Research Day 2024

Research Day 2024
Friday, April 26, 2024

WVU School of Medicine student presentations were among a record 65 research presentations being given by Charleston Area Medical Center residents and students at the 44th annual Research Day held at CAMC Center for Learning and Research in Kanawha City on April 16.

The event was the first Research Day to be held at the new facility committed to providing simulation training, education, research and learning experiences to health care professionals and learners throughout the state.

Fifty of the presenters Tuesday were either CAMC residents or fellows and 15 were medical students from the WVU School of Medicine Charleston Campus and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

The original research and case reports given in the presentations included topics ranging from prenatal to geriatric care, as well as specific topics pertaining to diseases and conditions from cancer and urological disorders to substance abuse.

Research Day Awards were presented at the conclusion of the program recognizing outstanding presenters of research projects in each of the four categories (oral original, oral case, poster original, poster case).

Congratulations to WVU medical student Abby Tisler for winning 2nd place for Oral Case reports with her presentation “Establishing the Cause of Clitoromegaly in a Newborn with Concurrent Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and Turner Syndrome: A Case Report.”  Abby’s preceptor is Elizabeth Copenhaver, MD, an assistant professor at WVU School of Medicine Charleston Campus.

Ali AbuRahma, MD, professor of surgery at WVU’s School of Medicine Charleston Campus received the 2024 Researcher and Educator of Distinction Award at the ceremony. AbuRahma has the distinction of being the only recipient of all three Research Day special awards: the Vincent Von Kern Award for his contribution to resident education, the William J Maier Jr Health Sciences Education Award and the Steven J. Jubelirer Research Award.

Congratulations to all of the presenters and to the winners from the Research Day event:

Oral Original Research:

1st Place: Presenter: Edward Tobin, MD, Preceptor: Bryan Richmond, MD

2nd Place: Presenter: James Ferrick, DO, Preceptor: Amir Kamran, MD

3rd Place: Presenter: Robert Cragon, MD, Preceptor: Ali AbuRahma, MD

Oral Case Reports:

1st Place: Presenter: Pratima Ramkissoon, DO, Preceptor: Madonna Gribble, DO

2nd Place: Presenter: Abigail Tisler (WVU Medical Student) Preceptor: Elizabeth Copenhaver, MD

3rd Place: Presenter: Parisa Aijaz, MD, Preceptor: Preston Seaberg, MD

Poster Original Research:

1st Place: Presenter: Balqees Ara, MD, Preceptor: James Russell, MD

2nd Place: Presenter: Gianna Antinone, PharmD, Preceptor: Meredith Todd, PharmD

3rd Place: Morgan Quinn, PharmD, Preceptor: Wesley Kafka, PharmD

Poster Case Reports:

1st Place: Presenter: Lyudmila Burkart, DO, Preceptor: Lo'ay Al-Asadi, MD

2nd Place: Presenter: Thomas Cato, DO, Preceptor: Ryan Fitzwater, DO

3rd Place: Presenter: Rachel Martin, MD, Preceptor: Adam Crawford, DO