The Department of Medicine hosted its annual Scholarly Activities Day on March 7th. The theme for the day was Innovations in Clinical and Basic Science  Dr. Kathy Griendling, Professor of Medicine, at Emory University was the keynote speaker who gave a talk entitled Poldip2, Nox4, and Vascular Disease. The day featured 91 poster presentations, 5 oral presentations and a poster competition in the following categories; Staff, Student, Resident, Fellow/Postdoc, and Junior Faculty.



Congratulations to the winners of the Scientific Excellence Awards in the following categories:

Staff – Taif Hassan
“Metabolic Measures in Sickle Cell Patients Compared to the General Population”
Division of Hematology Oncology

Student – Zhongkai Zhu
“Pulmonary Vessel Casting in Rat Models of Pulmonary Hypertension”
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy 

Resident – Sanket Gokhale
“Same Day Discharge After Outpatient PCI: A Retrospective Single Center VA Experience”
Division of Cardiology

Fellow/Postdoc – Christopher Carmean
“Arsenic modifies serotonin metabolism through glucuronidation in pancreatic β-cells”
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Junior Faculty – Ashley Kendall
“A Two-Week Psychosocial Intervention Reduces Future Aggression and Incarceration in Clinically Aggressive Juvenile Offenders”
Center for Dissemination and Implementation