Rachel K. Wolfson, MD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests: Respiratory Failure, Sepsis
  • Research and Scholarly Interests: Medical Education, Undergraduate, Medical Students, Pediatrics, Scholarship
  • Websites: Research Network Profile
  • Contact: rkwolfso@uchicago.edu

I am interested in Medical Student education, particularly the impact of participation in Scholarly Concentration Programs on student career trajectory.

The Physician-Investigator Workforce: Looking Ahead.
Andriole DA, Wolfson RK. The Physician-Investigator Workforce: Looking Ahead. Acad Med. 2021 04 01; 96(4):486-489.
PMID: 33496430

The physician-scientist pipeline: return on investment.
Wolfson RK, Arora VM. The physician-scientist pipeline: return on investment. Med Educ. 2018 05; 52(5):466-468.
PMID: 29672942

The Impact of a Scholarly Concentration Program on Student Interest in Career-Long Research: A Longitudinal Study.
Wolfson RK, Alberson K, McGinty M, Schwanz K, Dickins K, Arora VM. The Impact of a Scholarly Concentration Program on Student Interest in Career-Long Research: A Longitudinal Study. Acad Med. 2017 08; 92(8):1196-1203.
PMID: 28746139

Goals of medical students participating in scholarly concentration programmes.
Alberson K, Arora VM, Zier K, Wolfson RK. Goals of medical students participating in scholarly concentration programmes. Med Educ. 2017 Aug; 51(8):852-860.
PMID: 28517108

Changing the "Working While Sick" Culture: Promoting Fitness for Duty in Health Care.
Tanksley AL, Wolfson RK, Arora VM. Changing the "Working While Sick" Culture: Promoting Fitness for Duty in Health Care. JAMA. 2016 Feb 09; 315(6):603-4.
PMID: 26864414

More on Promoting Medical Student Scholarly Research.
Wolfson RK, Arora VM. More on Promoting Medical Student Scholarly Research. Acad Med. 2016 Feb; 91(2):159.
PMID: 26813640

Excessive mechanical stress increases HMGB1 expression in human lung microvascular endothelial cells via STAT3.
Wolfson RK, Mapes B, Garcia JGN. Excessive mechanical stress increases HMGB1 expression in human lung microvascular endothelial cells via STAT3. Microvasc Res. 2014 Mar; 92:50-55.
PMID: 24370952

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education proposed work hour regulations.
Goodman DM, Winkler MK, Fiser RT, Abd-Allah S, Mathur M, Rivero N, Weiss IK, Peterson B, Cornfield DN, Mink R, Nozik Grayck E, McCabe ME, Schuette J, Nares MA, Totapally B, Petrillo-Albarano T, Wolfson RK, Moreland JG, Potter KE, Fackler J, Garber N, Burns JP, Shanley TP, Lieh-Lai MW, Steiner M, Tieves KS, Goldsmith M, Asuncion A, Ross SL, Howell JD, Biagas K, Ognibene K, Joshi P, Rubenstein JS, Kocis KC, Cheifetz IM, Turner DA, Doughty L, Hall MW, Mason K, Penfil S, Morrison W, Hoehn KS, Watson RS, Garcia RL, Storgion SA, Fleming GM, Castillo L, Tcharmtchi MH, Taylor RP, Ul Haque I, Crain N, Baden HP, Lee KJ. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education proposed work hour regulations. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Jan; 12(1):120-1.
PMID: 21209582

HMGB1 induces human lung endothelial cell cytoskeletal rearrangement and barrier disruption.
Wolfson RK, Chiang ET, Garcia JG. HMGB1 induces human lung endothelial cell cytoskeletal rearrangement and barrier disruption. Microvasc Res. 2011 Mar; 81(2):189-97.
PMID: 21146549

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after stem cell transplant: clinical decision-making in the absence of evidence.
Wolfson RK, Kahana MD, Nachman JB, Lantos J. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after stem cell transplant: clinical decision-making in the absence of evidence. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2005 Mar; 6(2):200-3.
PMID: 15730609

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