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2019-2020 Resident Research Grants

Thursday, January 30, 2020
McGovern Davison Children's Health Center

The Resident Research Grants were created to prepare and mentor residents for careers in academic pediatrics, enhance departmental scholarly productivity, and provide support for residents to present their results at local, regional, and national meetings. The scholarly activity supported by the program can be clinical or basic research, systematic reviews of the literature, detailed clinical case reports, hypothesis-driven/evidence-based quality improvement projects, or organization of educational conferences.

All projects related to the evaluation and care of children, the physiology of childhood development, and/or the pathogenesis of childhood disease are welcomed. Projects involving collaboration between pediatric residents and faculty and mentors/investigators outside the department of pediatrics are encouraged.



Adam Blatt, MD, PhD
Mentor: Emily Ko, MD, PhD
Utilization of "Omics" Technology to Differentiate and Prognosticate Infections with Global Pathogens

Vahakn Shant Keskinyan, MD
Mentor: Michael Deel, MD
Mechanisms of Resistance to Cell Cycle Inhibitors in Fusion-Positive Rhabdomyosarcoma

Claudia Leung, MD
Mentors: Richard Chung, MD and David Ming, MD
Design Thinking in Pediatric Complex Care: Improving Care Coordination through Human-Centered Design

Ganga Moorthy, MD
Mentor: Matt Kelly, MD, MPH
Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Outcomes of Pediatric Sepsis in the United States

Austin Wesevich, MD, MPH
Mentor: Mikelle Key-Solle, MD
Patient-Centered Daily Plan