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Peds at PAS

Each year, students and faculty of the department of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine participate in the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) national conference. Participants are from a variety of subspecialties and participate in poster sessions, workshops, debates, etc. The PAS meeting is considered the "premier national meeting for pediatric research at every career stage." Find us at Booth 406 by the Main Entrance of Hall B.


Take a look at what members of the department of pediatrics will be participating in during the 2022 meeting.

Friday, April 22

  • 1-2:30 pm      Workshop: "Forging Ahead: Identifying the Future Job Roles for Pediatric Physician-Scientists for 2032"

    Session Title: LABS Session-1

    IU Participants: Bobbi Byrne

  • 6:15-8:45 pm      Poster Session: "In-Hospital Mortality and its Predictors in Very Low Birthweight Infants Managed in Tertiary Hospitals in Nigeria"

    Session Title: Global Child and Adolescent Health I

    IU Participants: Osayame Ekhaguere

  • 6:15-8:45 pm      Poster Session: "A novel, interdisciplinary approach to screening for metabolic bone disease of prematurity"

    Session Title: Neonatal Quality Improvement II: GI and Nutrition

    IU Participants: Priya Creed, Katie Huff, Beatrice Stefanescu

  • 6:15-8:45 pm      Poster Session: "Development of an animal model for neonatal hypothermia and safety testing of a novel biomedical device (NeoWarm) to augment Kangaroo Mother Care utilizing live newborn pigs"

    Session Title: Global Child and Adolescent Health II

    IU Participants: Sherri Bucher, Saptarshi Purkayastha

  • 6:15-8:45 pm      Poster Session: "Neonatal Respiratory Support Utilization in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Population-based Study"

    Session Title: Global Child and Adolescent Health I

    IU Participants: Sherri Bucher

  • 6:15-8:45 pm      Poster session: "Parent-reported immunization status and the management of febrile young children in the pediatric emergency department"
    Session Title: Emergency Medicine III

    IU Participants: Molly G. Curtis, Randall Grout, Jessica Kanis, Brian Wagers, Lane Coffee, Elisa Sarmiento, Sarah Grout, Olivia Johnson, Sydney DiGregory

  • 6:15-8:45 pm      Poster session: "Bereavement Care Practices at a Level IV NICU"

    Session Title: Neonatology General III
    IU Participants: Catherine M. Groden, Jayme D. Allen 

  • 6:15-8:45 pm      Poster session: "Short- and Long-Term Kidney Outcomes in Children with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia"

    Session Title: Neonatal Nephrology/AKI I

    IU Participants: Michelle Starr, Samantha Wallace, Jason Niehaus, Ioana Cristea

  • 6:15-8:45 pm      Poster session: "Impacts of Social Determinants of Health on Follow Up for Neonates Requiring Neurocritical Care"

    Session Title: Neonatal Follow-up I

    IU Participants: Isabella Eiler, Andre Stefanescu, Beatrice Stefanescu

  • 6:15-8:45 pm      Poster session: "Characterizing Empiric Antimicrobials Among Newborns in Tertiary Centers in Sub-Saharan Africa"

    Session Title: Global Child and Adolescent Health

    IU Participants: Grace Rushton, Osayame Ekhaguere

  • 6:15-8:45 pm      Poster session: "Sex-Differences in Offspring Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function in Offspring of Obese Dams"

    Session Title: Neonatal Fetal Nutrition & Metabolism I

    IU Participants: Merve Denizli, Abigail Toren, Laura Haneline, Maegan Capitano, Kok Lim Kua

Saturday, April 23

  • 2:30-3:30 pm      Workshop: "The Landscape of Physician-Scientist Training Programs: Educational Showcase and Networking"

    Session Title: LABS Session-2

    IU Participants: Bobbi Byrne (facilitator/moderator)

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster Session: "NeoRoo: Design of high-fidelity prototypes for an integrated mHealth platform to improve implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care in low/middle-income countries"

    Session Title: Social Media & Technology I"

    IU Participants: Sherri Bucher, Saptarshi Pukayastha, Osayame Ekhaguere

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: Combatting Burnout with a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Joy in Work Program"

    Session Title: Quality Improvement/Patient Safety III - Hospital-based QI and Patient Safety

    IU Participants: Tina Schade Willis, Melissa Cleveland, Lee Murphy, Emily Mueller, Larry Markham

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Serving on a Graduate Medical Education diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice committee: Exploring a journey of growth and healing"

    Session Title: Medical Education 1 - Medical Education: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion I

    IU Participants: Levi Funches, Areeba Kara, Francesca Williamson, Ralph Hicks, Curtis Wright, Timothy Sutton, Zeina Nabhan

  • 3:45-4:00 pm      Oral Abstract: "The Impact of Fluid Balance on Short- and Long-Term Respiratory Outcomes in Extremely Premature Neonates: Results from the PENUT Study"

    Session Title: Neonatal Nephrology/AKI

    IU Participants:  Michelle Starr

  • 4:30-4:45 pm      Oral Abstract: "Acute Kidney Injury, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, and Urinary Biomarkers of Angiogenesis in Extremely Premature Neonates"

    Session Title: Neonatal Nephrology/AKI

    IU Participants: Michelle Starr

Sunday, April 24th

  • 8:50-9:15 am      Workshop: "Diabetes and COVID"

    Session Title: COVID: The Short and the Long Haul

    IU Participants: Linda DiMeglio

  • 1:00-2:30 pm      Debate/Pro-Con Session: "Hot topic debates: Antibiotic use in hospitalized and ambulatory children"

    Session Title: Hot Topic Debates

    IU Participants: James Wood

  • 1:45-2:00 pm      Oral Abstract: "Reducing Unneeded Screening Chest X-rays in a Pediatric Critical Care Unit"

    Session Title: Critical Care I

    IU Participants: Stefan Malin, Samer Abu-Sultaneh, Kevin Valentine, Danielle Maue, Anne McCallister, Aimee Ealy

  • 1:45-2:00 pm      Oral Abstract: "Experiences of patients who received an interdisciplinary prenatal counseling for a fetal anomaly at a fetal center setting"

    Session Title: Palliative Care

    IU Participants: Zeynep Inanc Salih, Marisa Boris, Ann Cottingham

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "The Role of Estrogen Receptor Alpha During Lung Development Under Hypoxic Conditions in a Rat Model"

    Session Title: Developmental Biology/Cardiac & Pulmonary Development I

    IU Participants: Nicholas Severyn, Robert Tepper, Tim Lahm

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Macronutrient Analysis Revealed Higher Caloric Content in Pooled Donor Human Milk Due to Shift in Nutrient Content"

    Session Title: Breastfeeding/Human Milk II

    IU Participants: Kate Beard, Caitlin Irwin, Clare McLaughlin, Wendy Cruse, Kok Lim Kua

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "A Bottom-Up Pilot Project in Pediatric Ethics Education: Residents Leading Ethics Curriculum Development"

    Session Title: Medical Education 5 - Medical Education: Resident II

    IU Participants: Zeynep Inanc Salih

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Pediatric sepsis screening and clinical decision support: successful deployment of pediatric tools for use across a large statewide health wide system"

    Session Title: Telemedicine/EHR/Medical Informatics II

    IU Participants: Jessica Kanis, Jason Schaffer, Emily Webber

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Epidemic Maternal Obesity: Impact on Perinatal Morbidities and NICU Admission rates"

    Session Title: Neonaral-Perinatal Health Care Delivery: Epidemiology/Health Services Research - Utilization

    IU Participants: Paul Winchester, Cathy Proctor

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Early Onset Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury"

    Session Title: Critical Care III

    IU Participants: Rachel Gahagen, Andy Beardsley, Laurie Ackerman, Danielle Maue, Courtney Rowan, Matthew Friedman

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Clearance and Outcomes in Pediatric Patients with Hyperammonemia Not Due to Inborn Error of Metabolism" 

    Session Tite: Nephrology III: General Nephrology and Dialysis

    IU Participants: Michelle Starr, Daniel Cater, Amy Wilson, Samantha Wallace, William Bennett, David Hains

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Kidney Support in Children using Aquadex: A Prospective and Retrospective Registry"

    Session Title: Nephrology III: General Nephrology and Dialysis

    IU Participants: Michelle Starr

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Preparedness for Pediatric Office Emergencies: A Simulation Primed Qualitative Inquiry of Pediatric Primary Care Staff's Perspectives on Office Based Emergencies" 

    Session Title: General Pediatrics III

    IU Participants: Matt Yuknis

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Shake it up: intermittent agitation improves fat delivery of donor human milk during bolus and continuous feedings"

    Session Title: Breastfeeding/Human Milk II

    IU Participants: Caitlin Irwin, Kate Beard, Wendy Cruse, Kok Lim Kua, Katie Huff

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Who, Where, When: Decisions for Extremely Early Deliveries"

    Session Title: Clinical Bioethics

    IU Participants: Catherine Groden, Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds

  • 4:45-5:00 pm      Oral Abstract: "The Defa1a3+ humanized mouse model is protected against urinary tract invasion in experimental urinary tract infection challenge"

    Session Title: Nephrology II: Basic and Translational Science

    IU Participants: Jorge Canas, Jenaya Hooks, Samuel Arregui, Vijay Saxena, Andrew Schwaderer, David Hains

Monday, April 25th

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Identifying Pediatric Hospitalizations for MIS-C through Administrative Claims Data"

    Session Title: Hospital Medicine: Systems/Population Health

    IU Participants: Seethal Jacob

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster session: "Improving Early Non-Invasive Respiratory Support of Preterm Infants: A Quality Improvement Initiative"

    Session Title: Neonatal Quality Improvement IV: Respiratory and Temperature Regulation

    IU Participants: Blair Welch, Alana Barbato, Meghan Drayton Jackson, Izlin Lien, Rebecca Rose

  • 3:30-6:00 pm      Poster Session: "Early Versus Mid-Career Pediatricians' Share of Household Responsibilities by Gender"

    Session Title: Health Services Research III

    IU Participants: Bobbi Byrne