Presentations & Scholarly Work

Awards


2019 WGEA CRIME Poster Award for Innovation in Medical Education & Technology

Project Title: Szarko, A.J., Anbro, S.J., Houmanfar, R.A., Maraccini, A.M., Crosswell, L.H., Jacobs, N.N., Piasecki, M., & Baker, T. (2019, March). Exploring the technical feasibility of virtual reality and eye-tracking in interprofessional healthcare education for medical and nursing students. Poster presented at the 2019 Western Group on Educational Affairs, Reno, NV.

Publications, Presentations, and Posters

  • Publications

    Maraccini, A., Houmanfar, R.A., , Kemmelmeier, M., Piasecki, M., Slonim, A. (2018). An Interprofessional Approach to Train and Evaluate Communication Accuracy and Completeness during the Delivery of Nurse-Physician Student Handoffs. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice.

    Baker, T.K., Smith, G.S., Jacobs, N.N., Houmanfar, R.A., Tolles, R., Kuhls, D., Piasecki, M. (2016). A deeper look at implicit weight bias in medical students. Advances in Health Science Education, 1-12. Doi: 10.1007/s10459-016-9718-1  

    Baker T.K., Schwenk T., Piasecki M., Smith G.S., Reimer D., Jacobs N.N., Shonkwiler G., Hagen J., Houmanfar R.A. (2015). Cultural Change in a Medical School: A Data-Driven Management of Entropy. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 35, (1-2), 95-122. DOI: 10.1080/01608061.2015.1035826

  • Presentations

    2019

    Jacobs, N.N., Szarko, A.J., Froehlich, M., Etezadi-Amoli, N., Mauban, E., Strauss, S., Roohani, D., & Houmanfar, R. (2019). Bias and Burnout: A Curricular Training Program to Manage Stigmatization Toward Patients and Self using ACTraining. Workshop presented at the Western Group of Educational for the Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Conference. Reno, NV. March 2019.

    Smith, G.S., Houmanfar, R.A., Jacobs, N.N., Baker, T., Froehlich, M., Szarko, A.J., Brayko, C., & Piasecki, M. (2019). Assessing Implicit Cognition Related to Burnout and its Relevance for Behavior Analysts. Presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention. Chicago, IL. May 2019.

    Smith, G.S., Houmanfar, R.A., Jacobs, N.N., Baker, T., Froehlich, M., & Szarko, A.J. (2019). Developing an Implicit Measure of Burnout with Medical Students. Poster presented at the Western Group of Educational for the Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Conference. Reno, NV. March 2019.

    Szarko, A.J., Anbro, S.J., Houmanfar, R.A., Maraccini, A.M., Crosswell, L.H., Jacobs, N.N., Piasecki, M., & Baker, T. (2019, March). Exploring the technical feasibility of virtual reality and eye-tracking in interprofessional healthcare education for medical and nursing students. Poster to be presented at the 2019 Western Group on Educational Affairs, Reno, NV.

    2018

    Szarko, A., Anbro, S. Crosswell, L. H., Harris, F., Starmer, L. Rebaleati, M. Maraccini, A., Houmanfar, R. (2018). Examining the effects of TeamSTEPPSⓇ training on interprofessional communication during a virtual reality simulation with medical and nursing students." Presentation at the Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Meet-Up. Reno, NV. October, 2018.

    Houmanfar, R.A., Esquierdo-Leal, J., Szarko, A.J., Smith, G.S., Jacobs, N.N., Froehlich, M., Baker, T., & Piasecki, M. (2018). ACT in Organizations: The UNR Med Model for Managing Burnout. Invited presentation at the ACT for Behavior Analysts Bootcamp. Reno, NV. March 2018.

    2017

    Esquierdo-Leal, J., Houmanfar, R.A., Jacobs, N.N. Go with your gut? Examining the Role of Implicit Biases as they Relate to Diversity in the Workplace. Symposium conducted at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention. Denver, CO. May 2017.  

    Smith, G.S., Houmanfar, R.A., Szarko, A.J., Esquierdo-Leal, J., Jacobs, N.N., Froehlich, M., Baker, T.K., Piasecki, M. The Role of Implicit Attitude Assessment in Behavior Analytic Interventions of Social Issues. Symposium conducted at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention. Denver, CO. May 2017.  

    Szarko, A.J. & Houmanfar, R.A. ACT Therapy vs ACT Training: A Behavioral Systemic Approach Towards Developing a Balanced View of Wellness in Higher Education. Symposium conducted at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention. Denver, CO. May 2017.  

    Piasecki, M., Brayko, C., Houmanfar, R.A., Szarko, A.J., Smith, G.S., Jacobs, N.N., & Baker, T. Integrating a Behavior Analytic Frameworks to Meet the Needs of a Medical School and the Medical Profession. Symposium conducted at the Association for Behavior Analysis Ninth International Conference, Paris, France. November 2017.  

    Szarko, A.J., Houmanfar, R.A., Jacobs, N.N., Smith, G.S., Brayko, C., Froehlich, M. A Behavioral Systems Approach Toward Assessing and Alleviating Burnout Among Medical Students. Symposium conducted at the Association for Behavior Analysis Ninth International Conference, Paris, France. November 2017.  

    Maraccini, A.M., Houmanfar, R.A., Slonim, A., Piasecki, M. An Interprofessional Approach to the Training and Assessment of Interprofessional Communication with Medical and Nursing Students. Symposium conducted at the Association for Behavior Analysis Ninth International Conference, Paris, France. November 2017.  

    2016

    Baker, T.K., Smith,G.S., Kuhls, D., Piasecki, M., Brayko, C., Houmanfar, R.A., & Jacobs, N.N. Assessing Implicit Attitudes of Burnout Among Medical Students. Oral Abstract Presentation conducted at Western Group of Educational Affairs Conference. April 2016.  

    Smith, G.S., Houmanfar, R.A., Szarko, A.J., Baker, T.K., Jacobs, N.N., Kuhls, D. Piasecki, M. The Adaptation of the Implicit Behavioral Assessment Technology to Guide Curriculum Development. Symposium conducted at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention. Chicago, IL. May 2016.  

    Szarko, A.J., Brayko, C., Houmanfar, R.A., Smith, G.S., Jacobs, N.N., Baker, T.K., Kuhls, D., Piasecki, M. Determining the Effects of ACTraining on Measures of Implicit Attitudes and Burnout: A New Spin on Curriculum Training in Medical Education. Symposium conducted at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention. May 2016.

    2014

    Schwenk T., Piasecki M., Baker T.K. Culture Change in a Medical School: The Role of Behavioral Assessments.  B.F. Skinner Lecture Series. Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention. Chicago, IL. May 2014.  

    Smith G.S., Jacobs N.N., Houmanfar R.A., Baker T.K., Piasecki M., Tolles R., Martin, K. Create, Adapt, Adopt: Tools to Inform Decision-Making and Promote Organizational Change in a Medical School. The Adaptation of the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure to Guide Curriculum Development.  Symposium. Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention. Chicago, IL. May 2014.  

    Baker T.K., Jacobs N.N., Kuhls D., Houmanfar R.A., Smith G.S., Piasecki M. The Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP): A tool to assess burnout and implicit attitudes among medical students.  Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting.  Chicago, IL. Nov 2014.  

    Moore S., Baker T.K., Piasecki M., Jacobs N.N., Shonkwiler G., Houmanfar R.A., Smith G.S., Tolles R. Shining A Light On Implicit Bias: The Use Of A Novel Assessment In Medical Education. UNLV-UNSOM Interprofessional Health Equity Symposium, Las Vegas, NV. Oct 2014.  

    2013

    Smith, G. S., Jacobs, N.N., Houmanfar, R.A., Piasecki, M., Shonkwiler, G., & Tolles, R. (April, 2013).  Implementation of a Mixed Trial-Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (MT-IRAP) in medical education.  Paper presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges, Western Group on Educational Affairs, Irvine, CA.  

    Smith, G.S., Houmanfar, R.A., Shonkwiler, G., Jacobs, N.N., Tolles, R. & Piasecki, M. (2013). The Role of MT-IRAP as an Assessment Tool in the Design of Training Program in Medical School.  Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 39th Annual Convention; Minneapolis, MN.  

    Smith, G. S., Houmanfar, R.A., Reimer, D., Piasekci, M., Shonkwiler, G., & Jacobs, N. N. (February,2013).  The utility of Mixed-Trial Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (MT-IRAP) for decision making in organizations.  In R. Houmanfar (Chair), The role of communication and verbal networks in organizational change.  Symposium conducted at the Organizational Behavior Management Network, Garden Grove, CA.

  • Posters

    2019

    Szarko, A.J., Jacobs, N.N., Houmanfar, R.A., Smith, G.S., Etezadi-Amoli, N., Baker, T., Piasecki, M. (2019). Bias and Burnout: A Curricular Training Program to Manage Stigmatization Toward Patients and Self using ACT training. Poster presented at the Louisiana-Mississippi Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Regional Conference. Oxford, MI. July 2019.

    Smith, G.S., Houmanfar, R.A., Jacobs, N.N., Baker, T., Froehlich, M., & Szarko, A.J. (2019). Developing an Implicit Measure of Burnout with Medical Students. Poster presented at the Western Group of Educational for the Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Conference. Reno, NV. March 2019.

    Szarko, A.J., Anbro, S.J., Houmanfar, R.A., Maraccini, A.M., Crosswell, L.H., Jacobs, N.N., Piasecki, M., & Baker, T. (2019, March). Exploring the technical feasibility of virtual reality and eye-tracking in interprofessional healthcare education for medical and nursing students. Poster presented at the 2019 Western Group on Educational Affairs, Reno, NV.

    2018

    Szarko, A.J., Anbro, S.J., Ressa, D., Ta, J., Maraccini, A.M., Crosswell, L.H., & Houmanfar, R.A. (2018, October). Exploring the technical feasibility of virtual reality: Measuring the effectiveness of an interprofessional training package on medical and nursing student communication accuracy within a simulated medical emergency. Poster presented at the 2018 Annual Conference for the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis, Las Vegas, NV.

    Anbro, S.J., Szarko, A.J., Ruiz, J., Corona, J., Rebaleati, M., Starmer, L., Maraccini, A.M., Crosswell, L.H., & Houmanfar, R.A. (2018, October). Exploring the technical feasibility of virtual reality: Assessing medical and nursing students' situational awareness within a simulated medical emergency. Poster presented at the 2018 Annual Conference for the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis, Las Vegas, NV.

    Anbro, S.J., Szarko, A.J., Nilsen, S.M., Houmanfar, R.A., Crosswell, L., Starmer, L., Maraccini, A.M. (2018). Evaluating Simulations in Behavior Science: Measuring Complex Behavior in the Human Operant Chamber of the Future. Poster at Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention, San Diego, CA. May 2018.  

    Esquierdo-Leal, J.L., Jacobs, N.N., Houmanfar, R.A., Myers, S., Kloth, C., Gernetzke, A., & Piasecki, M. (2018).Identifying and Managing Implicit Bias in the Search Process at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med).  Poster presented at the Northern Nevada Diversity Summit, Reno, NV.  

    Froehlich, M., Szarko, A.J., Jacobs, N.N., Smith, G.S., Houmanfar, R.A., Baker, T., & Piasecki, M. (2018). Addressing Burnout with Acceptance and Commitment Training. Western Group of Educational Affairs Regional Meeting. Denver, CO. March, 2018.  

    Mauban, E., Szarko, A.J., Jacobs, N.N., Smith, G.S., Houmanfar, R.A., & Piasecki, M. (2018). Acceptance and Commitment Training in Medical Education: Insight into Peer-Led Discussion of Student Wellness. Western Group of Educational Affairs Regional Meeting. Denver, CO. March, 2018.  

    2017

    Szarko, A.J., Brayko, C., Houmanfar, R.A., Esquierdo-Leal, J., Smith, G.S., Froehlich, M., Jacobs, N.N., Baker, T.K., Piasecki, M. Managing burnout in the curriculum at UNR Med. UNR Diversity Summit, Reno, NV, Spring 2017.  

    2016

    Jacobs, N.N., Baker, T.K., Piasecki, M., Kuhls, D., Crosswell, L., Smith, G.S., Brayko, C., Candido, A., Szarko, A.J., Houmanfar, R.A. The implicit bias relational assessment (IRAP): How implicit bias is assessed and addressed at UNSOM. UNR Diversity Summit, Reno, NV, Spring 2016.  

    Brayko, C., Smith, G., Szarko, A., Candido, A., Houmanfar, R., Jacobs, N., Baker, T., Ishibashi, K., Piasecki, M., Schwenk, T. "Ethical dilemmas surrounding physician wellness and burnout." Poster presented at Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education: Paris, France, July, 2016.

    Baker, T.K., Smith, G.S., Jacobs, N.N., Houmanfar, R.A., Tolles, R., Kuhls, D., Piasecki, M. (2016). A deeper look at implicit weight bias in medical students. Advances in Health Science Education, 1-12. Doi: 10.1007/s10459-016-9718-1

    2015

    Baker T.K., Schwenk T., Piasecki M., Smith G.S., Reimer D., Jacobs N.N., Shonkwiler G., Hagen J., Houmanfar R.A. (2015). Cultural Change in a Medical School: A Data-Driven Management of Entropy. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 35, (1-2), 95-122. DOI: 10.1080/01608061.2015.1035826

    2014

    Baker T.K., Jacobs N.N., Kuhls D., Houmanfar R.A., Smith G.S., Piasecki M. The Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP): A tool to assess burnout and implicit attitudes among medical students. Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. Nov 2014.

    Moore S., Baker T.K., Piasecki M., Jacobs N.N., Shonkwiler G., Houmanfar R.A., Smith G.S., Tolles R. Shining A Light On Implicit Bias: The Use Of A Novel Assessment In Medical Education. UNLV-UNSOM Interprofessional Health Equity Symposium, Las Vegas, NV. Oct 2014.