Resident Research

In addition to authoring medical journal articles, abstracts, textbook chapters and special reports, in the past year alone Tufts Children's faculty, fellows and residents have been invited to present at more than 180 medical meetings, symposia and grand rounds.

In addition, our faculty members serve as editors, reviewers and editorial board members of many medical publications— extending the reach and visibility of the tremendous expertise that resides here to a truly global medical community.

Our research faculty also personally mentor our residents in their scholarly projects and participate in the noon conference series. Tufts Children's Hospital Research Series occurs once a month where faculty and residents present their research so that the community is aware of ongoing projects occurring here.

Tufts Children's Presentations at Pediatric Academic Society - 2018:

  • CC10 in the Prevention of Acute and Chronic Lung Injury in the Newborn
  • Bacterial Colonization and Infectious Complications in Children with Tracheostomies
  • Long Term Retention of Asthma Knowledge among 3rd and 5th Grade Students.
  • Cultural Considerations in Autism Diagnosis and Management: Perspectives of Chinese American Families
  • Pediatric Resident Perceptions of High=Value Care: A Qualitative Study
  • The Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, Fluoxetine, Induces human fetal membrane Senescence and a Senescence- Associated Secretory Phenotype.
  • Moderator: What Are Gastroenterologists and Neonatologists Talking About These Days? Emerging GI Issues
  • Impact of National Quality Improvement Collaborative on Elevated Blood Pressure Recognition: The Project RedDE.
  • Multicenter Simulation Boot Camp for Senior Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellows Increases Confidence and Job Preparedness through High Acuity-Low Frequency Simulation Scenarios.
  • Using Salivary Profiles to Better Understand Preterm Infants’ Responses to Orocutaneous NTrainer Therapy
  • Morphine vs. Methadone for the Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
  • Comparative Quantitative MRI analyses or Regional Brain Growth and Cerebral Sulcal Development in Living Fetuses with Isolate Ventriculomegaly and Down Syndrome.
  • Opening the Black Box of Pituitary MRI Reporting: A Standardized from Reduces the Frequency of Pituitary Microadenomas Reported in Children with Short Stature
  • The Opioid Epidemic and Children: A Pediatric Policy Council State of the Art Plenary
  • Introduction at the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Club: AAP Section on Hospital Medicine
  • Antibiotic Safety and Efficacy in Infants with Complicated Intra- Abdominal Infections.
  • SPIN (Subspecialty Pediatric Investigator Network): Setting the Minimum Level of Supervision for Fellows at Graduation for the Common Pediatric Subspecialty Entrustable Professional Activities
  • Improving Communication Through Standardization of Handoffs from the Emergency Department to the inpatient Floor
  • Implementation of a Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Pathway: A Quality Improvement Project to Better DKA Outcomes
  • A Salivary Metatranscriptomic Approach to Predict Necrotizing Enterocolitis in the Preterm Infant
  • Socioemotional, Communication and Mental Health Outcomes at 10 years of age in Extremely Preterm Newborns with Late-Onset Bacteremia (Board 788)
  • Neonatal Neurobehavioral Effects Following Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) using Morphine vs Methanode.

Every pediatric resident at Tufts Children's Hospital is required to participate in a scholarly project by the end of their residency training period.  Our hope is that through this project residents participate in the creative process of scientific discovery and exploration. The scholarly activity may include clinical research, basic science research, medical education research, systematic reviews or case reports.  The residents are mentored through the entire process by a faculty member of their choice.  The ultimate goal is for residents to present and disseminate their work at an institutional, local or national level.

  • Dr. Dara Azuma “Implementation of a Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Pathway: A Quality Improvement Project to Better DKA Outcomes” Faculty Mentor: Sara Ross
  • Dr. Kaye Brathwaite “Increased Food Insecurity in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lawrence Milner
  • Dr. Jasmin Darling “Tufts Pediatric Resident Perspectives on Breastfeeding and Lactation Education” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jessica Bennett
  • Dr. Nicole Kalinske and Dr. Dr. Chandni Vaid “Assessing the Variability in Clinical Management of Hyperbilirubinemia Amongst Providers at the Tufts Children's Hospital” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elena Aragona
  • Dr. Annie Kao and Dr. Dara Azuma “Long-term Trends in Bacterial Colonization and Infectious Complications in Children with Tracheostomies” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Schroeder
  • Dr. Ryan Kilpatrick “A diagnostic Blind-spot: HIV Enteropathy in an Adolescent Initially Diagnosed with Celiac Disease” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Garrett Zella
  • Dr. Francis Kim “A Child Who Could Not Stomach Iron” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
  • Dr. Laura Li “Longterm Retention of Asthma knowledge among 3rd and 5th Grade students” Faculty Mentors: Dr. Laura Grubb and Dr. Scott Schroeder
  • Dr. Duyu Nie “Identifying Clinical Biomarkers and Novel Therapeutic Targets in Patients with Infantile Spasm” Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Gaitanis
  • Dr. Alice Rhee “A Multidisciplinary Postoperative Cardiac Simulation Program in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carol Pineda
  • Dr. Pedro Urday “Unplanned Extubations in the NICU: a 3 Year Study in a Quaternary Care Unit” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Geoff Binney
  • Dr. Teresa Vente, Dr. Elizabeth Killmeyer and Dr. Mary Daley “Evaluating High Risk Behaviors in Adolescents on Social Media” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Grubb
  • Dr. Francis Kim “Prevalence of Esophagitis in Children and Adolescents before and after the Era of Pre-Endoscopy Proton Pump Inhibitor Use” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Garrett Zella
  • Dr. Katherine Medford and Dr. Abigail Scully “Pediatric Chest Pain: A Breath of Fresh Air” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Schroeder