Every year, the KU School of Medicine-Wichita holds a Research Forum for students, residents, and faculty, as well as anyone interested in community health and medical research, to present and discuss research projects as well as facilitate collaboration of research projects.
The theme of this year's forum was "Disruptive Innovation at the Intersection of Education, Patient Care, and Research." Among the 196 attendees were students from Wichita Collegiate High School and Wichita State University, physicians from Wesley Medical Center and Via Christi Health, and representatives from the Sedgwick County Health Department, in addition to KU School of Medicine-Wichita faculty, residents and medical students. Presentations and breakout sessions focused on the innovation in education and research underway in Wichita and how it improves patient care and health in the region.
The 22nd Annual Research Forum will be Thursday, April 17, 2014. Further details will be announced as they become available.
Outstanding Poster by a Resident
Routine Blood Glucose Screening in the NICU
First author: David B. Smith, M.D.
Faculty mentor: Barry Bloom, M.D.
Other authors: Carolyn R. Ahlers-Schmidt, Ph.D.; Barry Bloom, M.D.
Outstanding Poster by a Student
Physical Activity, Obesity, and College Grade Point Averages
First author: Marissa A. Weaver
Undergraduate student at Wichita State University
Faculty mentor: Rui Ni, Ph.D.
Personalized Medicine in Primary Care: Its time has come
Vanessa Diaz, M.D.
Clinical Research and the FDA: I promise this will not be boring!
Thomas Moore, M.D.
Who is Afraid of Social Media? A survival guide for medical researchers
Mugur Geana, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical & Population Research Student Oral Presentations
Kaitlin Ditch, BS; Elizabeth Snyder, BA; Omar Hasan, MS-4; John Hunninghake, MS-4
How to Write a Manuscript, Part I
Thomas Moore, M.D.
Quality Improvement: Industrial engineering meets clinical enterprise
Improving the Care of Patients: From education to research
Robert Badgett, M.D.; Barry Bloom, M.D.; Robert Kraft, M.D.
How to Write a Manuscript, Part II
Anne Walling, M.D.
G.I.S. (Geographic Information Systems) - You too can use "hotspotting"
What can an Epidemiologist do for you?
Robert Hines, Ph.D.
Vanessa Diaz, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Diaz received her medical degree from the University of Miami and completed her residency training, earned a Masters in Clinical Research, and completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at MUSC. Dr. Diaz is associate chair for Clinical Services in the Department of Family Medicine and leads a level III patient-centered medical home clinic. Dr. Diaz is active in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and North American Primary Research Group, receiving numerous awards at both of their national meetings. She has served on multiple NIH grant review panels, is currently the primary investigator on an NIH-sponsored study examining the role of Vitamin D in the development of Diabetic Kidney Disease in African Americans, and has been a PI or co-investigator on numerous external and internally funded grants. She has received awards for teaching as well as for research. Dr. Diaz's focus is not only on treatment of established disease but also on prevention. Leading highly coordinated team-based care, she practices on the cutting edge of family medicine. Her expertise is translating new findings from the bench or early clinical trials to the "exam table." She is a strong advocate for promoting science and research in primary care. Her current studies focus on molecular determinants of disease commonly cared for by primary care practitioners.
Thomas Moore, M.D., FACP, FIDSA
Infectious Disease Consultants of Kansas
Thomas Moore received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals. For three years he was a fellow in Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of National Institutes of Health. Dr. Moore served as Lieutenant Commander of the United States Public Health Service and has held hospital appointments at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health, National Navel Medical Center, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wesley Medical Center and Robert J. Dole Veteran's Administration Medical Center. Last November, Dr. Moore finished his five-year term as Chairman of the Federal Drug Administration's Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee. Since 1996, Dr. Moore has been associated with numerous professional activities. For a year he served on the GeoSentinel Pilot Project at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. From 2007 to 2010, he served as Chairman for the City-wide Infectious Disease Conference in Wichita. Dr. Moore has reviewed manuscripts for journals such as Clinical Infectious Disease, Journal of Infectious Diseases, The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and American Journal of Transplantation. Currently, he serves on the Infectious Disease Board Question Review of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Moore specializes in parasitic infections, travel medicine, and tropical diseases. He is currently a physician with Infectious Disease Consultants of Kansas and clinical professor of Internal Medicine at KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
This year we are following the American College of Physicians (ACP) guidelines for case reports. We will highlight the importance of case reports for medical education through breakout sessions and a case report e-poster session. For helpful articles and checklists about presenting a case report, visit the ACP website.
Also try these examples of good case report posters:
For a critical article regarding the importance of case reports, try Lack of Data.
For tips on how to create your poster and what content to include, click here. Public Affairs has templates available to assist you in creating your poster.