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Allergy

Dr. Allan Becker

Section

Allergy

Research Interests:

1) Asthma 2) Food allergy 3) Anaphylaxis

Current research project # 1:

Research Question: – management of anaphylaxis in ER; Population of patients being studied: – ER; Expected Outcomes – improved care. Source of Data: Chart review

Current research project # 2:

Research Question: – unique triggers of anaphylaxis; Population of patients being studied: – consultation clinic; Expected Outcomes – awareness. Source of Data: Data collection

Current research project # 3:

Research Question: – asthma education; Population of patients being studied: – adolescents; Expected Outcomes – better delivery of education. Source of Data:
Survey.

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Some

Biochemistry and Medical Genetics

Dr. Barbara Triggs-Raine

Section:

Biochemistry and Medical Genetics

Research Interests:

1.) Lysosomal storage disorders; 2.) Genetics; 3.) Population screening

Current research project # 1:

Research Question: – Comparison of human and mouse Bowen-Conradi syndrome phenotype; Population of patients being studied: – Hutterites; Expected Outcomes – Clear understanding if mouse provides a good model. Source of Data: Review of previous ultrasounds and other info

How many residents have you trained in the past:

One

Name of resident:

Jagdeep Walia

Project title:

Testing of AAV9 intravenous delivery for correction of the GM2 gangliosidoses

Outcome:

Manuscript is still in preparation

Where is the resident currently working:

Tertiary Care

Where are they working/training:

Kingston, Ontario

Education and Faculty Development

Dr. Ming-Ka Chan

Section:

Education and Faculty Development

Research Interests:

1.) Feedback/Assessment/Program Evaluation; 2.) Leadership Development/Transitions; 3.) CanMEDS

Current research project # 1:

Research Question: – Development of tools to improve quality of completed preceptor and rotation evaluation forms; Population of patients being studied: – Residents, medical students; Expected Outcomes – Tool to evaluate and teach above skill, better completed preceptor and rotation evaluation forms. Source of Data: Survey; Focus groups.

Current research project # 2:

Research Question: – Perspectives on content for a leadership curriculum in health care; Population of patients being studied: – learners and faculty; Expected Outcomes – Broad stakeholder input on the needs of health care leaders of current and future generations.

How many residents have you trained in the past:

In research, have worked with 1

Name of resident:

Norm McLean

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Milton Tenenbein

Section:

Emergency Medicine

Research Interests:

1) – Toxicology; 2) – Emergency Medicine; 3) – Injury Prevention

Endocrinology

Dr. Jon McGavock

Section:

Endocrinology

Research Interests:

1) – Metabolic response to exercise; 2) – Complications associated with diabetes; 3) – Adversity, resilience and obesity in children; 4) – Community-based action research for prevention of type 2 diabetes in Aboriginal children

Current research project # 1:

Research Question: – What school and community-level factors protect youth from obesity after a reduction in household; Population of patients being studied: – Children 9 yrs old in the Growing Up in Ireland Study; Expected Outcomes – Manuscript. Source of Data: Database

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Four

Name of resident:

Lianne McLean

Project title:

Are younger children at a greater risk of moderate-severe ATV-related injuries than their older peers?

Outcome:

Abstract, Presentation at a conference and Manuscript (Submitted to JAMA Pediatrics)

Where are they working/training:

Doing a fellowship at SickKids

Name of resident:

Vera Saad

Project title:

Can we predict hepatic steatosis using a simple algorithm in a general pediatric setting?

Outcome:

Abstract, Presentation, Manuscript (Submitted to Pediatrics)

Where are they working/training:

Currently PGY4

Name of resident:

Allison Bingham

Project title:

Is asthma associated with vascular dysfunction in children?

Outcome:

None.

Where are they working/training:

Currently PGY3.

Name of resident:

Meaghan Cooney

Project title:

Does a peer-led healthy living curriculum improve self image in children?

Outcome:

None.

Where are they working/training:

Currently – Maternity leave PGY3

Dr. Shayne Taback

Section:

Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Research Interests:

1) – Prevention of type 1 diabetes; 2) – Diabetes in pregnancy; 3) – Extra-skeletal effects of vitamin D

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Four

Name of resident:

Deanne Malenfant (Obstetrics)

Project title:

Bone health of women following early teenage pregnancy

Outcome:

Abstract and presented at a conference. Manuscript pending.

Where is the resident currently working:

Community pediatrics

Where are they working/training:

University of Manitoba

Dr. Heather Dean

Section:

Endocrinology

Research Interests:

1) – type 2 diabetes; 2) – transition from pediatric to adult care; 3) – interprofessional education and the CanMEDS collaborator role

How many residents have you trained in the past:

One

Name of resident:

Fatemeh Kojori

Project title:

Evaluation of integration of a foot care nurse in type 2 diabetes clinic: a quality improvement project

Outcome:

Abstract and presentation at conference. manuscript is in preparation

Where is the resident currently working:

Community pediatrics

Where are they working/training:

Manitoba Clinic, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Name of resident:

Shayne Taback

Project title:

Deaths in Children with GH Deficiency and Hypopituitarism in Canada

Outcome:

Abstract and presented at conference. Manuscript: 32. Taback SP, Collu R, Deal CL, Guyda HJ, Salisbury S, Dean HJ, Van Vliet G. Does Growth Hormone Supplementation Affect Adult Height in Turner’s Syndrome? Lancet. 348(9019):25-7, 1996. 33. Taback SP, Dean HJ. Mortality in Canadian Children with Growth Hormone (GH) Deficiency Receiving GH Therapy 1967-1992. The Canadian Growth Hormone Advisory Committee. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 81(5):1693-6, 1996.

Where is the resident currently working:

Tertiary Care

Where are they working/training:

Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Name of resident:

Elizabete Doyle

Project title:

Influenza Vaccine in Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Where is the resident currently working:

Community pediatrics

Where are they working/training:

Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Elizabeth Sellers

Section:

Endocrine and metabolism

Research Interests:

1) – Type 2 diabetes in youth: 2) – Type 1 diabetes in youth; 3) – Vitamin D

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Four

Name of resident:

Grant Young

Project title:

Dyslipdemia and other cardiovascular risk factors in a Canadian First Nation Pediatric Population with Type 2 Diabetes

Outcome:

Abstract, presentation at conference and manuscript (24. Sellers EAC, Yung G, Dean HJ. Dyslipidemia and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Canadian First Nation Pediatric Population with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Pediatr Diabetes 2007 Dec;8(6):384-90 (PMID: 18036065).

Where is the resident currently working:

Tertiary Care

Where are they working/training:

Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Name of resident:

Melissa Gross

Project title:

Severe vitamin D deficiency in 6 Canadian First Nation formula-fed infants.

Outcome:

Abstract, presentation at conference and manuscript (Gross ML, Tenenbein M, Sellers EA. Severe vitamin D deficiency in 6 Canadian First Nation formula-fed infants. Int J Circumpolar Health 2013 Apr 16; 72. Doi: 10.3402/ijch.v72i0.20244. (PMID: 23599910).)

Where is the resident currently working:

Tertiary Care

Where are they working/training:

Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta

Name of resident:

Elissa Abrams

Project title:

Blastomycosis of the Central Nervous System in a Child: A Rare Case of Hypopituitarism

Outcome:

Manuscript (40. Abrams E, Dean HJ, Bunge MK, Taback SP, Sellers EA. Blastomycosis of the Central Nervous System in a Child: A Rare Case of Hypopituitarism. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 2011;24(9-10):775-7 (PMID: 22145474).

Where is the resident currently working:

Community pediatrics

Where are they working/training:

Community setting and Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Epidemiology

Dr. Carrie Daymont

Section:

Pediatrics and Child Health

Research Interests:

1) – clinical epidemiology; 2) – vital signs; 3) – growth

Current research project #1:

Research Question: – What vital sign ranges should be used in triage of pediatric emergency patients?; Population of patients being studied: – Pediatric emergency patients; Expected Outcomes – Creation of new vital sign ranges. Source of Data: Database

Current research project #2:

Research Question: – Would it be possible to identify children at high risk for return to ED and admission by their heart rate and/or respiratory rate at ED discharge; Population of patients being studied: – Pediatric ED patients; Expected Outcomes – We may (or may not) identify a subset of patients at high risk for return/admission at the time of ED discharge. Source of Data: Chart review

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Two currently, none in the past

Infectious Diseases

Dr. Jared Bullard

Section:

Infectious Diseases

Research Interests:

1.) STBBI Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission; 2.) Regional STBBI Testing Patterns and Testing Optimization; 3.) Molecular diagnostics in the immunocompromised host

Current research project # 1:

Research Question: – What are the factors in the discrepant testing rates between GC/Ct and BBP?; Population of patients being studied: – All patients tested for STBBIs in Manitoba in 2012; Expected Outcomes – Data will help direct education to increased and harmonize STBBI testing rates. Source of Data: Database

How many residents have you trained in the past:

One

Name of resident:

Samantha Witt

Project title:

Clinical and microbiological characteristics of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis (PDAP) and exit site infections (ESI) in pediatric patients in Manitoba from 1992 to 2010

Outcome:

Abstract; Presentation at conference

Where is the resident currently working:

Residency

Where are they working/training:

Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Sergio Fanella

Section:

Infectious disease

Research Interests:

1) – antimicrobial resistance and stewardship; 2) – blastomycosis; 3) – pertussis and respiratory infections

Current research project #1:

Research Question: – Review of infant blastomycosis; Population of patients being studied: – case series of infant blasto at WCH. Source of Data: Chart review

Current research project #2:

Research Question: – Parental attitudes toward H1N1 immunization during 2009 pandemic; Population of patients being studied: – sampling of parents attending MB clinic/Unit 1 clinic (received and not received vaccine); Expected Outcomes – majority received vaccine; most concerns re accessibility. Source of Data: Survey

How many residents have you trained in the past:

One in last five years

Name of resident:

Michelle Pinto

Project title:

Description of H1N1 hospitalized cases at WCH

Outcome:

Manuscript

Where is the resident currently working:

Fellowship

Where are they working/training:

Vancouver Children’s, Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Maryanne Crockett

Section:

Infectious Diseases

Research Interests:

1) – infectious diseases; 2) – global health; 3) – immigrant health

Current research project # 1:

Research Question: – Evaluation of pediatric data from baseline assessments of MNCH in 8 districts in Northern Karnataka, India; Population of patients being studied: – children under 5 in 8 districts in Northern Karnataka, India. Source of Data: Database

Current research project # 2:

Research Question: – Evaluation of pediatric data from baseline assessments of MNCH and nutrition in Taita Taveta County, Kenya: Population of patients being studied: – Children under 5 in Taita Taveta County, Kenya. Source of Data: Database

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Two

Name of resident:

Sergio Fanella

Project title:

Presentation of Malaria in Children to a Canadian Pediatric Centre

Outcome:

Abstract, presentation at conference and manuscript

Where is the resident currently working:

Tertiary Care

Where are they working/training:

University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Name of resident:

Guillaume Poliquin

Project title:

Epidemiology of Paediatric Empyemas in Manitoba

Outcome:

Abstract, presentation at conference. Manuscript is in progress

Where is the resident currently working:

Additional Training (MSc, MBA, PhD, etc)

Where are they working/training:

PhD at University of Manitoba/NML

Dr. Jared Bullard

Section:

Infectious Diseases

Research Interests:

1) – STBBI Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission; 2) – Regional STBBI Testing Patterns and Testing Optimization; 3) – Molecular diagnostics in the immunocompromised host

Current research project # 1:

Research Question: – What are the factors in the discrepant testing rates between GC/Ct and BBP?; Population of patients being studied: – All patients tested for STBBIs in Manitoba in 2012; Expected Outcomes – Data will help direct education to increased and harmonize STBBI testing rates. Source of Data: Database

Outcome:

Abstract and presentation at conference

Where is the resident currently working:

Residency

Where are they working/training:

Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Injury Prevention

Dr. Kelly Russell

Research Interests:

1.) Sports and recreation 2.) Injury prevention 3.) Protective equipment

Current Research Project #1:

Research Question: – Are academic performance and quality of life compromised after a sport-related concussion among youth returning to the classroom?
Population of patients being studied: – Youth with a sport related concussion. Expected Outcomes – Evidence will help inform a Return to Learn program for Winnipeg schools. Source of Data: Data collection

Current Research Project #2:

Research Question: – What is the epidemiology of gymnastics injuries among children and youth Population of patients being studied: – Children and youth who present to the emergency department with a gymnastics injury. Expected Outcomes – Describe how Canadian children are injured while participating in gymnastics and identify any differences between males and females. Source of Data: Chart review

How many residents have you trained in the past:

One

Name of resident:

Lianne McLean

Project title:

Age and the risk of ATV-related injuries in children and adolescents: Injury patterns and legislative impact assessment through the CHIRPP database.

Where is the resident currently working:

Fellowship

Where are they working/training:

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario

Neonatology

Dr. John Baier

Section:

Neonatology

Research Interests:

1) – BPD and Respiratory Management; 2) – Infection in Neonates; 3) – Quality Improvement in NICU

Dr. Aaron Chiu

Section:

Neonatology

Research Interests:

1) – Clinical Trials; 2) – RSV Prevention; 3) – Medical Education

Current research project # 1:

Research Question: – Compliance with RSV Prophylaxis: Population of patients being studied: – Patients enrolled in MB RSV Program and in CARESS database: Expected Outcomes – comparison of outcomes.

Source of Data:

Database

Current research project # 2:

Research Question: – Effectiveness and efficiacy of Neonatal OSCE in testing CanMEDS roles: Population of patients being studied: – Participants in national neonatal OSCE.

Source of Data:

Data collection

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Five

Name of resident:

Naveen Sidhu

Project title:

Cost of Palivizumab for Standard Categories of Eligibility in a Canadian Provincial RSV Immunoprophylaxis Program

Outcome:

Abstract and presentation at conference

Where is the resident currently working:

Fellowship

Where are they working/training:

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Name of resident:

Nadira Rashid

Project title:

Use and Evaluation of a Risk Scoring Tool in a Provincial Cohort of 33-35 wks Gestation Infants at Risk of RSV Hospitalization

Outcome:

Abstract and presentation at conference

Where is the resident currently working:

Tertiary Care

Where are they working/training:

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Chelsea Ruth

Section:

Neonatology

Research Interests:

1) – epidemiology; 2) – socioeconomic status; 3) – longitudinal followup of children and infants

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Two

Name of resident:

Amina Benlamri

Project title:

The association between maternal selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) exposure during late pregnancy and neonatal respiratory disorders with a focus on persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)

Outcome:

Manuscript is being prepared

Where is the resident currently working:

Residency

Where are they working/training:

Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Name of resident:

Audrey Javellana

Project title:

Children born to mothers with diabetes in pregnancy in Manitoba: Long term educational and healthcare outcomes

Outcome:

Manuscript still in analysis phase

Where is the resident currently working:

Residency

Where are they working/training:

Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Nephrology

Dr. Allison Dart

Section:

Nephrology

Research Interests:

1) – Epidemiology of Chronic Kidney Disease; 2) – Renal Complications of Diabetes; 3) – Acute Kidney Injury

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Two

Name of resident:

Samantha Witt

Project title:

Analysis of resistance patterns changes practice for children on peritoneal dialysis

Outcome:

Manuscript submitted

Where is the resident currently working:

Residency

Where are they working/training:

University of Manitoba

Name of resident:

Diana Popescu

Project title:

An evaluation of a 6 month versus 4 month steroid protocol in childhood onset nephrotic syndrome

Outcome:

Manuscript in progress

Where is the resident currently working:

Residency

Where are they working/training:

University of Manitoba

Neurology

Dr. Michael Salman

Section:

Neurology

Research Interests:

1.) Neuro-ophthalmology; 2.) Cerebellar disorders; 3.) MRI use in neurology

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Two

Dr. Mubeen Rafay

Section:

Division of Neurology

Research Interests:

1) – Pediatric stroke; 2) – Neonatal epilepsy and HIE; 3) – Rett syndrome

Current research project # 1:

Research Question: – What are the functional outcomes of neonates with stroke?; Population of patients being studied: – Manitoba neonates with stroke, N=60; Expected Outcomes – Majority does better.

Source of Data:

Database, some chart review

Current research project # 2:

Research Question: – What are the clinical and radiological outcomes of children with posterior circulation stroke in an international multicentre registry?; Population of patients being studied: – N= 80-100; Expected Outcomes – Outcomes are dependent on underlying etiology/diagnosis.

Source of Data:

Database

Current research project # 3:

Research Question: – What are the hypercoagulable risk factors for the first cerebral ischemic stroke onset and for the recurrence of thromboembolic events in neonates with ischemic stroke in Manitoba.; Population of patients being studied: – N=100; Expected Outcomes – Neonates often do not have hypercoagulable risk factors and if they do, their presence predicts increased risk of recurrence.

Source of Data:

Database

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Two

Name of resident:

Stefanie Narvey

Project title:

To describe the phenotypic variability seen in patients diagnosed with Rett syndrome who are currently living in Manitoba

Where is the resident currently working:

Fellowship

Where are they working/training:

BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia

Name of resident:

Meghan McPherson

Project title:

Predictors of poor outcomes following early neonatal seizure in term infants

Where is the resident currently working:

Tertiary Care

Where are they working/training:

Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Pain in Childhood

Dr. Carl von Baeyer

Research Interests:

Pain in childhood

Current research project #1:

Research Question: – Verbal anchors for pediatric self-report scales of pain intensity; Population of patients being studied: – Age 5 to 12, post-op or undergoing painful procedure; Expected Outcomes – Improvement of existing self-report pain intensity measures. Source of Data: Data collection

Current research project #2:

Research Question: – Simplifying self-report measures of pain intensity for preschool-age children; Population of patients being studied: – Age 3 to 6 years; post-op or undergoing painful procedure; Expected Outcomes – Creation of new self-report pain scale for young children. Source of Data: See http://www.pubmed.gov/23773343 (J Pain, 2013)

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Three (plus ~30 PhD students) — all through University of Saskatchewan

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Dr. Geoff Cuvelier

Section:

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Research Interests:

1.) Blood and Marrow Transplantation; 2.) Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders – Transplant; 3.) Pediatric Oncology

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Two

Name of resident:

David Stammers

Project title:

Incidence, Morbidity, and Survival in First Nations Children with Cancer In Manitoba

Outcome:

Manuscript has been submitted and revised with minor revisions to Pediatric Blood and Cancer (it should be published without problem).

Where is the resident currently working:

Fellowship

Where are they working/training:

Hospital For Sick Children, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Toronto, Ontario

Name of resident:

Ashley Globa

Project title:

Heterozygous IKBKB mutations in First Nations Children Admitted to Children’s Hospital with Serious Infections

Outcome:

Project just starting. No data yet.

Where is the resident currently working:

Residency

Where are they working/training:

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Richard Keijzer

Section:

Pediatric Surgery

Research Interests:

1) – Basic Science Lung development and CDH; 2) – Experimental fetal therapeutic interventions

Current research project # 1:

Research Question: – Role of microRNAs in lung development and CDH; Population of patients being studied: – CDH patients and/or rats from animal model for CDH; Expected Outcomes – Explain abnormal lung development and CDH.

Source of Data:

Tissue bank

Current research project # 2:

Research Question: – Systematic review of basic science research and its translation into clinical practice; Population of patients being studied: – Literature review of patients with CDH; Expected Outcomes – Demonstrate value of basic science research in CDH.

Source of Data:

Data collection

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Three

Name of resident:

Ramin Kholdebarin

Project title:

miR-200b and CDH

Outcome:

Abstract and presentation at conference. Manuscript has not been published yet

Where is the resident currently working:

Residency

Where are they working/training:

Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Name of resident:

Yasser AlFraih

Project title:

Appendiciatic survey

Outcome:

Abstract and presentation at conference. manuscript can be found here

Where is the resident currently working:

Residency

Where are they working/training:

Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Name of resident:

Robin Visser

Project title:

AVATAR trial: rct for laparoscopic wound vac dressing

Outcome:

Abstract and presentation at conference

Where is the resident currently working:

Residency

Where are they working/training:

Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Pediatric Urology

Dr. Karen Psooy

Section:

Pediatric Urology

Research Interests:

1) – Evidence-Based Guidelines; 2) – Prevention of unnecessary investigations, intervention and follow up of Ped Urology conditions

How many residents have you trained in the past:

Two/year on rotation, but intermittent exposure to 10 residents/year in Urology

Name of resident:

Jason Archambault (Urology Resident)

Project title:

Vaginal entrapment of bathwater – a source of extra-urethral incontinence

Outcome:

Presentation at conference and manuscript that can be found here

Where is the resident currently working:

Fellowship

Where are they working/training:

Western University, London, Ontario

Pharmacology

Dr. Geert ‘t Jong

Section:

Ambulatory Care

Research Interests:

1) – Pharmacogenomics; 2) – Drug safety and Pharmacoepidemiology; 3) – Hospitalist Medicine

Current research project # 1:

Research Question: – Characteristics of SJS and TEN patients, and relations to medication use; Population of patients being studied: – children of all ages between 2000 and 2013; Expected Outcomes – Epidemiology of serious skin infections in Manitoba, possible initiation of pharmacogenetic evaluation.

Source of Data:

Chart review

Current research project # 2:

Research Question: – Relation between ototoxicity and sildenafil in children; Population of patients being studied: – pediatric patients treated with sildenafil or similar drugs; Expected Outcomes – Finding an association between sildenafil and ototoxicity may warrant more intensive hearing screening.

Source of Data:

Chart review