WSU Family Medicine Resident Places at WAFP Poster Symposium

WSU Family Medicine Residency Program

Bolu Olawuyi, MD, a first-year resident in the WSU Family Medicine Residency Program in Pullman, recently presented at the Washington Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP) 2024 Poster Symposium.

His research, Health Outcomes and Experiences of Food Insecurity Among Indigenous People: A Scoping Review, received second place in the research category.

An excerpt from the research focus reads:

“The rising rates of food insecurity among Indigenous Canadians have become a public health concern due to health complications such as diabetes, obesity, and mental health disorders. There is an urgency to address this risk to promote health and improve the quality of life for Indigenous Canadians. Indigenous food sovereignty has emerged as an option to eradicate food insecurity and promote sustainable food systems within Indigenous reserve communities. The purpose of this scoping review is to summarize the evidence from the literature on the health outcomes and experiences of food insecurity among Indigenous peoples in Canada.”