News at Medicine - May 2008 - Prominent researcher helps judge Internal Medicine Research Day


Prominent researcher helps judge Internal Medicine Research Day
May 28, 2008
Dr. Philip Halloran, director of the Alberta Transplant Applied Genomics Centre, visited the Faculty of Medicine May 23 to present the David Hawkins Lecture in the Health Sciences and also serve as a judge for presentations at Internal Medicine Research Day.
 
Dr. Anne Sclater, chair of the Discipline of Medicine, said having the David Hawkins Lecture just prior to the annual Internal Medicine Research Day has allowed for a world-class researcher to take part in the event. “This benefits the quality of the judging and inspires the residents to do their best work,” she noted.


There were eight presentations at this year’s research day. First place went to Dr. Jennifer Jacquier, supervised by Drs. Daniel Fontaine and Vikram Chandurkar, for her presentation “Clinical Manifestations of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 in the Men 1 Burin Kindred.”


Second-place went to Dr. Sean Chiew, supervised by Drs. W. Keats, K. Hodgkinson and S. Connors, for a study on “Familial Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT)) in Newfoundland and Labrador.”


Third-place was awarded to Dr. Branko Simeunovic for his study “Patient Characteristics, Diagnostic Methods, and Final Diagnosis of Patients Referred with Iron Deficiency.”


Research director Dr. Proton Rahman described the day as “absolutely incredible.” He said the clinical studies were getting sharper each year. Dr. Halloran also praised the quality of the presentations.


Two other prizes were awarded. The Dr. John Simpson Memorial Award went to Dr. Babar Haroon. The award is given to the internal medicine resident, chosen by his or her peers, as demonstrating excellence in teaching other members of the internal medicine housestaff and medical students. The award is a tribute to Dr. Simpson, a former medical internist at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, who died in 1998 at the age of 46.


A new award was presented this year. The Dr. Cameron Raffard Award is in memory of Dr. Raffard, a second-year internal medicine resident who died Jan. 13, 2008. The award is given to a resident who reflects Dr. Raffard’s values and exhibits an aptitude for health advocacy. Dr. Anand Joshi was the inaugural winner.

Dr. Jennifer Jacquier, centre, was the first-place winner at Internal Medicine Research Day. The award was presented by Dr. Philip Halloran, left, and Dr. Proton Rahman.
Dr. Sean Chiew, centre, was the second-place winner at Internal Medicine Research Day. The award was presented by Dr. Philip Halloran, left, and Dr. Proton Rahman
Dr. Branko Simeunovic, centre, was the third-place winner at Internal Medicine Research Day. The award was presented by Dr. Philip Halloran, left, and Dr. Proton Rahman.
Dr. Babar Haroon, left, received the Dr. John Simpson Memorial Award, presented by Dr. Sean Murphy.