2017 Janet Rowley Research Day Abstract Winners

March 9, 2017

Janet D. Rowley, MD

The third annual Janet D. Rowley Research Day was an overwhelming success. The day kicked off with an outstanding talk by Jeffrey Bluestone,PhD.,the A.W. & Mary Margaret Clausen, Distinguished Professor & Director, Hormone Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. Following that, nearly 140 junior faculty and fellows participated in the poster event, with all subspecialties represented. Congratulations to the following award best abstract winners:

Janet D. Rowley, MD

Faculty Abstract Winners:

  • Translational Research- Kristin Bergsland, PhD  (Nephrology)  “ Women have Higher Urine pH than Men due to Increased Gastrointestinal (GI) Alkali Absorption”
  • Health Services Research- Joyce Tang, MD (Hospital Medicine)  “Facilitating patient-centered learning through a longitudinal patient-partnered clinical experience”
  • Clinical Research- Amy Guralnick, MD (Pulmonary/Critical Care) “Educational Video To Improve CPAP Use in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients At Risk for Poor CPAP Adherence: A Randomized Controlled Trial”
  • Basic Research- Willard Sharp,MD,PhD (Emergency Medicine)  “Cardioprotection to cardiomyopathy; Temporal effects of cardiomyocyte specific ablation of the mitochondrial fission factor Drp1 in the heart”

Trainee Abstract Winners:

  • Translational Research-Alexandria Bobe (GI) “Maternal and neonatal exposure to antibiotics causes persistent gut dysbiosis, immune imbalance, and risk for inflammatory disease in genetically prone hosts”
  • Health Services Research-Julia Caldwell, PhD/ Haena Lee,MA (Hospital Medicine) “Contextual Factors and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Access to Hemodialysis”
  • Clinical Research- Kristen Whitaker, MD (Hem/Onc) “Breast Cancer Surveillance in high-risk women with dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging every 6 months”
  • Basic Research-Toru Shimizu,MD,PhD (Cardiology) “ ROCK2-mediated Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 Expression in Cardiac Fibroblasts is Critical for Inducing Cardiac Hypertrophy and Fibrosis”