Four members of the Department of Medicine were awarded research prizes at the 17th annual Montefiore Young Investigators Symposium on February 10, 2012.
"The science level was very high and I had a very hard time to select the winners. We decided to give four prizes more than we had originally planned," said Dr. Parviz Lalezari, who judged the event.
The Symposium was led by Dr. Victor Hatcher, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, and coordinated by Ms. Connie Gras.
The twelve award recipients at the event included the following individuals from the Department of Medicine:
- Aparna Srinivasan, MD, PhD (Cardiology), post-doctoral fellow in the Sibinga Lab, "Role of Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1 (Aif-1) in Inflammation and Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance".
- Matthew K. Abramowitz, MD, MS, Assistant Professor (Nephrology), "Serum Anion Gap, Kidney Function, and Mortality in U.S. Adults".
- Omar Saeed, MD (Internal Medicine), "Predicting Cardiac Recovery During Combined Continuous Flow Circulatory Support and Neurohormonal Blockade for the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure".
- Neomi Shah, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor (Pulmonary Medicine), "Sleep Apnea and Acute Myocardial Infarction Severity: Ischemic Preconditioning?"