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Researchers honored at 2016 AAP section, council meetings

November 14, 2016

The following individuals were honored with research awards at recent AAP section and council education meetings.


AAP Council on Clinical Information Technology

Best Platform Presentation Award

Katherine J. Deans, M.D., M.H.Sc., FAAP

“How an Automated System to Identify Children at Risk for High Radiation Exposure from Computed Tomography Can Be Used to Inform Research and Clinical Practice”

Best Poster Award

Justin Pick, M.D., FAAP

“Cardiac Consult: Expanding Cardiac Care to Pediatric Patients in Distant Communities to Assist General Pediatricians with the Management of New Murmurs in an Effort to Cut Costs and Promote Efficiency”


AAP Council on Communications and Media

Holroyd-Sherry Award

Dimitri A. Christakis, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP


AAP Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care

Abstract Award

Rebecca R. Seltzer, M.D., FAAP

“Foster Care for Children with Medical Complexity: Rarely a Short-Term Solution”


AAP Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention

Best Paper by a Pediatric Trainee Award

Ibrahim Abdelshafy, M.D.

“Primary School Drop-off Zone Safety Analysis of Hazardous Road Conditions Utilizing Video Review”


AAP Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Best Platform Presentation Award

Elisha McCoy, M.D., FAAP

“Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis”

Best Poster Award

Lalit Bajaj, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

“Reducing Unnecessary Utilization in Bronchiolitis”


AAP Council on School Health

Young Medical Investigator Prize

Max Rubinstein, M.D.

“Parental Identification of a Primary Medical Provider is Associated with Improved Ability to Finish Tasks in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder”

Best Abstract Prize

Sari Bar, D.O., FAAP

“Assessment of Primary Care Pediatricians’ Knowledge of Special Education Services in the United States”


AAP Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness

Oded Bar-Or Research Prize

Drew Watson, M.D., FAAP 

“Subjective Well-being and Training Load Predict In-season Injury and Illness in Youth Soccer Players”


AAP Section on Breastfeeding

Best Abstract in Breastfeeding Research Award

Annika Klopp, M.D.

“Modes of Infant Feeding and Childhood Asthma Development: Is There a Difference Between Direct Breastfeeding and Expressed Breast Milk?”

Best Abstract in Breastfeeding Quality Improvement Award

Suhagi Kadakia, M.D., FAAP

“Improving Vitamin D Administration to Breastfeeding Newborns Using a Quality Improvement Model”


AAP Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery    

Young Investigator Award — Medical Students/Residents

Carina N. Bagge

“Risk of Dementia in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: A Danish Nationwide Cohort Study” 

Young Investigator Award — Fellows

Brandon S. Hays, M.D.

“Vascular Abnormalities in the Fontan Circulation: Histomorphometric Changes in the Central Arteries and Veins” 

Young Investigator Award — Junior Faculty

Carlos M. Mery, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

“High Risk for Long-Term Development of Scoliosis Following Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery”


AAP Section on Child Abuse and Neglect

Best Abstract Award

Debora L. Oh, M.Sc., Ph.D.

“Systematic Review of Pediatric Health Outcomes Associated with Adverse Childhood

Experiences (ACEs)”


AAP Section on Critical Care

Best Abstract Award

Yunru Huang, M.B., Ph.D.

“Association Between Insurance and Transfer of Non-Injured Children from Emergency Departments”


Best PhysicianInTraining Abstract Award

Ruth Hickok, B.S.

“Complications and Outcomes for Children Hospitalized with Typical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in the United States”

PhysicianInTraining Travel Award

Aaron Reitman, D.O., FAAP

“Plasma F2-Isoprostane Levels in Neonatal Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation”

Nadia Khan, M.D. 

“The Fragility Index in Pediatric Critical Care Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials”

Holly Gillis, M.D., FAAP

 “Changing Ordering Practice for Inhaled Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment in the

Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project”

Small Project Award

Sean Barnes, M.D., FAAP
“Impact of a Targeted Educational Program for Delirium Screening and Prevention in Critically Ill Children”
Maya Dewan, M.D., FAAP
“Harnessing the Power of the Electronic Health Record to Predict Clinical Deterioration in the Pediatric ICU”


AAP Section on Dermatology  

Education Travel Award

Christina Lee Boull, M.D.

“Cutaneous Reactions in Children Treated with MEK Inhibitors for Neural Tumors”


AAP Section on Emergency Medicine (SOEM)

Overall Best Abstract Award

Lenore Jarvis, M.D., M.Ed., FAAP 

“Postpartum Depression Screening in a Pediatric Emergency Department: High Prevalence and Screening Acceptability”

Willis Wingert Award for Outstanding Resident/Fellow Paper

Kelsey Miller, M.D., FAAP

“Novel Video-Enhanced Advanced Airway Curriculum for Pediatric Residents: A Randomized Controlled Trial”

Best Quality Improvement Abstract Award

Raina Paul, M.D.

“A Quality Improvement Collaborative Improves Care for Pediatric Septic Shock”

Best Research Poster Award

Claudia Yeung, M.D., FAAP 

“Role of Salivary Biomarkers in Predicting Significant Traumatic Brain Injury”

EmergiQuiz Best Case Presentation Award

Jessica Perniciaro, M.D., FAAP

“Sixteen-Year-Old Female with Fever and Altered Mental Status”

EmergiQuiz Best Discussion of an Unknown Case Award

Emily Roben, M.D., FAAP

“Deep Impact”

PAS Best SOEM Abstract Award

Tamar Lubell, M.D., FAAP; Jonathan Barasch, M.D., Ph.D.; Maria Leni, M.D.; Peter Dayan, M.D., FAAP

“Test Characteristics of Urinary Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin for the Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infections in Infants and Young Children

PEMpix Photo Competition, Best Case

Michael Bricken, M.D., FAAP

“Tick Paralysis”

PEMpix Photo Competition, Best Explanation

Tom Peterson, M.D.

“Hirudinea Exposure”

Travel Award for Fellowship Trainee

Jerri Rose, M.D., FAAP; Brian Wagers, M.D., FAAP; Robert Stewart, M.D., FAAP; Aditi Jayanth, M.D., FAAP; Julie Augenstein, M.D., FAAP 


AAP Section on Endocrinology

AAP and PES Leona Cuttler Award for Quality Improvement in Pediatric Endocrinology 

Edward Bellfield, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

“Systematic Depression Screening in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: A Clinic-Based Quality Improvement Project”


AAP Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Young Scholar Abstract Award (original research)

Lori A. Herbst, M.D., FAAP

“End of life Does Not Mean End of Care: Pediatric Resident Perspectives on End-of-Life Education”

Young Scholar Abstract Award (QI)

Lisa Humphrey, M.D., FAAP

“Increasing Accurate Palliative Care Consultation in the NICU”


AAP Section on International Child Health (SOICH)

Best Oral Presentation

Diya Chakraborty, M.D.

“Can Use of Low Cost White Reflecting Curtains Increase the Efficacy of Phototherapy? A Randomized Controlled Trial”

Best Poster Presentation

Melissa Kunkel, M.D., FAAP 

“Delivery Location and Perinatal Mortality in Kenya”

Honorable Mention Poster Presentation

Brennan Vail, M.D.

“Care of the Mother-Infant Dyad: A Novel Approach to Neonatal Resuscitation Simulation Training in Bihar, India”


Jameel Winter, M.D., FAAP 



AAP Section on Medicine-Pediatrics

Clinical Case Abstract Award Winners

Elizabeth Boggs, M.D., FAAP

“Common in Adults and Often Overlooked in Pediatrics: Primary Hyperparathyroidism in an Adolescent Patient”

Erica Cua, M.D., FAAP

“Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Acute Pancreatitis Treated with Insulin and Heparin”


AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Young Investigator Awards

Shweta Parmekar, M.D., FAAP

“Videolaryngoscopy versus Direct Laryngoscopy for Neonatal Endotracheal Intubation by Pediatric Trainees: A Simulation Study” 

Radhika Narang, M.D., FAAP

“Novel Model of Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Damage in Intrauterine Growth Restricted Newborn Rats”


AAP Section on Neurological Surgery

Best Oral Presentation Award

Kristopher Gray Hooten, M.D.

“Establishing Standard Performance Measures for Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients”


AAP Section on Neurology

Trainee Travel Award

Sharoon Qaiser, M.D. 

“Time is Neuron — Pediatric Status Epilepticus Protocol: Implementation and Measuring Effectiveness”


AAP Section on Orthopaedics

Young Investigator in Training Awards

Supported by the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

Peter Fabricant, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

“Fixation of Chondral-only Shear Fractures of the Knee in Pediatric and Adolescent


Denver Burton 

“How Are We Affecting Spinopelvic Parameters in Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis?” 

Megan Kuba, M.D.

“One Visit-One Brace: Patient and Parent Satisfaction After Treatment for Pediatric Distal Radius Buckle Fractures”


AAP Section on Plastic Surgery

Clinician of the Year

John F. Reinisch, M.D.


AAP Section on Radiology

Outstanding Clinical Scientific Poster Award

Tahani Ahmad, M.B.B.S.

“Diagnostic Pathway for Imaging Acute Appendicitis in Children” 

Outstanding Clinical Educational Poster Award

Katya Rozovsky, M.D.

“Blastomatosis in Pediatric Population – Meeting the ’Great Mimicker’”


AAP Section on Rheumatology 

Earl J. Brewer Research Award

Tiphanie P. Vogel, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP

“Mechanism of STAT3 Gain-of-Function in a Patient with JIA”


AAP Section on Surgery

Rosenkrantz Award for Clinical Science

Patricio E. Lau, M.D.

“A Prospective Analyses of Serum Intestinal – Fatty Acid Binding Protein Levels in Infants with Necrotizing Enterocolitis”

Rosenkrantz Award for Outstanding Basic Science

Christopher J. McCulloh, M.D.

“Stem Cells and Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Direct Comparison of the Efficacy of Multiple Types of Stem Cells”

Rosenkrantz Award for Best Poster

William J. Hammond, M.D., M.Sc.

“Incidental Thyroid Nodules on Surveillance CT in the Pediatric Oncology Population”


AAP Section on Transport Medicine

C. Robert Chambliss, M.D. Best Paper Award

Michael Prodanuk

“Remote Presence Technology Reduces Need for Pediatric Inter-facility Transportation from Remote Canadian Clinic” 

Best-In-Training Paper Award

Lauren R. Edwards, M.D., FAAP

“Transport Packs: The Lifeline for Critically Ill Patients During Interfacility Transport (Quality Improvement Project)” 

Allied Health Professional Best Paper Award

Keith Nordike, R.N., B.S.N., EMT-P

“Process Improvement of Thermoregulation for ELBW Neonates During Critical Care Transport”


AAP Section on Uniformed Services

Andrew Margileth Award

Kari Wagner, M.D., FAAP

“Prematurity and Early Childhood Fracture Risk” 

Howard Johnson Award

Christopher Stark, M.D., FAAP 

“Antibiotic and Acid Suppression Medications During Infancy Are Associated with Early Childhood Obesity” 

Leo Geppert Case

David Quackenbush, D.O., FAAP“Late Presentation of Glycogen Storage Disease Type Ia and III in Children with Short Stature and Hepatomegaly”

Leo Geppert Research

Deena Sutter, M.D., FAAP

“Factors Affecting Compliance with 13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Catch-up Vaccination” 

Ogden Bruton Award

Bethany Cunningham, M.D., FAAP

“Elucidating the Mechanism of 6-mercaptopurine Induced Hepatotoxicity and How Combination with Allopurinol Eliminates the Hepatotoxicity” 

Val Hemming Award

Kayleigh Herrick-Reynolds

“Use of Ultrasound for Prognostication and Surgical Decision-making in Pediatric Papillary Thyroid Cancer”


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