CHDI Children's Summer Scholars Program 2011


Children's Summer Scholars Program

2011 Scholars

Student Mentor Title of Project
CSSP Scholar 2011

Tina Anand

William Lutin


Diagnostic assessment of fetal echocardiography versus postnatal electrocardiography in patients with congenital heart disease



CSSP Scholar 2011

Breana Berry

Ryan Harris


?Influence of cystic fibrosis on vascular endothelial function at rest and during exercise



CSSP Scholar 2011

Anita Bharath

Christopher Houk


Identification and Trajectories of Biomarkers Predicting the Risk of Developing Pre-diabetes and/or Diabetes in a High-risk Group of Obese and Overweight Adolescent Youth: Systems Biology Approach



CSSP Scholar 2011

Meghana Bhatta

Renuka Mehta


Identifying causes of ineffective communication between healthcare providers and parents of pediatric patients



CSSP Scholar 2011

Eric Brown

Dorothy Tuan-Lo


Induction of sickling in erythroid cells cultured from CD34+ stem/progenitor cells in the peripheral blood samples of patients with sickle cell disease



CSSP Scholar 2011

Alan (Chip) Carnes

Vernon Barnes

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Impact of "I AM FIT" project on blood pressure in youth

CSSP Scholar 2011

Chelsea Chandler

Jennie Gilg

Investigating the effect of hyaluronan oligomers on radiation resistance and proliferation/apoptosis of human glioblastoma.

CSSP Scholar 2011

Juliana Coleman

Jim Carroll

Effect of Adult Stem Cells on Long Standing Neonatal Brain Injury in Rats

CSSP Scholar 2011

Courtney Cripps

Dennis Murray

Antibiotic Use in MCG Children's Medical Center

CSSP Scholar 2011

Samantha Curtis

Renuka Mehta

To evaluate inter-rater reliability, and perform discriminant validity on a global skill assessment simulation checklist for Lumbar Puncture on a simulation infant

CSSP Scholar 2011

Curran (Hunter) Daigle

William Lutin

Correlation of AV and PR intervals in a pediatric cardiac defect population

CSSP Scholar 2011

Elyceia Dortch

Renukda Mehta

A Comparison of Noninvasive and Invasive Ventilation for Status Ashmaticus: A Retrospective Study to Determine Correlates of Prolonged Hospitalization

CSSP Scholar 2011

Faneece Embry

Martha Tingen

Does Age and Race of the Mother Affect Cotinine Levels in Premature Infants?

CSSP Scholar 2011

Connie Francia

Martha Tingen

Maternal smoking and the economic recession: possible risk factors

CSSP Scholar 2011

Brett LaBrecque

Anthony Pearson-Shaver

Analysis of the Effectiveness of Neonatal Treatment by studying the cumulative length of stay and other relevant clinical outcomes of pediatric patients under 5 years old who were delivered at a gestational age of 28 weeks or less.

CSSP Scholar 2011

Thao-Vy (Kina) Le

Caroline DiBattisto

The Emerging Role of Telehealth in the Care of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

CSSP Scholar 2011

Prathyusha Mididoddi

Martha Tingen

Prevalence of Pregnant Smokers and Passive Smoke Exposed Neonates in an Academic Hospital Setting

CSSP Scholar 2011

Kenyatta Mireku

Katrina Nguyen

Do bile acid receptors explain the mechanism for bile acid toxicity in the esophagus?

CSSP Scholar 2011

Katherine Morgan

Alice Caldwell

The Effectiveness of Intensified Education on Parental of Neonatal Safety Issues

CSSP Scholar 2011

Jodi Parungao

Catherine Davis

Identify children with and without ADHD and determine correlations between cognition, achievement, and type 2 diabetes risk in children

CSSP Scholar 2011

Priya Patel

Catherine Davis

Measuring Cardiometabolic Risk in Children using MRI

CSSP Scholar 2011

Micah Pherson

Kenneth Murdison

Using renal sodium output as an indicator for detecting individuals at risk for salt sensitive hypertension

CSSP Scholar 2011

Rebecca Plant

Renua Mehta

Cost of Hospitalization for Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants under Five years of Age.

CSSP Scholar 2011

Thomas (Spencer) Poore

Ryan Harris

Influence of cystic fibrosis on vascular endothelial function at rest and during exercise

CSSP Scholar 2011

Tracey Ragsdale

Vernon Barnes

Impact of "I AM FIT" project on blood pressure in youth

CSSP Scholar 2011

Vanessa Rigaud

Chitra Mani

Study to compare the different methods for body temperature measurements in children

CSSP Scholar 2011

Yolanda Safford

Bernard Maria

Hyaluronan Antagonism and Immunotherapy in Human Malignancies

CSSP Scholar 2011

Santha Savini

Deborah Young-Hyman

Validation of the Diabetes Treatment and Satiety Scale (DTSS-20) Questionnaire

CSSP Scholar 2011

Aamne Shalabi

Renuka Mehta

Parent Health Literacy and Pediatric Virtual Patient Health Literacy Study

CSSP Scholar 2011

Brad Wills

Gregory Harshfield

Measurement of BNP as an Indicator of Ventricular Function after Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot

Maternal smoking and the economic recession: possible risk factors