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

Jerec Ricci, M.D. working with his mentor Carl Atkinson, Ph.D.
Jerec Ricci, M.D., PGY-3, working with his T32-PIRE research mentor, Carl Atkinson, Ph.D.

Annual Surgery Research Recognition Day Highlights Research Projects

Surgery Research Recognition Day showcases the exceptional research work in which our residents, medical students and graduate students participate. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's Annual Eric R. Frykberg, M.D. Lecture and Surgery Research Recognition Day will look a little different, spanning two days of virtual sessions.

New this year, all faculty and residents will have the opportunity to vote on best podium and poster presentations, beginning October 26! Voting information will be provided soon! 

Virtual Poster Presentations

New this year, we have electronic poster presentations that will be hosted on our webpage from October 26 - 30!

Tuesday, October 27, 7 - 8 a.m.

Clinical Science Abstract Presentations:

7:00 – 7:12 a.m. Ingrid Bonilla, research specialist with mentor Nancy DeMore, M.D.

"Three Wise Women Discover the Anti-Proliferative Effects of a Frankincense Extract in Patients with Breast Cancer"

7:12 – 7:24 a.m. Jameson Burdette, medical student with mentor Laura Hollinger, M.D.

"Fetal MRI in prenatally diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia at MUSC predicts postnatal mortality and need for ECMO"

7:24 – 7:36 a.m. Melissa Hite, M.D., PGY-5 general surgery resident with mentor Tom Curran, M.D.

"Gastrointestinal Surgical Procedures for Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis are Increasing and Associated with Significant Morbidity"

7:36 – 7:48 a.m. Jennie Kwon, M.D., PGY-2 CT research resident with mentor Barry Gibney, D.O. 

"The Effect of Esophageal Motility Disorders on the Development of Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome after Lung Transplantation"

7:48 – 8:00 a.m. David Mann, M.D., PGY-2 general surgery resident with mentor Barry Gibney, D.O. 

"Who Benefits from Travel to a High-volume Center for Esophageal Cancer Treatment: An Analysis of the National Cancer Database"

Friday, October 30, 3 - 5:30 p.m.

3 - 4 p.m. Eric R. Frykberg, M.D. Lecture 

presented by Allan Kirk, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Surgery, Duke University

 Allan Kirk MD PhD

 Preparing for the Future of Surgery

Via Zoom 

 4-5:30 Basic Science Abstracts selected for Podium Presentations:

4:00 – 4:12 p.m. Wenyu Gou, Ph.D., Staff Scientist with mentor Hongjun Wang, Ph.D., Professor in Surgery

"Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Suppresses Macrophage Activation after Islet Transplantation"

4:12 – 4:24 p.m. Brielle Gerry, M.D., PGY-2 general surgery resident with mentor Ramsay Camp, M.D.

"Differential immune signatures in the tumor microenvironment are associated with colorectal cancer racial disparities"

4:24 – 4:36 p.m.  Nag Muthu, M.D., PGY-3 general surgery research resident (SUNY) with mentor Jeffrey Jones, Ph.D., Professor in Surgery

"Murine Model of Doxorubicin Cardiotoxicity and Latent Heart Failure: Explaining Heart Failure Long After Cessation of Doxorubicin Therapy"

4:36 – 4:48 p.m. Denise Garcia, M.D., PGY-3 general surgery resident with mentor Nancy Klauber-DeMore, M.D. 

"Secreted Frizzle-Related Protein 2 Impacts T cell Function by Signaling through NFATc3” 

4:48 – 5:00 p.m. Jerec Ricci, M.D., PGY-3 general surgery resident with mentor Stephen Tomlinson, M.D.

"Novel P-Selectin Targeted Complement Inhibition Reduces Injury Following Hindlimb Ischemia/Reperfusion and Transplantation"

Congratulations to the Quality Improvement Project selected for Podium Presentation:

5:00 – 5:12 p.m. Monther Altiti, M.D., PGY-5 general surgery resident with mentor Vinayak Rohan, M.D. 

"Early Stent removal in Kidney transplant patients"

Past Speakers and Award Winners