The Institute Holds Fifth Annual Research & Innovation Symposium


New York, NY (April 21, 2016) – The Institute’s annual Research & Innovation Symposium was held last night at The New York Academy of Medicine. This event allows Institute staff, of various disciplines, to share innovative research projects with colleagues, the community and Institute partners.

It was an evening of discovery and recognition of the dedication, hard work and creativity of Institute staff who constantly strive to improve their services and develop new models of care, often even after the work day is complete. At the end of the evening, attendees voted for the best projects in four categories — Research, Continuous Quality Improvement, Innovative Projects and People’s Choice.

Awards were presented to the standout projects in each category:

  • Continuous Quality Improvement – Screening for Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care” by authors Catherine Skulnik, BA; Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-R; Maxine Golub, MPH; Diane Hauser, MPA; Elizabeth Lever, LMSW; Benjamin Clemens LCSW; Michaela Frazier, LMSW; Nandini Shroff, MPH; Neil Calman, MD
  • Innovative Projects – Improving Transgender Care for IFH Patients” by authors Elisa Wallman Jacques, LMSW; Insung Min, MD; Victor Sta.Ana, MD
  • Research – Early Pregnancy Loss in the Emergency Room: Understanding womens’ experiences to promote patient-centered care delivery” by authors Sara Baird MD, Linda Prine MD, Rebecca Crowder, Monica Gagnon MPH, Emily Briglia MPH, GG DeFiebre
  • People’s Choice Award – Incidence of Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection Among Lesbian and Bisexual Women at a Network of Federally Qualified Health Centers in New York” by authors Natalie Hinchcliffe, DO; Sarah Miller, MD, MPH; Eve Waltermaurer, PhD; Linda Prine, MD

Congratulations to all the Institute staff that participated in last night’s event.  Click here to view a full listing of all projects displayed last night.