Save the Date: Virtual Pediatrics Research Week Begins 5/26/20

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.  

A brief outline of the week’s activities is below.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020  
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, MDJennifer Rehm, MDMichael Semanik, MD and Kristin Shadman, MD
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 
Morning Conference Lecture: Research as a Career Choice 
8:00-9:00am | Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
1 CME Credit Available*
Presenter: Anne Marie Singh, MD
Thursday, May 28, 2020  
Gerard B. Odell Lecture and Grand Rounds Presentation
7:30-8:30am | Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
1 CME Credit Available*
Presenter: Katryn Furuya, 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!
8:55am-12:00pm | 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.  More details on each presentation will be available on our website. 
Academic Research Town Hall
12:00-12:30pm | Livestreamed via Blackboard Collaborate
Drs. Bikash Pattnaik and James Gern will lead a discussion on mechanisms to promote collaborative research.
Friday, May 29, 2020 
Research Week Keynote Lecture: “How I Became Interested in Pediatrics Research” 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. The platform presentations were selected by the Research Week Planning Committee.
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 residents, fellows, faculty and staff. Starting at 3:30pm, brief presentations by each researcher will be delivered via Blackboard Collaborate.
Learn more about Research Week