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28th Annual Research Forum

Every year, 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 and facilitate research collaboration.



Medical Student Presentations

Student Award Winner
"National Trends for Stage and Grade Group at Diagnosis of Incident Prostate Cancer in the U.S. from 2010 through 2016"
First author: Ken Schmanke, B.A.
Faculty mentor: Elizabeth Ablah, Ph.D.
Department: Population Health
Other authors: Hayrettin Okut, Ph.D., Elizabeth Ablah, Ph.D.

Resident Award Winner
"Trends in the Rate of Surgery and Resource Utilization for Pediatric Intussusception Hospitalizations in the United States from 2005 - 2014"
First author: Pavithra Saikumar, M.D.
Department: Pediatrics
Other authors: Priyank Yagnik, M.D., Parth Bhatt, M.D., Narendra Parmar, M.D., Mihir Dave, M.D., Fredrick Dapaah-Siakwan, M.D.

Case Reports

We follow the American College of Physicians (ACP) guidelines for case reports. For helpful articles and checklists about presenting a case report, visit the ACP website.

Also try these examples of good case report posters:

Clear, Concise, Bulleted Conclusion

Use of Images and a Take Home Message

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. If your project was funded, be sure to acknowledge your funding source. Public Affairs has templates available to assist you in creating your poster.

Research Poster Templates

Questions regarding the forum can be directed to the Office of Research at

Last modified: Aug 17, 2021