2nd Annual Research Days

May 9-10, 2014 Mayborn Auditorium, Medical Education Center
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Email Wendy Hegefeld, PhD Send an e-mail
or call 254-771-4831.

About Research Days

- Every day. Every hour. Research happens at Scott & White. -

Will feature current research endeavors by early investigators in the areas of Basic/Translational Science, Clinical Effectiveness/Delivery Science and Educational Research, Departmentally-Nominated Presentations, poster presentations of innovative research that is being conducted at Scott & White and a selected keynote speaker in a currently relavent healthcare topic. The Scott & White community and partners are invited to attend.

Research Mission

Research is an integral part of the Scott & White mission "To provide the most personalized, comprehensive, high-quality health care enhanced by medical education and research."

The Purpose

To recognize research endeavors and encourage collaboration of investigators and partners. This event will recognize and showcase research efforts of early investigators, provide early investigators the opportunity to present the results of collaborative research conducted with faculty mentors, highlight faculty research activities, and showcase the diversity and growth of research pursuits at Scott & White Healthcare.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 9, 2014

4 p.m. Welcome and Overview
Hania Wehbe-Janek, PhD
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker Presentation
Craig Logsdon, PhD
Lockton Distinguised Professor
Professor, Department of Cancer Biology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Title: Bumpson the Road from Bench to Bedside
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Research Ventures
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Poster Session A and Hors d'oeuvres and Reception

Saturday, May 10, 2014

7:30 a.m.
8 a.m. - 9:30 a .m. Research Podium Presentations
Christopher Henry, MD, Resident, Internal Medicine
Title: Rapid Score for Predicting Pleural Infection Outcomes: A Validation Study
Paola Rosas, MD, PhD, RPh, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Medical Physiology
Title: Phosphorylated Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein-C Enhances Lusitropy
Rachel Seay, BS, MS, Medical Student, College of Medicine
Title: Publicaiton Trends in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal: 1945-2010
John Joyce, MD, Medical Fellow, Ob/Gyn
Title: Five-year Assessment of Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life Following Sacral Neuromodulation for the Treatment of Urinary Urge Incontinence, Urgency/Frequency Syndrome, and Non-Obstructive
Katie Wiggins-Dohlvik, MD, Resident, General Surgery
Title: Melatonin Inhibits Thermal Injury Induced Hyperpermeability in Microbascualr Endothelial Cells
Heather Licht, MD, Resident, Orthopedics
Title: The Relationship of Obesity to Increasing Healthcare Burden in the Setting of Orthopedic Polytrauma
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Poster Session B
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Departmentally-Nominated Presentations
Jessica Ehrig, MD, Resident, Ob/Gyn
Title: Cardiotonic Steroids Induce Apoptotic and Stress Signaling in Cultured Cytotrophoblast Cells
Sameer Jhavar, MD, PhD, Resident, Radiation Oncology
Title: Renal Cell Carcinoma: Should we be doing more?
Matthew McMillian, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Internal Medicine
Title: Bile Acids Contribute to the Neurological Impairement Observed After Acute Liver Failure via the Activation of FXR Signaling
Dhriti Mukhopadhyay, MD, Resident, General Surgery
Title: Maternal Pre-Eclampsia Increases Risk of Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Daniel Williams, MD, Resident, Psychiatry
Title: Depression in Resident Physicians: A Systematic Review
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Poster Session C and Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Awards Ceremony and Reception

Call for Abstracts

Early investigators are encouraged to submit an abstract to present a Research Poidum Presenation or Poster Presentation. Six abstracts will be selected for podium presentations (including two abstracts from each of the research areas highlighted). Departmentally-Nominated Presentations will be nominated by Department Chairs and four will be selected for podium presentation. 

Abstracts not selected will automatically be included in one of the Poster Sessions.

Important Dates

January 27, 2014 Abstract Submission opens
Registration to Attend opens
March 28, 2014 Abstract Submission deadline
April 9, 2014 Announce Research Podium Presentations
Announce Poster Session presenters
April 30, 2014 Registration to Attend deadline

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