Research is a critical process in the innovation of quality patient care, patient education, and graduate medical education.
MAHEC inter- and intra-professional teams conduct clinical, epidemiological, translational, educational, and patient-centered outcome research within the context of graduate medical education, faculty development, and collaborative research partnerships. Residents and Fellows participate in experiential research training and investigator-initiated research projects. Medical students, undergraduate and graduate students from regional universities collaborate in ongoing and investigator-initiated projects in the pursuit of academic degrees.
Clinical providers including doctors, certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, licensed social workers and counselors, pharmacists, nutritionists, nurses, certified medical assistants, and phlebotomists collaborate on projects with dedicated research staff. Our external research partners include the following:
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine Research Network, UNC-Chapel Hill
- Women’s Research Center of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
- Mission Hospital and the Mission Hospital Research Institute
- Western Carolina University
- Community Care of Western North Carolina
- National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics
- March of Dimes
- Other graduate medical education programs and multi-site research collaboratives
At MAHEC we strive to align our research priorities with Western North Carolina citizens' diverse needs. Our current priority areas for research include:
- Demonstrating the impact of our rural health initiative on the rural workforce of Western North Carolina
- Demonstrating the effectiveness of our medical education strategies
- Assessing the effectiveness of innovative patient care strategies in improving population health, specifically in areas related to substance abuse, mental health, obesity, preconception and inter-conception care, and social determinants of health
The latest external publications by MAHEC faculty and learners:
Connolly AM, Blanchard A, Goepfert A, Donnellan N, Buys, E, Uribe R, Kenton, K. Surgical skills feedback and myTIPreport: is there construct validity? Obstetrics & Gynecology: October 2017 - Volume 130 - Issue - p 17S–23S doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002208.
Galvin SL, Grandy R, Woodall T, Parlier AB, Thach S, Landis SE. Improved Utilization of Preventive Services Among Patients Following Team-Based Annual Wellness Visits. N C Med J. 2017 Sep-Oct;78(5):287-295. doi: 10.18043/ncm.78.5.287. PubMed PMID: 28963260.
Latessa RA, Swendiman RA, Parlier AB, Galvin SL, Hirsh DA. Graduates' Perceptions of Learning Affordances in Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships: A Dual-Institution, Mixed-Methods Study. Acad Med. 2017 Sep;92(9):1313-1319. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001621. PubMed PMID: 28248695.
Wilson CG, Fagan EB. Providing Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. Ann Fam Med. 2017 Sep;15(5):481. doi: 10.1370/afm.2139. PubMed PMID: 28893820.
Pattison-Sharp E, Estrada RD, Elio A, Prendergast M, Carpenter DM. School nurse experiences with prescription opioids in urban and rural schools: A cross-sectional survey. J Addict Dis. 2017 Aug 8:1-7. doi: 10.1080/10550887.2017.1361725. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28786772.
Cogburn G, Ketner MB. The North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program: A Report at 20 Years. J Hum Lact. 2017 Aug 1:890334417723826. doi: 10.1177/0890334417723826. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28841404.
Parlier AB, Galvin SL, Thach S, Kruidenier D, Fagan EB. The Road to Rural Primary Care: A Narrative Review of Factors That Help Develop, Recruit, and Retain Rural Primary Care Physicians. Acad Med. 2017 Aug 1. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001839. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28767498.
Crane MS, Sloane PD, Elder NC, Cohen LW, Laughtenschlager N, et al. Implementing Near-Miss Reporting and Improvement Tracking in Primary Care Practices: Lessons Learned. [revised 2017 August]. [Internet]. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2017 August. 1 page. Available from: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/liability/advances-in-patient-safety-medical-liability/crane.html.
Scott MA, Heck JE, Wilson CG. The Integral Role of the Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Primary Care. N C Med J. 2017 May-Jun;78(3):181-185. doi: 10.18043/ncm.78.3.181. PubMed PMID: 28576956.
Hodge B, Crane S. Engaging Complex Patients With Drop-In Group Medical Appointments. Ann Fam Med. 2017 May;15(3):279. doi: 10.1370/afm.2065. PubMed PMID: 28483899; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5422095.
Wilson CG, Rodriguez F, Carrington AC, Fagan EB. Development of a targeted naloxone coprescribing program in a primary care practice. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2017 Mar - Apr;57(2S):S130-S134. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2016.12.076. Epub 2017 Feb 9. PubMed PMID: 28189537.
Eiff MP, Green LA, Jones G, Devlaeminck AV, Waller E, Dexter E, Marino M, Carney PA. Varied Rates of Implementation of Patient-Centered Medical Home Features and Residents' Perceptions of Their Importance Based on Practice Experience. Fam Med. 2017 Mar;49(3):183-192. PubMed PMID: 28346620.
Carney PA, Waller E, Dexter E, Marino M, Rosener SE, Green LA, Jones G, M Keister JD, Dostal JA, Jones SM, Eiff MP. Association Between Patient- Centered Medical Home Features and Satisfaction With Family Medicine Residency Training in the US. Fam Med. 2016 Nov;48(10):784-794. PubMed PMID: 27875601.
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