Foundation participates in Annual JPS Research Symposium

Despite the COVID-19 interruption, JPS Health System was able to host its Annual Research Symposium virtually on June 5. Organized by JPS’s Academic Affairs & Research Committee, the Symposium was a continuation of an exciting opportunity for educational poster presentations and networking.

“The planning committee worked tirelessly to make this year’s event a seamless virtual experience,” said Dr. Sushma Sharma, The DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s director of population health research. “Many thanks to the students and researchers who submitted posters and participated in discussions.”

The day’s events included introductions from JPS leadership and a keynote presentation from Dr. Velma Scantlebury, the first African-American woman kidney transplant surgeon in the U.S.

Award recipients included:

Original Research Podium Presentation
1st Place: Apoorva Deshpande, Behavioral Health – “Classification of Suicide Attempts from Provider Notes”

2nd Place: Neal Bhachawat, UNTHSC-TCOM – “Opioid Treatment in Elderly Cancer Patients”

3rd Place: Haley Barnes, UNTHSC – “Sex Differences in the Oxidative Stress and Inflammation Response During and After Simulated Hemorrhage in Humans”

Case Study Podium Presentation
1st Place: Sarah Slabaugh, Psychiatry – “Tuberculosis Psychosis: Tuberculosis Meningoencephalitis Presenting as Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features”

2nd Place: Carley Karam, UNTHSC-TCOM – “Diagnosis and Neurosurgical Management of Nocardiosis”

3rd Place: Allison Coy, Family Medicine – “42 Year Old Female with Acute Onset Urinary Retention, Weakness, and Dysesthesia”

Original Research Poster
1st Place (tie): Noor Atiyah, Pharmacy – “Metoprolol vs Diltiazem for Acute Rate Control in the Emergency Department”

Shivani Bhatnagar, UNTHSC-TCOM – “CMS MIPS Quality Measures Are Blind to High-Need High-Cost Homebound Older Adults Cared for in Home-Based Medical Care”

2nd Place: Jennifer Archer, UNTHSC-TCOM – “Point of Care Ultrasound Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening: A Quality Improvement Project”

3rd Place (tie): Tyler Caton, Orthopedics – “Novel Method of Teaching Sports Medicine Curriculum to Improve Test Scores in Orthopedic Residents”

Amanda Baker, OB/GYN – “Implementation of QBL”

Case Study Poster
1st Place: Robert Wallette, Family Medicine – “56 Year Old Female Complaining of 2 Days of Blurred Vision”

2nd Place (tie): Lexy Kindt, UNTHSC-TCOM – “Prolonged Bradycardia After Phenylephrine Administration”

Meredith Norfleet, Family Medicine – “40 Year Old Male with Altered Mental Status”

3rd Place (tie): Triet La, Psychiatry – “Shared Delusional Disorder and Culture Barriers in Treatment”

Josiah Smiley, Family Medicine – “30 Year Old Male with Gunshot Wounds”

Faculty Poster
1st Place (tie): Dr. Adam Guck, Family Medicine – “If You Build It, Will They Come? Referral Adherence for Integrated Psychology Services in Primary Care”

Dr. Jon Wolfshohl, Emergency Medicine – “Utilization of Bedside Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Emergency Department: A Multi-center Survey Study”

The DFWHC Foundation is an important partner of the JPS Research Symposium, with many of Foundation’s researchers presenting, judging and assisting the committee since the event’s inception.