INSIGHT Research Symposium highlights HIPRC interns

INSIGHT Research Symposium highlights HIPRC interns

By: Administrator Date: August 8th, 2017

Summer interns in Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s INSIGHT Research Program presented thoughtful research and analyses on topics ranging from distracted driving to pedestrian safety, traumatic brain injury, violence prevention and emergency room diagnoses.

The 38 interns presented formal research posters to mentors, parents and peers as well as a panel of judges.

Judges Christine MacDonald, Ph.D., Sheila Lukehart, Ph.D., Claire Yang, M.D., and John McGuire, M.D., evaluated the projects based on the quality of each intern’s research, the visual format of their poster, their responses to questions and their interpretation of the data. Two winners were selected: “Pediatric Epidural Hematoma Evaluation and Determination of Clinical Care Plan” by Lindsey Call under the mentorship of Mahmud Mossa-Basha, M.D., from the UW Department of Radiology, and “Validity Analysis of Behavioral Coding of Trauma Resuscitations” by Shukri Salad working under the mentorship of Rosemarie Fernandez, M.D., from the UW Division of Emergency Medicine.

Interns working on the PEMCO Safe Driving Campaign also presented their marketing plans, which they developed based on original research into distracted driving behaviors. Their three campaigns, “FOMO Costs,” “It’s Not Just You,” and “Don’t Be That Guy,” targeted specific behaviors and audiences to reduce distracted driving in Washington state. The three teams also created videos to help spread their message.

The INSIGHT Research Program began in 2014 and brings interns from across the United States and beyond to develop as students and academic researchers. The programs’ goal is to recruit and train members of the next generation of injury researchers.

HIPRC core member Grant O’Keefe, M.D., MPH, gave the keynote address. He encouraged students to be open to opportunities – whether finding mentors or moments of inspiration – to support them in their careers. He also discussed the need for diverse care providers to better serve communities.

For the 2017 program, faculty mentors included Sara Chrisman, M.D., MPH, Rosemarie Fernandez, M.D., Molly Fuentes, M.D., M.S., Janessa Graves, Ph.D., Judith Hagedorn, M.D., Daniel Henning, M.D., MPH, Nathalia Jimenez, M.D., MPH, Vivian Lyons, MPH, Megan Moore, Ph.D., MSW, Mahmud Mossa-Basha, M.D., Grant O’Keefe, M.D., MPH, Tam Pham, M.D., Daniel Promislow, Ph.D., Ellen Robinson, PT, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, Robert Tessler, M.D., Hilaire Thompson, Ph.D., RN, ARNP, Marie Vrablik, M.D., MCR. The PEMCO Safe Driving Campaign project was mentored by Beth Ebel, M.D., M.Sc., MPH.

The program would not have been possible without the support of its sponsors, including PEMCO Insurance, Rainier Scholars, Harborview Medical Center, UW Medicine Center for Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, Washington State Committee on Trauma, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Amherst College’s Center for Community Engagement.

Applications for the 2018 program will open in fall 2017.