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Save the Date - 2017 Annual Chapter Scientific Meeting

February 24-25, 2017
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center
Durham

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The competition was fierce at this year’s Resident and Student Poster Competition, held at the NC Chapter’s Annual Scientific Sessions, February 26-27, but only one poster can claim the title Best Overall. The 2016 Best Overall Poster was awarded to Nicholas Turner, MD (Duke) and co-author Jane Trinh, MD for the poster, “Improving HCV Screening Rates in a Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Clinic.” The Chapter received nearly 140 abstract submissions, from which 72 abstracts were accepted. The winners in all categories were:

  • Best Overall: Nicholas Turner, MD (Duke)
  • Best Clinical Vignette: Hannah Bensimhon, MD (UNC)
  • Second Place Clinical Vignette: Collin Burke, MD (WFU)
  • Third Place Clinical Vignette: Tony Mazzella, MD (UNC)
  • Best Clinical/Basic Research: Eric Black-Maier, MD (Duke)
  • Best QI: Lucy Witt, MD (UNC)
  • Best High Value Care: Samaya Qureshi, MD (Cone)
  • Best Student: Thanh-Tam Le (UNC)

For the first time this year, the NC Chapter invited posters from early career physicians for the first “Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignette Poster Competition for Early Career Physicians.” Congratulations to Dr. Ajay Dharod (WFU) and co-authors Rebecca Omlor, MD, Muhammad K. Hayat Syed, MD, Pradeep Yarra, MD, and Richard Wyderski, MD on their first place win with the poster, “Holiday discharges are associated with higher 30-day hospital readmission rates on two academic general internal medicine (IM) services.” Due to the positive response to this pilot effort, the Chapter intends to incorporate ECP posters into the Chapter meetings annually. The winners of the ECP poster contest were:

  • First Place: Ajay Dharod, MD (WFU)
  • Second Place: Jennifer Rymer, MD (Chief Resident, Duke)
  • Third Place: David Ming, MD (Duke)

Many hands were involved in putting together this wonderful showcase of our state’s academic institutions and the future of our profession. A hearty thanks goes out to Dr. Richard Wardop (UNC) and Dr. Lalit Verma (Duke), co-chairs of the resident/student poster competition, for the enormous effort that went into the project, which included reviewing all 140 abstract submissions! Special thanks to Dr. Richard Wardrop for coordinating the ECP poster competition and to Dr. Joey Cristiano (WFU), Dr. Lee Berkowitz (UNC), Dr. Scott Furney (CMC), and Dr. Dawn Brezina (Duke) for serving double duty as judges of both the resident/student posters as well as the ECP posters. Our appreciation also goes to the resident/student poster judges: Dr. Lacy Hobgood (ECU), Dr. Andrew Buzan (WakeMed), Dr. Poonam Sharma (Duke), Dr. Jamison Chang (UNC), Dr. James Granfortuna (ConeHealth), Dr. Matt Blackwell (CMC), Dr. David Miller (WFU), Dr. Larry Klima (ConeHealth), Dr. Deb Bynum (UNC), Dr. Bhuvana Guha (Dept. of Veterans Affairs), and Dr. Emily Mullen (ConeHealth).


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