DOM Research Day 2018

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Department of Medicine Research Day has celebrated research efforts across the Department of Medicine since 2008. The event brings together researchers from all divisions and provides an opportunity to share exciting new findings, facilitate scientific exchange, and identify potential new collaborations. All members of the department, including postdoctoral fellows, residents, and students, are encouraged to participate. 

The full-day program includes both oral and poster presentations as well as a keynote address from Vikas Sukhatme, MD, ScD Dean Emory University School of Medicine with the topic: "Preventing cancer recurrence." Awards are given at the conclusion of the day to recognize the most outstanding presentations of the day.

7:15 – 7:45 am: Registration

7:55 – 8:00 am: Welcome David Stephens, M.D. Chair, Department of Medicine

8:00 – 8:15 am: Featured Research Bashar Staiteih, M.D.  (Pulmonary) “The effects of HIV on pulmonary innate immunity and the response to tuberculosis”

8:15 – 9:15 am: Oral Presentation Session I Moderators: Madeleine Hackney, Ph.D. (General Medicine/Geriatrics) and Jinhu Wang, Ph.D. (Cardiology)
8:15 am: Mehul Tejani (Assistant Professor, General Medicine/Geriatrics) “CBCT (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) to enhance psychological well-being in persons living with HIV”
8:30 am: Abdul Malik (Postdoctoral Fellow, Endocrinology) “Butyrate mediates the bone anabolic activity of the probiotic L. rhamnosus GG via a regulatory T cell mediated pathway”
8:45 am: Samantha Sefton (Research Associate, Infectious Diseases) “Evaluating the relationship between healthcare facility network characteristics and the incidence of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in long term care facilities in the Atlanta area, 2016”
9:00 am: Anna Goebel (Graduate Student, Digestive Diseases) “Enteric Neuronal Pyroptosis- A novel mechanism of neurodegeneration leading to gastrointestinal motility disorders”

9:15 – 10:15 am: Poster Session I

10:15 am – 10:30 am: Featured Research Kiyoko Takemiya, M.D. Ph.D. (Cardiology) “Novel PET and near infrared imaging probes for the specific detection of bacterial infections associated with medical devices”

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Oral Presentation Session II   Moderators: Amit Shah, M.D. (Cardiology) and Viranuj Sueblinvong, M.D. (Pulmonary)
10:30 am: Astrid Kosters (Sr. Research Associate, Rheumatology/Immunology) “HSC-requirement for macrophage regeneration is tissue-specific”
10:45 am: Haritha Katakam (Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine) “Evaluation of Emory University Healthcare inpatient corrective insulin use: A comparison of table-based and formula-based ordering”
11:00 am: Sabrina Lynn (Graduate Student, Pulmonary) “Association of Dynamin-2 with tight junction spikes: Potential role in decreasing alveolar epithelial barrier function”
11:15 am: Hima Veeramachaneni (Resident, General Medicine/Geriatrics) “Differences in inpatient and outpatient HCV prevalence and linkage to care rates in a safety net hospital Hepatitis C screening program”

11:30 am – 11:45 am: Featured Research Alejandra San Martin, PhD (Cardiology) “Identification of a novel pathway controlling cell metabolism”

11:45 – 12:00 pm: Group Photo

12:00 pm: Lunch

12:45 – 1:00 pm: DOM Research Accomplishments David Stephens M.D. Chair, Department of Medicine

1:00 pm: Keynote Presentation Vikas P. Sukhatme, MD, ScD, Dean, Emory University School of Medicine “Preventing cancer recurrence”

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Poster Session II

3:00 – 3:15 pm: Featured Research Nadine Rouphael, M.D. M.S. (Infectious Diseases)Microneedle patch for delivery of influenza vaccine”

3:15 – 4:15 pm: Oral Presentation Session III  
Moderators: Michael Burke, M.D. (Cardiology) and Jessica Alvarez, Ph.D., R.D. (Endocrinology)  
3:15 pm: Jisheng Sun (Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiology) “Characterizing a subpopulation of epicardial cells during heart regeneration in zebrafish”
3:30 pm: Sophie Brigstocke (Graduate Student, Digestive Diseases) “Factors predictive of lymph node metastasis in early esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in the U.S.”
3:45 pm: Bonnie Stedge (Graduate Student, Hospital Medicine) “Requiring discharge summaries at discharge to improve transitions to subacute rehabilitation facilities”
4:00 pm: Jolyn Fernandes (Postdoctoral Fellow, Pulmonary) “Metabolomics reveals adaptive to toxic response to manganese exposure”

4:15 – 4:45 pm: Featured Research Jeff Lennox, M.D. (Infectious Diseases) “My patient made me do it: A career in clinical research”

4:45 – 5:00 pm: DOM Research Day 2018 Awards Presentation David Stephens, M.D. Chair, Department of Medicine


To view the 2018 schedule of events in its entirety please click here

Information for ORAL PRESENTERS

Information for POSTER PRESENTERS 

2017 Research Day

Congratulations to our 2017 award winners!

Top Overall Presentation Prize ($1000 to be used toward research costs):

  • Derick Okwan Duodu (Cardiology)

Outstanding Clinical Oral Presentation:

  • Matthew Topel (Cardiology)

Outstanding Basic Science Oral Presentation:

  • Derick Okwan Duodu (Cardiology)

Clinical Posters:

  • 1st place: Jessica McCaffery (Infectious Diseases)
  • 2nd place: Hannah K. Ratner (Infectious Diseases)
  • 3rd place: Ayman Samman Tahhan (Cardiology)

Basic Science Posters:

  • 1st place: Laura Hansen (Cardiology), Peijian He (Digestive Diseases), Deepak Tomar (Rheumatology)
  • 2nd place: Eric Shin (Cardiology)
  • 3rd place: Amir Rezvan (Cardiology)

Research Day photos are available for download on the Department of Medicine Flickr page.

2016 Research Day

Congratulations to our 2016 award winners!

Top Overall Presentation Prize ($1000 to be used toward research costs):
Melissa Stevens (Hospital Medicine)

Outstanding Oral Presentation - Clinical: [tie]
Laura Plantinga (Renal Medicine/General Medicine & Geriatrics) and Michelle Paine (Infectious Diseases)

Outstanding Oral Presentation - Basic Science: [tie]
Chungwen Wei (Rheumatology) and Brandon Johnson (Cardiology)

1st Place Clinical Poster:
Ayrenne Adams (Renal Medicine)

2nd Place Clinical Poster:
Kehmia Titanji (Endocrinology)

3rd Place Clinical Poster:
H. Om Sharma (General Medicine & Geriatrics)

1st Place Basic Science Poster:
Marina Hernandes (Cardiology)

2nd Place Basic Science Poster: [tie]
Samantha Yeligar (Pulmonary) and Lin Tan (Cardiology)

3rd Place Basic Science Poster: [tie]
Ben Perry (Renal Medicine) and Jau-Yi Li (Endocrinology)


Download 2016 abstract book and program (PDF)

2015 Research Day

View photos and tweets from this event.

The annual Emory Department of Medicine Research Day has celebrated research efforts across the Department of Medicine since 2008. The event brings together researchers from all divisions and provides an opportunity to share exciting new findings, facilitate scientific exchange and identify potential new collaborations. All members of the department, including postdoctoral fellows, residents and students, are encouraged to participate.

The full-day program includes both oral and poster presentations as well as a keynote address from a distinguished leader in academic medicine. Awards are given at the conclusion of the day to recognize the most outstanding presentations of the day.

Congratulations to the 2015 award winners:

Clinical, Quality, and Health Services Research Posters
1st Place: Ho Lim Lee (Renal Medicine)
2nd Place: Salim Hayek, MD (Cardiology)
3rd Place: Carlos del Rio, MD (Infectious Diseases)

Basic Science Posters
1st Place: Christopher Tipton, PhD (Rheumatology)
2nd Place: Xian Fan, PhD (Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine)
3rd Place: Tie: Masakazu Fujii, MD, PhD (Cardiology) and Alejandra Valdivia Cortes, PhD (Cardiology)

Outstanding Oral Presentation – Basic Science
Samantha Yeligar, PhD (Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine)

Outstanding Oral Presentation – Clinical, Quality, and Health Services & 2015 Top Overall Presentation Prize*
Barrett Bowling, MD, MSPH (General Medicine and Geriatrics)

*$1,000 to be used toward research costs.


Download materials from this event:

Program   |  Abstract book  | Dr. Stephens' slides

View abstract submission percentages by division.

2014 Research Day

Award Winners

  • Edward J. Benz, Sr., MD Memorial Research Award and Outstanding Oral Presentation - Basic Science: Abdul Malik Tyagi (Endocrinology)
  • Outstanding Oral Presentation - Clinical/Quality/HSR: Amanda Marie James (Cardiology)
  • 1st Place Basic Science Poster: Matt Hudson (Nephrology)
  • 2nd Place Basic Science Poster: Emily Blalock (Rheumatology & Immunology)
  • 3rd Place Basic Science Poster: Alicia Lyle (Cardiology)
  • 1st Place Clinical Poster: TIE - Elizabeth Iffrig (Cardiology) and Saumeth Cardona (Endocrinology)
  • 2nd Place Clinical Poster: Jonathan Colasanti (Infectious Diseases) 
  • 3rd Place Clinical Poster: TIE - Jesse Couk (Infectious Diseases), Erik Renz (General Medicine & Geriatrics) and Barrett Bowling (General Medicine & Geriatrics)

Download the 2014 Research Day Program

Download the 2014 Research Day Abstract Book

View Photos from Research Day 2014

Benz Award

Award Winner Abdul Malik Tyagi, Endocrinology

2013 Research Day

Award Winners

  • Edward J. Benz, Sr., MD Memorial Research Award and 1st Place Basic Science Poster: Christopher Tipton (Rheumatology/Immunology)
  • 2nd Place Basic Science Poster: Samantha Yeligar (Pulmonary)
  • 3rd Place Basic Science Poster: David Brown (Cardiology)
  • 1st Place Clinical Poster: Kira Newman (Hospital Medicine)
  • 2nd Place Clinical Poster: Khuram Ashraf (Cardiology)
  • 3rd Place Clinical Poster: Elizabeth Held (Cardiology)
  • Outstanding Oral Presentation - Basic Science: TIE - Ronald Trible (Infectious Diseases) and Nawazish Naqvi (Cardiology)
  • Outstanding Oral Presentation - Clinical/Quality/HSR: TIE - Madeleine Hackney (General Medicine and Geriatrics) and Melissa Stevens (Hospital Medicine)

Download the 2013 Research Day Program

Download the 2013 Research Day Abstract Book

View photos from Research Day 2014

Tipton

Award Winner Chistopher Tipton

2012 Research Day

Award Winners

  • Outstanding Oral Presentation – Basic Science: Samantha Yeligar (Pulmonology)
  • Outstanding Oral Presentation – Clinical: Ronnie Ramadan (Cardiology)
  • 1st Place Clinical Poster: Christian Overgaard (Pulmonology)
  • 2nd Place Clinical Poster: Jenna McLendon (Nephrology)
  • 3rd Place Clinical Poster: Danny Eapen (Cardiology)
  • 1st Place Basic Science Poster: 2-way tie! Matthew Hudson (Nephrology) and Candace Adamo (Cardiology)
  • 2nd Place Basic Science Poster: 3-way tie! Bernard Lassègue (Cardiology), Hope Gole (Cardiology), Nawazish Naqvi (Cardiology)
  • 3rd Place Basic Science Poster: 3-way tie! S. Raju Datla (Cardiology), Myra Woodworth-Hobbs (Nephrology), Ioannis Parastatidis (Cardiology)

Download Research Day 2012 Program

View photos from Research Day 2012

2011 Research Day

Award Winners

  • Outstanding Oral Presentation (tie): Monnie Wasse, Renal Medicine and Ruth Grossmann, Endocrinology
  • 1st Place Clinical Poster: M. Neale Weitzmann, Endocrinology
  • 2nd Place Clinical Poster (tie): Sushma Cribbs, Pulmonology Amit Shah, Cardiology
  • 1st Place Basic Science Poster: Angelica Amanso, Cardiology
  • 2nd Place Basic Science Poster: Martina Weber, Cardiology
  • 3rd Place Basic Science Poster: Bum-Yong Kang, Pulmonology

Download the 2011 Research Day Program