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Department of Medicine Scholarly Activities Day

The Department of Medicine Scholarly Activities Day was held on March 7, 2024. The theme for the day was AI in Medicine. The entire day was well received, with over 150 attendees. Five oral presentations kicked off the day with a keynote presentation from Dr. Judy Gichoya titled “Can we build a fair model that works for everyone ? What do we know about bias in 2024?”. Our poster session and competition highlighted fifty-four posters.

We want to extend special congratulations to the winners of the Scientific Excellence Awards in the following categories:

Staff – Ken Lizama “Carbon Nanotube Fibers Reduce Scar-Based Reentrant Arrhythmias”
Division of Cardiology

Student – Raj Patel “Natural Language Processing in EMR Systems: A Tool to Reduce Inappropriate Radiology Imaging and Expenditures”
Division of Academic Internal Medicine

Resident – Jacqueline Jansz “Prescribing Patterns in Lupus Nephritis: Analyzing Time from Proteinuria to Prescription of ACE/ARB”
Division of Academic Internal Medicine

Fellow/Postdoc – Vipin Rawat “Drug screening in human physiologic medium identifies uric acid as an inhibitor of rigosertib efficacy”
Department of Physiology and Biophysics (Overall Winner)

Fellow/Postdoc – Ahmed Mahgoub “Clinical Characteristics of Sarcoidosis Patients with Elevated Serum Chitotriosidase Levels”
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy (DOM Winner)

Junior Faculty – Romesa Hassan “Osteoporosis in Sarcoidosis: A Nationwide Registry Study”
Division of Rheumatology

Thank you to all who participated in the Department of Medicine Scholarly Activities Day!