Medical students Seth Curtis, Megan Weeks and Maya Mauch earned top honors at the Senior Scholars poster presentations held at UMass Medical School on May 1. The UMMS Senior Scholars Research Program is an educational enrichment elective for fourth-year medical students in which they conduct up to three months of supervised research with the sponsorship of a research faculty mentor.
While the top scoring projects focused on challenges in primary care, the 25 research projects on display represented all major fields of basic science, clinical medicine, epidemiology and public health.
The winning projects are:
- Seth Curtis: Slipping Through the Cracks: A Study of Communication Between Hospitalists and Primary Care Physicians, mentor Allison Hargreaves, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health;
- Megan Weeks: Prenatal Oral Health Education in U.S. Dental Schools and Obstetrics and Gynecology Residencies, mentors Hugh Silk, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health, and Judy Savageau, MPH, research associate professor of family medicine & community health and pediatrics; and
- Maya Mauch: Relative Roles of Medical Interventions and Infrastructure in an Urban Community’s Infant Mortality Rate: 100 Years of Infant Mortality in the City of Worcester, mentor Dale Magee, MD, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology.
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Medical students showcase Senior Scholars research