Frawley, Mindell/Brody, Calkins Awards Recognize 5 for Excellence – UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences News


Resident Asma Mursleen, MD (center) with Roseanne C. Berger, MD (left), and Michael E. Cain, MD was honored for her research at the 20th annual Scholarly Exchange Day.

Published August 30, 2017

Trainees and a student in the departments of Medicine, BiomedicalEngineering and Pediatrics havereceived awards for their research.

Hem-Onc, Medicine Trainees Receive Frawley

The two trainees to receive support from theThomasF. Frawley, MD, Residency Research FellowshipFundare:

Asma Mursleen, MDResident in theDepartment ofMedicineProject Title: Defining the Role of CDC-derived Exosomes onMacrophage Polarization and Modulation of CardioprotectionFollowing Myocardial Infarction

Amanda Przespolewski, DOA 2017 alumna of the hematology/oncologyfellowshipProject title: Dual Enhancement of Immune Responses andInhibition of Marrow Vasculature in Acute MyeloidLeukemia

The awardsupports medical or surgical residents, fellowsand new graduates for whom research represents a primary interestand passion.

Frawley, a 1944 graduate of the medical school, was a nationallyrecognized endocrinology researcher, president of the AmericanCollege of Physicians and chair of medicine at Saint LouisUniversity School of Medicine.

Student and Faculty Member Win Mindell/Brody

The 2017 recipients of the EugeneR. Mindell, MD, and Harold Brody, MD 61, PhD, ClinicalTranslational Research Awardare:

YonghoBae, PhD Assistant professor in theDepartment ofPathology and Anatomical Sciences Project Title: Effect of Arterial Stiffening onVascular Smooth Muscle Cell Mechanotransduction

Kyle Indiana MentkowskiMasters candidate in the Departmentof Biomedical EngineeringProject Title: Development of a Targeted CardiomyocyteDelivery System Utilizing Cardiosphere-Derived CellExosomes

The award recognizes junior research scientists for the bestbasic science research that seeks to solve a clinical problem.

Mindell chairedUBs Department ofOrthopaedics from 1964 to 1988. A past president of theAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he is creditedwithinitiating the boards certifying process fororthopaedic surgeons.

Brody was the chair of anatomy and cell biology from 1971 to1992. He founded UBs BrainMuseum, a world-class collection of brain specimens andslides.

Pediatrics, Medicine Residents Receive Calkins

The 2017 honorees for the EvanCalkins, MD, Fellowship for Community-BasedResearchare:

Raed Al Yacoub, MD Resident in the Department ofMedicineProject Title: Enhancing the Prevention of MicrovascularComplications of Diabetes Type 2: A Resident-Led QIProject

Prerana Baranwal, MDResident in the Department ofPediatricsProject Title: Addressing Childhood Obesity ThroughDyslipidemia Screening: Measuring Frequency of DyslipidemiaScreening with Substitution of Random Lipid Panel for Fasting LipidPanel

The award supports residents, fellows and junior faculty whoconduct community-based research or quality improvementprojects.

Calkins was chair of the UB Department of Internal Medicine,division chief of geriatrics and founder of the geriatricsfellowship. He served as director of medicine at Meyer MemorialHospital (now Erie County Medical Center) for 12 years.

The award is a product of his conviction that medicalinstitutions have an obligation to improve the quality of, andaccess to, health care throughout the community.

Fellow Receives Honorable Mention

Amro Elshoury, MBBCh, a trainee in the hematology/oncologyfellowship, received an honorable mention for the Frawleyaward. Elshourys project was: The Effect ofExtra-Physiologic Oxygen Shock / Stress (EPHOSS) On Human BoneMarrow Stem Cell Viability And Multi-Potency.

Awards Presented at Scholarly Exchange Day

RoseanneC. Berger, MD, senior associate dean for graduate medicaleducation, presented the awards at this years ScholarlyExchange Day.

The keynote speaker,StevenD. Schwaitzberg, MD, professor and chair of surgery,presented a talk titled Preparing Students and Residents for21st Century Surgery.

MichaelE. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean, Jacobs School of Medicine andBiomedical Sciences, gave school updates and introductoryremarks at the event.

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