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Scholarly Work and Presentations

Oral and Poster Presentations

2019

Oral Presentations

Fitzsimmons-Pattison, D.; Valdman, O; Scott, MA "Border Health: Is there a Need?" AAFP GH, Albuquerque, NM, October 2019

Salonen, S; Valdman, O; Fitzsimmons-Pattison, D "Closing the Gap by Collaborating: A Pilot Quality Improvement Project of CHW Program in Dominican Republic" AAFP GH, Albuquerque, NM, October 2019

Valdman, O; Sacra, R "The Long Game: A decade long journey to Family Medicine training in Liberia: What Can we Learn?" AAFP GH, Albuquerque, NM, October 2019

Poster Presentations 

Choros, E; Korha B**, Okiror D**, Sacra, R**, Valdman O "Liberia and Umass Family Medicine Residency Collaboration on Quality Improvement"  AAFP GH Albuquerque, NM Oct 2019

**resident and faculty from Liberia

"Integrating Behavioral Health into refugee primary care." Poster presentation at the North American Refugee Health Conference, Toronto, Canada

2018

Poster Presentation

"A Growing Problem – Quantifying and Combating Pediatric Obesity in our Refugee Population. Poster presentation at the North American Refugee Health Conference, Portland, OR


                                                    Dr. Fitzsimmons-Pattison presenting at NARHC 2018


2017

Oral Presentations

Valdman O, Mishori R., Carlough M., Walden J."Building capacity to care for refugees: Nuts and Bolts of setting up refugee health care services in your clinical site" North American Refugee Health Conference Toronto, Canada, June 2017

A Model to Evaluate Global Health Training in Graduate Medical Education Using Standardized Patient Encounters. Oral Presentation at AAFP Global Health Workshop, Oct 5-17, 2017.

Poster Presentation 

Salonen S, Jones L, "Huddle up: Implementing a Multidisciplinary Huddle Prior to Refugee Clinic at an FQHC. Poster presentation at the North American Refugee Health Conference, Toronto, Canada 2017


2016

Oral Presentations

Valdman, O., Szkwarko, D., Jones, L., Salonen, S. "Enhancing the value of global health education through global-local curriculum." AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, Atlanta, GA, USA. Sept 2016 

Valdman, O., Szkwarko, D., Jones, L., Salonen, S. "The refugee journey is complicated enough! Implementing a transitional family medicine refugee clinic to improve care for refugee families in Worcester, Massachusetts."  AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, Atlanta, GA, USA. Sept 2016 

Szkwarko, D., Kamau, P.B., El Rayess, F., Valdman, O., Chege, P. "Virtual Journal Club: A unique way to expand a family medicine collaboration in western Kenya." AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, Atlanta, GA, USA. Sept 2016 

Valdman, Olga "Transitional Refugee Health Clinic Focused on Health System Education, Primary Care Integration and Community Partnerships." North American Refugee Health Conference. Niagara Falls, NY June 2016.


                                                                Dr. Salonen presenting at NARHC 2017


Publications

Haar, R., Wang, K, Venters, H., Salonen, S., Nelson, T., Mishori, R. & Parmar, P. (2019). Documentation of human rights abuses among Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Conflict and Health, 13(42)

Walden J., Valdman O., Mishori R., Carlough M. Building capacity to care for refugees. Family Practice Management, 2017