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Scholarly Activity

Program Info & Resources

Mercy St Louis Internal Medicine residency program encourages scholarly activity during all years of training.  Every resident is required to participate in a Quality Improvement Project which is closely tracked by faculty throughout the residency with a final presentation of the project either with a verbal presentation or poster at the annual Robert Taylor research colloquium at the end of the third year.

Mercy takes part in the annual Missouri American College of Physicians poster competition where residents are encouraged to present both clinical vignettes and safety posters.  There is also an opportunity to present clinical research as the annual Mercy Research Colloquium.

Mercy has an outstanding Institutional Review Board (IRB) department who is involved in helping residents with research projects.

Dedicated elective rotations are offered in order to provide residents time to formulate, develop and publish ongoing research.

Scholarly Activity 2019-2020

Chris Coriasso, DO (PGY3)

  • Presented 1 poster at Missouri American College of Physicians (ACP) 
    • “Cardiac Pseudoaneurysm-An Unusual Presentation of Autoimmune Disease”
  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium 
    • “Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: Bleeding Complications of Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment” 
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Erica Rosen, DO (PGY3)

  • Presented 1 poster at Missouri American College of Physicians (ACP)
    • “Drug Induced Lupus Mimicking Systemic Lupus Erythematosus” 

Eyad Gharaibeh, MD (PGY1)

  • Presented 1 poster at Missouri American College of Physicians (ACP) 
    • “Call the Gastroenterologist, It’s Breast Cancer” 
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Manesh Gangwani, MD (PGY2)

  • Presented 1 poster at Missouri American College of Physicians (ACP) 
    • “Cilostazol Therapy-Not for the Faint of Heart”

Nithya Gaudam, MD (PGY2)

  • Presented 1 poster at Missouri American College of Physicians (ACP) 
    • “Carcinoma Antigen 27.29 Is Not Always Breast Cancer”

Wilfor Diaz, MD (PGY2)

  • Presented 1 poster at Missouri American College of Physicians (ACP) 
    • “Don’t look to your side, look down. Rare Metastasis of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma to the Clivus”

Jennifer Bockerstett, DO (PGY3)

  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium 
    • “Hepatitis C Screening for JFK Patients Born Between 1945 and 1965”

Pearce Mundhenke, DO (PGY3)

  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium 
    • “Hepatitis C Screening for JFK Patients Born Between 1945 and 1965”

Jonnathan Rodriguez, MD (PGY3)

  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium 
    • “The Pen is Mightier-Assessing Health Literacy in the Outpatient Setting”

Kelsey Seger, DO (PGY3)

  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium 
    • “Advanced Care Planning-Starting Early”

Nueki Naate, MD (PGY3)

  • Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium 
    • “We Missed You…Analysis of No Shows in a Residency Clinic”

Basma Shahid

    Poster - Too Many B Cells. Basma Shahid, Michelle Schulz, Jacqueline Fairchild. (RQ 2018)

Abdul Rishi

    When Foreign Bodies Get into Blood Vessels. Abdul Rishi, John Finne, Ketan Desai, Jacqueline Fairchild. (RQ 2018)

Catherine Ash

    Poster - Osteoporosis Screening in Female JFK Patients. Catherine Ash, Nickole Forget. (RQ 2018)

Ayesha Soomro

    Hypercalcemia Due to Urothelial Cancer - A Marker of Agressive Disease. Ayesha Soomro, Katherine Garland. (ACP 2017)

    Not All Masses Are Cancer. (RQ 2018)

Manisha Shastry

    Poster - Respiratory Rate Discrepancy in Non-Monitored Patients. Manisha Shastry, Jonnathan Rodriquez, Katherine Garland. (RQ 2018)

    Barriers Associated with Colorectal Cancer Screening. Manisha Shastry. (RQ 2018)

    Hashimoto Lends His Name To More Than Thyroiditis. (ACP 2017)

    Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis Masquerading In The Gut. (SGIM 2017)

Chris Coriasso, DO (PGY2)

    Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium

     

    Presented 1 poster at Missouri American College of Physicians (ACP)

     

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      “Cardiac Pseudoaneurysm-An Unusual Presentation of Autoimmune Disease”

      “Septic Shock-A “Smoking” Gun?”

Bhargavi Donepudi, MD (PGY3)

    Presented 2 posters at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium

     

    Presented 2 oral presentations at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium

     

    Presented 2 Case Presentations at Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 2019

     

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      “Stress Electrocardiogram Testing-Are We Choosing Wisely?”

      “A Missed Opportunity-Disseminated Kaposi’s Sarcoma”

      “Vitamin C in Septic Shock-Propensity Matched Retrospective Analysis”

      “Atypical HUS”

      “Vitamin C in Septic Shock-Propensity Matched Retrospective Analysis”

      “Atypical HUS”

Ayesha Farrukh, MD (PGY1)

    Presented 1 oral presentation/poster at ATS International Conference 2019

     

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      “Severe Delirium Tremens: An Unusual Cause of Rhabdomyolysis with Extreme Serum Creatine Kinase Elevation”

Katie Hoffmann, DO (PGY3)

    Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium

     

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      “Do Registered Dietician Visits Improve Diabetic Outcomes?”

Madhura Joag, MD (PGY3)

    Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium

     

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      “Advanced Care Planning-Don’t Wait Until The End”

Steve Biko Onyambu, MD (PGY4 Chief)

    Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium

     

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      “Teaching Medical Students-Effective and Smart”

Abdul Rishi, MD (PGY3)

    Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium

     

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      “Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) in a Continuity Care Clinic”

Erica Rosen, DO (PGY2)

    Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium

     

    Presented 1 poster at Missouri American College of Physicians (ACP)

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      “Domestic Violence Screening in the John F Kennedy Clinic”

Ayesha Soomro, MD (PGY3)

    Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium

     

    Presented 1 poster at Missouri American College of Physicians (ACP)

     

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      An Assessment of Prescribing Practices of Benzodiazepines in JFK Clinic”

      “The Great Imposter-A Testicle, Aorta and Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Walk Into a Bar…”

Varsha Venkataraman, MD (PGY3)

    Presented 1 poster at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium

     

    Presented 1 oral presentation at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium

     

    Presented 1 oral presentation at Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 2019

     

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      “Do Registered Dietician Visits Improve Diabetic Outcomes?”

      “Sepsis Diastolic Dysfunction”

      “Sepsis Diastolic Dysfunction”

Jenna Wolfe, DO (PGY3)

    Presented 2 posters at Mercy Robert W. Taylor Research Colloquium

     

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      “Impact of an Automated Antibiotic Time-out Alert on the De-Escalation of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics”

      Monitoring of Unfractionated Heparin Infusions-Is New Really Better?”