University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Research Day

The Department of Medicine Research Day was initiated as an opportunity to allow all the Divisions of Medicine to mingle and learn what's going on throughout the department. It has been a successful event focusing on junior faculty and students at poster presentations.

Last year's Research Day was held on Friday, June 14, 2019 in the Health Sciences Learning Center. It was a catered affair and included a 1-hour Grand Rounds lecture and two additional plenary lectures. (View Research Day Handout)


2019 Grand Rounds Lecture (8:15 am, Friday, June 14, 2019):

"Understanding Health Disparities & Equity through the Lens of Kidney Disease"

Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA
Chief of Medicine, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Constance B. Wofsy Distinguished Professor and
Vice-Chair of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

2019 Plenary Speaker:

"No Colon Left Behind: Understanding & Addressing Colorectal Cancer Disparities"

Sonia S. Kupfer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic
University of Chicago

2019 Keynote Speaker:

"Precision Population Health: Local Level Predictive Analytics to Inform Helath Equity Intervention & Policy"

Amy JH Kind, MD, PhD
Director, Health Services and Care Research Program
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics

Poster Winners

Basic Science Winners

Stephane Esnault, PhD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Nizar Jarjour, MD
Eosinophil cytolysis on igg requires microtubule array formation, and p-38 phosphorylation downstream of reactive oxygen species production

Cara Green, BSc, PhD, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Dudley Lamming, BSc, PhD
Sex and strain determine the metabolic response to dietary protein level

Shane Huebner, PhD, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Richard Halberg, PhD
Biomarker identification of radiation-induced liver cancer

Maeghan Murie, BS, Geriatrics
Luigi Puglielli, MD, PhD
ATase1 and ATase2 are viable targets to prevent age-associated diseases

Shannon Reese, MS, Nephrology
Sarah Panzer, MD
Identification of Antibodies Reactive to Vimentin in a Rat Kidney Transplant Model of Chronic Antibody Mediated Rejection

Clinical/Translational Winners

James Stein, MD, Cardiovascular Medicine
Effects of Low-Dose Methotrexate on Brachial Artery Echogenicity and Grayscale Texture in HIV-Infected Individuals at Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk: AIDS Clinical Trials Group Study A5314

Nayoung Kim, CTRI
Danielle McCarthy, PhD
Predictors of Adherence to Nicotine Replacement Therapy: Machine Learning Evidence that Perceived Need Predicts Medication Use

Tanya Schlam, PhD, CTRI
Megan Piper, PhD
Which comes first in a quit attempt? Temporal relations between smoking and non-adherence to nicotine replacement therapy

Leigha Vilen, BS, Geriatrics
Amy Kind, MD, PhD
Feasibility of Residential History Construction Methodology for Decedents at two Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Brain Banks

Nnenna Ezeh, BA, Rheumatology
Christie Bartels, MD, MS
Smoking Exposure in Pack-Years Predicts Cutaneous Manifestations of Lupus

Planning Committee