacs EJ. Alcohol potentiates postburn remote organ damage through shifts in fluid compartments mediated by bradykinin. Shock. 2015 Jan; 43(1):80-4. PMID: 25243425; PMCID: PMC4269565.
    27. Morris NL, Ippolito JA, Curtis BJ, Chen MM, Friedman SL, Hines IN, Haddad GE, Chang SL, Brown LA, Waldschmidt TJ, Mandrekar P, Kovacs EJ, Choudhry MA. Alcohol and inflammatory responses: summary of the 2013 Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting. Alcohol. 2015 Feb; 49(1):1-6. PMID: 25468277; PMCID: PMC4314434.
    28. Chen MM, Zahs A, Chang SL, Kovacs EJ. Street smarts of science for students. Nat Immunol. 2014 Nov; 15(11):997-9. PMID: 25329178; PMCID: PMC4664051.
    29. Lowery EM, Kuhlmann EA, Mahoney EL, Dilling DF, Kliethermes SA, Kovacs EJ. Heavy alcohol use in lung donors increases the risk for primary graft dysfunction. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Nov; 38(11):2853-61. PMID: 25421520; PMCID: PMC4263285.
    30. Lord JM, Midwinter MJ, Chen YF, Belli A, Brohi K, Kovacs EJ, Koenderman L, Kubes P, Lilford RJ. The systemic immune response to trauma: an overview of pathophysiology and treatment. Lancet. 2014 Oct 18; 384(9952):1455-65. PMID: 25390327; PMCID: PMC4729362.
    31. Chen MM, Zahs A, Brown MM, Ramirez L, Turner JR, Choudhry MA, Kovacs EJ. An alteration of the gut-liver axis drives pulmonary inflammation after intoxication and burn injury in mice. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2014 Oct 01; 307(7):G711-8. PMID: 25104501; PMCID: PMC4187067.
    32. Curtis BJ, Hlavin S, Brubaker AL, Kovacs EJ, Radek KA. Episodic binge ethanol exposure impairs murine macrophage infiltration and delays wound closure by promoting defects in early innate immune responses. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 May; 38(5):1347-55. PMID: 24689549; PMCID: PMC4001884.
    33. Fisichella PM, Reder NP, Gagermeier J, Kovacs EJ. Usefulness of pH monitoring in predicting the survival status of patients with scleroderma awaiting lung transplantation. J Surg Res. 2014 Jun 15; 189(2):232-7. PMID: 24726692; PMCID: PMC4316661.
    34. Rendon JL, Li X, Brubaker AL, Kovacs EJ, Gamelli RL, Choudhry MA. The role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor in interleukin-23-dependent restoration of interleukin-22 following ethanol exposure and burn injury. Ann Surg. 2014 Mar; 259(3):582-90. PMID: 23989051; PMCID: PMC3925750.
    35. Lehnert M, Kovacs EJ, Molina PE, Relja B. Modulation of inflammation by alcohol exposure. Mediators Inflamm. 2014; 2014:283756. PMID: 24648659; PMCID: PMC3933311.
    36. Reder NP, Davis CS, Kovacs EJ, Fisichella PM. The diagnostic value of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and detection of pepsin and bile acids in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and exhaled breath condensate for identifying lung transplantation patients with GERD-induced aspiration. Surg Endosc. 2014 Jun; 28(6):1794-800. PMID: 24414458.
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    37. Chen MM, Palmer JL, Plackett TP, Deburghgraeve CR, Kovacs EJ. Age-related differences in the neutrophil response to pulmonary pseudomonas infection. Exp Gerontol. 2014 Jun; 54:42-6. PMID: 24398045; PMCID: PMC3989407.
    38. Chen MM, Palmer JL, Ippolito JA, Curtis BJ, Choudhry MA, Kovacs EJ. Intoxication by intraperitoneal injection or oral gavage equally potentiates postburn organ damage and inflammation. Mediators Inflamm. 2013; 2013:971481. PMID: 24379525; PMCID: PMC3863569.
    39. Lowery EM, Brubaker AL, Kuhlmann E, Kovacs EJ. The aging lung. Clin Interv Aging. 2013; 8:1489-96. PMID: 24235821; PMCID: PMC3825547.
    40. Ippolito JA, Curtis BJ, Choudhry MA, Kovacs EJ. Alcohol and immunology: Summary of the 2012 Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting. Alcohol. 2013 Dec; 47(8):589-93. PMID: 24169087; PMCID: PMC3969826.
    41. Carter SR, Zahs A, Palmer JL, Wang L, Ramirez L, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ. Intestinal barrier disruption as a cause of mortality in combined radiation and burn injury. Shock. 2013 Oct; 40(4):281-9. PMID: 24045418; PMCID: PMC3780610.
    42. Brubaker AL, Kovacs EJ. G-CSF enhances resolution of Staphylococcus aureus wound infection in an age-dependent manner. Shock. 2013 Oct; 40(4):327-33. PMID: 23856924; PMCID: PMC3792575.
    43. Qin Y, Hamilton JL, Bird MD, Chen MM, Ramirez L, Zahs A, Kovacs EJ, Makowski L. Adipose inflammation and macrophage infiltration after binge ethanol and burn injury. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Jan; 38(1):204-13. PMID: 23909743; PMCID: PMC3823749.
    44. Palmer JL, Deburghgraeve CR, Bird MD, Hauer-Jensen M, Chen MM, Yong S, Kovacs EJ. Combined radiation and burn injury results in exaggerated early pulmonary inflammation. Radiat Res. 2013 Sep; 180(3):276-83. PMID: 23899376; PMCID: PMC4011563.
    45. Davis CS, Mendez BM, Flint DV, Pelletiere K, Lowery E, Ramirez L, Love RB, Kovacs EJ, Fisichella PM. Pepsin concentrations are elevated in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis after lung transplantation. J Surg Res. 2013 Dec; 185(2):e101-8. PMID: 23845868; PMCID: PMC4306555.
    46. Davis CS, Janus SE, Mosier MJ, Carter SR, Gibbs JT, Ramirez L, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ. Inhalation injury severity and systemic immune perturbations in burned adults. Ann Surg. 2013 Jun; 257(6):1137-46. PMID: 23160150; PMCID: PMC3580123.
    47. Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Lowery E, Ramirez L, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ. Aspiration, localized pulmonary inflammation, and predictors of early-onset bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jul; 217(1):90-100; discussion 100-1. PMID: 23628225; PMCID: PMC4135482.
    48. Burnham EL, Kovacs EJ, Davis CS. Pulmonary cytokine composition differs in the setting of alcohol use disorders and cigarette smoking. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013 Jun 15; 304(12):L873-82. PMID: 23605000; PMCID: PMC3680749.
    49. Zahs A, Bird MD, Ramirez L, Choudhry MA, Kovacs EJ. Anti-IL-6 antibody treatment but not IL-6 knockout improves intestinal barrier function and reduces inflammation after binge ethanol exposure and burn injury. Shock. 2013 Apr; 39(4):373-9. PMID: 23376955; PMCID: PMC3602394.
    50. Chen MM, Bird MD, Zahs A, Deburghgraeve C, Posnik B, Davis CS, Kovacs EJ. Pulmonary inflammation after ethanol exposure and burn injury is attenuated in the absence of IL-6. Alcohol. 2013 May; 47(3):223-9. PMID: 23462222; PMCID: PMC3617054.
    51. Brubaker AL, Rendon JL, Ramirez L, Choudhry MA, Kovacs EJ. Reduced neutrophil chemotaxis and infiltration contributes to delayed resolution of cutaneous wound infection with advanced age. J Immunol. 2013 Feb 15; 190(4):1746-57. PMID: 23319733; PMCID: PMC3563860.
    52. Davis CS, Esposito TJ, Palladino-Davis AG, Rychlik K, Schermer CR, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ. Implications of alcohol intoxication at the time of burn and smoke inhalation injury: an epidemiologic and clinical analysis. J Burn Care Res. 2013 Jan-Feb; 34(1):120-6. PMID: 23079566; PMCID: PMC3540156.
    53. Curtis BJ, Zahs A, Kovacs EJ. Epigenetic targets for reversing immune defects caused by alcohol exposure. Alcohol Res. 2013; 35(1):97-113. PMID: 24313169; PMCID: PMC3860427.
    54. Sakai LM, Esposito TJ, Ton-That HH, Omi EC, Kovacs EJ, Schermer CR. Comparison of Objective Screening and Self-Report for Alcohol and Drug Use in Traumatically Injured Patients. Alcohol Treat Q. 2012 Oct 01; 30(4):433-442. PMID: 26752806.
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    55. Biju PG, Garg S, Wang W, Choudhry MA, Kovacs EJ, Fink LM, Hauer-Jensen M. Procalcitonin as a predictive biomarker for total body irradiation-induced bacterial load and lethality in mice. Shock. 2012 Aug; 38(2):170-6. PMID: 22576002; PMCID: PMC3399035.
    56. Zahs A, Bird MD, Ramirez L, Turner JR, Choudhry MA, Kovacs EJ. Inhibition of long myosin light-chain kinase activation alleviates intestinal damage after binge ethanol exposure and burn injury. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2012 Sep 15; 303(6):G705-12. PMID: 22790598; PMCID: PMC3468533.
    57. Zahs A, Curtis BJ, Waldschmidt TJ, Brown LA, Gauthier TW, Choudhry MA, Kovacs EJ, Bird MD. Alcohol and epigenetic changes: summary of the 2011 Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group (AIRIG) meeting. Alcohol. 2012 Dec; 46(8):783-7. PMID: 22738858; PMCID: PMC3717564.
    58. Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Lowery E, Pittman M, Gagermeier J, Love RB, Kovacs EJ. Pulmonary immune changes early after laparoscopic antireflux surgery in lung transplant patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. J Surg Res. 2012 Oct; 177(2):e65-73. PMID: 22537841; PMCID: PMC3694396.
    59. Albright JM, Davis CS, Bird MD, Ramirez L, Kim H, Burnham EL, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ. The acute pulmonary inflammatory response to the graded severity of smoke inhalation injury. Crit Care Med. 2012 Apr; 40(4):1113-21. PMID: 22067627; PMCID: PMC3290689.
    60. Carter SR, Davis CS, Kovacs EJ. Exhaled breath condensate collection in the mechanically ventilated patient. Respir Med. 2012 May; 106(5):601-13. PMID: 22398157; PMCID: PMC3314159.
    61. Nomellini V, Brubaker AL, Mahbub S, Palmer JL, Gomez CR, Kovacs EJ. Dysregulation of neutrophil CXCR2 and pulmonary endothelial icam-1 promotes age-related pulmonary inflammation. Aging Dis. 2012 Jun; 3(3):234-47. PMID: 22724082; PMCID: PMC3375080.
    62. Karavitis J, Murdoch EL, Deburghgraeve C, Ramirez L, Kovacs EJ. Ethanol suppresses phagosomal adhesion maturation, Rac activation, and subsequent actin polymerization during Fc?R-mediated phagocytosis. Cell Immunol. 2012; 274(1-2):61-71. PMID: 22381996; PMCID: PMC3334404.
    63. Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Shankaran V, Gagermeier J, Dilling D, Alex CG, Kovacs EJ, Joehl RJ, Love RB. The prevalence and extent of gastroesophageal reflux disease correlates to the type of lung transplantation. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2012 Feb; 22(1):46-51. PMID: 22318059; PMCID: PMC3709252.
    64. Gomez-Cambronero J, Allen LA, Cathcart MK, Justement LB, Kovacs EJ, McLeish KR, Nauseef WM. Writing a first grant proposal. Nat Immunol. 2012 Jan 19; 13(2):105-8. PMID: 22261956.
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    65. Davis CS, Albright JM, Carter SR, Ramirez L, Kim H, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ. Early pulmonary immune hyporesponsiveness is associated with mortality after burn and smoke inhalation injury. J Burn Care Res. 2012 Jan-Feb; 33(1):26-35. PMID: 21979852; PMCID: PMC3253958.
    66. Baker TA, Davis CS, Bach HH, Romero J, Burnham EL, Kovacs EJ, Gamelli RL, Majetschak M. Ubiquitin and stromal cell-derived factor-1a in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid after burn and inhalation injury. J Burn Care Res. 2012 Jan-Feb; 33(1):57-64. PMID: 22105097; PMCID: PMC3626094.
    67. Mahbub S, Deburghgraeve CR, Kovacs EJ. Advanced age impairs macrophage polarization. J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2012 Jan; 32(1):18-26. PMID: 22175541; PMCID: PMC3255514.
    68. Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Kovacs EJ. A review of the role of GERD-induced aspiration after lung transplantation. Surg Endosc. 2012 May; 26(5):1201-4. PMID: 22083335; PMCID: PMC3690196.
    69. Brubaker AL, Palmer JL, Kovacs EJ. Age-related Dysregulation of Inflammation and Innate Immunity: Lessons Learned from Rodent Models. Aging Dis. 2011 Oct; 2(5):346-60. PMID: 22396887; PMCID: PMC3295081.
    70. Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Lundberg PW, Lowery E, Burnham EL, Alex CG, Ramirez L, Pelletiere K, Love RB, Kuo PC, Kovacs EJ. The protective role of laparoscopic antireflux surgery against aspiration of pepsin after lung transplantation. Surgery. 2011 Oct; 150(4):598-606. PMID: 22000170; PMCID: PMC3694415.
    71. Zahs A, Cook RT, Waldschimdt TJ, Choudhry MA, Kovacs EJ, Bird MD. Alcohol and inflammation and infection: clinical and experimental systems--summary of the 2010 Alcohol and Immunology Research Interest Group Meeting. Alcohol. 2012 Mar; 46(2):147-53. PMID: 21917410; PMCID: PMC3252475.
    72. Karavitis J, Kovacs EJ. Macrophage phagocytosis: effects of environmental pollutants, alcohol, cigarette smoke, and other external factors. J Leukoc Biol. 2011 Dec; 90(6):1065-78. PMID: 21878544; PMCID: PMC3236556.
    73. Brubaker AL, Schneider DF, Palmer JL, Faunce DE, Kovacs EJ. An improved cell isolation method for flow cytometric and functional analyses of cutaneous wound leukocytes. J Immunol Methods. 2011 Oct 28; 373(1-2):161-6. PMID: 21889511; PMCID: PMC3195830.
    74. Li X, Akhtar S, Kovacs EJ, Gamelli RL, Choudhry MA. Inflammatory response in multiple organs in a mouse model of acute alcohol intoxication and burn injury. J Burn Care Res. 2011 Jul-Aug; 32(4):489-97. PMID: 21593683; PMCID: PMC3132308.
    75. Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Gagermeier J, Dilling D, Alex CG, Dorfmeister JA, Kovacs EJ, Love RB, Gamelli RL. Laparoscopic antireflux surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease after lung transplantation. J Surg Res. 2011 Oct; 170(2):e279-86. PMID: 21816422; PMCID: PMC3686158.
    76. Murdoch EL, Karavitis J, Deburghgraeve C, Ramirez L, Kovacs EJ. Prolonged chemokine expression and excessive neutrophil infiltration in the lungs of burn-injured mice exposed to ethanol and pulmonary infection. Shock. 2011 Apr; 35(4):403-10. PMID: 21063239; PMCID: PMC3319720.
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