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Current Resident Research Projects

All residents will complete a scholarly activity project prior to the end of residency. During the PGY1 year, the introductory scholarly activity curriculum is built into the Community Pediatrics rotation. During the PGY2 year, residents have protected research time during certain blocks to complete the bulk of their project in preparation for presentation during the PGY3 year. A research curriculum is woven throughout the second and third year didactic sessions. Resident scholarly activity includes projects in advocacy, curriculum development, clinical research and quality improvement.

Examples of current resident projects include (Valley Children's resident names bolded):
 

Manuscripts

  • Santi, D., Restrepo, M. Congenital Long QT Syndrome: A Challenging Diagnosis by Fetal Echocardiography. Annals of Pediatric Cardiology. 2021
  • Nguyen, M., Naeem, F., Razzaqi, F., Vijayan, V. Disseminated Trichosporonosis in a 2-year old female with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, May 2021
  • Santi, D., Emamian, A., Appu, M., Siongco, A., Laningham, F., Tcheng, W. and Fernández, K. When Agitation, Hallucinations and Paranoia Mean More than Psychosis: The Case of an Ovarian Teratoma. Pediatrics March 2021, 147 894-895
  • Emamian, A., Santi, D., Appu, M., Tcheng, W., Fernandez, K. Ovarian teratoma masquerading as encephalitis in an adolescent. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 27 March 2021
  • Kupelian, C., Sathi, B., Singh, D. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia and Immune Thrombocytopenia: A Unique Presentation of Kawasaki Disease, Case Reports in Rheumatology. 27 February 2021. Volume 2021, Article ID 6640006
  • Platter, M., Pugmire, B., Patel, R. Resolution of calcinosis using bisphosphonates in overlap syndrome, BMC Rheumatology. Platter et al. BMC Rheumatology. February (2021) 5:6
  • Santi, A., Aquino, P., Dorfman, M. (2020). Atrial Fibrillation in a Pediatric Patient with COVID-19 Infection. Cardiology in the Young, 1-9. Oct 2020
  • Sherwood, K., Santos, C., Rao, L., Webb, N. Refusal to Bear Weight in a Previously Healthy 8-year-old Girl. Pediatric in Review, in press

 

Abstracts

  • Dewanjee, P., Sosa, A., Nguyen, K., Webb, N. Beyond Pronouns: A Pilot Study in Formal LGBTQ Curriculum for Medical Residents. Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2021, August 4-6th , 2021. Virtual Conference.
  • Perez, M., Gandham, S. The Itch that takes your breath away: Syncope in a 5 year old girl. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference: Clinical Conundrum. August 4-6, 2021. Virtual Conference.
  • Benke, S., Okorie, C., Platter, L., Tablizo, M. The Use of Auto-titrating Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (autoCPAP) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children with Obesity. Accepted to the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2021 International Conference. Virtual Conference. May 14-19, 2021.   
  • Emamian, A., Santi, D., Appu, M., Siongco, A., Laningham, F., Tcheng, W., Fernández, K. Ovarian Teratoma Masquerading as Encephalitis. 2021 American Society of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology (ASPHO) Conference, April 20–Friday, April 23, 2021.
  • Yan, X., Naeem, F., Pugmire, B., Fernández, K. Tumors of the Ribs Diagnosed at a Referral Center in Central California. 2021 American Society of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology (ASPHO) Conference, April 20–Friday, April 23, 2021.
  • Sosa, A., Caton, J., MacDonald, M., Fernández, K. Rhabdomyoma and Cavernous Hemangioma of the Heart. 2021 American Society of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology (ASPHO) Conference, April 20–Friday, April 23, 2021.
  • Gonzalez, R., Snider, J. Blindness In A Healthy Child. 2021 Virtual Western Medical Research Conference. January 2021
  • Nguyen, M., Naeem, F., Razzaqi, F. Disseminated Trichosporonosis In A Two-year-old With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. 2021 Virtual Western Medical Research Conference. January 2021
  • Jin, K., Sukumaran, S. Use Of Anakinra For Coronavirus Disease 2019 Associated Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome In Children. 2021 Virtual Western Medical Research Conference. January 2021
  • Moufarrej, Y., Sukumaran, S. Patient Experience With Telehealth In A Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic During The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic 2019. 2021 Virtual Western Medical Research Conference. January 2021
  • Kupelian, C., Kallas, H., Kim, A. Yet Another Complication Of E-cigarette Or Vaping Product Use: Pulmonary Aspergillosis. 2021 Virtual Western Medical Research Conference. January 2021
  • Gross, T., Sukumaran, S. Novel Coronavirus Pandemic - 2019 And Patient Experience Comparing Telemedicine With Conventional Clinic Visit In Patients With Juvenile Idioapthic Arthritis And Childhood Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. 2021 Virtual Western Medical Research Conference. January 2021
  • Santi, A., Aquino, P. An infant with cardiomegaly and Pompe disease. Cardiology 2021 to the 24th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease
  • Platter, M., Tamura, D., Castle, S. NAT and COVID-19: A Retrospective Chart Review Examining the Impact of Quarantine on Child Abuse. 16th Annual Academic Surgical Congress
  • Nguyen, M., Tamura, D., Castle, S. After Transfer of Trauma Patients to Pediatric ICU. 16th Annual Academic Surgical Congress
  • Gonzalez, R., Au Yeung, K. Anorectal Malformations in Hispanic Children of California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Preliminary Investigation of the Impact on Underserved families. NASPGHAN 2020
  • Parmar, P., Perez, M., Carmichael, J., Kochhar, A. Ultra Rapid whole Genome sequencing impacts patient care in a critically ill child. 2020 Frontiers in Pediatric Genomics Conference, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, Virtual Conference, Sept 24-25, 2020.
  • Santi, D., Emamian, A., Appu, M., Tzeng, W., Laningham, F., Fernandez, K. When Agitation, Hallucinations and Paranoia Mean More than Psychosis: The Case of an Ovarian Teratoma. Abstract Presentation. AAP National Conference & Exhibition Section on Pediatric Trainees, Virtual.Oct 2-5, 2020
  • Platter, L., Urbano, GL, Roberto, L., Sudhakar, R., Tablizo, M. The Use Of Auto-titrating Continuous Positive Airway Pressure for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children with Neurological Disorders. Abstract Presentation at the 34th annual meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Aug. 27-30, 2020, Virtual

 

Valley Children's Interprofessional Research Day

  • Santi, D., Khang, L., Spicer, R., Restrepo, M., Sathi, BK. Comparative Analysis of Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Detection of Early Myocardial Dysfunction in Transfusion-Dependent Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease. Abstract Presentation. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021.
  • Wong, K., Galarreta, CI. Zellweger spectrum disorder in the Central Valley: higher frequency of Mixteco patients affected with a novel PEX6 mutation. Abstract Presentation. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021
  • Dewanjee, P., Sosa, A., Nguyen, K., Webb, N. Beyond Pronouns: A Pilot Study in Formal LGBTQ Curriculum for Resident Physicians. Abstract Presentation. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021.
  • Yan, X., Naeem, F., Pugmire, B., Fernandez, K. Tumors of the Ribs Diagnosed at a Referral Center in Central California. Abstract Presentation. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021.
  • Brager, R., Webb, N. Bedside Staff Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Implementing AAP Recommended Safe Sleep Practices in the Inpatient Setting. Abstract Presentation. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021.
  • Gross, T., Webb, N. Firearm-Related Anticipatory Guidance Practices of Pediatricians in an Underserved Rural Area. Abstract Presentation. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021.
  • Kupelian, C., Kallas, H., Vijayan, V., Kim, A. Yet Another Complication of E-cigarette or Vaping Product Use: Pulmonary Aspergillosis. Abstract Presentation. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021.
  • Sosa, A., Caton, J., MacDonald, M., Fernandez, K. Rhabdomyoma and Cavernous Hemangioma of the Heart. Abstract Presentation. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021.
  • Emamian, A., Santi, D., Appu, M., Siongco, A., Laningham, F., Tcheng, W., Fernandez, K. Ovarian Teratoma Masquerading as Encephalitis in an Adolescent. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021.
  • Devireddy, B., Kalin, W., Laningham, F., Naeem, F. Fever with Seizures in an 8-Month-Old Infant: A Case Report. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021.
  • Vyas, A., Platter, L., Chavez, E., Vijayan, V., Brownell, J. Portable Workstations on Inpatient Resident Rounds - A Pilot Study. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021.
  • Teruel, M., Webb, N., Nelson, H., Row, N., Licon, S. Sweet Dreams: A Pilot for Modeling and Endorsing Infant Safe Sleep in Inpatient Settings. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021.
  • Gonzalez Arellano, M., Tappin, K. Proper PPE Donning and Doffing a Resident Guide. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021.
  • Platter, M., Emamian, A., Webb, N. We Are All One Team: A QI Pilot to Improve Visiting Learners’ Experience of and Performance on Family-Centered Rounds. Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Day. Virtual. May 26, 2021.