The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University fosters the development of academic scholars and new investigators. We are fortunate to have the infrastructure and programs to help develop this part of the fellowship. The following are a couple of opportunities and resources that make this possible.

Dedicated research staff as part of the department of emergency medicine

  • Robert Gibson, Director of Research
  • Anne Marie Kuchinski, Research Associate
  • Emily Hardaway, Research Assistant

Institutional Biostatisticians - Biostatistics Department

  • Departmental support to use biostatisticians
  • Member faculty that contribute to the didactics for fellows in biostatistics and epidemiology

Designing Clinical Research Course

  • Curriculum follows the Stephen B Hulley, book by the same name
  • Interactive seminars quarterly with additional pediatric emergency medicine fellows from other departments; coordinated by pediatric emergency medicine fellowship director
  • Longitudinal assistance in development of fellow projects through both the course and scholarly oversight committee

Fellows as Teachers Curriculum

  • Dedicated curriculum for fellows in teaching in all venues
  • Evaluation process for improved outcomes
  • Opportunities within the institution to achieve certification - Teaching Scholars
  • Educational Institute for year round opportunities for enhanced teaching efficacy - EII

Annual Departmental Research Day

  • Opportunities in both emergency medicine and pediatrics for presentation of work

Departmental monies to assist in travel and expenses when presenting research

Secure departmental computers within the fellow’s office for data collection and safety

Medical Scholars Program

  • Paid summer program for 1st year medical students as research assistants in departmental faculty and fellow research projects

Presentation of productive research at Medical Scholars Research Day - Medical Scholars Program

Take A look at some exciting research From our pediatric emernecy meidicne fellows

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Transfers and Telemedicine

Improving predictive ability of the Broselow Tape's weight estimation.

Use of IVC Compressibility and Emergency Department Clinical Application in Children

Critical Self Identifying Information (CSII) in Children: Implications for Reunification in a Disaster Pediatric Emergency Medicine Transfers and Telemedicine”



Pediatric emergency Medicine ongoing research and productivivity

Developmental Assessment of Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Gibson, Robert

Implementation of a Pediatric Acute Care Observation Unit (ACOU) for Children with Asthma and Sickle Cell Disease.

Gibson, Robert

Isotonic vs. Hypotonic Fluid Administration in Pediatric Care Providers, a Survey Study

Lane, Natalie

Ultrasound versus Computerized Tomography for evaluation of acute appendicitis in children at Children’s Hospital of Georgia: A Retrospective Chart Review

Allen, Kevin

Role of Ketamine as adjuvant therapy for status asthmaticus in pediatric asthma patients.

Baer Ellington, Aimee

Evaluation of Mass Casualty Triage Algorithms in a Pediatric Population

Lane, Natalie

Role of Ketamine as adjuvant therapy for acute vaso-occlusive crisis in pediatric sickle cell patients

Hsu, George

Assessing the Inter-Rater Reliability of the Clinical Asthma Score (CAS)

Baer Ellington, Aimee

Accuracy of Medication Dosing and Equipment Size use by EMS to Treat Children Transported to AUMC CHOG.

Sutton, Danielle

Predicting Severe Pneumonia in the Emergency Department: A Global Study of the Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN)

Tucker, Jennifer

Longitudinal Evaluation of the Required Level of Supervision for Pediatric Fellows

Lane, Natalie

Improving predictive ability of the Broselow Tape's weight estimation.

Saeed, Wajeeha

Improving Mental Health Screening in the Pediatric Emergency Department, A Pilot Study

Farish, Alexandria

    • Case 1: Electrolyte Abnormalities in 7-day-old Girl, Kaminecki, I., Vates, T., Barrows, F., & Hudome, S. (2019). Pediatrics in Review, 40(9), 482–484. doi: 10.1542/pir.2017-0195
    • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria: Diagnostic Challenges in Pediatric Patient, Krishnaprasadh, D., Kaminecki, I., Perl, A. S., & Teitelbaum, J. (2019).  Case Reports in Pediatrics, 2019, 1–5. doi: 10.1155/2019/4930494
    • A Potential Pitfall of Using Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma in Pediatric Trauma. Baer Ellington, A. , Kuhn, W. and Lyon, M. (2019),  J Ultrasound Med, 38: 1637-1642. doi:10.1002/jum.14837
    • Unusual rash development in a 7-year-old male. Percy KD, Federico MD, Mellick LB. Emerg Med Open J. 2017; 3(1): 14-15. doi: 10.17140/EMOJ-3- 133 
    • Invasive Yersiniosis in a Pediatric Patient with Beta-Thalassemia Major Causing Acute Decompensation after Rapid Blood Transfusion, a Case Report.  Hsu G., Jones A., Thornton A.  Pediatric Emergency Care 2016 
    • A Survey of Pneumococcal Prophylaxis Practices among Sickle Cell Providers Journal of Pediatrics & Child Health Care, Clay ELJ, HSU G, Xu H, Pace BS 6-2016 
    • To Swim or Not to Swim? A Review of Drowning Injuries in Children. Sutton, D. Allen, K.A. (2016 October) To Swim or Not to Swim? A Review of Drowning Injuries in Children. EPIC: The Magazine of the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians, Fall 2016. 
    • Therapeutic Hypothermia Following Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest, Is There Any Benefit?
      Hsu, G. Farish, A. (2016 June) EPIC: The Magazine of the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians, Summer 2016.
    • Patient- and family-centered care of children in the emergency department.  Lane, N, Dudley N, Ackerman A, Brown KM, Snow SK; Pediatrics. 2015 Jan;135(1):e255-72. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3424. 
    • Death of a child in the Emergency Department.  Pediatrics. 2014 Jul;134(1):198-201. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1245
        • Utility of Body Habitus Parameters to Determin and Improve the Accuracy of the Broselow Tap. Saeed W, Talathi S, Suneja U, et al. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 24]. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020;10.1097