Spring 2019 at PennMSHP
Greetings PennMSHP Community,

Earlier this month, we celebrated the graduation of our 2017-2019 cohort of students over dim sum. We are extremely proud of the many achievements of this group of students and wish them all the best in this next phase of their careers. Professor Rebecca Hubbard (pictured above center) was awarded this year's PennMSHP Excellence in Teaching Award for her course, Applied Regression Analysis for Health Policy Research.

As summer approaches, first year students are beginning their thesis work and we are looking forward to welcoming the 2019-2021 cohort this summer. We have finalized our incoming cohort and are excited to announce that the incoming cohort of 22 students features clinicians with training in 14 different specialties ranging from Adolescent Medicine and Nursing to Gynecological Oncology.
Whitney Orji and Daniel Resnick Named 2019-2021 David A. Asch Medical Scholars
In addition to building a cohort diverse in clinical training, PennMSHP values bringing in students at different stages in their careers. Cohorts often include attending physicians, fellows, and medical students. We therefore are very pleased to welcome our second cohort of David A. Asch Medical Scholars to the PennMSHP Family. Third year medical students Whitney Orji and Daniel Resnick (pictured above with David Asch) will join the 2019-2021 Cohort this summer. Ms. Orji plans to study either surgery or women's and global public health-- specifically the barriers that teen mothers around the world face in maintaining their own health and the health of their children. Mr. Resnick will use his time in PennMSHP to hone his research and advocacy skills, expanding his HIV prevention research using biostatistical methods and behavioral economics. We are extremely excited to welcome these talented young researchers into our program.

Grant Writing and Review - Summer Course for Alumni
This Summer, PennMSHP is partnering with Epidemiology to offer a Grant Writing Class led by Marilyn Schapira, MD, MPH , John Farrar, MD, PhD , and Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD . This course is designed to assist students in the design of an NIH Grant (F-32, K, R21, or R01) or other grants for submission by enhancing their appreciation of the specifics of the grant writing process and in understanding the grant review process. It will provide background, training, and practice with the writing and submitting of NIH-style grants. Students enrolled will write and submit a reasonable draft of a full grant proposal by the end of the term. The course is available to MSHP Alumni and will take place on Wednesdays from 9AM-12PM from July 10-August 21. If you're interested in taking this course, please email us for details!

Alumni Highlights
Global Health Policy with Abiola Fasina, MD, MSHP
Abiola Fasina, MD, MSHP graduated with the PennMSHP Class of 2014. She is based in Lagos, Nigeria, but came to Weill Cornell Medical Center for Global Health in late April to speak at the Women in Global Health Research Initiative. Dr. Fasina is actively involved in emergency medicine care development and Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) education in Nigeria. She practices clinically in emergency and critical care medicine and her research focuses on program development and capacity building for health systems in low and middle-income African countries. It is fantastic to see the reach of our alumni network as our program continues to grow.

Alumni Research: Jane Jue, MD, MSHP
Jane Jue, MD, MSHP, Class of 2010, is an adjunct assistant professor in DGIM at Penn. She has been working at ECRI Institute in Plymouth Meeting as the Medical Director of AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse. As part of her work there, she developed an instrument to appraise guidelines. She has published her research on developing and testing the AHRQ's NGC extent of adherence to trustworthy standards (NEATS) Instrument. in The Annals of Internal Medicine. Read more here .
Student Awards and Achievements
Current Student Research Highlight
Phillip Dowzicky, PennMSHP second year, led a paper in Journal of Surgical Education, sharing findings of hospital teaching status' impact on surgical discharge efficiency with Ian Berger and PennMSHP mentor, Rachel Kelz. They found an association between teaching hospital status and a reduced likelihood of procedure-specific early discharge (PSED).The effect of treating hospital teaching status on PSED varied by procedure subgroup. Read more here.