Scholarly activity and Grand Rounds presentations are required activities for our residents. Publications and prospective research projects are strongly encouraged.
We are pleased to have a full-time Research Program Manager, Aida Shirazi, Ph.D. Dr. Shirazi is available to assist our residents at each phase of a research project, ranging from the development of a research proposal to study design to statistical techniques to the preparation of manuscripts. She also serves as a liaison with the Kaiser Division of Research, including its researchers, scholars, and the Biostatistical Consulting Unit. Prior to joining Kaiser San Francisco, she was Co-Principal Investigator at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and the California Breast Cancer Research Program, where she conducted clinical research in health disparities among immigrant populations and was program director for NIH grants. She has experience with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and has extensive experience working with diverse linguistic and cultural communities to develop effective interventions to reduce health disparities. Her interests include community-based research and global health.
Residents frequently participate in fellowship focused research projects and poster presentations. We try to align resident research projects with our facility and Division of Research quality improvement and health care policy initiatives.
All residents receive training and are involved in longitudinal quality improvement and patient safety projects each academic year.