Research Scholar's Day
Every spring, the Department of Pediatrics hosts an annual Research Scholar's Day, where postdoctoral fellows, fellows, graduate students, senior residents and research staff present their research to medical staff and colleagues in a professional conference environment.
Research Scholar's Day Faculty Leadership
Patrick C. Seed, MD, PhD
Associate Chief Research Officer, Basic Science
Jennifer Trainor, MD
Associate Chair, Education
Dr. Trainor's interests involve medical student simulation and the use of bootcamps to prepare students for the transition to residency. Joined kidSTAR in 2002.
Meredith Bone, MD
Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Winners are announced and presented with commemorative plaques at Grand Rounds. Pictured (l to r): Kristine Corkum, MD, Justin Ideozu, PhD, Varsha Suresh Kumar, PhD, Lajja Desai, MD, Gaston Ofman, MD, Amanda Puro, MD, Nina Alfieri, MD, Hawa Forkpa, MD.
Project information for those pictured and full list of winners can be found here (PDF).
Each year, we have a diverse selection of lab, clinical and health services policy research entries, and this year was no exception.
Pediatric Resident Dr. Elaine Coldren (pictured at right)
Title: Quality Improvement of Tuberculosis Screening at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos Orphanage in Miacatlan, Mexico
Authors: Elaine Coldren, MD and Maheen Quadri, MD
Infectious Diseases fellow Dr. Oikonomopoulou Zacharoula, MD (pictured at right)
Title: Microbiome surveillance in immunocompromised patients presenting with fever and neutropenia
Authors: Zacharoula Oikonomopoulou MD, Patrick Seed, Larry Kociolek, MD, MSCI, Reggie Duerst, MD, Sameer Patel MD, MPH, William Muller MD, PhD
Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Fellow Aroop Kar, MD (pictured at right)
Title: Effect of MNK Inhibitor SLV-2436 in Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Authors: Aroop K. Kar, MD, Ewa M. Kosciuczuk, PhD, Gavin T. Blyth, PhD, Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellow Andrew Franklin, MD (pictured at left)
Title: Perinatal Covariates of Cord Blood Alpha Klotho: A Novel Role of Placental Aging in Intrauterine Growth Restriction
Author: Andrew Franklin MD, Robert Birkett, Juanita Saqibuddin, Karen Mestan MD
Infectious Diseases Research Associate Aakash Balaji (pictured at right)
Title: Clostridium difficile whole genome sequencing reveals limited within-host genetic diversity
Authors: Aakash Balaji, Egon A. Ozer, MD, PhD, Alan R. Hauser, MD, PhD, Larry K. Kociolek, MD, MSCI