Research & Scholarly Work


In accordance with ACGME common program requirements, as well as the spirit of academic medicine, The Wright Center provides a robust research curriculum brought to life through the research opportunities that we provide to our residents and the scholarly work that they produce.

A core belief of The Wright Center is that it takes far more than medical knowledge to create the next generation of physician leaders. Our research curriculum has application in all ACGME and AOA areas of competence.

Our residents acquire the skills needed to contribute to respected literature and thereby come to appreciate its intrinsic value in practice and quality of care. In teaching our residents the skills necessary for evidence-based research, The Wright Center shapes curiosity into an appreciation for lifelong learning. By graduation, each resident has learned to fuse quality improvement evidence with practice-based learning – the driving force for which all research is initiated and investigated.

Scholarly Activity leadership roles have been created for resident and fellows to fill who are experienced in research, presentation/ publication and other forms of scholarship. These leaders act as liaisons between the resident/ fellow body, program faculty and GME administration to support the development and sharing of scholarly activity at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education. The committee currently consists of one Chief Resident of Scholarly Activity and three Scholarly Activity Leaders, those leaders include one fellow and two residents.

The Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) research project requirement allows residents to build skills in problem identification, problem solving, and need-based intervention on the community level. Residents work with interdisciplinary teams within their community health center setting to identify needs of relevant stakeholders, plan and develop an intervention, and implement their intervention. This is an opportunity for residents to contribute to the increased well-being of the communities they serve, particularly the underserved populations treated within their community health center setting. Beyond their daily complex medical needs, community health center patients typically face social and societal challenges that can be addressed in partnership with community stakeholders. In the COPC model, practitioners are able to leverage community partnerships to enhance patient care leading to increased quality.

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Recent Publications and Presentations

An Addiction Medicine Fellowship’s Innovative Approach to Patient Care

HRSA BHW Virtual All Grantee and Stakeholder Meeting
Virtual | April 22, 2022
Karen Arscott, DO; Meaghan Ruddy, PhD; Jumee Barooah, MD; Linda Thomas-Hemak, MD; Scott Constantini

A Rare Cause of Nodular Lung Disease

American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference
San Francisco, CA | May 13-18, 2022
Mohammad Asim Amjad, MD; Yamini Patel, MD; Shams Tasnim, MD; et al.

Spontaneous Hemopericardium: A Lesson on Risk-Benefit Profile of Contemporary Oral Anticoagulant Therapy Prompted by an Uncommon Occurrence

Annals of Internal Medicine Clinical Cases
Published July 19, 2022
Chaitanya Rojulpote, MD; Pranjal Boruah, MD; et al.

Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy: Commonly missed cause Of Behavioral Changes In Elderly Population

Texas Geriatrics Society (TGS) Conference 2022
Sugar Land, Texas | August 5-7, 2022
Rahool, MD; Atif Nasrullah, MD; Gurminder Singh, MD; Edward Dzielak, MD