Pediatric Scientist Development Program

This program provides intensive training to prepare entry-level faculty for research careers in academic pediatrics.

Year Recipients
2016 6
2015 6

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T-32 Fellowships

The NIH provides these institutional grants to support research training opportunities at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels. Cincinnati Children's received funding for these T32 programs in FY2016:

Division PI Name Reference Award # Dates
Adherence Psychology Kevin Hommel, PhD (SPR109310) T32 HD068223 5/1/12 to 4/30/17
Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology Scott Powers, PhD, ABPP (SPR110774) T32 DK063929 7/1/03 to 6/30/18
Clinical Pharmacology Alexander Vinks, PharmD, PhD, FCP (SPR108033) T32 HD069054 5/1/11 to 4/30/21
Critical Care Co-PI: Alex Lentsch, PhD, and Hector Wong, MD T32 GM008478 7/1/93 to 6/30/16
Gastroenterology Lee Denson, MD (SPR114118/SPR106193) T32 DK007727 1/1/95 to 6/30/20
General Pediatrics Kristen Copeland, MD (SPR108998/SPR116147) T32 HP10027 7/1/11 to 6/30/21
Immunology Co-PI: David I. Bernstein, MD and Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD T32 AI060515 9/1/04 to 8/31/19
Molecular Cardiovascular Biology Jeffery Molkentin, PhD (SPR113520) T32 HL125204 12/1/14 to 11/30/19
Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology Jeffery Whitsett, MD (SPR111862) T32 HL007752 7/15/94 to 6/30/19
Nephrology Prasad Devarajan, MD (SPR112492) T32 DK007695 7/15/92 to 6/30/19
Neurology Charles Vorhees, PhD (SPR109286) T32 ES007051 7/1/77 to 6/30/17
Rheumatology Alexei A. Grom, MD (SPR115798) T32 AR069512 5/1/16 to 4/30/21

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Arnold W. Strauss Fellow Award

The Arnold W. Strauss Fellow Award is a one-year $10,000 funding opportunity awarded to clinical fellows and postdoctoral fellows. It was instituted in 2014 in honor of Dr. Strauss' tireless championship of higher education at Cincinnati Children's.

Clinical/Research Fellow Name Division Mentor Project
Research Stacey Cranert, PhD Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology (CAGE) Stephen Waggoner, PhD Harnessing the migratory potential of NK cells for the therapeutic treatment of brain cancers
Research Xuelian He, MD, PhD Experimental Hematology Richard Lu, PhD The GNAS tumor suppressor and novel therapeutic avenues in medulloblastoma
Research Sarah Jablonski, PhD Neurology Chip Vorhees, PhD Michael Williams, PhD Dopamine (D₁) receptor targeting of neonatal (±)methamphetamine treatment in rats using micro-PET/CT
Research Jung-Mi Lee, PhD Experimental Hematology Damien Reynaud, PhD The impact of obesity on hematopoietic stem cells
Research Kimberly Leiken, PhD Neurology Jing Xiang, MD, PhD Finding a biomarker for acute and chronic posttraumatic migraines: An MEG study
Clinical Keri Drake, MD Nephrology Steven Potter, PhD Hox genes and autophagy in the kidney
Clinical Holly Hanson, MD Emergency Medicine Rajit Basu, MD, MS Predicting Risk of Early Pediatric AKI and Renal Angina in the Emergency Department (PREPARED)
Clinical John Hutton, MD, FAAP General and Community Pediatrics Scott Holland, PhD Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD Kiernan Phelan, MD, FAAP Assessment and neurobiological effects of dialogic reading in low-income preschool children enrolled in a home visitation-based literacy intervention
Clinical Kiersten Ricci, MD Hematology and Oncology Theodosia Kalfa, MD, PhD Cooperative JAK2 mutations in familial essential thrombocythemia
Clinical Augusto Schmidt, MD, PhD Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Suhas Kallapur, MD Role of IL-1 receptor in fetal brain injury induced by intraamniotic LPS
Clinical Amery Treble-Barna, PhD Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology Shari Wade, PhD Genetically influenced biologic processes in pediatric traumatic brain injury

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Research Fellows

Department Name # of Fellows
Allergy and Immunology 8
Anesthesiology 6
Biomedical Informatics 1
Biostatistics and Epidemiology 1
Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency 1
Center for Autoimmune Genetics and Etiology 4
Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth 3
Clinical Pharmacology 3
Developmental Biology 21
Endocrinology 4
Experimental Hematology 24
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition 10
General and Community Pediatrics 2
Hematology 5
Human Genetics 5
Imaging Research 1
Immunobiology 12
Molecular Cardiovascular Biology 19
Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 4
Neurology 6
Oncology 4
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 3
Patient Services 2
Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery 17
Psychiatry 1
Pulmonary Medicine 7
Reproductive Sciences 7
Total 181

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Clinical Fellows

Department Name # of Fellows Department Name   # of Fellows
Adolescent Medicine 5 Neonatology 15
  +Transition Medicine 0 Nephrology 8
Allergy/Immunology 6   + Acute Care Nephrology and Dialysis 1
Anesthesia 12 Neurology 0
  + ABA Alternate Pathway 1   + Clinical Neurophysiology 1
  + Advanced Fellowship in Quality Improvement & Safety 1   + Pediatric Epilepsy 3
  + Advanced Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship in Education 0   + Headache 1
  + Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring 2   + Neonatal Neuro 1
  + Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia 1 Neurosurgery 1
Cardiology 14 Ophthalmology 1
  + Adult & Adolescent Congenital Heart Disease 1 Orthopaedics 3
  + Cardiac Electrophysiology 1   + Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 1
  + Cardiac Imaging 2 Otolaryngology 6
  + Cardiac Intensive Care 0 Pain Medicine 2
  + Fetal Cardiology 0 Pathology 1
  + Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation  2 Plastic Surgery 1
  + Interventional Cardiac Cath 1 Psychiatry 7
  + Preventive Cardiology 1 Psychology 12
Child Abuse 2 Pulmonary 10
Congenital Cardiac Surgery 1 Radiology 8
Critical Care 13   + Body MRI 0
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics 6   + Interventional Radiology 2
Emergency Medicine 12   + Pediatric Neuroradiology 1
Endocrinology 11 Rehabilitation Medicine 4
Gastroenterology 12 Rheumatology 6
  + Pediatric Transplant Hepatology 1 Sleep Disorder Medicine 2
Division of General Pediatrics  0 Sports Medicine 2
+ Pediatric Master Educator 1 Surgery 2
+ Pediatric Primary Care Research 2   + Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology 2
Genetics, Medical 1   + Colorectal Surgery 1
  + Clinical Biochemical Genetics 0   + ECMO 0
  + Clinical Cytogenetics 1   + Fetal Surgery 0
  + Clinical Molecular Genetics 2   + Pediatric International Surgical Fellow 1
Hematology/Oncology 11   + Trauma Surgery 1
  + Academic Research in Pediatric Hem/Onc 0   + Vascular Anomalies 1
  + Bone Marrow Transplant 0 Urology 2
  + Clinical Immunodeficiency 0   + International Pediatric Urology Fellow 2
  + Neuro-Oncology 1    
  + Sickle Cell Disease 0    
Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2    
Hospital Medicine 7    
Infectious Disease 6    
Total 254 

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Graduate Programs

Program Number of students
Biomedical Informatics - Graduate Certificate 13
Immunology Graduate Program - PhD students 31
Immunology Graduate Program - MS students 13
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) 53
Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program - MS students 5
Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program - PhD students 53

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Division Number of Residents
Pediatrics 119
Medicine/Pediatrics 28
Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) 4
Dental 11
Psychology 5
Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry/Pediatrics 14
Human Genetics/Pediatrics 8
Neuro/Pediatrics 22
Dermatology 10 UC Dermatology/10 Cincinnati Children's Pediatric Resident Rotators
Anesthesia 15 (rotating)
Surgery (Includes General Surgery, Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology, Cardiothoracic, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Plastic, Orthopedic and Urology) 200 (rotating)
Radiology 56 (rotating)

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Summer Students

Name Number
High School Interns 31
 + Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students (BRIMS) 10
 + High School Senior Summer Internship Program 15
 + Summer for Sickle Cell Science Program 6
Undergraduate Students 131
 + Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship 112
Medical Students 18
 + Summer Medical Student Respiratory Research Fellowship 12

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