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Gwen Erkonen

Clinical Assistant Professor,  Pediatrics

Contact Information

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
7770-K JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: +1 319 467 5695
Email: gwen-erkonen@uiowa.edu


BA, History, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Training, Special Education, speech language and pathology, California State University, Northridge, CA
Training, Physics, West LA College, Culver City, CA
Training, Biology and Chemistry, University of Callifornia, Los Angeles, CA
Training, Chemistry, West LA College, Culver City, CA
MD, Medicine, Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springfield, MO
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Primary: Pediatrics

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Research Interests

MeSH Terms from Publications

Dexmedetomidine, Calorimetry, Indirect, Hypertension, Animals, Newborn, Litter Size, Blood Pressure, Conditioning (Psychology), Maze Learning, Amygdala, Fear, Animal Feed, Hypnotics and Sedatives, Growth, Leptin, Birth Weight, Insulin Resistance, Cardiovascular System, Brain Injuries, Injections, Intraperitoneal, Disease Susceptibility, Mice, Behavior, Animal, Motor Activity, Male, Organ Size

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Recent Publications

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  1. Erkonen, G, Hermann, G, Miller, R, Thedens, D, Nopoulos, P, Wemmie, J, Roghair, R. Neonatal leptin administration alters regional brain volumes and blocks neonatal growth restriction-induced behavioral and cardiovascular dysfunction in male mice. Pediatr Res 69(5 Pt 1):406-12, 2011. [PubMed]
  2. Hermann, G, Miller, R, Erkonen, G, Dallas, L, Hsu, E, Zhu, V, Roghair, R. Neonatal catch up growth increases diabetes susceptibility but improves behavioral and cardiovascular outcomes of low birth weight male mice. Pediatr Res 66(1):53-8, 2009. [PubMed]
  3. Erkonen, G, Lamb, F, Tobias, J. High-dose dexmedetomidine-induced hypertension in a child with traumatic brain injury. Neurocrit Care 9(3):366-9, 2008. [PubMed]