Virtual Lectures & Poster Presentations | May 26 - May 29, 2020
In response to COVID-19, the Department of Pediatrics’ annual Research Week will offer alternative programming to spotlight the scholarly work from its residents, fellows, faculty and staff. Through a mix of livestreamed lectures and interactive sessions, Research Week’s celebration of scholarship will be virtually available to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health community and anyone interested in the latest advances in pediatric research.
Activities for the week include small group sessions with faculty and trainees to discuss research careers and how to turn an idea into a research project, the distinguished Gerard B. Odell Lecture, a Faculty Research Forum, platform presentations, and an online poster session featuring the research of residents, fellows, faculty and staff. New this year, up to 10 hours of continuing medical education (CME) credit can be earned by attending the lectures.
View the Research Week 2020 posters and abstracts here.
A brief outline of the week’s activities is below.
Research Week 2020 Schedule
Opening Lecture: What Everyone Needs to Know About Quality Improvement, Informatics and Turning an Idea into a Project
8:00-9:00am | Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
1 CME Credit Available*
Presenters: James Gern, MD, Megan Moreno, MD, Michael Semanik, MD and Kristin Shadman, MD
The Odell Lecture is named for Gerard B. Odell, MD, who directed the Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition from 1976 through 1991. Dr. Odell was internationally recognized for his research in the field of neonatal jaundice and bilirubin metabolism, and was highly influential in improving the quality of care for newborns and children with liver disease.
The Gerard B. Odell Research Award is given to an assistant or associate professor of pediatrics in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments and demonstrated potential for future contributions. Dr. Pelin Cengiz (Associate Professor (CHS), Division of Critical Care) will be presented with this year’s Gerard B. Odell Research Award.
Department of Pediatrics Faculty Research Forum – New!
8:55-11:45am | Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Up to 3 CME Credits Available*
This session will feature ten research vignettes from Department of Pediatrics faculty who were asked to describe one of their favorite projects. Each presentation will last ten minutes and include an additional five minutes for questions and open discussion. The session will be a great opportunity to learn about exciting new developments in child health research.
Below is the start time, name of presenter and topic for each presentation:
- 8:55: Jim Gern, MD – Welcome and Introduction
- 9:00: Doug Dean III, PhD – Quantitative Imaging of the Developing Brain (FL)
- 9:15: Anna Huttenlocher, MD
- 9:30: Mei Baker, MD – Molecular Testing in Newborn Screening: How Far We′ve Come
- 9:45: Paul Sondel, MD – Antibodies from Mice Cured of Melanoma Identify >3000 Antigens; Several Are Homologs for Proteins Found in HLA-Clefts on Human Neuroblastomas
- 10:00: HuiChuan Lai, PhD, RD – Developing Precision Medicine and Personalized Nutrition in the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
- 10:15: Break
- 10:30: Carter Ralphe, MD – Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Heterogenity: The Quest to Reduce Uncertainty
- 10:45: Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH – Combatting Racial Inequities in Infant Mortality
- 11:00: Greg DeMuri, MD – Effect of Virus Detection on the Level of Nasal Cytokine During Symptomatic Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
- 11:15: Michelle Kelly, MD – BedsideNotes: Parent Experiences Reading Inpatient Notes at the Bedside
- 11:30: Dan Jackson, MD – Underlying Mechanisms and Novel Treatments for the Prevention of Asthma Exacerbations
Academic Research Town Hall
11:45am-12:30pm | Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Research Week Keynote Lecture and Platform Presentations
1:00-3:00pm | Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Up to 2 CME Credits Available*
The Research Week Keynote Lecture will be presented by Pelin Cengiz, MD. The lecture will be followed by presentations from two residents, two fellows, and two faculty members:
- 1:30-1:45 – Natalie Tedford, MD (PL3 Resident): Shared Plans of Care for Children with Medical Complexity: A Quality Improvement Project
- 1:45-2:00 – Allison Heizelman, MD (PL3 Resident): Donor Breast Milk versus Formula for Hypoglycemia Treatment in a Newborn Nursery
- 2:00-2:15 – Nicole Kamps, MD (PGY 5 Fellow): Effect of Adjunctive Corticosteroids on Outcomes in Children with Severe Septic Shock: A Propensity Weighted Analysis”?
- 2:15-2:30 – Mohamed Taki, MD (PGY 4 Fellow): Atopic Dermatitis Phenotypes and the Subsequent Development of Atopic Diseases in a High-Risk Birth Cohort
- 2:30-2:45 – Megan Peters, MD (Assistant Professor): Training nursing staff to place peripheral IVs under ultrasound-guidance improves efficiency in a pediatric procedural clinic
- 2:45-3:00 – Matthew Harer, MD (Assistant Professor): Increase in preterm neonatal renal tissue oxygenation after caffeine administration
Online Poster Session and Presentations
3:00-5:00pm | Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Up to 1.5 CME Credits Available*
Research posters will be presented online by medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty. Starting at 3:30pm, brief presentations by each researcher will be delivered via Blackboard Collaborate.
Session A: TRANSLATIONAL MECHANISMS OF DISEASE
Moderator: Dr. James Gern | Blackboard Collaborate Link
Session B: SOCIAL MEDIA AND ADVOCACY
Moderator: Dr. Megan Moreno | Blackboard Collaborate Link
Session C: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
Moderator: Dr. Dan Skalansky | Blackboard Collaborate Link
Session D: CARE DELIVERY
Moderator: Dr. Emily Ruedinger | Blackboard Collaborate Link
Session E: TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
Moderator: Dr. Ellen Wald | Blackboard Collaborate Link
Click to view the 2020 Abstract Booklet.
In 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 9.5 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 .95 CEUs or 9.5 hours.
Past Research Week Highlights and Presentations
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The Department of Pediatrics 2014 Spring Research Day was held on Friday, April 11, 2014. It included:
- “45 Years of Cancer Immunotherapy Research: A Journey of Persistence, Luck, Mentors, Colleagues and Students,” a Grand Rounds presentation by Paul Sondel, MD, PhD;
- “In Plain Sight: Using Administrative Data for Clinical Research,” a keynote presentation by M. Bruce Edmonson, MD, MPH;
- Six oral presentations by faculty, fellows, staff and residents; and
- 40 poster presentations in the HSLC atrium.
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.
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.