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Research and Scholarly Activity

Our residents and faculty are involved in a broad range of academic pursuits, including research, publication, national academic leadership and program development. We emphasize collaboration among teams of faculty, residents, and staff, and frequently partner with other institutions on larger studies.

Research projects currently in progress include:

  • Impact of early vs. delayed circumcision on feeding behaviors in newborn males (collaboration with UConn and Connecticut Childrens Medical Center)
  • Reducing risks of pre-term birth through brief maternal intervention at well child visits (collaboration with 16 family medicine residency programs and community health centers through the IMPLICIT Network)
  • Use of heart rate monitors to manage anxiety
  • Impact of a standardized signout tool on the accuracy of resident signouts
  • Impact of a wellness program on resident burnout rates

Our residents and faculty frequently present on research outcomes and educational innovations at national conferences, and publish in the peer reviewed literature. The following is a summary of their activity over the past four years.

Samples of Recent Work

STFM Wellness Presentation 2016

STFM Wellness Presentation 2016

STFM Signout Presentation 2016

STFM Signout Presentation 2016

	
									Middlesex Length of Training Poster 2016

Middlesex Length of Training Poster 2016

4 Year Implementation Article 2011

4 Year Implementation Article 2011

Interconception Care Article 2016

Interconception Care Article 2016

Frenotomy and Breastfeeding Article 2013

Frenotomy and Breastfeeding Article 2013

Resident Presentations 2015-2018

  • Marquez C (res), Ahern C (res), Cardona M. Not Enough to Eat: A Physician’s Perspective on Bridging Food Insecurity. STFM Annual Spring Conference, Washington, DC, May 6, 2018.
  • Marquez C (res), Ahern C (res), Cardona M. Fruit and Veggie Prescription Program: Addressing Food Insecurity Through a Primary Care Clinic-Based Healthy Food Access Program. (poster) STFM Annual Spring Conference, Washington, DC, May 6, 2018.
  • Domack TM (res), Desai M (res), Houser M, Legere-Sharples K. Awkward! Recognizing and Providing Effective Feedback on Unprofessional Behavior. STFM Annual Spring Conference, Washington, DC, May 7, 2018.
  • Marquez C (res), Conway M (res), Douglass DB, Kazakoff M, Lingswiler V, Marcello K (res). Burnout Prevention and Wellness Promotion: Outcomes from 3 Years of Residency Burnout Curriculum. (poster) STFM Annual Spring Conference, Washington, DC, May 7, 2018.
  • Desai M (res), Rosener SE. The Too Busy to Read Paradox: Why a Humanities Curriculum in Residency is Worth the Time Investment. STFM Annual Spring Conference, Washington, DC, May 8, 2018.
  • Domack TM (res), Melman, LE. Common Barriers to Childhood Immunizations: Addressing Parental Concerns Regarding Vaccinations. CAFP 2017 Scientific Symposium, Plantsville, Connecticut, October 19th, 2017
  • Ahern C (res), Marquez C (res), Rees C, Cardona M. Fruit & Veggie Prescription Program: Addressing Food Insecurity Through a Primary Care Clinic-Based Healthy Food Access Program. Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Symposium, Plantsville, Connecticut, October 18, 2017.
  • Desai M (res) and Rosener SE. “Too Busy to Read” Paradox: Why a Humanities Curriculum in Residency is Worth the Time Investment. Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Symposium, Plantsville, Connecticut, October 18, 2017.
  • Domack T (res), Rosener SE, Lingswiler V, Williams J, Douglass AB. Role-Modeling Through Video-Capture Performance to Teach Communication and Documentation Strategies for Difficult Patient Encounters. Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Symposium, Plantsville, Connecticut, October 18, 2017.
  • Kumar S (res). Family Medicine Residency Experiences Abroad: A Look at the Longitudinal Impact of Global Health Experiences. Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Symposium, Plantsville, Connecticut, October 18, 2017.
  • Marcello K (res), Marquez C (res), Worzella G (res), Lingswiler V, Kazakoff M, Douglass AB. Burnout Prevention, Wellness Promotion And The Development Of Resilience: Outcomes Of A Two Year Residency Curriculum. Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Symposium, Plantsville, Connecticut, October 18, 2017.
  • Legere-Sharples K, Lingswiler V, Rosener SE, Marcello K (res). Developing Assertiveness to Enhance your Personal and Professional Skills. Family Medicine Education Consortium Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, November 10, 2017.
  • DeRosa D (res), Melman L, O’Callahan C, Rosener SE, Kramer A. Breastfeeding Continuation Rates in a Residency Associated Outpatient Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project. Connecticut Primary Care Summit, Hartford, Connecticut, November 18, 2017.
  • Houser M, Worzella G (res), Domack T (res), Marquez C (res), Acevedo Y. Try It On: Cognitive Flexibility and Perspective: Teaching Skills to Enhance Wellness in Medical Learners and Teachers. STFM Annual Spring Conference, San Diego, California, May 7, 2017.
  • Worzella G (res), Marcello K (res), Marquez C (res), Lingswiler V, Douglass AB, Kazakoff M. Burnout Prevention Worzella and Wellness Promotion: Outcomes From Two Years of Residency Burnout Curricular Integration. STFM Annual Spring Conference, San Diego, California, May 7, 2017.
  • Domack T (res), Houser M, Douglass AB. I Will Survive: Enhancing the Family Medicine Inpatient Experience Through the Creation of Pocket Survival Guides. STFM Annual Spring Conference, San Diego, California, May 6, 2017.
  • Rosener S, Douglass AB, Garvin R, Barr W, Williams J, Domack T (res). Why I Chose a 4 Year Residency: Resident Reflections on Innovation in Residency. STFM Annual Spring Conference, San Diego, California, May 6, 2017.
  • Marotta-Houser M, Worzella G (res), Domack T (res), Acevedo Y. “Try it On”: Perspective-Taking Skills to Reduce Conflict & Enhance Wellness. 35th Annual FMEC Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 29, 2016.
  • Burchsted S. (res) Improving Pain Management in a Residency Setting with Curriculum Development and Pain Consult Case Reviews: A Project in Process. 35th Annual FMEC Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 30, 2016.
  • Ledwith J, Brown E, Burchsted S (res), Han J. Chronic Pain and Addiction Training in a Family Medicine Residency. 35th Annual FMEC Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 29, 2016.
  • Burchsted S (res), Houser M (res), Marcello K (res), Douglass AB. Pilot Study of Web-Based Biofeedback With Exercise Heart Rate Monitor for Anxiety in a Primary Care Setting. AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Students. Kansas City, Missouri, July 28, 2016.
  • Worzella G (res), Houser M (res), Kazakoff M, Marcello K (res), Douglass AB. Burnout Prevention, Wellness Promotion and Resiliency Development: A Residency Pilot Curriculum. STFM 48th Annual Spring Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2, 2016.
  • Rosener S, Barr W, Douglass A, Gravel J, Williams J, Mygat C, LeFevre W, Worzella G (res). Learners Taking the Lead- The Impact of Resident Engagement and Leadership in Curriculum Innovation. STFM 48th Annual Spring Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 1, 2016.
  • Houser M (res), Marcello K (res), Douglass AB. Pilot Study of Web-Based Biofeedback for Primary Care. STFM 48th Annual Spring Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 1, 2016.
  • Houser M (res), Kapoor P (res), Rush M (res). Bedside Teaching and “Just In Time” Didactics: Transforming an Inpatient Resident Curriculum. STFM 48th Annual Spring Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 3, 2016.
  • Kenta- Bibi E, Kazakoff M, Donato K (res), Houser M (res), Rush M (res), Trafton D, Williams J (res), Yarborough R (res), Hale J, Kapoor P (res). Using Part IV Performance in Practice Maintenance of Certification Module for Resident Collaborative Quality Improvement Efforts. STFM 48th Annual Spring Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 3, 2016.
  • Marshall C, Rosener SE, Barr W, Mygatt C, Houser M (res), LeFevre W. Beyond the Block: Successes and Challenges in Longitudinal Out-Patient Schedule Structure. STFM 48th Annual Spring Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 3, 2016.
  • Kapoor P (res), Penner B (res), DeRosa R (res), Cardona M, Kenta-Bibi E, Rosener S, Kramer A. Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Through Interconception Care at Well Child Visits: Findings from Early Implementation. (poster) American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 4, 2015.
  • Gravel J, Douglass AB, Domack T (res), Houser M (res), Donato K (res), Van Den Berghe C, St. Louis J, Williams A. Family Medicine Residency 4 Years of Training: What do Residents Think? FMEC Northeast Regional Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, October 31, 2015.
  • Legere-Sharples K, Lingswiler V, Houser M (res), Rosener SE. Saying No, Yes, or Maybe - Developing Assertiveness to Enhance Your Personal and Professional Life. FMEC Northeast Regional Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, October 31, 2015.
  • Houser M (res) and Lingswiler V. Mastering Night Float: Strategies for Conquering Your Circadian Rhythms, Minimizing Sleep Deprivation, and Maximizing Wellness. FMEC Northeast Regional Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, October 31, 2015.
  • Williams J (res), Marotta-Houser (res), M, Kubica-Bujold LE (res), Diep A (res), Douglass AB. Increasing Efficiency and Decreasing Medical Error Through Effective Signouts. STFM 48th Annual Spring Conference, Orlando. Florida, April 26, 2015.
  • Legere-Sharples K, Lingswiler V, Kubica-Bujold LE (res), Rosener SE. Designing a Residency Curriculum in Assertiveness. STFM 48th Annual Spring Conference, Orlando. Florida, April 26, 2015.

Faculty Presentations 2015-2018

  • Legere-Sharples K, Lingswiler V, Rosener SE. Residents and Faculty as Leaders: Assertiveness Development to Increase Confidence in Confrontation and Conflict Resolution. STFM Annual Spring Conference, Washington, DC,May 8, 2018.
  • Douglass AB and Gravel J. Negotiating with your CFO: Getting to Yes in a Contracting Fiscal Environment. AFMRD Program Directors’ Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri, March 23, 2018.
  • Ramos-Ayes J., Leveroni-Calvi M. Motivational Interviewing: A Practical Approach to Enhance Patient Care. New England Pharmacists Annual Convention, Mashantucket, Connecticut, September 2017.
  • Orientale E, Connelly, J, Douglass AB. Pearls and Pitfalls in Residency Leadership. AFMRD Program Directors’ Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri, March 27, 2017.
  • Douglass AB, Woolever R, Harkisoon S. Demonstrating the True Value of Your Residency Program. AFMRD Program Directors’ Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri, March 25, 2017.
  • Douglass AB, Casey D, Garvin R, Barr W. The Four Year Residency in Family Medicine: A Conversation with the Nation’s Fully Developed Programs. AFMRD Program Directors’ Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri, March 24, 2016.
  • Rosener SE and Douglass AB. The Nation’s First Comprehensive 4 Year Residency: A Length of Training Pilot Update 2017. (poster) ACGME Length of Training Summit, Kansas City, Missouri, March 23, 2017.
  • Silk H, Douglass AB, Gonsalves W, Maier R, Wrightson S. Integrating a Practical Interprofessional Oral Health Curriculum Into Your Residency: It’s TIme. STFM Annual Spring Conference, San Diego, California, May 6, 2017.
  • O’Callahan C, Te S, Rosener SE, Husain A, Hussain N. Does Circumcision increase the Rate of Feeding Problems Resulting in Supplementation and Phototherapy in Breast-fed Newborns? Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Newborn Nursery Special Interest Group Section, San Francisco, California, May 7th, 2017.
  • Rosener SE and Barr WB. Moving Toward National Standards for Maternity Care Training and Competency Assessment. AFMRD Program Director’s Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri, March 24, 2017.
  • Srinivasan S, Bennett I, Rosener SE, Brubach J, Horst M, Ratcliffe S, Schlar L, Frayne D, Dombrowski, J. Interconception Care to Modify Risk of Preterm Birth Delivered in Primary Care Offices During Well Child Care. North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 15, 2016.
  • Rosener SE, O’Callahan C, Te S, Husain A, Hussain N. The Relationship Between Circumcision and Formula Supplementation Risk in Term Breast-fed Male Newborns. North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 13, 2016.
  • Legere-Sharples K, Lingswiler V, Rosener S. Developing Assertiveness to Enhance Your Personal and Professional Skills. (workshop) 35th Annual FMEC Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 29, 2016.
  • O’Callahan C, Te S, Rosener SE, Husain A, Hussain N. Does circumcision increase the rate of feeding problems resulting in supplementation and phototherapy in breast-fed newborns? (poster). Breastfeeding Section, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco, California, October 24, 2016.
  • Cardona M. Health Literacy: Communicating So Your Patients Can Understand. AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Students. Kansas City, Missouri, July 28, 2016.
  • Douglass AB. Knowledge is Power: Understanding Your True Residency Program Financial Picture. AFMRD Program Directors’ Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri, April 1 and 2, 2016.
  • Rosener SE and Douglass AB. The Nation’s First Comprehensive 4 Year Residency: A Length of Training Pilot Update. ACGME Length of Training Summit, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31st, 2016.
  • Rosener SE, Douglass AB. Milestones Not Millstones: How to Create an Optimal New Resident Assessment Process. STFM 48th Annual Spring Conference, Orlando. Florida, April 26, 2015.
  • Young R, Casey D, Douglass AB, Mazzone M, Singer D. Enhanced Resident Coaching in Three P4 Programs. STFM 48th Annual Spring Conference, Orlando. Florida, April 27, 2015.
  • Frayne DJ, Rosener SE, Brubach J. The IMPLICIT Network’s Prescription for a Healthy Family: Improving Birth Outcomes through Interconception Care at Well Child Visits. Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs Annual Conference, Washington, DC, January 23, 2015.

Publications

  • Morledge M (res), Kachur S, Lavie CJ, Parto P, O'Keefe J, Milani R. Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease: Emphasis on Efficacy, Dosing, and Adverse Effects and Toxicity. In: Watson RR, Zibadi S (eds.) Lifestyle in Heart Health and Disease, 1st Edition. UK: Academic Press, 2018, 137-151.
  • Morledge MD, Lavie CJ. Cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength in late adolescence protects against long-term heart failure risk. J Public Health Emerg. 2017; 1:50.
  • Kachur S, Rahim F, Lavie CJ, Morledge M (res), Cash M, Dinshaw H, Milani R. Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Training in the Elderly. Current Geriatrics Reports 2017;6(4):264-272.
  • Tong S, Hochheimer C, Barr W, Leveroni-Calvi M, LeFevre N, Peterson L. Characteristics of Graduating Family Medicine Residents Who Intend to Practice Maternity Care. Family Medicine 2018;50(5):345-352.
  • Srinivasan S, Schlar L, Rosener SE, et al. Delivering Interconception Care During Well Child Visits: An IMPLICIT Study. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 2018;31(2):201-210.
  • Van Driel, M, Morledge M (res), Ulep R, Shaffer J, Davies P, Deichmann R. Interventions to Improve Adherence to Lipid Lowering Medications. BMJ Heart 2018;104(5):367-369.
  • Carney PA, Waller E, Dexter E, Marino M, Rosener SE, Green LA, Jones G, Keister JD, Dosta JA, Jones SM, Eiff MP. Association Between Patient- Centered Medical Home Features and Satisfaction With Family Medicine Residency Training in the US.Family Medicine 2016;48(10):784-794.
  • Rosener SE, Barr WB, Frayne DJ, Barash JH, Gross ME, Bennett IM. Interconception Care for Mothers During Well-Child Visits With Family Physicians: An IMPLICIT Network Study. Annals of Family Medicine 2016;14(4):350-355.
  • Carney PA, Conry CM, Mitchell KB, Ericson A. Dickinson WP, Martin JC, Carek PJ, Douglass AB Eiff MP. The Importance of and the Complexities Associated with Measuring Continuity of Care During Resident Training: Possible Solutions Do Exist. Family Medicine 2016;48(4):286-293.
  • Carney PA, Waller E, Green L, Crane S, Garvin RD, Pugno PA, Kozakowski SM, Douglass AB, Jones S, Eiff MP. Financing Residency Training Redesign. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 2014;6(4):686-693.
  • Houser MM (res), Rosen L, Seagrave MP, Grabowski D, Matthew JD, Craig WAP. Exercise Heart Rate Monitors for Anxiety Treatment in a Rural Primary care Setting. Family Medicine 2013;45(9):615-621.
  • Eiff PM, Waller E, Fogarty CT, Krasovich S, Lindbloom E, Douglass AB, Pugno P, Green L, Carney PA. Faculty Development Needs in Practice Redesign Towards the Patient-Centered Medical Home: A P4 Report. Family Medicine 2012;44(6): 387-395.
  • Sinusas K. Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment. American Family Physician 2012;85:49-56.
  • Suchdev PS, Shah A, Derby K, Hall L, Schubert C, Pak-Gorstein S, Howard C, Wagner S, Anspacher M, Staton D, O’Callahan C, Herran M, Arnold L, Stewart C, Kamat D, Batra M, Gutman J. A Proposed Model Curriculum in Global Child Health for Pediatric Residents. Academic Pediatrics 2012;12:229-237.
  • Eiff PM, Waller E, Fogarty CT, Krasovich S, Lindbloom E, Douglass AB, Pugno P, Green L, Carney PA. Faculty Development Needs in Practice Redesign Towards the Patient-Centered Medical Home: A P4 Report. Family Medicine 2012;44(6):387-395.
  • Anspacher M, Frintner MP, Denno D, Pak-Gorstein S, Olness K, Spector J, O’Callahan C. Global Health Education for Pediatric Residents: A National Survey. Pediatrics 2011;128:e1-7.
  • Douglass AB, Rosener SE, Stehney MA. Implementation and Preliminary Outcomes from the Nation’s First Comprehensive 4 Year Residency in Family Medicine. Family Medicine 2011;43(7):510-513.
  • Garvin RD, Eiff MP, Pugno P, Douglass AB, Duane M, Young R, Saultz J, Waller E, Carney PA. Effect of Curricular Innovation on Residency Applications and Match Performance: A P4 Report. Family Medicine 2011;43(7):472-479.
  • LoPresti L, Young R, Douglass AB. Family Medicine Resident Interest in Personalized Training Options: Results from the P4 Program. Family Medicine 2011;43(2):114-116.