In the first year, each resident is assigned a mentor who helps guide their choice of project and its implementation. By the end of year two, the project is to be presented to an audience of the mentor and residents choice. Projects vary widely and are intended to deepen the resident's knowledge in a specific area of their choosing or lead to publication or dissemination of new information. As examples, end products may include case reports, poster presentations, abstracts, published articles or book chapters, lectures or workshops, printed curricula.
Current Departmental Research and Interests
Susan M. Smiga, MD
- Co-PI, Teen Mental Health Project: Screening and Management of Adolescent Depression in Primary Care, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 10/2010-10/2013
Mary Kay Jankowski
- PI, Agency for Children and Families (ACF), monitor assessments and treatment outcomes for DCYF kids, 5 year grant
- Role with Kay
- Role with Kay
- PI, Physicians' and Parents' Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceived Barriers Regarding Monitoring Atypical Antipsychotics in Children and Adolescents: Compliance with Practice Guidelines, Gary Tucker Junior Investigator Research Award, 07/2012-06/2013
- Team Leader, ‘Teen Intervene’ a Model for Enhancing Capacity to Provide Youth Substance Abuse Intervention in Sullivan County, Sullivan County Commissioners Grant Program.
- Interests: infant mental health (preschoolers), autism spectrum disorders, adolescent substance abuse, community mental health
- Role with Kay, Practice Network at NHH connected to CMHCs focusing on first episode psychosis, will attempt to utilize the model of supportive employment for seriously mentally ill as a model for schools and transition programs for children and adolescents with same.
- DCYF wants to monitor and lower the use of antipsychotics in foster children. Feds funded participation in Conference this summer. Initiative is DCYF funded.
- Co-authored an article comparing seclusion and restraint between children vs. adolescents vs adults. NHH is funding the implementation of Collaborative Problem Solving at APC to reduce use of seclusion and restraints. We will be doing follow-up study comparing before vs. after, and rates of S&R by diagnosis and age.
- Review of commitment laws for children and adolescents across multiple states. Funded by NHH legal department.