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Dynamic Scholarly Development

 

 

 

 

 

 


Resident Scholarly Development includes mentoring by experienced faculty advisors

  • Residents learn to:
    • Critically evaluate scientific literature
    • Conduct literature searches
    • Write case reports
    • Design research projects


  • Research projects are presented in and win awards at:
    • local, regional and state research forums

  • Residents author or co-author peer-reviewed publications with faculty members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 Family Medicine Residency Research Day Award Recipients

1st Place       Amal Abdul-Hussein, MD
(2nd Place at Sinai-Grace Hospital Research Day)
“An Unusual Presentation of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Minor Salivary Glands”
Mentors:  Drs. Markova & Morris
2nd Place James Rosbolt, DO          “Industry as a Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer: A Case-Control Study in Wayne County, MI” Mentors:  Drs. Graff & Severson
3rd Place John Mapili, MD      “Ankylosing Spondylitis Presenting as Rib Cage Pain” Mentor:  Dr. Israel
4th Place Baldev Dhillon, MD “What are the Most Effective Therapies for Acute Sciatica?” Mentor:  Dr. Markova


 2007 Family Medicine Residency Research Day Award Recipients

1st Place       Sunitha Nambiar, MD “Childhood Sexual Abuse, Physical Symptoms and Healthcare Utilization in Low-Income African-American Women” Mentors:  Drs. Porcerelli & Markova
2nd Place Saima Amin, MD
(1st Place at the XXX Annual Michigan Family Medicine Research Day)
“The Effectiveness of Home Visits to Prevent Institutional Admissions, Functional Decline and Falls in the Elderly: A Systematic Review” Mentor:  Dr. Binienda
3rd Place Louella Margot Regis, MD     
(1st Place Poster Presentation at the XXX Annual Michigan Family Medicine Research Day)
“Sarcoidosis Presenting as New Onset Seizure: A Case Report” Mentor:  Dr. Morris

2008 Family Medicine Residency Research Day Award Recipients

1st Place       William Murdoch, M.D. “Incidence and Psychosocial Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence in an Urban Family Medicine Clinic”
Mentors:  Drs. Porcerelli & Markova
2nd Place Sajitha M.F. Rahman, M.D.        “Calciphylaxis: A Case Study” Mentor:  Drs. Israel & Markova
3rd Place Arshia Akram, M.D.

 “A Unique Case of Non-menstrual Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome in a 7 Year-old Female Due to Secondary Infection of Tinea Capitis”

Mentor:  Dr. Nehman Lauder

2009 Family Medicine Residency Research Day Awards

1st Place       Sanket Kunde, M.D.

“Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure among MetroNet Primary Care Patients: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study”

Michigan Family Medicine Research Day XXXII   Best Oral Resident Presentation in Chronic Care Research Category Winner

Mentors: Drs. J. Xu, MD, J. Monsur, BS, K. Schwartz, MD
2nd Place Tywanda Crawford-Johnson, M.D.      

“Giant Cell Arteritis Presenting with Tongue Necrosis: A Case Report”

Mentor:  Dr. Pierre Morris
3rd Place

Shamoon Din, M.D.

Aisha Khan, M.D.

“Rash Thinking – Atypical Presentation of HSP”       

“Encephalitis: An unusual complication for Varicella Zoster in a mildly immune compromised host”

Mentor: Dr. Pierre Morris

Mentor:  Dr. Neiman Lauder

2010 Michigan Research Day

Best Case Report Poster - Dr. Manjunath Bannur
“Prolonged Survival in a Patient with Pulmonary Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis”

Best Oral Presentation by a Practitioner - Dr. Jinping Xu
“Prostate Cancer Treatment Decision-Making: A Pilot Study of a Population-Based Sample”

Best Oral Presentation by a Faculty - Dr. John Porcerelli
“Abuse, Outpatient Charges, Utilization, and Psychiatric Symptoms among Urban Women on Medicaid”


 

 

 

Faculty Editorial & Peer Review Activities

Our family medicine department is host to the editorial offices of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, where Victoria Neale, PhD is Deputy Editor, Kendra Schwartz, MD is Associate Editor and Maryjean Schenk, MD is a member of the Editorial Board. 

Tsveti Markova, MD, FAAFP: Peer Reviewer: Journal of Family Practice, Annals of Family Medicine, Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

John Porcerelli, PhD, ABPP: Peer Reviewer: Journal of Personality Assessment,  Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, Archives of General Psychiatry, Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

Linda Roth, PhD: Peer Reviewer: Academic Medicine, Family Practice


Recent Publications and presentations by residents and faculty mentors

Publications 2007

Markova T, Dhillon B*, Martin S. FPIN’s Clinical inquiries. Treatment for acute sciatica. Am Fam Physician, 75(1):99-100, 2007.

Markova T, Pasha F.* Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hospital Physician Family Medicine Board Review Manual, Volume 7, Part 3, Hospital Medicine, 43 (12):S15-24, 2007.

Attallah S*, Israel N*, Markova T. Family Practice Rounds: A 47-year-old man with severe abdominal pain. Family Practice Recertification, 29 (2): 11-19, 2007

Abdul-Hussein A*, Morris P, Markova T. An unusual presentation of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the minor salivary glands with cranial nerve palsy: a case study. BMC Cancer, 7:157, 2007 (7 pages), accessed at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2407/7/157.

State Level Presentations 2007

Saima Amin and Juliann Binienda. The effectiveness of home visits to prevent institutional admissions, functional decline and falls in the elderly: A systematic review. Michigan Family Medicine Research Day, May 24, 2007. Won Best Oral Resident Presentation Award.

Sunitha Nambiar, John Porcerelli and Tsveti Markova. Childhood sexual abuse, physical symptoms, and healthcare utilization in low-income African-American women. Michigan Family Medicine Research Day, May 24, 2007.

Fatima Naqvi, Husain Saleh and Pierre Morris. Ectopic thyroid presenting as a lateral chest wall mass: A case report. MIchigan Family Medicine Research Day, May 24, 2007.

Louella Margot Regis, Pierre Morris and Juliann Binienda. Sarcoidosis presenting as new onset seizure: A case report. Michigan Family Medicine Research Day, May 24, 2007. Won Best Case Report Poster Presentation Award.

Department Level Presentations 2007

Saima Amin*. The Effectiveness of Home Visits to Prevent Institutional Admissions, Functional Decline and Falls in the Elderly: A Systematic Review. Family Medicine Research Day, April 11, 2007.

Sumit Fogla*. Hypo-pigmented Mycosis Fungoides-Delayed Diagnosis.  Family Medicine Research Day, April 11, 2007.

Fatima Naqvi*. Ectopic Thyroid Presenting as a Lateral Chest Wall Mass: A Case Report. Family Medicine Research Day, April 11, 2007.        

Simona Necsutu*. Undiagnosed Periorbital Swelling: A Case Report. Family Medicine Research Day, April 11, 2007.
                                                                                       
Sunitha Nambiar*. Childhood Sexual Abuse, Physical Symptoms, and Healthcare Utilization in Low-Income African-American Women. Family Medicine Research Day, April 11, 2007.

Vania Raykova*. Ectopic Pancreatic Tissue in the Gastric Antrum of 67-year Old Female Presenting with Symptomatic Anemia. Family Medicine Research Day, April 11, 2007.
                                                                                                                  
Louella Margot Regis*. Sarcoidosis Presenting as New Onset Seizure: A Case Report. Family Medicine Research Day, April 11, 2007.

Sana Shamsi*. What is Your Diagnosis? Back Pain in a Primary Care Setting? An Unusual Case Presentation. Family Medicine Research Day, April 11, 2007.

State Level Presentations 2008

Arshia Akram*. A Unique Case of Non-menstrual Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome in a 7 Year-old Female. Michigan Family Medicine Research Day, May 22, 2008.

Department Level Presentations 2008

Ashwani Jaiswal *. Acute Eosinophilic Pheumonia:  A rare entity with atypical presentation. Family Medicine Research Day, April 9, 2008.
       
Andrei Katchev*. CNS Microvascular Pericytes Exhibit Multipotential Stem Cell Activity. Family Medicine Research Day, April 9, 2008.
       
Mitul Shah*. Atypical Presentation of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: First Cervical Vertebrae Mass. Family Medicine Research Day, April 9, 2008.
       
William Murdoch*. Incidence and Psychosocial Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence in An Urban Family Medicine Clinic. Family Medicine Research Day, April 9, 2008.

Sajitha M.F. Rahman*.Calciphylaxis: A Case Study. Family Medicine Research Day, April 9, 2008.

Arshia Akram*. A Unique Case of Non-menstrual Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome in a 7 Year-old Female. Family Medicine Research Day, April 9, 2008.

Publications 2009

Rahman S*, Israel N, Markova T. African American female with renal failure presenting with skin lesions: a case report. Cases Journal, 2:8701, 2009 (4 pages), available at: http://casesjournal.com/casesjournal/article/view/8701

Presentations at National Meetings 2009

Porcerelli, J. H., Skillings, J. L., & Zimmerman, M*. Managing somatoform disorders. 2009 STFM Forum for Behavioral Science, Lombard, Il. September 26, 2009.

Skillings, J. L. & Smash, K. Preference vs. Evidence: Teaching Residents about Spanking and Other Forms of Parental Discipline. STFM Forum for Behavioral Science, Lombard, Il. September 26, 2009.

State Level Presentations 2009

Shamoon Din*.  Rash Thinking - Atypical Presentation of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura, Michigan Family Medicine Research Day, May 21, 2009

Tywanda Crawford-Johnson*. Giant Cell Arteritis Presenting with Tongue Necrosis.

Sanket Kunde*. Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure among MetroNet Primary Care Patients. Won Best Resident Presentation Research Award.

Aisha Khan*. Encephalitis: An unusual complication for Varicella Zoster in a mildly immune compromised host.

Basil Qandil*. Sarcoidosis Presenting As Acute Ascending Distal Myopathy

Department Level Presentations 2009

Shamoon Din*.  Rash Thinking - Atypical Presentation of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura. Family Medicine Research Day, April 8, 2009.

Faraz Pasha *. Trauma and Todd’s Paralysis. Family Medicine Research Day, April 8, 2009.       

Basil Qandil*. Sarcoidosis Presenting As Acute Ascending Distal Myopathy. Family Medicine Research Day, April 8, 2009.
                                                                                                         
Kimberly Smash*. Spanking: Appropriate Disciplining Tactic or Unnecessary Punishment? Family Medicine Research Day, April 8, 2009.
                                                                                                       
Vasantha Udugampola*. CMV Colitis in an Immunocompetent Patient; Uncommon Cause for Diarrhea in an Elderly Woman. Family Medicine Research Day, April 8, 2009.

Aisha Khan*. Encephalitis: An unusual complication for Varicella Zoster in a mildly immune compromised host. Family Medicine Research Day, April 8, 2009.

Sanket Kunde*. Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure among MetroNet Primary Care Patients. Family Medicine Research Day, April 8, 2009.
       
Tywanda Crawford-Johnson*. Giant Cell Arteritis Presenting with Tongue Necrosis. Family Medicine Research Day, April 8, 2009.
       
Ghassan Atto *. An unusual presentation of early saphenous venous grafts failure with subsequent resolution. Family Medicine Research Day, April 8, 2009.

 

Publication Highlights
Rare Case of Male Breast Cancer

  • Male breast cancer represents 1% of all breast cancer nationally.  This case presentation describes a healthy 51 year old African American man who presented with a 3-day history of arm pain.
  • On physician examination the patient was found to have a mass in his left breast as an incidental finding. The differential diagnosis includes osteoarthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, and metastatic bone cancer.  A biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of breast cancer. 
  • The patient received chemotherapy and radiation therapy and is alive 3 1/2 years after his diagnosis. Overall 5 year survival rate for this stage IV cancer is 0-25%. 

Morris P, Markova T, Roe T. Bone pain and a worrisome family history.  Patient Care. 2006; 40 (2): 65-66.



Organizational and Learning Environments in Ambulatory Clinics

  • Investigations of teaching quality in ambulatory clinics have generally focused on faculty and medical student perspectives.  We surveyed faculty, residents and nursing staff to explore clinic employees’ perspectives on organizational and learning environments and quality of teaching.
  • Opinions about availability of structured learning opportunities for residents explained the most variance (35.2%) in the overall assessment of teaching quality.  The addition of job satisfaction brought the explained variance up to 46.4%.  Improvement in residents’ In-training Examination scores corresponded with higher learning and organizational environment assessment scores.
  • Learning opportunities should be structured so thatresidents are oriented to the ambulatory clinic, have their knowledge assessed regularly,are helped to meet individual goals, and are given appropriate levels of responsibility.  Prioritizing efforts to improve job satisfaction for all employees is important because of its potential to influence quality of teaching and learning.

Roth LM, Severson RK, Probst J, Monsur J, Markova T, Kushner S, Schenk M. Exploring physician and staff perceptions of the learning environment in ambulatory residency clinics.  Family Medicine. 2006; 38 (3):177-184.




Symptoms and Emotional Abuse

  • In this cross-sectional, multicenter study of victimization, 47 adult women meeting criteria for emotional abuse (past year) and no physical abuse were matched demographically with 47 non-abused women, and compared on physical and emotional symptoms, alcohol use problems, and social support problems.
  • Emotionally abused women reported more physical and psychological symptoms than non-abused controls and more social support problems than non-abused controls. 
  • This study supports literature that demonstrates an association between emotional abuse and physical and emotional symptoms in women who are currently suffering emotional abuse.  We recommend that physicians inquire about emotional abuse in female patients with multiple psychosocial and physical symptoms.

Porcerelli JH, West P, Binienda J.  Physical and psychological symptoms in emotionally abused and non-abused women.  Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2006; 19 (2):201-204.

 


Health Care Attitudes and Behaviors of Immigrant Women

  • We surveyed women patients seeking health care in Hamtramck, Mich. about health-seeking behaviors and satisfaction with the U.S. health care system. 43% were immigrants, primarily Bangladeshi, Yemeni and Bosnian.
  • Compared with U.S.-born women, immigrant women reported greater satisfaction with our health care system and were more likely to visit their physician when feeling ill and more likely to bring a friend or relative to help alleviate communication problems. Immigrant women were also more likely to express a desire for a female physician and one from a similar cultural background.
  • Family and social support play an important role in how and when immigrant women seek health care. As the immigrant population in the U.S. continues to grow, it is important for physicians to understand cultural and socioeconomic patient environment in order to provide quality patient-centered care.

Markova T, Dean F, Neale AV. Health care attitudes and behaviors of immigrant women and U.S.-born women in Hamtramck: A MetroNet study. Ethnicity and Disease. 2007; 7: 650-656.



Common Health Care Issues for Geriatric Patients

  • The number of persons aged > 65 in the U.S. will double during the next 30 years, requiring family physicians to competently address the health care needs of the elderly.
  • This publication focuses on 4 geriatric health care problems commonly seen in the family medicine setting: osteoporosis, pressure ulcers, dementia, and complications from polypharmacy.
  • The most current, evidenced-based treatment guidelines are presented.

Morris P. Common health care issues for geriatric patients. Hospital Physician Board Review Manual. 2007; 7 (3): 1-13.

 

Personality Disorders in Primary Care

  • Personality disorders (PDs) have an estimated incidence as high as 24% in primary care, are difficult to assess, pose a threat to the doctor-patient relationships, and if  unrecognized, can lead to significant functional impairment.
  • This paper focuses on 4 PDs that have the potential to cause significant problems for both physicians and patients: paranoid, antisocial, borderline, and dependent disorders.
  • We describe these PDs, review the prevalence and comorbidities, provide a case example, and discuss treatment/management strategies.

Porcerelli JH, Huprich SK. Approach to personality disorders in primary care. Hospital Physician. 2007; 43, 2-11.