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EPGS 22nd Annual Research Night
May 27, 2014


1st Place Winner Dr. Amy MacKenzie
Left photo: (l to r) Dr. Shao-ChunYeh, Dr. Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, Dr. Rebakah Abel-Boenerjous, Dr. Su Jung Kim, Dr. Nesha Wijeyakuhan, Dr. Alysa Krain, Dr. John Liantonio, Dr. Kadesha Collins-Fletcher, not pictured: Dr. Amy MacKenzie

1st Place Winner Dr. Amy MacKenzie

Dr. Su Jung Kim &
Dr. Nesha Wijeyakuhan
Thank you to everyone who attended the EPGS 22nd Annual Research Night and to Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLC for hosting this event.

Congratulations to all of our presenters. Our Geriatric Fellow participants represented the following institutions: Thomas Jefferson University, Abington Memorial Hospital, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine & New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging/Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Crozer Chester Medical Center/Temple University Hospital.

Thank you to our supporter: Sanofi

This year's winners and Presenters were:
First Place: Dr. Amy Mackenzie, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - "Self-Reported Health Related Quality of Life in a Senior Adult Oncology Clinic"

Second Place: Dr. Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine & New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging/Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine - "Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea and the Older Dental Patient: How Do Dentists Respond?"

Third Place: Dr. Alysa Krain, University of Pennsylvania - "Standing Order: Influenza Vaccination Protocol at a Long Term Care Facility"

Dr. Rebakah Abel Boenerjous, Crozer Chester Medical Center/Temple University Hospital - "How Well Are We Communicating?"

Dr. Kadesha Collins-Fletcher, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - "The Number of Medications as a Predictor for Hospitalizations"

Dr. Su Jung Kim, Abington Memorial Hospital - "Recruitment Insights Multicenter Clinical Trial: Improving Community Ambulation After Hip Fracture"

Dr. John Liantonio, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - "Quality Improvement: Reducing Emergency Department Utilization and Hospital Admission in Our Home Visit Population"

Dr. Neshahthari Wijeyakuhan, Abington Memorial Hospital - "Telemedicine vs. Traditional Care: Assessing Patients and Families Knowledge of Medical Coverage Protocols in Long Term Care"

Dr. Shao-Chun Yeh, Rowan University SOM NJISA - "Nursing Home Preparedness for Geriatric Sexuality"



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