Department of Pediatrics will host 18 Shapiro Summer Research Program students

This summer, 14 Department of Pediatrics faculty members from seven divisions will open their research groups to 18 medical students through the Shapiro Summer Research Program.

Since 2002, the Shapiro Summer Research Program has provided opportunities for UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) students to participate in eight- to 10-week research projects in the summer between their first and second years of medical school. Students are paired with UW–Madison faculty mentors who propose a wide range of hypothesis-driven projects in basic science, clinical, translational, health services, population/public health, or global health research. Funding for the program comes from the Herman and Gwendolyn Shapiro Foundation with additional support from the department and investigator grants.

About 125 SMPH students will participate in the Shapiro Summer Research Program this year, which is more than 70% of eligible students.

Below is a list of students who will conduct research with the Department of Pediatrics this summer, their faculty mentors, and the titles of their research projects:

Shapiro Scholar Mentor Project Title
Jennifer Cape Eileen Cowan, MD PEDI(atri)CS — Pediatric Education Development Initiative in Clinical Skills
Emily Cheng Anne Marie Singh, MD Identifying Associations Between Bathing Practices and Transepidermal Water Loss and Their Effect on Atopic Dermatitis in Infants
Anna Gardner Catherine Allen, MD Identifying Risk Factors of Patients with Congenital Heart Disease Who Are Lost to Follow-up Compared to Patients That Obtain Routine Care
Matt Gille Ellen Selkie, MD, MPH A Longitudinal Study Investigating TDM and Adolescent Health and Development: Brain, Behavior and Well-being
Alina Hampton Cathy Lee-Miller, MD Establishing the Current State of Oncology Survivorship Care at University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
Sofia Herrera Amy Peterson, MD, MS Trends in Cholesterol Screening and Dyslipidemia Rates of Pediatric Patients at UW Health During the Shift in National Guidelines
Brigid Hughes Laura Houser, MD Children, Youth, and the Dane County Community Health Need Assessment
Anna Knezic Cathy Lee-Miller, MD Exploring the Relationship Between Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection Rate and Line Maintenance Bundle Compliance at American Family Children’s Hospital
Ashley Maggia Mala Mathur, MD, MPH Content Analysis of Mindfulness Videos on TikTok
Avalon McDonald-Lewis Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH Content Analysis of Health, Well-being, and Risk Behaviors on Social Media of Adolescents, a Portion of the Brain, Behavior, & Well-being (B3) Study
Grace Petzold Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH Association Between Internet Specific Parenting Practices and Parent-Adolescent Relationships
Noah Pollard Heidi Kloster, MD Family LENS: Family Perspectives on How Healthcare Providers May Promote Optimization of Health for Children with Medical Complexity
Anthony Ross J. Carter Ralphe, MD Assessment of the Impact of the HCM-causing R495Q and R502W Mutations in Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein C on Contraction in a Stem Cell Derived 3D Engineered Cardiac Tissue Model
Sanaa Semia Mary Ehlenbach, MD Improving Access to Home-based Paid Caregiving Services for Children with Medical Complexity in Wisconsin
Kayla Sifre Matthew Harer, MD Association Between Acute Kidney Injury with Changes in Renal Oxygenation in Preterm Neonates
Sara Singer Matthew Harer, MD Evaluating the Association of Anemia with Renal Oxygenation in Preterm Neonates
Isabella Sorci Elizabeth Petty, MD The Past, Present, and Future of Clinical Genetics at UW SMPH: A Landscape Analysis and Provider Perspectives to Guide Quality Improvement for Clinical Genetics Services in Wisconsin
Devin Wolf Cathy Lee-Miller, MD Establishing the Current State of Oncology Survivorship Care at University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center