Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program named a GO! Diabetes research poster competition winner
The GO! Diabetes research poster entitled, “Effect of In-house Retinal Photography on Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Rates,” submitted by Judy Lu, M.D., Rachel Maupin, D.O., and Julie Adkison, Pharm.D., CDE, from Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Sugar Land, Texas, was a winning entry at the 2013 GO! Diabetes Summit Research Poster Competition. The competition, held concurrently with the American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly in San Diego, Calif., had an unprecedented number of research poster finalists representing 16 residency programs from 10 states.
“The GO! Diabetes program has been a tremendous learning experience for me,” says Dr. Lu, a second-year resident. “It’s helped me improve my care to my patients with diabetes and has strengthened my ability to improve my process flow through clinic. I also enjoyed the opportunity to work with and learn from other residents across the country.”
Research poster topics were based upon the practice improvement area identified by METRIC, an online quality improvement tool of AAFP. All GO! Diabetes Change Agents who participated in both the education and METRIC data collection components of the program were eligible to enter a diabetes research poster.
Poster winners now have the opportunity to receive travel stipends if their research poster is accepted by national meetings including the AAFP Scientific Assembly and the American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting.
Funded by an educational grant by Sanofi, the GO! Diabetes program enables family medicine residency programs and private practices to identify, initiate, and implement clinical, practice, and system-based quality improvements to enhance their education and care of patients with diabetes. GO! Diabetes was founded in 2008 by the Georgia and Oklahoma chapters of AAFP.
If your residency program is interested in participating in a potential 2014 GO! Diabetes program, please contact Susan Reichman, B.S.N., GO! Diabetes program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.godiabetes.org to learn more about the program.