News at Medicine - March 2012 - Pediatric Residents Research Day 2012


Pediatric Residents Research Day 2012
March 23, 2012
Pediatric residents had the opportunity to showcase their research projects March 15 at the annual Pediatric Residents Research Day. There were 10 presentations, covering a wide range of topics including diabetes, trampoline injuries, endocrinology, allergies, transgender health issues, epinephrine use, skin infections, autism spectrum disorders and asthma.
 

Dr. Colleen Nugent was awarded the prize for the best second-year research proposal. She is conducting a retrospective review of Janeway Hospital outcomes of mild and moderate diabetic ketoacidosis admissions, comparing intermittent rapid acting subcutaneous insulin to low dose continuous intravenous insulin. The project is being completed with Drs. Ara Healey, Roger Chafe and Leigh Anne Newhook.

Dr. Lorine Pelly was awarded the prize for the best fourth-year project. She looked at the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders on the Avalon Peninsula, finding that there are a significant number of new cases being diagnoses each year. The project was done with Drs. Cathy Vardy, Bridget Fernandez, Eva Tucker and Leigh Anne Newhook.


Dr. Colleen Nugent and Dr. Roger Chafe, director of pediatric research.


Dr. Lorine Pelly and Dr. Roger Chafe.