Celebration of Scholarship

The Celebration of Scholarship is an annual research poster session for residents, fellows, medical students and junior faculty.

This interactive, interdisciplinary day showcases UB research and provides participants with experience in poster presentation, as well as the opportunity to interact with other UB researchers.

A major component of the day is the structured feedback participants receive on their work from UB research faculty. By presenting a poster, and hearing colleagues present their work, you’ll gain valuable experience discussing and defending your scholarly work.

You’ll meet like-minded investigators eager to share ideas that can further your investigations. You’ll also augment your CV by presenting your work, and perhaps win an award for your efforts.

Residents, fellows, medical students and junior faculty from all specialties are invited to participate in this interdisciplinary event. Clinical and basic research, quality improvement projects, educational and epidemiological research are all welcome.

2nd Annual Celebration of Scholarship

Friday, June 5, 2020
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

3:00 - 3:30 pm Registration/Poster Setup/Refreshments
  Event Briefing For Facilitators
  2nd Floor Atrium - North
3:30 - 4:30 pm Welcome
  Keynote Address
  GME Endowed Research Award Presentations
  Dozoretz Auditorium, Room 2220
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Moderated Poster Session
  2nd Floor Atrium - North

Poster presenters will be assigned to small groups, and faculty moderators will guide the group to each poster. At their poster, authors will share a short synopsis of their work, and faculty will moderate a discussion of research strengths, considerations for future work, and connections between group posters. Discussions should be collaborative between all group members, and include topics such as methodology, poster design, and implications of findings.

5:30 - 7:30 pm
Poster Session at UB Alumni and Friends Reception  
  2nd Floor Atrium - North

Posters will remain on display to encourage discussions between poster presenters, alumni, faculty and guests. Poster presenters are also welcome to enjoy food and refreshments at the reception. Celebration of Scholarship Outstanding Poster Award ribbons will be presented at posters.

Related Scholarship Events

Past Recipients

Gerald L. Logue Memorial Award

Shalin Kothari, MBBS, Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellow

Yara Abdou, MBBS, Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellow
“Racial differences in expression of cytotoxic T-cells and immunosuppressive macrophages in breast tumors of African American and European American women.”

Honorable Mention

  • Taha Bat, MD, Hematology/Oncology Fellow
    “Feasibility of using immature platelet fraction (IPF) as a predictive tool for platelet transfusion response.”  
  • Maya Khalil, MD, Hematology/Oncology Fellow
    “Phase Ib trial of microbiome modification in patients with metastatic NSCLC with recent antibiotic exposure prior to checkpoint inhibitor therapy.”
  • Michael K. Shu MD, PGY 3 OBGYN Resident
    “Robotic Sacrocolpoperineopexy Compared to Robotic Sacralcolpopexy with Vaginal Prolapse Repair.”

Eugene R. Mindell Medical Emeritus Faculty Society Award

  • Maha Khedr, PGY 2 Pathology and Anatomical Sciences Resident
    “Myeloid Neoplasms Among Patients With Plasma Cell Dyscrasias; Molecular Predisposition Or Therapy-Related phenomenon?”
  • Vincent Wong, MS4
    “Breast Cancer Drug Discovery Targeting TAK1 Suggests a Putative Connection with Ribosome Biogenesis”

Patrick Kenney, DO, Internal Medicine/Pediatric PGY 3 Resident
“Quantifying discordance and associated demographic factors in the detection of latent tuberculosis infections by tuberculin skin testing and interferongamma release assays.”

Honorable Mention

  • Hassan Khan, PGY 2 Internal Medicine Resident
    “Improving blood pressure control in an academic safety-net primary care clinic: quality improvement project.”
  • Taryn Spencer, PGY 3 Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Resident
    “Improving transition of care for patients with substance use disorder.”

Poster Award Winners

Basic Research

Kenneth Seldeen, PhD – Medicine
Boosting the brain with exercise is a HIIT

Clinical Research

Fumito Ito, MD, PhD – Surgery
Circulating T-cell Biomarker to Predict Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Educational Research

Jasmyn Miller, MD – Medicine
The Inpatient Academic Half Day; The Whys and Hows in a large multi-site program that uses an x+y scheduling system

Incubation (Research in Progress) Research

Mark Bryniarski, PhD – Pharmaceutical Sciences
Combining Microfluidics and Intravital Microscopy to Predict Real Time Dynamics of Drug Induced Nephrotoxicity.

Other Research

Rohit Gosain, MD – Medicine
Geographic and demographic disparities in Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs): a population-based study

Quality Improvement Research

Raed Al Yacoub, MD – Medicine
The Discrepancy Between Palliative and Oncology Providers in Palliative Referrals


If you have any questions, please contact:

Alicia Blodgett .

Alicia Blodgett


Office of Continuing Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7205, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-3714; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: amblodge@buffalo.edu