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Courtesy photo Saint Francis University students (from left) Nick Mauro, Leah Hockensmith and Carrigan Koontz advocated for student financial aid at the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania’s Student Aid Advocacy Day April 9 in Harrisburg. More than 200 students participated to rally legislative support.

Medical students

part of Research Day

SCRANTON — Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students at the Guthrie Campus participated in the second Stanley Conklin Research Day, an event which will be held annually.

The purpose of the event is to showcase resident and student research and quality improvement projects conducted within the Guthrie system. Oral and poster presentations were judged by a panel of physicians and awards were announced at the end of the event.

GCSOM students participating by presenting research posters included:

n Trey Mathews of Hollidaysburg, who presented a quality improvement poster titled “Improving Transitional Care Management in the CHF Patient Population to Decrease Readmission Rates.” Faculty member John Pamula, MD, contributed.

Mathews also was one of two GCSOM students who worked with general surgery residents and faculty on two research projects tied for first place in the student research poster category.

His research was titled “Management of Small Bowel Obstruction: A Clinical and Financial Perspective” and was co-authored with Brandon Bullock, Amber Hussain, DO and Robert Behm, MD.

n Matthew Weirich of Hollidays-burg, who presented a research poster titled “Assessment of Delirium/Dementia in Hip Fracture Patients — Placement on Treat-ment.” Faculty member Radhika Bompalli, MD, contributed.