Susan M. Orrange, MEd, PhD, assistant dean for education and resident services in the Office of Graduate Medical Education, is seen at right announcing some of the research poster award winners during the virtual Celebration of Scholarship held online June 5.

142 Posters Presented at Celebration of Scholarship

Published June 23, 2020

story by dirk hoffman

Two medical fellows, four medical residents and two medical students earned honors for outstanding poster presentations at the Office of Graduate Medical Education’s second annual Celebration of Scholarship.


Recipients of Celebration of Scholarship Research Awards are as follows:

Vikash Agrawal, MD
Neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship
Basic science research award winner
“Optimal Depth Of Chest Compressions Targeting Gas Exchange In Neonatal Cardiac Arrest”
Mentor: Praveen K. Chandrasekharan MD, assistant professor of pediatrics

Yara Abdou, MD
Hematology-oncology fellowship
Clinical research award winner
“Role Of Cd8+ T-Cell Infiltration in Breast Tumors of Black Women Compared to White Women”
Mentor: Christine Ambrosone, PhD, professor of oncology and chair of the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control, Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center

Abigail Schubach
Medical education program
Clinical research award winner
“Somatization Mediates the Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Pain in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome”
Mentor: Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine

Matthew Kaye
Medical education program
Educational research award winner
“Surveying Gastroenterology Content And Methods Of Teaching Gastroenterology To Preclinical Medical Students Across The United States”
Mentor: Thomas C. Mahl, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Chukwuemeka J. Okafor, MD
Internal medicine residency
Incubation research award winner
“Modeling and Prediction of Cardiac Progression in Tavr”
Mentor: Stanley F. Fernandez, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Kelsey Adamson, MD
Internal medicine residency
Other research award winner
“Chronic Oral Steroid Use for COPD With Frequent Exacerbations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in Support of the American Thoracic Society Practice Guidelines”
Mentor: Manoj J. Mammen, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Sandeep Kumar, MD
Internal medicine residency
Other research award winner
“Withdrawal of Inhaled Corticosteroids for Patients With COPD on Triple Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
Mentor: Manoj J. Mammen, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Mohammed U. Ansari, MD
Internal medicine residency
Quality improvement research award winner
“Improving Breast Cancer Screening Rates in a Primary Care Safety-Net Clinic: Quality Improvement Project”
Mentor: Smita Y. Bakhai, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine

More Than 140 Posters Presented

Other presenters were:

Basic science research

  • Elie R. Chemaly, MD, PhD, clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology
    “A Novel Indicator of Diastolic Function Using Multivariable Calculus”
  • Cameron J. Daniel, graduate student researcher in biomedical engineering
    “Utilizing Microfluidics to Model and Predict Drug-Induced Nephrotoxicity”
  • Itivrita Goyal, MD, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship
    “Simvastatin Inhibits the Pro-Inflammatory and Pro-Atherogenic Effects of Cream in Obese Subjects”
  • Medhavi Gupta, MD, hematology-oncology fellowship
    “Exploring Quantitative Phenotyping of Plasma-Derived Exosomes of Neuroendocrine Origin as Prognostic Biomarkers”
  • N Ja Hpa, MD, neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship
    “Gestational Exposure to Menthol Aerosol Impacts Pregnancy Success Rates, But Does Not Compromise Fetal Growth”
  • Gary J. Iacobucci, PhD, postdoctoral associate in biochemistry
    “Disease Variants Reveal Novel Structural Determinants of NMDA Receptor Function”
  • Alexander Jacob, PhD, research scientist in Department of Medicine and Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
    “Role of Glycolysis in Early Sjogren’s Syndrome”
  • Brian MacDonald, MD, PhD, geriatrics fellowship
    “Vitamin D Sufficiency in Geriatric Mice Preserves Anaerobic Exercise Capacity and Decreases Adiposity, and High-Dose Vitamin D Improves Bone Mineral Density and Balance”
  • Srinivasan Mani, MD, neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship
    “Efficacy of Laryngeal Mask Airway During Chest Compressions in Cardiac Arrest”
  • Matthew McGuire, MD, doctoral student in neuroscience program
    “Preclinical Development of an Animal Model of Post-Concussive Syndrome”
  • Mashal Salehi, MD, infectious disease fellowship
    “Inducers of SOS Response in Enterobacteriaceae”

Clinical research

  • Nikhil Agrawal, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Clinico-Pathological Findings in 20 Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 Infection: A Veterans Affairs Study”
  • Huma Baqir, MD, psychiatry residency
    “Attitudes Towards Suicide in Pakistan: Identifying Barriers to Help-Seeking Behavior”
  • Austin Barrett, medical education program
    “Differences in Hospital Outcomes of Gunshot Injury Patients Outside of Buffalo City Limits Directly Transported Versus Those Transferred to Level I Trauma Centers”
  • Hanan M. Batarseh, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Preoperative Respiratory Muscle Training for Lung Cancer Patients Scheduled for Surgical Resection (Meta-Analysis)”
  • Hardik Bhatt, MD, internal medicine residency
    “The Long-Term Prognostic Role of Myocardial Wall Stress in Survivors From Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention”
  • Ashlye Beth Borden, doctoral student in counseling psychology and school psychology program
    “Relationships of Therapist Treatment Allegiance to Treatment Outcome and Patient Expectations in a Clinical Trial of a Behavioral Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)”
  • Chelsea Cleveland, medical education program
    “Intolerance of Uncertainty and Decisional Conflict in Parents of Children Undergoing Otolaryngologic Surgery”
  • Brian D. Conway, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Shows Lower Complication and Pacemaker Rates With Similar Outcomes and Cost When Compared to Rapid Deployment Edwards Intuity Valve in Patients Undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement”
  • Zafardjan Dalimov, medical education program
    “Factors Associated With Non-Elective Transurethral Resection of the Prostates: Patients, Payors, and Hospitals”
  • Alexandra N. DeRosa, medical education program
    “Spine Structure Comparison in Subjects With and Without Pelvic Organ Prolapse”
  • Samantha Eng, medical education program
    “Medication Adherence in Children With Persistent Asthma and Attention Deficit Disorder: How Do They Compare?”
  • Mark G. Faber, DO, internal medicine residency
    “Predictors of Vascular Disease in Myelodysplastic Syndromes”
  • Jill C. Fennell, MD, pediatric emergency medicine fellowship
    “The Association Between C-Reactive Protein Levels and the Severity of Appendicitis in Children”
  • Steven J. Foulis, medical education program
    “Patient-Centered Addiction Medicine: What Helps Patients the Most in Their Recovery and What do They Want to Pray About? — The Role of Spirituality and Prayer in Opioid Addiction Recovery”
  • Alexander Fritz, medical education program
    “Indications for Surgical Intervention From Adolescent to Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis”
  • Husam A. Ghanim, PhD, research associate professor of medicine
    “The Anti-inflammatory Effects of Insulin and Hydrocortisone Combination in Obese Subjects”
  • Matthew Gravina, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Early Complete Remission by Functional Imaging and Intensified Frontline Therapy Are Associated With an Improved Clinical Outcome in Patients With Newly Diagnosed T-Cell Lymphoma — A Single Center Experience”
  • Daniel Greenberg, medical education program
    “Financial Triage In Medicine: Insurance Disparities and Burden of Care for Firearm-Related Trauma Injuries”
  • Aman Gupta, MD, cardiovascular disease fellowship
    “Annular Measurements in Bicuspid Aortic Valve are Largest in the 20% Phase: Implications For TAVR and SAVR”
  • Zachary Haas, DO, cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship
    “Comparison of Estimated Aortic Valve Area in Transesophageal Echocardiography With and Without Ultrasound Contrast”
  • Jason Harhay, DO, internal medicine residency
    “Weight Change in Dialysis Patients After Receiving a Kidney Transplant”
  • Rana Masoud Harhay, DO, pediatrics residency
    “Response to Treatment With Intra-Articular Triamcinolone Hexacetonide and Triamcinolone Acetonide in Oligo-Articular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis”
  • Babitha Haridas, MD, child neurology residency
    “Assessment of Adrenal Function After ACTH Treatment in Children With Infantile Spasms: A Retrospective Analysis of Local Practices and Trends”
  • Nadine Haykal, MD, otolaryngology residency
    “The Branchial Cleft Fistula: Use of a Fistulogram and Guidewire to Facilitate Complete Removal Via Single Incision. A Review of 8 Cases”
  • Alex Hollenberg, medical education program
    “Radiographic Outcomes in the Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
  • Xiaobing Jin, MD, PhD, pathology residency
    “The Clinicopathologic Spectrum of Seromucinous Tumors of the Ovary”
  • Simranjit Kaur, medical education program
    “Distress or Depression — Examining the Psychological Effects of Diabetes in Adolescence”
  • Lauren Lucente, medical education program
    “Lyme Arthritis in Children on the Uptick in Western New York Area”
  • Eleanor McCabe, doctoral student in counseling psychology and school psychology program
    “Predictors of Drop Out From a Clinical Trial Testing a Brief Behavioral Treatment For Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)”
  • Abrianna Mihalkovic, graduate student in psychology
    “A Personalized Medicine Approach to Improve Bariatric Surgery Outcomes Utilizing Psychosocial and Genetic Risk Assessments”
  • Leah Militello, MD, postdoctoral fellow in anesthesiology
    “A Computational Strategy to Develop a Tall Cell Pipeline for Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma”
  • Yaseen Najjar, MD, internal medicine residency — Catholic Health System
    “Can RAAS Inhibitors Affect Mortality and Complications in the Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients?”
  • Naren S. Nallapeta, MD, internal medicine residency
    “A Co-Localized Approach for Management of Hepatitis C and Opiate Dependency in People Who Inject Drugs (PWID).
  • Adrian A. Ong, MD, otolaryngology residency
    “Outcomes of Dog Bite Avulsion Injury Reconstruction With Urinary Bladder Matrix”
  • Osman Ozel, MD, clinical research fellow in neurology
    “Outcome of Patients Treated for Intractable Raised Intracranial Hypertension Following Cerebral Venous Stenting”
  • Manu R. Pandey, MBBS, hematology-oncology fellowship
    “Phase I Clinical Trial of Combination Dose-Escalated Propranolol With Pembrolizumab in Locally Advanced and Metastatic Melanoma: Safety, Tolerability, and Preliminary Evidence of Antitumor Activity”
  • Christopher D. Radziwon, PhD, research assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Behavioral Medicine
    “Do I Really Have to Do My Homework?: The Relationship of Homework Compliance and GI Symptom Improvement Following CBT For IBS”
  • Zubair Rahaman, MD, internal medicine residency
    “A Prospective, Open Label, Phase 2 Study at an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center: Medical Cannabis Versus Mirtazapine for the Treatment of Insomnia, Anorexia and Anxiety in Cancer Patients”
  • Pedro Rivera-Hernandez, MD, pediatrics residency
    “Gestational Exposure to E-Cigarette Carriers Alone Results in Compromised Postnatal Growth With Right Ventricular Hypertrophy”
  • Cirous Sadeghi, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Heart Score Does Not Predict an Abnormal Myocardial Perfusion Spect Among Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Chest Pain”
  • Sarah Sadek, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Outcomes of AML Patients Treated With Gemtuzumab-Ozogamicin Based Therapies: A Cue to Optimal Chemotherapy Backbone”
  • Jordan Serotte, medical education program
    “Time to Surgery in Geriatric Hip Fracture Patients at Erie County Medical Center”
  • Mihir Soparkar, MD, geriatrics fellowship
    “VO2max Correlates With Quality of Life and is Inversely Associated With Frailty in Older Veterans”
  • Gina Sparacino, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Effects of Aspirin on the Gastrointestinal Tract”
  • Mehran Taherian, MD, pathology residency
    “Comparison Of EUS-FNA With Rose and EUS-FNB Without Rose for Pathologic Diagnosis of Pancreatic Lesions: A Single Institution Study”
  • Mercy K. Tomy, MD, palliative medicine fellowship
    “Dyspnea Management in Palliative Care: Are All Opioids Equal?”
  • Thor Vandehei, medical education program
    “Pediatric Antibiotic Use for Acute Otitis Media in the Urgent Care Setting: Watchful Waiting is Not an Option?”
  • Geetha Vasudevan, medical education program
    “Alice in Wonderland Syndrome and Pediatric Concussion; A Novel Correlation”
  • Winston Wey, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Palliative Medical Management of Inoperable Malignant Bowel Obstruction With ‘Triple Therapy’: Dexamethasone, Octreotide, and Metoclopramide”
  • Julia Yu, medical education program
    “Investigation of Incidence and Evaluation of Genitourinary Injuries in Pelvic Trauma”

Educational research

  • Hassan Al Saleh
    “Posting Habits and Educational Engagement in Physician-Owned Accounts on Instagram”
  • Emily J. Caldarelli
    “Increasing Resident Bedside Procedure Logging in the Residency Management System”
  • Charles T. Camp, MD, psychiatry residency
    “In Spite of PRITE: Designing an Effective Review Course for the Psychiatry Resident-in-Training Exam”
  • Christopher J. Deline, MD, assistant professor of neurology
    “Early Clinical Involvement Within the Life Coach Training Program: A Pilot Project”
  • Susan Graham, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
    “A Formal Teaching Experience Does Not Change a Cardiology Fellow’s Perception of Their Role as an Educator, But Increases Self-Assessment”
  • Elizabeth Z. Gregory, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Implementing a Distant Educational Curriculum as a Mixed Model Synchronous Learning Platform in a Cohort of Internal Medicine Residents During the Pandemic, and Perhaps Beyond”
  • Jennifer Kaczmarek, MD, pediatrics residency
    “Rounding Revamp: The Impact of Family-Centered Rounds (FCR)”
  • Anthony R. Khoury, DO
    “#soyouthinkyoucantweet?: A Comparative Review of Medicine Journal Clubs on Twitter”
  • Bree C. Kramer, DO, clinical associate professor of pediatrics
    “Implementation of a Case Based Curriculum for Third-Year Medical Students”
  • Daniel Mirsch, DO, clinical instructor of emergency medicine
    “Adding a Shoebox Simulator to an Introduction to POCUS Course Did Not Improve Retention of Introductory Knowledge”
  • Vandana Pai, MD, pulmonary disease and critical care fellowship
    “The Time is Now: Understanding the Relationships Between Grit, Resilience, Dignity, and Burnout in Medical Students”
  • Emilia M. Scutari, student in the School of Dental Medicine
    “Emotional Intelligence in Surgical Residencies: An Overview”
  • Anne Stoklosa, medical education program
    “Vaping Knowledge Gap in Medical Students”
  • Diana G. Wilkins, MD, clinical assistant professor of family medicine
    “So You Think You Can Teach? Using the Objective Structured Teaching Encounter to Assess Resident Teaching Skills”

Incubation research

  • William B. Alexander, MD, PhD, internal medicine residency
    “Recurrence of Immune-Mediated Hepatitis After Resuming Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy”
  • Christina L. Allen, DO, internal medicine residency
    “Cervical Cancer Screening”
  • Andrew Atia, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Relation of Left Atrial Size in TAVR Patients With Sinus and Atrial Arrhythmia”
  • Mohammad B. Awan, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Acute Kidney Injury With Toradol Use in Acute Pain Relative to Other Pain Medications”
  • Manav Batra, MBBS, clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    “A Study of Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance in Patients on Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) for Prostate Cancer”
  • Salman Bhat, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Effect of 6 Week Eicosapentanoic Acid Therapy (Vascepa) on Intracellular Lipid and Inflammatory Markers Post High Fat Meal”
  • John B. Boutros, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Echocardiographic Model to Predict Poor Outcomes in TAVR Patients”
  • Bradley J. Carrier, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Assessment of the Use of a Statin Decision Aid Tool in Resident Primary Care Clinics in Buffalo, NY”
  • Dawid Czarny, MD, internal medicine residency
    “The Evaluation of a Synchronous Online Interactive Learning Session as a Means to Enhance Acquisition and Retention of Musculoskeletal Knowledge Among Internal Medicine Residents During a Global Pandemic”
  • Chanel J. Fernandez, MD, internal medicine residency
    “‘ten-hut!’: Assessing Efficacy of a Pre-Residency Virtual Boot Camp in Easing Learner Transition for a Cohort of Incoming Medicine Residents”
  • Lucas Ferreira Battel, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Burnout Among Resident Physicians Working in a COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit: A Cross-Sectional Controlled Study”
  • Lauren Harte, medical education program
    “Sensory Innervation of the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon”
  • Amanda L. Hassinger, MD, sleep medicine fellowship
    “A Pilot Study Measuring Sleep Patterns and Wellness in Medical Students and Resident Physicians-In-Training”
  • Mazen N. Jizzini, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Clinical Use of Anti-Xa Levels to Optimize Dose of Low Molecular Weight Heparin in Stem Cell Transplant Patients”
  • Mary Carleton Johnston, MD, obstetrics and gynecology residency
    “Proposing a Robotic Radical Hysterectomy Training Module for Safe Ligation of the Uterine Artery at its Origin: A Pilot Study on Resident Surgical Education”
  • Hassan A. Khan, MD, internal medicine residency
    “The Relationship Between Panic Attack Symptoms and Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation”
  • Muniba Khan, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Risk of Bleeding Associated With the Treatment of Subsegmental Pulmonary Embolism”
  • Aakanksha Khanna, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Code Escape: Education & Skills Curriculum Applying the Platform of Escape-Room”
  • Christine Loui, medical education program
    “Practicing Evidence-Based Epidemic Prevention and Containment Amidst the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): A Multi-Institutional, Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Health Precautions in the Migrant Chinese Community”
  • Aysha Malik, MD, internal medicine and pediatrics residency
    “How Differences in Race and Ethnicity Influence the Length of Hospital Stay and Effectiveness of Rate Control Medications in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation”
  • Puja Mehta, DO, internal medicine residency
    “Role of Nephrin in Protection Against Doxorubicin Induced Cardiotoxicity”
  • Jasmyn Miller, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Reducing Avoidable Emergency Department Visits at a Large Academic Internal Medicine Clinic”
  • Jibran Mirza, MD, internal medicine residency
    “The Role of Immune Check Point Inhibitors in Inducing Myocarditis”
  • Navpreet Rana, DO, internal medicine residency
    “Evaluation and Optimization of GI Education for Internal Medicine Residents”
  • Abhinay Reddy, DO, internal medicine residency
    “A Comprehensive Tissue Characterization of Cardiac Amyloid Using Myocardial Biopsies and Cardiac MRI”
  • Francisco Jose Reis Ferreira De Lima, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Interactive Near-Peer Teaching: Methodologies for Improving Acquisition and Retention of General Outpatient Internal Medicine Knowledge in a Resident Learner Population”
  • Maryam Saleemi, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Multi-Faceted Strategies for Optimization of Diabetes Care in a Safety-Net Clinic: Quality Improvement Project”
  • Amandeep S. Sawana, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Change in Serum Levels of Ac-SDKP, an Anti-Inflammatory Marker, in Relation to the Use of ACE Inhibitors in Patients With Acute MI”
  • Shalin N. Shah, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Early Utilization of Basal Insulin in Patients With Diabetic Ketoacidosis Prevents Rebound Hyperglycemia”
  • Mark H. Shehata, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Healthcare Utilization During Sars-Cov-2 (COVID-19) Pandemic at Erie County Medical Center: An Observational Study”
  • Michael K. Shu, MD, obstetrics and gynecology residency
    “Outcomes of Feedback-Based Teaching by Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeons on Score for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Examination Amongst United States Residents”
  • Taryn C. Spencer, MD, internal medicine-preventive medicine residency
    “A Primary Care-Based Initiative to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates by Improving the Transition of Care”
  • Rutaba Tajammal, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Effects of Novel Cancer Therapies on Therapy-Related Clonal Hematopoiesis in Patients With Non-Hematologic Cancers”
  • Piotr Wolczynski, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Sepsis Bundle Usage and its Effect on Antibiotic Usage, Length of Stay and Hospitalization Cost in Adult Patients Admitted to Medicine Service”

Other research

  • Andrew D. Baumgartner, medical education program
    “Understanding Deprescribing in Primary Care: Using Abstraction Hierarchy to Enhance System Design”
  • Justin Bird, medical education program
    “The Effect of Beam Angle Alteration of Measurement of Acromiohumeral Distance”
  • Dali Edwards, DO, internal medicine residency
    “Association Between Occupational Exposures and Sarcoma Incidence and Mortality: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
  • Jenna Herskind, medical education program
    “BMI and Maternal Pregnancy Complications in Upstate New York”
  • Andrew Kelly, medical education program
    “Characterization of Medical Malpractice Litigation After Rhinoplasty in the United States”
  • Jordan Levine, medical education program
    “Changing Faces of Academic Surgical Leadership”
  • Afreen Siddiqui, medical education program
    “LGBTQ Asylum Seekers Aided by the Human Rights Initiative: A Profile of the Social and Political Climates Within the Countries of Origin of LGBTQ Asylum Seekers Aided by the Human Rights Initiative”
  • Abhay Singh, MD, hematology-oncology fellowship
    “Evolving Risk of Therapy-Related Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (TMDS/AML) Following Modern Cancer Therapies”
  • Andrew Smith, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Impact of Environmental Tobacco Smoke on Respiratory Health and Mortality in Adults”
  • Erika Zheng, medical education program
    “Does Academic Productivity Change After Becoming Department Chair of Surgery?”

Quality Improvement

  • Claudia Aghaie, medical education program
    “Measuring Respect at End-of-Life Using the Respect Measurement Tool”
  • Preksha Arora-Hughes, DO, psychiatry residency
    “CPEP Buddy Call Training Standardization: A QI Project”
  • Sarmad I. Baloch MD, family medicine residency rural track
    “Improvement of Prevnar Vaccination Rate of 65 Plus Population in Rural FQHC”
  • Einas Batarseh, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Improving Cardiovascular Disease Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment in Women”
  • Samuel R. Devictor, MD, otolaryngology residency
    “Postoperative Management After Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy: Improving Patient Care With Bedside Posters”
  • Kendall Ann Franz, medical education program
    “Evaluating the Discordance Between Offsite and Onsite Coagulation Testing for Bleeding Disorders at a Local Comprehensive Care Center”
  • Atta Goudarzi, MD, internal medicine residency
    “Increasing Lung Cancer Screening in a Primary Medicine Clinic — A Quality Improvement Project”
  • Victoria E. Hamilton, MD, pediatrics residency
    “Use of Donor Human Milk for Minimal Enteral Feeds at a Tertiary Care NICU”
  • Alastair Hutton, MD, family medicine residency rural track
    “Advanced Directives Documentation QI Project”
  • Patrick O. Kenney, MD, internal medicine and pediatrics residency
    “Defining Areas for Improvement in Antibiotic Stewardship for the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in the Outpatient Setting”
  • Anna E. Miller, DO, pediatrics residency
    “Family-Centered Rounds (FCR): Effect on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems’ (HCAHPS) Scores”
  • Jawdat Mustafa, medical education program
    “Overuse of Opioids for Chronic Pain in Primary Care”
  • Ellen Tokarz, MD, otolaryngology residency
    “Who Needs Training and How Do We Improve Competency: A Quality Improvement Study Comparing Tracheostomy Knowledge in Pediatric Versus Adult Medical Residents”
  • Usman Yousaf, MD, geriatrics fellowship
    “Improving Inappropriate Antipsychotic Use in an Inpatient Setting Among Geriatric Patients by Accurately Identifying and Treating Delirium”
  • Aseel Zein Al-Deen, MD, geriatrics fellowship
    “Improving the Assessment and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency in Geriatric Patients at the Buffalo VAMC Primary Care Clinic”

This Year’s Event Held Online Due to COVID-19

Celebration of Scholarship is an annual research poster session for residents, fellows and faculty educational researchers. 

Due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic, this year’s event took place online June 5. 

Timothy F. Murphy, MD, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research and SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine, gave a keynote address titled “The 21st Century Physician-Scientist.”