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News Awards and Presentations

The Department of Family Medicine has continually been recognized for their excellence in research by their long history of Resident Research and Faculty Awards, as well as over 80 scientific presentations by research faculty since 2000.

Resident Presentations & Awards: 2010 (15 presentations; 6 awards)

Mariquita Belen, M.D. "Agenda Setting Improves Patient Satisfaction and Office Efficiency."
John A DiSabato, M.D., Christopher Taggart, M.D., Everett Logue, Ph.D., William D. Smucker, M.D., Patricia Dudley, B.A.

  • Oral Presentation: Ohio Family Medicine Symposium on Research and Education. April 17, 2010. Dublin, Ohio. Sponsored by OAFP.
  • Oral Presentation: 21st Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 19, 2010. NEOUCOM, Department of Family Medicine.
  • Poster Presentation: Summa Health System Postgraduate Day, Scientific Session. June 7, 2010

Andrew Chema, M.D. "Sleep Duration or Quality and Obesity (Chicken or Egg?)"
Everett Logue, Ph.D., Claire Bourguet, Ph.D., Demond Scott, M.D., Patrick Palmieri, M.D., William Smucker, M.D., Patricia Dudley, B.A., Heather Datsko, B.A.

  • Oral Presentation: Ohio Family Medicine Symposium on Research and Education. April 17, 2010. Dublin, Ohio. Sponsored by OAFP.
  • Oral Presentation: 21st Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 19, 2010. NEOUCOM, Department of Family Medicine. 1st Place Award for most outstanding oral presentation.
  • Oral Presentation: Summa Health System Postgraduate Day, Scientific Session. June 7, 2010. Andrew Kerr, Jr., M.D., Award for Clinical Science. George Marderwald Memorial Research Award, Family Medicine Residency Program, Summa Health System.

Kerwyn Flowers, D.O. "Screening for Low Bone Density."
William Smucker, M.D., Everett Logue, Ph.D., Tricia Dudley, B.A.

  • Oral Presentation: 21st Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 19, 2010. NEOUCOM, Department of Family Medicine.
  • Poster Presentation: Summa Health System Postgraduate Day, Scientific Session. June 7, 2010.

Leslie McKinley, D.O. "Urine Drug Testing for Long Term Opioid Therapy."
William Smucker, M.D., Leslie McKinley, D.O., Everett Logue, Ph.D., Dee Fierman, R.N., Patricia Dudley, B.A., Adarsh Krishen, M.D.

  • Oral Presentation by Dr. Smucker: Ohio Family Medicine Symposium on Research and Education. April 17, 2010. Dublin, Ohio. Sponsored by OAFP. Most Outstanding Oral Research Presentation Award.
  • Oral Presentation: Summa Health System Postgraduate Day, Scientific Session. June 7, 2010. Flora/Upp Award for Public Health Research.

Manasi Revankar, D.O. "Opt-Out Influenza Immunization 2010: H1N1, Public Perception, and Supply."
William Smucker, M.D., Everett Logue, Ph.D., Janet Stapin, R.N.

  • Oral Presentation: 21st Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 19, 2010. NEOUCOM, Department of Family Medicine.
  • Poster Presentation: Summa Health System Postgraduate Day, Scientific Session. June 7, 2010.

Christopher Taggart, M.D. "Effective (and Free) Web-Based Asynchronous Learning Tools and Methods."
Justin Catlett, M.D., William D. Smucker, M.D.

  • Oral Presentation: Ohio Family Medicine Symposium on Research and Education. April 17, 2010. Dublin, Ohio. Sponsored by OAFP. *Most Outstanding Resident Education Award
  • Oral presentation: 21st Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 19, 2010. NEOUCOM, Department of Family Medicine. 
  • Poster Presentation: Summa Health System Postgraduate Day, Scientific Session. June 7, 2010.

2009 (11 presentations; 3 awards)

Reginald Baldonado, M.D. "Obesity Related Pilot Study in the Family Medicine Center."
E. Logue, B. Matthews, D. Scott, P. Dudley, L. Milo, W. Smucker

  • Oral Presentation: 20th Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 20, 2009. NEOUCOM, Rootstown, Ohio.
  • Poster Presentation: Summa Health System Postgraduate Day, Scientific Session. June 1, 2009.

Vivek Bhalla, M.D. "Physician Attitudes and Behaviors on the Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain."
W. Smucker, E. Logue, A. Krishen, P. Dudley, L. Milo, M. Safder, D. Fierman

  • Oral Presentation: 20th Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 20, 2009. NEOUCOM, Rootstown, Ohio.

Grace Goncero, M.D. "Nursing Insulin Titration Program in the FMC: Feasibility and Outcomes."
E. Logue, W. Smucker, P. Dudley, J. Raber, L. Milo

  • Oral Presentation: 20th Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 20, 2009. NEOUCOM, Rootstown, Ohio. 1st Place Award.

Trisha Imhoff, M.D. "Influenza Vaccination Opt-Out Policy Study."
E. Logue, W. Smucker, P. Dudley, J. Stapin

  • Oral Presentation: Summa Health System PostGraduate Day, Scientific Session. June 1, 2009. Public Health Research Award.
  • Oral Presentation: 20th Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 20, 2009. NEOUCOM, Rootstown, Ohio. 2nd Place Award. 

Maria Celeste Lomarda, M.D. "Assessing Health Care Disparities and Culturally Competent Care in Family Medicine."
D. Scott, E. Logue, W. Smucker, P. Dudley, L. Milo

  • Poster Presentation: Ohio Family Medicine Symposium on Research and Education. April18, 2009. Cherry Valley Lodge, Newark, Ohio.
  • Poster Presentation:20th Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 20, 2009. NEOUCOM, Rootstown, Ohio.

Raafia Mir, M.D. "Sleep Habits and Current Body Mass Index Among Adult Primary Care Patients."
E. Scott, E. Logue, C. Bourguet, P. Palmieri, W. Smucker, P. Dudley, L. Milo

  • Poster Presentation: 20th Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 20, 2009. NEOUCOM, Rootstown, Ohio.
  • Poster Presentation: Summa Health System Postgraduate Day, Scientific Session. June 1, 2009.

Max Safder, M.D. "Prevalence of Urine Drug Testing in the Family Medicine Center."
W. Smucker, E. Logue, P. Dudley

  • Oral Presentation: 20th Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 20, 2009. NEOUCOM, Rootstown, Ohio.
2008 (12 presentations, 6 awards)

Israel J. Cajigas, M.D. "Residency Learning Portal: Asynchronous Access to Curricular Content and Clinical Competencies."

  • Oral Presentation: 19th Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 21, 2008. Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine & Pharmacy, Department of Family Medicine. 2nd Place Oral Presentation Award. George Marderwald Research Award.
  • Oral Presentation: Ohio Family Medicine Symposium on Research and Education. April 12, 2008. Cherry Valley Lodge, Columbus, Ohio. 1st Place Educational Presentation Award.
  • Poster Presentation: Summa Health System PostGraduate Day, Scientific Session. June 2, 2008.

Hugh O’Neill, M.D. "Quality Assurance Related Resident Health Services Research in the Family Medicine Center: Tobacco Cessation Template Project."

  • Oral Presentation: 19th Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 21, 2008. Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine & Pharmacy, Department of Family Medicine. 3rd Place Oral Presentation Award.

Ferdinand Apolonio, M.D. "Recognizing and Investigating Anemia & Chronic Kidney Disease in Hospitalized Adults: A Report on a Family Medicine Service Quality Improvement Initiative."

  • Poster Presentation: Ohio Family Medicine Symposium on Research and Education. April 12, 2008. Cherry Valley Lodge, Newark, Ohio.
  • Oral Presentation: 19th Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 21, 2008. NEOUCOM, Department of Family Medicine. 
  • Oral Presentation: Summa Health System PostGraduate Day, Scientific Session. June 2, 2008.

Israel J. Cajigas, M.D. "Developing an Office Website."

  • Oral Presentation: 4th Annual Family Medicine Clinical Update. October 24, 2007. Ralph Regula Conference Center, NEOUCOM.

Melissa Dine, D.O. "Hyperlipidemia in Diabetes: A Review of the Guidelines."

  • Oral Presentation: 19th Annual Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Day. May 21, 2008. Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine & Pharmacy, Department of Family Medicine.

Faculty Presentations:

  • J. Catlett, E. Logue, W.D. Smucker, and D. Bartko. "Use of Decision Support: Cancer Screening in patients with Diabetes." Ohio Family Medicine Symposium on Research and Education, OAFP. April 21, 2007. Cherry Valley Lodge, Ohio.
  • “Impact of Health Reform: The Value of Primary Care - A Family Physician’s Perspective.” Presented to the Akron Society for Human Resource Management Meeting. February 10, 2010.
  • John DiSabato. "Pediatric Pneumonia, Acute Bronchitis, and Influenza Update – Respiratory Season 2009." 13th Annual Family Medicine Lectureship Series. November 11, 2009. Summa Health System, Akron, OH.  
  • John DiSabato. "The Value and Variety of Family Medicine." American Medical Student Association's Primary Care Week. October 20, 2009. Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rootstown, OH.
  • John DiSabato. "Influenza Vaccination Opt-Out Policy." Summa Research Forum 2009: Linking Research and Community Health. September 25, 2009. Raymond Firestone Auditorium, Akron, Ohio.
  • John DiSabato, M.D., Lynn Hamrich, M.D., and Richard Hines, M.D. "Health System Reform and the Value of Primary Care: A Family Medicine Perspective." Presented to the Portage and Summit County State Representative and State Senator Delegation Meeting. March 5, 2010.

For a complete list of Awards for the Family Medicine Center, click here