Posted on Jan 30, 2020: Dr. Sunil Sharma is looking for a motivated student who is interested in learning more about improving care for West Virginians who have limited access to health care. Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is a highly prevalent condition with fatal cardio-pulmonary implications. Though early recognition and treatment of SDB can avert heart failure, it is an under-recognized and under-diagnosed condition. Our novel hospital sleep medicine program provides cost effective early screening, diagnosis and intervention of SDB in hospitalized patients. The goal of this study is to evaluate the program’s effectiveness. We are interested in (i) the impact of early interventions on SDB in patients hospitalized for COPD exacerbation and (ii) screening of acute stroke patients with high resolution pulse-oximetry for undetected SDB.
Requirements: We are looking for motivated students with good computer skills and willing to learn REDCAP/EMR.
Benefits: Students will gain skills in REDCAP data entry, learn how to navigate electronic medical records and participate in cutting edge clinical research.
Location and Specifics: If interested, call or email Dr. Sunil Sharma at (304)293-4661 or email@example.com. Dr. Sharma is located in the WVU Health Science Center – 4th floor – Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (mostly) and Ruby Memorial Hospital (occasionally)