Department of Family Medicine

Research

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The Department of Family Medicine is growing its research efforts. In 2016 the department received the following awards:

2016 Scholarship Awardees

  • Faculty: Paul Hershberger, Ph.D.
  • Resident: Arthur “Neil” Horton, M.D.

It is an exciting time in the Department of Family Medicine Research Division!

Faculty Research

Dr. Lisa Kellar presenting at the North American  Primary Care Research Group.Family medicine faculty members are conducting various research projects at both the Wright State Physicians Health Center and the Five Rivers Family Health Center locations. Faculty research interests include quality improvement, improving the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, chronic pain, substance abuse, obesity, hypertension, rural medicine, community outreach and interprofessional team based care.

2016 Faculty Research Presentations

Name(s)

Presentation Title

Conference(s)

Katharine Conway, M.D.

Implementation of a State-Wide Mental Health Screening Program for Newly Arrived Refugees and Identification of Existing Gaps for Needed Mental Health Services and Primary Care Provision

North American Refugee Health Conference, Niagara Falls, NY

Katharine Conway, M.D.

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Immigrant and Migrant Health Conference

Paul Hershberger, Ph.D.

Wright State University Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Training Program. Poster Presentation.

SBIRT Grantee Meeting (SAMSHA), Bethesda, Md.

Lisa Kellar, M.D.

Increases in the rates of term stillbirth in the USA following the adoption of the 39-week rule: when are the additional stillbirths occurring? Poster presentation.

SMFM Pregnancy Conference

Lisa Kellar, M.D.

Changes in the patterns of term stillbirth in the USA following the adoption of the 39-week rule: a cause for concern?

SMFM Pregnancy Conference

Lisa Kellar, M.D.

Non-Indicated Antibiotic Prescribing to US Adults, 1980-2012, Comparisons of Prescription Rates by Race/Ethnicity. Poster Presentation.

2016 NAPCRG Annual Meeting

Lisa Kellar, M.D.

Opiate Prescribing for Osteo-Arthritis. Poster Presentation.

2016 NAPCRG Annual Meeting

Lisa Kellar, M.D.

Patterns in the Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis and its treatment in the Outpatient Setting US 1980-2012. Poster Presentation.

Family Medicine Education Consortium, Pittsburgh, Penn.

Anne Proulx, DO

Collaborating with Pharmacy Students Using a Patient Decision Aid and Motivational Interviewing to Affect Patient Behavior Change. Poster Presentation.

STFM Annual Spring Conference, Minneapolis, Minn.

Marjorie Bowman, M.D.

Implementation of Redcap (Research Data Capture Project – Redcap.Org) for Research Data Base Management and Operations

2016 NAPCRG Annual meeting,
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Lisa Righter, M.D.

Diabetes Care Management: Are New Patients Making Our Numbers Worse?

STFM Conference on Practice Improvement, Newport Beach, Calif.

Lisa Righter, M.D.

QI Project: Procedure Room Ease of Use. Poster Presentation

STFM Conference on Practice Improvement, Newport Beach, Calif.

Lisa Righter, M.D.

QI Project: Depression Screening and Follow-up. Poster Presentation.

STFM Conference on Practice Improvement, Newport Beach, Calif.

Lisa Righter, M.D.

QI Project: Weight Assessment and Counseling for Children and Adolescents. Poster Presentation.

STFM Conference on Practice Improvement, Newport Beach, Calif.

2016 Faculty Publications

Name(s)

Publication Title

Publication Reference

Therese Zink, M.D.

Exploring Genitoanal Injury and HIV Risk Among Women: Menstrual Phase, Hormonal Birth Control, and Injury Frequency and Prevalence

Brawner B, Sommers M, Moore K, Aka-James R, Zink T, Brown KM, Fargo, JD.Exploring Genitoanal Injury and HIV Risk Among Women: Menstrual Phase, Hormonal Birth Control, and Injury Frequency and Prevalence. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2016: 71 (2); 207–212. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000824

Therese Zink, M.D.

A Tale of Two Family Practice Clinics: How They Adopted Patient-Centered Care, But Couldn't Sustain It

Kralewski J, Zink T, Dowd B, Tong J. A Tale of Two Family Practice Clinics: How They Adopted Patient-Centered Care, But Couldn't Sustain It. American Association for Physician Leadership. March 2016.

Resident Research

Saba-qureshiandKaruna-Anantharaman.pngResident physician Lara Ilyas, M.D., received a STFM/NIDA Training Award in Substance Abuse and Addiction. Her mentor, Josephine F. Wilson, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues at WSU, will help her grow her research skills as she tests CareText, a cell phone text messaging app using motivational interviewing messages. This research project uses a two-group, randomized control trial in which patients receive usual treatment or CareText after screening, brief intervention and referral to training (SBIRT). Her clinical mentors included family medicine faculty Paul J. Hershberger, Ph.D., director of behavioral science and Michael Duane Jacobson, D.O., who is certified in addiction medicine. Jacobson is continuing to use the data to further explore substance abuse and addictions.

All graduating residents in the classes of 2015 and 2016 presented research projects at local and/or national conferences. Residents also are preparing articles for publication, including Paul Krebs, M.D., who has done a survey on stress fractures and long distances runners at the collegiate level.

2016 Resident Research Presentations

Resident Name(s)

Mentor Name(s)

Presentation Title

Conference(s)

Karuna Anatharaman
Saba Qureshi

Anne Proulx, D.O.

Utilizing the One-Minute Preceptor for Medical Student Teaching. Poster Presentation.

Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum (DAGMEC), Dayton

Lara Ilyas, M.D.

Josephine Wilson, D.D.S.
Michael Jacobson, D.O.
Paul Hershberger, Ph.D.
Matthew Knapke, MS4

CareText, an Automated SBIRT Follow-Up Application with Motivational Interviewing Messages about Sobriety. Poster Presentation.

Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum (DAGMEC), Dayton
BSOM Medical Student Research Symposium

Kyle Ott, M.D.

Michael Barrow,  M.D.

The Stiffed-Necked Basketball Player Who Sees Double

Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum (DAGMEC). Dayton

George Matic, M.D.

Paul Hershberger, Ph.D.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Professionalism in Health Professions Students/Residents

Family Medicine Education Consortium, Pittsburgh, Penn.

Student Research

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Medical students Eric Thuney, Austin Williams and Michael Robertson presented posters at the Medical Student Research Symposium in April 2016.

Active research opportunities for medical and graduate students are available. Medical students have the opportunity to conduct scholarship activities, through the Area Health Education Center summer program and one-on-one. Students interested in pursuing a research/scholarship project, please review the short power point presentation and contact the research program manager, Jayna Vossler, M.S., CRA, RHIA, to schedule a meeting. Students should be prepared to discuss interests, ideas, questions, and goals during the initial meeting in order to decide which faculty member would be most fitting as a mentor. Jayna will also provide guidance to students on which CITI training courses need to be completed.

Our goal is for students to present the findings of their project through posters, presentations, and publications. Many Scholarship Opportunities are available: Boonshoft School of Medicine Medical Student Research Symposium, STFM (Society of Teachers of Family Medicine), and regional family medicine meetings: Family Medicine Education Consortium and Family Medicine Midwest.

Currently, students are involved in Students Teaching Educational Plans for Success (STEPS) Initiative, working at Reach Out on a Household Wellness Initiative, and working on quality improvement projects at both Wright State Physicians and Five River Family Health Center. Please contact Jayna if you are interested in learning more about the research opportunities within the Department of Family Medicine!


Family Medicine Research Program Manager

Jayna M. Vossler, M.S., CRA, RHIA
Location: 725 University Boulevard
Fairborn, OH 45435
Phone: (937) 245-7220
Email: jayna.vossler@wright.edu

Last edited on 09/13/2016.