CHEPS Students Fall 2015


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Hassan Abbas

Program: Nursing Undergraduate
Project(s):

  • Pediatric Disposition Flow

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers: 

  • 2015 Healthcare Systems Process Improvement (HSPI) Conference: “Patient Flow at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital”
  • The 2015 University of Michigan School of Nursing – Dean’s Research Day: “Patient Flow at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital”
  • The President’s Advisory Group Meeting: “Healthcare Policy and Implications for UMHS in the Era of Healthcare Reform” — (Student Panel)

Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Email: hlabbas@umich.edu

 

 

 


Henry Ballout

Program: Organizational Studies, Pre-Med
Project(s):

  • MEND Capacity Analysis

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Email: haballou@umich.edu

 

 

 


Christine Barnett

Program: IOE PhD
Project(s):

  • Optimal Design of Biomarker-Based Protocols for Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Individualized Active Surveillance Strategies for Prostate Cancer Care

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2014: “Developing Optimal Biomarker-Based Screening Policies Using Reinforcement Learning” (Presentation)
  • Engineering Graduate Symposium 2014: “Impact of New Prostate Cancer Biomarkers in a Screening Setting” (Poster)
  • Society for Medical Decision Making Annual Meeting 2014: “What are the Public Health Implications of New Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer Screening?” (Poster)
  • MCubed Symposium 2014: “Public Health Impacts of Newly Discovered Prostate Cancer Biomarkers” (Poster)
  • Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety Symposium 2014: “Impact of New Prostate Cancer Biomarkers in a Screening Setting” (Poster)
  • Health Systems Optimization Workshop 2014: “Modeling the Public Health Impacts of Prostate Cancer Biomarkers in a Screening Setting” (Presentation)
  • MCubed Symposium 2013: “Public Health Impacts of Newly Discovered Prostate Cancer Biomarkers” (Poster)
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2013: “Optimization of Screening Policies for Newly Discovered Cancer Biomarkers” (Presentation)
  • INFORMS Healthcare Conference 2013: “Evaluation of New Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer Screening” (Presentation)
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2010: “Using Simulation to Assess Public Health Emergency Distribution Networks: the Emergency Supply Chain Operations Evaluator (ESCOE)” (Presentation)

Awards: 

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award (2013-2016)
  • IOE Poster Competition, Second Place, Engineering Graduate Symposium (2014)

Hometown: Haddon Township, NJ
Email: clbarnet@umich.edu

 

 


Jeremy Castaing

Program: IOE PhD
Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

Awards:

  • IOE Bonder Fellowship (2013)
  • Honorable Mention to Frank J. Redd Student Paper Competition, AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites (08/2014)
  • IOE Poster Competition First Prize, Engineering Graduate Symposium  (11/2014)

Hometown: Paris, France
Email: jctg@umich.edu

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Ajaay Chandrasekaran

Program: CSE Undergraduate
Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow
  • Provider Scheduling

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • UROP Symposium 2014: “Exploring Interaction between Public Spaces linked by an Audio-Video Connection” (Poster)

Awards:

  • EECS Scholar Award (March 2015)

Hometown: Novi, Michigan
Email: ajaay@umich.edu

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Chhavi Chaudhry

Program: IOE Undergraduate
Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow
  • Systems Concepts for the Optimization and Personalization of Endoscopy Scheduling (SCOPES)

Awards:

  • Wang Chu Chien-Wen Summer Research Award

Hometown: New Delhi, India
Email: chhavic@umich.edu

 

 

 


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Mark Grum

Program: HEPS Masters
Project(s):

  • Pediatric Disposition Flow
  • Surgical Instruments

Conference Presentations, Posters, & Papers:

  • 2015 Healthcare Systems Process Improvement (HSPI) Conference: Patient Flow at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

Awards:

  • Bonder’s Master’s Program Fellowship

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Email: mgrum@umich.edu

 

 


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Young-Chae Hong

Program: IOE PhD
Project(s):

  • Provider Scheduling

Conference Presentations, Posters, & Papers:

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Email: hongyc@umich.edu

 

 


Madalina Jiga

Program: Nursing Undergraduate
Project(s):

  • MEND Capacity Analysis

Hometown: Livonia, MI
Email: mjiga@umich.edu

 

 

 


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Brian Lemay

Program: IOE PhD
Project(s):

  • Provider Scheduling

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

Awards:

  • Air Force Fellowship

Hometown: White Bear Lake, MN
Email: blemay@umich.edu

 

 


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Pamela Martinez Villarreal

Program: HEPS Masters
Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

Awards:

  • Bonder Master’s Program Fellowship
  • University of Michigan College of Engineering Master’s Fellowship Award (Sept. 2014 – April 2015)
  • UTEP IMSE Outstanding Senior Award (May 2014)
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award (May 2014)

Hometown: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Email: mvpamela@umich.edu

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Jonathon McCormick

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow
  • Provider Scheduling

Hometown: Harrison Township, MI
Email: jdmccorm@umich.edu

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Jonathan Mogannam

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Provider Scheduling

Email: jjmogann@umich.edu

 

 


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Paige Mollison

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Provider Scheduling

Hometown: Hudson, OH
Email: pemol@umich.edu

 

 


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Rama Mwenesi

Program: HEPS Masters
Project(s):

  • Surgical Instrument Reprocessing Analysis
  • MEND Capacity Analysis

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • U-M Engineering Graduate Symposium 2015: “Presenting Innovations in Surgical Instrument Reprocessing Methods for Improved Patient Safety and Financial Outcomes at UMHS” (Poster Presentation)
  • CHEPS Symposium 2015: “Innovations in Surgical Instrument Reprocessing Methods for Improved Patient Safety and Financial Stewardship at UMHS” (Poster Presentation – Session Award Winner)
  • ISERC 2015: Improving Surgical Instrument Reprocessing at the University of Michigan Hospital (Presentation)
  • INFORMS Healthcare 2015: Process Flow and Optimization for Improved Delivery of Surgical Instruments (Presentation)
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2015: Improving Surgical Instrument Delivery Using Optimization & Process Flow Modeling (Presentation)
  • Health Policy Residential Program in Washington, DC (2015)
  • The 2015 Workshop of the Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems (CIHDS) – (Presentation)
  • UMHS Surgical Services Value Stream Presentation 2014: “Analysis of LEAN Implementation across UH’s Central Sterile Processing Department” (Presentation)
  • Healthcare Value Leaders Network 2014: “Implementing LEAN at UMHS’s Central Sterile Processing Department” (Poster Presentation)
  • CHEPS Symposium 2014: “Optimizing Nurse Staffing with Absenteeism” (Poster)
  • HSPIC 2015: “Incorporating Nurse Absenteeism into Long Term Staffing with Demand Uncertainty” (Co-Author)

Awards:

  • President Obama & President Kenyatta Invitation to the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (2015)
  • Rackham Graduate School: International Summer Research Grant (2015)
  • Mark Cuban’s RECESS Pitch Competition: National Finalist Winner – “Top 18 College-Startups in America” (2015)
  • United States Intercollegiate Boxing National Championships: 165lb Open-Division Silver Medalist (2015)
  • Bonder Master’s Program Fellowship (2014 – 2015)
    UMHS Management Engineering Fellowship (2013, 2014 – 2015)
  • University of Michigan Men’s Boxing: National Team Champion (2014)
  • University of Michigan Student of the Year (2013)
  • University of Michigan Undergraduate World Leader of The Year (2013)
  • Central Student Government “Michigan Hero” Award (2013)
  • CEDO “Global Engineering Leader” Director’s Award (2013)
  • Michigan Difference “Innovation & Research” Award (2013)
  • SWE College of Engineering : Mr. Engineer (2013)
  • IOE Andrew S. Crawford Entrepreneurship Excellence Award (2012)
  • IOE Stellar Multicultural Achievement Award (2012)

Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya (born) Johannesburg, South Africa (raised)
Email: rmwenesi@umich.edu

 

 


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Matt O’Callaghan

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • MEND Capacity Analysis

Hometown: Ludington, MI

Email: mocall@umich.edu

 

 


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Elizabeth Olin

Program: HEPS Masters
Project(s):

  • Pediatric Asthma Patient Flow
  • University of Colorado Block Scheduling

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Email: oline@umich.edu

 

 


Leah Raschid

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Surgical Instrument Analysis

 

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Email: lraschid@umich.edu

 

 


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Donald Richardson

Program: IOE PhD
Project(s):

  • Pediatric Disposition Flow

Awards:

  • Rackham Merit Fellowship
  • Honorable Mention Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Hometown: Bowie, Maryland
Email: donalric@umich.edu

 

 


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Matt Rouhana

Program: HEPS Masters
Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow
  • Provider Scheduling

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • SHS Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2015: “Improving Patient Flow in an Outpatient Infusion Center” (Poster Session Award Winner)
  • INFORMS Healthcare Conference 2015: “Improving Patient Flow in an Outpatient Chemotherapy Infusion Center” (Presentation)
  • CHEPS Symposium 2015: “Improving Patient Flow in an Outpatient Infusion Center (Poster)

Hometown: Plymouth, MI
Email: mrouhana@umich.edu

 

 


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Roshun Sankaran

Program: Pre-Med
Project(s):

  • Cardio Thoracic Transplant Training Simulation
  • Surgical Instruments

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Email: roshuns@umich.edu

 

 


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Nina Scheinberg

Program: IOE Graduate
Project(s):

  • Surgical Instrument Analysis

Hometown: Northville, MI
Email: scheinni@umich.edu

 

 


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Karmel Shehadeh

Program: IOE PhD
Project(s):

  • Systems Concepts for the Optimization and Personalization of Endoscopy Scheduling (SCOPES)

Email: ksheha@umich.edu

 

 


Eli Sherman

Program: EECS Undergraduate
Project(s):

  • Provider Scheduling

Hometown: Bloomfield Township, MI
Email: esherma@umich.edu

 

 

 


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Luke Stumpos

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • University of Colorado Block Scheduling

Hometown: Lansing, MI
Email: lstump@umich.edu

 

 


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Haitian Sun

Program: EECS Undergraduate
Project(s):

  • MEND Capacity Analysis
  • Provider Scheduling

Email: htsun@umich.edu

 

 

 


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Zachary VerSchure

Program: IOE Undergraduate
Project(s):

  • Pediatric Residency Scheduling
  • University of Colorado Block Scheduling

Conference Presentations, Posters, & Papers:

  • 2014 SHS Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference: “Automated Shift Scheduling Improves Schedule Quality for Residents in a Pediatric Emergency Department” (poster)

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Email: zakv@umich.edu

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Bill Zhang

Program: HEPS Masters
Project(s):

Email: xuanyazh@umich.edu

 

 


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Zheng Zhang

Program: IOE Visiting Student
Project(s):

  • Chance Constrained Operating Room Scheduling
  • Appointment Scheduling with Server Behavior

Conference Presentations, Posters, & Papers:

  • INFORMS 2014: “Operating Room Allocation for Overtime Control with Chance Constraints” (Poster)
  • ORAHS 2013: “Simulation-based Surgery Appointment Scheduling” (Presentation)
  • INFORMS International 2012: “Promise Surgery Start Times and Real Time Surgery Rescheduling” (Presentation)
  • CASE 2012: “Promise Surgery Start Times and Implementation Strategies” (Presentation)
  • Dynamic Surgery Assignment of Multiple Operating Rooms with Planned Surgeon Arrival Times, IEEE T-ASE, 2014. (with Xiaolan Xie and Na Geng)
  • Simulation-based Optimization for Surgery Appointment Scheduling of Multiple Operating Rooms, IIE Trans, 2015. (with Xiaolan Xie)

Awards:

  • Showa Denko Scholarship (1st Price), 2012
  • Desay SV Scholarship, 2013
  • Chinese Government Scholarship for oversea studying, 2014

Hometown: Changde, China
Email: zhazheng@umich.edu

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Jonathan Zhou

Program: Pre-Med
Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Email: jonzhou@umich.edu