Research

Resident Research Projects

Our residency program has a dedicated research curriculum, with active participation by every resident in scholarly activities.

  • Categorical residents are required to complete one research project during the course of their residency. Resident will present at an internal research forum every 6 months to give updates on their projects. This is not required for Preliminary interns.
  • Residents will receive lectures on the basic principles of research and statistics by our dedicated statistician.
  • Financial assistance is available for presentations of research and/or case reports accepted at national forums and publications.

Research, Publications, and Posters from 2017-2018

  • Cord Compression: A Rare Initial presentation of Hepatocelllular Carcinoma. Illinois Chapter Northern Region Annual ACP Residents’ & Medical Students’ Day 2018
  • The Treatment is GOLD: A Measurement of Adherence to the 2017 GOLD Guidelines. Illinois Chapter Northern Region Annual ACP Residents’ & Medical Students’ Day 2018
  • A pilot surveillance study to determine the incidence/prevalence of HIV African American in Austin- Oak Park (West Chicago) Area. Illinois Chapter Northern Region Annual ACP Residents’ & Medical Students’ Day 2018
  • Incidence and De-novo Mutation Rate of Marfan Syndrome and Risk of Ectopia Lentis. Illinois Chapter Northern Region Annual ACP Residents’ & Medical Students’ Day 2018
  • A Case of Chronic Hoarseness. Illinois Chapter Northern Region Annual ACP Residents’ & Medical Students’ Day 2018
  • HSV; More Than Just an Infection. Illinois Chapter Northern Region Annual ACP Residents’ & Medical Students’ Day 2018
  • Something to Drool Over: IV Contrast-Induced Sialadenitis. Illinois Chapter Northern Region Annual ACP Residents’ & Medical Students’ Day 2018
  • An Itchy Adventure: An Adult Case of Eczema Herpecticum. Illinois Chapter Northern Region Annual ACP Residents’ & Medical Students’ Day 2018
  • Ophthalmology, Pharmacy, and Rheumatology: A Case of Keratolysis. Illinois Chapter Northern Region Annual ACP Residents’ & Medical Students’ Day 2018
  • Coxsackie B Induced Rhabdomyolyis Leading to Acute Renal Failure in a CKD Patient: A Case Report. Illinois Chapter Northern Region Annual ACP Residents’ & Medical Students’ Day 2018
  • Bloody Mary urine, when synthetic cannabinoids pick your poison. Illinois Chapter Northern Region Annual ACP Residents’ & Medical Students’ Day 2018
Using the 4Ts Score to Reduce Unnecessary Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Antibody Testing Pre and Post iFORM Implementation in the Electronic Medical Record System at a Community Hospital. American College of Physicians National Abstract Winner for 2018!
  • Asymmetric Paralysis: Just another stroke? No. American College of Physician National Abstract Finalist 2018.
  • Back to the Basics: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Obtaining a Thorough Patient History. Poster Presentation at SGIM 2018 
  • It’s not you, it’s me: A Case of Drug Induced Eosinophilia. Oral Presentation at Mid Atlantic SGIM 2017
  • A Healthy Female with Recurrent Meningitis. Illinois Chapter Northern Region Annual ACP Residents’ & Medical Students’ Day 2017
  • A Second Look: Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome due to Cyclobenzaprine. Oral Presentation at Midwest SGIM 2017
  • Antibiotic Stewardship in Patients with Urinary Tract Infections
  • Effects of Diabetic Menu on Glycemic Control in Patients with Diabetes
  • Comparison Between Different Settings of Knee Aspiration/Injection
  • Do Physicians Follow Their Own Advice-Physician Wellness
  • How Effective is Obesity Counseling By Primary Care Physicians
  • Pregnancy Testing Prior to the Initiation of Chemotherapy in Women of Childbearing Age
  • A Measure of Adherence to 2017 GOLD Criteria Guidelines
  • I Raise the Rates through the Promotion of Equity-American College of Physicians Immunization Project

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