Projects funded by the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) Small Grants program in 2012 and 2013 resulted in over $1M in extramural grant funding, four presentations at national conferences, and three articles published in peer-reviewed journals.
The DFM Small Grants program provides initial support for faculty and staff as they pursue scholarly interests consistent with the mission and goals of the DFM.
Supporting Rural Family Physician Training, Interdisciplinary Conferences
After receiving a DFM small grant entitled “Transformative Learning through the Rural Hospital,” David Gaus, MD,went on to receive a $950,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities for a project that uses new technology to train family physicians to manage chronic diseases in resource-poor settings.
John Beasley, MD, leveraged a DFM small grant into a three-year, $105,000 award from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality. That award supports the annual conferences of the National Collaborative for Improving Primary Care Through Industrial and Systems Engineering (I-PrACTISE), an educational and research collaborative between the UW Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the DFM, and the UW Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics.
Research on ‘Difficult’ Patients, Herbal Medicine, Bacteria and the Common Cold, and Drug Court
The DFM Small Grants program also supported initial research by faculty and fellows that was published in peer-reviewed journals and/or presented at national meetings.
DFM Assistant Professor Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH, was the lead author on a paper published in Family Medicine that surveyed the doctor-patient relationship from the perspective of patients considered to be “difficult.” (Edgoose J, Regner C, Zakletskaia L. Difficult patients: Exploring the patient perspective. Fam Med 2014; 46(5):335-339.
Dr. Edgoose presented related work at the 2013 Annual Spring STFM Conference and the 2013 North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting.
DFM Clinical Instructor and complementary and alternative (CAM) research fellow David Kiefer, MD, collaborated with DFM Associate Professor Patricia Tellez-Giron Salazar, MD, on a qualitative pilot study investigating the use of herbal medicine in the Madison’s Latino population. That work was presented at the 2013 North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting and also published in WMJ. (A pilot study of herbal medicine use in a Midwest Latino population. Wis Med J 2014;113(2):64-71.)
Former DFM research fellow Chidi Obasi, MD, MS, PhD, was the primary author on a paper published in the Journal of Infection that examined the types of bacteria involved in adult acute respiratory illnesses. (Obasi CN,Barrett B, Brown R, Vrtis R, Barlow S, Muller D, Gern J. Detection of viral and bacterial pathogens in acute respiratory infections. J Infect 2014 Feb;68(2):125-30.)
DFM Associate Professor Randall Brown, MD, PhD, FASAM, was the lead author on “Qualitative Evaluation of the Experience of Participants in the Dane County OWI Treatment Court,” a presentation given at the 2013 American Society of Addiction Medicine Medical-Scientific Conference.
Published: July 2014