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Residents and Fellows Awarded for Research

The UT Graduate School of Medicine and Academy of Scholars Committee held Resident and Fellow Research Day on Wednesday, May 29, where 23 residents and fellows from 13 programs presented their original research or case study in a five-minute oral presentation. Accepted abstracts were reviewed by Al Beasley, MD, Valerie Berthelier, PhD, Amy LeBlanc, DVM, Karla Matteson PhD, and William Metheny, PhD. A panel of judges evaluated presentations on research ideas, methods, results, potential contribution to medicine and presentation skills. The 2013 judges panel includes Carol Ellis, MD, Paul Huffstutter, MD, Stephen Kennel, PhD, and Jonathan Wall, PhD.The following physicians were awarded for their research at an awards luncheon June 7.

Read all presented Resident and Fellow Research Day 2013 Abstracts.

Original Research

First Place:
Karyn DeSouza, MD

"Incidence and Description of Nevus Cell Rests and Their Distinction from Isolated Tumor Cells in Sentinel Lymph Nodes Removed for Melanoma Staging"

Second Place:
Valerie Sams, MD

"Remote Cutaneous Photography for Public Dermal Screenings"

Third Place (Tie):
Jason Chapman, MD
Vascular Surgery Fellowship
(Presented by Brian Freeman, MD, Surgery Resident)

"Hormonal Regulation of Lysyl Oxidase in Vascular Remodeling"

N. Lynn Ferguson, MD

"Lower Uterine Segment Cells in a ThinPrep Pap Smear: A Detailed Cytologic Description of a Diagnostically Challenging Benign Finding"



Case Report

First Place:
Ted Chang, MD

"Results of the First Intra-Procedural Y90 PET/CT Performed to Optimize Treatment Efficacy of Radioembolization for Hepatic Malignancy"


July 10, 2013




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