Research & Clinical Trials

Current Research Studies

Baton Rouge General Research Projects

Complications in Prostate Brachytherapy

Principal Investigator (PI): Cameron Callaghan (Tulane M3)
BRG Co-Investigators: William Russell, MD; Lin Wang, PhD (Tulane M3); Abhishek Alluri, MD (IMRP PGY1)

Characterization of Epidermal Autografts isolated from Dermabrasion for the Treatment of Full Thickness Burn Wounds

Principal Investigator (PI): Ernest Mencer, MD
BRG Co-Investigators: Jeffery Littleton, MD; Tracee Short, MD; Amy Strong (Tulane M3)

Mortality Rates with Type I vs. Type 2 Myocardial Infarction (MI): A Two-Center Study

Principal Investigator (PI): Venkata Satish Gadi, MD
BRG Co-Investigators: Hiren Patel, MD (IMRP PGY3); Nathan Kwan (Tulane M4)

Our experience with acellular dermal matrix: A 10 year evaluation of its use in full thickness burn injuries

Principal Investigator (PI): Tracee Short, MD
BRG Co-Investigators: Amy Strong, PhD (Tulane M3); Henry Zheng (Tulane M4)

IL-2 and Brachytherapy

Principal Investigator (PI): Gerald Miletello, MD
BRG Co-Investigators: Charmi Patel, MD (IM PGY3); Nathan Kwan (Tulane M4); Paula Brantley

Research Projects with LSUHSC-Baton Rouge

Synthetic Cannabis Intoxication in the ED: A Case Series

Principal Investigator (PI): Eric Rowley, MD
BRG Co-Investigators: Adam Hockensmith (Tulane M3); Candice Kam (Tulane M4); Henry Zeng (Tulane M4)

The Value of Preoperative Pulmonary Function Tests in Predicting Outcomes after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Principal Investigator (PI): Hollis O’Neal, MD
BRG Co-Investigators: Abhishek Alluri, MD (IMRP PGY1); Kelly Jensen (Tulane M3); Tedhar Setton (Tulane M3)

Solving the Question of Infection or SIRS Hastily (SQuISH)

Principal Investigator (PI): Hollis O’Neal, MD
BRG Co-Investigators: Aaron De Witt, MD (IMRP PGY2); Toyna Jagneaux, MD; Stephen Brierre, MD

Evaluating the impact of a web-based decision support tool for surrogate decision makers in the ICU

Principal Investigator (PI): Hollis O’Neal, MD
BRG Co-Investigators: Andrew Voyiadjis, PhD (Tulane M3); Kyle Mueller (AUC M3); Meredith Cooper, BSN

Co-Administration of Epoprostenol and Albuterol sulfate/Ipratropium Bromide versus Administration of Epoprostenol in Patients with ARDS

Principal Investigator (PI): Tanya Jagneaux, MD
BRG Co-Investigators: Jennifer Hardesty, PharmD, Rahul Kurapati, MD (IMRP PGY2), Yasmin Hajja, MD (IMRP PGY1)

Solving the Question of Infection or SIRS Hastily - Timecourse (SQuISH-T)

Principal Investigator (PI): Hollis O’Neal, MD
BRG Co-Investigators: Aaron De Witt, MD; Nicholas Latuso, MD; Abhishek Methukupally, MD

Beta Study - Solving the Question of Inflammation or Sepsis Hastily (SQuISH) in the Emergency Department. Be-SQuISH-ED

Principal Investigator (PI): Hollis O’Neal, MD

Collaborative Research Studies with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center

GRADE Study

RG Site Principal Investigator (PI): Derek Anderson, MD
BRG Site Co-Investigators: Thomas Jackson (Tulane M4); Paula Brantley, PhD

D2d Study

BRG Site Principal Investigator (PI): Wayne Gravois, MD
BRG Site Co-Investigators: Randy Luu (Tulane M3); Paula Brantley, PhD

RISE Study

BRG Site Principal Investigator (PI): Evelyn Hayes, MD

MomEE Study

BRG Site Principal Investigator (PI): Evelyn Hayes, MD

Collaborative Research Study with Cornell University

Oncogenic Transformation of Human Mammary Stem Cells (MaSC)
BRG Site Principal Investigator (PI): Michael S. Hanemann, Jr., M.D
BRG Site Co-Investigators: Leigh Anna Robinson (Tulane M4); Jane Byrne

Closed Research Studies

Baton Rouge General Research Projects

Expanding The Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Through The Use of Rapid Diagnostics

Principal Investigator (PI): MarkAlain D’ery, DO
BRG Co-Investigators: Tonya Jagneaux, MD; Robert Aucoin, PharmD; Kaitlyn Hardin (Tulane M4)

Research Projects with LSUHSC-Baton Rouge

A Rapid Microfluidic Assay for the Early Discernment of SIRS vs Sepsis

Principal Investigator (PI): Hollis O’Neal, MD
BRG Co-Investigators: Tonya Jagneaux, MD; Cameron McGuire (Tulane M4)

Examination of Acute Care Nurse Attitudes Towards Use of Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Insertion

Principal Investigator (PI): Tonya Jagneaux, MD
BRG Co-Investigator: Thankam Nair, MD (IMRP alumnus)

Confirmed Steven Johnson’s Syndrome in one hospital’s burn unit: causes, treatment and outcomes

Principal Investigator (PI): Hollis O’Neal, MD
BRG Co-Investigators: Aaron De Witt, MD (IMRP PGY2)

Collaborative Research Studies with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center

STARCH

BRG Site Principal Investigator (PI): Brian Harrell, MD
BRG Site Co-Investigators: Ivana Sheu (Tulane M3); Paula Brantley, PhD

PRIDE

BRG Site Principal Investigator (PI): Evelyn Hayes, MD

PULSE

BRG Site Principal Investigator (PI): Evelyn Hayes, MD