The Institute Holds Fourth Annual Research & Innovation Symposium
New York, NY (March 18, 2015) – The Institute’s annual Research & Innovation Symposium was held Wednesday, March 11th at The New York Academy of Medicine. The event allows the great minds of the Institute to share innovative research projects with colleagues, the community and Institute partners.
There were 48 projects presented and about 180 people in attendance. 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:
- Research: “Assessment of Grief Related Mental Health Disorders in Primary Care” by authors Sapana R Patel, PhD; Elizabeth Mitchell, LCSW; Liz Lever, LMSW; Katherine M Shear, MD; and Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM.
- Continuous Quality Improvement: “Retaining Patients Living with HIV/AIDS through Friendly Outreach Cards” by authors Felicity Tsikiwa, LPN; Jesse Feinman; Rebecca Green, LMSW; and Ross Hewitt, MD.
- Innovative Projects: “Not Your Momma’s Sex Ed: An Updated Sex Education Curriculum at Washington Irving High School Campus” by authors Bryana Williams; Eleanore Langknecht; Arin Kramer, FNP; and Rachel Roth, MD.
- People’s Choice Award: “Improving Outcomes in Patients Who are Prescribed Alprazolam with Concurrent Use of Opioids” by author Pik-Sai Yung, MD.
Click on the links above to view the winning presentations. Congratulations to all of the Institute staff who participated in the event.