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Research

There is a strong focus on Faculty and Scholarly research and Quality Improvement activities incorporating Evidenced Based Medicine into the training of our residents. Faculty is dedicated to creating an environment of clinical enquiry backed by a robust curriculum for scholarly activity.

Some of our research and scholarly activity include:

Presentations

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome; Poster presentation at the Georgia Academy of Family Physician 2020 conference
  • Common Variable Immuno-deficiency (CVID) with neutropenic fever; Poster presentation at the Georgia Academy of Family Physician 2019 conference
  • Attempting behavioral intervention for Emergency Department Asthma patients; Poster presentation at the Georgia Academy of Family Physician 2020 conference
  • Near-Deadly Bias: Adolescent Female + Chronic Daily Cannabis Use + Vomiting ≠ Cannabinoid-Induced Hyperemesis - Poster presentation at the Georgia Academy of Family Physician 2019 conference
  • Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia: A Delay in Diagnosis; Poster presentation at the Georgia Academy of Family Physician 2019 conference
  • Improving Pneumococcal Immunizations rates in adults with Diabetes, Alcoholism, Smokers, COPD at SFMC - Poster presented at AAFP residents conference 2017.
  • Antibiotic Stewardships for Acute Rhinosinusitis – Quality improvement for SFMC – Poster presentation for 2018 AAFP conference on Practice improvement
  • Update on HPV vaccine Guidelines - Poster presentation for 2018 AAFP conference on Practice improvement
  • An unusual case of dysphagia following post Rhytidectomy (Face-Lift) hematoma evacuation – Poster presentation ACPFP 2017 CONFERENCE
  •  “No to No shows” – Implementing the open access model of scheduling in a Family Medicine Center presented at the 2017 Program Directors Workshop – Residency Program Solutions (PDW-RPS) Residency Education Symposium, Innovation category

Grants

  • Georgia Health and Family Alliance; 2020 immediate needs Community Health Grants awarded for purchase of thermometers for COVID 19 patients home assessment. Amount $1000
  • Georgia Health and Family Alliance; 2020 immediate needs Community Health Grants awarded for purchase of Pulse oximeters for COVID 19 patients home assessment. Amount $1000
  • Family Practice Inquiries Network (FPIN) Recipient Annual FPIN Workshop Scholarship Award, 2015- 2016 Academic year - $5,500
  • Georgia Health and Family Alliance, 2016 Community Health Grants awarded 2016 for Strickland Weight loss initiative - $5,000
  • Georgia Health and Family Alliance, 2016 Community Health Grants awarded 2016 for Free Mammograms and Medications with care provided at the Truth Clinic - $5,000
  • Georgia Health and Family Alliance, 2018 Community Health Grants awarded March 2018 for Strickland Hypertension initiative - $5,000
  • Hudgens Family Foundation grant for Simulation Lab - $375,000

Publications

We are affiliated with the Family Practice Inquiry Network (FPIN) and as such residents actively participate in generating Help Desk Answers (HDA) and American Family Physicians Clinical Inquiries (CI) both of which are point of care resources for Family Physicians. Our residents have published papers in FPINs Evidence Based Practice, The American College of Osteopathic Family Physician’s journal - Osteopathic Family Physician (OFP) Journal, and the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) journal. Our faculties serve as mentors due to their extensive clinical and research experience and are also published in the Journal of American Board of Family Medicine, American Family Physician (AFP) – Journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians and The Journal of Family Practice (JFP).