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Research Opportunities for Residents/ Fellows

Medicine & Subspecialties
Family Medicine
Name Department Title Email Interests Willingness to mentor medical students, residents/fellows, or both?
John White Family Medicine MD, assistant professor iwhite@uthsc.edu patient oriented/Evidence,  Based clinically significant.  Quality improvement, Vitamin D, osteoarthritis Both
Elly Riley Family Medicine Assistant Professor eriley@uthsc.edu outpatient medicine, diabetes, vaccinations, autism spectrum disorder Medical Students
Scott Sadler Family Medicine Assistant Professor ssadler@uthsc.edu Applied Clinical Research, EMR functionality, Population-based Improvements Both
Genetics, Genomics and Informatics
Name Department Title Email Interests Willingness to mentor medical students, residents/fellows, or both?
Robert Williams Genetics, Genomics and Informatics professor   genetics, genomics, and informatics, precision health care, machine learning, neuroscience Yes
Hematology & Oncology
Name Department Title Email Category Interests Opportunity available for Trainees?
D. Neil Hayes Hem/Onc Prof, Chief neil.hayes@uthsc.edu Lab research / Clinical Trials  Head and Neck 

Thoracic Oncology

Yes
Alwa Weir  Hem/Onc Prof, Program Director alva.weir@va.gov Clinical Sarcoma

Melanoma,

Neuro-oncology

Yes
Kenneth Ataga

 

Hem/Onc Prof, Director Sickle Cell kataga@uthsc.edu Clinical Trials  Sickle Cell Disease  Yes
Sandeep Rajan Hem/Onc Associate Prof srajan2@uthsc.edu Clinical Trials Bleeding and clotting disorders Yes 
Bilawal Ahmed Hem/Onc Asst. Prof Bahmed4@uthsc.edu Clinical / Quality improvement / Reviews Thoracic  

GU Oncology

Yes
Saurin Chokshi Hem/Onc Asst. Prof schokshi@uthsc.edu Clinical trials/ 

Meta analysis

GI Oncology Yes
Swapna Thota Hem/Onc Asst. Prof sthota3@uthsc.edu Lab research/ clinical research Leukemias

MDS

MPN

Yes
Noura Elsedawy Hem/Onc Asst. Prof nourabadr@hotmail.com Lab research/Clinical Trials  Multiple Myeloma

Bone Marrow transplant

Yes
Marquita Nelson Hem/Onc Asst. Prof mnelso59@uthsc.edu Quality improvement Sickle Cell Disease  Yes 
Ugocchi Ogu Hem/Onc Asst. Prof uogu@uthsc.edu Clinical Trials Sickle Cell Disease 

Bleeding / Cloting disorder

Yes
Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry
Name Department Title Email2 Interests Willingness to mentor medical students, residents/fellows, or both?
Kui Li Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry Professor

kli1@uthsc.edu

Pathogenesis of viral infectious diseases, virus-host interactions and innate immunity Yes
Kui Li Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry Professor

kli1@uthsc.edu

Viral Pathogenesis, virus-host interactions and innate immunity Both
Tayebeh Pourmotabbed  Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry Professor 

tpourmot@uthsc.edu

Gene therapy  Both
Ae-Kyung Yi Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry Professor

ayi@uthsc.edu

Innate immunity, pattern recognition receptor signaling, Cell signaling, inflammation, chronic inflammatory diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis Both
Pulmonary Critical Care
Name Department Title Email Interests Willingness to mentor medical students, residents/fellows, or both?
Dipen Kadaria Pulmonary Critical Care MD dkadaria@uthsc.edu Sepsis, ARDS, Interstitial Lung Disease,Sarcoidosis Both
Amik Sodhi Pulmonary Critical Care MD asodhi@uthsc.edu Sepsis, Imaging, ARDS Both
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Study Title Principle Investigator Co-Investigator(s) IRB Number Status Expiration Date Presentation Type Journal Name Conference Presented
Oral-Genital Microbial Expression in relation to Fetal- Maternal cardiometabolic and Obstetric Outcomes Ramona Phinehas Ashitey Hannah, Franklin Garcia-Gooday, Yanhui Zhang, 18-06076-XP Study completed        
Menopause Clinic Database Pallavi Khanna Joshua Morris, Cassidy Clark, Anita Pershad, Diane Pace 19-07048-XP  IRB approved 2029      
Essure Removal for treatment of pelvic pain Ben Abdu Joshua Morris, Mary Best, Jennifer Gordon 18-062920XP Study Completed   Manuscript In Preparation   Abstract Submitted - SGS 2021
Low Dose Vaginal Estrogen - Provider Knowledge, Trends, Treatments Pallavi Khanna Joshua Morris, Cassidy Clark, Diane Pace, Laura Reed 19-07025-XM  Study Completed   Manuscript In Preparation Target - "Menopause" or "Mauritas" Presented - NAMS 2020
IUFD rate during a pandemic Danielle Tate Combs, Willingham, Vandillen 20-07370-XP Study complete 2020 Abstract submitted   SMFM
Pregnancy Outcomes in COVID (+) Patients Danielle Tate Combs, Willingham, Vandillen, Beyer, Multi-Institution 20-07370-XP IRB approved 2030      
Renal changes in S-Rupp Rats Treated with Etanercept Danielle Tate  Combs   IRB in progress        
Stress and PTL in Mouse Model Mari Schenone, Barr, Combs, Cammock 19-023.0B Study complete 2020 Abstract submitted   SMFM
Glucose Monitoring  Houser Barr, Combs, Cammock 20-07560-XP  IRB approved        
SFLT:PLGF in CHTN Pregnant Patients Mari Aziz, Combs.... 16-04377-XP  Study complete 2021 Abstract submitted    
Severe Maternal Hypertension – Optimizing Obstetrical Care Tate Willingham, Miller, Combs, Vandillen, Lyons, multi-institution   IRB in progress        
Pregnancy outcomes in high crime neighborhoods Willingham Willingham, Tarsi 19-06656-XP UM  Study complete    Abstract submitted   ACOG ACSM
Educator Development Series: Khanna Khanna, Tarsi   Study complete   Abstract accepted   APGO 2021 Faculty Development Round Table
Food Deserts and Pregnancy Outcomes Willingham Gordon, Stokes, Scott 18-05868-XP  Study complete   Manuscript in preparation   Presented - SMFM 2020
Interdelivery Interval and VBAC Success Rates Willingham Racine 19-07004-XP  IRB approved        
Cesarean Wound Closure (Dermabond vs Steri Strips) Willingham Dean, Enty 20-07302-FB  IRB approved        
Placental Cord Drainage and Postpartum Blood Loss Willingham Vaschiko, Santa Cruz, Morris, Pezzillo, Tarsi, Zhang 20-07483-XP  IRB in progress        
Pediatrics
Name Department Title Email2 Interests
Samir Shah Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Professor  Sshah7@uthsc.edu Severe sepsis, MODS, Artificial Intelligence- Medical Applications, ECMO
Elisabeth Adderson Pediatrics Associate Member elisabeth.adderson@stjude.org Pediatric infectious diseases, infectious in immunocompromised children, quality improvement
Amber Smith Pediatrics Assistant Professor amber.smith@uthsc.edu Respiratory viral and bacterial infections
Mark Corkins Pediatrics Professor of Pediatrics mcorkins@uthsc.edu pediatric nutrition, intestinal rehab, nutrition support
Michael Rebolledo Pediatrics (Cardiology) Associate Professor mrebolle@uthsc.edu Pediatric Cardiology; Quality Improvement; Echocardiography; Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease in Developing World; Medical Education
Ankush Gosain Pediatric Surgery Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics agosain@uthsc.edu Pediatric Surgery
Ying Weatherall Pediatric Surgery Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics yzhuge@uthsc.edu Pediatric Surgery
James Eubanks Pediatric Surgery Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics jeubank1@uthsc.edu Pediatric Surgery
Regan Williams Pediatric Surgery Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics rfwillia@uthsc.edu Pediatric Surgery
Tim Jancelewicz Pediatric Surgery Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics tjancele@uthsc.edu Pediatric Surgery
Alexander Feliz Pediatric Surgery Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics afeliz@uthsc.edu Pediatric Surgery

Last Published: Nov 12, 2020