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Internal Medicine Research

Broadly speaking, research within the UH Division of General Internal Medicine focuses on health care services and outcomes, quality improvement initiatives in patient care, chronic disease management, health care disparities, cancer screening, cancer genetics and graduate medical education. The specific research areas include the following:

  • Improvement in delivery of inpatient and outpatient diabetes care
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular risk
  • Hypertension management and long-term results of tight control (SPRINT study)
  • Heart failure readmissions and patient self-monitoring and management
  • Regulators of oncogene signaling and mechanisms of tumor suppressor gene regulation
  • Acute and chronic care of patients with spinal cord injuries
  • Prevention of venous thromboembolism
  • Achieving excellence in primary care education, training and delivery
  • Initiatives to improve quality of life in prostate cancer patients
  • Preoperative medical assessments
  • Faculty development
  • Population health