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NUMC Celebrates Annual Hospital-Wide Academic Research Day

Nassau Health Care Corporation 

NUMC Celebrates Annual Hospital-Wide Academic Research Day 

East Meadow, N.Y., June 2nd, 2022 – Nassau University Medical Center continues to serve as a hub for cutting-edge medical research and academic training. NUMC staff presented their questions and findings at the annual Hospital-wide Academic Research Day on May 20th, 2022. The event highlighted the academic and research endeavors of NUMC medical fellows and residents under the guidance of attending faculty. 

In-house medical professionals at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) participated in the hospital’s Academic Research Day on May 20th, 2022. This annual event (which has been held for at least a decade) showcases the academic and research endeavors of medical fellows and residents completed under the guidance of attending physician faculty. Overall, the event fosters research relationships among faculty, residents, fellows, and medical researchers and contributes to the long-standing culture of academic excellence at NUMC. Sixteen physicians evaluated Case Report posters, Scientific Study posters, and oral presentations, with the top three competitors in each category receiving special recognition and a plaque for outstanding research. 

The first place winners for 2022’s competition are: Tova Plaut, DO, Rebeca Tamarkin, DO, Parini Patel, DO, Hillary Ramroop, DO, and Paul Pipia, MD, of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, for their Case Report poster titled “Geriatric Gait Dysfunction Caused by Neurosyphilis;” Mathew Saleem, MD, Eli Harris, MD, Tashina Dussie, MD, Ashley Roper, MD, Amgad Makaryus, MD, and Roman Zeltser, MD, of the Department of Cardiology, for their Scientific Studies poster titled, “Echocardiography Derived Parameter Predicts Mortality in Sepsis Patients,” and Timothy Gesner, DO, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, for his oral presentation titled “Postpartum Preeclampsia Readmission in Patients Previously Treated for Preeclampsia.” 

As a teaching hospital, NUMC receives medical students for clinical on-site training, as well as internal medical residents – physicians who have completed medical school and are now in the mandatory 3-year post-education training program. NUMC also provides additional 3-year fellowships for residents preparing for specialty practice areas, such as cardiology or child and adolescent psychiatry. Research is a core responsibility for both junior and senior faculty and ensures NUMC remains at the forefront of medical knowledge. NUMC’s culture of academic excellence is particularly evident in the planning, organization, and competition of the hospital-wide Annual Research Day. 

This year’s competition welcomed presentations from physicians in the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Radiology, Surgery, Cardiology, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, and Psychiatry. Topics of research varied widely, from evaluations of factors for leaving against medical advice during inpatient substance use detoxification treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, to the effects of perceived social support and its effects on treatment compliance and quality of life in cardiac patients, to knowledge about COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women influencing their decision to vaccinate during pregnancy. Presentations were given in three formats consistent with nation-wide medical research conventions, namely Case Reports poster presentations, Scientific Studies poster presentations, and oral presentations. In this way, the event encourages practice-based research and scholarly activity, fosters necessary research and presentation skills among faculty, residents, fellows, and medical studies, and provides a forum in which to present research in preparation for nation-wide medical research conferences. 

NuHealth would like to thank Hospital leadership, Departmental chairs, training program directors, and mentoring faculty for the time and effort dedicated to making scholarly activities an integral part of trainee education. In particular, this event would not be possible without the participation of Drs. Amgad Makaryus and Roman Zeltser, Chair and Co-Chair of Academic Research Day, Dean of Academic Affairs Robert Yost, MS, and Fran Hoelzer, Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs. Thanks are also given to the judges and to all participants for their contributions of knowledge, time, and effort. 

With over eight decades of history in the area, Nassau University Medical Center serves as the region’s premier Level I trauma center, treating critically injured patients as well as providing coordinated medical care to Long Island residents at every stage of life. Nassau University Medical Center is committed to its mission of providing the community with outstanding, and compassionate state-of-the-art medical and surgical care. 


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