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Senior Scholarship Day

Mar 14, 2018

Senior Scholarship Day

Due to the nature of our tripartite mission at University of Utah Health and within the Department of Internal Medicine, we believe research is an important part of medical training. We are pleased that so many of our residents have taken an active role in research and scholarship during their time here. More than 30 of our senior residents presented Tuesday on their scholarship efforts during their time in our residency program. 






Participating Residents


Presentation Name


Hebah Alhumadi Impact of behavior changes on the obesity within public health of Kuwait Katie Lappe, MD
Faisal Al-jehani Effects of colpocleisis and concomitant midurethral sling on bladder emptying
Farah Alsarraf Maternal Perceptions of Obesity in Children Aged 6 to 9 Years
Dani Babel HEPA air filters during inversion seasons and their effects on symptoms in COPD patients Denitza Blagev, MD
Jeff Bank Increased Diagnostic Yield of Brushings for Biliary Strictures Using New Cytology Brush Design Doug Adler, MD
Michelle Bischoff Measuring and Managing Blood Pressure in a Primary Care Setting: A Pragmatic Implementation Study John Doane, MD
Molly Conroy, MD
Barry Stults, MD
Jason Penrod, MD
Sean Bradley Reliability of the Balance Error Scoring System in a Population with Protracted Recovery from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Emily Harold, MD
David Cushman, MD
Michael Battistone, MD

Nick Brening Orthostatic hypotension in geriatric frail adults on and off antihypertensives

Natalie Sanders, MD
Amy Cowan, MD

Meghan Cirulis Right-to-Left Ventricular End Diastolic Diameter Ratio in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock

John Ryan, MD
Nate Hatton, MD

Ryan Coil Laboratory Utilization and Cost Accountability: A Value Driven Outcomes (VDO) Quality Improvement Initiative at the University of Utah
Lindsey Fitzgerald Seeing Double: A Rare Presentation of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
David Gaston Biliary Strongyloides stercoralis With Cholecystitis and Extensive Portal Vein Thrombosis Paloma Cariello, MD 
Kim Hanson, MD
Sumati Gupta, MD
Neeraj Argarwal, MD
Sarah Gilligan Urine Anion Gap to Predict Urine Ammonium and Related Outcomes in Kidney Disease Kalani Raphael, MD
Charles Goodwin Role of Mitochondrial Pyruvate Transporter MPC1 in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Ryan O’Connell, PhD
Ian Hackett IMC STAIR trial (Safety and Efficacy of Peri-Procedural Heparin Plus Short Term Administration of Tirofiban Versus Bivalirudin in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Results From the Intermountain Heart Institute STAIR Study) Brent Muhlestein, MD
Andy Hahn Germline variant in HSD3B1 (1245 A>C) and response to abiraterone acetate plus prednisone (AA) in men with new onset metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) Neeraj Agarwal, MD
Rashmee Shah, MD
Rob Hartley Impaired Urinary NH4+ Excretion Is Associated with Poor Outcomes in CKD Kalani Raphael, MD
Whitney Haseman Women's Comprehensive Pain Clinic: Opioid Management Rick Rose, MD
Eric Johnson Family history of breast cancer predicts future risk of breast cancer in survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma Sarah Colonna, MD
Rachel Kroencke and Zoe Gombart Using the PROMIS survey assessing physical function and depression to predict hospitalizations

Molly Conroy, MD
Rachell Hess, MD

Nick Lebedoff Nail fold capillaroscopy to screen patients in clinic for scleroderma Tracy Frech, MD
Rachel Hess, MD
Drew Messerschmidt Electrical remodeling of the heart after LVAD

Stavros Drakos, MD
Katie Lappe, MD

Sean Migotsky A project regarding afib, specifically afib ablations, and trying to determine risk factors for ablation failure, failure timeline, and recurrent rhythm

 Mihail Chelu, MD
Rashmee Shah, MD
Emily Spivak, MD

Ryan Morton Population Based Paternity Rate and Partner Birth Outcomes Among Utah Men With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Kathryn Peterson, MD
Kirsten Rupp Assessing Refugee Access to Healthcare
Sena Sayood The Utility of Repeat Blood Cultures for Bacteremic Urinary Tract Infections and Associated Durations of Therapy Adam Spivak, MD
Jen Shepard Women's Comprehensive Pain Clinic: Opioid Management Rick Rose, MD 
Emily Signor Effect of admission location on cost and safety in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis Karli Edholm, MD
Nate Smith Does severe obesity decrease EKG sensitivity for decreasing LVH Brigham Smith, MD
Natalie Sanders, MD
Jacob Stever Comprehensive provider judgement outweighs disease activity measures in decision to not escalate therapy in patients with moderate to severe arthritis Grant Cannon, MD
Andrew Walker Out-of-pocket drug costs, shared decision making, and ticagrelor use in acute myocardial infarction Joseph Stehlik, MD
Jessica Zurko Use of GI PCR in patients admitted for the treatment of hematologic malignancies a project regarding afib, specifically afib ablations, and trying to determine risk factors for ablation failure, failure timeline, and recurrent rhythm Bert Lopansri, MD