Residents, students bring home awards from Missouri ACP meeting

Students and residents competed at the 2013 Missouri Chapter of the American Chest Physicians Scientific Meetings on Sept. 26-29 in Osage Beach, Mo.
Students and residents competed at the 2013 Missouri Chapter of the American Chest Physicians Scientific Meetings on Sept. 26-29 in Osage Beach, Mo.

Residents and students from the School of Medicine made a strong showing in competitions at the annual Missouri Chapter American College of Physicians Scientific Meetings on Sept. 26-29 at Osage Beach, Mo. Two students and two residents brought home individual awards and a UMKC team of residents won the “Doctor’s Dilemma” medical jeopardy competition.

Internal medicine resident Aref bin Abdulhak, M.D., took first place in the clinical vignette category with his presentation on “Familial atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in an adult post kidney transplant patient successfully treated with eculizumab: a case report.” He will represent UMKC at the national ACP meeting next April in Orlando, Fla..

Alisa Likhitsup, M.D., placed second with her research poster on “Staining for liver oxidative stress in an obese mouse model.” Asha Nookala, MS 5, placed second in the research poster competition with her presentation of “Curcumin supplemented diet reduces inflammation in nonalcoholic liver steatosis in mouse model.” Katy Nickols, MS 5, placed third with her poster on “Normative pupillometry data in healthy pediatric patients from 1-17 years of age.”

John Foxworth, PharmD., professor of medicine, pharmacology, and informatic medicine and personalized health and associate program director and director of research for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, served as mentor for the student and resident poster preparations and presentations.

Residents bin Abdulhak, Hassan Salameh, M.D., and Gurminder Dhillon, M.D., teamed up to win the “Doctor’s Dilemma” competition. Mudassar Zia, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, served as their mentor. The three will also advance to the national competition at next year’s national ACP meeting.

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