Pediatrics: Critical Care

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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     
  •       The fellow will complete one of the following specific work products approved by the SOC

o    Peer-reviewed publication in which the fellow played a substantial role
o    An in-depth manuscript describing a completed project
o    A thesis or dissertation written in pursuit of an advanced degree
o    An extramural grant application that has either been accepted or favorably reviewed
o    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:


 Year Fellow Project Title
2013 Joanne Claveria Early Goal Direct Therapy of Sepsis in Pediatric Oncology  and bone marrow transplant patients
2013 Chris Page-Goertz Correlation of Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System Score to interventions during transport
2013 Apurva Panchal Safety of enteral feeding in critical ill children on vasoactive agents
2013 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
2013 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.
2012 Melissa Atwood Oncology and Critical Care Practitioners Attitudes regarding Palliative Care
2012 Giovanna Caprirolo Cortisol Levels in Infants with Cyanotic Heart Disease
2012 Mohamed T. Jouhari True Incidents of Catheter related Blood Stream Infections at Children’s Hospital of WI
2012 Paras Khandhar Does In-House Attending Coverage in the PICU Setting Impact Patient Outcomes?
2011 No fellows  
2010 Paul Bauer Perceptions of Risk to Patient Safety in the PICU, a Study of American Pediatric Intensivists
2010 Shanelle Clarke The Effect of ACE Inhibition on the Pulmonary Vasculature in Combined Models of Chronic Hypoxia and Pulmonary Arterial Banding in Sprague Dawley Rats
2010 Brenda Schiltz A Qualitative, Ethical Analysis of Third Year Medical Student’s Perceptions of Professionalism
2009 Rahul Chawla Acknowledgement of Electronic Physician Orders by Nurses in a Pediatric Critical Care Unit
2009 JJ Fanning U.S. Attitudes and perceived practice for non-invasive ventilation in pediatric acute respiratory failure
2009 Becky Russell Genetic Variability within the Myosin Light Chain Kinase Gene and Severity of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Children
2008 Rob Chaplin  Thromboelastogram (TEG) – Patient clotting characteristics and components
2008 Rob Niebler Activated Recombinant Factor VII for Refractory Bleeding During ECMO
2008 Katie Young Clinical Decision Making About Antibiotic Use in Febrile, Intubated Children
2007 Andrea Hoogerland Rapid Homograft Failure in Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Reconstruction
2007 Jennifer Matchey Study of Patterns of Pediatric Organ and Tissue Donation
2007 Corey Philpot Pediatric interhospital transport: diagnostic discordance and hospital mortality
2006 Jake Kane Corticosteroid Effects on Cardiopulmonary Bypass Induced Inflammation in Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery
2005 Sheila Hanson The Effect of Intrapleural t-PA vs Normal Saline Irrigation on Pleural Effusion Volume
2005 Mary Lytle Sodium Variability in Osmolar Therapy for Pediatric Head Injury
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