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2023 Southern San Joaquin Research Forum


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Award Winners:

Excellence in Research Award

1st Place Winner
Tinh Duong, PharmD, Department of Pharmacy
Diabetes Outcomes in a Restrictive Formulary versus a Non-Restrictive Formulary

2nd Place
Rupam Sharma, MD, Department of Medicine
Isavuconazole in the Treatment of Chronic Forms of Coccidioidomycosis

3rd Place
Cheyenne McKee, MS III, Ross University School of Medicine
Impact of COVID-19 on Surgical Outcomes in Acute Care Service in a Community Hospital

Best Ranked Quality Assurance Abstract:

Rebecca Minas-Alexander, RA
Improving the Capture of Qualifying Patients for Lung Cancer Screenings in the Ambulatory Setting

Top 3 Case Reports:

1st Place
Michelle Fang, PharmD
A Case of Coccidioidal Meningitis Treated with SUBA-Itraconazole

2nd Place
Indudeep Bedi, OMS III
Disseminated coccidioidomycosis presenting as an ovarian mass

3rd Place
Valerie Espinoza, MD
Subarachnoid Cysticercosis Presenting as Chronic Meningitis with Severe Hypoglycorrhachia: A Diagnostic Challenge

Recognition for Highest Number of Accepted Submissions:

  • Physician: Vishal Narang, MD (12 submissions)
  • Medical Student: Nicole Nikolov, MS III from Ross University School of Medicine (11 submissions)

Recognition of Research Award for Multiple Subjects Research:

  • Elika Salimi, OMS III - Coccidioides Screening During Pregnancy, a Must or a Bust
  • Michael Ntim, MD - Acute Mental Health Utilization Trends among the Pediatric Population in Kern County, California. A 5-Year Cross-Sectional Study from 2017 to 2023
  • Na Young Sung, MD - Shorter Procedure Time of Intrauterine Device Placement with Ultrasound Guidance