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Surgery Research Recognition Day and Eric R. Frykberg M.D. Lecture

Eric R Frykberg MD Lecture

Surgery Research Recognition Day showcases the exceptional research work in which our residents, medical students and graduate students participate. It also provides an opportunity for our trainees, faculty and researchers to learn from world-class experts during the annual Eric R. Frykberg, M.D. Lecture.


Congratulations to all who presented and contributed to such an impressive display of scholarship.  The winners for best presentations at the 2023 Surgery Research Day are:

Oral Presentation, Basic/Translational Category
Heather Holman
Effects of PTSD-Dependent Neurogenic Hypertension and Inflammation on Thoracic Aortic Wall Homeostasis
Mentor: Jeffrey Jones, PhD
Oral Presentation, Health Services Category
Jennie H. Kwon, MD
Waitlist and Transplant Outcomes in Organ Donation After Circulatory Death: Trends in the United States
Mentor: Arman Kilic, MD

Best Poster

Ahmed Lotfy, PhD
Overexpression of PD-L1 in mesenchymal stromal/ stem cells improves the immunomodulatory properties and therapeutic effects in nonobese diabetic mice
Mentor: Hongjun Wang, PhD

2023 Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are available online.  Vote for your top two ePosters the week of the event. Poster presenters will have a special opportunity to present for our visiting professor on Friday morning.

2023 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 6

Drug Discovery Building lobby

10:45 - 11:45 ePoster Presentations

Drug Discovery Building Auditorium

1:00 - Welcome to Surgery Research Recognition Day, Prabhakar Baliga, MD FACS, Chair, MUSC Department of Surgery

1:05 - Annual Eric R. Frykberg, M.D. Lecture 

2:00 - 4:12 - Oral Presentations

4:15 - Awards Ceremony