Pediatric Research Week 2024

Join us May 13-17, 2024

The Department of Pediatrics’ annual Research Week will be held virtually May 13-17, 2024. Through a mix of live-streamed lectures, in-person events and interactive sessions, members of the Department of Pediatrics and the entire University of Wisconsin–Madison community can hear the latest advances in pediatric research.

Activities for the week include small group sessions with faculty and trainees, the second annual Fellows Capstone Presentations, the distinguished Gerard B. Odell Lecture, the  Wald Faculty Research Forum and Town Hall, Keynote Lecture, platform presentations, and an in-person poster session with reception featuring the research of residents, fellows, faculty, and staff. Continuing medical education (CME) credit will be available.

Register to attend Research Week!

Abstract Submission Requirements

Text size: 9
Font: Calibri
Authors: Last name, first initial
Spacing: Single
Character limit: 2,600 characters including title, section headings, and space. Author names are not included in the character count.
Layout: Background, design/methods, results, conclusions
Tables/graphs: Do NOT include tables, graphs and/or pictures.

Abstracts are due by Monday, April 1.

Communication regarding accepted posters and platform presentations will occur the second week of April.

If you are submitting on behalf of someone please indicate who will be presenting in the space provided on the submission form.

Questions? Email professional development manager, Reva Finkelman.

Submit your abstract

Platform Presentations

This year we are accepting six platform presentations—two residents, two fellows, one faculty, and one as an open category to include researchers, staff, medical students, students, etc.

Please indicate on the online submission form if you would like your abstract to be considered for the platform presentations.

2024 Sessions

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Monday, May 13

Combating Racial Inequities in Maternal and Infant Mortality

8–9 a.m. via Zoom

Speaker: Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, assistant professor, Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 

 

 


QI in Research – Two Talks

noon–1 p.m. via Zoom

Speaker: Kristin Shadman, MD, professor, director of Quality Improvement Scholarship, Division of Hospital Medicine & Complex Care, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

noon–12:30 p.m.

Title: Forthcoming

 

Speaker: Allie Hurst, MD, MS, assistant professor, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

12:30–1 p.m.

Title: Project HIFLO: Decreasing Use of High-flow Nasal Cannula in Mild-moderate Bronchiolitis

Tuesday, May 14

Collaborating with the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research to extend your research

8–9 a.m. via Zoom

Speaker: Elizabeth Burnside, MD, MPH, MS, FACR, professor, senior associate dean, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Deputy Director

 

 


Speaker: Allan Brasier, executive director, Institute of Clinical Translational Science, University of Wisconsin Madison

 

 

 


Youth Panel: Adolescent Perspectives on Research Participation

noon–1 p.m. via Zoom

Moderator: Ellen Selkie, MD, assistant professor, fellowship director, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Wednesday, May 15

A Panel Discussion on Engaging Learners in Scholarly Work

8–9 a.m. via Zoom

Michelle M. Kelly, MD

Moderator: Michelle Kelly, MD, PhD, professor, Division of Hospital Medicine & Complex Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 

 

 

Panelist: Paige Condit, MD, fellow, Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 

 

 

Panelist: Erin Kelleher, MD, resident, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 

 

 

Panelist: Hannah Waldman, medical student, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 

 

 

Panelist: Miguel Garcia, undergraduate student, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

 

 

 


Fellow Capstone Research Presentations

1:30–5:15 p.m. in HSLC 1335 and via Zoom

1:30–Welcome

Speaker: Haroon Ali, MD

1:35–1:55

Title: Feasibility of Performing Tympanostomy Tube Placement and Auditory Brainstem Response Outside the Operating Room Under Deep Sedation

 

Zachary Gray

Speaker: Zachary Gray, MD

1:55–2:15

Title: A Workshop to Promote a Growth Mindset in Pediatric Residents

 

Zachary Smith

Speaker: Zachary Smith, DO

2:15–2:35

Title:Developing an Institutional Transport Medical Control Curriculum

 

Joe Presson, DO

Speaker: Joe Presson, DO

2:35–2:55

Title: Barriers to utilizing palliative care in care of pediatric and young adult patients with sickle cell disease

 

Speaker: Doha Hassan, MD

2:55–3:15

Title: Metabolic biomarkers and growth in children with Cystic Fibrosis

 

 


3:15 – Break


Speaker: Adam Cordum, MD

3:25–3:45

Title: Coach Perceptions on Youth Football Importance

 

Sarah Trinh, MD

Speaker: Sarah Trinh, MD

3:45–4:05

Title: Developing a Virtual Reality Platform for Neonatal Resuscitation Training

 

Katie Voelz, MD

Speaker: Katie Voelz, MD

4:05–4:25

Title: Pilot Study: Comparing the Effect of the Addition of Blinatumomab to Standard Backbone Therapy for NCI Standard Risk B-Cell ALL on Vaccine Specific Antibody Response for Vaccine Preventable Diseases

 

Jesse Boyett Anderson, MD

Speaker: Jesse Boyett Anderson, MD

4:25–4:45

Title: What Heart Programs Have To Say About Kids’ Brains

 

Speaker: Bryan Vonasek, MD

4:45–5:05

Title: Prevalence of treatable infections in hospitalized Malawian children under five years old with severe acute malnutrition

Thursday, May 16

Pediatric Grand Rounds: Odell Lectureship

7:30–8:30 a.m. in HSLC 1335 and via Zoom

Bruce Klein, MD

Speaker: Bruce Klein, MD, professor, division chief, Infectious Disease, Department of Pediatrics

Title: Forthcoming

 

 

 


Odell Award Recipient Lecture

8:30–9 a.m. in HSLC 1335 and via Zoom

Speaker: Bryn Webb, MD, associate professor, Division of Genetics and Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 

 

 


Wald Award Recipient Lecture

9–9:30 a.m. in HSLC 1335 and via Zoom

Speaker: TBD

Title: Forthcoming

 

 

 


Ellen Wald Faculty Research Forum

10–11:30 a.m. in HSLC 1335 and via Zoom

10:00–Welcome

Whitley Hulse, MD

Speaker: Whitley Hulse, MD, assistant professor, Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

10:05–10:25

Title: Growing Little PEAPODs

 

Jo Wilson

Speaker: Jo Wilson, MD – clinical instructor, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

10:25–10:45

Title: A look at Rhinovirus Circulation patterns in Children

 

Neil Munjal, MD, MS

Speaker: Neil Munjal, MD, MS, assistant professor, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

10:45–11:05

Title: Predicting Neurological Deterioration in the Pediatric ICU

 

Speaker: TBD

11:05–11:25

Title: Forthcoming


11:25–Research Updates


Friday, May 17

Pediatric Surgical Research: Elevating Care Beyond UW

8–9 a.m. via Zoom

Speaker: Walid A. Farhat, MD, FACS, GPLLM, professor, chief, Division of Pediatric Urology, The Mark and Karen Koulogeorge Family Chair in Urology, Department of Urology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 

 

 


Research Week Keynote

1–1:30 p.m. in HSLC 1345 and via Zoom

Speaker: Anthony Garcia-Prats, MD, MSc, PhD, associate professor, Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Division of Global Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 

 

 


Platform Presentations

1:30–3 p.m. in HSLC 1345 and via Zoom

1:30 – Speaker 1

1:45 – Speaker 2

2:00 – Speaker 3

2:15 – Speaker 4

2:30 – Speaker 5

2:45 – Speaker 6


Poster Presentations

3:10–5 p.m. in HSLC Atrium

Accreditation Statement

ICEP LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin – Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour(s).

Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 CEUs or 1.0 hour(s).

The University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics is committed to creating inclusive and accessible events. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Reva Finkelman at rfinkelman@wisc.edu. All requests must be made at least one month prior to the event. We will attempt to implement late requests but cannot guarantee they will be met.