Faculty in the division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine are involved in a variety of ongoing research projects focused on clinical outcomes, medical education and quality improvement. Areas of interest include asthma, physician communication and care hand-offs, patient safety, quality improvement, and global health. The division participates in multicenter collaborative projects through the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related institutions (NACHRI), the UCSF Division of Adult Hospital Medicine, and the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) networks.


Research Highlights


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Recent Faculty Publications

  • Oltman SP, Rogers EE, Baer RJ, Jasper EA, Anderson JG, Steurer MA, Pantell MS, Petersen MA, Partridge JC, Karasek D, Ross KM, Feuer SK, Franck LS, Rand L, Dagle JM, Ryckman KK, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Newborn metabolic vulnerability profile identifies preterm infants at risk for mortality and morbidity. Pediatr Res. 2020 Oct 1. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-01148-0. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33003189. View on: Pubmed
  • Kantor MA, Apgar SK, Esmaili AM, Khan A, Monash B, Sharpe BA. The Importance of Emotional Intelligence When Leading in a Time of Crisis. J Hosp Med. 2020 Sep;15(9):568-569. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3484. PMID: 32853143. View on: Pubmed
  • Pantell MS, Shields-Zeeman L. Maintaining Social Connections in the Setting of COVID-19 Social Distancing: A Call to Action. Am J Public Health. 2020 Sep;110(9):1367-1368. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305844. PMID: 32783711. View on: Pubmed
  • O'Toole JK, Hepps J, Starmer AJ, Patel SJ, Rosenbluth G, Calaman S, Campos ML, Lopreiato JO, Schnipper JL, Sectish TC, Srivastava R, West DC, Landrigan CP, Spector ND, Yu CE; I-PASS Study Education Executive Committee. I-PASS Mentored Implementation Handoff Curriculum: Frontline Provider Training Materials. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 Jun 22;16:10912. doi: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10912. PMID: 32715086. View on: Pubmed
  • Rosenbluth G, Good BP, Litterer KP, Markle P, Baird JD, Khan A, Landrigan CP, Spector ND, Patel SJ; SHM I-PASS SCORE Study Group. Communicating Effectively With Hospitalized Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Hosp Med. 2020 Jul 1;15(7):440-442. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3466. Epub 2020 Jun 17. PMID: 32584245. View on: Pubmed
  • Rosenbluth G, Tong MS, Condor Montes SY, Boscardin C. Trainee and Program Director Perspectives on Meaningful Patient Attribution and Clinical Outcomes Data. J Grad Med Educ. 2020 Jun;12(3):295-302. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-19-00730.1. PMID: 32595849. View on: Pubmed
  • Pantell MS, Hessler D, Long D, Alqassari M, Schudel C, Laves E, Velazquez DE, Amaya A, Sweeney P, Burns A, Harrison FL, Adler NE, Gottlieb LM. Effects of In- Person Navigation to Address Family Social Needs on Child Health Care Utilization: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jun 1;3(6):e206445. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.6445. PMID: 32478849. View on: Pubmed
  • Kaiser SV, Johnson MD, Walls TA, Teach SJ, Sampayo EM, Dudley NC, Zorc JJ. Pathways to Improve Pediatric Asthma Care: A Multisite, National Study of Emergency Department Asthma Pathway Implementation. J Pediatr. 2020 Aug;223:100-107.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.02.080. Epub 2020 May 11. PMID: 32409021. View on: Pubmed
  • Kaiser SV, Jennings B, Rodean J, Cabana MD, Garber MD, Ralston SL, Fassl B, Quinonez R, Mendoza JC, McCulloch CE, Parikh K. Pathways for Improving Inpatient Pediatric Asthma Care (PIPA): A Multicenter, National Study. Pediatrics. 2020 Jun;145(6):e20193026. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-3026. Epub 2020 May 6. PMID: 32376727. View on: Pubmed
  • Vidyarthi AR, Bagdasarian N, Esmaili AM, Archuleta S, Monash B, Sehgal NL, Green A, Lim A. Understanding the Singapore COVID-19 Experience: Implications for Hospital Medicine. J Hosp Med. 2020 May;15(5):281-283. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3436. Epub 2020 Apr 16. PMID: 32379029. View on: Pubmed


  • Tran A, Rushakoff R, Prasad P, Murray S, Monash B, Macmaster H. Decreasing hypoglycemia following insulin administration for inpatient hyperkalemia. J Hosp Med. 2020;15:E1. View on: Pubmed
  • Abney A, Monash B, Trappey B, Olson A. A tramatic traveler. J Hosp Med. 2020;15:E1-E5. View on: Pubmed
  • Gupta N, Cattamanchi A, Cabana M, Jennings B, Parikh K, Kaiser S. Implementing pediatric inpatient asthma pathways. J Ashtma. 2020;Mar 18:1-10. View on: Pubmed
  • Worster D, Franke M, Bazúa R, Flores H, García Z, Krupp J, Maza J, Palazuelos L, Rodríguez K, Newman PM, Palazuelos D. Observational stepped-wedge analysis of a community health worker-led intervention for diabetes and hypertension in rural Mexico. BMJ Open. 2020;10)3:e034749. View on: Pubmed
  • Ravid N, Zamora K, Rehm R, Okumura M, Takayama J, Kaiser S. Implementation of a multidisciplinary discharge videoconference for children with medical complexity: A pilot study. Pilot Feasibility Sud. 2020;18:6-27. View on: Pubmed
  • Steurer MA, Costello J, Baer RJ, Oltman SP, Feuer SK, Pacheco-Werner T, Rogers E, Jankowska MM, Block J, McCarthy M, Pantell MS, Chambers C, Ryckman KK, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Cohort study of respiratory hospital admissions, air quality and sociodemographic factors in preterm infants born in California. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2020;34(2):130-138. View on: Pubmed
  • Pantell M, Kaiser S, Torres J, Gottlieb L, Adler N. Associations between social factor documentation and hospital length of stay and readmission among children. 2020;10(1):12-19. View on: Pubmed
  • Stotts J, Lyndon A, Chan G, Bekmezian A, Rehm R. Nursing surveillance for deterioration in pediatric patients: An integrative review. J Pediatr Nurs. 2020;50:59-74. View on: Pubmed
  • De Marchis E, Pantell M, Fichtenberg C, Gottlieb L. Prevalence of patient-reported social risk factors and receipt of assistance in federally funded health centers. J Gen Intern Med. 2020;35(1):360-364. View on: Pubmed
  • Bekmezian A, Fiore D, Long M, Monash B, Padrez R, Rosenbluth G, Sun K. Keeping time: Implementing appointment-based family-centered rounds. Pedatr Qual Saf. 2019;4(4):e182. View on: Pubmed
  • McDaniel CE, Jeske M, Sampayo EM, Liu P, Walls TA, Kaiser SV. Implementing pediatric asthma pathways in community hospitals: A national qualitative study. J Hosp Med. 2019;14:E1-E7. View in Pubmed
  • Callahan K, Steinwurtzel R, Brumarie L, Schechter S, Parravicini E. Early palliative care reduces stress in parents of neonates with congenital heart disease: Validation of the “Baby, Attachment, Comfort Interventions”. J Perinatol. 2019;Sept 5:Epub ahead of print. View in Pubmed
  • Borman-Shoap E, Li ST, St Clair NE, Rosenbluth G, Pitt S, Pitt MB. Knowing your personal brand: What academics can learn from Marketing 1010. Acad Med. 2019:94(9):1293-1298. View in Pubmed
  • Balmer DF, Gottlieb-Smith RJ, Hobday PM, Long M, Carraccio C, Bale JF, Lane JL; EPAC Study Group. Pediatric career choice: Insights from a novel, medical school pathway program. Acad Pediatr. 2019; Aug 9. Epub ahead of print. View in Pubmed
  • Ross KM, Dunkel Schetter C, McLemore MR, Chambers BD, Paynter RA, Baer R, Feuer SK, Flowers E, Karasek D, Pantell M, Prather AA, Ryckman K, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L. Socioeconomic status, preeclampsia risk and gestational length in Black and White women. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2019; Jul 31. Epub ahead of print. View in Pubmed
  • Chua IS, Bogetz AL, Bhansali P, Long M, Holbreich R, Kind T, Ottolini M, Park YS, Lineberry M, Hirshfield LE. The patient experience debrief interview: How conversations with hospitalized families influence medical student learning and reflection. Acad Med. 2019; Jul 30. Epub ahead of print. View in: Pubmed
  • Patel PV, Pantell MS, Heyman MB, Verstraete S. Depression predicts prolonged length of hospital stay in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019; Jun 28. Epub ahead of print. View in: Pubmed
  • Baird J, Ashland M, Rosenbluth G. Interprofessional teams: Current trends and future directions. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2019 Aug;66(4):739-750. View in: Pubmed
  • Huang BJ, Wandler AM, Meyer LK, Dail M, Daemen A, Sampath D, Li Q, Wang X, Wong JC, Nakitandwe J, Downing JR, Zhang J, Taylor BS, Shannon K. Convergent genetic aberrations in murine and human T lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemias. PLoS Genet. 2019 Jun 14;15(6):e1008168. View in: PLoS Genetics
  • Neely JA, Dvorak CC, Pantell MS, Melton A, Huang JN, Shimano KA. Autoimmune cytopenias in pediatric hematopoietic cell transplant patients. Front Pediatr. 2019 May 3;7:171. View in: Frontiers in Pediatrics
  • Tobey M, Amir O, Beste J, Jung P, Shamasunder S, Tutt M, Shah S, Le P. Physician workforce partnerships in rural American Indian/Alaska Native communities and the potential of post-graduate fellowships. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2019;30(2):442-455. View in: Pubmed
  • Pantell M, Prather A, Downing J, Gordon N, Adler N. Social and behavioral risk factors associated with earlier onset of adult hypertension and diabetes. JAMA Network Open. May 3;2(5):e193933. View in: JAMA Network Open
  • van Schaik SM, Chang A, Fogh S, Haehn M, Lyndon A, O'Brien B, O'Sullivan P, Ranji S, Rosenbluth G, Sehgal N, Tabas J, Baron RB. Jumpstarting faculty development in quality improvement and patient safety education: A team-based approach. Acad Med. 2019;May 14. Epub ahead of print. View in: Pubmed
  • Kaiser S, Lam R, Cabana M, Bekmezian A, Bardach N, Auerbach A, Rehm R, & the Pediatric Research in the Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network. Best practices in implementing inpatient pediatric asthma pathways: A qualitative study. J Asthma. 2019;Apr 25:1-11. View in: Pubmed
  • Roberts SC, Jain S, Tremoulet AH, Kim KK, Burns JC, Anand V, Anderson M, Ang J, Ansusinha E, Arditi M, Ashouri N, Bartlett A, Chatterjee A, DeBiasi R, Dekker C, DeZure C, Didion L, Dominguez S, El Feghaly R, Erdem G, Halasa N, Harahsheh A, Jackson MA, Jaggi P, Jain S, Jone PN, Kaushik N, Kurio G, Lillian A, Lloyd D, Manaloor J, McNelis A, Michalik DE, Newburger J, Newcomer C, Perkins T, Portman M, Romero J, Ronis T, Rowley A, Schneider K, Schuster J, Tejtel SKS, Sharma K, Simonsen K, Szmuszkovicz J, Truong D, Wood J, & Yeh S for the KIDCARE Multicenter Study Group. The Kawasaki Disease Comparative Effectiveness (KIDCARE) trial: A phase III, randomized trial of second intravenous immunoglobulin versus infliximab for resistant Kawasaki disease. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019;79:98-103.
  • Borman-Shoap E, Li S, St Clair N, Rosenbluth G, Pitt S, Pitt M. Knowing your personal brand: What academics can learn from marketing 101. Acad Med. 2019;Apr 9:doi (epub ahead of print). View in: Pubmed
  • Trost M, Potisek N, Seltz L, Rudnick M, Mamey M, Long M, Quigley P. Medical student participation in patient- and family-centered rounding: A national survey of pediatric clerkships. Acad Pediatr. 2019;Jan 11:S1876-2859. View in: Pubmed
  • O’Toole J, Starmer A, Calaman S, Campos M, Hepps J, Lopreiato J, Patel S, Rosenbluth G, Schnipper J, Secish T, Srivastava R West D, Yu C, Landrigan C, & Spector N for the I-PASS Study Education Executive Committee. I-PASS mentored implementation handoff curriculum: Champion training materials. MedEdPORTAL. 2019;15:1-7. View in: Pubmed
  • Pantell M, De Marchis E, Bueno A, Gottlieb L. Practice capacity to address patients’ social needs and physician satisfaction and perceived quality of care. Ann Fam Med. 2019;17(1):42-45.
  • Murray K, Lane J, Carraccio C, Glasgow T, Long M, West D, O’Connor M, Hobday P, Schwartz A, Englander R for the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) Study Group. Crossing the gap: Using competency-based assessment to determine whether learners are ready for the undergraduacte-to-graduate transition. Acad Med. Nov 21, 2018. Epub ahead of print. View in: Pubmed
  • Carpenter C, Potts B, von Oettingen J, Bonnell R, Sainvil M, Lorgeat V, Mascary M, She X, Jean-Baptiste E, Palfrey S, Woolf A, Palfrey J. Elevated blood lead levels in infants and children in Haiti, 2015. Public Health Rep. Nov 14, 2018. Epub ahead of print. View in: Pubmed
  • Kaiser S, Lam R, Joseph G, McCulloch M, Hsia R, Cabana M, Bardach N. Limitations of using pediatric respiratory illness readmissions to compare hospital performance. J Hosp Med. 2018;13(1):737-742. View in: Pubmed
  • Baer R, McLemore M, Adler N, Oltman S, Chambers B, Kuppermann M, Pantell M, Rogers E, Ryckman K, Sirota M, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L. Pre-pregnancy or first-trimester risk scoring to identify women at high risk of preterm birth. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. Nov 5, 2018. Epub ahead of print. View in: Pubmed
  • Rosenbluth G, Destino L, Starmer A, Landrigan C, Spector N, Sectish T, for the I-PASS Campaign Committee. I-PASS handoff program: Use of a campaign to effect transformational changes. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2018;3(4):e088. View in: Pubmed
  • Santhosh L, Koth L, Baudendistel T, Sharpe B, Monash B. Tissue isn’t the issue. J Hosp Med. 2018;13(7):500-504. View in: Pubmed
  • Kaiser S & Garber M. Using quality improvement to tackle unwarranted practice variation. Hosp Pediatr. 2018;8(6):375-377. View in: Pubmed
  • Beck A, Cohen A, Colvin J, Fichtenberg C, Fleegler E, Garg A, Gottlieb L, Pantell M, Sandel M, Schickedanz A, Kahn R. Perspectives from the Society for Pediatric Research: Interventions targeting social needs in pediatric clinical care. Pediatr Res. 2018. Epub ahead of print 5/23/2018. View in: Pubmed
  • Swartz A, Collier T, Young C, Cruz E, Bekmezian A, Coffman J, Celedon J, Alkon A, Caban M. The effect of early child care attendance on childhood asthma and wheezing: A meta-analysis. J Asthma. 2018;9:1-11. View in: Pubmed
  • Oltman S, Rogers E, Baer R, Anderson J, Steurer M, Pantell M, Partridge J, Rand L, Ryckman K, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L. Initial metabolic profiles are associated with 7-day survival among infants born at 22-25 weeks of gestation. J Pediatr. 2018; pii: S0022-3476(18)30379-2. View in: Pubmed
  • Kaiser SV, Rodean J, Bekmezian A, Hall M, Shah SS, Mahant S, Parikh K, Auerbach AD, Morse R, Puls HT, McCulloch CE, Cabana MD. Effectiveness of Pediatric Asthma Pathways for Hospitalized Children: A Multi-Center, National Analysis. J Pediatr. 2018 Mar 20 (Epub ahead of print). View in: Pubmed
  • Newman P, Franke M, Arrieta J, Carrasco H, Elliott P, Flores H, Friedman A, Graham S, Martinez L, Palazuelos L, Savage K, Tymeson H, Palazuelos D. Community health workers improve disease control and medication adherence among patients with diabetes and/or hypertension in Chiapas, Mexico: an observational stepped-wedge study. BMJ Glob Health.
    2018;15(3):e000566. View in: Pubmed

  • Andrews J, Bale J, Soep J, Long M, Carraccio C, Englander R, & Powell D for the EPAC Study Group. Education in pediatrics across the continuum (EPAC): First steps toward realizing the dream of competency-based education. Acad Med. 2018;93(3):441-420. View in: Pubmed

  • Kanamori M, Dhaliwal G, Matsumura M, Monash B. Thinking outside the checkbox. J Hosp Med. 2018;13(2):100-104.
  • Plant J, Li S, Blankenburg R, Bogetz A, Long M, Butani L. Reflective practice in the clinical settings: A multi-institutional qualitative study of pediatric faculty and residents. Academic Medicine. 2017;92(11S):S75-S83.
  • Kaiser SV, Rodean J, Bekmezian A, Hall M, Shah SS, Mahant S et al. Rising utilization of inpatient pediatric asthma pathways. J Asthma. 2018;55(2):196-207. PMID: 28521558. View in: Pubmed
  • Rosenbluth, G. Improving handoffs: Teaching beyond "Watch one, do one." J Hosp Med. 2017;12(12):1022-1023. View in: Pubmed
  • Monash B, Fang M, Harrison J. Letter to the editor, the authors reply, “What can be done to maintain positive patient experience and improve residents’ satisfaction?” and vStandardized attending rounds to improve the patient experience: A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial”. J Hosp Med. 2017;12(9):786. View in: Pubmed
  • Hulland O, Farnan J, Rabinowitz R, Kearns L, Long M, Monash B, Bhansali P, Fromme H. What’s the purpose of rounds? A qualitative study examining the perceptions of faculty and students. J Hosp Med. 2017;12(11):892-897. View in: Pubmed
  • Bogetz JF, Hauer J. Certainty of Decisions: A Process-Based Model for Decision Making for Children With Severe Neurological Impairment. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Nov 01; 9922817740668. PMID: 29113499.
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  • Rosenbluth G, Burman NJ, Ranji SR, Boscardin CK. Development of a Multi-Domain Assessment Tool for Quality Improvement Projects. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Aug; 9(4):473-478. PMID: 28824761.
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  • Chu, JN, Le PV, Kennedy CJ, McPhee SJ, Wong C, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT. Factors Associated with Hepatitis B Knowledge Among Vietnamese Americans: A Population-Based Survey. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Aug; 19(4):801-808. PMID: 27900593.
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  • Mathews B, Ratcliffe T, Sehgal R, Abraham J, Monash B. Fecal Occult Blood Testing in Hospitalized Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. J Hosp Med. 2017 Jul; 12(7):567-569. PMID: 28699947.
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  • Sanchez LA, Maggadottir SM, Pantell MS, Lugar P, Rundles CC, Sullivan KE. Two Sides of the Same Coin: Pediatric-Onset and Adult-Onset Common Variable Immune Deficiency. J Clin Immunol. 2017 Jul 28. PMID: 28755066.
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  • Vidyarthi AR, Dhaliwal G, Monash B, Shum KL, Lee J, Zaas AK. Hot in the Tropics. J Hosp Med. 2017 Jun; 12(6):462-466. PMID: 28574539.
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  • Coffey M, Thomson K, Li SA, Bismilla Z, Starmer AJ, O'Toole JK, Blankenburg RL, Rosenbluth G, et al. Resident Experiences With Implementation of the I-PASS Handoff Bundle. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Jun; 9(3):313-320. PMID: 28638509.
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  • Khan A, Coffey M, Litterer KP, Baird JD, Furtak SL, Garcia BM, Ashland MA, Calaman S, Kuzma NC, O'Toole JK, Patel A, Rosenbluth G et al. Families as Partners in Hospital Error and Adverse Event Surveillance. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Apr 01; 171(4):372-381. PMID: 28241211.
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  • Collins SA, Rozenblum R, Leung WY, Morrison CR, Stade DL, McNally K, Bourie PQ, Massaro A, Bokser S et al. Acute care patient portals: a qualitative study of stakeholder perspectives on current practices. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Apr 01; 24(e1):e9-e17. PMID: 27357830.
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  • Balkin EM, Ort K, Goldsby R, Duvall J, Kim CD. Pocket Reference Card Improves Pediatric Resident Comfort in Caring for Children at End of Life. J Palliat Med. 2017 Apr; 20(4):409-414. PMID: 27792463.
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  • Holmes AV, Long M, Stallworth J. We Can Teach How to Bend the Cost Curve: Lessons in Pediatric High-Value Health Care. Pediatrics. 2017 Mar; 139(3). PMID: 28196930.
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  • Monash B, Najafi N, Mourad N, Mourad M, Rajkomar A, Ranji SR et al. Standardized Attending Rounds to Improve the Patient Experience: A Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. J Hosp Med. 2017 Mar; 12(3):143-149. PMID: 28272589.
  • Anklesaria Z, Hunt D, Shah M, Sharpe B, Monash B. Forging Ahead. J Hosp Med. 2017 Mar; 12(3):188-192. PMID: 28272598.
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  • Myers JS, Tess AV, McKinney K, Rosenbluth G, Arora VM, Tad-Y D, Vidyarthi AR. Bridging Leadership Roles in Quality and Patient Safety: Experience of 6 US Academic Medical Centers. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Feb; 9(1):9-13. PMID: 28261389.
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  • Bogetz JF, Friebert S. Defining Success in Pediatric Palliative Care While Tackling the Quadruple Aim. J Palliat Med. 2017 Feb; 20(2):116-119. PMID: 28085547.
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  • Oates A, Benedict KA, Sun K, Brakeman PR, Lim J, Kim C. Laser acupuncture reduces pain in pediatric kidney biopsies: a randomized controlled trial. Pain. 2017 Jan; 158(1):103-109. PMID: 27749608.
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  • Citrin D, Mehanni S, Acharya B, Wong L, Nirola I, Sherchan R, Gauchan B, Karki KB, Singh DR, Shamasunder S, Le P et al. Power, potential, and pitfalls in global health academic partnerships: review and reflections on an approach in Nepal. Glob Health Action. 2017; 10(1):1367161. PMID: 28914185.
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  • Dancel R, Liles EA, Fiore D. Acute pain management in hospitalized children. Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2017;12(4):277-283.
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  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many research conferences have been cancelled. We will be posting abstracts of presentations accepted to conferences that were cancelled shortly.


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