Research and Scholarly Activity Training

Training in research is an integral part of the program, and fellows can work with any researcher in the Medical College community. In addition to the conferences described above, all second-year fellows are required to take a two-month course in Research Study Design. Interested fellows are encouraged to pursue Masters Degrees from the MCW Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in their areas of academic concentration. Recent fellows have pursued degrees in Bioethics, Clinical and Translational Science, and Public Health. Tuition is paid by the department of Pediatrics as a taxable benefit. Accommodations for class work are made in the clinical schedules of second- and third-year fellows.

Opportunities for Scholarly Activity

ABP requirements

  • The fellow will participate in a structured core curriculum in scholarly activities.
  • The fellow will engage in a scholarly project under the supervision of a Scholarship Oversight Committee.
  • The fellow will complete one of the following specific work products approved by the SOC:
    • Peer-reviewed publication in which the fellow played a substantial role
    • An in-depth manuscript describing a completed project
    • A thesis or dissertation written in pursuit of an advanced degree
    • An extramural grant application that has either been accepted or favorably reviewed
    • A progress report for projects of exceptional complexity

Opportunities available at MCW for fulfillment of requirements

  • Clinical research project
  • Laboratory based research project
  • Master’s Degree with thesis
  • Extensive QI project
  • Outcomes research project
  • Public Policy Project

Additional scholarship/educational opportunities

  • Teaching of residents and medical students in both formal and informal settings
  • Clinical facilitator for Medical School Biochemistry course
  • Resident ward teaching
  • Preceptor for Medical School Bioethics and Palliative Medicine course
  • Transport Education Sessions
  • Nursing orientation
  • Mock code leader
  • PALS instructor
  • ATLS instructor

Abstracts and Publications

Our faculty and fellows are involved in a wide variety of research endeavors and other scholarly activities.

Below is a listing of recent publications from faculty and fellows:

► 2013

Joanne Claveria
Early Goal Direct Therapy of Sepsis in Pediatric Oncology and bone marrow transplant patients.

Chris Page-Goertz
Correlation of Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System Score to interventions during transport.

Apurva Panchal
Safety of enteral feeding in critical ill children on vasoactive agents.

Francesca Perez-Marques
Association of genetic variants of splicing factors involved in regulation of exon 9 skipping with need for mechanical ventilation in African American children with community acquired pneumonia.

Nathan Thompson
The impact of medication shortages on hospitalized pediatric patients.

► 2012

Samer Abu Sultaneh
Correlation of Cerebral Near-infrared Spectroscopy with Serum Biomarkers of Brain Injury in Infants after Cardiac Surgery.

Melissa Atwood
Oncology and Critical Care Practitioners Attitudes regarding Palliative Care.

Giovanna Caprirolo
Cortisol Levels in Infants with Cyanotic Heart Disease.

Mohamed T. Jouhari
True Incidents of Catheter related Blood Stream Infections at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Paras Khandhar
Does In-House Attending Coverage in the PICU Setting Impact Patient Outcomes?

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