SOM research chosen for presentation at national meeting

The American College of Chest Physicians selected two research projects from the School of Medicine for presentation at the CHEST 2014 meeting on Oct. 25-30 in Austin, Texas.

Darwish Naji, M.D., chief resident in the Department of Medicine, is the lead author of “Cardiac Damage in a Model of Fat Embolism” that was selected for a poster presentation. Shehabaldin Alqalyogbi, M.D., resident, Betty Herndon, Ph.D., research associate professor, Agostino Molteni, M.D., Ph.D.,  professor of pathology, director of student research, and Gary Salmzman, M.D., professor and director of Asthma Clinical Research Center, were coauthors of the study.

Alqalyogbi is also the lead author of “Augiotensin II Receptor Blocker Interrupts Persisting Lung Damage After Long Bone Trauma” that was selected for an oral presentation. Naji, Devin Bass, resident, Herndon, Molteni and Salzman were coauthors.

CHEST is an organization of more than 18,000 members that serves to advance best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research, and team-based care.