Examples of Fellowship Research Projects

The Association Between Obesity and Outcomes Among Adolescents and Young Adults Supported with Venovenous ECMO for COVID-19 Related Acute Respiratory Failure
Fellow: Cecilia Gallego Suarez, MD (Fellowship: 2021-2024)
Mentors: Ryan Barbaro, MD, MSc; Thomas Valley, MD, MSc; Kanakadurga Singer, MD, MA

Point of Care Ultrasound: Overhauling POCUS from Pediatric Residents to United States Army Medical Corps Medics
Fellow: Danielle Levy, MD (Fellowship: 2021-2024)
Mentors: Erin Carlton, MD, MSc; Deborah Rooney, PhD

Provider Knowledge and Comfort with the Evaluation and Psychopharmacologic Management of Pediatric Delirium
Fellow: Abigail McGinnis, MD (Fellowship: 2021-2024)
Mentors: Nasuh Malas, MD, MPH; Katherine Bates, MD; Jourdan Butchin, PharmD, BCPPS

The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Outcomes in Pediatric Asthma Hospitalizations
Fellow: Errin Mitchell, MD (Fellowship: 2020-2023)
Mentors: Erica Andrist, MD; Andrew Admon, MD, MPH

Trauma Informed Care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: If we build it, will they come?
Fellow: Erica Rider, DO (Fellowship: 2020-2023)
Mentors: Margaret Wolff, MD, MHPE; Folafoluwa Odetola, MD, MPH

A Human-Centered Design Approach for Developing the Interface of a Machine Learning System to Predict Pediatric Inpatient Deterioration
Fellow: Michael Stevens, MD (Fellowship: 2020-2023)
Mentors: Rodney Daniels, MD; Sardar Ansari, PhD

Implementing Pediatric Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines: Improving Compliance with Lactate Measurement in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Fellow: Anisha Mazloom, MD (Fellowship: 2019-2022)
Mentors: Katherine Bates, MD, MSHP; Heidi Flori, MD

The Relationship Between Community Level Income and Morbidity and Mortality in Children with Severe Sepsis
Fellow: Kayla Phelps, MD, MPH (Fellowship: 2019-2022)
Mentor: Erin Carlton, MD, MSc 

Multidisciplinary Providers’ Perception of Providing End of Life Care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Fellow: Lauren Zager, MD (Fellowship: 2019-2022)
Mentor: Janice Firn, PhD, MSW, HEC-C

Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist and Interleukin-8 levels are Associated with Number of Non-pulmonary Organ System Failures in Children with Acute Respiratory Failure
Fellow: Silvia Ardila, MD (Fellowship: 2018-2021)
Mentor: Heidi Flori, MD; Mary Dahmer, PhD

Parental Understanding of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Grounded Theory
Fellow: Rachel Clarke, MD (Fellowship: 2018-2021)
Mentor: Janice Firn, PhD, MSW, HEC-C

Delirium and Unplanned Extubations in the Pediatric Critical Care Setting: A Case-Control Study
Fellow: Mariam Gabrial, MD (Fellowship: 2018-2021)
Mentor: Nasuh Malas, MD; Mary Dahmer, PhD

Does a Trial of Non-Invasive Ventilation Prolong Organ System Failure Resolution in Pediatric Patients with Sepsis and/or Pneumonia?
Fellow: Sarah Harding, MD (Fellowship: 2017-2021)
Mentor: Heidi Flori, MD

Differences in the Genomic Profiles of Immunoparalyzed and Non-Immunoparalyzed Children with Sepsis: A Pilot Study
Fellow: Mohamed Farhat, MD (Fellowship: 2017-2020)
Mentor: Mary Dahmer, PhD

Parental Acute Stress Due to Invasive Procedures Performed at Bedside in the PICU
Fellow: Meghan Harding, DO (Fellowship: 2017-2020)
Mentor: Tsovinar Sorkin, MD, Folafoluwa Odetola, MD

CRRT Filter Priming Conditions Influence on Bradykinin Release: An Ex Vivo Study
Fellow - Stephen Gorga, MD (Fellowship: 2016-2019)
Mentor: - Kera Luckritz, DO (Pediatric Nephrology)

Impact of Bilateral Infiltrates on Inflammatory Biomarker Levels and Clinical Outcomes of Children with Oxygenation Defect
Fellow - Joseph Kohne, MD (Fellowship: 2016-2019)
Mentor - Heidi Flori, MD, Mary Dahmer, PhD

Patterns of Delirium in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Associations with Noise Pollution
Fellow - Jeffrey Weatherhead, MD (Fellowship: 2016-2019)
Mentor - Matthew Niedner, MD

Angiopoietin-2 and Von Willebrand Factor Propeptide are Markers of Endothelial Dysfunction for Predictive Enrichment in Pediatric Patients with Severe Sepsis
Fellow - Erin Carlton, MD (Fellowship: 2015-2018)
Mentor - Tim Cornell, MD 

Failed Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation and Clinical Outcomes in the PICU
Fellow - James Kyle, DO (Fellowship: 2015-2018)
Mentor -  Heidi Flori, MD

Prognostic Goals of Care Conversations with Pediatric Oncologic and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Fellow - Laurel Metzler, MD (Fellowship: 2015-2018) 
Mentors - Tsovinar Arutyunyan, MD, Folafoluwa Odetola, MD

The Impact of the Growth Phase of Staphylococcus Epidermidis on Adhesion to Immobilized Fibrinogen
Fellow - Carolyn Vitale, MD (Fellowship: 2015-2018) 
Mentor - J. Scott VanEpps, MD, PhD (Emergency Medicine)

The Functional Immune Response of Patients on ECLS: A Descriptive Study
Fellow - Asaad Beshish, MD (Fellowship: 2014-2017)
Mentors - Mary Dahmer, PhD, Tim Cornell, MD

Utilizing Ultrasonography to Determine Transverse Tracheal Diameter
Fellow - Kate Waldeck, MD (Fellowship: 2014-2017)
Mentor - Ramon Sanchez, MD (Anesthesiology)

Patterns of health care utilization after hospitalization for pediatric critical illness
Fellow - Lauren Yagiela, MD (Fellowship: 2014-2017)
Mentor - Folafoluwa Odetola, MD

Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Noise Pollution with the Use of a Pediatric Delirium Bundle
Fellow - Yu Kawai, MD (Fellowship: 2013-2016)
Mentor - Matthew Niedner, MD

Investigation of Minute-to-Minute Annotation of Hemodynamic Severity and Its Predictive Capacity of Acute Hemodynamic Instability
Fellow - Jeremy Lamkin, MD (Fellowship: 2013-2016)
Mentors - Rodney Daniels, MD,  Ashwin Belle, PhD (Emergency Medicine; MCIRCC)

Fluid Overload and Fluid Removal in Pediatric Patients requiring CRRT
Fellow - Paula Silva, MD (Fellowship: 2013-2016) 
Mentor - David Selewski, MD (Pediatric Nephrology)

The Immobilization of a Direct Thrombin Inhibitor to a Polyurethane as a Nonthrombogenic Surface Coating for Extracorporeal Circulation.
Fellow - Jane Yu, MD (Fellowship: 2012-2015) 
Mentors - Gail Annich, MD, Robert Bartlett, MD (Surgery), Terry Major, PhD (Surgery)

Association of Hospital-Level Volume of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Cases and Mortality
Fellow - Ryan Barbaro, MD (Fellowship: 2011-2014)
Mentors - Gail Annich, MD, Matt Davis, MD

Global and Gene Specific, TNF-α, DNA Methylation Changes in a Murine Model of Sepsis
Fellow - Gina DeMasellis, MD (Fellowship: 2011-2014)
Mentors - Tom Shanley, MD, Dana Dolinoy, PhD (Environmental Health Sciences, SPH)

Tissue Oximetry via Resonance Raman Spectroscopy in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients
Fellow - Kevin Kuo, MD (Fellowship: 2011-2014)
Mentor - Kevin Ward, MD (Emergency Medicine)