Resident Research Opportunities

MCW pediatric residents presenting at the Annual Resident Research Day

Research Elective

  • Ample elective time in the curriculum allows residents to select month-long blocks during which they can develop and implement research projects.
     
  • Residents can choose the subspecialty/research track which can be tailored to provide mentorship and elective experiences aimed at research goals and the opportunity to perform research as a scholarly project.
     
  • All physician-scientists of the CRI are available to serve as research mentors for residents.
     
  • Stipends provide funding for residents to travel to and present research at national meetings.
     
  • Annual Resident Research Day. Yearly conference for residents to present any and all research which they have performed.
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  2016 Resident Research Day Presentations

Sarah Bauer, MD
Ischemic Tubular Epithelium Plays a Key Role in Interstitial Fibrosis in ADPKD

Jessica Lake, MD, MPH
E - Evaluation of a Standardized Approach to the Diagnosis of Mild Platelet Function Defects: Recommendation for a Target Approach to the Diagnosis of Mild Platelet Function Defects and Identification of a Subset of Children with a "Developmental" Form

Matthew Moehlmann, DO
Safety and Efficacy of Catheter Ablation in Children <15kg

Callie Nguyen, MD
Multidisciplinary Efforts to Reducing Time to Phototherapy in Jaundiced Neonates: A Quality Improvement Study

Kathryn Rubey, MD
Expressed Breast Milk Fatty Acids are Associated with NOX1 Activity in Intestinal Epithelial Cell Cultures

Abhineet Sharma, MD
Bile Acid Treatment of Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Infused Animals Induces Divergence in Gut Microbial Flora

  Resident Presentations at Regional, National, and International Meetings

Sarah Bauer, MD
Ischemic Tubular Epithelium Plays a Key Role in Interstitial Fibrosis in ADPKD. Presented at PAS 2016, Baltimore, MD.

Daniel Beacher, MD
Late Outcomes After Surgical Repair for Tetralogy of Fallot with Absent Pulmonary Valve. Presented at 2015 Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Meeting, Peoria, IL.

Mallory Cohen, MD
An Emergency Room Presentation of a Six-Year-Old Male with Acute Altered Mental Status. Presented at Best Practices in Pediatrics Winter 2014 CME Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.

James Daly, MD

  • Maternal Stress and High-Fat Diet Increase mRNA Levels of Hepatic Toll-like Receptors. Presented at 2015 Pediatric Academic Society.
  • Maternal Environment Affects Methylation Enzyme Expression in Hepatic Tissue of Offspring. Presented at 2015 Pediatric Academic Society.
  • Practice Variations in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Guidelines Among Providers in Different Practice Environments Across the US. Presented at 2015 AAP conference.

Katie Fritz, MD, MPH
Development and Validation of Prism: A Survey Tool to Identify Diabetes Self-Management Barriers. Presented at PAS 2013 and Pediatric Endocrine Society Presidential Poster Session.

James Hahn, MD
Acute Pelvic Pain in the Adolescent Athlete. Presented at the Winter 2013 CHW Best Practices in Pediatrics.

Jessica Lake, MD, MPH

  • Evaluation of a Standardized Approach to the Diagnosis of Mild Platelet Function Defects: Recommendation for a Targeted Approach to the Diagnosis of Mild Platelet Function Defects and Identification of a Subset of Children with a "Developmental" Form. Presented at 2016 Best Practices in Pediatrics, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
  • Evaluation of a Standardized Approach to the Diagnosis of Mild Platelet Function Defects: Recommendation for a Targeted Approach to the Diagnosis of Mild Platelet Function Defects and Identification of a Subset of Children with a "Developmental" Form. Presented at 2015 American Society of Hematology, Orlando, FL.
  • A Case of Necrotizing Epiglottitis due to Non-Toxigenic Corynebacterium Diphtheria. Presented at 2014 American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Chicago, IL.

Patrick Lehman, MD
Case Report:  Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Sport-Related Concussion. Presented at 2015 Best Practices Conference.

Tristan Levey, MD
Hyaluronidase Injection for Extravasation of Calcium. Presented at 2016 Midwest Anesthesia Resident Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Rohit Loomba, MD

  • Ventricular Morphology or Fenestration Status Does Not Impact Exercise Capacity or Regional Blood Flow in Fontan Patients: A Study Utilizing Near Infrared Spectroscopy. Presented at 2013 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session.
  • Ten-Year Trends of Prediabetes and Prehypertension Among Healthy Women. Presented at 2013 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session.

Rachel Lucas, DO
Vaccine Error in an Urban Resident Clinics. Poster Presentation at 2015 AAP Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Kathryn Rubey, MD
Expressed Breast Milk Fatty Acids are Associated with NOX1 Activity in Intestinal Epithelial Cell Cultures. Presented at PAS 2016, Baltimore, MD.

Eric Schauberger, DO, PhD

  • Maternal Environment Alters Adiposity in Offspring. Presented at 2015 Pediatric Academic Society.
  • Maternal Environment Affects Methylation Enzyme Expression in Hepatic Tissue of Offspring. Presented at 2015 Pediatric Academic Society.
  • Maternal Stress and High-Fat Diet Increase mRNA Levels of Hepatic Toll-like Receptors. Presented at 2015 Pediatric Academic Society.

Anna Schmitz, MD
Improving Paging Communication. Presented at the APPD 2016 Annual Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Abhineet Sharma, MD
Bile Acid Treatment of Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Infused Animals Induces Divergence in Gut Microbial Flora. Presented at NASPGHAN, Washington, DC.

Chris Sumski, MD

  • Resource Utilization at Pediatric and Adult Cardiac Centers for Pulmonary Valve Replacements in Adolescents and Young Adults. Presented at the 2015 Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Conference.
  • Pulmonary Valve Replacements at Pediatric and Adult Institutions. Presented at 2015 Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Meeting, Peoria, IL.

Justin Tanem, MD

  • Workforce Survey of Pediatric Interfacility Transport Systems in the United States. Presented at 2014 MARC (Midwest Anesthesia Resident Conference).
  • Workforce Survey of Pediatric Interfacility Transport Systems. Presented at 2013 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

Sarah Vepraskas, MD

  • The SO-PEACH (Suspected Observable Presenter Empowerment Action Checklist), a Novel Instrument for Evaluating Presenter Empowerment During Patient and Family-Centered Rounds. Presented at PAS 2013.
  • Involvement of Community Organizations in Combating Childhood Obesity. Presented at 2013 and 2013 WIAAP Resident Advocacy Day.

Alaina Vidmar, MD

  • Effects of Clinical Surveillance on BME Trends in Pediatric Patients. Presented at 2014 AAP conference.
  • Effects of Riboflavin for Migraine Prophylaxis. Presented at 2014 AAP conference.
  • Is it Polio? MR Imaging of Pediatric Spinal Cord Infections. Presented at 2015 American Society of Neuroradiology.

Rachel Weigert, MD
Improving Paging Communication. Presented at the APPD 2016 Annual Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Bethany Weinert, MD
The Seventh Generation Project. Presented at the 2013 International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health, Winter 2013 CHW Best Practices in Pediatrics, and 2013 WIAAP Resident Advocacy Day.

  Resident Research Awards

James Daly, MD
2015 MCWAH Resident Research Day Basic Science Research Award

Joel Hartl, MD
AAP Resident Research Grant for VWFpp/VWF Ratio Before and During DDAVP Challenge

Mallory Cohen, MD
Best Resident Presentation Poster Award (2014)

Jessica Lake, MD, MPH

  • American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award (2015)
  • 2016 MCWAH Research Award

Kathryn Rubey, MD

  • 2016 MCWAH Research Award
  • Most Outstanding Resident Research (2016)

Eric Schauberger, DO, PhD

  • 2015 MCWAH Resident Research Day Award
  • AAAI Chrysalis Project Scholarship

Sarah Vepraskas, MD
2013 MCWAH Research Award for The SO-PEACH (Suspected Observable Presenter Empowerment Action CHecklist), a Novel Instrument for Evaluating Presenter Empowerment During Patient and Family-Centered Rounds

Bethany Weinert, MD
AAP CATCH Grant and Global Health Program Scholarship for The Seventh Generation Project

  Resident Publications

Kraninger K, Jelenchick l, Eickhoff J, Kraninger K, Zhang C, Christakis D, Moreno M. Screening for Adolescent Problematic and Risky Internet Use Screening Scale (PRUISS). Academic Pediatrics. Nov 2015; 15(6); 658-665.

Lake JA, Ehyhardt MJ, Suchi M, Chun RH, Willoughby RE. A case of necrotizing epiglottitis due to nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Pediatrics. peds.2014-3157; published ahead of print June 8, 2015, doi:10.1542/peds.2014-3157

Schloemer NJ, Lincoln AH, Mikhailov TA, Collins CL, Di Rocco JR, Kehl SC, Chusid MJ. Fatal disseminated Pythium insidiosum infection in a child with Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. [Epub ahead of print]. 2013.

Nadeem RA, Loomba RS, Aggarwal S. Serum inflammatory markers in obstructive sleep apnea. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2013. (Accepted and awaiting publication).

Loomba RS, Shah PH, Aggarwal S, Arora RR. N-Acetylcysteine to prevent contrast induced nephropathy. American Journal of Therapeutics. 2013. (Accepted and awaiting publication).

Saini Y, Proper SP, Dornbos P, GreenwoodKK, Kopec AK, Lynn SG, et al. (2015) Loss ofHif-2aRescues theHif-1aDeletion Phenotype of NeonatalRespiratory Distress In Mice. PLoS ONE 10(9):e0139270. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139270.

Patel CB, Schauberger EM, Nguyen FT. Toward a better understanding of the retention of physician-scientists in the career pipeline. Academic Medicine. 2012 April; 87(4): 390-1.

Soto-Ramirez N, Arshad SH, Holloway JW, Zhang H, Schauberger E, Ewart S, Patil V, Karmaus W. The interaction of genetic variants and DNA methylation of the interleukin-4 receptor gene increase the risk of asthma at age 18 years. Clinical Epigenetics. 2013; 5(1): 1.

Ziyab AH, Davies GA, Ewart SL, Hopkin JM, Schauberger EM, Willis-Karp M, Holloway JW, Arshad SH, Karmaus W. Interactive effect of STAT6 and IL13 gene polymorphisms on eczema status: Results from a longitudinal and a cross-sectional study. BMC Medical Genetics. Accepted for publication December 2012.

Ziyab AH, Karmaus W, Yousefi M, Ewart S, Schauberger E, Holloway JW, Zhang H, Arshad SH. Interplay of filaggrin loss-of-function variants, allergic sensitization, and eczema in a longitudinal study covering infancy to 18 years of age. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3): e32721. Epub 2012 March 5. PMID: 22403702.

Pediatric Physician Scientist Development Program

Pediatrics Physician Scientist Development ProgramThis program utilizes the special training pathways approved by the American Board of Pediatrics to allow individual residents to pursue academic subspecialty careers in a non-traditional sequence. For eligible and interested residents, the Accelerated Research Pathway allows residents to complete general pediatric training in two years, and then enter subspecialty fellowship training, which will last four years. This pathway gives the resident and fellow the opportunity for an additional year of subspecialty research training. For MD/PhD residents, the Integrated Research Pathway allows residents to alter their schedules to permit concentrated blocks of research time to be integrated into their resident clinical experiences.

We support and encourage the participation of our residents with a strong interest in academic subspecialty careers in these programs. These programs combine the assets of our residency and fellowship programs with the strengths and resources of the CRI to cultivate the careers of subspecialty-trained pediatric physician-scientists who will assume academic leadership positions throughout the country.

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