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Classes by Graduation Year

Class of 2021

Assessing the communication needs of a Chinese population in Lower ManhattanPamela Tieu, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
Development of a Pediatric to Adult Transition Clinic for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes for Continuity of Care Tiffany Yeh, M.D.
Medicine/Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Weill Cornell Medicine Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative: A Multimodal approach to Patient Engagement and Education Andrea Betesh, M.D.
Medicine/Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Mary Steszewski, R.N.
NYP Nursing
Pediatric Acute Asthma Exacerbation Clinical Pathway Implementation In a Regional HospitalKalliope Tsirilakis, M.D.
Pediatrics (WCM/NYPQ)
Discharge Optimization to Reduce the Rate of Unplanned Readmissions for Pediatric Patients with Neurologic ConditionsJamie Lee Palaganas, M.D.
Understanding perceptions and knowledge of monitored anesthesia care (MAC)Priscilla Nelson, M.D.
ED Extremity Wound Care-Advancing Best Practices to Reduce Infection RiskMatthew McCarty, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Outpatient Cervical Ripening for Low-Risk Pregnant Women: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Decrease Hospital Length of Stay and Improve Patient SatisfactionMalavika Prabhu, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Enhanced Recovery After Cesarean Delivery (ERAC) to Reduce Opioid Prescription and to Promote Multimodal Pain ManagementRobert White, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
A multidisciplinary, multimodal quality improvement initiative to reduce time to antibiotic administration in pediatric oncology patients with fever and neutropeniaNicole Gerber, M.D.
Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Class of 2020

CT Angiography-Guided Protocol for Severe Lower Gastrointestinal BleedingDavid Wan, M.D.
Medicine/Gastroenterology & Hepatology
The feasibility of Using a Cloud-based Diabetes Management Application to Optimize Review of Glucose and Insulin Data and Inform Treatment Decisions in the Outpatient SettingGwendolyne Jack, M.D.
Medicine/Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Improving Antibiotic Stewardship of Patients with Reported Penicillin and Cephalosporin Allergies on Medicine Floors at NYP-WC and LMH campusesRebecca Berger, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
Harjot Singh, M.D.
Medicine/Infectious Diseases
Improving Hypoglycemia Screening in a Community Hospital Nursery to Avoid Neonatal HypoglycemiaVargabi Ghei, M.D.
Pediatrics/Newborn Medicine
Identification and Management of Early Hypoglycemia in high-risk neonates: Quality Improvement InitiativePriyanka Tiwari, M.D.
Pediatrics/Newborn Medicine
Can A Discharge Check List Decrease Unnecessary Readmissions and Improve Patient SatisfactionArabella Stock, M.D. & Amelia Burke N.P.
Improving Opiate Prescribing Patterns in Spine SurgeryJatin Joshi, M.D.
Anesthesiology/Pain Management
Longitudinal assessment of post-burn skin grafts to assess the quality of burn center carePhilip Chang, M.D.
Surgery/Trauma, Burns, Acute and Critical Care
Personal Emergency Response (PERS) Utilization in CHF Medicine Patients at HomeTanya Mighty, M.S.N.
NYP Nursing/Social Work & Care Coordination
Implementing an ADHD Checklist to Standardize Practice in a Primary Pediatrics OfficeMatthew Tirelli, M.S.N.
NYP Nursing/Pediatrics
Development and Utilization of a Burn Sepsis Screening Tool (BSST)Kaitlyn Libraro, M.S.
NYP Nursing/Trauma, Burns, Acute and Critical Care

Class of 2019

Identifying and Reducing Delays in Inpatient EndoscopyCarl Crawford, M.D.
Medicine/Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Impact of a Novel Hospital-Based Opioid Stewardship Program on Non-surgical Acute Pain Management in the HospitalAlexis Vien, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
Improving Unit Multidisciplinary Collaboration on QI projectsAnand Singh, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
Improving Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Deactivation Discussions in Admitted Patients Made DNR and Comfort CareMichael Wagner, M.D.
Medicine/Chief Resident Quality and Safety
Community ParatelemedicineBrock Daniels, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
A Human Factors Approach to Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Prevention and Safety Culture in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Pilot ReportNaomi Bishop, M.D.
Safety and Efficacy of a Post-Operative Pathway for Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation after Cardiac SurgeryDiana Brickman, R.N.
Addressing Barriers to Team Escalation In response to Patient deterioration Using the TEAMSTEPPS ApproachInez Brandon, M.S.N.
NYP Nursing/Hematology & Oncology
Escalation of Clinical Deterioration to Prevent Patient HarmSusan Liu, B.S.N.
NYP Nursing/Surgery/SICU

Class of 2018

Tai Chi for Enhanced Inpatient Mobilization: A Feasibility StudyGeorge Bao, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
Standardizing and Streamlining DKA Guidelines in the Weill Cornell Medical ICU and the Lower Manhattan Hospital ICUFelicia Mendelsohn-Curanaj, M.D. & Jane Seley, D.N.P.
Medicine/Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Using "Pod-Cards" to Encourage Doctor-Patient Continuity in a Resident Primary Care PracticeLaura Gingras, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Adult Internal Medicine)
On-Demand Teaching to Improve Care Transitions in Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (AECOPD)Meredith Turetz, M.D.
Medicine/Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Class of 2017

Promoting Antibiotic Citizenship on the Internal Medicine Service at NYP-WCMStephanie Tang MD & Renuka Gupta, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
A Risk Reduction Strategy to Lower Rates of Hypoglycemia by Determining Root CausesNaina Sinha Gregory, M.D. & Jane Seley, D.N.P.
Medicine/Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
What to Expect That You’re Not Expecting-Improving Patient Confidence Around Post Discharge Medication Adherence BarriersSanjai Sinha, M.D.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine (Adult Internal Medicine)
Quality Improvement Initiative Increases Total Paracentesis and Early Paracentesis Rates in Hospitalised Cirrhotics with AscitesArun Jesudian, M.D.
Medicine/Gastroenterology & Hepatology

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