Research at Cooper

Research Curriculum

Residents are provided mentoring and guidance through didactic series focused on principles of research and opportunities for mentored research projects. This curriculum allows residents to develop the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to develop a research project from hypothesis generation to publication. Residents at Cooper University benefit from the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Cerceo, Associate Program Director, and Dr. Satyajeet Roy, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Research Program. Their leadership allows residents to develop unique research projects and see them through.

Satyajeet Roy, MD, FACP

Elizabeth A Cerceo, MD

Satyajeet Roy, MD, FACP

Elizabeth A Cerceo, MD

Research Speed Dating

The goal of these 1-hour long events is to have attendings and fellows active in research in the Department of Medicine meet with residents who are interested in embarking on new projects. These events are held biannually.

Quality Improvement Projects

The QI curriculum enables residents to collaborate with members of their cohort as well as other divisions to create and carry out their own projects. This year-long curriculum includes formulating a project as a cohort, assigning individual tasks, and collaborating with physicians from other specialties. It culminates with a poster presentation at the annual Camden Scholars’ Forum Poster Contest.

Independent Research Projects

Roy S, Weinstock JL, Ishino AS, Benites JF, Pop SR, Perez CD, Gumbs EA, Rosenbaum JA, Roccato MK, Shah H, Contino G, Hunter K. Association of Cognitive Impairment in Patients on 3-Hydroxy-3-Methyl-Glutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors. J Clin Med Res. 2017;9(7):638-649. doi:10.14740/jocmr3066w. Epub 2017 May 22.

Goldstein, M; Hilditch, G; Frankel, I; Chambers, L; Dvorin, D; Belecanech, G. Intra-nasal theophylline for smell disorders. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2017; 139 (2): 1A-4A.

Goldstein, M; Hilditch, G; Frankel, I; Dvorin, D; Belecanech, G. Comparison of Skin Test Reactivity of Sublingual Immunotherapy Tablets to Commercial Extracts. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2016; 137(2)

Bisaria, Sharmila. “Fatal Attraction between Giant Cell Arteritis and Acute Coronary Syndrome: is Anti-cardiolipin Antibody a Cupid?”
ACP National Conference, Philadelphia, PA April 2019​

Betchen M, Grunberg VA, Gringlas M, Cardonick E. Being a mother after a cancer diagnosis during pregnancy: Maternal psychosocial functioning and child cognitive development and behavior. Psychooncology. 2020;29(7):1148-1155. doi:10.1002/pon.5390

Foster M, Badenhausen S, Tewksbury C, Williams N, Rame JE, Dumon KR. Evidence For Improvement In NYHA Class And Freedom From Hospitalization In Bariatric Surgery Patients With An Established Diagnosis Of Heart Failure. Oral presentation at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2020

Foster MW, Gershuni VM, Tewksbury CM, Giri JS, Dumon KR, Rame JE, Williams NN. Title: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Carries a Lower Perioperative Mortality Including Sudden Cardiac Death over Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in Patients with a Prior Cardiac History: An MBSAQIP Analysis. Published in the Journal of Obesity Surgery. 2020

Chinai B, Hunter K, Roy S. Outpatient Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Physician Adherence to the 2017 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Guidelines and its Effect on Patient Outcomes. J Clin Med Res. 2019;11(8):556–562. doi:10.14740/jocmr3888. doi: 10.14740/jocmr3888. Epub 2019 Jul 27.

Roy S, Le H, Balogun A, Caskey E, Tessitore T, Kota R, Hejrika J, Yu S, Nguyen L, Lazo A, Yard C, Monaghan M, Dhingra M, Modi S, Hunter K. Risk of Stroke in Patients With Patent Foramen Ovale Who Had Pulmonary Embolism. J Clin Med Res. 2020;12(3):190-199. doi:10.14740/jocmr4094.

Roy S, Hyman D, Ayyala S, Bakhshi A, Kim S, Anoruo N, Weinstock J, Balogun A, D’Souza M, Filatova N, Penabad J, Shah P, Perez C, Mehta A, Hunter K. Cognitive Function Assessment in Patients on Moderate- or High-Intensity Statin Therapy. J Clin Med Res. 2020;12(4):255-265. doi:

Jayakumaran J, Hunter K, Roy S. Outpatient Management of Bronchial Asthma: A Comparative Analysis Between Guideline-Directed Management and Usual Management. J Clin Med Res. 2020;12(6), 362-368. doi: