Two More UA Internal Medicine Trainees Win Bressler-Alpert Travel Awards

Two trainees in internal medicine at the University of Arizona Department of Medicine were presented with Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Awards this week to present their research at academic conferences. They’re the first in 2018 to receive awards.

Dr. Luke GabeAwardees:
Luke Gabe, MD
Fellow, UA Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program
“Do Lactated Ringers and Early Insulin Bolus Change the Clinical Course of Diabetic Ketoacidosis? A Single Center, Retrospective Review”
American Thoracic Society, International Meeting 2018 – San Diego, Calif., May 18-23, 2018

Dr. Shilpa R. JunnaShilpa R. Junna, MD
Resident, UA Internal Medicine Residency Program - University Campus
“Frailty Predicts Colonoscopy Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Screening”
Digestive Disease Week Conference 2018, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – Washington, DC, June 2-5, 2018

"We are proud of your outstanding work and for you to represent the University of Arizona’s Department of Medicine," said Amy Sussman, MD, department vice chair of education and associate professor, Division of Nephrology. "Best wishes for a successful presentation!"

The Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Award was created in August 2012 through the generosity of current and former faculty and alumni of the department. The award supports the educational mission of the department by funding travel for medical students, residents and fellows in internal medicine when presenting the findings of their high-quality research at academic meetings.

To date, some 40 people have been awarded travel assistance funds since the society’s inception. You can see the “roll call” of faces with their projects and where they presented at this link.

To learn more about, join or contribute to the Bressler-Alpert Society and Travel Assistance Fund, click here.

—David Mogollón

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Release Date: 
03/01/2018 - 4:45pm