2022 Shapiro Summer Research Program faculty mentors, research projects announced

A cohort of first-year medical students were matched with fourteen pediatric faculty mentors for the 2022 Shapiro Summer Research Program. The Shapiro Summer Research Program provides opportunities for medical students to participate in eight- to 12-week summer research projects with UW–Madison faculty members. All students will present their research at the 21st Annual Medical Student Research Forum on November 21, 2022. Funding for the program comes from the Herman and Gwendolyn Shapiro Foundation, with additional support from the School of Medicine and Public Health departments, centers, and investigator grants.

Below, a list of the participating pediatric faculty, the medical student(s) they will mentor, and the title of their research project(s):

  • Heather Bartlett, MD – Joshua Weaver, “Infective endocarditis in pediatric populations”
  • James Conway, MD, FAAP – Levin Alder, “Rural Thai adolescent orphanage community needs assessment and development/puberty education curriculum development”
  • Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT – Rodrigo De La Torre and Marissa Galli, “Perinatal stroke: Longitudinal assessment of infant brain organization and recovery through neuroexcitability, neuroimaging and motor development”
  • Matthew Harer, MD – Derek Gross, “Evaluating the correlation between mean airway pressure and renal oxygen saturation in preterm neonates receiving positive pressure ventilation”
  • Pamela Kling, MD – Kaitlin Machina, “Communicating placental pathology data between pathology, mother, and baby providers”
  • Huichuan Lai, PhD, RD – Cathy Liu, “Gut microbiome alterations in young children with cystic fibrosis”
  • Cathy Lee-Miller, MD – Grant Momchilovich, “Comparing complication rates for PICC lines placed for more or fewer than 30 days in pediatric patients at AFCH”
  • Cathy Lee-Miller, MD – Peter Volkert, “Correlation of case mix index and pediatric CLABSI rates in children’s hospital”
  • Kelsey Lewis, PhD – Angelica Scribner, “Prevalence of distal hypospadias diagnosis and subsequent medical interventions in pediatric patients”
  • Kelsey Lewis, PhD – Madrigal von Muchow, “Proximal and mid-shaft hypospadias prevalence and response in a pediatric population”
  • Anne Marsh, MD – Alia Dixon, “Transcranial doppler ultrasound as a quality measure in pediatric sickle cell disease”
  • Kristen Marten, DO – Natasha Ignatowski, “Parental opinions on pediatric obesity: A qualitative study”
  • Mala Mathur, MD, MPH, FAAP – Liam Edgar, “Smartphone apps targeting child and adolescent anxiety: A review and content analysis”
  • Emma Mohr, MD, PhD – Christelle Cayton, “Neurodevelopmental outcomes of children potentially exposed to Zika virus in utero”
  • Amy Peterson, MD – Reilly Keegan, “Impact of socioeconomic and rural/urban status on cardiometabolic health parameters in children”
  • Amy Peterson, MD – Morgan Lentz, “Cascade screening for familial hypercholesterolemia in pediatrics”
  • Emily Ruedinger, MD, MEd – BreAnna Portale, “Education for CHANGE – a social justice curriculum”