Scholarly development

Resident Scholarly Development is headed by experienced and dedicated faculty. Residents receive didactic and experiencial education in:

  • Biostatistics and epidemiology
  • Critically reviewing medical literature
  • Authoring case reports
  • Quality Improvement initiatives
  • Research study design and execution
  • Database and data management systems
  • Abstract and manuscript submission 
  • Oral and poster presentations

Research projects are presented at local, regional, state and national forums. Residents author or co-author peer-reviewed publications through direct collaboration with faculty members.


Research Faculty

Dr.Towner is full-time faculty dedicated to helping residents navigate the process of designing and conducting thoughtful scholarly activities.


towner Elizabeth Towner, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Dr. Towner is an Assistant Professor at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Pediatric Prevention Research Center. The mission of the Pediatric Prevention Research Center is to promote and advance the field of health promotion and disease prevention through research, education, service, and policy advocacy. Interest include: Elimination of obesity disparities in early childhood, partnering with community organizations to develop programs, development of family-based behavioral interventions.




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