Research & Publications

  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Blake DeWitt, MD
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Louanne Friend, PhD
  • Catherine Skinner, MD
The Effects of an Advanced Life Support Obstetrical Intra-professional Class on Participant Intra-professional Socialization and Readiness to Function in Intra-professional Teams
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Andrea Fair, MD
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Tamer Elsayed, MD, MSc
  • Mary Louanne Friend, PhD, MN, RN
Effects of an Interprofessional Transistions of Care Clinic
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Swati Patel, MD
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Mary Louanne Friend, PhD, MN, RN
The Effect of Prescribing Food as Medicine on Weight loss and Hemoglobin A1c Values in Diabetic Patients at the University Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Stephen James Kelton, MD
  • Raymond Bryce Hunt, MD
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Mary Louanne Friend, PhD, MN, RN
Awareness and Knowledge of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus among Family Medicine Faculty and Residents
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Eric Frempong, MD
  • Brianna Kendrick, DO
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Jennifer Clem, MD
  • Catherine Skinner, MD
  • Melanie Tucker, PhD
  • Mary Louanne Friend, PhD, MN, RN
Effectiveness of a Resident-developed Orientation Guide for New Interns to Family Medicine Clinic
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Cheree Melton, DO
  • Ashley Wambolt, MD
  • Amy Wambolt, MD
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Kristine Graettinger, MD
A Retrospective Chart Review: Long-acting Reversible Contraception Utilization at University Medical Center
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Natalie Kuijpers MD
  • Kathryn Kouchi
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Jane Weida, MD
Implementation of a Global Health Curriculum within the University of Alabama Family Residency Program
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Paul Manhas, MD
  • Richard Giovane, MD
  • Paul Strickland, MS
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Jennifer Clem, MD
  • Drake Lavender, MD
  • Catherine Skinner, MD
Basics of Clinical Medicine Lecture Series A Novel Student/Resident Directed Learning Initiative
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Blake DeWitt, MD
  • Clifton Scott, MD
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Drake Lavender, MD
  • Jane Weida, MD
  • Louanne Friend, PhD, MN, RN
  • Richard Friend, MD
Colorectal Cancer Screening Education in The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Ansley Baccus, MD
  • Hailey Thompson, DO
  • Larab Ahmed, MD
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Catherine Scarbrough, MD, MSc, FAAFP
  • Catherine Skinner, MD
  • Robert McKinney, MSW, LCSW, PIP, ACSW
  • Louanne Friend, PhD, MN, RN
Adoption of Interconception Care QCC: Using the IMPLICIT project at The University Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Natalie Kuijpers, MD
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Jane Weida, MD, FAAFP
Development of a Global Health tract within UAFMR
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Brittany McArthur, MD
  • Dakota Acton Jones, MD
  • Jackie Parks, MD
  • Clifton Scott, MD
  • Sam Lee, MD
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Anne Halli, MD
Identifying barriers associated with the discussion and completion of Advanced Directives
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Efe Sahinoglu, MD
  • Russ Guin, MD
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Louanne Friend, PhD, MN, RN
  • Suzanne Henson
  • Amy Sherwood
  • Nikki Bishop, BSN
Hiding in Plain Sight: An Innovative Hypertension Identification and Treatment
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Lisa Tsugios, MD
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Alan Blum, MD
  • Louanne Friend, PhD, MN, RN
Pet Therapy
  • Resident Principal Investigators:
  • Ashley Wambolt, MD
  • Amy Wambolt, MD
  • Cheree Melton, MD
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  • Faculty Advisors:
  • Kristy Graettinger, MD
  • Louanne Friend PhD, MN, RN
LARC Utilization Among Female Patients at University Medical Center

Publications

Giovane R.A, Le T. First Aid Cases for the USMLE Step 1, 4th Edition. Senior Editor. September 2018
Sui V, Giovane R.A, Ahmed L, Taylor H. Pyomyositis, A Case Report and Review of Literature. Online Journal of Surgery. July 2018.
Rezai S, Giovane R.A, Minton H, Patil N, Bardawil E, Zhang Y, Henderson C.E, Xiaoming G. Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery For Management Of Heterotopic Pregnancy: A Case Report And Review of Literature. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology. July 2018
Rezai S, Giovane R.A, Mann T, Patil N, Bardawil E, Henderson C.E, Xiaoming G. Laparoscopic Vessel Endometriosis Resection and Excision Surgery, A Case Report and Review of Literature. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology. July 2018
Lobue S, Tailor P, Carlson S, Mano F, Giovane R.A, Schaefer E, Lobue T. Recurrent Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus in a Young, Healthy Individual Taking High Doses of L-Arginine. Submitted for publication to American Journal of Ophthalmology, May 2018
A.R. Sheppard, Giovane R.A. “Ventilator’s in a nutshell”. CANUSWorks. May 15th 2018
Giovane R.A, Le T, Bhushan V, Sochat M. First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, 28th Edition. Chapter: Biochemistry and Hematology/Oncology . March2018
Giovane R.A, Le T, Mendoza M. First Aid for the Family Medicine, 3rd Edition. Chapter: Nephrology. January 2018
Lobue S, Giovane R.A, Bahl N, Lobue T. A Simple Anesthetic Technique to Eliminate Pain and Optimize Patient Satisfaction for Chalazion Incision and Curettage. Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report. Advances in Ophthalmology & Visual System, December 2017.
Giovane R.A., Manhas P, Gates K. Letter to the Editor: A Trial of Itraconazole or Amphotericin B for HIV-associated Talaromycosis. NEJM. N Engl J Med 2017; 377:1402-1403
Bulloch M, Hanna C, Giovane R.A. Lumacaftor/ivacaftor, a novel agent for the treatment of cystic fibrosis patients who are homozygous for the F580del CFTR mutation. Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology. Volume 10, 2017, Pages 1055-1072
A.R. Sheppard, Giovane R.A. “EKG’s in a nutshell”. CANUSWorks. ISBN: 9781548405403. June 2017
Giovane R.A., Manhas P, Gates K. Letter to the Editor: Association of Maternal Obesity with Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Cases of Uterine Rupture. Obstet Gynecol. September 2017 – Volume 130 – Issue 3 – p 646.
Rezai S, Giovane R.A., Henderson CE. “Hysteroscopic Sterilization: Background, Clinical Practice & Future Challenges”. Chapter: Considerations and Technique for Surgical Removal of Essure: Device Migration & Fragmentation, Publisher: Universal Publishers (BrownWalker Press), USA
Baraban E, Chaudhury N, Giovane R.A. First Aid for the Basic Sciences, Organ Systems, 3rd Edition. Biochemistry. Pgs 145-207. March 2017
Giovane R.A., Melton C, Konstantinou M, Henderson CE. Letter to the Editor: Psychotherapy With Somatosensory Stimulation for Endometriosis-Associated Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol. January 2017;129(3):581.