ACOM and the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Wiregrass Chapter host Poster Day

The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Wiregrass Chapter jointly hosted the fifth annual Poster Day on November 6 and 7, 2020.

This event, held virtually for the first time due to COVID-19, gave participants the opportunity to post their research posters through Twitter. Categories included original research, quality improvement (QI) and innovation, Clinical Vignette, Population Health and Literature Review. In addition to the poster presentations, the event featured virtual talks by Paul Erwin, MD, DrPH, on the health of rural populations in Alabama and Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, FACP, on wellness in medical school and residency. Other speakers included Devesh Dahale, MS, MBA, on using QI science to improve processes and outcomes in healthcare, and Aziz Ansari, DO, SFHM, FAAHPM, FACP, on prognostication in serious illness.

We are excited to announce the following Poster Day winners:

Quality Improvement:

1st place: A Quality Improvement Project: Evaluation of the Effect of Community-based REVIVE! Trainings on Medical Student Attitudes Towards Addiction – Authors: Hninn Lwin, MS, OMS-I; Jonathan Taylor-Fishwick, MS4; Stephanie L. Peglow, DO, MPH

2nd place: Cardiovascular and Other Diseases as Risk Factors for Opioid Overdose – Authors: Saad Mohiuddin, OMS-II; Robert W. Parker III, PharmD

3rd Place: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening and the Potential for Healthcare Cost Savings – Authors: Cherie Shuler, OMS-IV; Victoria Phillips, DO; Amith Skandhan, MD; James Robeson, MD; Kyle Jones, MD

Clinical Vignettes:

1st place: Vitamin C Deficiency Masquerading as a Vasculitis – Authors: Ariail Gilbert Schmitz, DO; Nowoghomwenma Ibie, MD; Vindhya Katpally, MD; Amith Skandhan, MD; Sri Valasareddi, MD

2nd place: Short-Term Antifungal Treatment in the Setting of Oropharyngeal Mucormycosis – Authors: Alyssa Pace-Patterson, OMS-III; Britni Smith, MPH, OMS-IV; Pooja Patak, MD; W. David Hewitt, MD

3rd place: Geniculate Neuralgia: Herpes Zoster, a virus that surpasses time – Authors: Pooja Patak, MD; Erica M. Roman, MD; Mamatha Kondapalli, MD

Original Research:

1st place: In silico and In vitro experiments analyzing novel human variants of the GALT gene yield contradictory results – Authors: Travis Mitchell, MS, OMS-II; Eric Johnson, PhD

2nd place: Increased Microtubule Density in PAH Endothelial Cells – Authors: Veronica R. Davidson, OMS-II; Jonathan R. Brown, PhD; Audrey A. Vasauskas, PhD; and Caleb Hamilton, PhD

3rd place: Medical simulation-based learning outcomes in pre-clinical medical education – Authors: Maxwell Jabaay, MA, MS; Dario A. Marotta, BS; Stephen Aita, PhD; Dianne Walker, BS; Leah Grcevich, BS; Victor Camba, BS; James R. Nolin, MSN, NP-C; James Lyons MD; John T. Giannini Jr., MD