Photo Page: SUMR Scholars and Their Faculty Mentors

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Photo Page: SUMR Scholars and Their Faculty Mentors

The SUMR 2014 Finale Seminar

Photography by Hoag Levins

LDI's 2014 Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program ended with a three-day late August seminar in which each young scholar gave a presentation on the research work he or she was involved in with a Penn mentor. Held in LDI's auditorium, the seminar sessions were attended by Penn faculty members, the mentors, and family members of the scholars. These are photos of those scholars and their mentors and mentoring team members.

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Hester

Orthopaedic Surgery and Global Health: Penn in Tanzania
SUMR scholar Alyssa Hester of the University of Virginia and Neil Sheth, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine.

Pendse

Outcomes of Live Kidney Donors vs. Individuals Turned Down for Donation
SUMR scholar Ruchita Pendse of the University of Pennsylvania and Adam Mussell, MA, Project Manager at LDI's Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE).

Khemet

Study of FDA Sunscreen Regulation Products, Promotion, and Consumer Awareness
Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine; Sara Grossman, Project Coordinator; SUMR scholar Nehanda Khemet of Hampton University; and Sarah Green, MPH, Research Project Manager.

Flash

1. Active Choice Study and Expanded Choice Sets
2. Perceptions of Disability in Survivors of the Intensive Care Unit

Michael Olorunnisola, Clinical Research Coordinator, Perelman School of Medicine; Vanessa Madden, BSc, Project Manager, FIELDS Center for End-of-Life Decision Science; Katherine Courtright, MD, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellow, FIELDS; SUMR scholar Isabella Ciuffetelli of Johns Hopkins University, SUMR scholar Moses Flash of Williams College, Elizabeth Cooney, Assistant Director of the FIELDS Center and Project Manager at the LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE); Ashley Kraybill, Research Assistant, FIELDS; Nichole Gabler, PhD, MHA, MPH, analyst, FIELDS; and Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, MBE, Assistant Professor of both Medicine and Epidemiology at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, Deputy Director of CHIBE and Director of the FIELDS Center.

Flash

Social Media and Health Care
Kyle Kocher, Research Assistant at the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab; SUMR scholar Moses Flash of Williams College, and Robert Smith, medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine.

Chavez

Handoffs and Transitions in Critical Care (HATRICC)
Mark Barry, research assistant and medical student, Perelman School of Medicine; Hannah Peifer, research assistant; Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perlman School of Medicine; SUMR scholar Tyler Chavez of New Mexico State University; and Meredith Collard, Research Coordinator for Anesthesiology and Critical Care.

Taylor

Young Quakers Community Partnership Evaluation
Lucille Alexander, Health Sciences Pipeline Evaluation Research Assistant; Gretchen Suess, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Penn Arts & Sciences; SUMR scholar Karena Taylor of the University of Pennsylvania; Valentina De Fex, ABCS Evaluation Research Assistant and Office Research Coordinator; and Kyra Berger, Evaluation Data Coordinator. Alexander, De Fex and Berger are student team members of the Netter Center Evaluation Data Team.

Hester

Long Term Care Insurance Markets
SUMR scholar Alyssa Hester of the University of Virginia and Ashley Swanson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School.

Yates

Insurance Coverage for Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Participants in the Wiser Survivor Study
Margaret Evangelisti, M.Ed, Research Coordinator, Wiser Survivor project; Renata Alford, M.S.Ed, Research Recruitment Coordinator; Lorrane Dean, ScD, School of Medicine instructor and Project Manager of the WISER Survivor Study; SUMR scholar Shamarlon Yates of the University of Pennsylvania; J. Sanford Schwartz, MD, Professor of both Medicine at Perelman and Health Care Management at The Wharton School; and Neethu Jacob, Administrative Assistant, Schmitz Lab.

Selkridge

CHOP Digital Health Initiative
Katherine Halkyard, MPH, Research Coordinator; SUMR scholar Isaiah Selkridge of the University of Pennsylvania; and Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH, Senior Scientist, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Kanneganti

Picking Up After ACA: A Health Economics Approach
Karin Rhodes, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Research; Simon Basseyn, Research Fellow; Robert Nathenson, PhD, MSE, MSc, post doctoral researcher at LDI; SUMR scholar Mounika Kanneganti of the University of Pennsylvania; and Nora Becker, MD/PhD student at Penn's Wharton School.

Kanneganti

Picking Up After ACA: A health Economics Approach
Janet Weiner, MPH, Associate Director for Health Policy at LDI; SUMR scholar Mounika Kanneganti of the University of Pennsylvania; and Dan Polsky, PhD, MPP, Executive Director of LDI and Professor of both Medicine in Penn's Perelman School and Health Care Management in The Wharton School.

Yates

Way to Healthy Cholesterol: A Randomized Trial of Incentives for Habit Formation
SUMR scholar Shamarlon Yates of the University of Pennsylvania and Dana Gatto, Project Manager at LDI's Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE).

Pendse

Early Indicators of Performance of the ACA's Health Insurance Cooperatives
SUMR scholar Ruchita Pendse of the University of Pennsylvania and Scott Harrington, PhD, Professor of Health Care Management at The Wharton School.

Ciufetelli

Understanding Symptom Response, Diuretic Usage, Diet and Fluid Intake to Prevent Hospitalization in Heart Failure Patients
Julia Hill, Penn School of Nursing student; SUMR scholar Isabella Ciufetelli of Johns Hopkins University; Barbara Riegel, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FAHA, Professor, Penn School of Nursing; and Amanda Desenna, Penn School of Nursing student.

Taylor

PATH for Triples -- An Investigation of Home Health Care Intervention for Severe Mental Illness, Substance Abuse & HIV / AIDS
David Kelly, work-study student with mentor Michael Blank, PhD (not shown); Rebeka Lovato, Senior Research Associate; SUMR scholar Karena Taylor of the University of Pennsylvania;\ and Donna Coviello, MD, Research Assistant Professor.

Tran

Barriers and Facilitators to the Accrual of Underrepresented Minorities in Lung Cancer Clinical Trials at the Abramson Cancer Center
SUMR scholar Jason Tran of the University of California, Riverside, and Carmen Guerra, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine.

Appeadu

Vaccine Acceptance in Two Middle Income Countries: The Impact of Attitudes Towards Vaccine Safety
Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School; SUMR scholar Sarah Appeadu of the University of Pennsylvania; and Lori Kestenbaum, MD, Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Abou-khsaiwan

Consumer Advertising Competition in Prescription Drugs
SUMR scholar Ola Abou-Khsaiwan of the University of Pennsylvania and Amanda Starc, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Care Management at The Wharton School

Kanneganti

Colon Cancer Screening Outreach: Design
Alexis Zebrowski, Clinical Research Coordinator; Chyke Doubeni, MD, FRCS, MPH, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School; SUMR scholar Mounika Kanneganti of the University of Pennsylvania; and Linda Pang, Research Coordinator.

Chavez

Translation of Genomics into Improvement in Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Matthew Astolfi, Clinical Research Assistant; Michael Leff; SUMR scholar Tyler Chavez of New Mexico State University; Angela Bradbury, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School; and Linda Crossett, MPH, Senior Project Manager.

Khemet

Psychological Effects of Injury in Urban Black Men: A Disparate Health Issue
Andrew Robinson, Research Coordinator; SUMR scholar Nehanda Khemet of Hampton University; and Jessica Webster, MS, Senior Research Coordinator.

Gonzales

Rural-Urban Disparities in Acute Stroke Management
Dylan Thibault, Research Coordinator, Neurology; SUMR scholar Sergio Gonzales of the University of Mexico; and Allison Willis, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine.

Ndwandwe

Translation of Genomics into Improvements in Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Peter Groeneveld, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School; SUMR scholar Siya Ndwandwe of Macalester College; Andy Epstein, PhD, MPP, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School; and Sakhena Hin, MPH, Project Manager.

Bonuedie

US Physicians Views on Overtreatment Guidelines
Kira Ryskina, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar; SUMR scholar Hillary Bonuedie of Columbia University; and Seema Desai, Research Assistant in the Penn Masters of Science program.

Abou-Khsaiwan

The Economics of Retainer-Based Medicine
SUMR scholar Ola Abou-Khsaiwan of the University of Pennsylvania and Adam Leive, Penn PhD student at the Wharton School.

Selkridge

Family Virtual ICU Rounding
Daniel Holena, MD, BACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Perelman School, and SUMR scholar Isaiah Selkridge of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ndwandwe

Insurer Incentives Project
Ari Friedman, Penn MD/PhD student and SUMR scholar Siya Ndwandwe of Macalester College.

Bonuedie

Technology to Improve Prenatal Services
Ian Bennett, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School; SUMR scholar Hillary Bonuedie of Columbia University; and Rebecca Henderson, Bennett's Research Coordinator.

Johnston

Veterans Justice Outreach: Supporting Returning Prisoners
Elizabeth Flatley, Program Analyst in the Veterans Justice Programs at the Philadlephia VA Medical Center; and SUMR scholar Marshall Johnston of Juniata College.