Saint Thomas Health Resident Research Week 2020

Integration of Scholarship at the Beside and Clinic


"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."

-Stephen Hawking

Welcome to this community of highly intelligent people and thank you for bringing your curiosity and flexibility with you!

The industry, persistence and smarts of our residents are once again on display for Research Day and circumstances have invited a new, creative way to present that hard work to you.

So, be curious and explore this collection of investigations.

Your active participation in the conversation created by these projects is appreciated.

As John Holt said, "learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners".

Have fun!

Dr. Geoffrey Smallwood

Chief Academic Officer, Saint Thomas Health Interim Chair, Clinical Medical Education, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

What is Resident Research Week?

Each year we take time to highlight the scholarly work of residents training at Saint Thomas Health. Typically, this happens during our live event, Saint Thomas Health Resident Research Day, where residents share their research efforts with peers, faculty and other interested attendees.

The presence of COVID-19 required that we reconsider our approach to highlighting the scholarly work of our residents in 2020, and as a result, we are excited to virtually present Saint Thomas Health Resident Research Week 2020!

Please explore this virtual event using the menu that appears on the left of your screen (if accessing on a computer), or by clicking the three lines at the top left of your screen (if accessing on a phone or tablet). Highlights include:

  • A Keynote Address from E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • The addition of residents from our Pharmacy residency programs

  • Video presentations from our residents, with the ability to post comments and questions

We welcome you! Thank you for supporting our residents and their scholarly work.

Continuing Medical Education

To obtain Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, please complete the four steps below:

  1. Review the Learning Objectives, Accreditation and Credit Statements, and Planner and Faculty Disclosures in the section below

  2. View the presentations and posters of your choice

  3. Post at least one question or comment in response to each presentation or poster you view

  4. Click the CME Evaluation button below to complete the CME evaluation

Learning Objectives, CME Accreditation & Financial Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  • Identify opportunities, resources and processes available for the development and execution of scholarly activity

  • Identify opportunities and strategies to translate scholarly efforts into medical practice

  • Develop a strategy or strategies for developing and executing scholarly activity in cooperation with medical and pharmacy residents' training at Saint Thomas Health

  • Initiate engagement with a medical or pharmacy trainee in order to develop and initiate scholarly activities

  • Increase awareness of scholarly contribution of trainees by:

    • Reviewing posters which are hung in physician lounges on a periodic basis

    • Viewing slide presentations of resident activities

    • Reading biannual periodicals provided by Graduate Medical Education

Accreditation and Credit Statements

Saint Thomas Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Saint Thomas Health designates these enduring materials for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planner and Faculty Disclosures

Planners and faculty of this CME activity disclosed no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests, with the exception of Wes Ely, MD, who disclosed financial relationships with Kohler for contracted research, Masmio for consulting fees, and Orion and Pfizer for non-CME consultation or services.

Technical Support

If you are having difficulty viewing a presentation contact Sara Hollis at

Resident Research Planning Committee

  • Suzanne Bryant, MD

  • Tristin Casteel, MBA

  • Julia Boll, MD

  • Maggie Devier, PharmD

  • Mary Gadalla, MD

  • Brandy Greene, PharmD

  • Amy Hodgin, PharmD

  • Sara Hollis, MA

  • Stephen Humble, MD

  • Melissa Scalise, MD

  • Amber Shadoan, MD

  • Pam Singer, DO

  • Geoffrey Smallwood, MD

  • Robin Tagatz, PharmD

  • Andrea Tsoris, MD

  • David Whetstone, MD

Questions regarding Resident Research Day can be sent to