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Pediatrics Residency Scholarly Activity

Members of the Department of Pediatrics are involved in a wide variety of clinical research.


We also collaborate on projects between departments.  Many of our residents have taken the opportunity to join one of the ongoing investigations to satisfy their resident project requirement. Others have developed their own ideas with the help of a faculty mentor. Below is a sampling of the fine work that is produced as a result of the resident project initiative.

Resident Research Abstracts Presented at Specialty or National Conferences

2014

  • Sarah Coors, DO
    Type I Diabetes education and screening program in Nepal.  Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society.  May, 2014.
  • Michael Flaherty, DO
    Effect of Massachusetts' graduated driver licensing system on adolescent motor vehicle crashes.  Platform Session, Pediatric Academic Society, May, 2014.
  • Elizabeth Gale, MD
    Improving time to first dose of parenteral antibiotic in febrile immunocompromised children:  A single institution collaborative project.  Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society, May, 2014.
  • Eimear Kitt, MD
    Procedural sedation for children with ADHD.  Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society, May, 2014.
  • Kathryn McKenna, MD
    Restructuring the Pediatric viral respiratory testing protocols and procedures: A QI initiative.  Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society, May, 2014.
  • Tara Menon, MD
    Thermoregulation strategies for late premium infants admitted to the continuing care nursery (CCN):  A QI initiative.  Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society, May, 2014.
  • Rubina Pothiawala, MD
    Assessing the timing of antibiotic initiation and appropriateness for presumed sepsis in the NICU.  Poster Presentation , Pediatric Academic Society, May, 2014.
  • Katherine Rittner, MD
    Sustaining improvement: experience with reducing pharmacotherapy for gastroesophageal reflux in preterm infants.  Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society, May, 2014.
  • Rachel Clarke, MD
    Withdrawing into society:  characteristics of neonatal abstinence syndrome on final day of admission.  Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society, May, 2014.

2013

  • Stacey Dipalma, MD
    Glucometer Manipulation in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.  Poster Presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society, May, 2013.
  • Diana Drogalis, DO
    Prevalence and Correlates of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in the Pediatric Hypertensive Population.  Poster Presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society, May 2013.
  • Yaron Ivan, MD
    Parent and Caregiver Education on Management of Choking in Infants and Children.  Poster Presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society, May, 2013
  • Enas Shanshen, MD
    Factors Associated with the Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease.  Poster Presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  May, 2013.
  • Hijab Zubairi, MD
    Risk of Lead Exposure in Preterm Infants Receiving Red Blood Cell Transfusions.  Poster Presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society, May, 2013.

2012

  • Samuel Gorstein, MD
    A predictive Model for Preterm Infants To Target Indomethacin Therapy for Prevention of Intraventricular Hemorrhage.  Poster Symposium Session. Pediatric Academic Society.  April, 2012.
  • Heath Cobb, MD
    Asthma Action Plans in School:  A Nurse Education Based Intervention.  Poster Session.  Pediatric Academic Society, April, 2012.
  • Chelsea Gordner, DO
    Vitamin D Status and Metabolic Risk Factors in a Cohort of Severely Obese Children and Adolescents.  Poster Session.  Pediatric Academic Society, April, 2012.
  • Thomas Wadzinski, MD, MPH
    Racial and Insurance Disparities in Metabolic Control and Pump Starts for T1DM Children within Two Years of Diagnosis.  Poster Presentation  Pediatric Academic Society, April, 2012.
  • Ksenia Tonyushkina, MD
    Ontogeny of Deiodinase Gene Regulation by Thyroid Hormone during Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Thyroid (HPT) Axis Development.  Platform Session.  Pediatric Academic Society, April, 2012.
  • Emily Frydman, MD
    Age Modulates Parathyroid Hormone Levels in Obese Adolescents Regardless of 25OHD and BMI.  Poster Session.  Pediatric Academic Society, April, 2012.
  • Rochelle Kushner, MD
    Educational Intervention To Improve Knowledge of Pediatric Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness among Pediatric Practitioners.  Poster session.  Pediatric Academic Society, April, 2012.

2011

  • Ashley Nelson, MD
    Using Videography to Assess Agenda Setting in Primary Care Resident Encounters as a Means of Quality Improvement.  Platform session.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Denver, CO.  April, 2011.
  • Thomas Wadzinski, MD
    Autonomy and Parental Support Associated with Better A1C's for Teens. Poster Presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Denver, CO.  May, 2011.
  • Chelsea Gordner, DO
    Vitamin D Deficiency is Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors but Not Obesity in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes.  Poster presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Denver, CO.  May 2011.
  • Emily Frydman, MD
    Is There a Different Relationship between Vitamin D 25-OH and Parathyroid Hormone in Children with Type 1 Diabetes(T1D)?  Poster presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Denver, CO.  May 2011.
  • Ian Goodman, MD
    Teaching Pediatric Code Leadership Skills; Integrated vs. Stand Alone Curriculum.  Poster presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Denver, CO.  May 2011.
  • Christina Sadler, MD
    Participation in Community Gardens as an Adjunct Treatment in a Pediatric Weight Management Program:  A Pilot Study.  Poster presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Denver, CO.  May 2011.

2010

  • Ksenia Tonyushkina, MD
    The Value of Vitamin D Therapy in Neonatal Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia.  Poster presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Vancouver, CA.  May, 2010.
  • Rishita Tiwari, MD
    Insulin Resistance and Nephrolithiasis Risk in Obese Adolescents.  Platform presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Vancouver, CA.  May, 2010.
  • Sharon Wretzel, MD
    Does a Condom Availability Program in an inner City Public School Decrease the Rates of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia infection?  Platform presentation.  Vancouver, CA.  May, 2010.
  • Jacquelyn Cotter, MD
    Caretaker and Teacher Knowledge of Safety in Preschoolers.  Poster presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Vancouver, CA.  May, 2010.
  • Chelsea Gordner, DO
    Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Metformin with OCP vs. OCP Alone in the Treatment of Adolescents with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).  Poster presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Vancouver, CA.  May, 2010.
  • Jessica Walsh, DO
    Two Week DMSA Chelation:  Is it a Reasonable Alternative to the Standard Nineteen Day Course.  Poster presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Vancouver, CA. May, 2010.
  • Susan Harp, MD
    Quality of Care of Febrile Infants by Pediatric Hospitalists.  Poster presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Vancouver, CA.  May, 2010.
  • Aimee Velasco, MD
    The Correlates of Attributes of the Built Environment around Schools and Self-Reported Physical Activity in Inner City Fifth Graders.  Poster presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Vancouver, CA. May, 2011.

2009

  • Allison Paroskie, MD
    Does Proteinuria Predict Severity in Eating Disorders?  Poster presentation.  Pediatric Academic Society.  Baltimore, MD.  May, 2009.
  • James Sheehy, MD
    Pulsatile Hemodynamics in Normotensive Children Compared to Children with Essential Hypertension.  Poster presentation.  2009 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.  Washington,DC  Oct. 2009.

2008

  • Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, MD
    An Education Program to Increase Knowledge of and Immunization with Adult Pertussis Vaccination Among Parents of Newborns.  Oral Presentation.  Eastern Society Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA.  March 2008.
  • Sonia Chaudhry, MD
    Infant Safe Sleeping in Homeless Family Shelters. Oral Presentation.   Eastern Society Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA.  March, 2008. Poster.  Pediatric Academic Society,Honolulu, HI.  May, 2008.
  • Leybie Ang, MD
    Poor Iron Status Is Associated With Inflammation in Obese Children.  Poster Pediatric Academic Society, Honolulu, HI.  May, 2008
  • Astrid Chabert, MD
    The Effect of Open Access on Infant Well Child Care in an Resident Continuity Clinic.  Poster, Pediatric Academic Society, Honolulu, HI.  May, 2008.

2007

  • Ambrose, Tracie. 
    Effect of Implementing Open Access Appointment Scheduling on Reducing Inappropriate Urgent Care Visits in an Inner City Resident Teaching Clinic.  Poster, Pediatric Academic Society, Toronto, Canada. May, 2007.
  • Hagenbuch, Sean.
    A Comparison of Exercise Capacity in Men and Boys in Cold and Hot Environments.  Poster, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA. March, 2007
  • Morneault, Erin. 
    Does Increased BMI Impair Predicted Adult Height in Female Patients Treated with Depot GnRH for Precocious Puberty?  Poster, Pediatric Academic Society, Toronto, Canada. May, 2007.

2006

  • Adolphe, Soukaina. 
    Does the Use of Metformin in Adjunct to Exogenous Insulin Induce Better Glycemic Control in Overweight Adolescents with Type I Diabetes in Clinic Setting?  Poster, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research. March, 2006.  Poster, Pediatric Academic Society.  April, 2006.
  • Alam, Asmi. 
    The Incidence of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Female Residents.  Oral, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research. March, 2006.
  • Baldasaro, Mathew. 
    Custody Concerns: Parental Wills in an Inner-City Pediatric Clinic.  Oral, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research.  03/06.  Poster, Pediatric Academic Society.  May, 2006.
  • Coles, Mandy.
    Knowledge of Abortion Methods by Adolescents.  Oral, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research. March, 2006.
  • Krause, Jens.
    Evaluation of Adiponectin as a Marker of Lipodystrophy in Pediatric HIV Patients. ENDO 2006 - The Endocrine Society's 88th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. June, 2006
  • Salehi, Nedda. 
    Defining Exercise Induced Bronchospasm…Asthma or a Separate Entity? Oral, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research.  March, 2006.
  • Woythaler, Melissa.  
    Is There an Increased Incidence of Sepsis (SEP) Associated with Removal of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs) in Neonates 27-32 Weeks Gestational Age (GA)?  Poster, Pediatric Academic Society.  April, 2006.