The poster gallery is an archive of the work of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) employees and health care professionals. Part of the mission of LVHN is to support clinical care through education and research. To that end, the posters shared here reflect innovation, performance improvement projects and studies that address all areas of healthcare from clinical care to administrative initiatives. They are shared freely to encourage conversation and collaboration.

2008

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Helwig Diabetes Center, Amberly Scheidt (Poster)

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Division of Education: Central Line Project, Jared Schnell (Poster)

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Transfer of Care Study in the Emergency Department, Jessica Simberlund (Poster)

Parvovirus B19 Causing Severe Anemia in an AIDS Patient., Amy Slenker MD and Anand R. Parvovirus (Poster)

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Pedriatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis LV Edition, Shannon Solt (Poster)

2007

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Outcomes of Peginterferon alfa-2a and Ribavirin Combination Therapy in a Resident-Initiated, Multidisciplinary, Hepatitis C Clinic, Nicole M. Agostino DO; Erini Vasiliadis DO; K Nadeem Ahmed MD; Suzanne J. Templer DO; Edward R. Norris MD, FAPA, FAPM; Charles M. Brooks MD; Eric J. Gertner MD, MPH; and Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP (Poster)

High-Grade Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Pancreas: A Clinicopathologic and Immunohistochemical Analysis of 9 Cases, Haider Asad MD (Poster)

Histopathologic Prognostic Factors in Stage I Uterine Leiomyosarcomas (Ut-LMS); A Clinicopathologic Study of 28 Cases., Haider Asad MD and Robert A. Soslow (Poster)

Institutional Gynecologic Review has a Significant Impact on the Practice of Gynecologic Oncology, Haider Asad MD and Robert A. Soslow (Poster)

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Culture Communication Healthcare, Rhoda Z. Beakoi (Poster)

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Increasing Efficiency and Patient Satisfaction in Food Service, Ashley Beidler (Poster)

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Cervical Spine Clearance in Injured Children Under 3 Years of Age: Are We Overdoing It?, Andrew Berson (Poster)

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Assessment of a Cohort of COPD Patients for Possible Candidacy for Lung Volume Reduction, Anish B. Bhatt (Poster)

Value of a Promotora Led Diabetes Education Class for Latinos as part of the chronic care model, Nyann Biery MS; Eric J. Gertner MD, MPH; Hannah D. Paxton RN, MPH; and Lynn M. Dietrick RN, PhD (Poster)

Diabetes Education in Spanish Pilot Project, Nyann Biery MS and Abby S. Letcher MD (Poster)

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Clinical Nutrition, Erin N. Borrell (Poster)

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Investigating the Relationship Between HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C and Using CHIS II Scores to Develop a Database for Hepatitis C Patients, Katelyn M. Brown (Poster)

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Evolution of VTE Prophylaxis Protocol : The Harder You Look, The More You Find, Stephanie L. Burkhardt (Poster)

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Protocol-Driven ED Managed Observation Unit at LVH, Lora M. Capuano (Poster)

Move4Health: feasibility of a type 2 diabetes exercise and education intervention, Beth Careyva M.D.; Melissa DiCarlo MPH, MS; and Patrick McManus MD (Poster)

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Mosquitoes & Gynecology? Biomimcry and its Connection to Modern Medicine, Mary Kate Erdman BS (Poster)

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Have It Your Way, Sierra L. Fenton (Poster)

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Clinical Utility of the Mixed Consistency in Videofluoroscopy, Jessica A. Godovin (Poster)

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The Use of Adult Stem Cells in Dental Treatment, Ashley E. Gonsky (Poster)

Expression of y-H2AX is an Excellent Diagnostic Biomarker of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Test Performance for Distinguishing Hepatocellular Carcinoma from Hepatic Adenomas and Regenerative Dirrhotic Nodules, Jillian R. Grau MD, K Gustafson, Theresa Pasha, and E Furth (Poster)

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Characterisitcs of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: Where is the Gender Gap?, Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Tecla Brabazon DO; Anne Marie Crown; and Sharon R. Kimmel PhD (Poster)

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Gender Differences in Acute Cardiac Care: Where It’s not (Poster), Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Valerie Rupp RN, BSN; Anne Marie Crown; and Sharon R. Kimmel (Poster)

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Web Communications: Content Management System (CMA), Andrew C. Groller (Poster)

The Professional Excellence Council: - A Forum to Effect Power, Politics and Persuasion., Kim S. Hitchings MSN, RN, NEA-BC (Poster)

Valuing and Inspiring Professional Growth and Development Through Presentations and Publications., Kim S. Hitchings MSN, RN, NEA-BC (Poster)

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Evidence-Based Medicine: The "Scientific Medicine", Mary Kate Hoffman (Poster)

Formula Using Routine Biochemical Markers Proved Superior to Forn's and APRI in Predicting Early vs. Late-Stage Liver Disease in the HIV/HCV Co-Infected Host, Margaret Hoffman-Terry MD, FACP; Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP; J Mannino; and Sharon R. Kimmel PhD, MHA (Poster)

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Human Resources: How Does LVHHN Compare to Other Fortune 100 Companies, Allyson M. Hutchinson (Poster)

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LVH Partial Programs and the Basis-24, Britney M. Izzi (Poster)

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Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erik M. Kelly (Poster)

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Early Care and Transfer of Burn Patients, Paige E. Krystofinski (Poster)

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Effective Minimization of Thymoglobulin Induction Dosage Followed by CD3 Counts in Renal Transplantation, Kathyrn M. Luczyszyn (Poster)

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Fraction of Inspired Oxygen Accuracy in Large Volume, High Continuous Flow, Jet Nebulizers, Cassandra E. Mifkovich (Poster)

Central Line Registry and Research Project: A Standardized Orientation Course on Central Line Placement Leads to Persistent Knowledge Improvement (Poster), Andrew C. Miller DO; James P. Orlando EdD; Bryan G. Kane MD; William F. Bond; Valerie Rupp RN, BSN; Cindy Umbrell MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN; and Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM (Poster)

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Early Childhood Caries: Causes and Precautions, Kelsey A. Morris (Poster)

Association of Candidemia Incidence, Candida spp. Epidemiology and Antifungal Use in a Tertiary Care Center., Dionissios Neofytos, Amy Slenker MD, and David A. Horn MD (Poster)

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Patterns of Psychiatric Care in a Large Community Academic Hospital, Megan E. Palmer (Poster)

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Lehigh Valley Disparities Profile, Nicholas E. Parton (Poster)

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Organizational Development, Laurie M. Patrei (Poster)

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Functionality of HIV/AIDS Patients, Sophia E. Philippopoulos (Poster)

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Malignant Melanoma and a Promising Experimental Treatment for the Future, Sandra N. Rodriguez (Poster)

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Trauma Research, Julianne K. Roscioli (Poster)

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Surviving Sepsis, Jessica L. Schwartz (Poster)

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Improving Hyperglycemia Management in the Inpatient Setting, Allison E. Shaw (Poster)

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Patterns in Patient Fall Risk, Fall Prevention Education, and Post-Discharge Fall Occurrence, Jessica L. Smith (Poster)

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Domestic Violence and Tobacco Screenings, Blaire L. Spooner (Poster)

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How many nursing hours are spent daily searching outside the patient care room obtaining materials to care for the patients?, Christine A. Talmage (Poster)

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Emergency Medicine Research: Validating Pervasive Map and Structured Schema Designer Version 8.6 for use as a Research Tool, Jamie Van Artsdalen (Poster)

2006

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Lehigh Valley Hospital 2006 Pool Research Scholar Program, Kristin Adams (Poster)

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Psychiatric Outcomes in a Resident-run, Multidisciplinary, Hepatitis C Clinic (Poster), Nicole M. Agostino DO; Edward Norris MD, FAPM; Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP; Suzanne J. Templer DO; Charles M. Brooks MD; Eric J. Gertner MD, MPH; and Michael Kaufmann MD (Poster)

Placental Abruption in Term and Preterm Gestations: Evidence for Heterogeneity in Clinical Pathways., Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Darios Getahun MD, MPH; Morgan R. Peltier PhD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Evidence of Placental Abruption as a Chronic Process: Associations with Vaginal Bleeding Early in Pregnancy and Placental Lesions. (Poster)., Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Yinka Oyelese MD; Darios Getahun MD, MPH; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Association Between Two Mutations of the 5,10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Gene and Preterm Birth., Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Morgan R. Peltier PhD; Darios Gatahun MD, MPH; Wendy L. Kinzler MD; Rima Rozen PhD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Lack of Expression of C-KIT Expression in Different Stages of Mycosis, Haider Asad MD and Mandana Mahmoodi (Poster)

A Postoperative Nomogram for Detecting 13-year Probability of Disease Recurrence from Prostate Cancer., Angelo A. Baccala MD, Alwyn M. Reuther BS, Fernando J. Bianco Jr MD, Peter T. Scardino MD, Eric A. Klein MD, and Michael W. Kattan MD (Poster)

A Preoperative Nomogram Identifying Risk of Seminal Vesical Invasion in patients with Prostate Caner: A Multi-Institutional Study in 6740 Patients(Poster)., Angelo A. Baccala MD, Alwyn M. Reuther BS, Fernando J. Bianco Jr MD, Peter T. Scardino MD, Eric A. Klein MD, and Michael W. Kattan MD (Poster)

Expression of Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen in Tumor-Associated Vasculatures of Renal Neoplasms (Poster)., Angelo A. Baccala MD; Linda Sercia; Warren Heston; and Ming Zhou MD, PhD (Poster)

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SternaLock, Elise Bardawil (Poster)

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EPOC - Evidence at the Point of Care, Natalie Bieber D.O. (Poster)

Patient Enablement Instrument: Useful Evaluation Tool for Measuring Relationship Centered Care Competency In Family Medicine Residents, Nyann Biery MS, Julie Dostal MD, and Debra M. Baker MA (Poster)

Motherhood & Medicine During Residency: Companions or Competitors?, Nyann Biery MS, A Miller, and Julie Dostal MD (Poster)

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign, Jennifer Brancato (Poster)

The Role of Fetal Biometry in Accurate Prediction of Gestational Age: Is Combination of Parameters Better?., Martin R. Chavez MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Lami Yeo MD; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

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The Clinical Predictive Value of The Hyaluronan Binding Assay Among Patients Seeking Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Raffaella DeMartino (Poster)

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Workflow Analysis for HRCs, HR Techs, and Benefits Counselors, Emily Deutsch (Poster)

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TLC "Untold Stories of the ER" Interview Shoot, Rebecca Druckenmiller (Poster)

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Food Satisfaction Survey Results, Miriam Eisenberg (Poster)

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Manual for Emergency Response to Bioterrorism, David Esopi (Poster)

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Organizational Development, Christina Fleck (Poster)

Acute and Chronic Respiratory Diseases in Pregnancy: Associations with Placental Abruption (Poster)., Darios Getahun MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Morgan R. Peltier PhD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

Acute and Chronic Respiratory Diseases in Pregnancy: Associations with Spontaneous Premature Rupture of Membranes (Poster)., Darios Getahun MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and Anthony M. Vintzileos MD (Poster)

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Finance FUNdamentals, Alex Gildner (Poster)

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Conducting Community Based Participatory Research Using Community Asset Mapping with Teens in H.Y.P.E., Rachel Goldstein (Poster)

The Multi--modality Approach to Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy for Primary Hyperparathyroidism, Jillian R. Grau MD, Douglas L. Fraker, and Virginia A. LiVolsi MD (Poster)

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The Development of a Computer-Based Tracking System to Assess the Safety Net Provided by The Caring Place Family Health Program, Corey Herman (Poster)

Raising the Bar for Peer Review: From Performance Appraisal Feedback to Scholarly Collegial Review of Quality of care Issues., Kim S. Hitchings MSN, RN, NEA-BC (Poster)

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Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury, Mark Hosak (Poster)

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Improving the Monitoring of Quality Indicators of Community-Aquired Pneumonia: Timing of Antibiotic Administration, Jennifer Huynh (Poster)

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Wolf Mini Maze Procedure, Alyssa Jones MD (Poster)

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Acute Partial Hospital Outcome Study, Danielle Kepler and Laura Petrini (Poster)

Collagen Fibril Diameters in The Umbilical Arteries of Preterm Growth Restricted Fetuses, Wendy L. Kinzler MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Donald R. Gerecke PhD; Rita A. Hahn MS; George H. Lambert MD; and Marion K. Gordon PhD (Poster)

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An Evaluation of Time Elapsed for Computed Tomography Scan Administration Throughout the Emergency Department, Veronica Kvarta (Poster)

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The Ob/Gyn Experience, Margaret Lafferty (Poster)

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Quality-of-Life Outcomes for Geriatric Trauma Patients, Leah Leinbach (Poster)

Coding System for the Analysis of Primary Care Physicians' Beliefs and Strategies for Treating Type 2 Diabetic Patients, G Leventhal and Debbie Salas-Lopez MD, MPH (Poster)

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"Excuse Me For Asking This In An Awkward Way": An Analysis of a PGY1 Sexual History Script, Jenna Long (Poster)

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Tobacco and Domestic Violence Screening - Lehigh Valley Family Health Center, Amanda Marchica (Poster)

Initial Validation of Optical Coherence Tomography Based Sensor for Monitoring of Blood Glucose Levels, Larry N. Markle MD (Poster)

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2006 Pool Research Scholars Summer Internship Program: Healthcare Research, Chris McCarty (Poster)

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Correlation of the Quality of Dying and Death Questionnaire and the Critical Care Family Satisfaction Survey, Christopher McGinn (Poster)

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Evaluation of the Effect of T System on Unbillable Units in the Emergency Department, Lindsey Moll (Poster)

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CMA Content Management Application, David Oblas (Poster)

Placental Weight to Birthweight Ratios in Preeclampsia., Yinka Oyelese MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Carl A. Nath MD; Lilliam M. Kaminsky MD; Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

Placental Weight to Birthweight Ratios in Small for Gestational Age Births., Yinka Oyelese MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; Wendy Kinzler MD; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)

The Effect of First Trimester (Nuchal Translucency) and Second Trimester Genetic Sonography on Patient Decision for Genetic Amniocentesis., Yinka Oyelese MD; Joseph Canterino MD; Cande V. Ananth PhD, MPH; Anthony M. Vintzileos MD; C Waldron; and John C. Smulian MD, MPH (Poster)