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 (2013-2015)

2015-2016 Department Research Forums

September 18, 2015:
Monika Mitra, PhD and Linda Long-Belil, PhD (Center for Health Policy and Research) – “Understanding Disability-related Disparities in Perinatal Health and Birth Outcomes”

October 16, 2015:
Carole Upshur, EdD and Melodie Wenz Gross, PhD“Preliminary Findings of Kidsteps II: Promoting School Readiness through Social Emotional Skill Building in Preschool”

2014-2015 Department Research Forums

September 19, 2014:
Judy Savageau, MPH, Linda Cragin, MS (MassAHEC) and Warren Ferguson, MDTake II: Recruitment and Retention of Primary Care Physicians at Community Health Centers in Massachusetts. Results from 2008 and 2013 Physician Surveys

October 17, 2014:
Cancelled due to conflict with FMCH departmental retreat

November 19, 2014:
Steve Earls, MD and Sue Begley, MBA (from the Barre Family Health Center) – “Introducing Scribes into a Busy Family Medicine Clinical Setting

December 19, 2014:
Hugh Silk, MD, MPH and Meghan Veno, MS-II“Thursday Morning Memo Reflections: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the TMM Listserv’s Readings/Writings on Impacting Interest in Primary Care and Family Medicine

January 16, 2015:
Alexa Connell, PhDPreliminary Data from Integrated Care Distance Learners”

February 20, 2015:
Wen-Chieh Lin, PhD (Center for Health Policy and Research) – “High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) Adoption in Massachusetts: Implications for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)”

March 20, 2015:
Cancelled due to conflict with outside FM conferences

April 17, 2015:
Melanie Gnazzo, MD (Family Health Center of Worcester), Rachel Erdil (MS-3), Kathryn Bailey (MS-3) and Elizabeth Rosen (MS-2) – “Farm to Health Center Initiative: Optimizing Outcomes for a Produce-to-Patient Distribution” 

May 15, 2015:
Cancelled due to conflict with FMCH departmental retreat

June 19, 2015:
Jack Gettens, PhD (Center for Health Policy and Research) – “Employment-Related Health Services and Support Needs among People with Disabilities”


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