Spring Research Day
A resonant keynote address from Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH, and a 27 percent increase in abstracts from faculty and learners were among the highlights of the Department of Pediatrics’ 2018 Spring Research Day, held Friday, June 1, 2018, at the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC).
In her presentation, “Bloom," Dr. Moreno---the department's vice chair of digital health and the academic division chief for General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine---acknowledged the many paths to research that learners and practicing clinicians might take in their career.
To encourage more clinicians to engage in research, she shared three observations: that studies suggest academic physicians have lower rates of burnout and stagnation; that research ideas flow from clinical experience and back to the clinic; and that research provides a path to improve care for patients a clinician will never meet. She then offered 10 reasons why clinic skills are great preparation for research.
“Each of you has a story or experience you can return to center your own strength, and I encourage you to hold on to and return to that,” she concluded. “Whatever pace is yours, whatever path is yours – you got this."
The day continued with six oral presentations by faculty and learners. In total, it included 90 abstracts by faculty, fellows and residents, a 27 percent increase from 2017. Of these, 55 (61%) were accepted at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting: 44 as poster presentations, 10 as platform presentations and one as a workshop.
Sixty-three of those abstracts were displayed as research posters in the HSLC atrium throughout Friday afternoon.
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