Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Research Program

The faculty is committed to the academic success of the fellows. The current faculty research interests range from basic science in hepatology to clinical trials on novel anti-rejection regimens and to nutrition research on clinical applications for pre- and probiotics. To ensure a meaningful research experience, 18 months are dedicated to research activity, making this a fundamental part of the training. During the first six months of fellowship, the fellow will usually identify a particular scientific area of interest and a mentor. A more concrete research plan (i.e. protocol writing) should be completed during the next semester. The second and third years are protected to allow the fellow to focus on the research project while maintaining a minimum of clinical activities. Fellows are strongly encouraged to present at academic fora and to submit manuscripts for publication. Representative publications from fellows in this program are listed below;

Rumbo C, Emerick K, Emre S, Shneider B. Azathioprine metabolite measurements in the treatment of autoimmune hepatitis in pediatric patients; a preliminary report. J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. (in press).

Norton KI, Glass RB, Kogan D, Lee JS, Emre S, Shneider BL. MR cholangiography in the evaluation of neonatal cholestasis: initial results. Radiology. 2002 Mar;222(3):687-91.

Gondolesi G, Fishbein T, Chehade M, Tschernia A, Magid M, Kaufman S, Raymond K, Sansaricq C, LeLeiko N. Serum citrulline is a potential marker for rejection of intestinal allografts. Transplant Proc. 2002 May;34(3):918-20.

Al-Ansari N, Xu G, Kollman-Bauerly K, Coppola C, Shefer S, Ujhazy P, Ortiz D, Ma L, Yang S, Tsai R, Salen G, Vanderhoof J, Shneider BL. Analysis of the effect of intestinal resection on rat ileal bile Acid transporter expression and on bile Acid and cholesterol homeostasis. Pediatr Res. 2002 Aug;52(2):286-91.

Rumbo C, Betzhold J, Merati S, Shneider BL. Autoimmune hyperlipidemia in a child with autoimmune hepatitis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2002 Aug;35(2):196-9.

Kogan-Liberman D, Emre S, Shneider B. Recent advances in pediatric liver transplantation. Curr. Gastroenterol. Reports. 4:84-97, 2002

Chen F, Ma L, Al-Ansari N, Shneider B. The role of AP-1 in the transcriptional regulation of the rat apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter. J Biol Chem. 2001 Oct 19;276(42):38703-14.

Suriawinata A, Rosencrantz R, Shneider B, Emre S, Thung S. A 12-year-old boy with chronic hepatitis C and posttransplant hepatitis. Sem. Liver Diseases 21:573-578, 2001.

Tomer G, and Shneider B. Minocycline induced hepatitis (selected summary). J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 30:105, 2000.

Kogan DL, Burroughs M, Emre S, Fishbein T, Moscona A, Ramson C, Shneider BL. Prospective longitudinal analysis of quantitative Epstein-Barr virus polymerase chain reaction in pediatric liver transplant recipients. Transplantation. 1999 Apr 15;67(7):1068-70.