Examples of Fellowship Research Projects

Differences in the Genomic Profiles of Immunoparalyzed and Non-Immunoparalyzed Children with Sepsis: A Pilot Study
Fellow: Mohamed Farhat, MD (Fellowship: 2017-2020)
Mentor: Mary Dahmer, PhD

Parental Acute Stress Due to Invasive Procedures Performed at Bedside in the PICU
Fellow: Meghan Harding, DO (Fellowship: 2017-2020)
Mentor: Tsovinar Sorkin, MD, Folafoluwa Odetola, MD

CRRT Filter Priming Conditions Influence on Bradykinin Release: An Ex Vivo Study
Fellow - Stephen Gorga, MD (Fellowship: 2016-2019)
Mentor: - Kera Luckritz, DO (Pediatric Nephrology)

Impact of Bilateral Infiltrates on Inflammatory Biomarker Levels and Clinical Outcomes of Children with Oxygenation Defect
Fellow - Joseph Kohne, MD (Fellowship: 2016-2019)
Mentor - Heidi Flori, MD, Mary Dahmer, PhD

Patterns of Delirium in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Associations with Noise Pollution
Fellow - Jeffrey Weatherhead, MD (Fellowship: 2016-2019)
Mentor - Matthew Niedner, MD

Angiopoietin-2 and Von Willebrand Factor Propeptide are Markers of Endothelial Dysfunction for Predictive Enrichment in Pediatric Patients with Severe Sepsis
Fellow - Erin Carlton, MD (Fellowship: 2015-2018)
Mentor - Tim Cornell, MD 

Failed Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation and Clinical Outcomes in the PICU
Fellow - James Kyle, DO (Fellowship: 2015-2018)
Mentor -  Heidi Flori, MD

Prognostic Goals of Care Conversations with Pediatric Oncologic and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Fellow - Laurel Metzler, MD (Fellowship: 2015-2018) 
Mentors - Tsovinar Arutyunyan, MD, Folafoluwa Odetola, MD

The Impact of the Growth Phase of Staphylococcus Epidermidis on Adhesion to Immobilized Fibrinogen
Fellow - Carolyn Vitale, MD (Fellowship: 2015-2018) 
Mentor - J. Scott VanEpps, MD, PhD (Emergency Medicine)

The Functional Immune Response of Patients on ECLS: A Descriptive Study
Fellow - Asaad Beshish, MD (Fellowship: 2014-2017)
Mentors - Mary Dahmer, PhD, Tim Cornell, MD

Utilizing Ultrasonography to Determine Transverse Tracheal Diameter
Fellow - Kate Waldeck, MD (Fellowship: 2014-2017)
Mentor - Ramon Sanchez, MD (Anesthesiology)

Patterns of health care utilization after hospitalization for pediatric critical illness
Fellow - Lauren Yagiela, MD (Fellowship: 2014-2017)
Mentor - Folafoluwa Odetola, MD

Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Noise Pollution with the Use of a Pediatric Delirium Bundle
Fellow - Yu Kawai, MD (Fellowship: 2013-2016)
Mentor - Matthew Niedner, MD

Investigation of Minute-to-Minute Annotation of Hemodynamic Severity and Its Predictive Capacity of Acute Hemodynamic Instability
Fellow - Jeremy Lamkin, MD (Fellowship: 2013-2016)
Mentors - Rodney Daniels, MD,  Ashwin Belle, PhD (Emergency Medicine; MCIRCC)

Fluid Overload and Fluid Removal in Pediatric Patients requiring CRRT
Fellow - Paula Silva, MD (Fellowship: 2013-2016) 
Mentor - David Selewski, MD (Pediatric Nephrology)

The Immobilization of a Direct Thrombin Inhibitor to a Polyurethane as a Nonthrombogenic Surface Coating for Extracorporeal Circulation.
Fellow - Jane Yu, MD (Fellowship: 2012-2015) 
Mentors - Gail Annich, MD, Robert Bartlett, MD (Surgery), Terry Major, PhD (Surgery)

Association of Hospital-Level Volume of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Cases and Mortality
Fellow - Ryan Barbaro, MD (Fellowship: 2011-2014)
Mentors - Gail Annich, MD, Matt Davis, MD

Global and Gene Specific, TNF-α, DNA Methylation Changes in a Murine Model of Sepsis
Fellow - Gina DeMasellis, MD (Fellowship: 2011-2014)
Mentors - Tom Shanley, MD, Dana Dolinoy, PhD (Environmental Health Sciences, SPH)

Tissue Oximetry via Resonance Raman Spectroscopy in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients
Fellow - Kevin Kuo, MD (Fellowship: 2011-2014)
Mentor - Kevin Ward, MD (Emergency Medicine)