Research Day Winners Showcased at Grand Rounds

A nice bookend to the poster competition of Internal Medicine Research Day is the department Grand Rounds set aside for the presentations by the winners in the trainee category. Last week, three of the four winners of last fall’s 51st Annual Research Day discussed their work and took questions from the audience. (The fourth winner, PhD candidate Laura Whitmore, was unable to attend.)

After an introduction from Dr. Isabella Grumbach, Vice Chair for Research, Dr. Dinesh Voruganti, Associate in General Internal Medicine, presented his meta-analysis of studies examining outcomes for patients with diabetes experiencing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Dan Matasic, PhD candidate and member of Dr. Barry London’s lab, revealed the ability of coenzyme NAD+ to affect cardiac activity in mice under stress. Kevin Urak, PhD candidate and member of Dr. Paloma Giangrande’s lab, showed how RNA inhibitors of histones could be potentially deployed in instances of multiple organ failure.

Afterward, the three posed for photographs with their mentors who were in attendance: Drs. Marin Schweizer, Michael Giudici, Isabella Grumbach, and Paloma Giangrande.

Congratulations to all the winners of the Research Day Poster Competition and to these three for their engaging and informative presentations.

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