Research Scholar's Day 2018

May 17, 2018

Research Scholar's Day 2018 winners

Shown above are winners of best poster awards for Research Scholar's Day 2018.

Congratulations to all for a very high level of scholarship, insight, and polish!

RESIDENT RESEARCH AWARD:
“Children’s Hospital Visitation Stewardship is Associated with a Reduction in Healthcare-Associated Viral Respiratory Infections”
Hawa Forkpa, MD | PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM | Mentor: Larry Kociolek, MD

FIRST YEAR FELLOW BASIC RESEARCH AWARD:
“hiPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes with Titin-truncating Variants Associated with Decreased Cardiomyocyte Function after Doxorubicin Exposure”
Deborah Sung, MD | PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE | Mentor: Paul Burridge, PhD

FIRST YEAR FELLOW CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD:
“Preventive Care Use by Young Adults Before and After the Affordable Care Act”
Nina Alfieri, MD | ACADEMIC GENERAL PEDIATRICS | Mentor: Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP

SECOND YEAR FELLOW BASIC RESEARCH AWARD:
“Development of the in-utero Microbiome” Amanda Puro, MD | PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE | Mentor: Patrick Seed, MD, PhD

SECOND YEAR FELLOW CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD:
“Post-Transplantation Food Allery an Tacrolimus Exposure in a Pediatric Population at a Large Tertiary Care Center”
Ashley Devonshire, MD, MPH | ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY | Mentor: Rajesh Kumar, MD

THIRD YEAR FELLOW BASIC RESEARCH AWARD:
“Mitochondrial Oxidative Phosphorylation Regulates Cardiomyocytes Proliferative Arrest” Gaston Ofman, MD | NEONATOLOGY | Mentor: Paul Schumacker, PhD

THIRD YEAR FELLOW BASIC RESEARCH AWARD:
“Genomic Analysis of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Isolates Causing Early Infection in Cystic Fibrosis” Maulin Soneji, MD | INFECTIOUS DISEASES | Mentor: Alan R. Hauser, MD, PhD

THIRD YEAR FELLOW CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD:
“Use of Surface Electrocardiograms in Evaluating Risk of Cardiomyopathy in Children with Anthracycline Exposure” Lajja Desai, MD | PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY | Mentor: Gregory Webster, MD

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AWARD:
“Role of the Pulmonary Vascular Niche in the Regulation of Lung Regeneration”
Varsha Suresh Kumar, PhD | PULMONARY MEDICINE | Mentor: You-Yang Zhao, PhD

POSTDOC RESEARCH AWARD:
“Simultaneous mRNA and miRNA Analysis of Cystic Fibrosis Plasma-induced Molecular Signatures”
Justin Ideozu, PhD | HUMAN MOLECULAR GENETICS | Mentor: Hara Levy, MD, MMSc

JUDGES’ AWARD:
“Ovarian Tissue Health after Laparoscopic Unilateral Oophorectomy: a Porcine Model for Establishing Optimized Fertility Preservation Techniques in Children”
Kristine Corkum, MD | FERTILITY & HORMONE PRESERVATION & RESTORATION PROGRAM | Mentors: Monica Laronda, PhD & Erin Rowell, MD

JUDGES’ AWARD:
“Hearing Screen Referral Quality Improvement Study: Newborn Hearing Screen Referral Rates Correlate with Day of Life and Mode of Delivery”
Annemarie Kelly, MD | PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM | Mentor: Malika Shah, MD

JUDGES’ AWARD:
“Mast Cell Density is Increased in Children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis who have Persistent Symptoms, Endoscopic Findings, or Epithelial Abnormalities Despite Low Eosinophil Counts After Treatment”
Scott Bolton, MD | GASTROENTEROLOGY | Joshua Wechsler MD

Investigators showcased their work at Research Scholar's Day on May 16, 2018. This was the 14th annual event to highlight research by scientists, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research staff and others at Lurie Children's.

Following the poster session was a keynote address by David Tobin, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University. Dr. Tobin discussed his research regarding the development and manifestations of tuberculosis, particularly in the zebrafish model that he studies.

New for this year, a group of staff members offering services for investigators discussed the ways that they can help scientists with their studies - everything from resources for funding to data analytics to library services. In addition, research leadership provided an overview of the many accomplishments of Lurie Children's investigators.

Many thanks to Research Scholar's Day organizer Jennifer Trainor, MD, the staff members who devoted much time and effort to make this event a success, and the faculty members who served as poster reviewers.

Watch this video for a fun recap of the event!

Shown below from left: Xiaojia Huang, PhD, Ivelisse Cajigas, PhD, Audrey Brewer, MD, and Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH.

Research Scholar's Day 2018