Awarding Residency Research at Virtual 2021 Symposium

Faculty, staff, judges, and residents recently gathered virtually to celebrate and recognize the countless hours of hard work that led to the presentations of various projects at the division’s fourth annual Internal Medicine Residency Research Symposium.

29 residents presented their projects, and 8 winners were chosen among them.  The residency program is drawing on a rich research tradition: more than 75% of residents pursue at least 1 month of research or quality improvement projects, and even in a pandemic, in the past eight months residents have published 47 manuscripts and presented 21 poster or projects.

This year they also awarded the inaugural Internal Medicine Residency Research Award for Outstanding Mentorship to Joel Neal, MD, PhD, associate professor of oncology.  The award was created in recognition of the amazing mentorship Stanford faculty provide to residents and is "designed to acknowledge a faculty mentor who has consistently gone above and beyond in providing support and mentorship for residents pursuing research."

The eight winning projects are detailed below.  

Winning poster presentations:

Emily Liang

Lower respiratory tract infections and lung function in patients with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after hematopoetic stem cell transplant

Research mentor: David Epstein

Gabriela Spencer Bonilla

Statin use in older adults for primary cardiovascular disease prevention across a spectrum of cardiovascular risk

Research mentor: Fatima Rodriguez

Kathryn Cardoza

Canagliflozin Improves Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes Across Broad Geographic and Racial Groups: Results from CREDENCE

Research mentor: Kenneth Mahaffey

Kavitha Subramanian

Disparities in outcomes among homeless patients hospitalized with gastrointestinal bleeding: a propensity-matched analysis

Research mentor: Philip Okafor

Maggie Zhou

Plasma Cell-Free DNA for Detection of Molecular Residual Disease and Treatment Response Monitoring in Patients with Sarcoma

Research mentor: Kristen Ganjoo

Sarah Waliany

Pharmacovigilance analysis of cardiac toxicities associated with targeted therapies for metastatic non-small cell lung carcinoma

Research mentor: Joel Neal

Shaun Pienkos

Novel TNIP2 and TRAF2 Variants Are Implicated in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Research mentor: Vinicio de Jesus Perez

Theresa Dunham

Online Antibiotic Allergy Decision Support Tool Improves Management of Beta Lactam Allergies

Research mentor: Anne Liu

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