Resident/Fellow Research

In the UMKC Department of Community and Family Medicine one of our program goals is to promote scholarly work for our residents, fellows and faculty. Before graduation our residents are required to do a research project, prepare a poster presentation and participate in Research Day in the spring. It is also strongly encouraged to present these projects in other venues and publish scholarly work whenever possible.

Below you will find each year’s poster presentations of our graduating residents. Click on the Research Day header to review the PDF booklet of posters presented during Research Day that year.

Research Day 2023


Family Medicine

Kristin Adams, MD
Effect of Clinic follow-up Form on Improving Continuity Between Residents and Their Patients

Tasfia Ahmed, DO, MSc
Evaluation of the MATH+ Protocol Treatment of COVID-19 Patients – First Place (tie)

Annie Anwander, MD, Morgan Murray, MD, Caroline Ward, DO, Logan Hemme, MD
Preconception Counseling In The Primary Care Setting

Kathryn Estes DO, Mallory Dameron DO
Burnout Epidemic in a Worldwide Pandemic

Desztini Howard, MD
Reach for the Stars: Effectiveness of Role Model Contact and Occupational Decisions

Haley Camejo, MD, Matthew Myrick, MD
Risk of Retained Products of Conception with History of COVID-19 in Pregnancy – First Place (tie)

Hai Song Kim DO,, Eddy I. Ndichie, Jr., MD
English Proficiency and Rate of Primary Cesarean delivery: A Retrospective Study – Third Place

Sports Medicine

Joshua Go, DO
Podium Presentation from the 2023 meeting of the AMSSM
A Thorn in His Side

Marcus Fearing, MD, Margaret E Gibson, MD, Kevin Gray, MD
A Genuinely Interesting Case of Repeated Joint Swelling


Research Day 2022


Family Medicine

Rebecca Aguayo, MD & Sonia Hussain, MD (1st Place-Tie, Research Day and 1st Place-Tie, MAFP)
Effect of Addition of Obstetric Hemorrhage Bundle on Rate of Diagnosis of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Crystal Brown Vredenburg, M.D.  & Monica Paulson, DO
Prenatal Education on Diet, Exercise, and Weight Gain During Pregnancy by Family Medicine Residents.

William Burkhart, MD, Joshua Go, DO and Stacey Leber, DO
Methamphetamine Withdrawal: Education of Nurses

Bailey Englund, DO &  Zahn Raubenheimer,  MD (3rd Place, Research Day and 1st Place-Tie, MAFP)
Echogenic Foci on US and NIPS Availability Prior to L2US Screening

Bailey Martin, MD & Taylor Lacy, MD (2nd Place, Research Day)
Maternity Care Microcosms: The Role of High Volume OB Programs in Training Family Medicine for the Future

Jarom Spencer, DO & Marshall Taylor, DO 1st Place-Tie, Research Day)
Making the Right Call” Evidence to Support a Nurse Triage Line

Sports Medicine

Joshua Go DO, Kevin Gray MD and Margaret Gibson MD
Superbowl Party That Broke Her Back: Case Study

Matt LeBaron, DO, Margaret E Gibson, MD, Kevin Gray, MD, and Rachel Sachs, DO
Oh Fork! Sudden onset back pain during dinner

Matt LeBaron, DO, Carly Day, MD and Margaret E Gibson, MD
Ferritin and DEXA correlaries in NCAA Division 1 female swimmers

Theodros Zemanuel, DO and Margaret E. Gibson, MD
A Knee Out Of Place

Theodros Zemanuel DO, Emily J. Gibson MD, Kevin Gray, MD, and Margaret E. Gibson, MD
Patient Perception Regarding CBD Use For MSK pain


Research Day 2021


Family Medicine

Spencer Cline, DO & Elizabeth Dedon, DO
Effects of Residency on Residents’ BMI

Carolyn Coyle, MD, Colleen Mathis, MD, Kirsten Reilly, MD, and An-Lin Cheng, PhD
Complication and Revision Rates Among Circumcision

Sara Howe, MD & Maranda Nguyen, MD
The Impact of Baby-Friendly Policy on NICU Readmission at Truman Lakewood

Peter Lazarz, MD, Jordyn Ginter, MD, Kelly Swade, DO, and Kerry Yamada, PharmD, BCPS
Effect of a Standardized Protocol on Providers’ Knowledge of Guidelines and Comfort of Management of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Whitnee Maycock, MD, Carlos Pacheco, MD & Cheyenne Goodwin, DO
Resident Retreat: A Way to Foster Leadership and Confidence

Maranda Nguyen, DO, Sarah Michaels, DO, & Michael Nordquist, DO
Improving Antenatal Genetic Screening Counseling Among Family Medicine Residents

Sports Medicine

Janie Gibson, MD, Christopher Fox, MD and Margaret E. Gibson, MD
Friday Night Fracture

Margaret E Gibson, MD and Alvin Chi, MD
A 16 –Year Old Female Middle – Distance Runner with Left Hip Pain

Joshua Go, DO and Margaret E Gibson, MD, and Christopher Fox, MD
Hand Injury After Flicking Insect

Trenton Schmale, DO, Margaret E Gibson, MD, and Kevin Gray, MD
Phantom of the Patella

Research Day 2020  (Virtual Presentation)


Family Medicine

Brandon Abbott, DO & Christopher Koehn, DO, MBA
Doctors Teaching Doctors: The Foundations of Osteopathic Manipulation

Jessica Braure, MD, PhD
Impact of one time intervention to sensitize providers to nutrition counseling in our community

Andres Kwan, MD, MBA & LiYin Lan, DO, MBA & Steven Taki, MD
Error Rate in Electronic Medical Record Data in Employees of a Community Hospital

Nicole Lee, MD & Bhavishya Narotam, DO
Retrospective analysis of benefits of ultrasound use during uterine aspiration

Hong Nguyen, MD
Resident Comfort with Code Blue

Holly Perkins, MD & Matthew Hendrix, MD
Building teamwork and leadership skills through resident retreat

Joshua Williams, MD
Patient Safety During Resident Retreat

Sports Medicine

Ian Hallows DO, Margaret E Gibson MD
The three sport athlete with a hole in his knee.

Cheyenne Goodwin, DO, Christopher Fox, MD and Margaret E. Gibson, MD
A Typical but Atypical Ankle Inversion Injury

Joseph Karas, DO and Kevin Gray, MD
A Cardiac Complaint Uncovering Shoulder Pathology

Ian Hallows DO, Christopher Fox MD
Analysis of the female athlete PPE medical history in evaluating for signs of the female athlete triad


Research Day 2019


Hannah Anderson, MD; Helen Hill, DO, MPH; Kelly Sandri, MD
Developing a Nipple Stimulation Education Program Guide in the Graduate Medical Setting for use in Cervical Ripening of Low-Risk Pregnancies

Karina Belino, DO; Robbie Harriford, MD; Jennifer Livingston, MD
Chorioamnionitis: A Plague Among Us?

Josua Booth, MD; Josh Buschling, DO
Online Modules for POCUS Training

Megan Buri, MD; Steven Griffith, MD
FIT and Improving CRC Screening in TMC LW Primary Care Clinics

Chelsie Cain, DO; Holly Perkins, MD
Building Teamwork and Leadership Skills Through Resident Retreat

Ryan Carey, DO; Benson Lan, MD; Angela Barnett, MD
Auricular Acupuncture: Training Program Design, Skills Acquisition, ans Attitudes Assessment

Adam Legg, DO; David Voran, MD
Healthy Lifestyle Changes using Patient Portal Messaging

Andrew Wherley, MD; LiYin Lan, DO, MBA; Stephen Taki, MD; Aaron Neisen, DO; David Voran, MD
Error Rate in Electronic Medical Record Data in Employees of a Community Hospital


Research Day 2018

Jennifer Cabral, MD; Bhavishya Narotam, DO; Gretchen Stokes, MD
Retrospective Analysis of Benefits of Ultrasound Use During Uterine Aspiration

Lauren Carpenter, MD, MDiv
Changing Resident Workflow: Chronic Pain and Depression

Ashley Hall, DO; Adam Legg, DO
Making Healthy Lifestyle Changes Using My Habit Book

Caroline Martin, DO; Cassandra From, DO;
Will Physician Encouragement Regarding Elimination of Soft Drinks & Healthy Lifestyle
for 2 Months Decrease A1c Levels?

Aaron Neisen, DO, MBA; Andrew Wherley, MD; LiYan Lan, DO, MBA; Steven Taki, MD
Error Rate in Electronic Medical Record Data in Employees of a Community Hospital

Huong Nguyen, DO, MS; Chelsie Cain, DO; Holly Perkins, MD
Building Teamwork and Leadership Skills Through Resident Retreat

Jessica Richter, DO, MPH
The Prevalence and Outcomes of Birth Tourism at TMC Lakewood

Ryan Stokes, MD
Smartphone Games and Depression


Research Day 2017


Hailey Avila, DO; Jayme Decker, DO, MS; Maaroof Islam, MD;
Kevin Munger, DO, MS
Teaching OMT to MDs

Neil Bryan, MD
Extended Effectiveness of Paraspinous Bupivacaine Injections

Kevin Gray, MD; Michael Moreland, DO; Chadwick Byle, MD
Normal Variant EKGs in Athletes

Emily Grewe-Nelson, DO
Building Teamwork and Leadership Skills Through Resident Retreat

Christine Lilly, DO, MS
Integrative Medicine Approach to Reduce Resident Burnout

Nicholas Miller, DO; Jacob Shepherd, MD; Whitney Trusty, MD;
Noushin Ansari, MD
Prospective Quality Improvement Study Comparing Usage of Apollo Sepsis App Verses Traditional Identification Method in Identifying Sepsis

Colleen Quinn, MD
Decreasing Maternal Morbidity & Mortality from Postpartum Hemorrhage

Rachel Seymour, MD, MSc; Cierra Johnson, MD, MS
Using a Simulated Patient Case to Improve Medical Students’ Skill at Providing Integrative Medical Therapies

Aniesa Slack, MD
Oral vs. Vaginal Misoprostol in Uncomplicated Inductions of Labor


Research Day 2016


Misty Bowen, DO and Christine Lily, DO;
Integrative Medicine Approach to Reduce Resident Burnout

Jayme Decker, DO; Gillian Housman, DO; Caitlyn Nguyen, MD
Will Physician Encouragement Regarding Elimination of Softdrinks for 3 Months Decrease A1c Levels?

Kristin Duncan, MD and Christopher Gifford, DO
Is Epidural Anesthesia Associated with Genital Tract Trauma?

James Kirkpatrick, MD, PhD and Jen Santee, PharmD
Patient Satisfaction with Pain Management Programs

Christine Luke, DO
Does CMS Transition of Care Codes with Financial Incentives & Penalties Decrease Readmission Rates

Cory Offutt, MD; Shawn Wadsworth, DO; Aniesa Slack,MD
Oral vs Vaginal Misoprostol in Uncomplicated Inductions of Labor

Jason Arribas, DO and James B Smith, DO, MBA
Depression Screening in a Socioeconomic Disparate Population at a Community Family Medicine Center

Doyle Witt, MD
Paracentesis Workshop Efficacy in Resident Training Programs