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Research Experience

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, Chair

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

James Anderst, MD

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

Ryan Fischer, MD

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

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

Emily Killough, MD

Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program



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

 

2018-2019


Manuscript:

  • Dowling P.J, Neuhaus, HN, Polk BI.(2018). The Role of the Environment in Eosinophilic Esophagitis. ClinicalReviews in Allergy and Immunology. doi:10.1007/s12016-018-8697-9. 

  • Nalin UG, Stout SC, Portnoy J. “Single inhaler – Maintenance and Reliver Therapy (SMART) in Pediatric Asthma”.Current Opinion in Allergy & Clinical Immunology. In press. 

  • Neuhaus, HN, Jones B. Parental Observation OfEnvironmental Exposures In The Home Of Children With Asthma. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  143(2): AB234

  • Simon D, Colombo J, Schurman J, Friesen C. Bilary Dyskinesia in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Treatment Outcomes. World Journal of Gastroenterology. [Submitted]

National/International Platform Presentation:

  • Kesh SNoel-MacDonnell J, AljubranS.Association of Quinoa and Rice Sensitization. Oral Presentation: World Allergy Organization International Scientific Conference. Florence, Italy. December 2018. 

  • KrzywdaK, Wagner J. Maximal Oxygen Consumption Recovery Delay in a Fontan Population. 22nd Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease conference, in Huntington Beach, CA February 2019.

National/Regional Poster Presentation:

  • Black KP, Lim J, Lyman B. Is It Possible to Predict the Need for Early Gastrotomy Tube in Neonates with Short Bowel Syndrome? North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Hollywood, FL, Oct. 2019

  • Black KP, Lim J, Lyman B. Is It Possible to Predict the Need for Early Gastrotomy Tube in Neonates with Short Bowel Syndrome?  Pediatric Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 2018.

  • Dowling P.J, Neuhaus, HN, Polk BI.Parental Observation of Environmental Exposures in the Home of Children with Asthma.  Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. Feb. 2019.

  • Kesh S, Jones B. Racial/Ethnic Demographics of Participants in Clinical Trials of Biologics Used for Asthma. Poster: American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, Nov. 2018.

  • StreilerK, Kesh S. Improving Handoffs by Incorporating a Standardized IPASS Section into the Written Handoff Document. Poster: Healthcare Human Factors Symposium. Chicago, IL, March 2019.

  • McDowell MD, Estrellado-Cruz W. Chronic Cavitary Pulmonary Aspergillosis with Aspergilloma in a Previously Healthy Teenager. American Thoracic Society-ATS. Poster: San Diego, CA, May 2018

  • Schweisberger C. Gender Minorities in the Adolescent PCOS Population. Poster: North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.  New Orleans, April 2019.

  • Stout S, Greninger AL, Selvarangan R, Freeman AF, Newell BD, Stahl ED, Yin DE. Herpes simplex virus whole genome sequencing for antiviral resistance in a child with DOCK8 deficiency and chronic infection. Poster: Clinical Immunology Society. Atlanta, GA, April 2019.

  • Prest LN.  Improving First Step Referrals from the NICU. MO AAP Advocacy Days. Columbia, MO. Sept. 2018, 

Local Platform Presentation:

  • Black K, Lyman B, Curiel K, Keeler D, Lim J. Is it Possible to Predict the Need of Gastrostomy Tube in NICU Patients with Short Bowel Syndrome? Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Days. Kansas City, MO. May 2018.

  • Krzywda K, White D, Teason K, Gudar S, Wagner J. Maximal Oxygen Consumption Recovery Delay in a Fontan Population. Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Days. Kansas City, MO. May 2018

  • McNeill A, Mller MK Stancil S, Randell KA Retrospective Review of Project InStRuCT: Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health Amongst At-risk Teens. Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Days. Kansas City, MO. May 2018

  • Morrow R, Sherman A, Becker M, Funk R, Shaknovich V. Methotrexate Polyglutamates and the Potential Role in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Days. Kansas City, MO. May 2018

Local Poster Presentation:

  • Black KP,Watts J. Gastroenterology Elective in the Philippines. Poster: Global Health Grand Rounds. Kansas City, MO, June 2019.

  • Blanco MPediatriaen Panamá: A Spanish International Health Experience. Poster: Global Health Grand Rounds. Kansas City, MO, June 2019.

  • Bonanni E, Kesh S, Mulhall D.Strategy for improving timeliness of new consults in inpatient general pediatrics.  Poster: 6th Annual Vijay BabuRayudu Quality and Patient Safety Day. Kansas City, MO, May 2019.  

  • Burns, KGlobal Health Elective in Rural Guatemala. Poster: Global Health Grand Rounds. Kansas City, MO, June 2019.

  • Chi A, KrzywdaK, PourladianI. Helping Parents understand medications administered in hospital. Poster: 6th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality and Patient Safety Day. Kansas City, MO, May 2019. 

  • Cameron W, Neuhaus H, PalfreemanJ. Evaluation of the Equality of Family Centered Rounds. Poster: 6th Annual Vijay BabuRayudu Quality and Patient Safety Day. Kansas City, MO, May 2019. 

  • Daniel A.  Global Health Experience: Laos.Poster: Global Health Grand Rounds. Kansas City, MO, June 2019.

  • Garner RT, LepseA, Stout S. Improving Satisfaction with Discharge Instructions and Communication. Poster: 6th Annual Vijay BabuRayudu Quality and Patient Safety Day. Kansas City, MO, May 2019. 

  • Gonzales DPanama: Exploration of multiple health care settings and Spanish immersion. Poster: Global Health Grand Rounds. Kansas City, MO, June 2019.

  • GrumkeAPhilippine Children’s Medical Center Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital. Poster: Global Health Grand Rounds. Kansas City, MO, June 2019.

  • NikaeenNGlobal Health Elective: Trujillo, Peru. Poster: Global Health Grand Rounds. Kansas City, MO, June 2019.

  • Pomo, PGlobal Health Elective in San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala. Poster: Global Health Grand Rounds. Kansas City, MO, June 2019.

  • StreilerK, Kesh S. Improving Handoffs by Incorporating a Standardized IPASS Section into the Written Handoff Document. Poster: Children's Mercy National Healthcare Quality Week. Kansas City, MO, Oct. 2018.

  • StreilerK, Kesh S. Resident Great Catches. Poster: Children's Mercy National Healthcare Quality Week Poster Symposium. Kansas City, MO, Oct. 2018.

  • ZanaboniCGlobal Health Experience in the Philippines. Poster: Global Health Grand Rounds. Kansas City, MO, June 2019.

  • Chi A, Roberson J. Mismanagement of a Cervical Spine Fracture by Multiple Health Care Providers in a High School Football Player. Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Day. Kansas City, MO. May 2018

  • Gonzales DN, Reed D. Who Codes in the NICU: an Analysis of Differences Between Neonatal Code Blue Events and Rapid Responses and Subsequent Outcome. Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Day. Kansas City, MO. May 2018

  • Kesh S, Streiler K, Etzenhouser A. Improving Handoffs by Incorporating a Standardized IPASS Section into the Written Handoff Document. Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Day. Kansas City, MO. May 2018

  • Kesh S, Jones B. Racial/Ethnic Demographics of Participants in Clinical Trials of Biologics Used for Asthma. Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Day. Kansas City, MO. May 2018

  • Kesh S. Resident Great Catches: Recognizing Resident Physicians. Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Day. Kansas City, MO. May 2018

  • Meilak K, Kaye A, Singh V, Brown L, Feldt M. Lymphocytic Lobulitis Presenting in an Adolescent Female: A Case Report. Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Day. Kansas City, MO. May 2018

  • Neuhaus H, Jones B. Parental Observation of Environmental Exposures in the Home Of Children with Asthma. Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Day. Kansas City, MO. May 2018

  • Prest L, Fenstermann L, Koons T, Khmour A. Improving NICU referrals to the Missouri Early Intervention Program (First Steps). Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Day. Kansas City, MO. May 2018

  • Schweisberger C, Sherman A, Barral R, Burgert T, Hornberger L. Prevalence of Sexual Minorities among Adolescents Evaluated for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Day. Kansas City, MO. May 2018

  • Stout S, Greninger AL, Selvarangan R, Freeman AF, Newell BD, Stahl ED, Yin DE. Herpes Simplex Virus Whole Genome Sequencing for Antiviral Resistance in a Child with DOCK8 Deficiency and Chronic Infection. Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Day. Kansas City, MO. May 2018

Non-Peer Reviewed Publication:

  • Seguin C, Lantos J.  Ethics Education During Pediatric Residency.  CMH The Link.  March 2019.


2017-2018

  • Cecil C. – Poster: Improving Nutrition Initiation and Delivery in Severely Burned Pediatric Patients through Protocol Implementation.” Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 2018.

  • Donato J. – Poster: Incomplete vs. Complete Testing for HSV in Febrile Neonates. Children’s Mercy Research Days. May 2018.

  • Kesh S. – Poster: Association of Quinoa and Apple Sensitization. American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, Orlando, FL, March 2018.

  • Lieberman R. – Poster: Provider confidence in screening for food insecurity and provision of resources to families in need. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Toronton, Ontario, May 2018.

  • Martin K. – Presentation: Adverse Childhood Experiences among Immigrants and their Children. Children’s Mercy Research Days. May 2018.

  • McBride K. – Presentation: Needs Assessment for Resident Education Within the Collaboration for Vaccine Education and Research (CoVER) Poster presented at: Infectious Diseases Society of America, San Diego, CA. Oct. 2017.

  • McBride K. and Pahud B - Book Chapter: The Anti-Vaccine Movement in Magill’s Medical Guide, 8th Edition. Salem Press. Jan. 2018.
    McElfish PA, Chughtai A, Low LK, Garner R. - Publication: Purvis R.S. Just doing the best we can: health care providers’ perceptions of barriers to providing care to Marshallese patients in Arkansas. Ethn Health. 2018 May 4:1-14.

  • Odum J. – Presentation: Surveillance Kidney Transplant Biopsies: Do the Ends Justify the Means? Children’s Mercy Research Days. May 2018 and Salmonella isn’t hip: Osteomyelitis in a healthy adolescent female. Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Nashville, Tennessee. July 2017.

  • Otto W. – Presentation: Impact of Respiratory Viral Infection in Febrile Neutropenia in Children with Cancer. Children’s Mercy Research Days. May 2018.

  • Otto W., Myers AL, Jackson MA – Poster: Progressive Disseminated Histoplasmosis in an Immunocompetent Infant. Academic Pediatric Association District VI. Omaha, NE, Sept. 2017.

  • Spear C. – Presentation: OWL Team Simulation. Children’s Mercy Research Days. May 2018 and The Impact of a Global Health Education & Experience on Lifelong Career Plans, Children’s Mercy Hospital Global Health Grand
    Rounds June 2018.

  • Tucker MH, Holmes J, Harley S, Garcia MR, and Custodio H. - Publication: Case 1: Fever and Ataxia in a Toddler with Pica. Pediatr Rev. 2017 Sep;38(9):435-436.Van Mason JS, Van Mason A, TaylorJB, Estrellado-Cruz W – Poster: The Moldy Birds: An Adolescent with Progressive Dyspnea. American Thoracic Society, San Diego, CA, May 2018.

  • Van Mason JS Taylor JB, Dai H, Barnes, CS – Poster: Income Level as a Predictor of Indoor Mouse Allergen Levels in Inner-City Homes of Kansas City. American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology/World Allergy Organization Joint Congress Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL, March 2018.

  • Zamananuk R. – Presentation: The Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury During Pediatric Cardiac Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support as defined by the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines. Children’s Mercy Research Days. May 2018.

  • Zanaboni C. – Poster: Healthcare System Utilization by Adolescents In the Year Preceding Emergency Care for Suicidality Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 2018.

2016-2017

  • 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