For some people thinking of going into academic medicine, or who have a particular interest in a sub-specialty, the opportunity to do research during their residency can be attractive. The faculty in pediatrics has been very supportive in helping residents with case reports, small clinical research studies, and even bench research. With the elective months, it is very feasible to structure time to do research in a specific area. Please see our biannual department report.
Club Med helps develop an understanding and appreciation for research and critical literature review, but nothing beats actually doing it yourself. From designing and implementing a research project to writing up grant proposals, submitting abstracts to peer-reviewed journals, and presenting your research in public, you can do it all here. Residents have been involved in projects that have ranged from smoking cessation interventions to testing monoclonal antibodies against RSV, and if you're willing to do the work you can generally find a supportive faculty member to help you with whatever you need.
There are monthly research conferences as part of the departmental schedule, and there are plenty of opportunities to discuss any original work at the PL-1 talks and Grand Rounds warm-ups. There is an annual research day where students, residents and faculty present their work. Our department actively participates at national meetings such as the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting or the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), and it's not unusual for a resident or two to have posters or talks at these meetings.
Below is a partial list of some past resident publications or presentations from the pediatric department. Resident names are highlighted.
Ripal Patel. Hypotonia in a Neonate: Diagnosis of Spinal Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor. Abstract accepted by the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Conference, Feb 24 - 28, 2018
Michael Bowler. Unnatural Gas: A Case of Emphysematous Pyelitis in a Patient with Trisomy 13" abstract accepted by the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Conference, Feb 24 - 28, 2018
Allison Fahy, Iram Ashraf, Whitney Vedella, Katherine Lewinter, Iman Naimi. Inhaled Anesthesia in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. A case of status asthmaticus. Abstract accepted to the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Conference, Feb 24 - 28, 2018
Mike Bowler and Ripal Patel have submitted abstracts to the Society of Critical Care Medicine and BOTH were accepted! (10/17) - Conference, Feb 24 - 28, 2018
Wajiha Maan, QurratulAnn Warsi, Avideh Rashed, Manoochehr Karjoo. Unexplained High Activity of Aspartate Aminotransferase in an Asymptomatic Pediatric Patient. Int J Pediatr, Vol.5, N.10, Serial No.46, Oct. 2017
Danyal Thaver MD; Nikki Christopher. Silent Hospitals Help Healing: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Department of Pediatrics, SUNY Upstate Medical University. Presented at Pediatric Research Day, 4/26/17.
Abraham, Emy. Minimizing Vocera Interruptions During Patient-Centered Rounds. Poster presented for the National Patient Safety Week poster session 3/14-17.
Krieger, Beth. When You Look a gift horse in the mouth. Beyond the Doctorate Day - Wednesday March 1, 2017. Research Poster Presentation.
Jasmin Moradi. Pruritis, Ptosis and Pheochromocytoma Beyond the Doctorate Day - Wednesday March 1, 2017. Research Poster Presentation.
Iman Naimi. Long Term (25 years) Efficacy of Percutaneous Balloon Pulmonary Valvuloplasty in Pediatric Patients: A Multi-Center Study. Presented at Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting 2017 May 06 - 09, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Iman Naimi. Increased incidence of severe pulmonary valve insufficiency up to 25 years after balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty: A multicenter study. Presented at the SCAI - The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions - in New Orleans. May 10-13, 2017.
Helena Gutierrez, Mirza Beg. Singer Center Experience with Fructose Malabsorption. WCPGHAN held in Montreal, Canada from October 5-8 2016.
Danyal Thaver. Pulmonary Crohn's Disease in Down Syndrome: Case Rep Gastroenterol 2016;10:206-211 (DOI: 10.1159/000445975)
Moradi, Jasmin. Pruritis, Ptosis and Pheochromocytoma. Poster presented at 2016 Pediatric Hospital Medicine conference in Chicago, July 2016
Krieger, Beth. When You Look a gift horse in the mouth. Poster presented at 2016 Pediatric Hospital Medicine conference in Chicago, July 2016
Kendall Luyt, Bradley Olson, Susan Mahar. Presenting a poster in Niagara Falls from June 12-13, 2016. Annual North American Refugee Health Conference in Niagara Falls. Hyperreactive Malarial Splenomegaly Syndrome.
Christopher DeLaney MD ,W. Benjamin Prince MD, Elizabeth Quigley MD, Emily Smith MD, Melissa Schafer MD. Improving Community Acquired Pneumonia (ICAP) at Upstate: Update on Value in Inpatient Pediatrics (VIP) Collaborative. Poster presented at Upstate's National Patient Safety week poster presentation, March 13-17, 2016
Wajiha Maan, Melissa Schafer. Sustaining Sepsis Improvement in Pediatrics. Poster presented at Upstate's National Patient Safety week poster presentation, March 13-17, 2016 and also at the Peds Dept Research Day (4/20/16)
Helena Gutierrez. Standardizing the Care of Patients with Hepatitis B Virus Infection. Poster presented at Upstate's National Patient Safety week poster presentation, March 13-17, 2016 and also at the Peds Dept Research Day (4/20/16).(Helena's poster was one of the top 5 winners.)
Vanessa Orrego, Sara Tarolli, Nelsen E, Ajagbe O, Rosenbaum P, Nead J. I-PASS: A journey over time. Poster presentation at Association of Pediatric Program Directors Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. April 2016
Danyal Thaver. I. Federico Fernandez Nievas. Work-Life Balance: A Different Scale for Doctors. Frontiers in Pediatrics. December 24, 2015
Aamer Imdad, Luke C Mullany, Abdullah H Baqui, Shams El Arifeen, James M Tielsch, Subarna K Khatry, Rasheduzzaman Shah, Simon Cousens, Robert E Black, Zulfiqar A Bhutta. The effect of umbilical cord cleansing with chlorhexidine on omphalitis and neonatal mortality in community settings in developing countries: a meta-analysis. BMC Public Health 2013, 13(Suppl 3):S15 (17 September 2013)
Mayo-Wilson E, Imdad A, Herzer K, Bhutta ZA. Vitamin A supplementation in
Indian children. Lancet. 2013 Aug 17;382(9892):594. doi:
10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61739-0. PubMed PMID: 23953382.
Rana El Feghaly. Intestinal Inflammatory Biomarkers and Outcome in Pediatric Clostridium difficile Infections. JPeds. published online 06 September 2013
Rana E. El Feghaly, Jennifer L. Stauber, Elena Deych, Carlos Gonzalez, Phillip I. Tarr,1,3 and David B. Haslam. Markers of Intestinal Inflammation, Not Bacterial Burden, CorrelateWith Clinical Outcomes in Clostridium difficile Infection. Inflammation in CDI. CID 2013:56 (15 June). 1721
Imdad A, Bautista RMM, Senen KAA, Uy MEV, Mantaring III JB, Bhutta ZA Umbilical cord antiseptics for preventing sepsis and death among newborns (Review). The Cochrane Library
2013, Issue 5
Aamer Imdad. Tserenpuntsag, Boldtsetseg; Blog, Debra; Halsey, Neal; Easton, Delia; Shaw, Jana Religious Exemptions for Immunization and Risk of Pertussis in New York State, 2000-2011, PEDIATRICS Volume 132, Number 1, July 2013. originally published online June 3, 2013
Olson B, Mata M, Koszalka TA. Implementing an online curriculum for medical education: Examining the critical factors for success. International Jl. on E-Learning 2013;12(2):197-208.