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Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Grand Rounds | December 2023

  • Ataei H. Prostate Disorders.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds | December 2023

  • Alzate MM, Boyd W, Banu S. The role of mental health professionals in the asylum process.

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Grand Rounds | November 2023

  • McCurry V. Overview of global health topics and applied ethical considerations.

51st North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting | October – November 2023

  • Shah N, Porter T, Kuncharapu I, Barning K, Mahmood H, Spooner K, Rode R. Understanding of flood safety awareness while driving among Harris County residents.
  • Rode R, Kuncharapu I, Porter T, Shah N. E-PIC Project (Promoting Intradepartmental Communication) Utilizing Epic Tools.

Texas Division Physician Enterprise CME Event | October 2023

  • Zoorob R. Tobacco use, cessation, and peri-operative risks.

2023 Annual Primary Care Update Conference | October 2023

  • Sarkar A, Bansal K, Atwal D, Randall S, Ren M. Clinical Efficiency: Balancing complex patient needs and expectations.
  • Varadarajan S, Juneja M. Developing QI and submitting an abstract from start to finish.
  • Gaba R, Mahmood H. Learning updates in diabetes management through case discussions.
  • Riley A, Rode R. Point of Care Ultrasound: Specifics and physics.
  • Rode R. Point of Care Ultrasound: Learning an emerging ambulatory care tool.

IDWeek 2023 | October 2023

  • Amenta E, Trautner BW, Olmeda K, Salinas J, Arya M, Laytner L, Paasche-Orlow M, Grigoryan L. Lack of knowledge of antibiotic risks among an outpatient population is associated with intention to use non-prescription antibiotics.
  • Shah JR, Trautner BW, Olmeda K, Salinas J, Laytner L, Faustinella F, Raphael JR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Grigoryan L. Leftover antibiotics are a major barrier to antibiotic stewardship: Results from a survey in over 500 patients in ambulatory care settings.
  • Laytner L, Chen P, Nash S, Salinas J, Olmeda K, Zoorob R, Paasche-Orlow M, Trautner B, Grigoryan L. A qualitative study of patient perspectives on the use of antibiotics without a prescription.

Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) 2023 Conference – The Future of Diagnosis: Achieving Excellence and Equity | October 2023

  • Faustinella F. 62-year-old woman with a one month history of back pain, fever, and a large mass on physical exam.
  • Faustinella F. A non-GI cause of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting: The power of observation in clinical medicine.

CPRIT's Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference VI | October 2023

  • Mejia MC, Zoorob R, Matas J, Levine RS. Shared decision-making and decisional conflict in a lung cancer screening program for underserved populations.
  • Rustveld L, Sunny A, Nash S, Salemi J, Horsfield M. Effectiveness of an EHR-based patient navigation program in reducing lag time to colorectal cancer screening completion.
  • Rustveld L, Sunny A, Salemi J, Nash S, Horsfield M. Association between obesity and smoking and risk for colorectal cancer precursors: A cross-sectional study.
  • Zoorob R, Mejia MC, Walker R, Rangel A, Rodriguez J, Gonzalez S. Lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation: Barriers, facilitators, and the role of tobacco counselors, patient navigators, and clinician education in addressing social determinants of health.

18th Annual Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) National Conference | September 2023

  • Diaz V, Rosas A, Tai A, Elisarraras F, Olvera A, Hernandez A, Mejia MC. Needs of Latinx health fair participants: The role of medical students as general health screeners.

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Grand Rounds | September 2023

  • Nwagwu C. Overview of Ovarian Cysts: The role of primary care physicians.

2023 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement | September 2023

  • Varadarajan S, Juneja M. Does QI work weigh in as much as a publication? The ABC of making QI count.
  • Bhattarai S, Bansal K, Juneja M. Integrating CME within the clinical practice in a community clinic.
  • Mahmood H, Lateef M, Fatima A, Anders J. Impact on glycemic control in diabetic patient population by improving provider prescribing practice.
  • Joshi B, Bhattarai S, Juneja M. Improving pneumococcal vaccine in diabetics in community clinic.
  • Martin B, Mendonca C, Ghanayem R, Holmes W, Rode R, Ren M. Improving family medicine residents' knowledge and application of medical billing.
  • Mendonca C, Nwagwu C, Danek L, Babu C, Rode R, Aggarwal A, Varadarajan S. Increasing family medicine resident familiarity and comfortability with obstetrical care.
  • Joshi B, Bhattarai S, Aggarwal A. Optimizing screening for osteoporosis in elderly female populations in a community clinic.
  • Varadarajan S, Rosette N, Shipman-Wadley C, Okusanya C. Sustaining improvements in chronic disease management with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Nwagwu C, Rode R, Jarrett B. Improving postpartum no-show rates in a family medicine community clinic.

Bringing Alcohol and Other Drug Research to Primary Care Symposium (South Padre Island, Texas) | September 2023

  • Gonzalez S. Screening and Brief Intervention.
  • Gonzalez S. Trauma and Stigma.
  • Zoorob R. Medications for NUD.
  • Kowalchuk A. Medications for AUD.
  • Kowalchuk A. Medications for OUD.

Ambulatory Care Services (ACS) Grand Rounds | August 2023

  • Mahmood H. Evolving Strategies: Navigating the 2023 type 2 diabetes management guidelines.

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Grand Rounds | August 2023

  • Danek L. Preconception of Care.

2023 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) | June 2023

  • Gutierrez JA, Lopez J, Ostovar-Kermani T, Hirth JM, Zoorob R. Biomarkers of cardiovascular damage in electronic cigarette smokers: Systematic review.
  • Laytner L, Zoorob R, Grigoryan L. Identifying the symptoms and illnesses that predispose outpatients toward expectations of antibiotics in two healthcare systems.
  • Ostovar-Kermani T, Schaper K, Grigoryan L, Hirth J, Zoorob R, Kowalchuk A. Confidence, knowledge, and intention to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment of substance use disorders in primary care settings.  

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Grand Rounds | June 2023

  • Nguyen QD, Waqar A. Breast Cancer Screening: Imaging tools, identifying high risk patients, and ordering exams.

Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 31st Annual Meeting | May – June 2023

  • Santa Maria D, Padhye N, Lightfoot M, Paul M, Quadri Y, Nyamathi A. Universal experiences of discrimination, victimization, and healthcare utilization among youth experiencing homelessness.

The Alliance Sixth Annual Refugee Mental Health & Wellness Conference | May 2023

  • Joshi B. Care for immigrants and refugees with chronic medical conditions – PCP perspective.
  • Bhattarai S. Preventive health care for refugee populations.

Harris Health/Baylor College of Medicine Research Day | May 2023

  • Ostovar-Kermani T, Schaper K, Grigoryan L, Hirth J, Zoorob R, Kowalchuk A. Confidence, knowledge, and intention may function as unique barriers for the routine implementation of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment of substance use disorders in primary care settings.

Sixth Annual 2023 Regional Family Medicine Residency Research Symposium (RFMRRS) | May 2023

  • Jose J, Babu C, De la Guarda S, Nguyen S, Franco A. Families Against Diabetes: Group visits to educate diabetic patients and their families.
  • Mendonca C, Martin B, Ghanayem R, Holmes W, Mulla N, Varadarajan S, Warwick E, Rode R, Ren M. Improving resident knowledge and application of medical billing. *Featured Oral Presentation
  • Nguyen T, Rahman S, Shakhawat R, Martin B, Davlapur J, Ezenna C, Ahmed T, Rode R. Improving access to dermatologic care at Northwest Health Center through effective e-consult utilization and optimization.
  • Ogunmola A, Mendonca C, Rode R, Jose J, Uddin M, Babu C, Nwagwu C, Diez-Barroso R. Standardizing management of cervical dysplasia.

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Online Lecture | May 2023

  • Zoorob R. Lung cancer screening and prevention in primary care: Updated guidelines and best practices.  

Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) 2023 Annual Meeting | May 2023

  • Gutierrez J, Hirth JM, Zoorob R. Association of high sensitivity C-reactive protein levels with electronic cigarette use compared to traditional cigarette, dual users, and non-smokers among US adults.

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Grand Rounds | May 2023

  • Horsfield M, Waqar A. Epic Tips: Documenting social determinants of health and sexual orientation and gender identity.

2023 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference | April – May 2023

  • Shah N, Rode R. Diabetic Foot Exam: Prioritizing patient's perspective.
  • Mendonca C, Rode R, Paul S, Varadarajan S. Standardizing care of women in reproductive age.
  • Mendonca C, Nwagwu C, Rode R, Babu C, Jose J, Diez-Barroso R, Ogunmola A, Uddin M. Standardizing cervical dysplasia management.
  • Tomlinson M, Rane S, Rosiji F, Martinek K, Dillawn P, Rode R, Aggarwal A. Getting Adolescents Into Nutrition (GAIN): A pilot study for children's nutrition education.
  • Bui R, Juneja M, McCurry V. Assessing the efficacy of a skill-building workshop for medical students aimed at building medicolegal competencies.
  • Juneja M, Mahmood H. EHR embedded telemedicine: Moving from stopgap to sustainable care in the post COVID-19-waiver environment.
  • Gonzalez A, Porter W, Juneja M. Assessing the relationships between social environmental factors and implicit bias among clinical medical students.
  • Babu C, Jose J, De la Guarda S, Nguyen S, Franco A. Families Against Diabetes: Group visits to educate diabetic patients and their families.
  • Rode R, Shah N, Danek L. Reformatting procedure competency assessment tool to provide structured and effective feedback to individual learners.
  • Juneja M, Varadarajan S. Using the AAMC StandPoint Survey to inform programs for faculty morale, retention and recruitment.
  • Nambi P, Ali A, Pirzada N, Bansal K, Mujahid A. Improving asthma outcomes with physician-initiated calls during COVID-19 surge-related clinic closure.
  • Varadarajan S, Goldstein S, Rianon N, Adkison J, Juneja M. Partnerships in QI Curriculum Development: A QI roadmap for residents and faculty.
  • Huang WY, Zhou Y, Atkinson J, Barning K, Keen M, Purkiss J. Family medicine clerkship directors' remediation of faculty with mistreatment concerns: A CERA survey.
  • Aggarwal A, Sidani M, Rode R, Danek L, Nwagwu C, Mendonca C, Ogunmola A, De la Guarda S, Zoorob R. Simulation Ultrasounds in Obstetrics: Case-based clinical learning skills to enhance competence in obstetric ultrasounds.
  • Juneja M, Kowalchuk A, Zoorob R, Bui R. Using concept maps as a teaching and learning tool for wide content curricula in medical education.
  • Varadarajan S, Bansal K. Implementation of a new H&P rubric: Turning a checklist into a meaningful patient's story for early preclinical learners.
  • Bansal K, Varadarajan S, Rode R, Sulapas I, Juneja M. Integrating short physical exam videos in medical student education to teach physical exam skills.
  • Nguyen S, Nwokocha C, Uzamere Y, Varadarajan S. Fostering research in the busy family medicine physician: A pilot QI focused journal club.
  • Juneja M, Mahmood H, Rode R, Babu C, Warwick E, Khan F, Zoorob R. Building a career and leadership development track using resident feedback.

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) 26th Annual Conference | April 2023

  • Mejia MC. NHMA Advocacy recommendations to improve Latino health: Climate justice.
  • Mejia MC. Improving the health of Latinos in our communities: Decreasing smoking among Latinos.

35th International Papillomavirus Conference (IPVC 2023) | April 2023

  • Hirth JM, Gutierrez J, Ostovar-Kermani T, Zoorob R. Up-to-date human papillomavirus vaccination status by race/ethnicity and age at initiation in the United States across time.

Ambulatory Care Services (ACS) Grand Rounds | April 2023

  • Bujarski S, Mejia M. Lung Cancer Screening: Who, when, and how?

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Spring 2023 Conference: Science Guiding Prevention | April 2023

  • Amenta E, Valentine-King M, Laytner L, Paasche-Orlow M, Barning K, Mahmood H, Porter T, Street R, Trautner BW, Grigoryan L. Identifying non-prescription antibiotic users with screening questions in a primary care setting.
  • Laytner L, Chen P, Nash S, Paasche-Orlow MK, Olmeda K, Salinas J, Street R, Zoorob R, Trautner B, Grigoryan L. Perspectives on non-prescription antibiotic use among Hispanic patients in the Houston metroplex: A qualitative study.
  • Valentine-King M, Trautner BW, Zoorob R, Hansen M, Matas J, Atmar R, Grigoryan L. Clinical factors and diagnoses associated with inappropriate urine culture ordering in primary care.

Rice Medical Humanities Club Symposium and Hackathon on Speculative Futures of Healthcare: Toward Healing and Justice | April 2023

  • Faustinella F. The power of audiovisual media as a tool of communication and self-expression.

American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) Annual Meeting Preventive Medicine 2023 | March 2023

  • Gutierrez J, Levine R, Hirth J, Zoorob R. Racial, ethnic and gender trends in lung cancer mortality rates in the United States-Mexico border and non-border areas between 1999 and 2020.
  • Mejia M, Gonzalez S, Kowalchuk A, Scamp N, Webb L. Understanding pandemic health inequities among marginalized and medically underserved populations.
  • Mejia M, Matas J, Levine R, Zoorob R. Shared decision-making and decisional conflict in a lung cancer screening program for underserved populations.
  • Mejia M, Gittner L, Levine R, Tu B. United States mortality from conditions amenable and not amenable to health care: 1999–2020.

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Grand Rounds | March 2023

  • Faustinella F. The United States Health Care System: How did we get here and what's next.

Pri-Med Southwest | Primary Care CME/CE Conference & Expo | March 2023

  • Sarkar A, Airy M, Bedrose S. Did I miss the diagnosis in hypertension? Unrecognized primary aldosteronism: Who and how to screen.

Henry J.N. Taub & James K. Alexander Medical Student Research Symposium 2023 | March 2023

  • Brown R, Rode R, Aggarwal A. Assessing and improving medical student knowledge on Houston's socio-demographic history and its implications on present day SDOH challenges.
  • Ezenwabachili I, Atyam M, Daniel H, Rode R, Aggarwal A. Mother Knows Best: An empowering educational intervention addressing knowledge gaps amongst mothers recovering from substance use disorders.
  • Graham M, Rode R, Aggarwal A. Prepping for PrEP: Evaluating efficacy of a PrEP educational intervention for primary care physicians.
  • Shamim H, Rode R, Aggarwal A. Breaking Barriers: An educational intervention for survivors of domestic violence.
  • Dillawn P, Martinek K, Tomlinson M, Rosiji F, Rane S, Rode R, Aggarwal A. Getting Adolescents Into Nutrition (GAIN): A pilot study on children's nutrition education. *Third Place Poster in Health System Science Research
  • Vu J, Gandhi A, Samuel S, Ho S, Garcia L, Rode R, Aggarwal A. Patient satisfaction with the use of language interpretation services.
  • Hernandez A, Mihail S, Rode R, Aggarwal A. Factors that influence perceptions of family as a barrier or facilitator for physical activity in Hispanic adolescents at risk for type 2 diabetes.

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Third Annual Research Day | February 2023

Educational Research

  • Rode R, Pham K, Orr J, Danek L. Reformatting procedure competency assessment tool to provide structured and effective feedback to individual learners.
  • Mendonca C, Mulla N, Martin B, Holmes W, Ghanayem R, Ren M, Rode R. Designing a billing curriculum for family medicine residents.
  • May M, Mercado A, Quadri Y, Juneja M. Today's perceptions are tomorrow's reality: Community service opportunities in medical school.
  • Mendonca C, Babu C, Rode R, Nwagwu C. Longitudinal obstetrical curriculum for family medicine residents.

Completed Research

  • Gutierrez J, Hirth J, Zoorob R. Association of high sensitivity C-reactive protein levels with electronic cigarette use compared to traditional cigarette, dual users and non-smokers among US adults from 2016 to 2018.
  • Olmeda K, Laytner L, Salinas J, Marton S, Trautner B, Grigoryan L. Prevalence and predictors of using antibiotics without a prescription in a pediatric population.
  • Acevedo J, Hirth J, Rupp R. Assessing parent perception on administering the COVID-19 vaccine to their children.

Completed QI

  • Hansen M, Bindner S, Al-Mutairi A, Feldman M, Sidani M. Clinical feedback to primary care providers about blood pressure control in hypertensive patients.
  • Mendonca C, Ezenna C, Paul S, Mendonca A, Rode R. Standardizing care of women in reproductive age.
  • Nambi P, Afzalpurkar R, Ali A, Joshi B, Mehrotra N, Khoury S, Pirzada N, Juneja M. Improve hypertension control in the entire practice via provider and staff education, creating a uniform workflow for hypertension evaluation and management.
  • Lee E, Ataei H, Pirzada N, Juneja M. Provider feedback from 2021 clinic closure workflow adaptations.
  • Lateef M, Mahmood H, McColloster P, Juneja M. Diabetes Management: Mapping populations, perspectives and recommendations.
  • Mendonca C, Babu C, Diez-Barroso R, Ogunmola A, Uddin M, Jose J, Rode R, Nwagwu C. Standardizing cervical dysplasia management.

Case Studies

  • Fausteniella F, Frigini LA. 62-year-old woman with a one-month history of back pain, fever, and a large mass on physical exam.

QI Work in Progress

  • Alzate M, Blumenreich J, Bos M, Varadarajan S, Juneja M. Screen as if her life depends on it, because it does!
  • Bhattarai S, Joshi B, Molina A, Wu J, Alcantrara R, Pirzada N. Improving pneumococcal vaccine in diabetics in community clinic.
  • Veloz J, Chao M, Negash R, Barning K. A study to assess prevalence of food insecurity and knowledge of available food resources.
  • Babu C, Jose J, De la Guarda S, Nguyen S, Franco A. Familias contra diabetes: Group visits to teach self-management strategies to diabetic patients.

Bringing Alcohol and Other Drug Research to Primary Care Symposium (Corpus Christi, Texas) | February 2023

  • Gonzalez S. Screening & Brief Intervention and Trauma & Stigma.
  • Kowalchuk A. Medications for NUD, Medications for AUD, and Medications for OUD.
  • Webb L. Academic Detailing Information.

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Grand Rounds | February 2023

  • Randall S. CDC One Health Topics in Family Medicine: Integrating animal, environmental, and human health.

Bringing Alcohol and Other Drug Research to Primary Care Symposium (McAllen, Texas) | February 2023

  • Gonzalez S. Screening & Brief Intervention and Trauma & Stigma.
  • Zoorob R. Medications for NUD.
  • Kowalchuk A. Medications for AUD and Medications for OUD.
  • Webb L. Academic Detailing Information.

2023 Society Of Teachers Of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference On Medical Student Education | January 2023

  • Joshi B, Bhattarai S, Aggarwal A. Telemedicine, an emerging teaching method for medical students.
  • Sarkar A, Nguyen S, Aggarwal A. Incorporating climate change and environmental determinants of health into curriculum.
  • Keeney E, Ram B, Ho-Shing B, Rode R, Aggarwal A. The rising need for pain and palliative care education in medical student curricula.
  • Varadarajan S, Bansal K. Engaging community clinicians to precept MS1 students in their already-booked (often double-booked!) schedules.
  • Chen R, Murphy T, Porter M, Shenoi R, Rode R, Aggarwal A. Addressing the care of formerly incarcerated patients: An educational seminar for medical students.
  • Pasarica M, Smith K, Clithero-Eridon A, Atkinson J, Babalola D, Wu V, Nickolich S, Fleg A, Kardonsky K. User's guide to scholarship and networking in medical education.
  • Clithero-Eridon A, Virani A, Smith K, Minor S, Rey J, Adams C, Atkinson J, Vasiloff R, Suzuki T, Amaechi O, Neeb C, Babb F, Greenwood M, Pejic R, Johnson J, Michaelis R, Fleg A. Finding your perfect match: Speed dating for medical students, residents, and physicians.
  • Aggarwal A, Zoorob R, Rode R, Sarkar A, Huang W. A medical school curriculum to enhance exposure to underserved care: Updates and outcomes.
  • Atkinson J, Gill A, Huang W, Thomas J. Eyes wide open: Opportunities for interprofessional education in your routine clinical practice environment.
  • Juneja M, Mahmood H, Zoorob R. Faculty development and advancement for community-based clinicians.
  • Aggarwal A, Richards M, Martinek K, Bancroft A, Rode R, Sidani M, Warwick E, Danek L, Nwagwu C, Randall S, Zoorob R. Obstetric ultrasound teaching curriculum using simulations for medical students with elucidation of obstetric case scenarios.
  • Aggarwal A, Zoorob R, Nwagwu C, Philip J, Casey S, Moran G, Benitez S, Macnojia A, Huang W. Promoting medical student knowledge and engagement in the care of the underserved.

Sixth Annual Texas Medical Center Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Conference | January 2023

  • Laytner L, Chen P, Nash S, Paasche-Orlow MK, Olmeda K, Salinas J, Street R, Zoorob R, Trautner B, Grigoryan L. Perspectives on non-prescription antibiotic use among Hispanic patients in the Houston metroplex: A qualitative study.
  • Olmeda K, Laytner L, Salinas J, Marton S, Trautner B, Grigoryan L. Prevalence of using antibiotics without a prescription in a pediatric population.
  • Valentine-King M, Laytner L, Hines-Munson C, Olmeda K, Trautner B, Justice S, Ching C, Grigoryan L. Qualitative analysis of a Twitter-disseminated survey reveals new patient perspectives on the impact of urinary tract infection.