8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

9th Annual Pediatrics Research Retreat

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge - Berg Hall


Dear Pediatric Community,
We invite you to register for the Department of Pediatrics 9th Annual Pediatric Research Retreat to be held on Thursday, April 26, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, in Berg Hall at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge. The Retreat will be an enriching event for faculty, trainees, students, postdocs, and staff. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Retreat.

Warm regards,

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
Elizabeth Egan, MD, PhD
Mark Kay, MD, PhD
David Maahs, MD
Elizabeth Mellins, MD
Julien Sage, PhD
Gary Shaw, DrPh
Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, FSAHM
Alyssa Bogetz, MSW
Jennifer Cory Doeschot, MA2

Join us on Apirl 26th for the 9th Annual Pediatric Research Retreat!

Final Program

April 26, 2018

7:30 – 8:00 AM BREAKFAST
8:00 – 8:10 AM Opening Remarks
Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
Lloyd Minor, MD
Joseph DeRisi, PhD

Moderator: Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
9:10 – 9:30 AM Initial Results from a Clinical Trial of Wearable Autism Therapy and Future Opportunities for AI in Mobilized Pediatric Care
Dennis Wall, PhD
9:30 – 9:45 AM Pf Bacteriophage in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis is Associated with Increased Sputum Elastase Activity and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Load
Elizabeth Burgener, MD
9:45 – 10:05 AM NeoDesign:Towards Universal Child Healthcare
Vinod Bhutani, MBBS
10:05 – 10:55 AM POSTER SESSION #1
Moderator: Mark Kay, MD, PhD
10:55 – 11:10 AM Exploring the Role of CD44 as a New Host Factor for Plasmodium Falciparum Invasion of Erthrocytes
Barbara Baro Sastre, PhD
11:10 – 11:30 AM Immunologic and Vasculitis Markers in PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome)
Jennifer Frankovich, MD, MS
11:30 – 11:45 AM Regulation of HSP70 by SATB1 Leads to Aberrant Erythropoiesis in Diamond Blackfan Anemia
Mark Wilkes, PhD
11:45AM – 12:05 PM Carrots vs. Sticks – Impact on Healthcare Associated Infections in the U.S.
Grace Lee, MD, PhD


Moderator: Gary Shaw, DrPH
1:35 – 1:55 PM Overdiagnosis: Why the Detection of Abnormalities is not Synonymous with Patient Benefit
Alan Schroeder, MD

1:55 – 2:15 PM Host-virus Interactions in Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection
Ann Arvin, MD
2:15 – 2:30 PM MicroRNA-21 Predicts Functional Status in Children with Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Congenital Heart Disease
Shawn Sen, MD
2:30 – 2:50 PM Haploidentical Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Children: A New Era
Alice Bertaina, MD, PhD
2:50 – 3:05 PM Dissecting Mechanisms of Granuloma Formation in Chronic Bacterial Infection
Trung Pham, MD, PhD

3:05 – 3:20 PM BREAK
Moderator: Julien Sage, PhD
3:20 – 3:40 PM Two-step Recruitment and Retention Methods in the Multicenter FLEX Study
David Maahs, MD, PhD
3:40 –  3:55 PM ALDH1A3 Regulates Chromatin Remodeling and Smooth Muscle Pro-Proliferative Genes in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Dan Li, PhD
3:55 – 4:15PM Engineering Blood Stem Cells for Autologous Transplants for Lysosomal Storage Diseases: Correction of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I Using Genome-edited Human Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells
Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD

4:15 – 5:00 PM Announcement of Winners 
(Abstract Posters, Trainee Speakers)

5:00 - 5:30 PM RECEPTION