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Medical Students Receive Grants from Society of Hospital Medicine

Philadelphia, PA –The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)’s Physician in Training Committee recently announced the 2016 Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant recipients, who earned the scholarship based on their abilities and interest in hospital medicine, prior educational training and dedication to scholarly activity in the field.

SHM’s Physician in Training Committee launched the scholarship program for medical students in 2015 to inspire future hospitalists to play an active role in transforming healthcare and revolutionizing patient care. For more information on the Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant. All information for trainees interested in hospital medicine can be found at, SHM’s website dedicated to resources for those interested in a career as a hospitalist. To join SHM as a medical student member at no cost.

The four grant recipients, each of whom is a student member of SHM, will use their funding to complete scholarly work with an active SHM member as their mentor on a project related to patient safety or quality improvement. The 2016 Student Hospitalist Scholarship recipients are:

  • Shane Ali, University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

    Mentor: Nilam Soni, MD

    Project: Pleural Fluid Echogenicity by Ultrasound Imaging and Computer Based Pixilation to Determine Transudative vs. Exudative Effusions

    Project Site: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

  • Joseph Moo-Young, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

    Mentor: Ria Dancel, MD, FHM

    Project: Analysis and Optimization of the Inpatient Pediatric Discharge Process

    Project Site: University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital

  • Aram Namavar, Loyola University Chicago – Stritch School of Medicine

    Mentor: Nasim Afsar, MD, SFHM

    Project: Evaluation of Decisional Conflict as a Simple Tool to assess Risk for Readmission

    Location of Project: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • Haverly Snyder, Medical College of Wisconsin

    Mentor: Kathlyn Fletcher, MD, FHM

    Project: The Trauma of Hospitalization: Identifying Causes and Potential Solutions

    Project Site: Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Throughout their experiences, the student scholars will be blogging about their projects on SHM’s official blog, The Hospital Leader, and posting in the Future of Hospital Medicine community on the Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX), SHM’s online member engagement platform. Upon completing their projects, the students will draft progress reports and submit their findings as abstracts for the Research, Innovations and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) competition at Hospital Medicine 2017, SHM’s annual meeting to be held in Las Vegas in May.

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