Medical Student Research Fellowship for Summer 2009
Mentor: Ethan A. Halm, MD, MPH
Department: Internal Medicine & Clinical Sciences
Room number: Sprague Building, 8th floor, Room 528
Mail Code: 8889
Phone number: 214-648-2992
Project title: Several listed below
Human subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
Animal subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
Project Type (patient-based research, animal-based research, or basic research; this characterization is only to permit a general classification for grouping similar types of projects) Patient and database oriented research
Brief Description of Potential Projects:
Long Term Outcomes of Carotid Endarterectomy in the Elderly (Halm)
This NIH funded project will determine the long term outcomes of carotid endarterectomy by examining the 5 and 10 year death and stroke-free survival in a large, population-based, statewide cohort of 10,000 Medicare patients.
Self-Management Beliefs and Behaviors in Inner City Asthmatic Adults (Halm)
This NIH funded project is a prospective observational cohort study aimed to identify self-regulation beliefs, medication adherence, self-management behaviors, and outcomes among inner city, minorities with persistent asthma. It also seeks to examine the impact of age and age of asthma onset on asthma beliefs, behaviors and outcomes.
Impact of Social Factors on Risk of Death or Readmission in Heart Failure,
Pneumonia and Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review (Calvillo-King, Halm,
This is a systematic review and methodological critique of the literature examining the effect of a broad variety of social factors on death and readmission following hospitalization for heart failure, myocardial infarction or pneumonia.
Previous Research Activities or Publications with Medical Students:
Halm EA, Lee C, Chassin MR. Is volume related to outcome in health care: A systematic review and methodologic critique of the literature. Ann Intern Med 2002; 137:511-520.
Korn L, Reichert S, Simon T, Halm EA. Improving physicians' knowledge of the costs of common medications and willingness to consider costs when prescribing. J Gen Intern Med 2003; 18:31-37.
Press MJ, Chassin MR, Wang J, Tuhrim S, Halm EA. Predicting medical and surgical complications of carotid endarterectomy: Comparing the risk indices. Arch Intern Med 2006; 166:914-20.
Wisnivesky JP, Sampson H, Berns S, Kattan M, Halm EA. Lack of association between indoor allergen sensitization and asthma morbidity in inner-city adults. J Allergy Clin Immun 2007; 120:113-20.
Berns SH, Halm EA, Sampson HA, Sicherer SH, Busse PJ, Wisnivesky JP. Food allergy as a risk factor for asthma morbidity in adults. J Asthma 2007, 44:377-81.