As part of residency training at UW, all residents complete a scholarly project that will challenge them to answer a hypothesis-driven question generated by their interests. Opportunities include:
- laboratory and clinical research;
- quality improvement;
- advocacy projects that include a question and outcome; and
- educational research projects.
At the American Family Children’s Hospital and University Hospital, residents have access to a seemingly unlimited number of research groups, can take part in our PUBLISH pathway which is focused on advancing pediatric resident scholars, as well as become involved with the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Researchers have been awarded hundreds of millions of dollars of grant money to further medical advances in their fields.
Our department provides a variety of support for resident scholarly projects, including:
- a faculty mentor who will guide and provide support during all stages of your project;
- guidance for grant applications (if needed), protocol development, and IRB approval;
- access to a biostatistician while developing your project and analyzing results;
- funding for residents to attend national meetings to present their work;
- the option to use elective time for dedicated research work; and
- workshops to aid in the creation of abstracts and posters.
Department of Pediatrics Research Week
Each spring, the Department of Pediatrics holds Research Week. Residents attend teaching sessions on:
- how to present your work at a national meeting;
- case studies in research ethics; and
- incorporation of research into one’s career.
Research Week focuses on scholarly work from residents, fellows, and faculty, and consists of a keynote address by a faculty member, poster presentations, and platform presentations, among other events. Check out of residents’ abstracts here.
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- The One With the Confusion: Tics? Toxic? COVID?
A. Ansar (PGY-2, Presenter), J. Fliegel. Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2021 Virtual Conference. Aug. 4-6, 2021. E-Poster presentation.
- Establishing Normal Renal Tissue Oxygenation Values in Preterm Neonates.
M.R. Lasarev, J. Chuck, V.Y. Chock, P.E. Condit (PGY-3, Presenter), M. Harer. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Conference. Oral abstract presentation.
- Differences in Familiarity, Comfort and Practice Incorporation of Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening Between Trainees and Established Providers.
M.R. Lasarev, H. Sherfinski, P.E. Condit (PGY-3), S. Williams Al-Kharusy (PGY-3), D.J. Sklansky, M.A. Moreno. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Conference. E-Poster presentation.
- Searching for Risk Factors Associated with the Development of Pulmonary Hypertension in Extremely Premature Infants.
P.E. Condit (PGY-3), J.S. Hokanson, V. Balasubramaniam, L. Lamers, R.M. McAdams, D.C. Kaluarachchi, M.R. Lasarev. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Conference. E-Poster presentation.
- Modifying 17-Hydroxyprogesterone Screening Cutoffs for Improved Detection of 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency.
P.K. Matharu (PGY-3 and Presenter), P.K. Held, D.B. Allen. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Conference and Wisconsin Endocrine Subcommittee. Oral abstract presentation.
- Thyroid Hormone Function in Small for Gestational Age Term Newborns.
D.C. Kaluarachchi, V.B. Nicksic (Chief Resident/Class of 2021), M.W. Baker, D.B. Allen, J. Eickhoff, P.J. Kling. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Conference. Highlighted e-poster presentation.
- Assessing Prevalence of Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Practices Through Intake Screening of Adolescent Inpatients.
L.J. Cox (Class of 2021), D.J. Sklansky, W.M. Smith, K. Shadman. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Conference. E-Poster presentation.
- Goal Cards: A Tool to Facilitate Patient-Centered Goals for Children with Medical Complexity.
M. Ehlenbach, G. Warner, L. McGowan (Class of 2021), K. Lee, T.C. Bartelt, S. Johaningsmeir, H.M. Kloster, R.J. Coller, R. Burns, A. Hammes, C. Lane, B. Rolek, B.J. Katz. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Conference. E-Poster presentation.
- Shared Plans of Care for Children with Medical Complexity: A Quality Improvement Project.
N.J. Tedford, L. McGowan (Class of 2021), G. Warner, R.J. Coller, M. Ehlenbach. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Conference. Oral abstract presentation.
- An unwitnessed case of foreign body aspiration of barium from an unknown source. Nanda N, Hauser B (PGY-3), Heatley D, Balasubramaniam V, Barreda CB. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020; 138:110355.
- Uncertain, not Unimportant: Callosal Dysgenesis and Variants of Uncertain Significant in ROBO1. Woodring T (PGY-2), Mirza M, Benavides V, Ellsworth K, Wright M, Javed M, Ramiro S. Pediatrics 2021 148(1).
- Expanding Neck Mass in an 8-year-old Girl. Gray J, Berry M (PGY-2), Hurst I. Pediatrics in Review (forthcoming).
- Utility of digital otoscopy in pediatric urgent care clinics; examining how the Wispr otoscope influences diagnostic accuracy and the patient-provider relationship (Luke Addesso, PGY-3)
- Qualitative assessment of pediatric provider well-being before and during COVID-19 pandemic (Michelle Brenner, PGY-3)
- Collaboration with Biomedical Engineering students to create neonate model that allows physicians to practice ultrasound-guided lumbar punctures (Brady Hauser, PGY-3)
- Single cell transcriptome analysis of T cells in protective vaccine-induced immunity (Tess Woodring, PGY-2)
- Efficacy and safety outcomes associated with daptomycin use in young children (Tess Woodring, PGY-2)