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American College of Preventative Medicine Annual Meeting | June 2022

Hirth J, Gonzalez S, Kowalchuk A, Valadez C, Zoorob R. Racial/ethnic variations in alcohol and cigarette use by pregnancy status among 20-44 year-old women, NHANES 2001-2018. 

 

2022 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting | June 2022

Laytner LA, Trautner B, Zoorob R, Chen P, Alquicira O, Salinas J, Lopez-Alonso M, Raphael J, Street R, Khan F, Paasche-Orlow MK, Grigoryan L. Perspectives of a community advisory board on non-prescription antibiotic use by patients served by public primary care clinics. *Nominated for Best Poster in Patient-Centered Research.

Valentine-King M, Van J, Hines-Munson C, Dillon L, Graber CJ, Patel PK, Drekonja D, Lichtenberger P, Shukla B, Kramer J, Ramsey D, Trautner BW, Grigoryan L. Identification of novel factors associated with inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in acute and long-term care.

Valentine-King MA, Trautner BW, Zoorob RJ, Germanos G, Hansen M, Salemi JL, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Analysis of recurrent urinary tract infection management in outpatient settings reveals opportunities for antibiotic stewardship interventions.

 

North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) 2022 Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) Conference | June 2022

Nash S, Zaring-Hinkle B, Bray J. Telehealth in residential substance use treatment protocols for pregnant and parenting women during COVID-19.

 

2022 National Student Research Forum | May 2022

Ecker A, Berenson AB, Zoorob R, Gonzalez S, Hirth JM. Understanding mental health among US medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic: Role of primary care providers.

 

2022 Annual Regional Family Medicine Residency Research Symposium | May 2022

Diez-Barroso R, Longtain RB, Reddy KM, Ban KE. A peculiar presentation of COVID-19 in a pediatric patient with sickle cell and alpha trait.

Mendonca C, Ezenna C, Paul S, Rode R. Standardizing care of women in reproductive age.

Thoyakulathu E, Uzamere Y, Babu C, Jose J, Franco A, Nguyen S. Familias Contra Diabetes: Videoconferencing group visits to teach self-management strategies to diabetic patients.

Wheeler M, Mulla N, Uddin M, Rode R. InBasket Management.

Xiong Y, Scott C, Nguyen T, Yang D, Sulapas I, Rode R. Point-of-care ultrasonography at the Baylor College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.

 

2022 Health Equity Research Summit | May 2022

Gebert T, Xiao E, Shegog E, Fan J, Lopez A, McEvoy M, Clark D. Associations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination among patients with unstable housing in Houston.

 

2022 Texas Educator's Academies Collaborative for Health Professions – Southeast (TEACH–S) Educational Symposium | May 2022

Rode R, Aggarwal A, Danek L, Shah N. Procedures in primary care elective: An innovative way to engage and train medical students.

 

2022 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference | May 2022

Aggarwal A, Dongarwar D, Rode R, Sidani M, Danek L, Warwick E, Nwagwu C, Zoorob R. Simulation-based clinical learning skills: Utilization of ultrasound for elucidation of obstetric case scenarios.

Aggarwal A, Dongarwar D, Rode R, Sidani M, Danek L, Warwick E, Nwagwu C, Zoorob R. Teaching ultrasound skills to FM faculty, residents, and medical students with simulations in managing obstetric emergencies.

Juneja M, Alzate M, Mahmood H, Kowalchuk A, Rode R, Zoorob R. Substance use disorder care within community-based ambulatory clinics.

Juneja M, Porter T, Zoorob R, Zare M. The Twofer Approach: A highly utilized Food Farmacy within a medical clinic addresses food insecurity and diabetes.

Juneja M, Russell M, Goldstein J, Khan F, Zare M, Mahmood H. Utilizing newer evidence-based guidelines can improve health outcomes for patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

Khan H, Rode R, Wang Q, Pradhan S, Aggarwal A. Applications of educational interventions on visually impaired populations.

Mendonca C, Ezenna C, Paul S, Rode R. Standardizing care of women in reproductive age.

Pirzada N, Juneja M, Khan F, Zoorob R, Varadarajan S. Changing the service profile of primary care providers in response to emergent clinic closures.

Rode R, Aggarwal A, Shah N, Zoorob R, Danek L. Procedures in primary care elective: An innovative way to engage and train medical students.

Shah N, Porter T, Kuncharapu I, Spooner K, Barning K, Rode R. Understanding of flood safety awareness while driving among Harris County residents.

Thoyakulathu E, Uzamere Y, Babu C, Jose J, Franco A, Nguyen S. Familias Contra Diabetes: Videoconferencing group visits to teach self-management strategies to diabetic patients.

Xiong Y, Scott C, Nguyen T, Yang D, Sulapas I, Rode R. Point-of-care ultrasonography at the Baylor College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.

Zoorob R, Vakulabharanam V, Nambi P, Nambi V. Time to review primary care guidelines and recommendations.

 

Urinary Tract Infection Global Alliance: UTI Hour-International Webinar | April 2022

Valentine-King MA, Trautner BW, Zoorob RJ, Germanos G, Salemi JL, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Prior cultures predict subsequent susceptibility in patients with recurrent urinary tract infections. *Dr. Grigoryan hosted.

 

2022 Gold Humanism Virtual Conference – Healing the Heart of Healthcare: Reimagining How We Listen, Connect, and Collaborate | April 2022

Peoples N, Fang M, Clark D. Phase 1 results of using "social liaisons" to improve identification of psychosocial concerns among homeless patients: A QI study at HOMES Clinic.

 

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Spring 2022 Conference | April 2022

Laytner L, Grigoryan L, Trautner BW, Alquicira O, Salinas J, Hansen MA, Zoorob R, Khan FM. Identifying symptoms/illnesses and situations that predispose outpatients to use antibiotics in two healthcare systems.

Valentine-King MA, Trautner BW, Zoorob RJ, Germanos G, Salemi JL, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Prior cultures predict subsequent susceptibility in patients with recurrent urinary tract infections.

Bureau of Health Workforce Virtual All Grantee and Stakeholder Meeting | April 2022

Valentine-King MA, Trautner BW, Zoorob RJ, Germanos G, Hansen M, Salemi JL, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Analysis of recurrent urinary tract infection management in outpatient settings reveals opportunities for antibiotic stewardship interventions.

Walia N, Grigoryan L, Kowalchuk A, Zoorob R. Identifying provider barriers to implementing screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use in primary care.

 

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 53rd Annual Conference | March – April, 2022

Mejia MC, Gill E, Kowalchuk AA, MacMaster S. The Female Offender Re-Entry Movement (FOR-Me): Increasing access to SUD treatment. *ASAM Abstract Submission Honorable Mention: Underserved Population.

 

Henry J.N. Taub & James K. Alexander Medical Student Research Symposium 2022 | March 2022

Fang M, Peoples N, Clark D. Design, pilot, and evaluation of a "social liaison" volunteer program to enrich the social determinants of health curriculum: A quality improvement study at HOMES Clinic.

 

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) 2nd Annual Research Day | February 2022

Educational Research

Atkinson J, Barning K, Kuncharapu I, Nietfeld L, Huang W. Family medicine clerkship student and preceptor perceptions on the use of a revised feedback card.

McLane L, Allen K, Bailey D, Caskey J, Ho T, Warwick E. Developing a rural residency track: Lessons learned and future direction.

Rode R. Procedures in primary care elective: An innovative way to engage and train medical students.

Xiong Y, Scott C, Nguyen T. Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) at the Baylor College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.

Research/QI Completed

Benjamin R. Multicomponent intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening in a Federally Qualified Health Center serving a homeless population.

Hirth J, Valadez C. The relationship between substance use and pregnancy risk by race/ethnicity.

Valentine-King M. Determining an outpatient antibiogram and predictors of ciprofloxacin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole resistant urinary tract infections.

Therapeutics/Case Reports

Faustinella F. Abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting are not always symptoms of a GI problem: The power of observation in clinical medicine.

Le J. Upper extremity histoplasma capsulatum treatment with isavuconazole.

Yang D. Using Point of Care Ultrasound for superficial lesions.

Research Work in Progress

Laytner LA. Perspectives of a Community Advisory Board (CAB) on non-prescription antibiotic use by patients served by public primary care clinics.

Mahony WL. Non-physician medical worker stress and SARS-CoV-2 infection prevention.

Walia N. Identifying provider barriers to implementing screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use in primary care.

Other Work in Progress

Bansal K, Nambi P. Guideline implementation at Harris Health System; Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Bhattarai S. Assessing COVID-19 pandemic and body weight in community clinic.

Gutierrez J, Walia N. Medical care utilization and alcohol use during floods and COVID-19 pandemic.

Majd C, Barning K, Chao M. Undiagnosed and undertreated patients with depression during the pandemic within the Harris Health System.

Mendonca C. Standardizing care of women in reproductive age.

Nambi P. Improving asthma patient outcomes by providing access to physicians and medicines during COVID-surge related clinic closure.

Education and QI

Babu C, Mendonca C, Nwokocha C, Luc L, Nwagwu C. Longitudinal OB skills project: Improving resident confidence in basic OB skills.

Thoyakulathu E, Uzamere Y, Babu C, Jose J. Familias Contra Diabetes.

Waqar A. Implementation of nurse provided education in patients with prediabetes at a community health center.

 

2022 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Medical Student Education | January 2022

Aggarwal A, Zhou Y, Bansal K, Nambi P, Lee E, Zoorob R. Engagement of medical students via electives to create interest in family medicine residency.

Atkinson J, Barning K, Kuncharapu I, Nietfeld L, Huang W. Family medicine clerkship student and preceptor perceptions on the use of a revised feedback card.

Huang W, Rose S, Kung D, Purkiss J, Ismail N. Benefits of an effective collaboration with curriculum deans and other clerkship directors.

Huang W, Atkinson J, Barning K. Medical student mistreatment and the role of the family medicine clerkship director.

Juneja M, Slater B. Curriculum design strategies essential to effectively teach a rising generation of physicians.

 

5th Annual Texas Medical Center Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Conference | January 2022

Grigoryan L. Patient, health system, and clinical encounter characteristics associated with use of antibiotics without prescription In the United States.

Laytner LA, Khan FM, Raphael JL, Street RL, Paasche-Orlow M, Chen P, Alquicira O, Salinas J. Perspectives of a community advisory board on non-prescription antibiotic use by patients served by public primary care clinics.

Valentine-King MA, Hansen MA, Zoorob R, Danek L, Willis SE, Muldrew K, Atmar RL, Chou A, Trautner BW, Grigoryan L. Predictors of antibiotic resistance to commonly prescribed agents for urinary tract infection in an outpatient setting in the United States.

 

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium | December 2021

Walia N, Podduturi V, Shorter DI. Methamphetamine and other associated drugs as cause of accidental overdose deaths in Harris County, Texas from 2016-2020. *Best Poster Award.

 

34th International Papillomavirus Conference – IPVC 2021 | November 2021

Eboreime K, Hirth JM, Cofie LE, Rupp RE, Berenson AB. Human papillomavirus dose reminder preferences among parents from a diverse clinical sample: A qualitative study.

 

2021 North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting | November 2021

Hirth JM, Ecker A, Berenson AB, Zoorob R, Gonzalez S. Understanding mental health among US medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic: Role of primary care providers.

Valentine-King M, Zoorob R, Grigoryan L, Trautner BW. Outpatient antibiogram and predictors of ciprofloxacin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole resistant urinary tract infections.

 

21st World Psychiatric Association's (WPA) World Congress of Psychiatry | October 2021

Walia N, Levine R, Zoorob R. A cross sectional survey of infant mortality among the Black population in the United States.

 

2021 Quarterly National Research Service Award (NRSA) Webinar | October 2021

Walia N. Bringing alcohol and other drug research to primary care.

 

2021 World Psychiatric Association (WPA) World Congress of Psychiatry | October 2021

Walia N. Prevalence of psychological distress and its association with the overall health during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

Walia N, Lat JO, Tariq R, Tyagi S, Qazi A, Salari SW, Jafar A, Kousar T, Leszkowitz D, Abreu R, Rodriguez I. Trends in mortality due to stimulants use in adolescents and young adults.

 

American Medical Association Research Symposium 2021 | October 2021

Walia N, Levine RS. Low mortality from malignant neoplasm of the trachea, bronchus and lung in the United States-Mexico border area.

 

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) IDWeek 2021 | September 2021 – October 2021

Rajan S, Grigoryan L, Van J, Lichtenberger P, Patel P, Shukla B, Calub F, Brown N, Hershey C, Drekonja D, Graber C, Trautner BW. Local implementation of an antibiotic stewardship intervention for asymptomatic bacteriuria through centralized facilitation required minimal cost and effort.

Valentine-King M, Trautner B, Zoorob R, Germanos G, Salemi J, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Analysis of recurrent urinary tract infection management in outpatient settings reveals opportunities for antibiotic stewards.

Valentine-King M, Van J, Hines-Munson C, Dillon L, Graber C, Patel P, Drekonjja D, Lichtenberger P, Shukls B, Kramber J, Ransey D, Trautner B, Grigoryan L. Identification of novel factors associated with inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in acute and long-term care.

 

Annual Academy of Distinguished Educators Showcase of Educational Scholarship 2021 | September 2021

Fang M, Peoples N, Clark D. Design, pilot, and evaluation of a "social liaison" volunteer program to enrich the social determinants of health curriculum: A quality improvement study at HOMES Clinic.

 

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Grand Rounds | September 2021

Faustinella F. A vision for an inclusive U.S. health care system: Advocacy work and the American College of Physicians.

 

Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 10th Annual Symposium | September 2021

Alzate M. Gender role beliefs and adolescent pregnancy.

 

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Practice & Quality Improvement | September 2021

Barning K, Khan F, Zoorob R. Sustaining face to face patient visits amidst a pandemic lockdown to help underserved populations.

Bhattarai S, Joshi B, Spooner K, Juneja M, Zoorob R. Characteristics and clinical outcomes of COVID-19 in patients of community clinic.

Faustinella F. Correlation between empathy and knowledge: How an educational film-documentary on homelessness positively impacts learners' perceptions.

Rode R, Mahmood H, Khan F. Health care delivery during COVID-19: Transition to and within telemedicine.

Shah N, Rode R, Porter T, Cruz I. "Burn the burnout!" Nurture the camaraderie.

General Practice Research on Infections Network (GRIN) Webinar | September 2021

Valentine-King M, Hansen MA, Zoorob R, Danek LCK, Willis SE, Atmar RL, Trautner BW, Grigoryan L. Predictors of antibiotic resistance to commonly prescribed agents for urinary tract infection in an outpatient setting in the United States.

Valentine-King M, Hansen MA, Zoorob R, Danek LCK, Willis SE, Atmar RL, Trautner BW, Grigoryan L. Telehealth decision-making for influenza: What is the impact of the availability of a rapid home test?

 

Fueling Hope: 4th Annual Conference of the Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas | September 2021

Alzate M. Self-Care: Building healthy habits for resilience through breathing and mindfulness techniques.

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grant: Mental Health Awareness | July 2021

Alzate M, Gonzalez S. Natural disasters and mental health.

 

2021 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference | May 2021

Hansen M, Gonzalez S, Zoorob R, MacMaster S. Peer recovery support for minorities with substance use disorders.

Jian P, Sidani M, Juneja M, Zoorob R. Results from an integrated multi-disciplinary weight management team for obesity management in a family medicine clinic.

Levine RS, Levine E, Mejia MC, Muppala V, Gonzalez S, Zoorob R, Hennekens CH, Woods S. Increasing rates of suicide in American youths.

Mejia M, Zoorob R, Gonzalez S, Hennekens CH, Levine R. Facts and myths about lung cancer (LC) and hepatocellular cancer (HCC) on the United States (US)-Mexico border.

Mejia M, Levine R, Mosqueda M, Zoorob R, Sarkar P. Preliminary outcomes of a comprehensive lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation program in a safety-net system.

Mejia MC, Gonzalez S, Zoorob R, Muppala V, Hennekens C, Levine E, Levine R. Suicide: The leading cause of death in young American teenagers.

Mejia MC, Levine R, Walia N, Gonzalez S. Trends in United States opioid mortality in non-Hispanic women of child-bearing age.

 

Texas Public Health Association (TPHA) 2021 Virtual Annual Education Conference | May 2021

Levine RS, Mejia MC, Gonzalez S, Walia N, Hennekens CH, Zoorob RJ. Lung cancer (LC) and hepatocellular cancer (HCC) on the United States (US)-Mexico border: Facts and Myths.

Levine RS, Mejia MC, Gonzalez S, Walia N, Hennekens CH, Zoorob RJ. Texas schoolchildren are experiencing alarming increases in firearm-related mortality.

 

American College of Physicians, Texas Chapter Leadership and Advocacy Day | May 2021

Faustinella F. Improving health care access and primary care services by expanding Medicaid eligibility.

 

Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences (CPPS) Program Mini-Retreat | April 2021

Mejia MC, Zoorob R, Levine RS, Mosqueda M, Hinh K, Huang X, Staggers K, Hennekens CH. A cross sectional survey of smoking patterns during COVID-19 in a tobacco cessation and lung cancer screening program.

Mejia MC, Zoorob R, Mosqueda M, Sarkar P, Hinh K, Levine RS. Initial outcomes of a comprehensive lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation program in a safety-net system. *People's Choice Award for Best Synchronous Poster.

 

Off Script: Stories from the Heart of Medicine. Combined BCM Narrative Medicine Program, University of Houston College of Medicine, and UTHealth McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics | April 2021

Faustinella F. The Headstone.

 

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Spring 2021 Conference | April 2021

Hansen MA, Matas JL, Willis SE, Danek LC, Katta A, Muldrew K, Zare M, Hudson F, Atmar RL, Chou A, Trautner BW, Grigoryan L. Optimizing urine collection represents an important stewardship opportunity in primary care.

Valentine-King MA, Trautner BW, Zoorob R, Germanos G, Salemi JL, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Analysis of recurrent urinary tract infection management in outpatient settings reveals opportunities for antibiotic stewardship interventions.

Valentine-King MA, Trautner BW, Zoorob RJ, Germanos G, Salemi JL, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Prescribing for recurrent UTIs often does not align with IDSA guidelines, study finds.

 

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) Virtual Scientific Meeting | April 2021

Hirth JM, Berenson AB, Chang M. Prevalence of genital human papillomavirus by age and race/ethnicity among males.

 

UTHealth Research Day | April 2021

Walia N, Gonzalez S, Zoorob R. Yoga for substance use: A qualitative review.

 

Determinants, Disparities, and Social Health of Populations–DDASH | March 2021

Quadri Y. Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). DDASH presentation to medical students. March 2021

 

Henry J.N. Taub & James K. Alexander Medical Student Research Symposium 2021 | March 2021

Carretero M, Bhathena S, Floyd A, Aggarwal A. Assessing BCM provider knowledge on public benefits for U.S. citizen children in immigrant families. Henry J.N. Taub & James K. Alexander Medical Student Research Symposium 2021. March 26, 2021. All students contributed equally. Faculty Mentor: Anjali Aggarwal, M.D.

 

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) 1st Annual Research Day | February 2021

Educational Research

Faustinella F. Correlation between empathy and knowledge: How an educational film-documentary on homelessness positively impacts learner perceptions.

Khan R, Aggarwal A. Supplementing the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider Course with an Ob/Gyn Ultrasound Workshop.

Nietfeld L. Immigrant Medicine: Evaluation of a pre-clinical medical student elective.

Okorafor N. Assessing and improving residents' confidence in research critique through implementing a revised journal club.

Completed Research

Bansal K, Nambi P. Time taken to review primary care guidelines and recommendations.

Walia N. Yoga for substance use: A qualitative review.

Research Work in Progress

Barbut A. Hearing loss as initial presentation of granulomatosis with polyangiitis: Clinical vignette and review of the literature.

Bhattarai S. Clinical outcomes of COVID-19 patient in community clinic.

Okoh J. Is it worth it? Vitamin D supplementation.

Viswanathan D. "Could she get pregnant?": Implementing educational didactics and smart phrase to help family medicine resident physicians provide pre-conception counseling.

Quality Improvement Completed

Barning K. Sustaining face to face patient visits amidst a pandemic lockdown.

Jian P. Integrated team-based care for obesity treatment in the primary care setting.

Rode R, Shah N. E-PIC Project: Promoting intradepartmental communication utilizing Epic tools.

Rustveld L. The impact of an electronic health record based patient navigation and outreach program on colorectal cancer completion.

Quality Improvement Work in Progress

Atkinson J. Barriers to implementation of telemedicine video visits at a county community health center.

Coverdale S. Standardizing the medication reconciliation process: Moving from med wreck to med rec.

Hoang L. Improving HPV vaccination rates at a community health center.

Mahmood H. Improving medication prescribing for uncontrolled diabetic patients: Utilizing latest guidelines and protocols for oral glycemic control agents.

Nwokocha C. Take Control: Home blood pressure monitoring and virtual care.

Shah N, Rode R, Porter T. "I prefer to watch than to read!" Engaging diabetic patients via educational videos to improve health outcomes.

Waqar A. Implementation of hypertension education classes to improve blood pressure control at a community health center.

 

2021 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Medical Student Education | February 2021

Andry N, Rodriguez M, Huang W. Strategies to meet LCME requirements for directly observing students in clinical settings and performing formative feedback.

Huang W, Michelfelder A, Power D, Heidelbaugh J. Dr. Faculty mistreated me! Medical student mistreatment and the role of the family medicine clerkship director.

Sarkar A, Aggarwal A, Nash S, Zoorob R, Huang W, Grigoryan L. Improving student confidence through electronic health record order entry. *Blue Ribbon Award for Outstanding Poster.

 

Intensive Course in Tropical and Travel Medicine – UTMB | February 2021

McColloster P. How to establish outpatient clinics for immigrants managed by immigrants.

McColloster P. Managing a cholera epidemic.