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The Winners of the 2023 Fellows' and Residents' Research Competition

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The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce the winners of its Fellows' and Residents' Research Competitions.

"Both the fellow and the resident research competitions were very close this year with all projects noted to be excellent. The faculty were particularly impressed by the quality of the resident projects," said Kara Wools-Kaloustian, MD, the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine.

All finalists presented their work during Medicine Grand Rounds in May and June.


Fellows's Research Competition | May 26, 2023

First Place

Jennifer Peng, MD. “Neighborhood-level Social Deprivation is Associated with Decreased Access to Liver Transplantation in Critically Ill.” Mentor: Archita Desai, MD

Second Place

Feenalie Patel, MD. “Evaluation of Topical Pharyngeal Anesthesia for Sedated Esophagogastroduodenoscopy: A Systematic Review.” Mentor: Jeffrey Easler, MD

Honorable Mention

Mingjun Song, MD. "Management of Post-cholecystectomy Bile Leaks: Predictors for persistent leak after initial ERCP.” Mentor: Benjamin Bick, MD

Residents' Research Competition | June 2, 2023

First Place

Elizabeth Williams, MD. “Utility of Spleen Stiffness Measurement in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.” Mentor: Raj Vuppalanchi, MD.:

Second Place

Emily Cummings, MD. “Role of RASA3 in the Ddevelopment of Pulmonary Hypertension.” Mentor: Roberto Machado, MD

Honorable Mention

Luke Pryke, MD. “Immune Checkpoints and Pancreatic Beta Cell Dysfunction in HIV.” Mentor: Samir Gupta, MD

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Hannah Calkins

Hannah Calkins is the communications manager for the Department of Medicine.