Resident Research

EVMS and CHKD provide an excellent environment for resident research and discovery, spanning:

  • basic science studies
  • translational projects
  • clinical research
  • global health projects
  • community health projects
  • clinical case reports and series
  • other endeavors of your choosing

All forms of research are supported by one-on-one faculty mentorship. Additionally, our program fosters research through elective months and sponsorship for presentations at local, regional and/or national conferences.  As such, our residents regularly publish findings in the form of book chapters and manuscripts in prominent journals.

Selected Projects and Publications

Mitigating the systemic inflammatory response following the local effects of acute pancreatitis with early fluid management; comparing the effects of Lactated Ringers and Normal Saline
Resident Researcher(s): B. Greenfield, MD; P. Farrell, MD, MS; M. Rogers, DO

"From start to finish, we felt supported during the entire process of putting together our randomized controlled trial. We are very thankful for the faculty support and enthusiasm that we have received as well as the help from the biostatistics team." - Dr. Greenfield



Glucose-based peritoneal dialysis fluids inhibit complement-mediated host defenses against Staphylococcus aureus.
Resident Researcher(s): N. Rister, MD

"Despite having little initial experience, CHKD provided me with a home where my basic sciences research was as important as my clinical training.  I always had the support of my mentor and protected research time from day 1."



Umbilical Vein Catheterization is Significantly Associated with Death in Extremely Premature Newborns
Resident Researcher(s): W. Kurtom, MD

"In a very short period of time, I was able to get the support of a team interested in nurturing my research interests at CHKD. Our program also allowed me to present my work at national conferences which ultimately influenced the quality of work I was able to put forth for publication."



Aortic Coarctation and Carotid Artery Aneurysm in a 14 year old female with Hardikar Syndrome
Resident Researcher(s): K. Ryan, MD

"CHKD provides the opportunity see a wide variety of pathology and presentations. When I heard about a case that interested me, the faculty were very supportive and excited to help me learn the process of writing case reports."



Research Presentations

In addition to presenting at various local, regional and national meetings, the EVMS Department of Pediatrics hosts an annual research day.  This event occurs in June of each year to showcase the clinical and scientific investigations occurring within the Department including the EVMS Pediatric Residency Program at CHKD.   Follow the links below to see more.