University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Research Day 2018

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.


2018 Grand Rounds Lecture (8:15 am, Friday, June 15, 2018):

Diabetes & CVD: Have We Found the Holy Grail?

Silvio E. Inzucchi, MD
Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Medical Director, Yale Diabetes Center

2018 Plenary Speaker (1:00 pm, Friday, June 15, 2018):

Next-generation phenotyping: research use of electronic health records

Véronique L. Roger MD, MPH
Founding Director, Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery
Elizabeth C. Lane PhD, and Nadine M. Zimmerman PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Epidemiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

2018 Keynote Speaker (3:00 pm, Friday, June 15, 2018):

Asthma exacerbations: When sneezing begets wheezing

Nizar Jarjour, MD
Professor and Division Head
Department of Medicine - Division of Allergy, Pulmonary
and Critical Care Medicine
President, UW Medical Foundation

Dr. Nizar Jarjour

Poster Winners

Basic Science Winners

Louise Reilly, PhD, Cardiovascular Medicine
Lee Eckhardt, MD
KCNJ2 mutation decreases adrenergic-dependent IK1 modulation and is linked to CPVT phenotype in novel genetic model

HungTae Kim, BS, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Dawn Davis, MD, PhD
Cholecystokinin Promotes β-cell Survival in INS-1E Cells, Mouse and Human islets

Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS, Geriatrics and Gerontology
Jane Mahoney, MD
From Stepping On to Pisando Fuerte: Adapting an evidence-based falls prevention program for Hispanic/Latino Seniors

Cheri Pasch, BS, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
Dustin Deming, MD
Patient-derived Organotypic Cancer Spheroids (PDOCS) as Predictive Models for the Treatment of Human Cancers in a Clinically Meaningful Time Frame

Caitlyn Holmes, BS, Rheumatology
Miriam Shelef, MD, PhD
Defining a Role for Citrullination in Neutrophil Extracellular Trap-like Structures

Clinical/Translational Winners

Kara Goss, MD, MS, Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care
Kara Goss, MD, MS
Early Pulmonary Vascular and Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Healthy Young Adults Born Premature

Amy Kind, MD, PhD, Geriatrics and Gerontology
Amy Kind, MD, PhD
Visualizing Socioeconomic Disadvantage to Inform Programs and Policy: The Neighborhood Atlas

Andrew Merluzzi, BA, Geriatrics and Gerontology
Barbara Bendlin, PhD
Differential Effects of Neurodegeneration Biomarkers on Subclinical Cognitive Decline

Jakob Ohman, MS, Nephrology
Sana Waheed, MD
Survival Based On Dialysis Modality in the Older Population

Nnenna Ezah, BA, Rheumatology
Christie Bartels, MD, MS
Examining Relationships between Smoking, Poverty, and Race in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Planning Committee