Education and Training
MD - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Pediatrics - Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Endocrinology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Pollock NI, Bradford VR, Hambrick HR, O’Donnell KA. Facilitating chalk talks via visual teaching tools. Med Educ. 2022 May; 56(5): 571-572. doi:10.1111/medu.14762.Epub 2022 Mar 1. PMID: 35230723
Pollock NI, Flamand Y, Zhu J, Millington, K, Stevenson K, Silverman LB, Vrooman LM, Cohen LE. Hyperglycemia during induction therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia is temporally linked to pegasparagase administration. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2021 Dec 21; e29505. doi: 10.1002/pbc.29505. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34931744
Ekambaram P, Lee J, Hubel N, Pollock NI, Klei LR, Concel VJ, et al. The Carma3-Bcl10-Malt1 Signalosome drives NF-kB activation and aggressive phenotype in AGTR1-positive Breast cancer. Cancer Research. 2018 March 1; 78 (5): 1225-1240. PMID: 29259013
Lee JY, Ekambaram P, Hu D, Pollock NI, Hubel NE, Bailey R, Lee AV, Oesterreich S, McAllister-Lucas LM, Lucas PC. Malt1 is a key mediator of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in AGTR1-Positive Breast Cancer. American Society of Investigative Pathology. 2017 Oct; 187(10):2353-2353.
Sen M, Johnston P, Pollock NI, DeGrave K, Sonali J, Freilino M, et al. Mechanism of action of selective inhibitors of IL-6 induced Stat3 pathway in head and neck cancer cell lines. Journal of Chem Biol. 2017 May 11; 10 (3): 129-141. PMID: 28684999
Belfer I, Pollock NI, Martin J, Lim G, De La Cruz C, Van Londen G, et al. The effect of gastroretentive gabapentin (Gralise) on chronic pain after breast surgery: A proof of principle study. PAIN Reports. 2017 Apr 11; 2(3): e596. PMID 29392212
LaPorte MG, Wang Z, Colombo R, Garzan A, Peshkov VA, Liang M, Johnston PA, Schurdak ME, Sen M, Camarco DP, Hua Y, Pollock NI, Lazo JS, Grandis JR, Wipf P, Huryn DM. Optimization of pyrazole-containing 1,2,4-triazolo-[3,4-b] thiadiazines, a new class of STAT3 pathway inhibitors. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2016 Aug 1; 26 (15): 2581-5. PMID: 27381083
Pollock NI, Wang L, Wallweber G, Gooding WE, Huang W, Chenna A, et al. Increased Expression of HER2, HER3, and HER2:HER3 Heterodimers in HPV-Positive HNSCC Using a Novel Proximity-Based Assay: Implications for Targeted Therapies. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Oct 15; 21 (20): 4597-606. PMID: 26138066
Sen M, Pollock NI, Black J, DeGrave KA, Wheeler S, Freilino ML, et al. JAK kinase inhibition abrogates STAT3 activation and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tumor growth. Neoplasia. 2015 Mar; 17(3): 256-64. PMID: 25810010
Pollock NI, Cohen LE. Growth hormone deficiency and treatment in childhood cancer survivors. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2021; 12: 1332. DOI =10.3389/fendo.2021.745932
Pollock NI, author of Endocrinology chapter in “The Boston Children’s Combined Residency Program Handbook of 2019”
Pollock NI, Grandis JR. HER2 as a therapeutic target in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Feb 1; 21 (3): 526-33. PMID: 25424855
Posters and Presentations
Bradford VR, Hambrick HR, Pollock NI, Hamaguchi R, Cheston CC, Wolbrink TA, O’Donnell KA. Facilitating pediatric resident delivery of chalk talks to medical students via teaching tools. 2021 May. Pediatric Academic Society Meeting
Pollock NI, Zhu J, Millington K, Flamand Y, Stevenson K, Silverman LB, Vrooman LM, Cohen LE. Hyperglycemia during induction therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia is temporally linked to PEG-asparaginase Administration. 2021 May. Pediatric Endocrine Society Meeting
Awards and Honors
2021, Student Teaching Award, Harvard Medical School
2021, Way to Shine Award, Boston Children’s Hospita
2021, Presidential Poster, Pediatric Endocrine Society 2021 Meeting
2019, The Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, Harvard Medical School/ Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2018, The Bert and Sally O’Malley Award for Outstanding Medical Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2017, Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2017, Arnold Gold Humanism Honor Society Member, Charles Watson Chapter at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2016, Student of the Month, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2015, Klionsky Fellowship for Pathology Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2015, Steven Phillips Award for Basic Science Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2015, Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2012-2013, Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society, Columbia University
2013, cum laude, Columbia University
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2020-present, Pediatric Endocrine Society
2019-present, American Medical Association
2017-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
Patient Experience Ratings
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