Academic compendium competition 2015

Overview & description

This year marks our 50th Annual Academic Competition. This contest, sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, is a scholarly competition designed primarily to encourage and stimulate the writing of professional papers and the presentation of professional posters. An added purpose is to promote the awareness of the role of the Health Sciences Library in support of patient care, continuing professional development and research.

The contest is open to residents, fellows, nurses, post-doctorial trainees and allied health professionals in student programs, and affiliated students of the clinical campuses of Northwell Health. Doctoral students at the Feinstein Institute’s Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell are eligible for the Basic Science or Clinical Science Research categories.

The subject of the paper or poster is at the discretion of the author, but should be based on activities at the Northwell Health System or the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. The form of presentation should be similar to that of articles in professional journals or posters exhibited at National Meetings. Although a contestant may confer with senior staff during the preparation of the paper or poster, the entry presented must be written by the contestant as the first author.

Abstracts submitted for papers or posters are reviewed by at least three judges who are instructed to use a uniform system of grading. The papers and posters are judged according to excellence of the introduction, methods (or description for case reports), results, and conclusion. Authors of paper abstracts that are selected in the first round of judging are asked to prepare full length papers. These papers are then submitted to a second round of judging. First and Second place papers are selected in each category. Authors of poster abstracts that are selected in the first round of judging are asked to submit full poster exhibits to be shown to the public at the Academic Competition. A panel of judges will review each of these posters and a first and second place will be awarded in each of the categories.

Since we value each contribution, every paper and poster receives meticulous attention and review. In order to provide equal competition, the categories chosen reflect the types of submissions and the academic achievement of the contestants. These categories are divided into basic science research, case reports, clinical science research, education outcomes research, and literature and clinical topic reviews. Nursing and Allied Health each have a separate category under Poster and Paper Presentations.

The Annual Academic Competition Committee extends their appreciation to all the participants for their effort, work and writings.

Eligibility & submission instructions

Eligibility

The competition is open to residents, fellows, nurses, post-doctorial trainees and allied health professionals in student programs, and affiliated students of the clinical campuses of Northwell Health. Doctoral students at the Feinstein Institute’s Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine and the Zucker School of Medicine are eligible for the Basic Science or Clinical Science Research categories. Submissions must be based on activities at the Northwell Health or the Zucker School of Medicine. Abstracts will be grouped and judged based on classifications defined below. Papers may be submitted for publication or “In Press” but not already published by date of abstract submission. Posters may have been presented at a professional meeting during the 2013-2014 academic year. The first author of each abstract must be a member of one of the categories of eligible participants.

Initial submissions

All initial submissions must be submitted on the official Competition Abstract Form(located on HealthPort under the Education & Research tab, Academic Day section).  Authors must indicate whether they are entering the abstract for the poster or the paper competition. Participants are limited to submitting either two papers, two posters or a poster and a paper. Finalists for posters and papers will be notified via email during the second week of March. The deadline for the submission of full papers will be April 13th.  Posters are due on 

May 28th – the Northwell Academic Day. All poster first authors must be in attendance that day to present their posters to the judges.

Abstracts

It is required that those who are eligible to submit an abstract select a faculty mentor who is knowledgeable of the content of the abstract to act as a collaborator for their proposal. Participants will need to affirm their mentor has reviewed their abstract prior to submitting it electronically. All abstracts must be no more than 350 words utilizing Times New Roman or Calibri size 12 font, single spaced and contain the required information described on the next page. Abstracts should not include author(s) names, figures, tables or references. Abstracts for studies in progress without final results and conclusions will be accepted as long as there is some preliminary information included in order to judge the abstract.  The abstract should indicate anticipated results from data collected, i.e. what you hope to report as outcomes from data collected. It is expected that results and conclusions will be included in the Full Paper or Poster on due dates noted above, if chosen. The individual submitting the abstract must be the eligible first author. The subject is at the discretion of the author, but should be based on work or educational experience connected with the clinical campuses. Abstracts submitted by Classification A participants will be judged and prizes awarded according to the following categories:

  • Basic Science Research
  • Clinical Science Research
  • Case Reports
  • Literature and Clinical Topic
  • Educational Outcomes Research Reviews

Committee members

The Academic Competition is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs,
Andrew C. Yacht, MD – Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Northwell Health; Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Associate Professor of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine 

Chairman:

Lawrence Davis, MD – Vice-Chair and Program Director, Department of Radiology, Northwell Health; Professor, Department of Radiology, Zucker School of Medicine

Co-Chairpersons:

Stephen Barone, MD - Poster Competition, Program Director, Department of Pediatrics, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Zucker School of Medicine

Daniel Grande, PhD - Paper Competition, Director, Orthopaedic Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health; Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine

Debra Rand, MS, AHIP - Associate Dean for Library Services, Zucker School of Medicine

Planning Committee:

Michael Esposito, MD - Program Director, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health; Assistant Professor of Pathology, Zucker School of Medicine

Alice Fornari, EdD, RD - Director of Faculty Development, Northwell Health; Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Educational Skills Development, Zucker School of Medicine

Martin Morales, PA, MHA – Corporate Director, Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Lily Thomas, PhD, RN - Vice President, System Nursing Research, Northwell Health

Venice VanHuse, MPA - Director, Graduate Medical Education, Northwell Health

Technical Support:

Barbara Sacks, MS – Specialist, Medical Education, Office of Academic Affairs

2015 Paper award winners

Basic science research

1st        Adam Khader, MD

Department of Surgery, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

Sirtuin1 Stimulation Protects against Hepatic Ischemia-reperfusion Injury

2nd      Anthony Hesketh, MD

Center for Oncology and Cell Biology, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, LIJ Medical Center

The Macrophage Inhibitor CNI-1493 Blocks Metastasis in a Mouse Model of Ewing Sarcoma through Inhibition of Extravasation

Case reports

1st       Tristan Tham, MD

New York Head & Neck Institute, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Combined Transorbital & Transnasal Endoscopic Resection of Fibrous Dysplasia

2nd      Michelle Sewnarine, MD

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Breakthrough Varicella Despite Pre-Existing Immunity in a Child with Leukemia

Clinical science research

1st       Anna Krevskaya, MD

Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Playground Observation Study: Examining Caregiver Distractions in Relation to Child's Risk Taking Behaviors on a Playground

2nd       Deepak Sarpal, MD

Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital

Baseline Striatal Functional Connectivity as a Predictor of Response to Antipsychotic Drug Treatment

Literature and clinal topic reviews

1st        Nileshkumar Patel,  MD

Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital

Trends in Infective Endocarditis Incidence, Microbiology and Valve Replacement

in the United States from 2000-2011

2nd      Pamela Montano, MD

Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital

Sociocultural Risk Factors Involved for Postpartum Depression among Women in Developed Countries with Diverse Populations

Nursing

1st        Loriann Gross, NP

Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Research, Northwell Health, Southside Hospital

Alarm Fatigue:  More Than Bells And Whistles

2nd      Tricia Lewis, RN, CNM

Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Research, Northwell Health, Southside Hospital

Collegiality in Nursing:  A Concept Analysis

Allied health

1st        Whitney Grimes, PA-S

Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Professionalism: Policy, Perceptions, and Impacts

2nd       Yen Le, PA-S

Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

A Qualitative Assessment of Youth CAN! in Preparing Youth Aging Out of Foster Care for Independent Living

2015 Poster award winners

Basic science research

1st       Laura Hansen, MD

Resident, Center for Translational Research, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

Sirtuin 1 Activator SRT1720 Protects Against Organ Injury Induced by Intestinal Ischemia-Reperfusion

2nd      Alexandra Cerutti, MD

Resident, Center for Translational Research, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health

Cold-inducible RNA-binding Protein Promotes Splenic T Cell Activation in Sepsis

Case reports

1st       Neha Malhotra, MD

Fellow, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Plexiform Schwannoma Presenting as an Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed

2nd      Mina Makaryus, MD

Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

A Case of Severe Asthma With Fungal Sensitization (SAFS) due to Aureobasidium Pullulans Following Hurricane Sandy

Clinical science research

1st       Jane Ellen Barr, DNP

Nurse, Department of Nursing, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northwell Health

Relationship of Resilience to Chronic Sorrow in Persons Living with an Ostomy

2nd      Cynthia Amirtharaj, MD

Fellow, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Effect of Ductus Arteriosus Closure on Photoplethysmographic Signals in Preterm Infants

2nd        Lynn Palmeri, MD

Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Changes in Photoplethysmographic Signal Characteristics After Surgical Repair of Neonatal Aortic Coarctation

Educational outcomes research

1st       Zubair Hasan, MD

Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

A Resident Led Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Sepsis Care

2nd      Scott Bodner, MD

Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Assessing EpiPen® Proficiency among Internal Medicine Interns

2nd      Semie Kang, DO

Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Using Simulation to Improve Trainees' Patient Safety Skills

Allied health

1st       Anna Martinez-Kim, PA-S

Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Time to Surgical Intervention for Hip Fracture Repair and Postoperative Outcomes

2nd      Altaf Lakhani, PA-S

Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

Admission Albumin Levels as a Prognostic Factor for Mortality in Trauma Patients

Dr. Seymour Cohen memorial lecture

Dr. Samuel Cohen was Vice President for Education and Research at Long Island Jewish Medical Center from 1981 until his retirement in January 2000. During his more than 18 years as Vice President of Education and Research at LIJ, he was an effective leader especially in the area of medical education. In the fall of 2006 we lost Dr. Cohen and in June 2007 the Northwell Health introduced a memorial lecture as a living tribute to Dr. Cohen’s many contributions to education and research with the presentation of the Dr. Cohen Memorial Lecture.

Dr. Cohen was actively involved in the negotiations that led to the Medical Center’s affiliation with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he became an assistant dean.  During his tenure, the medical center’s graduate medical education program grew and the accredited programs were recognized for their high quality.  Many of the independent programs successfully sought formal recognition and eventually received accreditation from national bodies including the ACGME, CODME and AOA. 

Dr. Cohen was also instrumental in growing and strengthening the Medical Center’s Continuing Medical Education activity.  Under his leadership the Medical Center received and maintained ACCME accreditation for its many CME programs.  The Medical Center sponsored many highly successful local, national and international programs attracting noted experts in medicine to participate as guest lecturers.

The Medical Center’s research programs also grew and flourished under Dr. Cohen’s leadership attracting many young and promising researchers who have gone on to become recognized leaders in their fields.

Judges

Emil Adamec, MD, PhD Karen Friedman, MD Elizabeth C. Mitchell, MD
Taranjeet Ahuja, DO Richard Furie, MD Patricia Mongini, PhD
Robert Andrews, MD Kirk Garratt, MSc, MD Martin Morales, PA, MHA
Adnan Bakar, MD Edwin Ginsberg, DMD Kate Nellans, MD
Sandy Balwan, MD Samara Ginzburg, MD Kaie Ojamaa, PhD
Maria Barilla-LaBarca, MD Joanne Gottridge, MD Nancy Palumbo, MD
Stephen Barone, MD Daniel Grande, PhD Melissa Pawelczak, MD
Mark Bittman, MD Adnan Hasanovic, MD Jill Rabin, MD
Lionel Blanc, PhD John Hines, MD John Raimo, MD
Andrew Blaufox, MD David Hoenig, MD William Rennie, MD
Lauren Block, MD Sean Hwang, MD Gary Ritter, PA
Ona Bloom, PhD Ram Jadonath, MD Maria Ruggieri, PhD
Judith Brenner, MD Vivian Kafantaris, MD Jennifer M. Saleta, EdD, MBA
Veronica Catanese, MD Louis Kavoussi, MD Pravin Singhal, MD
Daniel F. Catanzaro, PhD Robert Kelsch, DDS Jonathan Sobel, PA
David Chan, MD Myriam Kline, PhD Jacqueline Sobota, DMD
Jerry Chang, MD Nina Kohn, MBA, MA Gina Sorrentino, PhD
Saima Chaudhry, MD Kambhampaty Krishnasastry, MD Elaine Smith, EdD, MBA
Michael Cheng, PA Thomas Kwiatkowski, MD Marianne Smith, MD
Marc Citron, MD Joseph LaMantia, MD Andrew Steele, MD
Rubin Cohen, MD Jordan Laser, MD Joel Stern, PhD
Paul Crespi, DDS Martin Lesser, PhD Marc Symons, PhD
Lawrence Davis, MD Michael E. Lessin, DDS Arunabh Talwar, MD
Morris Edelman, MD Warren B. Licht, MD Michal Tamuz, PhD
Michael Esposito, MD Johnson Liu, MD Lily Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN
Gino Farina, MD Anna Mathew, MD, MPH Manish Vira, MD
Martin Fisher, MD Amgad Makaryus, MD S. Murthy Vishnubhakat, MD
Carmel Foley, MD Becky Mazurkiewicz, MD Jeffrey Wagner, PA
Alice Fornari, EdD, RD Carl Mealie, MD Mae Ward, RN
Victor Fornari, MD Deborah Mensch MD Stuart Weinerman, MD
Ethan Fried, MD Andrew Menzin, MD Joanne Willey, PhD
Barak Friedman, MD Keith Metzger, PhD Susan Zori, DNP, RN

2015 participants papers

Basic science research

  • Christopher Behr, MD - Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health
  • Greg Gelfand, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Adam Gitlin, MD - Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health
  • Anthony Hesketh, MD - Graduate Student, Center for Oncology and Cell Biology, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Adam Khader, MD - Resident, Department of Surgery, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Neal Mehan, MD - Resident, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health

Case report

  • Brett Auerbach, DO - Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital 
  • Dron Bhandari, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Adam Bitterman, DO - Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital
  • Derek Cheng, DO - Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health
  • Melinda Collins, DO - Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Karen De Souza Ferreira, MD - Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Northwell Health, Southside Hospital
  • Daniel Fleischman, DDS - Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • David  Fridman, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Youran Gao, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jared Gelband, DMD - Chief Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Eric Gorinstein, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Pearl Han, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Amy Hua, DO - Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health
  • Zain Kassam, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Asaf Klein, MD - Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Vasilios Kostakis, DDS - Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Isaac Kuyunov, DMD - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jacklyn Lerner, DDS - Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Robert Lynn, DMD - Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Nirav Mehta, DO - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Drew Nunziata, DMD, MD - Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Matthew Paonessa, DDS, MD - Chief Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Christopher Schroeder, DPM - Resident, Department of Podiatry, Northwell Health, Forest Hills Hospital
  • Michelle Sewnarine, MD - Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Bhakti Shah, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Dev Shah, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • David Shall, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Philip Solomon, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Shannon St Clair, MD - Resident, Department of Radiology, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Anis Tebyanian, MD, DMD - Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jyotsana Thakkar, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Tristan Tham, MD - Fellow, New York Head & Neck Institute, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • James Venuti, DMD - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • George Zacharia, MD - Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital

Clinical science research

  • Mohammed Abbasi, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Bolanle Akinronbi, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Zainab Al-Dhaher, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Padam Bhatia, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Andrew Brownlee, MD - Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Pamela Bui, DDS - Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Irina Dashkova, MD - Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Samir Derisavifard, MD - Resident, Smith Institute for Urology, Northwell Health
  • Shaina Felsenstein, DMD - Chief Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • James Gabriels, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Hossein Ghabshi, MD, MPH - Fellow, Division of Adult Reconstruction (knee), Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Katie Gibbs, DO - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Autoimmune & Musculoskeletal Disease, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwell Health/Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
  • Sandeep Gurram, MD - Resident, Smith Institute for Urology, Northwell Health
  • Anthony Hesketh, MD - Graduate Student, Center for Oncology and Cell Biology, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore-LIJ Health System
  • Haisam Ismail, MD - Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health
  • Irena Karanetz, MD - Resident, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health
  • Anna Krevskaya, MD - Fellow, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Julie Krystal, MD - Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Zachary Levy, MD - Fellow, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health
  • Albert Li, MD - Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Northwell Health
  • Owen Muir, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Ricardo Palmerola, MD - Resident, Smith Institute for Urology, Northwell Health
  • Valerie Pershad, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Joanna Pierro, DO - Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics, NNorthwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Chalese Richardson, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, NNorthwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Patrick Samson, MD - Resident, Smith Institute for Urology, Northwell Health
  • Deepak Sarpal, MD -Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Estelle Torbey, MD - Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Michael Weinreich, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Kristy Williamson, MD - Fellow, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Educational outcomes research

  • Jasmine Sedaghatpour, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Literature and clinical topic reviews

  • Maria Ela Aguilar Donis, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Chandra K Boddu, MD - Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Christine Boumitri, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Joshua Bronner, DDS - Resident, Department of Dentistry, Northwell Health
  • Lauren Cantwell, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Navin Dargani, MD, MPH - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Victor Kagan, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, NNorthwell Health
  • Irene Lai, DDS - Chief Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Gila Lerman, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jacqueline Levin, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, NNorthwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Esther Levine, DMD - Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Ivan Lukachynets, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Farhaj Mirza, DMD - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Pamela Montano, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Puja Naik, MD - Fellow, Division of Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health
  • Rita Nguyen, DDS - Chief Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, NNorthwell Health
  • Nileshkumar Patel, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Jaime Philip, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Simone Reisman, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Alexander Sadak, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jessica Simon, DMD - Resident, Division of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Gabriel Strauss, DMD - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Bethany Wong, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Alan Yancovitch, MD - Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health/Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Rabia Yilan, DDS - Resident, Department of Dental Medicine, Northwell Health

Nursing

  • Loriann Gross, NP, BC - Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Research, Northwell Health, Southside Hospital
  • Tricia  Lewis, RN, CNM - Nurse, Department of Nursing Education and Research, Northwell Health, Southside Hospital

Allied health

  • Whitney Grimes, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Chantal Keypour, PA-C - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Yen Le, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Paula Molina, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Edwin Oey, BS, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Danielle Skinder, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health

2015 participant posters

Basic science research

  • Jaya Asirvatham, MD - Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Cindy Cen, MD - Resident, Department of Surgery, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Alexandra Cerutti, MD - Resident, Center for Translational Research, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Cosmin Dascalu, MD - Fellow, Ann Davidson Laboratory, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Hua Guo, MD - Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Laura Hansen, MD - Resident, Center for Translational Research, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Shoji Ishigami, MD, PhD - Resident, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwell Health
  • Shachar Kenan, MD - Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Sarav Shah, MD - Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health
  • Winston Sheen, MD - Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children's Medical Center
  • Samarth Shukla, MD - Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children's Medical Center

Case reports

  • Jessica Abramowitz, MD - Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Rajni Ahlawat, MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • David Alajajian, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Amit Alam, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Christopher Awwad, DO - Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital
  • Phylicia Baird, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Kush Bhorania, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Sara Cerrone, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Rivkah Darabaner, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Cosmin Dascalu, MD - Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Martin Detchkov, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Kelsey Donohoe, MD - Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Robert Faigen, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, NNorthwell Health
  • Jill Feffer, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • James Gabriels, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Youran Gao, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jessica Giacinto Lawrence, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Victoria Grasso, DO - Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital
  • Hua Guo, MD - Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Ronen Harel, DO - Fellow, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Peter Harris, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jared  Honigman, DO - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Annamaria Iakovou, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Gavin Imperato, MD - Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Shoji Ishigami, MD, PhD - Resident, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwell Health
  • Mitchell Izower, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Pankaj Jain, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Chuan Jiang, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Lauren Kanner, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Seyyar Khan, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jamie Kiehm, MD - Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Anastasiya Kleva, MD - Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Tara Kulkarni, DO - Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital
  • Susanne LaBarba, DO - Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Wai Yim Lam, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Grace LaTorre, DO - Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Ying Ting Lau, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Marci Laudenslager, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Paul Leis, DO - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Chen Lim, MD - Resident, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Sean Liu, MD, PhD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Mina Makaryus, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Neha Malhotra, MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Gaurang Mavani, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Natasha McMillan, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Margarita Mikhaylova, DO - Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health
  • Jwalant Modi, MBBS - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Brianne Navetta-Modrov, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Bassel Nazha, MD, MPH - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Kusuma Nio, MD - Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health
  • Angelica Nocerino, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Omobonike Olowosuko, DO - Resident, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwell Health
  • Lynn Palmeri, MD - Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Lauren Paster, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Valerie Pershad, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Alex Potashinsky, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • John Reyes, DO - Resident, Department of Family Medicine, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital
  • Shelly Rivas, MD - Resident, Department of Dermatology, Northwell Health
  • Amina Saqib, MBBS - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Allison Selby, DO - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Jaspreet Singh, MD - Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health
  • Shailendra Singh, MD - Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health
  • Joseph Song, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Niket Sonpal, MD - Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Ryan Sugarman, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Tanjim Sultana, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Maria Tama, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Rebecca Tamez, MD - Resident, Department of Dermatology, Northwell Health
  • Kevin Trinh, MD - Resident, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwell Health
  • Gianina Usera, MD - Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Shaan Waqar, MD - Fellow, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Michael Weinreich, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Sandar Win, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Mazen Zaarour, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Mohammad Zaidi, DO - Resident, Department of Medical Education, Northwell Health, Plainview Hospital
  • Elinor Zhou, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Clinical science research

  • David  Alajajian, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Shashikanth Reddy Ambati, MBBS - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Cynthia  Amirtharaj, MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Leo Amodu, MD, MPH - Resident, Center for Diseases of the Pancreas, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health
  • Rafia Baloch, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital 
  • Vanessa Batista Flores, MD - Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children's Medical Center
  • B. Allyn Behling-Rosa, DO - Chief Resident, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwell Health
  • Eric Berkowitz, MD - Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Matthew Blitz, MD, MBA - Chief Resident, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwell Health
  • Ariel Brandwein, MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/ Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Andrew Brownlee, MD - Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Pratap Das, MD - Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Kelsey Donohoe, MD - Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Grace Fishler, MD - Medical Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  • David Fridman, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Heather Greenberg, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Nina Haghi, MD, MS - Chief Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Christopher Hartman, MD - Resident, Smith Institute for Urology, Northwell Health
  • Ayelet Hilewitz, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Huy Hoang, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Elie Hobeika, MD - Resident, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Sami Hossri, MD - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Research, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Asma Iftikhar, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Sumant Inamdar, MD - Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Fatima Zahra Jelloul, MD - Resident, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Dheeraj Khurana, MD - Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Tara Kim, MD - Chief Resident, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Yun Ju Kim, MD - Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Thomas Kodankandath, MD - Resident, Department of Neurology, Northwell Health
  • Anna Krevskaya, MD - Fellow, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Yaniv Larish, MD - Resident, Department of Urology, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Tracie Lin, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Lydia  McGuigan, DO - Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Bradley Morganstern, MD - Resident, Smith Institute for Urology, Northwell Health
  • Jennifer Morrison, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, NNorthwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Sandhya Nallu, MD - Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Dorly Nerval, MD - Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Daniel Ohngemach, MD - Medical Student, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  • Roxanne Oriel, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Atul Palkar, MBBS - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Lynn Palmeri, MD - Fellow, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Preethi Rajan, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Kavya Rao, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital
  • Daniel Ross, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jennifer Sarhis, MD - Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Ilya Shnaydman, MD - Resident, Department of Surgery, Northwell Health
  • Jaspreet Singh, MD - Fellow, Department of Cardiology, Northwell Health
  • Tanjim Sultana, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, NSLIJ, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Arunan Vamadevan, MD - Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Kristy Williamson, MD - Fellow, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Sunao Yamauchi, MD - Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health
  • Justin Yoon, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jenny Zablah Alabi, MD - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children's Medical Center
  • Ekaterini Zapantis, MD - Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Educational outcomes research

  • Jessica Abramowitz, MD - Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Shashikanth Reddy Ambati, MBBS - Fellow, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Scott Bodner, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Mary Curtin, DO - Resident, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Northwell Health/Cohen Children's Medical Center
  • Bryan Doherty, MD - Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Zubair Hasan, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Semie Kang, DO - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Charles Kast, MD - Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Lindsay Lopata, MD - Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, Northwell Health
  • Mina Makaryus, MD - Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Alexander Sasha Rackman, MD - Resident, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Daniel Ross, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Jyotsana Thakkar, MD - Fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health
  • Atika Turkistani, MD - Fellow, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Literature and clinical topic reviews

  • Tara Brennan, MD - Fellow, New York Head & Neck Institute, Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Jing Jing Feng, MD - Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Northwell Health
  • Sumant Inamdar, MD - Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Northwell Health

Nursing

  • Jane Ellen Barr, DNP - Nurse, Department of Nursing, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northwell Health

Allied health

  • Corinne Bazany, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Diana DeLuca, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Antonia Diglio, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Vincenzo DiMaggio, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Jonathan Harrill, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Altaf Lakhani, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Rick Leung, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Jaclyn Mannion, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Anna Martinez-Kim, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Megan Pawlowski, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Lillian Schmidt, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Joshua Scott, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Michael St. Clair, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Zllatko Vurmo, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health
  • Kristen Weinman, PA-S - Physician Assistant Student, Department of Physician Assistant Services, Northwell Health