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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine


Family Medicine
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Research

Recent Publications and Presentations

 

Publications

Tanenberg RJ, Dreyfus KS, Newton CA, Cummings DM, Lewis MJ: Primary care fellowship in diabetes: An innovative program in post graduate diabetes education. Teaching and Learning in Medicine (In press)

Becker C, Moore J, Whetstone LM, Glascoff MA, Chaney B, Felts M, Anderson L.  Validity evidence for the Salutogenic Wellness Promotion Scale (SWPS). American Journal Health Behavior. (In press) 

Becker C, Whetstone LM, Glascoff MA, Moore, J. . Evaluation of the reliability and validity of an adult version of the Salutogenic Wellness Promotion Scale (SWPS). American Journal of Health Education. (In press)

Newman RJ, Darrow M, Cummings DM, Whetstone, LM, Jalonen, E, King V, Kelly S: Predictive Value of Exercise Stress Testing in a Family Medicine Population. J Am Bd Fam Med 2008;21 531-538.

Cummings DM, Henes S, Kolasa KA, Olsson J, Collier D: Insulin Resistance Status: Predicting Weight Loss in Overweight Children. J Ped Adolesc Med 2008;162(8):764-768.

Blackham J, Garry JP, Cummings DM, Russell R: Does regular exercise reduce the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis. J Fam Pract 2008; 57:476-477.

Rawl R, Kolasa KM, Lee J., Whetstone, LM. A learn and serve nutrition program: The Food Literacy Partners Program. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 2008; 40:49-51.

Whetstone LM, Morrissey SL, & Cummings DM. Children at risk: The association between perceived weight status and suicidal thoughts and attempts in middle-school youth. Journal of School Health 2007; 77(2):59-66. 

Modi S, Whetstone LM, Cummings DM. Influence of patient and physician characteristics on Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube decision-making. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2007;10(2):359-366. 

Hamrick I, Whetstone LM, Cummings DM.  Racial disparity in treatment of osteoporosis after diagnosis. Osteoporosis International 2006; 17(11):1653–1658. 

Morrissey SL, Whetstone LM, Cummings DM & Owen LJ. Comparison of self-reported and measured height and weight in eighth grade students. Journal of School Health 2006; 76(10):512-515. 

Hamrick I, Steinweg KK, Cummings DM, Whetstone LM. Healthcare disparities in postmenopausal women referred for DXA.  Family Medicine 2006; 38(4):265-9.

King DE, Cummings DM, Whetstone LM.  Attendance at religious services and subsequent mental health in midlife women: Analysis of the six-year REACH cohort.  International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine 2005; 35(3):287-297

Cummings DM, King DE, Mainous AG, Geesey ME: Combining serum biomarkers: the association of CRP, insulin sensitivity, and homocysteine with cardiovascular disease history in the general US population. Europ J Cardiovasc Prevention and Rehabilitation 2006; 13(2):180-185. 

Bray P, Roupe M, Young S, Harrell J, Cummings DM, Whetstone LM. Feasibility and effectiveness of system redesign for diabetes care management in rural areas:  The eastern North Carolina Experience. The Diabetes Educator 2005; 31:712-718. 

Bray P, Thompson D, Wynn J, Cummings DM, Whetstone LM.  Confronting disparities in diabetes care:  The effectiveness of redesign care management in rural primary care. Journal of  Rural Health 2005; 21, 317-321. 

Newman RJ, Nichols DB, Cummings DM: Outpatient colonoscopy by rural family physicians. Annals of Family Medicine 2005; 3:122-125.

Presentations

Hassan A, Chitwood WR, Kindell L, Cummings DM, Mansfield CJ, Wilson J, Ferguson TB: Integration of STS National Adult Cardiac Database with Administrative Datasets to Evaluate the Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Long-term Mortality following Cardiac Surgery. Society of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 26-28, 2009 

Whetstone LM, Owen L, Kolasa KA, Morrissey SL, Cummings DM, Shah V and the Duke/ECU Childhood Obesity Collaborative: Community-based nutrition and physical activity programs positively impact children's weight. The North American Primary Care Research Group 36th  Annual Meeting, San Juan, PR, November 15-19, 2008 

Morrissey SL, Cummings DM, Whetstone LM, McCormick L, Roole B: Disparities in Diabetes: Baseline Results from the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund Health Disparities Initiative. The North American Primary Care Research Group 36th Annual Meeting, San Juan, PR, November 15-19, 2008 

Cummings, DM, Doherty L, Whetstone LM: Predictors of Kidney Disease Progression in Predominantly Minority Patients with Diabetes Mellitus, The North American Primary Care Research Group 36th Annual Meeting, San Juan, PR, November 15-19, 2008 

Cummings DM, Dubose K, Imai S: Gender differences in predictors of insulin resistance in children: results from NHANES. American Public Health Association Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 25-29, 2008 

Greer A, Cummings DM, Ives T: Evaluation of Interprofessional Education for Pharmacy Learners, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 20-23, 2008 

Terrell T, Bostick R, Abramson R, Xie D, Stanek M, Barfield W, Cantu R, Cummings DM, Kelly S: Predictors of concussion severity in a cohort of college football, soccer and club rugby players. 17th Annual American Society of Sports Medicine Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 2008 

Moore JM, Cummings DM, Novick L: An interdisciplinary approach to community-based participatory research and practice, Association of Prevention, Teaching, and Research Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, February 2008 

Shah, V., Sales, M.S., HWTF/Duke/ECU Childhood Overweight Collaborative. “Using tobacco settlement funds to support and sustain a statewide obesity prevention initiative: North Carolina's Fit Initiatives.” Presentation at the 135th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC, November 2007. 

Morrissey, Susan, Whetstone, Lauren, Owen, Lynda.  “Substance use among youth:  Perception of risk, parental disapproval, and peer disapproval.”  Presentation at the 35th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2007. 

Owen, Lynda, Morrissey, Susan. “Youths’ Assessment of Their Own Weight Status and Related Weight Management Intentions.” Presentation at the 35th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2007.

Whetstone, Lauren, Owen, Lynda, Morrissey, Susan,   “Regional differences in childhood obesity:  Examples from North Carolina.”  Presentation at the 35th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2007.

 Cummings DM, Dubose K, Imai S: Fitness vs Fatness and Insulin Resistance in Children. The North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, October 2007 

Churchill HS, Owen LJ, Schmal S, Whetstone LM, Morrissey SL, the Duke/ECU Childhood Overweight Research Group: “Linking environmental and policy outcomes to sustainability: The Fit Together Childhood Obesity Initiative”  Presentation at the 134th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2006.

Whetstone, L.M. (2006, November). Evaluating environmental and policy outcomes in the Fit Together Initiative. Part of a complete session entitled North Carolina’s Fit Together Initiative: Funding, managing, and evaluating nutrition and physical activity interventions with a focus on environmental and policy outcomes. Presentation at the 134th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Boston, MA.

Morrissey, Susan, Owen, Lynda, Whetstone, Lauren.  “The Link between Overweight and Chronic Disease:  Health Knowledge among Middle School Students.”  Poster presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group, Tucson, Arizona, October 2006. 

Owen, Lynda, Whetstone, Lauren, Morrissey, Susan.  “Sweetened Beverage Consumption and its Relationship to BMI and Race.”  Presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group, Tucson, Arizona, October 2006. 

Whetstone, Lauren, Gilchrist, Valerie, Morrissey, Susan, Owen, Lynda.  “Designing a Patient-Centered Family Medicine Center:  The Patient Perspective.”  Presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group, Tucson, Arizona, October 2006. 

Kolasa, K, Rawl, R., Whetstone, L., Lee, J. (2006, October). Evaluating community based nutrition education programs: The Food Literacy Partners Program. Poster presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group, Tuscon, AZ.

Cummings DM, Johnson C: Estimating Renal Dysfunction in Diabetes by Serum Creatinine Alone: Implications for Metformin Use. The North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, October, 2006

Symons N, Lopez A, Gilchrist V, Cummings DM, Doherty L, Stanton J: Impact of Point of Care HbA1C testing on Diabetes Management in an University Based Family Medicine Practice. The North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, October, 2006 

Henes S, Kolasa KA, Cummings DM, Collier D, Olsson J. Effect of Insulin Resistance on Weight Loss in Overweight Children. The North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, October, 2006 

Cummings DM: Challenges and Opportunities in interdisciplinary education. Leadership in Rural Health Interprofessional Education and Practice: A Working Conference for Leaders in Rural Health Care, Denver Colorado, September 7-10, 2006 

Azeta N, Nye AM, Cummings DM: The effects of megestrol acetate and mirtazapine on weight change for elderly patients in an outpatient setting. The International Conference on Clinical Pharmacy Education, Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2006 

VanLeit B, Cummings DM, Clay MC, Jensen G: Educating Health Professionals for 21st Century Rural Practice, National Rural Health Association Meeting, Reno, NV, May 2006