Resident Research

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. Marina Santos Oren “Upper GI Series in the Assessment of Malrotation of the Gut- Time is Bowel” Faculty Mentor:  Rodica Turcu, MD and Carl Christian Jackson, MD
  • Dr. Julian Ponsetto “Correlation of Automated Wrist Blood Pressure Measurements to Manual Arm Measurements” Faculty Mentor: Lawrence Milner, MD
  • Dr. Laura Gineo “Inclusivity in Medical Education and Clinical Care: Empowering Adolescents with Intellectual Disability with Sexual Health Education” Faculty Mentor: Laura Grubb, MD, MPH
  • Dr. R. Joe Daniels-Mulholland “Breaking Bad News: Implementing a Difficult Discussions Curriculum for Pediatric Residents” Faculty Mentor:  Noa Cohen Hughes, MD
  • Dr. Trupti Ingle “Factors that Influence Use of the Tufts Children’s Hospital Pediatric Transfer Center”
    Faculty Mentor: Sara Ross, MD and Lisa DelSignore, MD
  • Dr. Ankita Deosthali “Exploring Pediatric Intern Perceptions of Well-Child Clinic Encounters to Inform the Development and Implementation of a Checklist as a Resident Educational Tool” Faculty Mentor: Mary Brown, MD
  • Dr. Michael Coughlin “Evaluation of mild, moderate, and severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia in the Tufts Level IV NICU Population and long-term respiratory outcomes in VLBW infants” Faulty Mentors: Maryann Volpe, MD Poster accepted at American Thoracic Society 2020 Additional project Negative DICER1Germline Mutation in a Patient with Pleuropulmonary Blastoma (PPB) also accepted to American Thoracic Society 2021
  • Dr. Lisa Hsu “Needs Assessment of Sports-Medicine Curriculum among Pediatric Residents” Faculty Mentor: Mary Brown, MD Oral Presentation at 2021 AMSSM (American Medical Society for Sports Medicine)
  • Dr. Michelle Foley and Dr. Olivia Perrone “Implementation of Routine Asparaginase Monitoring in Pediatric Patients Receiving Asparaginase-Based Chemotherapy” Faculty Mentor: Jason Law, MD
  • Dr. Christina Kratlian “Pediatric Resident Perceptions of Advocacy” Faculty Mentor: Laura Arvidson-Guzman, MD and Chas Hannum, MD
  • Dr. Priya Mishra “Time Since Index Colonoscopy and Interval Medication Administration Does Not Affect Sensitivity of Magnetic Resonance Enterography for Detection of Active Inflammation in Pediatric Patients with Crohn’s Disease” Faculty Mentor: Garrett Zella, MD Poster was accepted to Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting 2020

In addition to authoring medical journal articles, abstracts, textbook chapters and special reports each year Tufts Children’s Hospital faculty, fellows and residents are invited to present at numerous 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.

In addition, our research faculty personally mentor our residents in their scholarly projects and participate in the noon conference series.  Below is merely a sampling of recent publications and presentations by pediatric faculty at the Floating.

  • Anterior segment spectra domain optical coherence tomography in epidermolysis bullosa
  • Unusual Pediatric Glaucomas
  • Frequent corneal abrasions precede scarring and vision loss in epidermolysis bullosa- an international patient survey. 
  • Recombinant human collagen VII decreases markers of fibrosis after corneal abrasion in mice with epidermolysis bullosa
  • Corneal abrasions, scarring and vision loss in Epidermolysis bullosa: results of an international patient survey
  • Venture Into Cures
  • Eye care for EB patients: Strategies to prevent blistering, scarring and vision loss
  • Validation of the EB Eye Symptoms Index (EB-EDI) tool for assessment of ocular disease in patients with epidermolysis bullosa
  • Anterior segment optical coherence tomography in epidermolysis bullosa
  • Immersive Virtual Reality for Management of Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome in Adolescents: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Anti-Citrullinated Protein Antibodies (ACPA) and Bony Erosions in Polyarticular
  • Haemophilia: factoring in new therapies
  • Reduced Expression of Annexin A2 is Associated with Impaired Cell Surface Fibrinolysis and Venous Thromboembolism
  • We Got This and We Don't: Pediatricians Going to Battle for the ‘Big Children’ of COVID-19
  • Community Service Learning: Empowering Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities: Enhancing Sexual Health Education through Community Collaboration
  • Emerging issues in male adolescent sexual and reproductive health care
  • Association of social media use and high-risk behaviors in adolescents
  • Barrier protection use by adolescents during sexual activity
  • Advocacy and collaborative health care for justice-involved youth
  • Long-acting reversible contraception: Specific issues for adolescents
  • Identification and management of eating disorders in children and adolescents
  • Care of adolescent parents and their children
  • Hot topics during unprecedented challenges
  • Collaborative care in the identification and management of psychosis in adolescents and young adults
  • A chief complaint of blisters in an adolescent
  • Treatment Considerations for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Emotional Disturbances/Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-occurring Substance Use
  • Achieving Literacy through Education and Simulation (ALIES) In Transgender Healthcare
  • Effective Advocacy to Improve Adolescent Health Outcomes: Addressing Privacy Violations from Explanation of Benefit Forms (EOBs) by Understanding Local Policy Context, Building
  • Coalitions, and Engaging Youth Voices
  • Gynecomastia in the Adolescent Male: Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Approach to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Adolescents in the Pediatric Practice
  • Contraceptive Preference, Continuation Rates, and Unintended Pregnancies in Patients with Comorbidities: A Prospective Cohort StudyMenstrual Dysfunction and Treatment Among
  • Adolescents With Congenital Heart Disease
  • Provider Views on Sexual and Reproductive Health for Adolescent and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Contraceptive Preference and Unintended Pregnancies in Patients with Comorbidities
  • A viral pandemic, vaccine safety, and compensation for adverse events
  • Ten years of newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) in Massachusetts
  • Antibiotic stewardship in pediatrics
  • Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies
  • Be Careful What We Call ItDental Screening of Pediatric Inpatient
  • How Generalizable is PHIS?
  • Utility of Length of Stay and Direct Cost in Evaluating for Disparities in Pediatric Inpatient Care on a General Medical/Surgical Ward
  • Consanguinity—the expanding neck mass
  • Racial disparities in LOS for common pediatric diagnoses in 2016
  • Why Do You Want an US?
  • Hospitalists Scope of Practice: What They Do and What They Shouldn’t DoPHM 2021: Current State and Future Directions
  • Little Critters That Make Us Seen Green
  • Technical considerations and protocol optimization for neonatal salivary biomarker discovery and analysis 
  • BRUE: Brief Resolved Unexplained Event
  • Asthma: Albuterol, Steroids, and Scores
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Achieving Culturally Effective Care
  • Revealing Neural Mechanisms Underlying Neonatal Opioid-Induced Hyperphagia 
  • Cardiac Crash! The Story of Commotio Cordis
  • Acute Bacterial Sinusitis – Not just a stuffy nose
  • Salivary Transcriptomic Analysis to Understand Sex-Dependent Inflammatory Effects of Prenatal Opioid Exposure on the Brain Reward Signaling 
  • Esophageal Button Battery Ingestion
  • Pediatric Appendicitis: To cut or not to cut?
  • Usage of Non-Invasive Ventilation:  Effects on Intubation Rates and Outcomes of Severe Bronchiolitis in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Development and implementation of an educational tool to improve resident education in the PICU based on AAP and ACGME guidelines.  Working Toward Publication
  • Remodeled the Pediatric Residency Simulation Program to be more applicable to AAP and ACGME guidelines
  • Developed a handoff tool to improve communication between anesthesia, surgery, and ICU teams pre and post operatively.
  • Imaging Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Pediatric Hematologic Malignancies
  • COVID 19 Pandemic: Focus on Child and Family Wellness- Developmental, Behavioral, and Social-Emotional Concerns