Rosetta Chiavacci, BSN, RN, CCRC

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Rosetta Chiavacci, BSN, RN, CCRC, is a clinical research team manager with the Neuromuscular Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Research Team Manager

Departments and Services




Van Driest SL, Wells QS, Stallings S, Bush WS, Gordon A, Nickerson DA, Kim JH, Chiavacci R et al. Association of Arrhythmia-Related Genetic Variants With Phenotypes Documented in Electronic Medical Records. JAMA. 2016 Jan 5;315(1):47-57. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.17701. PubMed PMID: 26746457;PubMed Central PMCID: PMC475813 l.

Desai A, Connolly JJ, March M, Hou C, Chiavacci R, Kim C, Lyon G, Hadley D, Hakonarson H. Systematic data-querying of large pediatric biorepository identifies novel Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome variant. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Feb 16;17(1):80. doi: 10.1186/sl2891-016-0936-8. PubMed PMID: 26879370; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4754938. 


Merikangas KR, Calkins ME, Burstein M, He JP, Chiavacci R, Lateef T, Ruparel  K, Gur RC, Lehner T, Hakonarson H, Gur RE. Comorbidity of physical and mental disorders in the neurodevelopmental genomics cohort study. Pediatrics. 2015 Apr;135(4):e927-38. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1444. Epub 2015 Mar 9. PubMed PMID:25755242.

Satterthwaite TD, Connolly JJ, Ruparel K, Calkins ME, Jackson C, Elliott MA, Roalf DR, Ryan Hopsona KP, Behr M, Qiu H, Mentch FD, Chiavacci R, Sleiman PM, Gur RC, Hakonarson H, Gur RE. The Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort: A publicly available resource for the study of normal and abnormal brain development in youth. Neuroimage. 2016 Jan 1;124(Pt B):1115-9. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.03.056. Epub 2015 Mar 31. PubMed PMID: 25840117; PubMedCentral PMCID: PMC4591095.

Calkins ME, Merikangas KR, Moore TM, Burstein M, Behr MA, Satterthwaite TD, Ruparel K, Wolf DH, Roalf DR, Mentch FD, Qiu H, Chiavacci R, Connolly JJ, Sleiman PM, Gur RC, Hakonarson H, Gur RE. The Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort: constructing a deep phenotyping collaborative. J Child Psycho! Psychiatry. 2015 Dec;56(12):1356-69. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12416. Epub 2015 Apr 8. PubMed PMID: 25858255; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4598260.

Li J, Fung I, Glessner JT, Pandey R, Wei Z, Bakay M, Mentch FD, Pellegrino R, Wang T, Kim C, Hou C, Wang F, Chiavacci RM, Thomas KA, Spergel JM, Hakonarson H, Sleiman PM. Copy Number Variations in CTNNA3 and RBFOXl Associate with Pediatric Food Allergy. J Immunol. 2015 Aug 15;195(4):1599-607. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1402310. Epub 2015 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 26188062.

Barthold JS, Wang Y, Kolon TF, Kallin C, Nordenskjold A, Olivant Fisher A, Figueroa TE, BaniHani AH, Hagerty JA, Gonzalez R, Noh PH, Chiavacci RM, Harden KR, Abrams DJ, Kim CE, Li J, Hakonarson H, Devoto M. Pathway analysis supports association of nonsyndromic cryptorchidism with genetic loci linked to cytoskeleton-dependent functions. Hum Reprod. 2015 Oct;30(10):2439-51. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dev 180. Epub 2015 Jul 24. PubMed PMID: 26209787; Pub Med Central PMCID: PMC4573451

Li YR, Li J, Zhao SD, Bradfield JP, Mentch FD, Maggadottir SM, Hou C, Chiavacci R et al. Meta-analysis of shared genetic architecture across ten pediatric autoimmune diseases. Nat Med. 2015 Sep;21(9):1018-27. doi: 10.1038/nm.3933. Epub 2015 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 26301688.

Li YR, Zhao SD, Li J, Bradfield JP, Mohebnasab M, Steel L, Kobie J, Abrams DJ, Chiavacci R et al. Genetic sharing and heritability of paediatric age of onset autoimmune diseases. Nat Commun. 2015 Oct 9;6:8442. doi: 10.1038/ncomms9442. Pub Med PMID: 26450413;PubMed Central PMCID: PMC463363 l.

Brothers KB, Holm IA, Childerhose JE, Antommaria AH, Bernhardt BA, Clayton EW, Gelb BO, Joffe S, Lynch JA, McCormick JB, McCullough LB, Parsons OW, Sundaresan AS, Wolf WA, Yu JH, Wilfond BS. When Participants in Genomic Research Grow Up: Contact and Consent at the Age of Majority. J Pediatr. 2016 Jan; 168:226-231.e 1. doi: 10.1 Ol 6/j.jpeds.2015.09.020. Epub 2015 Oct 23. Pub Med PMID: 26477867.


Falk MJ, Li D, Gai X, McCormick E, Place E, Lasorsa FM, Otieno FG, Hou C, Kim CE, Abdel-Magid N, Vazquez L, Mentch FD, Chiavacci R, Liang J, Liu X, Jiang H, Giannuzzi G, Marsh ED, Yiran G, Tian L, Palmieri F, Hakonarson H. AGCl Deficiency Causes Infantile Epilepsy, Abnormal Myelination, and Reduced N­Acetylaspartate. JIMD Rep. 2014;14:77-85. doi: 10.1007/8904_2013_287. Epub 2014 Feb 11. PubMed PMID: 24515575; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4213337.

Jarvik GP, Amendola LM, Berg JS, Brothers K, Clayton EW, Chung W, Evans BJ, Chiavacci R et al. Return of genomic results to research participants: the floor, the ceiling, and the choices in between. Am J Hum Genet. 2014. Jun 5;94(6):818-26. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2014.04.009. Epub 2014 May 8. PubMed PMID: 24814192; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4121476.

Falk MJ, Li D, Gai X, McCormick E, Place E, Lasorsa FM, Otieno FG, Hou C, Chiavacci R et al. Erratum to: AGCI Deficiency Causes Infantile Epilepsy, Abnormal Myelination, and Reduced N-Acetylaspartate. JIMD Rep. 2014; 14:119. doi: 10.1007/8904_2014_314. Epub 2014 Jun 29. PubMed PMID: 24973975; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC42 l 3340.

Calkins ME, Moore TM, Merikangas KR, Burstein M, Satterthwaite TD, Bilker WB, Ruparel K, Chiavacci R, Wolf DH, Mentch F, Qiu H, Connolly JJ, Sleiman PA, Hakonarson H, Gur RC, Gur RE. The psychosis spectrum in a young U.S. community sample: findings from the Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort. World Psychiatry. 2014 Oct;13(3):296-305. doi: 10.1002/wps.20152. PubMed PMID:25273303; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4219071.

Barthold JS, Wang Y, Kolon TF, Kollin C, Nordenskjold A, Olivant Fisher A, Figueroa TE, BaniHani AH, Hagerty JA, Gonzalez R, Noh PH, Chiavacci RM, Harden KR, Abrams DJ, Kim CE, Mateson AB, Robbins AK, Li J, Akins RE Jr, Hakonarson H, Devoto M. Phenotype specific association of the TGFBR3 locus with nonsyndromic cryptorchidism. J Urol. 2015 May;193(5):1637-45. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.10.097. Epub 2014 Oct 25. PubMed PMID: 25390077; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4406821.

Kruszka P, Li D, Harr MH, Wilson NR, Swarr D, McCormick EM, Chiavacci RM, Li M, Martinez AF, Hart RA, McDonald-McGinn OM, Deardorff MA, Falk MJ, Allanson JE, Hudson C, Johnson JP, Saadi I, Hakonarson H, Muenke M, Zackai EH. Mutations in SPECClL, encoding sperm antigen with calponin homology and coiled-coil domains I-like, are found in some cases of autosomal dominant Opitz G/BBB syndrome. J Med Genet. 2015 Feb;52(2):104-10. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2014-102677. Epub 2014 Nov20. PubMed PMID: 25412741; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4393015

Roy SM, Chesi A, Mentch F, Xiao R, Chiavacci R, Mitchell JA, Kelly A, Hakonarson H, Grant SF, Zemel BS, McCormack SE. Body mass index (BMI) trajectories in infancy differ by population ancestry and may presage disparities in early childhood obesity. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Apr;100(4):1551-60.doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-4028. Epub 2015 Jan 30. PubMed PMID: 25636051; PubMedCentral PM CID: PMC4399305


Li J, Glessner JT, Zhang H, Hou C, Wei Z, Bradfield JP, Mentch FD, Guo Y, Kim C, Xia Q, Chiavacci RM, Thomas KA, Qiu H, Grant SF, Furth SL, Hakonarson H, Sleiman PM. GW AS of blood cell traits identifies novel associated loci and epistatic interactions in Caucasian and African-American children. Hum Mol Genet.2013 Apr 1;22(7):1457-64. doi: 10.1093/hmg/dds534. Epub 2012 Dec 20. PubMed PMID:23263863; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3657475.

Deliard S, Panossian S, Mentch FD, Kim CE, Hou C, Frackelton EC, Bradfield JP, Glessner JT, Zhang H, Wang K, Sleiman PM, Chiavacci RM, Berkowitz RI, Hakonarson H, Zhao J, Grant SF. The missense variation landscape of FTO, MC4R, and TMEM18 in obese children of African Ancestry. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Jan;21(1):159-63. doi: 10.1002/oby.20147. PubMed PMID: 23505181; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3605748.

Mechelli R, Umeton R, Policano C, Annibali V, Coarelli G, Ricigliano VA, Vittori D, Fornasiero A, Buscarinu MC. A "candidate-interactome" aggregate analysis of genome-wide association data in multiple sclerosis. PLoS One. 2013 May 16;8(5):e63300. doi:I0.1371/journal.pone.0063300. Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23696811; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3655974.

Gottesman 0, Kuivaniemi H, Tromp G, Faucett WA, Li R, Manolio TA, Chiavacci RM, ... The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network: past, present, and future. Genet Med. 2013 Oct;l5(10):761-71. doi: 10.1038/gim.2013.72. Epub 2013 Jun 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 23743551; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3795928.

Cardinale CJ, Wei Z, Panossian S, Wang F, Kim CE, Mentch FD, Chiavacci RM, Kachelries KE, Pandey R, Grant SF, Baldassano RN, Hakonarson H. Targeted resequencing identifies defective variants of decoy receptor 3 in pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease. Genes Immun. 2013 Oct;l4(7):447-52. doi:10.1038/gene.2013.43. Epub 2013 Aug 22. PubMed PMID: 23965943.

Ong BA, Li J, McDonough JM, Wei Z, Kim C, Chiavacci R, Mentch F, Cahoot JB, Spergel J, Allen JL, Sleiman PM, Hakonarson H. Gene network analysis in a pediatric cohort identifies novel lung function genes. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 2;8(9):e72899. doi: I0.1371/journal.pone.0072899. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 24023788; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3759429.


Gur RC, Richard J, Calkins ME, Chiavacci R, Hansen JA, Bilker WB, Loughead J, Connolly JJ, Qiu H, Mentch FD, Abou-Sleiman PM, Hakonarson H, Gur RE. Age group and sex differences in performance on a computerized neurocognitive battery in children age 8-21. Neuropsychology. 2012 Mar;26(2):251-65. doi: 10.1037/a0026712.Epub 2012 Jan 16. PubMed PMID: 22251308; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3295891.

Taal HR, St Pourcain B, Thiering E, Das S, Mook-Kanamori DO, Warrington NM, Chiavacci RM, et al. Common variants at l 2q 15 and l 2q24 are associated with infant head circumference. Early Growth Genetics Consortium. Nat Genet. 2012 Aprl5;44(5):532-8. doi: 10.1038/ng.2238. Erratum in: Nat Genet. 2013 June;45(6):713.S0rensen, Thorkild I A [removed]. PubMed PMID: 22504419; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC3773913.


Wang K, Diskin SJ, Zhang H, Attiyeh EF, Winter C, Hou C, Schnepp RW, Chiavacci R, et al. Integrative genomics identifies LMOl as a neuroblastoma oncogene. Nature. 2011 Jan 13;469(7329):216-20. doi: 10.1038/nature09609. Epub 2010 Dec 1. PubMed PMID: 21124317; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3320515.

Zhao J, Bradfield JP, Li M, Zhang H, Mentch FD, Wang K, Sleiman PM, Kim CE, Chiavacci RM, v BMD-associated variation at the Osterix locus is correlated with childhood obesity in females. Obesity (Silver Spring).2011 Jun;19(6):1311-4.doi: 10.1038/oby.2010.324. Epub 2011 Jan 6. PubMed PMID: 21212767.

Orange JS, Glessner JT, Resnick E, Sullivan KE, Lucas M, Ferry B, Kim CE, Chiavacci R, et al. Genome-wide association identifies diverse causes of common variable immunodeficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011Jun;127(6):1360-7.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.02.039. Epub 2011 Apr 17. PubMedPMID: 21497890; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3646656.

Zhao J, Bradfield JP, Zhang H, Sleiman PM, Kim CE, Glessner JT, Deliard S, Chiavacci RM, et al. Role of BMI-associated loci identified in GWAS meta-analyses in the context of common childhood obesity in European Americans. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Dec;l9(12):2436-9. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.237. Epub 2011 Jul 21. PubMed PMID:21779088.

International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium; Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2, Sawcer S, Hellenthal G, Pirinen M, Spencer CC, Patsopoulos NA, Chiavacci R, et al. Genetic risk and a primary role for cell-mediated immune mechanisms in multiple sclerosis. Compston et al.Nature. 2011 Aug10;476(7359):214-9. doi: 10.1038/naturel 0251. PubMed PMID: 21833088; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC318253 l.

Elia J, Glessner JT, Wang K, Takahashi N, Shtir CJ, Hadley D, Sleiman PM, Chiavacci RM, et al. Genome-wide copy number variation study associates metabotropic glutamate receptor gene networks with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Nat Genet. 2011 Dec 4;44(1):78-84. doi: 10.1038/ng.1013. PubMed PMID: 22138692; PubMedCentral PMCID: PMC43 l 0555.


Sleiman PM, Flory J, Imielinski M, Bradfield JP, Annaiah K, Willis-Owen SA, Chiavacci RM, et al. Variants of DENNDl B associated with asthma in children. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jan 7;362(1):36-44. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa0901867. Epub 2009 Dec 23. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2010 Sep 2;363(10):994. N Engl J Med. 2012 Feb 16;366(7):672. Orange, Jordan M [ corrected to Orange, Jordan S]. PubMed PMID: 20032318.

Rothenberg ME, Spergel JM, Sherrill JD, Annaiah K, Martin LJ, Cianferoni A, Chiavacci RM, et al. Common variants at 5q22 associate with pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis. Nat Genet. 2010 Apr;42(4):289-91. doi: 10.1038/ng.547. Epub 2010 Mar 7. PubMed PMID: 20208534;PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3740732.

Glessner JT, Reilly MP, Kim CE, Takahashi N, Albano A, Hou C, Bradfield JP, Chiavacci R, et al. Strong synaptic transmission impact by copy number variations in schizophrenia. H. Proc Natl Acad Sci U SA. 2010 Jun 8; 107(23): 10584-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1000274107. Epub 2010 May 20. PubMed PMID: 20489179; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2890845.

Zhao J, Li M, Bradfield JP, Zhang H, Mentch FD, Wang K, Sleiman PM, Kim CE, Chiavacci RM, et al. The role of height-associated loci identified in genome wide association studies in the determination of pediatric stature. BMC Med Genet. 2010 Jun 14;1 l :96. doi:10.1186/1471-2350-l l-96. PubMed PMID: 20546612; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2894790.

Glessner JT, Bradfield JP, Wang K, Takahashi N, Zhang H, Sleiman PM, Chiavacci RM, ... A genome-wide study reveals copy number variants exclusive to childhood obesity.Am J Hum Genet. 2010 Nov 12;87(5):661-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2010.09.014. Epub 2010 Oct 14. PubMed PMID: 20950786; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2978976.


Zhi Wei I., Kai Wang2., Hui-Qi Qu3, Hai tao Zhang2, Jonathan Bradfield2, Cecilia Kim2, EdwardFrackleton2, Cuiping Hou2, Joseph T. Glessner2, Rosetta Chiavacci2, Charles Stanley4, Dimitri Monos5,Struan F. A. Grant2,6, Constantin Polychronakos3, Hakon Hakonarson. From Disease Association to Risk Assessment: An Optimistic View from Genome-Wide Association Studies on Type 1 Diabetes. PLoS Genetics I I October 2009 I Volume 5 I Issue 10 I el00067 .

Struan F.A. Grant, Jonathan P. Bradfield, Haitao Zhang, Kai Wang, Cecilia E. Kim, Kiran Annaiah, Erin Santa, Joseph T. Glessner, Kelly Thomas, Maria Garris, Edward C. Frackelton, F. George Otieno, Julie L. Shaner, Ryan M. Smith, Marcin Imielinski, Rosetta M. Chiavacci, Mingyao Li, Robert I. Berkowitz and Hakon Hakonarson. Investigation of the Locus Near MC4R With Childhood Obesity in Americans of European and African Ancestry. Obesity (2009) 17, 1461-1465. doi: I 0.1038/oby.2009.53

Jianhua Zhao 1, Jonathan P. Bradfield2, Mingyao Li3, Kai Wang2, Haitao Zhang2, Cecilia E. Kim2,Kiran Annaiah2, Joseph T. Glessner2, Kelly Thomas2, Maria Garris2, Edward C. Frackelton2,F. George Otieno2, Julie L. Shaner2, Ryan M. Smith2, Rosetta M. Chiavacci2, Robert I. Berkowitz4,5,Hakon Hakonarson 1,2,6 and Struan F.A. Grantl ,2,6. The Role of Obesity-associated Loci Identified in Genome-wide Association Studies in the Determination of Pediatric BMI. Obesity (2009) doi: 10.1038/oby.2009.159

Marcin Imielinskil, Robert N Baldassano, Anne Griffiths, Richard K, Chiavacci R et al. Common variants at five new loci associated with early-onset inflammatory bowel disease. 15 November 2009; doi: 10.1038/ng.489

Struan F. A. Grant, PhD, Kai Wang, PhD, Haitao Zhang, PhD, Wendy Glaberson, BA, Chiavacci R et al. A Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies a Locus for Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip with or without Cleft Palate on 8q24. J Pediatr 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.06.020

Tamim H. Shaikh, Xiaowu Gai,, Juan C. Perin, Joseph T. Glessner, Chiavacci R et al. High-resolution mapping and analysis of copy. Number variations in the human genome: A data resource for clinical and research applications.September 1, 2009 - Published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

Jianhua Zhao,Mingyao Li, Jonathan P. Bradfield, Kai Wang, Haitao Zhang, Chiavacci R et al. Examination of Type 2 Diabetes Loci Implicates CD KALI as a Birth Weight Gene. 2414 DIABETES, VOL. 58, OCTOBER 2009.

Joseph T. Glessner, Kai Wang, Guiqing Cai, Olena Korvatska, Cecilia E. Kim, Chiavacci R et al. Autism genome-wide copy number variation reveals ubiquitin and neuronal genes. doi: 10.1038/nature07953 (Nature 2009)


Subra Kugathasan, Robert N. Baldassano, Jonathan P. Bradfield, Patrick MA Sleiman, Chiavacci R et al. Loci on 20q 13 and 21 q22 are associated with pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease. Nature Genetics; Volume 40/ Number 10/ October 2008

Struan F.A. Grant, Mingyao Li, Jonathan Bradfield, Cecilia Kim, Kiran Annaiah, Chiavacci R et al. Association of HMGA 2 Gene Variation with height in Specific Pediatric Age Categories. Genomics Insights 2008: I 13-16


Hakon Hakonarson, Struan F. A. Grant, Jonathan P. Bradfield, Luc Marchand, Chiavacci R et al. A genome-wide association study identifies KIAA0350 as a type 1 diabetes gene. Vol 44812 August 20071 doi: 10.1038/nature06010

Robert N. Baldassano, Jonathan P. Bradfield, Dimitri S. Monos, Cecilia E. Kim, Chiavacci R et al. Association of Variants of the Interleukin-23 Receptor Gene With Susceptibility to Pediatric Crohn' s Disease. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Vol.5 (8)972-976; August 2007.

R. N. Baldassano, J. Bradfield, D.S. Monos, C. E. Kim, J. T. Glessner, T. Casalunovo, E. C. Frackelton, F. G. Otieno, S. Kanterakis, J. L. Shaner, R. M. Smith, A. W. Eckert, L. J. Robinson, C. C. Onyiah, D. J. Abrams, R. M. Chiavacci, R. Skraban, M. Devoto, S. F. Grant, and H. Hakonarson. Association of the T300A non-synonymous variant of the A TG 16L 1 gene with susceptibility to pediatric Crohn's disease. August 2007 Gut 56: 1165-1176.


Sheeran PW, Rose JB, Fazi LM, Chiavacci RM, McCormick L.  Rofecoxib administration to paediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy. Levy RJ, Chiavacci RM, Nicolson SC, Rome JJ, Lin RJ, Helfaer MA, Nadkami VM. Anesth Analg. 2004 Dec; 99(6):1642-7.


Scott D. Cook-Sather, Kathleen A. Harris, Rosetta Chiavacci, Paul R. Gallagher, and Mark S. Schreiner. A Liberalized Fasting Guideline for Formula-Fed Infants Does Not Increase Average Gastric Fluid Volume Before Elective Surgery. Anesth Analg 2003 96: 965-969.

William T. Mahle, Federica Tavani, Robert A. Zimmerman, Susan C. Nicolson, Kristin Galli, J. William Gaynor, Gil Wemovsky, Robert R. Clancy, Lisa M. Montenegro, Thomas L. Spray, Rosetta Chiavacci, BSN, C. Dean Kurth. Neurologic Injury Before and After Congenital Heart Surgery Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Circulation 2002 DOI: 10.1161/01.cir.0000032908.33237.b 1


John B. Rose M.D., Jeffrey L. Galinkin M.D., Ellen Jantzen M.D. and Rosetta M. Chiavacci BSN. A Study of Lidocaine Iontophoresis for Pediatric Venipuncture Anesthesia & Analgesia 2002; 94:867-871

Shah UK, Galinkin J, Chiavacci R, Briggs M.  Tonsillectomy by means of plasma-mediated ablation: prospective, randomized, blinded comparison with monopolar electrosurgery. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Jun; 128(6): 672-6.


Schears GJ, Liebig C, Frey AM, Chiavacci R, Harris K, Lin RJ, Costarino AT, Helfaer. Statock® Catheter securement device significantly reduces central venous catheter complications. Compendium of Best Clinical Practices, Special Release, JACHO 2001.


Jeffrey L. Galinkin M.D., Lisa M. Fazi M.D., Romulo M. Cuy M.D., Rosetta M. Chiavacci RN, BSN, C. Dean Kurth M.D., Udayan K. Shah M.D., Ian N. Jacobs M.D., Mehemoor F. Watcha M.D. The Use of Intranasal Fentanyl in Children undergoing Myringotomy and Tube Placement During Halothane and Sevoflurane Anesthesia. Anesthesiology December 2000.


Pereira GR, Baker L, Egler J, Corcoran L, Chiavacci R. Serum myoinositol concentrations in premature infants fed human milk, formula for infants, and parenteral nutrition. Am J Clin Nutr. 1990 Apr; 51(4):589-93. 

Awards and Honors

1978, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2002-present, Clinical Research Coordinators Education Sub-Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

Association for Clinical Research Professionals