Research Opportunities

Our faculty believes in order for the comprehensive care of children to be achieved, it is mandatory for the division to participate in all aspects of research. Our division’s commitment to clinical research and case studies has resulted publications.

Our Publications include:

Elizabeth Yen, MD, and Dalya L Chefitz, MD, Lakshmi P Uppaluri, MD, MBBS, Jon M Burnham, MD, MSCE, Lakshmi N Moorthy, MD, MSNot Just Another Nosebleed  Pediatric Puzzler published November 1, 2013 in  Contemporary Pediatrics

Murthy, Kenton K, Chefitz, Dalya L,  Cerebral Venous Sin Thrombosis:  A Case Report with Review of Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies, Clinical Case Reports 2014, Volume 4 – Issue 5 – 1000354 


Clark J, Simpson A; Integrating Basic Science into Clinical Teaching Initiative Working Group,

Clark J, Stanton B, Kamat D, Asmar B, Sudhanthar S, Mehta R, Kanto W, Kramer E, Bostwick B, Gray B, Rabalais G, Shickler K, Boeckman A, Posnansky B, Prakash D, Chefitz D, Friedman A, McPhillips H, Shugerman R.

J Pediatr. 2008 Nov;153(5):589-90, 590.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.07.020.

PMID 18940345

Nolfi-Donegan D, Viswanathan A,  Chefitz D, Moorthy LN,  “ A child with recently diagnosed diabetes mellitus type 1 and subsequent systemic arthritis", The Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology. 2012 Volume 14 Number 1. DOI: 10.5580/2b7d

Peng, T, Chefitz D, Gaur S, Pan W, Moorthy LN. Intravenous Immunoglobulin Use in a Child with Kikuchi Disease. Accepted for poster presentation at ACAAI conference November 7-11 in Baltimore 2013

Weller, Alan; Marcella, Stephen; Adverse Asthma Outcomes in Pediatrics, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) and Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting (PAS): 2008

Weller, Alan; Marcella, Stephen ; Comorbidity Count and Adverse Asthma Outcomes in Children, Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting (PAS): 2009

Weller, Alan; Marcella, Stephen; Clinical and Non-Clinical Predictors of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Hospitalized Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting (PAS): 20

Brittany Parlow,  Adil Mohiuddin, Theodore Chou, Janice Cato-Varlack, Alexis Boneparth, Lakshmi N. Moorthy, Abdominal Pain, Rash, and Arthritis, Clinical Pediatrics ID CLP-RR-14-569

Our current Research Projects include

  • *Early literacy and the pediatrician

  • *Post-partum depression - Parenting Support Groups for Spanish-speaking mothers 

  • *Faculty advisor to pediatric resident projects:

  • "Drawing Play" research project - IRB approval pending

  • "Hookah Education" research project - IRB approval pending

  • "Community Resources" scholarly project