The MedStar Health Teaching and Research Scholars Capstone event was held on Wednesday, February 6th at the Columbia Sheraton Hotel. This event culimnates the two-year Research Scholars and Teaching Scholars programs at MedStar. It was also a chance to recognize those who have recently been inducted into the GUMC Teaching Academy.
The evening started with an open poster session to view the research posters of all the scholars. One graduate of each program presented their research at the podium. Teaching Scholar, Leon L. Lai, MD, director of Ryan White HIV services at MedStar Washington Hospital, presented "Effect of a Transgender Speaker Panel on Genderism and Transphobia in Graduate Medical Education". He was followed by Research Scholar, Deliya B. Wesley, PhD, MPH, research scientist in the Health Services Research Network at MHRI, presented, "Is Social Support Always Supportive?: A Qualitative Approach to Characterizing Diabetes Self-Management Among Black Patients".
Certificates were presented to the teaching scholars, research scholars, CENTILE ( LEAD Program graduates and was followed by a presentation on the Georgetown University Teaching Academy. The evening concluded with closing remarks by Stephen R.T. Evans, MD, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer of MedStar Health.