Resident Research Day
The 11th Annual
Department of Internal Medicine
May 3-4, 2017
Thanks to all our presenters and judges for making the 11th
Annual Internal Medicine Research Symposium a great success. We had over 70 posters on display from our students, residents,
fellows and junior faculty. Congratulations to all the winners!
1st Place: Safoa Addo, “Immune Response in Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Performance Status of Two Treated with a Combination of Pembrolizumab and Low Dose Weekly Carboplatin/Paclitaxel”
2nd Place: Anthony Bleyer, Jr., “A Population Based Study of Barriers to Living Kidney Transplant Donation”
Kavya Kannan, 2nd place resident winner in Clinical Vignette with medical students Safoa Addo and Anthony Bleyer, Jr.
Clinical Vignette, Residents:
1st Place: Tina Lai, “Pulmonary Invasive Aspergillosis in an Immuno-competent Host”
2nd Place: Kavya Kannan, "Hemophagocytic
Secondary to Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma”
Resident Tina Lai discusses her 1st place Clinical Vignette poster
Clinical Vignette, Fellows:
1st Place: Richelle Guerrero-Wooley, “Infectious Anterior Nodular Scleritis:
Case Report & Literature Review”
2nd Place: Stephen T. Mullis, “Royal Pain in the Neck: The
Clinical Vignette 1st place Fellow, Richelle Guerrero-Wooley, explains her poster to Dr. David Miller
Clinical Vignette, Junior Faculty:
1st Place: Cesar Rodriguez, "Using a Transplant Recipient as a
Donor: The Resilience of Multipotent
Stem Cells in Humans"
2nd Place: Katharine Batt, "Eradicating an Old Inhibitor: Elimination of a Factor VIII inhibitor in a
Patient with Hemophilia A"
Clinical Research/QI, Residents:
1st Place: Ashley Liou, “A Survey to Assess Primary Care
Awareness of Complications Following Critical Illness”
2nd Place: Sanjay Venkatesh, “Echocardiographic Predictors of
Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection
Resident Sanjay Venkatesh, with his 2nd place poster in the Clinical Research/QI category
Clinical Research/QI, Fellows:
1st Place: Mohammed Saad, “The Short Physical Performance
Battery (SPPB) Score Predicts Survival Among Older Adults with Acute Myeloid
Leukemia (AML) Who Have Achieved Remission”
2nd Place: Emily Pennington, “Glucocorticoid Pharmacogenetic
Loci are Associated with Healthcare Utilization in Inhaled Corticosteroid
Treated Asthma Subjects from Different Ethnic Groups”
Geriatric Fellow, Mohammed Saad highlights some specifics on his 1st place Clinical Research/QI poster with colleague Becca Omlor
Clinical Research/QI, Junior Faculty:
1st Place: Timothy Hughes, "Arterial Stiffness Relates to
Overlapping Forms of Dementia pathology:
The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC)-PET Study"
2nd Place: Abhishek Bose, "Estimated Cardiorespiratory Fitness
and Incident Atrial Fibrillation: The
Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study"
Dr. Abhishek Bose, junior faculty in Hospital Medicine, explains his Clinical Research/QI 2nd place poster.
Basic Science, Residents:
1st Place: Shane Ahlers, "A Multivalent Protein for Immune
Checkpoint Inhibition at the Tumor Site"
2nd Place: Jennifer Logue, "A Genetic Signature for Predicting
Brain Metastasis Recurrence after Stereotactic Radiosurgery"
Basic Science, Junior Faculty:
1st Place: Zherong Xu, "Cardiac Troponin T and Fast
Skeletal Muscle Denervation in Older Adults"
THANKS to the RESEARCH DAY TEAM!
A special thank you goes out to Dr. David Miller Jr., Director of Research for Internal Medicine for the past nine years. His insurmountable help, guidance, and dedication have made the Department of Internal Medicine's Research Day what it is today. Thank you, Dr. Miller, for your truly wonderful and overwhelmingly fantastic direction!
In addition to Dr. Miller, we would also like to recognize our Research Day Team for working so hard to organize this awesome event.
Dr. David Miller, Chairperson
Dr. Jason Jones, Assistant Chief of Medicine for Research
Coordinators, Amelia Wallace and Heather Yates
Thank you to our Research Symposium Judges:
Joel Bruggen, MD, Gastroenterology
Clancy J. Clark, MD, General Surgery
Nancy Denizard-Thompson, MD, Internal Medicine
D. Clark Files, MD, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy & Immunologic Medicine
Sabina B. Gesell, PhD, Public Health Sciences
Ed Haponik, MD, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy & Immunologic Medicine
Scott Harper, MD, Family Medicine
Amret T. Hawfield, MD, Nephrology
Brittany Henderson, MD, ECNU, Endocrinology
Amy Hildreth, MD, FACS, Surgery
Jason Jones, MD, Internal Medicine
Simon Mahler, MD, MS, FACEP, Emergency Medicine
Nihar Mathur, MD, Resident in Internal Medicine
Matylda Mazur, MD, Resident in Internal Medicine
Mike Nader, PhD, Physiology & Pharmacology
W. Jeff Petty, MD, Hematology and Oncology
R. Brandon Stacey, MD, MS, Cardiovasular Medicine
Roy Strowd, MD, Neurology
Allen W. Tsang, PhD, Molecular Medicine
For questions regarding next year's event, contact Heather (Crocker) Yates, Research Day Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-716-9106