Residency Research

THR Mentors

 

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 

Mentor

Area of Interest

Crouse

Carotid Atherosclerosis and Risk for CAD

 

Epidemiology 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

Mentor

Area of Interest

High

Improving vaccine responsiveness; Chart reviews of infections in immunocompromised hosts; Bench research on the role of IL-23 and IL-17

Luther

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

Nunez

HIV, Hepatitis C, HBV reactivation in patients taking immunosuppressors, Uncommon side effects of anti-HCV treatment

Ohl

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

Peacock

Case reports of interesting clinical cases, Case series with literature reviews for selected clinical problems (ie, CMV colitis in non-HIV, non-transplant pts; septic bursitis), Prospective observational studies of patients with X infection, Infections of prosthetic devices (Joints, heart valves, cardiac devices)

 

Molecular Medicine 

Mentor

Area of Interest

Loeser

Cellular signaling in Chondrocytes; Therapeutic lifestyle changes for osteoarthritis

McCall

Gene silencing in inflammatory shock

Seeds

Molecular mechanisms in airway inflammation

 

Nephrology 

Mentor

Area of Interest

Adams

Transplant Nephrology

Bleyer

Renal Osteodystrophy and Calcium-Phosphate Metabolism; Genetic Polymorphisms of Renal Diseases

Buckalew

Case Series and Studies of Clinical Syndromes in Nephrology

Burkart

Peritoneal dialysis; Quality Improvement and Outcomes Tracking in ESRD

Daeihagh

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

Freedman

ESRD and Diabetes; Genetic factors in chronic medical diseases

Hartmann

Kidney transplantation: monitoring, immunosuppression, risk reduction

Moossavi

Dialysis access/fistulas and grafts; Outcomes and prevention of LVH, renal artery stenosis

Rocco

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

Saran

Clinical correlates of radiologic measures of renal mass

Satko

Family history and ESRD

 

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 

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

Hite

Surfactant injury in inflammatory lung disease; Clinical research:  critical care, mechanical ventilation, sedation, VAP prevention, ethics

Meyers

Genetics of asthma and bronchial hyperresponsiveness

Morris

Sepsis clinical outcomes; ICU database-driven quality improvement queries

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 

Mentor

Area of Interest

Khan

Molecular biology of human T lymphocytes (HSP 60, Toll-like receptors)

Laxminaravana

Transcription, Mutation, and Regulation of T-lymphocyte gene expression

Mishra

Lupus clinical trials and molecular regulation mechanisms (CD154)

O'Rourke

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

Valen

Clinical reviews; Rheumatology educational curricula

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