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Each of our trainees is expected to complete a minimum of one scholarly project during the course of their fellowship, resulting in the submission of a manuscript to a peer-reviewed publication. In addition, each fellow is expected to present findings during at least one national meeting and during the Children’s Mercy Annual Resident/Fellow Research Days.

New fellows have a research block scheduled early in their first year. This time allows for the formation of a mentoring relationship with a faculty member (either inside or outside of our division), followed by development of a research question and specific aims. After this, the program leaders assist in creating a scholarship oversight committee (SOC). The SOC will meet regularly with the fellow throughout his or her training to monitor the progress of the project, provide guidance and assure that the fellow is engaging in a meaningful and educational scholarly endeavor that will meet the requirements for board certification.

Past/current fellows have completed scholarly work in the areas of bioethics, clinical research, translational research, basic science, education and quality improvement. The existing faculty have a wide variety of research and quality improvement interests and have associations with PALISI and other national collaborative groups, allowing for flexibility when choosing a project.

In addition, the Children's Mercy Research Institute supports a large number of basic-science, translational and clinical research projects. We have an exciting opportunity with the newly endowed Children's Mercy Research Institute.

Current fellow research/QI projects:

  1.  Improved nutrition in CRRT patients
  2. Comparison of critically ill heme-onc patients receiving ECMO vs standard care
  3. Changes in ECMO anticoagulation during severe infections
  4. Differences in ECMO outcomes based upon pre-cannulation vasoactive support

Daniel, A et. Al; “A comparison of large TBSA scald versus flame burns in young children.”  American Burn Association. Dallas, TX. May 2023

Daniel, A et. Al; “Clinical features and outcomes in severe pediatric scald burn patients” Society of Critical Care Medicine. Anaheim, CA. January 2023

Dosani, K et. Al; “Therapeutic Plasma Exchange to Alleviate Ventricular Tachycardia After Diphenhydramine Ingestion”. Society of Critical Care Medicine, Anaheim, CA. January 2023

Lavoy, N et. Al; “Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests: We Have More to Learn About Patient Demographics and Outcomes” Society of Critical Care Medicine.  Anaheim, CA. January 2023

Holton, C et. Al; Severe Diastolic Dysfunction Following Prolonged Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation In A Pediatric Burn Patient.” CHEST. Virtual. Poster. October 2021

Holton, C;  Lee, B; Bauer, P Admission PaO2 and mortality among pediatric ICU patients and critically ill subgroups. SCCM Critical Care Congress. STAR Research Presentation. April 18-21, 2022. Virtual. 

Areinamo, I et. Al; “Pediatric Pulmonary Artery Aneurysms causing Pulmonary Hemorrhage While on VA ECMO Support.” Society of Critical Care Medicine. Virtual.  Poster. April 2022

Salimi, Umar; Menden, Heather; Xia, Sheng; Sampath, Venkatesh. Recombinant Angiopoietin 1 Protects Against Acute Lung Inflammation in the Developing Murine Lung.  Presented at the 49th Annual Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2020 February; Orlando FL.

Salimi, Umar; Menden, Heather; Xia, Sheng; Sampath, Venkatesh.  Recombinant Angiopoietin 1 Protects Against Acute Lung Inflammation in A Murine Model of Sepsis-Induced Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Presented at Cardiopulmonary Young Investigators Forum; 2019 September; Chicago, IL.

Stoner, A, Lewis, Kadriye, Flint, J, Miller, J. Code LITE: Developing pediatric residents' resuscitation knowledge and skills using a guided mentoring approach Presented at Pediatric Academic Societies; 2018 May; Toronto, CA.

Stoner, A, Lewis, Kadriye, Flint, J, Miller, J. Developing Pediatric Residents’ Knowledge and Skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation through A Guided Mentoring Model. Presented at: 10th annual International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops; 2018 May; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Chandran, A, Miller, J, Benton, T, Affolter, J, Ortmann, L. Reducing the Incidence of Fluid Overload following Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Congenital Heart Surgery in Infants less than 6 months. Presented at: American Thoracic Society; 2018 May: San Francisco, CA.

Finnsdottir Wagner A, Lantos J, Linebarger J, Miller-Smith L. Parental perspective in the pediatric intensive care unit regarding end-of-life care, communication & decision making. Presented at: Pediatric Academic Societies; 2017 May; San Francisco, CA.

Finnsdottir Wagner A, Miller-Smith L, Linebarger J, Ortmann L, Lantos J. Feasibility and parental willingness to participate in research on end-of-life perspectives.  Presented at: The 23rd Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium; 2016 Nov; New York, NY.

Arya S, Bauer P, Han Y. Near infrared spectroscopy is superior to capillary refill time in discriminating SCVO2 < 70%.  Presented at: 45th Annual Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2016 January; Orlando, FL. 

Lemley K , Escobar H,  Stein H, Tieves K,  Bauer P. NIV NAVA improves trigger delay compared to NIV PS in infants with bronchiolitis.  Presented at: 45th Annual Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2016 January; Orlando, FL.  

Haws, L, Amy Altergott, Patricia Frederick, Brian S Olsen, Serkan Toy.  High Fidelity Simulation in Airway Management as a Training and Evaluation Tool for Pediatric Residents. Presented at: 20th Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium; 2013 November; Washington, DC.

Flint J, Erickson L, Tucker D, Molitor-Kirsch E. B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) a potential biomarker for extubation failure in infants following cardiac surgery.  Presented at: 42nd Annual Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2013 January; San Juan PR.