Trainee Research Symposium 2013

Trainee Research Symposium 2013

29th Annual Trainee Research Symposium Awardees – March 6, 2013

J. CLAUDE BENNETT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH BY AN ASSOCIATE FELLOW

AWARDEE: Clifford Courville, MD, Associate Fellow Division: Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Mentor: Steven Rowe
Reduced cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) function detected by β-adrenergic sweat secretion in smoking-related lung disease” 

Semi-Finalist: Joshua Morrison, MD
Division: Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Mentors: Mark Dransfield, J. Mike Wells
Differences in the pulmonary artery to aorta (PA/A) ratio during acute COPD exacerbations” 

Honorable Mention: Daniel J. Allendorf, MD, PhD
Division: Hematology & Oncology 
Mentor: Francisco Robert
Phase I/IIa study of the novel combination of bendamustine (B) with irinotecan followed by etoposide (E) and carboplatin (C) in chemo-naïve patients (pts) with extensive stage small cell lung cancer (ESSCLC)” 


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

AWARDEE: Daniel I. Sullivan, Graduate Student

Division: Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Mentor: J. Edwin Blalock
Small molecule modulators of LTA4H activity 

Semi-Finalist: Amber Buel, Graduate Student

Division: Microbiology
Mentor: Chander Raman
Therapeutic effectiveness of lithium in EAE is dependent on IFN-g signaling

Honorable Mention: Kevin Cashman, Graduate Student  
Division: Microbiology 
Mentor: Chander Raman
The CD5-CK2 signaling axis is critical for B-1a B cell responses to S. pneumoniae”


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


AWARDEE: Subhashini Bolisetty, PhD, Post-Doc Scholar
Division: Nephrology
Mentor: Anupam Agarwal
Proximal tubule H-ferritin mediates renal iron trafficking in acute kidney injury” 

Semi-Finalist: Riley Myers, PhD, Post-Doc Scholar
Division: Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Mentor:  Chad Steele
STAT4-dependent and –independent T helper type-2 immunity mediates protection against pneumocystis lung infection” 

Honorable Mention: Benjamin Christmann, PhD, Post-Doc Scholar
Division: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Mentor: Charles O. Elson, III
The adaptive immune response to our ‘other self’” 


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

AWARDEE: John C. Henegan, MD, Resident
Division: Internal Medicine/Genetics 
Mentor: Boris Pasche
Association between breast cancer and constitutively decreased TGFBR1 signaling” 

Semi-Finalist: George A. Nelson, IV, MD, Resident  
Division: Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology
Mentor: Charles O. Elson, III
Maintaining peace in the human gut: the epithelial cell-microbiota interface” 

Honorable Mention: Anand S. Iyer, MD, Resident
Division: Internal Medicine Residency Program  Mentor: J. Michael Wells, Mark Dransfield
Association between CT-detected relative pulmonary artery enlargement and invasive hemodynamics in COPD subjects evaluated for lung transplant

Honorable Mention: Jatinder Goyal, MD, Resident
Division: Internal Medicine Residency Program
Mentor: Marisa Marques
“Rituximab does not prevent relapse in patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura”

Honorable Mention: John Gulotta, MD, Resident

Division: Internal Medicine Residency Program
Mentor: Fadi Hage
“Comparison of automated quantitative myocardial perfusion imaging utilizing three software programs”

Employee of the Month

Becky Wallace has been selected as the Department of Medicine Employee of BeckyWallacethe Month for March 2015!     Becky is an Administrative Associate in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine.  She was notified by Jason Daniel, DOM Executive Administrator and Megann Cain, Senior Director of Development and Strategic Planning/DOM Chief of Staff. Read more...

Research Spotlight

Kirk Habegger, PhDKirk Habegger, PhD

Dr. Kirk M. Habegger is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2006. He conducted his postdoctoral training under the mentorship of Drs. Matthias Tschoep and Randy Seeley at the Metabolic Diseases Institute of the University of Cincinnati from 2009 to 2013. He was promoted to the faculty at UC in the Department of Medicine, before leaving to start his group at UAB.

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