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. PDF document

Dr. Meguid and Dr. Fadoul presenting a resident research poster at a national AAP meeting

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.

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.

Roopa Kanakatti Shankar, Michael J Rutter, Steven D Chernausek, et al. Medullary thyroid cancer in a 9-week-old infant with familial MEN 2B: Implications for timing of prophylactic thyroidectomy. International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology 2012, 2012:25 doi:10.1186/1687-9856-2012-25

Elizabeth Nelsen. Index of Suspicion. Pediatrics in Review Vol. 33 No. 8 August 1, 2012: 377 -381

Prita Mohanty, MD; Manoochehr Karjoo, MD; and Mirza Beg, MD. Unique Cause of Generalized Edema in an Adolescent Girl. PEDIATRIC ANNALS 41:6 | JUNE 2012

Aamer Imdad and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta. Effects of Calcium Supplementation During Pregnancy on Maternal, Fetal and Birth Outcomes. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. (pages 138–152)

Aamer Imdad and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta Routine Iron/Folate Supplementation during Pregnancy: Effect on Maternal Anaemia and Birth Outcomes. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. (pages 168–177)

Akl C. Fahed, Raya M. Safa, Fadi F. Haddad, Fadi F. Bitar, et al. Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia in Lebanon: A genotype/phenotype correlation. Mol Genet Metab. 2011 Feb;102(2):181-8

Ahmad Rayes, Christian Hanna, Manika Suryadevara,.. and Irene Cherrick, MD. Cytomegalovirus Sinusitis in a Child With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Following Bone Marrow Transplantation. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2011;9999:1–3

Suryadevara M, Cummings E, Bonville CA, Domachowske JB et al Viral Etiology of Acute Febrile Respiratory Illnesses in Hospitalized Children Younger Than 24 Months. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Marvin B Mata, Brian Kloss, Jennifer A Campoli and Karen Teelin. Unusual source of tachycardia in an adolescent. International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011, 4:9.

Thapa R, Ghosh A, Mallick D, Biswas B. Symmetrical peripheral gangrene in childhood falciparum malaria. Int J Dermatol. 2010 Mar;49(3):303-5.

Thapa R, Pal P. Transverse orange-brown chromonychia in Kawasaki disease. Int J Dermatol. 2010 Feb;49(2):227-8.

El Feghaly RE, McGann L, Bonville CA, Branigan PJ, Suryadevera M, Rosenberg HF, Domachowske JB. Local production of inflammatory mediators during childhood parainfluenza virus infection. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2010 Apr; 29(4):e26-31.