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Internal Medicine Residency Resident Research Day

The Department of Medicine's 9th Annual Research Day was held on May 31, 2017. Research Day is an opportunity for the Department of Medicine fellows and internal medicine residents to present their basic or clinical research projects, either in an oral or poster presentation format, to colleagues within the Drexel community, thus celebrating research accomplishments and fostering new collaborations.

Congratulations to the awardees and to all of the work our trainees have done throughout the year!

A resident presenting during the Department of Medicine's annual Research Day

Outstanding Research Project – Resident Oral Presentations

First Place

Dr. Matthew Meleka for his talk entitled “Functional Mechanisms of the Anti-Hypertensive Effects of Novel G Protein Inhibitor Ligands”
Co-authors: Matthew Medcalf, Kevin D. Moeller, Patrick Osei-Owusu

Second Place

Dr. Swaiman Singh for his talk entitled "Absence of BKCa Channels Causes Cardiac Hypertrophy and Dysfunction”
Co-authors: Aaron J. Wengrofsky, Kajol Shah, Shubha Gururaja Rao, Devasena Ponnalagu, Ahmed Tafsirul Hussain, Andrew R. Kohut, Harpreet Singh

Third Place

Dr. Shefali Shah for her talk entitled "Anonymous Self Perception Survey of Sexuality and Body Image in Inflammatory Bowel Disease”
Co-authors: Matthew J. Urban, Edward Gracely, Neilanjan Nandi

Honorable Mention

Dr. Parshva Patel for his talk entitled "Trends of Short Term Clinical Outcomes in Sepsis Related Admission in Transvenous Lead Removal in Heart Failure Patients from 2004 to 2013: Nationwide Analysis”
Co-authors: Abhishek Deshmukh, Farhan Hasni, Heath Saltzman, Yong Mei Cha, Paul Friedman, Samuel Asirvatham, Steven Kutalek

Outstanding Research Project – Resident Poster Presentations

First Place

Dr. Mohammad Ahmad for his poster entitled, "Overweight and Obese Inner City Asthmatics (BMI: 25-40 Kg/m²): High IgE (HC, 30-700 IU/ml) Vs. Low IgE (LC, <30 IU/ml) Cohorts”
Co-authors: A. Arslan, M.S. Aslam, R. Dhingra, E. S. Schulman

Second Place

Dr. Keerthi Kesavarapu for the poster entitled "Severe Hyponatremia in Cirrhotics Listed For Transplantation: Boon or Bane”
Co-authors: Gwen McNulty, Kenneth D. Rothstein, Santiago Munoz

Third Place

Dr. Mariola Vazquez-Rodriquez for the poster entitled "Pulmonary Embolism Prophylaxis in Solid Tumors: Exploring a Paradigm Shift”
Co-authors: Nausheen Hakim, Luiz Marconcini,  Mariola A. Vazquez Martinez, Doris Maria Rivas, Christina Trotta, Jordan Spencer Carter, Stuthi Perimbeti, William Lee, Seema Niphadkar, Neilanjan Nandi, Kristine Ward, Maneesh Jain, Michael Styler

Honorable Mention

Dr. Jared Chowdhury for his talk entitled "Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cystic Fibrosis patients”
Co-authors: Michael J. Stephen

A resident presenting during the Department of Medicine's annual Research Day

Outstanding Case Presentation by a Resident

First Place

Dr. Jeff Kim for his case entitled "Severe Clostridium difficile Infection in Cystic Fibrosis: A Rare but Fatal Presentation”
Co-authors: Omar Sherieff, Syeda Fatima Absar, Ralph Cipriano, Neilanjan Nandi, Bethany Mapow

Outstanding Research Project – Fellow Poster Presentations

First Place

Dr. Marcus Sandling for the poster entitled "Risk Factors Associated with Avascular Necrosis in HIV-Infected Patients in the New Antiretroviral Therapy Era”
Co-authors: Nida Arif, Sara Taherkani, Ed Gracely, Nader Toossi, Norman Johanson, Kimberly Dike and Zsofia Szep

Second Place

Dr. Greg Burkman for the poster entitled "Utility of Intracardiac Echocardiography in Evaluating Pacemaker and ICD Lead Infections and in Identifying Complications Post Extraction: A Single Center Experience”
Co-authors: 
Neel Patel, Brett Angel, Steven Kutalek, Heath Saltzman

Third Place

Dr. Myriam Vela-Ortiz for the poster entitled “Post Adrenalectomy Blood Pressure (BP) Management: A Single Center Experience”
Co-authors: Jaime Baynes-Fields, Waqas Siddiqui, Ziauddin Ahmed, Jesse Goldman, Francis J. Schanne, Sandeep Aggarwal

Outstanding Case Presentation by a Fellow

First Place

Dr. Chris Kern for the case entitled “Canagliflozin (Invokana) Induced Ketoacidosis and RTA2 in the Setting of Euglycemia Following Surgery: a Case Report”
Co-authors: R. Fleyshman, H. Arif

Second Place

Dr. Caytlin Deering for the case entitled "The Frenchman with Swiss Cheese Brain”
Co-authors: Marcus Sanding, Elizabeth Gancher, Sara Schultz

Third Place

Dr. Stacy Goldbaum for the case entitled "Misdiagnosed Radiological Findings in a Patient with Compound Heterozygous 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency”
Co-authors:
 Sonali Biligiri, Alan Chang

 
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Please note that residents and fellows are employed by and insured by the hospital; they are not employees of Drexel University.

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