Recent Resident Research Projects

Jennifer Aguilar, MD - “Breastfeeding Friends Network” Poster Presentation, New Mexico Pediatric Society Wylder Lecture Series, Bernalillo, NM, May 31, 2014

“The absence of functional regulatory T cells and multi-organ autoimmune disease,” Case Presentation, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Section on Allergy and Immunology, Orlando, FL, October 27, 2013

“Breast Feeding Friends Network: providing breastfeeding support, awareness, and education to low-income women and children, teen mothers and Native American families,” Poster Presentation, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, FL, October 27, 2013

Bee Armijo, MD - “Protecting Vascular Access in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease,” Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 15, 2014

“Pediatric Head and Neck Ewing Sarcoma: Three Case Reports and Review of the Literature,” Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 15, 2014

“Lack of effect of herpetological collecting on the population structure of a community of Anolis (Squamata: Dactyloidae in a disturbed habitat,” Herpetology Notes, volume 7: 153-157 (2014)

Richard Brucker, MD - “Helping Adolescents Get Into a Healthy Weight Range,” Poster Presentation, New Mexico Pediatric Society Wylder Lecture Series, Bernalillo, NM, May 31, 2014; also presented at Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 15, 2014; also presented at “Helping Adolescents Get Into a Healthy Weight Range,” Poster Presentation, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, FL, October 26, 2013

Kaitlin Burke, MD - “Prolonged myopathy following rhabdomyolysis in pediatric septic shock patient,” Poster Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 2016

Jenny Camacho, MD - “Acute Pancreatitis associated with diabetic ketoacidosis in a pediatric patient,” Poster Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 2015

“Hypocomplementemic Urticarial Vasculitis in a pediatric patient,” J Neonatol and Clin Ped, April 201

“Hematuria as a Presenting Symptom in New Onset Diabetic Ketoacidosis,” 2015 Western Regional Meeting; Carmel, CA; January 29, 2015

“HPV Op-Ed,” The Enchanted Pediatrician – Newsletter for the New Mexico Pediatrics Society, July 2014

“Is There an Effect of Ethnicity on EGFR Determination Among New Mexicans with Prediabetes?” Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 15, 2014; also Oral Presentation, American Federation for Medical Research Western Regional Meeting, Carmel, CA, January 24, 2014

“Ethnic difference in Insulin Sensitivity and in the Assignment of Glycemic Status Among Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites in New Mexico,” Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 15, 2014; also presented at Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease Research Day, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 1, 2014

“Assigning blycemic status by A1C or oral glucose tolerance test among Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites in New Mexico,” Oral Presentation, American Federation for Medical Research Western Regional Meeting, Carmel, CA, January 24, 2014
 
Betsy Cammack, MD - “Biomarkers for Early Detection of Retinopathy of Prematurity and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Neonates,” Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 16, 2015
 
Christal Chow, MD - Armistead I, Chow C. Aicardi Syndrome: Diagnosis after Seizures in a 26-Day-Old Female. Pediatrics. Feb. 2016, Vol 137/Issue Supplement 3.
“Dasatinib Induced Chylothorax and Nephrotic Syndrome in a Pediatric Patient,” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Phoenix, Arizona, May 7, 2015
 
Katelyn Cushanick, MD - “Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in a Teenager: A Case Report,” Cushanick, K. & Agarwal, H. Poster Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 2016
 
Rujul Desai, MD - Desai R, Strickler L, Agarwal H. “Bath-tub cold water immersion secondary to non-accidental trauma causing near drowning,” Poster Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; April 2016

Desai R, Staples A, Agarwal H. “Pain induced hypertension causing posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome,” Poster Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; won Best Poster Presentation at UNM Pediatric Research Week 2016; April 2016
 
Ben Greenfield, DO - “Protecting Vascular Access in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease,” Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM,
 April 15, 2014
 
Ben Hammond, MD - “Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (PMVT) in an adolescent after use of synthetic cannabis: Unmasked Long QT syndrome,” Presentation, WSPR Conference, Carmel, CA, Jan. 29, 2016

“Community acquired – methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) induced neck abcess associated with stridor in a 2-month old infant,” Presentation, WSPR Conference, Carmel, CA, Jan. 30, 2016
 
Jennifer Han, MD - “Metastatic Burkitt Lymphoma of primary mastoid bone with initial diagnosis of mastoiditis,” Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 2016
 
Anne Kirk, MD - “A Neonatal Passport for Transition of Care Post-Discharge,” Poster Presentation, New Mexico Pediatric Society Wylder Lecture Series, Albuquerque, NM, May 2015; also presented at the New Mexico Pediatric Society Fall Leadership Meeting, November 1, 2014
 
James Lam, DO - “SIDS: Third Most Common Cause of Death in Children,” The Enchanted Pediatrics, Fall 2014
 
Danisha McCall, MD - “Living Better Through Epo: Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents Improve Cortical Structure in Former Preterm Infants,” Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 15, 2014
 
"Evaluation of white matter volumes in former preterm infants treated with erythropoiesis stimulating agents,” Oral Presentation, American Federation for Medical Research Western Regional Meeting, Carmel, CA, January 24, 2014; WSPR Abbott Nutrition Resident Research Award 2014
 
Matthew Miller, MD - “Tacrolimus Immune Suppressive Therapy for Severe Aplastic Anemia, Case Series,” Poster Presentation, American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2014; also presented at Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 2014
 
Shana Nisenbaum, DO - “Early investigations facilitate diagnosis and treatment of hemophagocystic lymphohistiocytosis,” Abstract accepted at Critical Care Congress, Feb. 2016
 
“Recurrent Infections Due to an Acquired Combined Immunodeficiency in a Patient with Protein Losing Enteropathy after Fontan Operation,” Cardiology 2015, February 11, 2015, Scottsdale, Arizona
 
Esther Park, MD - “Proteinuria GFR level and Allograft Survival in Pediatric Post-Renal Transplant Population,” Poster Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 2016
 
“Renal Recovery with Eculizumab in a Child with Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and Homozygous Deletions of Complement Factor H Related Proteins 1 and 3,” 2015 Western Regional Meeting, January 30, 2015, Carmel, California -- 2015 Western Society of Pediatric Research Mead Johnson Travel Award, Adolescent Medicine and General Pediatrics, January 21, 2015
 
“Protecting Vascular Access in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease,” Poster Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 15, 2014
 
David Pavlik, DO – Pavlik DF, Dehority WN. Non-type B Haemophilus Influenzae Septic Arthritis in Children. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. May 2016; 10 (93); 1-7; PMID: 27150112
 
“Non-type B Haemophilus Influenzae Septic Arthritis in Children: A Case Series,” Presentation, Western Section American Federation for Medical Research/Western Society for Pediatric Research Conference, Carmel, CA, Jan. 2016
 
“Salmonella Osteomyelitis in Immunocompetent Children: A Case Series and Review of Literature,” Western Section American Federation for Medical Research/Western Society for Pediatric Research Conference, Carmel, CA, Jan. 2016
 
WAFMR/WAP Outstanding Resident Award at Western Society for Pediatric Research, Jan. 2016
 
Catherine Qualls Davis, DO - “Medicaid Enrollment, Outreach Help Children,” Albuquerque Journal, October 19, 2014
 
Sruti Rao, MD - “Acute Retinoic acid differentiation syndrome presenting as acute pericardial effusion,” Poster Presentation, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Cardiology Conference, March 2016
 
“Acute Renal Failure and Urosepsis Presenting as Failure to Thrive in a Well Appearing Neonate,” Western Society for Pediatric Research Conference, Carmel, CA, January 31, 2015
 
"Protecting Vascular Access in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease,” Poster Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM,  April 15, 2014
 
Danny Rogers, MD - Jantzie, L., Getsy, P., Denson, J., Firl, D., Maxwell, J., Rogers, D., Wilson, C., Robinson, S. (2015). Prenatal Hypoxia-Ischemia Induces Abormalities in CA3 Microstructure, Potassium Chloride Co-Transporter 2 Expression and Inhibitory Tone. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 9, 347; PMID 26388734
 
Carolyn Roloff, MD - “SIDS: Third Most Common Cause of Death in Children,” The Enchanted Pediatrician, Fall 2014
 
Aryaz Sheybani, MD - Sheybani A, Agarwal HS. (2016) Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Food-Induced Anaphylaxis in a Pediatric Patient. Presented at the American Thorasic Society International Conference in San Francisco, CA. April 2016
Sheybani A, Deines DA, Agarwal HS. (2016) Persistent tachycardia as a manifestation of Kawasaki disease. Presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 45th Critical Care Congress in Orlando, FL. March 2016
Sheybani A, Aguilar A, Brandt JR, Agarwal HS. (2016) Neonatal hyponatremia secondary to corticosterone methyl oxidase type II deficiency. Presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 45th Critical Care Congress in Orlando, FL. March, 2016; also presented at Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 2015
 
Brian Shirley, DO - “Lupus nephritis and podocytopathy in an adolescent female: a case for a mutual relationship,” Oral Presentation, American Federation for Medical Research Western Regional Meeting, Carmel, CA, January 24, 2014
 
Lane Shirley, DO - “Protecting Vascular Access in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease,” Poster Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Week, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 15, 2014
 
Megan Stinar, MD - “SIDS: Third Most Common Cause of Death in Children,” The Enchanted Pediatrician, Fall 2014
 
Christopher Torrez, MD - “Prevention of Child Abuse: Shaken Baby Syndrome,” Presentation for statewide entities (Dept. of Health, home health workers/programs, Center for Development and Disability, UNM, etc.), Dec. 2015
 
Michael Yao, DO - “Effects of HIP2B on PDX1 and GRB2 Expression in Fetal Pancreatic Progenitor Cells,” 2015 Western Regional Meeting, January 30, 2015, Carmel, California