Pediatric Research Day

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
September 18, 2019

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital will host its 11th annual Pediatric Research Day on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 7:45 4 p.m., in the Chesney Auditorium  and Faculty Office Building Auditoriums.

The goal of this meeting is to bring together researchers and clinicians from Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the Children’s Foundation Research Institute and other institutions to facilitate discussions on the latest research findings, medical advances, and scientific innovations.

The overarching theme of the 11th Pediatric Research Day is gastroenterology. The James C.Hunt Keynote Address will be given by Richard Weinberg, MD, professor of gastroenterology at Wake Forest University. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to hear presentations on current research and network with investigators working in a wide range of scientific and medical fields.

2019 Abstract Book

Poster Stand IDs for PRD

Pediatric Research Day 2019 Schedule

7:45 - 8:00 a.m.

8:00 - 8:10 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Jonathan McCullers, MD
Dunavant Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC
Pediatrician in-Chief, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Senior Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

Michael Wiggins
President and CEO, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Amali Samarasinghe, PhD
Associate Professor, Pulmonology, Allergy-Immunology and Sleep
Research Day Organizer

8:10 - 9:10 a.m.
Keynote Address

James C. Hunt Visiting Distinguished Professorship
"To Think What No One Has Thought Before"
Richard Weinberg, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine, Physiology & Pharmacology
Clinical Translational Science Institute, Wake Forest School of Medicine

9:10 - 9:30 a.m.
Coffee Break

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 1

Session Chairs: Patricia Dubin, MD, Division Chief, Pulmonology, Allergy-Immunology and Sleep
Mark Corkins, MD, Division Chief, Gastroenterology

9:30 – 9:40 a.m.
Introduction by Session Chairs

9:40 – 10:10 a.m.
"Apolipoprotein A-IV: The Ultimate Multifunctional Protein"
Dennis Black, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC
Scientific Director, Children’s Foundation Research Institute

10:10 – 10:20 am
"Intestinal commensals promote resistance to lung injury in experimental bronchopulmonary dysplasia"
Kent Willis, MD
Outstanding Abstract Award: Junior Faculty

10:20 – 10:30 a.m.
"Known predictors of IVIG resistance in patients with Kawasaki disease: are they applicable to the Le Bonheur population?"
Ellen Soufleris, MD
Outstanding Abstract Award: Clinical Resident

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
"The Lil’ Gut Microbiome that Could"
Ellie Margolis, MD, PhD
Assistant Member, Department of Infectious Diseases, SJCRH

11:15 – 11:25 a.m.
"Eosinophils undergo temporally regulated phenotypic and physiologic changes during influenza A virus infection"
Meenakshi Tiwary, PhD
Outstanding Abstract Award: Postdoctoral Fellow

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Poster Session and Lunch

1:20 - 3:30 p.m.
Session 2

Session Chairs: Joan Han, MD, Director, Pediatric Obesity Program
Weiqiang Zhang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

1:20 – 1:30 p.m.
Introduction by Session Chairs

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
"Astrovirus: More than Just Diarrhea"
Stacey-Schultz-Cherry, PhD
Member, Department of Infectious Diseases, SJCRH

2:00 – 2:10 p.m.
"Copeptin: A novel biomarker in pediatric heart failure"
Karan Karki, MD
Outstanding Abstract Award: Clinical Fellow

2:10 – 2:20 p.m.
"Safety and efficacy of oral RV521 in a human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) phase 2a challenge study"
Elizabeth Meals
Outstanding Abstract Award: Research Staff

2:20 – 2:30 pm
"BioLegend and You"
John Rutigliano, PhD, Technical Application Scientist II
Team Leader, BioLegend, Inc.

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Coffee Break
(Kindly Sponsored by BioLegend. Inc.)

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
"Hirschsprung Disease 2019: Addressing Morbidity & Mortality through Translational Science"
Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Director of Surgical Research
Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Research Fellowship
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency

3:15 – 3:25 p.m.
"Lateralizing focal seizure origin using source space rs-MEG connectivity analysis in the theta band"
Haataf Purmotabbed
BioLegend – Graduate Student Research Award

3:25 - 4:00 p.m.
Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks

Key Dates

Registration Opens May 1, 2019
Abstract Submission Opens May 1, 2019
Abstract Submission Closes July 26, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Abstract Withdrawal Deadline Aug. 9, 2019
Registration Closes Sept. 13, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • Posters must be displayed from Sept.17 at 4:30 p.m. until Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. Authors are responsible for removing their posters by Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. Any posters that are not removed by this time will be discarded.
  • First authors must be present at their posters on Sept. 18 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on for judges.
  • Posters must fit stands that are 4’× 6’ and the title, authors and affiliations must be legible at the top.
  • Pushpins and velcro stickers will be available to presenters.