Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with changes occurring daily, the Department of Medicine has made the decision to cancel Research Day 2020.

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Jenna Ferguson, MPA, MA
Executive Assistant
University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine
Office of the Chairman

Future Dates

April 26-27, 2021
April 25-26, 2022

Department of Medicine Annual Research Day

April 26-27, 2021

Congratulations to the 2020 Research Day Oral Presentation Awardees!

Resident Awardees

Rachael Gordon, MD, PhD
Resident – Bench/Basic Science Research
Division of Rheumatology

Anna LaRosa, MD
Resident – Medical Education Research
Division of General Internal Medicine

Brent Medoff, MD
Resident – Epidemiology Research
Division of General Internal Medicine

Thien-Bao Nguyen, MD
Resident – Clinical Research
Division of Gastroenterology


Cary Boyd-Shiwarski, MD, PhD
Junior Faculty – Bench/Basic Science Research
Division of Renal-Electrolyte

Utibe Essien, MD, MPH
Junior Faculty – Health Sciences Research
Division of General Internal Medicine

Rohan Shah, MD
Post-Doctoral Fellow – Translational Research
Division of Geriatric Medicine

Sunny Tao, MD
Clinical Fellow – Clinical Research
Division of Gastroenterology

Save the dates for the 2021 Department of Medicine Research Day
April 26-27, 2021

Our annual event uses oral and poster presentations to highlight current research conducted by trainees and junior faculty in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Medicine. This event celebrates the breadth and depth of research conducted by our junior colleagues. As a testament to the enthusiasm around this event, the number of abstracts has increased by 49% over the past six years. Senior faculty from across the University lead small group poster discussions during the 2-day event and awards are given to the highest rated posters.

Faculty with rank at or below the assistant professor level, medical residents, and graduate and medical student researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts. We also encourage post-doctoral fellows who are research associates or assistants, working in Department of Medicine laboratories with the following degrees: MD, PhD, DDS, DO, MBBS or ScD, to submit. Please note that only one abstract may be submitted per person. We will have a limit on clinical resident posters for April 26 and junior faculty, fellow and graduate posters for April 27. Abstracts are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to submit yours early!

From the submitted abstracts, eight oral presenters will be selected. The remaining abstract participants will be required to prepare a poster that will be on display at one of the three poster sessions. Participants will have the option of getting their poster printed by the Department free of charge or printing their own posters.

Research Day happenings will be posted to social media. Be sure to tag us at #DOMResearchDay21 on Facebook @PittDeptofMed, Twitter @PittDeptofMed, and Instagram pittdeptofmed!