April 17, 2019

Huntsville campus hosts Research Day

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HuntsvillePosterPresWebFileHuntsville Regional Medical Campus Dean Roger Smalligan, M.D., MPH, (far left), other faculty, residents, and students participated in the second annual Research Day. Some winners are pictured here with Craig Hoesley, M.D., far right, senior associate dean for Medical Education in the School of Medicine. The UAB School of Medicine Huntsville Regional Medical Campus hosted its second annual Research Day April 9. Roger Smalligan, M.D., MPH, regional dean, and Farrah Ibrahim, M.D., FACP, director of the Huntsville Internal Medicine Residency Program, developed the oral and poster competition last year, which mirrors similar endeavors held at state and national medical conferences.

Huntsville campus students, residents and faculty presented 51 posters and nine oral presentations of research abstracts and clinical vignettes. Faculty members served as judges for the event, and the winners are listed below. The keynote speaker was Carlos Estrada, M.D., M.S., professor of Medicine and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the UAB School of Medicine.

Research Abstract Poster Winners

  • First Place—Aristotle Asis, M.D. (Internal Medicine PGY-3), Ali Hassoun, M.D., and Esmeralda Gutierrez-Asis, M.D., for “Epidemiology Of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) Producing Organism Infections In A Large Tertiary Medical Center.”
  • Second Place—Milza Howard (MS3), Arianna Shirk, M.D., and Annalise Sorrentino, M.D., for “Effectiveness Of A Neonatal Lactation Nurse In Preventing Hypernatremic Dehydration In A Rural Kenyan Hospital.”
  • Third Place—Phillip Ingram (MS3) for “Factors Influencing Specialty Choice And Rural Family Medicine.”

Clinical Vignette Poster Winners

  • First Place—Forrest Gamble (MS3), Dennis Sehgal, M.D., and Roger Smalligan, M.D., MPH, for “Catch Your Breath With A Classic Crisis.”
  • Second Place—Jeremy Johnson, M.D. (Family Medicine PGY-2), Randy Turner, M.D. (Family Medicine PGY-2), and Claudia Gaviria-Agudelo, M.D., for “Behcet’s Disease: A Case Presentation.”
  • Third Place—Bryan Grissett, M.D. (Internal Medicine PGY-1), and Ali Hassoun, M.D., for “Diagnostic Workup Of Esophagitis In The Setting Of Immunosupression.”

Research Abstract Oral Presentation Winner

  • Meredith Lewis, LICSW, PIP, Denise Surina-Baumgartner, Ph.D., Rajalakshmi Cheerla, M.D., and Shivani Malhotra, M.D., for “Watch Your Children Grow, Learning How To Address Obesity In Underserved Populations.”

Clinical Vignette Oral Presentation Winner

  • Luke Bailey (MS3) and Parekha Yedla, M.D., for “A Tumor That Would Not Be Flushed.”