December 19, 2022

Trio wins seed grant to study point-of-care ultrasound

The Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Medical Education announce that a faculty member and two residents have been awarded a 2022-23 Seed Grant in support of a quality improvement project.

Kathryn Cox, M.D., Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, and residents Olivia Schimmel, M.D., and Alexander Christofis, D.O., will lead a study, “Hocus POCUS: Introducing the Magic of Point of Care Ultrasound to Family Medicine Residents.” The goal is to develop and implement point of care ultrasound training curriculum for the Family Medicine residency program at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital.

The award will contribute to the purchase of a GE Logiq 9L-RS linear ultrasound transducer for use in the training program.

The primary goal of quality improvement research is to gather data to assess an internal program or system implemented in a clinical setting in anticipation that the knowledge gained will enhance patient care.

Seed grants were established to encourage all aspects of scholarly inquiry by residents and faculty. Awardees are required to disseminate results of their research via conference presentation or journal publication.

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