Symposia and Publications

Distinguished Speakers

Frank T. Stritter, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine – “Medical Education: Giving Effective Feedback”

John A. Walker, MD, Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Education, UMDNJ-RWJMS – “The Physical Examination: Has it ‘Gone to the Dogs’?”

Maxine Papadakis, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine; Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco – “Consequences of Unprofessional Behavior in Trainees”

Walter Baile, MD, Professor of Medicine; Chief, Psychiatry Section, The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston – “Disclosing Medical Errors”


The 10th Annual Residency and Fellowship Research Day was held on May 6, 2009. Stephen F. Vatner, MD, Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Cell Biology & Molecular Medicine, New Jersey Medical School was the keynote speaker. Four abstracts were selected for oral presentations at Grand Rounds and 27 posters were displayed.

The PGY 3 resident team won the N.J. ACP State Challenge Bowl Championship competition. Our team members included: Katie Kunamneni, Jacob Mathew and Anil Nair.

February, 2009 NJ ACP Meeting – From our research submissions, 4 abstracts were presented as posters and one was selected for oral presentation. Daphne Dadzie, MD, MPH (PGY 2) was selected as oral presenter at our state ACP Scientific Meeting.  Her talk was titled “Characterization of Postoperative Subclinical Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Associated Dyslipidemia.


Dr. Mark Saxena (PGY 3) – “Lost in Translation” Annals of Internal Medicine 2009;150:419-420.

Drs. Amay Parikh & Arshia Abbasi – “Fever, Rash and Positive Ehrlichia Antibodies”  Kidney International 2009; 75:341-342.