Research Resident Past Projects 2019-2021
Catherine Beni, MD, PhD, 2019-2021
Dr. Beni is a research fellow in the T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Trauma and Burns under the guidance of Dr. Grant O'Keefe, Professor in the Division of Trauma, Burn, and Critical Care Surgery. Dr. Beni is focused on translational research for improving the precision of trauma resuscitation. She is working to characterize current resuscitation practices after trauma, with the goal of utilizing mathematical modeling to create decision-making tools and feedback-control algorithms for fluid resuscitation. She is also working on improving the evaluation of volume status in critically ill patients. She ultimately intends to pursue a fellowship in trauma and critical care.
David Droullard, MD, 2019-2021
Dr. Droullard is a trainee in the NIDDK-funded T32 fellowship in Gastrointestinal Surgical Outcomes Research at the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE) under the direction of Dr. David Flum, Professor in the Division of General Surgery. He is interested in comparative effectiveness research and health systems and policy. His research will involve multiple areas of general surgery with a focus on the evidence-based management of diverticulitis. During his fellowship, Dr. Droullard will also complete a Master of Science in Public Health at the University of Washington with a focus on Health Services. He plans to ultimately pursue a fellowship in colorectal surgery and a career as an academic surgeon.
Alex Lois, MD, 2019-2021
Dr. Lois is a trainee in the NIDDK-funded T32 fellowship in Gastrointestinal Surgical Outcomes Research at the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE) under the tutelage of Dr. David Flum, Professor in the Division of General Surgery. His research will span a variety of clinical areas including health systems and policy, surgical ethics, and examining patient reported outcomes in general and foregut surgery. Additionally, Dr. Lois will be enrolled at the University of Washington, completing a Master of Science degree with a focus in Epidemiology. This advanced coursework in quantitative and qualitative research methodology and data analysis will facilitate his ongoing research at SORCE and help prepare him for a future career as a physician scientist. Following residency Dr. Lois plans to complete a fellowship in minimally invasive and foregut surgery with the goal of continuing a career in academic surgery.
Jamie Oh, MD, 2019-2021
Dr. Oh is a research fellow in the NIH-funded T32 Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Trauma and Burns under the direction of Principal Investigator Dr. Grant O'Keefe, Professor in the Division of Trauma, Burn, and Critical Care Surgery and Dr. Nicole Gibran, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education for Harborview Medical Center and Professor in the Division of Trauma, Burn, and Critical Care Surgery. Dr. Oh will focus on translational research involving animal models and human models for wound healing. He will be analyzing RNA sequence data to elucidate genetic influences on scarring and long term functional outcomes following burn injury. He will also work on clinical projects involving the burn registry, such as determining racial and socioeconomic determinants for outcomes after burn injury. During these two years, Dr. Oh will also be enrolled in the Masters of Science in Epidemiology program through the UW School of Public Health, focusing on clinical and translational research methods. He plans to ultimately pursue a fellowship in trauma, burns, and critical care.