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Publish Date: 04/19/18
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Internal Medicine Research Symposium Winners Announced

The University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Internal Medicine has announced the winners of its scientific poster competition held as part of the Seventh Annual DOIM Research Symposium held Friday, April 13, 2018, in CARE/Crawley Atrium.

Trainees submitted 41 posters in the areas of basic research, clinical research and clinical case reports.  An image in medicine gallery also allowed participants to submit images for a competition. The winning presentations in the basic research, clinical research, and clinical case report categories are listed below along with a medical image gallery winner.

Basic Research Awards:

Hannah Newton, a PhD candidate in Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine Program, won first place, a prize of $500, for the research project, "Selective knockdown of A2AR in CD8+ T cells using CD8-targeting nanoliposomes.”

Newton’s mentor is Laura Conforti, PhD, professor in the Division of Nephrology, Kidney CARE Program. Newton will also present her research at this year’s annual American Association of Immunologists meeting in Austin, Texas, May 4-8, 2018.

Sihame Amlal, a pre-med major at UC, won second place, a prize of $250, for the research project, "The Development of Hyperglycemia Correlates with the Stimulation of Ammoniagenesis. An Early Contributing Factor to Renal Hypertrophy in Diabetes Mellitus.” Amlal’s mentor is Hassane Amlal, PhD, research associate professor in the Division of Nephrology, Kidney CARE Program.

Clinical Research Awards:
                                                        
Eejung Kim, MD, PhD, won first place, a prize of $500, for the research project "Gene Expression Signature after One Dose of Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab Associated with Tumor Response in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC).”  Kim’s mentor is Trisha Wise-Draper, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology.

Malik Khurram Khan, MD, tied for second place, a prize of $250, for the research project "Reducing Lab Testing in Medical ICU through System Redesign using Improvement Science: Project SMART.” Khan’s mentor is Frank McCormack, MD, Director, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

Masaaki Yamada, MD, tied for second place, a prize of $250, for the research project "Impact of Elderly Donor Obesity on Long-Term Outcomes in Renal Transplant Recipients.” Yamada’s mentor is Silvi Shah, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology, Kidney CARE Program.

Clinical Case Report Awards:

Anis Rehman, MD, won first place, a prize of $500, for the research project "Definitive Treatment of a Complicated Case of Amiodarone Induced Thyrotoxicosis.” Rehman’s mentor is Mercedes Falciglia, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

Hala Mualla, MD, won second place, a prize of $250, for the research project "A Case of reversible adrenal suppression induced by Fluconazole in an HIV infected patient.” Mualla’s mentor is Shailendra Patel, MD, Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

Images in Medicine Gallery:

Samuel Bockhorst, Division of Nephrology, Kidney CARE Program, received the People’s Choice Award for the image, "Kidney: The Master Communicator.”


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