Scholary Activities

The Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin encourages residents to pursue clinical research opportunities. Scholarship provides residents many potential benefits including: exploration of an academic career, development of credentials to bolster their fellowship application, and nurturing intellectual curiosity.

All residents are encouraged and given financial support to present their scholarly projects at a variety of regional and national meetings. In addition, the Medical College of Wisconsin was recently awarded a $20 million NIH Grant to support The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeastern Wisconsin.  The CTSI supports, through pilot funding, new and promising clinical and translational projects for young investigators. 

To find a faculty member conducting research in your area of interest, click on one of the link below:

CTSI Faculty Collaboration Database

Carmen Wallace, MD wins 2015 MCWAH Jessica Lin Award

Carmen Wallace, MD, internal medicine-pediatrics resident, received the 2015 Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence by a Resident Physician. This award recognizes an individual entering the final year of residency training for outstanding clinical and academic performance.  Dr. Heather Toth, internal medicine-pediatrics residency program director, nominated Dr. Wallace stating that she has exceeded expectations throughout training. Faculty, peers and staff respect her calm demeanor, impressive fund of knowledge, use of teamwork in accomplishing goals and dedication to patient care. Dr. Wallace has excelled in leadership roles and has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the field of medicine through volunteer work, service and scholarly pursuits.  The award is presented by the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc. (MCWAH). It was established in 2010 in memory of Dr. Jessica Lin who was a highly regarded neurosurgery resident here until her accidental death in February 2010. Award expenses are provided by the Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Robert Brueggeman wins 2015 Med-Peds Faculty Award

This award is to recognize a faculty member that has shown excellence in awareness for Internal Medicine-Pediatrics by helping residents focus on the skills, insight and dedication to provide high quality care to patients with acute or chronic illnesses that may span several decades.  Thank you Dr. Brueggeman for your outstanding teaching of our residents!

 

Med-Peds Resident wins 2015 Dr. Larry Sarff Award

Dr. David Vitale was awarded on June 12th the Larrie D. Sarff, MD. award as selected by the pediatric house staff.  This award is given to a graduating pediatric or med-peds resident whose dedication to medical education and clinical service best examplifies the lifelong ideals exhibited by Larrie D. Sarff, MD.

 

Med-Peds Resident wins 2015 Intern of the Year

Abby Walch, MD, wins the Categorical/Combined Intern of the Year Award for the Department of Medicine.


 

MCWAH 2015 Research Award Winners

David Vitale, MD A Retrospective Analysis of Adherence to Infliximab Treatment in a Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cohort. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Carmen Wallace, MD Children with Sickle Cell Disease on Chronic Red Cell Transfusion Experience Fewer Hospitalizations for Acute Vaso-occlusive Episodes Irrespective of the Indication for Transfusion. American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; Blood Journal


Med-Peds Resident wins 2014 Carl L. Junkerman, MD Award of Merit

Brittany Bettendorf, MD, wins 2014 Department of Medicine Carl L. Junkerman, MD Award of Merit.  This award is given to the resident whose work best reflects the highest standards of ethics, patient management and respect for the dignity of an individual.

 

Scholarly Presentations from 2011-Present
Children with Sickle Cell Disease on Chronic Red Cell Transfusion Experience Fewer Hospitalizations for Acute Vaso-
Occlusive Episodes Irrespective of the Indication for Transfusion, Platform Presentation, 2015 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1, Type 2, or Neither; Best Practices in Pediatrics Winter 2015 CMW Conference, March 2015, poster presentation.
Bettendorf (https://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/theexaminedlife/Program.aspx)  presenting April 10th 2014; A New Concept for Finding Meaning in Medicine: Medical College of Wisconsin’s Resident-Driven Initiative [Panel discussion]
Bettendorf B, Curran K, Yared N, Nichols L.  A new concept for Finding Meaning in Medicine: Medical College of Wisconsin’s resident-driven initiative. Oral presentation (panel discussion) at The Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine; April 10-12, 2014; Iowa City, Iowa. Accepted for presentation.
Bettendorf B. (Writer). (2012, Apr 7). Two Poems [Radio series episode]. In M. Teich
(Producer), Lake Effect.  Milwaukee: WUWM. Available:
http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/lake_effect_segment.php?segmentid=9074
&month=04&year=2011
Conference Presentation - get information
Development of a Pediatric Health Education Curriculum for Health Promoters in the Refugee Community. Thomas V, Vitale D, Phillippi L, St. Clair N. Abstract submitted for Association of Pediatric Program Directors Spring Meeting, April 2-5th, 2014. 
Phillippi L, Eniasivam A, Kuzminski J, St Clair N. Resident-Medical Student Partnership to Promote Adolescent Health Education. Association of Pediatric Program Directors Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. April, 2014.
Pneumococcal Cervical and Lumbar Osteomyelitis in Presence of Waldenstrom’s.  Hevey MA, Vitale DS, Muntz MD. Poster presented at Society of General Internal Medicine Midwest regional meeting, September 12-13th, 2013.
Resident-Medical Student Partnership to Promote Adolescent Health Education, Annual MCW Pediatric Fellows and Residents Research Day 2014; poster presentation 
Resident-Medical Student Partnership to Promote Adolescent Health Education, Association of Pediatric Program Directors Annual Conference, Chicago; poster presentation
Sharon Rikin, MD and Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH. Literacy Program Impact on Parental Attitudes and Practices: More Than Just Baby Talk. Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 6, 2014.
"Blastomycotic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis in the Urban Setting".  Poster Presentation.  Medical College of Wisconsin Resident Research Day.
"The Great Masquerader; " Poster Presentation.  National Meeting for Society of General Internal Medicine (Orlando, Florida).  September, 2013.
AMA RFS Public Health Committee. Understanding End-of-Life Discussions, “Seeing the Light.” Educational session, American Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL June 14, 2013
An Isolated Renal Infarct, Society of General Internal Medicine conference 2013; poster presentation 
APPD/COMSEP 2013 Combined Annual Meeting (Nashville, TN) • Poster Presentation “Integrating Global Health Into Residency: A Scalable Model”, National Meeting for Society of General Internal Medicine (Orlando, Florida)
Asamoah, Foy. Congenital TTP: Adult Onset of Pediatric Disease, Poster Presentation, AAP National Meeting, Orlando, FL 10/2013
Bettendorf B, Thomson M, Reichstein D, Kasper D, Thomas JG. Acute central vision loss in an IV drug user. Poster presentation at Midwest SGIM 2013 Regional meeting; September 12-13, 2013; Chicago, Illinois.
Bettendorf B, Thomson M, Reichstein D, Kasper D, Thomas JG. Acute central vision loss in an IV drug user. Poster presentation at the National Medicine and Pediatrics Resident Asscociation (NMPRA) Midwest Regional Meeting; September 14, 2013; Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
Bettendorf B. A rare but serious adverse event: why what we don’t know can hurt our patients.  Oral presentation at the National Medicine and Pediatrics Resident Asscociation (NMPRA) Midwest Regional Meeting; September 14, 2013; Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Chemotherapy Mediated Coronary Vasospasm.  Poster Presentation.  ACP Regional Meeting.
Digital ischemia secondary to type 1 cryoglobulinemia in multiple myeloma.  Poster Presentation.  ACP Regional Meeting.
Disseminated CMV in an Immunocompromised Patient, Wisconsin ACP meeting 2013, Medicine- Pediatrics Midwest Regional Conference 2013; poster presentation 
Integrating Global Health Into Residency:  A Scalable Model.  Association of Pediatric Program Directors Annual Meeting.  
Integrating Global Health Into Residency:  A Scalable Model.  Medical College of Wisconsin Pediatric Research Poster 
Presentation at NMPRA Regional Meeting
Rikin, S, Repenshek, M, King, A. Provider Understanding and Utilization of Advance Directives. Oral Presentation, Wisconsin Chapter American College of Physicians Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI September 6, 2013
Rikin, S, Repenshek, M, King, A. Provider Understanding and Utilization of Advance Directives. Poster Presentation, Midwest Society General Internal Medicine Regional Meeting, Chicago, IL September 13, 2013 
SGIM Case Presentation - Denver, CO
The Great Masquerader:  Clinical Case of Acute Retroviral Syndrome.  Poster Presentation.  APPD Meeting.
The Great Masquerader:  Clinical Case of Acute Retroviral Syndrome.  Poster Presentation.  MCW Research Day.
Bettendorf B, Farrell M, Uihlein J. Empathy: why should I care?  Oral presentation (discussion forum) at the Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine; April 19-21, 2012; Iowa City, Iowa.
Bettendorf B. (Writer). (2012, Feb 2). Medical Poetry [Radio series episode]. In M. Teich
(Producer), Lake Effect.  Milwaukee: WUWM. Available:
http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/lake_effect_segment.php?segmentid=8754
Blastomycotic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis in the Urban Setting.  Medical College of Wisconsin Pediatric Research Poster Session.
Empathy:  why should I care?  Examined Life:  Writing and the Art of Medicine.  Oral Presentation.
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura in a 16 y/o Male Causing Acute Bowel Obstruction.   Best Practices in Pediatrics Regional Conference.  Poster Presentation
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura in a 16 y/o Male Causing Acute Bowel Obstruction.   MCW Resident/Fellow Research Day.  Poster Presentation.
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura in a 16 y/o Male Causing Acute Bowel Obstruction.   Medical College of Wisconsin Pediatric Research Poster Session.
Message From Below: A Rare Presentation of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis.  Sinno O, Panwar R, Vitale D, Martin E. Poster presented at American College of Physicians Internal Medicine meeting, April 17-21st, 2012. 
Not a Fungi To Be With.   ACP State Meeting.
Renal Dysfunction is common at late follow-up of tetrology of fallout.  Medical College of Wisconsin Pediatric Research Poster Session. 
Sports exam med/peds conference in August 2012 medicine noon case conference in January and Professor rounds.
The Great Masquerader:  Clinical Case of Acute Retroviral Syndrome.  Poster Presentation.  National SGIM.
A workshop in reflective composition: implementing reflection and mentorship into medical education.  Oral Presentation.  AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) Spring Conference.
Atrial Tachyarrhythmias and the Maze Procedure in Congenital Heart Disease.  Oral presentation at the Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Meeting.
Bettendorf B, Fleming E, Havas N.  A workshop in reflective composition: implementing reflection and mentorship into medical education.  Oral presentation at the AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) Spring Conference; March 17-19, 2011; Omaha, NE.
Bettendorf B. (Writer). (2011, Nov 9). Reflecting on a Medical Education [Radio series
episode]. In M. Teich (Producer), Lake Effect.  Milwaukee: WUWM. Available:
http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/lake_effect_segment.php?segmentid=8321
Blastomycotic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis in the Urban Setting.  Poster Presentation.  Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium.
Diagnosed Skin Deep.  Oral Vignette.  ACP Regional Meeting.  
Facebook, Foursquare, Futility:  Ethical Considerations in the Internet Age.  Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Holy Macro:  Hypopituitarism due to Mass Effect.  Poster Presentation.  Society of General Internal Medicine Regional Meeting.  
Intern Ethics Conference:  Ethics of Social Media and Ethics of Adolescent Medicine Sessions. 
Lactic acidosis and confusion after a fall.  Poster Presentation.  ACP Regional Meeting.
Prevalence of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Antibodies, Tampa Bay, FL.  Nov-Dec, 2009.  http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0029301   
Renal Dysfunction is common at late follow-up of tetrology of fallot.  Oral Presentation.  Resident Research Day, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Renal Dysfunction is common at late follow-up of tetrology of fallot.  Poster Presentation.  21st Annual ACHD Symposium.
The Great Masquerader:  Clinical Case of Acute Retroviral Syndrome.  Poster Presentation.  ACP Regional Meeting. 
Urinary IL-18 and Urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) Are Both Early Predictive Biomarkers of Acute Kidney Injury Following Surgical Pulmonary Valve Replacement.  Poster Presentation.  21st Annual ACHD Symposium.
Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis: An Often Misdiagnosed and Deadly Disease, American College of Physicians Annual Conference, Orlando; poster presentation 
Ramalingam S, Bettendorf B, Jackson J. Diagnostic accuracy of physical exam maneuvers in ascites: a meta-analysis. Manuscript currently in final stages, preparing for submission. 
Thomson M, Bettendorf B, Reichstein D, Thomas J. Acute central vision loss in an IV drug user. Manuscript in final stages, submitting to WMJ. 
"Blastomycotic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis in the Urban Setting".  J of Rheum.  September, 2013.
Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Jan;34(1):165-9. doi: 10.1007/s00246-012-0408-3. Epub 2012 Jun 7.  Renal dysfunction is common among adults after palliation for previous tetralogy of Fallot.  Buelow MW, Dall A, Bartz PJ, Tweddell JS, Sowinski J, Rudd N, Katzmark L, Earing MG.
Congenit Heart Dis. 2012 Sep-Oct;7(5):441-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2012.00662.x. Epub 2012 Apr 27.  Urinary interleukin-18 and urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin predict acute kidney injury following pulmonary valve replacement prior to serum creatinine.  Buelow MW, Dall A, Regner K, Weinberg C, Bartz PJ, Sowinski J, Rudd N, Katzmark L, Tweddell JS, Earing MG.
Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society meeting 9/2012 Microvasc Res. 2013 Apr 27. pii: S0026-2862(13)00064-2. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2013.04.004. [Epub ahead of print] Reduced angiotensin II levels cause generalized vascular dysfunction via oxidant stress in hamster cheek pouch arterioles.  Priestley JR, Buelow MW, McEwen ST, Weinberg BD, Delaney M, Balus SF, Hoeppner C, Dondlinger L, Lombard JH.
Naik AS, Asamoah N, Zadvornova Y, Perera LP, Stein DJ, Saeian K, Venu N. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Characteristics Diagnosed in Adolescence.  Digestive Disease Week. San Diego, CA. May 2012.
Naik AS, Asamoah N, Zadvornova Y, Perera LP, Stein DJ, Saeian K, Venu N.  Anti-TNF Treatment in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Diagnosed in Adolescence.  Digestive Disease Week. San Diego, CA. May 2012.
Pregnancy and Short couples torsades de pointes.  PACE (Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology). Pending Publication.
Urinary IL-18 and Urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) Predict Acute Kidney Injury Following Pulmonary Valve Replacement Prior to Serum Creatinine.  Journal Congenital Heart Disease Jan 2012. 
 Bettendorf B.  Deletion.  J Gen Int Med 2011; 26(7):820.
External validity of the pediatric cardiac quality of life inventory. Qual Life Res. 2011 Mar;20(2):205-14.

 

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