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Resident Research

Residents are encouraged to perform clinical research, write scientific papers, and present at scientific meetings in conjunction with faculty mentors.

Michael Corneille, MD

Michael Corneille, MD

Medical Director of Trauma Research

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virg.

Residency: University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio, Texas

To better understand our profession and contribute their knowledge to it, during each resident's PGY1-2 curricular time, the resident will be mentored through a research and/or other scholarly project, beginning with the introduction of critical thinking and the planning required for an investigation of surgical problems, along with identifying potential areas for further study. During the final years of the training, residents will implement the project with a research partner/mentor.

James K. Dzandu, PhD

James K. Dzandu, PhD

Research Manager

School: Wayne State University School of Medicine (Graduate Division)

As our research manager, Dr. Dzandu provides an invaluable assistance for research projects, abstracts, publications, and numerous other scholarly activities. Our research department is a valuable resource for creating new treatments, protocols, and articles that help with the ongoing development of education.

Recent Research Activities

Selected Abstracts 2012 - 2013

  • Mangram A, Rodriguez F, Shively CJ, et al. Robotic assisted single-incision gasless trans-axillary thyroidectomy is a safe and effective alternative after FNA showing follicular/Hurthle or suspicious carcinoma cytology. Southwestern Surgical Congress 2013 Annual Meeting Bacara Resort, Santa Barbara, CA, March 26, 2013
  • Mangram A, Rodriguez F, Dzandu J, Corneille M, et. a1, Laparoscopic Preperitoneal surgery using a self-adhesive "Velcro type" mesh in inguinal hernia repair is effective. Southwestern Surgical Congress 2013 Annual Meeting Bacara Resort, Santa Barbara, CA, March 26, 2013.
  • Mangram A,  Dzandu J, Corneille M, Moyer M, Hollingworth A, Stienstra S, Chaliki K, Collins M, Stienstra A, Worthy L. Geriatric Trauma "G-60" Falls with Hip Fractures: Pain Management using Femoral Nerve Fascia Iliaca Blocks. TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, AZ.  November 17–19, 2013.
  • Mangram A and Dzandu J. Increased A1C level in acute care surgical patients is associated with increased risks of infection on admission, hyperglycemia and prolonged hospital lengths of stay. National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NMRI 10th Annual Workshop, MD April 19, 2012
  • Mangram AJ, Shifflette VK, Mitchell CD, Lorenzo M, et al: Geriatric Trauma Service: A One-Year Experience. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012

Current Funded Grant Activities

  • Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Capital Grant (2013-2015). G-60 Geriatric Trauma Service. Co-Principal Investigator James K. Dzandu, PhD. Principal Investigator Alicia J. Mangram, MD, FACS
  • John C. Lincoln Health Network Capital Grant (2013-2015). G-60 Geriatric Trauma Service. Co-Principal Investigator James K. Dzandu, PhD. Principal Investigator Alicia J. Mangram, MD, FACS
  • John C. Lincoln Foundation Funding. Request IRB services Alicia J. Mangram, MD. Principal Investigator, James K. Dzandu, Ph.D. Trauma Research Manager, Linda Worthy, RN

Grants Submitted

  • Effect of Continuous Fascia Iliaca Block Using On-Q Pump in Management of Geriatric patients with Hip Fractures: Co-Principal Investigator: James Dzandu, PhD. Michael Corneille, MD, Co-Principal Investigator and Alicia J. Mangram, MD, FACS, Principal Investigator
    Funding Agency: Kimberly Clark HealthCare
  • John C. Lincoln North Mountain Library Collaborative Project; Co-Principal Investigator: James Dzandu, Ph.D. Principal Investigator Alicia J. Mangram MD, FACS
    Funding Agency:John C Lincoln Foundation

Publications

Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery
Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery

Chapter 24: Small Bowel Obstructions
Chapter Authors:
James K. Dzandu, PhD
Alexzandra Hollingworth, MD, FACS
Alicia Mangram, MD, FACS

Chapter 34: Abdominal Walls Hernias
Chapter Author:
Joseph Sucher, MD, FACS

 

 

 

 

Expert Geriatric Panel

ACS Top Geriatric Trauma Management Guidelines
ACS Top Geriatric Trauma Management Guidelines