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Research and clinical vignette poster winners

From the June 2001 ACP-ASIM Observer, copyright © 2001 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

The following 20 residents and 10 medical students won this year’s research and clinical vignette poster competitions.


Resident research posters

Naveed Aslam, ACP-ASIM Associate, Sinai-Grace Hospital, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University
Down-Regulation of NFkB in Prostate Cancer Cells by Ciprofloxacin

Rebecca Chapin, ACP-ASIM Associate, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis
A 17˘ Take-Home Graph Improved Glycosylated Hemoglobin in Inner-City Patients with Diabetes

Cynthia Christiano, ACP-ASIM Associate, Brody School Of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.
Enhancement of Hemodialysis with the East Carolina University Pulse Wave Dialysis Pump

Naveed Aslam, ACP-ASIM Associate (center), explains his research on prostate cancer to the poster competition judges.

Scotte R. Hartronft, ACP-ASIM Associate, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam, Houston, Texas
The Emphasis on Renal-Dosing Medications Study

Davinder S. Jassal, ACP-ASIM Associate, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The Influence of Angiotensin II on Smad Protein Expression Post Myocardial Infarction

Loren Kirchner, ACP-ASIM Associate, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio
Effects of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor on Wound Healing Rates in the Genetically Diabetic Mouse Model.

Richard G. Pinckney, ACP-ASIM Associate, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
Effect of False-Positive Mammograms on Subsequent Screening Mammography in Vermont Women

Erik Rupard, ACP-ASIM Associate, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington
Corrected Serum Calcium Is Not Predictive of Ionized Calcium

Norbert Schmidt, ACP-ASIM Associate, Tulane University, New Orleans
Is Gastric Cancer Detected in Advanced Stages Because American Gastroenterological Association Guidelines Missed Too Many Cases?

Maria Shvab, ACP-ASIM Associate, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J.
Documentation Rules for Cognitive Services: Fair Play or "Dumbing Down"?


Resident clinical vignette posters

Tshering D. Amdo, ACP-ASIM Associate, Harbor Hospital Center, Baltimore
Essential Cryofibrinogenemia

Mary Carroll, ACP-ASIM Associate, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
Hyperparathyroid Storm Masquerading as Malignancy

Mahir Elder, ACP-ASIM Associate, Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center, Detroit
Myocardial Infarction Post In-Vitro Fertilization

Karen Fickel, ACP-ASIM Associate, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, Wisc.
A Man with the Blues

Sonil Joshi, ACP-ASIM Associate, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.
Variant Angina and Ambulatory ST Segment Elevation in a Patient with Systolic Myocardial Bridging: Successful Treatment with a Calcium Antagonist

Juan Lin, ACP-ASIM Associate, VA Medical Center—Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif.
Eosinophilia Associated with Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Peter Melchert, ACP-ASIM Associate, University Of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis
Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome: A Fulminant Thrombotic Crisis in a Patient with Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Karlina M. Patton, ACP-ASIM Associate, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati
Chronic Pseudo-Obstruction and Hypomotility Due to Scleroderma Limited Entirely to the Small Intestine

Gil Porat, ACP-ASIM Associate, Legacy Emanuel Health Center, Portland, Ore.
Carcinoidosis-Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Claude Tonnerre, ACP-ASIM Associate, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Md.
A Case of Severe Anemia in a Patient with Hereditary Spherocytosis


Medical student research posters

Gregory Beyer, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Optimizing Suicide Gene Therapy in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer Utinlizing a Novel Targeted Adenovirus in Vitro

Elizabeth McDonald, Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, Minn.
Cisplatin Induced Apoptosis of Dorsal Root Ganglia Neurons Is Not Fas-Medicated

Laura Rau, University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
Study of MHC Class-1 Restricted CD8 T-Cells Using an Evolutionary Approach

Kevin Sanders, University of Illinois, Chicago
Blood Substitute Design from Recombinant Hemoglobin Polymers

Delaney Smith, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland
Alzheimer’s Genotype and Personality in Healthy Subjects


Medical student clinical vignette posters

Alex Cho, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
IL-6 as a Cause of Hypocalcaemia in Advanced Liver Disease

Elliott Dasenbrook, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.
T-cell Dysfunction and a B-cell Tumor: Cytomegaslovirus (CMV) in a Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Patient

Vanessa Dixon, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
A Rare Disease Diagnosed Unexpectantly

Jeffery R. Groce, University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.
The Differential Diagnosis of a Gastroentestinal Bleed and its Workup

Jon Walker, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati
Acute Methemoglobinemia Secondary to Topical Benzociane Spray

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