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Friday, April 14, 2023


14th Annual Pediatrics Research Retreat

Join us in person for the 14th Annual Pediatrics Research Retreat to be held in-person on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at the Li Ka Shing Center. The Retreat is an opportunity for our faculty, staff, trainees, and learners of all disciplines to share the latest research developments in their field. 

Registration Closed

Registration for the 14th Annual Pediatrics Research Retreat is open! Registration is free and open to faculty, staff, trainees, and learners of all disciplines. Deadline to register is Friday, April 14, 2023.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Event Check-in

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Welcome Remarks & Introductions

9:40 AM - 10:30 AM 
Keynote: Microbial Triggers of Autoimmunity
William Robinson, MD PhD, Medicine, Immunology & Rheumatology

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM 

Moderator: Jen Ikle, MD, PhD and Ken Sutha, MD, PhD

10:40 AM - 10:55 AM
Plasma cell free DNA fungal polymerase chain reaction accurately identifies invasive fungal disease in pediatric oncology and stem cell transplant patients
Lauren Kushner, MD, Infectious Diseases

10:55 AM - 11:10 AM
Robbie Majzner, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Stem Cell Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine

11:10 AM - 11:25 AM
Profile of Mass Shootings from 2009-2022 and Their Impact on Children
Jonathan Strope, Cardiology

11:25 AM - 12:40 PM
Grab & Go Lunch and  Roundtables

Join us for 25 minute interactive discussions with various groups and offices in our department that are here to support our research mission. Each roundtable discussion will focus on an area of research support and members of the office will be on hand to answer questions and engage in discussion with you about ways the department can support you and your research.

11:45 AM - 12:10 PM
Roundtable Round 1 (25 min)

12:10 PM - 12:35 PM
Roundtable Round 2 (25 min)

  1. Peer Scholarship Communities
  2. Office of Pediatric Research Development
  3. Bridge to K Program
  4. Postdoc Support & Programs
  5. MCHRI Support
  6. Research IT / QSU
  7. Building Resiliency/Mental Health
  8. Med Student & Graduate Student Support
  9. Summer Research Internship Programs

12:35 PM - 12:40 PM

Moderators: Bomi Lee, PhD and Becky Dang, MD

12:40 PM - 12:55 PM
A simultaneous knock-out knock-in gene editing strategy in HSPCs potently inhibits CCR5- and CXCR4-tropic HIV-1 replication
Amanda Dudek, PhD, Hematology/Oncology, Stem Cell Transplantation & Regenerative Medicine

12:55 PM - 1:10 PM
Building the Evidence to Address Disparities in Type 1 Diabetes: BEAD-T1D
Ananta Addala, DO, MPH, Pediatric Endocrinology

1:10 PM - 1:25 PM
The Maladaptive Role of Lymphangiogenesis in Autoimmune Valvular Carditis
Amritha Yellamilli, MD, PhD, Pediatric Residency

1:25 PM - 1:40 PM
Improving HIV Outcomes for Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Western Kenya: Elucidating Social and Behavioral Determinants of Poor Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence
Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, MPH,  Infectious Diseases

1:40 PM - 1:50 PM

Moderators: Shivani Gaiha, PhD and  Lea Steffes, MD

1:50 PM - 2:05 PM
Fairness & Equity in Digital Health
Nicole Martinez-Martin, JD, PhD, Center for Biomedical Ethics

2:05 PM - 2:20 PM
Digital Media Marketing of Alcohol, Marijuana, and Tobacco to Black, Indigenous, and Youth of Color
Noelle Pineda, MD, Adolescent Medicine

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM
High Shear Stress and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Marlene Rabinovitch, MD, Cardiology

2:35 PM - 2:50 PM
A CRISPR Screen for malaria host factors in enucleated red blood cells
Marilou Tetard, PhD, Infectious Diseases

2:50 PM -  3:00 PM
Transition Outside to Posters
Alumni Lawn (Outside in front of LKSC)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Poster Session & Reception

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Poster Session 1 (Groups 1-9)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Poster Session 2 (Groups 9-18)