30th Annual Research Week Awards
Monday, April 16, 2012
30th Annual Research Week
April 13, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
Elizabeth Jones, Executive Assistant to the Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
30th Annual Research Week, April 9 - 13, 2012
Chattanooga, Tennessee (April 13, 2012): Dr. David C. Seaberg, Dean for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, announced awards at a dinner at the held at the Walden Club in downtown Chattanooga following research presentations and judging throughout the day in Erlanger's Probasco Auditorium. The event originally began as a dinner presentation and awards in 1983, and has expanded to a full week of posters culminating with the awards banquet at the end of the week. Dr. Robert C. Coddington, the first Associate Dean and leader for the campus, was the inspiration and driving force behind establishing this event to encourage and recognize scholarly activity and research in Chattanooga. The awards were named for him in 1983, and he was able to attend this year's event and assist Dean Seaberg in presenting the awards. Other dignitaries attending the dinner included Erlanger Board members Donnie Hutcherson, Russell King, and Jim Worthington; Associate Dean and DIO, Dr. Robert Fore; former Associate Dean, Dr. Ron Blankenbaker; Director of Research for the campus, Dr. Greg Heath; and Scientific Review Committee Chair and Co-Chair, Dr. Eric Gratias (Pediatrics) and Dr. Francis Fesmire (Emergency Medicine). The SRC evaluates the scientific validity of research proposals and serves as the selection committee for initial abstracts submitted for the annual event.
Twenty presentations were heard by faculty, residents, medical students, Erlanger Board members, and administrative staff, involving nine (9) interesting case reports and 11 research projects. Judges included Dr. Beth Choby, Associate Professor for the St. Francis Family Medicine Program in Memphis; Dr. Matthew Good, Clinical Assistant Professor for the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Department of Pediatrics and practicing physician with the Highland Pediatrics Group; and Dr. Paul Stumpf, Professor, Chair, and Residency Program Director for the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Case Report Posters
3rd Place: Fernando Windemuller, MD, Department of Pediatrics
2nd Place: Jennifer Hamm, MD, and Vanessa Slots, Department of Pediatrics
1st Place: G. Ralston Major II, MD, Department of Surgery
Research Projects (both posters and oral presentations)
4th Place: Michael Johnson, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
3rd Place: Hal Parker, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine
2nd Place: Richa Sood, MD, Department of Pediatrics
Best Overall Research Presentation and Winner of the Robert C. Coddington, MD, Award for Research Excellence:
Erik Martin, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine
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