|A newsletter for research & medical education||July 2012|
Amit Bhargava, a former resident, was erroneously listed as a poster session prizewinner at the American Geriatric Society meeting. The actual winner was Dr. Anju Bhagavan, third year medicine resident, who tied for First Place for her case report, "Do Not Record (DNR) code status = RESUSCITATE," and received Second Place for her case report, "Frozen with Pain."
Dr. Katherine O'Connell White Awarded Society of Family Planning Grant
Katherine O'Connell White, MD, MPH, Chief, General Obstetrics and Gynecology Division, is one of a team of researchers that won a 2012 Society of Family Planning large research grant.
The project, a survey of abortion providers across the country regarding issues such as availability of procedures, standard practices, and stigma and harassment of providers, will be run out of City University of New York - Hunter.
Dr. White's team's proposal was the highest rated of the 48 applicants for the large grants. Her co-primary investigator is Heidi Jones, PhD of CUNY - Hunter.
Third Dedicated Education Units (DEU) for Nursing Education Opened This Summer
New Model Changes the Way Baystate Educates Nursing Students
In the Dedicated Education Unit model, a nursing unit is dedicated to a specific nursing school, to allow nurse clinical teachers to learn and apply one specific nursing curriculum. Each student works with a specially trained staff nurse, and a nursing faculty.
In the summer of 2012, the third DEU was opened on Daly 6B in partnership with Elms College. Students will focus on surgical nursing.
The first DEU opened on Springfield 1 in 2008, in partnership with University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Nursing, for the purpose of incorporating interdisciplinary experiences into the curriculum. These students participate in seminars with third year medical students.
In 2010, the second DEU was opened on Wesson 3 for Springfield Technical College nursing students who planned to continue on and earn a bachelors degree in nursing.
Since 2008, 112 nursing students have completed clinical experiences in the DEU model. Two doctoral students are currently evaluating the learning in these units, comparing communication experiences between DEUs and units using traditional educational models.
DEUs were introduced at Baystate by Mary Brunton, Director, Clinical Practice and Spiritual Services, and Patty Samra, Director of Clinical Workforce Planning.
Michael Rosenblum, MD Takes on Society of General Internal Medicine Roles
Dr. Michael Rosenblum, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, will be Co-Chair of Innovations in Medical Education for the Society of General Internal Medicine's 2013 national meeting in Denver. He will also serve on the Program Committee for the meeting.
Oz Harmanli, MD Elected to Executive Board of Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
Dr. Oz Harmanli Chief, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, will serve on the Executive Board of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. He will be the Society's new chair of the education committee. SGS is an invitation-only organization of academic gynecologic surgeons.
Maura Brennan, MD Appointed to American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Committee
Dr. Maura Brennan, Program Director of the Geriatrics Fellowship, has been appointed to the Membership Committee of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She will focus on increasing trainee and student involvement with AAHPM. The Academy is dedicated to improving the care of patients with life- threatening or serious conditions.
Yolanda DaCosta-Nwosu, RN and Kim Dziel, RN Named Nursing Research Council's Clinical Research Scholars
The Nursing Research Council has selected Yolanda DaCosta-Nwosu, RN and Kim Dziel, RN as Clinical Research Scholars for the Staff Nurse Mentor Program in Evidence-based Practice. This program is a year long, partially funded mentor program that supports staff nurses who want to improve bedside practice using EBP processes.
Dustin Nguyen, DO Selected Resident Representative to the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on Ethics, Grievances, and Professional Standards
Dr. Dustin Nguyen, PGY 3 Radiology resident, will serve a one-year term as the Resident Representative to the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on Ethics, Grievances, and Professional Standards starting in June 2012.
He will have an important role in representing residents’ perspectives before the committee, and helping to shape MMS policy.