2020 Pediatric Research Symposium Program Agenda

Cover Art Winner

"In 9.5 days, I have transformed from a single cell to a recognizable embryo. The colors highlight the developing nervous system of this young mouse embryo.”

Naomi Tjaden, MD, PhD
Pediatrician Scientist Training and Development Program
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital


2020 Theme: “Nothing into Something: The Innovative Journey into Science”

8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Opening Remarks

Lisa Forbes, MD, Symposium Chair

8:40 – 9:55 a.m. Top Abstracts Oral Presentations 

Dr. Brian King (Neonatology)
Economic Burden of Clinician-Driven Tests and Treatments in Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants

Anna Meyer (Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology) 
Extraction of the proteome of the immunological synapse in NK cells

Dr. Omar Shakeel (Hematology / Oncology)
Improving Comfort and Knowledge of Oncofertility: An Institutional Quality Improvement Project

Dr. Michael Smaglick (Critical Care)  
Comparing the impact of DIC on mortality in pediatric HLH and sepsis

Dr. Jian Zhou (Molecular & Human Genetics)
Tcf20 haploinsufficiency results in autistic-like phenotypes in mice

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Keynote Research Presentation

“B Cell and Antibody Defects: Learning Genetics from our Patients”
Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, MD, PhD
David S. Gottesman Professor of Immunology
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Immunodeficiency Clinic at Mount Sinai 
Program Director of the Allergy Immunology Fellowship training program 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
Mount Sinai Hospital

10:50 – 11:20 a.m. Presentation for Fellows  

“Oh the Places You’ll Go.”
Amy Arrington, PhD, MD
Section Chief, Global Biologic Preparedness
Medical Director, Pediatrics, Special Isolation Unit, 
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics Critical Care
Baylor College of Medicine 
Texas Children's Hospital