2019 Resident/Fellow Research Day showcases trainee discoveries

The 10th annual Resident/Fellow Research Day held Aug. 28, 2019, was an opportunity for graduate medical education trainees from Penn State Health to share their research work.

The day consisted of three oral presentations held during the day at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and 48 posters that were presented in the evening at the Hershey Lodge.

Of the 62 abstracts submitted, the top three were chosen to be oral presenters based on the decision of a judging committee consisting of 16 members from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. The other applicants were invited to present posters during the evening session.

Lisa Domaradzki, a Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellow, gives an oral presentation at Resident and Fellow Research Day 2019 at Penn State College of Medicine, as Dr. Kent Vrana looks on.

Lisa Domaradzki, MD, right, gives an oral presentation at Resident and Fellow Research Day 2019 at Penn State College of Medicine as Kent Vrana, PhD, moderator for the event, looks on.

After the presentations were given, the best oral presentation award was given to Lisa Domaradzki, MD, a PGY-6 trainee in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. Her presentation was “Spo2/fio2 on Presentation as a Predictor for Early Hemodynamic Deterioration in Intermediate-Risk Acute Pulmonary Embolism.”

The other two oral presenters, and the runners-up from the overall field, were Jaimie Maines, MD, a PGY-6 trainee in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship, and Max Hennessy, MD, a PGY-1 trainee from the Otolaryngology Residency.

Among the posters, the judging committee awarded the best poster to Alexander Hajduczok, a PGY-2 trainee in the Internal Medicine Residency, for “Effect of Hyperoxia on Coronary Artery Circulatory Mechanisms Determining Blood Flow Variations.”

The runners-up among posters were Brandon Hendriksen, MD, and Marcos Kuroki, MD, PhD, both PGY-3 trainees in the General Surgery Residency, and Meryl William, DO, a PGY-4 trainee in the Anesthesiology Residency.

The 11th annual Resident/Fellow Research Day will be held in spring 2020.

Full list of presenters

Faculty and trainees look at a poster at Penn State College of Medicine's 2019 Resident and Fellow Research Day.

The poster sessions for 2019’s Resident and Fellow Research Day took place at the Hershey Lodge.

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