A major goal of the Children's Hospital at Sinai Pediatric Residency Training Program is to promote scholarly activity. To that end, this activity is incorporated into the resident experience.
All residents must participate in a scholarly activity during their training. In an effort to meet the varying scholarly activity interests, needs, and capabilities of individual residents, research projects may involve basic or clinical research, case reviews or epidemiological studies, quality improvement or performance improvement projects.
Residents learn to do high quality basic or clinical research through dedicated lecture series, direct exposure to faculty with research experience, and one-on-one consultation with an epidemiologist / statistician. Residents gain insight into evidence-based medicine and learn to critically evaluate literature. The Scholarly Activity Program aims to provide residents with an appreciation for high quality research, basic concepts of research design and statistics, and the opportunity to experience an oral and written presentation of biomedical information.
The culmination of the Program is the annual Scholarly Activity Day in the fall of the PL-3 year, when residents present the results of their projects. An award is presented to the highest rated project as determined by the Scholarly Activity Committee. Prior projects have been presented at national meetings and resulted in publications in leading peer reviewed journals.
Most Recent Resident Scholarly Activity Projects
1. Transition to Adult Medicine: Improving the Process at Greenspring Pediatric Associates
2. International Health Curriculum
3. Assessment of serum magnesium levels of pediatric patients, with varying Body Mass Indices, in acute status asthmaticus on an intravenous magnesium drip: Relationship to Body Mass Indices Resident
4. Ascertainment of outcomes at birth for fetuses with a head circumference, abdominal circumference and or femur length below the tenth percentile
5. A Prospective Comparison Study Evaluating the Tolerability and Efficacy of Two Bowel Preparations for Colonoscopy in Children
6. Determining the Feasibility of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) Learning Disabilities Checklist in an Outpatient Pediatrics Setting
1. Changing Prevalence and Trends of Antibiotic Susceptibility of Methicillian-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
2. Comparison of Bacteremia in Febrile Pediatric Sickle Cell Patients Before and After the Introduction of the Prevnar Vaccine in a Local Community Hospital
3. Right Atrial Dilatation in Pediatric Patients with Diabetic Keto Acidosis (DKA): Effect of Chronic Glucose Control
4. Weight as a Predictor of Hospital Admission in Children with Asthma at the Time of Emergency Department Visit
5. Risk Factors for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Among Pediatric Patients Seen at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Between 2003-2010
6. Acceptance and Knowledge of HPV Vaccine by Adolescent Males and Their Caregivers in Urban and Suburban Care Centers
7. The Impact of Effective Documentation on the Quality of Care in Asthma Patients
8. Improvement in the Rate of Recognition of Pre-Hypertensive and Hypertensive Blood Pressures in a Pediatric Primary Care Office
1. Assessment of Growth, Anemia, and Vertical Transmission of HIV in Infants Born to Anemic HIV-Infected Women in India
2. Pulmonary Hypertension in Children with Sickle Cell Disease
3. Reducing Hypothermia in neonates Less than 1500gm
4. Validity of the Asthma Control Test(ACT) in an Asthma Population Based on Age, Socio-Economic Status, and Education Level
5. Predictors of Meningitis in 0-3 Month Infants with Urinary Tract Infection
6. Proton Pump Inhibitor Utilization in Infants
1. Study of EKG Evidence of Right Atrial Dilatation in Patients Presenting with Diabetic Ketoacidosis
2. Relationship of Headache-Associated Stressors and Hypnosis Therapy Outcome in Children
3. Documentation of Hepatitis C Status in the Charts of Infants Exposed to HIV+ Mothers
4. The Fit and Healthy Kids Program: Evaluation of a Pediatric Obesity Intervention Program
5. Effectiveness of Multiple Daily Injections Versus Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion on the Control of Type I Diabetes in Adolescents
6. Patient Transition from Pediatric to Adult Medicine
7. Does the language scale of the Denver Developmental Screening Tool II lead to over referrals for language /speech services in Baltimore and Owings Mills Latino children living with Spanish speaking only parents?
1. Ability of the NICER Scale to Predict Duration of Breastfeeding
2. Performance Improvement: “Adolescent Pregnancy”. Developing educational brochure on sexual activity and pregnancy for the adolescent.
3. Clinical Manifestations, Sequelae, and Prognoses of Neonates with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy.
4. The effects of controlled oxygen delivery on the rate of development of retinopathy of prematurity in at risk infants in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai
5. Determining the Efficacy of Prophylactic Fluconazole in Preventing Invasive Fungal Infections and Determining Risk Factors for their Development in Neonates
6. The usefulness of 13C-urea breath test(UBT) for diagnosis of Helicobactor pylori infection, for assessment of eradication and for post-treatment follow-up in children with gastritis
7. Analysis of health parameters in Spanish population and comparison with the general population at Greenspring Pediatric Associates.
8. Toothbrushes as Carriers and Modes of Transmission of Group A Streptococcus
1. Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia and Thymic Dysplasia
2. Improving the Management of Patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
3. Venous Gases as Reliable Indicators of Pulmonary Gas Exchange
4. The “Tail” of a Bezoar: An Unusual Cause of Intussusception
5. Injury Prevention: An Evaluation of Recall of Safety Topics Among Primary Caregivers of Children Ages 2-5 at Greenspring Pediatric Associates
6. Using the Anticipatory Guidance Checklist.
7. Case Presentation: Twenty-Two Month Old with MRSA Endocarditis
8. Outcomes of High Dose Steroid Therapy of Severe Colitis in a Pediatric Population at the Children’s Hospital at Sinai.
1. A Single Center Retrospective Study on the Post-Operative Use of 6-Mercaptopurine and/or Infliximab for Pediatric Patients with Crohn’s Disease
2. Proteinuria in Children with Sickle Cell Disease
3. The Impact of Pulmonary Function Tests on the Management of Asthma in the Primary Care Setting
4. The Effect of Universal Bilirubin Screening in the Full Term Nursery
5. Motivational Interviewing for Medical Providers: Intervention for Residents
7. Transplacental Passage of Contrast Material in a 25 Week Gestation Twin: Case Report and Review of the Literature
8. Case Report: Stroke in a 5 Year Old with HBSS Disease. Current Treatment Options for Primary and Secondary Stroke Prevention in High Risk Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: A Focus on Hydroxyurea
1. Central Line Infections at The Children’s Hospital at Sinai
2. Homework at Sinai
3. Complement Component 6 Deficiency-Case Report and Literature Review
4. Hypertension in the Newborn: Case Report and Review of the Literature
5. Use of the Cyberknife as Part of the Multimodal Therapy for Recurrent Focal, Non-metastatic Pelvic PNET – A case Report and Literature
6. Sickle Cell Nephropathy
7. Do Premature Infants Weighing 1500-2500 grams Develop Osteopenia of Prematurity When fed Unfortified Breast Milk
8. Clonidine Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
9. Overweight and Obesity Management and Education at the Arrow Project
10. Professional Attitudes and Practice Styles in the Care of Newborns with Chromosomal Anomalies: A National Survey of Training-Program