Keck School of Medicine COVID-19 Evidence-Based Summary: The Gehr team has led the development of Keck’s summary of epidemiology, clinical care and operational best practices related to COVID-19. The latest version of this summary – which is updated multiple times a week – can be found on Keck’s main coronavirus page. See also a webinar on the summary.
COVID-19 Patient Self-Assessment Tool: The Gehr team has developed a patient self-assessment tool, in partnership with Akido Labs. The tool has already had more than 400,000 unique users, and is now available in English and Spanish. The tool can be accessed here (click on the “language” tab in upper right for Spanish version). The tool has been shared through the USC Center for Health Journalism, STAT News, LA Times, Fox News, and Wikipedia’s COVID-19 page.
COVID-19 Medical Student Elective: Led by Gehr faculty member Michael Cousineau, DPH, the Gehr team a four-week medical student elective on COVID-19, which featured experts in clinical case and policy related to COVID-19 from the USC community and across the state.
COVID-19 Thought Leadership: Gehr faculty have written several COVID-19-related opinion pieces on topics ranging from the impact on homeless populations, the implications for telemedicine, the rationale for a more targeted public health approach. strategies for clinical care, and the need for more rationale COVID-19 testing.
Annual Gehr Family Student Innovator Award Program
A summer fellowship program for health professional students to develop a mentored health care quality improvement or health services research project on the USC Keck Medical School campus. Students will also receive training in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and meet healthcare leaders in the Los Angeles community who are involved in patient improvement and systems change. We select 8-12 students each summer. Each awardee will receive a $3,000 stipend.
During the 6-week program period, students will develop a project in partnership with a Gehr Center faculty member. Students are encouraged to visit the Gehr Center website (https://gehrcenter.usc.edu/) to see a list of active Center projects. After reviewing the list, students may wish to meet with Gehr faculty regarding specific projects of interest to them. While meeting with Gehr faculty to discuss specific projects is not an application requirement, it may be advantageous to do so. If none of the projects seems like a fit, students may also propose their own project idea. Again, students may wish to meet with Gehr faculty before submitting their application to obtain feedback on their idea.
Consistent with the goals of the Gehr Center, projects should:
• Align with the mission of creating data driven research to improve healthcare and advance health equity
• Result in contributions to science that can be shared through peer-review publication or some other dissemination vehicle
For questions about the application process, please contact Mrs. Alissa Maier from the Gehr Center at: email@example.com