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Resident Research Day

The 11th Annual Research Symposium will be held May 3-4, 2017.  Check back later for award announcements!

The Tenth Annual
Department of Internal Medicine
May 25, 2016

Thanks to all our presenters and judges for making the 10th Annual Internal Medicine Research Day a great success.  We had over 50 posters on display from our students, residents, and fellows.  Congratulations to all the winners!

Medical Students:
1st Place (Tie): Jack Wren, “Pneumococcal neuraminidase A (NanA) is involved in biofilm formation and synergistic interaction with influenza A virus in nasal colonization and middle ear infection”
1st Place (Tie): Spencer Hawkins, “Web App Based Patient Education in Mohs Surgery - A Randomized Controlled Trial”
Medical Student Spencer Hawkins discusses his winning poster.
2016 Research Day - Spencer Hawkins

Clinical Research, Residents:
1st Place: Ryan Hughes, “Robotic thoracic surgery for elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer”
2nd Place: Jane Ellison, “Application of a Practice Assessment Tool for Rehabilitation of Critically Ill Patients”

Clinical Research, Fellows:
1st Place: Deepankar Sharma, “Sensitivity of Different Sampling Modalities with Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy and Effect of Radial EBUS on Yield”
2nd Place: Chee Loh, “Portable Spirometry in Hospitalized Patients with Acute Exacerbation of COPD Predicts Follow-up Airflow Obstruction”

QI Research, Residents:
1st Place: Patrick Kuhlman, “People Caring for People: An Innovative Approach to Outpatient Scheduling”
2nd Place: Jason Jones, “Demographic and System-Based Factors Which Predict No-Shows in an Outpatient Academic Gastroenterology Consultation Practice”
Patrick Kuhlman explains his 1st place poster for QI Research category.
2016 Research Day - Patrick Kuhlman

QI Research, Fellows:
1st Place: Chee Loh, “Low Inspiratory Flow Rates Predict COPD and All Cause Readmissions”
2nd Place: Syed Ahmed, “Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Patterns for Testosterone Deficiency in an Academic Medical Center”

Clinical Vignettes, Residents:
1st Place: Catherine Price, “Dangers of Typecasting Obese Young Adults”
2nd Place: Erinda Stefi, “Not Just Lupus?”
Katie Price with her first place poster.
2016 Research Day - Katie Price

Clinical Vignettes, Fellows:
1st Place: Muhammad Shaukat, “Spinal Cord Infarction and Stroke after Bronchial Artery Embolization for Massive Hemoptysis: A Double Whammy”
2nd Place: Farra Wilson, “A Common Complaint with an Uncommon Cause”

A special thanks to our Research Day Team, Dr. David Miller, Dr. Kip Byrum and Heather Yates for their hard work organizing the event.  
2016 Research Day Team

For questions, contact Heather (Crocker) Yates, Research Day Coordinator at or 336-716-9106

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