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Social Pediatrics Research Projects

The Social Pediatric Residency Program’s main focus is to train physicians and provide them with competence in understanding and working with their community to improve health outcomes. Residents will learn that to create effective advocacy opportunities, involvement in community work must be conducted with academic rigor.

The Social Medicine Project serves as a core methodology for meeting the goal of the social pediatrics program. In the course of conducting the project, residents will develop competencies in the ACGME defined areas of systems-based practice, practice-based learning and improvement, and professionalism.

Residents are required to design, implement and present a social medicine community-based research or advocacy project during their residency.  A faculty member will be the primary mentor at the beginning of PGY-2 year for all social medicine projects.  Residents have protected time to work on the project over the course of their second and third years.

In addition there are formal didactic sessions on relevant research topics as well as opportunities to receive feedback from faculty and residents. Most residents go on to present their research at regional and national meetings such as Pediatrics Academics Society (PAS) and the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) and meetings.  Recent poster and platform presentations include the following:

  • Lado, J. Scholnick, J. School is in Session: An Assessment of Accommodations for Students with Diabetes in
    Bronx Public Schools. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA March 2014, and Pediatric
    Academic Societies Meeting, Vancouver, BC May 2014.
  • She, X. Scholnick, J. Where Do We Start? A Baseline Assessment for Establishing Health Promoting Schools in
    Rural China. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA March 2014, and Pediatric Academic
    Societies Meeting, Vancouver, BC May 2014.
  • Singh, A. Wilkinson, S and Braganza, S. iHealthNYC: Smartphones and Pediatric Apps to Mobilize the Medical
    Home. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA March 2014, and Pediatric Academic Societies
    Meeting. Vancouver, BC May 2014.
  • Zajac, L, Scharbach K, Braganza S. Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Multiunit Housing: What’s the Drift? Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Washington  D.C., May 2013.
  • Turner C, Scharbach K, Braganza S. Do Parents Read the Label?  An Assessment of Parents’ Use and Understanding of Nutrition Labels. PAS 2013:3806:118.  Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Washington D.C., May 2013.
  • Patel M, Foster BA, Sherman P. Acculturation, Health Behaviors, and Primary Care in Adolescents. Pediatric Academic Societies, Boston, MA 2012.
  • Iyengar P, Scharbach K, Braganza S. Effectiveness of a Brief Health Education Intervention To Address Chronic Malnutrition in Quito, Ecuador. Pediatric Academic Societies, Denver, CO, 2011.
  • Miskovitz S, Fletcher J, Braganza S.  The Impact of Teaching Metered-Dose Inhaler Administration to Residents and Medical Students. Pediatric Academic Societies, Denver, CO, 2011.
  • Bathory E, Rieder J, Blank AE. Baseline Readiness of Morbidly Obese Inner-City Adolescents to Change Diet and Activity Behaviors. Presented at the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research,  Philadelphia, PA, March 2010 and the Pediatric Academic Societies, Vancouver, BC, May 2010.
  • Lovinsky S, Langston-Davis N, Rastogi D. Asthma Health Passport: a tool designed to track asthma treatment in acute and maintenance care settings. Presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 2010.
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