Research Presentations

Residents completing basic science and/or clinical research have successfully submitted abstracts to present at local, regional, and national meetings. Both platform and poster presentations have been given at meetings hosted by the Academic Surgical Congress, American Burn Association, American Colleges of Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, and many others. A listing of selected titles of presentations given over the 2012-2013 academic year is as follows:

Basic Science

  • Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase (EcSOD) Suppresses Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1-alpha (HIF-1a) and Inhibits Growth in Pancreatic Cancer
  • Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase Promotes Pancreatic Cancer Liver Metastasis
  • Germline Mutations of the SMAD4 Promoter in Juvenile Polyposis
  • High TFAP2C/Low CD44 Expressing Breast Cancers Are Associated With An Increased Rate Of Pathologic Complete Response With Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Inhibition Of TAK1 Decreases Colon Cancer Cell Survival By Thiol-dependent Oxidative Stress
  • Overexpression of Membrane Proteins in Primary and Metastatic Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • RET Inhibitor Combined with Anti-Estrogen Therapy Offers a New Treatment Strategy for Breast Cancer
  • TFAP2C Regulates Erk1/2 Activation and Cell Proliferation Through the Ret Receptor in Breast Carcinoma

Clinical Research

  • A Pediatric Cervical Spine Clearance Protocol To Reduce Radiation Exposure in Children
  • An Evaluation Of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Who Develop Colorectal Cancer
  • Factors Associated with Conversion from Laparoscopic to Open Colectomy using the NSQIP Database
  • Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Elective Splenectomy for Hematologic Disorders
  • Operative Complications Associated with Non-Therapeutic Laparotomy in Patients with Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer
  • Outcomes And Complications Associated with Hernia Repair In Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Results of Positron Emission Tomography in Pancreatic Cancer: Routine Use is Not Justified
  • Strict Enforcement of a Resuscitation Protocol Eliminates Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Burn Patients
  • The Surgical Apgar Score in Automated Assessment of Readmission Risk
  • Unplanned Readmissions in Colorectal Surgery are Identifiable prior to Discharge using Predictive Analytics

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