Tucson Campus Internal Medicine Residents Shine at Research AHD – Oral Vignettes Next

Congratulations to the five winners at the 2019 Research Academic Half Day (AHD) poster contest, April 18, for the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program at Tucson Campus. They include (along with research titles on their posters and their program years, PGY):

  • Tucson campus internal medicine residents whose posters won on Research Academic Half Day, April 18.Phan Saligrama, MD, PhD (PGY3) — “Characterization of Monoclonal Rheumatoid Arthritis Plasmablast Anti-Citrullinated Protein Antibodies”
  • Kevin T. Breen, MD, PhD (PGY2) — “Alterations in the Human Fascin-1 Network accompany the Transition from Lower-grade Astrocytoma to Glioblastoma”
  • Darien E. Reed, MD, PhD (PGY2)  — “A Phase II Study of Irinotecan and Etoposide as Treatment for Refractory Metastatic Breast Cancer”
  • Nicole E. Smith, MD (PGY2) — “Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia Can Extend the STEMI Door to Reperfusion Time Without Increasing Myocardial Infarct Size”
  • Hyun Soo “Kevin” Jang, MD (PGY1) — “Building a Device to Demonstrate Human Vision and Exploring Its Potential Applications in Patient and Resident Education”

As finalists, they’ll compete in the Oral Vignettes Competition during the Medicine Grand Rounds on Wednesday, May 15, noon-1 p.m., Room 5403, UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Come listen to our up-and-coming physicians in training at the UA Department of Medicine.

Dermatology residents presenting May 1 at Medicine Grand RoundsIn addition, look for five UA Dermatology residents (pictured right) to present at the Medicine Grand Rounds, May 1 (same time, same place) on “Great Cases in Dermatology.” And South Campus internal medicine residents will participate in the 2019 Jeanne Deinert GME Scholarly Day on Tuesday, May 14, noon-3 p.m., in La Galería at Banner – University Medical Center South.

Several fellows in the department also presented on their research as well at Research AHD, April 18, 2019, 1-4 p.m., in Kiewit Auditorium. They included:

  • Gary Chan, DO (Cardiology) — “Role of Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 and Epigenetics in Atherosclerosis”
  • Norman Beatty, MD (Infectious Diseases) — “Carriage Rates of Trypanosoma cruzi among Kissing Bugs (Triatoma spp.) in Southern Arizona”
  • Leopoldo Cobos, MD (Endocrinology) — “Liposuction for Lipedema (Persistent Fat) in the U.S. Improves Quality of Life”
  • Rhonda Alkatib, MD (Allergy & Immunology) — “The Disappearing Act: A Mysterious Case of Transient Lymphopenia”
  • Manjinder Kaur, DO (Rheumatology) — “Evaluating MRI-Detected Knee Inflammation Prior to Total Knee Replacement as a Predictive Biomarker of Clinically Important Pain Reduction Two Years Later”
  • Jawal Bilal, MBBS (Rheumatology) — “Risk of Serious Infections and Malignancy with IL inhibitors”
  • Bryan Borg, MD (Pulmonary) — “Arrival by Ambulance versus Private Vehicle to the Emergency Department is not Associated with Improved Mortality for Patients with Critical Illness”
  • Sasan Sazgar, MD (Pulmonary) — “Cardiac Tamponade-Induced Severe Ischemic Hepatitis”

Among faculty physicians who participated in the judging were: Drs. Khadijah Breathett, Elizabeth Connick, Lori Fantry, J.P. Ferreira (assistant program director), Steve Goldman, Julia Indik, James Knepler, Laura Meinke (program director), Dalia Mikhael, Serena Scott, Amy Sussman (education vice chair) and Jil Tardiff (research vice chair).

See all the photos from the event here (at DOM Facebook webpage) and a mini-photo gallery below.

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“Resident, Fellow Poster Winners Announced for Tucson Campus Research Academic Half Day” | Posted May 4, 2018
"Drs. Bilal, Adams and Low Picked for Top AHD Research Day Posters, Clinical Vignettes" | Posted May 24, 2017
“Four of 25 Tucson Campus IM Residents Take Top Honors in Research AHD Poster Competition” | Posted May 10, 2016

Release Date: 
04/25/2019 - 2:15pm