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Department of Medicine ACP Abstract Day Awards


Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual ACP Abstract Day. The quality and quantity of abstracts were the best in the 24-year history of the event. We would especially like to thank those who assisted with mentorship and judging as well as those who helped organize the event, including Nancy Youngblood and our ACP president, Carrie Wynn. We look forward to your participation in next year's ACP Abstract Day!

Congratulations to our winners in each category:

  • Basic science research - Bijalben Patel, medical student. Soluble Guanylyl Cyclase Stimulators and Activators as a Potential Treatment Option for Preeclampsia
  • Clinical research - Kelly Windham, medical student. Analysis of Racial Disparities in UMMC Pediatric Critical Congenital Heart Disease Population
  • Quality improvement and patient safety - Andrew Brown, third-year internal medicine resident. High blood pressure, can we recheck that?
  • Clinical vignettes - Jennifer Kennard, first-year rheumatology fellow . A Case of Antisynthetase Syndrome Initially Presenting as Recurrent Pneumonia


  • Quality improvement and patient safety – Olu Kolawole. Let sleeping bugs lie: Assessing inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria among residents
  • Basic science research – Edgar Torres Fernandez. Are the androgen-induced cardiometabolic effects in polycystic ovary syndrome irreversible?
  • Clinical research – Doris Hansen. Autologous bone marrow transplantation for multiple myeloma: An analysis of risk factors that affected patient outcomes at UMMC
  • Clinical vignette – Avani Patel. When renal function fades like a vapor in the wind: A case of vaping associated propylene glycol induced AIN




Click here for ACP guidelines for abstracts and poster presentations.