Virtual Academic Poster Session Program

Virtual Academic Poster Session Program (September 28th-October 3rd)

There will be a total of 25 featured poster presentations that will be virtually available for attendees via the iPoster platform between September 28th-October 2nd, as well as during the October 3rd Symposium Program.

Each poster presentation page will include the poster and also a video of the presenter explaining their research work. Additionally, presenters will host two (2) office hour sessions in which they will be available to answer any questions from attendees. The link of the poster presentation platform will be sent to registered attendees’ via email. We hope you can engage and learn from these incredible presenters! 

 

*All times are listed in Central Time Zone

Featured poster presentations cover a variety of topics that encompass and represent the core objectives of this year’s symposium:

  • Understand key issues in Hispanic/Latino/a/x health and health disparities on a local, regional, or national level, including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Identify evidence-based strategies to address gaps and barriers in Latino/a/x health and discuss options for implementation of “best practices” with Latino/a/x patients and communities.
  • Describe current innovation in academic research, community practice, or educational development that have an impact on improving Latino/a/x health equity.
  • Discuss next steps in advancing equity and representation of Latinos/as/xs in medical careers and other areas of health professional advancement, with a particular emphasis on anti-racism and other -isms.

POSTER presenters

Presenter: Katherine Brito, Medical Student, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Title: Racial Distribution and Characterization of Pelvic Organ Prolapse in a Hospital-Based Subspecialty Clinic

Type of Project: Clinical, basic or translational research

Office Hours: September 30th, 7-8pm; October 1st, 7-8pm

Presenter: Nicholas Kos, Medical Student, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Title: Addressing Fever Misinformation and Anti-pyretic Misdosing for Multilingual Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department: A Quality Improvement Initiative

Type of Project: Clinical, basic or translational research

Office Hours: September 29th, 5-6pm; October 1st, 6-7pm

Presenter: Dr. Gabriel Anzueto, MD, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago 

Title: Latino Caregivers’ Perspectives on Accessing Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Children with Communication Challenges

Type of Project: Public Health

Office Hours: September 30th, 10-11am; October 2nd, 10-11am

Presenter: Virgina Alvarado Jones, Medical Student, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Title: Complementary and Alternative Medicine as Treatment for Common Skin Disorders: Normalizing Use Disclosure in Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Type of Project: Systematic Review

Office Hours: September 29th, 7-8pm; October 1st, 7-8pm

Presenter: Dr. Dorys Chávez, MD, PGY-1 at George Washington University

Title: Streptococcus mitis as a cause of retropharyngeal abscess in an  Hispanic immunocompetent adult

Type of Project: Case Report/Case Series

Office Hours: October 2nd, 5-6pm; Oct 4th, 5-6pm

Presenter: Itzel López-Hinojosa, Medical Student, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Title: Hate Speech, Acts of Hate, and Impacts of Hate: A Qualitative Study of Violent Political Rhetoric and Health Implications for Spanish and Chinese Speaking Immigrants

Type of Project: Public Health

Office Hours: September 29th, 7-8pm; September 30th, 7-8pm

Presenter: Reniell Iniguez, Medical Student, University of Illinois College of Medicine 

Title: Evaluation of Effectiveness of a Bilingual Cultural Health Topic Workshop on Diabetes for Pre-health and Health Professions Students

Type of Project: Education

Office Hours: September 28th, 1-2pm; October 1st, 4-5pm

Presenter: Ana Reyes, Medical Student, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 

Title: A Telephone-Based Remote Monitoring Program for COVID-19: Utilization and Outcomes Among Spanish-speaking Patients

Type of Project: Public Health

Office Hours: September 28th, 7-8pm; September 29th, 7-8pm

Presenter: María Gabriela Valle Coto, Medical Student, University of Illinois College of Medicine 

Title: An Unending Cycle: The Relationship Between Menstrual Poverty and Food Insecurity in the City of Chicago

Type of Project: Public Health

Office Hours: September 28th, 9-10am; September 30th, 9-10am

Presenter: Jackelyn Cantoral, Graduate Student, University of Illinois  

Title: The impact of socioeconomic status on social stigma and depression among Latinx patients with lung cancer

Type of Project: Public Health

Office Hours: September 29th, 4-5pm; October 1st, 3-4pm

Presenter: David Mata Vaca, Medical Student, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Title: Contributions to U.S. Healthcare of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Medical Resident Physicians

Type of Project: Education

Office Hours: September 28th, 12-1pm; September 29th, 12-1pm

Presenter: Brandon Pérez, Medical Student, University of Illinois College of Medicine 

Title: Health Care Disparities and Impressions of Access to Health Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Type of Project: Clinical, basic or translational research

Office Hours: September 28th, 12-1pm; September 29th, 12-1pm

Presenter: Richard Gómez, Medical Student, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine 

Title: Clinical Guideline Recommendations for Screening, Diagnosing, and Managing Cognitively Impaired and Dementia Patients in the U.S. Latino Population

Type of Project: Systematic Review

Office Hours: September 28th, 11-12pm; September 29th, 11-12pm

Presenter: Rebeca Liebl, Medical Student, Indiana University School of Medicine  

Title: Literary review of lifestyle modification strategies aimed at Latina pregnant women to reduce the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus, prevent excessive gestational weight gain and reduce negative pregnancy outcomes

Type of Project: Systematic Review

Office Hours: October 1st, 5-6pm; October 2nd, 5-6pm

Presenter: José Peláez, Undergraduate Student, Denison University  

Title: Sexually Transmitted Diseases: The effects of Prevention Interventions

Type of Project: Education

Office Hours: October 1st, 2-3pm; October 3rd, 1-2pm

Presenter: Karen Dueñas Ruiz, Medical Student, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Title: Systematic Review of Nutritional Education Interventions for Latinx Adults in the United States and Latin America

Type of Project: Systematic Review

Office Hours: September 30th, 6-7pm; October 1st, 5-6pm

Presenter: Santiago Ávila, Medical Student, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 

Title: Patient Perception of Healthcare Staff’s Spanish Second Language Skills

Type of Project: Education

Office Hours: September 28th, 1-2pm; October 2nd, 3-4pm

Presenter: Jaquelín Solís, Medical Student, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Title: The Impact of Mentorship on Latino Students Pursuing a Career in Medicine

Type of Project: Education

Office Hours: September 28th, 7-8pm; October 2nd, 7-8pm

Presenter: Kayla Clark, Medical Student, University of Illinois College of Medicine 

Title: Identifying Barriers for Underrepresented in Medicine Dermatology Residency Applicants Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Type of Project: Education

Office Hours: September 28th, 12-1pm; October 1st, 12-1pm

Presenter: Damaris García Sandoval, Medical Student, University of Illinois College of Medicine 

Title: The Correlation Between Underrepresented Minority Faculty and Underrepresented Minority Students in US Medical Schools

Type of Project: Education

Office Hours: September 29th, 7-8pm; October 1st, 7-8pm

Presenter: Isa Álvarez, Research Assistant, University of Chicago Biological Sciences 

Title: Hija Preparada, Madre Contenta! 

Type of Project: Clinical, basic or translational research; Education

Office Hours: October 1st, 11-12pm; October 2nd, 11-12pm

Presenter: Yanina Guevara, Medical Student, Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine 

Title: Asylum Seekers: A Literature Review of Demographics, Health Profiles, and Healthcare Utilization

Type of Project: Systematic Review

Office Hours: October 1st, 4-5pm; October 2nd, 4-5pm

Presenter: Jesús González, Medical Student, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Title: Assessing the Value and Implementation Potential for Diabetes Mobile Health Interventions in Low-Resource Settings

Type of Project: Public Health

Office Hours: October 1st, 5-6pm; October 2nd, 4-5pm

Presenter: Ivonne Beltrán Lara, Medical Student, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Title: Design & Planning of “Su Salud Viene Primero/Your Health Comes First” A Virtual Lifestyle Intervention Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Type of Project: Public Health

Office Hours: September 28th 1-2pm; September 30th, 7-8pm

Presenter: Mireya Taboada, Medical Student, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Title: Evaluating impact and implementation of RAICES, a parent-based intervention for Latina adolescent mental health outcomes

Type of Project: Public Health

Office Hours: September 29th, 6-7pm; October 1st, 5-6pm

Abstract / Poster Judges (in alphabetical order):

  • Dr. Senta M. Berggruen, MD
  • Susana Elena Berrios
  • Dr. Miguel Carabaño, MD
  • Rico Chenyek
  • Dr. Joseph Cooper, MD
  • Dr. Katya Cruz Madrid, MD
  • Dr. Emanuel Eguia, MD, MHA
  • Dr. Joaquin Estrada, MD
  • Nicolás Francone
  • Dr. Francis Guerra-Bauman, MD
  • Dr. Francisco Iacobelli, PhD, MSc
  • Dr. Geraldine Luna, MD, MPH
  • Iria Mañas Miramontes
  • Dr. Jonathan Moreira, MD
  • Dr. Alicia Olave-Pichón, MD, MPH
  • Dr. Shojanny Salazar, MD
  • Óscar Iván Zambrano, MBA, MPH