Department Fair & Scholarship Forum Success!

Thank you!

We are so grateful to all who attended the 15th Annual DFM Department Fair & Scholarship Forum on April 3rd, 2024! It was wonderful to gather together in person to share cutting edge scholarly work.  A complete list of presented oral and poster presentations are available here, along with event photos.

Pictured L to R: Xan Borseth, Pamela Pentin, Krissa Orlowski; Amanda Weidner (co-chair), Natalie Honan, Nikki Gentile (co-chair); Aishwarya Iyer with co-chairs; Jonathan Staloff with co-chairs.

Congratulations to these Department Fair & Scholarship Forum 2024 Award Winners:

Best Abstract – Letting the Community Convey the Why in MOUD Training: “Influencers” Drop the Mic; Pamela Pentin, MD, JD, FAAFP; Krissa Orlowski, DMSc, MSHS, MSEd, PA-C; Xan Borseth, MSW (Student)

Best Poster Presentation – Graphic Medicine as a Community Health Measure: Zines on Sex Education, Overdose Response, and COVID Vaccine Hesitancy. Natalie Honan, MD  

Best Oral Presentation –  Understanding the Influence of the Expanded Global Rule on Malawi’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right Landscape. Aishwarya Iyer, MD, MPH; Samantha Luffy, MPH; Anna Newton-Levinson, MPH, PhD; Roger Rochat, MD; Bergen Cooper, MPH 

Ongoing Research Award for Top Trainee Project (inaugural award) – National and State-Level Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services at Federally Qualified Health Centers, 2012-2019. Jonathan Staloff, MD, MSc; Megan B. Cole, PhD, MPH; Bianca Frogner, PhD; Amber Sabbatini, MD, MPH

Pictured L to R: Drs. Andy Ury, Ivonne Beltran, and Paul James

Congratulations to Dr. Ivonne Beltran, winner of the Entering Class of 1978 Resident Innovation Award

We also took advantage of this in-person gathering to publicly announce that Dr. Ivonne Beltran is the winner of the Entering Class of 1978 Resident Innovation Award. This gift, donated by Andy Ury and Steve Tarnoff, seeks to recognize outstanding Family Medicine innovation in the past year by a resident in the Department of Family Medicine. We were thrilled to welcome Dr. Andy Ury to the Department Fair and Scholarship Forum on April 3rd to help present the award. The gift comes with a monetary award of $5000.

Dr. Beltran has been a true leader among residents. She is involved in multiple projects centering the needs of underserved, immigrant, and refugee populations’ OB care. She has also helped lead innovative changes to organize, document, and communicate prenatal care for patients at all levels of OB care training. Overall, she has been instrumental in centering residency work around equity and improving OB care. Dr. Beltran is tremendously deserving of this recognition.