Shapiro program scholars present projects at annual medical student research forum

Four first-year medical students were matched with three emergency medicine faculty mentors for the 2022 Shapiro Summer Research Program. This research program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health provides opportunities for medical students to engage in a scholarly project with guided mentorship from faculty over the summer term. Funding for the program comes from the Herman and Gwendolyn Shapiro Foundation, with additional support from the School of Medicine and Public Health departments, centers, and investigator grants.

All medical students participated in the 2022 Shapiro Research Program presented their poster and oral abstracts during the annual Medical Student Research Forum, held at the Health Sciences Learning Center on Nov. 21, 2022.

Below is a list of medical students who presented research projects in emergency medicine, including the project title linking to their abstract, and the emergency medicine faculty who mentored each student.

Student scholar: Alexandra Center
Project: Working on his thermal imaging project; effect of skin pigmentation on clinician accuracy and certainty of cellulitis diagnosis
Faculty mentor: Michael Pulia, MD, PhD

Student scholar: Neema Mbele
Project: Identifying the prevalence of diversity, equity and inclusion leaders in emergency medicine
Faculty mentor: Ryan Tsuchida, MD

Student scholar: Noora Reffat
Project: A scoping review of trends in antimicrobial resistance amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Faculty mentor: Michael Pulia, MD, PhD

Student scholar: Thomas Schneider
Project: Attitudes, beliefs, barriers, and facilitators of buprenorphine initiation and naloxone distribution in the emergency department
Faculty mentor: Collin Michels, MD