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:

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Kiran Bhosrekar
Sleep patterns in the PICU

Eunice Koh
Vocal Cord Injury after Norwood

Matthew Oelstrom
Family Coping and Anxiety Related to Critical Illness

Prakadeshwari Rajapreyar
IL-23 acts on IL-12R to induce inflammation


Asfawossen Asfaw
Sensitivity of Screening Guidelines for Identification of Hospitalized Children at Risk for Venous Thromboembolism

Binod Balakrishnan
NIRS somatic oxygen saturation at admission as a predictor of need for life-saving interventions among unplanned admissions to the PICU

Orkun Baloglu
Long-stay patients in pediatric intensive care units: Data from Virtual Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Performance System (VPS)

Allison Fahy
Weight based medications  in the pediatric ICU population. Are we overdosing our adult sized pediatric patients?


Alaa Aljiffry
Association between NIRS and Organ Dysfunction

Gina Bane
Late Deaths in Sepsis

Muhannad Hammamieh
Management of Catheter Associated Bloodstream Infection in Children with Short-Term Catheter

Mina Salib
Overview of the Environmental Differences and Efficiency of the Documentation and communication before and after implementation of a full electronic medical health system (EPIC)

Jana Sperka
Pediatric Transport Provider Training


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.


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?

Contact Us

Department of Pediatrics
Critical Care
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave. MS 681
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Renee Draper
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Pediatrics Critical Care
(414) 266-3392