Research Training

Faculty in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine are heavily involved in clinical research, educational innovations, and quality improvement initiatives.

Areas of ongoing projects:

  • QI Project:
    • Oxygen weaning protocol development
    • Utilizing Social Media for Asthma Education
    • Participation in the nationwide collaborative: Electronic Monitoring Overuse study
    • Improving physician-nursing communication on the inpatient wards
    • Advancing Pediatric Resident Behavioral Health Education and Aggression Management in an Acute Care Inpatient Pediatrics Setting
    • Participation site for Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) nationwide collaborative
  • Medical education innovations
    • Incorporation of simulation into medical education for students and residents
    • Trust-Based Relational Intervention Caregiving Training
    • Development of Pediatric Board Review course
    • Passport lecture series for third-year core medical students
  • Clinical Research
    • Socioeconomic status and bronchiolitis hospitalization severity
    • Asthma hospitalization during COVID pandemic by socioeconomic status
    • Parental recognition on wheezing and associations with hospital length of stay
    • Zero Suicide prevention project at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Advocacy
    • Development and implementation of Social Determinants of Health screening for admitted patients
    • Legislative Advocacy 101, a pediatric residency curriculum
    • Improving translator services at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

The primary goal of the research component of the fellowship program is to aid in developing high-quality scholarly activity by the fellow. The program provides the fellow with guided research training and broad exposure to research experiences during the two years of fellowship. The choice of research project must be decided by the fellow with advice and approval from their mentor, the Fellowship Director and the Division Director. By the end of the first year, the fellow will have developed a research proposal. The second year of fellowship will be used to execute the research proposal. Progress and review of each fellow’s research project is monitored by a Scholarship Oversight Committee at regular intervals through the two years.