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Past Winners

Past Winners of Research Day Awards

Best Work-In-Progress

  • 2019 Winner: Dr. Michael Raff, MD, for Identifying Individuals with an Inherited Cancer Predisposition in Primary Care Clinics – the Cancer Moonshot Project Comes to MultiCare
  • 2018 Winner: Bethann Pfluegeisen, Data Wrangling: Understanding our Electronic Health Records Beyond a Single Patient Chart
  • 2017 Winner: Dr. Michael Raff, Use of Electronic Health Records to Facilitate Early Detection and Diagnosis of MPS Disorders: The Development of Diagnostic Algorithms and Clinical Decisions Support Tools for Undiagnosed Treatable Rare Disease.
  • 2016 Winner: Dr. Thomas Hurt, Forearm Fracture Reduction by Pediatric Emergency Physicians.

Best Completed Project

  • 2019 Winner: Bethann Pflugeisen, MSc, MEd for Into the Weed: Prenatal Drug Screening Disparities and Marijuana Legalization
  • 2018 Winner: Jeanette J. Harris, 26,000 Flagged for +MRSA. Are They Still Positive? Are Three Screens Needed?
  • 2017 Winner: Dr. Rebecca Whitesell, Does Mentoring by Orthopedic Surgeons Improve Forearm Fracture Reduction Outcomes by Pediatric Emergency Physicians?
  • 2016 Winner: Dr. David Embrey, Electrical Stimulation Reduces Symptoms of Intermittent Claudication

Best Community Presentation

  • 2019 Winner: Becca Jacobsen, LICSW for Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Patient Research- Transitioning from Survivor to Researcher
  • 2018 Winner: Beth Schubert, I am a Survivor

Best Quality Improvement

  • 2019 Winner: Seaneen Holmes, RN for Top 8 in the State! Communication, Collaboration, and Rapid Cycle improvement for Heart Attack Care

Best Poster:

  • 2019 Winner: Exploring Trends in Torticollis and Plagiocephaly in a Community Healthcare System by Brenna Brandsma, PT, DPT and Kendra Paker, PT, DPT

Research Day 2019 - Dr. Stephen Ryan

Outstanding Research Investigator Award

  • 2019 Winner: Dr. Stephen Ryan
  • 2018 Winner: Dr. Nehal Masood
  • 2017 Winner: Dr. Gad Kletter
  • 2016 Winner: Dr. Jack Keech

Research Day 2019 - Dr. Jack Keech

Diane Cecchettini Excellence In Research Award

  • 2019 Winner: Dr. Jack Keech, Karyn Hart and the entire NW CCOP/NW NCORP Team
  • 2018 Winner: Mary Bridge Pediatric Oncology Research Team
  • 2017 Winner: Dr. John Huddlestone
  • 2016 Winner: Dr. Steven Phillips