Aurora UW Medical Group

Current Projects

Aurora UW Medical Group ProjectsAurora University of Wisconsin Medical Group (AUWMG) Research, by virtue of the portion of its mission devoted to support of resident, fellow, medical student and other learner scholarly projects, has a large number of current projects at any given time. Many learner-related projects are small in scope due to the short academic timelines and the limited amount of curricular time devoted to scholarly projects in the various programs. Therefore, major current projects are listed, along with a representative sample of smaller project titles.

VIDA (Vitamin D add-on therapy enhances corticosteroid responsiveness in Asthma) – local PI: Lisa Sullivan Vedder, MD.

This clinical trial is through a partnership with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Institute for Clinical Translational Research (ICTR). The sponsor is AsthmaNet, a nationwide asthma network, with funding is through the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is a randomized, double-blind parallel group that includes adults who have vitamin D deficiency and asthma with persistent symptoms despite low-dose inhaled corticosteroids. Participants are randomized to either placebo or vitamin D add-on therapy.

The effect of Solifenacin on Post Void Dribbling in women – local PI: Dennis J. Baumgardner, MD.

This clinical trial is with the Wisconsin Network for Health Research (WiNHR) of which Aurora Health Care is a member. This is a double-blind, randomized and controlled parallel design study. The purpose is measuring the efficacy of Solifenacin 5mg in the treatment of women with Post Void Dribbling (PVD). Urinary incontinence is a common condition affecting one in 20 American women. PVD, or post micturition dribbling, is a form of incontinence defined as involuntary loss of urine immediately after passing urine and rising from the toilet. There has been little research on PVD in women.

Improving senior care in emergency departments at community medical centers –  PI: Soryal Soryal, MD.

Chronic Illness Management in Teams of Urban Multidisciplinary Scholars (CIMTUMS) – PI: John Brill, MD, MPH

Specialty access for uninsured program pilot study –  PI: Lynn Gunn.

This quality intervention outcomes study is done in conjunction with Milwaukee area hospital systems and free clinics.

Risk of complication after hysterectomy for benign indications by BMI category (2 studies) –  PI: Danish Siddiqui, MD.

Clinical approach to non-responsive pneumonia diagnosed in the Primary Care Office –  PI: Dennis J. Baumgardner, MD. This is a case-control, retrospective study, and also a scenario-based survey of clinician approaches in conjunction with the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN).

TdaP in pregnancy – PI: Kim Puterbaugh, MD

TEAM-STEPPS – PI: Jeffrey Stearns, MD

This scholarly quality improvement project investigates the impact of a team concept intervention on patient care.

Group B Strep culture positive and premature birth outcomes – PI: David Hirsch, MD

Accuracy of EMR patient-based signouts – PI: Amit Gir, MD

Patient survey on breastfeeding confidence (local PI: Diwata Bose, MD, part of the BIB [Breastfeeding is Best] group)

Gap in utilization of ACOG practice bulletins among researchers PI: Danish Siddiqui, MD