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Research is a key and vital part of the resident experience at Mount Carmel. Our curriculum is designed to advance your knowledge of research, including how research is conducted, evaluated, explained to patients, and applied to patient care. We also provide exceptional educational resources to facilitate your involvement in these scholarly activities.

The Research Process

All resident research studies go through the following phases (some of which can happen concurrently):

  • Development of a useful and testable research question
  • Literature review
  • Construction of the protocol (a detailed plan for how the study will be carried out)
  • Research ethics training
  • Institutional Review Board review of the study plan
  • Data collection
  • Statistical analysis of data
  • Interpretation of findings/abstract and manuscript submission

Research Support

The Office of Research Affairs at Mount Carmel has experts who can work with you to develop your protocol, estimate the number of patients (or participants) you'll need, and analyze the data once it's collected. Depending on the type of study, funding through the Mount Carmel Foundation and/or research nurse support may also be available. We can also help guide you through the Institutional Review Board submission process.

To learn more or get assistance, click here or contact the Office of Research Affairs:

Lynn Shaffer, PhD
Senior Statistical Analyst
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Office: (614) 234-3625


Colin Edwards, PhD, CCRP
Regional Director, Research Operations
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Office: (614) 546-4518

Examples of Mount Carmel GME Publications include:

Acute, unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis with associated congenital coxa vara.

Kushare I, Wiltfong RE, Klingele KE.
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2015 Nov;24(6):511-4. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000209.
PMID: 26110218

Biomechanical Evaluation of 6.5-mm Cannulated Screws.

Taylor BC, Litsky AS, Pugh KJ, Fowler TT.
J Surg Orthop Adv. 2016 Spring;25(1):8-12.
PMID: 27082882

False-positive Extra-Mammary Findings in Breast MRI: Another Cause for Concern.

Padia SA, Freyvogel M, Dietz J, Valente S, O'Rourke C, Grobmyer SR.
Breast J. 2016 Jan-Feb;22(1):90-5. doi: 10.1111/tbj.12524. Epub 2015 Oct 28.
PMID: 26511429

Intensity modulated radiation therapy with simultaneous integrated boost based dose escalation on neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy for locally advanced distal esophageal adenocarcinoma.

Zeng M, Aguila FN, Patel T, Knapp M, Zhu XQ, Chen XL, Price PD.
World J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 May 15;8(5):474-80. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i5.474.
PMID: 27190587

Managing patients at genetic risk of breast cancer.

Pederson HJ, Padia SA, May M, Grobmyer S.
Cleve Clin J Med. 2016 Mar;83(3):199-206. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.83a.14057. Review.
PMID: 26974991

Program Factors That Influence American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination Performance: A Multi-Institutional Study.

Kim JJ, Gifford ED, Moazzez A, Sidwell RA, Reeves ME, Hartranft TH, Inaba K, Jarman BT, Are C,
Galante JM, Amersi F, Smith BR, Melcher ML, Nelson MT, Donahue T, Jacobsen G, Arnell TD, Lee
S, Neville A, de Virgilio C. J Surg Educ. 2015 Nov-Dec;72(6):e236-42. doi:
10.1016/j.jsurg.2015.06.014. Epub 2015 Aug 28. Review.PMID: 26319103

Reading Habits of General Surgery Residents and Association With American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination Performance.

Kim JJ, Kim DY, Kaji AH, Gifford ED, Reid C, Sidwell RA, Reeves ME, Hartranft TH, Inaba K, Jarman
BT, Are C, Galante JM, Amersi F, Smith BR, Melcher ML, Nelson MT, Donahue T, Jacobsen G,
Arnell TD, de Virgilio C. JAMA Surg. 2015 Sep;150(9):882-9. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1698.
PMID: 26176352

Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty versus hemiarthroplasty for proximal humeral fractures: a systematic review.

Ferrel JR, Trinh TQ, Fischer RA.
J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Jan;29(1):60-8. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000224. Review.
PMID: 25186842

Short-term Outcomes of Femoral Neck Fractures Treated With Hemiarthroplasty Using the Anterior Approach.

Trinh TQ, Ferrel JR, Pulley BR, Fowler TT.
Orthopedics. 2015 Dec;38(12):e1091-7. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20151120-05.
PMID: 26652329

Surgical treatment of flail chest and rib fractures.

Fowler TT, Taylor BC, Bellino MJ, Althausen PL.
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 Dec;22(12):751-60. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-22-12-751. Review.
PMID: 25425610

The prevalence and combined prevalences of anatomic factors associated with recurrent patellar dislocation: a magnetic resonance imaging study.

Steensen RN, Bentley JC, Trinh TQ, Backes JR, Wiltfong RE.
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Apr;43(4):921-7. doi: 10.1177/0363546514563904. Epub 2015 Jan 13.
PMID: 25587185

Utility of three-dimensional computed tomography for the surgical management of rib fractures.

Pulley BR, Taylor BC, Fowler TT, Dominguez N, Trinh TQ.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Mar;78(3):530-4. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000563.
PMID: 25710423