Child Health Research Career Development Award

Present and Past CHRCDA Scholars

John Erickson, MD, PhD: Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

Laura Peterson, MD: Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

Sonya Tang Girdwood, MD, PhD: 2020-2022, Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine

Anna Peters, MD, PhD: 2019-2021, Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Meredith Schuh, MD: 2019-2021, Assistant Professor; Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Sonya Tang Girdwood, MD, PhD: 2020-2022, Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine

Meredith Schuh, MD: 2019-2021, Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Anna Peters, MD, PhD: 2019-2021, Assistant Professor; Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Anna Peters, MD, PhD: 2019-2021, Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Meredith Schuh, MD: 2019-2021, Assistant Professor; Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Andrew Lautz: 2017-2019, Instructor, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s

Andrew J. Lautz, MD: 2017-2019, Instructor; Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s

Maria Banes-Davis, MD, PhD: 2017-2019, Assistant Professor, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children’s

Kathryn Nicole Weaver, MD: 2015 – 2018, Instructor, Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s  

Kathryn Nicole Weaver, MD: 2015 – 2018, Instructor, Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s  

Matthew N. Alder, MD, PhD: 2015 - 2017, Instructor, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s

Kathryn Nicole Weaver, MD: 2015 – 2018, Instructor, Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s  

Matthew N. Alder, MD, PhD: 2015 - 2017, Instructor, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s

Kasiani C. Myers, MD: 2013 - 2015, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati Children's

Andrew W. Lindsley, MD, PhD: 2013 - 2015, Instructor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children's

Kathryn Nicole Weaver, MD: 2015 – 2018, Instructor, Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s  

Matthew N. Alder, MD, PhD:  2015 - 2017, Instructor, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s

Elizabeth P. Schlaudecker, MD, MPH: 2013-2015, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children's 

Kasiani C. Myers, MD: 2013-2015, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati Children's

Phillip P. Minar, MD: 2013-2015, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's

Andrew W. Lindsley, MD, PhD: 2013-2015, Instructor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children's

Elizabeth P. Schlaudecker, MD, MPH: 2013-2015, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children's 

Kasiani C. Myers, MD: 2013-2015, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati Children's

Phillip P. Minar, MD: 2013-2015, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's

Andrew W. Lindsley, MD, PhD: 2013-2015, Instructor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children's

Elizabeth P. Schlaudecker, MD, MPH: 2013-2015, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children's 

Kasiani C. Myers, MD: 2013-2015, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati Children's

Phillip P. Minar, MD: 2013-2015, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's

Andrew W. Lindsley, MD, PhD: 2013-2015, Instructor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children's

Nathan C. Bingham, MD, PhD: 2012-2013, Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Benjamin E. Mizukawa, MD: 2011-2013, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Oncology, Cincinnati Children's 

Terri M. Moncrief, MD: 2011-2013, Allergist, Private Practice.

Brian M. Varisco, MD: 2011-2013, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children's

Eric S. Mullins, MD: 2010-2011, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Hematology, Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Ranjit S. Chima, MD: 2009-2011, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Bradley P. Dixon, MD: 2009-2011, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Sean R. Moore, MD: 2009-2011, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children’s
Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS: 2008-2009, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Angela Lorts, MD: 2008-2010, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Clinical Cardiology, Cincinnati Children’s

Tanya E. Froehlich, MD: 2008-2009, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s
Jennifer M. Kaplan, MD, MS: 2006-2008, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s

Paul S. Kingma, MD, PhD: 2006-2008, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children’s
Kimberly A. Risma, MD, PhD: 2005-2008, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children’s
Michael B. Jordan, MD: 2004-2006, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Divisions of Immunobiology and of Bone Marrow Transplant and Immunodeficiency, Cincinnati Children’s 

Theodosia A. Kalfa, MD, PhD: 2004-2006, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology, Cincinnati Children’s

Stephanie M. Ware, MD, PhD, FACMG: 2004-2006, Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine
Thomas Bartman, MD, PhD: 2003-2004, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Nationwide Children's Hospital 

Matthew D. Hansen, MD: 2003-2004, Physician, St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center and Mountain States Tumor Institute

Joseph S. Palumbo, MD: 2003-2003, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Hematology / Oncology, Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Jamie L. Wooldridge, MD: 2003-2004, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonary, Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
J. Pablo Abonia, MD: 2002-2006, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children’s
Mona E. Mansour, MD, MS: 2000-2002, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Mark M. Mitsnefes, MD, MS: 2000-2002, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Kristina M. Bry, MD, PhD: 1999-2000, Professor of Pediatrics/Neonatology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Thomas A. Griffin, MD, PhD: 1999-2000, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division Director of Pediatric Rheumatology, Levine Children's Hospital and Carolinas Medical Center

Alexei A. Grom, MD: 1999-2001, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Steven M. Schwartz, MD: 1999-2001, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine, The University of Toronto School of Medicine and The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ann Marie LeVine, MD: 1998-2000, Clinician, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Nemours Children's Health System
Gurjit Khurana Hershey, MD, PhD: 1997-1999, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Asthma Research, Cincinnati Children’s

Larry T. Patterson, MD: 1997-1999, Director of Pediatric Nephrology, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron (Ohio)

Thomas P. Shanley, MD: 1997-1999, Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Henry T. Akinbi, MD: 1996-1998, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonary Biology and Neonatology, Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Paul T. Jubinsky, MD, PhD: 1996-1998, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Oncology, New York Medical College, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Children's and Women's Physicians of Westchester

Marc E. Rothenberg, MD, PhD: 1996-1998, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Cincinnati Children’s
Jorge A. Bezerra, MD: 1995-1997, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Hector R. Wong, MD: 1995-1997, Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
John J. Bissler, MD: 1994-1996, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Robert A. Colbert, MD, PhD: 1994-1996, Senior Investigator and Chief of the Pediatric Translational Research Branch of the NIH / NIAMS

Michael A. Fiedler, MD: 1994-1995, Pediatrician, Private Practice
Barbara B. Warner, MD: 1993-1994, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine Saint Louis 

Philip Zeitler, MD, PhD: 1993-1994, Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Services, Section of Endocrinology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado
Raphael Hirsch, MD: 1991-1993, Professor of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief, Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Children's Hospital

David R. Repaske, MD, PhD: 1991-1994, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes, Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital

Mark R. Schleiss, MD: 1991-1993, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Minnesota Medical School

Justin Schwartz, MD, PhD

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Justin Schwartz, MD, PhD, is a physician-scientist with clinical training in allergy and clinical immunology. He is an assistant professor in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Center of Eosinophilic Disorders, where he provides clinical care for patients with the eosinophilic disease. Dr. Schwartz's research is focused on understanding how eosinophil progenitor cells (EoPs) participate in the pathophysiology of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease. Learn More

John Erickson, MD, PhD

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John Erickson MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Neonatology. His focus as a physician-scientist is on improving the health of all infants, especially those born prematurely or with congenital anomalies who are at increased risk of serious, life-threatening infections. Dr. Erickson graduated from Medical Scientist Training Program at Vanderbilt University, where he trained with John V. Williams, MD. His doctoral work explored CD8+ T cell impairment during viral lower respiratory tract infections. He completed his pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and fellowship training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Erickson explores changes to the maternal immune system during pregnancy and how these changes affect neonatal susceptibility to infections. He studies how vertically transferred antibodies passed to babies through breastmilk or across the placenta possess subtle changes in N-linked glycans that dramatically alter the baby’s defense against pathogens, particularly those causing intracellular infections. His work will investigate novel protective roles for antibodies against intracellular infection and highlight fine-tuned adaptations that enhance host defense during pregnancy and early life.

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Laura Peterson, MD

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Laura Peterson MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology. As a passionate early-career physician-scientist and Neonatologist, Dr. Peterson is dedicated to improving the health of premature newborns by understanding the aspects of their immune systems that contribute to their unique vulnerability to infection and exaggerated susceptibility to inflammatory diseases. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Michigan and fellowship training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Peterson investigates the immunologic pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a common long-term sequela of extreme prematurity, and the major cause of death among preterm infants who survive to discharge. Using longitudinal human samples collected from preterm infants, some of whom will develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia, she will investigate in unprecedented detail disruptions in the preterm immune system associated with this devastating disease.

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