Monthly Departmental Research Forums

The department hosts a monthly research forum (coordinated by Judy Savageau, MPH) at which faculty and students are encouraged to present research in progress, new grant ideas, data analysis plans, etc. The goal for these forums is to provide faculty with the necessary feedback and assistance to bring scholarly projects to completion. Listed below are presentations made during the past two academic years (2015-2017)

2017-2018 Department Research Forums 

September 15, 2017:
Judy Savageau, MPH“To IRB or Not to IRB: When is it Necessary to Submit an IRB Application for Research, QI, Program Evaluation, Educational Assessments, and More?”

October 20, 2017:
Patricia Seymour, MD, MS“Breastfeeding Education in the Worcester Family Medicine Residency: Training the Trainers”

November 17, 2017:
Jack Gettens, PhD (Center for Health Policy and Research) – “Geography of Disability”

December 15, 2017:
Karen Clements, ScD, MPH and Sai Cherala, MD, MPH (Center for Health Policy and Research) – “Evaluation of Service Models to Enhance HCV Screening and Treatment in Primary Care Settings for Young Injecting Drug Users (IDUs)”

January 19, 2018:
Roger Luckmann, MD, MPH“Outreach to Promote Preventive Care: Lessons from Studies of Breast Cancer Screening”

February 16, 2018:
Robin Clark, PhD“Health Care Use by Families Before Becoming Homeless. Can We Identify At-risk Families Earlier?”

March 16, 2018:
Tasmina Hydery, PharmD (Commonwealth Medicine / Clinical Pharmacy Services) – “Optimization of Pharmacotherapy for the Prevention of Preterm Births”

April 20, 2018:
Dan Mullin, PsyD, MPH and Lee Hargraves, PhD - Advancing the Measurement of Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration

May 18, 2018: 
Betsy Tammaro, MS-IV and Lindsey Hildebrand, MS-IV (4th year UMMS medical students)
“Integrating the Social Determinants of Health into the Preclinical Curriculum: Qualitative Assessment of a Problem-Based Learning Exercise”and“Heath Policy in a UMass Undergraduate Medical Curriculum”

June 15, 2018:
Sonal Singh, MD, MPH - “Oral Direct Acting Antivirals and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Among Patients with Hepatitis C: Cause or Consequence”