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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 27-28, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the 18th Annual Department of Medicine Research Day will be held on April 27-28, 2020. Our event will showcase clinical resident research on April 27 at the University Club, and junior faculty, fellow and graduate student research on April 28 in the Biomedical Science Tower lobby. Dr. Katrina Armstrong, Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital will join us as our guest speaker.

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 27 and junior faculty, fellow and graduate posters for April 28. 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 #DOMResearchDay20 on Facebook @PittDeptofMed, Twitter @PittDeptofMed, and Instagram pittdeptofmed!

Our 2020 Guest Speaker

Katrina ArmstrongKatrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, is the Jackson Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Armstrong is a graduate of Yale University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She was a resident and chief resident in Medicine at Johns Hopkins and completed a general internal medicine fellowship and Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1998, she joined the faculty at Penn and became Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine in 2008. At Penn, she also served as Associate Director of the Abramson Cancer Center and Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. In April of 2013, she was appointed as physician-in-chief of the Mass General Department of Medicine. Dr. Armstrong is an internationally recognized investigator in the areas of medical decision making, quality of care, and cancer prevention and outcomes.   read more


January 6, 2020
Abstract Submission Form Opens at 9:00am EST
January 31, 2020
Abstract Submission Form Closes at 5:00pm EST
March 9, 2020 (tentative)
Announcement of Oral Presenters
April 6, 2020
PDFs Due for All Posters
April 20, 2020
Oral Presentation Drafts Due for CME Review/Compliance
April 27, 2020
Poster Drop Off for All Sessions