Research & Education Week 2017 Winners

President’s Award for Innovation in Research

Nikki Posnack, PhD

Mentor: Richard Jonas, MD - “A new approach for the assessment of cardiovascular toxicity and safety”

Mentorship Awards

Jichuan Wang, PhD

Elda Arce Scholar Award

Dewesh Agrawal, MD

Elda Arce Scholar Award

Amanda Levin, MD

Category: Basic and Translational Science

Poster Title: Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease by Echinomycin in a New Humanized Mouse Model

Faculty: Yan Liu, PhD

Poster Title: Developing T Cell Based Immunotherapies for Mucormycosis Post HSCT

Faculty: Conrad Russell Cruz, MD PhD

Poster Title: Altered White Matter Anisotropy after Congenital Heart Surgery

Faculty: Nobuyuki Ishibashi, MD

Poster Title: The temporal dynamics of the tracheal microbiome in tracheostomized patients with and without lower respiratory infections

Faculty: Marcos Perez-Losada, PhD

Poster Title: Analysis of Fibrocystin/Polyductin (FPC) DNA-Binding Complexes by 3D microscopy and IP-Mass Spectroscopy

Staff: Naoe Harafuji, PhD

Poster Title: HIV-Specific T Cells Generated from HIV Naive Adult and Cord Blood Donors Target a Range of Novel Viral Epitopes — Implications for a Cure Strategy after Allogeneic HSCT and CBT

Trainee (Graduate Student): Shabnum Patel, BS

Poster Title: Chronic inflammation promotes delivery of antisense morpholinos into regenerating myofibers in dystrophic muscle

Trainee (Post Doc): James Novak, PhD


Category: Clinical Research

Poster Title: Eliciting the Child's Voice in Adverse Event Reporting in Oncology Clinical Trials

Faculty: Pamela S Hinds, PhD

Poster Title: Examining patient demographic information for patients enrolled on Immunotherapy trials at Children’s National Medical Center

Staff: Jamie Hoover

Poster Title: Epilepsy Surgery and Language Laterality: The Effects of Resection Overlap with Language Area

Staff: Ashley Zachery, BS

Poster Title: Pupillometric Characterization of Cannabis: a Pilot Study

Staff: Kevin Jackson, BA

Poster Title: Fetal cerebral vasoreactivity

Trainee (Medical Fellow) :Laura Sanapo, MD


Category: Quality and Performance Improvement

Poster Title: Domestic Safety Screening in a PED: QI Measures for Improved Screening

Faculty: Lenore R Jarvis, MD, MEd

Poster Title: Reducing Unintended Extubation Rates in the Children’s National Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): A Quality Improvement Project

Staff: Michelande Ridore, MS

Poster Title: Evaluation of a Spinal Protection Protocol Change by the Maryland Emergency Medical System

Trainee (Fellow) : Caleb E Ward, MB BChir


Category: Community-Based Research

Poster Title: Geographic Regions with Stricter Gun Laws Have Fewer Emergency Department Visits for Pediatric Firearm-Related Injuries: A Five-Year National Study

Faculty: Shilpa J Patel, MD, MPH

Poster Title: Adolescents with Unmet Mental Health Needs and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Staff: Monika C Lemke, MPH

Poster Title: The Impact of School Start Time Change on Standardized Academic Tests in Fairfax County Public Middle Schools

Staff: Reka Kovacs, MS

Poster Title: Factors Associated with Completion of Advance Directives in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Staff: Whitney Osborne, MPH

Poster Title: Socioeconomic Differences in Parental Stress at Discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Trainee (Residents):Tamiko Younge, MD


Category: Education, Training, and Program Development

Poster Title: The Hot Zone: An Online Decision-centered Vignette Player for Teaching Clinical Diagnostic Reasoning Skills on the Management and Treatment of Patients with Malaria

Faculty: Brittany Goldberg, MD

Poster Title: Teaching Pediatric Residents Communication Skills Surrounding Subspecialty Referral: A Patient-Centered Approach

Faculty: Ashraf S Harahsheh, MD, FACC, FAAP

Poster Title: The How Can We Assess How Hospitalists Think?

Faculty: Mary C Ottolini, MD

Poster Title: A Day in the Life at a Large Clinical Genetics Program in the United States

Staff: Monisha S Kisling

Poster Title: Use of Storytelling with Pediatric Nurses — Pilot program

Staff: Susan Keller, MLS, MS-HIT

Poster Title: Improving IRB Efficiency Using Logic Models for Non-Traditional IRB Determinations

Staff: Adriana Brigatti, JD, MPH, LLM, CIP

Poster Title: Improving Early Childhood and Perinatal Mental Health Screening in Urban Pediatric Primary Care

Staff: Sarah E Barclay Hoffman, MPP

Poster Title: Enhancing Resident Education in Advocacy Training and Childhood Toxic Stress

Trainee (Residents): Morgan Greenfield, MD

Poster Title: Creation of a Resident Food Insecurity Curriculum

Trainee (Residents): Kirsten Orloff, MD

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