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 (EBM) curriculum for residents.



EBM

The EBM 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 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 two scholarly projects.  A research project in a topic of interest and a quality improvement project based on their clinic continuity patients.  Residents 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, national survey about knowledge and use of proton-pump inhibitors, patient satisfaction with doctor’s attire, and effect of medroxyprogesterone injection 24 to 72 hours postpartum on breastfeeding.

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 fellows and 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, Nicole Jones, MS, and Iris Price, MA. 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 diabetic patients’ hospitalization rates and proton-pump inhibitor use in hospitalized patients. He won the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program Faculty Research Award in June 2013 for his work. Ms. Jones is the Research Coordinator. She works with residents on their research and quality improvement projects.  Ms. Price is the Research Associate with a background in psychology and research methods.  She is responsible for supervising medical students’ community projects during their family medicine core clerkship. 

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, faculty development, and geriatrics.


 

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2014-2015 FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

 

Hughes, S, Herrera-Mata, L, Dunn, J. Impact of Healthy Steps on developmental referral rates. Family Medicine. 2014 Nov-Dec;46(10):788-91.

 

Mortimer RB, Speaect R, Knots, Bends, and Hitches, In Manual of US Cave Rescue Techniques, 3rd ed.  Mirza A, ed.  National Cave Rescue Commission, Huntsville, AL. 2015: 3.1-11.

 

White T, Mortimer RB, Evans T, Punches J, Single Rope Technique, In Manual of US Cave Rescue Techniques, 3rd ed.  Mirza A, ed.  National Cave Rescue Commission, Huntsville, AL. 2015: 4.1-12.

 

Mortimer RB, Suspension Trauma, In Manual of US Cave Rescue Techniques, 3rd ed.  Mirza A, ed.  National Cave Rescue Commission, Huntsville, AL. 2015: 6.1-4.

Mortimer RB, Hypothermia, In Manual of US Cave Rescue Techniques, 3rd ed.  Mirza A, ed.  National Cave Rescue Commission, Huntsville, AL. 2015: 17.1-6.

 

Cardy J, Mortimer RB, Privacy, In Manual of US Cave Rescue Techniques, 3rd ed.  Mirza A, ed.  National Cave Rescue Commission, Huntsville, AL. 2015: 18.1-4.

 

Amundson C, Frantz WS, Mortimer RB, Small Party Self-Rescue, In Manual of US Cave Rescue Techniques, 3rd ed.  Mirza A, ed.  National Cave Rescue Commission, Huntsville, AL. 2015: 36.1-8.

 

Naeni, I; Gomez, I. Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource; PGY2/3 Resources; HIV; Screening, Diagnosis and Prevention of HIV. Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors; Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. March 2015. Available at: http://www.fammedrcr.org/


Yie, S, Venturina, A. Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents: Palliative and End of Life Care. American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Reprint No. 269, June 2015. Available at:
http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/aboutus/specialty/rpsolutions/eduguide.html

 

 

2014-2015 FACULTY, FELLOW & RESIDENT ABSTRACTS

 

Dhir, N; Park, J; Venturina, A; Ikawa, J. Impact of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions on Knowledge and Growth in Sixth Grade Students. 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference Abstracts. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/Conferences/AnnualSpringConference/PastConferences/ PastAbstracts,Brochures,Handouts/2015STFMAnnualConference

 

Goerzen, R; Ikawa, J. Sex Education Knowledge After the Safer Choices Program at Selma High School. 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference Abstracts. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/Conferences/AnnualSpringConference/PastConferences/ PastAbstracts,Brochures,Handouts/2015STFMAnnualConference

 

Gomez, I; Hughes, S; Ikawa, J. Assessing Competency With Interpreters. Six Years of Experience Using the OSCE. 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference Abstracts. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/Conferences/AnnualSpringConference/PastConferences/ PastAbstracts,Brochures,Handouts/2015STFMAnnualConference

 

Gomez, I; Sherriffs, A; Ikawa, J; Hughes, S. Training Residents to be Teachers Using Objective Structured Teaching Exercises (OSTE). 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference Abstracts. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/Conferences/AnnualSpringConference/ PastConferences/PastAbstracts,Brochures,Handouts/2015STFMAnnualConference

 

Huang, B; Chyan, A; Reichelderfer, S; Milanes, L; Ikawa, J; Hughes, S; Gomez, I. Perceptions of Health Care in LGBT and non-LGBT Patients. 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference Abstracts. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/Conferences/AnnualSpringConference/ PastConferences/PastAbstracts,Brochures,Handouts/2015STFMAnnualConference

 

Kolahi, A; Hughes, S; Gomez, I. Resident Learning in Family Planning Health Policy. 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference Abstracts. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/Conferences/AnnualSpringConference/PastConferences/ PastAbstracts,Brochures,Handouts/2015STFMAnnualConference

 

McLain, M; Chavez-Johnson, C; Gomez, I; Hughes, S; Milanes, L; Neves, G. Does a Medroxyprogesterone Injection 24 to 72 Hours Postpartum Affect Breast-Feeding? 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference Abstracts. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/Conferences/AnnualSpringConference/PastConferences/ PastAbstracts,Brochures,Handouts/2015STFMAnnualConference

 

Simmons, J; Edalat Parsi, K; Darden, I, Hughes, S. Implementation of a Standardized Approach to Family Meetings in the Intensive Care Unit to Improve Resident Experience and Family Satisfaction. 2014 Center to Advance Palliative Care National Seminar Poster Session Abstracts. Available at: https://www.capc.org/seminar/2014/standardized-approach-family-meetings-icu/

 

Southard, M; Milanes, L; Gomez, I; Jarman, B. Building wellness from the inside out. 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference Abstracts. Available at: http://www.stfm.org/Conferences/AnnualSpringConference/PastConferences /PastAbstracts,Brochures,Handouts/2015STFMAnnualConference

 

 

 

2014-2015 FELLOW PRESENTATIONS

 


Simmons, J; Edalat Parsi, K; Darden, I, Hughes, S. Implementation of a Standardized Approach to Family Meetings in the Intensive Care Unit to Improve Resident Experience and Family Satisfaction. Poster presented at the Center to Advance Palliative Care National Seminar, November 13, 2014, Orlando, FL.

 

McLain, M; Chavez-Johnson, C; Gomez, I; Hughes, S; Milanes, L; Neves, G. Does a Medroxyprogesterone Injection 24 to 72 Hours Postpartum Affect Breast-Feeding? Poster presented at the 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference, April 28, 2015, Orlando, FL.

 

McLain, M.  Assisted Delivery Lecture.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 14, 2015, Fresno, CA. 

 

McLain, M; Neves, G.  Assisted Delivery Workshop.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 14, 2015, Fresno, CA. 

 

Gomez, I; McLain, M; Martinez, M. OB US Workshop.  Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.  UCSF Fresno Family Medicine, May 14, 2015, Fresno, CA. 

 

Simmons, J; Hailu, T; Yie, S; Swift, C; Hughes, S. Impact of pain management consults on hospital teams at Community Regional Medical Center.  Coalition for Compassionate Care of California 7th Annual Summit, April 14, 2015, Sacramento, CA.

 

 

2014-2015 RESIDENT AWARD

 

Melanie Southard, DO received the UCSF Fresno Leon S. Peters Resident of the Year Award

 

 

2014-2015 RESIDENT PRESENTATIONS


Dhir, N; Park, J; Venturina, A; Ikawa, J. Impact of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions on Knowledge and Growth in Sixth Grade Students. Poster presented at the 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference, April 26, 2015, Orlando, FL.

 

Goerzen, R; Ikawa, J. Sex Education Knowledge After the Safer Choices Program at Selma High School. Poster presented at the 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference, April 26, 2015, Orlando, FL.

 

Kolahi, A; Hughes, S; Gomez, I. Resident Learning in Family Planning Health Policy. Poster presented at the 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference, April 26, 2015, Orlando, FL.

 

Huang, B; Chyan, A; Reichelderfer, S; Milanes, L; Ikawa, J; Hughes, S; Gomez, I. Perceptions of Health Care in LGBT and non-LGBT Patients. Poster presented at the 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference, April 27, 2015, Orlando, FL.

 

McLain, M; Chavez-Johnson, C; Gomez, I; Hughes, S; Milanes, L; Neves, G. Does a Medroxyprogesterone Injection 24 to 72 Hours Postpartum Affect Breast-Feeding? Poster presented at the 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference, April 28, 2015, Orlando, FL.

 

Southard, M; Milanes, L; Gomez, I; Jarman, B. Building wellness from the inside out. Poster presented at the 2015 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference, April 28, 2015, Orlando, FL.

 

Dhir, N, Park, J, Venturina, A, Ikawa, J.  Impact of nutrition and physical activity interventions on knowledge and growth in sixth grade students. Poster presented at the 11th Annual UCSF Rodnick Colloquium, May 28, 2015, San Francisco, CA.