Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute: 2017 Scholars and Project Awardees

2017 Scholars and Leadership Projects

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

Track 1: Policy & Public Health Leadership

[Anastasia Coutinho]

Anastasia Coutinho, MD, MHS

Project Title: Postpartum Group Visits to Support High-Risk Mothers in Sobriety
Mentor: Catherine McCarthy, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY3
Program/School: Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency

[William Johnstone]

William Johnstone, III, MD, PhD*

Project Title: Caring for the Caregiver: Implementation of an Outpatient Clinic-Based Support Group
Mentor: Tinsley Rucker, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Department of Family Medicine, The Brody School of Medicine

[Kyle Leggott]

Kyle Leggott, MD

Project Title: One Resident's Journey in Health Policy & Advocacy 
Mentor: Luke Casias, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

[Lilupa Lipa]

Lilupa Lipa, MD

Project Title: Educating Residents on Nutrition and Dietary Changes
Mentor: Chris Lupold, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY1
Program/School: Family Medicine at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

[Ryann Milne Price]

Ryann Milne-Price*

Project Title: "Bridging to Practice" for Family Medicine Resident Abortion Training in Abortion Provider Shortage Areas
Mentor: Barb Doty, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: University of Washington School of Medicine

[Thai Nguyen]

Thai Nguyen

Project Title: Implementation of Office Spirometry in Primary Care for Asthma Diagnosis and Management
Mentor: Mark Rastetter, MD
Year in Residency/School: M3
Program/School: Saint James School of Medicine

[Geeth Kavya Minama Reddy]

Geeth Kavya Minama Reddy

Project Title: Healthy Sexuality Coalition Asset Guide
Mentor: Renee Crichlow, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

[Kaitlyn Shirely]

Kaitlyn Shirely, MPH*

Project Title: Social Determinants of Health in Rural Tennessee Clinics
Mentor: Joseph Gravel, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M3
Program/School: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University

[Paul Yerkes]

Paul Yerkes, MD**

Project Title: Improving the Identification of Veterans and Their Access to Mental Health Services in the Community(34 page PDF)
Mentor: Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Christina Care Health System Family Medicine Residency Program

[Jingna Zhao]

Jingna Zhao, MD

Project Title: Review of Paleolithic Diet: Popular and Potent
Mentor: Marla Tobin, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Track 2: Personal & Practice Leadership

[Michelle Bejar]

Michelle Bejar, MD*

Project Title: Increasing Resident Engagement and Reporting of Adverse Events
Mentor: Mark Belfer, DO, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY3
Program/School: Mount Sinai Downtown Residency of Urban Family Medicine

[Morgan Buda]

Morgan Buda

Project Title: Transgender Medicine Integrated Grand Rounds: Are Medical Students Receiving Enough Education to Competently Care For Our Patients?
Mentor: Michael LeFevre, MD, MSPH
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine

[Megan Campbell]

Megan Campbell, MD*

Project Title: Bringing Family Medicine Home: An Examination of a Continuity Home Visit Resident Pilot Curriculum as Tool for Finding Deeper Meaning in Medicine
Mentor: Mark Greenawald, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program

[Helen Jin]

Helen Jin

Project Title: Effectiveness of Case Management for High Utilizers in an Urban Primary Care Setting
Mentor: James Gill, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: Boston University School of Medicine

[Charles Minor]

Charles Minor

Project Title: Do High School Football Teams Need Family Physicians on the Sidelines?
Mentor: Christina Kelly, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M2
Program/School: University of Alabama School of Medicine

[Andrea Banuelos Mota]

Andrea Bañuelos Mota*

Project Title: Leadership in Underserved Medicine: An Analysis of Curriculum Needs in Undergraduate Medical Education
Mentor: Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M2
Program/School: Keck School of Medicine of USC

[Timothy Smilnak]

Timothy Smilnak, MD, MPH

Project Title: An Introduction to Quality Improvement Science in the Primary Care Setting
Mentor: Anne Donnelly, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY1
Program/School: University of Rochester

[Chandler Sparks]

Chandler Sparks**

Project Title: Home Birth in Texas – An Educational Web-Resource for Clinicians and Patients(
Mentor: David Ross, MD
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: UNTHSC - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

[Jennifer Tran]

Jennifer Tran, MD

Project Title: Brown Family Medicine Residency Burnout Inventory & Preventive Skills Workshop
Mentor: Howard Sellinger, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Brown University/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Family Medicine Residency Program

[Bruna Zanolini]

Bruna Zanolini, MD

Project Title: Fostering a Culture of Patient Safety Within a Residency
Mentor: Mark Stovak, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY3
Program/School: Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Family Medicine Residency

Track 3: Philanthropic & Mission-Driven Leadership

[Erin Clark]

Erin Clark*

Project Title: Program Evaluation & Design for Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery in an Urban Underserved Population
Mentor: Kehinde Eniola, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M3
Program/School: Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

[Hannah Herman]

Hannah Herman, DO

Project Title: Supporting Breastfeeding in an Underserved Washington, DC Community
Mentor: Russ Breish, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education

[Jasser Khairallah]

Jasser Khairallah

Project Title: Failing to Try When You Are Afraid to Fail
Mentor: Jeff Panzer, MD, MS
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

[Jessica Lapinski]

Jessica Lapinski, DO**

Project Title: Delivering Quality Care to the LGBTQ+Community at Duke Family Medicine(40 page PDF)
Mentor: Ken Bertka, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Duke Community and Family Medicine

[Darcie Moeller]

Darcie Moeller*

Project Title: Patient Education for Primary Care
Mentor: Sarah Sams, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: Frank H. Netter MD, School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

[William Morrow]

William Morrow, DO

Project Title: Faculty and Education Development Track for a Family Medicine Residency Program
Mentor: Daniel Spogen, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency


[Sumana Setty]

Sumana Setty, MD

Project Title: Spanish Health Literacy Tools
Mentor: Mary Jo Welker, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY1
Program/School: Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residency 

[James Suchy]

James Suchy, MD*

Project Title: ResourcefulMD: A Patient-Resource Management Application for Healthcare Providers
Mentor: Jerry Rogers, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY3
Program/School: University of California, Irvine, Department of Family Medicine

[Melissa Wilcox]

Melissa Wilcox, MD

Project Title: Improving Middle School Coaches Knowledge in Preventing and Recognizing Concussions
Mentor: Alan Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program - Davis Track

[Sirisha Yellayi]

Sirisha Yellayi

Project Title: A Med Student's Quick Guide to Contraception
Mentor: David Walsworth, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

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