Pediatric Fellow Research Seminars

This series occurs every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, Education and Office Building. Due to COVID-19, the series will continue on Zoom. Please refer to the below schedule and Zoom information.

Seminar Series Directors: Hal Hoffman, MD and Peter Zage, MD, PhD

The seminar will include one or two presentations at each session. Each presentation will be around 20 minutes, with hopefully 10-15 minutes for discussion and feedback. Approximately once per month, we will have a guest faculty speaker to discuss aspects of pediatric academic medicine. 

For those who did not present last year or are new to the program, the format should be similar to presentations given to your Scholarship Oversight Committee meetings. We hope that presenting at these seminars will only require a little extra effort to provide you with a lot of useful feedback. 

Goals and Opportunities:

  • To provide opportunities for fellows to present their research project proposals, results, and conclusions to receive feedback from peers and other faculty
  • To provide a forum to increase both fellow and faculty knowledge of the breadth and depth of clinical, translational, and basic research in the Department of Pediatrics and to encourage potential collaborative efforts
  • To provide examples of future research career paths in pediatrics and career development advice from current Departmental faculty
Attendance is required for fellows and fellows are expected to present at least once during their training.

If you wish to attend via Zoom, please email Vy Ting to record your attendance and provide you with an evaluation form.

  1. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: CLICK HERE | Password: 601328
  2. Join from a telephone:
    • From within RCHSD, please dial x228899 and then use meeting ID: 992 0047 9250
    • From outside RCHSD, please dial (858) 966-8899 and then use meeting ID: 992 0047 9250
To sign up for a date, please use the following form found here

Sep 8, 2021
Think Like a Scientist: Transitioniing from the Clinic to Research 
Lori Broderick, MD 
​Sep 22, 2021
Epidemiology and Casual Inference 
Gretchen Bandoli, PhD

​Oct 13, 2021
Study Design in Observational Studies 
Gretchen Bandoli, PhD
​Oct 27, 2021
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
​Kay Rhee, MD
​Nov 10, 2021
Gretchen Bandoli, PhD
​Dec 8, 2021
​Zoom TBD
Gretchen Bandoli, MD
​Jan 12, 2022
​Jan 26, 2022
​Feb 9, 2022
Zoom Disparities in the Inpatient Management of Acute Gastroenteritis in Children 
Michelle Polich, MD
​Feb 23, 2022
​Mar 9, 2022
Leslie Chang, MD
​Mar 23, 2022
Jessica Heibel, MD
Wonhee Woo, MD 
​Apr 13, 2022 Zoom ​TBD
Andrew Wang, MD
Jocelyn Young, MD
​Apr 27, 2022 Zoom ​Implementing Screening for Neonatal Delirium in the NICU
Meghana Karmarkar, MD
​Apr 27, 2022
Sunita Sridhar, MD
​May 11, 2022
Interview Spanish Speaking Patients About Communication in the NICU
Emily Batton, MD

Neonatal Outcomes in the UCSD OB Registry 
Samantha Hietalati, MD
May 25, 2022
​Patient Perspectives on Gender Inclusive Care and Telemedicine 
Debra Yeh, MD

Arpine Davtyan, MD
June 8, 2022
Zoom Fontan Associated Liver Disease
Thomas Glenn, MD

Breanna Breeding, MD
June 22, 2022
Nicholas Scanlon, MD

Helena Yu, MD

For questions regarding the Pediatrics Fellow Research Seminar, please contact Vy Ting