Family medicine research at the forefrontAdvancement, opportunity and collaboration describe the research and scholarship efforts in The Ohio State University Department of Family and Community 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
Expanding, Enhancing and Enriching the Primary Care Workforce through Clinical Transformation Education
Urine Antimicrobial Proteins in Older Adults: Aging, Infection & Innate Immunity
Translational Candidate-Gene Studies of Simvastatin-Induced Myopathy in African Americans
Searching for Management Approaches to Reduce HAI Transmission (SMART)
Completed Clinical Research Studies