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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 score the abstract submissions and select 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, and quality improvement.

The day starts with opening remarks from medical education leadership from 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, all attendees are invited to view the posters while the judging teams circulate to hear more from presenting authors. After deliberations, posters of distinction are chosen and an afternoon of oral presentations is kicked off. The four highest scoring abstracts present their research presentations, one from basic science, one from quality improvement, and two from clinical research categories. Next, representatives from each of the school’s research centers present highlights of their ongoing work. The day concludes with a collaborative research forum for faculty to network and reflect on the day’s events.

The school’s 16th Annual Medical Student and House Staff Research Day took place on Friday, April 14, 2023, with welcome remarks from Wendy L. Kinzler, MD, associate dean of graduate medical education; Gladys M. Ayala, MD, MPH, dean; and Steven E. Carsons, MD, vice dean. The 2023 keynote address, “The Role of Revascularization in Ischemic Heart Disease: A Career as a Clinical Trialist,” was given by Judith S. Hochman, MD, FACC, FAHA, the Harold Snyder Family Professor of Cardiology of the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Platform Presentations

The following presentations took place at our 2023 event.

Basic Science

Binu Prakash, PhD, Foundations of Medicine
MiR30c Gene Ablation Modulates Hepatic Lipid Metabolism and Prevents Diet-Induced Obesity

Clinical Research

Edward Nabet, DO, PGY 7, Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Respective and Combined Contributions of Left and Right Ventricular Ejection Fraction for the Development of Heart Failure Symptoms and Relevant Clinical Outcomes: A Study of 10,082 patients from the CIROC Registry

Nabilah Nishat, MS3, Student
Impact of Eliminating Race in Reporting the EGFR Formula on Transplant Referral

Quality Improvement

Lily Rubin, DO, PGY 2, Pediatrics
Improving Responsiveness to Bilirubin Results Overnight in the Newborn Nursery

Poster-of-Distinction Certificate Recipients

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

Basic Science

Atrayee Chattopadhyay, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Foundations of Medicine
Mentor: M. Mahmood Hussain, PhD, Foundations of Medicine
Role of Microsomal Triglyceride Transfer Protein in Steroidogenesis

Case Reports

Amanda DeFeo, DO, Internal Medicine
Mentor: Shalinee Chawla, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care
A Case of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Daniel Kersten, DO, Internal Medicine (Presenter)
First Author: Mark Williams, MD, Internal Medicine
Mentor: Richard K. Schwartz, DO, FACC, FSCAI, Internal Medicine/Cardiology
ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction from Phencyclidine Intoxication

Matthew Oswald, PharmD, Pharmacy
Mentor: Gladys El-Chaar, PharmD, Pharmacy
Case Series of Venlafaxine-Induced Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Quality Improvement

Kendra Willis, MS2
Mentor: Ulka Kothari, MD
Improving Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Screening in Pediatric Patients

Clinical Research

Miranda Duster, BS, MS2 (Presenter)
First Author: Carly Alterman, BS, MS3
Mentor: Karyn Wat, MD, OBGYN
Factors Associated with Covid Vaccine Uptake in the Antepartum and Postpartum Period

Joshua Hurwitz, BA, Medical Student
Mentor: Jonathan W. Lischalk, MD, Radiation Oncology
Multifocal MRI-Directed Simultaneous Integrated Boost (SIB) in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer with Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

Rubin Smith, BA, MS2
Mentor: Aaron Pinkhasov, MD, Psychiatry
Examining Racial Bias in the Clinical Management of Behavioral Emergencies in a General Medical Hospital

Hanna Jensen, PharmD, Pharmacy
Mentor: Mark Shen, PharmD, BCPS
Improving Prescribing Practices for Discharge Opioids at an Academic Medical Center

Selin Ocal, BS, MS3
Mentor: Wendy L. Kinzler, MD, OBGYN-Maternal Fetal Medicine
Sonographic Identification of Adenomyosis and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes