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Department of Internal Medicine
20th Annual Research Day
Wednesday, May 24th, 2006


The Department of Internal Medicine will held its 20th Annual Research Day on Wednesday, May 24th, 2006. Organized by the department’s Research Day Advisory Committee, the major purpose of Research Day is to provide a forum for discussion of research ideas and to promote professional and social interaction within the department.

As in the past, the format consisted of standard oral presentations (10-minute PowerPoint presentation followed by 5-minute discussion) as well as a poster session. All departmental faculty and/or staff, house staff fellows and students were encouraged to present their data-supported research at the scientific sessions.

Keynote Speaker

Jose Caro, MD
Vice President
Endocrine Research and Clinical Investigation
Lilly Corporate Center
Indianapolis, Indiana



2006 Award Winners

Research Day Scientific Research Poster Award
Emily Cozzi, PhD Candidate
Department of Physiology
Poster:  Acute Exposure of Ambient Ultrafine Particulate Matter Increases Thrombogenic Potential


Research Day Clinical Vignette Poster Award
Dan Ramasamy, MD and Gastroenterology Fellow
Department of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology
Poster:  Unusual Cause for Abdominal Pain & Constipation in an African-American Woman

Research Day Trainee Presentation Award
Andrea Rosenberg, MD and Internal Medicine Resident
Department of Internal Medicine
Presentation:  Factors Predicting Tumor Size at Presentation in Breast Cancer

Metzger Research Day Junior Faculty Presentation Award
Tim Gavin, PhD
Presentation:  Overload-Induced Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy is not Different in Rats Selectively Bred for High and Low Endurance Exercise Capacity

Click here to see the 2006 Program

Click here to see the 2006 Slideshow