Family Medicine

  • Past Summer Research Students - 2002 to 2012

    Summer Research Students - Summer 2012

    • Validity of DOSS in elderly hospitalized patients
      Katherine Gavinski, M1
      Mentor: Michelle Weckmann, MD
    • Hospice eligibility and barriers to hospice referral in the dialysis population
      Jordan Peterson, M1
      Mentor: Michelle Weckmann, MD

    Summer Research Students - Summer 2010

    • Determining if patients who died at UIHC were hospice eligible at their penultimate admission
      Katherine Freund, M2
      Mentors: Michelle Weckmann, MD & Ann Broderick, MD
    • Diabetes management in a rural and ethnically diverse primary care clinic
      Kathleen Vondehaar, M1 & Michael Marquardt, M1
      Mentors: Jeanette Daly, RN, PhD & David Bedell, MD
    • Ambivalent proximity and the public-private world of waiting in the surgical intensive care unit
      Gabriel Gao, M1
      Mentors: Michelle Weckmann, MD & Ann Broderick, MD
    • FIT vs Colonoscopy
      Paul Kim, M2
      Mentor: Barcey Levy, PhD, MD
    • Implementing a palliative care volunteer program
      Anna Schmitz, M1
      Mentors: Michelle Weckmann, MD & Ann Broderick, MD  

    Summer Research Students - Summer 2008

    • A Stepped Intervention Approach for Encouraging Colorectal Cancer Screening
      Samuel Dvorak, M1
      Mentor: Barcey Levy, PhD, MD
    • Domestic Elder Abuse Associated with Substance Abuse
      Lara Galloway, M2
      Mentor: Jeanette Daly, PhD
    • Multidisciplinary Reports of Nursing Home Mistreatment
      Jessica McCool, M2
      Mentor: Gerald Jogerst, MD
    • Perspectives of Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse by Critical Care Nurses and Physicians
      Amy Schmeidel, M2
      Mentor: Gerald Jogerst, MD

    Summer Research Students - Summer 2007

    • Delirium in palliative care: Making a bad situation worse
      Juan Roman, M2
      Mentor: Michelle Weckmann, MD
    • Perspectives of mandatory reporting of elder abuse by healthcare professionals
      Amy Schmeidel, M1
      Mentor: Gerald Jogerst, MD & Jeanette Daly, PhD
    • Self-care management of diabetic patients
      Alex Wittry, M1
      Mentor: Arthur Hartz, MD, PhD

    Summer Research Students - Summer 2006

    • Outcomes of care for type 2 diabetic patients attending the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic
      Lisa Niedergeses, M1
      Mentor: George Bergus, MD
    • Compliance with clinical guidelines for type 2 diabetic patients attending migrant farm worker clinics
      Daniel Runde, M2
      Mentor: David Bedell, MD

    Summer Research Students - Summer 2005

    • Are you afraid of anyone at home? Validity of screens for elder abuse
      Hilary Buri, M2
      Mentors: Gerald Jogerst, MD & Jeanette Daly, PhD
    • Colorectal cancer screening interventions
      Tim Noonan, M2
      Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD
    • Motivators and barriers to self-care in patients with type II diabetes
      Christine Walsh, M2
      Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD
    • Assessment of alcohol use and associated risk behaviors among HIV positive individuals in rural areas in the Leningrad Region of the Russian Federation
      Julia Wymore, M2
      Mentor: Rick Dobyns, MD

    Summer Research Students - Summer 2004

    • Use of pre-consent in the ED to improve patient satisfaction
      Jay Monnahan
      Mentor: Mark Graber, MD
    • Defining the scope of implied consent in the ED
      Raul Easton, MPH
      Mentors: Dr. Mark Graber & Dr. Stephan Scheckel
    • Unexplained Illness
      Brandy Ficek
      Mentor: Paul James, MD
    • Unexplained Illness
      Necole Streeper
      Mentor: Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD
    • Unexplained illness
      Enid Wright
      Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD
    • Pilot test of elder abuse instruments
      Hilary Buri
      Mentor: Gerald Jogerst, MD
    • Title unknown
      Sara Miller
      Mentor: John Ely, MD
    • Depression in pastors and support
      Steve Rippentrop
      Mentor:
    • Polycystic ovary syndrome and emotion
      Beth Hollinrake
      Mentors: Dr. Alison Abreu & Dr. Anuja Dokras-Jagasia

    Summer Research Students - Summer 2003

    • Evaluating the utility of an adjusted GPA in medical school admissions
      Tom Didier
      Mentor: Clare Kreiter,PhD
    • Patient factors influencing control in Type II Diabetics
      Sarah Cotter
      Mentor:
    • The use of haloperidol versus promethazine for benign headache pain in the emergency department
      Leah Kasparek
      Mentor: Mark Graber, MD
    • The cost of inter-hospital patient transfer communication breakdowns
      Chris Wyatt
      Mentor: Mark Graber, MD
    • Identificatin of physician and patient barriers for colon cancer screening
      Brad Hess
      Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD
    • Study to indentify barriers and facilitators to colon cancer screening from the patient-and provider-specific perspectives in rural northwest Iowa
      Rebecca Sand
      Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD
    • Exploring Iowa family practice physcians' perceptions of elder abuse reporting
      Rebecca Oswald
      Mentor: Gerald Jogerst, MD

    Summer Research Students - Summer 2002 

    • The Management of Unexplained Illness in Primary Care
      Matt Anderson M2, Katie Geelan-Hansen M2, Terri Nordin M1, Aaron Swenson M2
      Mentor: Arthur J. Hartz, MD, PhD
    • Barriers to Control for Type II Diabetes
      Sara Cotter M1
      Mentor: Arthur J. Hartz, MD, PhD
    • Cruciferous Vegetables as a Cause of Colic in Breastfed Infants
      Chiquitia Anderson M2
      Mentor: Alicia Weissman, MD
    • Informed Consent and Medical Ethics
      Jessica Pierre M2
      Mentor: Mark Graber, MD
    • Comparison of Pediatric Growth Assessment Standards between Russian and American Populations
      Raisa Chyorny M2
      Mentor: Richard Dobyns, MD, MPH