Residency Research

Resident Research Day

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.  And a special thanks to Heather Crocker and Kip Byrum for their hard work organizing the event.  We had over 50 posters on display from our students, residents, and fellows.  Congratulations to all the winners!

This year's photos to be published soon!

From last year's Research Day:
Research Day 2015-a

Resident Basic Research:
1st Place:  Kryt Chattrabhuti – Deceased Donor multidrug resistance protein 1 and CAV1 gene variants may influence allograft survival in kidney transplantation
2nd Place:  Kris Hansen –  Molecular Subtyping in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, A Minimally Invasive Strategy with Fine Needle Aspirates

Fellow Basic Research:
1st Place:  Sara Pasha – Rare SERPINA1 Variants are Associated with Lung Function and Health Care Utilization in a Multi-Ethnic Population from the Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP)
2nd Place:  Sara Pasha – Rare SERPINA1 Variants are Associated with Lung Function and Emphysema in Non-Hispanic Whites from SPIROMICS

Resident Clinical/QI Research:
1st Place:  Megan Rau – Barriers to Holding End of Life Discussions Among Internal Medicine Residents
2nd Place:  Wes Willeford – Anal Dysplasia Screening and Treatment in a Southern HIV Clinic: A Descriptive Analysis
Honorable Mention:  Lauren Barnes – Common reasons why acne patients call the office

Megan Rau at Research Day 2015
Internal Medicine Resident, Megan Rau, MD, with her 1st place poster

Fellow Clinical/QI Research:
1st Place: Hardik Mehta – Burden of Systolic and Diastolic Left Ventricular Dysfunction among Hispanics in the United States - Insights from the Echocardiographic Study of Latinos (ECHO-SOL)
2nd Place: Rahul Sharma – Ascending Aortic Index and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Honorable Mention: Brett Smith – Metformin: potential analgesic?

Mehta at Research Day 2015
Cardiology Fellow, Hardik (Rishi) Mehta, MD, discusses his 1st place poster

Resident Clinical Vignette:
1st Place: Nihar Mathur – Wait, So It’s Not Cancer?
2nd Place: Wes Willeford – Spots to Seizures

Wes Williford at Research Day 2015
Internal Medicine Resident, Wes Willeford, MD, describes his winning poster

Fellow Clinical Vignette:
1st Place: Leslie Cristiano – Suspected methylprednisolone succinate anaphylaxis, confirmed with skin testing
2nd Place: Leslie Cristiano – Anaphylactic reactions to murine bites: A case report and review of the literature for management guidelines

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

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