First Annual UPMC Family Medicine Scholarship Day

Residents and faculty from UPMC Family Medicine Programs came together to showcase their scholarly projects.  It was hosted by UPMC Altoona Family Physicians. The event took place at the Altoona Grand Conference Center located in Altoona, Pennsylvania.  The following faculty and residents from UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency participated in this event:

Podium Presentations

Rahul Ahuja, DO - Improved Control of Type II Diabetes Mellitus in a Primary Care Population Using Point-of-care HgbA1C Testing

Scott Brown, DO - Increasing Resident Comfort with Pediatric OMT – Winner of Top Podium Presentation

Sarah Cunningham, DO - Physical Therapy and Family Medicine: A Survey of Patients’ Confidence and Physician Counseling in Physical Therapy in a Primary Care Setting

Lisa Schlar, MD - Improving Birth Outcomes through Inter-Conception Care (ICC) at UPMC Shadyside Medicine Residencies


Poster Presentations

Sarah Cunningham, DO - Screening for Modifiable Risk Factors in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain; A Quality Improvement Stud

Rachel Durkalski, DO - Standardization of Well Child Checks in Rural Honduras

Shaza Khan, DO - Inter-Conception Care to Enhance Multivitamin Use

Mounif Rifkah, MD - Pooling Together: The Collaborative Care Model and Improvements in Depression Management in the Primary Care Setting

Rebecca Wadlinger, DOSmells Like Teen Spirit: Increasing Adolescent Depression Screening Rates at the Family Health Center