Alison Falck, MD

Title(s)Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    As a Professor in the Pediatrics department at UCSF, my research has focused on various aspects of neonatal medicine and medical education. I have authored research publications covering topics such as the impact of standardized curriculum on medical educators, comparison of educational methods, and neonatal organ donation. My work has also explored the effects of environmental toxicants on neonatal health, including exposure to mercury, lead, and cadmium. Additionally, I have investigated the challenges and benefits of e-learning modules and flipped classroom approaches in graduate medical education. Through my research, I aim to contribute to the advancement of neonatal-perinatal medicine and improve patient outcomes.

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    1. Best Practices and Educator Strategies for Facilitating a Flipped Classroom in Graduate Medical Education. Am J Perinatol. 2023 Aug 09. Falck A, French H, Dadiz R, Gray MM, Mendres-Smith A, Nolan B, Martin K, Vasquez MM. PMID: 37557896.
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    2. Flipping the Teachers: Impact of a Standardized Physiology Curriculum on Neonatology Medical Educators. Am J Perinatol. 2022 Oct 28. Johnston LC, Falck AJ, Vasquez MM, Dadiz R, French H, Izatt S, Bonachea E, Karpen HE, Carbajal MM, Payne A, Gillam-Krakauer M, Gray MM. PMID: 36041469.
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    3. Comparison of knowledge acquisition and retention following traditional didactic vs. flipped classroom education utilizing a standardized national curriculum: a randomized controlled trial. J Perinatol. 2022 11; 42(11):1512-1518. Gray MM, Dadiz R, Izatt S, Gillam-Krakauer M, Carbajal MM, Johnston LC, Payne A, Vasquez MM, Bonachea EM, Karpen H, Falck AJ, Chess PR, Huber M, French H. PMID: 35660790.
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    4. Essentials of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship: part 2 - clinical education and experience. J Perinatol. 2022 Mar; 42(3):410-415. Cicalese E, Wraight CL, Falck AJ, Izatt SD, Nair J, ONTPD Fellowship Directors Writing Group, Lawrence KG. PMID: 33850281.
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    5. Disagreement About Surgical Intervention in Trisomy 18. Pediatrics. 2021 01; 147(1). Kochan M, Cho E, Mercurio M, Greco M, Savarese AM, Falck A. PMID: 33298466.
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    6. Case 3: Hypoxia in a Full-term Neonate. Neoreviews. 2020 11; 21(11):e768-e771. Al-Hamad S, Pietris N, Hoffman SB, Falck AJ. PMID: 33139515.
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    7. The Changing Landscape in Pediatric Hospitals: A Multicenter Study of How Pediatric Chronic Critical Illness Impacts NICU Throughput. Am J Perinatol. 2022 04; 39(6):646-651. Boss RD, Henderson CM, Weiss EM, Falck A, Madrigal V, Shapiro MC, Williams EP, Donohue PK, Pediatric Chronic Critical Illness Collaborative. PMID: 33075841.
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    8. Patient and provider factors impacting referral for neonatal organ donation. Pediatr Transplant. 2020 08; 24(5):e13744. Aghion A, Hussey-Gardner B, Davis NL, Falck AJ. PMID: 32478967.
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    9. Value, Strengths, and Challenges of e-Learning Modules Paired with the Flipped Classroom for Graduate Medical Education: A Survey from the National Neonatology Curriculum. Am J Perinatol. 2021 08; 38(S 01):e187-e192. Gray MM, Dadiz R, Izatt S, Gillam-Krakauer M, Carbajal MM, Falck AJ, Bonachea EM, Johnston LC, Karpen H, Vasquez MM, Chess PR, French H. PMID: 32276279.
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    10. Case 3: Sudden Unexpected Collapse in a Full-term Infant. Neoreviews. 2019 12; 20(12):e744-e747. Aghion A, Falck AJ, Sundararajan S. PMID: 31792162.
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    11. Honoring Gus: lessons learned about creating memories in the NICU. Pediatr Res. 2020 09; 88(3):512-513. Falck A, Hussey-Gardner B, Purdy P, Pray N. PMID: 31706259.
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    12. Mercury, lead, and cadmium exposure via red blood cell transfusions in preterm infants. Pediatr Res. 2020 03; 87(4):677-682. Falck AJ, Medina AE, Cummins-Oman J, El-Metwally D, Bearer CF. PMID: 31649339.
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    13. Fetal exposure to mercury and lead from intrauterine blood transfusions. Pediatr Res. 2019 10; 86(4):510-514. Falck AJ, Sundararajan S, Al-Mudares F, Contag SA, Bearer CF. PMID: 31216568.
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    14. Flipping the classroom: a national pilot curriculum for physiology in neonatal-perinatal medicine. J Perinatol. 2018 10; 38(10):1420-1427. French H, Gray M, Gillam-Krakauer M, Bonachea EM, Carbajal M, Payne A, Vasquez MM, Rubinos L, Falck A, Izatt S, Dadiz R. PMID: 30087455.
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    15. Supports and Barriers to the Provision of Human Milk by Mothers of African American Preterm Infants. Adv Neonatal Care. 2018 Jun; 18(3):179-188. LoVerde B, Falck A, Donohue P, Hussey-Gardener B. PMID: 29799821.
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    16. Excipient exposure in very low birth weight preterm neonates. J Perinatol. 2018 02; 38(2):169-174. Akinmboni TO, Davis NL, Falck AJ, Bearer CF, Mooney SM. PMID: 29095430; PMCID: PMC5790602.
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    17. Perceptions of Palliative Care in the NICU. Adv Neonatal Care. 2016 Jun; 16(3):191-200. Falck AJ, Moorthy S, Hussey-Gardner B. PMID: 27140033.
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    18. Developmental Exposure to Environmental Toxicants. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Oct; 62(5):1173-97. Falck AJ, Mooney S, Kapoor SS, White KM, Bearer C, El Metwally D. PMID: 26318946.
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    19. Early changes in plasma amino acid concentrations during aggressive nutritional therapy in extremely low birth weight infants. J Pediatr. 2011 Apr; 158(4):543-548.e1. Blanco CL, Gong AK, Green BK, Falck A, Schoolfield J, Liechty EA. PMID: 21129755.
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    20. Metabolic responses to early and high protein supplementation in a randomized trial evaluating the prevention of hyperkalemia in extremely low birth weight infants. J Pediatr. 2008 Oct; 153(4):535-40. Blanco CL, Falck A, Green BK, Cornell JE, Gong AK. PMID: 18589451.
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    21. Protein kinase A and mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways mediate cAMP induction of alpha-epithelial Na+ channels (alpha-ENaC). J Cell Physiol. 2008 Apr; 215(1):101-10. Mustafa SB, Castro R, Falck AJ, Petershack JA, Henson BM, Mendoza YM, Choudary A, Seidner SR. PMID: 17960568.
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    22. Proficiency of pediatric residents in performing neonatal endotracheal intubation. Pediatrics. 2003 Dec; 112(6 Pt 1):1242-7. Falck AJ, Escobedo MB, Baillargeon JG, Villard LG, Gunkel JH. PMID: 14654592.
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