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11.08.2011

Regional Campus Takes Top Prizes in Poster Competition

A medical student and a resident at the Miller School’s regional campus in Palm Beach County won the first poster symposium at the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s Future of Medicine Summit V last month.

Held at the Palm Beach Convention Center October 27-29, the annual summit’s first poster competition was open to all medical students and residents in Palm Beach County, and included a total of 26 entries from UM, the Palm Beach Centre for Graduate Medical Education, Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, and Scripps Research Institute.

Katherine Fyall, a fourth-year student at the regional campus, took first place in the research category for her poster titled, “The TBX21 transcription factor T-1993C polymorphism is associated with decreased INF-y and IL-4 Production in primary human lymphocytes.’’

Arjun Mohan, M.B.B.S., M.D., who is in the Medicine Residency Program, won first place in the Clinical Vignette category for his poster, “The Curious Case of Pulmonary Meningothelial-like Nodules.”

Fellow residents Megha V. Rao, M.D., and Omodele Awoniyi, M.D., respectively claimed second and third places in the vignette category for their posters. Rao’s poster was titled, “A Surprise Skin and Soft Tissue Infection Due to Nocardia;’’ Awoniyi’s was titled “Sepsis Begets Brugada: An Interesting Association.’’

“All of the entries were well done and well received by the judges,’’ commented Joan St. Onge, M.D., assistant regional dean for clinical curriculum, and co-chair of the medical society’s Council on Medical Education, which organized the competition. “The awards are a tribute to the fine work done by our medical students and residents on the regional campus.”

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