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.

2018 Resident Research Projects

  • Trends in Susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus in Pediatric Community-acquired Skin and Soft Tissue Infections at the University of Maryland Medical Center - Kate Iwamoto & Krista Tookhan
  • Management of asymptomatic neonates born in the setting of chorioamnionitis: a clinical and cost impact analysis of treatment in the well-baby nursery - Deepti Chinta
  • Efficacy of Stent Placement as a Treatment Option for Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome after Surgical Failure - Joan Lee
  • Strategies for Vaccine Serosurvey Coverage Study in rural Ethiopia or Correlation of anemia with vaccination coverage in rural Ethiopia - Rebecca Krey
  • Evaluation Ventricular Function in Patients with Ventricular Septal Defects - Priya Singhal
  • Improving Cost Effectiveness of the Respiratory Viral Panel in the Hospitalized Pediatric Population: A Research and Quality Improvement Project - Emily Reeves & Aimee Magnarelli
  • Fast track or slow lane? Effect of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for evaluation of appendicitis in the Pediatric Emergency Department - Megan Cobb
  • Influenza vaccine recommendations: effect on healthcare outcomes in the pediatric population from 2005-2015 - Siwen Dong
  • B'More Fit for Kids- A collaborative effort between pediatric residency programs and the Baltimore City Health Department to reduce childhood obesity and improve healthy eating habits in Baltimore City - Katherine Eaton
  • Assessing and Improving Barriers to Helmet Use in Inner City Baltimore: A Three-Pronged Approach - Tamara Goodman, Katherine Eaton & Katina Christopher
  • Retirement-from-sport Counseling Among Adolescent Health Care Providers Following Initial Concussion - Joel Moore