2023 Department of Medicine Scholarship Day was held on April 18th in the Student Union. The day began with a poster session featuring clinical vignettes, clinical research, and basic science research authored by both trainees and faculty. The event concluded with Medicine Ground Rounds focused on clinical research opportunities at UMMC. Speakers included Michael Garrett, Joey Granger, John Hall, Gailen Marshall, and Jane Reckelhoff.

Congratulations to our winners in the abstract competition:

Basic Science Research

James Warren (left) – Gender differences in blast-induced vestibular deficits in rats

Sai Kota (right) – Single-cell RNA-sequencing reveals RSV- and SARS-CoV-2-specific cell states within the nasal mucosa of young children presenting to the emergency department

Clinical Research

Yoshitsugu Obi, MDDiscordance Between Cause of Death Reported to USRDS and National Death Index for Hemodialysis

Clinical Vignette

Uttsav Sandesara, DOAcute Mechanical Valve Thrombosis Presenting with Cardiogenic Shock

Quality Improvement

Heidi Nowakowski, MD Use of FIT testing for unvalidated indications in the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VAMC Emergency Department and Inpatient Wards Services

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