Grants and Awards

Ron Gibson, MD, PhD, received the 2016 Bruce Gilliland award for his excellence in teaching of residents and fellows. The Bruce C. Gilliland Award for Excellence in Teaching of Residents and Fellows is presented annually to a teacher of residents and/or fellows across UW Medicine from graduate medical education programs directly under the responsibility of UW Medicine.

Tamara Simon, MD, MSPH, was recently elected to a three year term on the Academic Pediatric Association Nominating Committee.

Klane White, MD, and his research team will participate in a multicenter, multinational clinical assessment study for pediatric patients with achondroplasia sponsored by BioMarin. 

Clinical Research Scholars Program recipients

Laurie Eldredge, MD, PHD – Pulmonary
Project: The role of macrophages in hyperoxia-induced lung injury and BPD 

Lusine Ambartsumyan, MD – Gastroenterology
Project: Intra-anal pressure profiles and defecation dynamics in children with anorectal malformations (ARMs) using 3D high-definition anorectal manometry (HDARM) and its role in predicting fecal continence

Aaron Wightman, MD, MA – Nephrology
Project: Caregiver burden in pediatric dialysis

Yongdong (Dan) Zhao, MD, PhD – Rheumatology
Project: Applying infrared thermal imaging to the management and monitoring of juvenile idiopathic arthritis 

Learn about the Clinical Research Scholars Program.

Nursing Research Grant recipients

Erin Alving, ARNP, CDE – Endocrinology
Project: Celiac screening in children age 18 and younger who have type 1 diabetes mellitus

Amy Howells, PhD, ARNP – Critical Care
Project: Communication and decision-making at the end-of-life in the PICU: A qualitative study

Connie Mantel, RN, CPN – Surgery
Project: Long term adherence outcomes: children using enemas for bowel management

Coral Ringer, MN and Rebecca Engberg, RN – Medical Unit
Project: Physiologic effects of nasal versus nasopharyngeal suctioning in infants with viral bronchiolitis

Megan Stimpson, DNP, PCNS-BC, PN, CPHON – Critical Care
Project: Assessing temperature and detecting fever in the pediatric hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplant population using the temporal artery thermometer (TAT) 

Learn about the Nursing Research Grant Program.


Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH: Preventing Obesity and Eating Disorders in Adolescents. Pediatrics. 2016 Sep;138(3). Golden NH, Schneider M, Wood C; Breuner C; COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION; COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE; SECTION ON OBESITY.

Michael Goldberg, MD: Mitigating Surgeon Burnout. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Oct;223(4):675-6. Goldberg MJ, Shin A, Lown BA. 

Stephanie Kraft, JD, Ellen Kuwana, MS, Katie Porter, MPH, JD, Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH, Benjamin Wilfond, MD: A comparison of institutional review board professionals' and patients' views on consent for research on medical practices. Clinical Trials. 2016 Oct; 13(5): 555-565. Kraft SA, Cho MK, Constantine M, Lee SS, Kelley M, Korngiebel D, James C, Kuwana E, Meyer A, Porter K, Diekema D, Capron AM, Alicic R, Wilfond BS, Magnus D.

Jonathan Perkins, DO, Graham Strub, MD, and Andrew Kirsh, PhD: Endothelial and circulating C19MC microRNAs are biomarkers of infantile hemangioma. JCI Insight. 2016;1(14):e88856. Strub GM, Kirsh AL, Whipple ME, Kuo WP, Keller RB, Kapur RP, Majesky MW, Perkins JA.

Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS: What else are you hoping for? Fostering hope in paediatric serious illness. Acta Paediatrica. 2016 Sep; 105(9): 1004-1005. Rosenberg AR, Feudtner C.

Tamara Simon, MD, MSPH, Nancy Gove, PhD, and Nicole Mayer Hamblett, PhD: Variability in management of first cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection: a prospective multi-institutional observational cohort study. Journal of Pediatrics. 2016 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27692463 DOI:10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.08.094 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Simon TD, Kronman M, Whitlock KB, Gove N, Browd SR, Holubkov R, Kestle JR, Kulkarni A, Langley M, Limbrick DD, Luerssen TG, Oakes J, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle C, Shannon C, Tamber M, Wellons JC, Whitehead WE, Mayer-Hamblett N, for the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN).

Benjamin Wilfond, MD: A conceptual model for the translation of bioethics research and scholarship. Hastings Center Report. 2016; 46: 34-39. Mathews DJH, Hester DM, Kahn J, McGuire A, McKinney R, Meador K, Philpott-Jones S, Youngner S, Wilfond BS. 

Updated 11/30/2016