Scholarly Project Requirement

Each resident is expected to complete a scholarly project by the completion of their residency as both an ACGME and program requirement. This can be accomplished in a number of ways depending on each resident’s individual skills and interests. This project will be presented during the Department of Pediatrics Annual Research Day at the end of the academic year.

There are 4 main types of projects that can fulfill your scholarly requirement:

  1. Research Project
    1. Requires IRB exemption or approval
  2. Quality Improvement (QI) Project
    1. Requires QI status determination by UCM if the work will be shared outside of the institution
    2. Class QI project qualifies if the resident is one of the class QI project leaders
  3. Case Report or Series
    1. Must publish in a peer-reviewed journal
    2. If interested, please contact the Chief Residents and/or Dr. Joseph Hageman for further guidance
  4. Medical Education Project (i.e., MERITS, LUCENT)

Important Dates for AY2019-2020

  • Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting: April 29 – May 6, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA
    • Call for Abstracts: Oct 30, 2019 – Jan 6, 2020
  • American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition: Oct 2-6, 2020 in San Diego, CA
    • Call for Abstracts: Usually mid-Feb – mid-April, 2020

Funding Resources

Scholarly Resources

Library Resources

Recent Resident Publications

  • Barron Alemany JR and Akarah T. Case 2: Fever, Chills, and Abdominal Pain in a 4-year-old Girl. Pediatr Rev. 2019 Mar;40(3):142-44. PMID: 30824499.
  • Hamp N, Zimmerman A, Hoffen J. Advocating for Automatic Eligibility for Early Intervention Services for Children Exposed to Lead. Pediatric Ann 2018 Oct 1;47(10):e413-8. PMID: 30308678.
  • Hickey E and Hoehn KS. Why Follow-Up Matters: Fatigue and Function After PICU Stay. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 Feb;20(2):211-2. PMID: 30720663.
  • Levin R, Jung JM, Forrey L and Glick J. Refusal of Vitamin K Injection: Survey of the Current Literature and Practical Tips for Pediatricians. Pediatric Ann 2018 Aug 1;47(8):e334-8. PMID: 30102758.
  • Mataya L, Lysouvakon P. Case 4: Delayed Passage of Meconium, Abdominal Distension, and Emesis in a 2-day-old Girl. Pediatr Rev. 2019 Jun;40(60:310-2. PMID: 31152105.
  • Mataya L, Patel N and Azzam RK. Autoimmune Liver Diseases in Children. Pediatric Ann 2018 Nov 1;47(11):e452-7. PMID: 30423188.
  • Moussa T, Afzal K, Cooper J, Rosenberger R, Gerstle K, Wagner-Weiner L. Pediatric anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis with catatonia: treatment with electroconvulsive therapy. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2019 Feb 18;17(1):8. PMID: 30777097.
  • Nassin M, Nicolaou E, Gurbuxani S, Cohn SL, Cunningham JM and LaBelle JL. Immune Reconstitution Following Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients with High-Risk Neuroblastoma at the Time of Immunotherapy. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018 Mar;24(3):452-9. PMID: 29191664.
  • Patton T, Chugh A, Padhye L, DeGeeter C, and Guandalini S. Pediatric Celiac Disease and Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Outcome of Dietary Therapy. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Aug;69(2):e43-8. PMID: 30921260.

Recent Resident Presentations at National/International Conferences

  • Barron JR, Raghubeer S, Hoehn S. Codes, Loss, and Burnout: How Do They Impact Us and Our Patients? American Academic of Pediatrics 2018. Orlando, Florida.
  • Bermonth MVS, Chan K, Lemelman M, et al. Diazoxide-responsive Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia (HH) Complicated by Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) and Requiring ECMO in a Case Found to Have a Novel KDM6A Kabuki Syndrome (KS) Mutation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2019. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Feltman D, Carlos C, Batton E and Andrews B. Do Ethical Cultures Drive Perinatal Care? Pediatric Academic Societies 2019. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Elsabbagh E, Alali M, and Hageman J. Burden of Febrile Neutropenia in Pediatric Cancer Patients: Insight from Kids’ Inpatient Database. Pediatric Academic Societies 2019. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Elsabbagh E and Hageman J. Predictors, Rates and Costs Associated with Hospital Readmission for Clostridium Difficile Infection within 90 Days of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Insight from the Nationwide Readmission Database. Pediatric Academic Societies 2019. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Goldberg L, Chan K, Timmer C, Nowicki E, Manjunath A, Reno K and Volerman A. The Sugar Show: A Pediatric Resident-led Obesity Prevention Program for Elementary School Students. Pediatric Academic Societies 2019. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Hashmat S, Mahavadi V, Singh J, Menchaca C, Hageman J. QI Project to Improve Identification and Follow up of Neonates with Acute Kidney Injury to prevent Chronic Kidney Disease. Pediatric Academic Societies 2019. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Kim C, Aith A, Schneider S, Krasity B, Mayampurath A, and Claud E. Antibiotic Stewardship in the Preterm Infant Population at Risk for Early-Onset Sepsis. Pediatric Academic Societies 2019. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Nishitani M, Orlov N. Needs Assessment of Board Preparation Curriculum and Certification Rates Among U.S. Pediatric Residency Programs. Pediatric Academic Societies 2019. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Teixeira da Silva D, Glick J, Burnet D, et al. Improving outpatient care coordination for children and infants involved with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Pediatric Academic Societies 2019. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Umana J, Torre J, Kilaru M, Arora V, Fahrenbach J, Ahmed F, Chohlas-Wood R and Peddinti R. Early Findings from Implementation of Individualized Pain Plans for Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. Pediatric Academic Societies 2019. Baltimore, Maryland.