Fellows who chose to focus on research are expected to select a research mentor from within or outside the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care during the spring of their first year. They are then expected to spend up to 6 months of dedicated research time during their second year participating in basic science, translational research, clinical research, or medical education research under the guidance of this mentor.

Fellows who are interested in a research career can attend a one-week course in clinical & translational research offered by the Department of Epidemiology and a two-week course introducing a fellow to basic laboratory techniques. The goal of the research rotation is to provide fellows experience in the fundamentals of research within critical care units, inpatient or outpatient services, the pulmonary function laboratory, or the basic science laboratory.

All fellows are expected to participate in a scholarly project. This requirement can be satisfied by research participation but can also include writing papers, book chapters, designing and implementing curriculum, or teaching at the medical school or residency level.

Research Opportunities and Mentors:

Pulmonary Critical Care

  1. Andrea Levine – Acute Lung Injury, ARDS, inflammatory biomarkers in ARDS, ARDS clinical trials, post-ICU recovery
  2. Carl Shanholtz – Acute Lung Injury, ARDS, ARDS clinical trials
  3. Jeff Hasday – Hypothermia in ARDS, ARDS clinical trails
  4. Avelino Verceles – ICU Recovery, improving clinical, functional, and cognitive outcomes after ICU survival

Neuro Critical Care

  1. Neeraj Badjatia – Inflammation and metabolism in acute brain injury, traumatic brain injury, bioinformatics for outcome prediction, targeted temperature management and complications (shivering)
  2. Nicholas Morris – Simulation-based educational research, healthcare disparities, headache/pain in acute brain injury
  3. Gunjan Parikh – Coma recovery, neuroimaging, cerebral edema
  4. Jamie Podell – Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity, neurological outcomes following ECMO, neuroimaging
  5. Melissa Motta – Family engagement, shared decision making, post-ICU outcomes
  6. Wendy Chang – Interprofessional education, neurological emergencies

Surgical Critical Care

  1. William Teeter – Leveraging machine learning, big data, and videographic review of the resuscitation of critical illness and injury, to leverage advances in the efficient delivery and automation of critical care resuscitation.
  2. Sarah Murthi – Critical care ultrasound, critical care ultrasound education
  3. Samuel Tisherman – Hemorrhagic shock, cardiac arrest, therapeutic hypothermia, education, surgical skill, simulation
  4. Kimberly Boswell
  5. Elizabeth Powell
  6. Emily Esposito
  7. Jeff Rea – Critical care resuscitation