Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine


Research Day 2018

Research Day 2018

Poster Awards

Research Day Poster Presenter Awards

MAY 1, 2018 Session A

Bench Graduate Student Research Award

Nilesh Amatya, BS

Abstract Title:

IL-17 integrates multiple self-reinforcing feed-forward signaling cascades through an RNA binding protein Arid5a

Mentor:     Sarah Gaffen, PhD

Bench Junior Faculty Research Award

Aditi Gurkar, PhD

Abstract Title:

Endogenous DNA damage contributes to cardiac failure and dilated cardiomyopathy


Bench Medical Student Research Award

Miranda Culley, BA

Abstract Title:

Frataxin deficiency induces endothelial metabolic dysregulation to promote pulmonary hypertension

Mentor:    Stephen Chan, MD

Bench Medical Student Research Award

Zachary Yochum, BS

Abstract Title:

TWIST1 is a key mediator of HGF-MET-driven resistance to targeted therapies in EGFR mutant and MET-driven lung cancer

Mentor:     Timothy Burns, MD, PhD

Clinical Graduate Student Research Award

Amanda Schwenk, BS

Abstract Title:

Opioids, NSAIDs, and AKI: Unintended consequences of the PA prescription drug monitoring program

Mentor:     Evan Ray, MD, PhD

Clinical Junior Faculty Research Award

Amar Bansal, MD

Abstract Title:

Decisional satisfaction and perceptions of inpatient dialysis initiation

Mentors:     David Casarett, MD and Nina O’Connor, MD

Clinical Medical Student Research Award

Amol Koldhekar, BS

Abstract Title:

Associations of grip strength with mood symptoms and health-related quality of life among patients with systolic heart failure

Mentors:    Bruce Rollman, MD and Bea Belnap, PhD

Medical Education Junior Faculty Research Award

Stephanie Maximous, MD

Abstract Title:

A novel program to leverage resources of an organ procurement organization for teaching medical procedures

Mentor:   Philip Lamberty, MD

Health Services/Clinical Epidemiology Junior Faculty Research Award

Natasha Parekh, MD, MS

Abstract Title:

Relationship between provider-led health plans and healthcare quality, utilization, and patient satisfaction

Mentor:   William Shrank, MD

Health Services/Clinical Epidemiology Medical Student Research Award

Tierney Wolgemuth, BS

Abstract Title:

Associations between pregnancy intention, attitudes, and contraceptive use among women veterans in the ECUUN study

Mentor:   Sonya Borrero, MD

Translational Graduate Student Research Award

Jaeyeon Choi, MS

Abstract Title:

Combination treatment of VLA-4 targeted radionuclide therapy and immunotherapy for treating metastatic melanoma

Mentor:     Carolyn Anderson, PhD

Translational Medical Student Research Award

Rafey Feroze, BS

Abstract Title:

Mir-29b mimic delivery via ultrasound targeted microbubble destruction to suppress cardiac fibrosis

Mentor:    Flordeliza Villanueva, MD

Translational Junior Faculty Research Award

Georgios D. Kitsios, MD, PhD

Abstract Title:

Next-generation sequencing of the respiratory microbiome as a diagnostic tool of severe bacterial pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients

Mentors:    Alison Morris, MD and Bryan McVerry, MD