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Kudos to Clinical Research & Leadership Faculty, Students, Residents, and Fellows 

Congratulations to the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) faculty, students, and residents who received appointments, awards, and honors over the past month.

January 2020

CANDY LAND WIN

Many thanks to colleagues who served on the planning committee for the HS Holiday Candy land Party: Teri Capshaw, Kelly Carr, Patrick Corr, Natasha Dornan, Desmond Edwards, Rohini Ganjoo, Blake Harrison, Rakia Johnson, Emma Levine, Monica Oliver, Katie Sanchez, and Vita Rumedi.

PRECISION MEDICINE

Shawneequa Callier of CRL has published “The use of racial categories in precision medicine research,” in a special issue of Law, Genomic Medicine and Health Equity. The article, published in December, was based on a talk Callier gave at the LawSeq conference in 2018. the law, health disparities, and precision medicine.

TACKLING TRAUMA

Ricky Ditzel, an undergraduate student in the Emergency Health Services and Leadership for Emergency Action and Disaster Response programs, published, “A review of transfusion- and trauma-induced hypocalcemia. Is it time to change the lethal diamond?” in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Surgery in December. The article is expected to lead to a large prospective multi-site clinical study that GW will play a key role in. A co-author, Will Eisenhart, is an adjunct instructor in HS and a PA student. Several GW faculty served as advisors and editors for the paper.

DIET OPTIONS

Leigh Frame of CRL and a co-author published, “Beyond the calories—Is the problem in the processing?” in the November issue of Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology. PEDIATRIC REHAB Roger Ideishi of HHFR and co-authors have published, “The complexities and synergies of engagement: An ethnographic study of engagement in outpatient pediatric rehabilitation session,” in the December issue of Disability and Rehabilitation. Additionally, Ideishi was interviewed by PBS-WETA on supportive environments for children with autism and about ways cultural institutions can be more accessible and welcoming to children with diverse sensory and cognitive abilities.

PEDIATRIC REHAB

Roger Ideishi of HHFR and co-authors have published, “The complexities and synergies of engagement: An ethnographic study of engagement in outpatient pediatric rehabilitation session,” in the December issue of Disability and Rehabilitation. Additionally, Ideishi was interviewed by PBS-WETA on supportive environments for children with autism and about ways cultural institutions can be more accessible and welcoming to children with diverse sensory and cognitive abilities.

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PUBLISHING ABOUT PAS

Tim McCall of CRL and Howard Straker of PA Studies were co-authors of “Improving health disparities in PA practices: A quality improvement initiative,” in the January issue of JAAPA. McCall also co-authored “Towards earlier identification: Physicians assistants' perceptions of their ability to identify, diagnose, and refer patients with autism spectrum disorder” in the December issue of the Journal of Allied Health.

BLOOD GUIDELINES

HS graduate Catherine Montemore, along with Yuliya Dobrydneva and Marcia Firmani of BLS published, "The impact of blood utilization guidelines on product usage " in the October 2019 issue of the Clinical Laboratory Science journal. Montemore is a graduate of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program.

DISCUSSING DISPARITIES

S.A. Nasser of CRL and a co-author published, “Contemporary concepts in access to healthcare: Identification and elimination of disparities in care of minority patients,” in the December issue of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases.

GENE EDITING EXPERT

Ian Toma of CRL in November presented an overview on gene editing technologies to the members of the EU Bioethics Committee (DH-BIO). Toma was invited as an expert to describe the technical aspects of gene editing (CRISPR, Gene Prime, Gene Guide, etc.) and its potential impact on the existing and novel issues in bioethics.

CURRICULAR RESOURCES

Jen Weaver of HHFR and co-presenters made a presentation in November titled, “Enriching Curricular Resources for Rehabilitation: Collaborations with the Rehabilitation Measures Database,” at the 96th Annual ACRM Conference Progress in Rehabilitation Research: Translation to Clinical Practice. Also at the conference, Weaver and Trudy Mallinson, associate dean for research, along with additional co-presenters discussed an “Overview of Good Practices in Reporting Rasch-Based Analysis.”

POSTER PRESENTATION

Jen Weaver of HHFR, Mary Corcoran of CRL, and four PhD students in the Translational Health Sciences Program presented a poster titled, “Implementation Science: Increasing the rapidity of disseminating new evidence to practice in Occupational Therapy,” at the 12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health in December. The four PhD students are: Emily Balog, Nicole Martino, Halley Read, and Monika Sinha.

WORK ANNIVERSARIES

Happy anniversary to: Joyce Maring of HHFR (15 years), Carmen Session of HS administration (five years), and Harrison Reed of PA Studies (one year).