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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 communityhealth 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

 

Resident Presentations 2013-2016

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.

Shields G and Knauf R (res). Teaching Integrative Medicine: Complimenting the Family Medicine Residency Curriculum. FMEC Northeast Regional Meeting, Washington, D.C, October 24, 2014.

Rosener SE, Legere-Sharples K, Kubica L (res), Douglass AB. Residency Quality Improvement Teams: How do we Move Residents from Participation to Excellence and Leadership?  FMEC Northeast Regional Meeting, Washington, D.C, October 25, 2014.

Cardona M, Kramer A, Rosener SE, Penner B (res), Kapoor P (res). Interconception Care Practices Delivered at Well Child Visits: Findings from Early Implementation. (poster) FMEC Northeast Regional Meeting, Washington, D.C, October 25, 2014.

Rosener SE, Kubica L (res), Legere-Sharples K, Douglass A.  Residency Quality Improvement Teams:  How Do We Move Residents From Participation to Excellence and Leadership? STFM Spring Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, May 6, 2014.

Houser MM (res) and Macauley RC. Setting the Example: Medical Students' Attitudes & Language toward Patient Behaviors. (poster) Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Medical
Student Education. Nashville, Tennessee, January 30, 2014.

Burchsted S (res), Mansilla K, and Rosshirt L. Level 3 Spanish for Healthcare. (poster) FMEC Northeast Regional Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2, 2013.

Penner BB (res), Kapoor P (res), Rosener SE (res), Kenta-Bibi E, Hawkins C (res), Ozbek A. Improving Pregnancy Care Through a Multi-Disciplinary Quality Improvement Team: First Steps and Future Goals. (poster) FMEC Northeast Regional Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1, 2013.

Lingswiler V, Boutin R (res), Gates K (res), Houser MM (res). Diagnosis and Treatment of Adolescent Depression in Primary Care. (poster) Connecticut Psychological Association 27th Annual Convention. Hartford, Connecticut, October 25, 2013.

Boutin R (res), Gates K (res), Hamed H (res), Lingswiler V. Screening and Diagnosis of Adolescent Depression in a Multi-Office Family Medicine Residency Program. STFM 46th Annual Spring Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, May 4, 2013.

Kenta-Bibi E, Basile N, Gates K (res). Reducing Avoidable Readmission Rates Through Bridging Physician Fragmentation in Transitions of Care. STFM 46th Annual Spring Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, May 4, 2013.

Rosener SE, Douglass AB, Hawkins C (res). The Icing on the Cake: Enhancing Residency Through Areas of Concentration. STFM 46th Annual Spring Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2, 2013.

 

Faculty Presentations 2013-2016

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.

Frayne DJ, Ratcliffe S, Barr WB, Horst M, Rosener SE, Srinivasan S, Bennett, I. Addressing Maternal Behavioral Risks During the Interconception Period to Improve Birth Outcomes (poster). North American Primary Care Resarch Group Annual Meeting, New York, New York, November 22, 2014.

Schlar L, Frayne DJ, Ratcliffe S, Barr WB, Horst M, Rosener SE, Srinivasan S, Bennett, I. Addressing Maternal Behavioral Risks During the Interconception Period to Improve Birth Outcomes (poster). North American Primary Care Resarch Group Annual Meeting, New York, New York, November 22, 2014.

Legere-Sharples, K and Rosener SE. Active Labor is Meant to be Active! Movement and Body Position for Labor and Birth. FMEC Northeast Regional Meeting, Washington, D.C, October 25, 2014.

Silk H and Douglass AB. Putting the Mouth Back in the Body: How Residency Programs are Teaching Oral Health. FMEC Northeast Regional Meeting, Washington, D.C.,October 24, 2014.

Legere-Sharples KA Rosener SE, Ozbek A. Encouraging Family Medicine Residents to Practice Obstetrics After Graduation. STFM Annual Spring Conference, San Antonio, Texas, May 6, 2014.

Kenta-Bibi E. Community Partners, Discharge Phone Calls, and Physician Oversight Can Ensure Safe Transitions and Reduce Readmissions. (poster) STFM Annual Spring Conference, San Antonio, Texas, May 6, 2014.

O’Callahan C, Tetlei R, McCall N. North-South collaborations for improving pediatric care in Rwanda through fast-cycle medical education change. Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 6, 2014.

McQuilkin P, Chancey R, Staton D, Gautier J, Kempf J, Koster M, O’Callahan C, Camanor S, Marshall R, Niescierenko M, Teteli R, McCall N. Building academic partnerships in pediatric global health at home and abroad: from concept to implementation. Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada. May 5, 2014.

Douglass AB and Gravel J. Why Students Should Consider a 4 Year Family Medicine Residency Program. FMEC Northeast Regional Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2, 2013.

Douglass AB, Gravel J, Garvin R, Casey D. The Four Year Residency in Family Medicine. A Conversation with Directors of the Nation’s Most Fully Developed Programs. AFMRD Program Directors’ Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri, March 28th, 2014.

Ratcliffe SD, Barr WB, Conti T, Rosener S.  The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing an Interconception Care Program. AFMRD Program Director’s Workshop, Kansas City, Kansas, March 28, 2014.

Douglass AB and Rosener SE. Middlesex Hospital 4 Year Curriculum. ACGME Length of Training Pilot Summit, Kansas City, Missouri, March 27th, 2014.

Smillie CM, Griffin-Kellog M, Dahl L, Watson-Genna C, Douglas P, O’Callahan C. Confusion, concerns, and controversies in the conceptualization, definitions, diagnosis, and treatment of posterior tongue tie: a collaborative workshop. Academy Breastfeeding Medicine Annual International Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 23, 2013.

Barr WB, Frayne, DJ, Rosener SE.  Differences Between Spanish and English Speaking Women in Interconception Care Practices and Belief.  North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 11, 2013.

Legere-Sharples KA, Rosener SE, Lingswiler V, Barr WB.  Developing Strength, Professionalism and Leadership as Women in Family Medicine.  FMEC Northeast Region Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1, 2013.

O’Callahan C and Rabin T. First do no harm: ethical issues related to international health experiences. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, Florida, October 27, 2013.

O’Callahan C. Improving human resources for medical education in Rwanda. AAFP Global Health Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, October 11, 2013.

Bosworth M, Rosener SE, Legere-Sharples K, Wortz K. Developing Strong Professional Women Physicians: Keys to Supporting Female Residents. STFM 46th Annual Spring Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, May 4, 2013.

Carney PA, Eiff P, Douglass AB, Waller E, Jones S, Green L. Redesign of Residency Training: Final Results from P4. STFM 46th Annual Spring Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, May 3, 2013.

 

Publications

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.

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.

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.

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.