Third-year resident Eliza Blanchette, MD, was recently awarded an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Resident Research grant. Her project will identify which outcomes are most meaningful for youth who have Type 1 diabetes and their families, especially those who have limited access to care and are at risk for poor glycemic control.
Using the knowledge gained from the study, she will create a clinical assessment tool to help patients and families develop sustainable self-management behaviors.
The AAP Resident Research Grant Program offers grants of up to $2,000 to enhance residents’ research skills and experience. Dr. Blanchette’s advisor on the project is Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD.