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2024 'Research Day' Celebrates Wide-Ranging Scholarly Achievements in Graduate Medical Education

June 6, 2024

Co-hosted by Ascension Seton, Dell Med’s partner in sponsoring its 48 graduate medical education programs, the event featured work in quality improvement, clinical vignette and research categories. The winners were selected from 65 abstracts, with topics ranging from the impacts of school shootings on youth mental health to severe hyperthermia during a heat wave and more.  

A resident presents his research poster to the judges at resident research day.

OBGYN resident Josh Shaffer, M.D., presents his research to the judges.

Winners 

Quality Improvement:  

“Initiating Advance Care Planning: Establishing Medical Power of Attorney for Patients with Cirrhosis in an Internal Medicine Residency Outpatient Clinic” 
Primary Author’s Program: Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship 
Victoria Cooremans, M.D.; Veronica Chavez, M.D.; Lillianne Villarreal, M.D.; Priyanka Jagannathan, M.D.; Brandon Altillo, M.D., MPH 

Clinical Vignette (Tie):  

“Case Series: Using NGS to detect seronegative septic arthritis masking as inflammatory arthritis flares in immunocompromised patients” 
Primary Author’s Program: Internal Medicine Residency
Riti Kotamarti, M.D.; William J. Austin; Sofia Ruiz-Castaneda, M.D.; Rama Thyagarajan, M.D., MPH; Kristin Mondy, M.D.; Veera Patel, M.D. 

“An Insidious culprit of MSSA Bacteremia: An Endovascular Fibrin Sheath Vegetation” 
Primary Author’s Program: Internal Medicine Residency
Sujata Ojha, M.D.; Abhipsa Das, M.D.; Khan O. Mohammad, M.D.; Jessica Chambers, M.D., MPH; Elizabeth Douglass, M.D. 

Research:  

“Standardization of Evaluation and Management of Early Pregnancy Concerns in the Emergency Department (ED)” 
Primary Author’s Program: Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency
Gabrielle Taper, M.D.; Miriam Alvarez, Ph.D.; Sigrid Tristan, M.D., M.S.; Lauren Thaxton, M.D., MSBS, MBA 

Graduate medical education, or GME, refers to the period of education in a particular specialty or subspecialty following completion of medical school. This continuation of training through residency and fellowship programs provides the clinical and educational experience needed for physicians to achieve autonomy, deliver high-quality patient care, and prepare for challenges in an evolving health care landscape.

Dell Med, in partnership with Ascension Seton, is home to 442 resident and fellow physicians and sponsors 48 residency and fellowship programs ranging from family medicine and neurology to pediatric emergency medicine and cardiovascular disease.