Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s 2021 Virtual INSIGHT Symposium highlights intern research projects focused on building skills and experience studying injury, with this year’s topics focusing on health equity, opioid use, suicide prevention, medical education, burn patient experiences, traumatic brain injury, and much more. The primary goal of the INSIGHT Research Program is to develop the next generation of injury researchers. This year’s applicant pool had over 730 applicants, with 24 accepted interns from across the U.S.
Some of the program components for the undergraduate INSIGHT program included:
“Find disciplines and values that you can connect with and grapple with as you continue to grow as a person,” says keynote speaker Dr. Byron Joyner, MD, MPA. Dr. Joyner shared tidbits of wisdom from how he was raised, to his his uncle’s nickname for him being doc which ultimately led him to his passion in medicine and education. His current position at the University of Washington is as the Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official.
Following the keynote, INSIGHT held a competitive poster symposium virtually where they explained their research over the summer, what their next steps could be in the project, and took questions from researchers and the audience members.
2021 INSIGHT Scholars:
UW Medicine, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: Joshua Ward
Pinder Endowment: Alejandra Diaz-Rohena & Alessandro Malave
Marie Theards, OHSU: Princess Ejindu
Seattle Children’s Hospital: Pallavi Shoroff
University of Washington, Emergency Medicine: Anwen Tobalske
University of Washington, School of Nursing (Hillaire Thompson, RN, PhD): Laura Kim
Congratulation’s to our 2021 INSIGHT Alumni Award Recipients:
This year’s INSIGHT staff included: