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The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at Penn State Children’s Hospital is a three-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits two fellows per year.

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The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at Penn State Children’s Hospital provides physicians with unrivaled training in neonatology with a comprehensive, innovative educational curriculum, as well as an in-depth research experience individually tailored to each trainee’s area of interest. Our program, ACGME-accredited since 1984, has a proud history of graduating successful neonatologists in both academic and private practice settings. The academic curriculum provides training in clinical and basic science research methodology, Quality Improvement, educational methodology, and multidisciplinary team leadership. Fellows receive protected learning time for didactic lectures, simulation, and research.

As the only Level IV NICU and referral center in central Pennsylvania, Penn State Children’s Hospital has a full complement of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists. Specific therapies offered in our NICU include, but are not limited to:

  • High frequency ventilation
  • Non-invasive Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist Ventilation (NAVA)
  • Total-body cooling for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

Our neonatal program was recently ranked one of the top Neonatal Programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With over 600 admissions annually, including an active transport team and an obstetrical service with over 2,200 deliveries per year, our patient population has a strong combination of patient acuity, diversity, and complexity. The Perinatal Center attracts a diverse mix of complicated pregnancies and our new, state-of-the-art 56-bed NICU is scheduled to open in November, 2020.

Our medium-sized academic program offers fellows a combination of a personalized fellowship experience with all that an academic medical center has to offer. Our group includes 14 neonatologists, 16 advanced practice providers, and a sizable clinical and support staff. Program faculty are nationally and internationally recognized in many areas of clinical, basic, translational, as well as Quality Improvement research in many areas including: autonomic regulation, neonatal hypoglycemia, neonatal neurology, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and pulmonary immunology.

As a fellow in our training program, you will develop a strong fund of medical knowledge in neonatal physiology and pathophysiology. You will learn to provide evidence-based treatment strategies within a family-centered care model. Faculty and co-fellows will support you through your training with one-on-one mentoring and supervision, allowing for increased independence as your skills progress. At the end of three years, our goal is for you to have the knowledge and skills to provide top-notch and compassionate neonatal care.

Learn More about the Fellowship

Program Director’s Welcome Expand answer
Kristen M. Glass, MD, Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowshiop

Kristen M. Glass, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dear aspiring Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellow,

Welcome! I invite you to explore our website to find out more about the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Please be sure to follow the links to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), faculty and fellow pages, and the Hershey area.

Why choose Penn State? As a medium-size program with access to a nationally-recognized quarternary care medical center and medical school, our fellows obtain experience managing a wide range of neonatal pathologies while receiving individual attention from faculty. Our size also allows us to tailor fellow training based on their interests, skills, and career goals. Our Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program has a proud history of training successful academic and clinical neonatologists since 1984. And we were recently ranked one of the top Neonatology Hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

2020 has been a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but our faculty and fellows have risen to the challenge by finding innovative ways to continue to provide quality education and patient care. Meanwhile, construction has continued on our new home, a 56-bed, state-of-the-art, Level IV NICU on the 8th floor of the Children’s Hospital with a target move-in date of November 8, 2020. While this year the recruitment and interview process will be entirely virtual, we are excited to show you all that our program has to offer!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. I look forward to meeting you.

Kristen M. Glass, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
kglass1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
717-531-8413

Curriculum Overview Expand answer

The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship is a three-year, ACGME-accredited training program. Fourteen months are dedicated to subspecialty clinical training, designed for the trainee to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for the practice of neonatology. These months include two required rotations in Pediatric Cardiology and Maternal-fetal Medicine. Our curriculum is structured to give fellows more responsibility and independence as they gain experience and skill. During their third year, fellows on clinical service are placed in the role of acting attending with appropriate supervision from attending physicians.

Nineteen months of the fellowship program are dedicated to clinical or basic science research training. The goal of research training is to provide fellows with a skillset to support career-long investigation and scholarly contribution to the field of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Fellows in our program are trained in providing prenatal consultation and also see patients in Neurodevelopmental Clinic. Inpatient prenatal consultations are performed by fellows during clinical rotations under faculty supervision. Fellows participate in our multidisciplinary Neurodevelopmental Clinic throughout all three years of their training and learn to evaluate for developmental delays in our most at-risk patients.

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellows supervise and teach medical students, residents and learners from allied health professions on clinical rotations. Throughout all three years of training, fellows are expected to prepare and present formal lecture topics and clinical cases at divisional conferences.

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The rotation schedule for each of the three years of fellowship is listed below. Schedules are customizable based on trainee interests, skills, and goals. Fellows receive 1 month (four weeks) of vacation per year.

Overview of Fellowship by Year of Training

Year 1

  • Orientation to service in the NICU – 1 month
  • Service in the NICU – 5 months
  • Neurodevelopmental follow-up clinic sessions – 6 half days
  • Research – 5 months
  • Vacation (four weeks) – 1 month
  • In-house calls: ~55

Year 2

  • Service in the NICU – 4 months
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine – 1 month
  • Neurodevelopmental follow-up clinic sessions – 6 half days
  • Research – 6 months
  • Vacation (four weeks) – 1 month
  • In-house calls: ~55

Year 3

  • NICU as acting attending (with supervision) – 3 months
  • Cardiology – 1 month
  • Neurodevelopmental follow-up clinic sessions – 6 half days
  • Research – 7 months
  • Vacation (4 weeks) – 1 month
  • In-house calls: ~55

Summary over 3 years of fellowship

  • NICU service – 12 months
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine – 1 month
  • Cardiology – 1 month
  • High-risk neurodevelopmental follow-up clinic sessions – 18 half-days
  • Research – 19 months
  • Vacation – 3 months
  • In-house night calls (approximate 1 night in 6 averaged over 3 years) – ~160

Typical day-in-the-life of an on-service fellow

  • 7 a.m. – Sign-out
  • 7:30-9 a.m. – Patient care
  • 9 a.m. – Team huddle, followed by family-centered multidisciplinary rounds
  • 12 p.m. – Conference (see schedule)
  • 1:15 p.m. – Radiology rounds with Pediatric Radiologist
  • 2-4 p.m. – Patient care, family meetings, and resident education
  • 4 p.m. – Sign-out

Our program’s size allows for flexibility to customize your training with additional experiences in your 2nd and 3rd year including, but not limited to, an elective in palliative care medicine and medical education courses. Through our partnership with Penn State University we are able to offer graduate level certificate and advanced degree programs.

To Apply Expand answer
COVID-19 Update for the 2020 Interview Season – In accordance with national recommendations and in fairness to all fellowship candidates, many of whom are under travel restrictions, in-person visits and interviews will be suspended for the 2020 interview season. All fellowship interviews will be conducted virtually via conferencing software. Fellowship candidates are encouraged to pay close attention to ERAS and NRMP calendars for this season, which may be different than prior years, and adhere to all deadlines to ensure a successful match.

The Penn State Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) Pediatric Subspecialties Match, with typically two fellowship spots per year.

All application materials must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for fellowship applicants. Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible once ERAS opens for the season.

ERAS opens for applications the first week of July and the application review process begins mid-July, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

All applicants must have completed a residency from an American Board of Pediatrics approved training program.

Eligibility

Qualified candidates will be:

  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or J-1 visa holders (no additional visa types are sponsored)
  • Board-eligible or board-certified in pediatrics
  • Pennsylvania medical training license eligible

Required Supporting Documents

The following documents should be uploaded to ERAS for review:

  • ERAS application, inclusive of current photograph
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from a neonatologist and one from your current program director

International students

International medical graduates must hold a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to be considered for the match. The program accepts J-1 visas.

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Fellow spotlight

Rina Duke, MD
Hometown: Allentown, PA
Clinical interests: Nutrition, ventilation, ELBW infant care, developmental care, medical education
Research interests: Neonatal hypoglycemia, improvement of the discharge process

Why did you choose Neonatology?

I have always been fascinated by how organ systems interact, and how systems may affect one another in sometimes surprising ways. What excites me about the NICU is not only the pathophysiology specific to neonates, but also how rapidly changes in pathophysiology are manifested as the patient grows and develops. As patients often are admitted for weeks to months, I also enjoy the ability to provide continuity of care over a prolonged period of time.

Why did you choose Penn State for your fellowship training?

I chose Penn State because it is a world class organization and provided the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of cases with access to all subspecialties. It is a referral center and covers a large area in central PA with its own transport team that fellows join. It was also obvious during the application and interview process that Penn State supports its residents and fellows well, and that the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine division was a collegial and friendly environment.

What are your thoughts on fellowship so far?

NICU fellowship at Penn State is exactly what I imagined! The attendings and advanced practice providers get along with each other and create a supportive learning environment, with a nice balance of autonomy and supervision. There is a lot of support for both clinical training and research for fellows. There are multiple layers of evaluations, and leadership takes the fellows’ feedback into account to further improve the program. I would choose Penn State again!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? How is life in Hershey, Pennsylvania?

Fellows and advanced practice providers (and sometimes attendings too!) often meet up outside of work, trying out the local restaurants or going to Hersheypark. There are a lot of cool restaurants in nearby Harrisburg and Lancaster, along with craft breweries, vineyards, and distilleries. I also enjoy outdoor activities and this area has a lot to offer, with many places for running, hiking, kayaking, swimming, and skiing/snowboarding. Hershey is in an affordable area with easy access to several major cities (Philadelphia, NYC, Baltimore, Washington, DC) so day or weekend trips are definitely possible.

Lynnlee Depicolzuane, DO
Hometown: Medford, NJ
Clinical interests: Delivery room management, late prematurity, ventilator management, resident and medical student education
Research interests: Surfactant proteins, management of hemodynamics in ELBW infants, human milk provision

Why did you choose Neonatology?

Neonatology combined all of the aspects of medicine I most enjoyed as a medical student. The excitement of deliveries, the fast pace of critical care, keeping track of the details, and continuity of care with patients and their families. I couldn’t imagine another specialty that fit my personality and interests more. The NICU is a special place and it is truly a privilege to be a part of this team.

Why did you choose Penn State for your fellowship training?

WE ARE… PENN STATE! I’m a proud Penn State alumna and the university means a lot to me. When I interviewed here I felt as though everything I was looking for in a program could be fulfilled here. We have a diverse patient population with a large referral base, an excellent team of consultants, a great relationship with our advanced practice provider group, a strong group of attending neonatologists with a wide variety of interests, and many opportunities for education and teaching.

What are your thoughts on fellowship so far?

The fellow role has been an exciting and challenging one to step into. I bonded easily with the other fellows and have also formed relationships with other members of our advanced practice provider group, nursing, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, and dietary teams who have really made this hospital feel like home. I feel well supported here in all aspects of my education and as a member of the team. I’m excited to see what the next years have in store.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? How is life in Hershey, Pennsylvania?

I enjoy exploring local restaurants searching for the best food and beverages; there is a surprising variety of both in this area! I also like to exercise and our hospital’s gym on campus is accessible, as well as affordable. We have several area theaters that showcase a wide variety of talent and there are many local music venues that host well-known artists. Hersheypark is a lot of fun, especially in the fall when the crowds die down! If you are into outdoor activities, there are many options locally and within a small radius. I lived in Baltimore during residency and I do not feel as though I am missing out living here to Central PA. It’s a short drive to visit friends and family in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. The beaches in NJ, DE, and MD are close-by, and the Harrisburg International Airport is only 10 minutes away for those longer journeys!

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Past Fellow Listing

About Hershey: Benefits, Stipends and More Expand answer
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Mailing Address

Penn State Children’s Hospital Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program
600 University Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033

General Contact Information

Phone: 717-531-5458

Email: jgebhart1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Curriculum Details

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Cardiology and Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) are two required rotations in our educational curriculum. MFM is a one month rotation completed in the second year of fellowship. During this rotation fellows spend two weeks on the MFM inpatient service, and in outpatient clinic where they are exposed to fetal testing and monitoring modalities. For the remainder of the month fellows participate in outpatient prenatal consultations referred by the Perinatal Center and the Obstetric service. The Cardiology rotation is a one month experience during the third year of fellowship on the inpatient cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery service in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (physically part of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit). During this rotation fellows also follow patients with congenital heart disease in the NICU, observe cardiac surgeries, and see patients in fetal cardiology clinic.

First Year Fellow Boot Camp Expand answer

Incoming first year fellows in our program participate in the Regional First Year Fellow Boot Camp at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The course provides two days of didactics, simulation training, and networking with other new first-year fellows in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine from all over the Mid-Atlantic region. Registration, travel, and meal costs are covered by the program and the sponsoring institution.

Didactic Series and Conferences Expand answer

Weekly

Pediatric Grand Rounds (Tuesdays)

Starting Tuesday morning off at 7:30 a.m., Pediatric Grand Rounds covers core topics in pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties. Speakers include local and nationally-recognized faculty and researchers. Pediatric fellows also have the opportunity to speak at Grand Rounds during their third year of fellowship.

Journal Club (Wednesdays)

Twice monthly our division meets over lunch from noon-1 p.m. to discuss the recent literature in order to inform best practice. Fellow and faculty discussants lead the critical appraisal of one to two recent articles per session.

Fellows’ Physiology Lecture Series (Wednesdays)

Every other Wednesday our fellows along with faculty facilitators meet from 1-4 p.m. to discuss physiology topics relevant to the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Board Examination. Each session concludes with a review of board-style questions. The curriculum is currently undergoing a transition from a traditional didactic model to a flipped-classroom model using content from the Organization of Neonatal-Training Program Directors (ONTPD) NeoFlip curriculum. Faculty from other departments including Surgery, Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine also present on relevant topics.

Morbidity and Mortality (Thursdays)

Morbidity and mortality is a multidisciplinary team discussion aimed at improving patient care held every Thursday at noon. Fellows are responsible for preparation and presentation of the case(s), including literature review, and discussion of systems improvements.

Perinatal Conference (Fridays)

Perinatal Conference is the multidisciplinary meeting between Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine groups to discuss recent and upcoming deliveries, held at 7:30 a.m. on Fridays. Faculty and fellows from both specialties discuss cases as well as physiology and management of high-risk pregnancies. Topics relevant to both sides of the mother-fetus dyad are discussed with the goal of improving understanding and communication between members of this special care team.

Division Meeting (every other Friday)

On alternate Fridays at 2 p.m. the faculty, advanced practice providers, and fellows gather to discuss relevant topics in neonatology in order to inform best practice in our NICU.

Monthly

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Scholarly Curriculum (second Wednesday)

The Scholarly Curriculum Series is held every second Wednesday of the month from 12-1 p.m. and is a fellow conference facilitated by a core group of faculty on topics including: biostatistics and epidemiology with hands-on experience using statistical software, research methodology, Quality Improvement, medical and research ethics, and education methodology.

Fellows’ Core Curriculum Series (second Monday) (NPM website fellow core curriculum)

Fellows’ Core Curriculum is a set of structured didactic sessions held from 2-4 p.m. on the second Monday of the month addressing aspects of the ACGME’s core curriculum required for all pediatric subspecialty training as well as some life-after-fellowship topics. This innovative learning program brings together fellows from across the Department of Pediatrics and provides instruction on topics such as research methodology and study design, grantsmanship, manuscript writing, financial advisement, work-life balance and physician wellness, CV preparation, and negotiating employment contracts.

Perinatal Program Meeting (first Tuesday)

The multidisciplinary Perinatal Center meeting is held on the first Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. to discuss upcoming deliveries of patients in the Perinatal Program. These patients include mothers carrying fetuses with congenital heart disease and other congenital malformations, as well as twin-twin transfusion. Facilitated by the Maternal-Fetal Medicine perinatal coordinators, the meeting includes a brief review of each maternal/fetal case currently cared for within the Perinatal Program, with in-depth multidisciplinary commentary and discussion as appropriate. Postnatal case correlation is also included.

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Research Conference (last Friday)

This conference is a divisional meeting typically held on the last Friday of the month at 2 p.m. to showcase both fellow and faculty research. The purpose of the conference is to provide updates on research projects going on within the division, to give feedback to the investigators to strengthen their projects as well as to provide inspiration and foster collaboration between researchers.

Virtual Learning Expand answer

The COVID-19 pandemic threatened to shut down our educational programming in 2020, but our faculty were innovative in their approach to learning and adapted didactic education and even our ECMO simulations, to virtual platforms. Throughout the spring of 2020, we continued to hold all of our regularly scheduled education described above and added additional lectures offered through the Organization for Neonatal Training Program Directors (ONTPD) and the Association for Pediatric Program Directors (APPD). Offerings included Virtual Learning Cafés, as well as webinars and didactics on various neonatal physiology topics. Virtual learning during the pandemic has been so successful that there are plans to add some of this education permanently into our curriculum.

Simulation Expand answer

Fellows have opportunities throughout their training to participate in simulation-based education both in the NICU and in our nationally recognized and accredited Clinical Simulation Center. Simulation is used regularly throughout our curriculum and is taught by faculty and staff trained in simulation education. Recurring simulations include procedural simulations such as exchange transfusion, thoracentesis and chest tube placement, quarterly ECMO simulations, and monthly in-situ mock codes. Our fellows are encouraged to serve as facilitators for simulations held as part of medical student and pediatric resident education. These programs provide fellows with experience running simulation scenarios and facilitating educational debriefing sessions. Fellows are encouraged to obtain their certification as NRP instructors and to participate in NRP education for the NICU and obstetrical teams. Additional training is available through the Clinical Simulation Center for certification in simulation instruction.

Research Expand answer

Our curriculum provides fellows with a toolbox of skills and a solid knowledge base in research methodology, study design, grantsmanship, manuscript writing, and statistical analysis. The training program is structured with dedicated research time throughout the three years of the program which allows fellows to develop a well-rounded, longitudinal research project. A faculty research mentor is identified based upon fellow interests and career goals. Research options include both clinical and basic science research as well as educational research. Fellows will work with their mentor to develop a clinical question and review the relevant literature to develop a research protocol. Fellows are encouraged to write IRB applications, and apply for internal and external grants as applicable to their research project. Fellows then participate in data collection and statistical analysis with the goal of developing at least one peer-reviewed manuscript for publication. We highly encourage our fellows to attend national, regional, and local conferences to present their work and to interact with researchers and fellows from other institutions for inspiration, continuing education, and initiating professional collaborations.

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Mentoring is an essential part of professional development during fellowship and beyond. The training program starts fellows off on the right path with an on-boarding mentorship program developed by Dr. Glass. This program, now entering its third year, pairs an incoming fellow with a faculty member who meets regularly with the fellow throughout the first four months of fellowship to provide advice on adjusting to the fellow role, the medical center, and life in Hershey. The on-boarding mentor also helps the fellow explore interests and goals and orient the fellow to opportunities for involvement in committees, Quality Improvement teams, and research.

At the end of the on-boarding mentorship commitment (October of the first year of fellowship), the fellow selects an academic mentor from among the faculty. Academic mentors meet with fellows at least semi-annually to provide feedback on fellow evaluations and aid in the development of fellowship and career goals. Research mentors are also an important part of the fellow mentoring team. These mentors, selected based on fellow research interests and career goals, guide the fellow through a longitudinal research project along with the Scholarly Oversight Committee (SOC).

Wellness Expand answer

Fellow wellness, including emotional, spiritual, social, and physical health, is a crucial component to training and to becoming a professional, compassionate, and resilient physician. Self-care is a skill which must be continually practiced and reinforced. Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health are committed to addressing wellness, with multiple resources readily available.

Institutional Resources

Faculty and Staff Wellness Resources

Graduate medical Education (GME) Resources

Well-being Resources for Residents and Fellows

Departmental and Divisional Resources

Our division recognizes the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Throughout the year our division hosts gatherings to celebrate events including our annual new fellow welcome picnic as well as a holiday party and fellow graduation picnic.

Fellow Honors and Recognitions

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2020

  • Kimberly Wisecup, DO – Outstanding Fellow Teacher Award, June 2020
    This annual award is given to the pediatric fellow who provides the most outstanding education and mentorship to the pediatric residents.
  • Lynnlee Depicolzuane, DO – Exceptional Teacher Recognition, June 2020
    This special program, organized by the Office for a Respectful Learning Environment, provides recognition to exceptional teachers throughout the organization nominated by their students.
  • Kimberly Wisecup, DO – Children’s Miracle Network Research Grant 2020
    Children’s Miracle Network raises money each year to donate to pediatric health issues. Fellows and faculty at Penn State Children’s Hospital apply each year for this competitive research grant.

2019

  • Imtiaz Ahmed, MBBS – Pediatric Research Discovery and Education Fund (PRDEF)
    This highly competitive internal grant is awarded by the Penn State Medical Research board to a medical student/resident/fellow with the best research proposal.
  • Imtiaz Ahmed, MBBS – Pediatric Research Day 2019, Clinical Young Investigator Award Finalist
    Pediatric Research Day is a local meeting held bi-annually to highlight the research of junior faculty and trainees at the Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. Finalists for the Clinical Young Investigator Award are selected from abstracts submitted by medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty.
  • Rina Duke, MD – Children’s Miracle Network Research Grant 2019
    Children’s Miracle Network raises money each year to donate to pediatric health issues. Fellows and faculty at Penn State Children’s Hospital apply each year for this competitive research grant.
  • Tracey Harris, DO – Pediatric Research Day 2019, Clinical Young Investigator Award Finalist
    Pediatric Research Day is a local meeting held bi-annually to highlight the research of faculty and trainees at the Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. Finalists for the Clinical Young Investigator Award are selected from abstracts submitted by medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty.
  • Kashish Mehra, MBBS – Pediatric Research Day 2019, Clinical Young Investigator Award Finalist
    Pediatric Research Day is a local meeting held bi-annually to highlight the research of faculty and trainees at the Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. Finalists for the Clinical Young Investigator Award are selected from abstracts submitted by medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty.
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Pediatric Research Day

Pediatric Research Day is an event that celebrates the promise of today’s research becoming tomorrow’s medical advances. This event also is an opportunity for researchers and caregivers at Penn State College of Medicine, other Penn State campuses, and in the community to discover new applications for their work or to talk about potential areas for collaboration.

Fellow presentations (March, 2019):

  • Imtiaz Ahmed, MBBS – All trans-retinoic acid modifies the response of A549 alveolar epithelial cells to hyperoxia.
    • Mentor – Zissis C. Chroneus, PhD
  • Tracey Harris, DO – Genetic variation in ZnT2 (H346Q) is associated with higher postnatal infection rates in preterm infants.
    • Mentor – Kim K. Doheny, PhD
  • Kashish Mehra, MD – Trends in the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia after the introduction of NAVA (neurally adjusted ventilator assist) mode of ventilation.
    • Mentor – Mitchell Kresch, MD

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