2022 Awards and recognition
▮ Best in class oral presentations
Category: Step 1
Title: Step 1 Pass/Fail: The Impact on WSUSOM and an Opportunity for Change
Authors: Shatha Wahbi, Haneen Ali, Emily Fisher, Alexis Nguyen, Daniel Bota, Gowri Chandrashekar, Maha Ahmed, and Eva Waineo M.D.
Category: Community Health and Well-being
Title: “On Call”: An Innovative Solution to Reduce Language Barriers in Detroit Free Clinics
Authors: Kayvon Sanjasaz, Joseph Cavataio, Jhonny Lopez
Category: Professional Development/Mentoring
Title: The Formation of an Independent Medical Student Admissions Interviewer Committee
Authors: Iyanna Peppers, Sean McCarthy, Kevin Sprague, M.D., Abhinav Krishnan, M.S., Ph.D.
Category: The Learning Environment
Title: Communication issues within the Class of 2024 and 2025: Due to administrative action, COVID causes, or just the Sophomore Slump?
Authors: Joseph Files, Cullen Hudson, Ced Mutebi, Sara Kazyak, Jonah Yousif, Benjamin Sliwinski
Category: Curriculum/Medical Training
Title: Not all fun and games: Gamification of Child Abuse Medical Education
Author: Dena Nazer
Category: Students’ Health and Well-being
Title: Fertility and Family Planning: The Changing Concerns and Perspectives of Physician Trainees
Authors: Sabrina Montemayor B.S., Michelle C Coughlin M.D., Heather Dolman M.D., Guillermina Nava M.D., Samantha Tarras M.D.
▮ Best in class: Innovation Posters – Works in Progress
Poster Title: Walk with a Doc: Linking Mentorship with Self-Care
Authors: Allison Boland, Rachel Puentes, Emma Streveler, Eva Waineo, M.D.
Poster Title: Closing the Loop: Implementing an Annual Survey to Gauge Student Feedback
Authors: Riya Shah, Cullen Hudson, Jenna Carter, Matthew Brennan, Jason Booza, Ph.D.
▮ Best in class: Innovation Posters – Completed Works
Poster Title: Equity Across Religious Identity: Assessing Student Attitudes and Experiences with the Current WSUSOM Religious Holiday Policy
Authors: Sarah Battiston and Emily Otiso
Poster Title: Evaluating implementation of recognition-based incentive program (RBIP) during Service Learning curriculum
Author: Alexis Malecki
▮ Best in class: Research Posters – Works in Progress
Poster Title: Impact of conducting student-led developmental disability educational programs in a virtual versus an in-person setting
Author: Ahmad Chouman
Poster Title: A Standardized Patient Model to Reduce Weight Bias in First Year Medical Students
Author: Julia Chase
▮ Best in class: Research Posters – Completed Works
Poster Title: Improvement of First Aid Knowledge and Skills Confidence in First-Year Medical Students
Authors: Brandon Holland, Alejandro Ponce, Andrew Kirmse, Shobi Mathew, Alyssa Dsouza, Alex Wind, Rooshan Arshad, Josh Kirschner, Kristiana Kaufmann M.D.
Poster Title: Flipgrid Improves Student Examination Performance in a Large-Enrollment Introductory Human Physiology Course
Authors: Anthony Mrock, Haley Guffey, Marty Spranger, Ph.D.
▮ Faculty mentor award
For outstanding faculty-to-student mentorship in the area of research at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Award recipient: Jennifer Mendez, Ph.D.