Family medicine research at the forefront

Advancement, opportunity and collaboration describe the research and scholarship efforts in The Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine. Our faculty members are engaged in a broad range of multidisciplinary efforts to bolster advances in the practice, teaching and research of family medicine. Our successes are demonstrated by professional presentations, publications and grant support.

Our faculty's involvement in clinical research through the Central Ohio Practice-Based Research Network (OSU-COPBRN) promises to advance knowledge about many aspects of primary care – for example, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, seasonal affective disorder, diabetes, etc. The OSU-COPBRN, which consists of 21 primary care sites – eight family medicine sites of The Ohio State University Primary Care Network, including one shared site with general internal medicine, five Ohio State University Division of General Internal Medicine sites and eight PrimaryOne Health, Inc. sites.

Investigator-initiated research drives the department toward its goal of being a nationally and internationally recognized leader in research and scholarship. Educational initiatives and research continue to produce state-of-the-art curriculum, teaching strategies and learning techniques that advance medical education at many levels including medical student education, residency training and continuing medical education.

Extramurally-funded active projects

Extramurally-funded active projects

Investigator-initiated research

Investigator-initiated research

Investigator-initiated research within Ohio State's Department of Family Medicine represents ongoing collaboration with other disciplines at the university as well as collaboration with outside institutions. Through this research, investigators are evaluating clinical interventions to enhance healthcare screening practices, health literacy, patient compliance with healthcare and communication between patients and providers in conditions such as cancer, hypertension and diabetes. The department's physician expertise and diverse patient population provides a rich environment for such research.
  
Research Resources

Research Resources

Various resources are available to faculty members to plan, conduct and report research in the Department of Family Medicine. These include internal funding mechanisms, links to local, state and national agencies, Central Ohio Practice-Based Research Network and template descriptions that can be easily modified to fit the needs of a particular grant application.