The Institute Holds Seventh Annual Research & Innovation Symposium, Highlights Advocacy
New York, NY (April 26, 2018) – The Institute’s annual Research & Innovation Symposium was held last night at The New York Academy of Medicine. The theme of this year’s symposium was Research and Advocacy, which had the goal of not simply focusing on the science and data of research, but the positive social impact much of our research achieves.
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. Below are the first place winners in each category:
- Research – “A Comparison of Tricyclic Antidepressant Prescriptions between Patients with and without Identified Suicidal Ideation” by authors Anna Blazejowskyj, BS, Virna Little, PsyD, Abigail Herron, DO, and Andrea Cole, PhD.
- Continuous Quality Improvement – “You Are Not Alone: A Group Intervention to Increase Confidence in Safety Planning” by authors Warren “Jay” Pires, LCSW, Sarah Bernes, LMSW, MPH, Marianne Goodman, MD, and Deena Levine, LCSW.
- Innovative Projects (tie) – 1) “Implementation of Interconception Care Screening at Well Child Visits: Developing a Successful Workflow for Family Health Center Staff” by authors Aimee Mankodi, MD, Katrina Organ, BA, CLC, and Sabine Shaughnessy BA, CLC. 2) “Hepatitis C at West 17th Street Family Practice: Identifying Population Needs and Proposing a Clinical Workflow” by authors Meg Glausser, MD, Regina Ginzburg, PharmD, Shireen Farzadeh, PharmD candidate, You Jin Chang, PharmD Candidate, and Michelle Bejar, MD.
- People’s Choice Award (tie) – 1) “You Are Not Alone: A Group Intervention to Increase Confidence in Safety Planning” by authors Warren “Jay” Pires, LCSW, Sarah Bernes, LMSW, MPH, Marianne Goodman, MD, and Deena Levine, LCSW. 2) “HIV Stigma Reduction at the Institute for Family Health” by authors Rebekah Glushefski, LMSW, Rebecca Green, LMSW, Andrea Cole, Ph.D., LCSW, Robert Murayama, MD, and Mary McGrath, BA.
Congratulations to all the Institute staff that participated in last night’s event.