Research is an important part of our passion for better medicine. Our research scientists are integrated with our clinical departments for a comprehensive, collaborative approach to research. Physician/investigator support is provided through our Network Office of Research and Innovation (NORI). NORI houses the Office of Research Administration, the Office of Research Clinical Operations, the Office of Research Education, Integrity, and Monitoring, and the Research Participant Protection Office.

2017

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Open Heart Surgery Does Not Increase the Incidence of Ipsilateral Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Asymptomatic Severe Carotid Stenosis., John Castaldo MD; Hussam A. Yacoub MD; Yuebing Li MD, PhD; Hope Kincaid MPH, CPH; and Donna Jenny RN (Article)

Retrospective Analysis of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy With Carboplatin/ Paclitaxel Versus FOLFOX in Newly Diagnosed Esophageal or Junctional Camcers: A Single Institution Experience. (Poster), Ranjit R. Nair MD; Usman Shah MD; Hope Kincaid MPH, CPH; Jennifer E. Kincaid MPH; and Eliot L. Friedman MD (Poster)

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EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN YOUR STUDY PARTICIPANTS., Jean Novak MT(ASCP), CCRC, CVT and Debra Walicki (Poster)

2016

Incidence and Analysis of General Procedures in Adult Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. (Poster), B Juthani; Hope Kincaid MPH, CPH; Jennifer E. Macfarlan MPH; Scott Beman MD; James K. Wu MD; and Tim S. Misselbeck MD (Poster)

Burnout, Empathy and Emotional Intelligence Amongst Incoming Residents of Various Specialties: Are the Differences Born or Made? (Poster), Bryan G. Kane MD; Amy B. Smith PhD; Joanne Quinn; Kevin Weaver D.O.,FACOEP; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Elaine A. Donoghue MD; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Bernadette Glenn-Porter BS; Jennifer E. Macfarlan MPH; and Jeanne L. Jacoby MD (Poster)

2015

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Pathogenesis, Clinical Course and Neuro-Radiological Signs of Proprionibacterium Acnes Cerebritis: Case Report and Literature Review., Aleksandra Yakhkind, Hussam A. Yacoub MD, Jacqueline Grove, Jay D. Varrato DO, and John Castaldo MD (Article)

2014

Treatment of Hypertrophic Burn Scars with Different Laser Modalities, Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD; Patrick Pagella MSN, ARNP, BSN, RN; Deborah Boorse RN, CNP; and Christina C. Gogal BS (Presentation)

Development of a Breast Reconstruction Risk Assessment (BRA) Score: An Individualized Risk Calculator for Complications Using the NSQIP and TOPS Databases, John Y. Kim MD; Alexei Mlodinow BA; Nima Khavanin BS; Karol A. Gutowski MD; Keith M. Hume MA; Christopher J. Simmons BS; Michael J. Weiss MPH; and Robert X. Murphy JR, MD, MS (Article)

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Palliative Medicine Competency Education in Emergency Medicine Residency Training: A Preliminary Report, Chadd K. Kraus DO, MPH; Matthew Meyers; Bryan G. Kane MD; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Value of Partnership Between Clinical Research and Clinical Laboratory Teams: Achieving Seamless Specimen Processing, Jean Novak MT(ASCP), CCRC, CVT and Diane Raber BS, MT(ASCP), SH (Poster)

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Using Locally Derived Seroprevalence Data on Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella by Birth Cohort to Determine Risks for Vaccine Preventable Diseases During International Travel, Gisela Rosario MD; Marcelo Gareca MD; Hope Kincaid MPH, CPH; and Mark Knouse MD (Poster)

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Early Atherogenesis and Visceral Fat in Obese Adolescents, Arnold H. Slyper MD, Howard Rosenberg MD, Ashish N. Kabra MD, Michael J. Weiss MPH, Benzion Blech, S Gensler, and Martin E. Matsumura MD (Article)

2013

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Diabetes Care Management During Cancer Treatment, Gregory R. Harper MD, PhD; Janelle M. Sharma DNP, CRNP; Cara Habeck RN, CDE; Cathy A. Coyne PhD, MPH; Hope Kincaid MPH, CPH; Roya Hamadani MPH; Ada M. Rivera MBA, CPH; Gretchen Perilli MD; and Nicole R. Sully DO (Poster)

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Improving the Quality of the HRPP by Integrating Compliance, Quality Improvement, and Education, Scott J. Lipkin DPM; Lisa Gogel-Bissell; Victoria Sabella BSN; Maria Dreher; Jennifer Phillips; Margaret Hoffman-Terry MD, FACP; and Jane E. Scott (Poster)

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Breast Artery Calcium Noted on Screening Mammography is Predictive of High Risk Coronary Calcium in Asymptomatic Women: A Case Control Study, Martin E. Matsumura MD; Crystal A. Maksimik DO; Matthew W. Martinez MD; Michael J. Weiss; James A. Newcomb MD; Kenneth Harris MD; and Michael A. Rossi MD, MBA (Article)

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The Predictive Value of Renal Ultrasound of Vesicoureteral Reflux After First Urinary Tract Infection in Neonates and Infants 0-24 Months, Richard J. Mazzaccaro MD and Michael J. Weiss MPH (Poster)

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Comparison of Chronic Persistent and Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation on Long Term Survival in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Valve Surgery, Nasir Shariff, Ravi V. Desai MD, Sherrine Eid, Michael J. Weiss, Matthew W. Martinez, Sultan M. Siddique, and Ronald S. Freudenberger MD (Poster)

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Pre-operative Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers on the Occurrence of Post Operative Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Valve Department of Surgery, Nasir Shariff, Matthew W. Martinez MD, Ravi V. Desai MD, Michael J. Weiss, Vadim Levin MD, Larry E. Jacobs MD, Martin E. Matsumura MD, and Ronald S. Freudenberger MD (Poster)

2012

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Relationship Between Professional Dental Care in Childhood and Coronary Heart Disease in Adulthood in a Single Urban Dental Clinic, Shamed Ahmed MD, Timothy Burke, Michael J. Weiss MPH, Taylor Trapp, Lori Neri MSN, and Martin E. Matsumura MD (Article)

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Utility of FDG PET-CT Scan in Determining Pathological Response to Neo-adjuvant Chemo-radiation Therapy in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), Eliot L. Friedman MD, Michael F. Szwerc MD, Robert Kruklitis MD, Michael J. Weiss MPH, Robert Rienzo MD, and Wen Young MD (Poster)

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Value of Routine Immunohistochemical (IHC) Analysis of Colorectal Cancer to Genetic Counseling Referrals, Avi Galler; Mychailo Fulmes MD, PhD; John Park; David Bub; Michael J. Weiss; Tara Namey; Ann Marie Augustyn; and Robert Sinnott (Poster)

Getting Smaller HRPPs Accredited: Resources and Other Challenges, Scott J. Lipkin DPM (Presentation)

Human Research Protections in the Regulation and Management of Clinical Research, Scott J. Lipkin DPM (Book Chapter)

Improving Human Subject Protections at the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Scott J. Lipkin DPM (Presentation)

Integrating Human Subjects Protections and the Clinical Research Enterprise, Scott J. Lipkin DPM (Presentation)

Protecting Human Research Participants: It Takes A Village, Scott J. Lipkin DPM (Article)

Responding to Draft Site Visit Reports, Scott J. Lipkin DPM (Presentation)

Supporting Your Institutional Official, Protecting Your Organization, and Enhancing Human Subject Protections, Scott J. Lipkin DPM (Presentation)

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Spectrum and Potential Pathogenesis of Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome, Yuebing Li PhD, Devang Gor, Debra Walicki, Donna Jenny, David Jones MD, Peter J. Barbour MD, and John Castaldo MD (Article)

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Prioritizing Partners Across the Continuum, Mary Beth Maly; Susan Lawrence MS, CMAC; Marie K. Jordan; W J. Davies; Michael J. Weiss MPH; Lynn M. Deitrick RN, PhD; and Debbie Salas-Lopez MD, MPH, FACP (Article)

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Circumferential resection margin involvement after laparoscopic abdominoperineal excision for rectal cancer., I Raftopoulos; James F. Reed III, PhD; and R Bergamaschi (Article)

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Conventional Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement in Octogenarians: A 10-Year Single Center Experience, James K. Wu MD, Justin D. Roberts DO, Gregory S. Troutman BS, Michael J. Weiss MPH, Sanjay M. Mehta MD, Theodore G. Phillips MD, Michael F. Szwerc MD, Gary W. Szydlowski MD, Tim S. Misselbeck MD, and Raymond L. Singer MD (Poster)

2011

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Use of Geocoding and US Census Data to Assess Determinants of Outcome in Trauma Patients, Krista M. Goodman MD; John J. Hong MD; Sherrine Eid MPH; Leslie Baga BSN, CCRC; Michael M. Badellino MD, MPH, FACS; and Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS (Poster)

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Floatation Devices: Assisting Peri-anesthesia Units Keep Afloat During High Volume Periods, Lauren K. Hoover RN, BSN and Amanda Johnson RN, BSN (Poster)

Flotation Devices: Assisting Perianesthesia Departments Keep Afloat During High Acuity Times, Amanda Johnson BSN, RN and Lauren K. Hoover BSN, RN (Presentation)

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CT Scanning Is Sufficient to Clear the Cervical Spine of Elderly Falls Less Than 5 Feet., Douglas Lehman MD, Rovinder S. Sandhu MD, Leslie Baga BSN, Farheen Hussain MS, and John J. Hong MD (Poster)

Developing a Human Research Protection Education Program, Scott J. Lipkin DPM (Presentation)

Developing and Implementing an Education Program at an Institution with a Small Research Program, Scott J. Lipkin DPM (Presentation)

Ensuring Effective Informed Consent for Clinical Research, Scott J. Lipkin DPM (Article)

IRB Considerations of Data and Safety Monitoring Plans, Scott J. Lipkin DPM (Presentation)

IRB Considerations of Financial Conflicts of Interest and Management Plans, Scott J. Lipkin DPM (Presentation)

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A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial of Ramelteon for the Treatment of Insomnia and Mood Stability in Patients with Euthymic Bipolar Disorder (Poster), Edward R. Norris MD, FAPA, FAPM; Karen Burke RN; Julia R. Correll BA; Ken Zemanek MD; Joel Lerman MD; and Michael Kaufmann MD (Poster)

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Factors Related to Psychiatric Readmissions in a Large Community Academic Hospital, William Stern; Edward R. Norris MD, FAPA, FAPM; Karen Burke RN; Julia R. Correll BA; and Michael Kaufmann MD (Poster)

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Using Lean Principals to Improve Patient Flow, Keith Weinhold MHA, FACHE; Eliot L. Friedman MD; Darlene Matthias RN, MS, OCN; Mary R. Greenberg; Amy E. LeVan RN, BSN, OCN; Jill Korn RN, BSN, OCN; Melissa Kratz RN, MSN, AOCN; Mandy Melocheck RN, MSN, OCN; Cindy J. Fenton RN, OCN; Janine Barnaby RPh, BCOP; Jeanne Kenna RN, OCN; Jennifer Mesker PharmaD; Kyle Sabatino RN, MSN, AOCN; Lori Turnbach; Maura Price RN, BSN, OCN; Pamela Tobias MS, RHIA; Patricia Shearburn RN, MSN, AOCN; Ramona E. Chase CRNP; Stephanie Thomas; Pamela Repetz; and Barbara Versage RN, MBA, CPHQ (Poster)

2010

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Development of a Quality Improvement Process Following Evaluation of Patient Outcomes and Nursing Documentation, Mary Jane Cerrone MSN, RN-BC and Katherine Fenstermaker (Poster)

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Ultrasound Visualization vs. Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Interscalene and Axillary Nerve Block in Upper Extremity Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Trial (Poster), Joseph W. Galassi MD, Jodie Buxbaum MD, J John Collins MD, Dorothy Hartman MD, Michael He MD, Farheen Hussain MS, Leslie Baga BSN, Sherrine Eid MPH, Mary Jane Cerrone MSN, and Nanette M. Schwann MD (Poster)

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Utilization of Electronic Documentation to Assess Patient Outcomes, Robert Leshko RRT; Diane Horoski; Kenneth Miller M Ed, RRT-NPS; Angela Lutz RRT-NPS; Matthew McCambridge MD; and Michael J. Weiss MBA (Poster)

Utilization of Electronic Documentation to Assess Patient Outcomes, Robert Leshko BS,RRT; Diane Horoski; Kenneth Miller MEd, RRT-NPS; Angela Lutz BS, RRT-NPS; Matthew McCambridge MD; and Michael J. Weiss MPH (Poster)

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Additional Protections for Research Involving Cognitively Impaired Individuals, Scott J. Lipkin DPM (Poster)

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Privacy and Confidentiality., Scott Lipkin DPM; Georgene Saliba MBA, CPHRM; and Victoria Sabella BSN (Presentation)

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Demographic Determinants and Effect of Pre-Operative Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers on the Occurrence of Atrial Fibrillation After CABG Surgery, Nasir Shariff, Steven Zelenkofske, Sherrine Eid, Michael J. Weiss, and Muneeruddin Q. Mohammed (Article)

2009

Determining the Difference between Quality Improvement and Research Projects, Scott Lipkin DPM and Victoria Sabella BSN (Presentation)

Determining the Difference between Quality Improvement and Research Projects., Scott Lipkin DPM and Victoria Sabella BSN (Presentation)

2008

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Do Hybrid Simulator-Generated Metrics Correlate With Content-Valid Outcome Measures?, Paul Cesanek; Miroslav Uchal; Selman Uranues; Joseph E. Patruno MD; Christina Gogal BS; Sharon R. Kimmel PhD, MHA; and Robert Bergamaschi (Article)

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Introduction to Research Ethics, Scott Lipkin DPM (Presentation)

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Introduction to Research Ethics., Scott Lipkin DPM (Presentation)

2003

Effectiveness of Bilayered Cellular Matrix in Healing of Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Results of a Multicenter Pilot Trial., Scott Lipkin DPM; Elliot Chaikof MD, PhD; Zevi Isseroff DPM; and Paul Silverstein MD (Article)

1996

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Use of Dermagraft, a Cultured Human Dermis, to Treat Diabetic Foot Ulcers., Gary D. Gentzkow MD, Scott D. Iwasaki, Kenneth S. Hershon MD, Marvin Mengel MD, J.Joseph Prendergast MD, John J. Ricotta MD, David P. Steed DPM, and Scott Lipkin DPM (Article)