Celebration of Scholarship

The Celebration of Scholarship is an annual research poster session for residents, fellows and faculty educational researchers.

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 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

2019 Research Award Winners

2019 Thomas F. Frawley, MD Research Fellowship Award

Dr. 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

Dr. Taha Bat, MD, Hematology/Oncology Fellow

“Feasibility of using immature platelet fraction (IPF) as a predictive tool for platelet transfusion response.”  

Dr. 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.”

Dr. 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


Dr. Maha Khedr, PGY 2 Pathology and Anatomical Sciences Resident

“Myeloid Neoplasms Among Patients With Plasma Cell Dyscrasias; Molecular Predisposition Or Therapy-Related phenomenon?”

Dr. Vincent Wong, MS4

“Breast Cancer Drug Discovery Targeting TAK1 Suggests a Putative Connection with Ribosome Biogenesis”


Evans Calkins Fellowship for Community Based Research


Dr. Patrick Kenney, 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

Dr. Hassan Khan, PGY 2 Internal Medicine Resident

“Improving blood pressure control in an academic safety-net primary care clinic: quality improvement project.”

Dr. Taryn Spencer, PGY 3 Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Resident

“Improving transition of care for patients with substance use disorder.”


2019 Poster Award Winners

Basic Research Category Winner:

Kenneth Seldeen, PhD – Medicine

Boosting the brain with exercise is a HIIT


Clinical Research Category Winner:

Fumito Ito, MD, PhD – Surgery

Circulating T-cell Biomarker to Predict Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Educational Research Category Winner:

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 Category Winner:

Mark Bryniarski, PhD – Pharmaceutical Sciences

Combining Microfluidics and Intravital Microscopy to Predict Real Time Dynamics of Drug Induced Nephrotoxicity.

Other Research Category Winner:

Rohit Gosain, MD – Medicine

Geographic and demographic disparities in Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs): a population-based study

Quality Improvement Research Category Winner:

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