The Center for Advanced Statistics in Education (CASE Research Group) Collaborates to Improve Medical Education.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can change the world. -Nelson Mandela  

 

Advanced Statistics

Using advanced statistical models to accurately make frameworks which can advance education research.

Multidepartmental Collaboration

Collaboration across medical specialties, mathematicians, and interpersonal experts.

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Education of our future doctors

Our focus is uniquely on the education of the future doctors of the world.

Our Research Team

Samuel Baz, M.D.

John M. Byrne, D.O.

Jennifer Hayes, M.Ed.

Steven S. Henley, M.S., B.S., B.A.

T. Michael Kashner, Ph.D., J.D.

 

Sonny C. Lee, M.D.

Lawrence K. Loo, M.D.

Tracy McKay, B.S., M.S.(candidate)

Elena V. Perez, B.S.H.A.

 

David Puder, M.D.

Karina D. Torralba, M.D.

Erwin Velasco, B.S.H.C.M.

Michael Volk, M.D.

Annie B. Wicker, B.S.

Kat Wu B.A. PsyD (candidate)

 

Our Recent Papers:

Li, Sophia; Arene, Tagbo; Byrne, John M.; Kashner, T. Michael. Assessing the reliability of the Learners’ Perception Survey.  In preparation

Keitz SA, Aron DC, Ayvazian JB, Brannen JL, Byrne JM, Clarke CT, Dougherty MB, Hettler DL, Kaminetzky CP, Wicker AB, Zeiss RA, Kashner TM. The impact of clinical experiences on recruiting trainees for future employment.”  In preparation for New England Journal Medicine (under VA administrative review).

Byrne JM, Chang BK, Brannen JL, Gilman SC, Aron DC, Keitz SA, Wicker AB, and Kashner TM. The effects of chief residents in quality and safety on the VA clinical learning environment. In preparation (for resubmission to Journal of Graduate Medical Education).

Golden RM, Henley SS, White H, Kashner TM. Generalized information matrix tests for detecting model misspecification.  Invited second resubmission to Econometrics,

Torralba KD, Baz S, Byrne JM, Kashner TM.  Understanding Psychological Safety and its Role in Quality Improvement in Graduate Medical Education. 12th edition, Textbook for Internal Medicine Education Programs.  Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine. Book Chapter,  in press

Torralba KD, Loo LK, Byrne JM, Baz S, Cannon GW, Keitz SA, Wicker AB, Henley SS, and Kashner TM. Does psychological safety impact the clinical learning environment for physician residents? Results from VA’s Learners’ Perceptions Survey. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. In press.

Kashner TM, Hettler DL, Zeiss RA, with Aron DC, Bernett DS, Brannen JL, Byrne JM, Cannon GW, Chang BK, Dougherty MB, Gilman SC, Holland GJ, Kaminetzky CP, Wicker AB, and Keitz SA. Has interprofessional education changed learning preferences: A National Perspective. Health Services Research.  In press.

Kim D, Au H, Fargo R, Garrison R, Thompson G, Yu R, Loo L. ‘Code R’: Redesigning hospital-wide peer review for academic hospitals.  American Journal of Medical Quality. In press. PMID 25904763.

Loo LK, Darcey J, Johl K. “Teaching with Techniques in Medical Education.” in Kim D (ed.) A Textbook for Today’s Chief Medical Resident, subsection The Chief Resident as Educator.  23rd Edition.  ISBN: 978-0-9861-9680-5, at pp. 87-97, 2016.  

Henley SS, Kashner TM, Golden RM, Westover AN. Response to letter regarding ‘A systematic approach to subgroup analyses in a smoking cessation trial’. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 2016;42(1):112-113.

Taylor LD, Coffey DS, Kashner TM. Interprofessional education of health professionals: Social Workers should lead the way.  Health and Social Work, 2016;41(1):5-8.

Wray C, Loo LK. The diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of medical uncertainty. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2015;7(4):523-7.  PMID26692960.

Hayton A, Kang I, Wong R, Loo L. Teaching medical students to reflect more deeply. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 2015;27(4):410-6. PMID 26507999.

Byrne JM, Loo LK, Giang, D. Duty hour reporting: conflicting values in professionalism.  Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2015;7(3):395-400. PMID 26457145.

Westover AN, Kashner TM, Winhusen TM, Golden RM, Nakonezny PA, Adinoff B, Henley SS. A systematic approach to subgroup analyses in a smoking cessation trial. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 2015;41(6):498-507.

Loo LK, Kim D, Baye Z, Byrne JM.  “Journal Club. Developing a Blueprint for Resident Run Journal Clubs,” in Williams FK (ed.) A Textbook for Today’s Chief Medical Resident, subsection The Chief Resident as Educator.  22nd Edition.  ISBN 13: 978-0-979660-9-1, at pp. 138-147, 2014.

Loo L, Geslani V, Baz S, Hans L. The Professionalism Matrix – A Framework to Analyze Professional and Unprofessional Behaviors. MedEdPortal Publication, 2014.

Byrne JM, Chang BK, Gilman S, Keitz SA, Kaminetzky C, Aron D, Baz S, Cannon G, Zeiss RA, Kashner TM.  The Primary Care-Learners’ Perceptions Survey: Assessing resident perceptions of internal medicine continuity clinics and patient-centered care. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2013;5(4):587-593.

Golden RM, Henley SS, White Jr. H, Kashner TM. “New Directions in Information matrix Testing: Eigenspectrum Tests.” in Causality, Prediction, and Specification Analysis: Recent Advances and Future Directions Essays in Honour of Halbert L. White, Jr. (Festschrift Hal White Conference).  Swanson NR, Chen X (eds.) New York: Springer Science and Business Media, at pp. 145-177, 2013.

Byrne JM, Hall S, Baz S, Kessler T, Roman M, Patuszynski M, Thakkar K, and Kashner TM, “Quality and safety training in primary care: Making an impact. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2012;4(4):510-515.

Lam H-TC, O’Toole TG, Arola PE, Kashner TM, Chang BK. Factors associated with the satisfaction of millennial generation dental residents. Journal of Dental Education, 2012;76(11):1416-1426.

Kashner TM. How good are observational studies in assessing psychiatric outcomes? American Journal of Psychiatry, 2012;169(3):244-247.

Loo L, Puri N, Kim D, Kawayeh A, Baz S, Hegstad D. Page me if you need me – The hidden curriculum of attending-resident communication.  Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2012;4:340-5. PMID: 23997879.

Kashner TM, Henley SS, Golden RM, Byrne JM, Keitz SA, Cannon GW, Chang BK, Holland GJ, Aron DC, Muchmore EA, Wicker A, White Jr. HL. Studying the effects of ACGME duty hours limits on resident satisfaction: Results from VA Learners’ Perceptions Survey. Academic Medicine, 2010;85(7):1130-1139.

Byrne JM, Kashner TM, Gilman SC, with Aron DC, Cannon GW, Chang BK, Godleski L, Golden RM, Henley SS, Holland GJ, Kaminetzky CP, Keitz SA, Kirsh S, Muchmore EA, Wicker AB.  Measuring the intensity of resident supervision in the Department of Veterans Affairs: The Resident Supervision Index. Academic Medicine, 2010;85(7):1171-1181.

Kashner TM, Byrne JM, Henley SS, Golden RM, with Aron DC, Cannon GW, Chang BK, Gilman SC, Holland GJ, Kaminetzky CP, Keitz SA, Muchmore EA, Kashner TK, and Wicker AB.  Measuring progressive independence with the Resident Supervision Index: Theoretical approach. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2010;2(1):8-16.

Kashner TM, Byrne JM, Chang BK, Henley SS, Golden RM, with Aron DC, Cannon GW, Gilman SC, Holland GJ, Kaminetzky CP, Keitz SA, Muchmore EA, Kashner TK, and Wicker AB.  Measuring progressive independence with the resident supervision index: Empirical approach.  Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2010;2(1):17-30.

Byrne JM, Loo LK, Giang D.  Monitoring and improving resident work environment across affiliated hospitals: A Call for a National Resident Survey.  Academic Medicine, 2009;84:199-205. PMID: 19174665.

Volk ML, Roney M, Merion R.  Systematic Bias in Surgeon Predictions of Donor-Specific Risk of Liver Transplant Graft Failure.  Liver Transplantation 2013;19:987.

Volk ML, Goodrich N, Lai JC, Sonnenday C, Shedden K. Decision Support for Organ Offers in Liver Transplantation.  Liver Transplantation 2015;21:874.

Torralba, KD,  Villaseñor-Ovies P, Evelyn CM, Koolaee RM, Kalish RA. Teaching of clinical anatomy in rheumatology: a review of methodologies. Clinical Rheumatology 2015;34(7):-1163.

Kissin EY, Niu J, Balint P, Bong D, Evalngelisto A, Goyal J, Higgs J, malone D, Nishio MJ, Pineda C, Schmidt WA, Thiele RG, Torralba KD, Kaeley GS. Musculoskeletal ultrasound training and competency assessment program for rheumatology fellows. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 2013 Oct;32(10):1735-43.

Cannella AC, Kissin EY, Torralba KD, Higgs JB, Kaeley GS. Evolution of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the United States: implementation and practice in Rheumatology. Arthritis Care and Research (Hoboken). 2014 Jan;66(1):7-13

Samuels J, Torralba KD. Basic pathology in musculoskeletal ultrasound. Springer. Minna Kohler (ed), in press

Torralba KD. Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease in Kochar’s Clinical Medicine for Students. edited by Loo LK, Garrison RC, Gulati R, Nduati M, Leung GW, Saini SC, Kochar MS. 6th ed, iUniverse, Indianapolis, IN.

Misellati A, Nguyen C, Gamboa JR, Torralba KD. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Kochar’s Clinical Medicine for Students. edited by Loo LK, Garrison RC, Gulati R, Nduati M, Leung GW, Saini SC, Kochar MS. 6th ed, iUniverse, Indianapolis, IN.

Torralba KD. Approach to Rheumatic Diseases in Kochar’s Clinical Medicine for Students. edited by Loo LK, Garrison RC, Gulati R, Nduati M, Leung GW, Saini SC, Kochar MS. 6th ed, iUniverse, Indianapolis, IN.

Nguyen CN, Hatti K, Torralba KD. Fibromyalgia and Common Soft Tissue Disorders in Kochar’s Clinical Medicine for Students. edited by Loo LK, Garrison RC, Gulati R, Nduati M, Leung GW, Saini SC, Kochar MS. 6th ed, iUniverse, Indianapolis, IN.

 

 

 

Presentations To Inspire The Future Educators of Medicine 

 
 

Our Recent Presentations

Puder, David. “Emotional Growth Through Medical School Allowing Better Connection With Patients.” Presented at the Loma Linda School Of Medicine Freshman White Coat Ceremony.  Loma Linda, CA, August 4, 2016.

Kashner TM, Bernett D, Byrne JM. “Unraveling the Mysteries Behind Health Trainees’ Perceptions Surveys: Lessons Learned from the LPS.” Presented at the 2016 National VACAA, Education & Academic Leadership Conference, Arlington, VA August 2-3, 2016.

Puder, David. “Therapeutic Alliance Seminar.” Presented at Loma Linda Psychiatry Residency Program.  Loma Linda, CA, July-August, 2016 and 2015.  

Kashner TM, Henley SS, Golden RM. “New Strategies to Solve Analytic Challenges in HSR.” Workshop presented at the Annual Research Meeting of Academy Health. Boston, Massachusetts, June 25-28, 2016.

Loo L, Hayton A, Shankel T. “Building Reflective Capacity among Medical Students: Is there a Gender Learning Curve?” Presented at the 2016 AAMC Annual Meeting – Learn Serve Lead.  Seattle, Washington, November 11-15, 2015. 

Loo L, Hayton A, Shankel T, Kang I, Cotton A, Wong R, Nguyen H.  “A CQI Process to Ensure Comparability of Five Different Geographic Clerkship Sites.”  Presented at the 2016 AAMC Annual Meeting – Learn Serve Lead.  Seattle, Washington, November 11-15, 2015.  

Perez EV, Byrne JM, Durkin R, Wicker AB, Henley SS, Golden RM, Hoffman KA, Hinson RS, Aron DC, Baz S, Loo LK, Velasco ED, McKay T, and Kashner TM.  “Clinical Supervision Index: Measuring Supervision of Physician Residents in VA Medical Centers.”  presented at the 2015 Health Services Research and Development / Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (HSR&D/QUERI) National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, July 8-10, 2015.

Schill-Depew A, Baz S, Loo LK.  “A Learner-centered Medical Knowledge Improvement Program (MKIP) to Improve IM-ITE Performance.” Presented at the 2015 Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) Spring Conference. Houston, Texas. April 26-29, 2015.

Byrne JM, Kashner TM, Gilman SC, Wicker AB, Bernett DS, Aron DC, Brannen JL, Cannon GW, Chang BK, Hettler DL, Kaminetzky CP, Keitz SA, Zeiss RA, Golden RM, Paik D-H, Henley SS. “Do Patient Aligned Medical Team Models of Care Impact VA’s Clinical Learning Environments.”  Presented at the 2015 Health Services Research and Development / Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (HSR&D/QUERI) National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, July 8-10, 2015.

Chang B, Muchmore E, Kashner TM. “Taking the Pulse of Your GME Training Programs.” Presented at the 2014 (AAMC) Group on Resident Affairs Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, May 4-7, 2014.

Kim D, Loo L Au H, Fargo R, Garrison C, Thompson G, Yu M.  “Code R”: Introduction of a hospital-wide peer review process to assess residents’ potential impact on patient safety and quality.”  Presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), San Diego, California. April 23, 2014, and re-printed in Journal of General Internal Medicine 2014; 29 (Supp 1):S2-S3.

Geslani V, Loo L, Baz S, Hans L.  “The Professionalism Matrix – A Tool to Teach and Evaluate Professionalism.”  Presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Denver, CO, April 24-27, 2013, and re-printed in Journal of General Internal Medicine 2013; 28 (Supp l):S485.

Tudtud-Hans L, Baz S, Loo L.  “Promoting Learner-centered Education in Morning Reports.” Presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Denver, CO, April 24-27, 2013, and re-printed in Journal of General Internal Medicine 2013; 28 (Supp l):S159-S160.

Hayton A, Kang I, Wong R, Loo L: Teaching Medical Students to Reflect “Deeper.” Presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Denver, CO, April 24-27, 2013, and re-printed in Journal of General Internal Medicine 2013; 28 (Supp l):S481; and Presented at the plenary session of the National 2013 Academic Alliance for Internal Medicine (AAIM) Week 2013 – Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM). New Orleans, Louisiana. October 5, 2013, and re-printed in the Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM), Teaching and Learning in Medicine 2014;26 (3):320. 

Wray C, Sai A, Baqai W, Kim D, Loo L.  “The Effect of Discontinuity on Quality of Care at a University-based Internal Medicine Program.”  Presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Denver, CO, April 24-27, 2013, and re-printed in  Journal of General Internal Medicine 2013; 28 (Supp l):S199. (Aso, Poster Finalist at the 2013 American College of Physicians Annual Session, the National Associates Research Competition, San Francisco CA, April 11-13, 2013).

Kashner TM, Chang BK. “VA Residents Improve Access and Financial Value.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Denver, CO, November 4-9, 2011.

Loo L, Puri N, Hegstad D, Kawayeh A, Kim D. “’Page Me If You Need Me’ – Dysfluency While On Call (The Wrong Message).”  Presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Phoenix, Arizona.  May 4, 2011, and re-printed in Journal of General Internal Medicine 2011; 26(Supp l):S56-S57.

Byrne JM, Kashner TM, Durkin R, Hinson RS, Hoffman K.  “BriefResident Supervision Index (RSI).” Presented at the Annual meeting of the Veterans eHealth University, sponsored by the Veterans Health Administration Office of Information, Employee Education Service, and Veterans Affairs Office of Information and Technology, Las Vegas, NV, August 10-12, 2010.

Puder, David.  “Using Connection and Emotion in Treatment Of Chronic Pelvic Pain.”  Presented at Loma Linda Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds.  Loma Linda, CA, January 2016.

Puder, David.  “Education Of Interpersonal, Emotion and Connection In Relation To Chronic Opioid Use.”  Presented at Loma Linda Internal Medicine Standardization/Best Practice Meeting.  Loma Linda, CA, August 9th 2016. 

Puder, David “The History Of Psychiatry and Supportive Psychotherapy As Ways To Better Connect With Patients Seminar.”  Presented at Loma Linda Psychiatry Residency Program.  Loma Linda, CA, January-April 2016

Puder, David “The Use Of Emotion And Connection In Treatment of Psychogenic Seizures.”  Presented at the Epilepsy Summit Conference.  Santa Monica, CA, March 27th 2015.