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Research Week 2009
Baystate's Tenth Annual Research Week

Research Week has been succeeded by Academic Week.

Keynote Speakers


David C. Goodman, MD, MS

"Epidemiologic Muckraking: Measuring Variation in Medical Care"

David C. Goodman is Professor of Pediatrics and of Health Policy at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. His primary research interest is geographic and hospital variation in physician supply and its relation to health outcomes. He is also a "charter" member of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care working group. Dr. Goodman currently leads Atlas projects examining variation in end of life cancer care, post hospital discharge care, and regional hospital and physician capacity.


Robert J. Sternberg, PhD

"Leadership and Creativity"

Robert J. Sternberg is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Psychology, and Adjunct Professor of Education at Tufts University. The central focus of Dr. Sternberg's research is on intelligence, creativity, and wisdom. He has been listed in the APA Monitor on Psychology as one of the top 100 psychologists of the 20th century, and is listed by the ISI as one of its most highly cited authors in psychology and psychiatry.

2009 Research Projects

Download pdf of the complete Research Week 2009 booklet (333 KB)

Award Winners

Outstanding Achievements in Clinical Research

  • Maripat Toye, RN, MS, Research Coordinator, Department of Pediatrics

Scientific Significance in Research

The Significance of Common Bile Duct Dilatation in Older Adults

  • Abdullah Shaikh, MD, Resident, Department of Internal Medicine

Innovation in Research

Dexamethasone Increases Bupivacaine Analgesia Duration in Ultrasound Guided Iinterscalene Blocks

  • George C. Tsao, DO, MPH, Resident, Department of Anesthesiology

Excellence in Quantitative Clinical Education Research

A “Back to Basic” Approach to Reduce ED Medication Errors

  • Fidelia Blank, RN, MN, MBA, Research Coordinator, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Myra Dinoia, RN, MSN
  • Marcia Jaouen, RN
  • Sandra Macomber, RN, BSN, CEN, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Judith Tobin, RN, BSN
  • Paul Visintainer, PhD, Director of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Division of Academic Affairs

Excellence in Qualitative Clinical Education Research

Ethical Dilemmas in the Reflective Writing of Clerkship Students

  • Elisabeth Bennett, PhD, Director of Education, Division of Academic Affairs
  • Thomas Campfield, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • John O'Reilly, MD, Department of Pediatrics