The UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program held the Annual Resident Research Day on Friday, April 12.
Residents work diligently throughout the year to create projects in the categories of clinical vignettes, clinical research and quality improvement. They are scored according to clinical relevance and originality of project/scholarship, resident involvement in project/scholarship, resident presentation and knowledge of project/scholarship, and by poster quality. A judging panel then recognizes the best posters in each category, and cash prizes are awarded.
The event also invited humanities submissions, embracing all that the humanities have to offer by way of clinical reasoning and wellness within the residency program’s formal curriculum. The annual event is an opportunity for residents and faculty members to meet, mingle and foster future mentoring relationships. Thank you to all who submitted entries, and congratulations to the following winners.
Clinical Vignette Awards
Sean Gaffney, MD – Upsetting Dr. Beers: Why We Gave Lorazepam to an 81-year-old patient
Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Bryan Q. Abadie, MD – Lung Cancer? Low Platelets? Check the Heart: Thrombotic Endocarditis in a Patient with Lung Adenocarcinoma and DIC, and Dillon Cockrell, MD – Acute embolic stroke in a healthy 49-year-old female: Tamoxifen to blame?
Clinical Research Award
Bryan Q. Abadie, MD – Likelihood of spontaneous cardioversion using a conservative management strategy among patients presenting to the emergency department for atrial fibrillation
Basic Science Award
Michael Guo, MD, PhD – Integrating human genetic and epigenetic data to identify causal mechanisms underlying multiple sclerosis
Quality Improvement Award
Balvir Singh, MD – Empowering Providers with the Ability to Prescribe the Most Affordable Medicines for Patients: An Unfinished Dream
Medical Education Awards
Sean Gaffney, MD, M.Ed, and Gary Winzelberg, MD, MPH – When See One, Do One, Teach One Isn’t Enough: Assessing Internal Medicine Residents’ Code Status Communication Training Needs
David Lynch, MD, James Rogers, MD, Katie Gill, MD, and Katie Allen, MD – Resident Teaching Elective: A Model for Developing Our Medical Educators
Jared Nathanson, MD – Resident Training Videos & iOS Application Development for Ultrasound Assisted Procedures
Oluseyi Fayanju, MD – Embarazada and Ann Marie Kumfer, MD –The Sunset