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JABSOM Enquirer: MD students, Residents, Fellows present research at annual Hawaiʻi American College of Physicians Scientific Meeting

Date: February 27th, 2017 in JABSOM News, Research, Student Life    Print or PDF

Pictured: Trudy Hong, First Place, Student Research with Resham Ramkissoon, Top Student Case Study.




These are some of the words used to describe how JABSOM medical students felt about presenting their research projects at the American College of Physicians (ACP) 2017 Hawaiʻi Chapter Scientific Meeting.

“I think it is great being part of this community, and seeing where we can be in the future”, relates Lindsey Carvalho (JABSOM Class of 2019). “Seeing the upper-classmen being selected to do podium presentations is inspiring!” Lindsey was there to present a poster on her research project entitled, “Investigating Causes of Serious Adverse Events in Patients with Dementia in the Mind at Home Studies”, that was done under the supervision of faculty from Johns Hopkins University. “I really want to thank Dr. Kamal Masaki (Chair of the JABSOM Department of Geriatric Medicine) for the opportunity to participate in the MSTAR (Medical Student Training in Aging Research) summer research program.”

“It has been really interesting to see all of these clinical research projects, and the speakers and presentation topics are all great”, added Jayden Galamgam (JABSOM Class of 2019). “I also want to thank Dr. Takashi Matsui for being such an amazing research mentor.” Jayden worked with Dr. Matsui and others on his project entitled, “The Effects of Intracellular Calcium Level on the Propagation of Cell-to-Cell Cardiomyocyte Death in an In-Vitro Model”.

JABSOM students at the American College of Physicians Hawaii Chapter annual meeting.

Poster competition. This photo and group photo above, courtesy of MS 2 Jon Woo.

Resham Ramkissoon (left) with Dr. Kuo Lian (Medical Director of Queens Hospitalist program).

Dr. Mary Ann Antonelli, Governor of the Hawaiʻi Chapter of the American College Physicians, has a unique perspective on the topic of medical student participation in this annual meeting, as she previously served as the Director of the JABSOM Office of Student Affairs and clerkship director for the JABSOM internal medicine clerkship.

“I think it is very important for medical students to begin networking and becoming part of a larger community of physicians. We all need to work together to be part of the changes that are happening, and not just let them happen to us. By being here, students can listen, see what others are doing, and develop ideas of their own,” said Hawaiʻi ACP chapter President Dr. Mary Ann Antonelli.

Dr. Antonelli also believes that having medical students present their research is very valuable to them. “Part of research is sharing. Through that sharing, students generate new ideas that can help them grow even further.”

Dr. Lisa Camara, Chair of the meeting’s Program Committee and Hawaiʻi Chapter Governor-Elect, also welcomes the participation of JABSOM medical students. A 1996 alumnus of JABSOM, Dr. Camara says, “We invite medical students to participate in our annual meeting because they bring so much enthusiasm and positive energy. We also want to be supportive of their research efforts, and provide them a chance to share their findings and new ideas with the physician community.”

In total, 14 current JABSOM medical students either delivered podium presentations or authored academic posters at the meeting. A number of other medical students were in attendance to support their peers, network with practicing physicians, fellows and residents, and learn from a star-studded roster of speakers for the day-long scientific meeting.

“Everyone has been very friendly and supportive”, related Kiyonari Noguchi (JABSOM Class of 2019). His poster described his research project, “The Role of mTOR on Cardiomyocyte Contraction and Calcium Handling”, that was also done under the supervision of Dr. Takashi Matsui. “It has been a great way to gain valuable experience. I’m really glad I did this!”

The first place winners for student research, student case report, fellow presentation and resident research all have the opportunity to attend the national ACP meeting in San Diego with a travel scholarship. Our names and abstracts were sent to the ACP HQ to be included in the national ACP competition. It will be held from March 30th to April 1st, 2017.

List of Student and MD Resident and Fellowship Awards:

Resident Research
First Place: Nobuhiro Ariyoshi
Wanted and Unwanted Care: The Double Edged Sword of Partial Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders

Second Place: Takeo Fujii
The Incidence of Immune-Related Adverse Events in Cancer Treatment: A Meta-Analysis

Third Place: Nishal Brahmbhatt
Evaluating the Effect of a Curriculum on Overall Resident Well-Beingand Burnout

Student Research
First Place: Trudy Hong
Augmented Reality Presentation of Anatomical Variations: Example with Aberrant Right Subclavian Arteries

Second Place: Julia Zhang
Oral and Intratympanic Steroid Therapy for Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Third Place: William Lee
Focal Fibrosis in the Septum in Human Hearts with Cardiac Hypertrophy

Top Resident Case Study
Dayna Lucuab-Fegurgur
Malignancy Masquerading as Henoch Schonlein Purpura with Ascites

Top Student Case Study
Resham Ramikissoon
Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Presenting as an Acute Psychiatric Episode

Top Fellow Presentation
Angel Kirkham
Slow Gait Speed as a Predictor of Mortality in Japanese-American Men: The Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program

Story by the “JABSOM Enquirer.” (Mahalo!)

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