Resident Research Day

2013 GME Research Day Award Winners 
Best Oral Presentation (presented with a $400 award)
Ramzy Rimawi Infectious Disease The Impact of Penicillin Skin Testing on Patient Outcome and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Best Quality Improvement Research (presented with a $400 award)
Greg Borst General Surgery Residency Search and Destroy (S&D): Universal Surveillance and Decolonization for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Reduces MRSA Infections in Trauma Patients
Best Case Report (presented with a $400 award)
Rasheel Chowdhary Pulmonary Critical Care Hunting for Tularemia
Research of Distinction (each presented with a $200 award)
Kaushal Shah Infectious Disease Barriers in Removing Penicillin Allergy Documentation Despite A Negative Penicillin Skin Test
Drennan Smith Pathology Comparison of Adequacy and Diagnostic Utility of Fine Needle Aspiration and Needle Core Biopsy of Solid Tissues Submitted for Flow Cytometric Analysis
Andrea Staneata Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciatic Nerve Variations in Relation to the Piriformis Muscle: Cadaveric Study
Brian Zeithaml General Surgery When Birds Can't Fly: An Analysis of Advanced Life Support Ground Transport After a Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Request
Swapnil Kachare General Surgery Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy is Associated with Improved Survival as Compared to Nodal Observation in Patients with Intermediate Thickness Melanoma
Honorable Mention (each presented with a $100 award)
Jessica Rose Emergency Medicine Residents are hesitant to report hollow-bore needle sticks and most commonly report feeling rushed during procedures when stuck
Yaseen Mohiuddin Pathology Immunohistochemical Study of the Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition Phenotype in Renal Tumors
Ravali Janagama Pediatrics Trends In Cardiovascular Mortality In Eastern North Carolina Before And After Establishment Of The East Carolina Heart Institute
Ronquin Ren Pathology The Role of Peritoneal Washing Cytology in Pathology Evaluation of Ovarian Tumors