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News | May 26, 2022

NMCP HOLDS 37TH ANNUAL ACADEMIC RESEARCH COMPETITION

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Erick Parsons

The 37th Annual Academic Research Competition (ARC) was held the week of May 2 with the winners of each phase of the competition announced during a ceremony, May 6.

There were three phases to the competition throughout the week with a poster competition that included novel case studies, podium presentations, where researchers presented approved empirical studies.

The first-place place winners in each Category 1A & 1B will attend the Navy-wide Academic Research Competition hosted by Naval Medical Center San Diego on May 20.

Category 1A (Approved Clinical Research conducted under the jurisdiction of the Clinical Investigation Department (CID), NMCP)
Trainee
1st Place:
Kevin M. Claunch, LT, MC, USN; Blake T. Cirks, CPT, MC, USA; Sarah DePerrior, MPH; Beth T. Poitras, MPH; Daniel J. Adams, Lt Col, MC, USAF - Pediatrics
MICROBIOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ORBITAL CELLULITIS IN U.S. MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM
2nd Place
Emily Norris, LCDR, MC, USN; Christian McEvoy, LCDR, MC, USN; Toni M. Rush, PhD; Nicholas M. Sicignano, MPH; Christopher Oxner, CDR, MC, USN - General Surgery
THE MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM (MHS): MINIMIZING DISPARITIES IN BREAST CANCER TREATMENT
3rd Place
Vivek M. Abraham, LT, MC, USN; Greg Booth, LCDR, MC, USN; George C. Balazs, CDR, MC, USN; Phillip Geiger, CDR, MC, USN; Ashton H. Goldman, LCDR, MC, USN – Orthopaedics
MACHINE LEARNING CAN PREDICT 30-DAY MORTALITY IN ASEPTIC REVISION TOTAL HIP/KNEE ARTHROPLASTY

Staff
1st Place
James B. Walsh, LCDR, MC, USN; Curtis L. Hardy, CDR, MC, USN; George C. Armas, LCDR, MSC, USN; Grey H. Pickerill, LCDR, MSC, USN; Hadley M. Sulpizio, LCDR, MSC, USN; Martin Wright, LCDR, MSC, USN; Adam P. Church, LT, MSC, USN; Peter P. Le, PhD; Andrea F. McGlynn, MS - Family Medicine, NMRTC Sigonella
PRE-FLIGHT AND POST-FLIGHT STRETCHING (PPS): AN APPROACH TO MITIGATING BACK AND NECK PAIN IN THE HELICOPTER COMMUNITY (PHASE 1 & 2)
2nd Place
Daphne Morrison Ponce, CDR, MC, USN; Donald Engle, LCDR, MC; USN; Robert Frank, MD; Sean Stuart, CDR, MC; USN – Emergency Medicine
EFFECT OF COVID MITIGATION MEASURES ON SAFETY OF CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

3rd Place
Gabe Calderon, LCDR, MC, USN; Kasey Conklin, LT, MC, USN; Thomas Aubuchon, LT, MC, USN; Emily Friedrich, PhD; Sean Stuart, CDR, MC, USN Emergency Medicine
KSA MAINTENANCE IN A PEACETIME ENVIRONMENT: WHERE WE STAND AND HOW TO MAINTAIN

CATEGORY 1B (Approved Basic Science or Non-human Subjects Research conducted under the jurisdiction of CID, NMCP)
Trainee
1st Place
Ashley Hafer LT, MC, USN; Jared Verga, LCDR, MC, USN; Eric Sulava, LCDR, MC, USN - Emergency Medicine
THE EVALUATION OF HEMOBLAST BELLOWS FOR ARTERIAL HEMORRHAGE CONTROL IN A MODEL OF VASCULAR INJURY
2nd Place
Clyde Martin, LT, MC, USN; Sean Stuart, CDR, MC, USN; Eric Sulava, LT, MC, USN; Emily Friedrich, PhD; Casy Boutwell - Emergency Medicine
DEVELOPMENT OF WEARABLE NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY BASED PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING DURING HEMORRHAGE

Staff
1st Place
Gregory J. Booth, LCDR, MC, USN; Dinchen Jardine, CDR, MC, USN; Ben Ross, LCDR, MC, USN – Anesthesia
COMPETENCY-BASED GME ASSESSMENTS IN THE MILITARY – LEVERAGING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO TRANSITION FROM SILOS TO ENTERPRISE
2nd Place
Gregory J Booth, LCDR, MC, USN; Nolan Martin; Henry DeYoung, LCDR, MC, USN; Trevor Elam, LT, MC, USN; Scott Hughey, LCDR, MC, USN; A. Steven Bradley, LCDR, MC, USN – Anesthesia
QUANTIFYING TWITTER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WITH THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS: A NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING AND SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS APPROACH

Navy Surgeon General Priority Special Awards Category 1
People
James B. Walsh, LCDR, MC, USN; Curtis L. Hardy, CDR, MC, USN; George C. Armas, LCDR, MSC, USN; Grey H. Pickerill, LCDR, MSC, USN; Hadley M. Sulpizio, LCDR, MSC, USN; Martin Wright, LCDR, MSC, USN; Adam P. Church, LT, MSC, USN; Peter P. Le, PhD; Andrea F. McGlynn, MS - Family Medicine, NMRTC Sigonella
PRE-FLIGHT AND POST-FLIGHT STRETCHING (PPS): AN APPROACH TO MITIGATING BACK AND NECK PAIN IN THE HELICOPTER COMMUNITY (PHASE 1 & 2)
Platform
William Day, LT, MC, USN; Michael Dore, LCDR, MC, USN; John Roman, LCDR, MC, USN; Daniel Yourk, MAJ, MC, USA; Robert Walter, LTC, MC, USA; Sean Hipp, COL, MC, USA - Internal Medicine
CONTINUOUS REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Performance
Vivek M. Abraham, LT, MC, USN; Kyle Wieschhaus, LT, MC, USN; Ashton H. Goldman, LCDR, MC, USN; George C. Balazs, CDR, MC, USN – Orthopaedics
RETURN TO DUTY FOLLOWING PATELLAR DISLOCATION EVENT IN MILITARY PERSONNEL
Power
Chad Thompson, LCDR, MC, USN; Josh Lesko, LCDR, MC, USN; Chris Treager, LT, MC, USN - Emergency Medicine
TOURNIQUET DEVICES IN HUMAN VOLUNTEERS


CATEGORY 2 (Research conducted under the jurisdiction of another institution)
Trainee
1st Place
Michelle Kautz, LT, MC, USN; Tahaniyat Lalani, MD - Internal Medicine
COMPLIANCE AND PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF SUBJECT COLLECTED VERSUS HEALTH-CARE WORKER COLLECTED NASAL SWABS FOR RESPIRATORY VIRAL SURVEILLANCE
2nd Place
Ashley Schemel, LT, MC, USN; Aru Panwar, MD; Robert Lindau, MD – Otolaryngology
RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF BARRIERS TO TELEHEALTH COMMUNICATION IN A HEAD AND NECK ONCOLOGIC CLINIC

CATEGORY 3 (Case Reports)
Trainee
1st Place
Timothy Yang, Capt, MC, USAF; Jenna Hoobler, Capt, MC, USAF; Cortney Bleach, Maj, MC, USAF; Melissa Buryk, CDR, MC, USN – Pediatrics
DIAGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL HYPERINSULINISM IN AN INFANT OF DIABETIC MOTHER WITH PATHOGENIC HNF4A MUTATION
2nd Place
Daley Auvil, Capt, MC, USAF; Melissa Buryk, CDR, MC, USN; Justin DeVito, Lt Col, MC, USAF – Pediatrics
ACUTE ODYNOPHAGIA IN AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL WITH NEW-ONSET DIABETES MELLITUS
3rd Place
Joshua Sawyer, LT, MC, USN; Jared Verga, LCDR, MC, USN - Emergency Medicine
A RARE CASE OF MYOSITIS CAUSED BY SARS-COV-2


NAVY SURGEON GENERAL PRIORITY SPECIAL AWARDS CATEGORY 3:
People
Jenny Jung, Capt, MC, USAF; CamVy Phan, Capt, MC, USAF; Daniel Adams, Lt Col , MC, USAF; Shannon Lorimer, LCDR, MC, USN; Coleman Bryan, CAPT, MC, USN – Pediatrics
HYPOVITAMINOSIS C: A TOPSY-TURVY CASE OF SCURVY
Platform
Christopher Fahlsing, LT, MC, USN; Stefani Vande Lune, LT, MC, USN; Richard Slama, LCDR, MC, USN - Emergency Medicine
GETTING A HANDLE ON HANDLEBAR TRAUMA
Performance
Liane McAuliffe, LT, MC, USN; Adrianna Kyle, LCDR, MC, USN - Emergency Medicine
TAMPO NOT: USE OF POCUS TO DIFFERENTIATE A MISTAKEN CASE OF ACUTE CARDIAC TAMPONADE

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