Resident Scholarship



  • Helium-Oxygen (Heliox) for Status Asthmaticus in the Intensive Care Unit: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study.  Lew A and Russi B.
    USF Health and Pediatric Research Days, accepted to FL SCCM. 
  • Treatment of Fetal Ductal Occlusion and Hydrops with Maternal Hyperoxygenation (MH). Glaser A. 
    USF Pediatrics Research Day.
  • High Flow Nasal Cannula versus Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure for Status Asthmaticus: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Russi B and Lew A.
    USF Health Research Day, submitted to AAP NCE, accepted to PAS.
  • Endothelial Abnormalities and Hypercoagulable State in Chronic Granulomatous Disease.  Sullivan S.
    Accepted to PAS and USF Pediatric Research Day.
  • A Retrospective Review of the Use of Sirolimus for Pediatric Patients with Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE). Engel E. Journal of Ped Heme Onc, 2019
  • Clinical Characterization and Long Term Outcomes In Pediatric Epithioid Hemangioendothelioma, Pediatric Blood Cancer, 2020.
  • Successful Use of Eltrombopag in a pediatric patient with HIV-associated thrombocytopenia, J Ped Pharm, 2019.
  • RSV Complicated by a Silent Rumble, Case Report, Hojnicki M and Sullivan S.
    Submitted to AAP NCE.
  • Neonatal Diabetes Mellitis, Gonzalez Y.
    USF Health Research Day.
  • Sitosterolemia, Case Report, Hojnicki M and Peterson S.
    Submitted to AAP NCE.
  • Novel Educational Approach to Corona Virus Pandemic. Engel E and Howard A.
    Submitted to APPD special JGME issue.
  • Masquerader of RAD, Case Report, Hojnicki M.
    Submitted to PHM meeting.
  • Rare but serious cause of early onset neonatal sepsis.  O'Brien H.
    AAP NCE 2019.
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome induced by “Dabbing” in a 16 year old female. Russi B.
    Submitted to CHEST  Meeting, USF Research Day .
  • Neurocysticercosis: An Unusual cause of Status Migrainosus.  Russell B and Hojnicki M.
    USF Health Research Day, FL AAP.
  • Recurrent Oral and Genital Ulcers: Eliminating the likely suspects.  Howard A, Hojnicki M, Russell B, and Sullivan S.
    FL AAP.
  • HLH Secondary to HSV Viremia in a Pregnant Adolescent Female. Sullivan S. 
    American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
  • Single Center Experience with hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Young Children with Chronic Granulomatous Disease. Sullivan S.
    AAAAI meeting.
  • Retrospective Analysis of Kabuki Syndrome in a Single Center. Sullivan S. 
    USF Research Day.
  • The Developing Microbiome in Preterm Multiplets vs Singletons- A Prospective Two-center Observational Study. Bray V.
    FMA,  American Society for Microbiology Conference, Southeastern Pediatric Research Annual Conference  accepted to PAS, USF Health Research Day.
  • A Deceitful Case of Right Lower Quadrant Abdominal Pain: An Unusual Presentation of Crohn’s Disease. Bray V and Liu M. 
  • Review of discharge medication reconciliation utilizing clinical pharmacists expertise to reduce drug events, Gates M.
    FL AAP.
  • Down the Rabbit Hole-Considerations for Ingested Foreign Bodies.  Kidder M.
    Pediatric Gastroenterogy, Hepatology and Nutrition, published 2019.


  • Maternal Obesity, Placental Pathology and Neonatal Outcomes. Peterson, E.
  • Treating Propafenone Toxicity Utilizing Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating Systems (MARS) Therapy. Bhatt, A.
  • Panama: Working with School Aged Children and Learning from their Vaccination Program. Drees, A, Furman, L, Rye-Buckingham, S., Sanchez Parra, C.
  • Improving Vaccination Rates in Pediatric Patients with Asplenia. Engel, E., Bradley, M., Furman, L.
  • Baby TIPS Teaching Infant Parenting Skills. Engel, E., Hagerman, J., Dinh, L., Kiddler, M., Barron, S., Buchfellner, M., Harley, J.



  • Fire Drill-Putting Out Fires on the Pediatric Wards. Engel, E., Nereim, C.
  • One Program's Journey into the Wizarding World of Wellness. Nereim, C.
  • Improving Diabetes Quality Measures in our Combined Internal Medicine - Pediatric Clinic. Baron, M., Mayper, S.
  • Incidence, Risk Factors, Evaluation, and Management of Severe Persistent Hypoglycemia in Small for Gestational Age Babies. Greenup, E., Swanson, L.
  • What is this Rash on an Infant's Feet. Root, C.
  • The Utility of Asthma Scores in Disposition Decisions for Children with Status Asthmaticus. Ryan, K.



  • Treatment of Acetaminophen Overdose in an Adolescent Female with Delayed Presentation: A Case Report and Literature Review, Cristoforo, T.
  • Herpes Esophagitis with Concomitant Eosinophilic Esophagitis in a Child: A Case Report, Cristoforo, T, Clinical Pediatrics. 
  • Evaluating the Necessity of Antibiotics in the Treatment of Acute Epididymitis in Pediatric Patients: A Literature Review of Retrospective Studies and Data Analysis, Cristoforo, T, Pediatric Emergency Care.
  • The Utility of Asthma Scores in Disposition Decisions for Children with Status Asthmaticus, Ryan K. Presented at USF Research Day, received outstanding resident poster award.
  • Post-Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ligation syndrome with Hypertension and masking of Renal artery Stenosis in an infant, Peterson, E. Presented at USF Research Day.
  • Successful use of Eltrombapag in a Pediatric Patient with HIV associated Thrombocytopenia, Engel, E.  Presented at ASPHO meeting and published in the “Pediatric Blood & Cancer” online Journal.
  • One Program’s Journey into the Wizarding World of Wellness, Nereim, C and Plant, M, presented at the annual APPD meeting.
  • Development of a Scale for Academic Related Anxiety Following Concussion, Dressing, M. Presented at FCAAP meeting, won best poster.
  • TIPS to Improve Inpatient General Surgery Admission Medication Reconciliations,  Simone C,  Martin, H, Hagerman, J, presented at JHM Hospitalist conference, ACH Research Day .
  • What is this Rash on an Infant’s Foot?  Root, C.  Published in Consultant 360.
  • Response to First Dose of Albuterol in Mechanically Ventilated Preterm Infants, Brasher,M. Presented at PAS meeting.