The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce the 2022 Janet Rowley Research Day  Best Poster Winners. Over 100 posters were reviewed and scored by 3 judges, comprised of DOM section chiefs, vice chairs & Research Day Committee members, to identify the top submission in each category: basic science research, translational research, clinical research and health service/medical education/social science research.  Congratulations to the following awardees:

Faculty Best Poster Winners:

  • David Wu, MD,PhD (P/CC):Basic Research“Single-cell metabolic imaging reveals a SLC2A3/RhoA-dependent glycolytic burst in motile endothelial cells”
  • Bhakti Patel, MD (P/CC):Clinical Research“Randomized Clinical Trial of Long-term Outcomes with Early Mobilization of Mechanically Ventilated Patients”
  • Ari Rosenberg, MD (H/O):Translational Research“Dynamic changes of cell-free HPV DNA in locoregional viral-associated oropharyngeal cancer receiving response-adaptive treatment”
  • Juan Rojas,MD (P/CC) Health Services Research“Predicting Six-Month Mortality to Increase Advance Care Planning

Trainee Best Poster Winners:

  • Abhishek Kulkarni,PhD (EDM): Basic Research- ”12-LOX activates integrated stress response and promotes autoimmune diabetes”
  • Sandra Naaman, MD,PhD (EDM):Clinical Research-” Is the Impact of Time of day on Glucose and Insulin Responses to Identical Meals Different between Obese versus Lean Adults?”
  • Matthew Ettelson,MD (EDM):Health Services Research”Suboptimal Thyroid Hormone Replacement is Associated with Worse Medical and Surgical Hospital Outcomes”
  • Amina Basha, MD (EDM): Translational Research: “A New Zebrafish Model to Study Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease”
  • Madeline Durkee,PhD (Rheumatology):Translational Research- In situ inflammatory states are associated with progression to renal failure in lupus nephritis

Resident and DOM Affiliated Staff Best Poster Winners:

  • Basic Research:
    • Seungwon Yang,PhD  (Dermatology)- ”METTL14 facilitates global genome repair and suppresses skin tumorigenesis”
    • Haw-Chih Tai,PhD (Cardiology) –”The role of ROCK in aortic stiffness”
  • Clinical Research:
    • Sean Anderson, MD (IMR Program/IDGH )- “Missed Opportunities for HIV Testing at UCM”
    • Ainur Kagarmanova,MD (GIM) -”Chronic Pain, Opioid Use, and Opioid Use Disorder Management in Older Adults: I-COPE Study Protocol”
    • Owen Mitchell,BS (H/O) – “Correlation Between Somatic & Germline Next-Generation Sequencing Findings in Malignant Mesothelioma”
  • Health Services Research:
    • Aliza Baron,AM (Geriatrics/PM)-” Advanced Practice Palliative Immersion (APPI): An Innovative Educational Modality for Workforce Expansion”
  • Translational Research:
    • Zhengjie Zhou,PhD (P/CC): ”Targeted polyelectrolyte complex micelles treat vascular complications in vivo”

Honorable Mention:

Basic Research:

  • Nathan Schoettler,MD,PhD (P/CC) “Asthma Genetic Risk Score Identifies Pleiotropy in Diverse Traits”
  • Francis Alenghat,MD,PhD (Cardiology) “The Competing Roles of Glucose and Lipoprotein Lipase on Regulatory Macrophage Function”
  • Nikola Sladojevic,MD,PhD (Cardiology) “Critical Role of Endothelial Regulator of G Protein Signaling 5 in Postnatal Angiogenesis”
  • Jonathan Trujillo,MD (H/O) “Melanoma-intrinsic hypoxia-inducible factor-1a results in diminished T cell accumulation within the tumor microenvironment”
  • Brandon Faubert,PhD (H/O) “Metabolic Liabilities of Metastasizing Cancer Cells”
  • Rongxue Wu,PhD (Cardiology)”Reduction In Endothelial Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Nuclear Translocator Mediates Vascular Dysfunction In Mice With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”
  • Rukang Zhang,PhD (H/O)  “Cellular signals converge at the NOX2-SHP-2 axis to induce reductive carboxylation
  • Hao Fan,PhD (H/O)  “Dietary trans-vaccenic acid and anti-tumor immunity”
  • Yanhong Cui,PhD (Dermatology)”Inhibition of FTO degradation by p62/SQSTM1-dependent autophagy promotes arsenic-induced tumorigenesis”
  • Peter Wang,PhD  (Rheumatology) “Mechanisms controlling alloreactive CD8 T cell avidity maturation during solid organ allograft rejection”
  • Jennifer Allocco,PhD (Rheumatology) “Sustained alloantigen exposure reinforces transplantation tolerance”
  • Erica Trujillo, PhD (H/O) “Tumor cell-intrinsic expression of FGFR3 drives anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy resistance in a murine bladder cancer model”
  • Kyle Cron,PhD (H/O) “Decreased host PKCd is associated with the T cell-inflamed tumor microenvironment and improves anti-tumor immunity”
  • Obada Shamaa,MD,PhD (P/CC) “Influenza A Virus Exhibits Enhanced Replication and Cytotoxicity in Murine Macrophages Compared to Lung Epithelial Cells”
  • Jiayu Zhu,PhD (P/CC) “Endothelial overexpression of CAD GWAS gene PLPP3 suppresses mechano-sensitive YAP/TAZ activity and reduces atherosclerosis in vivo”

Clinical Research:

  • Koosha Paydary,MD(H/O)”Safety and efficacy of combining genotype-guided irinotecan (Iri) with 5FU, leucovorin (LV), oxaliplatin (Ox), And docetaxel (Tax) (gFOLFOXIRITAX): The I-FLOAT phase 1 dose-escalation study for advanced upper GI cancers”
  • Jeremy Slivnick,MD  (Cardiology)”Non-invasive Diagnosis of Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis Utilizing Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Light Chain Biomarkers”
  • Matthew Stutz,MD (P/CC) “Fecal microbiome and metabolites predict mortality in patients with severe COVID-19”

Translational Research:

  • Vasudha Mishra,PhD (H/O) “PRT543, a selective & potent inhibitor of PRMT5 shows anti-tumor activity in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma”
  • Srikrishnan Rameshbabu,MD (H/O) “NLRP3 agonism drives antitumor immunity through macrophage mediated phagocytosis”