2017 PM&R Research Day

Summary of our department's 15th annual Research Day

2017 PM&R Research Day click to enlarge Keynote Speaker Dr. Francis Walker

Our department's 15th annual Research Day was held on Friday, June 16th in UNC's Old Clinic Auditorium. Dr. Francis Walker of Wake Forest gave the Patricia C. Gregory Memorial Lecture. His keynote address was followed by presentations by our three graduating PM&R residents and our two graduating T-32 fellows. Presentation titles are listed below:

  • Francis Walker, MD:  "Adopting New Technology in Clinical Practice:  Lessons from EMG and Botulinum Toxin"
  • Michael Dearinger, DO:  "Ultrasound Guided Lumbrical Injection"
  • Dorothea Ellis, MD, MS:  "Contributing to the Conversation:  The Importance of Physician Voices in Quality Improvement"
  • Britney Tsui, MD:  "An Evaluation of the Inpatient Rehab Transitions of Care Process"
  • Erin Walsh, PhD:  "Neuroimaging Predictors of Clinical Response to Psychotherapy"
  • Nicholas Wise, DC:  "Chiropractic and Laser Therapy"

Also, congratulations to Dr. Dorothea Ellis for receiving the "Resident of the Year" award and congratulations to Dr. Lee Shuping for receiving both the "Best Didactic Module" and "Teaching Excellence" awards!

Research Day 2017

From Left to Right:  Residency Program Director Dr. William Filer, Keynote Speaker Dr. Francis Walker, and PM&R Graduating Residents Drs. Dorothea Ellis, Britney Tsui, and Michael Dearinger.

Research Day was followed by a small reception that evening to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates. We wish them all the best in their future careers!