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Member Accomplishments

Congratulations to our 2013 CT Chapter Award Winners!

This year’s Laureate Award winners are Fitzhugh C. Pannill III, an internist practicing in Southbury and Catherine Apaloo, the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Residency Program Director. The George F. Thornton Teaching Award was presented to Gregory K. Buller, Chair of Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital and Barry J. Wu, Associate Program Director for the Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Saint Raphael) Program. We introduced a new award, The Distinguished Internist Award, which was given posthumously to Henry C. Gift, the long-time director of the outpatient medical clinic at St. Mary’s Hospital. The award will hereafter bear his name.

The Resident Abstract Competition was once again successful, under the first-time leadership of Rebecca Andrews. Nearly 200 posters were presented. Congratulations to the following winners:

First – Janet Ho, Yale Primary Care Program: “Transitions of care at a community hospital: Sharing the voices of readmitted patients through qualitative interviews”

Second – Safia Gazi, Griffin Hospital: “A new multidisciplinary approach to learning improves patient safety and resident satisfaction”

Third – Nedsley Vila, St. Vincent’s Medical Center: “Intern boot camp as a tool for improvement of orientation and transition from medical school to internship”

Clinical Vignettes:
First – Sanam Lathief, Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Saint Raphael): “An unusual case of cryoglobulinemic pleuro-pericarditis”

Second – William Carroll, St. Vincent’s Medical Center: “A case of limited granulomatosis with polyangiitis complicated by central DI”

Third – Henry Igid, University of Connecticut: “Synchronous CML and testicular germ cell tumor unrelated to cancer therapy”

By virtue of their first-place awards, Drs. Ho and Lathief win the opportunity to present their abstracts at Internal Medicine 2014 in Orlando!

The Tri-State abstract competition for Early Career Physicians was also held; Parijat Sen, from Newark NJ took the prize for “SVC Syndrome: A Rare Hemodialysis Complication”.

The final of the Medical Challenge competition was held, featuring teams from University of Connecticut Internal Medicine Program, Yale Primary Care Program and University of Connecticut Primary Care Program. University of Connecticut IM continued their dominance of this event and will once again represent our chapter at the Doctor’s Dilemma competition, held during Internal Medicine 2014. Congratulations to team members Gurukripa Kowlgi, Arushi Khurana, Shireen Mirza and Bhavtosh Dedania.

The Connecticut Chapter would like to thank the following members for recruiting colleagues as part of ACP's Recruit-a-Colleague program:

  • Bayode A Afolalu, MBBS FACP

New Fellows

Congratulations to our new Connecticut ACP Fellows elected in the past 6 months.

Fellowship is an honor achieved by those recognized by their peers for personal integrity, superior competence in internal medicine, professional accomplishment, and demonstrated scholarship.

If you have any current news to share about yourself or a colleague that we can celebrate, please e-mail it to Nancy Sullivan and specify that it is for the Member Accomplishments section of the Chapter Web site.

Page updated: 7/18/14

Contact Information

Robert Nardino, MD, FACP
ACP Governor, Connecticut Chapter

Nancy Sullivan
30 Dwight Drive, Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: (860) 349-8995
Fax: (860) 349-3004 or
E-mail: ctacp@comcast.net

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