Internal Medicine Research Symposium

Thanks to all our presenters and judges for making the 2019 Internal Medicine Research Symposium a great success. Congratulations to all the winners!

Medical Students

1st place: Elene Clemens, “Evaluation of epitope specificity in the immune response to PR8 H1N1 influenza virus infection in neonatal and adult African Green monkeys”
2nd place: Chandler Cox, “A Black Box Warning: SGLT2 Inhibitors and Urogenital Infections”

Clinical Vignette

Residents

1st Place: Max Nutt, “Hyperosmolar-Hyponatremia from Miralax”
2nd Place: Josh Harbaugh, “Horses dressed as zebras - the diagnostic challenges of an outpatient workup”

Fellows

1st Place: Jorge Requena-Penenori, “Left hand tenosynovitis after traumatic injury with hydraulic oil dispenser- a rare case of Gordonia rubripertincta infection”
2nd Place: Bhavita Gaglani, “Gastrointestinal bleeding- an initial presentation of Miliary tuberculosis in an immunocompromised host”

Junior Faculty

1st Place:  Kinchit Shah, “I refuse to accept that diagnosis of 'AKI' ”
2nd Place:  James Warren, “Don't Get Tripped Up by Troponin”

Clinical Research

Residents

1st Place: Caryn Brehm, “Pathogenic Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Pathway Variants Associate with Disease Severity in At-Risk Smokers and COPD Subjects from SPIROMICS"
2nd Place: Nathan Roberts, “Safety and Efficacy of Flu Vaccination After Treatment with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A Retrospective Review”

Fellows

1st Place: Patty Wang, “Clinical and gastric motility features in patients with idiopathic and post-surgical rapid gastric emptying who present with unexplained chronic nausea”
2nd Place: Amer Aladin, “Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Hypertension”

Junior Faculty

1st Place:  Muhammad Ahmad, “Association of Impaired Glucose Tolerance with Silent Myocardial Infarction and their relationship with mortality”
2nd Place:  Parag Chevli, “Alcohol Consumption and Subclinical Atherosclerosis among South Asians: Findings from the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study”

Quality Improvement

Residents

1st Place:  Sean Hernandez, “Facilitating Inpatient Goals Of Care Conversations: Developing An Automated Alert System to Promote Inpatient End-Of-Life Discussions Between Primary Oncologists”
2nd Place:  Josh Harbaugh, “Hemoglobin A1c Values After Completing Online Educational Modules in an Internal Medicine Resident Clinic: A Pilot Study”

Fellows

1st Place:  Shelly Gurwara, “Optimizing Outpatient Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance for the Gastroenterologist - A Quality Improvement Project”
2nd Place:  Jane Ellison, “Application of a Mobility Intervention Bundle to Improve Early Mobility Practices in Critically Ill Patients”  

Junior Faculty

1st Place:  Tiffany Rose, “Fall Reduction Program in a Skilled Nursing Facility:  A Multidisciplinary Approach”
2nd Place:  Li Zhou, “Off-axis Imaging of the Left Ventricular Outflow Tract by Two-Dimensional Echocardiography Leads to Underestimation of Aortic Valve Area”