Pediatric Scientist Development Program

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

Year Recipients
2017 7
2016 6

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 FY2017:

Division PI Name Reference Award # Dates
Allergy Co-PI: David I. Bernstein, MD and Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD T32 AI060515 9/1/04 to 8/31/19
Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology Kevin Hommel, PhD (SPR109310/SPR117516) T32 HD068223 5/1/12 to 4/30/22
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/SPR116141) 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 6/30/18
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 David A. Hildeman, PhD (SPR116382) T32 AI118697 7/1/16 to 6/30/21
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

Arnold W. Strauss Fellow Award

The Arnold W. Strauss Fellow Award is a one-year $10,000 funding opportunity instituted in 2014 in honor of Dr. Strauss' tireless advocacy of higher education at Cincinnati Children's.

Clinical/Research Fellow Name Division Mentor Project
Clinical Tarek Alsaied, MD Cardiology Michael Taylor, MD, PhD Cardiac fibrosis effect on exercise capacity and cardiac function in patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Clinical Maria Barnes-Davis, MD, PhD Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Scott Holland, PhD and Stephanie Merhar, MD, MS Multimodal neuroimaging of language networks in childhood: Impact of prematurity
Research Richard Brokamp, PhD Epidemiology Patrick Ryan, PhD, MS Assessing exposure to air pollution across time and space
Research Shadi Khademi, MD, PhD Anesthesia Steve Danzer, PhD Mechanisms mediating seizure in a PTEN KO model of epilepsy
Research Heather McCauley, PhD Developmental Biology Jim Wells, PhD Enteroendocrine cells, nutrients and metabolic disease
Research Hadas Nahman-Averbuch, PhD Anesthesia/Pain Medicine Robert Coghill, PhD Disrupted pain modulation in adolescents with migraines
Clinical Anna Peters, MD, PhD Gastroenterology Jorge Bezerra, MD Control of cholangiocyte proliferation by innate lymphoid cells
Clinical Francis Real, MD General & Community Pediatrics Melissa Klein, MD, MEd and Andrew Beck, MD, MPH IMPACT Asthma: Effect of a caregiver education bundle on asthma control

Research Fellows

Department Name # of Fellows
Allergy and Immunology 9
Anesthesiology 5
Asthma Research 1
Biostatistics and Epidemiology 1
Center for Autoimmune Genetics and Etiology 3
Cardiology 2
Cardiothoracic Surgery 1
Chronobiology 2
Clinical Pharmacology 3
Developmental Biology 16
Endocrinology 3
Experimental Hematology 23
Fetal Therapy 1
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition 12
General and Community Pediatrics 1
Hematology 3
Human Genetics 7
Imaging Research 1
Immunobiology 11
Infectious Diseases 4
Molecular Cardiovascular Biology 19
Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 6
Neurology 5
Neurosurgery 1
Oncology 5
Ophthalmology 4
Pathology 3
Patient Services 2
Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery 3
Pulmonary Medicine 10
Reproductive Sciences 8
Sports Medicine 2
Total 177

Clinical Fellows

Department Name # of Fellows Department Name   # of Fellows
Adolescent Medicine 7 Neonatology 15
  +Transition Medicine
  + Academic Research in Neonatology 1
Allergy/Immunology 6 Nephrology
9
Anesthesia 10   + Academic Research in Nephrology and Hypertension 1
  + ABA Alternate Pathway
  + Acute Care Nephrology and Dialysis 1
  + Advanced Fellowship in Quality Improvement & Safety 1 Neurology
  + Advanced Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship in Education
  + Pediatric Epilepsy 3
  + International Pediatric Anesthesiology 2   + Headache Medicine 1
  + Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring
  + Neonatal Neuro
  + Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia
Neurosurgery 1
Cardiology 14 Ophthalmology 1
  + Adult & Adolescent Congenital Heart Disease 1 Orthopaedics 3
  + Cardiac Electrophysiology
  + Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  + Cardiac Imaging 2 Otolaryngology 6
  + Cardiac Intensive Care
Pain Medicine 2
  + Fetal Cardiology
Pathology 2
  + Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy and Transplantation 2 Plastic Surgery 1
  + Interventional Cardiac Cath 1 Psychiatry 7
  + Preventive Cardiology 2 Psychology 20
Child Abuse 1 Pulmonary 9
Congenital Cardiac Surgery 1   + Genetic Pulmonary Disease 1
Critical Care 12 Radiology 8
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics 3   + Body MRI
Emergency Medicine 13   + Interventional Radiology 1
Endocrinology 8   + Musculoskeletal Imaging 1
Gastroenterology 12   + Pediatric Neuroradiology 2
  + Pediatric Advanced Nutrition 1 Rehabilitation Medicine 4
  + Pediatric Transplant Hepatology 1 Rheumatology 6
Division of General Pediatrics
Sleep Disorder Medicine 2
  + Pediatric Master Educator 1 Sports Medicine 2
  + Pediatric Primary Care Research 3 Surgery 2
Genetics, Medical and Genomics 1   + Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology 2
  + Clinical Biochemical Genetics
  + Colorectal Surgery
  + Clinical Cytogenetics 1   + ECMO
  + Clinical Molecular Genetics 3   + Fetal Surgery 1
Hematology/Oncology 14   + Pediatric International Surgical Fellow
1
  + Bone Marrow Transplant 1   + Trauma Surgery 1
  + Clinical Immunodeficiency 1   + Vascular Anomalies
1
  + Neuro-Oncology
Urology
2
  + Sickle Cell Disease
1   + International Pediatric Urology Fellow 3
Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2    
Hospital Medicine 6    
Infectious Disease 6    
Total Clinical Fellows 263

Graduate Programs

Program Number of students
Biomedical Informatics - PhD students 8
Biomedical Informatics - Graduate Certificate 14
Immunology - PhD students 34
Immunology - MS students 5
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) 55
Molecular and Developmental Biology - MS students 7
Molecular and Developmental Biology - PhD students 50

Residents

Division Number of Residents
Pediatrics 121
Medicine/Pediatrics 28
Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) 4
Dental 12
Psychology 5
Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry/Pediatrics 14
Human Genetics/Pediatrics 8
Neuro/Pediatrics 23
Dermatology 10 UC Dermatology/14 Cincinnati Children's Pediatric Resident Rotators
Anesthesia 14 Rotating
Surgery (Includes General Surgery, Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology, Cardiothoracic, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Plastic, Orthopedic and Urology) 146 Rotating
Radiology 54 Rotating

Summer Students

Name Number
High School Interns 33
 + Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students (BRIMS) 16
 + High School Senior Summer Internship Program 14
 + Summer for Sickle Cell Science Program 3
Undergraduate Students 164
 + Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship 130
Medical Students 19
 + Summer Medical Student Respiratory Research Fellowship 13