Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine


Research Day 2017

Research Day 2017

Poster Awards

15th Annual Research Day

Department of Medicine

Monday, May 1, 2017 - Clinical Research Residents

University Club, Ballroom B - 123 University Place

Oral Presentations: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Sokratis Apostolidis, MD

 PGY 2 Resident, International Scholar – Bench Research


"Single cell RNA sequencing reveals a signature of endothelial injury   scleroderma skin"

Mentors: Robert Lafyatis, MD – Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology               

                  Kathleen McTigue, MD, MPH, MS – General Internal Medicine
                  Peter Bulova, MD – General Internal Medicine

Emily Guhl, MD

 PGY 3 Resident, Clinical Scientist – Health Sciences/Clinical Epidemiology

"Getting by with a Little Help from my Friends: The Impact of Social Support   on Depression, Quality of Life, and Guideline-Recommended Medication
  Use in Patients with
Heart Failure"

Mentor: Bruce Rollman, MD, MPH - General Internal Medicine

Shelly Kakar, DO

 PGY 2 Resident, Traditional Categorical – Clinical Research

"Liver Transplant Outcomes: The Incidence of Renal

  Insufficiency in the NASH population"

Mentor: Shahid M. Malik, MD – Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Yijia Li, MD

 PGY 1 Resident, International Scholar – Clinical Research


"Factors impacting progression of airway obstruction in HIV-infected   individuals"

Mentor: Alison Morris, MD, MS – Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Medicine


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Biomedical Science Tower, South Foyer and S-100

Oral Presentations: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Natasha Parekh, MD - General Internal Medicine
Post-Doctoral Fellow – Health Services/Clinical Epidemiology

"Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections After Medicaid Eligibility and   Cervical Cancer Screening Guideline Changes"

Mentors: Julie Donohue, PhD – Department of Health Policy and Management

                 Marian  Jarlenski, PhD, MPH – Department of Health Policy and Management
                 Jennifer Corbelli, MD, MS – General Internal Medicine

Francois Yu, PhD - Cardiology

  Junior Faculty – Translational Research

"The Role of Nitric Oxide during Sonoreperfusion of 

  Microvascular Obstruction"

Mentors: John Pacella, MS, MD – Cardiology
                 Flordeliza Villanueva, MD – Cardiology

Jill Allenbaugh, MD - General Internal Medicine
 Fellow – Medical Education Research

"What did they say?" Teaching health literacy and communication skills to
   internal medicine residents to
improve the patient experience"

  Mentors: Carla Leigh Spagnoletti, MD, MS – General Internal Medicine
                  Jennifer Corbelli, MD, MS – General Internal Medicine

Neelesh Nadkarni, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Geriatric Medicine

Junior Faculty – Clinical Research  

"Prevalent and Incident Amyloid Positivity, and Relationship to MCI
  Outcome in Cognitively Normal Older Adults"

Mentors: Oscar L. Lopez, MD – Department of Neurology
                  William Klunk, MD, PhD – Department of Psychiatry