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New York Hospital Queens Physicians-in-Training Present Research at Annual Forum

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CONTACT:  Scott Sieber
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Flushing, NY, June 12, 2009 – New York Hospital Queens inspires its physicians-in-training to conduct research and develop evidence-based best practices for patient care by way of a unique annual program hosted by the hospital’s Eugene and Theresa Lang Center for Research and Education. More than 200 physicians and medical professionals attended the recent Residents and Fellows Day 2009.

This program helps cultivate research interest among NYHQ residents and fellows by teaching research essentials and helping them to conduct and present a project. An innovative curriculum combines monthly lectures with one-to-one mentoring with other physicians and researchers.

Research Day presentations are evaluated by members of the research center’s Scientific Advisory Board for soundness of methodology, potential impact on patients and quality of the presentation itself.

World-renowned expert in cardiology, Kim Allan Williams, M.D., professor of medicine and director of nuclear cardiology at the University of Chicago School of Medicine delivered the keynote address on “The Changing Politics of Economic and Cardiac Imaging.” He also moderated a scientific debate with residents and fellows during the program on the topic, “Imaging Patients in the ED at Moderate Risk for CAD: an Anatomic vs. Physiologic Debate.”

Abstracts of 50 research projects representing 14 clinical areas were presented. Five physicians were awarded for oral, poster and case presentations, including:

  • Amreen Dinani, M.D., third year resident in gastroenterology, “Sustainability of a Performance Improvement Project: Inappropriate Use of GI Prophylaxis in Non-ICU Hospitalized Patients.”
  • Jason Gluck, M.D., third year fellow in cardiology, “Variability of Arterial Supply to the Inferior Myocardial Wall.”
  • Sofya Kostanyan, M.D., second year resident in cardiology, “Relationship Between Augmentation Pressure and LDL Cholesterol Levels in Normotensive Subjects.”
  • Joshua E. Meyer, M.D., fourth year resident in radiation oncology, “Radiation Therapy Increases Survival in Surgically Treated Localized Invasive Thymomas and Thymic Carcinomas: An Analysis of the SEER Database.”
  • Nya Ebama, M.D., second year resident in cardiology, “Wenckebach Block and Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis: Case Report and Review of Literature.”

The Eugene and Theresa Lang Center for Research and Education was established in 2001 with the goal to create new knowledge by conducting cutting edge clinical research, and to integrate excellent clinical care with research and education.

New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Annual Forum

 Award winners from the Residents and Fellows Day competition are pictured (from l. to r.), Jason Gluck, M.D., Phyllis August, M.D., Director, Eugene and Theresa Lang Center for Research and Education, Amreen Dinani, M.D., Sofya Kostanyan, M.D., Nya Ebama, M.D. Not pictured: Joshua E. Meyer, M.D. 

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