College within the College(CwiC) is a four year academic area of concentration designed to enrich the Jefferson Medical College curriculum for those students who seek additional training in Population Health.

This program aims to step beyond the individual-level focus of mainstream medicine by addressing a broad range of factors that impact health, such as environment, literacy, ethnicity, social structure, resource distribution, health systems and health education/promotion.

This collection consists of posters and presentations developed by Jefferson CwiC-PH medical students in their exploration of service, research/evaluation, and policy analysis in local, regional and international settings.

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Submissions from 2015

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Adolescent Pregnancy in Ecuador, Paige Bates

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Rural and Urban Medicine in Ecuador, Moira Black

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Combat Obesity in the Galapagos, Christopher Busack and Bethany Fox

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MoyaMoya Disease and Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation in a 17-month old Previously Healthy Male, Cassandra Coleman and Nicole Marcantuono

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Universal Healthcare: Costa Rica as a Model, Annie J. Ferris

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Growing a Sustainable Community, Joseph Fulginiti, Alexander Moxam, and Roderick Thompson

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Health Needs Assessment for Head Start Children, Gerald Gibbons

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Regional Disparities in Neurocritical Care Outcomes, Kali Graham

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Addiction: A Treatable Disease, Nathaniel Graham

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Underrepresented Minorities and Jefferson Medical System Healthcare: What Can We Do to Diversify the Physician Workforce?, David Halpen

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Crossmodal Encoding of Motor Sequence Memories, Brittany Heckel, Marianne Stephan, Sunbin Song, and Leonardo G. Cohen

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Comparison of Breastfeeding among White and African American Patients Delivering at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rachel Horowitz; Theresa Burcher, MD; Abigail Wolf, MD; and Rebecca J. Mercier MD MPH

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Globally Minded, Locally Serving: Refugee Health in Philadelphia, Sarah Jamieson; Angelica Montes; Gretchen Shanfeld, MPH; Rickie Brawer, MPH, PhD; Caryn Johnson, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA; and James D. Plumb, MD, MPH

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Cervical Cancer in Guatemala: Using Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid Screening to Reduce Incidence of and Mortality from Cervical Cancer, Zachary Klock

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Care with Dignity: Understanding How to Care for HIV Positive and Formerly Incarcerated Populations, Caroline Komanecky; Terry Trudeau, MEd; James D. Plumb, MD, MPH; and Helen Koenig, MD

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LGBT Healthcare and Our Role in Smoking Cessation, Leor Krichilsky; John Covotta; Valerie Canavin; Rickie Brawer, MPH, PhD; and Robert Winn, MD, MS, AAHIVS

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Alternative income generation for Kenyan women: Preventing prostitution and the spread of HIV, Megan Elizabeth Lundy

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Health Care in Bolivia: A First Hand Experience, Sanchi Malhotra

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Establishing Roots in West Philadelphia, Nina Millman; James LaRosa; Skip Weiner; Rickie Brawer, MPH, PhD; and James D. Plumb, MD, MPH

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Healthy Habits, Happy Baby!, Amanda Ocran; Suvidha Polu; Joan I. Gluch, PhD, RDH; James D. Plumb, MD, MPH; and Rickie Brawer, MPH, PhD

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Bridging the Gaps CHIP: Prevention Point, Patrick Prior; Clayton Ruley, MSS, MLSP, SHP; Rickie Brawer, MPH, PhD; and James D. Plumb, MD, MPH

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Experiences with Prenatal Care Among Women in a Philadelphia Homeless Shelter, Stephanie Rand, MS4; Montida Fleming, MS3; Maria Somohod, MS3; Caitlin Callaghan, MS2; Alexandra Strauss, MS2; Natalie Ziegler, MS2; Anita Modi, MS4; Rickie Brawer, MPH, PhD; and James D. Plumb, MD, MPH

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The effect of peer educators on medication adherence in HIV patients in Cochabamba, Bolivia, George Ru

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Direct from the Students: Ideas to Improve Diversity Education at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Elizabeth Sophy, MS2; Christine Jerback, MD; and Natasha Brown, EdD, MS

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Hernia Surgery in rural Ghana, West Africa: Barriers to Health Care and Their Implications, Laura Traub

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Evaluating and Responding to Medical Student Demand for Global Health Education, Angela Ugorets, BS; Maria Montano, MPH; Michael Cafarchio, MD; Daniel Becchi, BA; Annie Masterson, BA; Nithin Paul, BA; and Ellen Plumb, MD

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The Heart of Healthcare: The Role of Authentic Relationships in Caring for Patients with Frequent Hospitalizations, Charlotte Weisberg, BA; Margaret Hawthorne, MPH; Marianna LaNoue, PhD; Jeffrey Brenner, MD; and Dawn B Mautner, MD, MS

Submissions from 2014

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Defining the clinical role of adapted digital light field photography in the treatment of HIV-induced Kaposi's sarcoma lesions, Jacquelyn Knapp; Gabriel Prager; Rui Bastos, MD; Susannah K. Graves, MD; Rolanda Carmen Manuel, MD; and Yu-Tsueng Liu, MD, PhD

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Nutritional Counseling at JeffHOPE, Cara Siegel, MSII; Anita Modi, MSIII; and Amy Tressan, MSI

Submissions from 2013

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Health Care Delivery and Community Development in Rural Nepal, Abdul-Razaq Adeniyi

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Patient-Centered Cardiac Risk Communication, Roma Amin; Mark Berguson; Marianna LaNoue, PhD; Geoffrey Mills, MD, PhD; and Manisha Verma, MD, MPH

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An Overview of the Healthcare System in Argentina, Derya Arkonac

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Integrated Medical Pluralism to Sustain Health Care in the Indian Trans-Himalayas, Jane Babiarz

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Compliance for Latent Tuberculosis Infection Treatment among Incoming Refugees at Jefferson Center for Refugee Health, Elizabeth Bates; Marc Altshuler, MD; and Kevin Scott, MD

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Mural painting in South Philadelphia: a means of addressing racism directed against Bhutanese and Burmese refugees, and improving health outcomes, Meera Bhardwaj

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Chronic Malnutrition in Guatemala, Nicholas Bishop and Susan McIlvaine

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Asthma Questionnaire for an Immigrant Chinese Population, Ho-hin Choy; Whitney Shiau, MD; and Audrey Lung MD, FAAP

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Women’s Perspective: The Underlying Factors Leading to Malnutrition in Poor Women in India, Tanuja Devaraj

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Role of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Modern Healthcare, Gealina Dun

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A Place for Mindfulness in Successful Addiction Recovery, Susannah Eckman

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Increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rate among adolescent and young adult males in a primary care setting, Michele Fascelli, Anna Marie Quinn, Amy Leader, and Christopher Chambers

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Social and Structural Barriers Faced by Gender and Sexual Minorities in Obtaining Female Reproductive, Montida Fleming

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Helping Refugees Navigate the Health Care Maze, Jenna Fox and Andy Kay

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Supplementary Trainings on Non-Medical Topics for Community Health Workers in Mutsengo, Kenya, Steven Fox

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The Contribution of Schizophrenia to Homelessness: Analysis of the Housing First Model and Possible Prevention of Serious Mental Illness, Elijah Grillo

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Care in Columbia: What we can glean from South American Medicine, Neil Flannery Haidorfer and Robert Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH

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Continued Clinic Staff Education, Joseph S. Hong

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Decision-making in Accessing the Emergency Department Versus Primary Care, Lev Malevanchik; Rickie Brawer, MPH, PhD; Priya Mammen, MD, MPH; and Bernard Lopez, MD, MS

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JeffHEALTH Soil-Transmitted Helminths, David Maniscalco

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Where are they now? Understanding how SRC directorship influences medical student career trajectories and outcomes post-graduation, Anita Modi,; Ann Vale; and James D. Plumb, MD, MPH

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Analysis of Importance of Implementing Spiritual Assessment and Care of Patients in Clinical Settings, You Na Park

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Growing Green Communities through Urban Gardening in Haddington, Allison Rague and Zach Goldstein

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Wellbody Alliance, Sierra Leone, Kevin Rurak

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An Assessment of Food Insecurity in a Lower North Philadelphia Community Health Center, Carly Sedlock; James D. Plumb, MD, MPH; and Rickie Brawer, MPH, PhD

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Assessing the Health Needs of the Burmese and Bhutanese Refugees in South Philadelphia, Patricia Tolu-Ajayi

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The State of Healthcare for Bhutanese Refugees in South Philadelphia: Challenges & Progress, Sarah Wells

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Successful Aging in Philadelphia: Examining the Needs of the Geriatric Community, Mollie Woehling

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The Current State of Health Care in China, Jonathan Yadlosky