Dr. Steven Kernie (image) UT Southwestern Medical Center Caption Dr. Steven Kernie (seated) led a team of researchers, including Dr. Joshua Koch, which demonstrated that the current standard pediatric practice of giving patients 100 percent oxygen to prevent brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation may actually inflict additional harm. Credit UT Southwestern Medical Center Usage Restrictions Please use our credit line. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.