Residency Research

Research Mentors

Internal Medicine Resident Research Mentors
(Alphabetical by Section)

 

CardiologyHematology and Oncology 
Endocrinology & MetabolismInfectious Diseases 
EpidemiologyMolecular Medicine 
Gastroenterology & Hepatology Nephrology
General Internal Medicine Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Rheumatology 

 Cardiology

Mentor

Area of Interest

Applegate

Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Acute & Chronic Coronary Syndromes Undergoing Catheterization and PCI Procedure

Cheng

Molecular Laboratory Investigations of Heart Failure; Beta3-Adrenergic Receptors

Herrington

Cardiac Population Risk; Screening Methodologies

Hundley

Cardiac Imaging, Cardiac MRI, Cancer therapy and cardiac injury, Imaging mechanisms of heart failure

Kitzman

Cardiac Imaging; Cardiac Ultrasound

Endocrinology & Metabolism (return to menu)

Mentor

Area of Interest

Das

Genetics of Diabetes

Hairson

Type 2 Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders

Epidemiology  (return to menu)

Mentor

Area of Interest

Bertoni

CVD/Diabetes population based research

Bell

Minority health and health disparities, Diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Nutrition and health behaviors

Liu

Genetic and epigenetics, Inflammation, Ectopic Adiposity, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease.

Soliman

Electrocardiography

Gastroenterology & Hepatology  (return to menu)

Mentor

Area of Interest

Bloomfeld

Pharmacotherapy of Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Colorectal Cancer Screening

Conway

Endoscopic Ultrasound; Outcomes Research in Therapeutic Endoscopy

Dawson

Bile Salt Metabolism; Organic Solute Transporters and Colitis

Evans

Outcomes Research in Biliary and Pancreatic Disorders; Therapeutic Endoscopy Techniques

Gilliam

Outcomes Research in Endoscopy Techniques

Koch

Nausea and Vomiting; Gastric Myoelectric Activity; Diabetic Gastroparesis

Mishra

Outcomes Research in Endoscopic Ultrasound; GI Oncology

Thorne

Functional and Motility Disorders; Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Weinberg

Lipoprotein and Fat Metabolism; Intestinal Lipid Absorption; Diet-Gene Interactions

General Internal Medicine (return to menu)

Mentor

Area of Interest

Miller

Cancer Prevention and Screening; Computer-Assisted Instruction; Pharmaceutical Marketing; and Health Literacy, educational research

Wofford

Outpatient Quality Improvement/Care Delivery

Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine  (return to menu)

Mentor

Area of Interest

Atkinson

Care of the Vulnerable Elderly

Ding

Pericardial fat and the development of CV Disease

Delbono

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Sarcopenia

Houston

Nutritional Aspects of Aging with emphasis on Vitamin D

Kritchevsky

Pulmonary function and inflammation in the Elderly

Lyles

Measured effects of diet and exercise interventions

Nicklas

Measured effects of diet and exercise interventions

Nicolle

Neurobiology of memory decline in aging

Sink

Correlates of memory disorders in adults

Williamson

Analysis of population data sets for factors related to health and aging

Hematology and Oncology  (return to menu)

Mentor

Area of Interest

Kucera

Laboratory testing of novel chemotherapeutics

McQuellon

Depression screening in cancer patients following surgery/therapy

Petty

Lung carcinogenesis; Receptor-selective retinoids

Porosnicu

EGFR inhibitors; Viral oncolytic therapies

Infectious Diseases (return to menu)

Mentor

Area of Interest

BachmannSexually transmitted diseases in HIV, STD control including behavioral risk, screening, diagnosis and treatment in clinical and nonclinical settings.
BarrosoAnal dysplasia screening in high-risk populations; HPV associated diseases

High

Improving vaccine responsiveness; Chart reviews of infections in immunocompromised hosts; Premature aging in HIV patients; Basic research on immune aging in nonhuman primates

Luther

Antimicrobial resistance, Antimicrobial stewardship, medical decision making, medical education

Nunez

HBV, HCV, viral hepatitis/HIV co-infection

Ohl

Surveillance testing of resistant organisms; Local microbiologic susceptibilities and local patient outcomes; Antimicrobial use and patient outcomes

Peacock

Prosthetic device infections, Bone and joint infections, Infections due to S. aureus, Fungal infections, Nontuberculous mycobacterial infections, Infections due to MDROs

Schafer     

HIV clinical research involving stress, aging, and issues related to engagement of care

WilkinHIV infection and quality of care in HIV infected patients

Molecular Medicine  (return to menu)

Mentor

Area of Interest

Furdui

Mechanisms of Response to Radiation and Targeted Therapies in Head and Neck Cancer

McCall

Gene silencing in inflammatory shock

Seeds

Molecular mechanisms in airway inflammation

Nephrology  (return to menu)

Mentor

Area of Interest

Bleyer

Inherited kidney diseases; Questions from inpatients and outpatients

BowlineNephrology Education

Burkart

Peritoneal dialysis; Quality Improvement and Outcomes Tracking in ESRD; Ultrafiltration rates in HD, Frequent Home HD

Daeihagh

Clinical Trials in HTN, DM; Sleep Disorders in dialysis patients

FletcherGeriatric Nephrology

Freedman

ESRD and Diabetes; Genetic factors in chronic medical diseases

HawfieldPregnancy and glomerulonephritis, Anemia in CKD, ESRD and renal transplant
MoossaviDialysis access/fistulas and grafts; Outcomes and prevention of LVH, renal artery stenosis
MureaOutcomes in dialysis and CKD; Genetic factors in nephrology
PalanisamyTransplant Nephrology
PirklePeritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis; investigating methods of dialysis that improve morbidity and mortality
Reeves-DanielTransplant Nephrology

Rocco

Management of Chronic Kidney Disease; Investigating optimal dialysis methods and schedule; In-home hemodialysis

Satko

Family history and ESRD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine  (return to menu)

Mentor

Area of Interest

Bleecker

Pharmaceutical clinical trials; Genomics of Asthma

Bowden

Genomics/Molecular biology of glucose metabolism and diabetes

Chatterjee

Medical devices in critical care; Simulation and web-base curricula in medical education

FilesTranslational research in intensive care unit-acquired weakness, long-term critical care outcomes and acute respiratory distress syndrome

Hawkins

Genetics of Asthma, Pharmacogenetics, Epigenetics

Meyers

Genetics of asthma and bronchial hyperresponsiveness

Morris

Sepsis clinical outcomes; ICU database-driven quality improvement queries; early rehabilitation in critically ill patients

Ohar

COPD epidemiology studies and mesothelioma genetic studies

Pascual

Genomics of Asthma, T-lymphocyte biology, Pulmonary hypertension

Seeds

Phospholipase A2 in airways and its role in infection/inflammation

Rheumatology  (return to menu)

Mentor

Area of Interest

Ang

Clinical and translational research studies in pain

Emejuaiwe

Rheumatology educational curricula

Mishra

Lupus clinical trials and molecular regulation mechanisms (CD154)

O'Rourke

Prospective reviews in Rheumatology; Clinical educational curricula; Geriatric rheumatologic assessment

 

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