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NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx Holds Second Annual Resident Research Day

NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx’s Department of Internal Medicine held its second annual Resident Research Day in May and gave out 1st prize awards to six teams of hospital residents for their research projects.

“Though we are a small community hospital, we have complex and challenging cases that we can learn from,” says Dr. Vimala Ramasamy, Director of Medicine at NCBH. “The challenging cases motivates us to go above and beyond what we routinely do for our patients. This was an opportunity to showcase cases that were challenging and how we were able to make a positive impact on the outcome for our patients.”

Dr. Jacinth Ruddock, Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, says, “Resident Research Day is important because a lot of the attending and support staff aren’t aware of the interesting projects their colleagues are working on. These research projects help improve the care of patients in the hospital and the general health of the community.”

The event, held May 19th in the 17th floor private dining room, attracted nearly 90 people—more than expected—and featured a keynote address by Dr. Yvette Calderon, Chief of Emergency Services at NCBH and a member of the PAGNY Board of Directors. Tracy Schneider, Senior Associate Director for Public Affairs at NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx, was instrumental in organizing the successful event.

Twenty-five projects were submitted in three categories: clinical case reports, original research and quality improvement and patient safety. The 1st prize winners were:

Clinical Case Reports

Dr. Jyothi Margapuri: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy–A Perplexing Diagnosis. (Clinical Case Abstract #2)

Dr. Nevena Barjaktarovic: A Curious Case of Adult Drug-Induced IgA Vasculitis and IgA Nephropathy in a Compensated Cirrhotic Patient after Rapid Lisinopril Up-titration. (Clinical Case Reports Abstract #13)

Honorable Mention: Dr. Dushyant Damania: Cocaine Induced Renal Infarction–A Rare Entity. (Clinical Case Reports Abstract #6)

Original Research

Dr. Gautam Sikka: Do Blood Vessels Have Eyes? Light-Dependent Relaxation in Blood Vessels is Mediated by Non-visual Opsins. (Original Research Abstract #2)

Dr. Kleanthis Theodoropoulos: Long-Term Mortality of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Drug-Eluting Stents Compared to Bypass Surgery in Patients with Left Main Disease Stratefied by the SYNTAX Score. (Original Research Abstract #7)

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Dr. Carlos Galvao-Sobrinho: Appropriateness of PPI Prescription Among Medical ICU Transfers to Non-ICU Settings. (Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Abstract #1)

Dr. Lok Yung: How Many Patients Who Present to NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx with a Sexually Transmitted Infection (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea) are Tested for HIV? (Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Abstract #4)

To read summaries of each of the research projects, please click here.