Department of Pediatrics Scholarship Week 2024

Chicago, IL US
May 28, 2024 to May 31, 2024
This activity will provide participants with the latest updates in critical areas of basic and translational research in pediatrics that will improve patient care. The design of this activity will highlight important developments in pediatric topics, including quality, safety, and medical education. It will also include both clinical and translational research topics.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in critical updates in pediatric research.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall specific changes in practice that can be implemented based on the presented research;
  • Identify state-of-the-art developments in basic and translational research, quality improvement, and medical education in pediatrics;
  • Discuss how the work presented will affect the practice of pediatric medicine at University of Chicago Medicine.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Laurelai Histed
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.50 Participation
Event starts: 
05/28/2024 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
05/31/2024 - 3:20pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024 - KCBD 1103
11:50 amLunch provided 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm QI Keynote Speaker: Dr. Neda Laiteerapong - Closing the Mental Health Care Gap on the South Side of Chicago 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2024 - KCBD 1103 
11:50 amLunch provided 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Med Ed Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Meinert - Scholarship in MedEd: How does a 'think much, publish little' field thrive in a 'publish or perish' world?"
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Break
1:15 pm - 2:45 pmMed Ed / QI Mini-Symposium 
1:15 pmDr. John "Jack" Flores - Increased Reporting of RPR Seronegative Infants with Congenital Syphilis to the Chicago Department of Public Health, a Quality Improvement Project 
1:30 pmAlex Rosencrance, BS - Making Feedback SMART: Creating a Standardized Feedback System for Pediatric Residents 
1:45 pmDr. Shelby Sievers - Antibiotic Stewardship at the Bedside: Incorporating Bedside Nurses in Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts
2:00 pmNitin Vidyasagar, BS - Where We've Been, and Where We're Going: Exploring Trends in Applications to General Pediatrics in the U.S. between 2009-2021
2:15 pmDr. Kevin Smith - #WhatToFix: A Fix-Focused Solution for Embracing the Culture of Well-Being
2:30 pmDr. Jaimee Holbrook - SAFE-PPS: Standardizing All Fellowship Education in Pediatric Procedural Sedation
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2024 - KCBD 
11:50 amLunch provided 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Pediatric Grand Rounds 2024 Albert Dorfman Memorial Lecture - KCBD 1103 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmBreak; light refreshments served 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFlash Talks 
3:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Presentations and Department of Pediatrics Award Ceremony - KCBD Lobby 
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024 - KCBD 1103 
8:50 amLight breakfast provided
9:00 am - 11:15 amFellows' Scholarship Symposium 
9:00 amDr. Zhour Barnawi - Implementing a Multidisciplinary Approach for Inpatient Management of Vaso-occlusive Episodes to Decrease the Length of Hospitalization of Children with Sickle Cell Disease 
9:15 am Dr. Ryan Mitacek - Tubulointerstitial Inflammation is Associated with End-Stage Renal Disease in Pediatric Lupus Nephritis, Single-Center Retrospective Cohort Study
9:30 amDr. Jonathan Mannheim - MRSA Screening Concordance with Infection 
9:45 amDr. Rachel Danzig - Expanding HIV Screening in a Pediatric Emergency Department on Chicago’s South Side
10:00 am - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 amDr. Naiomi Gunaratne-Breaux - Evaluating for Persistent Adrenal Insufficiency in Critically Ill Infants
10:30 amDr. Ellen Wagner - Does the Fecal Microbiome Protect Some Preterm Infants from Parenteral Nutrition Associated Cholestasis?
10:45 amDr. Shilpa Telang - Implementation of a Standardized Feeding Guideline to Improve Outcomes and Decrease TPN wastage and Costs at a Level IV NICU 
11:00 amDr. Mingshan Lai - Ventilation of the Preterm Neonate: Implementation of Evidence-Based Respiratory Guidelines
11:15 am - 12:00 pmBreak; Lunch provided 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmAlumni Keynote Speaker: Dr. Neethi Pinto, “The Road to PICU Survivorship”  
1:00 pm - 1:15 pmBreak
1:15 pm - 3:15 pmFellows' Scholarship Symposium 
1:15 pmDr. Lena Elmuti - The Impact of Social Determinants on Chronic Disease Severity in Survivors of High-Risk Neuroblastoma 
1:30 pmDr. Andrew Moawad and Dr. Peter Georginis - Predicting Heart Failure Exacerbations to Reduce Inpatient Events through a Novel Dynamic Dashboard
1:45 pmDr. Ioni Kokodis - Pediatric Shock Index (PSI) and Rapid Pediatric Shock Index (rPSI) as Clinical Indicators of Long Term Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Morbidity in Pediatric Trauma Patients
2:00 pmDr. Stephen Gan - Assessing CPR Landmarks with Point-of-Care Ultrasound: A Pilot Study
2:15 pm - 2:30 pmBreak 
2:30 pmDr. James Hays - Palliative Care Utilization in Patients with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia undergoing Tracheostomy  
2:45 pmDr. Saajidha Rizvydeen - Promoting Health Equity Through Partnering with the NICU Care Team
3:00 pmDr. Sarah Safdar - Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental Health in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
3:15 pmBreak
3:30 pm-4:30 pm Fellows' Graduation Ceremony 

*The agenda is subject to change.
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
900 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Learners can participate in this activity in person or virtually. For more information, contact Laurelai Histed via e-mail.

To learn more about Pediatrics at the University of Chicago, visit our website.
ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Laurelai Histed via email at

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
John M. Cunningham, MD  John Cunningham, MD
  George M. Eisenberg Professor of Pediatrics
  Chair, Department of Pediatrics
  Physician-in-Chief, The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital

  Bree Andrews, MD, MPH
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics


  Jeremy D. Marks, MD, PhD
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  Associate Professor of Neuroscience Institute

Disclosure Declarations
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Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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