Shapiro Research Program faculty mentors, students, projects announced

A cohort of first-year medical students were matched with nine emergency medicine faculty mentors for the 2023 Shapiro Summer Research Program. The Shapiro Summer Research Program provides opportunities for medical students to participate in eight- to 12-week summer research projects with UW–Madison faculty members. 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.

Below, a list of the participating emergency medicine faculty, the medical student(s) they will mentor, and the title of their research project(s).

  • Brittney Bernardoni, MD – Kellan Doberstein, “Med Flight prehospital ventilator management and documentation: what ventilator settings are currently documented during transport, and what is the proportion of patients with lung-protective strategies?”
  • Hani Kuttab, MD – Mason Hill & Jarett Jones, “Review of applications of point-of-care ultrasound on UW Med Flight, including image quality and identifying instances wherein ultrasound altered patient management”
  • Michael Mancera, MD – Sarah Hahn, “Evaluation of EMS response to mental health emergencies in the prehospital setting; what is the range of existing training for EMS professionals as related to mental health crises; what is the comfort level of EMS providers treating patients with underlying mental health concerns?”
  • Michael Pulia, MD, PhD – Jazmine Ramos, “Evaluation of the MeMed assay in older adults with suspected pneumonia”
  • Manish Shah, MD, MPH – Ly Hoang, “Scoping review of ED design features to support older adults/older adults with dementia”
  • Ben Schnapp, MD, MEd, Corlin Jewell, MD – Nicole Liang, “Is Emergency Medicine resident efficiency improved by pairing with an Acute Care Block medical student?”
  • Jessica Schmidt, MD, MPH, James Svenson, MD
    • Ian Arthur, “Surveying data available through a rudimentary EMR to look at medication use (in particular, antibiotics) by different medical groups; how does this relate to complaints and diagnoses?”
    • Kurt Johnson, “Surveying communities at the health promoter and individual level to assess their perception of medical needs and how well the current programs of medical clinics are meeting those needs”

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