Research & Education Week 2018 Winners

President’s Award for Innovation in Research

Catherine Forster, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics “A Systems Biology Approach to Differentiating Urinary Tract Infection from Urinary Tract Colonization in Children with Neurogenic Bladders”

President’s Award for Innovation in Research

Nathan Smith, PhD

Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Pharmacology and Physiology “Astrocytes modulate Synaptic Plasticity via Norepinephrine” ”

Mentorship Award - Translational Science:

Lauren Kenworthy, PhD

Mentorship Award - Clinical Science:

Murray Pollack, MD, MBA

Category: Basic and Translational Science

Poster Title: Third-Party T Cell Immunotherapy for Viral Infections in Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders

Faculty: Michael Keller, MD

Poster Title: Safety and Efficacy of Multiple Tumor Antigen Specific T Cells for the Treatment of High Risk Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients After HCT

Faculty: Kirsten Williams, MD

Poster Title: Decreased hippocampal N-acetylaspartate in rodent models of preterm brain injury is due to altered mitochondrial function

Faculty: Joseph Scafidi, DO

Poster Title: Impact of placental allopregnanolone withdrawal on cerebellar development and function in a new mouse model of perinatal brain injury

Staff: Claire-Marie Vacher, PhD

Poster Title: Adipocyte-derived Exosomes Modulate Expression of Genes in TGF-ß Pathway Differently in Asthmatic Compared to Normal Fibroblasts

Staff: Kayla Authelet, BS

Poster Title: Tracer Methodology: Tracers impact on Regulatory Outcomes

Staff: Tishelle Ogunfiditimi, MPH

Poster Title: The Implementation of the MedActionPlan® for safe discharge medication teaching for post-operative cardiovascular surgery patients on the Heart and Kidney Unit

Staff: Lisa Ring, DNP, CPNP, AC-PC

Poster Title: Understanding Structural Variants using Whole Genome Sequencing and Next Generation Mapping

Post-docs/Fellows/Residents: Surajit Bhattacharya, PhD

Poster Title: Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2) and Vascular Endothelial Cell Growth Factor -A (VEGF-A) increase the proteinuria of children with steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) through a Rho-A mediated mechanism

Post-docs/Fellows/Residents: Hostensia Beng, MD

Poster Title: Hectd1 and Retinoic Acid Signaling: Modeling the Complex Genetic Interactions Underlying Congenital Heart Defects

Post-docs/Fellows/Residents: Kelsey Sugrue, PhD

Poster Title: IPSE, a parasite derived host immunomodulatory protein, is a promising therapeutic for pediatric bladder pain

Post-docs/Fellows/Residents: Rebecca Zee, MD, PhD

Poster Title: WT1 as a potential antigen for immunotherapeutic interventions of childhood high grade gliomas

Graduate Students: Sulgi Lee, MS

Poster Title: Ultra-Sound Induced Insulin Release

High School/Undergraduate Students: Tania Singh

Community-Based Research

Poster Title: Hot Spots of Adolescent ED-diagnosed STIs, Washington DC

Staff: Gia Badolato, MPH

Poster Title: Investigating an Association between Urban Housing and Asthma Severity

Post-docs/Fellows/Residents: Avanti Golikeri, MD

Poster Title: Parental Depression and Childhood Asthma Outcomes

Graduate Students: Julia Masur, BA

Category: Clinical Research

Poster Title: Characterizing Longitudinal Change in Executive Functions in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Faculty: Cara Pugliese, PhD

Poster Title: New childhood cancer diagnosis education processes: How parents learn, and the "why" behind their questions: A report from the Children’s Oncology Group

Faculty: Katherine Kelly, PhD, RN

Poster Title: Effectiveness of environmental monitoring in preventing contamination in an academic Good Manufacturing Practices Facility

Staff: Sarah Anderson

Poster Title: Verbal Working Memory Contributes to Atypical Language Dominance in Pediatric Epilepsy As Shown by fMRI

Staff: Emanuel Boutzoukas, BS

Poster Title: Maternal Stress during Pregnancy Alters Regional Brain Growth in Fetuses with Congenital Heart Disease

Post-docs/Fellows/Residents:Yao Wu

Poster Title: Liquid biopsy for monitoring response to therapy in pediatric midline gliomas

Graduate Students: Eshini Panditharatna, BA

Poster Title: Significance of Clinical Differences Between Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Patients With Varying Pain Levels

High School/Undergraduate Students: Ryan Handel

Education, Training, and Program Development

Poster Title: What Influences those Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) in Choosing Academic Pediatrics

Faculty: Gabrina Dixon, MD, MEd

Poster Title: Nursing Tip Of The Week: A Communication Tool

Staff: Layla San Martin, MSN, MHA, BSN, RN, CPN, HACP

Poster Title: Utilizing Technology to Support the Training of Non-Experts in Point of Care Echocardiography in a Resource-Limited Setting

Graduate Students: Alyssa Dewyer

Quality and Performance Improvement

Poster Title: HealthySteps Program – Taking Steps to Improve Successful Referral to Early Intervention Services in the Primary Care Medical Home

Faculty: Hope Rhodes, MD, MPH, FAAP

Poster Title: Quality assurance practices of point of care ultrasound used in academic pediatric emergency departments in North America: a cross-sectional survey

Faculty: Rosemary Thomas-Mohtat, MD

Poster Title: Quality Improvement: Text-Based Appointment Reminders Fail to Improve Rates of Missed Transfusion Appointments

Faculty: Jennifer Webb, MD

Poster Title: Reducing 7-Day Readmissions

Staff: Emanuel Ghebremariam, MPH, LSSGB

Poster Title: Application of Safety-II in the Identification of Leadership Tactics to Improve Safety Culture

Staff: Evan Hochberg, MBA, RN, CPN

Poster Title: Perception among families with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) regarding communication and utilization of interpreter services during hospitalization

Post-docs/Fellows/Residents:Melanie Siefman, MD

Poster Title: Integrated Research Information System (IRIS) - Web-based MRI processing and visualization for a Fetal and Neonatal Brain Analysis pipeline

Graduate Students:Dhineshvikram Krishnamurthy, MS

Poster Title: Depressive Symptoms and Mental Health Utilization at Routine Clinic Visits for Adolescents and Young Adults with Diabetes

High School/Undergraduate Students:David Kalter, BA

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