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Resident Research Opportunities

Resident Opportunities

Research Elective—Ample elective time in the curriculum allows residents to select month-long blocks during which they can develop and implement research projects

  • 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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2013 Resident Research Day Presentations


 John Cox, MD

"A Biologic Model Predicting Pediatric Skull Fractures in Falls"

 Temitope Dimmer, MD

"Final Diagnosis in Patients Presenting to Pediatric ER with Concern for Appendicitis"

 Eunice Koh, MD

"Polymorphisms in the interleukin 6 signal transducer and inositol-trisphosphate 3-kinase B genes are associated with   lung injury in African American children with community-acquired pneumonia."

 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"

 Michaela Voss, MD

"Trends in Eating Disorders at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin"

 Bethany Weinert, MD

"The Seventh Generation Project"


Recent Resident Presentations at Regional, National, and International Meetings


 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.

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.

"Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Evaluation, Management, and Follow-Up of Ebstein's Anomaly.": Presented at 2012 Radiological Society of North American annual meeting.

"Stent Placement in Dialysis? When and Where.": Presented at 2012 Radiological Society of North American annual meeting.

"Water Consumption Does not Influence All-Cause or Cardiovascular Mortality: A Followup Study of Patients in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.": Presented at 2012 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

"Daily Coffee Consumption Does not Impact All-Cause or Specific Cardiovascular Mortality.": Presented at 2012 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

"National Trends of Lifestyle Modification Counseling for Hyperlipidemia--Analyses of a National Cohort.": Presented at 2012 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

"Can IVIG Responsiveness be Predicted in Kawasaki Disease in a Midwest Population: Validation of the Egami Score.": Presented at Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Meeting.

"Serum Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.": Presented at 17th World Congress on Heart Disease.

"Is Aortic Valve Leaflet Morphology Predictive of Outcome in Pediatric Aortic Stenosis": Presented at 2012 American Society of Echocardiography Annual Meeting.

 Justinn Tanem, MD

"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

 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


Recent Resident Research Awards


 Joel Hartl, MD

AAP Resident Research Grant for "VWFpp/VWF Ratio Before and During DDAVP Challenge"

 James Hahn, MD

Best Resident Presentation Poster Award at CHW Winter 2013 Best Practices in Pediatrics for "Acute Pelvic Pain in the Adolescent Athlete"

 Rohit Loomba, MD

2012 MCWAH Research Award

 Eric Schauberger, DO, PhD

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"


Recent Resident Publications

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.

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.

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.

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.

Loomba RS, Arora RR, Shah PH, Chandrasekar S, Molnar J. "Effects of music on systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and heart rate: a meta-analysis." Indian Heart Journal. 2012; 64(3): 309-313.

Loomba RS, Telega GW, Gudausky TM. "Type 2 Abernethy malformation presenting as a portal vein-coronary sinus fistula." Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2012; 47(5): 25-31. PMID: 22595606.

Madbouly EM, Nadeem R, Nida M, Molnar J, Aggarwal S, Loomba R. "The role of severity of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea index in predicting compliance with pressure therapy." American Journal of Therapeutics. [Epub ahead of print]. March 8 2012.

Aggarwal S, Loomba RS, Arora R. "Preventive aspects in peripheral artery disease." Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease. 2012; 6(2): 53-70. PMID 22337767.

Rao RP, Danduran MJ, Loomba RS, Dixon JE, Hoffman GM. "Near-infrared spectroscopic monitoring during cardiopulmonary exercise testing detects anaerobic threshold." Pediatric Cardiology. 2012; 33(5): 791-796.

Loomba RS, Aggarwal S, Shah PH, Arora RR. "Influenza vaccination and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality--analysis of 292,393 patients." Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1177/1074248411429965.

Loomba RS, Shah PH, Chandrasekar S, Arora RR. "Thigh length versus knee length compression stockings for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis in the inpatient setting." Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis. 2012; 23(2): 168-171. PMID: 22157256.

Loomba RS, Leavitt J, Cetta F. "Headache and papilledema in a patient with cyanotic congenital heart disease: a case report and review of literature." Congenital Heart Disease. 2012; 7(3): 14-17. PMID: 22070674.

Aggarwal S, Loomba RS, Arora RR. "Efficacy of colesevelam on lowering glycemic and lipid endpoints." Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology. 2012; 59(2): 198-205. PMID: 21976881.

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).

Loomba RS, Arora RR. "American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for ST-Elevation myocardial infarction: Overview of guidelines for care before, during, and after STEMI." in The Scientific Basis of Health Care. 2nd ed. 2011, Science Publishers: London (UK).

Pediatric Physician Scientist Development Program

This 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 2 years, and then enter subspecialty fellowship training, which will last 4 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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