Research (IM)

St. Vincent residents have an abundance of opportunity for research, quality improvement, and scholarly activity. With a fully operational Research Department which includes an Institutional Review Board and experts in Study Design and Statistical Analysis on campus, our residents present and publish on a variety of topics. Past residents have received project support through a St. Vincent Foundation grant. Most of our faculty are trained in supporting resident research and several (both internal medicine and subspecialists) lead clinical projects. Our program is ready to assist you in your clinical or educational research and QI interests!

"Research/quality improvement (QI) projects are readily available in our program if you take initiative. Showing interest and being vocal for particular subjects can open doors to faculty members approaching you with research ideas.”– -- Dr. Wesley Prichard, Class of 2017


Below are a sampling of the projects presented from just this past year.


Resident Research 2014-15

  • Rohan Mehta, Victor Collier, Salmonella Isolation from Perinephric Abscess, poster, American College of Physicians, National Meeting, Boston 2015
  • Stephanie Martin, Victor Collier, Amanda Place, Karie Morrical-Kline, Evaluation of discrepancies in statin use recommendations between ATP3 and ACC/AHA lipid guidelines in a primary care population, poster, American College of Physicians, National Meeting, Boston 2015
  • Wes Prichard, Jacob Richardville, Maryam Massoumi, Laurel Fick, Amiodarone-Induced Cirrhosis in the Absence of Long-Standing Transaminase Elevation, poster, American College of Physicians, National Meeting, Boston 2015
  • Emily Cochard, Carrie Rupprecht, Stephen Knaus, Impact of Evidence-Based Guidelines for Management of Clostridium Difficile Infection, poster, American College of Physicians, National Meeting, Boston 2015
  • Emily Cochard, Robert Fick, Searching for Sarcoid: Utility of PET/CT, poster, American College of Physicians, National Meeting, Boston 2015
  • Stephanie Martin, Idiopathic Intrauterine Toxic Shock Syndrome, poster, American College of Physicians, National Meeting, Orlando, 2014
  • Steven Schutzman and Victor Collier, Cost of Cardiac Markers, poster, American College of Physicians, National Meeting, Boston 2015
  • Carrie Rupprecht, Emily Cochard, Stephen Knaus, Impact of Evidence-Based Guidelines for Management of Clostridium Difficile Infection, research presentation, SGIM, Chicago, IL, 2014
  • Evan West, Jenna Fritsch, Kapil Mehta, A Case of Olmesartan-Induced Sprue, St. Vincent Research Symposium, Indianapolis, 2015
  • Evan West, A Case of Pyridostigmine-induced Bradycardia Treated with Hyoscyamine, St. Vincent Research Symposium, Indianapolis, 2015
  • Evan West, Denise Rumschlag, Laurel Fick, Stephen Knaus, Using Medical Librarians in Resident Clinics to Improve Point-of-Care Evidence-Based Medicine, St. Vincent Research Symposium, Indianapolis, 2015
  • Katherine Kielts, Pharm.D.; Emily Cochard, MD; Jennifer McCann, Pharm.D.; Brent Toney, DO, Corticosteroid Dosing Relationship to Duration of Mechanical Ventilation in Adult Patients with Acute Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations (R2014-122), IRB-approved study, 2014
  • Wes Prichard, Stephanie Schen, Kevin Tolliver, Atypical Presentation of an Atypical Disease, St. Vincent Research Symposium, Indianapolis, 2015