Research is essential for advancing knowledge about the cause of pediatric diseases and developing new approaches for their treatment. The research presented at the CHRI Pediatric Research Forum ranges from basic sciences to translational research and community studies showcasing our commitment to help all children live healthy lives.
This year's forum will be held May 13 & 14, 2021. Due to our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hosting the 2021 CHRI Pediatric Research Forum virtually. A live session will be presented via Zoom on May 13. The virtual forum site will launch on May 13 and feature the abstracts, posters and audio/video presentations of the research accepted to be featured.
CHRI is also supporting the second annual Medicinal Musings highlighting the artistic and humanistic aspect of medicine as a complement to the traditional research topics. Works of original poetry, prose, photography, art and musical compositions will be collected. While the theme of the forum is centered around child health, related or general topics of physician wellness are also highly encouraged. We are committed to seeking diversity and celebrating the varied backgrounds and identities of authors to amplify all voices and unique experiences in medicine.
If you are not planning to submit research or art but would like to attend the virtual forum (live session and/or view the virtual poster session site), please register here to make sure you receive event notifications and login information.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, May 13
4:30 p.m. Keynote Speakers
- Kate Heelan, PhD, Professor, Exercise Science, University of Nebraska Kearney - Adaptations of an Effective Evidence-based Pediatric Weight Management Intervention for Implementation into Rural and Micropolitan Communities
- Gwenn Skar, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center - Developing Your Path in Research
5:30 p.m. Award Ceremony: Trainee Awards & Medicinal Musings Ann L. Anderson Berry, MD, PhD, Interim Executive Director, CHRI; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UNMC; Division Chief, Neonatology, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Friday, May 14
8:00 a.m. Grand Rounds: Rachel Marlow, MD, UNMC - Clinical Characteristics Distinguishing Bronchiolitis Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation and My Experience Figuring it Out
8:30 a.m. Medical Student Award Ceremony presented by:Nathan Gollehon, MD, MHPTT, FAAP, Director of Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education, Vice-Chair for Education, Assistant Professor of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Clerkship Director at UNMC
Omaha Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
John Schmidt, MD, Associate Professor of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Clerkship Director at Creighton University School of Medicine, CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy