The University of Maryland pediatrics training programs are committed to producing well-rounded and well-trained pediatricians. We believe that participating in research is an important part of every pediatrician's training. Each resident in our programs is required to complete a research project in the area of his/her choice. Projects range from basic science bench research to clinical studies, quality improvement initiatives, and health policy projects. The Department of Pediatrics is in the top 10 of state-funded schools for research grants, and our faculty are eager to work with residents. The program leadership works with residents to identify an area of interest and to connect them with faculty members who do work in that area and serve as research mentors. Methodological and statistical support is available through the department as well. Most residents do a standard research/scholarly project, but some complete their required project as part of one of the longitudinal programs described in the Special Tracks tab.

2014 Resident Research Projects

  • Evaluation of Community-based programs for Children with Asthma in Baltimore – Hillary Gordon, Puja Sood
  • The Impact of Primary Immunodeficiency on Patients and Families – Mike Weinreich
  • Transitional object use in an Urban Pediatric Clinic – Kendra McDow
  • Pediatric Suicide in the US: Review of the National Child Death Reporting System - Theodore Trigylidas
  • Anticipation and induction of mechanisms in anti-leukemic agents – Nicole Mallory
  • Sildenafil for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Associated Pulmonary Hypertension – Lydia Kim
  • A Palliative Care Needs Assessment of Residents, Fellows and Faculty – Hatai Kraushaar, Katelyn Donohue
  • Perceptions of Resident Autonomy in In-patient internal medicine, pediatrics and combined Med-Peds Programs – Marc Heikens, Windsen Pan
  • Sildenafil use in the neonatal ICU – Hilal Abuzahra
  • A study of youth suicide: Identifying at risk children – Melissa Rice
  • Pediatric Lipid Screening Guidelines Adherence – Scott Whetsell
  • Timeliness of BCG and Measles Immunization in Three Rural Ethiopian Districts – Angela Jimeno