SOM students, residents bring home top awards from Missouri ACP competition

School of Medicine student and resident award winners from the recent Missouri ACP poster competition were: Ashley DeBoeuf, MS 4; Shariq Shamim, M.D., Adam Fleddermann, MS 6; Aref Bin Abdulhak, M.D., and Tosan Oyowe, MS 6.

Ashley DeBoeuf, MS 4, and Shariq Shamim, M.D., an internal medicine resident at the UMKC School of Medicine, each brought home first-place awards for their presentations at the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Physicians annual scientific meeting Sept. 13 through 16 at Osage Beach, Mo.

Both won their awards in the clinical vignette competition.

Students and residents from the School of Medicine presented 14 posters in the competition that included nearly 120 entries by students and residents from Missouri’s four medical schools.

DeBoeuf won the student competition in clinical vignettes with her presentation of “5-Flourouracil Induced Symptomatic Bradycardia. Shamim won the resident clinical vignette competition for his presentation “Meningoencephalitis: A rare presentation of undiagnosed Adult Still’s Disease.”

In addition to their first prize awards from the Missouri ACP, DeBoeuf and Shamim will each receive a stipend and be entered in the ACP national poster competition next May at the ACP Internal Medicine 2013 Week in San Francisco.

Three School of Medicine students and residents won second or third prizes at the meetings.

Adam Fleddermann, MS 6, placed second in the student clinical vignettes with his presentation on “Tumor of the mandible and the significance of maintaining a working differential diagnosis.” Tosan Oyowe, MS 6, won third place in the student research category with “Obesity impact on airway and lung: value of TNFa receptor blocker.” Aref Bin Abdulhak, M.D., took second place in the resident research category with “The association between Histamine 2 Receptor Antagonists and Clostridium Difficile Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.”

A total of 11 students and residents participated in the completion. Vanessa Smith, MS 5; Nadine Aboul-Magd, M.D.; Gurpreet Johal, M.D.; Alisa Likhitsup, M.D.; Mark Pluym, M.D, and Quandeel Soomro, M.D., also attended the competition.

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