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NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine Research Day

Medical students and house staff receive recognition for research achievements.

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Medical Education hosts an annual Research Day each spring that recognizes our institution’s scholarly advancements and achievements. This event celebrates the research accomplishments of our house staff and medical students, as well as the most recent faculty scholars, and features more than 100 poster presentations and selected platform presentations.

House staff, medical students, pharmacy residents, and postdoctoral research trainees are invited to submit abstracts to participate in this collaborative scholarly event. A panel of abstract reviewers scores the abstract submissions and selects outstanding abstracts for platform presentation. High-scoring abstracts receive runner-up status and are given Honorable Mention ribbons to display on their posters. Participants then create posters from their abstract research and present their work to a team of judges. Poster presenters are awarded with poster-of-distinction certificates in the following categories: basic science, case reports, clinical research, quality improvement, and medical education/other.

The day starts with opening remarks from medical education leadership at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine, followed by a keynote address on a topic that is relevant and enlightening to our community of educators, researchers, medical students, and house staff. Next, those whose abstracts scored highest were chosen to be oral presenters and presented their research from the following research categories: basic science, clinical research, medical education/other, and quality improvement.

Next, all attendees are invited to view the posters while the judging teams circulate to hear more from the presenting authors. After deliberations, posters of distinction are chosen, and certificates are awarded to ten winners. The day concludes with a collaborative research forum for faculty to network and reflect on the day’s events.

The school’s 17th Annual Medical Student and House Staff Research Day took place on Wednesday, April 14, 2024, with welcome remarks from Wendy L. Kinzler, MD, associate dean of graduate medical education; Gladys M. Ayala, MD, MPH, dean and chief academic officer of Grossman Long Island School of Medicine; and Steven E. Carsons, MD, vice dean and director, Center of Clinical Research, vice dean. The 2024 keynote address, “Translational Research in Fetal Surgery,” was given by Jose L. Peiro, MD, PhD, MBA, professor of surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical College, director of endoscopic fetal surgery at the Cincinnati Fetal Care Center, principal investigator at the Peiro Lab, and director of the Center for Fetal and Placental Research and Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery Division at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Platform Presentations

The following presentations took place at our 2024 event.

Basic Science

Sujith Rajan, PhD, Foundations of Medicine
Regulation of MTP-ATGL interactions in adipocytes and their impact on hepatic lipid metabolism

Clinical Research

Sebastian Geraci, DO, PGY 2, OBGYN
Good Obstetric Outcome (GOO) is compromised after single euploid frozen-thawed embryo transfers (FET) in women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Noah Yoo, PharmD, Pharmacy
Safety and Efficacy of Antimicrobial Optimization Based on Negative Results from the BioFire FilmArray Pneumonia Panel

Medical Education/Other

Andrew Polis, MS2, NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine
Does Self-Perceived Wellness Differ Between Surgical and Non-Surgical Trainees?

Quality Improvement Category

Paula Choi, MD, PGY 3, Internal Medicine
Decreasing Post-Discharge Prescription Errors for Patients that are New to Insulin

Poster-of-Distinction Certificate Recipients

The following poster presenters received poster-of-distinction certificates.

Basic Science

Hazel de Guzman, PhD Candidate, Foundations of Medicine
Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein in the pancreas maintains lipid homeostasis, pancreatic function, and metabolic health

Clinical Research

Anna DeFrank, PharmD, Pharmacy
Single-dose Aminoglycosides versus Carbapenems for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections Caused by Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-producing Gram-negative Enterobacterales

Sebastian Geraci, DO, PGY 2, OBGYN
In Vitro Fertilization is Associated with Placenta Accreta Spectrum-Indicated Cesarean Hysterectomy in Primparous Patients

Mariam Wanees, MD, PGY 3, OBGYN/ Ifeoma Ogamba-Alphonso, MD, PGY 5, MFM (presenter)
Treatment of amniotic fluid sludge and perinatal outcomes in patients with cerclage

Connie Zhong, MS2, Grossman Long Island School of Medicine Student, “Disparities in the Prevalence of Pediatric Hypertension in the NYU Langone Hospital Long Island Health System”

Medical Education/Other

Erin Miller, MD, MPH, PGY 2, OBGYN
Can ChatGPT provide accurate financial toxicity resources to cancer patients?

Quality Improvement

Emily Schiller, MS3, Grossman Long Island School of Medicine
CT scan utilization decreases with the implementation of an imaging pathway for children with suspected acute appendicitis

Case Report

Katherine Goldrick, BS, MS2, Grossman Long Island School of Medicine
Sepsis Due to UTI vs. Infected Sacral Ulcers vs. Gastric Port Site and Abdominal Mesh Infection: A case Report

Samuel Kim, MD, PGY 7, Interventional Cardiology/Andrew Corrigan, MD, PGY 5, Cardiology (Presenter)
Treat the Heart, Save the Kidneys

Julia Lo Cascio, BS, MS2, Grossman Long Island School of Medicine Student
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Presenting as Abdominal Pain in an Adolescent Female