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2016-2018 Scholars

James A Connelly, M.D.Jim Connelly, M.D.

Research Project
Development and Application of the Vanderbilt Database and Biorepository for Immunological Research of Rare Diseases

Mentors: Carrie Kitko, M.D., Simon Mallal, MBBS, Jeffrey Rathmell, Ph.D.


Dupree Hatch, M.D. Dupree Hatch III, M.D., MPH

Research Project
Understanding the Epidemiology of Sedative and Analgesic Medication Use in Mechanically Ventilated Neonates

Mentor: Wesley Ely, M.D., MPH


Maribeth Nicholson, M.D. Maribeth Nicholson, M.D., MPH
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Research Project
Toxin and Zinc Profiles in pediatric Patients with Clostridium Difficile

Mentor: Kathryn Edwards, M.D.

2015-2017 Scholars

GodownJustin Godown, M.D.

Research Project
2D Speckle Tracking Echocardiography for Non-Invasive Surveillance of Rejection and Coronary Disease in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients.

Mentor: Debra Dodd, M.D.

HowardLeigh Howard, M.D., M.P.H.

Infectious Diseases

Research Project
Molecular Epidemiology of Human Rhinovirus and Adenovirus infections in Young Andean Children.

Mentors: Kathy Edwards, M.D. and Carlos Grijalva, M.D.

NelsonTamasyn Nelson, D.O.

General Pediatrics

Research Project
Residency educational curriculum for standardizing the approach of Pediatric Obesity Counseling using MI

Mentor: Shari Barkin, M.D.


2014-2016 Faculty Scholars

Maria Christine Krakauer, M.D.Maria Christine Krakauer, M.D.

Research Project
Optimizing Blended Learning in Pediatric Residental Clinical Training
Motivationally Inspired Resident Electronic Learning (MIREL)

Mentor: Tyler Reimschisel, M.D.

Christian Rosas-Salazar, M.D., M.P.H.
Christian Rosas-Salazar, M.D., M.P.H.

Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine

Research Project
Urine Clara Cell 16-kDa Secretory Protein and Childhood Asthma after Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in Infancy

Mentor: Tina Hartert M.D., M.P.H.

Jessica Turnbull, M.D.
Jessica Turnbull, M.D.
Critical Care Medicine

Research Project
Parental Experience of Critical Illness in Children with Special Healthcare Needs

Mentor: Joseph Fanning, Ph.D.

2013-2015 Faculty Scholars

Verena Wyvill Brown, M.D.
General Pediatrics

Research Project: “Interactions between communities, medical providers, and non-offending parents of physically abused children that lead to earlier reporting and improved outcomes.

Mentor: Ellen Clayton, M.D.


William Cutrer, MDWilliam Cutrer, M.D.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Research Project: “Enhancing Pediatric Clerkship Student Feedback Using Resident-Performed Structured Clinical Observations.

Mentor: Tyler Reimschisel, M.D.

Research Project: Assessment of iron status and its potential for Helicobacter pylori virulence modulation in a high-risk population.

Mentor: Doug Morgan, M.D.

2012-2015 Faculty Scholars

Alaina Davis M.D.

Alaina Davis, M.D.
General Pediatrics

Research Project
"Determining best practices for  identifying  children with special health care needs in academic primary health care clinics."

Mentor: Shari Barkin, M.D., MSHS

Abby Williams M.D.Abby Williams, M.D.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Research Project
"Noninvasive, bi-level positive airway pressure (BIPAP) utilization in acute pediatric asthma exacerbations."

Mentor: Thomas Abramo, M.D.

Scott BorinsteinScott C. Borinstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Project
"Social support and peer mentoring for AYA oncology patients."

Mentors: Debra Friedman, M.D., Bruce Compas, Ph.D.

2011- 2014 Faculty Scholars

Kathryn Carlson, M.D.

Kathryn L. Carlson, M.D., FAAP
General Pediatrics

Research Project
"Utilizing quality improvement strategies to improve consistent tuberculosis screening in underserved at risk populations."

Mary Louise Lindegren, M.D.
Shari Barkin, M.D., MSHS

Robert F. Sidonio, M.D.

Robert F. Sidonio, Jr., M.D., MSc
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Research Project
"Feasibility Trial using Hydroxyurea for Secondary Prevention of Silent Cerebral Infarct in Children with Sickle Cell Disease."

Michael DeBaun, M.D., MPH

Mary Romano, M.D., MPHMary E. Romano, M.D., MPH
Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Research Project
"Development of a web-based curriculum in Adolescent Gynecology."

Lynn S. Walker, Ph.D.

2010-2013 Faculty Scholars

Rebekah Brown, M.D.Rebekah Brown, M.D.
Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine

Research Project
"Creating and Evaluating a Pediatric Subspecialty Fellowship Core Curriculum."

Leah Harris, M.D.
Donald Brady, M.D. 

Stacy Killen, M.D.

Stacy Killen, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiology

Research Project
"Fetal Magnetocardiography"

Frank Fish, M.D.

Amy Woodward, M.D.Amy Woodward, M.D.
Pediatric Rheumatology

Research Project

"A Modular Curriculum in Pediatric Rheumatology for Residents."

Leah Harris, M.D.
Brent Graham, M.D.

2009-2012 Faculty Scholars

Geoffrey Fleming, M.D.Geoffrey Fleming, M.D.
Pediatric Critical Care

Research Project
"Creation and evaluation of an electronic curriculum or pediatric critical care trainees."

Leah Harris, M.D.

Barron Patterson, M.D.Barron Patterson, M.D.
General Pediatrics

Research Project
"Implementation and evaluation of an electronic dashboard to improve immunization rates in a teaching clinic."

Shari Barkin, M.D., M.S.H.S.

Jill Simmons, M.D.Jill Simmons, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinology

Research Project
"Avoidance of sun exposure in patients with ALL: effect on vitamin D levels and bone turnover."

Debra Friedman, M.D.


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