At UAB, we feel strongly that medical education and scientific discovery go hand and hand. In an effort to provide a comprehensive residency training experience and support research career interests of our residents, we have created the Scholarly Research Block which provides up to 2 months of dedicated research time in the PGY-2 and PGY-3 years.  We also offer the opportunity to apply for a dedicated 3 month research block, known as the TIME-R program. Although our residents maintain some clinical responsibilities during these blocks, the focus is on the pursuit a scientific question and the development of skills necessary to navigate future scholarly activities.



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The number of residents who presented at a scientific meeting


The number of residents who completed a QI/PS elective


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The percentage of residents who completed a research elective and published their work

Our residents have a wide range research interests from basic and translational science to quality improvement and medical education. Each year, many of our of residents go on to publish peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, case reports, book chapters, and present at local, regional and national meetings. Residents whose research efforts are selected for presentation at national conferences are given financial support for travel and presentation expenses. 


Where We Presented

  • AKI and CRRT Critical Care Meeting 2017
  • Alabama ACP 2016
  • Alabama Chapter of the American College of Cardiology 2016
  • Alabama/Mississippi ACP 2016
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American College of Cardiology 2017
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Women’s Association
  • Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) 2017
  • Digestive Disease Week 2016
  • ID Week 2016
  • International Society of Hypertension 2016
  • Society of General Internal Medicine 2017
  • Southern Hospitalist Medicine Conference 2016
  • Southern Society for Clinical Investigation
  • Southern Society for Clinical Investigation - SRM 2017
  • Southern Society of General Internal Medicine (SSGIM) 2017
  • UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center 5th Annual Symposium
  • UAB RIME Week 2016
  • UAB Trainee Research Symposium 2017
  • UAB Translational Research Immersion Module

Where We Published

  • Academic Internal Medicine Insight
  • Advances in Radiation Oncology
  • American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
  • American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine
  • Clinical Case Reports
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • Contemporary Clinical Trials
  • Current Opinion in Pediatrics
  • Echocardiography
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology Insights
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Hepatology International
  • Hypertension
  • International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics
  • JAMA Internal Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine
  • Journal of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Journal of the American Heart Association
  • Neurological Research
  • Open Forum Infectious Diseases
  • Open Journal of Clinical and Medical Case Reports
  • Oschner Journal
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Practical Gastroenterology
  • Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
  • Seminars in Radiation Oncology
  • The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2016
  • The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • The Southern Medical Journal
  • Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
  • Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
  • Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
  • Wound Repair and Regeneration

Our Publications

  • Ahmad A, et al. Usefullness of two- and three-dimensional transesopagheal echocardiography in the assessment of proximal left coronary system compression by a paraprosthetic aortic valve abscess.
  • Echocardiography. 2017(34):264-266
  • Ahmad A, et al. Does Three-Dimensional Transeophageal Echocardiography Provide Incremental Value in Percutaneous Closure of Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysms? Echocardiography. 2017 Jul;34(7):1057-1061
  • Ahmad A, et al. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Function in Hypertension. Hypertension Journal. 2016(3):113-117
  • Ahmad A, et al. Hypertension in Women: Recent Advancements and Lingering Questions. Hypertension Journal. 2017 Sep;70(3)
  • Ahmad A, et al. Incremental Benefit of Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Assessment of Left Main Coronary Artery Stent Protrusion. Echocardiography. 2017 Jun;34(6):915-918<
  • Ahmad A, et al. Ipsilateral supraorbital nerve transfer in a case of recalcitrant neurotrophic keratopathy with an intact ipsilateral frontal nerve: A novel surgical technique. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports. 2016(4):87
  • Ahmad A, et al. Nutcracker syndrome and Sickle Cell Trait: A Perfect Storm for Hematuria. J Gen Intern Med;2017(32):585-588
  • Ahmad A, et al. Psoriasis and Cardiomyopathy: A Review of the Literature. South Medicine Journal. 2017(110):97-100
  • Ahmad A, et al. Recognizing Pyoderma Gangrenosum in a Patient with a History of Essential Thrombocytosis. OJCMCR. 2016(2):1161
  • Ahmad A, et al. Usefulness of Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in the Assessment of Valvular Involvement in Loeffler Endocarditis. Echocardiography. 2017 Jul;34(7):1050-1056
  • Ahmad A, et al. Wound Healing Society 2015 update on guidelines for pressure ulcers. Wound Repair Regeneration. 2016(24):145-62
  • Allamneni, C., Pereira GB, et al. Orthotopic liver transplantation changes the course of gastric antral vascular ectasia: a case series from a transplant center. European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
  • 2017 Aug;29(8):973-76
  • Axley P, et al. The relationship between abdominal adiposity and exercise tolerance in children with obesity. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2016; 28(4):386-391
  • Axley, P, et al. Panacea or placebo: 10 years of X+Y ambulatory scheduling in internal medicine residency. Academic Internal Medicine Insight. 2016; 14(4):4-5
  • Axley, P, et al. Unusually High Rates of Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Treatment With Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C Related Cirrhosis. Gastroenterology. 2017; S0016-5085(16) 35535-4
  • Chadha AS, et al. Dose escalation with an IMRT technique in 15 to 28 fractions is better tolerated than standard doses of 3DCRT for LAPC. Advances in Radiation Oncology. 2017 Mar
  • Chadha AS, et al. Phase I Trial of Consolidative Radiotherapy with Concurrent Bevacizumab, Erlotinib and Capecitabine for Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer. PLOS ONE. 2016 Jun;11(6)
  • Chadha AS, et al. Preoperative radiation dose escalation for rectal cancer using a concomitant boost strategy improves tumor downstaging without increasing toxicity: A matched-pair analysis. Advances in Radiation Oncology. 2017 Apr
  • Chadha AS, et al. Recent advances and prospects for multimodality therapy in pancreatic cancer. Seminars in Radiation Oncology. 2016 Oct;26(4):320-337
  • Chadha AS,et al. Does Unintentional Splenic Radiation Predict Outcomes After Pancreatic Cancer Radiation Therapy?. International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* Physics. 2017 Feb 1;97(2):323-32
  • Davis, JW, et al. Pleural Effusion: An uncommon manifestation of nitrofurantoin-induced pulmonary injury. Respiratory Medcine Case Reports. 2016 Jul;19:65-7
  • George, C et al. 123l-mlBG scintigraphy: Clinical tool for assessing renal sympathetic activity? Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 2017 Apr;24(2):372-376
  • Gravett RM, et al. Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation and Changes in Self-Reported Depression. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2015 Jun;64(12):1791-1794
  • Kepes, JA, et al. Complications of Indwelling Urinary Catheter Care and Care Transitions: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2016 Jun;176(6)737-8
  • Kepes, JA, et al. The Clinical and Economic Effect of Vascular Access Selection in Patients Initiating Hemodialysis with a Catheter. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2017 Jul;28(7)
  • Marshell, R., et al. Dissecting the INTERMACS Definition of Right Heart Failure: Can We Really Predict Central Venous Pressure? The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2017 Apr;36(4):S418-S419
  • Oates, ET, et al. Descending septal branch of right coronary artery: Rare, but important in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine. 2017 Mar. pii: S1553-8389(17)30110-0
  • Orr, J., et al. Ledipasvir/sofosbuvir without ribavirin is effective in the treatment of recurrent hepatitis C virus infection post-liver transplant. Hepatology International. 2017 Jan; 1-6
  • Orr, J., Shelnut, D., et al. A rare gastrointestinal manifestation of systemic primary amyloidosis. Gastroenterology Insights. 2016 Aug;7(1):46-48
  • Pereira GB, et al. Utility of a stent pusher catheter as a "mini-overtube" in the endoscopic management of post-liver transplant biliary strictures. Endoscopy. 2015 Dec; 47(S 01): E587-589
  • Pereira, GB, et al. Salvage ERCP using overtube-assisted technique in a patient with cholangitis and esophageal stenosis due to achlasia. Gastointestinal Endoscopy. 2016 Sept;84(3):539-40
  • Roberson, JD, et al. Radiogenomics: towards a personalized radiation oncology. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 Dec;28(6):713-717
  • Rolfe, RJ, et al. Infections assoicated with adventure travel: A systematic review. Travel Medicine Infectious Disease. 2017 Mar-Apr;16:3-10
  • Romano, J, et al. Novel biliary reconstruction techniques during liver transplantation. Ochsner Journal. 2017 Spring;17(1):42-45.
  • Sattui, SE, et al. The effects of urate lowering therapy on inflammation, endothelial function, and blood pressure (SURPHER) study design and rationale. Contemporay Clinical Trials. 2016 Sep;50:238-44
  • Sattui, SE, et al. Treatment of hyperuricemia in gout: current therapeutic options, latest developments and clinical implications. Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease. 2016 Aug;8(4):145-59
  • Shea, L. et al. Concomitant imatinib and ibrutinib in a patient with chronic myelogenous leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Clinical Case Reports. 2017 June;5(6):899-901
  • Shelnut, D, et al. Peripheral huntingin silencing does not ameliorate central signs of diseasein the B6.HttQ111/+ mouse model of Huntington's diease. PLOS ONE. 2017 Apr;12(4)
  • Smith, B, et al. Racial Difference in Symptom Onset to Door Time in ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Journal of American Heart Association. 2016 Sep;5(10)
  • Stuart S, et al. The Importance of Framing. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2017 Jun;32(6):706-710
  • Thompson, CD, et al. Immunohistochemical assessment of rat nerve isografts and immunosuppressed allografts. Neurol Res. 2016 Dec;38(12):1094-1101
  • Thompson, CD, Zurko, JC, et al. Immunohistochemical asssessment of rat nerve isografts and immunosuppressed allografts. Neurology Res. 2016 Dec;38(12)1094-1101
  • Walker, J, et al. Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Severe/Complicated Clostridium difficile Infection: A Retrospective Case Series. Infectious Diseases in Clincal Practice. 2017 Jun
  • White, J. et al. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. 2016 May
  • Zurko, JC, et al. Echinocandin resistance in Candida glabratabloodstream infection 2009-2015 at a single institution. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2016 Dec;3(1):1637
  • Zurko, JC, Thompson CD, et al. Factors Associated With Lower Cost And Healthcare Utilization Amoung Critically Ill Patients With Hisotroy of Chronic Lung Disease Who Received Early Palliative Care Consultation.
  • American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2017 May;195:A7092
  • Zurko, JC, Thompson CD, et al. Immunohistochemical assessment of rat nerve isografts and immunosuppressed allografts. Neurol Res. 2016 Dec;38(12):1094-1101

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