University of Central Florida- College of Medicine
FIRE Module (Focused Individualized Research Experience)
Dr. St Louis- Research Mentor
The I-Module (also known as the FIRE Module – Focused Individualized Research Experience) is the medical student’s 2-year independent research project. The central purpose of this Module is to allow each student to independently pursue an area of passion that brought him or her to medical school. The student project may be in any area of interest relevant to medicine where a Research Mentor can be identified and rigorous scholarly investigation can be applied. Examples of potential project areas include basic laboratory research, public health, education, community health outreach, simulation, informatics, biomedical engineering, and other areas of study relevant to the field of medicine.
Administration of Platelets to Counteract Anti-Platelet Therapy in Patients with Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhages
Student- Sohaib Shamsi
Primary objective: Improved three month outcome following Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH) in patients on Anti-Platelet Therapy (APT)
Secondary objective: Evaluate the safety and efficacy of platelet transfusion; modify established patterns of hematoma expansion in patients on APT; and reduce hospital mortality, morbidity, and length of stay.
Calcified Thoracic Disc Herniation in a 44-year-old man: case report
Student- Giorgio Filosa
Primary Objective: Illustrate the regression of a calcified thoracic disc in a young adult.
Secondary Objective: Establish additional diagnostic parameters to confirm decision for surgical intervention.