Virtual Flash Talk Poster Presentations

With the COVID19 regulations still in place we are unable to hold live poster sessions in the hospital’s Costco Atrium. Instead we will showcase selected research projects in four 1-hour Flash Talk sessions during REI Week from Monday 4/12 to Thursday 4/15 at 2:00-3:00pm. Abstracts that scored high in the five research categories from five career level were selected to present their research projects. Authors of the winning abstracts will have 5 minutes to present their projects virtually via Zoom. Each Flash Talk session will be hosted by a selected faculty moderator and will showcase up to eight authors who will be assigned into two groups. Following each group’s presentations there will be time for Q&A from the audience.

Monday, April 12 - 2:00-3:00pm

Basic and Translational Research Winners

Faculty: Andrea Hahn, MD

Abstract Title: Comparative Metagenomics and Transcriptomics of the Cystic Fibrosis Airway Reveals Differences Between Bacterial Abundance and Functional Diversity


Faculty: Anuradha Dayal, MD

Abstract Title: 3-Dimensional Analysis of Clubfoot: Technological Advancements to Improve Care


Post docs/Fellows/Residents: Ravi Hindupur, PhD

Abstract Title: Macrophage-based Strategy for Targeted Delivery of Antisense Oligonucleotides to Dystrophic Muscle in the Mdx Mouse Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy


Post docs/Fellows/Residents: Xilei Xu Chen, MD

Abstract Title: The Effects of Early-Life Rhinovirus Infection on Airway Remodeling Factors in Term and Premature Infants


Post docs/Fellows/Residents: Aaron Sathyanesan, PhD
Abstract Title: Disruption of Neonatal Purkinje Cell Function Underlies Injury-Related Learning Deficits

Staff: Najiba Murad, MS

Abstract Title: A Novel Mouse Model of GLI2-driven Medulloblastoma


Staff: Titus John, MS

Abstract Title: StethAid: Automated Point-of-Care Recognition of Innocent Still’s Murmur in Children


Graduate Students: Jonathan LoTempio Jr, BS

Abstract Title: Novel SARS-CoV-2 spike variant identified through viral genome sequencing of the pediatric Washington D.C. COVID19 outbreak



Nathan Smith, MS, PhD

Director of Basic Neuroscience Research

Center for Neuroscience Research

Tuesday, April 13 - 2:00-3:00pm

Clinical Research Winners


Faculty: Maureen Lyon, MD

Abstract Title: Intersect+B13:B20ionality of Gender and Poverty on Symptom Suffering Among Adolescents with Cancer


Post docs/Fellows/Residents: Jessica Durkee-Shock, MD

Abstract Title: Cytokine Optimization of SARS-CoV-2 Specific T-cell Expansion for Therapeutic Use


Post docs/Fellows/Residents: Hector Aguilar, MD

Abstract Title: Characterization of Chest-X-Ray Features in Young Children and Adolescents with PCR-confirmed SARS-COV-2 Infections


Staff: Lauren Reppert, BA

Abstract Title: Profiles of Memory and Learning of the CVLT-C using Graph Theory


Staff: Frances Cooke, BA

Abstract Title: Child-Reported Food Allergy Bullying Differs Depending on Assessment Method


Staff: Madeline Terpilowski, BA

Abstract Title: Immune Response to SARS-Cov-2 in a Pediatric Patient with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Receiving CD19 Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell Therapy


Graduate Students: Aribah Shah, BS

Abstract Title: Evaluating Postoperative Immobilization Following Hip Reconstruction in Children with Neuromuscular Conditions


High School/Undergraduate Students: Ramzy Ahmed
Abstract Title: The Association of Community Viral Load with Febrile Status Epilepticus


Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN
Executive Director, Department of Nursing Science, Professional Practice & Quality 
Research Integrity Officer

Wednesday, April 14 - 2:00-3:00pm

Community-Based Research Winners


Faculty: Mia Waldron, PhD

Abstract Title: Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 on Employee and Family Well-being


Faculty: Burak Bahar, MD

Abstract Title: Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Healthy Children and those with Chronic Illnesses in the Washington Metropolitan Area: Can We Predict Who Has the Antibody?


Post docs/Fellows/Residents: Jordan Tyris, MD

Abstract Title: Adverse Social Determinants of Health are Associated with Pediatric Asthma Admissions Using At-Risk Rates


Staff: Catherine Lopez, MS

Abstract Title: Changes in psychological distress profiles in Hispanic and African American women before and during the COVID-19 pandemic


Asha Soyini Payne, MD
Assistant Medical Director, Emergency Medicine


Education, Training and Program Development Winners


Faculty: Rachel Haimowitz, MD

Abstract Title: Implementation and Outcomes of a Post-Admission Telehealth Hospital Medicine Service


Post docs/Fellows/Residents: Marc Delaney, MD

Abstract Title: A Brief Educational Intervention in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is Effective in Sustainably Improving Participant Knowledge and Confidence at the Pediatric Trainee Level.


Post docs/Fellows/Residents: Morgan Kendall, MD

Abstract Title: Qualitative Examination of Milestone Acquisition in Learning Neonatal Endotracheal Intubation


Staff: Eileen Engh, MSN, RN

Abstract Title: Using an Endowed Research Chair to Create an Interdisciplinary Community for Ongoing Research Conversations.



Stephen Teach, MD, MPH
Chair of Pediatrics

Chief Academic Officer

Thursday, April 15 - 2:00-3:00pm

Quality and Performance Improvement Winners


Post docs/Fellows/Residents: Kristina Roth, MD

Abstract Title: Reducing Overdiagnosis of Penicillin Allergy in a Primary Care Setting


Staff: Trong Nguyen, PhD

Abstract Title: Augmented reality visualization of live ultrasound images using HoloLens for ultrasound-guided procedures


Staff: Smitha Israel, RN

Abstract Title: Improving Pain Reassessments and Documentation in the NICU


Staff: Parissa Safari, MHA

Abstract Title: Using the HealtheIntent platform for Specified Reporting in the Pediatric Triggers Program


Graduate Students: Jai Photavath, BS

Abstract Title: Adopting a Telemedicine Model of Asthma Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic



Raul Shah, MD, MBA
Vice President & Chief Quality & Safety Officer