Research Residents, 2020

Alaina Geary, MD, R3

Clinical Year: PGY-2

Site: Boston University School of Medicine

Research Mentor: Luise Pernar, MD

Dr. Alaina Geary built a resident as teacher program specific to general surgery residents that is suitable for publication and national dissemination. She was the recipient of the Association for Academic Surgery and its Foundation (AAS/AASF) Trainee Research Fellowship Award in Education. During her academic development time, she served as Boston Medical Center SOAR (Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research) Administrative Resident where she directed the department’s residency education efforts, including twice-monthly research conferences.

 

 

Miriam Neufeld, MD MPH, R3

Clinical Year: PGY-3

Site: Boston University School of Medicine

Research Mentors: Sabrina Sanchez, MD, MPH and Michael Siegel, MD, MPH

Dr. Miriam Neufeld examined firearm policy and injury prevention, as well as exploring the mental health and social ramifications of violent trauma. She also investigated the utilization and efficacy of psychosocial services for female victims of violent trauma. Given her efforts, she was the inaugural recipient of the Boston Trauma Institute pilot grant. She also utilized this time to pursue a Masters in Public Health at Boston University School of Public Health. To learn more about Dr. Neufeld’s education, research publications, academic awards and funding, click here. 

 

 

Michael Poulson, MD MPH, R2

Clinical Year: PGY-2

Site: Boston University School of Medicine/School of Public Health

Research Mentor: Tracey Dechert, MD

Dr. Michael Poulson evaluated the role of social determinants of health, racial segregation, and racism on urban firearm injuries and other violent crimes. During this time, he completed a Masters of Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Primary Care Research Fellowship through the Department of Medicine at Boston University. Through his extensive work on social advocacy, he was appointed as resident liaison to the Legislative Committee of the American College of Surgeons and resident member of the Committee on Legislation through the Massachusetts Medical Society. To learn more about Dr. Poulson’s education, research publications, academic awards and funding, click here.

 

 

Rebecca Hasley, MD MPH, R1

Clinical Year: PGY-3

Site: Boston University School of Medicine

Research Mentor: David McAneny, MD

Dr. Rebecca Hasley focused on methods to improve local and national healthcare delivery systems. Her research efforts investigated the application of the Caprini risk assessment model in patients after sleeve gastrectomy along with other associated projects. She supplemented this time by completing two educational programs: 1) Program in Clinical Effectiveness and 2) Masters of Public Health with a specific concentration in Health Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. To learn more about Dr. Hasley’s education, research publications, academic awards and funding, click here.

 

 

Allan Stolarski, MD MS, R1

Clinical Year: PGY-2

Site: Boston University School of Medicine

Research Mentor: Daniel G. Remick, MD

Dr. Allan Stolarski is investigating sepsis phenotypes and mechanisms of improved survival and organ function with HAT therapy (hydrocortisone, ascorbic acid, and thiamine) in septic shock. He has funding support from a NIH T32 (Immunobiology of Trauma) and has been awarded the Boston Trauma Institute Grant to support his ongoing efforts investigating sepsis phenotypes and sepsis-related coagulopathies. He currently serves as Co-Resident Director of the SOAR Initiative.

 

 

Spencer Wilson, MD, R1

Clinical Year: PGY-2

Site: Boston University School of Medicine

Research Mentors: David McAneny, MD and Pamela Rosenkranz, RN, BSN, MEd

Dr. Spencer Wilson serves as Quality Improvement Research Fellow of the BUSM Department of Surgery. In this role, he currently leads a multidisciplinary project to reduce the rate of postoperative urinary tract infections at our safety-net hospital. He is also reassessing institutional models for postoperative mobilization as well as postoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis.

 

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