RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

 

Scholarly Activities


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We at UCSF Fresno feel strongly that scholarship and research is an important aspect of any good Internal Medicine residency. Our faculty’s scholarly works focus on clinical research and is supported through the UCSF Fresno Center for Clinical Studies. Residents are encouraged to work throughout residency with a research mentor and complete a scholarly project. Is our purpose to train residents in both clinical medicine and the scientific basis of internal medicine.  Residents are also allowed to take the UCSF Clinical Research Training Course offered each year in Fresno. We have a broad range of research activities in our department supported both by industry and by the NIH.  Most of our residents present their projects in different national and international meetings. Also, residents present different topics every week during the EBM’S that are led by the program director and other faculty members.

 

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Research Elective/Block


All residents have one mandatory research block during their third year, during this time they are expected to complete a research project to be presented during the research day. Also, the residency offers one month of elective time during second year when trainees undertake a research project under the tutelage of a faculty mentor.

 

 

Research Day


At the end of the third year, all residents are expected to present the results of their research projects during the research day that is coordinated by Simon Paul, MD. All faculty and residents are invited to attend.

 

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Prior Research projects by residents


Master’s Thesis defense and Submission – The role of CAP gene in Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle Function – Published at USC 03/05/2009 (Access: USC digital library – www. Digitallibrary.usc.edu – search key word “Kotak” or “CAP gene”)

 

Garrett R. Bird MD, CM, Chitra Kandaswamy MD,   Robert D. Libke MD,  John S. Pollard MD.  Cavitary lesion and atrial mass in a newly immigrated patient with no significant history. Presented March 27, 2010, Cocci Study group, Sunrise Arizona.

 

Chitra Kandaswamy MD, MPH, Garrett Bird MD, CM, Narinder Gill MD, Joe Joseph MD.  Tracheobronchomalacia: Clinical and Radiologic correlates. Presented May 17 2010, American Thoracic Society Conference (ATS), New Orleans.

 

Garrett R. Bird MD, CM, Robert D. Libke MD,  John F. Billelo MD, Nancy A. Parks MD, John S. Pollard MD.  Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis with Clinically Evident Splenomegaly in an Immunocompetent Host, First Case Reported in the Literature. Accepted for Publication McGill Journal of Medicine, 2010; Issue 12.2.

 

Sheikh MY, Mouanoutoua M, Walvick MD, Khang L, Singh J, Stoltz S, Mills PK. Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Infection among Hmong Immigrants in the San Joaquin Valley - submitted for publication.

 

Walvick Matthew, Walvick Michael. The Incidence of Biopsy-Proven Giant Cell Arteritis in Northern California.  Presented as a paper at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting November 2008, Atlanta, GA.

“The importance of knowing what sort of patient" A case of bronchogenic squamous cell carcinoma of the lung in a 28 year old male. Kiel R, Escobar A ACP Northern California Regional Meeting 2010

 

"A rariety to be unveiled":  Colonic metastasis from a primary pulmonary adenocarcinoma.
Kiel R, Ahmed A, Gaur R. SGIM California Regional Meeting 2009

 

The Diagnostic Utility of Positive Aspergillus Respiratory Cultures in Detection of Aspergillus Related Pulmonary Syndromes (ARPS) J. Patel, R. Gaur, Z. Reagle, R. Lesperance, R. Libke, J. Joseph, V.P. Balasubramanian, Fresno, CA  Poster at American Thoracic Society May 20, 2009

 

Community-Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Causing Necrotizing Tracheobronchitis; Z. Reagle, J. Patel, T. Evans - plan to present at California ACP meeting this fall.

 

13th Annual Scientific meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America. De La Zerda D, Leon-Sanchez A, El Jammal H, Boerhingeir C, Dinov I and Deedwania P. Is the Measurement of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in the Emergency Room Useful in Established Congestive Heart Failure Exacerbation? September 13-16, 2009, Boston, MA.


De La Zerda D, Escobar Andres and Peterson M. (2010, May). Does Race Change Outcomes in stroke?. 2010 ATS International Conference; New Orleans, LA.

 

AHA Scientific Sessions 2006 Aortic Valve Sparing Repair with Autologous Pericardial Leaflet Extension has Low Intermediate-Term Mortality and Re-operation Rate in Children and Adults, David J. De La Zerda, Oved Cohen, Jonah Odim, Kathy Palatnik, and Hillel Laks, Publication  November 2006 Chicago, Illinois.

 

Catheter Last or Fistula First- Role of PU-PTFE  Composite Graft -A Paradigm Shift In Access Placement. Presented at ASDIN 2010.Jasjit Singh, MD , Christopher Kinter, MD , Harpreet Dhindsa, MD, Anant Dhingra, Marilyn Simms RN, Stephaine Evans, RT, Jeannie Howell, RT, Juan Garcia, RN, Hemant Dhingra.

 

Awareness of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) among Hmongs in the Central California Valley.
Jasjit Singh, MY Sheikh, M H Bashir, Mandeep Singh. ACP 2008 Poster presentation.


Acute Facial Nerve Palsy during Pegylated Interferon Alfa 2a and Ribavirin Therapy of a Hepatitis C Patient. Singh M, Sheikh MY, Singh Jasjit. Presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course October, 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada.


Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Infection Among Hmongs in the San Joaquin Valley. Presented at DDW 2008. MY Sheikh, Lee Pao Khang, Mouatou Mouanoutoua, Jasjit Singh, Jay Choudhury, Mandeep Singh, Steven Stoltz and Paul Mills


Adequacy of Liver Biopsy Specimens Performed by Gastroenterologists and Radiologists.
Sheikh MY, Bashir MH, Singh Jasjit, Khan FA , Sadiq H, Singh M, Pitts WC, Shah KK. Presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course October 12-17, 2007, Philadelphia, PA


Facial Hyperpigmentation in Association with Peginterferon alpha-2a and Ribavirin Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C Patient: A Case Report. Singh M, Sheikh MY, Singh Jasjit, Futoran R, Bashir MH, Shah KK. Presented at  American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course October 12-17, 2007, Philadelphia, PA


Hepatic Fibrosis and Steatosis in Treatment Naive Chronic Hepatitis C Patients of Central California Valley. Sheikh MY, Bashir MH, Singh Jasjit, Khan FA , Sadiq H, Singh M, Pitts WC, Shah KK. Presented at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course October 12-17, 2007, Philadelphia, PA

 

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