William P. Kanto Pediatric Resident Research Award

Each academic year, four third year residents are chosen to formally present their Scholarly Project on Resident Research Day. The Scholarly Activity oversight committee will then choose the first and second place recipients. Awards are presented at the annual Resident's Hail and Farewell Reception in late June. All other third year residents have the opportunity to present their Scholarly Project as a Poster Presentation on Resident Research Day. 

 

2022 Recipient: John-David Bruce, MD

Medication Error Reduction in the Children's Hospital of Georgia

Mentor: Will Cagle, MD

2nd Place:
 
Impact of Childhood Obesity in Children Visiting the Emergency Department and/or Hospital Admission for Acute Asthma Exacerbation
Kayla Lasota, DO
Mentor: Renuka Mehta, MD
3rd Place:
Analyzing the ER Screen of Direct Admissions
     Gary Prusky, DO
     Mentor: Desiree Seeyav, MD

2021 Recipient: Nicole Lock, DO

Vitamin K and ECMO for Neonatal Hypoxic Respiratory Failure 

Mentor: Brian Stansfield, MD

2nd Place:
 
The Utility of GI Panel PCR in Pediatric Patients: A Retrospective Review 
Ellen Beach, DO
Mentor: Brandy Gunsolus, MD
 
Finalists:
Characteristics and Outcomes of Early Pediatric Rapid Response Team Activations
Molly LaCoursiere, DO
Mentor: Christopher Watson, MD
 
A Prospective Study Comparing the Effectiveness of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) with Chest X-Ray in Pediatric Patients with Suspected Pleural Effusions
Kelly Rummings, DO
Mentor: Renuka Mehta, MD and Deborah Huang, MD

2020 Recipient: Zachary Hodges, MD

CREATION OF AN OPEN-ACCESS EDUCATIONAL PODCAST FOR RESIDENT PHYSICIANS AND PEDIATRICIANS

Mentor: Eric Ring, MD

2nd Place:
 
JSLE, Bone Mineral Density, and Lipid Profile Association with 25-OH Vitamin D Levels 
Meghan Nelson, DO
Mentor: Lauren Newhall, DO and Julisa Patel, MD
 
Finalists:
The Effects of Continuous Glucose Monitoring on HbA1C in the Augusta Georgia Pediatric Population
Megan Coriell, MD
Mentor: Christopher Houk, MD
 
Evaluation of Asthma Discharge Checklist Via Retrospective Chart Review
Paul Robbins, DO
Mentor: Anthony Bonitatibus, MD

2019 Recipient: Stephanie Komic, MD

PREDICTORS OF LENGTH OF STAY IN GASTROSCHISIS INFANTS

Mentor: Brian Stansfield, MD

2nd Place:
 
Standardizing the Assessment of Sick Children Using Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) Among Nursing and Medical Staff: A Performance Improvement Project
Kaitlin Verdone, DO
Mentor: Renuka Mehta, MBBS
 
Finalists:
Does Cut Umbilical Cord Milking Affect Iron Stores in Preterm Neonates
Nirja Acharya, MD
Mentor: Azif Safarulla, MBBS
 
Reducing Excessive Variation in Sepsis Evaluation (in Neonates), the Participation of the Children's Hospital of Georgia in a National Quality Improvement Project
Mandy Nasworthy, MD
Mentor: Nirupma Sharma, MD

2018 Recipient: Katherine Perofsky, MD

BREASTFEEDING DURATION AND BONE STRENGTH IN YOUNG ADULT FEMALES  

Mentor: Norman K. Pollock, PhD

2nd Place
Utility of Cranial Ultrasound as a screening tool for neonatal ECMO
Kathryn McCutcheon, MD
Mentor: Brian Stansfield, MD
 
 
Finalists:
Vascular Thrombotic Events in Neonates with Congenital Heart Diase: Risk Assessment and Outcome Analysis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Alexander Eason, MD
Mentor: Anastasios Polimenakos, MD
 
 
Effect of Updated American Academy of Pediatrics Bronchiolitis Policy Statement on Hospital Length of Stay for Patients Admitted for Uncomplicated Bronchiolitis
Austin, Lively, MD
Mentor: Kathryn McLeod, MD