Annual Research Day

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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 2023

Tuesday, October 3, 2023


Keynote Presentation - Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110 MERF

A Trail of Research: Establishing Obesity as a Disease

Steven B. Heymsfield, MD
Metabolism & Body Composition
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University


Invited Short Presentations - Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110 MERF

Key Advances in Liver Disease:  Incorporating Clinical Research into a Career in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Antonio Sanchez, MD, Clinical Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

FoxOs regulate muscle mitochondrial function in diabetes
Brian O'Neill, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Brown Adipose Tissue-Derived GDF15 as a Modulator of Cardiometabolic Health
Renata Pereira Alambert, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

The Chronic Prothrombotic State after Mild Acute Infection with SARS-CoV-2 is Partly Mediated through Extracellular Histones
Gokul Patil, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation

Characterizing a Novel Family of Alternative Open Reading Frame Encoded Microproteins
Nathan Witmer, BS, Graduate Research Assistant, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine


Poster Session - MERF Atrium [view poster list]