by Maria Gallegos
BAMC Public Affairs
5/23/2014 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its
third annual Research Day competition at San Antonio Military Medical
The event included 37 Army and Air Force interns in physician training
programs from SAMMC and the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center.
Each presenter showcased research in their specialties including
internal medicine, urology, diagnostic radiology, general surgery,
pediatrics and orthopedic surgery.
The competition included an oral and poster presentation with fellows
and residents presenting their original research along with another
group of residents presenting unique clinical vignettes in the
hospital's medical mall.
"SAUSHEC Research Day is an opportunity for resident and fellow trainees
to present their original research and interesting clinical vignettes
in both a podium and poster format," said Michael Morris, associate
program director for research, internal medicine residency chair, and
SAUSHEC research subcommittee member.
"These presentations represent numerous hours of research activity aimed
at medical innovations and discovery to provide improved health care
for military personnel on and off the battlefield, as well as other DOD
There are nearly 600 Graduate Medical Education Army and Air Force
physicians and more than 100 Graduate Allied Health Education providers
GME include various fields of medicine in 36 different programs and GAHE
has 22 programs at Brooke Army Medical Center, WHASC and the University
of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
The first, second and third place winners in each category were
recognized and honored in Internal Medicine residency conference room by
Dean of SAUSHEC Woodson Jones, BAMC Commander Col. Kyle Campbell,
Deputy Commander for Clinical Service Col. Joseph Chozinski and SAUSHEC
Associate Dean Air Force Col. Randall Zernach.
Residents' research podium competition winners: first place, Air Force
Capt. Richard B. Knight, urology; second place, Air Force Maj. David J.
Oettel, diagnostic; third place, Air Force Capt. Lauren A. May,
Fellows' research podium competition winners: first place, Air Force
Maj. Diane C. Homeyer, infectious disease; second place, Air Force Capt.
Gayle D. Haischer-Rollo, neonatology; third place, Air Force Lt. Col.
Leslie A. Wood; pulmonary/critical care.
Resident research poster competition winners: first place, Army Capt.
Christina M. Hylden, orthopedic surgery; second place, Army Capt. Thomas
A. Mitchell, general surgery; third place, Air Force Capt. Thomas A.
Heafner, general surgery.
Clinical vignette poster competition winners: first place, Air Force
Capt. Alexandra J. Smith, internal medicine; second place, Air Force
Capt. Augen Batou; internal medicine; third place, Air Force Capt. Erika
O. Bernardo, pediatrics.