UCSF Multidisciplinary Resident Research Symposium Wrap Up

Emily von Scheven, MD (left) & Miriam Kuppermann, PhD, MPH, RRTP Co-Directors. Not pictured: RRTP Director Doug Bauer, MD.

By Christian LeivaCoordinator, Resident Research Training Program (RRTP)
Clinical and Translational Research Pathway for Residents and MD with Distinction
Pre-Health Undergraduate Program (PUP)

On May 21, 2014 the Resident Research Training Program (RRTP) of UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Molecular Medicine Pathway of the School of Medicine’s Pathways to Discovery held the annual Multidisciplinary Resident Research Symposium in Millberry Union. The symposium provided an opportunity for residents to present their work and to develop cross-departmental collaborations. This was also the first time Molecular Medicine participated and the first time bench research abstracts had been accepted.

This year's symposium had its largest turnout with nearly 70 faculty, staff, and residents attending. Many residents had the opportunity to present for the first time - residents were exposed to the experience of presenting, the chance to learn, and the exchange of ideas with peers and mentors.

The event began with an overview of RRTP by Co-Director Emily von Scheven, MD and the Molecular Medicine Pathway by Ben Cheyette, MD, PhD and Anna Bakardjiev, MD. Sam Hawgood, MD, Dean, School of Medicine then shared opening remarks about the scope and innovation of the work being presented.

Five oral presentations were selected from among the resident abstracts submitted for consideration. Kerin Arora Gaudet, MD presented “MyPICS: Photo Identification Cards of a Medical Team on an Inpatient Pediatric Ward” on behalf of Patrick Peebles, MD; Allison J. Kwong, MD presented “Hepatic Toxicity from Rifampin Prophylaxis for Latent Tuberculosis in Liver Transplant Candidates: A Case-Control Study;” Chaz Langelier, MD, PhD presented “Pathogen Identification in Tanzanian Children Hospitalized for Cerebral Malaria and Culture-Negative Febrile CNS Disease;” Henry Krigbaum, MD presented “Morbidity and Mortality in U.S. Veterans Following Short versus Long Cephalomedullary Nailing of Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures;” and Catherine L. Chen, MD, MPH presented “Prevalence and Cost to Medicare of Unnecessary Preoperative Medical Testing Prior to Cataract Surgery.”

There were also awards for mentor of the year. The Clinical & Translational recipient was Lindsey A. Criswell, MD, MPH and the Molecular Medicine recipient was Tippi MacKenzie, MD.

In addition, there was a poster viewing and a reception - 27 resident posters were presented from many programs across campus from Anatomic Pathology to Urology.

Interested in learning more either about the Symposium or the other opportunities of the Resident Research Training Program? Visit http://accelerate.ucsf.edu/training/resident
Interested in learning more about the Molecular Medicine Pathway? Visit http://meded.ucsf.edu/mmp

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Event photos of residents and faculty members in attendance:

UCSF's CTSI is a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards network funded through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (grant Number UL1 TR000004) at the National Institutes of Health. Under the banner of "Accelerating Research to Improve Health," CTSI provides a wide range of resources and services for researchers, and promotes online collaboration and networking tools such as UCSF Profiles.