2019 PAGNY Research Day
On October 30th, 2019, the PAGNY Health and Research Foundation held its 4th Annual Research Day at the New York Academy of Medicine. The Foundation was proud to provide a showcase for studies and analysis conducted by more than 60 teams of physicians and allied health professionals from across PAGNY-affiliated hospitals. Attendees were able to view research summaries, data, and findings of all chosen projects, ask questions of the researchers, and network with PAGNY physicians, board members, and staff from around the city. After two rounds of review, a board of twelve physician peer reviewers specially honored three projects for their particularly impressive research, with the first place prize going to Dr. Christopher Wu and his team from Harlem Hospital with their project on the use and accuracy of step counter ‘wearables’ under various conditions. All three of the selected teams had the opportunity to present to the entire assembly, who also heard remarks from PAGNY CEO Dr. Luis Marcos, PAGNY’s Chair of the Board of Directors Dr. Bijan Safai, and Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for New York City Health and Hospitals Dr. Eric Wei.
Physician Wellness Centers
The PAGNY Health and Research Foundation, Inc. is making major capital investments in an effort to combat physician burnout by constructing Physician Wellness Centers at PAGNY’s affiliate hospitals. Wellness Centers have already opened at Harlem and North Central Bronx Hospitals, with plans already underway for centers at two other facilities. These newly renovated and furnished spaces support the health and wellbeing of PAGNY physicians by providing a quiet oasis away from the bustle of the rest of the hospital for physicians to meet and collaborate with others, complete medical charts, or relax and practice mindfulness. The centers are designed entirely by the physicians themselves to maximize their comfort and ensure their use. The goal is to have a physician wellness center at each PAGNY affiliate.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem Hospital
Grand Round series sponsored by the PAGNY Health and Research Foundation, Inc. The objectives of these research grand round series are to provide our physicians and residents exposures to prominent national and international researchers and to create a platform for our physicians to share their innovations across our affiliated facilities and academic institutions throughout the country.
North Central Bronx Hospital
How to Stop Diabetes Progression: “Blood Glucose Cosmetics” vs. “Pathophysiology-oriented Diabetes Treatment”
The PAGNY Health and Research Foundation recently started a mindfulness training course to improve individual PAGNY staff well-being. This program kicked off at Lincoln Hospital in late 2019.