Research Symposium 2020


On April 21, 2020 we held our third annual Residency Research Symposium. Nearly 70 residents presented posters of their scholarly works and research to the Department of Medicine Chair, Vice Chair, Program Directors, faculty, fellows, residents, medical students, visitors and staff.

We believe that the key to successful scholarship during residency is mentorship from the department's faculty, and making sure resident-researcher connections are made early. As such, we work to link trainees with mentors starting in their intern year. Residents can also apply for one month of elective time dedicated solely to research during each of their PGY-2 and PGY-3 years.

Symposium Winners

Sarah Wailany

Presented during her PGY-1 year

Poster Title: Cardiotoxicity Surveillance with Troponin I during Treatment with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Mentor: Dr. Joel Neal and Dr. Ron Witteles

Sarah is currently in her second year of residency.

Eugenia Miranti

Presented in her PGY-3 year

Poster Title: Epidemiology of Invasive Fungal Infections During Induction Chemotherapy in Adults With Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia Without Antifungal Prophylaxis: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Mentor: Dr. David Epstein

Eugenia is currently a Hospitalist/Nocturnist at SF General Hospital.

Benjamin Weia

Presented in his PGY-2 year

Poster Title: Suboptimal Screening for Primary Hyperparathyroidism Among Veterans with Urinary Stones

Mentor: Dr. Alan Pao

Benjamin is currently in his third year of residency.

Thomas Yang Sun

Presented in his PGY-3 year

Poster Title: Comparative Genomic Analysis of High Grade Neuroendocrine Neoplasms Across Diverse Organs

Mentor: Dr. Pamela Kunz

Thomas is currently a Hemotology/Oncology fellow at Stanford.

Jason Batten

Presented in his PGY-1 year

Poster Title: Variation in the Design of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and Other Hospital Code Status Options: A Multi-Institutional Qualitative Study

Mentor: Dr. David Magnus

Jason is currently in is second year of residency on the Medicine-Anesthesia track.

Erik Eckhert

Presented in his PGY-3 year

Poster Title: Assessing the Adequacy of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and STI Prevention in MSM at the Stanford Internal Medicine Clinics

Mentor: Dr. Wendy Caceres

Erik is currently a Hematology/Oncology fellow at Stanford.