Research Day Winners present for Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

An extension of the Internal Medicine Research Day tradition is the invitation given to the winners of the poster session to present their work at a session of the department’s Grand Rounds. This year was a return to an almost-entirely-in-person form with three of the four winners presenting their award-winning work to a small audience gathered in Medical Alumni Auditorium.

One of the two directors of this year’s Research Day, Michihiko Goto, MD, MSCI, moderated last week’s gathering, opening with thanks to all the participants, judges, and organizers for contributing to this year’s success. Also in the audience were Goto’s co-director, Prajwal Gurung, PhD, and Interim Chair Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, both of whom also had questions of the researchers following their talks.

Each of the researchers were presented with certificates commemorating their success and posed for a photo with Goto, Gurung, and Grumbach. Because one presenter was unable to be in person, her certificate was accepted on her behalf by mentor Peter Kaboli, MD. Congratulations to these winners and their mentors on this achievement!


Best Clinical Research Poster
The Association of Broadband Internet Service with Access to Mental Health Services Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Amy M. J. O’Shea, PhD,  Research Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine

Best Basic Science Poster
Exploring the function of a novel protein in the junctional membrane complex in cardiac muscle
Grace Ciampa, MS, Graduate Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Best Trainee Poster
Modulation of cellular ATP levels as a potential therapeutic strategy for Parkinson’s disease
Akansha Jain, BA, Graduate student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Best Poster by a Resident or Fellow
The role of airway epithelial cell responses in sarcoidosis
Miles Hagner, MD, Third Year Fellow, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine


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