Past Summer Research Students

Summer Research Students - Summer 2012

  • Validity of DOSS in elderly hospitalized patients 
    Katherine Gavinski, M1 
    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, PhD, MD
  • Implementing a palliative care volunteer program 
    Anna Schmitz, M1 
    Mentors: Michelle Weckmann, MD & Ann Broderick, MD  

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
  • 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
  • Colorectal cancer screening interventions 
    Tim Noonan, M2 
    Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD
  • Motivators and barriers to self-care in patients with type II diabetes 
    Christine Walsh, M2 
    Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD
  • 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

  • Use of pre-consent in the ED to improve patient satisfaction 
    Jay Monnahan 
    Mentor: Mark Graber, MD
  • Defining the scope of implied consent in the ED 
    Raul Easton, MPH 
    Mentors: Dr. Mark Graber & Dr. Stephan Scheckel
  • Unexplained Illness 
    Brandy Ficek 
    Mentor: Paul James, MD
  • Unexplained Illness 
    Necole Streeper 
    Mentor: Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD
  • Unexplained illness 
    Enid Wright 
    Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD
  • Pilot test of elder abuse instruments 
    Hilary Buri 
    Mentor: Gerald Jogerst, MD
  • Title unknown 
    Sara Miller 
    Mentor: John Ely, MD
  • Depression in pastors and support 
    Steve Rippentrop 
    Mentor:
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome and emotion 
    Beth Hollinrake 
    Mentors: Dr. Alison Abreu & Dr. Anuja Dokras-Jagasia

Summer Research Students - Summer 2003

  • Evaluating the utility of an adjusted GPA in medical school admissions 
    Tom Didier 
    Mentor: Clare Kreiter,PhD
  • Patient factors influencing control in Type II Diabetics 
    Sarah Cotter 
    Mentor:
  • The use of haloperidol versus promethazine for benign headache pain in the emergency department 
    Leah Kasparek 
    Mentor: Mark Graber, MD
  • The cost of inter-hospital patient transfer communication breakdowns 
    Chris Wyatt 
    Mentor: Mark Graber, MD
  • Identificatin of physician and patient barriers for colon cancer screening 
    Brad Hess 
    Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD
  • Study to indentify barriers and facilitators to colon cancer screening from the patient-and provider-specific perspectives in rural northwest Iowa 
    Rebecca Sand 
    Mentor: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD
  • Exploring Iowa family practice physcians' perceptions of elder abuse reporting 
    Rebecca Oswald 
    Mentor: Gerald Jogerst, MD

Summer Research Students - Summer 2002 

  • The Management of Unexplained Illness in Primary Care 
    Matt Anderson M2, Katie Geelan-Hansen M2, Terri Nordin M1, Aaron Swenson M2 
    Mentor: Arthur J. Hartz, MD, PhD
  • Barriers to Control for Type II Diabetes 
    Sara Cotter M1 
    Mentor: Arthur J. Hartz, MD, PhD
  • Cruciferous Vegetables as a Cause of Colic in Breastfed Infants 
    Chiquitia Anderson M2 
    Mentor: Alicia Weissman, MD
  • Informed Consent and Medical Ethics 
    Jessica Pierre M2 
    Mentor: Mark Graber, MD
  • Comparison of Pediatric Growth Assessment Standards between Russian and American Populations 
    Raisa Chyorny M2 
    Mentor: Richard Dobyns, MD, MPH