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Scholarly Activity

We believe that engagement in scholarly work is integral to the success of a pediatrician, necessary to advance the field of medicine and provide the best care possible for our patients.  An exciting part of our residency curriculum is participation in a mentored scholarly project, which can include traditional research, QI, advocacy, and/or medical education. Dedicated research time is available to residents, and many residents present and publish their work at local and national venues.  The skills learned in these projects translate to the bedside, as our residents practice evidence-based medicine, teach patients and their families, improve their own practice, and advocate for the health of children. 

Academic Environment - Pediatric faculty members are actively engaged in a variety of scholarships, including QI, advocacy, and both clinical and educational research. Wake Forest School of Medicine recently renewed their Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH to encourage collaborative clinical research. This provides significant support, including statisticians and research coordinators, to enable projects by trainees and junior faculty.

Our projects cover a wide range of topics, as demonstrated by some of our recent extramural funding.

  • Brown, C (NICHD K23) – Parental Feeding Practices, Child Stress, and Child’s Later Risk of Obesity
  • Halvorson E (AHRQ R03) – Adverse Events in Pediatric Inpatients with Obesity: Comparing the GAPPS Trigger Tool with Voluntary Event Reporting
  • Nageswaran S (HRSA GTS) – Interagency Collaboration to Improve Home Care of Children with Medical Complexity
  • Skelton J (NINR R01) – War of Attrition: Predicting Dropout from Pediatric Weight Management
  • Skelton J, Goodpasture M, Palakshappa D, Albertini L, Montez K, – Food is Health
  • Taxter A (DCRI) – Observational Study of Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases: The CARRA Registry
  • Washburn L, (NHLBI R01) – Uric Acid, Klotho, and Salt Sensitivity in Young Adults Born Preterm

Scholarly Activity 2019/2020

  • Daffron S. Patient characteristics associated with voluntary event reporting in the acute care setting. [Publication] Hosp Pediatr. September 2019.
  • Bharill S. Pediatric stroke as the presenting symptom of new-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus without DKA: case report and literature review. [Publication] J Pediatri Endocrinol Metab. September 2019.
  • Palmer R. Implementation of a bilirubin rebound prediction rule in the newborn nursery: A neonatal jaundice QI initiative. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2019.
  • Ribaudo D. Successful treatment of disfiguring pediatric craniofacial fibrous dysplasia with zoledronic acid. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2019. 
  • Kline H. A novel HNF-4a gene mutation resulting in MODY1. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2019. 
  • Strader A, Tran L.   Severe Splenomegaly as the Cause of Long-standing Abdominal Distention in an Infant.  [Poster Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society.  September 2019.
  • Dovico J, Palmer RJ. Food insecurity associated with underestimation of weight status in children with a healthy weight. [Publication] Acad Pediatr. March 2020. 
  • Underdown J. Steroid Choice for Pediatric Asthma Hospitalizations. [Presentation] Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. May 2020 (Conference canceled). 
  • Dovico J. Predictors of engagement in a pediatric weight management clinic after referral. [Publication] Child Obes. June 2020. 

Available Projects 2019/2020

  • Adverse Childhood Development in Substance-Exposed Newborns – This project is funded by a WFSOM CTSI pilot grant. Please reach out to Drs. Check or Shenberger for more information
  • Prenatal Opioid Exposure: Effects on Brain Development – This project is funded by a WFSOM CTSI pilot grant. Please reach out to DrPylipow for more information
  • CF Clinical Trial for Lumacaftor/ivacaftor (Orkambi) in 12-24mo – This project will sponsor 2 residents who are interested in clinical research as sub-investigators. The study visits will generally occur on Tuesday or Friday mornings in the 7th floor Outpatient Clinic, and the residents will come to visits as they are able with other rotations. This trial will likely enroll in the winter or spring. Please contact Dr. Hanes if interested
  • What a city eats – This project is funded by a WFSOM CTSI Fellowship Award. Please reach out to Dr. Montez for more information
  • Advancing Pediatric Advocacy Education - Home Visitation with Imprints Cares – This project is funded by a WFSOM CTSI Boost Award. Please reach out to Dr. Montez for more information

Scholarly Activity 2018/2019 

  • Supples S. Immune checkpoint inhibition for pediatric hypermutant glioblastoma multiforme resulting from Lynch Syndrome. [Presentation] International Symposium on Pediatric NeuroOncology (ISPNO). July 2018
  • Bharill S. Pediatric stroke as the presenting symptom of new onset diabetes without DKA. [Presentation] European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology. September 2018. 
  • Bharill S. Case 2:Fever, Neck Pain, and Back Pain in a 16-year-old Boy. [Publication] Pediatr Rev. September 2018. 
  • Miller M, Vitone S. When acute onset of stridor is more than croup. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2018. 
  • Nation M, Beyer M. Acute onset of persistent tachycardia in a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2018.
  • Daffron S. If it refuses to walk and refuses to talk: An unusual cause of lower extremity pain and refusal to bear weight in a toddler. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2018.
  • Underdown MJ, Palmer R. An unusual cause of altered mental status. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2018. 
  • Tran L. WaterSafety for Children: An advocacy project. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2018. 
  • Raja A. Camurate-Englemann masquerading as muscular dystrophy in a refugee child. [Presentation] North Carolina Pediatric Society. September 2018.
  • Kram DE, Henderson JJ, Baig M, Chakraborty D, Gardner MG, Biswas S, Khatua S. Embryonal Tumors of the Central Nervous System in Children: The era of Targeted Therapeutics. Bioengineering. 2018 Sep 23; 5(4)
  • DeWitt L. Innovating Primary Palliative Care Education: A workshop for pediatric residents. [Presentation] Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. April 2019. 

2017 Scholarly Activity

  • Linton J, Albertini L, Verenes A, Duffin T Preventing Unintended Teen Pregnancy:  Enhancing LARC utilization in a pediatric resident clinic.  APA Winter Forum; APA Regional meeting - Charlottesville Feb 2018
  • Brown C, Palakshappa D, Wirth S, Association of Food Insecurity and Childhood Weight Status in a Low-income Population.  APA Region IV meeting, PAS 
  • Linton J, McLaurin-Jiang S, Brown C, Marsh M, Teaching ACEs in Pediatrics: Resident-led Curriculum in the Pediatric Clerkship.  North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting.
  • Brown C, Skelton J, Dovico J, Predictors of Engagement in a Weight Management Clinic after Referral by Primary Care Providers. APA Region IV meeting, PAS
  •  Washburn L, Brown C, Myers K, Influence of Race and Intrauterine Growth on Salivary Cortisol Response to Stress in Adolescents Born Preterm. APA Region IV meeting, PAS
  • Brown C, Skelton J, Hulshut H, Associations between Significant Other’s BMI, Social Support, and Family Functioning in Weight Management.  Eastern Sociological Society Meeting
  • Wood J, Halvorson E, Auriemma J, Ervin E, Thurtle D, Marsh M, Outcomes in neonates presenting to one children's hospital with hypothermia. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference; July 2017; Nashville, TN.   
  • Gower A, Mims W, Marsh M, Airway foreign body creating the appearance of bronchial stenosis.  NC Peds August 2017
  • McLaurin-Jiang S, Linton J, Brown C, Marsh M, Supples S, Teaching ACEs in Pediatrics: Resident-led Curriculum in the Pediatric Clerkship.  AAP NCE, Section on Child Abuse and Neglect (SOCAN), September 2017
  • McLaurin-Jiang S, Linton J, Brown C, Marsh M, Supples S,  Teaching advocacy in pediatrics: resident-led curriculum in the pediatric clerkship.  NC Peds August 2017  
  • Haberman C, Marsh M, Congenital Myasthenia Syndrome: An unexpected case of ptosis.  NC Peds August 2017
  • McLaurin-Jiang S,  Linton J, Brown C, Marsh M, Teaching ACEs in Pediatrics: Resident-led Curriculum in the Pediatric Clerkship.  AAP Section on Child Abuse and Neglect (SOCAN) Meeting; September 2017; Chicago, Il.
  • Thomas SW, Duffin T,  Retro-Spomdyloptosis: A Rare Presentation of Non-accidental Trauma.  NC Peds August 2017   
  • Halvorson E, Staton H, Palmer R, Persistent Fevers, Normocytic Anemia, and Abdominal Pain.  NC Peds August 2017
  • Potisek N, Dowlen EJ, An Unusual Case of Failure to Thrive.  NC Peds August 2017
  • Halvorson E, Chen A, Palmer R, Staton H, Abnormal Renal Function Labs in The Setting of Neonatal Fever.  NC Peds August 2017 

2016 Scholarly Activity

  • Johnson H, Shashy L, Verenes A, Lucin T What’s that rash?  Why acute hemorrhagoc edema of infancy isn’t so scary. Wake Forest University School of Medicine Program. North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting.
  • Carter A, Emery M, Potisek N, An unusual cause of pancytopenia.  Wake Forest University School of Medicine Program. North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting.
  • Myers K, Goodpasture M, Fracture of unexpected etiology.  Wake Forest University School of Medicine Program. North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting.
  • Anderson H, Goodpasture M, Metaphyseal Fractures in a 6-month-old female.  Wake Forest University School of Medicine Program. North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting.
  • Klein J, Taxter A, Acute onset hearing loss and conjunctivitis in a five year old female.  Wake Forest University School of Medicine Program. North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting.
  • DeWeese D, Shetty A, An atypical inflammatory bowel disease flare masquerading as infection in a patient with sickle cell anemia.  Wake Forest University School of Medicine Program. North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting.
  • Ellis M, Ross E, Linton J, Helping kids raising kids:  Teen parents workshops in the community.  Wake Forest University School of Medicine Program. North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting.
  • Carter L, Ellis M, Potisek N, One sweet cutaneous finding.  Wake Forest University School of Medicine Program. North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting.
  • Brady A, Linton J, Forsyth county refugee health collaborative:  Building an algorithm to enhance access.  Wake Forest University School of Medicine Program. North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting.
  • Dowlen E, Carlin K, Miller-Fitzwater A, Improving the medical home for children in foster care.  Wake Forest University School of Medicine Program. North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting.
  • Shashy L, Linton J, Crash course in child passenger safety.  Wake Forest University School of Medicine Program. North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting.
  • Contact Us
  • 336-716-2694

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  • Additional Information

    Please email us if you would be interested in speaking with one of our alums in your area.


    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    Department of Pediatrics
    Medical Center Boulevard 
    Winston-Salem, NC 27157


    Donate Now
    Donate to Residency Fund

    *select "other" and in the box add pediatric residency education