Research & Community Service
RESEARCH- QUALITY IMPROVEMENT- COMMUNITY SERVICE- ADVOCACY
Research is strongly supported within our Department, whether it is in basic or clinical science, educational initiatives or quality improvement. A structured research curriculum has been designed to provide residents with expected research milestones over the course of their training program. These milestone will guide them throughout their training in completing their required research project by the end of their 4th year. These projects are presented during the Chief year at the Resident Research Day. Additionally, residents have the opportunity to present their projects at local, regional and national meetings.
Quality Improvement (QI) Project
Residents are required to complete a QI project by the end of the second year of training. Residents must demonstrate the ability to analyze the care they provide, understand their roles within health care teams, play an active role in system improvement processes and systematically analyze their practice using quality improvement methods and implement changes with the goal of practice improvement. Experiential learning is essential to developing the ability to identify and institute sustainable systems-based changes to improve patient care.
Highly encouraged and supported at UCSF Fresno. Projects have included health fairs, health education to middle-high school students, and fundraising drive for the Marjorie Mason center.
The UCSF Fresno Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology encourages residents to advocate for their patients and overall women’s health. Our department has a long history of holding the ACOG District IX-Section 3 Junior Fellow Advisory Council positions. In addition, annually selected residents participate in the annual ACOG Lobby Day where they visit legislators at the capital to discuss legislation related to women’s health.
UCSF Fresno OB/GYN Active Research Studies:
- The Effects of a Cross Discipline Education and Developed EMR Data Collection Tool on the Accuracy of Critical Birth Record Data (Middleton/Mo)
- Improving Access to 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) in Fresno County: Incorporating Academic Detailing to Improve Knowledge, Reduce Barriers and Increase Utilization of an Evidence-Based Preterm Birth Intervention (Ladella/Novack/Mo/Tran)
- UCSF-Fresno Provider Breastfeeding Resident Curriculum (Downer/Amerin)
- Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping and its Effect on Quantity and Quality of Cord Blood Units (Downer/Murphy)
- Quality Initiative: Implementation of Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Contraceptives in Preventing Unintended Pregnancies (Kremer/Tran)
- Recent Methamphetamine Exposure and Labor Outcomes (Kremer/Pham)
- Outcomes of Placenta Accreta and Previa Cases at CRMC (Kremer/Mo/Nguyen/Tran)
- Evaluating the Effectiveness of a New Preterm Birth Risk Calculator Prediction Model by Using an Individualized Scoring System in Patients Presenting to the Labor and Delivery/Triage Unit at CRMC (Ladella/Yuan)
- Anemia and Preterm Delivery (Ladella/Ng)
- Quantitative Blood Loss Versus Visual Estimated Blood Loss (Ladella/Nguyen)
- Response Prediction to Progesterone Therapy for Recurrent Spontaneous Preterm Birth Prevention Using Electronic Medical Records Information (Kremer/Naz/Ladella/Mo)
- Syphilis During Pregnancy: One Versus Three Dose Benzathine Penicillin G Regimen and Subsequent Diagnosis of Congenital Syphilis (Agrawal/Seid)
- Perioperative Administration of Tranexamic Acid for Placenta Previa and Accreta Study (TAPPAS): A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Double Blind Trial (Kremer)
- The Female Perspective on Uterus Transplantation (Sueldo/Mo/Tran)