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14th Annual ACCM Research Day Poster Awards

Over more than a decade now, Research Day has become entrenched in our department's culture. It is well recognized for the quality of science presented and spirit of camaraderie that it engenders.

14th Annual ACCM Research Day
December 2012

2012 Research Day Poster Awards


Cardiac and Vascular Medicine

1st Place: Janna V. Serbo
Poster title: Bioblocks: three-dimensional constructs of cell-derived, human extracellular matrix with specific and confined geometry

2nd Place: Deepesh Pandey
Poster title: Arginase2 activation via subcellular trafficking: A novel mechanism for vascular endothelial dysfunction in atherosclerosis

Critical Care Medicine

1st Place: Atul Kalanuria
Poster title: The inappropriate diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia is common in comatose patients in neurocritical care units

2nd Place: Rajeev Wadia
Poster title: Correlation of dexmedetomidine dose and duration with withdrawal and need for adjunctive clonidine therapy in critically ill children

Innovation in Education

1st Place: Melissa Fussell
Poster title: Modified delphi assessment of need based learning priorities for pediatric acute care simulation curriculum and code card development in sub-Saharan Africa


1st Place: Bindu Balakrishnan
Poster title: Dendrimer-based postnatal therapy for neuroinflammation and cerebral palsy in a rabbit model

2nd Place: Romergryko Geocadin
Poster title: Orexin-A enhances arousal from post-cardiac arrest coma in a rodent model


1st Place: Yun Guan
Poster title: MrgC/C11 agonists inhibit N-type calcium channels in dorsal root ganglion neurons and attenuate dorsal horn mEPSC frequency in nerve-injured mice

2nd Place: Orion Furmanski
Poster title: Abnormal pain processing in a Shank3 mouse model of autism spectrum disorder

Perioperative Medicine

1st Place: Masahiro Ono
Poster title: Duration and magnitude of blood pressure below cerebral autoregulation threshold during cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with major morbidity and operative mortality

2nd Place: Hale McMichael
Poster title: Nocturnal hypercarbia from preoperative polysomnography increases risk of post-operative respiratory complications after adenotonsillectomy

Pulmonary Medicine, Immunity, and Sepsis

1st Place: Lucas Meuchel
Poster title: Resistin-like molecule alpha knockout reduces sugen/hypoxia induced pulmonary hypertension

2nd Place: Kazuyo Yamaji-Kegan
Poster title: Hypoxia-induced mitogenic factor (HIMF/FIZZ1/RELMα) induces pulmonary endothelial cell apoptosis and subsequent pulmonary hypertension in a Th2-dependent mechanism

Stroke and Global Ischemia

1st Place: Jian Wang
Poster title: A lipid-soluble iron chelator protects against intracerebral hemorrhage in mice

2nd Place: Emmett Whitaker
Poster title: Cerebrovascular autoregulation after pediatric cardiac arrest


The Research Day Committee thanks everyone who participated in the event.
Jenny Lee-Summers (faculty organizer)
Claire Levine   Nick Flavahan   April Maith   Anissa Williams


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Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

ACCM Grand Rounds take place Thursdays at 7 AM in Hurd Hall. Windows Media Player is required to view webcasts.

9/22: Discovery Rounds (12 PM, Chevy Chase Conference Room) – Viachaslau Barodka, MD, Nicola Heller, PhD

9/29: Quality Assurance Committee Meeting

10/6: Abraham Endowed Lecture – Shad Deering, COL, MD, FACOG

Understanding Child Abuse: From Neurobiology to Social Policy – Joan Kaufman, MD
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Combined Multidisciplinary Grand Rounds (Turner Auditorium): Strengthening Culture at JHH: – Kathleen Sutcliffe, PhD, Christopher Myers, PhD
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