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Alfred Papali, MD, CM is a pulmonary/critical care physician with Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. He also maintains an academic appointment with the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and the Institute for Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore. His primary research interest involves critical illness and acute care in low-middle income countries with a focus on sepsis. In addition to his clinical, research and educational activities, he is an active participant in several national and international professional global health committees and serves on the Board of Sacred Valley Health, a non-profit organization based in Peru.
David T. Huang, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Huang trained in Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, followed by a CCM Fellowship, NIH Research Fellowship, and MPH at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He is director of the University of Pittsburgh MACRO (Multidisciplinary Acute Care Research Organization) Center, director of the CRISMA Center administrative core, and associate director of the Abdominal Organ Transplant ICU. His research focuses on biomarkers and resuscitation of infection and sepsis, ARDS, and the design and execution of clinical trials. He served as Medical Monitor for the ProCESS and ROSE trials, and is the Principal Investigator for the recently completed ProACT trial (Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial, 1R01GM101197).
Dr. Yealy interests cover optimal airway management, predictive risk modeling, and ED care in critical illness. In his over 300 publications, he was lead or senior author on NIH funded efforts in acute pneumonia, pulmonary embolism and sepsis. Keys to his work have been the following themes: How do we assess and treat acute illness? Can we do better? Dr. Yealy leads faculty delivering care to over 950,000 ED and urgent care patients each year. He is Deputy Editor of the Annals of Emergency Medicine, on the executive and steering committees of the newly formed, NHLBI funded PETAL network studying acute lung injury, an leads the NHLBI funded Pitt EM K12 training program in emergency care research.