The pediatric cardiology fellowship at UAMS/ACH provides diverse options for mentored research. Resources available to fellows include database projects (using the Pediatric Health Information System [PHIS] and National Birth Defects Prevention Study [NBDPS], to name a few), unique opportunities in fetal cardiology (including the use of fetal magnetocardiography, available at only several centers worldwide), and bench research through the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ranked among the top pediatric research institutes for NIH funding). Fellows frequently win awards for abstracts presented at national and international meetings; many graduating fellows have gone on to have successful careers as independent investigators at academic institutions nationwide.

Recent fellow publications:

  1. Purifoy ET, Spray BJ, Riley JS, Prodhan P, Bolin EH. Effect of Trisomy 21 on Postoperative Length of Stay and Non-cardiac Surgery After Complete Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot. Pediatr Cardiol. 2019 ec; 40(8):1627-1632. PMID: 31494702.
  2. Dalby ST, Tang X, Daily JA, Sukumaran S, Collins RT, Bolin EH. Effect of pericardial effusion on outcomes in children admitted with systemic lupus erythematosus: a multicenter retrospective cohort study from the United States. Lupus. 2019 Mar; 28(3):389-395. PMID: 30744520.
  3. Shivaram P, Angtuaco S, Ahmed A, Daily J, Grigsby DF, Li L, Craft M, Danford D, Kutty S. Age-Related Changes in Inferior Vena Cava Dimensions among Children and Adolescents with Syncope. J Pediatr. 2019 04; 207:49-53.e3. PMID: 30580976.
  4. Kosiv KA, Gossett JM, Bai S, Collins RT 2nd. Congenital Heart Surgery on In-Hospital Mortality in Trisomy 13 and 18. Pediatrics. 2017;140(5):e20170772. doi:10.1542/peds.2017-0772

Recent fellow presentations:

  1. Cobb, Harrison. Cutting Balloon Angioplasty on Branch Pulmonary Artery Stenosis In Congenital Heart Disease, oral presentation at PICS-AICS in Sept 2019.
  2. Schoeneberg, Laura. Utility of Cardiac MRI in Children After out of Hospital Arrest, oral presentation at North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging annual meeting, Sept 2019.
  3. Crawford, Richard. Mortality Among Children with Heart Disease and Adenovirus Pneumonia Adenovirus, oral presentation at American Academy of Pediatrics Nov 2019.
  4. Arthur, Lindsay. Transthoracic Echocardiography is an Inadequate Imaging Modality in Senning and Mustard Survivors, oral presentation at North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging annual meeting, Sept 2019.

Recent fellow awards:

  1. Katya Kosiv, best abstract, Fetal Cardiology
  2. Eric Purifoy, travel award ACC

Link to UAMS SARA lab: https://obgyn.uams.edu/research/sara-research-centers/

Link to ACRI: https://www.archildrens.org/research/research

Link to NBDPS: http://www.nbdps.org/

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UAMS is one of the few hospitals in the nation with a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) which is used for fetal magnetocardiography and allows for the evaluation and study of fetal arrythmias.

 

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UAMS is one of the few hospitals in the nation with a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) which is used for fetal magnetocardiography and allows for the evaluation and study of fetal arrythmias.

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute

Link to PHIS: https://www.childrenshospitals.org/phis