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Resident Day Scientific Forum

Scientific Forum 

A Scientific Forum is held annually in June. Residents at the PGY-3, 4, and 5 levels are required to present research resulting from a clinical or basic science project.  First and second year residents are encouraged to present, although not required to do so. Categorical and preliminary residents are required to attend. The Scientific Forum culminates in the Resident Award Banquet held at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. Prizes are awarded for outstanding papers.

Resident Presentations-Scientific Forum 2012‌



Moderator:  L. D. Britt, MD, MPH Brickhouse Professor and Chairman


Intraoperative Laser Angiography Using the SPY Device to Predict Post- Operative Outcome for Mastectomy Flaps

Byers Bowen, MD (Lambros K. Viennas, MD)


Procalcitonin Elevation Indicates Septic Source

Kara Friend, MD (Rebecca Britt, MD, Jay Collins, MD, Timothy Novosel, MD, Leonard Weireter, MD)


Inhibition of Well-Established Pancreatic and Triple Negative Breast Tumor Growth by Blocking the Most Downstream Signaling Module, SIAH E3 Ligase, in the Oncogenic ERBB/K-RAS Signaling, Pathway

Vasilena Zheleva*1, MD; (Minglei Bian*2, MD, Xiaofei Gao2, MD, Justin Odanga2, MD, Monica Njogu2, MD, Zena Urban2, MD, Bruce E. Knudsen3, MD, Richard A. Hoefer4, MD, Roger R. Perry1, MD, and Amy H. Tang1, PhD)


Do Post-Operative Antibiotics Prevent Abscess Formation in Complicated Appendicitis?

Ashlee Kimbrell, MD (Timothy Novosel, MD)


Evaluation of Nodal Disease in Melanoma:  A Review of the SEER Database

Nancy Longfors, MD (Eric Feliberti, MD)


Outer Membrane Vesicles cause Activation of Endothelial Coagulation and Inflammatory Pathways

Michael Soult, MD (L.D. Britt, MD, MPH)


Breast Ultrasound Simulation Training and Its Effects on Resident Perceptions of Breast Disease

Rebecca Lofgren, MD (Eric Feliberti, MD)


Acute Care Surgery Consultation for Acute Mesenteric Ischemia in Cardiac Patients

Matthew R Noorbakhsh, MD (Rebecca Britt, MD)


Difficult Hemodialysis Access:  Outcomes of Patients with a Hybrid Vascular Graft

Raed Manasrah, MD (Jean Panneton, MD; Sadie Ahanchi, MD)


Indications for Use of Small vs. Large Caliber Thoracostomy Tube in Management of Pneumothorax

Nicholas Galardi, MD (Timothy Novosel, MD) 


Outcomes of Patients with Cholecystostomy Tubes

John Pendleton, MD (Leonard Weireter, MD)


Does Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy reduce SCORTEN and APACHE II Predicted Mortality in Stevens -Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis?

Rachael Y. Williams MD (Jay Collins, MD)


Antibiotics Usage in Facial Fractures

Bhairav Shah, MD (Timothy Novosel, MD)


Perioperative Evaluation and Quality of Life after Laparoscopic Collis Gastroplasty and Nissen Fundoplication for Hiatal Hernia

Phil Chou, MD (Bethany B. Tan, MD)


Assessment of Surgery Resident Competency in Management and Localization of Breast Lesions

Troy Shell, MD (Rebecca Britt, MD, Eric Feliberti, MD, John Plemmons, MD)


The Utility of Procalcitonin in the Management of Critically Ill Trauma Patients

Jessica Burgess, MD (Jay Collins, MD)


Improving the Quality and Content of the Surgical Handoff:  An Innovative Method

Anjali Gresens, MD (Rebecca Britt, MD, B.L. Anderson-Montoya, MD, D. Ramirez,

MD, M.W. Scerbo, MD)


Timing of Tracheostomy in Critically Ill Patients Requiring Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation

Alan D. Chap, MD (Jay N. Collins, MD)