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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


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


Immunohistochemical Study of the Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition Phenotype in Renal Tumors

Ravali Janagama


Trends In Cardiovascular Mortality In Eastern North Carolina Before And After Establishment Of The East Carolina Heart Institute

Ronquin Ren


The Role of Peritoneal Washing Cytology in Pathology Evaluation of Ovarian Tumors