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.

2019-2020 Resident Research Projects

  • Impact of Insurance Coverage and Other Factors on Asthma Control in Children
    Caroline Bancroft, MD & Jenika Ferretti-Gallon, MD, Categorical Pediatrics PGY3s
  • Use of Respiratory Virus Panel (RVP) for Evaluation of Fevers is Hospitalized Pediatric Patients
    Carlo Foppiano Palacios, MD, MS & Eric Lemmon, MD, MS, Internal Medicine– Pediatrics PGY4s
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Youth, Prevalence of Cardiovascular Abnormalities
    Tyson Hekking, Categorical Pediatrics PGY-3
  • Evaluation and Improvement of Peanut Allergy Screening and Anticipatory Guidance in the Primary Care Setting
    Geoffrey Hall, DO & Tracy Wang, MD, Categorical Pediatrics PGY3s
  • Bedtime Screen Time and Tooth-brushing
    Alison Goldberg, MD, Categorical Pediatrics PGY3
  • Negative Pressure Respiratory Support in Pediatric Status Asthmaticus
    Glenn Jones, MD, Categorical Pediatrics PGY3
  • Improving Patient Portal Use & Access to Care
    Daniel Summers, MD, Categorical Pediatrics PGY3
  • A Waste Incinerator's Impact on Asthma in Harford County, Maryland
    Seth Ball, MD, Emergency Medicine – Pediatrics PGY5
  • Improving Support for Lactating Pediatric House Staff
    Casey Mabry, MD, Internal Medicine – Pediatrics PGY4
  • Implementation of Safety Checklist on Pediatric Progressive Care Unit
    Joseph Slattery, MD, Categorical Pediatrics PGY3
  • Effectiveness of an Educational Approach to Increase the Knowledge and Comfort Level of Pediatric Residents Towards Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients
    Laura Barbour, DO, Categorical Pediatrics PGY2 & Eric Lemmon, MD, MS, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics PGY4
  • Use of Practice Based Learning Modules to Teach Primary Care Preventative Measures in Pediatric Residency
    Monica Mehta, MD & Emily Wisniewski, MD, Categorical Pediatrics PGY3s
  • Improving the Quality of Pediatric Discharge Summaries
    Marina Eskandar, MD, & Anisa Lakhani, MD, Categorical Pediatrics PGY3s