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Pulmonary Scholarly Activity, QI & Research

Our Research Experience

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

    Utilization of telehealth to improve pulmonary rehabilitation Medicare face-to-face requirement compliance

    • Jacqueline Chung, MD

    Code blue debriefing

    • Jacqueline Chung, MD
    • Jeffrey Macaraeg, MD

    ICU delirium; using CAM-ICU scores to de-escalate atypical anti-psychotics

    • Jacqueline Chung, MD

    Theoretical practice practical creation rounds: New method of teaching, real-time evaluation and simultaneously coaching students to become teachers.

    • Jacqueline Chung, MD

    Collaborative clinic between pulmonary and palliative department Jacqueline Chung, MD Critical care curriculum for internal medicine residents

    • Ali Nayfeh, MBBS
    • Jeffrey Macaraeg, MD
    • Carolina Landeen, MD

    Central line training

    • Pruett, Chung Albers

    Education on emergent IO access

    • Ryan Mertens, DO

    Improving lung cancer screening in primary care

    • Jeffrey Macaraeg, MD

    Improving PPI use during hospitalization

    • Jeffrey Macaraeg, MD

    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.

    Sleep in hospitalized older patients. Stewart NH, Arora VM. Sleep Med Clin. 2018 Mar;13(1): 127-135. doi: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2017.09.012. Epub 2017 Nov 10.

    Pharmacists can help prevent lipoid pneumonia. Cabri AE, King A, Morrow L, Malesker, MA.  J Am Pharm Assoc.  2017 Jul 14. pii: S1544-3191(17)30704-5. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2017.05.012.

    Radial probe ultrasound-guided cryobiopsy. Berim IG, Saeed AI, Awab A, Highley A, Colanta A, Chaudry F. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2017 Apr;24(2): 170-173. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000368.

    Trainees at a resuscitation: a dual liability. Stewart NH, Tanksley A, Edelson DP, Arora VM. Clin Teach. 2017 Mar 16. doi: 10.1111/tct.12623.

    Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice Study Guide: A Case-Based Care Plan Approach, 4th edition. Book Chapter: Hypovolemic hyponatremia. Wachira JK, Morrow L, Malesker M. Ed.: Katz MD, Matthia KR, Chisholm-Burns MA, McGraw-Hill, New York. 2016 Nov. 29.

    Sodium oxybate: a primer for pharmacists in the treatment of narcolepsy. Castillo S, Begley K, Malesker M., Steinshouer C. Consult Pharm. 2014 Aug;29(8):547-54. doi: 10.4140/TCP.n.2014.547

    The effect of a mechanical ventilation discontinuation protocol in patients with simple and difficult weaning: impact on clinical outcomes. Gupta P, Giehler K, Walters RW, Meyerink K, Modrykamien AM.Respir Care. 2014 Feb;59(2):170-7. doi: 10.4187/respcare.02558. Epub 2013 Jul 23.

    Prolonged Extrication as a Risk Factor for Pneumonia in Trauma Patients Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident. Moore, D.R., Morrow, L.E., Malesker, M.A. Chest. 2013; 144:379A.

     Extended utilization of noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure and its clinical outcomes. Gupta P, Pendurthi MK, Modrykamien AM. Respir Care. 2013 May;58(5):778-84. doi: 10.4187/respcare.02096.

    Patterns of patient-ventilator asynchrony as predictors of prolonged mechanical ventilation. Gogineni VK, Brimeyer R, Modrykamien A. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2012 Nov;40(6):964-70.

    Probiotic, prebiotic, and synbiotic use in critically ill patients. Morrow LE, Gogineni V, Malesker MA. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2012 Apr;18(2):186-91. doi: 10.1097/MCC.0b013e3283514b17. Review.

    Synbiotics and probiotics in the critically ill after the PROPATRIA trial. Morrow LE, Gogineni V, Malesker MA. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2012 Mar;15(2):147-50. doi: 10.1097/MCO.0b013e32834fcea8. Review.

    Lung abscesses in 2 patients with Lancefield group F streptococci (Streptococcus milleri group). Gogineni VK, Modrykamien A. Respir Care. 2011 Dec;56(12):1966-9. doi: 10.4187/respcare.01316. Epub 2011 Jun 17. No abstract available.

    Probiotics in the intensive care unit. Morrow LE, Gogineni V, Malesker MA. Nutr Clin Pract. 2012 Apr;27(2):235-41. doi: 10.1177/0884533612440290. Review.

    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