Clinical Trainee Awards

"As an electrical engineer, computer scientist and physician with type 1 diabetes, my primary research interest is the design, development and testing of new diabetes technology and therapies.  I am deeply grateful for the MCHRI support of my research training.  As a Stephen Bechtel endowed fellow, I can receive dedicated research time to continue my journey as a physician-scientist pursuing translational, clinical and basic science research so that I can help those with diabetes."

Rayhan A. Lal, MD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics (Endocrinology and Diabetes)


FY 2022 Awards

Elizabeth Barrington, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics - Developmental  Behavioral Pediatrics
Study Title: Evaluating pediatric resident curricula for diagnosing and managing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Kathryn Czepiel, MD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics - Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Study Title: Investigating the Dysregulation of T-cell Responses in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Theresa Dunham, MD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics -  Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
Study Title: Referral Patterns and Uptake of Penicillin Allergy Delabeling in Pregnancy

Catherine Frelinger, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics - Developmental  Behavioral Pediatrics
Study Title: Primary Care Provider Use of Telehealth in the Diagnosis of Developmental Delay: The COVID-19 Era

Xavier Gaeta, MD, PhD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
Study Title: A Wnt signaling approach to improving kidney tubule regeneration and recovery in a mouse model of acute kidney injury

Karolina Grekov, MD, MA
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics - Critical Care Medicine
Study Title: Conveying Suffering: Implications for Communication and Shared Decision-Making in Pediatric Critical Illness

Karen Jacobson, MD, MPH
Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine – Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Study Title: Interactions of SARS-CoV-2 and malaria in pregnancy and their impact on birth and infant outcomes in Uganda

Ryan Jamiolkowski, MD, PhD
Clinical Fellow, Neurosurgery
Study Title: The fasciola cinereum in pediatric temporal lobe epilepsy” and awarded you a MCHRI Fellowship. You will be named Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow.

Christine Lai, MD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology
Study Title: Regulation of cancer cell surface glycosylation by oncogenes

Emily Larimer, MD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology
Study Title: Improving shared situational awareness in pediatric oncology to reduce medical errors

Mindy Lee, MD, PhD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics - Endocrinology & Diabetes
Study Title: Automated Insulin Delivery and Asynchronous Remote Patient Monitoring for Management of Type 1 Diabetes

Danni Liang, MD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics - Hospital Medicine
Study Title: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Urinary Tract Infection Diagnosis and Outcomes in Children

Hayley Miller, MD
Clinical Fellow, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Study Title: Mifepristone as an Adjunct to Transcervical Balloon for Labor Induction (MiLI): A Randomized Clinical Trial

Brent Monseur, ScM, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Study Title: Drivers of Assisted Reproductive Technology Use and Associated Reproductive and Mental Health Outcomes in Women by Sexual Orientation-Results from National Longitudinal Cohorts

Danielle Nahal, MD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases
Study Title: Pediatric Resident Competence in Infectious Diseases: A Mixed Methods Exploration of Didactic and Experiential Curricula

Preeti Panda, MD
Clinical Fellow, Medicine – Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Study Title: Sociodemographic Characteristics and Health Disparities of Trafficked Children Presenting to Pediatric Emergency Departments

Rose Noelle Pineda, MD, MPH
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
Study Title: Digital Media Marketing of Alcohol, Marijuana, and Tobacco to Black, Indigenous, and Youth of Color: Implications for Prevention and Policy

Rameshwar Rao, MD, PhD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology

Stephanie Squires, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics – Hospital Medicine
Study Title: Exploring Caregiver and Provider Perspectives on Transitions from Hospital to Home for Children with Medical Complexity and Limited English Proficiency

Paige Stevens, MD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics - Critical Care Medicine
Study Title: Design and Validation of Simulation-Based Educational Tools and a Novel Assessment of Spiritual Care Competency (ASCC) Tool for Teaching Spiritual Care Skills

Michael Strug, DO,PhD
Clinical Fellow, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Study Title: Evaluation of Notch Signaling Expression in Endometriosis and Prediction of Pregnancy Outcomes During In Vitro Fertilization

Ryan Town, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics - Nephrology
Study Title: Hematocrit correction to improve evaluation of tacrolimus exposure in pediatric kidney transplant recipients

Ngoc Nhu Tran, MD
Clinical Fellow, Pediatrics -  Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
Study Title: Food Allergy Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States

Past Awards