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2018 Annual PSQI Day
Friday, May 18, 2018
  Media Release May 18, 2018 Chattanooga, TN   2018 Annual Research Day Awards Announced   Dean R. Bruce Shack, MD, and Associate Dean/DIO, Robert C. Fore, EdD, hosted the 5th Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day Awards on Friday afternoon, May 18, 2018, in Probasco Auditorium at the Erlanger Health System.  Seventeen (17) presentations were given earlier in the day, also in Probasco Auditorium.     Judges for the event included: Jan Keys, DNP, RN, FACHESenior Vice President and Chief Nursing ExecutiveErlanger Health System   Pamela S. Gordon, MBA, CPHQ, CSSBBVice President of Patient Safety and QualityErlanger Health System    Sonya D. ReidProcess Improvement DirectorErlanger Health System    Michael BettingerSenior Director, Quality AnalyticsErlanger Health System The following awards were presented:   3rd Place:   Dr. Michael Facciolo, MD, Pediatrics Resident                      "Increasing rate of fluoride varnish in a general pediatrics clinic"   2nd Place:   Dr. Rachel Keilman, Pediatrics Resident                      "Introduction of spirometry testing in the Vance Stafford General Pediatrics                         Clinic in Children age greater than 5 years old with a diagnosis of asthma"   2nd Place:   Dr. Christie Cherian, Pediatric Resident                      "Depression and anxiety screening in Cystic Fibrosis patients"1st Place:   Dr. Ann Blake, Pediatrics Resident                    "Detection of postpartum depression in NICU mothers"   Please join us in congratulating all presenters, collaborators, and the awardees for their efforts to impact positive changes in the quality of patient care.   Updated 5/18/2018
2018 Annual Research Day Awards
Friday, May 4, 2018
  Media Release May 4, 2018 Chattanooga, TN   2018 Annual Research Day Awards Announced   Dean R. Bruce Shack, MD, hosted the 2018 Annual Research Day Awards on Friday evening at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club, May 4, 2018.  Twenty-two (22) presentations were given earlier in the day in Probasco Auditorium - Erlanger Medical Mall:  Nine research projects,  eight case reports, and five case series.   Judges for the event included: Thomas Devlin, MD, PhDAssociate Professor and Chair, Department of NeurologyUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga    Shanti Mohling, MD, FACOGAssociate Program Director, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga    Giuseppe Pizzorno, PhD, PharmDProfessor and Associate Dean of ResearchUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga andChief Research Officer, Erlanger Health System In 1983, the University and Erlanger sponsored the first inter-departmental event to highlight research activities at the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga called "Resident Research Day."  The Associate Dean for the Chattanooga Campus, Robert C. Coddington, MD, was integral in establishing an event to foster and encourage research in Chattanooga, and the award for the best research presentation was named in his honor.  The event has encouraged and fostered the expansion of overall research efforts at the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga.    Each year residents are asked to submit abstracts of interesting case reports, case series, or research projects with which they have been involved over the past year and for research occurring on the Chattanooga Campus.  This year all case reports, case series, and research projects were given as oral presentations in Probasco Auditorium.   Abstracts are reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee to determine which ones will be presented at our Research Day event. Several judges are also named each year by the Dean.  Judges determine the awards presented at the conclusion of the Annual Research Day activities.    This year, at the conclusion of the awards dinner, the following awards were announced and presented by judge and Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Giuseppe Pizzorno, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Robert Fore:   Case Series 2nd Place:   Nathan Jung, MD, Urology Resident                      "Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymphadenectomy"   1st Place:   Jason Fogleman, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Resident                      "Radiographic Evaluation of Adult Acquired Flatfoot Correction Using                        Spring Ligament Repair with Internal Brace Augmentation"   Case Reports 3rd Place:   Suril Patel, MD, Gastroenterology Fellow (with 2 Internal Medicine Residents)                      "Management of refractory biliary leak using Spyglass Cholangioscopy for                         better localization and grading of bile duct injury" 2nd Place:  Ryan Dyess, MD, Pediatric Resident                      "Novel Geno Mutation Causing Diabetes" 1st Place:   Chase Kluemper, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Resident                       "Inter-costal entrapment of clavicle fracture causing occlusion of subclavian                         artery and complete brachial plexopathy -- a case report."   Research Projects 3rd Place:   Yoshi Katsuura, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Resident                      "Butterfly Vertebrae:  A Systemic Review of the Literature and Meta                        Analysis" 2nd Place:   Duane Jurma, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident                      "Does the Addition of M-Mode to B-Mode Ultrasound Imaging Increase the                        Accuracy of the Bedside Diagnosis of Pneumothorax by Emergency  `                     Physicia?" 1st Place -- Best Overall Research Presentation and winner of the Robert C. Coddington, MD, Award for Best Research:                       Mathew Epps, MD, MS, Plastic Surgery Resident                       "Breast Pocket Irrigation during Reconstructive Surgery - current trends in                         Practice and an In Vitro Analysis of the Relative Efficacies of Antibiotic                         Solutions vs Antiseptics for Breast Pocket Irrigation during Cosmetic and                         Reconstructive Surgery"   Updated 5/5/2018              
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