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Research Initiatives

Presentations

The academic research findings of the department’s faculty are often accepted for presentation at local, state and national meetings. In addition, many of our faculty are often invited to present their educational and clinical research findings – both nationally and internationally. Listed below (alphabetically by faculty name, though many presentations included faculty from other departments/institutions) are some of the more recent presentations made by departmental faculty:

Michael Argenyi, P Kushalnagar:

Social media use and HIV screening uptake among Deaf adults in the United States” (2019; poster presentation; American Public Health Association Annual Meeting)

Sandra Augusto:
“Fetal Malposition: A Case of Persistent OP” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Sandy Blount and Tina Runyan:

"Addressing the Workforce Development and Training Needs for Integrated Healthcare Professionals” (Collaborative Family Healthcare Association Annual Conference)

 Phil Bolduc:

Treating HIV in 2019: Interactive Cases From the Clinicians and Panel Discussion (2019 Ryan White Clinical Conference)

Suzanne Cashman et al:

“Hot spotting: A mixed-methods pilot assessment of the effects of a student "hot spotting" care management program on patient experiences and medical and nursing education” (2019 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting)

Suzanne Cashman:

Health Equity: Can Service-Learning Contribute to Realizing the Goal?” (AAMC Annual Meeting)

Robin Clark:

“Housing and Health Briefing” (Health Affairs’ Culture of Health)

Elizabeth Dykhouse and Laura Sturgill:
“Team Precepting: An Innovative Model for Direct Observation of Residents” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Adele Ojeda, Haley Perkins, Diane Melone, Lauren Eidt-Pearson, Steve Martin:

"Contingency Management for Opioid Use Disorder with Low-Cost Positive Recognition" (poster; Rising Tides: Current Issues in Substance Use Disorder Care State OBAT Conference)

Danielle Fitzsimmons-Pattison, Olga Valdman and Mary Alice Scott:

“Border Health Training: Is There a Need? (AAFP Global Health Summit)

Bill Foley:

“Cranial Vertebral Junction” (Annual Berkshire Osteopathic Study Group Conference).

“The Occipito-Atlantal Joint: It’s Anatomy, Clinical Implications, and Treatment with OMT” (Annual New England Regional Osteopathic Medical Education Conference)

Jeff Geller, Paula Gardiner and Cindy Barter:
“Group Visits” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Kristina Gracey, Jillian Joseph, Natialia Bessette, Timothy Clark:

“Safety Matters: When Doctors, Nurses and Staff Collaborate to Care for Unstable Patients and Reduce Risk” (STFM Annual Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement)

Kristina Gracey:

“But It’s Busy! How We Perform and Integrate Geriatric Assessments in the Health Center” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Joseph Gravel and Alan Douglass:

“Negotiation Skills that Empower: Getting to Yes Using a 10-Minute Business Plan” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Andrea Anderson and Joseph Gravel:
“It Could Never Happen to Me: Avoiding License Restriction and Loss of Board Certification” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Joseph Gravel:
“Using ACGME Milestones on Advocacy to Create Level 5 Advocates” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Joseph Gravel and Alan Douglass:
“Negotiation Skills that Empower: Getting to Yes Using a 10-Minute Business Plan” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Andrea Anderson, Kenneth Lin, Alan Douglass and Joseph Gravel:
“Advocacy 101” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Lisa Gussak and K Fraser:

“Failure as Fuel for Developing Resilience and Fostering Self-exploration” (STFM Conference on Medical Student Education)

Allison Hargreaves and Anne Gifford:
“Family Medicine for Older Adults: Diagnosis and Management of Common Geriatric Conditions in Primary Care” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Allison Hargreaves:
“Implementing Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Family Medicine Practices and Residency Sites” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)
“Improving Access to Point-of-Care Ultrasound Services at Barre Family Health Center” (poster; FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Cynthia Jeremiah and Mary Lindholm:

“Taking the Pain Out of Opiate Reduction” (STFM Annual Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement)

“The Value of Small-Group Teaching in the Age of Technology” (STFM Conference on Medical Student Education)

Cynthia Jeremiah:
“Cardiac Diagnostics: Take the Stress Out of Stress Testing” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

 Cynthia Jeremiah, Stacy Potts, Kristina Gracey and Jillian Joseph:
“Colposcopy” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Tracy Kedian, Andreas Cohrssen and Judy Savageau:
“Pay to Pass? Do Family Medicine Residency Programs with Dedicated Curricula and Subsidized Materials Have Lower Rates of First Time ABFM Certification Exam Failure?” (52nd Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference)

Charles Lehnardt:

“An Osteopathic Approach to Tension Headaches” (ATSU-KCOM Founder’s Day Program). 

Adele Ojeda, Haley Perkins, Diane Melone, Lauren Eidt-Pearson and Steve Martin:
Contingency Management for Opioid Use Disorder with Low-Cost Positive Recognition (Rising Tides: Current Issues in Substance Use Disorder Care – state OBAT conference)

Jafeen Ilmudeen and Yvonne McLean:
“Implicit Bias Initiatives and Outcomes in Residency Programs: A Literature Review and Future Directions for Family Medicine” (poster; FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Dan Mullin and James Anderson:
“Use of Motivational Interviewing for Organizational Change: Ethical and Practical Considerations” (2019 Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Forum)

Dan Mullin:
“Evoking Realities that Support Change: MI and Narrative Therapy” (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers/MINT Annual Forum)

Stacy Potts:

"Challenging Program Requirements” (ACGME Annual Education Conference)
“Challenging Resident Issues” (ACGME Annual Education Conference)

E Choros, B Korha, D Okiror, Rick Sacra, Olga Valdman:

"Liberia and UMass Family Medicine Residency Collaboration on Quality Improvement" (poster; STFM Practice Improvement Conference)

Satu Salonen, Danielle Fitzsimmons-Pattison, Olga Valdman and Luis Colon-Mulero: “Closing the Gap by Collaborating: A Pilot Quality Improvement Project of a CHW Program” (AAFP Global Health Summit)

Judy Savageau, George Ciociolo, Kate Sullivan, Apeksha Tripathi:

“Patient Perspectives Towards Physician Handshakes in the Primary Care Setting” (STFM Conference on Medical Student Education)

J Emily Nuss, Vanessa Villamarin, Sara Shields and Heather-Lyn Haley:
“Baby Box Project: A Community-based Public Health Project to Address Disparities in Infant Mortality” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Hugh Silk, Judy Savageau, Kate Sullivan, Olivia Nuelle:

“Creating an Oral Health Curriculum Based on National Best Practices – What Are You Waiting For?” (STFM Conference on Medical Student Education)

Hugh Silk and Judy Savageau:

“Want to Teach Oral Health Topics – Here’s How!” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Hugh Silk and Mary Flynn:
“Providing Primary Care for Patients with Serious Mental Illness: The Art and Science” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Hugh Silk and Judy Savageau:
“Want to Teach Oral Health Topics? Here’s How” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Satu Salonen, Olga Valdman, Danielle Fitzsimmons-Pattison:

"Closing the Gap by Collaborating: A Pilot Quality Improvement Project of CHW Program in Dominican Republic" (AAFP Global Health Conference)

Sonal Singh:

“Risk of Myocarditis Associated with Checkpoint Inhibitors” (35th International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology, 2019 Annual Meeting)

 “Prescribing Cascades in Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease: Engaging Patients, Caregivers, Payers, and Providers” (Abstract; 26th annual Health Care Systems Research Network Conference, April 8-10, 2020. J Patient Cent Res Rev. 2020;7:94)

Head-to-Head Comparisons using Real World Data ( RWD): Is the era of network of meta-analysis over”) ISPOR National Meeting; Moderator and Chair] Virtual Meeting. May 18, 2020).

Daria Szkwarko, S Duffy, L Coghill, N Jayasekera, A Evensen, Olga Valdman, F Rayess:

"Collaboration of Global Health Fellowships in Family Medicine: The Journey Continues" (AAFP Global Health Conference).

Stefan Topolski:
“The Profound Complexities in Maternal-Fetal Medicine” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)
“Complexity? We Don’t Know Squat” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)
"But He Died” (FMEC 2019 Annual Meeting)

Olga Valdman and Rick Sacra:

"The Long Game: A decade long journey to Family Medicine training in Liberia: What Can we Learn?" (AAFP Global Health Conference)