PIPS Alumni 2023

Congratulations to our Pediatrics Internship Program at Stanford (PIPS) students!

On July 28, 2023, our 39 PIPS students presented their final research project during a Poster Symposium, where they summarized the research projects they worked on this summer with their mentors and research labs.

We are appreciative of our faculty, mentors, and staff for their support and for helping us shape the next generation of scientists and physicians. We are so proud of our PIPS students!

PIPS Student Final Research Posters

  1. Assessing effects of cryopreservation methods on T cell function
    Authors: E. Trujillo; A. Bertaina
  2. 5-Month-Old Hispanic Male Infant With Severe Neonatal Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA): The Role of A Newly Identified A-Chain Variant Of Insulin in DKA
    Authors: M. Gamez-Diaz; D. Pelayo Guizar; D. Chou
  3. Optimization of the CFSE-based Mixed Lymphocyte Reaction
    Authors: J. Flynn; A. Czechowicz
  4. Using the IBM eNose Bloodhound for the Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria VOCs
    Authors: J. Mai; K. Chung; C. Gawad
  5. His-Tag Protein Purification of Transcription Factors for Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation
    Authors: E. Phi; A. Gloyn
  6. Potential Role of Loss of RFX3 in Hyperinsulinism
    Authors: J. Zulkhuu; A. Gloyn
  7. Investigating Potential Changes in Subplate Neuron Population in Mice with Absence Seizures
    Authors: J. Wang; J. Knowles
  8. Importance of SMARCAL-1 in Endothelial Cell Differentiation from Pluripotent Stem Cells
    Authors: A. Abdela; D. Lewis
  9. ADM Effects On Mitochondrial Fission & Potential In 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Treatment
    Authors: T. Do; A. Pasca
  10. MDIVI-1 Effects on Mitochondria Morphology & Gene Expression in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
    Authors: K. Nguyen; A. Pasca
  11. Blebs to Study the Pattern Formation of PD-L1 and AMR
    Authors: J. Chan; R. Maite
  12. Effects of HLA-DR Expression in Pediatric CML Stem Cells
    Authors: A. Gonzalez; K. Sakamoto
  13. Bridging the Gap Between Wearable Devices and Clinical Research
    Authors: S. Tabarez Andaya; M. Synder
  14. Potential use of Tin Mesoporphyrin (SnMP) for the Treatment of Neonatal Jaundice
    Authors: G. Moff; J. Top Moreno; D. Stevenson
  15. Production, Isolation, & Characterization of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Extracellular Vesicles
    Authors: B. Acosta Ramos; A. Thakor
  16. Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
    Authors: E. D uon; A. Thakor
  17. Exploring differentiation potential of common lymphoid progenitor-like cell in the human thymus
    Authors: C. Onuegbu; K. Weinberg
  18. Engineering rAAV Vectors to Reduce Their Immunogenicity and Thereby Improve Safety and Efficacy
    Authors: J. Arcos; V. Tan; J.F. Wright
  19. TipsbyText: Parent Perspectives on Early Math Education
    Authors: Z. Menendz; A. Tran; J. Bruce
  20. Adolescents’ Perspectives on Organ Donation
    Authors: F. Fine; Y. Ortega Arias; K. Park; M.  Damian
  21. Association Between E-Cigarette Use and Depression Among Adolescents age 13-18 in the US
    Authors: K. Araracap; B. Halpern-Felsher
  22. Association with Racial/Ethnic Background and E-cigarette use Among Adolescents and Young Adults ages 13-24
    Authors: L.A. Casique-Leon; B. Halpern-Felsher
  23. Seroprevalence of Dengue and Chikungunya Virus In Zone P Ukunda, Kenya​
    Authors: K. Espinosa; J. Wong; D. LaBeaud
  24. Postoperative Surgical Complications in Low-Income Countries: Recognize, Relay, and Rescue: Enhancing Post-Operative Patient Care
    Authors: M. Kedir; K. Meister
  25. Identifying Solutions to the Barriers that Discourage Women of Color from Participating in Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Programs at Stanford University
    Authors: A. Portteus; A. Sien; C. Sarnquist
  26. Identifying Gaps in CAR T-cell Therapy Patients' Education to Improve the Patient Experience
    Authors: S. Acharya; A. Ong; L. Schultz
  27. Crowdsourcing Facial Expression Data for AI-driven Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Authors: J. Lee; D. Wall
  28. Transmission Disequilibrium Test on Autism Family Data Set
    Authors: I, Lo; D. Wall

PIPS Research Labs

  • Alice Bertaina, MD, PhD Lab
    Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Janine Bruce, DrPH, MPH Lab
    General Pediatrics
  • Danny Chou, PhD Lab
    Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Agnieszka Czechowicz, MD, PhD Lab
    Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Mihaela Damian, MD Lab
    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • J. Fraser Wright, PhD Lab
    Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Charles Gawad, MD, PhD Lab
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Anna Gloyn, DPhil Lab
    Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD Lab
    Adolescent Medicine
  • Juliet  Knowles, MD Lab
  • Desiree LaBeaud, MD Lab
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • David Lewis, MD Lab
    Allergy Immunology
  • Kara Meister, MD Lab
  • Anca Pasca, MD Lab
    Neonatal & Developmental Medicine
  • Malte Renz, MD Lab
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Kathleen Sakamoto, MD, PhD Lab
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, MPH Lab
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Liora Schultz, MD Lab
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Michael Snyder, PhD Lab
  • David Stevenson, MD Lab
    Neonatal & Developmental Medicine
  • Avnesh Thakor, MD Lab
    Pediatric Radiology
  • Dennis Wall, MD Lab
    Clinical Informatics
  • Kenneth Weinberg, MD Lab
    Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation