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Congratulations to the Fall 2018 Fellow & Resident Research Fund Awardees!

Congratulations to the following fellows and resident whose research projects were selected for funding in the second year of the Fellow and Resident Research Funds. We were able to fund 3 of the 9 applications submitted. We hope that this program and the application process itself will encourage trainees to engage in research, improve the quality of their projects, and enhance the research environment at CHOA.  


  • Maria Barbian, MD, Neonatology-Perinatal Medicine: "Effects of Probiotic Ingestion During Pregnancy on Offspring's Gut Development and Response to Intestinal Injury"
  • Daniel Runco, MD, Hematology & Oncology: "A Predictive Model for Weight Loss and Growth Stunting for Infants and Children Undergoing Cancer Treatment"


  • John McAteer, MD: "Risk Factors and Clinical Epidemiology of Pediatric Bloodstream Infections Caused by Extended Spectrum Beta-lactamase (ESBL) Producing Bacteria: A Case-control Study"