Research by Residents

Research experience is considered an important part of each resident's professional growth in our department. The goal is to expose the resident to research methodology and to assist in the development of a critical analysis of the literature.

Each resident is expected to develop and complete a research project (basic or clinical). The department sets aside a minimum of three months over five years devoted to training in research. During these research blocks, the resident selects and studies a research topic, develops a testable hypothesis, learns basic methods of analyzing data statistically, writes a grant proposal, and presents the project to the faculty for their approval. Ethical principles related to research are also presented to the resident. The resident performs experiments and analyzes the data, and begins to prepare it for publication. Prior to graduation, the resident is expected to publish the results in a peer-reviewed journal and present the research at a national meeting.

Each resident selects a research mentor whose role is to aid the resident with all aspects of the project, from initiation to presentation. The mentor may be any permanent faculty member of the department who has suitable research experience and an interest in the resident's project. Collaboration with other investigators who are qualified and able to provide assistance with the project, both on and off campus, is encouraged.

Learn more about our research program:

PI: Lurdes Queimado, MD, PhD
Presbyterian Health Foundation Chair in ORL
Director of Basic and Translational Research, ORL
TSET Research Scholar
Associate Professor
Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, Cell Biology, and Pediatrics, OUHSC
Associate Member, Peggy and Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center
Office: 405-271-4232; Lab: 405-271-4279
Email: lurdes-queimado@ouhsc.edu