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Pediatrics Oakland - Research and Scholarship

Quality Improvement

There is no better place to learn and practice quality improvement than at Kaiser, where our integrated, prevention-focused care delivery model is built on continuous improvement. While at Kaiser East Bay, pediatric residents

  • Learn QI methodology through a 3-year engaging and participatory curriculum incorporated into our protected academic half-day curriculum
  • Design and participate in a QI project of their choosing with faculty mentorship, culminating in a Grand Rounds presentation
  • Have multiple opportunities to disseminate their QI scholarly activities through local and national conferences.

Research and Scholarship

Whether you are an experienced investigator or curious to explore research for the first time, the Kaiser East Bay pediatric residency offers unmatched opportunities for scholarly activity. Many of our residents are involved with research and scholarship projects, ranging from clinical inquiries to quality improvement to medical education. Strong support is provided, including:

  • Unique access to Kaiser’s sought-after data, integrating inpatient and outpatient medical records for millions of encounters, as well as the nearby Kaiser regional Division of Research (DOR), the largest non-University-based epidemiology research group in the country
  • Resident research projects are provided with world-class statistical and analytic support to obtain and analyze data
  • Residents can receive protected time for research, and are financially supported to present at regional/national conferences
  • Rich opportunities to find mentorship with Kaiser providers and researchers
  • Resident scholarly activity is supported by a full-time GME Research Project Manager, Miranda Weintraub PhD MPH, who will help you create a research plan, navigate the IRB, and disseminate your work

See the full Oakland Pediatrics Academic work list

Examples for Resident Scholarship

Punjabi S, Blankenburg R, Blecharczyk E. and the CINC study team (including Bowers K, Corre A, Hume P). Development of a Multi-site Curriculum for Inequities in Newborn Care (CINC) Informed by Pediatric Resident and Community Engagement. Academic Pediatrics. 2023 Jun 21.

Wang, M. E., Jones, V. G., Kane, M., Allan, J. M., Maleknia, L., Patel, R., … & Schroeder, A. R. Clinical course of children 1-24 months old with positive urine cultures without pyuria. Academic Pediatrics. 2023.

Fort V, Weintraub MR, Conell C, Dandekar A, Hayes E. Food Insecurity Screening in a Pediatric Clinic: Findings on Documentation and Multidimensional Care Needs. The Permanente Journal. 2022 Dec 17;26(4):62-8.

Handler T, Merchant M, Guzik C, Chen S, Kralik N, Ojo A, Zaritsky E. Diagnosis and time to treatment for pediatric patients with gender dysphoria. Journal of LGBT Youth. 2022 Oct 25:1-9.

Kragel EA, Kajani N, Fernandes G, Rickett B. The Curious Liver. Poster presentation at Society of Hospital Medicine (pediatric division), 2023 March, Austin TX

Bhattacharjee, S, Fong, N, and Kane, M. The Scarlet Tissue: Hemoptysis as a harbinger of an underlying complication in a medically complex patient. Poster presented at: Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference; 2023, August 5; Philadelphia, PA.

Kragel E, Bhattacharjee S, Linde B, and Yamout S. Reducing Rates of Post-operative Pneumonia Diagnosis in a Tertiary Pediatric Care Center. Poster presented at: American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety Conference; 2023, July 10; Minneapolis, MN.

Kralik N, Teitell S, Chen S, Aghili R, Ritterman Weintraub M, Hartman L. Improving HEADSS assessments for hospitalized adolescents: A quality improvement initiative. Poster presentation at the Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Annual Meeting, March 7-10, 2023, Chicago, IL.

Chen S, Patel D, Hung Y, Myette M, Mather M, Hoe F, and E Adams. New Onset Diabetes Mellitus Presenting in Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the COVID-19 Era. Poster Presentation at the KP East Bay Research Symposium, May 11, 2023, Oakland, CA

Wang, X., Gupta, R. (2022, April). “Improving Online Feedback Documentation for Residents.” Poster presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Conference 2022. Denver, CO

Perry R. SARS-CoV-2-Triggered Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis with Complications of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome: A Case Report. Poster presentation at the Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, 2022, October 21-23; Sacramento, CA.

Bowers K, Bennion O, Hancock R, Sriram A, Hume P, Davenport E, Hayes E. Improving Pediatric Resident Faculty Evaluation Compliance. Poster presented at the virtual Scholarly Cross-residency Output and Presentation Extravaganza (SCOPE), March 30, 2023.

Kraeber S, Powell G, Folck B, Carpenter D, Ritterman Weintraub M, Kaushal P, Herz A. Demographic and clinical description of hospitalized children with MIS-C: a retrospective analysis of presentation and illness severity. Poster presentation at Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM); 2022, July 28-31; Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Maleknia L, Samiezade-Yazd Z, Wang X, Ritterman Weintraub M, TL Greenhow. Clinical characteristics of pediatric patients with E.Coli O157:H7 or Shiga 1 or 2 toxin diarrhea with subsequent development of hemolytic uremic syndrome. Poster presentation at PAS April 21-25, 2022, Denver, Colorado.

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