Massachusetts Medical Society: UMass Chan medical student Marcella Jewell wins 2022 Information Technology Award from Massachusetts Medical Society

UMass Chan medical student Marcella Jewell wins 2022 Information Technology Award from Massachusetts Medical Society

Marcella JewellWALTHAM – Marcella Jewell, a student from UMass Chan Medical School’s class of 2024, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Massachusetts Medical Society Information Technology Award.

The honor recognizes the development of an information technology tool that helps physicians practice medicine, teach medicine, or pursue clinical research and comes with a $5,000 award.

Jewell’s award-winning work focused on the development of a pediatric behavioral health tracking dashboard aimed at addressing the nationwide crisis of “boarding,” or patients being cared for in emergency departments after it has been determined that they need a higher level of care but encounter a shortage of available inpatient beds.

Jewell graduated from Skidmore College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in government and a minor in computer science. She worked in the Midwest as a state director for the Hillary Clinton campaign and as a management consultant.

She returned home to Massachusetts in 2017 and began as the research coordinator for the pediatric emergency department at Baystate Medical Center, under the mentorship of the department chief Dr. Joeli Hettler, a role she has maintained throughout medical school. Jewell also collaborates with the Department of Healthcare Delivery and Population Science at Baystate and the Department of Emergency Medicine at UMass Chan in Worcester on other research projects.

Jewell is also a collaborator with the Department of Healthcare Delivery and Population Science. Her work spans multiple domains, including economic analysis, state-wide advocacy, quality improvement, and information technology. Over the years, she has served on hospital committees and presented her work at multiple national academic conferences. This year, she was a participant in the Value Based Healthcare Intensive Seminar at Harvard Business School and first authored a publication in the NEJM Catalyst.

The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students, supporting 25,000 members. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for the physicians of Massachusetts and patients locally and nationally. A leadership voice in health care, the MMS contributes physician and patient perspectives to influence health-related legislation at the state and federal levels, works in support of public health, provides expert advice on physician practice management, and addresses issues of physician well-being. Under the auspices of the NEJM Group, the MMS extends our mission globally by advancing medical knowledge from research to patient care through the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Catalyst, and the NEJM Journal Watch family of specialty publications, and through our education products for health care professionals: NEJM Knowledge+, NEJM Resident 360, and our accredited and comprehensive continuing medical education programs.

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