IMG 8195RS

UAB and Children's of Alabama are leading research institutions in the country, raking in the top 20 in NIH funding. There are various opportunities for research available - from bench to simulation to advocacy. We have a research conference every July to present faculty opportunities to residents. If residents present at a national meeting, the department will reimburse for the conference and conference fees. We also have $1000 Founder's Fund grants available every May for new innovative educational endeavors in curriculum or outcome research that focus on Residency Education and Advocacy. Below is a sampling of research and publications from residents over the last few years:

Current Research 

  • "A Brief Inpatient Intervention Using a Short Video to Promote Reduction of Child Tobacco Smoke Exposure"-Drs. Jamie Powell and Karlene Walker

  • "Acute Liver Failure During Deferasirox Chelation: A Toxicity Worth Considering"-Dr. Nate Menaker

  • "Altered Mental Status Presenting to the Pediatric Emergency Department"-Dr. Sara Williams

  • "Clinical Features and Outcomes of Pediatric Patients with May-Thurner Syndrome"-Dr. Anna Hoppmann

  • "Diagnosis of May-Thurner Syndrome and Factor V Leiden in an Adolescent Male"-Dr. Anna Hoppmann

  • "Documentation of Quality Measures for Patients Discharged From the Hospital With an Acute Asthma Exacerbation"-Drs. Taylor Woodfin, Rob Sellers and Carter Wallace

  • "Don't Forget the Tongue"-Dr. Joy Dean

  • "Ethanol Lock Usage in Pediatric Intestinal Failure"-Drs. Carter Wallace and Taylor Woodfin

  • "Examining Pediatric Resident Voting Practices"-Dr. Rob Sellers

  • "Measuring Mercaptopurine (6MP) Adherence Using Red Cell 6MP Metabolite Levels in Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)-a COG ALL03N1 Study"-Dr. Anna Hoppmann

  • "Mortality Associated Factors in VLBW Preterm Newborns Between 2002-2011 in a Peruvian Hospital"-Dr. Malena Gutierrez 

  • "Oh, That Rings a Bell!: An Unusal Case of CNVII Palsy"-Drs. Sarah Bagwell and Shannon Booker

  • "Primary Thymic Abscess: An Unusual Cause of Sepsis"-Dr. Shannon Booker

  • "Quit Playing Games With My Heart!"-Dr. Sarah Bagwell

  • "The Children Behind ATV Injuries: Determining Demographics to Initiate Interventions in Alabama"-Dr. Kristyn Jeffries 

  • "The Impact of Family Centered Rounding and Blazer Rounds on Time of Discharge in a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Inpatient Unit"-Drs. Adam Cohen, Megan Boothe and Jamie Oakley

  • "Treatment of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome With Early Eculizumab Infusion"-Dr. Spandana Induru

  • "Two Rare Conditions, One Neonate"-Dr. Taylor Woodfin

  • "Unilateral Pain and Weakness in Patient With Presumed Guillain-Barré Syndrome"-Dr. Anna Magliolo and Drew Buie

  • "Visceral Heterotaxy and Asplenia in a Patient Presenting With H. Influenza Meningitis and Spepsis"-Dr. Rob Sellers

Founder's Fund Projects

The Founder’s Fund was created in 2004 to recognize the exceptional lifetime achievements of the Department of Pediatrics faculty members, Dr. Ralph E. Tiller, Dr. Paul A. Palmisano, and Dr. John W. (Bill) Benton.  Gifts raised through the Founder’s Fund campaign are used to support educational grants available through the Pediatric Residency Program.  Founder’s Fund grants have been awarded to Pediatric Residents since 2006. To date, 94 grants have been awarded

  • Emily Bufkin, M.D., Med-Peds PGY-3: “Creating a Medical Home for Children with Medical Complexity within Primary Care Clinic.”

  • Eunice Dixon, M.D., Pediatrics PGY-3: “Infant Safe Sleep QI: Exit Counseling to Reduce Unsafe Sleep Habits.”

  • Austin Doss, M.D., Pediatric PGY-3: “Procedural Competence in Pediatric Residents.”

  • Eric Jorge, M.D., Pediatric PGY-3: “Improving Firearm Safety Counseling in Primary Care Clinic.”

  • Will Sasser, M.D., Pediatric Critical Care: “Introduction of an Ultrasound Fundamentals Training Session to the Pediatric Intensive Care Education Curriculum Supplemented with a Vascular Access
    Training Model.”

  • Kristyn Jeffries, M.D., Pediatric PGY-3: “All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Injury Prevention through Education in Schools.”

  • Sai Surapa-Raju, M.D., Third Year Pediatric Critical Care Fellow: “Teaching residents Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) cardiac arrest guidelines using Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice (RCDP).”

  • Rashmi Patil, M.D., Pediatric PGY-2: “Baby Shower for Young Mothers Program.”

  • Kristyn Jeffries, M.D., Pediatric PGY-3: “Pediatric Research Academic Program (Pediatric RAP).”

  • Candice Dye, M.D., Academic General Pediatrics: “Use of Mental Health Simulation to Improve Pediatric Primary Care, Resident Reflection on Suicide Prevention, and Development of Support Groups.

  • Michele Nichols, M.D., Pediatric Emergency Medicine: “Spanish Class for Residents.”

Quality Improvement Projects

IMG 8189RS
  • "Addressing Adolescent Sexual Assault in Resident Medical Education"-Drs. Tiffany Moore and Anna White

  • "Adolescent Depression Screening in Primary Care"-Drs. Hilary Anderson and Brittney Jones

  • "Back to Boot Camp: Procedural Competence in Pediatric Residents"-Dr. Austin Doss 

  • "Bridging the Gap: Pediatric to Adult Care"-Drs. Shannon Booker, Sarah Bagwell and Joy Dean

  • "Clerkship Prep"-Dr. Madeline Eckenrode

  • "Community Outreach and Constipation"-Dr. Claire Keith

  • "Family Centered Rounds"-Drs. Adam Cohen, Megan Boothe and Jamie Oakley

  • "Establishing Morbidity and Mortality Conference in the UAB Pediatric Residency Program"-Drs. Nate Menaker, Reid Burks, Ashley Love, Taylor McClanahan and Ryan Sheets

  • "Healthy Active Living (HAL)"-Drs. Sarah Bragg and Teresa Cornelius

  • "Helping Babies Feed: Phase II Optimizing Assessment of Feeding Tolerance"-Dr. Amelia Freeman

  • "High Value Care Project"-Drs. Stephen Clark and Anna Magliolo

  • "Improving Firearm Safety Counseling in Primary Care Clinic"-Dr. Eric Jorge

  • "Improving Preventive Screening in Internal Medicine Resident Continuity Clinic"-Drs. Emily Bufkin and Caitlin Hill

  • "Improving Resident Understanding and Comfort Level of Navigating Difficult Conversations With Patients and Families"-Drs. Josh Cooper and Nick Rockwell

  • "Improving Spacer Education in the PCC"-Dr. John Mark Bouchillon

  • "Improving the Discharge Process for Spanish-Speaking Only Patients"-Drs. Baani Bawa, Andrea Wolf, Sara Williams, JaneMarie Freeman, Matt Adams, Malena Gutierrez and Sarah Mayberry

  • "Infant Safe Sleep: A Medical Student Focused Educational Intervention"-Drs. Eunice Dixon, Emily Foreman, Spandana Induru, Kristyn Jeffries and Leen Matalka 

  • "Postpartum Depression Screening and Referral in Primary Care Clinic"-Drs. Anna Hoppmann and Mary Silverberg

  • "Reducing Checkout Errors by Implementing Handoff Tool in iConnect"-Dr. Margaret Marks

  • "Residents as Teachers: Focus on the Medical Students and Academic Basiscs"-Drs. Christa Nevin and David Windler

  • "Residents as Educators"-Dr. Catherine Gooch

  • "Smoking Cessation Counseling: A SImulated Enhanced Curriculum for Residents to Promote Smoking Cessation Counseling"-Drs. Jamie Powell, Karlene Walker, Victoria Sivils and Alicia Webb

  • "Standardizing Inpatient Admissions for Patients Admitted to Children's of Alabama on the Asthma Clinical Pathway"-Drs. Angela King, Anastasija Nelson, Rob Sellers, Carter Wallace, Tim Wang and Taylor Woodfin