Research and Scholarship

Vikash Agrawal, MD, recipient of the 2019 Meritorious Poster Award at the annual conference of the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research.

In accordance with ACGME requirements, our fellows are expected to complete at least one scholarly activity work product.

Our fellows usually participate in, design and lead at least one quality improvement project in addition to their primary research project. Each fellow has a Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC) to review their projects.

Research projects may be basic/translational, clinical or educational, based on your interests.

You will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of research mentors within the core neonatal faculty or the Department of Pediatrics.

Our fellows have been successful in writing and receiving research grants, such as NRP young investigator grants. They have consistently won awards and accolades for their research at local, regional and national forums. Fellow presentations at these conferences are supported and encouraged.

Our Areas of Expertise

Deepika Sankaran, MBBS, recipient of the 2019 Young Investigator Trainee Award at the annual conference of the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research.

We have an active research program led by divisional faculty. Our unique ovine research facility and protocol at the Center for Developmental Biology of the Lung (CDBL) has led to pioneering research in the fields of fetal to newborn transition, pulmonary hypertension, surfactant development, neonatal resuscitation and oxygen use.

We actively participate in cutting edge research trials as part of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network, a national research consortium.

In addition, there are a variety of clinical, quality improvement, simulation based and educational research opportunities spearheaded by divisional faculty, who welcome fellow initiative and involvement.

Research Support

Dedicated research support, both clinical and basic/translational, is provided by research technicians and coordinators.