Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2021 Hiding in plain sight.Pediatric Research2021
2021 What COVID-19 means for non-neurotypical children and their familiesPediatric Research.  89:396-397. 2021
2020 The 5-Es: a model for providing care for non-neurotypical patientsPediatric Research.  88:686-687. 2020
2020 Considerations for Young Children and Those with Special Needs as COVID-19 ContinuesJAMA Pediatrics.  174:1012. 2020
2020 Extubation Take Two 2020
2020 Azithromycin Treatment vs Placebo in Children With Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Induced Respiratory Failure: A Phase 2 Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA Network Open.  3:e203482. 2020
2019 Sensory processing: shifting our mindset to improve care deliveryPediatric Research.  86:544-545. 2019
2019 Utilization of a Novel Pathway in a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital to Meet the Sensory Needs of Acutely Ill Pediatric PatientsFrontiers in Pediatrics.  7. 2019
2019 The authors replyPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  20:795-796. 2019
2019 Antibiotic prescription in young children with respiratory syncytial virus-associated respiratory failure and associated outcomesPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  20:101-109. 2019
2019 Contemporary trainee knowledge of autism: How prepared are our future providers?Frontiers in Pediatrics.  7. 2019
2018 Viral sepsis in childrenFrontiers in Pediatrics.  6. 2018
2017 A community-based sensory training program leads to improved experience at a local zoo for children with sensory challengesFrontiers in Pediatrics.  5. 2017
2017 A call to the senses: The community approachFrontiers in Pediatrics.  5. 2017
2017 Goodbyes are not foreverJAMA Pediatrics.  171:109. 2017
2016 Love at First SightJAMA Pediatrics.  170:1120-1120. 2016
2016 Viral infection in the development and progression of pediatric acute respiratory distress syndromeFrontiers in Pediatrics.  4. 2016
2016 Toll-like receptor 4 engagement mediates prolyl endopeptidase release from airway epithelia via exosomesAmerican Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.  54:359-369. 2016
2015 Chromobacterium Violaceum sepsis: Rethinking conventional therapy to improve outcomeThe American Journal of Case Reports.  16:740-744. 2015
2015 Balance is in the MomentFrontiers in Pediatrics.  3. 2015
2015 Addendum: Kong, M.Y.; Whitley, R.J.; Peng, N.; Oster, R.; Schoeb, T.R.; Sullender, W.; Ambalavanan, N.; Clancy, J.P.; Gaggar, A.; Blalock J.E. Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Mediates RSV Infection in Vitro and in Vivo. Viruses 2015, 30, 7, 4230–4253.Viruses.  7:5609. 2015
2015 Matrix metalloproteinase-9 mediates RSV infection in vitro and in vivoViruses.  7:4230-4253. 2015
2015 Diagnosis and History Taking in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Dealing with the ChallengesFrontiers in Pediatrics.  3. 2015
2014 Pulmonary matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity in mechanically ventilated children with respiratory syncytial virusEuropean Respiratory Journal.  43:1086-1096. 2014
2013 Respiratory syncytial virus infection disrupts monolayer integrity and function in cystic fibrosis airway cellsViruses.  5:2260-2271. 2013
2011 Early elevation of matrix Metalloproteinase-8 and -9 in pediatric ARDS is associated with an increased risk of prolonged mechanical ventilationPLoS ONE.  6. 2011
2007 Matrix metalloprotease-9 dysregulation in lower airway secretions of cystic fibrosis patients 2007
2007 Is hyperglycemia really harmful? A critical appraisal of "Persistent hyperglycemia in critically ill children" by Faustino and Apkon (J Pediatr 2005; 146:30-34)Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  8:482-485. 2007

Principal Investigator On

  • Understanding COVID-19 Among Critically Ill Children in the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigator's (PALISI) Network  awarded by BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 2020 - 2021
  • PROSpect - Prone and Oscillation Pediatric Clinical Trial  awarded by University of Pennsylvania 2018 - 2021
  • Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness for Preventing Laboratory-Confirmed Severe Influenza Associated Illness in US Children (PICFLU-VE)  awarded by BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 2019 - 2021
  • Ancillary to ABC PICU to Study MOD in Critically Ill Children  awarded by University of California, Los Angeles 2017 - 2021
  • Genetic and Environmental Influences on Recovery of Severe Pediatric Brain Injury. (ADAPT Genomics)  awarded by CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (CINCINNATI) 2018 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gilead Sciences ^ 2017 - 2020
  • Genetic Epidemiology and Immune Response to Life- Threatening Influenza Infection in Children and Yound Adults (PICFlu)  awarded by CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (BOSTON) 2016 - 2020
  • Massive Transfusion Epidemiology and Outcomes in Children (MATIC) Study  awarded by Washington University 2017 - 2019
  • Sepsis-Induced Red Cell Dysfunction (SIRD}  awarded by Washington University 2018 - 2019
  • Age of Blood in Children in Pediatric Intensive Care Units (ABC-PICU)  awarded by Washington University 2017 - 2019
  • Genetic and Environmental Influences on Recovery of Severe Pediatric Brain Injury. (ADAPT Genomics) - CR for Coordinator Effort  awarded by CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (CINCINNATI) 2018 - 2019
  • Matrix Metalloproteinase Driven Lung Inflammation in RSV Disease  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Identification of Prognostic Protein and Bioactive Lipid Biomarkers in Critically Ill Children with Influenza Infection  awarded by CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (BOSTON) 2018 - 2019
  • Impact of RBC-derived DAMPs on Innate Immunity in Pediatric Sepsis (RBC-DAMPs)  awarded by Washington University 2018
  • Multiple Therapies for Pediatric TBI: Comparative Effectiveness Approach (ADAPT)  awarded by CHILDREN'S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER - NEW 2017 - 2018
  • Genetic Epidemiology of Life-Threatening Influenza in Children  awarded by CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (BOSTON) 2015 - 2016
  • RSV-Mediated Regulation of Neutrophilic Inflammation in CF Lung Disease  awarded by KAUL PEDIATRIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2013 - 2015
  • Pediatric Critical Care Scientist Development Program: "RSV-Induced Respiratory Failure: Role of MMP-9 in Lung Injury Through Generation of PGP"  awarded by University of Utah 2012 - 2013
  • Private Grant  awarded by MedImmune 2007 - 2012
  • Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 in Pediatric RSV-Induced Respiratory Failure  awarded by CHILDREN’S CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2008 - 2011
  • Education And Training

  • Leadership Birmingham, Other 2018
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Other 2017
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Other 2014
  • Doctor of Medicine, 2001
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Internship 2003
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Residency 2005
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2008
  • Full Name

  • Michele Kong