Student, resident win top prizes in Missouri ACP competition

Students, residents and faculty from the School of Medicine attended the 2015 Missouri Chapter of the American College of Physicians meetings and brought home two first-prize awards in poster competitions.
Students, residents and faculty from the School of Medicine attended the 2015 Missouri Chapter of the American College of Physicians meetings and brought home two first-prize awards in the poster competitions.

School of Medicine residents and students presented 27 posters at the annual Missouri Chapter of the American College of Physicians meetings Sept. 17-20 at Tan Tar A Resort on Lake of the Ozarks. One student and two residents captured the top prizes for their research efforts.

Comron Hassanzadeh, MS 5, received the first prize for student research, and residents Yazan Ghanem, M.D., and Saiprasad Narsingam, M.D., placed first and second respectively with their presentations in the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety division of the resident poster competition.

As winners of the poster contests, Hassanzadeh and Ghanem will be invited to present their posters in competition at the national meeting of the American College of Physicians next May in Washington, D.C.

UMKC School of Medicine
Missouri ACP poster contest winners

Student research
First prize: Regulation of locomotor activity to amphetamine injection by acid-sensing ion channel 1a and 2 in adult mice, Comron Hassanzadeh, MS 5; Xiangping Chu, MD

Resident research
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety division
First prize: Improving compliance of guideline-recommended screening measures of health maintenance in TMC-HH Clinics: A QI Project. Sarah Blake, DO; Audrey Bearden, MD; Yazan Ghanem, MD; Amanda Harrell, DO; Rhea Bhargava, MD; Bhaskar Bhardwaj, MD; Reed Cope, MD; Shehabaldin Alqalyoobi, MD; Sood Kisra, MD; Ata Bajwa, MD; John Foxworth, PharmD; Nurry Pirani, MD; David Wooldridge, MD; Reem Mustafa, MBBS/MPH

Second prize: Evaluation of the reporting process of the tests pending at discharge in an academic hospital. Saiprasad Narsingam, MD; Sood Kisra, MD; Samrat Patel, MD; Mihir Brahmbhatt, MD; Asha George, MD; Vritti Gupta, MD; John Foxworth, PharmD