Aurora UW Medical Group

Current Projects

Aurora UW Medical Group ProjectsAurora University of Wisconsin Medical Group (AUWMG) Research, by virtue of the portion of its mission devoted to support of resident, fellow, medical student and other learner scholarly projects, has a large number of current projects at any given time. Many learner-related projects are small in scope due to the short academic timelines and the limited amount of curricular time devoted to scholarly projects in the various programs. Therefore, major current projects are listed, along with a representative sample of smaller project titles.

BARD (Best African-American Response to Asthma Drugs (BARD)) – local PI: Lisa Sullivan Vedder, MD. This clinical trial is through a partnership with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Institute for Clinical Translational Research (ICTR). The sponsor is AsthmaNet, a nationwide asthma network, with funding is through the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is a prospective, randomized, double-blind crossover trial that includes Black adults and children who have asthma.

The effect of Solifenacin on Post Void Dribbling in women – local PI: Dennis J. Baumgardner, MD. This clinical trial is with the Wisconsin Network for Health Research (WiNHR) of which Aurora Health Care is a member. This is a double-blind, randomized and controlled parallel design study. The purpose is measuring the efficacy of Solifenacin 5mg in the treatment of women with Post Void Dribbling (PVD).

Improving senior care in emergency departments at community medical centers – PI: Soryal Soryal, MD.

Chronic Illness Management in Teams of Urban Multidisciplinary Scholars (CIMTUMS) – PI: John Brill, MD, MPH

Specialty access for uninsured program pilot study – PI: Lynn Gunn. This quality intervention outcomes study is done in conjunction with Milwaukee area hospital systems and free clinics.

Clinical approach to non-responsive pneumonia diagnosed in the Primary Care Office – PI: Dennis J. Baumgardner, MD.

Factors that sustain family medicine physicians in underserved urban communities – PI: Anne Getzin, MD

TEAM-STEPPS – PI: Jeffrey Stearns, MD This scholarly quality improvement project investigates the impact of a team concept intervention on patient care.

Perinatal Group B Strep culture positive birth outcomes – PI: Dennis Baumgardner, MD

Effects of Hospital-Based Physical Therapy on Hospital and Functional Outcomes Older Adults with Functional Decline Due to Acute Medical Illnesses – PI: Ji Won Yoo, MD, MS and Ariba Khan, MD, MPH

Obese Patients Compliance and Satisfaction with Educational Intervention: O.N.E. Packet – PI: Risa Siegel, DO

Foley Catheter for Induction of Labor, A Randomized Control Trial: Stylette vs. No Stylette – PI: Danish Siddiqui, MD

Financial and Disease-Management Implications of the Addition of a Nutritionist/Health Coach in Two Family Medicine Clinics – PI: Tiffany Mullen, DO

Analysis of Serum and Tissue Samples to Achieve Adequate Concentrations in Obese Women: 2 vs 3 gms of Cefazolin during Cesarian Section – PI: Danish Siddiqui, MD.