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 IRB approved research project/scholarly activity to be presented at the end of their PGY 2 year.



Thomas S.        Autism for the Primary Care Physician, Northwest Ohio Osteopathic Association, Presented at NWOOA Annual Conference, Sandusky, Ohio   November 10, 2019


Brar G.             A Quality improvement project to improve timely administration of the first does of antibiotics in the NICU, Presented at PAS Academic Society meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 2018


Brar G.             Antibiotic Stewardship in the NICU, Keynote speaker , 2nd Euroscicon World Conference in Pediatrics, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2018


Te M, Brar G.   A QI project to determine the correlation between admission and four hour EOS scores with antibiotic use in the management of rule out early onset sepsis in infants born > 34                                 weeks GA, Presented at the Annual VON meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2017