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April 17, 2008
By Anne McMillin
Medical residents from the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Reno campus will showcase their research prowess when the school holds its annual Resident Research Day in Reno on Wednesday, April 23. The event, which is open to all those who would like to attend, will be held at the Pennington Medical Education Building foyer (north end of the University of Nevada, Reno campus just northeast of Mackay Stadium) and will begin at 1 p.m.
Residents from most of the northern clinical departments including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and psychiatry will present their research findings. More than 10 abstracts, seven poster presentations and three oral presentations were accepted for inclusion in the event.
Prizes will be awarded to residents with the Best Basic Science Study, the Best Clinical Science Study and Best Clinical Case Presented as a Poster. John A. McDonald, M.D., Ph.D., dean and vice president for health sciences; Maurizio Trevisan, M.D., Nevada System of Higher Education’s executive vice president and chief operating officer and David Lupan, Ph.D., associate dean for basic science research, will serve as judges for the event.
All northern Nevada medical residents were encouraged to participate in the school’s annual Resident Research Day which was developed as a result of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) increased interest in resident research activity. ACGME evaluates and accredits all residency training programs in the United States. The Council’s main purpose is to improve healthcare by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through accreditation. ACGME is active in residency education and has become increasingly more interested in encouraging resident research.