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Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award

The Foundation has adopted the Poster Session at the NHIA Annual Conference as part of its efforts to advance NHIF’s mission of promoting investigator-initiated research related to home and specialty infusion. NHIF will award a $1000 scholarship to the individual practitioner author who submits an abstract that best meets the following criteria:

  • Selects a topic that examines an innovative approach to clinical practice, identifies a best practice, or improves quality.
  • Is relevant to a current challenge, issue, or question facing the home infusion industry.
  • Employs an effective study design/methodology to achieve results.
  • Has the ability for expansion into a larger study.

In addition to the cash award, the winning author will receive support for developing a manuscript for publication of their research in INFUSION magazine, as well as complimentary registration to the 2020 NHIA Annual Conference.

Finalists for the NHIF Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award will be invited to give a short (10-15 minute) podium presentation providing an overview of the research project and summarizing their findings during a special clinical track session on March 11, 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM. Finalists must be available to participate in the podium abstract presentation session to be eligible for the award. Industry abstract submissions are not eligible for the NHIF award program.

 

Congratulations to Nhif's 2021 Outstanding Abstract achievement award winner


NHIF is proud to announce that the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award (OAAA) is Christina Ritchey, MS, RD, LD, CNSC.

Ritchey, a dietitian and clinical program manager for Optum Infusion Pharmacy, received the award for her poster titled, “Is My Patient Non-Compliant or Do They Have Low Literacy Skills? A Case Report”. Her poster examined the effect of low literacy on a patients’ ability to comply with instructions provided as part of their home and specialty infusion treatment and identified alternative methods patient education can be provided to improve outcomes.

As the winner, Ritchey will receive a $1,000 scholarship, and an opportunity to publish her findings in a future NHIF Research Supplement to INFUSION magazine.