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Pediatric Residency Program Research Experience
Pediatric Residency Program Research Experience

Residents' Research Accomplishments


Pediatric Resident Research Committee

The Pediatric Residency Program at Children’s Mercy is committed to providing research opportunities and mentorship support for research to pediatric residents. The Resident Research Committee functions as an oversight committee for resident research with the goal to match interested residents with research mentors.

Additionally, the committee provides education for residents interested in research and works with the Children’s Mercy Research Institute to collaborate on resources to maximize research success.

Members

Michael Nyp, DO

Michael Nyp, DO

Neonatologist; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Jennifer Vodzak, MD

Jennifer Vodzak, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Ryan Fischer, MD

Ryan Fischer, MD

Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
James Anderst, MD

James Anderst, MD

Division Director, Section on Child Abuse and Neglect; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Matthew Johnson, MD

Matthew Johnson, MD

Director of Quality and Safety, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine; Pediatric Hospitalist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Vision, Mission, and Values

Vision: To improve the quality and availability of resident research

Mission: Any resident in good standing the GME should be given the opportunity to pursue a research project

Core Values: Goal-oriented, Research-focused, Accountable

Resident Scholarly Work

  • Avila J & Uhlenhake M – Poster: An assessment of patient nonuse of TMC’s online patient portal within the Red Clinic. UMKC Quality & Patient Safety Day, May 2017, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Casini R, Cho M, Fioravanti V, Singh V &Shakhnovich V – Poster: Prevalence of duodenal pathology in pediatric Crohn's disease. World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, October 2016, Montreal, Canada
  • Cho M – Presentation: Global Health. Global Health Grand Rounds, June 2017, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Norton LE, Curtis SN, Goldman JL. – Publication: A 9-Year-Old Boy With a Chest Mass and Eosinophilia The Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2016 Dec;5(4):476-479.
  • Doran K – Poster: Improving timing of normal saline bolus delivery in hospitalized patients. American Academy of Pediatrics, October, 2016, San Francisco, Cal.
  • Gonzales D, Reed D, Pfeifer D, Bellinghausen A, Park N & Brunkhorst J – Research: Retrospective chart review on patients who had a code event or rapid response to determine identifiable prognostic factors
  • Halma J – Poster: Neonatal edema and the genetic diagnosis of dehydrated hereditary stomatocytosis. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, October 2016, Montreal, Canada. Hickey C – Poster: Swaziland: A Journey into Culture and Health. Global Health Grand Rounds, June 2017, Kansas City, Mo. Herigon J, Lee B, Karisma P, Newland J, Goldman J – Poster: Characteristics of primary medical team disagreements with antimicrobial stewardship interventions. Infectious Diseases Society of America, October 2016, New Orleans, LA*
  • Horwitz M – Poster: The Month at the Lake Clinic. Global Health Grand Rounds, June 2017, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Katz N, Eyeman A, Bruce B, Fullekamp L, Williamson A, Sullivan L, Ellerbeck E & Kreisler K – Poster: HELP KIDS screening tool to identify child and family socioeconomica needs in primary care. AAP National Conference October 2016, San Francisco, Cal.
  • Lieberman R – Poster: Profiling food insecurity at a pediatric health clinic: a case of unmet needs. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 2017, San Francisco, Cal. Lieberman R – Presentation: Pediatric bordetella parapertussis in the emergence of acellular pertussis vaccine. CMH Research Days, May 2017, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Lund R – Poster: A Month in Manila. Global Health Grand Rounds, June 2017, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Northup R – Poster: South Africa: Combating the rise of HIV in adolescents. Global Health Grand Rounds, June 2017, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Otto W, Myers A & Jackson M – Poster: Clinical markers of HSV DNA persistence in CSF in neonatal disseminated and central nervous system HSV infection. IDSA, October 2016, New Orleans, LA.
  • Otto W, Myers A & Jackson M – Poster: Clinical markers of HSV DNA persistence in CSF in neonatal disseminated and central nervous system HSV infection. MWSPR, September 2016, Chicago, Ill. *;
  • Otto W, Myers A, LaRussa B, Kimberlin D, Jackson M – Publication: Clinical Markers and Outcomes of Neonates With Herpes Simplex Virus Deoxyribonucleic Acid Persistence in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Disseminated and Central Nervous System Infection. The Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2017 May. doi: 10.1093/jpids/pix033
  • Patel A – Poster: Global Health Experience in Swaziland. Global Health Grand Rounds. June 2017 Kansas City, Mo.
  • Patel A – Presentation: Global Health at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Association of Pediatric Program Directors, April 2017, Anaheim, Cal.
  • Wagner J & Runkel B – Research: Frequency of polymorphisms in statin disposition and response among children and adolescents.
  • Schmidt A – Poster: Sanibonani! A Global Health View of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Swaziland. Global Health Grand Rounds. June 2017 Kansas City, Mo.
  • Skoglund D & Simpson E – Poster: Meconium and Urine Drug Screens: Who Needs Them? Pediatric Academic Societies, May 2017, San Francisco, Cal.
  • Spear C, Heller K & Etzenhouser A – Research: Owl Team Simulation.
  • Spectorsky K – Presentation: She fell from a mango tree: A global health experience in Laos. Global Health Grand Rounds. June 2017 Kansas City, Mo.
  • Spectorsky K &Watts J. – Poster: Characterization of online resources for global health self-education at home. American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Conference; San Francisco, CA. October 2016.
  • Srinivas S, Horwitz M, Arora S, Durden J, Lester J & Gardner S – Poster: Improving clinic continuity in resident run internal medicine and pediatrics primary care clinic. UMKC Quality & Patient Safety Day, May 2017, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Tucker M, Park, N & Voos K – Poster: Combining proven and new approaches for safe sleep in a neonatal intensive care unit. Midwest Society for Pediatric Research, September 2016, Chicago Ill. and Pediatric Academic Societies, May 2017, San Francisco, Cal. *
  • Van Mason J & Taylor J – Presentation: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis. Mississippi River Valley Pediatric Pulmonary Case Conference. March 2017, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Wiebelhaus J, Miller M, Jackson J, Sherman A, Pickett M Randell K – Poster: Adolescent and parent perspectives on confidentiality after adolescent relationship abuse disclosure. Pediatric Academic Societies, May 2017, San Francisco, Cal.

    * Research was also selected for an oral presentation at Research Days 2017

 

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