All residents must participate in scholarly activity during their training. Projects may involve basic or clinical research, quality improvement projects, case reviews, epidemiological studies or clinico-pathological conferences. One of Sinai’s most publicized research successes was the development of the automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.
Basic research laboratories exist on campus in a variety of areas. All residents are assigned a mentor and can participate in research during dedicated block rotations as well as throughout their training. Preliminary residents can choose to do research as their year’s continuity experience. Residents are encouraged to present their research at the regional American College of Physicians’ Scientific Session and at national meetings.
Examples of recent resident research include:
- Pharmacologic Therapy for Osteoporosis in Hospitalized Patients with Acute Fractures: A Comparative Study.
- High Altitude Illness, Free Water Deficit, and Impaired Bicarbonate Secretion: Field Data from the Nepal Himalaya.
- Plasma and Tissue Measurement of Heat Shock Protein 70 in Patients with Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cancer, and Control Subjects.
- Clinical Utility of Available Methods for Determining Platelet Function.
- Monitoring Platelet Inhibition during Chronic Oral Platelet Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Blockade: Are We Missing Something?
- Atherectomy Catheter: A New Diagnostic Tool for Histological Diagnosis of Biliary Tract Malignancy.
- Outpatient Renal Parenchymal Biopsy: An Algorithm for Safe Performance – Analysis of 88 consecutive patients.
- Retrospective analysis of hiccups in patients at a community hospital.
- Increased Expression of Telomerase Activity in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.
- Molecular Genetic Evidence Supporting the Appendiceal Origin of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei in Women.
- ACAT Inhibition and Scavenger Receptor Activation.
- A Prospective Study of the Relationship among Fever, Leukocytosis, Antibiotic Usage, and Outcomes in a Coronary Care Unit Setting.
- Platelet activation in myocardial ischemic syndromes.
- The platelet-related effects of tenecteplase vs. altplase vs. reteplase.
- Clopidogrel loading with eptifibatide to arrest the reactivity of platelets: results of the CLEAR PLATELETS study.
- The relation of dosing to clopidogrel responsiveness and the incidence of high post-stent platelet aggregation in patients undergoing coronary stenting.