Faculty Research Projects

Our faculty are actively involved in a variety of clinical research areas. Below, you’ll find a selected number of research studies:

Clinical Trials

principal Investigator Title
Phyllis L Hendry MD, FAAP, FACEP Collection of Nasopharyngeal and Nasal Swabs for use in the Development of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Influenza A&B
Faheem W Guirgis MD, FACEP Vitamin C in Sepsis- VICTAS trial
Elizabeth L Devos MD, MPH, Phyllis L Hendry MD, FAAP, FACEP & Ashley B Norse MD HostDx Sepsis in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Emergency Department Patients with Suspected Infections and Suspected Sepsis

Federally Funded Grants

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Title
Phyllis L Hendry MD, FAAP, FACEP Longitudinal Assessment of Post-traumatic Syndromes (AURORA)
Faheem W Guirgis MD, FACEP The Role of Dysfunctional HDL in Severe Sepsis
Faheem W Guirgis MD, FACEP LIPIDS-P Phase 1 and Phase 2
Faheem W Guirgis MD, FACEP Role and Mechanisms of Lipid and Lipoprotein Dysregulation in Sepsis (R01)
Jennifer N Fishe MD “Medication Map”: Using Geographic Information Systems to Create Custom Protocols for EMS Agencies (KL2)
Jennifer N Fishe MD Early Administration of Steroids in the Ambulance Setting: An Observational Design Trial “EASI-AS-ODT” (K23)
Ashley B Norse MD Development and Validation of a Screening Protocol to Identify Elder Abuse in United States EDs
Lauren P Black MD, MPH A comparative assessment of hypotension-time metrics and risk of adverse outcomes in septic shock (KL2)

Privately Funded Grants

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Title
Jennifer N Fishe MD, Phyllis L Hendry MD, FAAP, FACEP & Sophia S Sheikh MD Pain Assessment and Management Initiative 3.0: Multimodal Approaches to Improve Pain Outcomes and reduce Opioid Risks
Sophia S Sheikh MD The Aging and Integrative Pain Management Initiative Project: P0150238
Faheem W Guirgis MD, FACEP The Role of Dysfunctional HDL in Sepsis
Jennifer N Fishe MD RePEAT-Researching Precision Emergency Asthma Treatment
Monika Patel MD & Sophia S Sheikh MD The neighborhood of Pain- Health Disparity Influence on level of Chronic Pain Interference

Internally Funded Studies

Principal Investigator Title
Ashley B Norse MD & Sophia S Sheikh MD Pain and its Impact on Emergency Department Revisits Within 30 days of an Index-ED visit or Hospital Discharge
Elizabeth L Devos MD, MPH Understanding Patient Factors Associated with Readmission for Sepsis
Jennifer N Fishe MD Early Administration of Steroids in the Ambulance Setting: An Observational Design Trial “EASI-AS-ODT”
Phyllis L Hendry MD, FAAP, FACEP & Andrew C Schmidt DO, MPH EMS to ED Handoffs- An Investigation to Improve Communication and Patient Safety
Melissa E Parsons MD Fertility and Childbearing Trends Among Female Emergency Medicine Physicians
Kathleen Dully MD, Jennifer N Fishe MD & Akhila R Mandadi, MD Barriers and facilitators to Child abuse recognition and reporting among Pediatric Emergency Providers
Sophia S Sheikh MD Development of a Risk Prediction Screening Tool for Opioid-Prescription Injury (STOP Injury) in Older Adults Initiated on Opioids from the Emergency Department
Sophia S Sheikh MD Linking Epigenomics with Prescription Opioid Abuse and High Impact Musculoskeletal Pain (LEAP)
Monika Patel MD & Sophia S Sheikh MD Impact of Health Disparity and Epigenetic Variability on Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in African Americans