Trainee Research Symposium 2014

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
Department Chair Seth Landefeld, MD, Appointed to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Good News Update
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Curtis and Geisler Honored for Contributions to Clinical Research
Both to be formally inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation on April 15, 2016
The Translational Story of MMP-9 and CF Lung Disease
Amit Gaggar, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
State of the Department 2015
Our Shared Successes as Told by 27 Faculty and Trainees

Medical Grand Rounds Calendar

RSCH Scarabelli
EOM winston
GIV Sickle