Employee of the Month

Francine Montgomery has been selected as the Department of Francine EOMMedicine Employee of the Month for August 2014!   She was notified by Jason Daniel, DOM Executive Administrator, and LaKisha Mack, DOM Operations Administrator.  Francine is a Financial Officer in the Department of Medicine Chair’s Office. Read more...

March 24th CRS features 30th Annual Trainee Research Symposium Winners

The awardee from each category will present at the Monday, March 24, 2014 Clinical Research Seminar at 12:00 noon in West Pavilion Conference Center Room E.

  30th Annual Trainee Research Symposium Awardees – March 5, 2014
  
J. CLAUDE BENNETT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH BY AN ASSOCIATE FELLOW

AWARDEE: Nathan Erdmann, MD
  Division: Infectious Diseases
Mentor: Paul Goepfert
HLA Class-II associated HIV polymorphisms predict novel CD4 T-cell responses 

Semi-Finalist: Clifford Courville, MD
Division: Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Mentors: Steven M. Rowe
Recovery of acquired cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) dysfunction following smoking cessation 

Honorable Mention: Stephen J. Jordan, MD, PhD
Division: Infectious Diseases
Mentor: William Geisler
Identification of T-cell cytokine response that correlate with protection against chlamydia trachomatis 


SAMUEL B. BARKER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH BY A GRADUATE STUDENT 

AWARDEE: Travis D. Hull
Division: Nephrology/Cardiothoracics
Mentor: Anupam Agarwal/James George
Heme oxygenase-1 expression prevents doxorubicin-induced cardiac toxicity 

Semi-Finalist: Cara Schafer
Division: Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Mentor: Jessy Deshane
Combination chemotherapy significantly reduces indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activity in NSCLC patients 

Honorable Mention: John Donnelly, MSPH
Division: Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology
Mentor: Kenneth Saag
Hospital readmissions after severe sepsis in the United States 

JOSEPH REEVES AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH BY A POST-DOCTORAL SCHOLAR 

AWARDEE: Subhashini Bolisetty, PhD
Division: Nephrology
  Mentor: Anupam Agarwal
Heavy subunit of ferritin is a central regulator of macrophage polarization and resolution of injury during obstructive nephropathy 

Semi-Finalist: Ravindra Boddu, PhD
Division: Nephrology
  Mentor: Anupam Agarwal
LRRK2 deficiency leads to abnormal accumulation of blood products and macrophages in the kidney 

Honorable Mention: Jason Guichard, MD, PhD
Division: Cardiovascular Disease
Mentor: Lou Dell’Italia
Mitochondrial genetic background modulates the mitochondrial and cytoskeletal response to cyclical stretch in isolated adult cardiomyocytes 

THOMAS N. JAMES AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH BY A RESIDENT 

AWARDEE: Reaford “RJ” Blackburn, Jr., MD
Division: Internal Medicine Program
Mentor: Christina Muzny
Molecular testing for trichomonas vaginalis and correlates of infection among men and women attending a sexually transmitted diseases clinic in Alabama 

Semi-Finalist: William Crosland, MD
Division: Internal Medicine Program
  Mentor: Fadi Hage
Kidney transplantation improves left ventricular systolic function but not mechanical synchrony by gated myocardial perfusion imaging”  

Honorable Mention: Anand S. Iyer, MD
Division: Internal Medicine Program
Mentor: J. Michael Wells, Mark Dransfield
CT scan-measured pulmonary artery to aorta ratio and echocardiography for detecting pulmonary hypertension in severe COPD