Foundation participates in JPS Research Day

JPS Research Day

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation had a productive day at the JPS Health Network’s Ninth Annual Research Day, June 5 at the Riley Center at Southwestern in Fort Worth.

The DFWHC Foundation’s staff members Sushma Sharma, director of public and population health research, and Patti Taylor, director of quality and patient safety services, delivered their presentations “Education: A Community Wide Campaign and Screening in Dallas-Fort Worth Region” and “Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff) Prevention.”

DFWHC Foundation interns Erica Ogboenyiya and Neha Patel presented research projects showcasing their recent work. Ogboenyiya’s presentation identified characteristics of North Texas patients with suicidal ideation. Patel’s project demonstrated cultural and linguistic competency in North Texas hospitals.

For more than five years, the DFWHC Foundation has provided internships to students from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. The internship is one of several requirements for students to obtain their Masters of Public Health degrees. For information, please contact [email protected].

Sushma Sharma (l to r), Dr. Joann Shulte, Patti Taylor and Erica Ogboenyiya.

Sushma Sharma (l to r), Dr. Joann Schulte, Patti Taylor and Erica Ogboenyiya.