CHEPS Students Winter 2017


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Hassan Abbas

Program: Nursing Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Surgical Instruments 

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

 

 


Ajaay Chandrasekaran

Program: CSE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • ISERC 2016: “Discrete Event Simulation of Outpatient Flow in a Phlebotomy Clinic” (Presentation)
  • UROP Symposium 2014: “Exploring Interaction between Public Spaces linked by an Audio-Video Connection” (Poster)
  • SHS HSPI Conference 2016: “Simulating Patient Flow through a Phlebotomy Clinic” (Poster) 

Awards:

  • EECS Scholar Award (March 2015)

Hometown: Novi, Michigan

Email: ajaay@umich.edu

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Wesley Chen

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Surgical Instruments

Email: weschen@umich.edu

 

 

 

 


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Henry Ellis

Program: Computer Science Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Improving Glaucoma Self-Management with Technology-Supported Counselors
  • M-Safety Lab

Email: ellish@umich.edu

 

 

 

 


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Lauren Hirth

Program: Biomechanical Engineering Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Cancer Center Patient Library Redesign
  • Surgical Instruments

Email: lnhirth@umich.edu

 

 

 

 


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Young-Chae Hong

Program: IOE PhD

Project(s):

Conference Presentations, Posters, & Papers:

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Email: hongyc@umich.edu

 

 


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Christian Kavouras

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Improving Glaucoma Self-Management with Technology-Supported Counselors
  • Games and Tools

Awards:

  • Scholar Power Student Achievement Award

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Email: cdkavour@umich.edu

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Anna Learis

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • MEND Capacity Analysis

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers: 

  • American Astronomical Society’s 225th Annual Meeting, Poster Presentation

Awards:

  • New York City Science and Engineering Fair Finalist
  • New York City Teen Poet of the Year 2015

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY and Easton, PA

Email: alearis@umich.edu

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Brian Lemay

Program: IOE PhD

Project(s):

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • CHEPS Symposium 2014: “Operating Room and Ambulatory Clinic Scheduling Optimization” (Poster)
  • Taubman Institute Symposium 2014: “Operating Room and Ambulatory Clinic Scheduling Optimization” (Poster) 
  • Engineering Graduate Symposium 2015: “Scheduling Medical Residents with Conflicting Requests For Time Off” (Poster – 2nd Place)
  • CHEPS Symposium 2015: “Scheduling Medical Residents with Conflicting Requests For Time Off” (Poster)
  • INFORMS Annual Conference 2014: “Coordination of Surgical Blocks and Ambulatory Clinics at a Large Teaching Hospital” (Presentation)
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) 2015: “Coordination of Surgical Blocks and Ambulatory Clinics at a Large Teaching Hospital” (Presentation) 
  • INFORMS Healthcare Annual Conference 2015: “Coordinated Scheduling of Operating Room and Clinic Time Blocks for Surgical Attendings” (Presentation)
  • INFORMS Annual Conference 2015: “Addressing Challenges of Scheduling Providers at Major Teaching Hospitals” (Presentation)

Awards:

  • Air Force Fellowship

Hometown: White Bear Lake, Minnesota 

Email: blemay@umich.edu

 

 


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Kevin Li

Program: IOE & Physics Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Column Generation 

Hometown:  Brooklyn, NY

Email: chuskev@umich.edu

 

 


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Renze Li

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Dermatology Residency Clinical Scheduling
  • Games and Tools
  • STEREO: Simulation Tool for Evaluating Random Educational Opportunities

Hometown:  

Email: renzeli@umich.edu

 

 


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Joshua Lustig

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Reinventing Transportation and Mobility

Email: jjlustig@umich.edu

 

 

 

 


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Steven MacPherson

Program: Computer Science Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow
  • Surgical Instruments

Email: smacpher@umich.edu

 

 

 

 


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Andrea McAuliffe

Program: HEPS Masters 

Project(s):

  • Cancer Center Patient Library Redesign
  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow
  • M-Safety Lab

Hometown:  Troy, MI

Email: ammca@umich.edu

 

 


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Alex Mize

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow
  • Peds ED Shift Scheduling
  • MEND Capacity Analysis

Email: ironmize@umich.edu

 

 

 

 


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Justin Moss

Program: CSE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Dermatology Residency Clinical Scheduling

Email: jaymo@umich.edu

 


Anna Munaco

Program: IOE Undergrad, Pre-Med
Project(s):

  • Cancer Center Patient Library Redesign
  • Games and Tools
  • Medical School Initial Clinical Experience (ICE) Scheduling
  • Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI

Email: munacoa@umich.edu

 

 

 


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Yiming Qiang

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • MEND Capacity Analysis

Hometown:  Wuxi, China

Email:  qiang@umich.edu

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Abhilash Rao

Program: IOE Masters

Project(s):

  • Improving Glaucoma Self-Management with Technology-Supported Counselors

Hometown: Bangalore, India

Email: raoabhi@umich.edu

 

 


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Donald Richardson

Program: IOE PhD

Project(s):

  • Cancer Center Pharmacy Pre-mix Planning

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2016 Houston: “Improving Outpatient Flow in a Chemotherapy Infusion Center” (Poster and Presentation)
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2015 Philadelphia: “Determining an Optimal Schedule for Pre-mixing Chemotherapy Drugs” (Presentation)
  • Engineering Graduate Symposium 2015 University of Michigan “Determining an Optimal Schedule for Pre-mixing Chemotherapy Drugs” (Poster)
  • Center for Healthcare Engineering Symposium 2015: “Determining an Optimal Schedule for Pre-mixing Chemotherapy Drugs” (Poster)
  • INFORMS Healthcare 2015 Nashville: “Determining an Optimal Schedule for Pre-mixing Chemotherapy Drugs” (Presentation)
  • MARC U*STAR Undergraduate Seminar 2014 University of Maryland Baltimore County: “Collaborative Effort in the Advancement of the Current Healthcare System” 
    (Presentation)
  • Rackham Graduate School Summer Research Symposium 2013: “Collaborative Effort in the Advancement of the Current Healthcare System” (Poster)

Awards:

  • Rackham Merit Fellowship
  • Honorable Mention Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Hometown: Bowie, Maryland

Email: donalric@umich.edu

 

 


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Samantha Roth

Program: CSE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Peds ED Shift Scheduling
  • Block Scheduling

Hometown:

Email: samroth@umich.edu

 


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Bassel Salka

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Newborn Screening
  • Pediatric Night Team Scheduling
  • SCOPES: Systems Concepts for the Optimization and Personalization of Endoscopy Scheduling

Hometown:  

Email: bsalka@umich.edu

 

 


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Meng Sang

Program: IOE and Statistics Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Cancer Center Patient Library Redesign
  • SCOPES: Systems Concepts for the Optimization and Personalization of Endoscopy Scheduling

Hometown: Hangzhou, China

Email: sangm@umich.edu

 

 

 

 


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Jordan Schebil

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Block Scheduling
  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow
  • Peds ED Shift Scheduling

Hometown: Royal Oak, MI

Email: jschebil@umich.edu

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Matthew See

Program: Pre-Med Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Cancer Center Patient Library Redesign
  • Cancer Center Pharmacy Pre-mix Planning
  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow

Hometown:  Ann Arbor, MI

Email: mssee@umich.edu

 

 


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Karmel Shehadeh

Program: IOE PhD

Project(s):

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

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • Healthcare engineering and patient safety symposium, 2016: “Simulation of Patient Scheduling for Colonoscopy”
  • INFORMS Annual Conference 2016: “Considering No-shows And Procedure Time Variability When Scheduling Endoscopy Patients”
  • Healthcare systems process improvement conference 2017:”Scheduling Colonoscopy Patients in an Outpatient Endoscopy Clinic”
  • POMS 28th annual conference 2017: “Scheduling Endoscopy Patients Under Uncertainty”
    21st Conference of the International Federation of
  • Operational Research Societies: “A Monte Carlo Optimization Framework for Solving the Colonoscopy Scheduling Problem under Uncertainty”

Hometown: Amman, Jordan

Email: ksheha@umich.edu

Website: sites.google.com/site/karmelshehadeh


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Pranjal Singh

Program: HEPS Masters

Project(s):

  • MEND Capacity Analysis

Awards:

  • Bonder Masters Fellowship Program

Hometown: Downingtown, Pennsylvania 

Email: pranjsin@umich.edu

 

 

 


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Chloe Smither

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Dermatology Residency Clinical Scheduling
  • Medical School Initial Clinical Experience (ICE) Scheduling

Hometown: Northville, MI

Email: csmither@umich.edu

 

 

 

 


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Emily Snitchler

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • M-Safety Lab
  • SCOPES: Systems Concepts for the Optimization and Personalization of Endoscopy Scheduling

Hometown:  

Email: emsnitch@umich.edu

 

 


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Joseph Sorenson

Program: CSE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • MEND Capacity Analysis
  • Provider Scheduling
  • Reinventing Transportation and Mobility

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Email: jsoren@umich.edu

 

 

 

 

 


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Justin Steuer

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Block Scheduling
  • Provider Scheduling

Hometown:  Cresskill, NJ

Email: jesteuer@umich.edu

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Hwon Tak

Program: HEPS Masters

Project(s):

  • Cancer Center Pharmacy Pre-mix Planning
  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow

Hometown:  

Email: hwontak@umich.edu

 

 


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Rachel Wold

Program: HEPS Masters

Project(s):

  • Games and Tools
  • Improving Glaucoma Self-Management with Technology-Supported Counselors

Hometown:  

Email: rachwold@umich.edu

 

 


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Bill Zhang

Program: HEPS Masters, Master of Healthcare Services Administration (School of Public Health)

Project(s):

  • Surgical Instruments

Conference Presentations, Posters, & Papers:

  • Process Optimization of Improved Delivery of Surgical Instruments
  • CHEPS Symposium 2015: “Data Strategy for Healthcare Providers and Payers under Pay-for-Performance” (Poster)
  • SHS Concerence 2016: “Simulating a Medical Observation Unit for a Pediatric Emergency Department” (Poster)
  • SHS Concerence 2016: “A Systematic Approach to Improving the Reprocessing of Surgical Instruments” (Poster)

Hometown: Chengdu, China

Email: xuanyazh@umich.edu