Position:
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division:
Respiratory
Vision Statement:

My goal is to determine the role of nitric oxide as a first line antimicrobial agent for use in infectious diseases in order to reduce the use of antibiotics.

Research Interests:

Antimicrobial role of nitric oxide
• Antibiotic resistance associated with M. tuberculosis, S. aureus, P. aeruginosa
• Role of nitric oxide in non-healing wounds and cystic fibrosis
• Therapeutic use of nitric oxide in Avian flu and parasitic infections
• Inhaled nitric oxide for treatment of cerebral malaria ( www.inouganda.com )
• Tumorcidal activity of nitric oxide
• Ventilator acquired pneumonia

Research Sumary:

Dr. Miller’s research is to ultimately determine the antimicrobial role of nitric oxide for potential as a first line treatment for infections such as tuberculosis, malaria, leishmaniasis, cystic fibrosis, bovine respiratory disease and viral pandemics.

Personal:

Scouts Canada Sponsor Representative, LDS Youth Group Mentor

Education:
Ph.D., BA, RT
Recent Publications:

Hawkes M, Robert, Opoka RO, Namasopo S, Miller C,Thorpe KE, Lavery JV, Conroy AL, Liles C, John CC, Kain KC. Inhaled Nitric Oxide for the Adjunctive Therapy of Severe Malaria: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Trials 2011;12(1):176-189.

Rezakhanloua, A, Miller C, McMullin B, Ghaffaria A, Ghaharya A. Gaseous Nitric Oxide Exhibits Does Not Effect Skin Fibroblast Extra Cellular Matrix Gene Expression and Immune Cell Viability. Cell Biol Int 2011;35:407-415.

Regev-Shoshani G , Ko M, Miller C, Av-Gay Y. The slow release of Nitric Oxide from charged catheter and its antimicrobial effect on Escherichia coli Antimicrobial Agents And Chemotherapy 2010;54(1):273-279.

Miller C, McMullin B, Ghaffari A, Miller J, Stenzler A, Pick N, Roscoe D, Ghahary A, Road J, Av Gay Y. Gaseous nitric oxide bactericidal activity retained during intermittent high-dose short duration exposure Nitric Oxide 2009;20 :16-23.

Awards & Recognition:

Trudell Award and Jimmy Schultz Award for his contributions for innovative use of respiratory technologies for patient care.