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Scholarly Activities


At AMC we have a multitude of scholarly activity opportunities, including traditional clinical research, case reports, advocacy projects, as well as quality improvement projects.  Our Med/Peds faculty are leaders in original research at Albany Med, and present their work at national conferences every year, as well as publish journal articles, book chapters and commentaries.

There are two main pathways for scholarly activity for AMC Med/Peds residents:

  • CARE (Capital Advocacy Resident Education). Starting in their PGY-2 year, residents participate in an intensive 2-4 week elective that teaches them about social, environmental and behavioral determinants of health, talking to the media, legislative advocacy, project development, needs assessment, public speaking, grant writing and poster presentation. Over the remainder of their residency, residents then embark on an advocacy project geared towards solving a health need in the local community. Faculty mentors, including Med/Peds attendings, guide residents as their projects develop. By the end of their residency, all CARE residents are expected to present their work to a professional audience.
  • Scholarly Activity Track. Beginning in their PGY-1 year, residents develop hypotheses, and are matched with clinical faculty with experience in the field. A timeline is developed with residents and their mentors, allowing them flexibility to complete their project around busy ward rotations. By the end of residency, residents will have achieved writing an abstract, publishing an article or presenting a poster at a regional or national conference. Dr. H. Alex Nagle, our Associate Program Director, is the director for the Scholarly Activity Track.

No pathway is mutually exclusive. Many residents have done research projects as part of their advocacy project, and many research projects serve as needs assessments for advocacy projects.


Laura El-Hage, MD, Class of 2016
 "Dual Glomerulopathy (ANCA Plus ANTI-PLA2R Antibody Positive Primary Membranous GN) In  the Very Elderly."
  Presented at 2014 National Kidney Foundation Annual Meeting, April 22- 26, 2014

Thuy Le-Rathell, DO, Class of 2014
 "To 21": Preparing Foster Teens for Independent Living
  Presented at New York State Pediatric Advocacy Conference, March 10 & 11, 2014

Preetha Kurian, MD, Class of 2016
 "Global Leaders: SELECT. Social Emotional Learning- Education Community Trailblazer"
  Presented at New York State Pediatric Advocacy Conference, March 10 & 11, 2014

Danielle Wales, MD, Class of 2014
 "Immunization Rates of Children Diagnosed with Autism-Spectrum Disorders in New York State"
  Presented at New York State Pediatric Advocacy Conference, March 10 & 11, 2014

Britta Sundquist, MD, Class of 2015
 "Anaphylaxis in Upstate New York Emergency Department: Triggers and Treatments"
  Presented at 2014 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Annual    Meeting, February 20-24, 2014  

Jaison Jose, DO, Class of 2012
 "Anaphylaxis in Upstate New York Emergency Department: Triggers and Treatments"
  Presented at 2014 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Annual    Meeting, February 20-24, 2014

Jessica Kumar, DO, Class of 2012
 "Successful surgical intervention for the management of endocarditis due to multidrug resistant Candida parapsilosis: case report and literature review." PMID: 21537953

 

Quality Improvement Initiatives

As part of our Patient-Centered Medical Home, our residents have taken a leadership role in quality improvement (QI) within our Med/Peds office. Our QI projects were designed to find gaps in patient care based on evidence based guidelines, implement changes to the way our residents provide care and ultimately decrease hospitalizations and emergency department visits. Our residents are working on the following project topics:

Hypertension
Melanie Ecung, MD & Andrea Matho, MD

Hypercholesterolemia
Lyndsay Molinari, MD & Miyuki Tanino, MD

"Implementing A Standard Provider-Wide Smoking Cessation Protocol: A Case Report From A Medium-   Sized Patient-Centered Medical Home Practice."
Daniel Lavelle, MD & Britta Sundquist, MD

"Immunization Rates of 2 Year Olds at Latham Med/Peds"
Danielle Wales, MD & Aaron Quidort, MD

Lead Screening
Alex Chang, MD & Laura El-Hage, MD

"Quality Improvement Strategies for HIV Screening in the Primary Care Setting"
Preetha Kurian, MD & Samuel Park, MD

"Hemoglobin A1C Practices at Latham Medicine/Pediatrics" 
Stephen Lambrinos, MD & Mary Mulqueen, MD

"Developmental Screening: Institution of MCHAT and ASQ in our Med-Peds Practice"
Thuy Le-Rathell, DO & Sara Khalil, MD

 


Thuy Le- Rathell, DO
Presenting "To 21": Preparing Foster Teens for Independent Living
2014 New York State Pediatric Advocacy Conference
Albany, NY
 


Preetha Kurian, MD
"Global Leaders: SELECT. Social Emotional Learning- Education Community Trailblazer"
2014 New York State Pediatric Advocacy Conference
Albany, NY
 


Danielle Wales, MD, MPH
"Immunization Rates of Children Diagnosed with Autism-Spectrum Disorders in
New York State"
2014 New York State Pediatric Advocacy Conference
Albany, NY

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