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Faculty and trainees in the Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine presented research at the 2017 Society of General Internal Medicine’s annual meeting.

UB Well Represented at Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting

Published May 17, 2017

The Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine had a strong showing at the 2017 Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) annual meeting with 11 research posters and one oral presentation.

Conference Attracts Physicians from Across Country

Conducted April 19-22 in Washington, D.C., the annual meeting of the SGIM is the society’s premier event, a highly competitive conference that attracts physicians from preeminent universities throughout the country.

“The society focuses on clinical research to advance medical education and patient care in internal medicine,” says Roberto O. Diaz Del Carpio, MD, assistant professor and director of the combined internal medicine-preventive medicine residency program. “We were thrilled when our division was notified that 11 posters and one oral presentation were accepted.”

The oral presentation was “Correlates of Opiate Misuse of Patients on Chronic Opiate Therapy for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in an Academic, Safety-Net Primary Care Clinic,” by Smita Y. Bakhai, MD, assistant professor.

In addition, AnneMarie Laurri, MD, a PGY-2 resident, was one of only 25 recipients nationwide of a Young Scholars in GIM Scholarship, which is designed to give students, interns and residents interested in a career in GIM the opportunity to attend the SGIM annual meeting.

Innovations in Clinical Practice, Education Highlighted

The following posters were presented:

Innovations in Clinical Practice

  • “Enhancing the Prevention of Microvascular Complications of Diabetes Type 2: A QI Project,” by Raed Al Yacoub, MD, PGY-2 resident
  • “Improving Outpatient Follow-Up with Primary Care Physicians After an Emergency Department Visit,” by Casey White, MD, PGY-1 resident
  • “Job Sharing in Academic Internal Medicine, A 25-Year Experience,” by Janet C. Sundquist, MD, associate professor
  • “Enhancing Patient Access to a Primary Care Resident Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project,” by Milind R. Chaudhari, MBBS, PGY-4 resident
  • “Improving OSA Screening in Hypertensive Patients Using the STOP-BANG Questionnaire in Primary Care Clinic: Quality Improvement Project,” by Mansi Nigam, MD, PGY-3 resident
  • “Improving Continuity of Care: A Building Block for High-Functioning Primary Care Residency Clinics,” by Roberto O. Diaz Del Carpio, MD, assistant professor
  • “Improving Hepatitis C Screening in Baby Boomers at ECMC Primary Care Clinic: Quality Improvement Project,” by Tenzin Arya, MD, PGY-2 resident

Innovations in Medical Education

  • “Physician Wellness: Building an Initiative from the Ground Up,” by AnneMarie Laurri, MD, PGY-2 resident, and Regina Makdissi, MD, assistant professor

Health Disparities/Vulnerable Populations/Social Justice

  • “Evaluating Quality of Diabetic Care in Patients with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) in an Academic Primary Care Clinic,” by Smita Y. Bakhai, MD, assistant professor

Immunology/Rheumatology

  • “Patient with Acute Shortness of Breath, Dry Cough, Arthralgia and Fever,” by Smita Y. Bakhai, MD, assistant professor

Hematology/Oncology