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Department of Family and Community Medicine Hosts Fourth Annual Research Day

Department of Family and Community Medicine Annual Research Day

Students, residents and faculty were happy to share their research at the Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Fourth Annual Research Day on May 5. They presented their research after the keynote address “Family Medicine for America’s Health,” by Michael Tuggy, M.D., clinical professor of family medicine at the University of Washington, School of Medicine and a rural family physician in the mountain valley in Winthrop, Washington. Dr. Tuggy is vice-chair of the board of Family Medicine for America’s Health, a new collaboration between the eight leading family medicine organizations in the United States, established to drive continued improvement of the U.S. health care system and demonstrate the value of true primary care.  View the photo gallery here.

“It’s heartening to see the increasing focus on research by family medicine departments across the nation, research centered on outcomes, practice, day-to-day issues and patient care. Here at NYMC, we’re happy to do our part of engage members of our department in the exciting work of discovery and translation to serve the need of our patients and communities,” said Sonia A. Velez, M.D., J.D., assistant professor of family and community medicine and interim chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Abstract Awards

Students

Erica Jacovetty, School of Medicine Class of 2016 (pictured above)
“Association of Contraceptive Choice Following Voluntary Abortion on the Incidence of Repeat Abortion”

Daniel Yee, School of Medicine Class of 2018
“The Health Frontiers in Tijuana Undergraduate Internship Program: A Novel Global Health Experience.”

Residents

Krystle Chua, M.D., resident in the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
“Bacterial Pathogens and Antimicrobial Sensitivity Patterns in Patients with Urinary Tract Infection in the Clifton Family Practice Outpatient Setting”

Mohammed Z. Islam, M.D., and Salwa Ahsan, M.D., residents in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Hoboken University Medical Center
"Assessment of Physician Sensitivity to Patient Health Literacy at our Neighborhood Health Center in Hoboken”

Zohra Salehi, M.D., resident in the Family Medicine at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, Yonkers, N.Y.
“The Impact of Audiovisual Communication on Patient Comprehension in Primary Care Setting”

The People’s Choice Awards chosen by attendees were presented to Yevgeniy Vaynkof, M.D., a resident in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Hoboken University Medical Center, for “Are We Providing Appropriate Smoking Cessation Counseling for Identified Tobacco Users at Our Neighborhood Health Center in Hoboken?” and second-year medical student Daniel Yee for “The Health Frontiers in Tijuana Undergraduate Internship Program: A Novel Global Health Experience.”