Shapiro Summer Research Program students, projects, and faculty mentors announced

Student research is a vital component of the educational mission of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). Its cornerstone program is the Shapiro Summer Research Program, supported by a generous endowment from the Herman and Gwendolyn Shapiro Foundation. This year, the Department of Emergency Medicine is sponsoring three medical students to participate in eight weeks of research between their first and second year, mentored by Emergency Medicine faculty.

Research projects span a broad range of scientific investigation, and to enhance their summer research experience, students participate in research skills training sessions, roundtable discussions, journal clubs and clinical shadowing. The summer session culminates in poster presentations at SMPH’s Annual Research Day.

Below, a list of the participating pediatric faculty, the medical student they will mentor, and the title of their research project.

  • Brian Patterson, MD, MPH – Ivan Ortega, “NLP to Extract Risk Factors from Physician Notes”
  • Michael Pulia, MD, MS – Rosemary Grant, “Dysphagia Profiles and Management Patterns in ED Patients with COVID-19”
  • Manish Shah, MD, MPH – Clara Kuranz, “The Effect of the Care Transitions Intervention on ED Revisits Among Socially Disconnected Older Adults”