Department of Pediatrics - Strong Children's Research Center

Year-Out Fellows

Current Year

Peter Capucilli, sponsored by Eric Biondi, MD, Division of Hospital Medicine. “Bridging the Gap: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Medical Education.” 

Millicent Okereke, sponsored by Stephen Cook, MD, MPH, Division of General Pediatrics. “Using the Self Determination Theory as a Framework for Obesity Prevention in Urban Adolescents.”

Previous Year

Joseph Point du Jour, sponsored by Kenneth McConnochie, MD, MPH General Pediatrics. "The Effectiveness of Telemedicine in Establishing Efficient Care for Communities in Haiti through the Management of Tuberculosis"

Selected publications by Medical Students Participating in Pediatric Year-Out Fellowships

  • Michael Nguyen, sponsored by Dr. Michael Weitzman, Center for Child Health Research
    • Cook, SR, Weitzman, M. Nguyen, M, Auinger, P. Dietz, W. Prevalence of a Metabolic Syndrome Phenotype in Adolescents: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, 1988-1994, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2003 (157): 821-827.
  • Megan Kavanaugh, sponsored by Dr. Michael Weitzman, Center for Child Health Research
    • Brown B, Bzostek S, Aufseeser D, Berry D, Weitzman M, Kavanaugh M, Bagley S, Auinger P.  Early Child Development in Social Context: A Chartbook. New York, NY: Publication No. 778, The Commonwealth Fund; 2004.
  • Dan Morgan, sponsored by Dr. Frank Gigliotti, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    • Morgan DJ, Vargas SL, Reyes-Mugica M, Walterspiel JN, Carver W, Gigliotti F.  Identification of Pneumocystis carinii in the lungs of infants dying of sudden infant death syndrome.  Pediatr Infect Dis J ,2001;20:306-9.
  • Deepa Camenga, sponsored by Dr. Jon Klein, Adolescent  Medicine
    • Camenga DR, Klein JD, Roy J.  “Ten Year Trends in the Association Between Smoking and Other Risky Behaviors”.  Platform Presentation.  Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting. 2004 May.
  • Todd Florin, sponsored by Dr. Michael Weitzman, Center for Child Health Research
    • Florin T, Brent RL, Weitzman M. The need for vigilance: The persistence of lead poisoning in children (commentary). Pediatrics. 115;1767-1768, 2005 Jun.
    • Weitzman M, Cook S, Auinger P, Florin TA, Daniels S, Nguyen M, Winickoff JP. Tobacco Smoke Exposure is Associated with the Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents. Circulation. 112:862-869, 2005 Aug
    • Florin T, Hinkle AS. A guide to caring for cancer survivors. Contemporary Pediatrics. 22(8):31-48, 2005 Aug.
  • Deanne Mraz, sponsored by Dr. Chin-To Fong  Pediatric Genetics
    • Mraz D, Fong C-T, Meagher C.: Young-Simpson syndrome: new finding of dilated cardiomyopathy. Abstract presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics, Salt Lake City, UT, 2006. # 228.
    • Mraz D, Fong C-T, Guillet R: The Genetic Epidemiology of Preterm Delivery.  Abstract presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics, Salt Lake City, UT, 2006. # 162.
    • Mraz-Robinson D, Fong C-T, Meagher C.: Young-Simpson syndrome: a spectrum disorder of monosomy 1p36 deletion syndrome. Abstract presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics, Nashville, TN, 2007. # 162.