Scholarly Activity

The University of Michigan has established itself as one of the top research institutions in the country. The Department of Pediatrics is no exception, with over $25M a year in extramural research funding, world renowned faculty, state-of-the-art core facilities, and a dedication to training future physician scientists.  Our physicians have established projects with a multitude of other departments campus-wide to take advantage of the rich resources of the Medical School research community. 

All residents are required to complete a mentored scholarly activity project during their residency.  Support is provided by faculty across the department for projects in a wide variety of areas including basic science research, clinical research, quality improvement, global health, and advocacy.

Examples of past resident projects include:

Samuel Neher, MD
A Standardized Approach to the Management of Somatic Symptom Disorder Improves Diagnosis Rate and Reduces Unnecessary Medical Care

Roopa Pandit, MD
Transcutaneous Bilimeter use by Newborn Home Visiting Nurses

Rebecca Lane, MD
Digital Media and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jennifer McDonald, MD, MPH
Pediatric Lead Testing: A Provider Survey

Phoebe Danziger, MD
Parental Refusal of Intramuscular Vitamin K and Other Standard-of-Care Prophylactic Newborn Practices

Elise Gross, MD
Using A Novel Rubric To Improve Intern Documentation

Christine Wang, MD
Predictors of successful medication withdrawal in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Courtney Palka, MD
Improving Resident Communication During Family-centered Rounds Using a Novel Simulation-Based Curriculum

Kristi Huisinga, MD
Current Use of and Needs Assessment for Clinical Genetic Testing and Genetic Counseling in Ghana

Niyomi Gandhi, MD
Resident Satisfaction with Parenting and Anticipatory Guidance Training

Josh Meisner, MD, PhD
Underdiagnosis of Pediatric Hypertension in General Pediatrics Outpatient Clinics

Rebekah Diamond, MD
Creation of a Migrant Health Curriculum to Be Used Throughout the Course of Medical Training

Hannah King, MD
Hidden biases: reporting suspected abuse and neglect in a children’s emergency department

Mayya Malakh, MD & Evie Neptune, MD
The Impact of a Family-Centered Communication Workshop on Medical Student Comfort in Conducting Family-Centered Rounds

Christopher Failing,, MD
A clinical prediction rule for failure of Anakinra therapy in children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Colleen Mathis, MD
Improving Firearm Screening and Counseling in the Inpatient Setting

Rohit Madani, MD
PVCs In Children With Normal Hearts — Whose Resolve?

Mike Triebwasser, MD, PhD
Impact of Broncho-Alveolar Lavage on the Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Complications in post Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

Chris Mathis, MD
Comparison of Pressure Recovery Corrected Peak Doppler Gradients to Peak to Peak Gradient During the Cardiac Cycle

Kayla Bronder, MD
Improving early identification and intervention for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Social Determinants of Health in the Michigan Medicine General Pediatric Clinics

Kim Levitt, MD
Resident screening practices for childhood sleep disorders in the outpatient setting before and after implementation of the BEARS screening tool