On March 4, the Department of Medicine held its annual Trainee Research Symposium research day for the residents, fellows, graduate students, and post-docs. There were approximately 66 abstracts submitted, each an example of the rigorous science and research they conduct daily.

Congratulations to the winners below!


Parcha cropVibhu Parcha, MD

Division: Cardiovascular Disease 

 Mentor: Pankaj Arora, MD

"Trends in Cardiovascular Mortality in the Stroke Belt: 1999-2017"

 Olivia Van Gerwen, MDVanGerwen crop

Division: Infectious Diseases 

 Mentor: Christina Muzny, MD

 "Trichomonas vaginalis and adverse birth outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis"  

 Jacob Files CropJacob Files, MD

 Division: Infectious Diseases

 Mentor: Paul Goepfert, MD

 "Impact of HLA-II associated HIV-1 adaptations on vaccine-induced CD4 T-cell immune responses"


Head shot of Dr. Beatrice Richter, PhD (Postdoctoral Scholar, Nephrology), 2017.Beatrice Richter, PhD

 Division: Nephrology

Mentor: Christian Faul, PhD  

"FGFR4 is not required for the development of cardiac and renal hypertrophy in pregnancy" 


Andrew Gahagan CropAndrew Gahagan, MD

Division: Internal Medicine

Mentor: Radhika Gangaraju, MD

"The safety and efficacy of concurrent use of direct oral anticoagulants and targeted cancer therapies in cancer patients"