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2019 Postgraduate Awards

In 2011, the Board of Directors of Alpha Omega Alpha established the Postgraduate Award to encourage and support AΩA residents or fellows from programs or institutions with an active AΩA Chapter or association to pursue a project in the spirit of the AΩA mission statement that could fulfill the ACGME requirements for scholarly activity. Project applications were accepted in the categories of:

  1. Research: Support for clinical investigation, basic laboratory research, epidemiology, or social science/health services research.
  2. Service: Local or international service work, focusing on underprivileged or immigrant populations or those in the developing world, as well as patient and population education projects.
  3. Teaching and education: Research, development, or implementation of education academic curricula, with the focus on postgraduate education.
  4. Leadership: Leadership development.
  5. Humanism and professionalism: Projects designed to encourage understanding, development, and retention of traits of humanism and professionalism among physicians, directed to physicians in postgraduate training.

Eleven applicants received $2000 awards to support their work. The recipients of the 2019 awards are:

Mudit Chowdhary, MD, Rush Medical College
It Starts at the Top: An Analysis of Female Representation in Academic Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Surgical Oncology Program Leadership Positions
Mentor: Gaurav Marwaha, MD

Jordan Derck, MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Screening in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Mentor: Tessie October, MD, MPH

Tarini Goyal, MD (AΩA, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2019), Stanford University School of Medicine
Development and Effect of a Novel Goals of Care Skills Curriculum For Neurology Residents
Mentor: Carl Gold, MD, MS (AΩA, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2011)

Molly Hillenbrand, MD, (AΩA, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2017), University of Cincinnati
Ocular Complications of Candidemia in the Era of Echinocandins as First-line Systemic Therapy
Mentor: Senu Apewokin, MD

Andrew Katz, MD, (AΩA, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2017), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
The Role of Social Support Systems and Identification of Barriers for Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Compliance at a County Hospital
Mentor: Elizabeth Nicolli, MD (AΩA, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2010)

Nicolas Khattar, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Adaptaquin neuroprotection in an In-vitro and In-vivo Models of Severe Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Mouse Model
Mentor: Michal Hetman, MD, PhD

Darae Ko, MD, MS, Boston University School of Medicine
Investigating Atrial Fibrillation-related Health Care Utilization and Outcome After Crypgogenic Stroke
Mentor: Emelia Benjamin, MD, ScM

Christopher McLaughlin, MD (AΩA, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, 2017), Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Introducing Primary Care in Trauma Systems: Can Trauma be a Gateway to Long-Term Health?
Mentor: Steven Allen, MD

Sasha Mikhael, MD, MS, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Identification of Estrogen Receptor Mutations in Patients with Infertility
Mentor: Lawrence C. Layman, MD (AΩA, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, 2012)

Ranjodh Singh Bopari, MD (AΩA, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2017), Sidney Kimmel Medical College
The Impact of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Elastin on Eyelid Anatomy and Function
Mentor: Sathyadeepak Ramesh, MD (AΩA, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, 2012)

Rachel Sprague, MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine
Transcriptomic Analysis of Catecholestrogen (4-OHE2)-induced Human Endometrial Stromal Cell Survival Via Adrenergic Receptor(s): Implications for Development of Endometriosis
Mentors: Charles J. Lockwood, MD (AΩA, New York University School of Medicine, 1998); Umit A. Kayisli, MSc, PhD

Updated on December 20, 2019.