Accomplishments

Propelling Clinical Ethics Forward: A Working UnconferenceGabriella, Amanda, and Erica posing for a picture at the Wellstar Unconference

Congratulations to Gabriella Agostaro, Amanda Altobell, and Erica Ronning on their attendance and representation in the Wellstar Unconference 2022


Catholic Health World Interview

Congratulations to Adele Flaherty and Anna Meurer on their recent interview for Catholic Health World "Ethicists Make Case for Doulas in End-of-Life Care for Most Vulnerable" on their article originally published in Clinical Ethics, November 2021.


Dina and Tina Standing in Front of Her PosterGrefenstette Symposium Poster Awards

Congratulations to Dina Siniora and Tina Nguyen on their awards for the beststudent poster session for the 2021 Grefenstette Symposium on Biometric Ethics. 

Tina Standing in Front of Her Poster

Dina Standing in Front of Her Poster

Global Summit for Eradcating Hate 2021Ercan, Amanda, and Dina standing in front of a banner at the Summit

Ercan, Avci, Amanda Altobell, and Dina Siniora had the opportunity to attend the Global Summitfor Eradicating Hate fromOctober 18-20, 2021 in Pittsburgh, PA. The Summit's mission is "to honor the global victims of hate by breaking down silos, exchanging ideas, and engaging in prioritized actions against hate."


Award Spotlight

Congratulations to Adele Flaherty on her award entitled, "Distinguished Graduate Student" from Phi Kappa Phi.


Publication Spotlight

Congratulations to Fr. John Mark Ogu on his recently published paper in Developing World Bioethics entitled: "Ethics of folk medicine among the Igbo"

Congratulations to Adele Flaherty & Fahmida Hossain on their recently published paper in the Journal of Opioid Management entitled: "Meeting at the crossroads of pain and addiction: An ethical analysis of pain management with palliative care for individuals with substance use disorders"


Grefenstette Center Make-A-Thon Competition

Congratulations to Tina Nguyen and Brandon Ruiz who won prizes in the recent Grefenstette Center Make-A-Thon competition:

Brandon Ruiz, earned the Office of Excellent in Diversity and Inclusion Prize for an inventive and simple way to increase knowledge of cultural competencies at health care centers.

Tina Nguyen, earned an honorable mention prize for her "Policy for Achieving Ethical Precision Medicine" by weeding out bad science, protecting patient privacy, and ensuring open communication.

Publication Spotlight

PhD Candidate Dina Siniora, MBA, has authored a paper titled "Corporate Social Responsibility in the Health Care Sector" which has garnered over 11,000 downloads and counting!

JHF Foundation Patient Safety Fellows

Congratulations to Brandon, Tina, Reem, Kamal, & Dina for being named Jewish Healthcare Foundation Patient Safety Fellows for Summer 2020!

John G. Rangos, Sr. Prizes Pitch Competition

The two finalist teams at the 2020 Rangos Prize Pitch Competition 2020. We are so proud of the outstanding presentations! Congratulations to both teams! "Simulations for Clinical Competency" by Adele Flaherty, Andrew Harrington, Hillary Villarreal and Elizabeth Balskus."Online Clinical Ethical Education" by Sara Rahman and Anna Meurer.

Narrative in Medicine Workshop

Fahmida Hossain had the opportunity to attend a 3 day workshop in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University on Oct 11-13th. She found the workshop an inspiring, self-reflective, and self-awakening event. She is excited and very grateful to the whole team and for the wonderful resources they provided.


Center of Life Internship

 

Congratulations to Adele Flaherty who is interning with Center of Life Hazelwood's new job placement initiative known as Plato (Professional Learning Applied Opportunity). She will be doing project development and will assist with implementing this project in the Hazelwood community, with hopes of expansion after its first year of operation.

Adele also been appointed as a Student VP for Duquesne's Honor Society Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi for the 2019-2020 school year. Congrats Adele!


Jewish Healthcare Foundation Summer Internship

Congratulations to Elizabeth Balskus and Adele Flaherty who will be summer interns for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. They will both be working for the foundation's Adolescent Behavioral Health Initiative, an initiative that aims to improve access to and accountability for effective behavioral health services for adolescents in Allegheny County who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis.


Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Induction

Congratulations to students Andrew Harrington, Adele Flaherty, & Fr. Travis Stephens (not pictured) for their induction into the Honor Soceity of Phi Kappa Phi!


AFMC Company Grade Officer Chaplain of the Year

Congratulations to Chaplain, Capt. Damien Gipson for his award from the Air Force Material Command for Chaplain of the Year!


Medical School Acceptance/Army Commission

Congratulations to PhD student, Army Second Lieutenant Alexa Vercelli, who was recently sworn in and will attend Liberty University's College of Osteopathic Medicine in the fall!


Residency Match

Congratulations to Dr. Hande Atalay for matching with a residency program in Internal Medicine at UPMC McKeesport!


JHF Feinstein Fellowship - Spring 2019

Congratulations to Alexa Vercelli, Fahmida Hossain, & Erin Hedglen for being accepted for the Death and Dying Fellowship.


University of Pittsburgh

Congratulations to Fahmida Hossain & Adele Flaherty for being accepted as non-scientific community members for University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Congratulations to Fahmida Hossain who will serve as facilitator for Frank Lehner in a undergraduate Written Professional Communications class in the Spring 2019 semester.

Congratulations to Fahmida Hossain who co-facilitated a workshop titled, "Ethical and Identity Development Power of Narrative/Story" at the Johnston Institute for Ethical Leadership in November 2018 & Spring 2019.


The 10th Anniversary of the Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence

Alexa Vercelli presenting the award to the UPMC Palliative and Support Institute team members, Dr. Richard Weinberg, Susan Saxon, and Kimberly Gottschalk at the 10th Anniversary of the Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence. Ceremony and photo by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.


The Jewish Healthcare Foundation Patient Safety Fellowship - Summer 2018

Congratulations to Fahmida Hossain for her recent acceptance into the JHF/HCF Patient Safety Fellowship. This fellowship provides opportunity to collaborate with other disciplines to learn and apply quality improvement methodology for patient care.

Congratulations to Adele Flaherty for her recent acceptance into the JHF/HCF Patient Safety Fellowship. This fellowship provides opportunity to collaborate with other disciplines to learn and apply quality improvement methodology for patient care.


McAnulty Dissertation Fellowship Award 2018-2019

Congratulations to Evangel Sarwar for winning 2018-2019 McAnulty Dissertation Fellowship Award.


Duquesne University Graduate Student Research Symposium 2018.

Congratulations to Fahmida Hossain for winning best graduate student presentation at the Graduate Research Symposium. Fahmida's presentation is entitled: "Narrative Authority: Patient-Physician Relationship as a Partnership."


Catholic Health Association's Theology and Ethics Colloquium Scholarship 2018

Congratulations to Persis Naumann and Evangel Sarwar for receiving the scholarship award to the Catholic Health Association's Theology and Ethics Colloquium.


The Jewish Healthcare Foundation Death and Dying Feinstein Fellowship Spring 2018.

Congratulations to Jasia Baig and Evangel Sarwar for their recent acceptances into the JHF/HCF Fellowship.


Duquesne University Graduate Student Research Symposium 2017

Congratulations Evangel Sarwar for winning best graduate research presentation entitled "Education and competency rich in genomics and ethics is a necessity for healthcare professionals in the era of genomics and personalized medicine."


HCE Conference Presentation Training Seminar Fall 2017

Congratulations to Hande Atalay for winning best graduate student presentation entitled "A 450 year old Turkish poem on medical ethics."  


The Jewish Healthcare Foundations' and Health Careers' Futures' Jonas Salk Health Activist Fellowship 2017

Congratulations to Evangel Sarwar for her recent acceptance into the Jonas Salk Fellowship 2017.


The Jewish Healthcare Foundation Patient Safety Fellowship Summer, 2017

Congratulations to Persis Naumann, Jasia Baig, and Hande Atalay for their recent acceptances into the JHF/HCF Patient Safety Fellowship. This fellowship provides opportunity to collaborate with other disciplines to learn and apply quality improvement methodology for patient care.


Jonas Salk Fellowship Fall 2015

Ph.D. student, Daniel Hurst, has been awarded the Jonas Salk Fellowship. The 2015 Salk Fellowship will consider solutions to major population health problems through four problem-solving lenses:

Social advocacy: Ignite a social movement around a positive vision
Crisis management: Mobilize a coordinated response with urgency
Predictive modeling: Target interventions and simulate the outcomes
Disruptive innovation: Create technology solutions

Using each of these problem-solving lenses, the Fellowship will propose solutions to serious and persistent health problems. The Fellows will work in teams to define their group's problem with guidance from a topic expert in the first session. Each subsequent session will focus on one of the problem-solving lenses and include a presentation by a community expert about the lens and then a group activity to apply it to the teams' problems. At the December 3rd finale, the Fellows will present proposals for each of the problems to help inform our community's action plan.


JHF/HCF Fellowship on Death and Dying

Congratulations to Thomas Gerkin and Barbara Postol for their recent acceptances into the JHF/HCF Fellowship on Death and Dying.


Jewish Healthcare Foundation Patient Safety Fellowship Summer 2015

Ph.D. students, Natalie Dick and Carrie Stott, have been accepted into the Jewish Healthcare Foundation Patient Safety Fellowship. This fellowship provides opportunity to collaborate with other disciplines to learn and apply quality improvement methodology for patient care.