Institute holds Second Annual Research and Innovation Symposium

The Institute for Family Health’s second annual Research and Innovation Symposium took place on Friday, February 1st on the campus of our academic affiliate, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The event featured over 50 poster presentations showcasing the work of the Institute’s dedicated staff, residents and HealthCorps navigators. Over 125 guests attended the symposium to learn about innovative work and research at the Institute.

Awards were presented to five especially exemplary projects:

  • Continuous Quality Improvement Award: “Insurance Enrollment in the School Health Setting” by Caitlin Hanson, MPH and Jessica Tappan, LMSW
  • Research Award: “Leveraging Electronic Health Records and Specific Demographic Data to Screen for Hepatitis B in a Community Health Center” by Geniene Wilson, MD, Eve Waltermaurer, PhD, Joe Lurio, MD, Giovanni Velez, MD, and Anila Adhami, MD
  • Special Projects Award: “Trauma Informed Care” by Rebecca Green, LMSW
  • People’s Choice Award: “Abnormal Pap Smears: Patient Notification and Colposcopy Adherence Before and After Interventions in an Urban Family Health Center” by Sara Karp, MD and Natasha Miller
  • Honorary Award: “Cancer Screening for Uninsured Adult Women: What Can Student-Run Free Clinics Do Differently to Screen More Effectively?” by Wayne Cohen-Levy, Aryind Badhey, Kimberly Ashayeri, Jeffrey Glicksman, Sarah Nosal, MD, William B. Jordan, MD, MPH, and Amarilys Cortijo, MD