Initiatives

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians offers both practice and community-based initiatives providing myriad opportunities for its members to be catalysts to improve the quality and access to healthcare.

Practice-based:
Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs)
MACRA Regional Dinner Meetings

Patient-Centered Medical Home University

Choosing Wisely

Community-based:

Georgia Healthy Family Alliance

Research:

GAFP Annual Research Poster Competition Winners Announced

The GAFP Annual Research Poster Competition was held during the GAFP Annual Meeting and Scientific Assembly October 26-27, 2017 in Atlanta. Posters were displayed in the GAFP registration area of the Westin Buckhead Atlanta Hotel for all attendees to view, and were evaluated by Dr. Oguchi Nwosu, Dr. Kevin Johnson, and AAFP Representative Dr. John Bender.  Pre-Med, Medical Students, Residents and Practicing Physicians from throughout the state participated in the competition. Results were as follows:

GAFP Annual Research Poster Competition Winners
Evaluated by a national and local committee and recognized by category at the GAFP Annual Scientific Assembly.
Pre-Med Category Winner:1st Place – Developing a Patient Database for Teens and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Author/Presenter: Karin Videlefsky

Advisor/Coordinator/Contributor:

Janice Nodvin, Clinic Director – Marietta, GA


Medical Student Category Winner:

Providing Linguistically Competent Care for Refugee Patients in Clarkston, Georgia

Authors/Presenters: Cricket Guillickson, BA, Reem Hamoda, BS; Julia Schiff, BA; Lacey Gleason, BA; Dria Abramson; Julie Flores, BA; and J. Joyce Kim, BA– Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Advisor/Coordinator/Contributor:

Corrine Abraham, DNP, RN

J. Joyce Kim. BA- Principle Investigator


Resident Category Winner:

Survey of Primary Care Providers Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Related to Adult ADHD

Author/Presenter: Gayle Wong MD; Ambar Kulshreshtha MD PhD; Tony Bullon MD; Andiran Nambi MSIE; Natalia Loskutova, MD, PhD- Emory University Department of Family and Preventative Medicine, Dunwoody, GA

Advisor/Coordinator/Contributor: Ambar Kulshrestha, MD


Practicing Physician/Fellow Category Winner:

Alzheimer’s Disease Mortality is High in Rural Areas in Southern US: Trends from 1999 to 2015

Author: Ambar Kulshreshtha, MD, PhD, Ihab Hajjar, MD, MPH, Theodore M. Johnson II, MD, MPH– Emory University, Atlanta, GA

 

Congratulations to the GAFP 2016 Research Poster Winners!  We wish them continued success in their research efforts!