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Link Year Name Medical School Project Title Project Location Key Outcomes
PDF 2019 Matthew Acosta SUNY Downstate Downstate Street Medicine: Inception and Growth Downstate Street Medicine Outreach Association To identify, assess, and address the needs of the unsheltered homeless population within a 1.5-mile radius surrounding the Downstate campus.
PDF 2019 Ayomide Loyola Stritch School of Medicine A.C.Tivate Health – Active Creative Teamwork Quinn Center of St. Eulalia To inform children in grades 1 – 8 about obesity and how to prevent it by engaging them in different physical activities and teaching them about healthy foods.
PDF 2019 Shantrice Appleby Morehouse School of Medicine Unintended Pregnancy Project: Establishing Healthy Provider-Patient Relationships Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Community Health and Preventative Medicine To conduct exploratory community engaged research that will inform and contribute to the development of interventions and measures that address the cultural and structural factors that produce high rates of unintended pregnancy in low-income, ethno-racial minority populations through the perspective of future healthcare providers regarding the provider-patient relationship to achieve better health outcomes.
PDF 2019 Guadalupe Arreola University of California, Davis, School of Medicine HealthSteps: Transforming pediatric primary care to support families living in poverty, ensuring children are healthy and prepared to succeed in school and life Petaluma Health Center To work with the organization, HealthySteps, which is a national model of enhanced pediatric primary care that integrates a child development specialist into the primary care team, in order to foster positive parenting and strengthen the child’s early social and emotional development, particularly for families living in low-income communities.
PDF 2019 Kwame Awuku New Jersey Medical School Project BEAM: Newark Based Community Centered Educational Intervention Program to Improve Health Literacy Great Oaks Legacy Charter High School To engage at-risk youth in Newark, NJ in order to expose them to the different health topics in an interactive and informative way.
PDF 2019 Anya Bazzell Morehouse School of Medicine The Lupus Initiative: Demystifying Systemic Lupus Erythematous American College of Rheumatology To train general physicians in identifying the presenting signs and symptoms of lupus, refer a suspected case of lupus to a rheumatologist, and to understand lupus epidemiology, health disparities, disease characteristics, and genetics.
PDF 2019 Sabrina Billings Drexel University College of Medicine Mental Soundness Workshops: Discussion on Mental Health and Smoking Cessation Women Against Abuse To provide important information about Mental Health and Smoking Cessation, to increase awareness so informed decisions can be achieved, and to promote a sense of control over thoughts and actions.
PDF 2019 Yasmin Chin Meharry Medical College The #WomensHealthMattersInitiative Nashville General Hospital at Meharry Medical College To provide nutrition and exercise educational tools to women in underserved communities to prevent the devastating complications of obesity before it becomes a problem.
PDF 2019 Aaron Doctor Morehouse School of Medicine Healthcare – Home Initiative Hosea Helps (Hosea Feed the Hungry) To promote patient centered medical homes for homeless and uninsured residents of Atlanta, GA.
PDF 2019 Marissa Emadi University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Sexual Education at Lowell Middle School Estrada Achievement Center To provide a safe space to discuss sex and relationships.
PDF 2019 Emmanuel Dimitri Foko Tito West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine The Body Screening Project: A Student-Run Rural Community Program Providing Access to Free Health Screening Services The Body Screening Project in Grant County To identify non-previously known disease related risk factors in residents of rural areas and provide health maintenance education, to promote health screening in underserved areas to enhance the quality of life and to reduce premature morbidity and mortality.
PDF 2019 Jada Mone’e Harris Morehouse School of Medicine Healthy Us, Healthy Plus; An Initiative to Combat the Disparity of Transmission of Sexually transmitted Disease Among African American Women Jackson Memorial Baptist Church To combat two cultural imprints that negatively effect African American Women’s sexual health outcomes the most: Mental Health and Negative Self-Image and Lack of Sex Positive Parental Communication among African American women between the ages of 15-28 living in Atlanta, GA and surrounding cities.
PDF 2019 Christian Hernandez Medical College of Wisconsin PROYECTO A.L.M.A. (Apoyo, Liderazgo, Movimiento, Accion): Engaging Latino Men in Preventative Violence Frameworks UMOS Latina Resource Center To develop and evaluate a culturally competent and linguistically appropriate intervention to engage Latino male, primary Spanish speakers, in reframing healthy relationship forming, healthy gender identity construction and ally-ship for gender-based violence victims with goals of preventing future violence.
PDF 2019 Cassie Hobbs Duke University School of Medicine Nothing “TOPS” Our Weight Loss: Establishing a Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter at Lincoln Community Health Center Lincoln Community Health Center To provide resources to help Lincoln Community Center members lose weight, to educate participants on nutrition and the components of a healthy diet and to encourage participants to engage in weekly exercise.
PDF 2019 Andrew Homere Keck School of Medicine High School Exposure to Health Professions Orthopaedic Medical Magnet High School To expose students to various health professions.
PDF 2019 Nathanaelle Ibeziako Tufts University School of Medicine Wisdom Matters: Enhancing Health Literacy in HIV+ Women using a Community Based Intervention The Dimock Center To train HIV+ women in order to move them from lower rates of health literacy to a place of critical health literacy.
PDF 2019 Ronald Ikechi Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Exploring Barriers and Facilitators to Glycemic Control and Shared Medical Appointment Engagement in Underserved Patients with Diabetes Cooper University Hospital – Urban Health Institute of Camden To identify and compare facilitators and barriers to glycemic control and SMA engagement in vulnerable patients with type 2 diabetes based on control and engagement status.
PDF 2019 Ali-Musa Jaffer University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine Water Hygiene, Diet & Exercise Education for the Homeless in Downtown Tampa Tampa Bay Street Medicine To conduct a series of educational workshops to increase awareness of water hygiene, sanitation, and healthy dietary and exercise habits in the homeless population in downtown Tampa.
PDF 2019 Evesha Kenlyn Morehouse School of Medicine A Pipeline Enrichment Program Using Cascading Mentorship to Increase Diversity in the Medical Professions Helping Hands Outreach Clinic To introduce cascading mentorships, which uses a peer-assisted mentorship to effectively make students better learners and teachers.
PDF 2019 Elijah Kindred Loyola Stritch School of Medicine Religious Coping and Diabetes Self-Care in the African American Community South Side Diabetes Project (SSDP) To explore thoughts concerning what role, if any, the participants’ religious beliefs played in their diabetes self-care.
PDF 2019 Ruth Laverde University of California San Francisco School of Medicine Opioid Harm Reduction – A Multi-Faceted Approach focused on Hispanic and Spanish-Speaking Families Pediatric Prepare Clinic (Preoperative Surgery Clinic) and Orthopedic Surgery Clinic To address the rise in opioid misuse among Hispanic and Spanish-speaking patients of the City of San Francisco.
PDF 2019 Quentin Loyd Meharry Medical College “Get Up Nashville II”: A Community Approach to Heart Disease Salt Wagon Clinic at Meharry To help facilitate a shift towards individuals in the Nashville community being more self-aware of their health status and understanding ways to improve it.
PDF 2019 Ashley Moreno Rush Medical College UJIMA – A pilot study of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention for At-Risk, Inner-City Black Youth Chicago Youth Programs To improve psychological functioning, lower levels of post-traumatic stress symptoms and hold promise in disrupting intergenerational cycles of ACEs and prevalence of EMBs.
PDF 2019 Ronke Olowojesiku Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Community stakeholder evaluation of an extracurricular menstrual education course for adolescent girls in Athens, Georgia (fem)me To conduct a series of interviews with eight community stakeholders regarding the creation of a program to help young girls and women with their understanding of their menstrual cycles.
PDF 2019 Aerial Petty Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine Improving the Mental and Nutritional Health of Adolescent Girls in Southeast Alabama Girls Inc. To improve the overall quality of life of adolescent girls in the Wiregrass region by providing a holistic 3-pronged healthcare approach that addresses mental, nutritional, and physical health needs of girls enrolled in 4th – 8th grade in the Dothan public school system.
PDF 2019 Denise Powell University of Mississippi Medical Center Making health literacy a priority in Jackson youth Jackson State University: Kids Kollege To connect concepts about organs, diseases, and nutrition as the students learn reading comprehension skills and to create a foundation for the students to have an understanding of healthcare literacy before entering adolescence and adulthood.
PDF 2019 Gianna Ramos David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Social Barriers Preventing Women from Receiving Mammograms at a County Hospital in Los Angeles Harbor-UCLA Medical Center To identify women who are due for mammograms within our health system while conducting outreach efforts to determine social barriers experienced by patients preventing them from receiving mammograms.
PDF 2019 Margie Rayford Meharry Medical College School of Medicine Educating Adolescents About Health Through “Health Chats” Meharry Medical College To educate the Nashville community about the benefits of healthy eating and regular physical activity.
PDF 2019 Jesus Salas DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine The SAFE Project LMU-DCOM/CEASE To provide Sexual Assault Forensic Examination training and sexual assault awareness to medical students and healthcare professionals in rural Appalachia.
PDF 2019 Alfredo Siller Medical College of Wisconsin Academic Support and Attrition of Medical Students James Madison Academic High School/Milwaukee AHEC To examine how Medical College of Wisconsin attrition rates compare nationally and determine if underrepresented minority students are disproportionately represented in this data.
PDF 2019 Janielle Taylor University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Update in Western Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Hillman Cancer Center To investigate from a pediatric and family medicine provider perspective the barriers, facilitators, and implementation strategies to promote uptake of the HPV vaccine throughout low uptake areas in our 29-county catchment area (CA).
PDF 2019 Cyrus Washington Howard University College of Medicine Perpetual Tunnel Vision: An Inherent Barrier to STEM Discovery Howard University Middle School Of Mathematics and Science To understand the effects that underexposure and resource disparity may have on children’s interest in STEM disciplines.