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Pediatric Residency

Resident Scholarly Work and Research 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.
  • Residents have access to a database of faculty interested in mentoring residents in a wide range of scholarly activities to help identify projects and mentors based on the resident’s individual interests and goals.
  • There is a “Research in Your Career” conference as part of our noon conference lecture series when faculty from a wide range of backgrounds and fields talk about their path to scholarly work and help support residents interested in all forms of scholarship.
  • 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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2018 Resident QI Day Presentations
Increasing Use of EHR-Based Asthma Tools in Children's Medical Group Clinics– Mark Meuer, Steve Proper, Priya Dokken, Nicole Fortuna

Improving Recommended Pediatric Screening Lab Compliance in an Urban Pediatric Practice–Kaitlin McKenna, Lauren Castaneda, Tamar Atzenhoefer, Joey Resch, Madhuri Dave

Improving Compliance with CDC Guidelines for Secondary Prevention of Early Onset GBS in Newborns—Abby Smolcich, Erin Rholl

NICU Hand-off Improvement Project—Monti Sharma, Katie Gradecki, Gina Dalla Riva, Cassy ZumMallen

Improving Pediatric Resident Leadership Skills as Code Team Leaders—Kelly Bailey, Clare O’Hare, Emily Backes, Davietta Butty

Using the Low Risk Ankle Rule to Decrease Imaging Rates After Ankle Injury in the Outpatient Setting– Lauren Brockman
2018 Resident Research Day Presentations
Ashley Brunmeier
Self-Reported Neurocognitive Deficits in the Adult with Congenital Heart Disease Using a Simple Screening Tool

Lindsay Hoogenboom
A Quality Improvement Project to Address Oncofertility in Children and Adolescents with Cancer: Development of an Oncofertility Roadmap

Kerri Houser
A standardized algorithm and educational approach to nutrition support in patients undergoing treatment for cancer: A QI project.

Besma Jaber
Venovenous versus Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation in Inotrope Dependent Pediatric Patients

Proper, Steven
Loss of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor (HIF)-1α in Pulmonary Endothelium of Mice Using Tie2-CRE and Effects on Mitochondrial Regulation in Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn. IN

Katherine Carlton
Utilization Drift of Therapeutic Hypothermia for Neonatal Encephalopathy

Michael Kim, Clare O’Hare
Gestational Diabetes Results in Cerebral Vascular Remodeling in Adolescent Rats

Liberio, Nicole
Investigating the Role of Cellular Content and GVHD in Donor Lymphocyte Infusions to Treat Pediatric Hematologic Malignancies: A Single-Center Long-Term Study

Joseph Resch, Abby Smolcich
Pediatric Resident Self-Confidence, Not Past Experience, is Correlated with Their Ability to Perform Bag-Mask Ventilation and Endotracheal Intubation

Abby Smolcich, Joseph Resch
The Use of Direct Observation and an Individualized Simulation Workshop is Associated with Improved Pediatric Resident Confidence in Bag Mask Ventilation and Intubation Skills
2017 Resident QI Day Presentations

Improving resident education in trauma-informed care
Members: Susie Light, Julia Richards, Vanessa McFadden, Anna Schmitz, Rachel Weigert
Mentors: Lynn Sheets, Kelly Hodges

Improving immunization rates among inpatient pediatric patients
Members: Rachel Sullivan, Amanda Wenzel, Rose Doolittle, Danielle DuMez, Prurabi Sonowal, Karlo Kovacic, Corinne Swearingen
Mentor: Sandra Gage

Project POPCORN: Improving caregiver knowledge of patient care team using photos with roles and names
Members: Daniel Beacher, Brian Carroll, Keli Coleman, Maja Katusic, Kent Rosenwald
Mentor: Amanda Rogers

Improving patient safety through standardized paging practices
Members: Rachel Weigert, Anna Schmitz, Jennifer Lhost, Eric Velazquez, Lea Steffes
Mentors: Mike Weisgerber, Paula Soung

Improving resident-nurse communication in the NICU
Members: Ali Coren, Kate Rubey, Corinne Swearingen
Mentor: Mike Uhing

Improving junior medical student teaching by pediatric residents
Members: Alina Burek
Mentor: Kris Saudek

2017 Resident Research Day Presentations

Brian Carroll
The Impact of BMI on Diagnostic Testing for Bronchospasm: Rates of Positive Exercise Challenge Tests

Karlo Kovacic
Health care utilization associated with comorbidities in children with anorectal malformations across the United States

Hema Krishna
Six-Minute Walk Distance Under 200 Meters Predicts 30-day Heart Failure Readmission

Hema Krishna
Management of Heart Failure Patients Bades on Pulmonary Artery Pressure Measurements Using CardioMEMS - Single Center Experience

Clare O'Hare
In Utero Hyperglycemia Results in Cerebral Vascular Remodeling in Newborn Rat Pups

Erin Rholl
Reducing Unnecessary Laboratory Evaluations in Gastroschisis Infants

Kathryn Rubey
Fatty Acids Found in Expressed Breast Milk are Associated with NOX1 Activity in Intestinal Epithelial Cell Culture

Abhineet Sharma
Risk Factors for Aortic Root Dilation in Ehlers-Danlos type III and Intervals for Follow-up echocardiogram

Anna Schmitz and Rachel Weigert
Improving Patient Safety through Standardized Paging Practices

Rachel Sullivan
Earlier Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Down Syndrome Patients Following Tetralogy of Fallot Repair

Corinne Swearingen
Reading as a tool for language development and increased parental bonding among preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit

Amanda Wenzel
Index of Suspicion: One Pediatric Tertiary Care Center’s Experience Diagnosing Acute Pancreatitis in the Emergency Room

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

Abby Smolcich, Joey Resch, Robert Treat, Amanda Rogers
The Use of Direct Observation and an Individualized Simulation Workshop is Associated with Improved Resident Confidence in Bad Mask Ventilation and Intubation Skills. Presented at the 2018 Annual Spring Meeting. Atlanta, GA

Abby Smolcich, Joey Resch, Robert Treat, Amanda Rogers
Pediatric Resident Self-Confidence, Not Past Experience, is Correlated with Their Ability to Perform Bag-Mag Ventilation and Endotracheal Intubation. Presented at the 2018 Annual Spring Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Anna Schmitz, Sonia Mehta, Jessica DeValk, Kaitlin McKenna, Cassandra Ferguson, Michael Weisgerber
Soothing the Burn: A Comprehensive Wellness Program for Pediatric Residents. Presented at the 2018 Annual Spring Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Brandon Palmer, Sandra Gage, Sarah Bauer
A Gut Feeling: An Unusual Case of Altered Gait. Presented at the 2018 Annual Society of Hospital Medicine Clinical Vignette Poster Presentation. Orlando, FL.

Melissa Chiu, Nicole Fortuna, Alina Burek,
My Brain Hurts - A Bowhunter's Story. Presented at the 2018 Annual Society of Hospital Medicine Clinical Vignette Poster Presentation. Orlando, FL.

Cassandra ZumMallen, Erica Chou, Sandra Gage, Joseph Bartoletti, Carla Settimi, Steven Finkenbinder
Improving the use of bedside medication delivery service in asthma patients Presented at the Annual Spring 2018 PAS. Toronto, CA.

Anna Schmitz, Sonia Mehta, Kaitlin McKenna, Jessica DeValk, Catherine Ferguson, Michael Weisgerber
Soothing the Burn: A Comprehensive Wellness Program for Pediatric Residents. Presented at the Annual Spring 2018 PAS. Toronto, CA.

Katherine Carlton, Kelly Staricha, Erwin Cabacungan, Susan Cohen,
Utilization Drift of Therapeutic Hypothermia for Neonatal Encephalopathy. Presented at the Annual Spring 2018 PAS. Toronto, CA.

Michael Kim et al, ..., Susan Cohen
Gestational Diabetes Results in Cerebral Vascular Remodeling in Fetal Origins of Adult Disease 2. Presented at the Annual Spring 2018 PAS. Toronto, CA.

Michael Uhing, Scott Welak, Kathryn Berlin
Decreasing Serum Sodium Levels are a Predictor of Disease Severity in Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Presented at the Annual Spring 2018 PAS. Toronto, CA.

Vanessa McFadden, Anna Schmitz, Rachel Weigert, Sonia Mehta, Priya Dokken, Alyssa Stephany, and Michelle Pickett
Addressing Reproductive Health in Hospitalized Adolescents – A Missed Opportunity
Adolescent Medicine - Reproductive Health. Presented at the Annual Spring 2018 PAS. Toronto, CA.

Karen Chao
Monotherapy treatment with cytarabine for ALK-positive histiocytosis in an infant. Presented at the Annual 2018 ASPHO conference. Pittsburgh, PA.

Nicole Liberio
Long-Term Single Center DLI Outcomes Suggest a Role for Durable Response in High-Risk Pediatric Lymphoid Malignancies. Presented at the Annual 2018 ASPHO conference. Pittsburgh, PA.

Brandon Palmer
It's Time to Play...Respiratory Feud!: Using a Family Feud Game Show Format as an Innovative Approach to Teach Medical Students About Common Pediatric Respiratory Disorders. Presented at the 2018 USC Innovations in Medical Education Conference. Los Angeles, CA

Brandon Palmer, MD, Erica Chou, Sara Lauck, Robert Treat.
It’s Time to Play…Respiratory Feud!: Using a Family Feud Game Show Format as an Innovative Approach to Teach Medical Students About Common Pediatric Respiratory Disorders. Presented at Innovations in Medical Education. April 2017. Milwaukee, WI.

Brandon Palmer, MD
Time for Respiratory feud! Acquiring Knowledge Through Game Based Learning. Presented at Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2017. Nashville, TN.

Clare O’Hare, MD with Virginia Kaperick MD
Poster Presentation: Think Pink for Ingested Radiopaque Material. Presented at CHW Best Practices Conference March 2017. Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Clare O'Hare, MD, Jodi Garvin, Qiuli Liu, Robert Ryan, Michelle Baack, Kevin Rarick, David Harder, Susan Cohen. In Utero Hyperglycemia Results in Cerebral Vascular Remolding in Newborn Rat Pups. Presented at PAS 2017. San Francisco, CA

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 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.

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 2015 American Society of Hematology, Orlando, FL.

Jessica Lake, MD, MPH
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.

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.

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

Anna Schmitz, MD
Tachycardia: Going beyond the Usual Suspects. Presented at CHW Best Practices Conference March 2017. Wisconsin Dells, WI

Rachel Weigert, MD, Anna Schmitz, MD, Michael Weisgerber, MD, Paula Soung, MD
Poster Presentation: Improving Patient Safety through Standardized Paging Practices. Presented at APPD National Meeting 2017. Anaheim, CA.

Anna Schmitz, MD
Case Presentation: Tachycardia - Going Beyond the Usual Suspects. Presented at Pediatric Hospital Medicine Meeting. Nashville, TN. July 2017.

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

Abhineet Sharma, MD
Preserved Gut Microbial Diversity Accompanies Upregulation of TGR5 and Hepatobiliary Transporters in Bile Acid-Treated Animals Receiving Parenteral Nutrition. Presented at Clinical Nutrition Week, Austin, Texas. January 2016.

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.

Chris Sumski, MD
Pulmonary Valve Replacements at Pediatric and Adult Institutions. Presented at 2015 Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Meeting, Peoria, IL.

Justinn Tanem, MD
Workforce Survey of Pediatric Interfacility Transport Systems in the United States. Presented at 2014 MARC (Midwest Anesthesia Resident Conference).

Justinn Tanem, MD
Workforce Survey of Pediatric Interfacility Transport Systems. Presented at 2013 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

Alaina Vidmar, MD
Effects of Clinical Surveillance on BME Trends in Pediatric Patients. Presented at 2014 AAP conference.

Alaina Vidmar, MD
Effects of Riboflavin for Migraine Prophylaxis. Presented at 2014 AAP conference.

Alaina Vidmar, MD
Is it Polio? MR Imaging of Pediatric Spinal Cord Infections. Presented at 2015 American Society of Neuroradiology.

Alina Burek, MD
How Can I Help You?...Improving a Residents as Educators Curriculum Using Medical Student Feedback. Presented at Innovations in Medical Education. Milwaukee, WI. April 2017.

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

Rachel Weigert, MD, Anna Schmitz, MD, Michael Weisgerber, MD, Paula Soung, MD
Poster Presentation: Improving Patient Safety through Standardized Paging Practices. Presented at APPD National Meeting 2017. Anaheim, CA.

Bailey Hutchinson, Rachel Weigert, Alyssa Stephany
Headache with a Hint of Lyme: a Juicy case of Pediatric Meningitis. Presented at Society of Hospital Medicine Clinical Vignette Poster Presentation. May 2017. Las Vegas, NV.

Kris Saudek, Peter Bartz, Robert Treat, Rachel Weigert, David Saudek, Michael Weisgerber
Dear Program Director...Understanding Letters of Recommendation. Presented at PAS 2017. San Francisco CA.

Rachel Weigert, MD with Alyssa Stephany, MD
Poster Presentation: Pain in the Rear: An Atypical Presentation of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. Presented at CHW Bes Practices Conference March 2017. Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Kris Saudek, Peter Bartz, Robert Treat, Rachel Weigert, David Saudek, Michael Weisgerber
Dear Program Director...Understanding Letters of Recommendation. Presented at APPD 2017. Anaheim, CA.

Kris Saudek, Peter Bartz, Robert Treat, Rachel Weigert, David Saudek, Michael Weisgerber
Dear Program Director...Understanding Letters of Recommendation. Presented at Innovations in Medical Education. April 2017. Milwaukee, WI.

Vanessa McFadden MD, PhD, Alyssa Stephany, MD
Asthmatic with Respiratory Distress: Analyzing Beyond Asthma. Presented at Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) conference 2017. Nashville, TN. July 2017.

Vanessa McFadden MD, PhD, Alyssa Stephany, MD, Danita Hahn, MD
Ending a Resident’s Perception: Edification by Enterovirus. Presented at Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) conference 2017. Nashville, TN. July 2017.

Vanessa McFadden, MD, PhD
Project PRIME (psychological response to international medical electives) oral presentation. Presented at the Global Health Symposium at University of WI, Madison. Madison, WI. April 2016.

Vanessa McFadden, MD, PhD
Project PRIME (psychological response to international medical electives) poster presentation. Presented at PAS 2016. Baltimore, MD.

Vanessa McFadden, MD, PhD
Reliability of a tool to measure culture shock in medical trainees. Presented at PAS 2016. Baltimore, MD.

Erin Birmingham, MD, Christina Diaz, MD
Case Report on Anesthetic and Airway Management with a Trisomy 18 6 Month Female Patient. Presented at Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference. Chicago, IL. April 2017.

Karlo Kovacic, MD
Health Care Utilization and Congenital Anomalies Associated With Anorectal Malformations: A Study from a Large Nationally Representative Sample. Presented at PAS 2016. Baltimore, MD.

Resident Research Awards

Nicole Liberio
Best Clinical Research

Steven Proper
Best Basic Research

Joey Resch and Abby Smolcich
Best Medical Education Research

Michael Kim
Best Young Investigator

Kelly Bailey, Emily Backes, Clare O’Hare, Davietta Butty
Most Outstanding Quality Improvement Project

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)

Rachel Sullivan, MD
Best Oral Abstract Presentation by a Resident, 2016 Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Meeting
MCWAH Research and Quality Award, 2017
Pediatric Resident Research Award, Best Clinical Research, 2017 Department of Pediatrics

Clare O’Hare, MD
Pediatric Resident Research Award, Best Basic Research, 2017 Department of Pediatrics

Rachel Weigert, MD
Pediatric Resident Research Award, Best QI Research, 2017 Department of Pediatrics

Hema Krishna, MD
Pediatric Resident Research Award, Best Med-Peds Research, 2017 Department of Pediatrics

Karlo Kovacic, MD
Pediatric Resident Research Award, Outstanding Pediatric Research: Honorable Mention, 2017 Department of Pediatrics

Vanessa McFadden, MD
AAP resident research grant for Project PRIME (psychological response to international medical electives). July 2016.

Resident Publications

Amanda Scheuermann. Development of Secondary Osteosarcoma after TBI and Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant: A case series of 3 patients. Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology. May 2018.

Amanda Scheuermann. Early Recurrence of Ganglioglioma in a Survivor of Infantile Glioblastoma. Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology. May 2018.

Abhineet Sharma. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings for Dilated Cardiomyopathy Caused by Pathogenic. Annals of Pediatric Research. October 2017.

Kerri Houser. Epigenetic therapy in a patient with Down syndrome and refractory acute myeloid leukemia. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. March 2018.

Grace Muganda. Eosinophilic Meningoencephalitis in a Toddler with Baylisascaris procyonis (Raccoon Roundworm) Infection: Rapid Therapeutic Response. Wisconsin Medical Journal. March 2018.

Rachel Weigert, MD. Maternal pregnancy weight gain and cord blood iron status are associated with eosinophilia in infancy. Journal of Perinatology. April 2015.

Rachel Weigert, MD. Abdominal Pain Chapter. On Call Pediatrics. March 2017.

Anna Schmitz, MD. Textbook Chapters on Hematuria and Rashes. On-Call Pediatrics. May 2017.

Alina Burek, MD. Vomiting Chapter. OnCall Pediatrics. January 2017.

Vanessa McFadden, MD. Outcomes of Children and Adolescents with AML treated with Zinecard. Published February 2017.

Vanessa McFadden, MD. Hepatitis B transcription and FoxA. PLOS pathogens. March 2017.

Erin E. Birmingham, MD; Abhineet M. Sharma, MD; Salil Ginde, MD; and Randy R. Richardson, MD. Surgical-Relevant Coronary Artery Anomalies Diagnosed by Cardiac Computed Computed Tomographic Angiography in Infants and Children with Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction. Congenital Cardiology Today. September 2016.

Monti Sharma. Preserved Gut Microbial Diversity Accompanies Upregulation of TGR5 and Hepatobiliary Transporters in Bile Acid-Treated Animals Receiving Parenteral Nutrition. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. August 2016.

Kelly Bailey, MD. Seatbelt Sign. Atlas of Clinical Emergency Medicine. October 2015.

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

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

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 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.