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Congratulations to the 2023 Warshaw Fellow and Buchter Resident Research Awardees!

Congratulations to the following fellows and residents whose research projects were selected for funding in the fifth cylce of the Warshaw Fellow Research Awards and Buchter Resident Research Awards.

These awards are named in honor of Dr. Barry Warshaw, Vice Chair of Education and Dr. Susie Buchter, Residency Program Director, for their pioneering and tireless efforts cultivating fellows and residents in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.


  • Paul George: Impact of Air Pollution on Children with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Raehannah Jamshidi-Nezhad: Leveraging spatial genomics to identify therapeautic vulnerabilities in Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome 
  • Ila Sehgal: Evaluation of pediatric high-quality CPR performance metrics including chest compression fraction, chest compression rate compliance, and chest compression depth compliance during in-hospital cardiac arrests that occur in the PICU after the implementation of a trained CPR coach
  • Liberty Strange: Investigating the Impact of Rurality on Childhood Cancer Survivor Care
  • Robert Lisac: Dose Dependency of Steroid-Associated Adverse Events Following Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
  • Jonathan Ebelhar: Effect of patient and caregiver distress on referral to a pediatric palliative care clinic in pediatric oncology
  • Sagar Mehta: Food Insecurity Screening and Referrals via QR-code in a Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Anand Salem: The Impact of Feeding on Intestinal Inflammation in the setting of RBC Transfusion in Preterm Infants
  • Olivia Gorbatkin: Do Schools Teach the Top Killer(s)? Needs Assessment of Injury Prevention in Georgia Schools
  • Molly Winston: The Cumulative Burden of Congenital Heart Disease and Premature Birth on Neuropsychological Outcomes
  • Hikari Yoshii: Network Analysis of Close Contacts of Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, South Africa


  • Kristen Limpose: Neonatal meningitis rates associated with timing and placement of ventriculoperitoneal shunt and gastrostomy tubes in infants with hydrocephalus
  • Douglas Saforo: Targeting mechanisms of chemoresistance in Neuroblastoma
  • Mannsi Malhotra: Predictors of Failure at First Attempted CT in the Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Heather Hirsch: Safety Baby Showers: An Approach to Improve Parental and Pediatric Resident Practice of Injury Prevention
  • Caroline Ray: Caregiver Measures of Stress in Recollection of Childhood Seizure Events