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Current Research Projects

Our funded faculty research projects enhance community health and the quality of patient-centered primary care.

8/31/15
This project is designed to create a medical home training environment and curriculum that will develop faculty and offer medical students and residents multiple levels of experiential learning, equipping them to build and practice in medical homes.
8/31/15

This project aims to increase mammography screening in underserved women by: integrating mobile mammography screening into the patient-centered medical home; reducing transportation and financial barriers to screening by working with Cancer Services Program; and integrating Patient Ambassadors to provide health education/support and to navigate women through the screening process.

8/31/15
A community-based participatory research project partnering with the Patient Voices Network, Jericho Road Community Health Center (JRCHC) and Jefferson Family Medicine (JFM) to design and pilot a self-management intervention among underserved patients with complex chronic conditions.
8/31/15
A multisite randomized controlled study that implements and evaluates a peer-led asthma self-management program for adolescents (PLASMA).
8/31/15

This project aims to increase the Primary Care Workforce’s size, leadership potential, diversity, and commitment to Medical Home models of practice in underserved areas throughout the region, state and nation.

8/31/15

The overall purpose of this program is to increase the primary care workforce’s size, diversity and commitment to practice in underserved areas throughout the region, state and nation.

8/31/15
The purpose of the training proposal is to increase the level of training (time spent and number of trainees) by family medicine residents and medical students in ambulatory care settings in the Western New York region.

The expanded training will occur in five sites (two rural and three urban).

Approach:

Increasing residency training time in outpatient settings is being achieved by various strategies, such as increasing the number of outpatient sessions per module or creating new four-week electives dedicated to outpatient settings.

Increasing medical student numbers and training time in outpatient settings is being achieved by coupling first-year Clinical Practice of Medicine students and/or third-year family medicine clerkship students with the residency training elective projects, where students are actively involved with experiential learning projects within the project training sites.
8/31/15
This project will develop an ongoing partnership with disadvantaged schools across a 14-county region that will serve as a pipeline for teacher and student recruitment, training and mentorship in bioscience, with a particular focus on genetics.