Courtney Morgan, MD, wins Edelstone-Bendix award in Resident Basic Science Research
Vascular surgery resident, Courtney Morgan, MD, won the Edelstone-Bendix open competition in the category of Resident Basic Science Research. Her winning abstract was “Tissue Factor-Targeted Peptide Amphiphile as an Injectable Therapy for Hemorrhage.”
Eric Keller received RSNA Research Medical Student Grant
Eric J. Keller, a second-year medical student, received a Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research Medical Student Grant to fund his project, “Finding a Common Ethical Language for Healthcare: the Case of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids.” The grant will provide him with a stipend that includes funds awarded by the RSNA Research & Education Foundation Board of Trustees and the Department of Radiology at Northwestern University.
A team of Northwestern University students and faculty launched a start-up, Opticent Health, which recently received an award from the National Science Foundation to bring their technology innovation to the market.
Students and faculty were recognized for their accomplishments and teaching at the Third Annual Honors Day celebration.
Prarthana Dalal, a first-year medical student, received a 2015 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship, awarded by the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, to support her project studying a protein involved in inflammation.
Claudia Leung, a third-year medical student, was recently awarded the Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship to pursue a clinical research project in Kenya to study the causes of heart failure among East Africans.
Victoria Weston, MD, named president of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association
Victoria Weston, MD, a resident in emergency medicine, was named president of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association.
26th Annual Department of Medicine Resident Research Day
The first place winner in basic science was Michael Donnan, MD, for his research on the “Role of Epithelial Membrane Protein-2 (EMP2) in Nephrotic Syndrome.” Second place in basic science was awarded to Ryan Nelson, MD, for his research on “Cardiac Glycosides Inhibit Influenza A Replication.”
In clinical science, Shishir Sharma, MD, won first place for his research on the “Association of Serum Leptin with Future Left Ventricular Structure and Function: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).” Carlos Almanza, MD, was the clinical science runner up for his research on the “Predictors of Unsuccessful Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) of Complex Colon Polyps (CCP): Results from a Large Multicenter US study.”
Hundreds of Feinberg faculty, fellows, residents, students and research staff presented their work at the 11th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day.