Pediatric Fellows Research Day

Pediatric Fellows Research Day

May 26, 2021

Virtual Meeting

The CFRI, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center hosted the inaugural Pediatric Fellows Research Day on May 26, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom.

Through this event, pediatric fellows from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital presented ongoing and finalized research projects to share scientific innovations and research findings and receive feedback from UTHSC Department of Pediatrics faculty members. 

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Pediatric Fellows Research Day 2021 Schedule

Keynote Address
9 a.m.

"Choose Your Own Adventure: The Transition from Fellowship to Your Career"
Dennis Black, MD
Scientific Director, Children’s Foundation Research Institute
Vice President for Research, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
J.D. Buckman Endowed Professorship in Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Session One
10 a.m.

"Geographic Distance as a Predictor of Access to Outpatient Health Care in an Inner-City, Urban Cystic Fibrosis Care Center and Its Outlying Satellite Outpatient Clinics"

Natalie Francis, MD - Pediatric Pulmonology

“Renal Involvement and Risk Factors of Acute Kidney Injury in Children with SARS-CoV2 Infection”

Xochitl Castillo, MD - Pediatric Nephrology

Session Two
11 a.m.

“Conditional Renal Tubule Specific Deletion of Kdm6a Gene Causes Hypertension in Mice”

Leah Akinseye, MD - Pediatric Endocrinology

“Evaluating a Standardized Protocol for the Management of Diabetes Insipidus in Pediatric Neurosurgical Patients”

Daniel Mak, MD - Pediatric Endocrinology

Session Three
1 p.m.

“Left Ventricular Non-compaction Diagnosed by Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Teenagers and Young Adults with Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy”

Chris McDaniel, MD - Pediatric Cardiology

“Use of Aminophylline to Reverse Acute Kidney in Pediatric Critical Care Patients”

Laura Radel, MD - Pediatric Cardiology

Session Four
2 p.m.

“Gastrointestinal Biomarkers in Anemic Preterm Infants”

Bhuvaneshwari Jagadesan, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

“Reducing Under-Diagnosis of Hirschsprung-Associated Enterocolitis: A Novel Scoring System”

Ruth Lewit, MD - Pediatric Surgery Clinical Research