FoundersFundImageWEBWe are pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Founders' Fund recipients.

The Founders’ Fund was established by the Department of Pediatrics to honor three key founders and educators of our department: Drs. Paul Palmisano, Bill Benton, and Ralph Tiller. These physicians epitomized the ideal academic pediatrician. The dream to honor these esteemed individuals became a reality with the generosity of former and current pediatric faculty and residents. For more than a decade, the Founders’ Fund has been used to encourage and support educational endeavors in our Pediatric Residency Program through educational grants. 

Trainees Training Trainees: A Fellow-Led Resident Procedural Skills Curriculum

Jordan Newman, MD
Charli Cohen, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-3
Alexandria Edwards, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-3
Sarah Fleisher, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-3
William Luke Burton, MD, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow, PGY-6      

Baby Shower for Young Mothers Program

Kaitlyn Barr, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-2

Implementation of a Bedside Ultrasound Curriculum for Residents Rotating Through Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Hospital Medicine Rotation

Vidit Bhargava MBBS, MD
Kirollos Roman, MD, MedPeds Resident, PGY-4

Improving Timely Feedback from Housestaff to Medical Students

Stephanie Berger, MD
David Taylor, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-2

Improving Firearm Safety Counseling in Primary Care Clinic

Alex Kinzer, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-2
Andrew Donahue, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-3
Josh Bell, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-3

Pediatric Research Academic Program (Pediatric RAP)

Charli Cohen, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-3

Pediatric Peer Mentoring Pilot Program

Emily Youngblood, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-3

Improving safe sleep compliance upon discharge with educational board books

Isabella Masler, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-3