The Research Scholar Program provides structured educational research opportunities for undergraduate students. Within each session, students apply for positions offered by health network departments. Each position involves a combination of research, as well as professional and clinical observations. The program offers educational experience for students and additionally provides valuable assistance to health network departments.

Go to Lehigh Valley Health Network's website for more information about the Research Scholar program.

2018

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Prevention of Pediatric Obesity: A Focus on the First Two Years, Kate Arner, Kimberly C. Brown MD, Clare Lenhart PhD, and Colleen Dempsey-Rex RD (Poster)

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The Future of Forensic Pathology at Health Network Laboratories, Maura Benner, Barbara Bollinger MD, Michael Johnson MD, Samuel Land MD, and Rameen Starling-Roney MD (Poster)

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The LVHN Summer Work Experience: A Program for High School Youth, Paige Bernecker (Poster)

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Behavioral Health and Family Medicine Integration, Laura Bernstein, Nyann Biery MS, and Brenda Frutos (Poster)

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2nd Place: Integrated Care Coordination-Case Management Facilitated Multidisciplinary Rounding to Improve Discharge Process, Josh Blatt and Kay Werhun DNP, MBA, RN, NE- BC (Poster)

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Comparison of Survival Indicators Between Myocardial Infarction Patients and Septic Patients Who Received Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Treatment, Niharika Boinpally, Kennedy Gallagher, Michael Healy, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Retrospective Review of Ambulance Transport Data from Lehigh Valley Sites, Rachael E. Broder, Ryan M. Hay, and Daryl George (Poster)

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Analysis of Bundled Payment Post-Acute Pathway for Lower Extremity Total Joint Replacement Surgery, Nick Brotzman (Poster)

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Connections Clinic: A Formative Assessment of Mental Health Through ACE Scores and Prenatal Care, Kalina Buckenmyer (Poster)

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Prediabetes: A Shared Prescription for Health for Primary Care Patients, Allison Davis; Beth Careyva M.D.; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; Kyle Shaak BS; Elaine Banerjee MD, MPH; and Nicole Burgess (Poster)

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Impact of a Documented Penicillin Allergy on Pre-Operative Antibiotic Prophylaxis Selection at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Eryn Fitch and Amy Slenker MD (Poster)

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Lactate Trends in Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients Presenting with Sepsis, Kennedy Gallagher, Michael Healy, Niharika Boinpally, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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1st Place: Development of a Feasibility Study of Tele-Education for Ensuring Correct Bronchodilator Use, Katie Gibbs and Robert Kruklitis MD (Poster)

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Integrated Training for Improved Nursing Outcomes, Kori Hadinger (Poster)

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A Retrospective Review of Outcomes in Patients with Limited Brain Metastases Treated with Gamma Knife Radiotherapy , John Hanna and Savitri Skandan MD (Poster)

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Does Pre-Procedural pH Affect Outcomes in Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients with Myocardial Infarction?, Michael Healy, Niharika Boinpally, Kennedy Gallagher, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Optimizing the Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) New Hire Onboarding Experience through Education, Hannah Hedstrom; Anum Durrani; and Michele Hartzell PA-C, MBA (Poster)

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Retrospective Study on Clinical Outcomes FollowingTranscatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Boris Kobilja, Ria Patel, Lohit Garg MD, Nainesh C. Patel MD, and Pranav Kansara MD (Poster)

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Early Cardiac Catheterization Improves Survival with Good Neurologic Outcomes in Therapeutic Hypothermia Patients Post-Cardiac Arrest, Sarina N. Krantzler, Abigail J. Hendry, and Nainesh C. Patel MD (Poster)

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Creating Efficiencies in Content Management Through Content Rationalization System Implementation, Jennifer Leader (Poster)

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Driving the Driven: Increasing Personal Development Through Content Curation, Madison Lysek (Poster)

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Extending Care Beyond Our Doors with a Novel Ridesharing Platform, Elizaveta Makarova, Taylor Wejkszner, Richard Kerr R.Ph, Kristin M. Ingraham DO, and Martin A. Martino MD (Poster)

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Does the Effectiveness of Thymoglobulin as Measured by T-Cell Depletion Correlate with the Incidence of Acute Rejection Post Kidney Transplant?, Makenzie O'Brien, Tara Stansbury, and Michael J. Moritz MD (Poster)

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The Association of End-Stage Renal Disease and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm in the National Inpatient Sample, Christianna Pepingco and Cheri Silverstein Fadlon MD (Poster)

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Evaluating Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents Surgical Skill Using Baseline Endoscopic Simulation, David A. Peters and Adriana Facchiano (Poster)

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Lehigh Valley Health Network 2018 Workforce Plan: Current Supply and Demand Trends & Projections of the Registered Nursing Industry, Allison Petula (Poster)

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The Information Seeking Behaviors of Providers at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), Brittany Quinn; Angela Davis; Robert Postlethwaite; Rahul Mhaskar MD; Bryan G. Kane MD; and Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH (Poster)

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Annual Review: A Retrospective Chart Analysis of Pediatric Tonsillectomies, Carla Ramos and Sri Kiran Chennupati MD (Poster)

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A Mixed- Methods Exploration of Hidden Access in Primary Care, Hadar Re'em; Kyle Shaak MPH; Akash Sheth; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; and Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A. (Poster)

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Evaluation of the Microbiology of Intraabdominal Abscesses in Children and Implications for Treatment and Outcomes, Mahlon Schaffer; Tibisay Villalobos MD; and Kristin M. Held PharmD, BCOP (Poster)

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Long Term Pain Medication Dependency in Burn Survivors, Rachael Snyder and Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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Incidence of Aortic Arch Anomalies in Patients with Thoracic Aortic Disease, Baadal A. Vachhani, Kelly M. Wanamaker MD, Kunal D. Patel MD, Matthew W. Martinez MD, and Ellina C. Feiner MD (Poster)

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3rd Place: Kidney Disease in Pregnancy: Initial Blood Pressure as a Risk Factor for Preeclampsia, Catherine Wenger and Sharon E. Maynard MD (Poster)

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Exploring Barriers to and Best Practices in Implementing a Lung Cancer Screening Program at LVHN, Tyra Wiggins, Kyle Shaak MPH, and Melanie B. Johnson MPA (Poster)

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Outpatient Laser Treatment for Burn Scars is Safe and Effective, Christopher Zhang and Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

2017

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Using a Web-Based Database Solution to Streamline Workflow in the Department of Education, Montalla Ahmed (Poster)

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Prediabetes: A Shared Prescription for Health for Hispanic Primary Care Patients., Jesus Alvarado, Kyle Shaak BS, Susan E. Hansen MA, Melanie B. Johnson MPA, and Beth Careyva M.D. (Poster)

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Recent Epidemiology of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome., Rachel Basiura and Elaine A. Donoghue MD (Poster)

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Obesity Prevention: Focus on the First Two Years, Lauren Brannan, Kimberly C. Brown MD, Clare M. Lenhart PhD MPH, and Amanda Walker RN LDN (Poster)

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Experience LVHN: Demonstrating Our Pathways to Excellence The White Coat Leadership Program, Robert Cassimore; Martin A. Martino MD; and Debbie Salas-Lopez MD, MPH (Poster)

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Examining Wellness and Burnout in Clinicians at LVHN., John Crumpler, Demetri Tsirukis, Sarah Schopf RN, Marjorie Hamm RN, and Matthew McCambridge MD (Poster)

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Application and Utilization of Executive Dashboards in Quality Assurance: LVH-M Family Health Pavilion., Lauren DiNapoli (Poster)

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Fractional Blister Grafting for Non-Healing Burn Wounds., Andrew Ferdock and Hamed Amani MD (Poster)

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Retrospective Study on the Effects of Septal Myectomy Surgery on the Mitral-aortic Valve Angle., Jacob Fink, Theodore Tucker, Kennedy Gallagher, James K. Wu MD, and Matthew W. Martinez MD (Poster)

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Evaluating the Correlation of Monitored ETCO2 and PaCO2 via ABG., Sarah Galantini; Kenneth Miller MEd, RRT-NPS; and Anne Rabert MHSA, RN, CCRN, NE-BC (Poster)

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Retrospective Study on Outcomes of Veno-Venous and Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Kennedy Gallagher, Rachel Wills, Tim S. Misselbeck MD, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Optimization of the Surgical Residents’ Educational Experience., Victoria Hendershot; Cathyann Feher RN,MSN; and Stacey Unterberg (Poster)

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Developing Strategies to Reduce Radiation Exposure in Appendicitis Patients Using NSQIP-Pediatrics., Travis Hoover, Daniel Weaver, Taylor Iobst, Sarah Azari, Debra M. Trexler RN, and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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Managing Variances In the Revenue Cycle to Lower Accounts Receivable, Kirsten Hubler and Kirsten Mears (Poster)

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Comparison of Gallbladder Procedure Cost by Surgeon., Nosovitch James and Cathyann Feher RN,MSN (Poster)

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The Information-Seeking Behavior of Providers at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN): A Cross Sectional Study., Maria Karagias; Robert Postlethwaite; Angela Davis; Bryan G. Kane MD; Rahul Mhaskar MD, PhD; and Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH (Poster)

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LGBTQ Care and Inclusion: Benchmarking and Opportunities at LVHN., Sarah Kim; Laura Gutierrez; and Judith Sabino MPH, CDP (Poster)

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Robotics on the Rise: Expansion of Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery and Implementation of a Standardized Training Curriculum Across Multiple Campuses., David Labib; Kyle M. Langston PA-C; Hope L. Johnson MSN, RN, CNOR; James Miller CRNA; Brian Leader; and Martin A. Martino MD (Poster)

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Surveillance of Deer Tick Abundance and Pathogen Prevalence in the Lehigh Valley, Julia Leep-Lazar and Samantha Stuppi (Poster)

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Substance Use Disorder: Racial Prevalence and the Likelihood of Participating in an Intervention., Marya Lieb (Poster)

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Review of Cases of Carcinoid Tumors and Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Diagnosed at Lehigh Valley Health Network From 2011-2015, Katlyn Mayer and Savitri Skandan MD (Poster)

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Lyme Disease Patient Care: An Exploration of the Opportunity for Quality Improvement and Standardization of Healthcare Services in the Lehigh Valley Health Network., Sienna McNett and Jaan Naktin MD (Poster)

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Quality Improvement Study to Evaluate the Effects of Implementation of a Rapid Identification Diagnostic Test on Multidrug-Resistant Bloodstream Infections at a Large Academic Institution., Ridhi Mehta and Amy Slenker MD (Poster)

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Direct To Operating Room(OR): A Reevaluation 20 Years After Implementation., Quinn Miers, Joseph J. Stirparo MD, Christian Pothering MD, and Christine Campbell RN (Poster)

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Environmental Effects of Equipment-Use During the Rescue of Entrapped Patients., Emily Monko; Ryan M. Hay BSN, PHRN, CEN, CEM; Joshua Houck BA NRP; and Kyle Horton BS NRP (Poster)

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First Results from Application of an Absorbable Synthetic Membrane to Superficial and Deep Second Degree Wounds., Sarah Overstrom and Sigrid Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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Management of Compression Fractures., Olivier Payen (Poster)

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Analysis of Endoscopic Simulators for Assessment of Surgical Skills of OBGYN Residents., Adriana Pero, Joseph E. Patruno MD, Martin A. Martino MD, Jhonathan Duarte MD, Victoria Lawn DO, and Taylor Wejkszner (Poster)

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The Burn Pain Experience., Taylor Phillips and Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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Creatinine Trends in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Patients., Sydney Pickering, Taryn Samet MD, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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A MIXED METHODS APPROACH TO EXPLORING BARRIERS TO MAMMOGRAPHY COMPLETION., Jasmine Rangoola; Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A.; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; and Kyle Shaak BS (Poster)

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Exploring Best Practices for Wellbeing and Proposing Recommendations for LVHN Learners, Elizabeth Reichenbach and Margaret A. Hadinger (Poster)

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Long Term Survival Rate of TAVR With and Without Dialysis, Taryn Samet MD, Sydney Pickering, James K. Wu MD, Tim S. Misselbeck MD, and Raymond L. Singer MD (Poster)

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What Does it Mean to Provide Clinically Excellent Care to LGBTQ Patients at LVHN? Development of a Survey Tool and Research Methodology., Rosalie Schumann; Laura Gutierrez; and Judith Sabino MPH, CDP (Poster)

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Evaluation of Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel in the Detection of Infectious Organisms in CSF of Children, Alyssa Scott and Tibisay Villalobos MD (Poster)

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Outcomes of Pulmonary Embolism in a Tertiary Setting, Nicole Stansbury and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Evaluation of Antibiotic Allergy Documentation in Pediatric Patients., Lauren Sterner; Tibisay Villalobos MD; and Kristin M. Held PharmD, BCOP (Poster)

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Teledentisrty: Creating a Stronger and More Proficient Communication Between Dentists and ED Physicians at LVHN?., Brooke Talsania (Poster)

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A Prospective Study on Functional Status Post Geriatric Trauma., Melissa Toth; Kai L. Bortz MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNL; and Joseph J. Stirparo MD (Poster)

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Measuring Patient-Provider Interaction at LVHN., Demetri Tsirukis, John Crumpler, Sarah Schopf RN, Marjorie Hamm RN, and Matthew McCambridge MD (Poster)

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Outcomes of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) in Cases of Traumatic Aortic Injury., Theodore Tucker, Rachel Wills, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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A Year in Review: A Retrospective Analysis of Tracheotomies and Adenotonsillectomies, Daniel Weaver, Sarah Azari, Debra M. Trexler RN, and Sri Kiran Chennupati MD (Poster)

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Re-Evaluating PRIDE Behavioral Standards at LVHN, Kyla Whitman (Poster)

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A Retrospective Analysis of the Outcomes of Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR)., Rachel Wills; Kennedy Gallagher; James A. Burke MD, PhD; Tim S. Misselbeck MD; and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Detection of 11-Nor-9-carboxy-Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in Urine using Thomson eXtreme|FV®, Taylor Yurasits, Crystal Xander BS, and Dear Fritch PhD (Poster)

2016

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Developing Clinical Case Scenarios for the LVHN Virtual Simulation Center, Arianne Aguirre (Poster)

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Optimizing Diabetes Management in Long Term Care, Keelia Benner (Poster)

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Alumni Perception of the Emerging Health Professionals Dual-Enrollment Program and its Effects on Post-Secondary Education and Career Trajectory, Stephanie Bernal; Margaret A. Hadinger Ed.D, MS; and Kerri Green MS, MEd. (Poster)

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The Use of Video Capture Technology to Assess Surgical Skills of General Surgery Residents, Taylor Blondell; David Deisher DO; Charles Scagliotti MD,FFACS; and Robert Ruhf (Poster)

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Implementing Electronic Patient Engagement and Navigation in TJR Pathway, Ryan Bone (Poster)

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The Information Seeking Behaviors of Providers Regarding Benefits/Harms of Treatments at Lehigh Valley Health Network-A Pilot Study, Nathan Clevenger; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Bryan G. Kane MD; and Rahul Mhaskar MD, PhD (Poster)

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A Comparative Analysis Using Endoscopic Simulation to Assess Surgical Skill of OB/GYN Residents, Taylor Corsi, Shannon Bonner, Joseph E. Patruno MD, Timothy M. Pellini MD, Martin A. Martino MD, and Jhonathan Duarte MD (Poster)

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Prevalence of Ticks Infected with Human Pathogens in the Lehigh Valley: Molecular Surveillance, Emily Davidson (Poster)

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Pilot Study on Interval Colon Cancer: Missed Colon Cancer or Fast Growth from a Serrated Polyp?, Alexa Deemer; Shereen M F Gheith M.D., PhD.; Jillian Grau MD; Elizabeth Dale MS; Nancy Holihan MB; Jeff Wisotzkey PhD; and David S. Bub MD (Poster)

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Development of a Clinical Pathway for the Whipple Procedure, Lilianna DeFalcis; Cathyann Feher RN, MSN; Jeffrey Brodsky MD; Candace Neiman RN; Christine D Joyce BSN, RN, CMSRN; Kimberly Fritts DPT; and Thomas A. McLoughlin (Poster)

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Telemedicine Technology – Specialty, Financial, and Psychological Implications and Its Impact on Modern Medicine, Shivani Desai (Poster)

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Creation of a Gynecology Surgical Simulation Curriculum for LVHN Ob/Gyn Residents, Erin Farmer, Carlie Skellington, Joseph E. Patruno MD, Timothy M. Pellini MD, and Martin A. Martino MD (Poster)

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A Restrospective Analysis of the Association of Obesity with Anthracycline and Trastuzumab Induced Cardiotoxicity in the Treatment of Cancer, Vienna Figliolini, Ranju Gupta MD, and Deborah W Sundlof DO (Poster)

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10-year outcome of the Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) Procedure (Poster), Jacob Fink, Youssef Zaki, Tim S. Misselbeck MD, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Review of Cases of Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Elderly Treated at Lehigh Valley Health Network from 2010-2014, Melanie Goetz and Savitri Skandan MD (Poster)

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Implementation and Formalization of the LVPG Triad Development Process, Michelle Goodwin, Stephanie May MA, and Judith Colombo MS (Poster)

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Impact of Stool Testing at Lehigh Valley Health Network with the Implementation of a New Comprehensive Stool PCR Test, Amanda Guth and Amy Slenker MD (Poster)

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PA Shadowing Experience at LVHN and Potential Effects on Future Career Choices, Logan Handwerk (Poster)

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Assessing High Reliability in Inpatient Pediatric Units, Rachael Hart; Brittany O'Brien; and J. Nathan Hagstrom MD, MHCM (Poster)

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Exploring Health Beliefs Among Hispanic Adults with Prediabetes (Poster), Jordan Hayes and Beth Careyva M.D. (Poster)