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Rosemary Nabaweesi

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentPediatrics, College of Medicine
DivisionPeds CARE
Address800 Marshall Street
Mail Slot # 512-26
Little Rock AR 72202
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    Dr. Nabaweesi is a health services researcher and KL2 scholar in the Department of Pediatrics and Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. She also has an adjunct appointment with the Department of Health Policy and Management in the College of Public Health. Her research interests are translational science, community engagement, health disparities, Adverse Childhood Experiences and pediatric trauma.

    Dr. Nabaweesi’s research explores innovative methodologies for observation of home and car passenger safety practices, understanding psychosocial factors that contribute to disparate uptake of infant safe sleep recommendations by vulnerable populations. Her research focuses on childhood injury prevention and health disparities reduction for rural and minority populations. She uses implementation science tools and academic-community partnerships to improve rural minority children’s health status. She also studies the impact of policies on clinical provider practices and child caregivers.

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    Collapse Translational Research Institute: Clinical and Translational Science Award

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    Academic Pediatric Association
    Society for Advancement of Violence & Injury Research
    Academy Health
    Pediatric Trauma Society
    Injury Prevention Center
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    Health Policy and Management
    Comprehensive Assessments Framework for Environments of Trauma

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    Governor's Trauma Advisory Council, System Outcomes Evaluation Committee

    AAP, Injury and Violence Prevention Program, Committee Member

    SAVIR, Science and Research Committee

    Academic Pediatric Association Region VII Co-Chair

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    1. Nabaweesi R, Robbins JM, Goudie A, Onukwube JI, Bowman SM, Aitken ME. A Cross-Sectional Study of Emergency Department Visits by Children After All-Terrain Vehicle Crashes, Motor Vehicle Crashes, and Sports Activities. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jul; 34(7):479-483. PMID: 27383406.
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    2. Nabaweesi R, Ramakrishnaiah RH, Aitken ME, Rettiganti MR, Luo C, Maxson RT, Glasier CM, Kenney PJ, Robbins JM. Authors' Reply. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 06; 15(6):825-826. PMID: 29866292.
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    3. Nabaweesi R, Ramakrishnaiah RH, Aitken ME, Rettiganti MR, Luo C, Maxson RT, Glasier CM, Kenney PJ, Robbins JM. Injured Children Receive Twice the Radiation Dose at Nonpediatric Trauma Centers Compared With Pediatric Trauma Centers. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 01; 15(1 Pt A):58-64. PMID: 28847467.
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    4. Whiteside-Mansell L, Nabaweesi R, Caballero AR, Mullins SH, Miller BK, Aitken ME. Assessment of Safe Sleep: Validation of the Parent Newborn Sleep Safety Survey. J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 Jul - Aug; 35:30-35. PMID: 28728766.
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    5. Nabaweesi R, Ramakrishnaiah RH, Rettiganti MR, Luo C, Glasier CM, Maxson RT, Aitken ME, Kenney PJ, Robbins JM. The Clinical Impact of a Web-Based Image Repository on Radiation Exposure in Injured Children. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Nov; 13(11):1397-1403. PMID: 27577592.
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    6. Utecht J, Judkins J, Otte JN, Colvin T, Rogers N, Rose R, Alvi M, Hicks A, Ball J, Bowman SM, Maxson RT, Nabaweesi R, Pradhan R, Sanddal ND, Tudoreanu ME, Winchell RJ, Brochhausen M. OOSTT: a Resource for Analyzing the Organizational Structures of Trauma Centers and Trauma Systems. CEUR Workshop Proc. 2016 Aug; 1747. PMID: 28217041.
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    7. Aitken ME, Rose A, Mullins SH, Miller BK, Nick T, Rettiganti M, Nabaweesi R, Whiteside-Mansell L. Grandmothers' Beliefs and Practices in Infant Safe Sleep. Matern Child Health J. 2016 07; 20(7):1464-71. PMID: 26987862; PMCID: PMC4911312 [Available on 07/01/17].
    8. Nabaweesi R, Morlock L, Lule C, Ziegfeld S, Gielen A, Colombani PM, Bowman SM. Do prehospital criteria optimally assign injured children to the appropriate level of trauma team activation and emergency department disposition at a level I pediatric trauma center? Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Nov; 30(11):1097-102. PMID: 25142797.
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    9. Brunetti MA, Mahesh M, Nabaweesi R, Locke P, Ziegfeld S, Brown R. Diagnostic radiation exposure in pediatric trauma patients. J Trauma. 2011 Feb; 70(2):E24-8. PMID: 20805769.
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    10. Sawaya D, Goldstein S, Seetharamaiah R, Suson K, Nabaweesi R, Colombani P, Gearhart J. Gastrointestinal ramifications of the cloacal exstrophy complex: a 44-year experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jan; 45(1):171-5; discussion 175-6. PMID: 20105600.
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    11. Olbrecht VA, Nabaweesi R, Arnold MA, Chandler N, Chang DC, McIltrot KH, Abdullah F, Paidas CN, Colombani PM. Pectus bar repair of pectus excavatum in patients with connective tissue disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Sep; 44(9):1812-6. PMID: 19735830.
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    12. Abdullah F, Zhang Y, Camp M, Rossberg MI, Bathurst MA, Colombani PM, Casella JF, Nabaweesi R, Chang DC. Splenectomy in hereditary spherocytosis: Review of 1,657 patients and application of the pediatric quality indicators. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Jul; 52(7):834-7. PMID: 19214973.
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    13. Togioka BM, Arnold MA, Bathurst MA, Ziegfeld SM, Nabaweesi R, Colombani PM, Chang DC, Abdullah F. Retinal hemorrhages and shaken baby syndrome: an evidence-based review. J Emerg Med. 2009 Jul; 37(1):98-106. PMID: 19081701.
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    14. Nabaweesi R, Arnold MA, Chang DC, Rossberg MI, Ziegfeld S, Sawaya DE, Bathurst MA, Colombani P, Abdullah F. Prehospital predictors of risk for pelvic fractures in pediatric trauma patients. Pediatr Surg Int. 2008 Sep; 24(9):1053-6. PMID: 18679692.
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    15. Olbrecht VA, Arnold MA, Nabaweesi R, Chang DC, McIltrot KH, Abdullah F, Paidas CN, Colombani PM. Lorenz bar repair of pectus excavatum in the adult population: should it be done? Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Aug; 86(2):402-8; discussion 408-9. PMID: 18640305.
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    16. Olbrecht VA, Abdullah F, Arnold MA, Nabaweesi R, Chang DC, McIltrot KH, Paidas CN, Colombani PM. Upper sternal depression following Lorenz bar repair of pectus excavatum. Pediatr Surg Int. 2008 Jul; 24(7):843-6. PMID: 18438675.
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    17. Arnold MA, Chang DC, Nabaweesi R, Colombani PM, Bathurst MA, Mon KS, Hosmane S, Abdullah F. Risk stratification of 4344 patients with gastroschisis into simple and complex categories. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Sep; 42(9):1520-5. PMID: 17848242.
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    18. Arnold MA, Chang DC, Nabaweesi R, Colombani PM, Fischer AC, Lau HT, Abdullah F. Development and validation of a risk stratification index to predict death in gastroschisis. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jun; 42(6):950-5; discussion 955-6. PMID: 17560201.
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    19. Abdullah F, Arnold MA, Nabaweesi R, Fischer AC, Colombani PM, Anderson KD, Lau H, Chang DC. Gastroschisis in the United States 1988-2003: analysis and risk categorization of 4344 patients. J Perinatol. 2007 Jan; 27(1):50-5. PMID: 17036030.
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