Research Division Holds Annual Poster Palooza and Inaugural Innovation Lab

On April 15 the DFMCH Research Division held their annual Poster Palooza and the inaugural Innovation Lab!


Poster Palooza

The Poster Palooza offered students, residents, staff, and faculty the opportunity to share posters they had presented throughout the year at other conferences with our department to learn about the work we are all doing and to form potential future collaborations. The posters presented included:

  • "How a Racially/Ethnically Diverse and Immigrant Sample Qualitatively Describes the Role of Traditional and Non-traditional Foods in Feeding Their Children" - Amanda Trofholz, MPH, RD
  • "Local Tobacco 21 policies and adolescent tobacco use: Findings from Minnesota" - April Wilhelm, MD, MPH
  • "Caring Contacts for Suicide Prevention in Primary Care: Development of Culturally-informed Materials" - Christine Danner, PhD, LP
  • "Measuring Delays and Barriers to Emergency Maternal Care Within a Remote Health System on Lake Victoria, Kenya" - David Marshall, MPH
  • "The Impact of COVID-19 proactive outreach with Somali Seniors" - Katie Reget, MPH
  • "Strategies and Factors Associated with Top Performance in Primary Care for Diabetes: Insights from Mixed Methods" - Kevin Peterson, MD, MPH
  • "Primary Care Management Processes that Improve Diabetes Care" - Kevin Peterson, MD, MPH
  • "Food insecurity and its association with chronic health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic" – Namrata Damle, BS
  • "The association between the time length in the US and child's diet quality of Somali, Hmong and Latino" – Sally Othman, MBBS, MPH

View the 2021 Poster Palooza posters

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Research poster image


Inaugural Innovation Lab

Zoom screenshot of innovation lab

The inaugural Innovation Lab was also launched. This lab was designed in response to department feedback asking for a space for students, residents, staff, and faculty to come together to form new collaborations or connect around specific project ideas or funding opportunities for scholarship and research opportunities in the department. This first research Innovation Lab themes included: diversity, equity and inclusion, virtual care, ACES and trauma informed care, and addiction. Each innovation lab will have different themes based on requests of those who register and will always have an "other" category for spontaneous ideas that emerge. Specific grant mechanisms that the groups could translate their brainstorming ideas into a funded project were shared. View the grant mechanisms here.

The Innovation Lab will be scheduled quarterly moving forward and combined with our research seminar with a focused theme.

Don't miss this event moving forward! The next Innovation Lab dates are as follows:

July 8, 2021, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
October 14, 2021, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.