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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!  

Medical Students:
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.
Kannan-Addo-Bleyer-Research Day 2017

Clinical Vignette, Residents:
1st Place: Tina Lai, “Pulmonary Invasive Aspergillosis in an Immuno-competent Host”
2nd Place: Kavya Kannan, "Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Secondary to Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma”
Resident Tina Lai discusses her 1st place Clinical Vignette poster
Lai - Research Day 2017

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 Crowned-Dens Syndrome”
Clinical Vignette 1st place Fellow, Richelle Guerrero-Wooley, explains her poster to Dr. David Miller
Guerrero-Wooley Research Day 2017

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 Fraction”
Resident Sanjay Venkatesh, with his 2nd place poster in the Clinical Research/QI category
Venkatesh - Research Day 2017

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
Saad - Research Day 2017

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
Bose - Research Day 2017

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"


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!
2017 Research Day Director

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
2017 Research Day Team

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 Amelia Wallace, Research Day Coordinator at or 336-716-4305.

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