2022 Poster Hall | Healthcare Professional Wellness




The Gold Foundation’s 2022 Humanism & Healing Virtual Conference featured a diverse selection of research and projects in its virtual Poster Hall. More than 50 posters from the wider Gold community were showcased. This work was divided into five themes:

  1. Reimagining How We Listen, Connect, and Collaborate
  2. Structural Racism and its Relationship with Healthcare
  3. Healthcare Professional Wellness
  4. Healing and Community
  5. Promoting Humanism

The XX posters below fall in the category of Healthcare Professional Wellness.




Posters in the Conference Theme:
Healthcare Professional Wellness



“Evaluation of Hospital Employees Emotional Well-Being Post COVID-19 Surge” St. Joseph’s Health | Presenters: Lauren Khalifeh BSN,RN,HNB-BC,CAPH; Kathy Faber MSN, RN, CNL; Maryanne Crowther DNP, APN, CCRN; Omar Aranibar MSN, RN; Kathleen M. Burke PhD, RN.
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“A Pilot Study Assessing Resource Insecurity for Medical Students During the COVID-19
Pandemic” The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont, and Hunger Free Vermont | Presenters: Dana Allison, Vinh H. Le, Richard Brach, Eileen M. CichoskiKelly, PhD. View the Poster















“Oral presentations but they’re fun?! Rediscovering joy through a near-peer student group” University of Minnesota | Presenters: Baila Elkin and Amelia Campbell. View the Poster













“Narrative Medicine in a Student-run Free Clinic: Promising Emotional Benefits for Health Professions Learners” University of Minnesota, Medical School, College of Pharmacy, Medical School Division of General Internal Medicine | Presenters: Marvin So, MPH, Megan Parries, Emma
Sedarski, and Brian Sick, MD. View the Poster















“VitalForce: Developing an EveryDay Readiness Plan for Spiritual and Emotional Support” NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/CUIMC Milstein | Presenter: Chaplain Linda S. Golding MA, BCC. View the Poster















“‘It’s Nice to Know I’m Not Alone’: The Impact of An Online Life Coaching Program on Wellness in Graduate MEdical Education: A Qualitative Analysis” University of Colorado Department of Medicine | Presenters: Adrienne Mann, MD, Pari Shah, LCSW, Nathalie Dieujuste, BA, Christine Jones, MD, Tyra Fainstad, MD. View the Poster















“Seeking Peer Outreach*: an institutional initiative using peer support to address mental health in medical education” Medical College of Wisconsin | Presenters: Sofie Kjellesvig, BBmE; Sadie Jackson, BA; Justin York, BS; Cassandra Balson, BS. View the Poster














“Professional experiences of international medical graduates (IMGs) during the COVID19 pandemic” School of Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education, Georgetown University Medical Center | Presenters: Victor Cox, ScM, Mohamad Elsouri, MS, Ming-Jung Ho, MD, DPhil. View the Poster














“Effect of Peer Mentoring on Undergraduate Pre-Medical Student Anxiety and Success” Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine | Presenters: Solinski MA, Pomeranets Y, High M, Staszewski L, Whiston P, Chen G, Gruener G. View the Poster















“Wellness Wave” American College of Physicians California Southern III Region | Founder: Alex Maloof, MS4 UCSD Gold Humanism Honoree, Advisor: Dr. Tammy Lin, Medical Student Wellness Wave Team: Beemnet Amdemicael, Harsimran Bajwa, Nissma Bencheikh, Lana Bridi, Victoria Groysberg, Joanna Jain, Esha Lal, Chelsea Maduike, Sumana Mahata, Sahit Menon, Karthik Ramesh, Niveda Rao. View the Poster












“Bright Light Therapy: A Promising Intervention to Improve Medical Student Wellbeing” Albany Medical College | Presenters: Marc Perlman, MBA and Ehsaun Heydari, BS.
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“Weekly Mindfulness and Reflection Practice in UMass’s Internal Medicine Residency” UMass Medical School | Presenters: Benjamin Tanenbaum M.D., Hatim Vajihi M.D., Vandana Nagpal M.D. View the Poster











“Addressing Physician Well-being During the Pandemic and Beyond” Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, NewYork Presbyterian Allen Hospital | Presenter: Lucille M. Torres-Deas, MD. View the Poster












“The Happiness Selective An approach to improving medical student well-being” Mayo Clinic Arizona | Presenters: Dzhuliyan (Jay) V. Vasilev BS, Ning C. McKenzie BA, Molly C. Klanderman PhD, Yeonsoo Sara Lee BS, Alyssa Camargo BA, Cynthia M. Stonnington MD. View the Poster














“‘MyStory’ Series: A Medical School’s Approach to Building Community and Promoting Wellness Among Medical Trainees” Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, Division of Hematology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Presenters: V. Melo, L. Peng, H. Saifuddin, A. Wolanskyj-Spinner, A. Marshall. View the Poster














“Introduction of Wellness-Enhancing Psychological Concepts to Medical Students in Challenging Times” University of Texas Southwestern Medical School | Presenters: Melanie Sulistio, MD; Steven Duncan, BS; Blake Barker, MD. View the Poster















“A Novel Web-Based Group Coaching Program to Decrease Burnout in Female-Identifying Medical Trainees: An RCT” University of Colorado Department of Medicine | Presenters: Tyra Fainstad, MD, Adrienne Mann, MD, Krithika Suresh, PhD, Pari Shah, MSW, LCSW, Nathalie Dieujuste, MS, Kerri Thurmon, MD, Christine Jones, MD. View the Poster













“Implementation of a Neurology Resident Wellness Program During the COVID-19 Pandemic” West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV  | Presenters: Eric Seachrist, MD, Abigail Roop, Ashley Petrone, PhD, and Gauri Pawar, MD. View the Poster











“A Urology Department-Wide Wellness Initiative to Reduce Burnout” NewYork Presbyterian and Columbia University Department of Urology | Presenters: Rashed Kosber, Ezra Margolin, Michael B. Smigelski, Saba Rawjani, Sanny Deleon, Edwin Melendez, Salimah Veiji, James M. McKiernan, Christopher Anderson, and Gina M Badalato.  View the Poster

“Monet Mondays” New Jersey Medical School Healthcare Foundation Center for Humanism and Medicine | Presenter: Vanya Jain, MS.  View the Poster

“Weaving Wellness Through the Fabric of Residency” UMass Memorial Health UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER, UMass Chan Medical School | Presenters: Vandana Nagpal MD, Hatim Vajihi MD, Benjamin Tanenbaum MD, and Christine MacGinnis DO.
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“Developing and Integrating a Longitudinal Wellness Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix” University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Banner University Medical Center & Phoenix VA Health Care Systems | Presenters: Daniel Drane, EdD; Cheryl O’Malley, MD, MACP, FHM, Shakaib Rehman, MD, MACP, FACH, FAMIA. View the Poster

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