Both Mather and Northwell Health strongly support resident research and scholarly activity. During their training, residents are required to complete both a scholarly project (laboratory research, clinical research, the analysis of disease processes, imaging techniques, or practice management issues) as well as a QI project, both under faculty supervision.
Residents will have full access to support from both Mather and Northwell Health – including access to medical physicists, radiologic equipment, and consultation of biostatistics in the department of preventive medicine.
Both residents and faculty have access to Mather’s active Institutional Review Board.
The results of all scholarly projects are required to be either published or presented before graduation. All residents will present their findings to their peers at the Program’s Resident Research Fair during their senior year. Residents will also partake in local and national “research days” where projects will be evaluated by physicians of various fields.
Alan Kaell, MD serves as the Program’s Director of Resident Scholarly Activity and Faculty Development. Board certified in internal medicine, rheumatology and geriatrics, Dr. Kaell has been an active investigator since 1983, focusing on rheumatology and immunology, resulting in numerous published research articles and chapters. He has lectured on his findings internationally, has had privileges at four major hospitals in Suffolk County and has been a reviewer and editor of various national journals for more than 30 years. Dr. Kaell has conducted more than 20 Phase II, III and IV clinical trials for anti-rheumatic therapies and has been the recipient of NIH and Fetzer research grants. He has taught medical students, residents and fellows for the past 30 years and is currently a participant in the Academy of Rheumatology Medical Educators, whose mission is to develop, implement and assess novel teaching techniques by incorporating Patient Reported Outcomes and evaluating patient and physician behavioral changes.
As Director of Resident Scholarly Activity, Dr. Kaell teaches all residents a series on Research Methodology, with topics that include: