April 18, 2012
Research Days Events Focus on Dignity and Respect
This year’s Research Days drew a record crowd, as executives, medical staff, employees, residents, medical students, high school students, and members of the community attended events that took place April 11 and 12. This year’s theme was “Do No Harm: Dignity and Respect in Clinical Research.”
The event featured poster viewings, resident/medical student research presentations, a panel discussion, and award presentations.
On April 11, Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor presented the keynote address at 12:30 p.m. in the Women’s Hospital. Ms. Kor’s inspirational story moved the crowd as she spoke about her Holocaust experience and ethics in clinical research.
During this presentation, Geoffrey Dunn, MD, UPMC Hamot Palliative Care, shared a story about his father who was serving as a medic in World War II at the time and witnessed the devastation that took place at the concentration camps. Dr. Dunn then presented a medic band from the war to Ms. Kor, stating that his father wanted her to have it.
Ms. Kor then addressed approximately 500 members of the community during the evening. Click here to read more about this inspirational event.
On April 12, Holly Lorenz, UPMC chief nurse executive, served as the keynote speaker during a Lunch & Learn. Ms. Lorenz spoke about applying research and evidence-based practice at the bedside.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s events!
Congratulations to the following Research Day award winners!
Day 1 Residents/Medical Student Awards
First Place: Sean Larner, LECOM Medical Student, “Perceptions of the Living Dead: An Investigation into Current Knowledge and Opinions about Whole Body Donation, its Process, and Our Willingness to Become Cadaveric Donors”
Second Place: Thomas Hong, MD, UPMC Hamot Orthopaedic Resident, “Correction of Limb Length Discrepancy and Angular Deformity: Analysis of Screw Epiphysiodesis Versus 8 Plate”
Third Place: Purab Viswanath, MD, UPMC Hamot Orthopaedic Resident, “The Role of Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome”
First Place: Michael Ghassibi, LECOM Medical Student, “Increasing Duration of Stationary Bicycling Does Not Increase Serum Cartilage Oligomeric Matrix Protein (COMP) in Subjects With and Without Joint Pathology”
Second Place: Abiola Osibodu, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Medical Student, “TRPV6 Ion Channels Modulate Human Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cell Invasion and Adhesion”
Third Place: Daniel Tayag, MD, UPMC Hamot Orthopaedic Resident, “Mini-C-Arm Fluoroscopy for Emergency Department Reductions of Adult Distal Radius Fractures: A Preliminary Report”
Day 2 Nursing Award
Lisa Simonian, MSN, CRNP, UPMC Hamot Emergency Department, “The Influence of an Advance Directive on Patient Safety During a Rapid Response Code"