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Prominent Trauma Surgeon Addresses 14th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Professorship and Research Day

John A. Savino, M.D., Rifat Latifi, M.D., George C. Velmahos, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.Ed.

John A. Savino, M.D., left, the Felicien Steichen Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and Rifat Latifi, M.D., right, professor of surgery, director of the Department of Surgery and program director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, welcomed prominent trauma surgeon, George C. Velmahos, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.Ed., as the keynote speaker of the 14th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Professorship and Research Day on December 13. Dr. Velmahos, who is the F. Burke Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, chief of the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), trauma program leader for the Center for Integration of Medicine with Innovative Technology (CIMIT) and the founder of the Center for Early Trauma Research at MGH, presented "Selective Nonoperative Management of Gunshot Wounds to the Abdomen: From Heresy to New Religion." The day featured poster and podium presentations to honor the late Dr. DelGuercio's leadership and pioneering research during his 24-year tenure as chairman of the Department of Surgery, and to stimulate and promote surgical research at NYMC. View the 14th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio, M.D., Distinguished Visiting Professorship and Research Day photo gallery here. View the 14th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Professorship and Research Day proceedings

Forty-six abstracts were submitted for presentation including 17 from medical students, the largest number of medical students ever represented at DelGuercio Day. Research from residents at Westchester Medical Center, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, St. Joseph’s Health, and Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center was presented, as well as the work of students and residents in partnership with faculty at institutions including Beth Israel Deaconess Center in Boston and Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State University in Columbia.

 The 2017 Anna Samartzis Research of Excellence Awards 

Best Basic Science Research Paper
Jennifer Ronecker, M.D.
PGY 6
Therapeutic Potential of Signaling Pathways of Pi3k/Mtor/Hippo for Medulloblastoma 

Best Clinical Research Paper
Matthew McIntyre
School of Medicine Class of 2020
Quantifying The Use, Yield, And Cost Of Head CT Scans Among Intoxicated Trauma Patients: Do Clinical Characteritistics Matter?

Best Poster
Ilana Marguilies
School of Medicine Class of 2019
The Dramatic Effects Of Docetaxel, Pertuzumab, and Trastuzumab in the Treatment of an Advanced Human Epidermal Growth Factor 2 Positive Fungating Breast Mass