Pediatrics Research Week

Virtual Lectures & Poster Presentations  |  May 24 - May 28, 2021

The Department of Pediatrics’ annual Research Week will be held virtually May 24-28, 2021. Through a mix of livestreamed lectures and interactive sessions, Research Week’s celebration of scholarship will be available virtually to Department of Pediatrics’ faculty, researchers, trainees and staff, as well as the entire University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health community.


Research Week 2021 Schedule

8 – 9 AM, Morning Report, Quality Improvement

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Kristin Shadman, MD:  From Project to Promotion: Breaking down the barriers to QI scholarly work

Christine Brichta, MD, MPH: Improving pediatric obesity comorbidity screening in primary care clinics

8:00-9:00 AM, Morning Report, Grant Funding

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Jesse Boyette Anderson, MD: Granted: Getting your project funded & staffed

Christine Brichta, MD, MPH  and Paige Condit, MD: Grant writing for the first time: Where to start

8:00-9:00 AM, Morning Report, COVID Toes

Anne Marie Singh, MD and Lisa Arkin, MD

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9:10AM-1:00 PM, Faculty Research Forum and Town Hall

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9:15-9:30 Mei Baker, MD – Statewide Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy: the Wisconsin Experience
9:30-9:45 Jessica Babal, MD – Using group concept mapping approach to understand how pediatric residents and residency leadership conceptualize resident well-being
9:45-10:00 Emma Mohr, MD, PhD – Improving developmental outcomes in congenital infections
10:00-10:15 Christian Capitini, MD – Adoptive cell therapy for GD2+ cancers
10:15-10:30 Yury Bochkov, PhD – Development of experimental rhinovirus C vaccine
10:45-11:00 J. Carter Ralphe, MD – Title Forthcoming
11:00-11:15 Paul Sondel, MD, PhD – New approaches towards inducing potent in vivo immune-mediated destruction of neuroblastoma in preclinical model
11:15-11:30 Emily Ruedinger, MD, MED – Activism through education: Development and evaluation of a longitudinal curriculum on social justice (this a work in progress)
11:30-11:45 Huichuan Lai, PhD, RD – Gut microbiome in young children with cystic fibrosis (CF): Comparison with their non-CF siblings and influence of probiotics
11:45-12:00 Bikash Pattnaik, PhD – Title Forthcoming
12:00-12:15 Matthew Harer, MD – Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury is Poorly Documented as a Discharge Diagnosis: Findings from the AWAKEN Cohort
12:15-1:00 Town Hall – Trish Barribeau and Chrissy Pientok

7:30-8:30 AM, Odell Lecture (Pediatric Grand Rounds)

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Neuroimaging in Pediatric Brain Injury: A Bridge from Bench to Bedside

Peter Ferrazzano, MD – The Enid and Jerry Weygandt Professor of Pediatric Critical Care

1:00-1:30: Odell Award Winner Presentation

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Bikash Pattnaik, PhD – Serendipity in life and science is being the first to see it in a new way

1:30-3:00: Platform Presentations

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1:30-1:45 Paige Condit, MD – Establishing normal renal tissue oxygenation values in preterm neonates
1:45-2:00 Brady Hauser, MD – Accurate Assessment of Adverse Outcomes of Neonatal Circumcision
2:00-2:15 Brittney Moore – Comparison of structural brain imaging in infant macaques with prenatal Zika virus exposure in early and mid-first trimester
2:15-2:30 Henry Zapata Galarza, MD – Translational Read-through of a KCNJ13 nonsense mutation with ELX-01 and ELX-03 results in functional Kir7.1 channels.
2:30-2:45 Santhi Logel, MD – Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth Have Higher Prevalence of Autoimmune Disease
2:45-3:00 Doug Dean, PhD – Rapid and Motion-Corrected Multiparametric Imaging in Young Children

3:00-3:30: View online virtual posters and abstracts here

3:30-5:00 – Virtual Poster Presentations

Zoom Link Each Virtual Poster Session will be a different breakout room within this zoom link.

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.

American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live webinar activity for a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .875 CEUs or 8.75 hours.

Past Research Week Highlights and Presentations

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Four lectures, ten faculty research vignettes, six oral presentations, 52 poster presentations, and a cumulative total of 725 attendees made up the Department of Pediatrics’ Annual Research Week, which took place virtually from May 26-29, 2020. The live-streamed format – which was in response to COVID-19 and physical distancing guidelines ­– expanded the annual celebration of scholarship beyond the walls of the Health Sciences Learning Center and allowed members of the School of Medicine and Public Health community and anyone interested in the latest advances in pediatric research to attend the lectures and earn up to 9.5 CME credits. Nearly 100 individuals attended the presentations each day, with 125 individuals attending Thursday’s distinguished Gerard B. Odell Lecture and Pediatric Grand Rounds and close to 140 people attending the virtual poster presentations on Friday. View the Research Week 2020 posters and abstracts.


The Department of Pediatrics 2019 Spring Research Day was held on May 31, 2019. It included 80 abstracts by faculty, fellows, residents and students. Of these, 31 (39%) had been presented at the Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) meeting: 28 as poster presentations and three as platform presentations.

2019 Research Day Abstracts (PDF)


The Department of Pediatrics 2018 Spring Research Day was held on June 1, 2018. It included 90 abstracts by faculty, fellows and residents. Of these, 55 (61%) were accepted at the Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) meeting: 44 as poster presentations, 10 as platform presentations and one as a workshop.

2018 Research Day Abstracts (PDF)


The Department of Pediatrics 2017 Spring Research Day was held on May 12, 2017. It included 71 abstracts by faculty, fellows and residents. Of these, 25 (35%) were accepted at the Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) meeting: 13 as poster presentations, 10 as platform presentations and two as workshops.

2017 Research Day Abstracts (PDF)


The Department of Pediatrics 2016 Spring Research Day was held on May 13, 2016. It included 59 abstracts by faculty, fellows and residents. Of these, 24 (41%) were accepted at the Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) meeting: 18 as poster sessions and six as oral presentations.

2016 Research Day Abstracts (PDF)


The Department of Pediatrics 2015 Spring Research Day was held on May 8, 2015. It included:

  • Six oral presentations by faculty, fellows and residents; and
  • 31 poster presentations in the HSLC atrium, 17 (56%) of which were accepted at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual meeting (12 as posters; 5 as oral presentations).

2015 Research Day Abstracts (PDF)


The Department of Pediatrics 2014 Spring Research Day was held on Friday, April 11, 2014. It included:

2014 Research Day Abstracts (PDF)

UW Research Presentations at 2014 PAS Meeting (PDF)


The Department of Pediatrics 2013 Spring Research Day was held on Friday, April 12, 2013. The event included a keynote presentation, “Contributions of Clinical Geneticists to Genetics Research: A Personal Reflection” by Phil Giampietro, MD, PhD; seven oral presentations by faculty, fellows, and residents; and 46 poster presentations in the HSLC atrium.

2013 Research Day Abstracts (PDF)

UW Presentations at 2013 PAS Meeting (PDF)


The Department of Pediatrics 2012 Spring Research Day was held on Friday, April 13, 2012. The event included a keynote presentation, “Navigating Canoes and Careers,” by James Gern, MD; five oral presentations by faculty, fellows, and residents; and 44 poster presentations in the HSLC atrium.

2012 Research Day Abstracts (PDF)

List of UW Presentations at 2012 PAS Meeting (PDF)