Past Summer Research Students - 2002 to 2018

Summer Research Student - Summer 2018

Prevalence and impact of medical scribe experiences on subsequent medical student learning

  • Sanjeeva Weerasinghe, M1

  • Mentors: Kelly Skelly, MD & Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2016

Increasing Focus on Communication Skills in Clinical Teaching: A pilot study

  • Nicoll Manhica, M2

  • Mentors: Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD & Katherine White, MD

Evaluation of the Delirium Observation Screening Scale in the Diagnosis of Elderly ICU Patients

  • Marissa Martin, M2

  • Mentor: Michelle Weckmann, MD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2015

How Accurately Do Resident Case Presentations Reflect the Content of Clinical Interviews? – A Comparative Analysis

  • Garrick Priebe, M2

  • Mentors: Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD & Kelly Skelly, MD

Analysis of Physician and Practice Baseline Surveys for The ICARE (Improved Cardiovascular Risk Reduction to Enhance Rural Primary Care) Study

  • Sriya Subramani, M2

  • Mentors: Barcey Levy, MD, PhD

Dignity Therapy: Narratives at End of Life 

  • Emily White, M1

  • Mentor: Michelle Weckmann, MD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2014

How socioeconomic status impacts patient perceptions of healthcare: a qualitative study

  • Nicholas Arpey, M1

  • Mentors: Anne Gaglioti, MD & Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2013

Validity of the Delirium Observation Screening Survey for Identifying Delirium in Home Hospice Patients 

  • Shea Jorgensen, M1 & Christopher Nguyen, BS

  • Mentor: Michelle Weckmann, MD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2012

Validity of the Delirium Observation Screening Scale in Hospitalized Elderly Patients

  • Katherine Gavinski, M2 & Christopher Nguyen, BS

  • Mentor: Michelle Weckmann, MD

Hospice eligibility and barriers to hospice referral in the dialysis population 

  • Jordan Peterson, M1 

  • Mentor: Michelle Weckmann, MD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2010

Determining if patients who died at UIHC were hospice eligible at their penultimate admission 

  • Katherine Freund, M2 

  • Mentors: Michelle Weckmann, MD & Ann Broderick, MD

Diabetes management in a rural and ethnically diverse primary care clinic 

  • Kathleen Vondehaar, M1 & Michael Marquardt, M1 

  • Mentors: Jeanette Daly, RN, PhD & David Bedell, MD

Ambivalent proximity and the public-private world of waiting in the surgical intensive care unit 

  • Gabriel Gao, M1 

  • Mentors: Michelle Weckmann, MD & Ann Broderick, MD

FIT vs Colonoscopy 

  • Paul Kim, M2 

  • Mentor: Barcey Levy, MD, PhD

Implementing a palliative care volunteer program 

  • Anna Schmitz, M1 

  • Mentors: Michelle Weckmann, MD & Ann Broderick, MD  

Summer Research Students - Summer 2009

Doctor, I have a question: Does giving a patient explicit permission to ask questions improve satisfaction? 

  • Kwadwo Achampong, M2

  • Mentor: Mark Graber, MD

When Doctor Becomes Patient: Strategies for Effectively Working with Patients Who Are Also Physicians

  • Amy Domeyer, M2

  • Mentor: Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD

Does encouraging patients to ask questions improve their understanding of treatment and diagnosis in an urban ER center? 

  • Gabriel Fierro-Fine, M2

  • Mentor: Mark Graber, MD

Variations in Clinical Communication Learning by Specialty

  • Kate Robb, M2

  • Mentor: Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2008

A Stepped Intervention Approach for Encouraging Colorectal Cancer Screening 

  • Samuel Dvorak, M1 

  • Mentor: Barcey Levy, PhD, MD

Domestic Elder Abuse Associated with Substance Abuse 

  • Lara Galloway, M2 

  • Mentor: Jeanette Daly, PhD

Multidisciplinary Reports of Nursing Home Mistreatment 

  • Jessica McCool, M2 

  • Mentor: Gerald Jogerst, MD

See One, Do One: What Senior Medical Students Observe of the Medical Interview 

  • Paetra Ruddy, M2 

  • Mentor: Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD & Rick Axelson, PhD

Perspectives of Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse by Critical Care Nurses and Physicians 

  • Amy Schmeidel, M2 

  • Mentor: Gerald Jogerst, MD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2007

Delirium in palliative care: Making a bad situation worse 

  • Juan Roman, M2 

  • Mentor: Michelle Weckmann, MD

Perspectives of mandatory reporting of elder abuse by healthcare professionals 

  • Amy Schmeidel, M1 

  • Mentor: Gerald Jogerst, MD & Jeanette Daly, PhD

Self-care management of diabetic patients 

  • Alex Wittry, M1 

  • Mentor: Arthur Hartz, MD, PhD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2006

Outcomes of care for type 2 diabetic patients attending the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic 

  • Lisa Niedergeses, M1 

  • Mentor: George Bergus, MD

Compliance with clinical guidelines for type 2 diabetic patients attending migrant farm worker clinics 

  • Daniel Runde, M2 

  • Mentor: David Bedell, MD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2005

Are you afraid of anyone at home? Validity of screens for elder abuse 

  • Hilary Buri, M2 

  • Mentors: Gerald Jogerst, MD & Jeanette Daly, PhD

“We must reach our goal”: Migration and HIV vaccine development in Masiphumelele, South Africa 

  • Gina Clark, M2 

  • Mentors: Oladipo Kukoyi, MD & Leslie Swartz, PhD

Emotional Experience of Women Experiencing Infertility 

  • Megan Groff, M2 

  • Mentor: Alison Abreu, MD

Gender differences in response to fixed-dose combination of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) in southern India

  • Anwer Habib, M2 

  • Mentor:s Dilip Mathai, MD, PhD & Mark Graber, MD

Colorectal cancer screening interventions 

  • Tim Noonan, M2 

  • Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD

Barriers to answering emergency medicine doctors’ clinical care questions

  • Bradley Randles, M2 

  • Mentor: Mark Graber, MD

Motivators and barriers to self-care in patients with type II diabetes 

  • Christine Walsh, M2 

  • Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD

What Patients Want from their Doctors: The Needs of Patients with Medically Unexplained Symptoms

  • Sara Welter, M1

  • Mentor: Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD

Assessment of alcohol use and associated risk behaviors among HIV positive individuals in rural areas in the Leningrad Region of the Russian Federation 

  • Julia Wymore, M2 

  • Mentor: Rick Dobyns, MD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2004

Characteristics Associated With Elder Abuse Identified Through Self-Report Screening 

  • Hilary Buri, M1

  • Mentor: Gerald Jogerst, MD

Defining the scope of implied consent in the ED 

  • Raul Easton, MPH 

  • Mentors: Dr. Mark Graber & Dr. Stephan Scheckel

Patients With Unexplained Symptoms:  Perception of Etiology and Response to Treatment

  • Brandy Ficek, M1

  • Mentor: Paul James, MD

Emotional Experiences of Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

  • Beth Hollinrake 

  • Mentors: Anuja Dokras-Jagasia, MD & Alison Abreu, MD   [reversed mentor order as Dr Abreu was a secondary mentor]

Prevalence of Medically Unexplained Symptoms in Primary Care

  • Sara Miller, M2

  • Mentor: John Ely, MD & Arthur Hartz, MD, PhD

Patient Information and Patient Satisfaction in the Emergency Department

  • Jay Monnahan, M1

  • Mentor: Mark Graber, MD

Religious Support and Depression Among Pastors

  • Steve Rippentrop, M3

  • Mentor: Elizabeth Clark, MD & Andrew Peterson, MD

Differences in Patients & Physicians Perceptions of Unexplained Symptom Etiology and Condition Improvement

  • Necole Streeper, M2

  • Mentor: Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD

Physician Satisfaction in Treating Patients with Medically Unexplained Symptoms

  • Enid Wright, M2

  • Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, MD, PhD

Informed Consent Use in a Beijing Hospital

  • James Wu, M2

  • Mentor: Mark Graber, MD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2003

Diabetes Control: Relative Importance of Patient Factors and Physician Management

  • Sarah Cotter, M2

  • Mentor: Arthur Hartz, MD, PhD

Evaluating the utility of an adjusted GPA in medical school admissions 

  • Tom Didier, M2

  • Mentor: Clare Kreiter, PhD

Identification of Physician, Practice and Patient Barriers That Inhibit Colon Cancer Screening 

  • Brad Hess, M2

  • Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD

The Use of Haloperidol Versus Promethazine for Benign Headache Pain in the ED 

  • Leah Kasparek, M2

  • Mentor: Mark Graber, MD

Factors Associated with Iowa Family Physician’s Reporting Elder Abuse 

  • Rebecca Oswald, M2

  • Mentor: Gerald Jogerst, MD

Study to Identify Barriers and Facilitators to Colon Cancer Screening from the Patient and Provider-Specific Perspectives in Rural Northwest

  • Rebecca Sand, M2

  • Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD

Simulator Training and Patient Willingness to Have Medical Students Perform Procedures in the Emergency Department 

  • Chris Wyatt, M2

  • Mentor: Mark Graber, MD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2002 

Brassica Oleracea and Behavior in Breastfed Infants

  • Chiquitia Anderson, M2 

  • Mentor: Alicia Weissman, MD

Factors Influencing Outcomes of Patients with Unexplained Symptoms 

  • Matt Anderson, M2

  • Mentor: Arthur J. Hartz, MD, PhD

Neonatal Encephalopathy in Russia:  Diagnosis, Treatment, and Social Considerations

  • Raisa Chyorny, M2 

  • Mentor: Richard Dobyns, MD, MSc

Barriers to Control of Type II Diabetes 

  • Sara Cotter, M1 

  • Mentor: Arthur J. Hartz, MD, PhD

Successful Management Strategies in Patients with Unexplained Symptoms:  A Clinician Perspective

  • Katie Geelan-Hansen, M2

  • Mentor: Arthur J. Hartz, MD, PhD

Development of Insight in Patients with Unexplained Symptoms

  • Terri Nordin, M1

  • Mentor: Arthur J. Hartz, MD, PhD

Informed Consent and Medical Ethics 

  • Jessica Pierre, M2 

  • Mentor: Mark Graber, MD

Successful Management Strategies in Patients with Unexplained Symptoms: A Patient Perspective

  • Aaron Swenson, M2

  • Mentor: Arthur J. Hartz, MD, PhD