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Research Opportunities for Residents

Providing outstanding research training and opportunities is a major objective of our program. Our department is among the top departments of pediatrics in the U.S. in terms of NIH research funding, and the Carver College of Medicine has strong basic science departments.

We have excellent opportunities for research training and experience within the Division of Pediatric Neurology, but we also encourage our residents to explore training opportunities in research laboratories elsewhere in the Department of Pediatrics or within the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health.

Current resident scholarly activities:

  • Cole (PGY5) and Czech (peds epilepsy): Primary diffuse leptomeningeal melanomatosis (PLM): Case report of rare pediatric malignancy presenting with transient hemisensory changes.
  • Cole (PGY5) and Mathews (peds neuromuscular): Esophageal, Bowel, and Bladder Symptoms in FSHD. A Questionnaire-based study investigating prevalence of GI and GU symptoms in patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.
  • Jeno (PGY4) and Ciliberto (peds epilepsy): Comparing characteristics and outcome of palliative and definitive pediatric epilepsy surgery patients using the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium (PERC) Surgery Database. Submitted to the Annual Epilepsy Society Meeting.
  • Jeno (PGY4) and Newell (Critical Care): IRB-approved research project on Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma comparing cytotoxic edema and abusive head trauma patients to other children with accidental hypoxic injury. 
  • Jagadish (PGY3) and Thati Ganganna (peds epilepsy): IRB-approved chart review retrospective study on Efficacy of anti-epileptic drugs in Childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (CECTS).
  • Jagadish (PGY3) and Glykys (peds neuro): IRB Approved retrospective analysis on the Duration of acute phenobarbital treatment in HIE patients with neonatal seizures and the risk of future seizures at 6 months and 1 year of age.

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications: 

Cole M, Zhorne L, Glykys J. Atypical Presentation of Primary Stabbing Headache in a Patient With Type 3 Gaucher Disease. Pediatr Neurol. 2021 Mar;116:57-58. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2020.12.002. Epub 2020 Dec 13. PMID: 33486419.

Jagadish S, Singer W, Kotagal S. Autonomic dysfunction in childhood hypersomnia disorders. Sleep Med. 2021 Feb;78:43-48. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2020.11.040. Epub 2020 Dec 8. PMID: 33385777.

Ng BG, Eklund EA, Shiryaev SA, Dong YY, Abbott MA, Asteggiano C, Bamshad MJ, Barr E, Bernstein JA, Chelakkadan S, Christodoulou J, Chung WK, Ciliberto MA, Cousin J, Gardiner F, Ghosh S, Graf WD, Grunewald S, Hammond K, Hauser NS, Hoganson GE, Houck KM, Kohler JN, Morava E, Larson AA, Liu P, Madathil S, McCormack C, Meeks NJL, Miller R, Monaghan KG, Nickerson DA, Palculict TB, Papazoglu GM, Pletcher BA, Scheffer IE, Schenone AB, Schnur RE, Si Y, Rowe LJ, Serrano Russi AH, Russo RS, Thabet F, Tuite A, Villanueva MM, Wang RY, Webster RI, Wilson D, Zalan A, Network UD; University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics (UW-CMG), Wolfe LA, Rosenfeld JA, Rhodes L, Freeze HH. Predominant and novel de novo variants in 29 individuals with ALG13 deficiency: Clinical description, biomarker status, biochemical analysis and treatment suggestions. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2020 Jul 18. doi: 10.1002/jimd.12290. Epub ahead of print. (PMID: 32681751)

Kouri I, Mathews K, Joshi C. “Facial Weakness and Ophthalmoplegia in a 4-Day-Old Infant”. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2018 Jul; 26:63-66. doi: 10.1016/j.spen.2017.03.008. Epub 2017 Apr 2.

Holec M, Nagahama Y, Kovach C, Joshi C. Rethinking the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Early Rasmussen Encephalitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Jun;59:85-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2015.12.004. Epub 2015 Dec 19. PMID: 27004940