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Research & Scholarly Activity at FWMEP

At FWMEP scholarly activity is an integral part of clinical training for residents.  Through these activities residents help to advance the practice of medicine and improve patient care.  Projects are encouraged to be community-based, interprofessional, and directed at improving the health of the Fort Wayne population, especially the vulnerable and underserved.  Research Teams include Residents, FWMEP Faculty, and interprofessionals from our community.  FWMEP provides support for statistical assistance and travel for presentations.  Dr. Brian Henriksen, Director, Research and Scholarly Activity works closely with residents on all phases of their projects.

Research Awards

The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) holds their Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars each year with a competitive opportunity for poster presentations at this national event.  FWMEP has had four presentations (100% acceptance rate) for 2014 & 2015**.  FWMEP is honored to announce the following awards: 

 

2016

 
2nd Place ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Stephen Morse, DO; Amy Dawson, MD
Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening in Hispanics

2015

 
HONORABLE MENTION
Gregory J. Esslinger, DO; Aaron Coray, DO, Meg Wilson, PhD
Physical Health of Family Medicine Residents in the United States
 

The Indiana Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) hosts a yearly Research Day for Residents and Faculty to present their research/scholarly activity projects.  All Indiana Family Residency Programs are invited to participate in this competitive event that showcases both podium and poster presentations.  In 2015 the IAFP Research Day took place on May 7th in Indianapolis and was attended by over 140 family medicine residents and faculty from across the state. Attendees heard Original Research, Performance Improvement, and Case Presentations; awards and cash prizes were given at the end of the day.  FWMEP had a total of 7 projects presented (4 podium and 3 poster) and had the largest number of podium presentations of the Residency programs attending.  FWMEP is proud to announce awards in Original Research.

 

1st Place ORIGINAL RESEARCH CATEGORY
Jessica Morse, DO & Joshua Dettinger, MD;Amy Dawson, MD, Chris Ley, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Michelle Bojrab, MS, RDN, CD
Pediatric Obesity: Efficacy of Group Visits
 
2nd Place ORIGINAL RESEARCH CATEGORY
Brianna Serbus, MD; Jana Sanders, MEn, Deborah McMahan, MD, Kailey Neff, Gregory Eigner, MD, Meg Wilson, PhD
A Retrospective Analysis of Overdose Deaths in Allen County, 2008 - 2013                                                                                      

 

2014

 

2ndPlace ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Sarah Turner, MD, Jed Tompkins, DO; Steven Schwieterman, MD, Ravi Raju, MD
Prevalence of Iron Deficiency in Early Pregnancy 
 
2nd Place PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
Daniel Miller, MD, Gregory Dowling, MD; Aaron Coray, Chris Ley, NEA-BC
Reducing ER Recidivism
 
1st Place CASE PRESENTATIONS
Julia Ishak, MD; Steven Schwieterman, MD
Rare Form of CJD Diagnosed With Recent Radiological Advances: A Case Report

 

2013


1st Place ORIGINAL RESEARCH CATEGORY
Justin Grannell, DO, Jason Tanner, MD; Meg Wilson, PhD, Deborah McMahan, MD, Jana Sanders, MEn
Barriers Medical Professional Face when Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect

 

FWMEP Research/Scholarly Activity Projects

2015-2016

Beau Links, DO, Andrew Mullally, MD; Zachry Waterson, DO, FAAFP, Mark King, DO                                                                                                           Comparing Training Load and Intensity Perceptions between Female Distance Runners and Their Coach

Sebastian Harris, MD; Zachry Waterson, DO, FAAFP, Meg Wilson, PhD                                                                                                                                                Barriers to Dementia Screening

Aditya Ahlawat, MD, Amirummul Nusairee, MD; Amy Dawson, MD, Chris Ley, MS, RN, NEA-BD                                                                                                         Identifying Health Disparities to Optimize Patient Care in the Outpatient Setting

Stephen Morse, DO; Amy Dawson, MD                                                                                                                                                                                              Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening in Hispanics

2014-2015 

 

Natalia Allison, MD; Deborah McMahan, MD, Meg Wilson, PhD, Gregory Eigner MD, Jana Sanders MEn, Nichole Hartman BSN, RN, Steve Williams, RN
Estimated Prevalence and Cost of Tuberculosis among Asian Nail Salon Technicians

Gregory J. Esslinger, DO; Aaron Coray, DO, Meg Wilson, PhD
Physical Health of Family Medicine Residents in the United States**

Adam D. Keesling, MD; Robert Wilkins, MD
Novel Use of Duloxetine for Neurogenic Urinary Incontinence: A Case Report

Jessica Morse, DO, Joshua Dettinger, MD; Amy Dawson, MD, Chris Ley, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Michelle Bojrab, MS, RDN, CD
Pediatric Obesity: Efficacy of Group Visits

Brianna Serbus, MD; Jana Sanders, MEn, Deborah McMahan, MD, Kailey Neff, Gregory Eigner, MD, Meg Wilson, PhD
A Retrospective Analysis of Overdose Deaths in Allen County, 2008-2013

Catherine Moffitt, DO, Angie Pagano, DO; Robert Wilkins, MD, Meg Wilson PhD
Readability and Suitability of Patient Education Materials in a Primary Care Residency Clinic 

Andrea K. Tufo, DO; Zachry L. Waterson, DO, FAAFP
Investigating Resident Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in the Hospital**

2013-2014

 

Christopher Baltes, MD; Zachry Waterson, DO, FAAFP
Barriers to Dementia Screening For the Primary Care Physician—A Physician Led Questionnaire 

Janel Gagnon, MD, Christi Wallace, MD, Megan Settle, MD; Amy Dawson, MD
Video Vs Face-To-Face Educational Strategies for Women Choosing Breast or Bottle Feeding

Mustafa Hasan, MD; Amy Dawson, MD, Meg Wilson, PhD
Patient Literacy Levels in an Urban Family Medicine Center

Julia Ishak, MD; Steven Schwieterman, MD
Rare Form of CJD Diagnosed With Recent Radiological Advances: A Case Report

Erin Jefferson, DO; Zachry Waterson, DO, FAAFP, Gregory Eigner, MD
The Utility of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapies in the Treatment Course of Concussion with Likely Post-Concussion Syndrome: A Case Report

Daniel Miller, MD, Gregory Dowling, MD; Aaron Coray, DO, Chris Ley, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Reducing ER Recidivism

Ryan Singerman, DO; Zachry Waterson, DO, FAAFP, Gregory Eigner, MD, Heidi Musgrave, PhD
Effectiveness of Strain-Counterstrain Osteopathic Treatment for Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome**

Sarah Turner, MD, Jed Tompkins, DO; Ravi Raju, MD, Steven Schwieterman, MD
Prevalence of Iron Deficiency in Early Pregnancy**

 

Community Research Consortium

Fort Wayne Medical Education Program leads the Fort Wayne Community Research Consortium (CRC).  The CRC fosters collaborative research among health care organizations, higher education institutions, and community organizations in the greater Fort Wayne area.  We provide support for research project development, statistical analysis, and preparation for presentation and/or publication. For more information contact Dr. Brian Henriksen (bhenriksen@fwmep.edu) or visit the CRC webpage at http://fortwayne.medicine.iu.edu/research-opportunities/research-consortium/

 
 
 
         
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