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To support the initiation and completion of research studies, funding opportunities are available.

Awards are granted twice a year, in the fall and spring, through a process supported by Academic Research. Requests are made through filling out a grant application, which must be accompanied by a research protocol with a detailed budget.

GSH Foundation Medical Education Research Fund (MERF)

The GSH Foundation Medical Education Research Fund invites residents and fellows at TriHealth sponsored GME programs to submit their proposals for a study that requires funding support. Requests are made through filling out a MERF Grant Application, which must be accompanied by a research protocol with a detailed budget. Applicants are evaluated on originality, scientific rigor and potential impact on improvement in medical care for TriHealth patients.

For questions or assistance with the MERF application process, please contact your designated Clinical Research Specialist.

Bethesda Foundation

Active and teaching members of the Bethesda medical staff (including medical residents and fellows) and other Bethesda healthcare providers (such as nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists etc.) whom actively support Bethesda Hospital in the fulfillment of its mission are encouraged to apply for research grant..

2015 MERF Recipients

Study title: Development and Implementation of a Screening Criteria Tool to Identify Unmet Palliative Care Needs in the ICU
Recipient: Catherine Pham, MD

Study title: Uterosacral Ligament Suspension: A Radiographic Study of Anatomy and Suture Location
Recipient: Benjamin Smith, MD

Study title: Practice patterns of primary care physicians at a large community health system regarding pelvic floor disorders
Recipient: Donna Mazloomdoost, MD

Study title: Applying circulating CD4CD25FOXP3 T regulatory cells as a measurable clinical predictor of the immune status in patients with cancer
Recipient: Adili Abulaiti, MD

Study title: Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy and Female Fetal Testosterone levels
Recipient: Sashana Gordon, MD

Study title: The efficacy of Rivaroxaban in comparison LMWH in the management of VTE in cancer patients
Recipient: Ria Kundu, MD

Study title: Ultrasound Appearance of the Endometrium Post Radio-frequency Ablation
Recipient: Sara Roper, MD

Study title: Prospective double blinded randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of tamsulosin on postoperative urinary retention in males following colon and rectal surgery
Recipient: Ethan J. Hoppe, MD

Study title: A Simple, Validated Induction of Labor Prediction Model for Use at the Time of Admission
Recipient: Corey Clifford, DO

Study title: Robotic Sacral Colpopexy: A Radiographic Study of Anatomy and Suture Location Amount requested
Recipient: Jennifer Yeung, DO

2014 MERF Recipients

Study title: A Randomized Double Blind Trial Comparing the Efficacy of Linaclotide to Senna in Relieving Symptoms in Patients with Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
Recipient: Mohd Amer AlSammman, MD

Study title: Satisfaction following surgery for mesh removal in women
Recipient: Donna Mazloomdost, MD

Study title: “What do men really want”? Male perceptions regarding the female vulva
Recipient: Donna Mazloomdoost, MD