The Douglas S. Moodie Annual Pediatric Research Day

This day highlights current research being performed by residents and fellows at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Residents have the opportunity to share a presentation of a scholarly project in this annual event in May. This may include a basic science or clinical research study, a quality improvement initiative, or a community-based advocacy project. In addition to the oral presentations, there is also a poster session throughout the day. Awards are presented for the best research projects at the end of the day.

Research Rotation

Residents have the option to participate in a research elective to develop, implement, and evaluate a project. Projects may include research, quality improvement, or community-based advocacy projects. Residents who participate in this elective present at the Douglas S. Moodie Annual Pediatric Research Day. Many residents have also presented their work at regional and national meetings and have authored manuscripts published in peer-reviewed pediatric journals.

Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Project

Each resident participates in a mentored quality improvement/patient safety project. This project is part of a larger QI curriculum that organizes a review of the key concepts of quality (Institute for Healthcare Improvement, IHI, modules), followed by individual, paired and group work sessions in which the resident presents and revises the proposed project with fellow residents and faculty members. The goals of the curriculum include identifying improvement opportunities from reflection on both individual patients and populations and learning improvement methodologies (PDSA) to apply to patient populations. Residents are required to present their completed projects in their third year.

The Mark Lauer Pediatric Research Grant

The Mark Lauer Pediatric Research Grant is available to Pediatric Residents at Cleveland Clinic to support seed money for unfunded, novel, innovative research proposals in the area of basic, translational, or clinical research that will advance the field of mechanisms of pediatric diseases or treatment. The grant award will provide up to $50,000 for one year of support and this will be awarded up to two individuals per year