Scholarly Exchange Day

GME Scholarly Exchange Day is an annual research poster session for residents, fellows and faculty educational researchers that is presented in partnership with the UB Medical Alumni Association's Spring Clinical Day.

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 and UB Medical Alumni. A major component of the day is the structured feedback participants receive on their work from UB research faculty.

The 20th Annual Scholarly Exchange Day took place on April 29, 2017 at Hotel Henry in Buffalo, NY. Fifty-seven residents and fellows representing 21 UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences departments presented research posters. Seventeen UB faculty researchers representing 10 departments served as facilitators for Scholarly Exchange Day, leading small poster discussion groups and lending their feedback on the posters presented.

We would like to congratulate the 2017 Scholarly Exchange Day Research Award Winners:

Basic Science Research

Dr. Susheel Narain Thekkiam Muralidharan, Neonatology

Optimal Crystalloid Solution (Normal Saline (NS) vs. Lactated Ringers (LR)) for Post Resuscitation Neonatal Stabilization”

Clinical Research:

Dr. Amanda Przespolewski, Hematology/Oncology                                                                                            

Targeting Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses for the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia”

Other Research:

Dr. Nadine Haykal, Otolaryngology                                                                                                            

Family History of Post-Tonsillectomy Hemorrage, a Potential Predictor of Post-Tonsillectomy Hemorrage in Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy”

Quality Improvement Research:

Dr. Milind Chaudhari, Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine

Enhancing Patient Access to A Primary Care Resident Clinic- A Quality Improvement Project”


Awards were also presented to:

2017 Thomas F. Frawley, MD Residence Research Fellowship

Dr. Amanda Przespolewski, PGY 6 fellow in the Department of Hematology/Oncology.

Project Title: “Dual Enhancement of Immune Responses and Inhibition of Marrow Vasculature in Acute Myeloid Leukemia”

Dr. Asma Mursleen, PGY 2 Internal Medicine Resident

Project Title: “Defining the Role of CDC-derived Exosomes on Macrophage Polarization and Modulation of Cardioprotection following Myocardial Infarction”

Thomas F. Frawley, MD Honorable Mention Recipient

Dr. Amro Elshour, PGY 4 Hematology/Oncology Fellow

Project Title: “The Effect Of Extra-Physiologic Oxygen Shock / Stress (EPHOSS) On Human Bone Marrow Stem Cell Viability And Multi-Potency”


Eugene R. Mindell/Harold Brody Medical Emeritus Faculty Society Award

Kyle Indiana Mentkowski, Biomedical Engineering Masters Candidate

Project Title: “Development of a Targeted Cardiomyocyte Delivery System Utilizing Cardiosphere-Derived Cell Exosomes”

Dr. Yongho Bae, Assistant Professor in the department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Project Title: “Effect of arterial stiffening on vascular smooth muscle cell mechanotransduction”


Evans Calkins Fellowship for Community Based Research

Dr. Prerana Baranwal, PGY 2 Pediatrics Resident

Project Title: “Addressing Childhood Obesity through Dyslipidemia Screening: Measuring Frequency of Dyslipidemia Screening with Substitution of Random Lipid Panel for Fasting Lipid Panel”

Dr. Raed Al Yacoub, PGY 2 Internal Medicine Resident

Project Title: “Enhancing the prevention of microvascular complications of diabetes type 2: A resident-led QI project.”



If you have any abstract submission or event questions, please contact:

Alicia Blodgett


Office of Continuing Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7205, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-3714; Fax: (716) 829-2378