Fellows play a critical role in educating other trainees on the service, including residents from the adult psychiatry program, residents rotating from other departments, fellows from other advanced residencies, medical students and trainees from the Physician Assistant or APRN programs.
Fellows also have an administrative role in the operation of the service, and are encouraged to become involved in hospital policy development and systems improvement. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue research interests during their clinical year of training. The faculty serves as research mentors and assists the fellow in the development of a research project. Opportunity also exists for fellows to participate in ongoing research projects.
Fellows are encouraged to participate in research. Fellows may use elective time to participate in research studies, either by participating in ongoing research or initiating their own projects. Kimberly Yonkers, MD, serves as the Director for Research in Psychosomatic Medicine. Some of the areas of recent research from the staff include:
- Diagnosis, pathophysiology, and management of mood disorders in pregnant and postpartum women. Yonkers KA. Vigod S. Ross LE. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 117(4):961-77, 2011 Apr.
- Perinatal depression and birth outcomes in a Healthy Start project. Smith MV. Shao L. Howell H. Lin H. Yonkers KA. Maternal & Child Health Journal. 15(3):401-9, 2011 Apr.
- Predisposing factors for postoperative delirium after hip fracture repair in individuals with and without dementia. Lee HB. Mears SC. Rosenberg PB. Leoutsakos JM. Gottschalk A. Sieber FE. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 59(12):2306-13, 2011 Dec.
- Mental health service use by persons of Asian ancestry with DSM-IV mental disorders in the United States. Lee SY. Martins SS. Keyes KM. Lee HB. Psychiatric Services. 62(10):1180-6, 2011 Oct.
- Proactive psychiatric consultation services reduce length of stay for admissions to an inpatient medical team. Desan PH. Zimbrean PC. Weinstein AJ. Bozzo JE. Sledge WH. Psychosomatics. 52(6):513-20, 2011 Nov-Dec.