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Research for Residents & Fellows (R4RF)

This 10-week series is designed to be an introduction to research for medical residents and fellows. Mini didactics are followed by vigorous interactive small group interactions. Small interdepartmental teams are established on day one and remain together throughout the series. All team work activity focuses on the application of concepts so that participants get "hands on" experience with topics such as formulating a research question, choosing a study design, experimenting with sampls size calculators, designing a survey, and writing an IRB proposal. The course culminates with a required brief "Capstone" project for which each participant expands on a research hypothesis of interest, including appropriate study design, biostatistical analysis, human subjects research considerations and IRB issues. Capstone projects are scored by senior faculty researchers and prizes are awarded for 1st and 2nd place entries.

This is now a 2-credit graduate-level course. Enrollment is currently closed. 

2017 Capstone Project Awards

1st Place - 2017 Winner to be determined

2nd Place - 2017 Winner to be determined 


Resident/Fellow Research Day

Held on the first Thursday of each June, this symposium is intended to recognize residents and clinical fellows in all departments making significant contributions to the institution in terms of research. Additionally, it acts as a forum whereby both residents and faculty can learn more about research activities in other departments. The day is co-sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology and the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

2017 Resident/Fellow Research Day Awards

Oral Presentations - Basic Science

1st Place - Lisa Feldman, MD, Neurosurgery
2nd Place - Randy Vince, MD, Urology 

Oral Presentations - Clinical Science

1st Place - Christopher Chipko, MD, Radiation Oncology
2nd Place - Nicole Vissichelli, MD, Internal Medicine

Poster Presentations 

1st Place - Sherry Zhao, MD, Radiation Oncology

2nd Place - Sam Powell, MD, Internal Medicine 

3rd Place - Morgan Vargo, MD, Internal Medicine 

Previous Resident/Fellow Research Days

2016 Resident/Fellow Research Day Presentations