2018 Duke CTSA Career Development Symposium
and Graduation Reception
You're invited:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Searle Center Lecture Hall
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Featuring presentations from Duke CTSA KL2 and TL1 scholars

Guest presentations by scholars from Duke Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH), University of North Carolina, and Wake Forest University.

The graduation ceremony of KL2 and TL1 scholars who have completed the program, along with a celebratory reception, will take place after the symposium.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please contact Deborah Jackson for registration information or with questions.


Symposium Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 Building a Career in Academic Medicine

Career Development Panel Discussion featuring:

  • Dean Mary Klotman, MD
  • L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH
  • Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD
  • Morris Weinberger, PhD
  • Genevieve Fouda, MD, PhD
  • Kanecia Zimmerman, MD
  • Laura Svetkey, MD (Moderator)

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:45  Moderated Poster Presentations

Duke KL2 Scholars:

Michael Cary, PhD, RN
Comorbidity Clusters in Older Adults treated in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

Kathryn Dickerson, PhD
Neurofeedback of the Dopamine System Using EEG and fMRI

Oluwadamilola Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS
Using Patient-reported Distress to Identify Modifiable Risk Factors for Disparities in Breast Cancer

Rasheeda Hall, MD
Understanding Functional Disability in Older Dialysis Patients

Duke BIRCWH Scholar:

Rachel Adams Greenup, MD
Breast Cancer Treatment Costs: Surgical Decisions and Preferences for Transparency

UNC KL2 Scholar:

Rebecca Kitzmiller, MD
Validating Clinical “Rules of Thumb” through Machine Learning Methods

Wake Forest KL2 Scholar:

Jillian Urban, PhDS
ub-concussive Head Impact Exposure in Youth Football Athletes

Duke TL1 Scholars:

Rasheedat Zakare-Fagbamila, MSIII
Routinely Collected Clinic Metrics Predict CG-CAHPS Performance

Valentine Esposito, MSIII
Impact of Diabetes Mellitus and Glycemic Control in Lung Transplant Donors on Recipient Survival

Kyle Freischlag, MSIII
A Propensity Matched Survival Analysis: Do simultaneous liver-lung transplant recipients need a liver? 

11:45 – 12:15 BREAK | Box Lunches Provided

Podium Presentations

12:15 – 12:30 Christopher Calixte, MSIII, Duke TL1 Scholar
Predictive Efficacy of Longitudinal Brain Volumetry in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment using a FDA Cleared Automated Quantification Software

12:30 – 12:45 Benjamin Andrew, MSIII, Duke TL1 Scholar
Latent Class Mixed Modeling of Serum Creatinine Trajectories: A novel approach to assessing acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery

12:45 – 1:00 Jessica Zegre-Hemsey, PhD, UNC KL2 Scholar
Optimizing Electrocardiographic Methods for the Early Identification of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Prehospital Cardiac Care

1:00 – 1:15 Zachariah McIver, DO, PhD, Wake Forest KL2 Scholar
Photodepletion Techniques to Prevent Graft-versus-Host-Disease (GVHD) in Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation

1:15 – 1:30 Dori Steinberg, MD, Duke BIRCWH Scholar
Improving Diet Quality Using Digital Health: Findings from the DASH cloud study

1:30 - 1:45 Anthony Sung, MD, Duke KL2 Scholar
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation at Home

1:45 – 2:00 Terrence Allen, MD, Duke KL2 Scholar
The Role of Progestins, Progesterone Receptor Signaling in Inflammation Induced Fetal Membrane Remodeling


2:00 – 3:00: Celebration of graduating KL2, TL1 and CTSI scholars

We invite all of you to stay for a brief reception to celebrate all of the scholars who are completing their respective programs this year. 

We congratulate each one of them, and wish them luck in their future endeavors!

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