Name: Robert Cooper

Email: robert.cooper@osumc.edu

Department: Emergency Medicine

Preferred Method of Contact: Faculty email

Previous Mentoring: Yes (funded)

Category of research: Clinical

Research Description: The clinical leadership and operations team in the Department of Emergency Medicine is looking for a medical student to help us publish our data on various operational improvement projects we've initiated. Over the last 2 years our Department has made multiple foreword thinking operational improvements that have resulted in better outcomes for our patients and for our departmental process metrics. The good news is we have the data. We need a motivated medical student with an interest in administration and business to analyze and help write up the data. This will be a good opportunity to experience the operations side of the emergency department and to work with a motivated and knowledgeable team of ER physicians.

Specific areas of Research Emphasis: Emergency Medicine; Health System Administration/Management


Name: Creagh Boulger

Email: creagh.boulger@osumc.edu

Department: Emergency Medicine

Preferred Method of Contact: Faculty email

Previous Mentoring: Yes (funded)

Category of Research: Clinical

Research Description: Collect data on dialysis patients pre- and post-run to look for US correlations to volume loss in chronically ill patients

Specific Area of Research Emphasis: Emergency Medicine


Name: Creagh Boulger

Email: creagh.boulger@osumc.edu

Department: Emergency Medicine

Preferred Method of Contact: Faculty email

Previous Mentoring: Yes (funded)

Category of Research: Clinical

Research Description: IW review of patients with SBO to develop a score to risk stratifiy them. This will then be prospectively and possibly multi-center validation. Will eventually use this data with bedside US.

Specific Area of Research Emphasis: Emergency Medicine


Name: Creagh Boulger

Department: Emergency Medicine

Email: creagh.boulger@osumc.edu

Preferred Method of Contact: Faculty email

Previous Mentoring: Yes (funded)

Category of Research: Clinical

Research Description: Collecting TCD measurements on all trauma patients to look for waveform correlation with concussion score, iss, and injury patterns

Specific Area of Research Emphasis: Emergency Medicine


Name: Jason Bischof

Department: Emergency Medicine

Email: jason.bischof@osumc.edu

Preferred Method of Contact: Faculty email

Previous Mentoring: Yes (funded)

Category of Research: Clinical

Research Description: There are approximately 4.5 million yearly visits to US emergency departments (EDs) by patients with cancer. Patients with cancer are increasingly seeking care in the ED and as a result ED providers are increasingly determining the need for hospitalization of these patients. Prior literature has demonstrated that admission decisions by ED providers account for both medical and non-medical factors. Dr. Lewis Hunter et al. demonstrated that in a cohort of non-critically ill patients presented to the ED, non-medical factors are influential in the admission decisions for many patients. Similar non-medical factors are likely to influence the admission decisions of patients with cancer from the ED. However, no such data is available in the ED literature. Due to the complexity of care needs associated with the treatment of malignancy, we hypothesize that non-medical factors influence the admission decisions of this cohort in the ED setting. As a result we proposed a prospective cohort study to assess the factors affecting the decision making process of ED providers in the oncology pod located in the ED at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Scope of work for student: Assist with IRB submission and data forms, recruit patients and collect study data, assist with data analysis and presentation of findings.

Specific Area of Research Emphasis: Emergency Medicine


Name: Jason Bischof

Department: Emergency Medicine

Email: jason.bischof@osumc.edu

Preferred Method of Contact: Faculty email

Previous Mentoring: Yes (funded)

Category of Research: Clinical

Research Description: Various instruments have been created and implemented to assess capacity for patients to consent to research in many fields from psychiatry to geriatric medicine. These instruments oftentimes have time requirements upwards of 15 mins-1 hour to administer. To date, no-one has created a standardized assessment tool for practical use in the Emergency Department that is both quick to administer, and effective in determining patient mental status. Using an abbreviated version of UC San Diego's 10 question protocol, we will look at how consent screening can be rapidly and accurately implemented in the emergency department to make research more ethically sound. To do this, we will run a pseudoclinical trial in the James Emergency Department with patients over the age of 65. If you participate in this research project, you will get hands on experience interviewing ED patients, working with ED faculty, implementing a clinical research protocol, and analyzing data to produce publishable results.

Specific Area of Research Emphasis: Emergency Medicine