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Hospital Medicine Scholarly Activity

Our group believes in the value of continual education; both being taught and teaching. To that end, we actively participate in the teaching and training of college students as job shadows, medical/NP/PA students on their clinical rotations, residents as they rotate through our hospital, and teaching our colleagues through lectures, grand rounds, and conferences. Hospitalist attendings make up the bulk of the teaching services here, supervising senior residents, interns, and medical students in their care of acutely ill patients. We also play an important role in teaching pre-clinical students at the medical school through small groups and preceptorships. Our physicians have also been involved in numerous hospital medicine conferences as organizers and speakers at the regional and national level.

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Medicine is continually changing and adding to its body ofknowledge, and we strive to contribute to that knowledge and understanding of the science and art of medicine. Our physicians have protected research timeand are able to pursue diverse interests. 

Current research projects cover areas such as:

  • Determinants of patient satisfaction

  • Perceptions and management of pain in hospitalized patients

  • Outcomes in minority patients with end-stage renal disease

  • Nosocomial infections

  • Perceptions of palliative care

  • Safety and efficacy of consultative medicine

  • Eating disorder physiology

  • Short stay observation units

  • End stage liver disease and venous thromboembolic phenomenon

  • Acute encephalopathy in hospitalized patients

  • Readmissions and transitions of care

  • Communication between emergency room physicians and hospitalists

  • Prevention of alcohol withdrawal

  • Practice variation in CT ordering and effects on patient outcomes

  • Teaching clinical reasoning to physician trainees

  • Attending teaching behaviors during bedside rounds

  • Faculty mentoring of house staff and pre-medical students

  • Drug and alcohol withdrawal syndromes

  • RELAX trial Novartis funded CHF drug trial Diamond forrester trial

  • What to do for low risk chest pain?

  • Opioid prescribing at hospital discharge

  • Nosocomial infections

  • Perceptions of palliative care

  • Safety and efficacy of consultative medicine

  • Eating disorder physiology

  • Short stay observation units

  • End stage liver disease and venous thromboembolic phenomenon

  • Acute encephalopathy in hospitalized patients

  • HIV/STI epidemiology and prevention

  • Retention in HIV care

  • Balance in Academic Medicine

We also have a dedicated research projects coordinator, who provides invaluable assistance in research design, data analysis and biostatistics. We often collaborate with other physicians at Denver Health and within the University of Colorado system.