Medical Student Quality Improvement Symposium

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement will host a Physician Leadership in Quality & Safety Scholarly Concentration Student Symposium on March 15.

Twelve students actively engaged in a UNC Medical Center Quality Improvement (QI) initiative will present on March 15, 1-3pm in MacNider 321. Open to all, this lightning-style symposium will feature insight into the projects, QI learning, and a question-and-answer session for audience members.

Registration is free and can be found here. This is an open event, so audience members are welcome to come and go as their schedule allows.

Project TitleStudent Presenter
Faculty Mentor
Increasing the Rate of Depression Remission in Internal Medicine Patients

Carol Bounajim Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH
Creating a Model for Collaborative Palliative Care in Patients with Advanced Cancer

Allison Cummings Laura Hanson, MD
Reducing Anesthesia Time in Infants and Children at UNC Children’s Hospital

Mike Greenberg Sara Pittenger, MD
Developing a Standardized Opioid Prescribing Protocol for Patients
Undergoing Total Abdominal Hysterectomy

Evan Harmon

Lyla Hance, MPH, &
Lavinia Kolarczyk, MD

Trust the Process: Reducing Children’s Hospital Readmissions
One Discharge Med Rec at a Time

Chris Iskander Chris Walsh-Kelly, MD
QI Interventions to Improve Annual Retinopathy Screening
for Diabetic Patients in the Internal Medicine Clinic

Tam Le Shana Ratner, MD
Improving COPD Care in Primary Clinics

Katherine Lee Amy Shaheen, MD
Improving Family Engagement in the NSICU

Sean Miller Casey Olm-Shipman, MD
Social Determinants of Health Screening and Resource Provision
at UNC Children's Primary Care Clinic

Katie Schroeder Kori Flower, MD, MPH
Daily Assessment of Central Line Necessity
for the Reduction of CLABSI in the Burn ICU

Patrick Snyder Tom Ivester, MD, MPH
Continued QI of Screening and Interventions for
Unhealthy Alcohol Use in the UNC Internal Medicine Clinic

Garrett Thompson Dan Jonas, MD, MPH
Integration of Outpatient Intake Process with My UNC Chart and PROMIS

Everett Young Josh Tennant, MD, MPH
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