Class of 2011 Exit Presentations and Capstone Projects

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Andrea Aaby

Project Title: Perceptions and Utilization of Online Restaurant Inspection Reports by Lake County, Ohio Residents
Agency: Lake County General Health District
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Don Allensworth-Davies, PhD, MSc (CSU) / Nancy Niehus, MS

Amanda Archer

Project TitleAssessing Attitudes of Key Stakeholders Surrounding the Newly Implemented Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) Program in Stark County
Agency: Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Maria Spence, PhD, LSW (UA) / Jackie Pollard, PCC-S, LSW, CDCA

Samantha Bader

Project Title: Reality versus Perception (According to Students) of Cleveland State University’s Food Availability (Submitting for publication: project outcome not posted)
Agency: Cleveland State University
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Albert Smith, PhD, MS (CSU) / Eileen Guttman

Steve Bitto

Project Title: Oral Health Knowledge Among Nursing Staff in One Cleveland Area Long Term Health Facility
Agency: Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Amy Lee, MD, MPH, MBA/ Patricia Thornborough, MS Ed (NEOMED) / Marco Rouman, DDS

Brittany Calhoun

Project Title: Untold Stories of Sexual Assault at Ohio University Survey (Submitting for publication: project outcome not posted)
Agency: Ohio University
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Tania Basta, PhD, MPH, CHES (OU) / Brenda Strickland

Carla Conroy

Project Title: Factors Related to Burnout in Mental Health Professionals in the Department of Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Agency: University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Don Allensworth-Davies, PhD, MSc (CSU) / David E. Kemp, MD

Christina Davey

Project Title: Northeast Ohio Regional Trauma Network Targeted Strategic Plan
Agency: Northeast Ohio Regional Trauma Network (NORTN) 
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Amy Lee, MD, MPH, MBA (NEOMED) / Jennifer Davis, MSN, MPH, RN, NE-BC, CEN, EMT-P

Sarah Dials

Project Title: Evaluation of Non ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Arriving to the Emergency Department by Emergency Medical Services Versus Self-Transport
Agency: Summa Health System
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kristin Baughman, PhD (NEOMED) / Mary Colleen Bhalla, MD

Mary Esho

Project Title: Developing a Measurement Instrument for Assessment of Spiritual Care Effects on Patients, Families and Staff of the Summa Akron City Hospital ICU (Submitting for publication: project outcome not posted)
Agency: Summa Health System
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Cheryl Owens, RN, CNS (UA) / Deborah R. Damore

Jennifer Feador

Project Title: Are Your Behaviors Healthy? An Analysis of the Health Behaviors of the Employee Population at Summa Health System
Agency: Summa Health System
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Don Allensworth-Davies, PhD, MSc (CSU) / Alida Moonen, PhD

Victoria Fedor

Project Title: The Association of Service Dogs on the Reduction of the Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Veterans
Agency: Student Veteran Association
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Mary Milidonis, PhD (CSU) / Robert Mastronicola Jr.

Sarah Kelling

Project Title: Community Pharmacy Transitions of Care Program for Patients with Managed Medicaid (Submitting for publication: project outcome not posted)
Agency: Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Timothy Ulbrich, PharmD (NEOMED) / David Bright

Junghyae Lee

Project Title: The Evaluation of Effectiveness of AEDs Placed in Ohio Public Schools (Submitting for publication: project outcome not posted)
Agency: Akron General Medical Center
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Connie Chronister, DNP, RN, CCRN (UA) / Nairmeen Haller

Allison Lightbody

Project Title: Impact of Patients' Perceptions of Acuity on Emergency Department Utilization
Agency: Cleveland Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Don Allensworth-Davies, PhD, MSc (CSU) / Sharon Mace, MD

Jeanette Menapace

Project Title: Reducing or Preventing Smoking Among WIC Participants in Portage County: A 15 Minute Educational Session
Agency: Portage County Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Marlene Huff, PhD, RN (UA) / Karen Towne, BA, BSN, RN/ Becky Lehman, MPH

Amanda Michaud

Project Title: Evaluating the Access to and Retention of Comprehensive Health Care for the Transgender Individual in the Greater Cleveland Area
Agency: Ohio University/Cleveland State University
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Don Allensworth-Davies, PhD, MSc (CSU) / Ann Avery, MD

Meredith Miller

Project Title: Evaluating the Impact of Communication Styles on the Prevalence of Condom Use, STI, and Pregnancy Rates among Cleveland State University Students.
Agency: Cleveland State University Mareyjoyce Green Women's Center
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Stella C Iwuagwu, PhD, MS, MPH, CHES, RN (CSU) / Jillian Keller

Inas Nazzal

Project Title: Development of Mosquito Control Program for Athens City/County Health Department
Agency: Athens City/County Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Michele Morrone, PhD (OU) / Charles Hammer, MS, RS

Rohini Rao

Project Title: Attitudes and Perceptions of Participation in Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Research
Agency: University of Michigan
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kim MK Trowbridge, MEd, CHES (NEOMED) / Sung Choi, MD, MPH

Jatou Savage

Project Title: Evaluation of Training and Access on the Effectiveness of AED Usage in Ohio High Schools
Agency: Akron General Hospital
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Connie Chronister, DNP, RN, CCRN (UA) / Nairmeen Haller, PhD, MS

Meharsi Singh

Project Title: Technology and Its Impact on Health Literacy: Integrating iTriage into Our Practice of Medicine
Agency: Summa Barberton Family Medicine
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Keisha Robinson, DrPH, MPH (YSU) / Nancy Flickinger, MD

Brett Sitzlar

Project Title: A Needs Assessment: Bullying Among 3rd and 4th Grade Elementary School Students
Agency: Barberton Elementary West
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Scott Palasik, PhD, CCC-SLP (UA) / Ken Lasky

Jessica Woods

Project Title: Feasibility of Regionalization and Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing of Public Health Services: West Virginia County Health Departments (Feasibility study paper and corresponding presentation)
Agency: Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Amy Lee, MD, MPH, MBA (NEOMED) / Dana Singer

Cassie Zimmerman

Project Title: Characteristics of Medical Directors of Ohio Local Public Health Departments
Agency: Association of Ohio Health Commissioners
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Amy Lee, MD, MPH, MBA (NEOMED) / Margo Erme, DO, MPH