Shapiro Summer Research Program faculty mentors, students, projects announced

A cohort of first-year medical students were matched with fourteen pediatric faculty mentors for the 2021 Shapiro Summer Research Program. The Shapiro Summer Research Program provides opportunities for medical students to participate in eight- to 12-week summer research projects with UW-Madison faculty members. Funding for the program comes from the Herman and Gwendolyn Shapiro Foundation, with additional support from the School of Medicine and Public Health departments, centers, and investigator grants. 

Below, a list of the participating pediatric faculty, the medical student(s) they will mentor, and the title of their research project(s). Profiles of the faculty mentors and their research will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Milestones.

  • Heather Bartlett, MD – Greigory Dimailig, “Use of medical therapy in adults with congenital heart disease and heart failure”
  • Paula Cody, MD, MPH – Molly Wecker, “Rural Thai orphanage menstrual hygiene education curriculum development”
  • Ryan Coller, MD, MPH – Makenzie Morgen, “Caregiving networks and neighborhood disadvantage for children with medical complexity”
  • James Conway, MD – Nicole Gregorich, “Changing bodies and healthy habits: Adolescent development and puberty curriculum design for staff and children at a rural Thai orphanage”
  • Philip Farrell, MD, PhD – Leslie Huang, “Impact of genetic modifiers on clinical outcomes in young children with cystic fibrosis”
  • Matthew Harer, MD – Kari Borowski, “Use of a cerebral to renal oxygenation ratio to improve detection of acute kidney injury in preterm neonates”
  • Michelle Kelly, MD, MS – Carley Sprackling, “Stakeholder perspectives on sharing physicians’ notes with adolescents”
  • Cathy Lee Miller, MD – Molly Ryan, “Characterization of central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) in pediatric hematology/oncology patients at AFCH”
  • Mala Mathur, MD, MPH – Hannah Robiolio, “Qualitative analysis of parents’ perspectives of mindfulness” and Judy Le, “Analyzing parent’s openness to learning about mindfulness for managing pediatric overweight and obesity”
  • Emma Mohr, MD, PhD – Donovin Widmann, “Neurodevelopmental outcomes to children potentially exposed to Zika virus in utero”
  • Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH – Hannah Fleischmann, “Qualitative adolescent provider assessment of current screening protocols for problematic internet use in adolescent patients” and Claudia Vilela Casaretto, “Social support as a moderator in the intersection between adolescent depression and technology use”
  • Amy Peterson, MD – Juliette Schefelker, “Impact of Covid-19 on cardiometabolic health parameters in children”
  • Elizabeth Petty, MD – Cassandra Windau, “Act early Covid-19: Impact on developmental monitoring, screening, referral, and enrollment in early intervention in medically underserved populations”, Victoria Johnson, “Cultural competency assessment of UWSMPH WARM clinical students for Plain Clothes populations”, Hannah Ray, “Application of quality improvement to diversity, equity, and inclusion curriculum at UWSMPH”, and Henry Thompson, “Fostering professional development and personal growth among medical students”
  • Emily Ruedinger, MD, MEd – Hannah Sherfinski, “Promoting youth well-being by integrating trauma-informed care into the PATCH model”