Four of 25 Tucson Campus IM Residents Take Top Honors in Research AHD Poster Competition

Twenty-five participants in the 2016 Research Academic Half-Day (AHD) poster competition for residents in the Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus shared their work for viewing and judging on April 28 in DuVal Auditorium at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

Those recognized for honors in their work included:

FIRST PLACERoberto Bernardo, MD (PGY3): “Increased right ventricular (RV) wall thickness in advanced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is associated with increased ventriculo-vascular (VV) stiffening and impaired treatment response to parenteral treprostinil.  “

SECOND PLACEJustin Lee, MBBS (PGY3): “Comparison of Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion to Fractional Area Change for the Evaluation of Right Ventricular Systolic Function: A Meta-analysis”

THIRD PLACEJawad Bilal, MBBS (PGY2): “A Systematic review and Meta-Analysis of efficacy and safety of novel Interleukin inhibitors in the management of Psoriatic Arthritis.”click here [PDF]

THIRD PLACEManjinder Kaur, DO (PGY2): “Knee Pain and Patient Preference for Joint Replacement: Healthcare Access Matters”

For a collage of photos from this event, click here [PDF] or on the image at left. At right above, Kelly Wickstrom, DO, Roberto Bernardo, MD, and Laura Meinke, MD, director of the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program - Tucson Campus.

The Research AHD also included the following presenters with the themes of their research projects:

  • Adam Berlinberg, MD (PGY1): “Physical exam findings and self reported pain compared to MRI in knee osteoarthritis: An analysis of the Osteoarthritis Initiative data”
  • Nour Parsa, MD (PGY2): “Retrospective Analysis of Allergy Skin Testing Results and Relationship to Chronic Sinusitis in the Tucson Adult Population”
  • Sepehr Daheshpour, MD (PGY3): “Epidemiology of glomerular disease in Southern Arizona: Review of 10 year renal biopsy data”
  • John Ta, MD (PGY2): Fungal Dissemination: A Coccidioides Story
  • Jaspreet Chahal, MD (PGY3): “A case report of fulminant hepatotoxicity from PEG-asparagase, literature review and management guidelines”
  • Rebin Kader, DO (PGY1): “Retrospective analysis of patients with specific antibody deficiency and low pre-vaccine pneumococcus titers in order to identify individuals less likely to mount immunologic response to pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine”
  • Kristina Skinner, DO (PGY2): “Mechanical Circulatory Support Device-Related Infections: A Retrospective Review”
  • Ibrahim Taweel, MD (PGY3): “The Significance of Bacteriuria in Patients with ESRD on Hemodialysis”
  • Thu Pham, MD (PGY2): “Label-free multi-photon microscopy as a diagnostic imaging modality for pancreatic cancer”
  • Sheila Maier, DO (PGY1): “Knowledge and Attitudes about HIV/AIDS in Rural India”
  • John Migliano, MD (PGY3): “Comparison of Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Mobilization with Plerixafor in Multiple Myeloma Patients Treated with Revlimid.”
  • Onyee Chan, MD (PGY2): “Effect of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors on Survival in Philadelphia Chromosome Positive de novo Acute Myeloid Leukemia”
  • Hem Desai, MBBS (PGY2): “Thoracoscopic Surgery when compared to Open Thoracotomy”
  • Enas Al Zaghal, MBBS (PGY3): “phentermine effect on weight loss”
  • Simon Tong, MD (PGY2): Effects of aerobic exercise on asthmatic responses in obese adults
  • Prashant Rao, MBBS (PGY1): “Comparing different strategies of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for cardiac arrest in the catheterization laboratory.”
  • Shaun Chatalain, DO (PGY2): “Circulatory Support During Cardiac Arrest”
  • Aung Bajaj, MD (PGY2): “A Viper in the Courtyard: A diarrhea case presentation”
  • Laith Ghazala, MD (PGY3): “Inhaler Device Preferences in Older Adults with Chronic Lung Disease”
  • David Testa, MD (PGY2): “Quality Improvement: Physician Responsiveness and Communication”
  • Anne Spichler, MD (PGY2): “Candida and Host Immune Response when Associated with Serum Amyloid Protein”

Thanks for participating, both presenters and judges alike!

[NOTE: PGY = program year]

Release Date: 
05/10/2016 - 4:45pm