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April 28, 2016

Dr. Foti Recognized With Honorary Member Award from Oncology Nursing Society

Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc), chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), was honored this morning during the opening ceremony of the 41st Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) in San Antonio, TX, with the Honorary Member Award for her unwavering dedication to improving cancer care and her commitment to the prevention and cure of all cancers.
The Honorary Member Award is awarded by the ONS to thank and honor an individual who is not otherwise eligible for ONS membership for his or her contributions to oncology nursing, support of the ONS, and conduct consistent with the ONS mission and core values.



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Promoting Excellence in Physicians and Nurses

Curator: Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP

ACP Resident Physician Research Recognition

 Abstract Competitions

ACP will be holding a National Abstracts Competition as part of the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2016. The meeting will take place May 5-7, 2016, in Washington, DC.


ACP Chapters also hold abstract competitions. Compete at the local level.

ACP Doctor’s Dilemma

The College’s national medical jeopardy competition, ACP Doctor’s Dilemma, is held each year at ACP’s annual Internal Medicine Meeting. The competition pits champion against champion in a battle to final jeopardy. Up to 50 teams of residents and medical students from around the nation compete for the coveted title of national champion.

ACP Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarships

This scholarship was established to recognize outstanding chief medical residents and to provide them an opportunity to help teach popular clinical skills workshops at the Waxman Center under the guidance and mentorship of expert faculty at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting. The Center provides hands-on, small group learning opportunities in the areas of communication, physical diagnosis, and hospital and office-based procedural skills.

Selected chief residents will help teach popular workshops under the guidance and mentorship of expert faculty. Eligible workshops include ultrasound-guided invasive procedures (central line, paracentesis, and lumbar puncture), arthrocentesis and bursal injections, and abscess incision and drainage.

ACP Resident/Fellow Member Abstract Competition   Research Poster Winners ‐ Internal Medicine Meeting 2015
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Christopher Bunn, DO ‐ University of New Mexico
Improving the Documentation of Nutritional Supplements in an Outpatient Primary Care Clinic High Value Care Zirui Song, MD ‐ Massachusetts General Hospital
Changes in Health Care Spending and Quality 4 Years into Global Payment for Accountable Care Organizations
Clinical Research Paolo Strati, MD ‐ Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Renal Complications of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Monoclonal B‐cell Lymphocytosis (CLL/MBL) Clinical Research Adriana G. Olariu, MD ‐ Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital/University of Chicago
Risk of Crohn’s Disease Recurrence after Surgical Resection: Implications of Tobacco Use and Preoperative Corticosteroids
Clinical Research Paul E. Miller II, MD ‐ Johns Hopkins University
HIV and Coronary Arterial Remodeling from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS)
Clinical Research Ayman Samman Tahhan, MD ‐ Emory University Circulating progenitor cells are an independent predictor of coronary artery disease progression
Clinical Research Li Zhou, MD ‐ Barnes Jewish Hospital Extracorporeal photopheresis as second‐line treatment for acute graft‐versus‐host disease: Impact on six month freedom from treatment failure
High Value Care Rajeev Singh, MD ‐ University of Texas Southwestern
Reduction of Time to Treatment, Emergency Department Dwell times, and Cost of Treatment for Acutely Decompensated Heart Failure using Observation Units and  Six Sigma Methodology
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Mala C. Mandyam, MD ‐ UCLA‐Olive View
Discharge checklists may reduce medical errors
Basic Research Theo Borgovan, MD ‐ Stamford Hospital/Columbia University College of Medicine The Role of Cancer Stem Cells in Gauging Follicular Lymphoma Prognosis

ACP Medical Student Abstract Competition   Poster Winners ‐ Internal Medicine Meeting 2015
Clinical Vignette Abdul‐Razaq Adeniyi ‐ Jefferson Medical College
Diffuse lymphadenopathy and weight loss of unkown etiology: A case of HLH in the outpatient setting Clinical Vignette Andrea Gaspar ‐ University of Texas Medical School at Houston
A Classic Disease Often Forgotten in Modern America
Clinical Vignette Ryan Lym ‐ Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Primary vaginal melanoma: An incidental finding on routine pelvic examination
Clinical Vignette Nikhil Patel ‐ Mayo Medical School Fever of Unknown Origin: Sometimes a Zebra is a Zebra
Clinical Vignette Meghana Vellanki ‐ University of South Florida College of Medicine Buried Balloon: a novel complication from percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy tube placement
Clinical Research Elizabeth John ‐ University of Central Florida College of Medicine Colorectal Cancer Screening Health Education Materials – How Effective are Online Education Sources?
High Value Care/Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Rita Kuwahara ‐ UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine – Understanding the Stories of “Super‐Utilizer” Patients through Hotspotting on Tobacco Road: An Interprofessional Narrative‐Based Approach to Reduce Rehospitalizations and Provide High Value Cost Conscious Care
Clinical Research Brandon Lucke‐Wold ‐ West Virigina University School of Medicine Targeting NADPH‐Mediated Oxidative Stress Reduces Cell Death and Improves Behavior following Neurotrauma
Basic Research David Roach ‐ University of Washington School of  Medicine A Year of Infection in the ICU: prospective whole genome sequencing of all ICU clinical bacterial isolates reveals hidden outbreaks and novel pathogens within a hospital environment
Clinical Research Joy Siting Trybula ‐ University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Autotaxin is an Independent Predictor of Insulin Resistance in Overweight and Obese Females



Robert Wood Johnson Foundation



With a growing number of nurses set to retire in the next five years, it is critical to grow the number of highly-trained and educated nurses to care for our aging.  Join RWJF on October 2 to learn what the #future of nursing looks like.http://rwjf.ws/1XLVDXh


Chances are a #nurse has had a profound impact on your health, or the health of someone you love dearly. Help us celebrate their compassion and ingenuity on our next hangout. http://rwjf.ws/1XLVDXh

It’s been five years since the 2010 release of the Institute of Medicine’s seminal report, The Future of Nursing. Join the October 2 First Friday Google Hangout to learn what we can all celebrate on this anniversary. http://rwjf.ws/1XLVDXh

Think ingenuity is limited to engineers and app developers? Think again. MakerNurses across the country are using off-the-shelf materials found in clinics, #hospitals, and even office desks to create useful devices for patients. Learn more from MakerNurse Co-Founder Anna Young on the October 2 First Friday Google Hangout. http://rwjf.ws/1XLVDXh

Why Nursing is Key to a Culture of Health

“How kids feel emotionally while they’re at school matters a lot to how they learn” –  Jennifer Ng’andu delves into how to build healthy, safe, and nurturing schools. http://rwjf.ws/1iduZX5

Building Healthy, Safe, and Nurturing Schools

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Promoting good health for kids early in life and in their learning environments can provide all children with the foundation they need to achieve their potential

first American medical school

first American medical school

Clinical Laboratory Futures Lecture

highly trained nurses graphic

highly trained nurses graphic

Nat Pernick and PO group photo

Nat Pernick and PO group photo

Pauline Lau Group

Pauline Lau Group

Promoting good health for kids

Promoting good health for kids

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