Academic Research

  • Low, S., Alencar, A., Asiedu, C., Cullinane, K., DeGiovanni, G., Eary, R.L., Estrada, G., Hocking, S., Howell, J., Luning, P., Nemoto, N., Twum-Barimah, M., Vest., A.J., Willenbring., B., "Social Determinants of Health at Continuity Sites of a Community-Based Urban Family Medicine Residency program: A Needs Assessment." Poster presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 48th Annual Spring Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2015.
  • Smrha, S., Chan, E., Eary, R.L., Vest, A.J., "Teaching OMT Techniques in a Dually-Accredited Residency Program to Manage Pain in Labor." Poster presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 48th Annual Spring Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2015.
  • Smrha, S., Chan, E., "OMT Training and Implementation in the Management of Pain in Labor: A two part study." Second place winner of poster presented at The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 52nd Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars, Las Vegas, March 2015.
  • Smrha, S., Chan, E., OMT Training and Implementation in the Management of Pain in Labor: A two part study. Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) Resident Scholarly Works Webinar, May 6, 2015.
  • Larson, J., Reese, D. "Urgent Care Connection: A Novel Approach to the Medical Home." 1st Place Winner, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians 4th Annual Resident Research Webinar, May 2014.
  • Fyda, J., Hasnain, M., Homer, E., Hyderi, A., Martin-Engel, L., "Training Future Physicians to Reduce Health Disparities Through Community-Engaged Research and Patient Empowerment." Lecture/discussion presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2014.
  • Bonnyman, H., Eary, R., Hegstrom, M., Sivasubramaniam, G., "Barriers to Referral Follow-Up in an Urban Federally Qualified Health Center." Poster presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2014.
  • Burke, J., Larson, J., Lerner, Ly, M., Reese, D. "Urgent Care Connection: A Novel Approach to the Medical Home." Poster presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2014.
  • Song, F, Lambert, C. "Role of Social Media Among Residents: A Survey." Poster presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2014.
  • Burke, J., Larson, J., Lerner, Ly, M., Reese, D. "Urgent Care Connection: A Novel Approach to the Medical Home." Poster presented at the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) 51st Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars, Philadelphia, PA, March 2014.
  • Song, F., Lambert, C. "Role of Social Media Among Residents: A Survey." Research presentation at the Second Annual Family Medicine Midwest Conference, Milwaukee, WI, October 6, 2013.
  • Kushner, M. "Evaluation of a Curriculum for Family Medicine Residency Programs on Accurate CPT Coding and Documentation According to CMS Guidelines." 1st Place Winner, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians 3rd Annual Resident Research Webinar, June 2013.
  • Leifer, A., Shah, A. "Pediatric Asthma: Do We Measure Up?" Poster presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 2013.
  • Leifer, A., Shah, A. "Pediatric Asthma: Do We Measure Up?" 2nd Place Winner, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians 3rd Annual Resident Research Webinar, June 2013.
  • Eary, R. and Norberg, J. "Diabetes and Resident Education, Are Residents Ready Upon Graduation." Third Place Winner, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians 2nd Annual Resident Research Webinar, May 2012.
  • Geissler, K. "More Than Baby Blues: Assessing Accordance Between Two Perinatal Depression Screening Tools." Poster presented at the Society of Teachers for Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Seattle, WA, April 2012.
  • Eary, R., Norberg, J., Chatham, H., Weerts, T. "Are Residents Prepared to Take Care of Diabetic Patients Upon Graduation?" Seminar presented at the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Seattle, WA, April 2012.
  • Frazier, M. "Hyperemesis Gravidarum Causing Wernicke's Encephalopathy." Case study poster presentation at the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 49th Annual Convention and Scientific Fair, Kissimmee, FL, March 2012.
  • Domanchuk, M. and Levin, K. "Curriculum Development: Teaching Residents How to Lead Group Visits." Seminar presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Vancouver, BC, April 2010.
  • Gainer, M. "Polypharmacy in Nursing Homes: A Growing Epidemic." Poster presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Vancouver, BC, April 2010.
  • DeHoek, R. "Childhood Obesity: Are We Effective?" Presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Vancouver, BC, April 2010.
  • Stoecker, A. "Providing the Unattached a Medical Home at PCC." 3rd Place Poster Presentation Winner at the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) 47th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars, Las Vegas, NV, March 2010.
  • Holland, C. "Look Before We Leap: Examining Preterm Labor, Diagnosis and Treatment at an Urban Medical Center." Poster presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Denver, CO, April 2009.
  • Duncan, M. "Adult Homeless Patients and Healthcare Utilization at West Suburban Medical Center." Oral presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, April 2009.
  • Klamo, R. "Predictors of Admission and Severity of Respiratory Illness in Heroin and Cocaine Using Patients in an Urban Setting." Oral presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Denver, CO, April 2009.
  • McDonough, K. and Rastetter, M. "The Newborn Screen and Hemoglobinopathies: From the Hospital to the Clinic." Poster presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference 2009.
  • Suh, Kimi. "Exploration of the Efficacy of the Patient Questionnaire in Screening for Perinatal Depression." Oral presentation at poster presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Denver, CO, April 2009.
  • Vest, A. "Predictors of Survival after In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Arrest at West Suburban Medical Center." Poster presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Denver, CO, April 2009 and Winner of the STFM Osteopathic Pre-Conference Award for Best Research Project.
  • Wong, S. "Application of a Prediction Rule to Manage Chest Pain Patients in a Community Hospital." Poster presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Denver, CO, April 2009.
  • Klamo, R. "Predictors of Admission and Severity of Respiratory Illness in Heroin and Cocaine Using Patients in an Urban Setting." Poster presentation at the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) 46th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars, Washington, DC, March 2009.
  • Vest, A. "Predictors of Survival After In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Arrest at West Suburban Medical Center." Poster presentation at the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) 46th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars, Washington, DC, March 2009.

Grantsmanship in Family Medicine

  • Family Medicine Residency Program West Suburban Medical Center. Scott Levin(Program Director/Principal Investigator). Residency Training in Primary Care. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA, 7/1/08 - 6/30/11, $548,687.
  • Paul Luning, MD, MPH, ZH Piotrowski, MS. Primary Care For Chicago Homeless Adults at Interfaith House, Chicago Community Block Grant, 2001-2006, Renewable, $65,000 Annually.
  • Family Medicine Residency Program, West Suburban Medical Center. Katherine Walsh, MD (Project Director), Kenneth Blair, MD (Co-Director), Z. Harry Piotrowski, MS (Project Manager and Curriculum Development and Evaluation). Develop, Test and Implement a Population-Based Curriculum to Enhance Resident Knowledge and Skills to Improve Health Care to the Underserved, Diverse and Vulnerable Inner City Population. Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, 7/1/04 - 6/30/07, $508,745.

Scholarly Work in Family Medicine

  • Jessen, M. "Integrative Therapies: Yoga as a Treatment Modality." Presentation at The Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society Annual Winter Scientific Seminar, Lombard, IL, November 30, 2012.
  • Domanchuk, M., Iacono-Russell, G., Blair, K., Levin, S., Cassey, M.,Piotrowski, H.Z. "Teaching Residents to Use Motivational Interviewing Techniques and Writing Innovative Behavioral Prescriptions With Patients," Seminar presentation at the Society of Teacher of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2007.
  • Domanchuk, M., Blair, K., Levin, S., Iacono-Russell, G., Cassey, M., Yen, S., Piotrowski, ZH, Fitzpatrick, C., Levin, K., "Motivational Interviewing and Behavioral Prescriptions: Tools for the Health Care Professional." DVD and online video, April 2007.
  • Domanchuk, M., Blair, K., Piotrowski, ZH, Walsh, K. "Prescription & Prescription Steps as an Effective Tool in the Office," Poster presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2006.
  • Fitzpatrick, C. "Obesity and Dietary Trends," Illinois Academy of Family Physicians Residency Fair, Lisle, IL 2004.
  • Fitzpatrick, C. and Levin, K. "Teaching Residents to Teach." Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Austin, TX, March 2006.
  • Hynes, K. "Evaluation of Smoking Cessation at the Family Medicine Center." Poster presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2007.
  • Walsh, K. (Project Director), Blair, K. (Co-Director), Piotrowski, H., (Project Manager and Curriculum Development and Evaluation). Develop, Test and Implement a Population-Based Curriculum to Enhance Resident Knowledge and Skills to Improve Health Care to the Underserved, Diverse and Vulnerable Inner City Population. Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, 7/1/04 - 6/30/07, $508,745.
  • Yen, S., Iacono-Russell, G., Domanchuk, M., Piotrowski, H., Blair, K., Cassey, P., Levin, S., "Teaching Residents How to Apply Motivational Interviewing Techniques Along with an Innovative Behavioral Prescription to Achieve Patient Self-Directed Goal Attainment" Workshop presentation at the Society of General Internal Medicine Midwest Regional Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 2006.