Annual Research & Innovation Symposium
Every Spring, the Institute hosts a Research & Innovation Symposium, where staff and students showcase scholarly, quality improvement and program innovation activities from the preceding year. The 2017 Symposium highlighted the work of the Institute’s Bronx Health REACH program, with a keynote address by REACH program director Charmaine Ruddock.
Awards were presented to standout projects in each of four categories:
- Research Award: “Disparities in Physical Education and Activity in NYC Schools: A District-Wide Assessment of South Bronx Elementary Schools” by authors Emily Oppenheimer, MS; Charmaine Ruddock, MS; Emma Rodgers, MS; Neil Calman, MD, FAAFP
- Continuous Quality Improvement Award: “Staying Ahead of Catch-Up Immunizations at the Washington Irving School-Based Health Center” by authors Fidela Chiang, FNP, MPH; Tatiana Alicea, RN; Nicole Jones, MOA; Rimma Iskhakova, MOA; Jeanne Flynn, FNP; Katherine Bednarczyk, FNP; Rachel Evans, BA
- Innovative Projects Award: “South Bronx Churches Leading the Effort to Increase Access to Fruits and Vegetables” by authors Immaculada Moronta, MIM; Charmaine Ruddock, MS; Emma Rodgers, MS; Mubashir Mohi-ud-Din, MPH; Neil S. Calman, MD, FAAFP
- People’s Choice Award (selected by open vote): “Women’s Narratives: The Role of Support Group Interventions in Primary Care Settings for HIV Positive Women” by Vanessa Pizarro, LMSW
View all 2017 Symposium presentations here.
All Institute staff and trainees are invited to participate in the Symposium – look out for announcements each Fall.