Research and Scholarly Activity
Our primary focus is to teach each resident the necessary skills to understand research methods and to critically evaluate the scientific literature. We also provide the opportunity for residents to participate in clinical research projects in a variety of sub-specialties. Resident participation in research may result in publication. Residents will present their required projects at the Annual Research Symposium hosted by Mercy Health – Northern Region in May of each year.
The fundamentals of research methodology are provided in a series of didactic lectures. These concepts are emphasized with examples during our monthly journal club meetings and research series. The goals are to understand basic statistical methods, study design, ethical issues such as consent, animal use, fraud and authorship, and searching the literature.
To fulfill the research requirement, each resident is required to:
1. Attend and participate in monthly journal club discussions
2. Attend and participate in the core lecture series.
3. Participate in at least one academic research project to be presented at the end of their PGY2 year.
Thomas S. The Role of Dietician Intervention in Reducing Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease in Children and Adolescents on Antipsychotic Medications. Presented at the Ohio AAP meeting, Dublin, Ohio, September 23, 2016.
Brar G, Te Minda, Calcamuggio C, Eck V. Does Utilizing the Neonatal Early Onset Sepsis Calculator Help Reduce Unnecessary Sepsis Work Ups and Antibiotic Treatment in Infants >34 Weeks Gestation? Presented at the Annual VON meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 2016.
Brar G, Calcamuggio C, Eck V, Sample P. A Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Antibiotic Use in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Presented at the Annual VON meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 2016.
Brar G, Justus K, Samples P. A Quality Improvement Project to Reduce the Length of Stay in Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Presented at the Annual VON meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 2015.