GME Scholarly Exchange Day Showcases Top Research

Published June 14, 2018 This content is archived.

story by bill bruton

Two residents and two fellows earned honors for outstanding poster presentations at the 21st Annual Graduate Medical Education (GME) Scholarly Exchange Day.


Recipients of Scholarly Exchange Day Research Awards are as follows:

Mahdi Alsaleem, MD
Neonatal-perinatal medicine fellow
Basic science award winner
“Optimal Inspired Oxygen Concentration During Chest Compressions in Term Lambs With Perinatal Asphyxia-Induced Cardiac Arrest”
Mentor: Munmun Rawat, MD, research assistant professor of pediatrics

Yuanquan Yang, MD, PhD
Hematology/oncology fellow
Clinical research award winner
“High CD8+ Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes at Prostatectomy are Associated With Improved Survival of Prostate Cancer Patients”
Mentors: Gurkamal S. Chatta, MD, professor of medicine; Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD

Huy Phan, MD
Internal medicine resident
Quality Improvement research award winner
“Guideline Directed Medical Therapy for Heart Failure Optimization in a Primary Care Setting”
Mentor: Smita Y. Bakhai, MD, assistant professor of medicine

Rebeccah Stevens, MD
Generalist scholar
Other research award winner
“Post-Partum Birth Control Utilization in Immigrants Vs. Non-Immigrants”
Mentor: Faye E. Justicia-Linde, MD, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology

More Than 30 Posters Presented

Other presenters were:

Basic research

  • Candace Marr, DO, infectious disease fellow
    “The Response Regulator bfmR Confers Antimicrobial Resistance and Facilitates Survival in Extensively Drug-Resistant A Baumannii”
  • Deepika Sankaran, MD, neonatal-perinatal medicine fellow
    “Evaluation of Effect of Different Flush Volumes After Epinephrine Dose in Neonatal Model of Asphyxial Arrest”

Clinical research

  • Nikhil Agrawal, MD, internal medicine resident
    “Changes in Left Ventricular Wall Stress Predicts Heart Failure Readmissions in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement”
  • Boulos Beshai, MD, selective pathology fellow
    “Correlation of PD-L1 Expression With Histological Patterns and Treatment Response in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”
  • Aishwarya Bhardwaj, MD, internal medicine resident
    “Systolic Impedance and Diastolic Wall Stress are Novel Predictors of Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement”
  • Clarice Brown, MD, otolaryngology resident
    “Factors Affecting Persistent Tympanic Membrane Perforation After Tympanostomy Tube Removal in Children”
  • Sahoor Khan, MBBS, internal medicine Catholic Health System resident
    “Left Atrial Remodeling Predicts Heart Failure Readmissions Post Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (MitraClip) Procedure”
  • Valeri Kraskovsky, MD, internal medicine chief resident
    “Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Are Not at an Increased Risk of Complications When Undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy”
  • Leena Mamilly, MD, pediatric endocrinology/diabetes fellow
    “Correlation of Diabetic Nephropathy Markers With Glycemic Variability and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes”
  • Naren Nallapeta, MD, internal medicine resident
    “Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates With the Introduction of Fecal Immunochemical Testing in a Safety-Net Primary Care Clinic: Quality Improvement Project”
  • Adrian Ong, MD, otolaryngology resident
    “Anatomic Relationship of the Nerve to the Masseter Muscle: A Cadaveric Study”
  • Abhishek Sawant, MD, cardiovascular disease fellow
    “Wall Stress Predicts Quality of Life Outcomes in Patients With Low Flow Low Gradient Aortic Stenosis Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement”
  • Michael Shu, MD, obstetrics/gynecology resident
    “Robotic Sacrocolpoperineopexy Compared to Robotic Sacrocolpopexy with Vaginal Prolapse Repair”
  • Everett Sinibaldi, MD, internal medicine resident
    “Predictive Value of Seattle Heart Failure Model in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement”
  • Buer Song, MD, PhD, clinical informatics fellow
    “Using ELK Stack to Capture and Analyze Real-Time Critical Topics and Educational Information Among Pathologist Tweeters”
  • Mehran Taherian, MD, pathology resident
    “Core Needle Biopsy as Primary Diagnostic Method of Thyroid Nodules”
  • Muhammad Tahir, MD, internal medicine Catholic Health System resident
    “Complications Associated With Esophageal Stenting: A Meta-Analysis and Systemic Review”
  • Samuel Viglietta, MD, psychiatry resident
    “Enhanced Jail Treatment: Serious Mental Illness, Substance Use and Recidivism”

Quality improvement research

  • John Anthonypillai, MD, internal medicine chief resident
    “Reducing in Hospital C. Difficile Infections at a Tertiary Medical Facility”
  • Prerana Baranwal, MD, pediatrics resident
    “Addressing Childhood Obesity Through Dyslipidemia Screening: Measuring Frequency of Dyslipidemia Screening With Substitution of Random Lipid Panel for Fasting Lipid Panel”
  • Sajeer Bhura, MBBS, internal medicine resident
    “Improving Rates of Spirometry for the Diagnosis and Treatment of COPD in Hospital Based Primary Care Safety-Net Clinic”
  • Ryan Bowe, MD, generalist scholar
    “Spirituality And Outcomes in Recovery at UB Family Medicine Addiction Clinic”
  • Mohammad El-atoum, MD, internal medicine resident
    “Increase Screening Rates of Hepatitis C in Baby Boomers in a Primary Care Clinic”
  • Ernesto Gonzalez, MD, obstetrics/gynecology resident
    “Progesterone Use for the Prevention of Preterm Birth at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Quality Improvement Project”
  • Rebecca Hicks, MD, child and adoloscent psychiatry fellow
    “Use of Sleep Hygiene Psychoeducational Material in Children’s Psychiatry Clinic”

Educational research

Other research

  • Bradley Carrier, MD, generalist scholar
    “Assessment of Healthcare Organization Readiness to Implement Shared Decision Making in Buffalo, NY”
  • Michael Keenan, MD, emergency medicine resident
    “Developing an Improved Toxicology Program for Emergency Medicine Residents”
  • Nicholas Pantano, MD, generalist scholar
    “An Analysis of Social Determinants of Health for the Refugee Population Resettled on the West Side of Buffalo”
  • Shyamashree Sinha, MD, anesthesiology fellow
    “Estimation of Lung Cancer Survivorship as a Population Health Parameter: Using Lung Cancer Patient Data From Integrated Veterans Healthcare Systems’ Corporate Data Warehouse to Improve Patient Care”

Interaction With Researchers, Alumni

Scholarly Exchange Day provides participants an opportunity to deliver poster presentations and interact with other researchers and the school’s alumni.

It takes place each year in conjunction with the UB Medical Alumni Association’s Spring Clinical Day.

This year’s event took place May 5 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in downtown Buffalo.