Evidence-Based Medicine, QI, & Research

The Evidence Based Medicine curriculum consists of a series of lectures during Academic Half Day covering the basics of study designs, statistics, and the use of relevant research in clinical practice.  Residents participate by presenting their own critical analyses of journal articles. Over the course of three years, all residents develop and complete a Quality Improvement project.  In addition, residents are encouraged to identify mentors and participate in other research projects. Many of our residents present their work at important national meetings (including the Pediatric Academic Society’s annual meeting), and many have participated in research that has been published in peer-reviewed articles. Some recent examples of residents’ research include:

  • Kelsey Allen, M.D., MPH: Thomas Hardy, M.D.; Terry Dixon, M.D., Ph.D.; Katherine Twombley, M.D.; Amy Wahlquist, MS; Heidi Murphy, M.D.. Antibiotic Dose-Response Associated Acute Kidney Injury in a General Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Population. Poster session present at: Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD 2019
  • Kristen Capito, D.O.; Barbra Giourgas, M.D.; James Roberts, M.D.. Teenagers V. Meningococcal Vaccines: Ql in a Primary Care Setting. Poster session present at: Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting,Baltimore, MD 2019
  • Ranya Chakra, M.D., Katherine Gartin, M.D.; Elyse Keane, M.D.; Meggan DeVeaux; Ken Noguchi; Hannah Wakefield, M.D.; Katherine Twombley, M.D.; Claire MacGeorge, MD; Christine San Giovanni, M.D.. Pediatric Obesity Management: Improving Management of Obesity and its Sequelae in a Resident Clinic. Poster session present at: Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD 2019
  • Zaki Yazdi, M.D.; Ekta Patel, M.D.; Colby Day, M.D.; Thomas Hardy, M.D.; Jennifer Mulligan, M.D.; John Baatz, Ph.D.; Rita Ryan, M.D.. Dexamethasone Alters Tracheal Aspirate T-Cell Phenotype in Ventilated Preterm Infants. Poster session present at: Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD 2019
  • Meghan Brunswick, M.D.; Rita Ryan, M.D.. Oral Feeding Rate Increases are Different Between Babies Who do and do not Require a Feeding Gastrostomy. Poster session present at: Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD 2019
  • Brynn Donnelly, M.D., Tina Zhang, M.D., Jessina Thomas, M.D., Sarah Taylor, M.D., Lauren Sams and Candi Jump, D.O.. Interventions and Education Provided by a Nutrition NICU Graduate Clinic. Presented at North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL 2018
  • Jessina Thomas, M.D., Candi Jump, D.O.. Gastroesophageal Reflux in a NICU Graduate Nutrition Consult. Presented at North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL 2018