President's Award for Innovation in Research

  • Nikki Posnack, PhD
  • Mentor: Richard Jonas, MD
  • “A new approach for the assessment of cardiovascular toxicity and safety”

 Mentorship Award

  • Jichuan Wang, PhD

 Elda Arce Scholar Award

  • Amanda Levin, MD
  • Dewesh Agrawal, MD

 Basic and Translational Science


  • Yan Liu, PhD
  • Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease by Echinomycin in a New Humanized Mouse Model
  • Conrad Russell Cruz, MD PhD
  • Developing T Cell Based Immunotherapies for Mucormycosis Post HSCT
  • Nobuyuki Ishibashi, MD
  • Altered White Matter Anisotropy after Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Marcos Perez-Losada, PhD
  • The temporal dynamics of the tracheal microbiome in tracheostomized patients with and without lower respiratory infections


  • Naoe Harafuji, PhD
  • Analysis of Fibrocystin/Polyductin (FPC) DNA-Binding Complexes by 3D microscopy and IP-Mass Spectroscopy

TRAINEE- Graduate Student

  • Shabnum Patel, BS
  • HIV-Specific T Cells Generated from HIV Naive Adult and Cord Blood Donors Target a Range of Novel Viral Epitopes — Implications for a Cure Strategy after Allogeneic HSCT and CBT


  • James Novak, PhD
  • Chronic inflammation promotes delivery of antisense morpholinos into regenerating myofibers in dystrophic muscle

 Education, Training, and Program Development


  • Brittany Goldberg, MD
  • The Hot Zone: An Online Decision-centered Vignette Player for Teaching Clinical Diagnostic Reasoning Skills on the Management and Treatment of Patients with Malaria
  • Ashraf S Harahsheh, MD, FACC, FAAP
  • Teaching Pediatric Residents Communication Skills Surrounding Subspecialty Referral: A Patient-Centered Approach
  • Mary C Ottolini, MD
  • The How Can We Assess How Hospitalists Think?


  • Monisha S Kisling
  • A Day in the Life at a Large Clinical Genetics Program in the United States
  • Susan Keller, MLS, MS-HIT
  • Use of Storytelling with Pediatric Nurses — Pilot program
  • Adriana Brigatti, JD, MPH, LLM, CIP
  • Improving IRB Efficiency Using Logic Models for Non-Traditional IRB Determinations
  • Sarah E Barclay Hoffman, MPP
  • Improving Early Childhood and Perinatal Mental Health Screening in Urban Pediatric Primary Care

TRAINEE- Residents

  • Morgan Greenfield, MD
  • Enhancing Resident Education in Advocacy Training and Childhood Toxic Stress
  • Kirsten Orloff, MD
  • Creation of a Resident Food Insecurity Curriculum

 Quality and Performance Improvement


  • Lenore R Jarvis, MD, MEd
  • Domestic Safety Screening in a PED: QI Measures for Improved Screening


  • Michelande Ridore, MS
  • Reducing Unintended Extubation Rates in the Children’s National Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): A Quality Improvement Project


  • Caleb E Ward, MB BChir
  • Evaluation of a Spinal Protection Protocol Change by the Maryland Emergency Medical System

 Clinical Research


  • Pamela S Hinds, PhD
  • Eliciting the Child's Voice in Adverse Event Reporting in Oncology Clinical Trials


  • Jamie Hoover
  • Examining patient demographic information for patients enrolled on Immunotherapy trials at Children’s National Medical Center
  • Ashley Zachery, BS
  • Epilepsy Surgery and Language Laterality: The Effects of Resection Overlap with Language Area
  • Kevin Jackson, BA
  • Pupillometric Characterization of Cannabis: a Pilot Study

TRAINEE- Medical Fellow

  • Laura Sanapo, MD
  • Fetal cerebral vasoreactivity

 Community-Based Research


  • Shilpa J Patel, MD, MPH
  • Geographic Regions with Stricter Gun Laws Have Fewer Emergency Department Visits for Pediatric Firearm-Related Injuries: A Five-Year National Study


  • Monika C Lemke, MPH
  • Adolescents with Unmet Mental Health Needs and Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Reka Kovacs, MS
  • The Impact of School Start Time Change on Standardized Academic Tests in Fairfax County Public Middle Schools
  • Whitney Osborne, MPH
  • Factors Associated with Completion of Advance Directives in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

TRAINEE- Residents

  • Tamiko Younge, MD
  • Socioeconomic Differences in Parental Stress at Discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)