CHRI Seminar Series

The 2021 CHRI Pediatric Research Seminars are monthly (third Friday) from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m Seminars will be held only via Zoom for the foreseeable future. CME credits are also available. The 2021 schedule is in progress of being filled. A couple of slots remain open, if interested, please contact

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2021 Research Seminar Series
Date Speaker Topic
Jan. 15

Pediatric Research Office (PRO), CHRI

Barriers to Running Successful Clinical Studies

William Rizzo, MD

Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome: Insights from a Longitudinal Clinical Study of a Rare Disease
Feb. 19

Held in conjunction with the Pediatric Academic Workshop Series

Special Guest Speakers: Lori Devlin, DO University of Louisville; Leslie Young, MD, University of Vermont, Burlington

Research & Advocacy to Improve the lives of Children in Opioid Crisis




Mar. 19


Janina Baranowska-Kortylewicz, PhD Beyond MYCN in Neuroblastoma: In Search of Novel Drugs and Druggable Targets 
Apr. 16 

Corrine Hanson, PhD

Nutritional Antioxidants during Pregnancy and Lactation 


May 21

Madison McPherson and Kristen Fishler, MS

Uptake of Genetic Counseling Follow-Up for Patients in the NICU

Amanda Dave, MD, MS

Cholesterol Dysregulation in Neonatal Encephalopathy
June 18

Special Guest Speaker: Robert Wechsler-Reya, PhD - SBP Medical Discovery Institute

Less Heat, More Light: Discovering Smarter Therapies for Pediatric Brain Tumors
July 16

Special Guest Speaker: Andrew Smitherman, MD, MSc - UNC Health 

Accelerated Aging in Childhood and Young Adult Cancer
Aug. 20 

Eric Peeples, MD

Defining and Managing Hypotension in Preterm Infants – the Role of Steroids and Adrenal Insufficiency

Nicholas Torbert, DO

Sept. 17

Laura Ortmann, MD

Epinephrine use in extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Gwenn Skar, MD

Complement in S. epidermidis CNS Catheter Infection  
Oct. 15

Sathish Kumar Natarajan, PhD

Palmitoleate Protects against Zika Virus-Induced Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Apoptosis

Sheridan Jost, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Triage Curriculum
Nov. 19

Kishore Challagundla, PhD


Rebecca Swanson, DNP and Jenna Allison, MD

Motor Dexterity, Motor Cortex Hemodynamic Activity, and Behavior in Children after Isolation
Dec. 17

Maegen Wallace, MD

Body Composition in Patients with Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Aleisha Nabower, MD