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Rebecca Gail Breslow, M.D.

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Available: 01/06/20, Expires: 12/31/20

This project is an opportunity to assist with an international collaboration called SAFER: Strategies to reduce Adverse medical events For the ExerciseR. This collaboration is a study of injury and illness encounters at mass participation endurance events. The goals are to determine incidence rates and then implement interventions designed to reduce serious, life-threatening medical encounters.

The student will assist with review of race day medical encounter forms from the Boston Marathon over the past 4 years and input data into an electronic database for subsequent analysis and aggregation. The student will choose one or more conditions that are considered to be life-threatening for marathon runners (for example, exertional heat stroke, exercise-associated hyponatremia, or cardiac arrest) and will independently explore associations with race and participant characteristics from the medical encounter data. Based on the findings, the student may choose to design a focus group strategy to further examine risk, or may develop educational materials to be used in a prevention initiative.

The student will meet with Dr. Breslow on a monthly basis to monitor progress, discuss pertinent literature, and review manuscript outlines and drafts. Opportunities to shadow in Sports Medicine clinic, and to volunteer in the medical tent at local road races (including the Boston Marathon) are also available.

Available: 12/03/19, Expires: 12/31/20

Research opportunity in the BWH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine, for a student interested in Sports Medicine and Road Race medicine. We are seeking to characterize injury/illness incidence as well as associated demographic and climatologic factors leading to presentation in road race medical tents at Boston-area road races. The student will assist with medical records review and data abstraction. The student will also assist with abstract and publication writing/preparation. Time commitment is approximately 5 hours per week for one year, including a monthly meeting with the primary investigator. Opportunities to participate in road race event coverage, and to shadow in Sports Medicine clinic, also available pending student interest. Interested students should contact Dr. Rebecca Breslow at rbreslow@bwh.harvard.edu

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  1. Breslow RG, Giberson-Chen CC, Roberts WO. Burden of Injury and Illness in the Road Race Medical Tent: A Narrative Review. Clin J Sport Med. 2020 Feb 06. PMID: 32032158.
  2. Breslow RG, Shrestha S, Feroe AG, Katz JN, Troyanos C, Collins JE. Medical Tent Utilization at 10-km Road Races: Injury, Illness, and Influencing Factors. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 12; 51(12):2451-2457. PMID: 31730563.
  3. Sloane D, Govindarajulu U, Harrow-Mortelliti J, Barry W, Hsu FI, Hong D, Laidlaw T, Palis R, Legere H, Bunyavanich S, Breslow R, Wesemann D, Barrett N, Brennan P, Chong HJ, Liu A, Fernandez J, Fanning L, Kyin T, Cahill K, Bankova L, Lynch A, Berlin S, Campos S, Fuchs C, Mayer R, Matulonis U, Castells M. Safety, Costs, and Efficacy of Rapid Drug Desensitizations to Chemotherapy and Monoclonal Antibodies. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 May-Jun; 4(3):497-504. PMID: 26895621.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Fanning LB, Buckley CC, Xing W, Breslow RG, Katz HR. Downregulation of key early events in the mobilization of antigen-bearing dendritic cells by leukocyte immunoglobulin-like Receptor B4 in a mouse model of allergic pulmonary inflammation. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e57007. PMID: 23431396.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. del Carmen Sancho M, Breslow R, Sloane D, Castells M. Desensitization for hypersensitivity reactions to medications. Chem Immunol Allergy. 2012; 97:217-33. PMID: 22613865.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  6. Breslow RG, Rao JJ, Xing W, Hong DI, Barrett NA, Katz HR. Inhibition of Th2 adaptive immune responses and pulmonary inflammation by leukocyte Ig-like receptor B4 on dendritic cells. J Immunol. 2010 Jan 15; 184(2):1003-13. PMID: 19966208.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  7. Breslow RG, Caiado J, Castells MC. Acetylsalicylic acid and montelukast block mast cell mediator-related symptoms during rapid desensitization. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009 Feb; 102(2):155-60. PMID: 19230468.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.