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Dr. G. Umberto Meduri leads a VA funded multi-center study evaluating the role of corticosteroids in patients with pneumonia admitted to the ICU.

Dr. Scott E. Sinclair has a NIH-funded research laboratory at UTHSC and is investigating the mechanisms responsible for ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) & stretch.

All our faculty is involved in clinical research in their special areas of interest a pooled bibliography in excess of 150 publications support our division’s research interests.

Scholarly Activity and Quality Improvement

Fellows are expected to complete a minimum of six months of research. The program provides six months of protected time for trainees to conduct clinical or basic science research. Fellows will choose a faculty mentor early in their first year in the area of research they wish to pursue. Fellows are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for national meetings and papers for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Below are listed some of the abstracts and publications our most recent fellows have completed during their time in the program:

Fellow Scholarly Activity

Azeem Elahi

"Do we measure pleural fluid pH correctly?" Putnam B, Elahi A, Bowling MR. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, July 19, 2013.

Anurag Mehrotr

"The Disappearing Pleural Effusion: A case of Primary Effusion Lymphoma" ATS Annual Conference, December 2014.

"A case of Mycetoma in a patient with Stage IV sarcoidosis" Chest Conference, December 2014.

Bassam Yaghmour

"Small Cell Lung Cancer Presenting As An Intestinal Intussusception And Severe Gastroparesis." American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, May 2014.

Cecilia Yshii-Tamashiro

"Right Ventrical Air Embolism in a Patient Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit D105-ICU Quality and Safety Improvement Opportunities" ATS National Conference, May 2015.

Last Published: May 16, 2017