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Critical Care Scholarly Activity, QI & Research

Research and Quality Improvement Projects

The program will ensure a meaningful, supervised research experience with appropriate protected time for each fellow, while maintaining the essential clinical exposure as required by the ACGME. The School of Medicine also provides information and resources on the clinical research process.

QI Projects

QI Project TitleQI Project Author(s)
Analyzing the use of a low dose dexmedetomidine protocol in alcohol withdrawalCraig Cookman, DO, Andrew Elliott, DO
Accelerating ventilator liberation effectively and safelyAustin Loranger, MD, Brian Krajicek, MD, Douglas Moore, MD, Robert Plambeck, MD, Robert Schulz



Fellows will be supervised and mentored by qualified faculty members of their choosing. Fellows will learn fundamental concepts regarding the standards of ethical conduct of research, design and implementation of research studies, responsible use of informed consent, research methodology, and interpretation of data. Fellows will also be required to demonstrate evidence of research productivity through publication in peer-reviewed journals and/or presentation of research findings at national specialty meetings.

Opportunities For Presenting And Publishing

Opportunities for Presenting at Upcoming National Conferences

Opportunities for Publishing

Our program is rich in interprofessional education and as a result, we have many opportunities for fellows to co-author.

For additional information, check out Creighton’s Health Sciences Library for various specialty specific journals.

Contact Us

Program Director

Adam Highley, MD

Adam Highley, MD
Assistant Professor
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division




Program Coordinator

Jennifer Patrick

Jennifer Patrick
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Coordinator
7710 Mercy Road, Suite 401
Omaha, NE 68124
Phone: 402-280-4119