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Member News

Utah Chapter presents 6 members with awards

(March 2021) The 2021 awards ceremony coincided with our chapter meeting to honor six Utah Chapter members:

Mastership in the American College of Physicians – Jeannine Engel, MD, MACP (long-time member of Utah Chapter; relocated to VA)

Laureate Award – Deepika Reddy, MD

Volunteerism Award – John Doane, MD, FACP

Chapter Advocacy Award – Emily Signor, MD

Resident Award – Benjamin Harris, MD

Medical Student Award – Ben Berger

View the Awards Brochure


2021 Utah Chapter Virtual Poster Competition Participants & Winners

(March 2021) We had 29 terrific poster submissions this year and 8 individuals were selected from a very competitive pool to present their posters:

  • Clinical Vignette Winner - Checkpoint Inhibitor-Induced Myofasciitis | Libby Petersen, BS
  • Research Winner - Identifying Novel Meningitis-Associated Sequence Elements Through Genome-Wide Association Analysis of Pneumococcal Isolates | John Sanchez, MS3
  • Black Tar Heroin-Associated Clostridium Botulinum Bacteremia In The Absence Of Clinical Botulism | Tess Battiola, MD (PGY1)
  • Increasing Incidence of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer (EOCRC) in the State of Utah: Newer Guidelines Lower the Screening Age to 45 Years Old | Evan Daugherty, MD (PGY3)
  • Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis with Associated Hypokalemia | Sarah Goaslind, OMS-III
  • Discharge Antibiotic Use for Community Acquired Pneumonia Following an Inpatient Clinical Decision Support Pathway Initiative | Shreya Sreekantaswamy, BS
  • Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Transgender Adolescents | Ambur Staab, MD (PGY2)

We had two winners (one each for the clinical vignette and research category) and all received a cash prize. Our grand prize winner, John Sanchez, who presented the case “Identifying Novel Meningitis-Associated Sequence Elements Through Genome-Wide Association Analysis of Pneumococcal Isolates”, will join our leaders at the 2022 ACP National Meeting to be held in Chicago, IL.


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