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Research

Original clinical research is the culmination of the education, clinical work, and mentorship provided by the exhaustive three-year endocrinology and diabetes fellowship at CHAM. Among our faculty are numerous potential mentors for fellows, including those in pediatric endocrinology, adult endocrinology, obstetrics and gynecology, and other departments. Several pediatric endocrinology faculty members are involved in clinical trials, while others have completed a year-long course in quality improvement and serve as mentors for QI initiatives. .

The schedule for didactics and clinics allows ample dedicated time for fellows to focus on their research on Wednesdays through Fridays. Each fellow meets a minimum of three times with a self-selected scholarly oversight committee of three to four faculty members to review the research plan, monitor progress, and provide feedback. Fellows are expected to produce an abstract, which will ideally be presented at a national and/or international meeting and turned into a full manuscript.

Previous fellows have won grants and teaching awards. They have given oral presentations and poster presentations at national and local meetings, as well as published case reports, reviews, and original research. Montefiore's Department of Pediatrics hosts a Pediatric Research Day in April where many fellows present their work to their colleagues. We are excited by the research our fellows produce through the rigorous combination of clinical experience, education and research.

Fellows with a particular interest in clinical research may consider the Clinical Research Training Program.

Here are the projects of our current fellows and recent graduates:

Current fellows:

Danielle Duhame, MD

  • Quality improvement project to reduce time to subcutaneous insulin administration for inpatients with diabetes

Shira Novack, MD

Liane Eng, MD

  • Developing protocol for pre-operative and post-operative evaluation and management for pediatric thyroidectomy
  • Quality improvement project to reduce time to subcutaneous insulin administration for inpatients with diabetes

Coral Lopez-Prieto, MD

  • Disparities in disorders of sex development

Jarreau Chen, MD

  • The Influence of Breakfast on Hormone Responses and Cognitive Performance, as assessed by CTET in lean and obese adolescent males

Rebecca Geliebter, MD

  • Creating a novel humanized mouse model for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Current fellows’ presentations:

  • Jarreau Chen. Parental Knowledge and Perceptions of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children Poster Presentation, ESPR 2016, March 25, 2016, Philadelphia, PA
  • Rebecca Geliebter, Dennis Chia, Kristina Derrick. Azathioprine for tertiary prevention of diabetes in patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes. Poster presentation, NYC Regional diabetes meeting, June 1, 2018, New York, NY.
  • Yogangi Malhotra; Kristina Derrick; Rebecca Geliebter; Beth Drzewiecki; Molly Regelmann. Premature Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome(POHS) Associated with Atypical Rise in DHEA-Sulfate. Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Society, May 7, 2018, Toronto, CA.

Recent graduates:

Shachi Shah, MD

  • Review of NHANES database for thyroid function test abnormalities in children with obesity

Alaa Hussain, MD

  • Retrospective review applying 2015 criteria for thyroid nodule concerning sonographic features to previously reported pediatric thyroid nodules

Barbara Pitera, MD

  • Interrogation of the Igf1 gene locus for genetic and epigenetic defects that underlie discordant serum IGF-1 levels of MRL/J and SM/J inbred mouse strains.

Liset Estanislao, DO

  • Influence of morning nutrition on cognitive performance in children with obesity

Lisa Underland, DO

Recent Graduate: Kristina Derrick, MD, ScM

Lisa Kenigsberg, MD

Yelena Kogelman, MD

  • Non-invasive tissue-specific glucose uptake in pregnancy using the dual imaging of MRI and mPET
  • Quality Improvement Initiative: Examining the use of insulin pens for inpatients with new onset of diabetes

Collaborative Fellowship Projects

Additional Publications by Fellows: