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Awards & Scholarly Activity

Program Awards

Osteopathic Recognition by the ACGME - One of only 18 residencies total nationwide in 2015, 35 total nationwide in 2016

Faculty/Resident/Staff Awards and Certifications

Jon Winter, MD: Awarded Fellow of American Academy of Family Medicine 2018

Bill Kerns, MD and Jon Winter, MD: Received a large Research Grant from the Virginia Center on Aging to study Alzheimers Disease and Physician Prescribing.

Bill Kerns, MD:

  • Grant Generating Fellowship Project Fellowship, sponsored by the North American Primary Care Research Group, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the American Board of Family Medicine.
  • Obtained a Certification in Qualitative Research from UNC/Chapel Hill on July 19, 2012
  • 2010 Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Family Physician of the Year
  • 2009 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine: Mid Career Achievement Award

Frank Dennehy, MD: 2010 Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Teacher of the Year

Thomas Ball, MD: 2009 Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Teacher of the Year

Andrew White, MD (Founder, Community Preceptor): 2008 Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Teacher of the Year

Jason Bhan, MD (Community Preceptor, Graduate): 2009 AAFP/Pfizer Teacher Development Award

Joel Grant, MD (Community Preceptor, Graduate): 2008 AAFP/Pfizer Teacher Development Award

Chi Young, MD (Resident): 2009-10 MSV Board of Directors

Micah Crouse, MD (Resident): 2008-09 VAFP Board of Directors

VCU Research Team, including Dr. Bill Kerns and SVFPR: 2009 STFM Best Research Paper: "Timing of Colonoscopy...."

Thomas Ball, MD: 2007 AIDS Response Effort service award


Faculty Development Fellowships

Bill Kerns, MD: GGP Fellowship of the North American Primary Care Research Group, 2017-2018

Drs. Bill Kerns, Roger Westfall, and Sherry Whisenant: VCU School of Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship

Dr. Frank Dennehy:

  • Family Practice Residency Director Fellowship with National Institution for Program Director Development
  • 2013 AAFP Foundation Research Grant: to Dr. Winter (on Newborn BMI and Child Overweight)
  • 2014-2017 A-OPTIC Board Resident Rep: Alison Collins, DO
  • 2013-14,'14-'15 VAFP Board of Directors: resident Sayeh Daee, MD
  • 2009-10, '10-'11 MSV Board of Directors: resident Chi Young, MD
  • 2008-09 VAFP Board of Directors: resident Micah Crouse, MD

Jef Groesbeck, DO: OMM/NMM and Faculty Development fellowship: UNECOM

  • 2017 NAPCRG Pearl Awarded to Anton J. Kuzel, MD, MHPE; Jonathan Winter, MD; Rebecca S. Etz, PhD; Katherine Winter; Christine Carlson Kerns, RN; John William Kerns, MD For the presentation entitled "Give Me a Reasonable Alternative"; Antipsychotics, Dementia, and Virginia Primary Care Physicians
  • 2016 NAPCRG Pearl Awarded to Anton J. Kuzel, MD, MHPE; Jonathan Winter, MD; Rebecca S. Etz, PhD; Katherine Winter; Christine Carlson Kerns, RN; John William Kerns, MD For the presentation entitled "Give Me a Reasonable Alternative"; Antipsychotics, Dementia, and Virginia Primary Care Physicians

Resident Scholarly Activity

  • Poster: “Assessing the Addition of Social Connectivity to Pedometer Assisted Weight Loss (PASS Trial: Pedometer and Social Support)” Alison Collins DO; Gabriel Edmondson DO; Ako Ioane MD; Stephanie Marzola; Kirsten Wiitala MD; Thomas A. Ball, MD; John William Kerns, MD presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2016 and VAFP Winter Meeting.
  • "Effects of Varying Intensity of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Lonliness Scores in a Rural Long Term Care Facility" Jessica Jackson, DO; Benjamin Kaplan-Singer, MD; David Leng, MD; Kyle Seokhan Song, DO; Roger K. Westfall, MD; Candace Wise, DO; Thomas Ball, MD; John William Kerns, MD.
  • "Improving Patient Satisfaction in a Rural Family Practice" Patrick Antonia, DO; Sally Daee, MD; John William Kerns, MD; Andrew Otto, MD; Sarah Prince, MD; Caitlyn Santer, DO; Jordan Tran, MD.
  • "Assessing the Effectiveness in Warren County (Virginia) Middle School Students of a "9-5-2-1-0 for Health" Program for Healthy Diet and Exercise" Danielle DuBrey, DO, John William Kerns, MD, Ellis Johns, MD, Holly Pierce, MD, Laura Wolfe, MD, Thomas Ball, MD, presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2013
  • "Creating Computable Algorithms for Symptom Management in an Outpatient Thoracic Oncology Setting" Mary E. Cooley, PhD, RN, FAAN, David F. Lobach, MD, PhD, Ellis Johns, MD, MS, Barbara Halpenny, MA, Toni-Ann Saunders, MPH, Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD, Michael S. Rabin, MD, Pamela Calarese, NP, MS, CS, Isidore L. Berenbaum, MD, Ken Zaner, MD, PhD, Kathleen Finn, MS, Donna L. Berry, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Janet L. Abrahm, MD, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, published online 15 May 2013.
  • "Early Intervention for Obesity - Nutrition and Exercise Education in Warren County (Virginia) Gril Scouts in Second-Fifth Grades: A Pilot Study" Leigh Atcheson DO, Thomas Ball MD, Anna Eirich MD, Willian Kerns MD, JoAnna Salmon MD, Melinda Valichnac MD, Kristos Vaughan DO, 2011-2013 Research Project presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, December 2012.
  • "Mind-Body Medicine: The Effect on First-Year Family Medicine Residents' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior" Edward Fleming, MD, Julie Howard, MD, Amanda Michael, DO, Rebecca Rehmann, DO, Michael USberghi, DO, Morgan VanDerHorst, MD, Judith Wheat, Psy.D., Thomas Ball, MD, William Kerns, MD, Research Project 2011-12. North American Primary Care Research Group poster presentation, November 2011 (Edward Fleming, MD) and Virginia Association of Family Practice podium presentation, January 2012 (Michael Usberghi, DO).
  • "Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Modification to Promote Tobacco Cessation: A Resident-Driven Quality Improvement Study" Megan L. Williams, DO, Sachin Nagrani, MD, Morgan VanDerHorst, MD, Chi Young, MD, Michael Gorman, MD, Thomas Ball, MD, William Kerns, MD: North American Primary Care Research Group poster presentation, November 2010 (Sachin Nagrani, MD) and Virginia Association of Family Practice podium presentation, February 2011 (Megan L Williams, DO).
  • "Childhood Obesity in Our Community" Matthew Fagan, DO, Jacqueline Judd Flack, DO, Abdurahman Hassan, MD, Jordan Hill, MD, Tamara Spriggs, MD, MPH, Thomas Ball, MD. Community Medicine Research Project: 2009
  • "Treatment of Streptococcal Pharyngitis" Micah Crouse, MD, David Flack, DO, Larisa Martin, MD, Daniel Pham, MD, Ramashilpa Sudireddy, MD, Molly Vorster, MD, PhD, JW Kerns, MD Peer Review for Journal American Family Physician, 2009 March.
  • Crouse M, Flack D, Kerns JW, Martin L, Pham D, Sudireddy R, Vorster M. What is the Best Treatment for Diastolic Health Failure (DHF)?, Journal of Family Practice, 2011; 60: 101, 102, 108.
  • "The Alzheimer Disease Tsunami" Hassan-Hussein A, Westfall, R., poster presentation Virginia Commonwealth University, May 2007.
  • "What Non-Pharmacologic Treatments Are Effective Against Common Non-Genital Warts?" Holly Abernethy, MD, Charles Cho, MD, Anne DeLanoy, MD, Omar Khan, MD, JW Kerns, MD. Journal of Family Practice, 2006 September: 55(9): 801-802
  • "Does Case Management Improve Diabetes Outcomes?" Chaitanya Alli, MD, Monia Daguio, MD, Martin Kosciuk, MD, Charles Middelhof, MD, Kimberley Wyrick, DO, JW Kerns, MD. Journal of Family Practice, 2008 November: 57(9): 747-748
  • "Sexually Transmitted Diseases-Prevalence in Our Community and Public Education to Warren County Junior High School.". Chaitanya Alli, MD, Monia Daguio, MD, Martin Kosciuk, MD, Charles Middelhof, MD, Kimberley Wyrick, DO, Thomas Ball, MD. Presentation to Residency-wide staff and physicians, Community Medicine Project
  • "Best Treatment for Diastolic Heart Failure". Daniel Pham, MD, JW Kerns, MD. FPIN Review. Presented at the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Annual Winter Meeting, January 2009.
  • "How should we follow athletes after a concussion?" Alex Akhavan, MD, Cynthia Flores, DO, Shannan Green, MD, Jason Hackett, MD, Mihn Nguyen, DO, JW Kerns, MD, K. Knight, S. Poddar. J Fam Pract. 2005; 54:902-4. \
  • "When should patients with stroke receive thrombolytics?" Gina Adair, MD, Joel Grant, MD, Nancy Pandhi, MD, Robert Saunders, MD, Iris Sadowski, DO, Brian West, MD, JW Kerns, MD. J Fam Pract 2004; 53, 656-659.
  • "Which Tests Are Most Clinically Useful for Diagnosing Chlamydia Tracchomatis?" Christopher Craig, DO, Namrata Joshi, MD, Samer Hawari, MD, Rajith Rajan, MD, Jocelyn Serrano, MD, JW Kerns, MD. Submitted for publication to J Fam Pract.
  • Felton TD; Schwartz JD; Weingart, MJ; Clark, DE; Kluball, EJ; Kerns JW. “Ethnicity and Community Social Determinants of Health Potential Targets for Antipsychotic Reduction Efforts in Virginia Nursing Homes.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Toronto poster presentation. Toronto, Canada. November, 2019.
  • Kerns JW, Birth BJ; Kent D, Mendez D, Ryder M, Yang S. “Dementia Education Resources for Physicians (DERP); Rural Virginia Academic Detailing/Professional Follow Up Regarding Utilization of Dementia Resources.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Chicago poster presentation. Chicago, USA. November, 2018.
  • Carpenter R, Estrada D, McLaren M, Moore D, Waltos S, Kerns JW. “Community Assessment and Stakeholder Engagement for Dementia Care in Northwestern Virginia.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conf. in Montreal, poster presentation. Montreal, CAN. November, 2017.
  • Winter, J., Kerns, J.W., Winter, K., Sabo, RT. “Increased Reporting of Exclusionary Diagnoses that Inflate Apparent Reductions in Long-stay Antipsychotic Prescribing.” Clinical Gerontologist. 2017; Oct 24:1-5 [PMID 29206577].

Faculty Scholarly Activity

Entire Core Faculty: “Quality Data Collection and Reporting of Performance Monitoring in Primary Care Offices.” AHRQ funded project, implementation site for project on Collection of Diabetes Quality Indicators. Publication pending 2009.

Frank Dennehy, M.D.:

  • Presentation: Natural Family Planning: History, Methods, and Scientific Basis. Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, March, 2007, Pikeville, KY, to medical students and faculty
  • Presentation: Medical Ethics and the Hippocratic Oath. Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, March, 2007, Pikeville, KY, to medical students and faculty
  • Presentation: FP Need: A Demographic Survey of the Need for Family Physicians in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Virginia Commonwealth University State-Wide General Faculty Meeting, Richmond, Virginia, May, 2007
  • Presentation: FP Need: A Demographic Study of the Need for Family Physicians in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. NIPPD Fellowship, Overland Park, Kansas, June, 2007.
  • Presentation: Natural Family Planning: Introduction, History, Methods, and Scientific Uses. Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, October, 2007, Hippocratic Oath.
  • Presentation: Family Planning Using the Creighton Model Fertility Care System. Georgetown University Family Practice Residency Faculty, Staff and Residents, Washington, DC, December, 2007.
  • Presentation: Dennehy F, Doane M. Northeast Region Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2008.
  • Presentation: Dennehy F, Family Physician Need Study. Family Medicine Residency Directors Workshop, June 2010.

Jef Groesbeck, DO:

  • Program Chairman, Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association, Annual Fall Conference September 2017
  • NBOME Board Exam Questions Accepted January 2017
  • Invited Speaker: VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, General Introduction to OMT for MD's, October 2016
  • Presentation: "Osteopathic Considerations of TMJ Dysfunction", Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association, October 2015
  • Presentation: "Assessment and Treatment of Rib Dysfunction", University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, November 2013
  • Presentation: "Osteopathic Considerations in Positional Plagiocephaly", Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, October 2012

J. William Kerns, MD (Publications):

  • Kerns, J.W., Winter, J., Winter, K., Etz, R. “Primary Care Physician Perspectives about Antipsychotics and other Medications for Symptoms of Dementia.” Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2018; 31(1): 9-21. [PMID 29330235].
  • J. William Kerns, Jonathan D. Winter, Katherine M. Winter, Terry Boyd and Rebecca S. Etz Primary Care Physician Perspectives about Antipsychotics and Other Medications for Symptoms of Dementia Journal of American Board of Family Medicine January-February 2018; 31:9-21 http://jabfm.org/content/31/1/9.full
  • Jonathan D. Winter, MD; Matthew R. Reetz, DO; J. William Kerns, MD; Katherine M. Winter, CFNP; Roy T. Sabo, PhD; and Scott D. Krugman, MD, MS. Changes in Asthma Maintenance Therapy Prescribing Patterns Following the 2006 Long-Acting β-Agonist FDA Drug Warning. Clinical Therapeutics, 2017: 39-4, 697-701
  • J. William Kerns, MD; Jonathan D. Winter, MD; Katherine M. Winter, CFNP, Christine C. Kerns, RN and Rebecca S. Etz, PhD. Caregiver Perspectives About Using Antipsychotics and Other Medications for Symptoms of Dementia. Gerontologist, 2017, Vol. 00, No. 00, 1–11
  • Kerns JW, Krist AH, Longo DR, et al. How patients want to engage with their personal health record: a qualitative study. BMJ Open 2013;3:e002931.
  • Crouse M, Flack D, Kerns JW, Martin L, Pham D, Sudireddy R, Vorster M, What is the Best Treatment for Diastolic Health Failure (DHF)? Journal of Family Practice, 2011; 60: 101, 102, 108.
  • Kerns JW, Krist AH, Woolf SH, Flores SK, Johnson RE. Patient perceptions of how physicians communicate during prostate cancer screening discussions: a comparison of residents and faculty. Fam Med 2008: 40; 181-7.
  • Krist AH, Woolf SH, Frazier CO, Johnson RE, Rothemich SF, Wilson DB, Devers KJ, Kerns JW. An electronic linkage system for health behavior counseling effect on delivery of the 5A's. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Nov;35(5 Suppl):S350-8.
  • Alli C, Daguio M, Kosciuk M, Middelhoff C, Wyrick K, Kerns JW, Knight K. Does case management improve diabetes outcomes? J Fam Pract. 2008 Nov; 57(11):747-8."
  • Krist AH, Jones RM, Woolf SH, Woessner S, Merenstein D, Kerns JW, Foliaco W, Jackson P. Timing of Repeat Colonoscopy: Disparity Between Guidelines and Endoscopist' Recommendation. Am j Prev Med 2007: 33: 471-8.
  • Krist AH, Woolf SH, Johnson RE, Kerns JW. Patient education on prostate cancer screening and involvement in decision making. Ann Fam Med 2007:5:112-119."
  • Kerns JW, White A, Nashelsky J, Sherman S. Does psychiatric treatment help patients with intractable chronic pain? J Fam Pract. 2006: 55:235-6.
  • Kerns, JW, Abernethy H, Cho C, DeLanoy A, Khan O. What non-pharmacological treatments are effective in the treatment/resolution of verruca vulgaris (common non-genital warts)? J Fam Pract 2006; 55: 801-2.
  • Akhavan A, Flores C, Green S, Hackett J, Nguyen M, Kerns JW, Knight K, Poddar S. How should we follow athletes after a concussion? J Fam Pract. 2005; 54:902-4.
  • Adair G, Grant J, Pandhi N, Saunders R, Sadowski I, West B, Kerns JW. When should patients with stroke receive thrombolytics? J Fam Pract 2004; 53, 656-659.
  • Kerns, JW. Add exercise to Routine post-MI Treatment. Clinical Commentary, J Fam Pract 2004; 53: 586.
  • Ball TA, Kerns JW, Nashelsky J. Do antiarrythmics prevent sudden death in patients with heart failure? J Fam Pract 2003; 52: 719-721.
  • Kerns JW, Mabry S, Lopez R. What is the best diagnostic approach to postmenopausal vaginal bleeding in women taking hormone replacement therapy? J Fam Pract. 2001; 50:843-4.
  • Kerns JW. Was it Lyme disease? Va Med. 1983;110:390-1.

J. William Kerns, MD (Peer Reviewer):

  • North American Primary Care Research Group, 2011-12
  • Annals of Family Medicine, 2010, 2012
  • American Family Physician 2008.
  • FPIN (Family Practice Inquiries Network) 2002-2006, 2009, 2010
  • DynaMed (www.dynamicmedical.com) 2002-2005, Bipolar Disorder
  • STFM Presentation: EBM Search Engine (Spring 2001)
  • Presentation: "Trust and Functionality: Key Themes for a Personalized Patient Portal for Prevention" J. William Kerns, MD; Alex Krist, MD, MPH; Daniel Longo, ScD; Anton Kuzel, MD, MHPE; Qualitative Healthcare Research Conference presentation (Vancouver, Canada) (10/2010)

J. William Kerns, MD (Presentations/Posters):

  • Poster: “Assessing the Addition of Social Connectivity to Pedometer Assisted Weight Loss (PASS Trial: Pedometer and Social Support)” Alison Collins DO; Gabriel Edmondson DO; Ako Ioane MD; Stephanie Marzola; Kirsten Wiitala MD; Thomas A. Ball, MD; John William Kerns, MD presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2016
  • Poster: “Antipsychotic Use Decreasing, But Alternative Psychotropic Use Increasing in Virginia Nursing Home Residents With Dementia” Jonathan Winter, MD; John William Kerns, MD; Roy T Sabo, PhD; Katherine Winter; Christine Carlson Kerns, RN; Teresa Day presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2016
  • Oral Presentation: Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Why do Shenandoah Valley Family and Nursing Caregivers Endorse Antipsychotic Medications? John William Kerns, MD; Jonathan Winter, MD; Rebecca S. Etz, PhD; Christine Carlson Kerns, RN; Katherine Winter; Martha Gonzalez, BA presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2016
  • Poster: "Give Me a Reasonable Alternative." Antipsychotics, Dementia, and Virginia Primary Care Physicians” John William Kerns, MD, MHPE; Jonathan Winter, MD; Rebecca S. Etz, PhD; Katherine Winter; Christine Carlson Kerns, RN presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2016
  • Poster: “Cheating the Metric? Nursing Home Clinicians are Increasingly Using Psychiatric Diagnoses That Allow Antipsychotic Prescribing Without Reporting to CMS’ Quality Measure” Jonathan Winter, MD; John William Kerns, MD; Roy T Sabo, PhD; Katherine Winter; Christine Carlson Kerns, RN presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2016
  • "Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Caregiver Perspectives Regarding Pharmacologic/Non-pharmacologic Management" J. William Kerns, MD, Jonathan Winter, MD, Katie Winter, CFNP, Christine Kerns, RN, Rebecca Etz, PhD, Martha Gonzalez, BA (10/2015)
  • "Diagnosis and Prescribing Trends for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Following FDA Black Box Warnings" J. Winter, J.W. Kerns, R. Sabo, T. Day, C. Kerns, K. Winter
  • "Obesity Prevention and Remission for Warren County Virginia Middle School Students: Improving Interventions Via Qualitative Analysis of Free Time" J. William Kerns, MD, Thomas Ball, MD, Rebecca Etz, PhD
  • "MHPE Virginia Primary Care Physicians Attempting to Achieve Quality Improvement and Performance Measurement: Perspectives About Training and Education" Williams Kerns, MD; Deborah Goetz Goldbert, PhD, MHA, MBA; Anton Kuzel, MD, MHPE (12/11)
  • "Integrating a Preventive Personal health Record Into Primary Care Practice Workflow" Alex H Krist, MD, MPH; Steven Rothemich, MD, MS; Paulette Kashiri, MPH; Eric Peele; Daniel Longo, ScD; Robert Johnson, PhD; Steven Woolf, MD, MPH; William Kerns, MD (12/11)
  • "Mind-Body Medicine: The Effect on First-Year Family Medicine Residents' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior" Edward Fleming, MD, Julie Howard, MD, Amanda Michael, DO, Rebecca Rehmann, DO, Michael USberghi, DO, Morgan VanDerHorst, MD, Judith Wheat, Psy.D., Thomas Ball, MD, William Kerns, MD, Research Project 2011-12 \
  • "Trust and Functionality: Key Themes for a Personalized Patient Portal for Prevention" J. William Kerns, MD; Alex Krist, MD, MPH; Daniel Longo, ScD; Anton Kuzel, MD, MHPE (10/2010)
  • "Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Modification to Promote Tobacco Cessation: A Resident-Driven Quality Improvement Study" Megan L. Williams, DO, Sachin Nagrani, MD, Morgan VanDerHorst, MD, Chi Young, MD, Michael Gorman, MD, Thomas Ball, MD, William Kerns, MD
  • "Promotion of Patient-Centered Preventive Care - Impact of an Interactive Preventive Healthcare Record" Alex H. Krist, MD, MPH; Robert Johnson, PhD; Steven Woolf, MD, MPH; Daniel Longo, ScD; Anton Kuzel, MD, MHPE; William Kerns, MD; Stephen Rothemich, MD, MS (11/09)
  • "An Interactive Preventive Healthcare Record to Promote Delivery of Patient-Centered Preventive Care" Krist, Alex H., Virginia Commonwealth University; Flores,Sharon;Woolf, Steven; Rothemich, Stephen; Johnson,Robert; Longo, Daniel; Kerns, William (11/08)
  • "Experience With a "5 As" Electronic Medical Record Prompt Referral System Linking Clinicians and Counselors for Health Behavior Change" Alex Krist, MD, MPH; Kelly Devers; Charles Frazier; Robert Johnson ; Resa Jones; J Williams Kerns; Stephen Rothemich; Diane Wilson; Steven Woolf (10/07)
  • "A Comprehensive Practice-Friendly Model for Promoting Healthy Behaviors" Alex Krist, MD; Amy Burgett; Kelly Devers; Sharon Flores; Charles Frazier; Robert Johnson; Resa Jones; J. William Kerns; Stephen Rothemich; Diane Wilson; Steven Woolf (10/06)
  • "Endoscopists’ Recommendations on Repeat Colonoscopy: What Primary Care Doctor’s See" Sarah Woessner, MD; Sarah Woessner; Alex Krist; J. William Kerns; Daniel Merenstein; Resa Jones (10/06)
  • "Are residents as competent as faculty physicians in sharing prostate cancer screening decisions?" Kerns JW, Krist A, Johnson R, Woolf SH. (10/05)
  • "A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Web-Based Decision Aid to Promote Shared Decision-Making for Prostate Cancer Screening." Krist A, Woolf SH, Johnson R, Kerns JW. (10/05)
  • "Prostate Cancer Screening: Uncertainty, Malpractice, and Conflict" Krist A, Kuzel, A, Devers K, Johnson R, Kerns JW, Woolf SH, (10/04)
  • "Shortages of 7-Valent Pneumoccocal Vaccine Limit Effective Administration" Krist A, Johnson R, Rothemich S, Woolf S, Kerns W.; (10/03)
  • "Is Smoking Cessation Associated With Improved Mental Health?" Rothemich, Stephen; Johnson, Robert; Woolf, Steven; Krist, Alexander; Kerns, William; (10/03)
  • "Associations Between Mental Health Diagnoses and Self Reported Mental Health Functional Status in Primary Care Patients" Kerns, JW, Johnson RE (11/02)
  • Winter, J.; Kerns, J.W.; Winter, K.; Winter, C.; Richards, A.; Sabo, R. “Prescribing of antipsychotic and non-antipsychotic mood-stabilizers in nursing homes since CMS’s National Partnership.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Toronto poster presentation. Toronto, Canada. November, 2019.
  • Winter, J.; Kerns, J.W.; Winter, K.; Winter, C.; Richards, A.; Sabo, R. “Changes in antiepileptic drug prescribing in Virginia nursing homes for patients with and without epilepsy.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Toronto poster presentation. Toronto, Canada. November, 2019.
  • Winter, J.; Kerns, J.W.; Winter, K.; Winter, C.; Richards, A.; Sabo, R. “Factors impacting inappropriate antipsychotic prescribing in Virginia nursing homes: High and low performing facilities compared.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Toronto poster presentation. Toronto, Canada. November, 2019.
  • Kerns, J.W.; Winter, K.; Matthews, J.; Winter, J. “ ‘Gaming’, race, location, social determinants of health: dementia management in ‘good’ & ‘bad’ Virginia nursing homes.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Toronto poster presentation. Toronto, Canada. November, 2019.
  • Felton TD; Schwartz JD; Weingart, MJ; Clark, DE; Kluball, EJ; Kerns JW. “Ethnicity and Community Social Determinants of Health Potential Targets for Antipsychotic Reduction Efforts in Virginia Nursing Homes.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Toronto poster presentation. Toronto, Canada. November, 2019.
  • Kerns, J.W., Winter, J., Winter, K., Kerns, C., Etz, R. “Caregiver Perspectives About Using Antipsychotics and Other Medications for Symptoms of Dementia.” The Gerontologist. 2018; 58(2): E35-45 [PMID 28402533]. [epub April 2017] Kerns JW, Matthews J, Winter J. Enlisting County and Town Manager Support for Dementia Care and Participatory Research in Rural Virginia. North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Chicago poster presentation. Chicago, USA. November, 2018.
  • Winter, J., Kerns, JW., Sabo, R., Winter, K, Winter, C. “Antipsychotic use decreasing, but alternative mood stabilizer use increasing in US Nursing Homes since CMS’s 2012 National Partnership.” Accepted for North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Chicago poster presentation. Chicago, USA. November, 2018.
  • Winter, J., Kerns, JW., Sabo, R., Winter, K, Winter, C. “How are antipsychotics really used in nursing homes? The impact of quality measure exclusions on CMS reporting.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Chicago poster presentation. Chicago, USA. November, 2018.
  • Kerns JW, Birth BJ; Kent D, Mendez D, Ryder M, Yang S. “Dementia Education Resources for Physicians (DERP); Rural Virginia Academic Detailing/Professional Follow Up Regarding Utilization of Dementia Resources.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Chicago poster presentation. Chicago, USA. November, 2018.
  • Kerns, JW., Winter, J., Etz R, Winter, K., Kuzel, T. “Primary Care Physicians’ Perspectives about the Use of Antipsychotics and Other Medications for Symptoms of Dementia.” N. American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conf. in Montreal, oral presentation. Montreal, CAN. November, 2017.
  • Kerns, JW., Winter, J., Ets, B., Winter, K., Boyd, T. “Community Assessment and Stakeholder Engagement for Dementia Care in Northwestern Virginia.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Quebec poster presentation. Quebec, CAN. November, 2017.
  • Carpenter R, Estrada D, McLaren M, Moore D, Waltos S, Kerns JW. “Community Assessment and Stakeholder Engagement for Dementia Care in Northwestern Virginia.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conf. in Montreal, poster presentation. Montreal, CAN. November, 2017.
  • Winter, J., Kerns, J.W., Winter, K., Sabo, RT. “Increased Reporting of Exclusionary Diagnoses that Inflate Apparent Reductions in Long-stay Antipsychotic Prescribing.” Clinical Gerontologist. 2017; Oct 24:1-5 [PMID 29206577].

Judith M. Wheat, Psy.D.:

  • Presentation: "Curriculum in Interpersonal and Communication Skills." Presented to Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Family Medicine State-Wide General Faculty Meeting, October 2006.
  • Presentation: Key Components of Training in Patient-Centered Care. Future of Family Medicine Project, spring 2006, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Family Medicine State-Wide General Faculty Meeting
  • Presentation: "Developing a Mind-Body Medicine Training Curriculum for Treating Somatizing Patients in a Medical Residency Clinic." Presented at ABSAME October, 2009 with Bret Ripley, DO

Thomas A. Ball, MD:

  • "Obesity Prevention and Remission for Warren County Virginia Middle School Students: Improving Interventions Via Qualitative Analysis of Free Time" J. William Kerns, MD, Thomas Ball, MD, Rebecca Etz, PhD presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2013
  • Presentation: HIV/AIDS for Primary Care Physicians, Virginia Association of Family Practice, Summer 2009.
  • Publication: "Do antiarrythmics prevent sudden death in patients with heart failure?" Ball TA, Kerns JW, Nashelsky J. J Fam Pract 2003; 52: 719-721.
  • Regular reviewer for American Family Physician

Sherry A. Whisenant, MD:

  • Presentation: "Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)."
  • Annual presentations at the ALSO Workshop for regional ALSO training course, June of each year.

Jon Winter, MD (Presentations/Posters):

  • Virginia Ambulatory Care Outcomes Research Network (ACORN) Board of Director Member
  • Warren Medical Staff – Secretary
  • Principal Investigator: Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Grant (Award 18-3): 7/2017- 6/2018. “Changes in Physician Approaches to Behavioral and Psychologic Symptoms of Dementia since CMS’s 2012 National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care.”
  • Co-Investigator: VCU Clinical and Transformative Research Endowment Fund Award (Award 2-92857): 8/2015 - 7/2016. “Physician Perspectives on the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A Qualitative Exploratory Study.”
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Grant (Award 15-2): 7/2014 – 6/2015. “Pharmacologic and Non-pharmacologic Management of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Mixed-Method Pilot.”
  • Principal Investigator: “National AAFP Research Stimulation Grant (Award G1305RS): 3/2013 – 6/2014. “Newborn Adiposity by BMI as a Marker for Childhood Overweight.”
  • Co-Investigator: National AAFP Foundation Resident Research Award Grant: 2008
  • Principal Investigator: National AAFP Foundation Resident Research Award Grant: 2007
  • Poster Presentation: Winter, J., Kerns, JW., Sabo, R., Winter, K. “Are Nursing Home Clinicians Diagnosing Psychiatric Illnesses Differently to Allow Antipsychotic Prescribing Without Reporting to CMS?” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference, Quebec, CAN. November, 2017
  • Presentation: Kerns, JW., Winter, J., Ets, B., Winter, K., Kuzel, T. “Primary Care Physicians’ Perspectives about the Use of Antipsychotics and Other Medications for Symptoms of Dementia.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference, Quebec, CAN. November, 2017
  • Poster Presentation: Kerns, JW., Winter, J., Ets, B., Winter, K., Boyd, T. “Community Assessment and Stakeholder Engagement for Dementia Care in Northwestern Virginia.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference, Quebec, CAN. November, 2017
  • Poster Presentation: Kerns, JW., Winter, J., Ets, B, Gonzalez, M., Winter, K., Kerns, C. “Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Family/POA and Nursing Caregiver Perspectives Regarding Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Management.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Cancun, MX. November, 2015
  • Poster Presentation: Kuzel, T., Winter, J., Kerns, JW., Ets, B, T., Winter, K., Kerns, C. “Primary care physician management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: A qualitative exploratory study.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference, Cancun, MX. November, 2015
  • Poster Presentation: Winter, J., Taylor, Y Winter, K., Dulin, M. “Antecedents of newborn obesity.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference, New York, NY. October, 2014
  • Poster Presentation: Winter, J., Kerns, Reetz, M., Sabo, R., Winter, K., Krugman, S. “Pulmonary morbidity and respiratory outcomes following the FDA Black box warning for Advair.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference, New York, NY. October, 2014
  • Poster Presentation: Winter,J., Taylor, Y., Mowrer, L., Maslow, A., Dulin M. “Newborn adiposity by BMI predicts childhood overweight.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference, Ottowa, CAN. November, 2013
  • Poster: “Antipsychotic Use Decreasing, But Alternative Psychotropic Use Increasing in Virginia Nursing Home Residents With Dementia” Jonathan Winter, MD; John William Kerns, MD; Roy T Sabo, PhD; Katherine Winter; Christine Carlson Kerns, RN; Teresa Day presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2016
  • Presentation: “Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Why do Shenandoah Valley Family and Nursing Caregivers Endorse Antipsychotic Medications?” John William Kerns, MD; Jonathan Winter, MD; Rebecca S. Etz, PhD; Christine Carlson Kerns, RN; Katherine Winter; Martha Gonzalez, BA presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2016
  • Poster: "Give Me a Reasonable Alternative." Antipsychotics, Dementia, and Virginia Primary Care Physicians” John William Kerns, MD, MHPE; Jonathan Winter, MD; Rebecca S. Etz, PhD; Katherine Winter; Christine Carlson Kerns, RN presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2016
  • Poster: “Cheating the Metric? Nursing Home Clinicians are Increasingly Using Psychiatric Diagnoses That Allow Antipsychotic Prescribing Without Reporting to CMS’ Quality Measure” Jonathan Winter, MD; John William Kerns, MD; Roy T Sabo, PhD; Katherine Winter; Christine Carlson Kerns, RN presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2016
  • Presentation: "Newborn Adiposity BMI as a Marker for Childhood Overweight" Jonathan Winter, MD, Yhenneko Taylor, PhD, Lauren Mowrer, MS, Michael Dulin, MD presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2013.
  • "Advair Utilization in Adult Asthmatics Following the 2006 FDA Black Box Warning" Jonathan Winter, MD, Mathew Reetz, MD, Scott Krugman, MD presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, November 2013.
  • Presentation: "Newborn Adiposity BMI as a Marker for Childhood Overweight", Presented at North American Primary Care Research Group, December 2012.
  • AAFP Foundation Research Grant "Newborn BMI and Child Overweight".
  • Winter, J.; Kerns, J.W.; Winter, K.; Winter, C.; Richards, A.; Sabo, R. “Prescribing of antipsychotic and non-antipsychotic mood-stabilizers in nursing homes since CMS’s National Partnership.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Toronto poster presentation. Toronto, Canada. November, 2019.
  • Winter, J.; Kerns, J.W.; Winter, K.; Winter, C.; Richards, A.; Sabo, R. “Changes in antiepileptic drug prescribing in Virginia nursing homes for patients with and without epilepsy.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Toronto poster presentation. Toronto, Canada. November, 2019.
  • Winter, J.; Kerns, J.W.; Winter, K.; Winter, C.; Richards, A.; Sabo, R. “Factors impacting inappropriate antipsychotic prescribing in Virginia nursing homes: High and low performing facilities compared.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Toronto poster presentation. Toronto, Canada. November, 2019.
  • Kerns, J.W.; Winter, K.; Matthews, J.; Winter, J. “ ‘Gaming’, race, location, social determinants of health: dementia management in ‘good’ & ‘bad’ Virginia nursing homes.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Toronto poster presentation. Toronto, Canada. November, 2019.
  • Felton TD; Schwartz JD; Weingart, MJ; Clark, DE; Kluball, EJ; Kerns JW. “Ethnicity and Community Social Determinants of Health Potential Targets for Antipsychotic Reduction Efforts in Virginia Nursing Homes.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Toronto poster presentation. Toronto, Canada. November, 2019.
  • Kerns, J.W., Winter, J., Winter, K., Kerns, C., Etz, R. “Caregiver Perspectives About Using Antipsychotics and Other Medications for Symptoms of Dementia.” The Gerontologist. 2018; 58(2): E35-45 [PMID 28402533]. [epub April 2017] Kerns JW, Matthews J, Winter J. Enlisting County and Town Manager Support for Dementia Care and Participatory Research in Rural Virginia. North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Chicago poster presentation. Chicago, USA. November, 2018.
  • Winter, J., Kerns, JW., Sabo, R., Winter, K, Winter, C. “Antipsychotic use decreasing, but alternative mood stabilizer use increasing in US Nursing Homes since CMS’s 2012 National Partnership.” Accepted for North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Chicago poster presentation. Chicago, USA. November, 2018.
  • Winter, J., Kerns, JW., Sabo, R., Winter, K, Winter, C. “How are antipsychotics really used in nursing homes? The impact of quality measure exclusions on CMS reporting.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Chicago poster presentation. Chicago, USA. November, 2018.
  • Kerns JW, Birth BJ; Kent D, Mendez D, Ryder M, Yang S. “Dementia Education Resources for Physicians (DERP); Rural Virginia Academic Detailing/Professional Follow Up Regarding Utilization of Dementia Resources.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Chicago poster presentation. Chicago, USA. November, 2018.
  • Kerns, JW., Winter, J., Etz R, Winter, K., Kuzel, T. “Primary Care Physicians’ Perspectives about the Use of Antipsychotics and Other Medications for Symptoms of Dementia.” N. American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conf. in Montreal, oral presentation. Montreal, CAN. November, 2017.
  • Kerns, JW., Winter, J., Ets, B., Winter, K., Boyd, T. “Community Assessment and Stakeholder Engagement for Dementia Care in Northwestern Virginia.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference in Quebec poster presentation. Quebec, CAN. November, 2017.
  • Carpenter R, Estrada D, McLaren M, Moore D, Waltos S, Kerns JW. “Community Assessment and Stakeholder Engagement for Dementia Care in Northwestern Virginia.” North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conf. in Montreal, poster presentation. Montreal, CAN. November, 2017.
  • Winter, J., Kerns, J.W., Winter, K., Sabo, RT. “Increased Reporting of Exclusionary Diagnoses that Inflate Apparent Reductions in Long-stay Antipsychotic Prescribing.” Clinical Gerontologist. 2017; Oct 24:1-5 [PMID 29206577].

Jon Winter, MD (Publications):

  • Kerns, J.W., Winter, J., Winter, K., Etz, R. “Primary Care Physician Perspectives about Antipsychotics and other Medications for Symptoms of Dementia.” Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2018; 31(1): 9-21. [PMID 29330235].
  • Winter, J., Kerns, J.W., Winter, K., Sabo, RT. “Increased Reporting of Exclusionary Diagnoses that Inflate Apparent Reductions in Long-stay Antipsychotic Prescribing.” Clinical Gerontologist. 2017
  • Winter, J., Taylor, Y., Winter, K., Mowrer, L., Dulin, M. “BMI at birth predicts overweight at age 4.” Obesity Research and Clinical Practice 2016. 11 (2): 151-157.
  • J. William Kerns, Jonathan D. Winter, Katherine M. Winter, Terry Boyd and Rebecca S. Etz Primary Care Physician Perspectives about Antipsychotics and Other Medications for Symptoms of Dementia Journal of American Board of Family Medicine January-February 2018; 31:9-21 http://jabfm.org/content/31/1/9.full
  • Jonathan D. Winter, MD; Matthew R. Reetz, DO; J. William Kerns, MD; Katherine M. Winter, CFNP; Roy T. Sabo, PhD; and Scott D. Krugman, MD, MS. Changes in Asthma Maintenance Therapy Prescribing Patterns Following the 2006 Long-Acting β-Agonist FDA Drug Warning. Clinical Therapeutics, 2017: 39-4, 697-701.
  • J. William Kerns, MD; Jonathan D. Winter, MD; Katherine M. Winter, CFNP, Christine C. Kerns, RN and Rebecca S. Etz, PhD. Caregiver Perspectives About Using Antipsychotics and Other Medications for Symptoms of Dementia. Gerontologist, 2017, Vol. 00, No. 00, 1–11
  • Special Article: Shenandoah Valley Family Practice Graduation June 2016. Jonathan Winter, MD. The Virginia Family Physician, Winter 2016, 23-25
  • "Diagnosis and Prescribing Trends for Behavioral and Psychological symptoms of Dementia Following FDA Black Box Warnings" J. Winter, J.W. Kerns, R. Sabo, T. Day, C. Kerns, K. Winter, Presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, October 2015
  • "Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Caregiver Perspectives Regarding Pharmacologic/Non-pharmacologic Management" J. William Kerns, MD, Jonathan Winter, MD, Katie Winter, CFNP, Christine Kerns, RN, Rebecca Etz, PhD, Martha Gonzalez, BA Presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group, October 2015

Tamara Spriggs, MD:

  • Society of Teachers in Family Medicine Faculty Development Certificate course (1 yr.)

Gretchen Johnson, Pharm.D.:

  • Publication: "STEPS New Drug Review: Tinidazole for Trichomoniasis and Bacterial Vaginosis." Johnson G. Am Fam Phys. January 15, 2009: 79(2): 102-103.

Tina Krajacic, Res. Program Coor.:

  • Presentation: “NOT the Family Feud – How to Keep Your Residency Events Running Smoothly” Tina Krajacic, AA; Residency Administrative Development (RAD) Workshop presentation (AFMA – Kansas City, MO)(03/2017)
  • Presentation: “Osteopathic Recognition and the Role of the Residency Coordinator” Tina Krajacic, AA; Michelle Hacker, MSHS, CPCS; Brandon Isaacs, DO; Residency Administrative Development (RAD) Workshop presentation (AFMA – Kansas City, MO)(03/2017)
  • Presentation: “All in the Family: But What Is Your Role?” Wanda Shanholtz, AA; Tina Krajacic, AA; Erika Robinson, BS; PDW/RPS Conference presentation (AAFP – Kansas City, MO) (03/2017)
  • Presentation: “Mentoring Magnified: Share What You Know, Grow With the Flow” Tina Krajacic, AA; Eileen Morroni; Lisa Marquise, MA, PhD (AFMA – Kansas City, MO)(03/2016)

Wanda Shanholtz, Assoc. Res. Program Coor.:

  • Presentation: “ACGME Requirements and Innovative Ways Programs Are Tracking Them” Wanda Shanholtz, AA; Melissa Yeager, MA, PhD; Lisa-Ann Roura, BS; Residency Administrative Development (RAD) Workshop presentation (AFMA – Kansas City, MO)(03/2017)
  • Presentation: “All in the Family: But What Is Your Role?” Wanda Shanholtz, AA; Tina Krajacic, AA; Erika Robinson, BS; PDW/RPS Conference presentation (AAFP – Kansas City, MO) (03/2017)