Carilion Clinic Hosted the 5th Annual Research Day — 2012
The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) held its 5th annual Carilion Clinic Research Day on May 10, 2012 at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM)  with more than 100 clinicians and researchers attending.
Read Montague, Ph.D., of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) , gave the keynote address, discussing economic games and the underpinnings of cognition in health and disease.
Presentations were given by Sandra Malakauskas, M.D., Salem VA Medical Center staff nephrologist, Stuart Tousman, Ph.D., Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS)  professor of psychology, and Deborah Kelly, Ph.D., VTCRI assistant professor.
The event also showcased 25 research projects through poster presentations from Carilion and Virginia Tech faculty, medical residents, medical students, JCHS faculty and students, and area high school students. The day also included oral presentations, and an awards ceremony for outstanding research.
The following poster presentations received top honors at the event.
- Allison Bowersock, Ph.D., JCHS - Influences of Medical Residents' Attitudes and Health Behaviors on their Communication Skills and Counseling Practices
- Shari Toomey, M.BA, Carilion Clinic - Implementation of Ventilator Management Protocols in the NICU
- Donna Bond, DNP, Carilion Clinic - The Effect of a Brief Intervention on Smoking Cessation Provided to Hospitalized Patients by Staff Nurses
- Mindy Wallace, PharmD, Carilion Clinic - Comparison of Bleeding Rates in Patients Receiving Two Thienophridine Loading Doses Versus one, Prior to PCI
- Nicole Garcia, M.D., Carilion Clinic - Should Compliance with the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Process Measures Determine Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Rates?
- Lauren Hinson, PharmD, Carilion Clinic - Evaluation of Cancomycin Dosing in Morbidly Obese Patients in the Acute Care Setting
- Johnathon Childress, JCHS - Identification of a Novel beta-lactamase Gene: bla-OXA23-like with respect to Insertional Sequence Element (ISAba1) in Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter Spp. from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital 
- Jose Jimenez, VBI/VT - Systems based Highly-detailed Simulations: A Pilot Study
- Kristen Flaggs, DVM, VT - Investigation and Evaluation of Perceived Cancer Cluster Among Hospital Employees.
For more information about Research Day and the opportunities available for conducting research through Carilion, visit the OSP website by selecting Departments from top menu of the Intranet home page, then Office of Sponsored Projects or by calling 540-985-8510 (88510).