Virginia Commonwealth University

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Featured Researcher

Research Expertise and Focus

  • Leukemia; blood and marrow transplant; sickle cell disease
  • Management of menstrual bleeding and cycle control after hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Grant support from National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health and Department of Health and Human Service

Professional Highlights

Membership and Leadership

  • National chair, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium Data Safety Monitoring Committee
  • National member, Pediatric Oncology Group Stem Cell Transplant Steering Committee; Pediatric Oncology Group Data Safety Monitoring Board
  • Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium Steering Committee

Education and Training

  • M.D., The Hebrew University and Hadassah School of Medicine, Israel
  • M.P.H., University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • Residency, Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center, Israel
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Hospital/Cornell Medical College, New York, N.Y.

Selected Publications

Helou M, Ning Y, Yang S, Irvine P, Bachmann LM, Godder K, Massey G. Vitamin d deficiency in children with cancer. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 Apr;36(3):212-7. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e31829f3754. PubMed PMID: 23823117.

Foster RH, Russell CC, Dillon R, Bitsko MJ, Godder K, Stern M. Relations among optimism, perceived health vulnerability, and academic, self-regulatory, and social self-efficacy in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer.J Psychosoc Oncol. 2014;32(2):207-23

Eckrich MJ, Ahn KW, Champlin RE, Coccia P, Godder K, Horan J, Margolis D, Deeg HJ, Eapen M. Effect of race on outcomes after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for severe aplastic anemia. Am J Hematol. 2014 Feb; 89(2): 125-129. PMCID: PMC4109804

Gowda M, Payne KK, Godder K, Manjili MH. HLA-DR expression on myeloid cells is a potential prognostic factor in patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. Oncoimmunology. 2013 Oct 1;2(10):e26616. Epub 2013 Oct 10. PMCID: PMC3857328

Gilman AL, Schultz KR, Goldman FD, Sale GE, Krailo MD, Chen Z, Langholz B, Jacobsohn DA, Chan KW, Ryan RE, Kellick M, Neudorf SM, Godder K, Sandler ES, Sahdev I, et al. Randomized trial of hydroxychloroquine for newly diagnosed chronic graft-versus-host disease in children: A children’s oncology group study. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2012 Jan; 18(1): 84-91. PMCID: PMC4627789

Gowda M, Godder K, Kmieciak M, Worschech A, Ascierto ML, Wang E, Marincola FM, Manjili MH. Distinct signatures of the immune responses in low risk versus high risk neuroblastoma. J Transl Med. 2011 Oct 6;9:170. PMCID: PMC3195752

Kmieciak M, Worschech A, Nikizad H, Gowda M, Habibi M, Depcrynski A, Wang E, Godder K, Holt SE, Marincola FM, Manjili MH. CD4+ T cells inhibit the neu-specific CD8+ T-cell exhaustion during the priming phase of immune responses against breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Apr;126(2):385-94. PMCID: PMC3086038

Dreyer ZE, Dinndorf PA, Camitta B, Sather H, La MK, Devidas M, Hilden JM, Heerema NA, Sanders JE, McGlennen R, Willman CL, Carroll AJ, Behm F, Smith FO, Woods WG, Godder K, Reaman GH. Analysis of the role of hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation in infants with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in first remission and MLL gene rearrangements: A report from the children’s oncology group. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jan 10;29(2):214-22. PMCID: PMC3058277

Shaw PJ, Kan F, Woo Ahn K, Spellman SR, Aljurf M, Ayas M, Burke M, Cairo MS, Chen AR, Davies SM, Frangoul H, Gajewski J, Gale RP, Godder K, Hale GA, Heemskerk MB, Horan J, Kamani N, Kasow KA, Chan KW, Lee SJ, Leung WH, Lewis VA, Miklos D, Oudshoorn M, Petersdorf EW, Ringden O, Sanders J, Schultz KR, Seber A, Setterholm M, Wall DA, Yu L, Pulsipher MA. Outcomes of pediatric bone marrow transplantation for leukemia and myelodysplasia using matched sibling, mismatched related, or matched unrelated donors. Blood. 2010 Nov 11;116(19):4007-15. PMCID: PMC2981549

Kmieciak M, Gowda M, Graham L, Godder K, Bear HD, Marincola FM, Manjili MH. Human T cells express CD25 and Foxp3 upon activation and exhibit effector/memory phenotypes without any regulatory/suppressor function. J Transl Med. 2009 Oct 22;7:89. PMCID: PMC2770477