CPCE Pilot Grant Award Recipients

FALL 2014

Aadil Kakajiwala, MBBS
Clinical Fellow, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Project Title: "Variability in Measures of Mineral Metabolism in Children on Hemodialysis: Impact on Clinical Decision-Making"

Maya Dewan MD MPH
Fellow, Critical Care Medicine
Project Title: "Reducing the Risk of Alarm Fatigue through Focused Alarm Management in Safety Huddles"

Spring 2014

Andrea Knight, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology
Project Title: "Exploring Perceptions, Preferences and Barriers to Mental Health Care in Pediatric Lupus and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Patients — A Qualitative Pilot Study"

Lori Kestenbaum, MD
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases
Project Title: "Predictors of treatment regimens and outcomes for pediatric patients diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia"

Fall 2013

Beatriz Larru, MD
Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases
Project Title, "Combination Antibiotic Therapy for Definitive Treatment of Gram-Negative Bacteremia in Hospitalized Children"

Erik Jensen, MD
Fellow, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Project Title: "Pilot N-of-1 Multiple Crossover Randomized Trial of Gastric and Transpyloric Feeds in Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia"

Spring 2013

Gregory E. Tasian, MD, MSc
Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Urology
Project Title: "Renal Parenchymal Area: Development of a Novel Criterion for Predicting Kidney Failure in Children with Congenital Urologic Disease"

Fall 2012

Jennifer K. Walter, MD, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Project Title: "Measuring Parents’ Preferences and Capacities for Shared Decision-Making for Their Chronically Ill Children"

Scott L. Weiss, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pediatrics
Project Title: “SPROUT: Sepsis PRevalence OUtcomes and Therapies – an International Point Prevalence Study of Pediatric Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock to Guide Clinical Trials”

Spring 2012

Christopher P Bonafide MD MSCE
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Proposal Title: "Iterative, participatory design of a mHealth intervention for improving transition readiness among adolescents and young adults with special health care needs"

Spring 2011

Todd Florin MD
Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Proposal Title: "Variation in Emergency Department Resource Utilization and Outcomes in Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia"

Fall 2010

Andrea Kelly MD MSCE
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology
Proposal Title: "Effectiveness of Cholecalciferol in Optimizing Vitamin D Status and Effects on Muscle Function in Obese African-American Children with Hypovitaminosis D"

Rebecca Ruebner MD
Fellow, Division of Nephrology


Kimberly Lin MD
Fellow, Division of Cardiology
Proposal Title: "Assessing the Prevalence of Impaired Kidney Function in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients Using Iohexol Plasma Clearance and Cystatin C, a Novel Kidney Biomarker"

Spring 2010

Peter de Blank MD
Fellow, Division of Hematology-Oncology
Proposal Title: "Risk Factors for Hospital Acquired Clostridium difficile-Associated Disease Among Children with Malignancy"


Michelle Denburg MD
Fellow, Division of Nephrology
Proposal Title: "Chronic Kidney Disease and Fracture Risk in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults: A Population-Based Study using The Health Improvement Network (THIN) Database"

Fall 2009

Kristen Feemster, MD MPH MSHP
Fellow, Infectious Diseases
"The Impact of a Mandatory Influenza Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers at a Pediatric Tertiary Care Medical Center"

Spring 2009

Christopher P Bonafide MD
Fellow, Academic General Pediatrics
"Impact of complex chronic conditions on risk of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute respiratory compromise, and urgent ICU transfer in children hospitalized on general inpatient wards"

Fall 2008

Susan Duff EdD, OT, PT, CHT
Clinical Specialist, Division of Occupational Therapy
"Early Identification of Asymmetry in Infants at Risk for Unilateral Upper Limb Dysfunction"

Initial Awards

Noah Cook MD
Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
"Pain Assessment in the Neonate (PAIN) Study"

Jeffrey Gerber MD PhD
Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
"Is Antibiotic Use a Risk Factor for Community-Onset Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection in Children?"

Sheila Nolan MD
Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
"The Changing Epidemiology of Rotavirus: Determining the effectiveness and maximizing the impact of rotavirus vaccine"