Poster Presentation at the AAP Conference

Poster presentation at the 2022 AAP Conference

The University of Maryland Pediatrics training programs are committed to producing well-rounded and well-trained pediatricians. We believe that participating in research is an important part of every pediatrician's training. Each resident in our programs is required to complete a research project in the area of his/her choice. Projects range from basic science bench research to clinical studies, quality improvement initiatives, and health policy projects. The Department of Pediatrics is in the top 10 of state-funded schools for research grants, and our faculty are eager to work with residents. The program leadership works with residents to identify an area of interest and to connect them with faculty members who do work in that area and serve as research mentors. Methodological and statistical support is available through the department as well. Most residents do a standard research/scholarly project, but some complete their required project as part of one of the longitudinal programs described in the Special Tracks tab.

2022-2023 Resident Research Projects

  • Resident ICU Education Quality Improvement Project - Elyzabeth Amador and Tammy Tran (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3s)
  • Improving Immunization Rates for Adolescents - Lillian Assatourian (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3)
  • Improved Efficiency and Efficacy of PPCU EPIC Notes - Gordon Scott (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3)
  • Emergency Contraception Awareness and Education Among Adolescent Patients - Jonathan Priego (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3)
  • DKA Incidence and Severity in the Pediatric Population During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Elyzabeth Amador and Erin Bewley (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3s); Kaitlin Jeffries (Internal Medicine/Pediatrics PGY3)
  • Association of pro-BNP Levels with pHTN and BPD in Preterm Infants - Bouhaitha Youself (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3)
  • Identifying Knowledge Gaps in Acute Seizure Management in the Pediatric Emergency Department - Cara Lee (Categorical Pediatrics PGY2)
  • A Quality Improvement Evaluation and Perceptions of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unity Teaching Curriculum for Resident Education - Marian Poley (Internal Medicine/Pediatrics PGY4)
  • Utility and Efficacy of Training in Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV Placement for Pediatric Residents - Rachel Wiltjer (Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics PGY5)
  • Use of Practice Based Learning Modules to Teach Primary Care Preventive Measures in Pediatric Residency - Nora Yousef and Margaret Kahwaty (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3)
  • Barriers to Parental and Patient Acceptance of Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination During Hospitalization in Pediatric Patients - Preliminary Results and Review - Shannon Bolten (Categorical Pediatrics PGY2)
  • Impact of Covid19 on Pediatric Deaths in Maryland - Margaret Kahwaty (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3)
  • Improving Resident Knowledge and Comfort with Screening and Counseling of Adolescent Vaping - Ethan Sandler (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3)
  • Early Predictors of Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children with HIE Treated with Therapeutic Hypothermia - Brandi Sargent (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3)
  • Reducing Variability in the Infant Sepsis Evaluation - II (REVISE - II): A National Quality Initiative - Reem Aboushaar (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3) and Karen Hawks (Categorical Pediatrics PGY2)
  • Evaluating the Effect of Implementing an Internal Medicine and Pediatric Board Prep Curriculum on Resident ITE Performance - Lauren LaRocca (Internal Medicine/Pediatrics PGY4)
  • Bridging Curriculum Gaps in Pediatric and Adolescent Transgender Care Through Interprofessional Education - Connor Castile (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3)
  • Implementing a "Bias Check" Intervention on Academic Rounds and its Impact on Perception of Implicit Bias in Patient Care - Mackenzie Heywood (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3)
  • Development and Implementation of a General Pediatric Safety Checklist for Use During Clinical Rounds in the PPCU - Amanda Corwin (Categorical Pediatrics PGY3)

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