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Residency Projects

A list of recently completed PGY1 residency research projects is below:

  • The impact of switching from trough-guided to AUC guided vancomycin dosing on hospital resources
  • Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of warfarin vs. DOACs after bioprosthetic valve replacement
  • Comparison of argatroban vs. heparin for VV-ECMO anticoagulation and the impact on patient outcomes and safety
  • De-escalation of empiric vancomycin for pneumonia driven by pharmacist ordering of MRSA nasal screen
  • Impact of MRSA PCR assay and MRSA nasal culture on de-escalation of empiric vancomycin therapy for pneumonia
  • Risk factors for high-dose methotrexate-induced nephrotoxicity in the treatment of hematologic malignancies
  • Evaluation of cephalexin for treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis in patients discharged home from the emergency department
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Oral Antibiotics for Definitive Treatment of Enterobacteriaceae Associated Bloodstream Infections
  • Characterizing medical residents’ opioid prescribing patterns before and after the implementation of new opioid laws
  • Assessing Oral Anticoagulation after an Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Evaluating Antipsychotic Use for ICU Delirium in an Academic Medical Center
  • Assessing Adherence to the Medication Components of the Severe Sepsis 3 and 6 – hour Resuscitation Bundle for the Treatment of Sepsis, Severe Sepsis, and Septic Shock
  • Comparing Catheter-Directed Alteplase vs. Systemic Alteplase 100mg v. Systemic Alteplase 50mg Associated Bleeds
  • Apixaban Major Bleeding in Atrial Fibrillation:  Patient Characteristics, Management and Outcomes
  • Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Warfarin Versus Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) Following Alteplase for the Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  • Hemodynamic Effects of Dexmedetomidine Compared to Propofol in Critically Ill Adults
  • Evaluation of De-Escalation of Empirically Initiated Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics in Patients Diagnosed with Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia
  • Evaluation of Compliance to an Intravenous Insulin Infusion Protocol in the Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Evaluation of Specialty Pharmacy Services and Treatment Outcomes for Hepatitis C at a Large Academic Medical Center
  • An Economic Evaluation Comparing Three Different Regimens (Moxifloxacin vs. Levofloxacin vs. Ceftriaxone/Azithromycin) for the Treatment of Community Acquired Pneumonia
  • Development, Optimization and Implementation of Trigger Tool Methodology to Improve Identification of Adverse Medication Events
  • Major Bleeding with Oral Anticoagulants
  • Pharmacist Dosed Patient Controlled Analgesia in a Tertiary Academic Center
  • Pilot Expansion for a Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Service
  • Evaluation of Effectiveness and Parent Satisfaction after the Implementation of Intranasal Fentanyl as an Adjunctive Agent in Pediatric Procedural Pain Control
  • Evaluation of Diabetic Ketoacidosis Management at Beaumont, Royal Oak
  • Evaluation of Vancomycin Powder Application During Spine Surgery
  • Impact of Three Antifibrinolytic Regimens in Cardiac Surgery
  • The QTc prolonging effect of combining haloperidol with drugs at risk for QTc prolongation
  • Clinical and Economic Outcomes Associated with Propofol Administration in Patients with Reduced vs. Normal Ejection Fractions
  • Evaluation of the safety and appropriateness of an insulin infusion targeting 180-200 mg/dL in a medical intensive care unit
  • Evaluating the association between vancomycin and AUC on the incidence of AKI in neonatal ICU patients
  • An assessment of the role of alternative anticoagulants for management of Heparin induced thrombocytopenia
  • Capturing the impact of student pharmacist’s involvement in a collaborative practice model
  • Evaluation of U-500 insulin dose requirements in patients admitted to the hospital
  • Assessment of compliance in an outpatient clinic to ACC/AHA recommendations in atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter patients
  • Evaluation of the use and impact of an antibiotic time-out tool
  • Evaluation of inappropriate medication formulation usage in patients with enteral tubes
  • Influence of induction immunosuppression selection on one-year patient outcomes in renal transplant recipients
  • Evaluation of Physician v. Pharmacist-led patient controlled analgesia (PCA) dosing
  • Evaluation of compliance to USP 800 at a private, not-for-profit teaching hospital
  • Efficacy of vancomycin for treatment of coagulase negative staphylococcus bacteremia – does MIC matter?
  • Major Bleeding with apixaban in atrial fibrillation: patient characteristics, management & outcomes
  • Evaluation of the risk of major bleeding in patients receiving triple antithrombotic therapy with dual antiplatelet therapy and oral anticoagulation 

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