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Monday, June 2, 2014

Army, Air Force interns hold research day

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 Center.

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 beneficiaries."

There are nearly 600 Graduate Medical Education Army and Air Force physicians and more than 100 Graduate Allied Health Education providers in training.

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, diagnostic radiology.

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.

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