2019 Resident Research Day Symposium
June 17, 2019
Each year, the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery presents an Annual Resident Research Day Symposium to celebrate accomplishments of the department’s residents, fellows, staff and students. For this year’s event, 102 submitted abstracts featured work including all the department’s divisions and all its affiliated hospitals. There were 63 abstracts from residents and fellows, 28 from students, and 11 from members of the clinical and research staff.
The event began in the evening of Tuesday, June 4, 2019 with a poster session, including a moderated competition presented by the first authors of the top poster abstracts. On Wednesday morning, keynote speaker, Dr. Dory Segev, Marjory K. and Thomas Pozefsky Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, professor of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and associate vice-chair of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave a lecture titled, “From Artificial Intelligence to Actual Intelligence: Changing Surgical Policy and Practice with Big Data.” After that, the top abstracts in each category gave oral presentations before attendees and a panel of guest physician-scientists, who scored the presentations to determine who would receive the awards.
Best Poster - Resident and Fellow - Jessica Mayor, M.D.
“Sex-Based Differences in Ten-Year Nationwide Outcomes of Carotid Revascularization”
Mentor: Jayer Chung, M.D.
Best Poster - Clinical and Research Staff - Jacqueline Yang
“Operationalizing a Sensor-Based Frailty Index to Assess Functional Status in the Older Population”
Mentor: Bijan Najafi
Best Poster - Student - Meredith McDowell
“Sensing Intracellular Temperature with a BODIPY Molecular Rotor”
Mentor: Stuart Corr, Ph.D.
Best Quick Shot Scientific Presentation - Emily Steen, M.D.
“A Saliva-based Proteomic Approach for Biomarker Discovery: A Novel View into Gastroschisis Outcomes”
Mentor: Sundeep Keswani, M.D.
Best Scientific Presentation – Clinical Research - Nader Zamani, M.D.
“Effect of Postoperative Permissive Anemia and Cardiovascular Risk Status on Outcomes after Major General and Vascular Surgery Interventions”
Mentor: Panos Kougias, M.D.
Best Scientific Presentation – Basic Science - Daniel Colchado and Hima Vangapandu, Ph.D.
“Mechanical Tension Influences the Regulatory Landscape of MSC-Derived Exosomes During Wound Healing”
Mentor: Swathi Balaji, Ph.D.
Best Student Quick Shot Presentation - Sri Gopakumar
“Intra-Operative Delivery of Oncolytic Virotherapy using Stem Cells after Surgical Resection for the Treatment of Glioblastoma”
Mentor: Frederick Lang, M.D.