Education and Training
MD - University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC
Pediatrics - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Neonatology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Sommer, G., Zierk, A., Fedarovich, A., Brock, A., Fedarovich, D., Heise, T.. The RNA chaperon activity of the human La protein (LARP3). RNA & Disease. 2016, Aug; 3(1): 1-5.
Heise, T., Kota, V., Brock, A., Morris, A.B., Rodriguez, R.M., Zierk, A., Howe, P.H., Sommer, G. The La protein counteracts cisplatin-induced cell death by stimulating protein synthesis of anti-apoptotic factor Bcl2. Oncotarget. 2016, Apr; 7(20): 29664-29676.
Kuehnert, J., Sommer, G., Zierk, A., Fedarovich, A., Brock, A., Fedarovich, D., Heise, T. Novel RNA chaperone domain of RNA-binding protein La is regulated by AKT phosphorylation. Nucleic Acids Research. 2015, Jan; 43(1): 581-594.
Zierk, A., Chavez-Valdez, R., Vaidya, D., Graham, E., Everett, A., Parkinson, C., Aziz, K., Northington, F.. Clinical Neonatal ICU Length of Stay Predictors for Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Infants. PAS Meeting 2020. 2020, May; Pub Status: Accepted.
Posters and Presentations
Lazzara, A., Troch, R., Zierk, A., Boss, R.. (2020). Optimizing Inpatient Management for Children with Chronic Critical Illness. Oral Presentation presented at: Scholarly Achievement Day - Johns Hopkins Children's Center; Baltimore, MD.
Zierk, A.. (2020). The Impact of Urban Farming and Green Space Development on Inner City Youth and Adolescents. Oral Presentation presented at: Adolescent Medicine Grand Rounds - Johns Hopkins Children's Center; Baltimore, MD.
Zierk, A., Chavez-Valdez, R., Vaidya, D., Graham, E., Everett, A., Parkinson, C., Aziz, K., & Northington, F.. (2020). Clinical Neonatal ICU Length of Stay Predictors for Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Infants Oral Presentation presented at: Pediatric Grand Rounds Warm-up Presentation - Johns Hopkins Children's Center; Baltimore, MD.
Zierk, A.. (2019). A 4-Year-Old with Fever, Cough, and Jaundice. Oral Presentation presented at: Barton Childs Case Conference - Johns Hopkins Children's Center; Baltimore, MD.
Zierk, A.. (2019). A Teenager with Foot Pain. Oral Presentation presented at: Barton Childs Case Conference - Johns Hopkins Children's Center; Baltimore, MD.
Awards and Honors
Alpha Omega Alpha (Member of AOA)
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Alpha Omega Alpha, Magna Cum Laude, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
MAYS Grant at College of Charleston, Awarded funding for undergraduate research
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
American Medical Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
Patient Experience Ratings
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