Annual Research Day

2019 Annual Research Day

The Stamford Hospital Research Day celebrates the achievements of our system's faculty, residents and nursing staff in order to showcase the wide variety of excellent, ongoing research. We aim to honor these achievements annually.

Our 4th Annual Research Day, on May 15, began with a talk by Dr. Ali Gharavi, renowned physician/researcher from NY Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center.

Dr. Gharavi delivered a keynote address to a packed audience on one of the most current topics in healthcare – using precision medicine to diagnose disease and personalize care. Following the keynote, attendees and visitors viewed the 80 research posters accepted for the event and proudly displayed in the Hospital atrium. They were also able to meet and speak with the authors of the posters - our residents, nurses, PAs, students, clinicians, Stamford Health faculty and community physicians who conducted the research.

Thank you to all who are working so hard to improve the lives and care of patients today and in the future. Congratulations to the winners in five categories:

Oral Presentation
Risk Factors and Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients Presenting with Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Complicated by Myocardial Ischemia
–Mohamed Zakarya, MD and James Krinsley, MD

Faculty Posters
The Impact of Age on the Relationship Between Glycemia and Mortality in the Critically Ill
–James Krinsley, MD; Camilla Huley-Rodriguez, MD; and Michael Bernstein, MD

Reduction of Hospital-Onset Clostridioides Difficile Infection at Stamford Hospital
–Praveen K. Reddy, MD, MPH; Asha K. Shah, MD, MS; Rohit Bhalla, MD, MPH; and Michael Parry, MD

Resident Posters
Opioid Use After Cesarean Delivery in a Community Hospital Setting
–Valerie Curro, DO and Setul Pardanani, MD

Emergency Department Use in Early Pregnancy: A Quality Improvement Review
–Laura Gilroy, MD; Hannah Shakartzi, MD; and Setul Pardanani, MD

Case Reports
Neuroborreliosis: Acute Lyme Infection Mimicking Ischemic Stroke – Brett Ann Carroll, MD; Estela Rodriguez-Alonso, MD; and Lynda Streett, MD

Post-Concussive Exacerbation of Sleep Disorders: A Case Report and Literature Review
–Catherine Heinzinger, DO and Kathleen Nurena, MD

Rare Case of Uterus Didelphys with Blind Hemivagin and Ipsilateral Renal Agenesis Presenting With Acute Abdomen, Pyocolpos and Sepsis
– Kiger Lau, MD, MPH and Frances Ginsburg, MD

A Case of Lactation Ketoacidosis
– Leonardo Oliveira, MD; Avielle Movsas, MS4; Sunanda Kotapuri, MD; and Revekka Babayev, MD

Nursing/PA Top Presenter

Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Postpartum Hemorrhage Bundle
–Donna Bowman, DNP, FNP-BC, RNC-OB, EFM-C; Beata Romanczuk, BSN,
RNC-OB, EFM-C; and Erica Severi, MSN, EFM-C

Past Research Days

Winners of 2018 Research Day are as follows:

RESEARCH

  • ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE AND EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING RATES IN THE IMMEDIATE POSTPARTUM PERIOD
    Jade Mas, MD, Setul Pardanani, MD
  • CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT WITH CULTURE NEGATIVE SEPSIS
    Madhuri Tirumandas, MD, Chao Guo, MD, James Krinsley, MD

CASE STUDIES

  • TRANSNASAL SPHENOPALATINE GANGLION BLOCKAGE FOR INTRACTABLE HEADACHE SECONDARY TO SPONTANEOUS CEREBRAL SPINAL FLUID LEAK IN PREGNANCY
    Laura C Gilroy, MD and Ofer Wellisch, MD, MPH
  • FIBROEPITHELIAL POLYP OF THE BRONCHUS: VALUE OF A CRYOBIOPSY TECHNIQUE
    Pankil Desai, MD, Michael A. Bernstein, MD

Winners of 2017 Research Day are as follows:


Posters:

Research

  • Implementation of a Universal Perinatal Depression Screening and Treatment Program in a Community Health Care Setting 
    Kiger Lau, MD, MPH and Setul Pardanani, MD

  • Reduction of Hypoglycemia in the Critically Ill Patient Using Nurse-Driven Root Cause Analysis 
    Krista Shea, BSN, RN; Sally Gerard DNP, RN; James Krinsley MD, FCCM

Case Studies

  • Salmonella Empyema: A Case of Superinfected Pleural Effusion 
    Madhuri Tirumandas, MD, Michael A. Bernstein, MD

  • Navigational Bronchoscopy Guided Cryobiopsy for Interstitial Lung Disease: Combining the best of Two Techniques 
    Pankil Desai, MD, Robert Greer, MD, Robert Babkowski, MD, Michael A. Bernstein, MD

Oral Presentations

  • Time in Target Blood Glucose Range is Associated with Survival in Trauma ICU Patients
    Presented by: Kristina Kramer MD with corresponding authors James Krinsley MD, Kevin Dwyer MD, FACS

  • Melanocytic Outcomes Identified With Time-Lapse Total Body Photography and Dermatoscopy 
    Presented by: Rhett J. Drugge, MD with corresponding authors Elizabeth D. Drugge, PhD, MPH, Rebecca M.Sarac, BS, Audel A. McKoy, BS, Juthi Aziz

Highlights of 2017's event on 5/18 included:

“The Future of Clinical Research”

Keynote speakers:
Harlan Krumholz, MD, MPH
Yale New Haven Health
Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

and

Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine
Place: Brace Auditorium and WP I & II, Stamford Hospital, from 7:30am to 12:30pm

Winners of 2017 Research Day are as follows:


Posters:

Research

  • Implementation of a Universal Perinatal Depression Screening and Treatment Program in a Community Health Care Setting
    Kiger Lau, MD, MPH and Setul Pardanani, MD

  • Reduction of Hypoglycemia in the Critically Ill Patient Using Nurse-Driven Root Cause Analysis
    Krista Shea, BSN, RN; Sally Gerard DNP, RN; James Krinsley MD, FCCM

Case Studies

  • Salmonella Empyema: A Case of Superinfected Pleural Effusion
    Madhuri Tirumandas, MD, Michael A. Bernstein, MD

  • Navigational Bronchoscopy Guided Cryobiopsy for Interstitial Lung Disease: Combining the best of Two Techniques
    Pankil Desai, MD, Robert Greer, MD, Robert Babkowski, MD, Michael A. Bernstein, MD

Oral Presentations

  • Time in Target Blood Glucose Range is Associated with Survival in Trauma ICU Patients
    Presented by: Kristina Kramer MD with corresponding authors James Krinsley MD, Kevin Dwyer MD, FACS

  • Melanocytic Outcomes Identified With Time-Lapse Total Body Photography and Dermatoscopy
    Presented by: Rhett J. Drugge, MD with corresponding authors Elizabeth D. Drugge, PhD, MPH, Rebecca M.Sarac, BS, Audel A. McKoy, BS, Juthi Aziz

To see the recordings form the 2nd Annual Research Day, please watch our recordings below: