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420 Lexington Ave, Suite 1750
New York, NY 10170

Jul 17, 2024
4:27 PM ET

Event Sponsors


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Kanna Balavenkatesh, M.D., MPH, FACP

Event Recap

PAGNY Research Day 2022

Special Thanks and Acknowlegements

PAGNY Annual Research Day 2022 was made possible by the hard work and generous contributions of many people. Thanks to PAGNY and its PAGNY Boards of Directors for their support and guidance. A special thanks to our Judges (listed below) who chose the best of the submitted abstracts contained in the following pages. We also thank Beluga Studio for producing the Research Day Compendium and for producing our Research Day Zoom Webcast. A very special thanks to Maryanne Rivera and Xiomara Rivera, who worked tirelessly attending to every last detail for today’s program.

Finally, we thank all our participants, attendings, residents, and students who took part this year. It is their search for new clinical knowledge that makes this event successful. We dedicate this event to you and your pursuits for professional development, intellectual curiosity, and knowledge sharing.

2022 Judges

We heartily thank our esteemed judges who volunteered their precious time to review the abstracts and select the very best PAGNY clinician research for today’s program.

  • Victor Alemany, M.D., M.S.
  • Komal Bajaj M.D., M.S.-HPEd
  • Nora V. Bergasa, M.D., MACP, FAASLD, AGAF
  • Elizabeth Cohn, RN, NP, Ph.D., FAAN (MPI)
  • Shobhana Chaudhari, M.D., FACP, AGSF
  • Kecia Gaither, M.D. MPH M.S. MBA FACOG
  • Vidya Menon, M.D., FACP
  • Regina Miranda, Ph.D.
  • Peter K. Kim, M.D., MMM, FACS
  • Christina Pili, MPH
  • Alexie Puran, M.D., MS, FAAP, CPXP
  • Maryann Popiel, M.D., CPE
  • MaryAnne Rivera, BHSAMA
  • Warren M. Seigel M.D., MBA, FAAP, FSAHM
  • David K. Stein, M.D., FACP
  • Rhonda Trousdale, M.D.
  • Muhammad Waseem, M.D., MS, CHHSE
  • Andrew Wiznia, M.D.


1st prize
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Adhya Mehta, M.D.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi

Lower LDL cholesterol level during COVID-19 hospitalization is associated with higher mortality: Is this a paradox?

2nd prize
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Farbod Raiszadeh, M.D., Ph.D., FACC

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem

Understanding family dynamics of obesity: Do parents and children lose and gain weight together?

3rd prize
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Angelica De La Fuente, Psy.D.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

The Impact of Telehealth on Mental Health Treatment Engagement in Urban Settings