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2013 Academic Week
Baystate's Fourteenth Annual Celebration of Discovery and Innovation

Drs. Visintainer, Sen and Stefan at Academic Week 2013
Dr. Saby Sen Discusses His Award-winning Abstract on Pre-diabetes
with Paul Visintainer, PhD and Mihaela Stefan, MD

Award Winners

Outstanding Achievements in Clinical Research

  • Lori Kozikowski, RN, BSN, CCRC, Program Manager, Critical Care Research

Excellence in Teaching

  • Maura Brennan, MD, Chief, Geriatrics and Post-Acute Medicine Division

Gladys Fernandez MD, Department of Surgery, and Susan Scott RN, Critical Care Nursing received Honorable Mentions.

Drs. Ronald Burkman and Kevin Hinchey and Nurse Catia Pires
Discuss an Abstract on Stroke Education

Abstract Recognition

Comparison of Clonidine versus Phenobarbitol as an Adjunct Therapy for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A prospective Randomized Clinical Trial

  • Rachana Singh, MD, MS, Faculty, Division of Neonatology
  • Paul Visintainer, PhD
  • Susan Chamberlain, MSN
  • Kathleen Kpcza, PharmD
  • Bhavesh Shah, MD

Abstract selected for presentationContraceptive Options Postpartum Education (COPE): A Pilot Study
This abstract was also chosen for presentation at the Award Luncheon.

  • Ariel Cohen, DO, PGY3 Obstetrics/Gynecology Resident
  • An Harmanli
  • Katharine White, MD, MPH

Evaluation of Dyspnea Severity Assessment Methods

  • Howard Smithline, MD, Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Alexander Knee, MS
  • Michael Donnino, MD
  • Fidelia Blank, RN
  • Richard Barus, BS
  • Ryan Coute, BS
  • Paul Visintainer, PhD

Impact of the 2008 USPSTF Recommendation on SA Screening in Elderly Men

  • Shin Yin Lee, MD, PGY3 Internal Medicine Resident
  • Jennifer Friderici, MD
  • Mihaela Stefan, MD
  • Reva Kleppel, MSW, MPH
  • Michael Rotheberg, MD, MPH
  • Maura Brennan, MD

Mitochomdrial Antioxident Manganese Superoxide Dismutase (MnSOD) Up-regulated Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) Reduce Inflammation in High Glucose (HG) Exposed Adipocytes

  • Sabyasachi Sen, MD, PhD, Faculty, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Cyril Chou, BS
  • Nagendra Yadava, PhD

The Effect of Controlled Aerobic Exercise on Endothelial Dysfunction in Patients with Pre-diabetes: A Crossover Pilot Study

  • Sabyasachi Sen, MD, PhD, Faculty, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Cyril Chou, BS
  • Nicole Pollard, MS
  • Pragathi Saligram, MD
  • Ashequl Islam, MD

Resident Case Logs in the Era of New ACGME Work Hours: Impact of a Night Float Experience at a Single Institution

  • Kaitlyn Wong, MD, Surgery Residency Research Lab
  • Levon Khojayan, MD
  • Gladys Fernandez, MD
  • Richard Wait, MD, PhD
  • Neal Seymour, MD

Significance of Common Bile Duct Dilatation After Cholecystectomy

  • Abdullah Shaikh, MD, PGY4 Radiology Resident
  • David Desliets, MD
  • Tara Catanzano, MD
  • John Romanelli, MD

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