RESEARCH

 

UCSF Fresno Department of Family & Community Medicine supports a wide range of research-related activities including:

 

 

OVERVIEW

UCSF Fresno Department of Family & Community Medicine has made a special commitment to the development of community-based primary care research. The research team conducts original research, guides and supports the research interests of clinical faculty and residents, and implements formal evidence-based medicine and community oriented primary care curriculum for residents.



EBM

The evidence-based medicine curriculum is focused on the practical applications of using electronic information and critically appraising the evidence on which clinical decisions are made. Residents and faculty submit clinical questions, receive individualized training in literature search skills to find answers to those questions, discuss evidence pertaining to their questions and apply scientific evidence to improve diagnosis and treatment of patients. This innovative approach is designed to teach residents the skills they need to become life-long and self-directed learners.

 

The Fresno test of EBM was developed and validated in 2002 by faculty in our department.  It was the first test designed to assess evidence-based medicine skills and is in use around the world (available through link on left). 




SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

During the three-year residency program, residents complete a scholarly project by choosing a topic of interest and forging community connections to provide services or conduct research related to that topic. They receive extensive support, encouragement, and specialized training for their projects from the research team. Previous scholarly projects include speaking in 6th grade elementary school classes about exercise & nutrition, conducting an HIV survey of Hmong community members, and investigating prophylactic use of proton pump inhibitors in hospitalized patients.


RESEARCH FACULTY

The Research Director is Susan Hughes, MS, whose training in biostatistics is utilized on many research projects. She is responsible for overseeing research activities and working with faculty in the department. Ms. Hughes won the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program Faculty Research Award in June 2009 based in part on her publication about trends in rural and urban births in California.  Other members of the research team include Roger Mortimer, MD and Judy Ikawa, MS. Dr. Mortimer is the clinical expert of the research team. He is active in the HIV clinic where he conducts research on cryptococcal meningitis.  He also has ongoing projects on doctor-patient communication and behavioral interventions in diabetes care.. He won the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program Faculty Research Award in June 2013 for his work. Ms. Ikawa is new to our research team.  Her background is in biology with teaching experience. She works with medical students and residents to coordinate their community based primary care projects. 

Other faculty members conduct research activities as well. Family Medicine faculty have been awarded the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program Faculty Research Award six times. Research and other scholarly activity is ongoing in such areas as diabetes, pain management, parental education when children have an upper respiratory infection, faculty development, and transgender health.

 

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2012-2013 FACULTY AWARDS

 

Alex Sherriffs, MD received the Outstanding Business-School Partnership Award from the Fresno Compact, 2012.

 

Alex Moir, MD received the Physician of the Year Mission Award from Adventist Health/Central Valley Network, Selma, CA, October 2012.

 

John Blossom, MD was voted President-Elect of the National Area Health Education Center Organization, November 2012.

 

Ye Min, MD received his MPH from California State University, Fresno, December 2012.
Ivan Gomez, MD was awarded the Degree of Fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians, 2013.

 

Ivan Gomez, MD received a Silver Level Program Director Recognition Award from the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, 2013.

 

Alex Sherriffs, MD received the First Annual Preceptor Award from the California Academy of Family Physicians, 2013.

 

Roger Mortimer, MD received the University of California, San Francisco Fresno Medical Education Program Faculty Research Award, June 2013

 


2012-2013 FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

 

Min, Y. Knowledge, attitudes and awareness related to the cervical cancer human papilloma virus and the HPV vaccine among women in two clinics in Fresno County, California [master’s thesis]. Fresno, CA: California State University, Fresno; 2012.

 

Blossom, HJ. California AHEC Program: Retooled. Journal of the National AHEC Organization, Spring 2013, Volume XXIX, Number 1, 5.

 

 

2012-2013 FACULTY ABSTRACTS

 

Stockcamp NW, Paul S, Mortimer RB, Cao Y, Sharma S, Naheed N, Libke RD, Nassar N. Poster Session 188: Complications of HIV and Antiretroviral Therapy. Presentation 1383: Renal function in HIV patients treated with tenofovir after receiving amphotericin deoxycholate. Infectious Diseases Society of America, 50th Annual Meeting, October 20, 2012, San Diego, CA. Available at: https://idsa.confex.com/idsa/2012/viewsessionpdf.cgi

 

Mortimer, RB, Moya, MN, Mortimer, AR, Hurtt, H.  Utility of Aluminized Mylar to Decrease Radiative Heat Loss.  2012 International Technical Rescue Symposium, November 2012, Seattle, WA. Available at: http://www.itrsonline.org/PapersFolder/2012/Mortimer2012_ITRSPaper.pdf

 

Lopez, RA, Gomez, I, Hughes, S. A 4-Year Review: OSCE Assessment of Resident Competency With and Without Interpreters. Family Medicine, Vol 45; Sup 4; June 2013. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/fmhub/

 

Lwin, T, Hughes, S, Mortimer, R, Paul, S, Shwe, S, Lopez, RA. Rates of Hospitalization Among HIV-Positive Patients in Fresno, CA 1998-2011. Family Medicine, Vol 45; Sup 4; June 2013. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/fmhub/

 

Mughal, S, Gomez, I, Hughes, S, Lopez, RA. Neonatal Transfer From a Rural Hospital to a Higher Level of Care. Family Medicine, Vol 45; Sup 4; June 2013. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/fmhub/


Riaz, M, Gill, A, Moya, M, Hughes, S, Mortimer, R, Gomez, I. Prevalence of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Hospitalized Patients With Subsequent Overuse in Primary Care Setting. Family Medicine, Vol 45; Sup 4; June 2013. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/fmhub/

 


2012-2013 FACULTY PRESENTATIONS

 

Burnett, J. Keeping the Faith: Discussing My Child's Gender in My Faith Community, Ask the Doctors Panel. Gender Spectrum Conference, July 14-15, 2012, Berkeley, CA. 

 

Sherriffs, A.  Panelist, CMA Foundation 2012 Annual Ethnic Physician Leadership Summit, "From Practicing Physician to Community Activist", September 23, 2012, Los Angeles, CA

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Gomez, I. Designing an HIV Fellowship: Creating HIV Experts for Underserved Minorities – An MAI Project: Optimizing a Part-Time Commitment to Develop a New HIV Physician. Poster presented at 2012 Asilomar Faculty Development Conference.  October 1, 2012, Pacific Grove, CA

 

Stockcamp NW, Paul S, Mortimer RB, Cao Y, Sharma S, Naheed N, Libke RD, Nassar N. Renal function in HIV patients treated with tenofovir after receiving amphotericin deoxycholate. Poster presented at Infectious Diseases Society of America, 50th Annual Meeting, October 20, 2012, San Diego, CA.

 

Gomez, I. Modification of HIV Therapy in Virologically Suppressed Patients. Pacific AIDS Education and Training Centers, October 24, 2012, Fresno, CA.

 

Sherriffs, A.  Moderator, NorCal GEC-Fresno Interprofessional Faculty Development Series, Screening and Prevention for Older Adults, October 31, 2012, Fresno, CA.

 

Mortimer, RB, Moya, MN, Mortimer, AR, Hurtt, H.  Utility of Aluminized Mylar to Decrease Radiative Heat Loss.  Talk presented at the 2012 International Technical Rescue Symposium, November 1-5, 2012, Seattle, WA.

 

Burnett, J. Disparities in Health Care Delivery to the GLBT Community. UCSF Fresno OB-Gyn Resident Education Lecture, November 9, 2012, Fresno, CA.

 

Gomez, I. HIV Perinatal Guidelines and Neonatal Care. Children’s Hospital Central California, November 15, 2012, Madera, CA.

 

Sherriffs, A.  Speaker, Leadership Reedley, Air Quality Issues for the Central Valley and California, 2012, Reedley, CA.

 

Sherriffs, A.  Panelist, Valley PBS, Air Quality, Focus on Kids, 2012, Fresno, CA.

Blossom, HJ. California AHEC and Community Health Centers. National Area Health Center Education Meeting, February 2013, Arlington, VA.

 

Gomez, I. Perinatal/Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality Conference, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, February 20, 2013, Fresno, CA.

 

Sherriffs, A.  Moderator, NorCal GEC-Fresno Interprofessional Faculty Development Series, Dementia and Community Awareness, March 6, 2013, Fresno, CA.

 

Burnett, J.  Wholistic Health for Transsexuals- Pre- thru Post- Transition.  University of Colorado TRANSforming Gender Conference, March 15, 2013, Boulder, CO.

 

Burnett, J.  Cross-Gender Hormone Treatment for GID.  University of Colorado TRANSforming Gender Conference, March 15, 2013, Boulder, CO.

 

Burnett, J.  Christianity & GID: Reconciling Your Faith.  University of Colorado TRANSforming Gender Conference, March 16, 2013, Boulder, CO.

 

Gomez, I. HIV/AIDS Case-Based Workshop, Hanford Family Practice Residency Program, April 9, 2013, Hanford, CA.

 

Min, Y. How to use IPhone/Smart Phone and Tablet/Ipad effectively in medical practice.  Talk presented at Fresno Madera Medical Society - 63rd Postgraduate Medical Institute, April 12 – 14, 2013, Yosemite National Park, CA.

 

Gomez, I. Epidemiology of STDs in the California Central Valley (STD Prevention Training), California STD/HIV Prevention Center, April 18, 2013, Fresno, CA.

 

Lwin, T, Hughes, S, Mortimer, R, Paul, S, Shwe, S, Lopez, RA. Rates of Hospitalization Among HIV-Positive Patients in Fresno, CA 1998-2011. Poster presented at the 46th Annual STFM Annual Spring Conference, May 2, 2013, Baltimore, MD.

 

Lopez, RA, Gomez, I, Hughes, S. A 4-Year Review: OSCE Assessment of Resident Competency With and Without Interpreters. Poster presented at the 46th Annual STFM Annual Spring Conference, May 3, 2013, Baltimore, MD.

 

Mughal, S, Gomez, I, Hughes, S, Lopez, RA. Neonatal Transfer From a Rural Hospital to a Higher Level of Care. Poster presented at the 46th Annual STFM Annual Spring Conference, May 3, 2013, Baltimore, MD.

 

Riaz, M, Gill, A, Moya, M, Hughes, S, Mortimer, R, Gomez, I. Prevalence of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Hospitalized Patients With Subsequent Overuse in Primary Care Setting. Poster presented at the 46th Annual STFM Annual Spring Conference, May 3, 2013, Baltimore, MD.

 

Moir, A.  Safety in Maternity Care Lecture.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 9, 2013, Fresno, CA.

 

Neves, G.  Vaginal Bleeding in Late Pregnancy Lecture.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 9, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Lauck, T.  Pre-term Labor PROM Lecture.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 9, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Gomez, I.  Intrapartum Surveillance Lecture.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 9, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Moir, A.  Shoulder Dystocia Lecture.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 9, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Gomez, I.  Intrapartum Surveillance Workshop.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 9, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Moir, A.  Shoulder Dystocia Workshop.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 9, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Singleton, C, Chavez-Johnson, C, Lauck, T.  Assisted Delivery Workshop.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 9, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Lauck, T, Moir, A, Burnett, J, Neves, G, Gomez, I, Khan, F.  Third and Fourth Degree Laceration Repair Workshop.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 9, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Herrera-Mata, L.  Maternal Resuscitation & Post-Partum Hemorrhage Lecture.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 10, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Min, Y. Medical complications of Pregnancy Lecture.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics. UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 10, 2013, Fresno, CA.

 

Burnett, J, Min, Y.  Malposition, Malpresentations and Multiple Gestations Lecture.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 10, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Herrera-Mata, L.  Maternal Resuscitation & Post-Partum Hemorrhage Workshop.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 10, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Burnett, J, Min, Y.  Malposition, Malpresentations and Multiple Gestations Workshop.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 10, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Gomez, I.  OB Cases Workshop.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 10, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Burnett, J.  Harm Reduction Model for Treatment of M to-F Transsexuals Below the Poverty Level - 4 Year Follow-up.  National Transgender Health Summit, May 18, 2013, Oakland, CA

 

Sherriffs, A.  Panelist, NorCal GEC-Fresno Interprofessional Faculty Development Series, Urinary Incontinence, May 22, 2013, Fresno, CA.

 

Jarman, B, Hughes, S, Lopez, RA. Cross-cultural Curriculum Assessment Project:
Impact on Residents’ Views Regarding the Program’s Diversity Mission. Poster presented at the 9th Annual UCSF Rodnick Colloquium, May 30, 2013, San Francisco, CA

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Lwin, T, Hughes, S, Mortimer, R, Paul, S, Shwe, S, Lopez, RA.  Rates of Hospitalization Among HIV-Positive Patients in Fresno, CA 1998-2011. Poster presented at the 9th Annual UCSF Rodnick Colloquium, May 30, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

 

Moir, A, White, D, Zweifler, J, Hughes, S. Parental satisfaction when children do not receive antibiotics for viral infections. Poster presented at the 9th Annual UCSF Rodnick Colloquium, May 30, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

 

Ayala R, Truong F, Ruvalcaba JC. Implementing the DASH Diet Plan in Hypertensive Patients. UCSF Fresno First Annual Quality Improvement Forum, June 6, 2013, Fresno, CA.

 

Basurco D, Chaudhry F, Gill A, Lwin T, Mughal S, Mortimer R. Quality Improvement for Diabetic Patients at the Family Health Center. UCSF Fresno First Annual Quality Improvement Forum, June 6, 2013, Fresno, CA.

 

Chavez-Johnson C, Martinez L, Yoo C, Lauck T. Quality Improvement in Depression at Adventist Health Care Center, Selma Campus.  UCSF Fresno First Annual Quality Improvement Forum, June 6, 2013, Fresno, CA.

 

Sherriffs, A.  Panelist, UC Davis & SJVAPCD Conference on Risk Based Strategies for Managing Air Quality: A New Paradigm for Agriculture, June 27, 2013, Davis, CA.

 

 

2012-2013 RESIDENT ABSTRACTS

 

Lwin, T, Hughes, S, Mortimer, R, Paul, S, Shwe, S, Lopez, RA. Rates of Hospitalization Among HIV-Positive Patients in Fresno, CA 1998-2011. Family Medicine, Vol 45; Sup 4; June 2013. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/fmhub/


Mughal, S, Gomez, I, Hughes, S, Lopez, RA. Neonatal Transfer From a Rural Hospital to a Higher Level of Care. Family Medicine, Vol 45; Sup 4; June 2013. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/fmhub/


Riaz, M, Gill, A, Moya, M, Hughes, S, Mortimer, R, Gomez, I. Prevalence of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Hospitalized Patients With Subsequent Overuse in Primary Care Setting. Family Medicine, Vol 45; Sup 4; June 2013. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/fmhub/

 


2012-2013 RESIDENT PRESENTATIONS

 

Lwin, T, Hughes, S, Mortimer, R, Paul, S, Shwe, S, Lopez, RA. Rates of Hospitalization Among HIV-Positive Patients in Fresno, CA 1998-2011. Poster presented at the 46th Annual STFM Annual Spring Conference, May 2, 2013, Baltimore, MD.

 

Mughal, S, Gomez, I, Hughes, S, Lopez, RA. Neonatal Transfer From a Rural Hospital to a Higher Level of Care. Poster presented at the 46th Annual STFM Annual Spring Conference, May 3, 2013, Baltimore, MD.

 

Riaz, M, Gill, A, Moya, M, Hughes, S, Mortimer, R, Gomez, I. Prevalence of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Hospitalized Patients With Subsequent Overuse in Primary Care Setting. Poster presented at the 46th Annual STFM Annual Spring Conference, May 3, 2013, Baltimore, MD.

 

Chavez-Johnson, C.  Labor Dystocia Lecture.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 9, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Singleton, C, Chavez-Johnson, C, Lauck, T.  Assisted Delivery Workshop.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 9, 2013, Fresno, CA. 

 

Lwin, T, Hughes, S, Mortimer, R, Paul, S, Shwe, S, Lopez, RA.  Rates of Hospitalization Among HIV-Positive Patients in Fresno, CA 1998-2011. Poster presented at the 9th Annual UCSF Rodnick Colloquium, May 30, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

 

Ayala R, Truong F, Ruvalcaba JC. Implementing the DASH Diet Plan in Hypertensive Patients. UCSF Fresno First Annual Quality Improvement Forum, June 6, 2013, Fresno, CA.

 

Basurco D, Chaudhry F, Gill A, Lwin T, Mughal S, Mortimer R. Quality Improvement for Diabetic Patients at the Family Health Center. UCSF Fresno First Annual Quality Improvement Forum, June 6, 2013, Fresno, CA.

 

Chavez-Johnson C, Martinez L, Yoo C, Lauck T. Quality Improvement in Depression at Adventist Health Care Center, Selma Campus.  UCSF Fresno First Annual Quality Improvement Forum, June 6, 2013, Fresno, CA.