Antine E. Stenbit, M.D., PhD, FCCP
Clinical Associate Professor
Clemson University School of Health Research
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Who is Dr. Stenbit?
Dr. Stenbit’s research career has led her from yeast, to mice, to humans. She initially started research as an undergraduate, and has expanded her foundation of intellectual curiosity since. While she has spent most of the past ten years in the clinical arena, caring for complex patients with pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis, and patients in the intensive care unit, her research consistently enhances my capabilities. Her research has mostly been clinical, with pharmaceutical trials. More recently, she has pursued a study as the primary investigator examining the effect of music on medical intensive care unit patients. The seed grant awarded for this work was in collaboration with Clemson University and Furman University.
She strives to improve patient care through quality improvement projects and pilot studies. Her aim is to expand the “Music in the ICU” study with a larger grant. Continued collaboration between both Clemson and Furman is vital to our success. Drawing on her passion for teaching, she would like to incorporate pre-medical and pre-nursing students in this endeavor. She believes that involving students in this manner is vital to pushing the boundaries of what can be accomplished on a patient level.
She is also a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville.
For more information, see her Curriculum Vitae.
How Dr. Stenbit’s research is transforming health care
Currently, Dr. Stenbit’s research is focused on quality improvement of the care of patients with pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis, and those residing in the medical intensive care unit. Additionally, she has been involved in a pilot study where she and team members examined the effect of live and recorded music on medical intensive care unit patients. Although, the data is still being analyzed, it appears that there is a positive influence of music on patients whether they are conscious or not in the intensive care unit.
The ability to look at the quality of care that is delivered to the patients and to learn how physicians can better deliver care are essential to moving medicine forward. This sentiment is paramount to caring for patient with complex disease states such as pulmonary hypertension and cystic fibrosis. The collaboration with Clemson has been vital in helping to analyze the data that they have derived not only in our quality improvement projects, but also in the music study. The design of any study is foundational in its success and potential impact. The partnerships generated between our institutions have proven invaluable to improving patient care.
Key Health Research Interest Areas
pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary, cystic fibrosis, music, critical care, clinical trials, intensive care unit