Pediatrics Faculty Mentors, Students Chosen by the Shapiro Summer Research Program

The following students and their mentors were recently awarded Shapiro Summer Research Awards. The Shapiro Summer Research Program provides opportunities for first-year medical students to participate in eight- to 12-week summer research projects with UW-Madison faculty members. First-year medical students apply at the beginning of each calendar year with basic science, clinical, translational, public health, or health systems projects. Funding for the program comes from the Herman and Gwendolyn Shapiro Foundation, with additional support from SMPH departments, centers and investigator grants. Congratulations to the following faculty and students:

  • Ryan Coller, MD, MPH & Mary Ehlenbach, MD – Wenzhu Sun, “Diverting children with medical complexity from the ED through complex care”
  • James Conway, MD – Samuel Starke, “Evaluation of school-based LTBI treatment program for Tibetan school-children with recent exposure to active TB”
  • Norman Fost, MD, MPH – Alec Lerner, “Critique of American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy statement on youth tackle football”
  • Luke Lamers, MD – Carolina Larrain, “Assessment of pulmonary vascular function following catheter interventions for branch pulmonary artery stenosis in a swine model of congenital heart disease”
  • Allison Redpath, MD – Brenna Funfar, “Acute kidney injury in pediatric patients with acute myelogenous leukemia”
  • Amy Peterson, MD – Connor Enright, “Safety and efficacy of statin medications for cardiovascular risk reduction in pediatric populations”
  • Kristin Shadman, MD – Lucia Covert, “The development of a standardized online toolkit on safe sleep practices for Wisconsin Birth Hospitals(tm) healthcare providers”
  • Ryan McAdams, MD – Mackenzie Carlson, “Investigating viewpoints of pregnant mothers, community health workers, and doctors on prenatal care in Mukono, Uganda”
  • Brittany Allen, MD – Brian Bizub, “Using iterative design to make recommendations for creating an affirming primary care environment for transgender patients as part of an educational toolkit for primary care providers”
  • Paul Sondel, MD, PhD – Megan Gokey, “Enhancing detection sensitivity of humanized therapeutic antibody in patient samples for improved pharmacokinetic evaluation” and Do Dang, “Effect of cyclophosphamide on in situ vaccine-induced tumor immunotherapy”