Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute: 2015 Inaugural Class

2015 Scholars and Projects

* Top 2 Resident and 2 Student Projects
** Best Project Award recipient from each track

Track 1: Policy & Public Health Leadership

Melissa Campos, MD**

Project Title: Public Health Advocacy in High School Students from Disadvantaged Communities
Mentor: Daniel Spogen, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Scripps Chula Vista Family Medicine Residency

Catherine Coe, MD*

Project Title: Increasing Undergraduate Students' Exposure to Family Medicine
Mentor: Kehinde Eniola, MD, MPH
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: University of North Carolina Family Medicine Residency

Stewart Decker, MD

Project Title: Determining the effect on feelings of personal and community well-being of cycling related interventions in a small rural town.
Mentor: Mary Jo Welker, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Cascades East Family Medicine Residency

Karl Dietrich, MD, MPH

Project Title: Improving Treatment Services for Opiate Addiction
Mentor: Joseph Gravel, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Brown University, Department of Family Medicine

Valerie Good

Project Title: Medical Student Education with HITS Model & Impact on the Rates of Domestic Violence Screening
Mentor: Chris Lupold, MD
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Josue Gutierrez, MD

Project Title: Patient and practice barriers for colonoscopy screening
Mentor: Marla Tobin, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY3
Program/School: Lincoln Family Medicine Program

Kumba Hinds, MPH*

Project Title: PCP Adherence to Specialist Recommendations Made Through Electronic Consultations/Clinical Outcomes for Patients Whose Treatment is Guided by Electronic Consultations 
Mentor: Ken Bertka, MD
Year in Residency/School: M3
Program/School: Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

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Elizabeth McIntosh*

Project Title: Requiring a Family Medicine Rotation for New York State Medical Licensure
Mentor: Mark Belfer, DO
Year in Residency/School: M3
Program/School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Christina Pindar

Project Title: Anorexic behavior and peer influence in 8-15 year old males and females
Mentor: Thomas Kintanar, MD
Year in Residency/School: M2
Program/School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Jalia Tucker, MPH, MS

Project Title: Develop behavioral health screening to integrate into primary care practice within the setting of the back to school health physical
Mentor: Keith Stetler, MD
Year in Residency/School: M3
Program/School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Track 2: Personal & Practice Leadership

John Bernot, MD*

Project Title: Technology Driven Diabetes Management
Mentor: Conrad Flick, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY3
Program/School: Wake Forest Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program

Amanda Cooper, DO*

Project Title: Got Skills? Value through leadership training
Mentor: Mark Greenawald, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY3
Program/School: Christiana Care Family Medicine Residency

Timothy Friedman, DO, MS

Project Title: Initiation of a Vasectomy Clinic in a Family Medicine Residency, with Associated Logistic Requirements and Financial Implications
Mentor: David Walsworth, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Allegiance Health Family Medicine Residency 

Audrey Gray

Project Title: Identifying “No-Show” Trends in FQHC’s
Mentor: Mark Rastetter, MD
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Michael Lovelace, MBA**

Project Title: A guide to making decisions and managing personal finances for the financial novice medical professional
Mentor: Marc Matthews, MD
Year in Residency/School: M3
Program/School: University of Louisville School of Medicine

Tequilla Manning

Project Title: The Transgender Institute: Creating a Safe Space for Growth and Development
Mentor: Jennifer Tieman, MD
Year in Residency/School: M3
Program/School: University of Kansas Medical Center 

Gabriel Suarez, MD, MBA

Project Title: The NEAT Questionnaire: A lifestyle modification tool for weight loss
Mentor: Kimberly Becher, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY1
Program/School: West Kendall Baptist Hospital Family Medicine

Alexandra Tee*

Project Title: The Role of Student Hotspotting Team in Primary Care Practice
Mentor: Judy Chamberlain, MD
Year in Residency/School: M2
Program/School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Chris Tookey

Project Title: Research and Development of a more specific Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Form for use in primary care offices 
Mentor: Naomi Parrella, MD
Year in Residency/School: M3
Program/School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine 

Track 3: Philanthropic & Mission-Driven Leadership

Emily Barker*

Project Title: Community Awareness of Free Gynecologic Services for Uninsured Women in Madison: Initial Assessment and Recommendations for Future Directions
Mentor: Alan Schwartzstein, MD
Year in Residency/School: M3
Program/School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Clay Cooper

Project Title: Assessing Patient Interest in Health Education at a Newly Established Student-Run Free Clinic
Mentor: Daniel DeJoseph, MD
Year in Residency/School: M3
Program/School: Penn State College of Medicine

Stephanie Fontin

Project Title: Assessing attitudes, priorities, and motivations of weight management in culturally diverse underserved populations
Mentor: Patricia Matto, DO
Year in Residency/School: M3
Program/School: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

Natalie Gentile, MD*

Project Title: Promoting Philanthropic Leadership among Family Medicine Residents through the Quadruple Aim: The Role of Wellness and Self-compassion on Civic Action
Mentor: Jerry Rogers, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency

Courtney Hudson, DO, MBA

Project Title: Family Medicine and the LGBT Community: Are we truly prepared to address the health care disparity or are we just treating this like another hot topic?
Mentor: Linda Stone, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Crozer Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program

Christina Kinnevey, MD**

Project Title: Increasing Prenatal Care in Rural Uganda in Collaboration with a Nonprofit Organization Seeking to Increase Access to Ultrasound Imaging Technology
Mentor: Sarah Sams, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program

Adam Kowalski, MD

Project Title: Needs Assessment for an Army Installation Regarding Improving Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Mentor: Don Briscoe, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency

Bijan Mossadeghi, MD

Project Title: Improved Quality of Life and Access to Healthcare for the Homeless Through Community Gardening
Mentor: Valerie Castle, DO
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: University of Arizona College of Medicine

Whitney Rowe, MD

Project Title: Improving Family Medicine resident physician awareness of community resources for children with special needs
Mentor: Gretchen Irwin, MD, MBA
Year in Residency/School: PGY1
Program/School: Wesley Family Medicine Residency

Brittany Watson

Project Title: Invest for Success: expose children and adolescents who live in underserved communities to healthy lifestyle choices and educational opportunities that lead to STEM careers, particularly medicine
Mentor: Brandon Zabukovic, MD
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: The Medical University of South Carolina

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