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Research Experience

Yale University is well-known for its cutting-edge research. We believe that scholarship and the acquisition of high-quality research skills during fellowship are fundamental to the development of leadership, teaching skills, and critical thinking. Fellows may participate in scholarly activities including bioethics, medical education, global health, public health, health equity, quality improvement, public policy as well as clinical, translational, or basic science research. We provide opportunities for fellows to conduct research throughout Yale University. We have an individualized approach to the selection of the scholarly project and a strong track record of mentorship.

Each fellow has a Scholarship Oversight Committee, which meets at least twice a year to review and support the research progress. The Yale Pediatric Fellows Seminar and Pulmonology Conference provide venues for the fellows to present their work. Fellows are encouraged to present their research at regional, national, and international conferences, such as the American Thoracic Society International Conference, the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, and annual CHEST meeting.

Fellow Publications

Our fellows are extremely productive and have an excellent track record. They have published in peer-reviewed journals and presented their research at national meetings.

  • Sendon CS, Cowles RA, Worhunsky DJ, Hodson D, Morotti R, Bazzy-Asaad A, Esquibies AE. Pediatric unilobar resection in primary ciliary dyskinesia. Minerva Pediatr. 2020 Jul 29. doi: 10.23736/S0026-4946.20.05802-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32731729.
  • Sendon C, Esquibies AE. ITGB (Integrin subunit beta) 3 mutation involved in pulmonary hemorrhage and osteopetrosis. Respir Med Case Rep. 2019 Feb 16;26:270-272. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2019.02.011. PMID: 30828542; PMCID: PMC6383188.
  • Sharma L, Rebaza A, Dela Cruz CS. When "B" becomes "A": the emerging threat of influenza B virus. Eur Respir J. 2019 Aug 15;54(2):1901325. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01325-2019. PMID: 31416813.
  • Chang D, Xu H, Rebaza A, Sharma L, Dela Cruz CS. Protecting health-care workers from subclinical coronavirus infection. Lancet Respir Med. 2020 Mar;8(3):e13. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30066-7. Epub 2020 Feb 13. PMID: 32061333; PMCID: PMC7128440.
  • Walz L, Cohen AJ, Rebaza AP, Vanchieri J, Slade MD, Dela Cruz CS, Sharma L. JAK-Inhibitor and Type I Interferon Ability to Produce Favorable Clinical Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Res Sq [Preprint]. 2020 Aug doi: 10.21203/ Update in: BMC Infect Dis. 2021 Jan 11;21(1):47. PMID: 32869016; PMCID: PMC7457585.
  • Cherian C, Buta E, Simon P, Gueorguieva R, Krishnan-Sarin S. Association of Vaping and Respiratory Health among Youth in the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study Wave 3. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Aug 3;18(15):8208. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18158208. PMID: 34360499; PMCID: PMC8346152.
  • Kesebir D, Vazquez M, Weibel C, Shapiro ED, Ferguson D, Landry ML, Kahn JS. Human bocavirus infection in young children in the United States: molecular epidemiological profile and clinical characteristics of a newly emerging respiratory virus. J Infect Dis. 2006 Nov 1;194(9):1276-82.
  • Kahn JS, Kesebir D, Cotmore SF, D'Abramo A Jr, Cosby C, Weibel C, Tattersall P. Seroepidemiology of human bocavirus defined using recombinant virus-like particles. J Infect Dis. 2008 Jul 1;198(1):41-50.
  • Esquibies AE, Zambrano E, Ziai J, Kesebir D, Touloukian RJ, Egan ME, Reyes-Múgica M, Bazzy-Asaad A. Pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma associated with repaired congenital tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2010 Feb;45(2):202-4.
  • Kevill KA, Bhandari V, Kettunen M, Leng L, Fan J, Mizue Y, Dzuira JD, Reyes-Mugica M, McDonald CL, Baugh JA, O'Connor CL, Aghai ZH, Donnelly SC, Bazzy-Asaad A, Bucala RJ. A role for macrophage migration inhibitory factor in the neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. J Immunol. 2008 Jan 1;180(1):601-8.
  • Dokmeci E, Herrick CA. The immune system and atopic dermatitis. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2008 Jun;27(2):138-43.
  • Dokmeci E, Xu L, Robinson E, Golubets K, Bottomly K, Herrick CA.EBI3 deficiency leads to diminished T helper type 1 and increased T helper type 2 mediated airway inflammation. Immunology. 2011 Apr;132(4):559-66.
  • Nakra N, Bhargava S, Dzuira J, Caprio S, Bazzy-Asaad A. Sleep-disordered breathing in children with metabolic syndrome: the role of leptin and sympathetic nervous system activity and the effect of continuous positive airway pressure. Pediatrics. 2008 Sep;122(3):e634-42.
  • Shenoy A, Esquibies AE, Dunbar N, Dishop M, Reyes-Mugica M, Langston C, Deladoëy J, Abu-Khudir R, Carpenter T, Bazzy-Asaad A. A Novel Presentation of Diffuse Lung Disease Secondary to Congenital Hypothyroidism. J Pediatr 155:593-595, 2009.
  • Shenoy A, Kopic S, Murek M, Caputo C, Geibel JP, Egan ME. Calcium-modulated chloride pathways contribute to chloride flux in murine cystic fibrosis-affected macrophages. Pediatr Res. 2011 Nov;70(5):447-52.
  • Bruscia EM, Zhang PX, Satoh A, Caputo C, Medzhitov R, Shenoy A, Egan ME, Krause DS. Abnormal trafficking and degradation of TLR4 underlie the elevated inflammatory response in cystic fibrosis. J Immunol. 2011 Jun 15;186(12):6990-8.
  • Ishak, M., Zambrano, E. V., Bazzy-Asaad, A. and Esquibies, A. E. (2011), Unusual pulmonary findings in mucolipidosis II. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 Jul;47(7):719-21.
  • Navas-Nazario A., Li FY., Northrup V., Weiss P., Cole DEC., Carpenter TO., Bazzy-Asaad A. Effect of Vitamin D Binding Protein (DBP) Genotype on the Development of Asthma in Children, Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Jun;112(6):519-24.
  • Patel A., Weismann C., Weiss P., Russell K., Bazzy-Asaad A., Kadan-Lottick N. The Association Between Right Ventricular Dysfunction and Restrictive Lung Disease in Childhood Cancer Survivors as Measured by Quantitative Echocardiography, Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Aug 17. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25157. [Epub ahead of print]