Congratulations to the Abstract Winners from SMA’s Physicians-in-Training Leadership Conference

March 4, 2024 // Southern Medical Association

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Abstract Competition!


1st Place
Jordan Beam, BS
University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine 
Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cells Effect on Tumor Microenvironment


2nd Place
Meet Patel, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine 
Portosystemic Shunt Occlusion as Treatment for Recurrent Hepatic Encephalopathy Secondary to Congestive Hepatopathy


3rd Place
Amanda Hardy, MD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center Internal Medicine
Collision Course: An Unusual Presentation of Fatal Mucormycosis After a Motor Vehicle Accident” 



1st Place
Poonam Patel, MD
Norton Community Hospital 
An Unusual Side Effect of Acyclovir: Junctional Rhythm


2nd Place
Grace Hover Howell, BS
University of Mississippi Medical Center 
"Know Your Numbers": A Report of a Medical Student-Led Preventative Health Intervention in the State of Mississippi


3rd Place
Vagharsh Antanesian, MD, MPH
Norton Community Hospital 
Viper Insecticide (Cypermethrin) Cardiotoxicity


Judges' Choice
Emana Sheikh-Kapadia, DO
Kettering Health Dayton
“Dystrophinopathy vs. Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy: A Winding Road to Neuromuscular Diagnosis”


Thank you to all of the physicians-in-training who presented abstracts this year and thank you to all of the medical schools and residency programs that supported their participation.

More than $9,000.00 was awarded to this year's abstract winners and these awards are made possible through contributions to SMA's Research and Education Endowment Fund. 

“It  was incredibly exciting to hear what these exceptional medical students and residents are doing across various fields in medicine,” noted SMA Executive Director Randy Glick. “All of the presenters did an outstanding job. Their preparation, professionalism, and knowledge of their material were apparent and I foresee they will do great things in the feature.”

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