Completed Research Projects

Our residents pursue a wide range of interests in clinical and basic science research.

Many of these have been presented as part of our ongoing Med-Peds Core Curriculum Conference series, Pediatric Grand Rounds or other research fora on campus.


“Utility of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Nares Screening for Patients with a Diabetic Foot Infection”
Project done with MDs: Michael Croix, Alan J. Lesse, Kari A. Mergenhagen, John A. Sellick, and Kaitlyn E. Starr. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.02213-19

“Actinomyces Naeslundii and Aggregatibacter Aphrophilus Brain Abscess in an Adolescent”. Project done with MDs: Breuer, R., Chadha, K., Croix, M., Hassinger, A., Hicar, M., and Schwarz, C. Archives of Clinical Medical Case Reports. 2019; 3 (6): 409-413.​


Kelly Lyons, DO
“A Toddler with Subacute Shoulder Immobility,” published case report in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
“Predicting Impending Respiratory Failure in Infants with Bronchiolitis on HFNC,” manuscript pending — Lyons et al — publication pending for submission to Hospital Pediatrics.

“Simulation as a Means to Increase Pediatric Resident Confidence and Assess Long-Term PALS Retention” — Society of Critical Care Conference.
“Predicting Impending Respiratory Failure in Infants with Bronchiolitis on HFNC” — Pediatric Academic Society, May 2018; oral presentation in the critical care section. Project done with Arunima Bera, MD and Amanda Hassinger, MD.

Ashley McCorkle, MD, and Arash Yazdani, MD
“Pain Medication Compliance Screening”

Damien Salerno, MD
“Effect of Provider Education on Chlamydia Screening Guideline Compliance”


Chantel Dockstader, MD
“Chlamydia Screening Rates After Introduction of an Electronic Record Reminder System”

Calsey Mischel, MD
“Fluid Hydration Options for Shock in the Pediatric ICU”

Christina Padgett, DO
“Relationship Between Perceived Quality of Life and Resiliency in Adolescent and Young Adult Mothers in an Urban Setting”


Hiba Hammad, MD
“Histology Remission in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease”


Brandon Abbott, DO
“Reduction of Readmission Rates by Implementation of a Computerized Signout System”

Deepa Gosine, MD
“Can Laboratory Testing Be Used to Help Determine Severity in Sickle Cell Crisis”

Russell Moore, MD
“Type A Aortic Dissection Associated With Cocaine Use”

Lydia Park, DO
“Self-Blood Pressure Monitoring and Blood Pressure Control. A QI Project”


James Maciejewski, MD
“Physician Communication and Patient Understanding of Disease and Treatment Upon Discharge From the Hospital”

Michael O’Brien, MD
“Case Series of Pleural Effusions Associated With Human Metapneumovirus in the Pediatric ICU”


Derek Davenport, MD
“Fast Versus Slow Escalation of High Flow Nasal Cannula in Bronchiolitis”

Janki Patel, MD, and Sara Safarazadeh-Amiri, MD
“Compliance to Transitional Health Care Guidelines in Pediatric Subspecialty Clinics”

Tiffany Sturgeon, MD
“Examining Barriers to Effective Patient Selection of Over-the-Counter Cold Medications”