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GSM Awards Residents for Outstanding Scholarship and Research

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine recognized residents and fellows for their achievements as scholars and in scholarly activity at the 2019 New Resident and Fellow Reception and Awards Ceremony in June at the Crown Plaza.

Outstanding Resident Scholar Award

The 2019 Outstanding Resident Scholar Award was presented to Lauren Grimsley, Third-Year General Surgery Resident. Dr. Grimsley earned an MBA degree through the Physicians Executive Masters in Business program in 2017 and completed a research year in 2018. Dr. Grimsley has received three resident teaching awards and participates on several resident committees. Nationally, she has given six oral presentations, presented three posters and co-authored two publications.

The Outstanding Resident Scholar is selected through a point system that scores research, teaching, patient care and service efforts.

Pictured (from left): Dr. Laruen Grimsley and Dr. James Lewis

Resident and Fellow Research Awards

The 2019 Resident and Fellow Research Awards were given for Best Case Report, Best Quality Improvement, and Best Original Research. Resident and fellow research projects presented at national meetings were eligible for awards.

Quality Improvement
Jacob Snyder, DO
Mentored by Christopher Clark, MD, Associate Professor

“Appropriateness of red blood cell transfusion following computerized provider order entry alerts”

Pictured (from left): Dr. Jacob Snyder and Dr. Mitchell Goldman

Original Research
Elizabeth Richardson, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mentored by

“Protein S functional activity and total protein S levels in normal pregnancy”

Pictured: Dr. Elizabeth Richardson

Case Report
Justin Swengel, MD
Mentored by Carrie Polin, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology; and Craig Towers, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

“An opioid-free cesarean delivery in the opioid addicted parturient with the use of the quadratus lumborum block: A Case Report”

Pictured (from left): Dr. Justin Swengel and Dr. Mitchell Goldman


Posted September 17, 2019


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