SUMR 16 Scholars and Their Mentors

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SUMR 16 Scholars and Their Mentors

Photos From The Final Presentation Seminar

During their three months in the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program, LDI SUMR scholars were each paired with a Penn faculty mentor and involved in an ongoing research project. Along with the hands-on research opportunity, the arrangement also provides the student with an intimate, real-world experience of daily life in an academic community of health services research scholars and their teams. This year's program ended in the traditional three days of seminar presentations by each of the SUMR scholars, some of whom worked on two research projects during the three-month program. Below are photos of those scholars with their mentors and research team members.

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(Above, left) Determinants of the Quality of Home Health Care SUMR Scholar Dave Lacroix of Dartmouth College and mentor Kunhee Kim, PhD Candidate, Wharton Health Care Management and Economics. (Above, right) Improving Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in the Department of Orthopaedics SUMR Scholar Joseph Pecha of the University of Dallas and mentor Patricia Sullivan, PhD, Associate Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS).
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(Above, left) The Relationship Between Poverty-to-Income Ratio and Chronic Diseases Among US Adults SUMR Scholar Kareha Agesa of Denison University and mentor Blanca Himes, PhD, Assistant Professor of Informatics in the Perelman School of Medicine Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department.
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(Above, left) Testing Ways of Encouraging Medication Adherence for Patients with Hypertension SUMR Scholar Sophia Anderson of the College of Wooster and mentor Noora Marcus, MA, Clinical Research Coordinator, LDI’s Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE). (Above, right) Better to Be Shot than Injured by a Fall: Geographic Disparities in Trauma Center Triage by Mechanism of Injury SUMR Scholar John Fitz-Henley II of Dartmouth College and mentor Kit Delgado, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine.
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(About, left) Assessing Medication Adherence and Patients’ Perspective on Clinical Interventions and Adherence-Promoting Tools Adam Mussell, MA, Project Manager at LDI CHIBE; SUMR Scholar Gabriela Esnaola of Yale University; and mentor Peter Reese, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine. (Above, right) Patient Activation in Surgical Patient Safety Rachel Sweeney, Research Assistant; SUMR Scholar Joseph Pecha; mentor Alex Arriaga, MD, MPH, ScD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care; and SUMR Scholar Levi Bowers of Haverford College.
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(Above, left) SUMR Scholar Chris Koilor of Pennsylvania State University with his parents, Jurdina and Felix. (Above, right) Emotional Response and Recovery in Urban Black Men Mentor Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Professor, School of Nursing; SUMR Scholar Chris Koilor; Sara Jacob, PhD, MPH, RN, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Jessica Webster, MS, LPC, Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator; and Cayla Conover, Research Assistant.
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(Above, left) Language as a Barrier in Cancer Clinical Trial Eligibility SUMR Scholar Levi Bowers; mentor Carmen Guerra, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor, Medicine; and SUMR Scholar Nada Boualam of the University of Pennsylvania. (Above, right) Physician Behavior in Accountable Care Organizations Mentor Bill Pajerowski, PhD Candidate, Wharton Health Care Management and Economics and SUMR Scholar John Fitz-Henley II.
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(Above, left) Assessing the Needs of Health Policy Makers Ellen McGeoch, Project Manager, LDI; SUMR Scholar Nada Boualam; and mentor Julia Mitchell, Health Policy Specialist, LDI. (Above, right) SUMR Scholar Sophia Anderson and friend, Stephanie Bono.
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(Above, left) Evaluating the Impact of a Community Based Care Management Program on High-Utilizing Patients SUMR Scholar Sophia Anderson and mentor Manik Chhabra, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. (Above, right) Development of Culturally-Sensitive Messaging and Strategies to Promote Awareness related to Cognition and Cognitive Impairment Kristin Harkins, Clinical Research Coordinator; mentor Jason Karlawish, MD, Professor, Medicine; SUMR Scholar Ana Bonilla Martinez of Rutgers University; Tigist Hailu, MPH, Coordinator, Diversity in Research and Education, Penn Memory Center; and Terrence Casey, Social Media and Communications Coordinator, Penn Memory Center.
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(Above, left) Accessibility of Automatic External Defibrillators Based on Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Locations Jesse Goldshear, MPH, Research Coordinator; Amy Lanza, MPH, Research Coordinator; Christina Mancheno, Research Coordinator; Remi Gurak, Innovation Assistant; SUMR Scholar Carlos Carmona of the University of Pennsylvania; Jeremy Asch, Research Analyst; Michelle Lu, Research Intern; and Emma Horst-Martz, Research Intern. (Above, right) The Impact of Healthy Food Marketing Strategies in Supermarkets Donna Paulhamus Giordano, MS, RDN, Research Project Manager; mentor Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, Professor, Medicine and Nursing; SUMR Scholar Kehinde Oyekanmi of Temple University; and Sarah Green, MPH, Research Project Manager.
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(Above, left) Path for Triples Research Assistant; SUMR Scholar Bushauna Freeman of Lincoln University; and mentor Donna Coviello, PhD, Research Assistant Professor. (Above, right) SUMR Scholar Chris Koilor and friend, William Okrafo-Smart from Pennsylvania State University.
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(Above, left) Characterizing Patient-Centered Outcomes After Life-Threatening Traumatic Injury Sruthi Buddai, Clinical Research Coordinator; SUMR Scholar Chris Koilor; and mentor Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care. (Above, right) Improving Asthma Care within Vulnerable Populations Mentor Chen Kenyon MD, MSHP, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; SUMR Scholar Sebastian de Armas of the University of Pennsylvania; Diana Worsley, MPH, Clinical Research Coordinator; and mentor Stephanie Doupnik, MD, Instructor, Pediatrics.
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(Above, left) Communication to Improve Shared Decision-Making in ADHD SUMR Scholar Barrington Bennett of the University of Pennsylvania and mentor Jim Guevara, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Epidemiology. (Above, right) Smarter Big Data for a Healthy Pennsylvania: Changing the Paradigm of Healthcare Research team members with; SUMR Scholar Alejandro Borgonovo of the University of Pennsylvania; and mentor Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Medicine.
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(Above, left) The Fostering Improvement in End-of-Life Decision Science (FIELDS) Program Josh Rolnick, MD, Clinical Scholar; mentor Beth Cooney, MPH; and SUMR Scholar Gabriela Esnaola. (Above, right) Preference and Discharge Disposition after Total Joint Replacement Mentor Finnah Pio; SUMR Scholar Ian Jeong of the University of Pennsylvania; and mentor Patricia Sullivan, PhD, Associate Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS).
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(Above, left) SUMR Scholar, Bushauna Freeman with her family. (Above, right) What Factors Predict Successful Completion of Treatment? Tiffany Dominique, Administrative Coordinator; SUMR Scholar Bushauna Freeman; and mentor David Metzger, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Psychiatry.
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(Above, left) Diversity and Inclusion at Your Workplace: Tell Us Your Story
(Back Row) Corrine Fahl, Program Coordinator and Public Affairs, Office of Inclusion and Diversity; Kya Hertz, Operations, Office of Inclusion and Diversity; mentor Eve Higgenbotham, SM, MD, Vice Dean, Diversity and Inclusion; mentor Jaya Aysola, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Medicine; SUMR Scholar Kareha Agesa of Denison University; SUMR Scholar Ana Bonilla Martinez; (Front Row) Kevin Jenkins, PhD, Vice-Provost Doctoral Fellow; Matthew Kearney, Research Assistant; and SUMR Scholar Carlos Carmona. (Above, right) Multiproduct Firm Advantage SUMR Scholar Dave Lacroix and mentors Matt Grennan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Care Management, Charu Gupta, PhD Candidate, Wharton Health Care Management and Economics.