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NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln’s Annual Research Competition Day


NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln held its Annual Research Competition on Friday, May 22, 2015. More than 100 residents from seven departments—Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ob-Gyn, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery and Transitional Year—gave oral power-point presentations and displayed their research on poster boards in a competition for cash awards.

The competition’s judges were from several educational institutions, including Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cornell Medical, NYU and CUNY Hunter College. The event was attended by community leaders, elected officials and local college students.

Here are the Winners and Finalists:

From Left: Bryan J. Marascalchi, PGY-1, Zarlasht, PGY-2, Sabeeda Kadavath, PGY-1, HHC’s Dr. Carl Kirton, Director of Nursing, PAGNY’s Dr. Tranice Jackson, Designated Institutional Official, PAGNY’s, Dr. Anita Soni, Interim Medical Director, HHC’s Milton Nunez, Executive Director at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, PAGNY’s Dr. Balavenkatesh Kanna, Director of IRB and Inpatient Safety, Andrea Alejo, PGY-2 and Amir H. Navaei, PGY-3.
Case-Reports-Abstracts Winners
1st Place: “Pulmonary arterial hypertension complicating adult-onset Still’s disease: A Novel Interleukin -6 targeted therapy”
First author: Sabeeda Kadavath, PGY-1
2nd Place: “An unusual presentation of Plasmablastic Lymphoma”
First author: Andrea Alejo, PGY-2
3rd Place: “Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hyperviscosity Syndrome”
First author: Zarlasht, PGY 2

Research-Abstracts Winners
1st Place: “Disparities in Peri-Operative Outcomes Based on Surgical Approach for the Treatment of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy”
First author: Bryan J. Marascalchi, PGY-1
2nd Place: “Evaluation of Atherognic Index of Plasma and Insulin Resistance Index in Obese Pediatric Population in South Bronx; Does Puberty Have an Effect on Increased Atherogenicity?”
First author: Amir H. Navaei, PGY-3
3rd Place: “Developing the Total Disability Index Based on an Analysis of the Interrelationships and Limitations of ODI and NDI”
First author: Bryan J. Marascalchi, PGY-1