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Residents and Fellows Awarded for Research


research-dayThe UT Graduate School of Medicine Dean and the Academy of Scholars recognized excellence in research through Resident and Fellow Research Day, initiating a new format to showcase the very best in case reports and original research. Abstract submissions were limited to research that had been published or presented nationally, and a group of 28 faculty members selected the finalists for participation in Research Day. Four case reports and four original research projects were presented and scored by a panel of judges including Inga Himelright, MD, Leonard Hines, MD, Paul Huffstutter, MD, Stephen Kennel, PhD, and Jonathan Wall, PhD. Awarded for their presentations were

Case Reports:

morris1st Place
Jaime Morris, DO
Internal Medicine

"Rare breast metastasis in a patient with atypical pulmonary carcinoid and a follicular hurthle cell thyroid nodule"



harper2nd Place
B. Aaron Harper, MD
"Sudden neurologic decline during Cesarean section: A rare presentation of subarachnoid hemorrhage"





yunen3rd Place

Rafael Alba Yunen, MD
Pulmonary Diseases
"An unusual case of brain abscess complicating foreign body aspiration in an adult"


schwirian4th Place

Kelly Schwirian, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

"Robotic-assisted laparoscopic removal of eroded transobturator midurethral sling after failed cystoscopic excision"




Original Research:

buckley1st Place

M. Ryan Buckley, MD
Vascular Surgery

"Dietary Zyflamend inhibits intimal hyperplasia development via the attenuation of macrophage infiltration in a rodent model of vascular injury"



kleppe2nd Place

Kyle Kleppe, MD

"Low-opioid multimodal pain control strategies reduce narcotic utilization in sleeve gastrectomy patients"




fernandez3rd Place

Noelle Fernandez, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

"Sharing of snorting straws and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection in pregnant women"




abraham4th Place

Matthew Abraham, MD

"Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) for local excision of rectal neoplasms"




William Metheny, PhD, Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical and Dental Education, thanks the abstract reviewers including: Shelley Acuff; Yong Bradley, MD; Eric Carlson, DMD, MD; Robert Craft, MD; Rajiv Dhand, MD; Lisa Duncan, MD; Carol Ellis, MD; Laura Findeiss, MD; Kimberly Fortner, MD; Michael Freeman, MD; Oscar Grandas, MD; Michael Karlstad, PhD; Ronald Lands, MD; Russell Langdon, MD; Jeremy Mahlow, MD; Gregory Mancini, MD; Matthew Mancini, MD; Emily Martin, PhD; F. Matthew Mihelic, MD; Deidra Mountain, PhD; Dustin Osborne, PhD; Amila Orucevic, MD; Bruce Ramshaw, MD; Paul Terry, PhD; Natalie Varner, MD; Wesley White, MD; and Anthony Wilson, MD.

Posted July 19, 2016


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