Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute: 2018 Scholars and Project Awardees

2018 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

[Jodi Fitzgerald]

Jodi Fitzgerald**

Project Title:A Nutrition Counseling Framework for Family Medicine(prezi.com)"
Mentor: Christina Kelly, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: University of Florida

[Tiffany Ku]

Tiffany Ku

Project Title:“Immigrant Health Toolkit for Loyola Access to Care Clinic"
Mentor:  Michael LeFevre, MD
Year in Residency/School: M2
Program/School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

[Kristina Laquerre]

Kristina Laguerre, MD, MPH

Project Title:“Re-establishing Diabetes Education at a Federally Qualified Health Center”
Mentor: Daniel Spogen, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Southern Hills Hospital

[Naeemah Munir]

Naeemah Munir, MPH

Project Title: "Health Equity Curricular Reform at UC San Diego"
Mentor: Michelle Quiogue, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: University of California, San Diego

[Kate Nowakowski]

Kate Nowakowski

Project Title: "Physician Knowledge of Health Systems" (aimed to ascertain physician knowledge of health systems as a precursor to education)
Mentor: Marla Tobin, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

[Hiten Patel]

Hiten Patel, MD*

Project Title: “How Prevalent is Patient Portal Use? Does Portal Use Result in Improved Cancer Screening?”
Mentor: Margaret O'Dell, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Ohio State Family Medicine Residency Program

[Rebecca Rollston]

Rebekah Rollston, MD, MPH

Project Title: "Needs Assessment & Gap Analysis to Address Nutritional Needs in the Malden Family Medicine Center (MFMC) Patient Population"
Mentor: Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, CPE, CMQ, FAAPL
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Tufts University at Cambridge Health Alliance

[Elena Roumaya]

Elena Roumaya, MD

Project Title: "Let's talk about Sex-How to Decrease Cervical Cancer Risk in HPV Naive Teens"
Mentor: Benjamin Hinkle, MD, MPH
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: University of Alabama at Birmingham-Huntsville Regional Medical Center

[Daniel Salahuddin]

Daniel Salahuddin, MD, MPH*

Project Title: "Assessing Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) in a Residency Clinic in McKeesport, PA Through a Trauma-Informed Approach"
Mentor: David O'Gurek, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: UPMC Combined Family Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program

[Nicholas Schoenmann]

Nicholas Schoenmann*

Project Title: “Lifting for Life" (assess the attitudes and prescriptive habits of resistance training by primary care physicians)
Mentor: Reid Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: Augusta University - Medical College of Georgia


Track 2: Personal & Practice Leadership

[Ariel Crocker]

Ariel Crocker

Project Title: "Assessment of Physician Comfort in Addressing Adolescents’ Use of Social Media, Internet and Cellphones in the Primary Care Setting"
Mentor: Samuel Church, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine

[Katherine Liang]

Katherine Liang*

Project Title: “Encouraging Health Maintenance Screening Through EHR Population Health Tools and Electronic Decision Support”
Mentor: Russell Briesh, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: UMass Medical School

[Diahann Marshall]

Diahann Marshall, MD

Project Title: "Let's Talk Pain: A Resident's Guide to Inpatient Pain Management and Creating a Pain Management Curriculum for Residents"
Mentor: David Walsworth, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY3
Program/School: Henry Ford Hospital - Family and Community Medicine

[Ryan Paulus]

Ryan Paulus

Project Title: “An Overview of Outcomes of the Ohio University’s Mini Longitudinal Clerkship”
Mentor: Jaividhya Dasarathy, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine Dublin Campus

[Poorvi Pfenning]

Poorvi Pfenning, MD

Project Title: “Peace of Mind: Destigmatizing Physician Mental Health and Wellness Through Innovative Educational and Cultural Campaign”
Mentor: Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: University of Colorado - Swedish Family Medicine Residency

[Rhiju Poudel]

Rhiju Poudel, MD

Project Title: “A Step Towards Increasing Cultural Competency Among International Medical Graduates (IMGs)"
Mentor: Donald Briscoe, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Louisiana State University (Shreveport/Monroe Residency Program)

[Arturo Salow]

Arturo Salow*

Project Title: “The Association between Blood Lead Levels and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes”
Mentor: Naomi Parrella, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University

[Courtney Scanlon]

Courtney Scanlon, MD, MBA*

Project Title: “Making Measures That Matter” (explore the current concerns about our health system's contract measures through a case study analysis)
Mentor: James Gill, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Tufts University at Cambridge Health Alliance

[Christie Ton]

Christie Ton, DO**

Project Title: "Dr. Piggy Bank: Improving Physician Financial Literacy Early(www.drpiggybank.org)"
Mentor: Meagan Vermuelen, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Northwell Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program


Track 3: Philanthropic & Mission-Driven Leadership

[Diana Chen]

Diana Chen

Project Title: "Improving the Identification and Care of Victims of Human Trafficking: A Pilot Educational Session for Healthcare Professionals"
Mentor: Dan DeJoseph, MD
Year in Residency/School: M3
Program/School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

[Kimberly Fordham]

Kimberly Fordham, MD

Project Title: “Lifestyle Medicine Education and Intervention for Obese Patients with Chronic Medical Conditions in Savannah, GA”
Mentor: Kehinde Eniola, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Memorial Health University Medical Center

[Jillian Gansert]

Jillian Gansert, MD*

Project Title: “Creating Tools for Success in Screening for and Treating Hepatitis C in the Primary Care Setting”
Mentor: Anne Donnelly, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Crozer Keystone Family Medicine Residency

[Amy Rogers]

Amy Rogers, MD**

Project Title: "The Arizona Asylum Network(prezi.com)"
Mentor: Luke Casias, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: University of Arizona Family Medicine Residency

[Oluyemisi Solomon]

Oluyemisi Solomon, MD, MPH

Project Title: "Reducing Barriers between Medicine and Dentistry: Reconnecting the Mouth to the Body"
Mentor: Kimberly Becher, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Carilion Clinic - VTC School of Medicine

[Tiffany Strickland]

Tiffani Strickland*

Project Title: "Mental Health First Aid Training for Medical Students and its Impact on Homeless Individuals' Access to Mental Health Services"
Mentor: Jay Williamson, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

[Ngoc-Anh Ta]

Ngoc-Anh Ta

Project Title: "Assessing Needs of Saint Louis Refugee Community"
Mentor: Erik Lindbloom, MD, MSPH, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

[Nicole Tenegra]

Nicole Tenegra, MD

Project Title: "Are We Truly Patient Centered: How can we be patient-centered using a complex care model to provide individual care for patients and does this affect patient metrics?”
Mentor: Alan Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Southern Illinois University Family and Community Medicine Springfield

[Olga Ventura]

Olga Ventura, MD

Project Title: "Migrant Caravan Crisis at the San Ysidro, California and Tijuana, Mexico Border: Increasing Education and Advocacy for Migrant Border Health in a Family Medicine Residency Program"
Mentor: Shungling Tsang, MD
Year in Residency/School: PGY2
Program/School: Scripps Mercy Family Medicine Residency

[Pratiksha Yalakkishettar]

Pratiksha Yalakkishettar*

Project Title: "Social Justice, Health Equity, and Social Determinants of Health in Medical Education" (a literature review)
Mentor: Mark Belfer, MD, FAAFP
Year in Residency/School: M4
Program/School: Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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