Department of Pediatrics - Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship Program

Fellowship Research

Maduekwe, Work, Cellini, Johnson – Pediatric Fellows Grand Round Presentation

Pediatric Fellows Grand Rounds Presentation

Recent graduate, Dr. Melissa Cellini (second from right),
pictured with other presenters.

Current Fellows

MacKenzi Hillard, M.D., Third Year Fellow

Research Project: What did they learn? A qualitative analysis of pediatric resident critical incident essays

Research Mentors: Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D., Judith Fonzi, Ph.D. (Warner School),
Stephen R. Cook, M.D., M.P.H., Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Publications

National Presentations

  • Cellini M, Baldwin C, Craig M, Hillard M, Garfunkel L, Lynn J, Varade W. Exploring Strategies to Stimulate the Autonomy and Intrinsic Motivation of Learners. University of Rochester Pediatric Faculty Development Workshops, Rochester, NY. January 24 and March 1, 2013.
  • Hillard MN. Hospital Nacional de Niños, University of Virginia Graduate Medical Education Research Symposium, Charlotteville, VA. October 2010.
  • Hillard MN, Cluett S, O’Leary L, Hellems MA. Elevated Blood Pressure in Obese Adolescents: Prevalence and Association with Serum Magnesium. University of Virginia Pediatrics Research Symposium, Charlottesville, VA. May 29, 2008.
  • Hunt, PS, Colona K, Hruska M, Hillard, M. Attention Deficits Arising from Neonatal Alcohol Exposure: Evaluation of Response Habituation. Research Society on Alcoholism, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. June 2001.

Sarah Ronis, M.D., Third Year Fellow

Research Project: Family burden in ADHD: a population based study

Research Mentors: Kenneth M. McConnochie, M.D., M.P.H., Guillermo Montes, Ph.D. (Clinical & Social Psychology), Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

National Presentations

  • Ronis S, Wang H, Wood N, Ng P, Herendeen N, McConnochie K. Acute illness utilization patterns with and without telemedicine among children with special needs. Pediatric Academic Societies’ and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, Washington DC. May 6, 2013. (Abstract 3150.1)
  • Ronis S, Baldwin C, Blumkin A, Kuhlthau K, Szilagyi P. Patient-Centered Medical Home and Family Financial Burden in ADHD: A National Profile. Pediatric Academic Societies’ and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, Washington, DC. May 4, 2013.
  • Ronis S, Baldwin C, Blumkin A, Kuhlthau K, Szilagyi P. Patient-Centered Medical Home and Family Financial Burden in ADHD: A National Profile. Academic Pediatric Association Regions II & III Joint Meeting, New York, NY. March 8, 2013.

Andrew Sherman, M.D., Third Year Fellow

Research Project: SNORS (Senegal Net-Ownership Relationship Study)

Research Mentors: Hannah Koenker (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Nancy Chin, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Public Health Sciences), C. Andrew Aligne, M.D., M.P.H.

Publications

National Presentations

  • Sherman A. A Successful Comprehensive Protocol for Mosquito Net Distributions in West Africa. Pediatric Academic Society, Denver, CO. May 2011.
  • Sherman A. Malaria Prevention through the Use of Treated Mosquito Nets. Dyson Day. May 2010.
  • Sherman A. Malaria Prevention in West Africa. Baobab Cultural Center, Rochester, NY. April 2010.
  • Sherman A. Efficacy of Gene Delivery with the Use of the SV40 Pseudovirion. NIH Young Investigators Conference. July 2004.

Anne-Marie Conn, Ph.D., Second Year Fellow

Research Project: The impact of toxic stress in childhood

Research Mentors: Moira A. Szilagyi, M.D., Ph.D., Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Publications

National Presentations

  • Conn AM, Szilagyi MA, Blumkin AK, Szilagyi PG. Mental Health Outcomes among Child Welfare Investigated Children: In-Home Versus Out-of-Home Care. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Academic Pediatric Association, Washington, DC. May 2013.
  • Jee SH, Conn, AM, Szilagyi MA, Blumkin AK, Szilagyi PG. Evidence-Based Parenting Education of Foster Parents Improves Parent Empathy and Skills and Child Behavior. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Academic Pediatric Association, Washington, DC. May 2013.
  • Conn AM, Szilagyi MA, Blumkin AK, Szilagyi PG. Mental Health Outcomes among Child Welfare Investigated Children: In-Home Versus Out-of-Home Care. Annual Meeting of the Academic Pediatric Association Regions 2 and 3, New York, NY. March 2013.
  • Conn AM, Szilagyi MA, Franke TM, Albertin C, Blumkin A, Szilagyi P. Current Patterns and Prevalence of Out-of-Home Care in the United States. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/ Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Boston, MA. April 2012.
  • Calais C, Conn AM, Jee S. Engagement in Social Activities and Relationship to Health and Social Outcomes for Youth in Out-of-Home Care. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Boston, MA. April 2012.
  • Conn AM, Eleoff S, Blumkin A, Jee S. Quality of the Foster Home Environment and Placement Stability. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Denver, CO. April 2011.
  • Jee SH, Conn AM, Szilagyi PG, Blumkin A, Baldwin CD, Szilagyi MA. Identification of Social-Emotional Problems among Young Children in Foster Care. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco, CA. October 2010.
  • Conn AM, Chin N, Jee S. Treatment Experiences and Expectations in Foster Care: A Qualitative Investigation. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA. August 2010.
  • Jee S, Conn AM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi P, Szilagyi M. An Assessment of Parent and Teen Reported Mental Health Problems Among Teens in Foster Care. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Washington, DC. October 2009.
  • Conn AM, Jee S, Szilagyi M, Alpert-Gillis L. Mental Health Problems and Treatment Utilization of Children in Foster Care. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. August 2009.
  • Jee S, Conn AM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi P, Szilagyi M. Identification of Social-Emotional Problems among Young Children in Foster Care. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Baltimore, MD. May 2009.
  • Jee S, Conn AM, Szilagyi M, Nilsen W, Toth S, Szilagyi P. Differences Between Parent and Teen Reported Mental Health Problems Among Those in Foster Care. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Baltimore, MD. May 2009.
  • Jee S, Alpert-Gillis L, Girolamo Conn AM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi MA. Behavioral Health Screening in a Primary Care Foster Care Clinic. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA. August 2008.
  • Szilagyi MA, Jee S, Ovenshire C, Norton A, Girolamo Conn AM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi PG. Improved Detection of Developmental Delays among Young Children in Foster Care. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Honolulu, HI. May 2008.

Robert Nutt, M.D., Second Year Fellow

Research Project: Presence of clinically-significant hearing loss in children

Research Mentors: Steven L. Barnett, M.D. (Family Medicine),
Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. (CTSI/Public Health Sciences),
Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Publications

National Presentations

  • Nutt RC, Orlando MS, Blumkin AK, Shone LP, Szilagyi PG. Prevalence of Clinically-Significant Hearing Loss among Children across the United States. Academic Pediatrics Association Regions 2 & 3 Meeting, New York, NY. March 8, 2013.
  • Nutt RC, Orlando MS, Blumkin AK, Shone LP, Szilagyi PG. Prevalence of Clinically-Significant Hearing Loss among Children across the United States. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. May 2-4, 2013
  • Nutt RC, Eddins DA, Frisina DR. A Cross-Sectional Study of Age-Related Changes in Auditory Temporal Gap Detection.Winter Meeting of Association for Research in Otolaryngology. February 16-21, 2008.
  • Nutt RC, Marrietta C, Frisina DR, Eddins DA. Effect of Age on Tolerance of Background Noise as Characterized by Acceptable Noise Level and the Speech-Spatial-Quality Scale. Winter Meeting of Association for Research in Otolaryngology, February 10-15, 2007.
  • Marrietta C, Nutt RC, Frisina DR, Eddins DA. The Effects of Age on the Spatial Release from Informational and Energetic Masking. Winter Meeting of Association for Research in Otolaryngology. February 10-15, 2007. 

Recent Graduates

Kelly A. Brown, M.D., M.P.H.

Kelly A. Brown, M.D., M.P.H.

Research Project: Primary research interests focus on improving health of children with chronic diseases, such as pediatric asthma, through medical education, effective parent-provider health communication, and self-management of chronic illness to improve health outcomes.

Research Mentors: Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D., Jill S. Halterman, M.D., M.P.H.,
Susan Fisher, M.S., Ph.D. (Public Health Services),
Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Melissa Cellini, M.D., M.S.

Research Project: Resident well-being and resident efficiency

Research Mentors: Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D., Judith Fonzi, Ph.D. (Warner School),
Janet Serwint, M.D. (Johns Hopkins), Denham S. Ward, M.D., Ph.D. (Anesthesiology),
Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Mark Craig, M.D., M.P.H.

Research Project: Residency education and quality improvement

Research Mentors: Scott McIntosh, Ph.D. (Public Health Services),
Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D., Cynthia M. Rand, M.D., M.P.H.,
Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Sara Eleoff, M.D.

Research Project: Vulnerable children and outcomes in kinship care and foster care

Research Mentors: I. Diana Fernandez, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. (Public Health Services),
Ann M. Dozier, Ph.D. (Public Health Services), Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Cammie Hilliard, M.D.

Research Project: Healthy leaders

Research Mentors: Sandra H. Jee, M.D., M.P.H., Jill S. Halterman, M.D., M.P.H.,
Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Margaret “Maggie” Holland, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Margaret “Maggie” Holland, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Research Project: Interventions for vulnerable children and families; pediatric health services research; health care utilization

Research Mentors: Laura P. Shone, M.S.W., Dr.P.H.,
Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D., Harriet Kitzman, Ph.D., R.N. (School of Nursing),
Robert Edward Cole, Ph.D. (School of Nursing), Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.