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Research at SJHMC

Our residency places a strong emphasis on excellence in research and equipping our residents with the necessary training to effectively critique the published literature and conduct their own practice-based clinical research following residency completion. Residents will conduct a longitudinal original research project throughout their residency under the support and guidance of experienced preceptors. 

SJHMC Resident Abstracts and Publications

Over the years, our residents have authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and presented their research at national clinical meetings:

Grimes R, Cherrier L, Nasar A, Nailor MD, Walia R, Goodlet KJ. Outcomes of nontuberculous mycobacteria isolation among lung transplant recipients: A matched case-control with retrospective cohort study. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2021; zxab389.

Nikodem A, Cherrier L, Nasar A, Ashwini A, Fann C. Use of apixaban after lung transplant for atrial fibrillation and treatment of venous thromboembolism. J Heart Lung Transplant 2021; 40:S359. (ISHLT 2021 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. Virtual. April 2021)

Publication & Abstract
Truong CN, Nailor MD, Walia R, Cherrier L, Nasar A, Goodlet KJ. Universal lifelong fungal prophylaxis and risk of coccidioidomycosis in lung transplant recipients living in an endemic area. Clin Infect Dis 2021; epub ahead of print. (Abstract presented at IDWeek 2021. Virtual. October 2021)

Publication & Abstract
Bonnin S, Radosevich JJ, Lee YG, Feldman JP, Barletta JF. Comparison of shock reversal with high or low dose hydrocortisone in intensive care unit patients with septic shock: a retrospective cohort study. J Crit Care 2021; 62:111-6. (Abstract presented at Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. Orlando, FL. February 2020)

Hunt J, Chapple KM, Nasar A, Cherrier L, Walia R. Efficacy of low-dose valganciclovir in CMV R+ lung transplant recipients: a retrospective comparative analysis. Multidiscip Respir Med 2021; 16:706.

Publication & Abstract
Ting MH, Radosevich JJ, Weinberg JA, Nailor MD. Narrowing antibiotic spectrum of activity for trauma-associated pneumonia through the use of a disease-specific antibiogram. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open 2021; 6:e000602. (Abstract presented at IDWeek 2019. Washington, DC. October 2019)

Celaya T, Mychajlonka C. Retrospective analysis of the effects of proton pump inhibitor use on methotrexate elimination in hospitalized adult oncology patients. (ACCP Annual Meeting. Virtual. October 2020) 

Frahm C, Harmon J, Patanwala A, Radosevich JJ. Effect of pseudoephedrine on the weaning of IV vasopressors in vasodilatory shock. Crit Care Med 2019; 47:825. (Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. San Diego, CA. February 2019)

Frahm C, Lee YG, Radosevich JJ. Evaluation of an albumin stewardship initiative. Crit Care Med 2019; 47:703 (Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. San Diego, CA. February 2019)

Mychajlonka C, Radosevich JJ, Harmon J. Case report of intravenous methotrexate administration in patient on continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) with resultant toxic methotrexate levels. Pharmacotherapy 2017; 37:e230-31. (ACCP Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. October 2017) 

Mychajlonka C, Radosevich JJ, Harmon J. Case report on novel sublingual administration of all-trans retinoic acid in combination with intravenous arsenic trioxide for the treatment of newly diagnosed acute promyelocitic leukemia. Pharmacotherapy 2017; 37:e231. (ACCP Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. October 2017)

Publication & Abstract
Shurtleff V, Radosevich JJ, Patanwala AE. Comparison of ketamine- versus nonketamine-based sedation on delirium and coma in the intensive care unit. J Intensive Care Med 2020;35:536-41. (Abstract presented at Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. San Antonio, TX. February 2018)

Mortensen A, Cherrier L, Walia R. Effect of pirfenidone on wound healing in lung transplant patients. Multidiscip Respir Med 2018; 13:16.

Research Frequently Asked Questions

What is the research selection process? Are residents assigned to a project?

In the spring prior to the start of the residency year, the Residency Advisory Committee (RAC) preceptors meet to discuss and vet potential research ideas that will provide value to SJHMC’s clinical practice. The preceptors then refine these projects to include primary objectives, secondary objectives, and data collection points. By the preceptors meeting in advance, it helps us run reports to get estimates on sample size and availability of data. Within the first few weeks of residency, preceptors meeting with residents to review the list of vetted projects. In addition, the resident is welcome to bring their own research project ideas for refinement as well. Ultimately, the residents always choose which project they will complete their research on and it is not assigned. Many will choose to pursue a research project within a specialty interest (e.g. critical care, ID, transplant, cardiology).

Do residents have the opportunity to publish research?

Yes. A number of our preceptors have extensive experience with publishing and are dedicated to helping motivated residents achieve this goal.  A list of SJHMC preceptor publications may be viewed below.

Preceptor Publications

I have not completed a research project before and am a bit intimidated by the process! Do residents receive training in research to support them through the experience?

Yes! In addition to the research support and mentorship provided by their project preceptor, all SJHMC residents participate in a monthly longitudinal Research Development Series which provides practical training and guidance throughout the residency year. 

Example Research Development Series topics:

  • Introduction to biostatistics and study design 
  • Developing a compelling research question
  • The “nuts and bolts” of research: IRB submission and data capture
  • Designing an eye-catching professional poster
  • Crafting a compelling manuscript
  • Demystifying the peer-review process

Concurrently, our residents also present their research progress at quarterly Resident Research Update meetings, which provides an opportunity for the residents to gain experience in presenting their research findings to a clinical audience, share any roadblocks they may be encountering with their project, and receive support and direction from the full RAC team.

Does SJHMC provide protected time for residents to work on their research?

Yes, all residents have a dedicated research month in December to allow additional time for data collection and analysis. However, residents are expected to use good time management skills to work on their research project throughout the residency year in order to meet all applicable deadlines and ensure sufficient progress is being made. 

What research presentation opportunities are available?

All SJHMC residents will present a poster presentation at ASHP Midyear. (We welcome any prospective residents to attend our residents’ poster session and see what they have been working on!) Residents will also present a research platform presentation at the Southwestern States Residency Conference. Additional presentation opportunities to SJHMC committees or specialist groups may be available depending on project topic. Residents are also encouraged to submit abstracts on their completed research to national clinical/specialist meetings.