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Building New Twenty-First Century Medical School Libraries From The Ground Up: Challenges, Experiences, And Lessons Learned, N. Dexter, J. M. Muellenbach, E. R. Lorbeer, D. Rand, M. E. Wilcox, B. A. Long Jan 2019

Building New Twenty-First Century Medical School Libraries From The Ground Up: Challenges, Experiences, And Lessons Learned, N. Dexter, J. M. Muellenbach, E. R. Lorbeer, D. Rand, M. E. Wilcox, B. A. Long

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Utilization Of High-Fidelity Simulation To Address Challenges With The Basic Science Immunology Education Of Preclinical Medical Students, M. C. Petrizzo, M. Barilla-Labarca, Y. S. Lim, A. M. Jongco, M. Cassara, J. Anglim, J. N. H. Stern Jan 2019

Utilization Of High-Fidelity Simulation To Address Challenges With The Basic Science Immunology Education Of Preclinical Medical Students, M. C. Petrizzo, M. Barilla-Labarca, Y. S. Lim, A. M. Jongco, M. Cassara, J. Anglim, J. N. H. Stern

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Patients Don't Come With Multiple Choice Options: Essay-Based Assessment In Ume, J. B. Bird, D. M. Olvet, J. M. Willey, J. Brenner Jan 2019

Patients Don't Come With Multiple Choice Options: Essay-Based Assessment In Ume, J. B. Bird, D. M. Olvet, J. M. Willey, J. Brenner

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Assessing Cognitive Impairment In Sle: Examining Relationships Between Resting Glucose Metabolism And Anti-Nmdar Antibodies With Navigational Performance., E. Ploran, C. Tang, M. Mackay, E. Anderson, C. Aranow, C. Sartori, P. Watson, B. Volpe, B. Diamond, D. Eidelberg, +4 Additional Authors Jan 2019

Assessing Cognitive Impairment In Sle: Examining Relationships Between Resting Glucose Metabolism And Anti-Nmdar Antibodies With Navigational Performance., E. Ploran, C. Tang, M. Mackay, E. Anderson, C. Aranow, C. Sartori, P. Watson, B. Volpe, B. Diamond, D. Eidelberg, +4 Additional Authors

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Objective: Resting Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) brain imaging and neuropsychological testing were used to investigate the usefulness of a spatial navigation task (SNT) as a performance benchmark for cognitive impairment related to anti-N-methyl D-aspartate (anti-NMDA) receptor antibodies (DNRAb) in SLE.

Methods: Neuropsychological assessments, including a desktop 3-D virtual SNT, were performed on 19 SLE participants and 9 healthy control (HC) subjects. SLE participants had stable disease activity and medication doses and no history of neuropsychiatric illness or current use of mind-altering medications. Resting FDG-PET scans were obtained on all SLE participants and compared with a historical set from ...


Medical Education Using Minimal Technology: Achieving Professional Development, K. A. Friedman, S. W. Herman, A. Fornari Jan 2019

Medical Education Using Minimal Technology: Achieving Professional Development, K. A. Friedman, S. W. Herman, A. Fornari

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Using A Problem/Case-Based Learning Program To Increase First And Second Year Medical Students’ Discussions Of Health Care Cost Topics, S. B. Ginzburg, J. Schwartz, S. Deutsch, D. E. Elkowitz, R. Lucito, J. E. Hirsch Jan 2019

Using A Problem/Case-Based Learning Program To Increase First And Second Year Medical Students’ Discussions Of Health Care Cost Topics, S. B. Ginzburg, J. Schwartz, S. Deutsch, D. E. Elkowitz, R. Lucito, J. E. Hirsch

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Integration Of Leadership Training Into A Problem/Case-Based Learning Program For First- And Second-Year Medical Students., S. B. Ginzburg, S. Deutsch, J. Bellissimo, D. E. Elkowitz, J. N.H. Stern, R. Lucito Jan 2018

Integration Of Leadership Training Into A Problem/Case-Based Learning Program For First- And Second-Year Medical Students., S. B. Ginzburg, S. Deutsch, J. Bellissimo, D. E. Elkowitz, J. N.H. Stern, R. Lucito

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Purpose: The evolution of health care systems in response to societal and financial pressures has changed care delivery models, which presents new challenges for physicians. Leadership training is increasingly being recognized as an essential component of medical education training to prepare physicians to meet these needs. Unfortunately, most medical schools do not include leadership training. It has been suggested that a longitudinal and integrated approach to leadership training should be sought. We hypothesized that integration of leadership training into our hybrid problem-based learning (PBL)/case-based learning (CBL) program, Patient-Centered Explorations in Active Reasoning, Learning and Synthesis (PEARLS), would be an ...


A Professionalism And Mentoring Curriculum For Pathology Residents In Training., M. J. Esposito, S. Roychoudhury, A. Fornari Jan 2018

A Professionalism And Mentoring Curriculum For Pathology Residents In Training., M. J. Esposito, S. Roychoudhury, A. Fornari

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Incorporation Of An Interprofessional Palliative Care-Ethics Experience Into A Required Critical Care Acting Internship., G. R. Goldberg, J. Weiner, A. Fornari, R. E. B. Pearlman, G. A. Farina Jan 2018

Incorporation Of An Interprofessional Palliative Care-Ethics Experience Into A Required Critical Care Acting Internship., G. R. Goldberg, J. Weiner, A. Fornari, R. E. B. Pearlman, G. A. Farina

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Introduction: The literature documents inadequate palliative medicine training in undergraduate and graduate medical education. As the population lives longer, many people will experience multiple chronic illnesses and the associated symptom burden. All physicians involved in clinical care of patients need to be equipped with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to provide palliative care, yet most physicians do not feel adequately prepared. We designed a curriculum to provide a meaningful palliative care-ethics (PCE) clinical experience to prepare senior medical students for future practice regardless of specialty choice.

Methods: The Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell integrated a PCE experience ...


A Unique Approach To Faculty Development Using An Observed Structured Teaching Encounter (Oste), M. A. Smith, R. Cherazard, A. Fornari, P. Adelman, M. Snopkowski, M. Lesser Jan 2018

A Unique Approach To Faculty Development Using An Observed Structured Teaching Encounter (Oste), M. A. Smith, R. Cherazard, A. Fornari, P. Adelman, M. Snopkowski, M. Lesser

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We have challenges with poor patient satisfaction scores (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems [HCAHPS]) and internal medicine resident (IMR) evaluations of voluntary attending physicians. Using an Observed Structured Teaching Encounter (OSTE), we designed a faculty development project that focused on attendings' teaching and feedback skills. To assess attending communication with interns and improve attending teaching and feedback skills. All IM attendings on the Long Island Jewish Forest Hills (LIJFH) Emergency Department (ED) call schedule participated. OSTE simulation sessions included two clinical scenarios, standardized patients (SPs), fourth-year medical students trained as 'interns,' OSTE checklists, and debriefing. We analyzed ...


Promoting Sustainability In Quality Improvement: An Evaluation Of A Web-Based Continuing Education Program In Blood Pressure Measurement., L. Block, S. J. Flynn, L. A. Cooper, C. Lentz, T. Hull, K. B. Dietz, R. T. Boonyasai Jan 2018

Promoting Sustainability In Quality Improvement: An Evaluation Of A Web-Based Continuing Education Program In Blood Pressure Measurement., L. Block, S. J. Flynn, L. A. Cooper, C. Lentz, T. Hull, K. B. Dietz, R. T. Boonyasai

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BACKGROUND: The accuracy of blood pressure measurement is variable in office-based settings. Even when staff training programs are effective, knowledge and skills decay over time, supporting the need for ongoing staff training. We evaluated whether a web-based continuing education program in blood pressure measurement reinforced knowledge and skills among clinical staff and promoted sustainability of an existing quality improvement program.

METHODS: Medical assistants and nurses at six primary care clinics within a health system enrolled in a 30-min online educational program designed to refresh their knowledge of blood pressure measurement. A 20-question pre- and post-intervention survey addressed learners' knowledge and ...


Contextualizing The Relevance Of Basic Sciences: Small-Group Simulation With Debrief For First- And Second-Year Medical Students In An Integrated Curriculum., S. B. Ginzburg, J. Brenner, M. Cassara, T. Kwiatkowski, J. M. Willey Jan 2017

Contextualizing The Relevance Of Basic Sciences: Small-Group Simulation With Debrief For First- And Second-Year Medical Students In An Integrated Curriculum., S. B. Ginzburg, J. Brenner, M. Cassara, T. Kwiatkowski, J. M. Willey

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There has been a call for increased integration of basic and clinical sciences during preclinical years of undergraduate medical education. Despite the recognition that clinical simulation is an effective pedagogical tool, little has been reported on its use to demonstrate the relevance of basic science principles to the practice of clinical medicine. We hypothesized that simulation with an integrated science and clinical debrief used with early learners would illustrate the importance of basic science principles in clinical diagnosis and management of patients.Small groups of first- and second-year medical students were engaged in a high-fidelity simulation followed by a comprehensive ...


Using Objective Structured Teaching Encounters (Ostes) To Prepare Chief Residents To Be Emotionally Intelligent Leaders, S. A. Cerrone, P. Adelman, S. Akbar, A. C. Yacht, A. Fornari Jan 2017

Using Objective Structured Teaching Encounters (Ostes) To Prepare Chief Residents To Be Emotionally Intelligent Leaders, S. A. Cerrone, P. Adelman, S. Akbar, A. C. Yacht, A. Fornari

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Do Medical Residents Perform Patient-Centered Medical Home Tasks? A Mixed-Methods Study, L. Block, N. Lavine, J. Verbsky, A. Sagar, M. A. Smith, S. Lane, J. Conigliaro, S. A. Chaudhry Jan 2017

Do Medical Residents Perform Patient-Centered Medical Home Tasks? A Mixed-Methods Study, L. Block, N. Lavine, J. Verbsky, A. Sagar, M. A. Smith, S. Lane, J. Conigliaro, S. A. Chaudhry

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Saving Lives And Reducing Harm: A Cauti Reduction Program, K. A. Scanlon, C. M. Wells, L. Woolforde, A. Khameraj, J. Baumgarten Jan 2017

Saving Lives And Reducing Harm: A Cauti Reduction Program, K. A. Scanlon, C. M. Wells, L. Woolforde, A. Khameraj, J. Baumgarten

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Nurses' Knowledge Of Advance Directives And Perceived Confidence In End-Of-Life Care: A Cross-Sectional Study In Five Countries, A. Coffey, G. Mccarthy, E. Weathers, M. I. Friedman, K. Gallo, M. Ehrenfeld, S. Chan, W. H.C. Li, P. Poletti, M. Itzhaki, +4 Additional Authors Jan 2016

Nurses' Knowledge Of Advance Directives And Perceived Confidence In End-Of-Life Care: A Cross-Sectional Study In Five Countries, A. Coffey, G. Mccarthy, E. Weathers, M. I. Friedman, K. Gallo, M. Ehrenfeld, S. Chan, W. H.C. Li, P. Poletti, M. Itzhaki, +4 Additional Authors

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Is Shared Decision Making For End-Of-Life Decisions Associated With Better Outcomes As Compared To Other Forms Of Decision Making? A Systematic Literature Review, N. Hajizadeh, L. Uhler, S. W. Herman, J. Lester Jan 2016

Is Shared Decision Making For End-Of-Life Decisions Associated With Better Outcomes As Compared To Other Forms Of Decision Making? A Systematic Literature Review, N. Hajizadeh, L. Uhler, S. W. Herman, J. Lester

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Gonadal Hormones Rapidly Enhance Spatial Memory And Increase Hippocampal Spine Density In Male Rats, L. F. Jacome, K. Barateli, D. Buitrago, F. Lema, M. Frankfurt, V. N. Luine Jan 2016

Gonadal Hormones Rapidly Enhance Spatial Memory And Increase Hippocampal Spine Density In Male Rats, L. F. Jacome, K. Barateli, D. Buitrago, F. Lema, M. Frankfurt, V. N. Luine

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Not For Industry Only: Medical Students And Office-Based Academic Detailing The Pivot (Pregnant Women Influenza Vaccine Optimization Team) Initiative, D. A. Blitz, J. R. Mallen, T. G. Kwiatkowski, J. M. Rabin, Y. D. Dlugacz, R. A. Silverman Jan 2015

Not For Industry Only: Medical Students And Office-Based Academic Detailing The Pivot (Pregnant Women Influenza Vaccine Optimization Team) Initiative, D. A. Blitz, J. R. Mallen, T. G. Kwiatkowski, J. M. Rabin, Y. D. Dlugacz, R. A. Silverman

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Academic detailing is a method of educational outreach that utilizes individualized encounters with physicians to broach specific medical issues in an evidence-based and quality-driven manner. Medical students utilized the matter of influenza vaccination during pregnancy as a lens through which to explore the methods of academic detailing in a community setting. Structured and customized dialogues between North Shore-LIJ affiliated obstetricians and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ medical students were conducted regarding the disparity between the proportion of providers that recommend the vaccine and the percentage of pregnant women being vaccinated annually. Ultimately the project aimed to increase vaccine-carrying rates throughout office based ...


Neutralizing Antibodies Against West Nile Virus Identified Directly From Human B Cells By Single-Cell Analysis And Next Generation Sequencing, K. Tsioris, N. T. Gupta, A. O. Ogunniyi, R. M. Zimnisky, F. Qian, Y. Yao, X. Wang, J. N. Stern, R. Chari, J. C. Love, +8 Additional Authors Jan 2015

Neutralizing Antibodies Against West Nile Virus Identified Directly From Human B Cells By Single-Cell Analysis And Next Generation Sequencing, K. Tsioris, N. T. Gupta, A. O. Ogunniyi, R. M. Zimnisky, F. Qian, Y. Yao, X. Wang, J. N. Stern, R. Chari, J. C. Love, +8 Additional Authors

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West Nile virus (WNV) infection is an emerging mosquito-borne disease that can lead to severe neurological illness and currently has no available treatment or vaccine. Using microengraving, an integrated single-cell analysis method, we analyzed a cohort of subjects infected with WNV - recently infected and post-convalescent subjects - and efficiently identified four novel WNV neutralizing antibodies. We also assessed the humoral response to WNV on a single-cell and repertoire level by integrating next generation sequencing (NGS) into our analysis. The results from single-cell analysis indicate persistence of WNV-specific memory B cells and antibody-secreting cells in post-convalescent subjects. These cells exhibited class-switched antibody ...


Use Of Team-Based Learning Pedagogy For Internal Medicine Ambulatory Resident Teaching, S. Balwan, A. Fornari, P. Dimarzio, J. Verbsky, R. Pekmezaris, J. Stein, S. Chaudhry Jan 2015

Use Of Team-Based Learning Pedagogy For Internal Medicine Ambulatory Resident Teaching, S. Balwan, A. Fornari, P. Dimarzio, J. Verbsky, R. Pekmezaris, J. Stein, S. Chaudhry

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BACKGROUND: Team-based learning (TBL) is used in undergraduate medical education to facilitate higher-order content learning, promote learner engagement and collaboration, and foster positive learner attitudes. There is a paucity of data on the use of TBL in graduate medical education. Our aim was to assess resident engagement, learning, and faculty/resident satisfaction with TBL in internal medicine residency ambulatory education. METHODS: Survey and nominal group technique methodologies were used to assess learner engagement and faculty/resident satisfaction. We assessed medical learning using individual (IRAT) and group (GRAT) readiness assurance tests. RESULTS: Residents (N = 111) involved in TBL sessions reported contributing ...


Promoting Faculty Scholarship - An Evaluation Of A Program For Busy Clinician-Educators, S. Reader, A. Fornari, S. Simon, J. Townsend Jan 2015

Promoting Faculty Scholarship - An Evaluation Of A Program For Busy Clinician-Educators, S. Reader, A. Fornari, S. Simon, J. Townsend

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BACKGROUND: Clinician educators face barriers to scholarship including lack of time, insufficient skills, and access to mentoring. An urban department of family medicine implemented a federally funded Scholars Program to increase the participants' perceived confidence, knowledge and skills to conduct educational research. METHOD: A part-time faculty development model provided modest protected time for one year to busy clinician educators. Scholars focused on designing, implementing, and writing about a scholarly project. Scholars participated in skill seminars, cohort and individual meetings, an educational poster fair and an annual writing retreat with consultation from a visiting professor. We assessed the increases in the ...


Implications Of Epigenetic Variability Within A Cell Population For "Cell Type" Classification, I. Tabansky, J. N.H. Stern, D. W. Pfaff Jan 2015

Implications Of Epigenetic Variability Within A Cell Population For "Cell Type" Classification, I. Tabansky, J. N.H. Stern, D. W. Pfaff

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Here, we propose a new approach to defining nerve "cell types" in reaction to recent advances in single cell analysis. Among cells previously thought to be equivalent, considerable differences in global gene expression and biased tendencies among differing developmental fates have been demonstrated within multiple lineages. The model of classifying cells into distinct types thus has to be revised to account for this intrinsic variability. A "cell type" could be a group of cells that possess similar, but not necessarily identical properties, variable within a spectrum of epigenetic adjustments that permit its developmental path toward a specific function to be ...


Mentoring Program Design And Implementation In New Medical Schools, A. Fornari, T. S. Murray, A. W. Menzin, V. A. Woo, M. Clifton, M. Lombardi, S. Shelov Jan 2014

Mentoring Program Design And Implementation In New Medical Schools, A. Fornari, T. S. Murray, A. W. Menzin, V. A. Woo, M. Clifton, M. Lombardi, S. Shelov

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Purpose: Mentoring is considered a valuable component of undergraduate medical education with a variety of programs at established medical schools. This study presents how new medical schools have set up mentoring programs as they have developed their curricula. Methods: Administrators from 14 US medical schools established since 2006 were surveyed regarding the structure and implementation of their mentoring programs. Results: The majority of new medical schools had mentoring programs that varied in structure and implementation. Although the programs were viewed as valuable at each institution, challenges when creating and implementing mentoring programs in new medical schools included time constraints for ...


Moving Forward In Gme Reform: A 4 + 1 Model Of Resident Ambulatory Training, S. I. Chaudhry, S. Balwan, K. A. Friedman, S. Sunday, B. Chaudhry, D. Dimisa, A. Fornari Jan 2013

Moving Forward In Gme Reform: A 4 + 1 Model Of Resident Ambulatory Training, S. I. Chaudhry, S. Balwan, K. A. Friedman, S. Sunday, B. Chaudhry, D. Dimisa, A. Fornari

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Traditional ambulatory training models have limitations in important domains, including opportunities for residents to learn, fragmentation of care delivery experience, and satisfaction with ambulatory experiences. New models of ambulatory training are needed. To compare the impact of a traditional ambulatory training model with a templated 4 + 1 model. A large university-based internal medicine residency using three different training sites: a patient-centered medical home, a hospital-based ambulatory clinic, and community private practices. Residents, faculty, and administrative staff. Development of a templated 4 + 1 model of residency where trainees do not attend to inpatient and outpatient responsibilities simultaneously. A mixed-methods analysis of ...