Massachusetts Medical Society: Thirteenth Annual Poster Symposium Winners

Thirteenth Annual Poster Symposium Winners

The Thirteenth Annual MMS Research Poster Symposium for Residents, Fellows and Medical Students took place on Friday, November 30, 2018 in conjunction with the 2018 MMS Interim House of Delegates Meeting.  103 abstracts were submitted by residents, fellows and students in four categories:  Basic Research, Clinical Research, Health Policy/Medical Education and Clinical Vignettes.  67 of the abstracts were accepted to the symposium for display.

The MMS is proud to announce the following winners of the Thirteenth Annual Poster Symposium:

Basic Research

First Place:
Sebastian Roque

Tufts University School of Medicine
Differences in Metabolomic Profiles between Sedentary Men and Women after a 20 Week Aerobic Exercise Intervention

Second Place:
Sina Foroutanjazi

Tufts University School of Medicine
Primary Left Ventricular Unloading Enhances Collateral Blood Flow and Reduces Infarct Size: Implications of Ventriculo-Coronary Interactions during Acute Myocardial Infarction

Third Place:
Nolan Condron, BS

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Dose-Ranging Study of Intratumoral Pembrolizumab in Humanized Mice With PDX Melanoma Tumors

Honorable Mentions:

Ayan Purkayastha
University of Massachusetts Medical School
The Role of BRG1 Bromodomain on Skeletal Muscle Differentiation

Clinical Research

First Place:
Samira Reyes Dassum, MD

North Shore Medical Center
Impact of Antibiotic Challenge Dose Testing on Patient Care in a Community Hospital: a Prospective Study

Second Place:
Robert L. Parisien, M.D.

Boston Medical Center
A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Opioid Prescribing Patterns in Orthopaedic Trauma

Third Place:
Jennifer A. Blumenthal, MD

Boston Children's Hospital
Practice Improvement for Standardized Evaluation and Management of Acute Tracheitis in Mechanically Ventilated Pediatric Patients

Honorable Mention:

Rachel Gomes Casseres, BA
Tufts University School of Medicine
Secukinumab in the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Interim Results of an Open-Label, Investigator-Initiated Trial

Prithwijit Roychowdhury
Baystate Medical Center
Spirometry Underutilization in an Urban Health Center

Fan Yun Lan (presenter)
Justin Yang
Harvard School of Public Health
Push-ups as a predictor of future cardiovascular events and functional capacity: a 10-year retrospective cohort study

Health Policy/Medical Education

First Place:
Ashley Shaw, BA

Harvard Medical School
Developing a Database to Drive Healthcare Innovations

Second Place:
Emily C. Cleveland Manchanda, MD, MPH

Massachusetts General Hospital
Implicit Bias Among Emergency Medicine Faculty

Third Place:
David T. Silverman
Erin Smith
Ian Benjamin
Boston University School of Medicine
Impact of CALM Service Learning Group on Medical Student Perspectives on Substance Use Disorder in Pregnancy

Honorable Mentions:

Laurel Banach
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Undergraduate Medical Student Peer Mentoring: A Novel Model for Improving Support of Medical Student Professional Development

Shirin Karimi, MD
Cambridge Health Alliance
Understanding Factors Leading to Outmigration of Primary Care Patients to Out of Network Hospital Systems

Edwin Wang
Tufts University School of Medicine
A marked diversity of liver function thresholds among clinical trials in cancer

Clinical Vignettes

First Place:
Rima Patel, MD

Tufts Medical Center
The vague complaint of fatigue in a cancer patient

Second Place:
Tahnee Kaur Sidhu, MD, MPH

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Colitis conundrum - differentiating and treating Clostridium difficile colitis and immunotherapy induced colitis: a case report

Third Place:
Rebecca L. Yanovsky, BS

Tufts University School of Medicine
Rapid response to isotretinoin and pulsed-dye laser in a patient with Morbihan disease

Honorable Mentions:

Modupeola Diyaolu, MD
Summa Akron City Hospital
Alternative Approach to Removal of a Retained Chest Tube

Niti Sharma, DO
Baystate Medical Center
Transverse Myelitis and Radiculitis secondary to Neuro Borreliosis

Gemini Yesodharan, MD
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
A rare case of coronary embolism presenting as STEMI in a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation

Copies of the abstract book from the Thirteenth Annual Research Poster Symposium are available to MMS members.  Please email Colleen Hennessey at to request a copy.

Past Symposium Winners:



The Massachusetts Medical Society would like to thank our prestigious panel of judges for the Thirteenth Annual Research Poster Symposium:

Donald E. Craven, MD, FIDSA
Chair of Infectious Diseases

Lahey Clinic
Professor of Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

James Feldman, MD, MPH, FACEP
Senior Investigator, Emergency Medicine

Boston Medical Center
Chair, IRB Panel Blue

Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine

Mary Beth Hamel, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School
Faculty Member, General Medicine & Primary Care

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Deputy Editor
The New England Journal of Medicine

Glenn Markenson, MD, FACOG
Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Boston Medical Center
Director, Center for Military and Post Deployment Health

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS
Physician in Obesity Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Instructor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Harvard Medical School

Disparities Solution Center
Affiliated Faculty

Mongan Institute of Health Policy

Shreekant Vasudhev, MD, FACP
Practicing Internist and Academic Hospitalist

Steward Carney Hospital

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