School of Medicine Students Showcase Research for Student Research Day

Student giving poster presentation for Student Research Day in Amarillo

More than 90 posters were presented this year for Student Research Day

Student and resident researchers from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine in Amarillo presented more than 90 research posters at 2023 Student Research Day on April 5. This is the 17th annual School of Medicine Research Day and is the first in-person iteration in three years. This event was hosted by The Clinical Research Unit (CRU), a department that facilitates the clinical research of TTUHSC.

“This event offers the opportunity for TTUHSC medical students and residents to showcase their research,” Elizabeth Tilley, Ph.D., Clinical Research Unit Director, said. “Research is an important way for students and residents to enhance their career and be more competitive on their residency and fellowship applications.”

This year’s poster winners are:

Resident Research Category

  • 1st Place- Falah Abu Hassan, PGY2
    “Exploring the Characteristics of the Hospitalized Patients Admitted for Acute Pancreatitis who Develop Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in U.S. Hospitals”

Student Research Category

  • 1st Place- Andrew Chen, MSIII
    “Prospective Study of Target Muscle Reinnervation for Surgical Pain Management in Amputees”
  • 2nd Place- Ellen Ward, MSIII
    “Association of Prostate Size with Capsule Thickness and Glandular Epithelial Cell Density: The Possible Clinical Implications on Prostate Cancer Development”

Resident Case Report Category

  • 1st Place- Mustafa Al-Bayati, PGY2
    “Drug Induced Thrombotic Microangiopathy Secondary to Quetiapine; The Second Reportable Case in Medical Literature”
  • 2nd Place- Callie Todd, PGY1
    “Navigating New Diagnosis of Glioblastoma in Community Hospital Setting”
  • Student Case Report Category
    1st Place- Taha Jilani, MSIII
    “Treatment Resistant Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis: An Unusual Presentation”
  • 2nd Place- Sirin Flaconi, MSIII
    “Cleft Palate in a Newborn with Trisomy 21: A Case Report”

Quality Improvement Category

  • 1st Place- Aya Bou Fakhreddine
    “Introducing I-PASS in Northwest Texas Hospital Hand-Offs in Amarillo, TX: A Quality Improvement Project”
audience members listening for TTUHSC Student Research Day in Amarillo

The event offers allows TTUHSC medical students and residents to showcase their research

The event also featured keynote speaker David Juurlink, M.D., Ph.D., a Canadian pharmacologist and internist. He is known for researching adverse effects caused by drug interactions.

“This event gave students the opportunity to meet with a world-renowned clinician researcher, Dr. Juurlink, who gave them advice on how to incorporate research into their clinical career,” Tilley added.

“The CRU is proud of the initiative and determination many students and residents took to get their projects completed. It is not easy to balance a clinical career with doing research and they did a great job.”

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