A Unique Event Promoting Family Medicine Research
Congratulations to the 2013 Research Day Award Winners!
2013 Research Day Presentation Schedule
2013 Research Day Poster Presentations
Please be sure to review our presenter guidelines for help developing your abstract, presentation, and poster.
Research Day began in 1989 and has grown to become a key place for students, residents, and family physicians to present their research to a supportive audience of their peers. Research Day in Pennsylvania provides a unique opportunity for future family physicians to keep practice-based research relevant throughout their career.
This is a unique forum for the entire continuum of family medicine professionals, from medical students to the experienced faculty member, to present original research to a supportive audience of their peers. Participants meet, exchange knowledge, theories, and research data as well as feedback from colleagues. Through the research presentations, poster presentations, plenary sessions and workshops, Research Day supports all participants to refine their presentation techniques, research methodology, and earn continuing medical education credits.
Research Day objectives:
- To foster research relationships among family physicians, residents, and medical students
- To encourage practice-based research
- To foster the development of research and presentation skills
- To provide a forum in which physicians, residents, and medical students can present their research projects
Original presentations are grouped into three categories: medical student projects; resident projects; and practicing physician, faculty, and fellow projects. The presentations judged as "best" in each of the categories are awarded a $300 cash prize. In addition, the presenter judged "best overall" is awarded with the Marc Connelley, MD award. This award, initiated in 1991, honors the memory of Academy member and past participant of Research Day, Marc Connelley, MD, who was killed while serving in the Persian Gulf War.
Congratulations to our 2012 Research Day winners:
Best student research: Ashley Leberfinger, Upal Sarker, Sean Wallace (TCMC)
"A health needs and resource assessment of the Old Order Amish Community in Northcentral and Northeastern Pennsylvania"
Best resident research: Elizabeth Loomis, MD (LGH)
"Correlations between cerebrovascular risk factors and HIV-Associated Dementia"
Best Faculty research & Marc Connelly, MD Best Overall Research Award: Tom Raff, MD (Reading) and Steve Ratcliffe, MD (LGH)
"FMEC-IMPLICIT: Preventing prematurity one woman at a time; putting evidence-based medicine into practice through a collaborative Residency Cooperative"
First place poster: Kelly Karpa, RPH, PhD (faculty PSU) "Teaching Medication Reconcilliation in a PCMH Medical School Elective"
Second place poster: Essie Reed (MS-2 PSU) "Consumption of and Clinical Symptoms Related to Energy Drinks in Adolescents"
Third place poster: Janell Hill, MD, PhD (resident LGH) "Effects of an Educational Intervention on Alcohol Screening in a Rural Family Medicine Residency Clinic"
View the full list of submissions:
Research Day Presentations 2012
Research Day Posters Listing 2012
Research Day has a new home in the PAFP Live CME Spring Conference. This new arrangement, piloted at the 2008 Bedford Springs Breakaway, succeeded in bringing a larger, broader audience of more than 200 physicians to participate in the research presentations, the poster presentations, and the plenary speech.