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RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY
Research and Scholarship are important aspects of the Program’s commitment to provide an excellent academic environment and move health care forward. Resources include an animal lab for basic, bench research. Other resources include the Center for Urban Population Studies, and “CIRCA” (The Center for Integrative Research on Cardiovascular Aging). A fulltime staff is available to assist with project development, presentation preparation, and statistical analysis. A great deal of clinical research and quality improvement, involving medical staff, faculty, and residents/fellows has occurred, especially in the areas of Cardiology, Critical Care, and Hematology-Oncology and population health. Aurora now publishes its own quarterly research journal, the Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, which is indexed in the NML and NIH data bases, including PubMed and Medline.
The Program takes pride in the many state and national presentations and publications done by its residents. Our residents participate in the annual Wisconsin chapter ACP (American College of Physicians) educational meetings, usually making up to 15 oral and/or poster presentations per year. Aurora also sponsors an annual “Scientific Day” providing residents and faculty from across our system further opportunities to present research and quality improvement work. Residents interested in an academic career, subspecialty training, or simply wishing to experience the excitement and challenge of scholarly pursuits may choose elective research rotations.