Many of our residents engage in research during training, with experiences ranging from case reports to mentored projects with extramural funding. The academic strengths of our diverse faculty, the flexibility of our curriculum, and an incredibly supportive institutional environment provide ample opportunities to succeed in research during residency. With 6 months of elective time, residents can choose to schedule dedicated research elective months or may also apply for the Integrated Research Pathway or the Accelerated Research Pathway through the American Board of Pediatrics.

Record of Excellence

  • Number of residents presenting posters/abstracts at national meetings 2018-2019: 22
  • Pratt Resident Research Symposium submissions in 2019: 40
  • Recent extramural awards: AAP CATCH grants, AAP Research Grants, Society for Pediatric Research awards

Opportunities for presenting your research

  • Pratt Resident Research Symposium: Poster session and separate oral presentations at annual resident research day, 4 best oral presentations selected to be presented at institutional Grand Rounds at a later date
  • Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting
  • American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition
  • Sub-specialty Society meetings: Pediatric Hospital Medicine, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, etc

Resident-only research awards

Recent resident-led projects

  • Liron Grossmann, MD –“Characterization of Transcriptional and Post-Transcriptional Differences with Minimal Residual Disease in Pediatric AML
  • Katharine Guarnieri, MD- “Characterization of Amoxicillin-Associated Reactions Presenting to the Emergency Department
  • Luisanna Sanchez, MD- “Stroke Avoidance for Children in Republica Domincana (SACRED): A Prospective Research Study to Reduce Stroke in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia

Recent resident publications

  • Grossmann L, Alonso PB, Nelson A, El-Bietar J, Myers KC, Lane A, Andersen H, Haslam D, Jodele S, Davies SM, Dandoy CE.“Multiple bloodstream infections in pediatric stem cell transplant recipients: A case series.” Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Aug 9, [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 30094932
  • Tweddell S, Loomba RS, Cooper DS, Benscoter AL. “Health care-associated infections are associated with increased length of stay and cost, but not mortality in children undergoing cardiac surgery. Congenit Heart Dis. 2019 May 6. Doi: 10.1111/chd.12779 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Girdwood SCT, Sellas MN, Courter JD, Liberio B, Tchou MJ, Herrmann LE, Dewan ML, Statile AM, Unaka NI. “Improving the Transition of Intravenous to Enteral Antibiotics in Pediatric Patients with Pneumonia or Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. J Hosp Med. 2019 Jul 24; 14: E1-E7. Doi:10.12788/jhm.3253 [Epub ahead of print]