Emergency Medicine

Project Title: Can emergency medicine physicians diagnose gout on ultrasound in patients with monoarticular joint pain?

Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. John Kiel
Phone: 207-233-5935
Email: john.kiel@jax.ufl.edu

Research Project Description:

This study hypothesizes that emergency medicine physicians can diagnose and manage acute monoarticular joint pain of the knee and/or 1st MTP using ultrasound to differentiate between the commonest differential diagnosis of septic arthritis, gout, pseudogout via ultrasound. This is a prospective, observational study of patients seen in the emergency department at UF Shands and UF North. Patients will be identifed based on the presentation of mono articular joint pain of the great toe or knee. Standardized views will be obtained. Images will be reviewed by the physician obtaining them and then again by the research team.

Entry Date: October 16, 2019

Project Title: Understanding the Importance of The Jacksonville Safety Net

Faculty Mentor’s Name:Dr. Elizabeth DeVos
Phone: 904-244-4405
Email: elizabeth.devos@jax.ufl.edu

Research Project Description:

Students will have the opportunity to explore the community resources for improving access to care for uninsured and underinsured patients. Along with partner institutions, students will develop understanding of the services provided with various partners and develop project based on needs of specific partner. Projects may be tailored to specific interest of student to some degree. Interested students are encouraged to discuss with Dr. DeVos. This opportunity is based in JACKSONVILLE.

Entry Date: October 10, 2019

Project Title: Interprofessional Global Health Predeparture Training

Faculty Mentor’s Name:Dr. Elizabeth DeVos
Phone: 904-244-4405
Email: elizabeth.devos@jax.ufl.edu

Research Project Description:

Specific Aims: Review current educational literature for best practices for pre-travel education for medical students. Make suggestions for curricular and activity changes based on relevant resources. Contribute to development of assessment tools and educational activities for interprofessional predeparture training.
Methods: Literature review, search of online resources such as AMSA, EDX, CUGH materials and review of other UF colleges’ materials.
Outputs:
1)Annotated review of currently available materials such as AMSA, EDX Practitioner’s Guide to GlobalHealth, etc. and summary of identified best practices in the literature
2)Document suggesting any gaps in current pre-departure program and recommendations for UF post-travel debrief program to be instituted in the future
3)Poster or manuscript preparation or opportunity to write up new educational activity
4)Research questions for future related MSRP projects
Role of Medical Student: The medical student will work independently to execute a thorough review of resources identified by faculty and then search for additional appropriate resources. The student will be expected to work through the recommended online courses to provide a review of the content and time required for completion and also to identify any gaps in the current UF program. Student will then compile best practice information to guide development of post-travel reflections for UF students and make suggestions for format of the activity based on what he or she has learned. Student will work with faculty to develop appropriate checklists for pre- travel and to present findings in poster or manuscript form. Based on this work, student will identify areas which will need future investigation that may present opportunities for future global health MSRPs.

Entry Date: September 26, 2019

Project Title: Assessing International Electives in Global Health Education

Faculty Mentor’s Name:Dr. Elizabeth DeVos
Phone: 904-244-4405
Email: elizabeth.devos@jax.ufl.edu

Research Project Description:


UF has a rich history of ongoing medical-student led spring break service learning trips utilizing multidisciplinary teams to participate in primary care clinics for underserved areas abroad. In more recent years, the Office of Global Health Education Programs has broadened global health education to include a seminar series in local/global health equity and structured global health electives. To better evaluate all of these programs, we seek to develop structured post-travel and end-of-course reflection and measurement of learning outcomes. The MSRP student will assist in the review of current literature and best practices to contribute to the development of pilot assessment tools, which may include guided reflection, small group discussion and casework or potentially simulation or other methods. This project is well suited for a student interested in global health or medical education. MSRP student will have opportunity to submit output for presentation at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health annual conference or other appropriate global health/medical education outlets. Students wishing to continue work on this project will likely have the opportunity to participate in pre- and post-course evaluations and potential manuscript preparation. Funding is limited to MSRP program funding.

Entry Date: September 26, 2019

Project Title: Various projects in International Emergency Medicine programs

Faculty Mentor’s Name:Dr. Elizabeth DeVos
Phone: 904-244-4405
Email: elizabeth.devos@jax.ufl.edu

Research Project Description:

A variety of projects with the American College of Emergency Physicians’ International Ambassador Program and the International Federation for Emergency Medicine will have opportunities for student engagement in Summer 2020 to develop surveys and to work towards producing more easily accessible resources for emergency physicians practicing outside of the United States. Please discuss with Dr. DeVos by email for more details of specific available projects. Most projects will not require specific travel though the opportunity to attend an EM conference for data collection or presentation is possible. Funding is limited to MSRP funds.

Entry Date: September 26, 2019

Project Title:Sepsis Research Studies at UFHealth-Jacksonville

Faculty Mentor’s Name:Dr. Elizabeth DeVos
Phone: 9042444405
Email: elizabeth.devos@jax.ufl.edu

Research Project Description:

The Department of Emergency Medicine Jacksonville has several opportunities related to acute care sepsis research with a variety of faculty. General focuses of our sepsis research team include predictors of organ dysfunction, healthcare disparities, and contributing to an evidence-based approach to the resuscitation of the septic patient.
– Interested students could be involved in a variety of research-related activities including data management, manuscript preparation, patient screening and enrollment for active clinical trials.
– Some potential topics are related (But Not Limited To) predictors of sepsis readmission, point of care ultrasound in early resuscitation of sepsis patients, and vasopressors in septic shock.
-One possibility is working on a large dataset project investigating vasopressor initiation, hypotension, and adverse outcomes in septic shock. Interested students would help with issues related to data cleaning and management
-Some opportunities to work in the lab or remotely may also be available
Interested students should contact Dr. DeVos to discuss interests and Dr. DeVos will help to direct to Dr. Guirgis, Dr. Black and other faculty with opportunities for students for this work.

Entry Date: November 20, 2019