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NYU Long Island School of Medicine Research Day

Medical students and house staff receive recognition for research achievements.

NYU 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 and features more than 100 poster presentations and selected platform presentations.

Medical education leadership from NYU Long Island School of Medicine deliver opening remarks followed by a keynote address on a topic that is relevant and enlightening to our community of educators, medical students, residents, and fellows.

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 purple ribbons of excellence 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.

Poster-of-Distinction Certificate Recipients

NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s annual Research Day took place on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, with welcome remarks from Steven P. Shelov, MD, founding dean, and Steven E. Carsons, MD, vice dean. The 2022 keynote address, “Pancreatic Cancer: From Bench to Bedside,” was given by Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, executive vice president and vice dean for science, chief scientific officer, at NYU Langone Health.

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

Basic Science

Microsomal Triglyceride Transfer Protein Regulates Intracellular Lipolysis by Inhibiting Adipose Triglyceride Lipase in Adipocytes (poster 303)
Sujith Rajan, PhD, postdoctoral fellow
Mentor: Mahmood Hussain, PhD

Case Reports

Clinicopathological Assessment of Hepatic Manifestations of COVID-19 (poster 110)
Kimberly Ho, first-year medical student
Mentor: Suparna A. Sarkar, MD, PhD

Broadening the Differential: Rare Case of Novel Anti-MuSK–Positive Myasthenia Gravis in a Pregnant Woman Presenting with Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure Necessitating Cesarean Delivery (poster 118)
Erin Miller, MPH, third-year medical student
Mentor: Patricia Rekawek, MD

Abdominal Pain After an Ice Skating Fall: Red Herring for Metastatic Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumor Presenting with a Large Retroperitoneal Mass (poster 126)
Alina Sheikh, second-year medical student, and Selin Ocal, second-year medical student
Mentor: Jordan S. Gitlin, MD

Clinical Research

Measurement of 11-oxo-androgens, a Novel Biomarker, in Females with Clinical Signs of Premature Adrenarche (poster 207)
Beatriz Blinov, MD, postgraduate year 6 (PGY-6), pediatric endocrinology
Mentor: Liana Gabriel, DO

Skin Testing and Graded Challenges with COVID-10 Vaccines (poster 215)
Ari Heffes-Doon, MD, PGY-3, pediatrics
Mentor: Luz S. Fonacier, MD

Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy (NET) as Bridge Therapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer During COVID-19: A Single Institution Experience (poster 238)
Julie Huang, DO, PGY-6, hematology–oncology
Mentor: Nina D’Abreo, MD

Safety and Efficacy of Daratumumab in Multiple Myeloma Patients with Renal Insufficiency (poster 246)
Mateusz Niewinski, PharmD
Mentor: Jamie Chin-Hon, PharmD

Bridging the Educational Gap: A Simulation-Based Curriculum on Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy (poster 261)
Marta Wronska, DO, PGY 6, hematology–oncology
Mentor: Marc J. Braunstein, MD, PhD

Quality Improvement

Implementing Standardized Screening with PHQ-9 to Improve Diagnosis of Depression in an Ambulatory Pediatric Pulmonary Office (poster 403)
Megan Bader, third-year medical student
Mentor: Ulka Kothari, MD