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For over 50 years, the Department of Internal Medicine has held an annual Research Day to highlight and celebrate the scientific work of department faculty, fellows and science staff. It has grown from a half dozen posters to well over a hundred, settling in recent years to a manageable, competitive submission for 70 spots. Each year a team of faculty judges circulates among presenters on Research Day, listening to presentations and selecting best posters in basic and clinical/translational science as well as best poster by a new investigator. Winners receive a cash prize and time at Department of Internal Grand Rounds to present their work to a large and diverse audience of scientists and clinicians.

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Research Day 2022

Tuesday, October 11, 2022


Keynote Presentation
Prem Sahai Auditorium, MERF

Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: From Body Colonization to Global Spread

Michael Z. David, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
University of Pennsylvania


Invited Short Presentations - Urmilla Sahai Auditorium, 2117 MERF

Evaluating the causal impact of organ allocation policy
Tomohiro Tanaka, MD, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The role of airway epithelial responses in sarcoidosis
Alejandro Pezzulo, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine

Uncovering Preterm Immune Development
Jennifer Bermick, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

ASIC3 plays a protective role in delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) via muscle acid sensation during maximal exercise
Tahsin Khataei, MSc, Graduate Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine

Patterns of COVID-19 Vaccination Response Among Rheumatic Disease Patients Treated with Rituximab
Christopher Halbur, BS, Medical Student


Poster Session - MERF Atrium [view poster list]