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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.

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Grand Rounds | December 2022

  • Bhattarai S. Common dermatologic conditions seen in primary care.

50th North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting | November 2022

  • Hirth J, Langabeer J, Zoorob R, Hansen M. Changes in primary care inbox message volume during COVID-19 pandemic.

American Public Health Association (APHA) 2022 Annual Meeting and Expo | November 2022

  • Levine R, Gittner LA, Mejia MC, Zoorob RJ, Patterson D. Deaths from causes amenable and not amenable to health care: Natural experiments in local politics.
     
    Levine R, Gittner LA, Mejia MC, Zoorob RJ, Patterson D. Firearm and non-firearm fatality: Natural experiments in local politics.
  • Rustveld L. The impact of an electronic health record-based patient navigation and outreach program on colorectal cancer screening completion.
  • Rustveld L, Arun AK, Sunny A. Excess fluoride exposure in drinking water is associated with low birth weight in Mexican American women: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES, 2013–2016).

IDWeek 2022 | October 2022

  • Alquicira O, Trautner B, Raphael J, Salinas J, Barning K, Mahmood H, Porter T, Street R, Lopez-Alonso M, Paasche-Orlow M, Grigoryan L. Effects of acculturation and social norms on intention to use antibiotics without a prescription among Hispanic or Latino individuals.  
  • Amenta E, Grigoryan L, Ramsey D, Kramer JR, Walder A, Chou A, Van JN, Sales AE, Naik AD, Trautner BW. Implementation outcomes in an antibiotic stewardship program (Kicking CAUTI) in four veterans hospitals correlated with clinical outcomes. 
  • Grigoryan L, Paasche-Orlow M, Alquicira O, Barning K, Mahmood H, Porter T, Khan F, Salinas J, Raphael J, Fowler M, Street R, Trautner B. Patient, health system, and clinical encounter characteristics associated with use of antibiotics without a prescription in the United States.

Rice University – Rice Alliance For Mental Health Awareness (RAMHA) Student Group | October 2022

  • Alzate M. Common mental health concerns among college students.

International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs (INEBRIA) Edinburgh 2022 Conference | September 2022

  • Gonzalez SJ, Sanchez MH, MacMaster S, Zoorob R. A multidisciplinary approach to expanding substance use disorder treatment in an under-resourced majority Latinx community.
  • Zoorob R, Gonzalez SJ, Kowalchuk A, MacMaster S. Evaluation of an evidence-based substance use disorder program for urban high-risk females.

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Grand Rounds | September 2022

  • Mejia M. Lung cancer screening in primary care: Updated guidelines and best practices.

2022 Baylor College of Medicine Annual Academy Of Distinguished Educators Showcase of Educational Scholarship | September 2022

  • Sarkar A, Nguyen S, Aggarwal A, et al. Using learning communities to incorporate climate change and environmental determinants of health into the curriculum. 

2022 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement | September 2022

  • Juneja M, Khan F, Varadarajan S, Kashyap D, Mahmood H. The footprint of telemedicine and best practice recommendations: A community provider's lens.
  • Jacobs K, Mendonca C, Sarkar A, Varadarajan S. Evaluating challenges of language interpretation services in an outpatient setting.
  • Varadarajan S, Mireles G, Juneja M, Khan F, Zoorob R. A multipronged approach to engaging clinicians to incorporate QI in their already-booked (often double-booked!) schedules.
  • Waqar A, Wall C, Atkinson J, Edmond R, Lara D. Implementation of nursing education in patients with prediabetes at a community health center.

2022 Fueling Hope Conference | August – September 2022

  • Gonzalez S. Screening and treatment for co-occurring disorders. 
  • MacMaster S. Ensuring that we are always acting in the best interest of our patients: The importance of ethics and boundaries.
  • MacMaster S, Gonzalez S. Keynote – Fueling Hope: Reviewing our progress & looking forward to the future.

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Grand Rounds | August 2022

  • Alzate M. Adverse childhood experiences and their effects throughout the lifespan.

11th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) | August 2022

  • Mahony WL, Rupp RE, Gonzalez S, Zoorob R, Hirth JM. Non-physician medical worker stress and SARS-CoV-2 infection prevention.

American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) Annual Meeting Preventive Medicine 2022 | June 2022

  • Hirth J, Gonzalez S, Kowalchuk A, Valadez C, Zoorob R. Racial/ethnic variations in alcohol and cigarette use by pregnancy status among 20-44 year-old women, NHANES 2001-2018. 

2022 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting | June 2022

  • Laytner LA, Trautner B, Zoorob R, Chen P, Alquicira O, Salinas J, Lopez-Alonso M, Raphael J, Street R, Khan F, Paasche-Orlow MK, Grigoryan L. Perspectives of a community advisory board on non-prescription antibiotic use by patients served by public primary care clinics. *Nominated for Best Poster in Patient-Centered Research.
  • Valentine-King M, Van J, Hines-Munson C, Dillon L, Graber CJ, Patel PK, Drekonja D, Lichtenberger P, Shukla B, Kramer J, Ramsey D, Trautner BW, Grigoryan L. Identification of novel factors associated with inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in acute and long-term care.
  • Valentine-King MA, Trautner BW, Zoorob RJ, Germanos G, Hansen M, Salemi JL, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Analysis of recurrent urinary tract infection management in outpatient settings reveals opportunities for antibiotic stewardship interventions.

North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) 2022 Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) Conference | June 2022

  • Nash S, Zaring-Hinkle B, Bray J. Telehealth in residential substance use treatment protocols for pregnant and parenting women during COVID-19.

2022 National Student Research Forum | May 2022

  • Ecker A, Berenson AB, Zoorob R, Gonzalez S, Hirth JM. Understanding mental health among US medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic: Role of primary care providers.

2022 Annual Regional Family Medicine Residency Research Symposium | May 2022

  • Diez-Barroso R, Longtain RB, Reddy KM, Ban KE. A peculiar presentation of COVID-19 in a pediatric patient with sickle cell and alpha trait.
  • Mendonca C, Ezenna C, Paul S, Rode R. Standardizing care of women in reproductive age.
  • Thoyakulathu E, Uzamere Y, Babu C, Jose J, Franco A, Nguyen S. Familias Contra Diabetes: Videoconferencing group visits to teach self-management strategies to diabetic patients.
  • Wheeler M, Mulla N, Uddin M, Rode R. InBasket Management.
  • Xiong Y, Scott C, Nguyen T, Yang D, Sulapas I, Rode R. Point-of-care ultrasonography at the Baylor College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.

2022 Baylor College of Medicine Health Equity Research Summit | May 2022

  • Peoples N, Fang M, Clark D. Rationale and design of a phased "social liaison" volunteer program to improve identification of psychosocial concerns among patients experiencing homelessness.

2022 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference and Policy Symposium | May 2022

  • Gebert JT, Shegog E, Xiao E, Fan J, McEvoy M, Lopez A, Clark D. Associations of incomplete SARS-CoV-2 vaccination among patients with unstable housing in Houston.

2022 Texas Educator's Academies Collaborative for Health Professions – Southeast (TEACH–S) Educational Symposium | May 2022

  • Rode R, Aggarwal A, Danek L, Shah N. Procedures in primary care elective: An innovative way to engage and train medical students.

2022 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference | May 2022

  • Aggarwal A, Dongarwar D, Rode R, Sidani M, Danek L, Warwick E, Nwagwu C, Zoorob R. Simulation-based clinical learning skills: Utilization of ultrasound for elucidation of obstetric case scenarios.
  • Aggarwal A, Dongarwar D, Rode R, Sidani M, Danek L, Warwick E, Nwagwu C, Zoorob R. Teaching ultrasound skills to FM faculty, residents, and medical students with simulations in managing obstetric emergencies.
  • Juneja M, Alzate M, Mahmood H, Kowalchuk A, Rode R, Zoorob R. Substance use disorder care within community-based ambulatory clinics.
  • Juneja M, Porter T, Zoorob R, Zare M. The Twofer Approach: A highly utilized Food Farmacy within a medical clinic addresses food insecurity and diabetes.
  • Juneja M, Russell M, Goldstein J, Khan F, Zare M, Mahmood H. Utilizing newer evidence-based guidelines can improve health outcomes for patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
  • Khan H, Rode R, Wang Q, Pradhan S, Aggarwal A. Applications of educational interventions on visually impaired populations.
  • Mendonca C, Ezenna C, Paul S, Rode R. Standardizing care of women in reproductive age.
  • Pirzada N, Juneja M, Khan F, Zoorob R, Varadarajan S. Changing the service profile of primary care providers in response to emergent clinic closures.
  • Rode R, Aggarwal A, Shah N, Zoorob R, Danek L. Procedures in primary care elective: An innovative way to engage and train medical students.
  • Shah N, Porter T, Kuncharapu I, Spooner K, Barning K, Rode R. Understanding of flood safety awareness while driving among Harris County residents.
  • Thoyakulathu E, Uzamere Y, Babu C, Jose J, Franco A, Nguyen S. Familias Contra Diabetes: Videoconferencing group visits to teach self-management strategies to diabetic patients.
  • Xiong Y, Scott C, Nguyen T, Yang D, Sulapas I, Rode R. Point-of-care ultrasonography at the Baylor College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.
  • Zoorob R, Vakulabharanam V, Nambi P, Nambi V. Time to review primary care guidelines and recommendations.

Urinary Tract Infection Global Alliance: UTI Hour-International Webinar | April 2022

  • Valentine-King MA, Trautner BW, Zoorob RJ, Germanos G, Salemi JL, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Prior cultures predict subsequent susceptibility in patients with recurrent urinary tract infections. *Dr. Grigoryan hosted.

2022 Gold Humanism Virtual Conference – Healing the Heart of Healthcare: Reimagining How We Listen, Connect, and Collaborate | April 2022

  • Peoples N, Fang M, Clark D. Phase 1 results of using "social liaisons" to improve identification of psychosocial concerns among homeless patients: A QI study at HOMES Clinic.

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Spring 2022 Conference | April 2022

  • Laytner L, Trautner B, Hansen M, Zoorob R, Alquicira O, Salinas J, Khan FM, Grigoryan L. Identifying symptoms/illnesses and situations that predispose outpatients to use antibiotics in two healthcare systems.
  • Valentine-King MA, Trautner BW, Zoorob RJ, Germanos G, Salemi JL, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Prior cultures predict subsequent susceptibility in patients with recurrent urinary tract infections.

Bureau of Health Workforce Virtual All Grantee and Stakeholder Meeting | April 2022

  • Valentine-King MA, Trautner BW, Zoorob RJ, Germanos G, Hansen M, Salemi JL, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Analysis of recurrent urinary tract infection management in outpatient settings reveals opportunities for antibiotic stewardship interventions.
  • Walia N, Grigoryan L, Kowalchuk A, Zoorob R. Identifying provider barriers to implementing screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use in primary care.

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 53rd Annual Conference | March – April 2022

  • Mejia MC, Gill E, Kowalchuk AA, MacMaster S. The Female Offender Re-Entry Movement (FOR-Me): Increasing access to SUD treatment. *ASAM Abstract Submission Honorable Mention: Underserved Population.

Henry J.N. Taub & James K. Alexander Medical Student Research Symposium 2022 | March 2022

  • Fang M, Peoples N, Clark D. Design, pilot, and evaluation of a "social liaison" volunteer program to enrich the social determinants of health curriculum: A quality improvement study at HOMES Clinic.

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Second Annual Research Day | February 2022

Educational Research

  • Atkinson J, Barning K, Kuncharapu I, Nietfeld L, Huang W. Family medicine clerkship student and preceptor perceptions on the use of a revised feedback card.
  • McLane L, Allen K, Bailey D, Caskey J, Ho T, Warwick E. Developing a rural residency track: Lessons learned and future direction.
  • Rode R. Procedures in primary care elective: An innovative way to engage and train medical students.
  • Xiong Y, Scott C, Nguyen T. Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) at the Baylor College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.

Research/QI Completed

  • Benjamin R. Multicomponent intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening in a Federally Qualified Health Center serving a homeless population.
  • Hirth J, Valadez C. The relationship between substance use and pregnancy risk by race/ethnicity.
  • Valentine-King M. Determining an outpatient antibiogram and predictors of ciprofloxacin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole resistant urinary tract infections.

Therapeutics/Case Reports

  • Faustinella F. Abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting are not always symptoms of a GI problem: The power of observation in clinical medicine.
  • Le J. Upper extremity histoplasma capsulatum treatment with isavuconazole.
  • Yang D. Using Point of Care Ultrasound for superficial lesions.

Research Work in Progress

  • Laytner LA. Perspectives of a Community Advisory Board (CAB) on non-prescription antibiotic use by patients served by public primary care clinics.
  • Mahony WL. Non-physician medical worker stress and SARS-CoV-2 infection prevention.
  • Walia N. Identifying provider barriers to implementing screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use in primary care.
  • Other Work in Progress
  • Bansal K, Nambi P. Guideline implementation at Harris Health System; Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  • Bhattarai S. Assessing COVID-19 pandemic and body weight in community clinic.
  • Gutierrez J, Walia N. Medical care utilization and alcohol use during floods and COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Majd C, Barning K, Chao M. Undiagnosed and undertreated patients with depression during the pandemic within the Harris Health System.
  • Mendonca C. Standardizing care of women in reproductive age.
  • Nambi P. Improving asthma patient outcomes by providing access to physicians and medicines during COVID-surge related clinic closure.

Education and QI

  • Babu C, Mendonca C, Nwokocha C, Luc L, Nwagwu C. Longitudinal OB skills project: Improving resident confidence in basic OB skills.
  • Thoyakulathu E, Uzamere Y, Babu C, Jose J. Familias Contra Diabetes.
  • Waqar A. Implementation of nurse provided education in patients with prediabetes at a community health center.

2022 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Medical Student Education | January 2022

  • Aggarwal A, Zhou Y, Bansal K, Nambi P, Lee E, Zoorob R. Engagement of medical students via electives to create interest in family medicine residency.
  • Atkinson J, Barning K, Kuncharapu I, Nietfeld L, Huang W. Family medicine clerkship student and preceptor perceptions on the use of a revised feedback card.
  • Huang W, Rose S, Kung D, Purkiss J, Ismail N. Benefits of an effective collaboration with curriculum deans and other clerkship directors.
  • Huang W, Atkinson J, Barning K. Medical student mistreatment and the role of the family medicine clerkship director.
  • Juneja M, Slater B. Curriculum design strategies essential to effectively teach a rising generation of physicians.

Fifth Annual Texas Medical Center Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Conference | January 2022

  • Grigoryan L. Patient, health system, and clinical encounter characteristics associated with use of antibiotics without prescription In the United States.
  • Laytner LA, Khan FM, Raphael JL, Street RL, Paasche-Orlow M, Chen P, Alquicira O, Salinas J. Perspectives of a community advisory board on non-prescription antibiotic use by patients served by public primary care clinics.
  • Valentine-King MA, Hansen MA, Zoorob R, Danek L, Willis SE, Muldrew K, Atmar RL, Chou A, Trautner BW, Grigoryan L. Predictors of antibiotic resistance to commonly prescribed agents for urinary tract infection in an outpatient setting in the United States.

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium | December 2021

  • Walia N, Podduturi V, Shorter DI. Methamphetamine and other associated drugs as cause of accidental overdose deaths in Harris County, Texas from 2016-2020. *Best Poster Award.

34th International Papillomavirus Conference – IPVC 2021 | November 2021

  • Eboreime K, Hirth JM, Cofie LE, Rupp RE, Berenson AB. Human papillomavirus dose reminder preferences among parents from a diverse clinical sample: A qualitative study.

2021 North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting | November 2021

  • Hirth JM, Ecker A, Berenson AB, Zoorob R, Gonzalez S. Understanding mental health among US medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic: Role of primary care providers.
  • Valentine-King M, Zoorob R, Grigoryan L, Trautner BW. Outpatient antibiogram and predictors of ciprofloxacin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole resistant urinary tract infections.

21st World Psychiatric Association's (WPA) World Congress of Psychiatry | October 2021

  • Walia N, Levine R, Zoorob R. A cross sectional survey of infant mortality among the Black population in the United States.

2021 Quarterly National Research Service Award (NRSA) Webinar | October 2021

  • Walia N. Bringing alcohol and other drug research to primary care.

2021 World Psychiatric Association (WPA) World Congress of Psychiatry | October 2021

  • Walia N. Prevalence of psychological distress and its association with the overall health during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
  • Walia N, Lat JO, Tariq R, Tyagi S, Qazi A, Salari SW, Jafar A, Kousar T, Leszkowitz D, Abreu R, Rodriguez I. Trends in mortality due to stimulants use in adolescents and young adults.

American Medical Association Research Symposium 2021 | October 2021

  • Walia N, Levine RS. Low mortality from malignant neoplasm of the trachea, bronchus and lung in the United States-Mexico border area.

IDWeek 2021 | September 2021 – October 2021

  • Rajan S, Grigoryan L, Van J, Lichtenberger P, Patel P, Shukla B, Calub F, Brown N, Hershey C, Drekonja D, Graber C, Trautner BW. Local implementation of an antibiotic stewardship intervention for asymptomatic bacteriuria through centralized facilitation required minimal cost and effort.
  • Valentine-King M, Trautner B, Zoorob R, Germanos G, Salemi J, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Analysis of recurrent urinary tract infection management in outpatient settings reveals opportunities for antibiotic stewards.
  • Valentine-King M, Van J, Hines-Munson C, Dillon L, Graber C, Patel P, Drekonjja D, Lichtenberger P, Shukls B, Kramber J, Ransey D, Trautner B, Grigoryan L. Identification of novel factors associated with inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in acute and long-term care.

Annual Academy of Distinguished Educators Showcase of Educational Scholarship 2021 | September 2021

  • Fang M, Peoples N, Clark D. Design, pilot, and evaluation of a "social liaison" volunteer program to enrich the social determinants of health curriculum: A quality improvement study at HOMES Clinic.

Family and Community Medicine (FCM) Grand Rounds | September 2021

  • Faustinella F. A vision for an inclusive U.S. health care system: Advocacy work and the American College of Physicians.

Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 10th Annual Symposium | September 2021

  • Alzate M. Gender role beliefs and adolescent pregnancy.

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Practice & Quality Improvement | September 2021

  • Barning K, Khan F, Zoorob R. Sustaining face to face patient visits amidst a pandemic lockdown to help underserved populations.
  • Bhattarai S, Joshi B, Spooner K, Juneja M, Zoorob R. Characteristics and clinical outcomes of COVID-19 in patients of community clinic.
  • Faustinella F. Correlation between empathy and knowledge: How an educational film-documentary on homelessness positively impacts learners' perceptions.
  • Rode R, Mahmood H, Khan F. Health care delivery during COVID-19: Transition to and within telemedicine.
  • Shah N, Rode R, Porter T, Cruz I. "Burn the burnout!" Nurture the camaraderie.
  • General Practice Research on Infections Network (GRIN) Webinar | September 2021
  • Valentine-King M, Hansen MA, Zoorob R, Danek LCK, Willis SE, Atmar RL, Trautner BW, Grigoryan L. Predictors of antibiotic resistance to commonly prescribed agents for urinary tract infection in an outpatient setting in the United States.
  • Valentine-King M, Hansen MA, Zoorob R, Danek LCK, Willis SE, Atmar RL, Trautner BW, Grigoryan L. Telehealth decision-making for influenza: What is the impact of the availability of a rapid home test?

Fueling Hope: Fourth Annual Conference of the Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas | September 2021

  • Alzate M. Self-Care: Building healthy habits for resilience through breathing and mindfulness techniques.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grant: Mental Health Awareness | July 2021

  • Alzate M, Gonzalez S. Natural disasters and mental health.

2021 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference | May 2021

  • Hansen M, Gonzalez S, Zoorob R, MacMaster S. Peer recovery support for minorities with substance use disorders.
  • Jian P, Sidani M, Juneja M, Zoorob R. Results from an integrated multi-disciplinary weight management team for obesity management in a family medicine clinic.
  • Levine RS, Levine E, Mejia MC, Muppala V, Gonzalez S, Zoorob R, Hennekens CH, Woods S. Increasing rates of suicide in American youths.
  • Mejia M, Zoorob R, Gonzalez S, Hennekens CH, Levine R. Facts and myths about lung cancer (LC) and hepatocellular cancer (HCC) on the United States (US)-Mexico border.
  • Mejia M, Levine R, Mosqueda M, Zoorob R, Sarkar P. Preliminary outcomes of a comprehensive lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation program in a safety-net system.
  • Mejia MC, Gonzalez S, Zoorob R, Muppala V, Hennekens C, Levine E, Levine R. Suicide: The leading cause of death in young American teenagers.
  • Mejia MC, Levine R, Walia N, Gonzalez S. Trends in United States opioid mortality in non-Hispanic women of child-bearing age.

Texas Public Health Association (TPHA) 2021 Virtual Annual Education Conference | May 2021

  • Levine RS, Mejia MC, Gonzalez S, Walia N, Hennekens CH, Zoorob RJ. Lung cancer (LC) and hepatocellular cancer (HCC) on the United States (US)-Mexico border: Facts and Myths.
  • Levine RS, Mejia MC, Gonzalez S, Walia N, Hennekens CH, Zoorob RJ. Texas schoolchildren are experiencing alarming increases in firearm-related mortality.

American College of Physicians, Texas Chapter Leadership and Advocacy Day | May 2021

  • Faustinella F. Improving health care access and primary care services by expanding Medicaid eligibility.

Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences (CPPS) Program Mini-Retreat | April 2021

  • Mejia MC, Zoorob R, Levine RS, Mosqueda M, Hinh K, Huang X, Staggers K, Hennekens CH. A cross-sectional survey of smoking patterns during COVID-19 in a tobacco cessation and lung cancer screening program.
  • Mejia MC, Zoorob R, Mosqueda M, Sarkar P, Hinh K, Levine RS. Initial outcomes of a comprehensive lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation program in a safety-net system. *People's Choice Award for Best Synchronous Poster.

Off Script: Stories from the Heart of Medicine. Combined BCM Narrative Medicine Program, University of Houston College of Medicine, and UTHealth McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics | April 2021

  • Faustinella F. The Headstone.

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Spring 2021 Conference | April 2021

  • Hansen MA, Matas JL, Willis SE, Danek LC, Katta A, Muldrew K, Zare M, Hudson F, Atmar RL, Chou A, Trautner BW, Grigoryan L. Optimizing urine collection represents an important stewardship opportunity in primary care.
  • Valentine-King MA, Trautner BW, Zoorob R, Germanos G, Salemi JL, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Analysis of recurrent urinary tract infection management in outpatient settings reveals opportunities for antibiotic stewardship interventions.
  • Valentine-King MA, Trautner BW, Zoorob RJ, Germanos G, Salemi JL, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Prescribing for recurrent UTIs often does not align with IDSA guidelines, study finds.

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) Virtual Scientific Meeting | April 2021

  • Hirth JM, Berenson AB, Chang M. Prevalence of genital human papillomavirus by age and race/ethnicity among males.

UTHealth Research Day | April 2021

  • Walia N, Gonzalez S, Zoorob R. Yoga for substance use: A qualitative review.

Determinants, Disparities, and Social Health of Populations–DDASH | March 2021

  • Quadri Y. Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). DDASH presentation to medical students.

Henry J.N. Taub & James K. Alexander Medical Student Research Symposium 2021 | March 2021

  • Carretero M, Bhathena S, Floyd A, Aggarwal A. Assessing BCM provider knowledge on public benefits for U.S. citizen children in immigrant families. All students contributed equally. Faculty Mentor: Anjali Aggarwal, M.D.