All residents are required to complete one research project during their residency training. The project may be in the form of a review article, small case series, case report, or original research.

Current ongoing resident research/case report project titles include:

  • “Capsaicin 8% Patch for Spinal Cord Injury Focal Neuropathic Pain” | Drs. Wesley Peace, Brett Helmonds, Colby Beal, Bryce Kirkman
  • “Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture: A Case Report and Literature Review” | Dr. Tina Hakimian and Dr. Mariam Washington
  • “Pediatric Neuropathic Pain: A Literature Review” | Dr. Faheem Mahomed
  • “Advanced Hip Osteoarthritis Causing Autonomic Dysreflexia and Severe Spasticity: A Case Report” | Dr. Brittany Bickelhaupt and Dr. Megan Richard
  • “Prescription of Progressive Resistance Exercise (PRE) to Optimize Nutritional Biomarkers in a Patient with Complete Lumbar Paraplegia and a chronic decubitus Ulcer: A Case Report” | Dr. Orlando Pena

2017-2018 Graduates:

  • Rene Camacho, M.D. Case Report: “Thermoregulatory differences between a person with tetraplegia and an able-bodied person during passive heat stress”
    Preceptor: Michelle Trbovich, M.D.
  • Esha Lukose, M.D. IRB Study: “Capsaicin 8% Patch for Treatment of Neuropathic Pain in Spinal Cord Injury”
    Preceptor: Michele Trbovich, M.D.
  • Golnaz Nouri, D.O. Case Report: “Pulsed radiofrequency neuromedulation of greater occipital nerves under ultrasound guidance for treatment of chronic, medically refractory, bilateral occipital neuralgia.”
    Preceptor: E. Jayne Halmai, M.D.
  • Jon-Michael Ong, M.D. Case Report: “Residential Transitional Rehab in a patient with Posterior Cortical Atrophy.”
    Preceptor: E. Jayne Halmai, M.D.
  • Esther Pace, M.D. Case Study: “Non-convulsive status epilepticus in a patient with global asphasia: a case report.”
    Preceptor: Jesse W. Neeley, D.O.
    Clausyl Plummer II, M.D. Case Report: “Hypernatremia in severe TBI with panhypopituitarism.”
    Preceptor: E. Jayne Halmai, M.D.
  • Cynthia Wozow, D.O. Case Report: “High Catheter placement for intrathecal baclofen delivery for children with paroxysmal sympathetic storming and spasticity.”
    Preceptor: Nicholas Fleming, D.O.
  • Noelia Zyskowski, M.D., MPH Case Report: “Syndrome of the Trephined Cognitive and Functional Decline After Bifrontal Craniectomies”
    Preceptor: E. Jayne Halmai, M.D.

Brittany Bickelhaupt, M.D.
Spine Intervention Society Annual Meeting 2017 Best Resident Abstract Award
“Cadaveric Study of the Articular Branches of the Shoulder joint”