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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.

2017 Resident Research Projects

  • Establishing a Role for Asthma Management as Adjuvant Therapy for Vaso-Occlusive Crisis: Pulmonary Risk Stratification and Proposed Interventions -- Lorraine Canham, Matthew Grant
  • Barriers to Care for Spanish-speaking Patients in the Pediatric Outpatient Setting -- Theiline Gborkorquellie
  • Improving Resident-Nurse Communication on the Pediatric Floor -- Rahul Gupta
  • Educating Pediatric Residents to Better Address Family Psychosocial Issues in the Primary Care Setting -- Lauren Mayer, Priscilla Mpasi
  • Identifying Barriers and Improving Resident Multi-Source Feedback -- Erica Ciminelli, Tuyen Phan
  • Understanding Early Intervention Programs by State -- Lahila Ojeda
  • Study of Transitional Objects in a Urban Pediatric Clinic -- Lahila Ojeda, Sindhura Thatipelli
  • Effect on Baby Friendly Initiative implementation on radiant warmer use and breastfeeding in a community teaching hospital -- Jessica Nooralian
  • Wild Maryland II: EMS Adventures in Maryland State Parks -- Michael Holdsworth
  • Clinical Characteristics of CO2 Poisoning in Pediatric Population -- Barbara Bostick
  • Sign-out Quality Improvement Project -- Melissa Oh
  • Characteristics of Pediatric Patients with 30 day Hospital Readmission -- Elisabeth Losito
  • Effect of a Didactic Session on Resident Comfort and the Ability to Identify and Educate Overweight and Obese Patients -- Molly Silber, Lindsay Weiss