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Critical Reflection: Tracking Professional Identity Formation In A Medical Student Trainee, Cesar Rodriguez Feb 2020

Critical Reflection: Tracking Professional Identity Formation In A Medical Student Trainee, Cesar Rodriguez

Capstone Presentations

We sought to establish a framework to track professional identity formation (PIF) in one individual trainee through the use of reflective writing. Using the same six reflective prompts, one undergraduate medical trainee wrote six reflective essays each year of training which were subsequently analyzed by a faculty member and the author looking for specific themes. 22 of a possible 24 pieces were analyzed and the three major themes that emerged across four years were roots, emotions, and self-doubt. Overall, the themes highlighted the critical nature that an individual’s socio-cultural identity plays in medical professional identity formation. This work serves ...


Memorial Hospital Collection, 1873 – 1990: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard Jan 2020

Memorial Hospital Collection, 1873 – 1990: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard

Finding Aids

The Memorial Hospital Collection comprises annual reports and other material by or about The Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts.


The Road To Ocular Gene Therapy: Lessons From The Past, Hemant Khanna Oct 2019

The Road To Ocular Gene Therapy: Lessons From The Past, Hemant Khanna

Eyes to the Past Reception Presentations

This presentation at the Eyes to the Past exhibit reception by Hemant Khanna, PhD, principal investigator and associate professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UMass Medical School, discusses the learnings gathered from ocular gene therapy over the years and new discoveries taking place at UMass Medical School.


Hindsight Is 20/20: A Review Of The Archives, Lauren Colwell Oct 2019

Hindsight Is 20/20: A Review Of The Archives, Lauren Colwell

Eyes to the Past Reception Presentations

This presentation at the Eyes to the Past exhibit reception by Lauren Colwell, MD Candidate 2020, UMass Medical School, reviewed the various ophthalmology-related artifacts included in the historical collection.


Religious Practices And Long-Term Survival After Hospital Discharge For An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa Ozien Abu, Kate L. Lapane, Molly E. Waring, Christine M. Ulbricht, Randolph S. Devereaux, David D. Mcmanus, Jeroan J. Allison, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg Oct 2019

Religious Practices And Long-Term Survival After Hospital Discharge For An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa Ozien Abu, Kate L. Lapane, Molly E. Waring, Christine M. Ulbricht, Randolph S. Devereaux, David D. Mcmanus, Jeroan J. Allison, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg

Open Access Articles

BACKGROUND: Prior studies of healthy populations have found religious practices to be associated with survival. However, no contemporary studies have examined whether religiosity influences survival among patients discharged from the hospital after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The present study examined the relationship between religious practices and 2-year all-cause mortality among hospital survivors of an ACS.

METHODS: Patients hospitalized for an ACS were recruited from 6 medical centers in Massachusetts and Georgia between 2011 and 2013. Study participants self-reported three items assessing religiosity: strength/comfort from religion, petition prayers for health, and awareness of intercessory prayers by others. All cause-mortality ...


Religious Practices And Changes In Health-Related Quality Of Life After Hospital Discharge For An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa Ozien Abu, David D. Mcmanus, Darleen M. Lessard, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg Sep 2019

Religious Practices And Changes In Health-Related Quality Of Life After Hospital Discharge For An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa Ozien Abu, David D. Mcmanus, Darleen M. Lessard, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg

Open Access Articles

BACKGROUND: Religious beliefs and practices influence coping mechanisms and quality of life in patients with various chronic illnesses. However, little is known about the influence of religious practices on changes in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among hospital survivors of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The present study examined the association between several items assessing religiosity and clinically meaningful changes in HRQOL between 1 and 6 months after hospital discharge for an ACS.

METHODS: We recruited patients hospitalized for an ACS at six medical centers in Central Massachusetts and Georgia (2011-2013). Participants reported making petition prayers for their health, awareness ...


Trace-Core Dataset On Religious Practices And Long-Term Survival After Hospital Discharge For An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa O. Abu, Kate L. Lapane, Molly E. Waring, Christine M. Ulbricht, Randolph S. Devereaux, David D. Mcmanus, Jeroan J. Allison, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg Aug 2019

Trace-Core Dataset On Religious Practices And Long-Term Survival After Hospital Discharge For An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa O. Abu, Kate L. Lapane, Molly E. Waring, Christine M. Ulbricht, Randolph S. Devereaux, David D. Mcmanus, Jeroan J. Allison, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg

University of Massachusetts Medical School Publications

Manuscript abstract:

Background: Prior studies of healthy populations have found religious practices to be associated with survival. However, no contemporary studies have examined whether religiosity influences survival among patients discharged from the hospital after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The present study examined the relationship between religious practices and 2-year all-cause mortality among hospital survivors of an ACS.

Methods: Patients hospitalized for an ACS were recruited from 6 medical centers in Massachusetts and Georgia between 2011 and 2013. Study participants self-reported three items assessing religiosity: strength/comfort from religion, petition prayers for health, and awareness of intercessory prayers by others ...


Severed, Hussam Jefee-Bahloul Md Jul 2019

Severed, Hussam Jefee-Bahloul Md

Streams of Consciousness

No abstract provided.


A Bullet-Train Full Of Celebrities, Hussam Jefee-Bahloul Md Jul 2019

A Bullet-Train Full Of Celebrities, Hussam Jefee-Bahloul Md

Streams of Consciousness

No abstract provided.


Who Said?, Hillary Mullan Jul 2019

Who Said?, Hillary Mullan

Streams of Consciousness

Berlin Prize 2019 2nd Place Winning Submission


Dream Ii, Michael Mogel Jul 2019

Dream Ii, Michael Mogel

Streams of Consciousness

No abstract provided.


Brain Or Mind?, Kathy Niu Jul 2019

Brain Or Mind?, Kathy Niu

Streams of Consciousness

This short creative prose illustrates an experience that I had while rotating at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. I hope readers will reflect on the philosophical tension between neurology and psychiatry and also deepen their appreciation for the human behind the label of a refractory patient.


What Light Is There To Shine Through Winter's Gloom?, William Coughlin Jul 2019

What Light Is There To Shine Through Winter's Gloom?, William Coughlin

Streams of Consciousness

This piece is a call to have courage to move forward through the difficult parts of life and despite unfortunate circumstances


Again, Hugh Silk Md Jul 2019

Again, Hugh Silk Md

Streams of Consciousness

This poem represents a number of patients I have in recovery who really want to be better but have so many setbacks for so many reasons. I hope it expresses the balance of obstacles and hopefulness.


Oral History Collection: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Sjostedt Apr 2019

Oral History Collection: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Sjostedt

Finding Aids

The Oral History Collection comprises transcripts of interviews conducted from 2006 to 2015 by Ellen S. More, Ph.D., founding director of Lamar Soutter Library’s Office of Medical History and Archives (OMHA) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). The interviews were conducted as part of Dr. More’s research into the history of UMMS, which is chronicled in her book, Beating the Odds: The University of Massachusetts Medical School, A History, 1962–2012 (2017). Interviewees include former and current members of the administration, faculty, staff, students, politicians, and community members.


Religiosity And Patient Engagement In Their Healthcare Among Hospital Survivors Of An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa Ozien Abu, David D. Mcmanus, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg Mar 2019

Religiosity And Patient Engagement In Their Healthcare Among Hospital Survivors Of An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa Ozien Abu, David D. Mcmanus, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Background: Optimum management after an Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) requires considerable patient engagement/activation. Religious practices permeate people's lives and may influence engagement in their healthcare. Little is known about the relationship between religiosity and patient activation in hospital survivors of an ACS.

Methods: We recruited patients hospitalized for an ACS at six medical centers in Central Massachusetts and Georgia (2011-2013). Participants self-reported three measures of religiosity - strength and comfort from religion, making petition prayers, and awareness of intercessory prayers for health. Patient activation was assessed using the 6-item Patient Activation Measure (PAM-6). We categorized participants as either having ...


Where Loneliness Lives, Supreetha Gubbala Jan 2019

Where Loneliness Lives, Supreetha Gubbala

Streams of Consciousness

I spent much of my fourth year of medical school away concentrating my time in the golden state. This poem is about disrupting speckles of loneliness and longing that oddly penetrated even the most beautiful of settings, and the ugliness of this often frustrating emotion.

Berlin Prize 2019 3rd Place Winning Submission


A Fine Balance, Supreetha Gubbala Jan 2019

A Fine Balance, Supreetha Gubbala

Streams of Consciousness

When I return home after traveling for a long period, I often turn to my favorite books to reorient myself; to feel at home again. This piece is about an unusual, coming-together of traveling as an Indian woman, how it has forced me to face the incongruences in my identity and the first novel that my father gave me.

Berlin Prize 2019 1st Place Winning Submission


Association Of Religiosity And Spirituality With Quality Of Life In Patients With Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review, Hawa Abu, Christine M. Ulbricht, Eric Y. Ding, Jeroan J. Allison, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Robert J. Goldberg, Catarina I. Kiefe Nov 2018

Association Of Religiosity And Spirituality With Quality Of Life In Patients With Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review, Hawa Abu, Christine M. Ulbricht, Eric Y. Ding, Jeroan J. Allison, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Robert J. Goldberg, Catarina I. Kiefe

Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Publications

Purpose: This review systematically identified and critically appraised the available literature that has examined the association between religiosity and/or spirituality (R/S) and quality of life (QOL) in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Methods: We searched several electronic online databases (PubMed, SCOPUS, PsycINFO, and CINAHL) from database inception until October 2017. Included articles were peer-reviewed, published in English, and quantitatively examined the association between R/S and QOL. We assessed the methodological quality of each included study.

Results: The 15 articles included were published between 2002 and 2017. Most studies were conducted in the US and enrolled patients with ...


4:44, Shivkumar Bhadola Oct 2018

4:44, Shivkumar Bhadola

Streams of Consciousness

Berlin Prize 2018 3rd Place Winning Submission


The Bracelet, Laurel O'Connor Sep 2018

The Bracelet, Laurel O'Connor

Streams of Consciousness

Berlin Prize 2018 1st Place Winner


A Primary Care Problem, Abhinav Gupta Sep 2018

A Primary Care Problem, Abhinav Gupta

Streams of Consciousness

I wrote this poem after an experience during my emergency medicine sub-internship when we found a surprising diagnosis that was thought to be ‘non-emergent’. The experience helped me to realize that even though we may have specific areas of expertise within the medical field, we all share the responsibility to treat patients, particularly those who are underserved or part of vulnerable populations, with compassion.


Yellow Day, Michael Mogel Sep 2018

Yellow Day, Michael Mogel

Streams of Consciousness

No abstract provided.


Humanity In The Bays, Christine Motzkus Sep 2018

Humanity In The Bays, Christine Motzkus

Streams of Consciousness

Berlin Prize 2018 2nd Place Winning Submission


Threads Of Places I'Ve Been, Michael Mogel Sep 2018

Threads Of Places I'Ve Been, Michael Mogel

Streams of Consciousness

No abstract provided.


A Chronology For The Identification And Disclosure Of Adverse Effects Of Succinylcholine, Lisa Huang, Christine N. Sang, Manisha S. Desai Jul 2018

A Chronology For The Identification And Disclosure Of Adverse Effects Of Succinylcholine, Lisa Huang, Christine N. Sang, Manisha S. Desai

Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Publications

Background: New therapies are created to address specific problems and enjoy popularity as they enter widespread clinical use. Broader use can reveal unknown adverse effects and impact the life cycle significantly. Succinylcholine, a depolarizing neuromuscular blocker, was the product of decades of research surrounding the ancient compound, curare. It was introduced into practice in the 1940s by Burroughs Wellcome and Company (BW Co.) and was welcomed due to its rapidly acting muscle relaxation effects. Global clinical use revealed adverse effects, both minor and major, in particular, hyperkalemia and malignant hyperthermia. We investigated when practitioners and the manufacturer became aware of ...


Religiosity Prevalence And Its Association With Depression And Anxiety Symptoms Among Hispanic/Latino Adults, Shir Lerman, Molly Jung, Elva M. Arredondo, Janice M. Barnhart, Jianwen Cai, Sheila F. Castaneda, Martha L. Daviglus, Rebeca A. Espinoza, Aida L. Giachello, Kristine M. Molina, Krista Perreira, Hugo Salgado, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Robert C. Kaplan Feb 2018

Religiosity Prevalence And Its Association With Depression And Anxiety Symptoms Among Hispanic/Latino Adults, Shir Lerman, Molly Jung, Elva M. Arredondo, Janice M. Barnhart, Jianwen Cai, Sheila F. Castaneda, Martha L. Daviglus, Rebeca A. Espinoza, Aida L. Giachello, Kristine M. Molina, Krista Perreira, Hugo Salgado, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Robert C. Kaplan

Open Access Articles

OBJECTIVES: Religion plays an important role in the lives of people in the United States. We examined the prevalence of religiosity among Hispanic/Latinos in four regions of the United States and looked at its correlation to depression and anxiety symptoms.

DESIGN: The population-based Hispanic Community Health Study/ Study of Latinos enrolled a cohort of Hispanic/Latino adults (N = 16,415) ages 18-74 in four US cities from June 2008 to June 2011. Participants with complete data on religiosity (i.e., religious affiliation, frequency of attending religious activities and importance of religion), depression (assessed with the CESD-10), and trait anxiety ...


Data Visualization As A Library Service: Embedding Visualization Services In The Library Research Lifecycle, Andrea L. Ogier, Michael J. Stamper Jan 2018

Data Visualization As A Library Service: Embedding Visualization Services In The Library Research Lifecycle, Andrea L. Ogier, Michael J. Stamper

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: The purpose of this article is to explore data visualization as a consulting service offered by a research library with particular attention to uses of visualization at various places within the research lifecycle.

Methods: Lessons learned from a year of offering data visualization as a consulting service, and two general case studies are offered.

Results: Data visualization consulting services have a few unique considerations, including setting clear expectations, considering proprietary vs open source technologies, and making sure the consulting experience is also a learning experience. In addition, we can clearly place data visualization requests, in the form of profiled ...


Research Data Management Instruction For Digital Humanities, Willow F. Dressel Dec 2017

Research Data Management Instruction For Digital Humanities, Willow F. Dressel

Journal of eScience Librarianship

eScience related library services at Princeton University started in response to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) data management plan requirements, and grew to encompass a range of services including data management plan consultation, assistance with depositing into a disciplinary or institutional repository, and research data management instruction. These services were initially directed at science and engineering disciplines on campus, but the eScience Librarian soon realized the relevance of research data management instruction for humanities disciplines with digital approaches. Applicability to the digital humanities was initially recognized by discovery of related efforts from the history department’s Information Technology (IT ...


Molly, Marian Younge Dec 2017

Molly, Marian Younge

Streams of Consciousness

No abstract provided.