Residents make strong showing at Midwest SGIM

Because of the support of the Division of General Internal Medicine, six internal medicine residents, a fellow in endocrinology, and a medical student were able to travel to Minneapolis last month for the regional Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting. Each of them had an oral or poster abstract accepted for presentation.

Krista Johnson, MD, MME, clinical professor in General Internal Medicine (GIM), was one of the faculty members who accompanied the trainees. “We are very proud of our residents and our student and their faculty mentors. Several people at the meeting came up to me to tell me what great work the residents were doing and what a good job they were doing on their presentations,” Johnson said. “People said things like, ‘You’ve brought so many from Iowa!'”

More than just attending and presenting, Hawkeyes won awards at SGIM as well. PGY-3 Roger Struble, MD, and PGY-2 Craig Rosenstengle, MD, received second and third, respectively, in the Oral Clinical Vignettes category. Johnson herself took home first place in the Oral Innovations category. Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH, GIM division director, and Ethan Kuperman, MD, clinical associate professor in GIM, were also in attendance.

Congratulations to all the invited presenters at this year’s Midwest SGIM. Many of them will re-submit their work for competition at the upcoming poster session for the Quality & Safety Symposium (Call for Abstracts closes on 11/8) or for the national SGIM meeting in Birmingham in the spring (abstract submissions opens on 11/13).

Oral Innovations Abstracts

  • Jeff Rytlewski– mentored by Krista Johnson & Becky Davis – “Improving management of pre-diabetes in an Internal Medicine resident continuity of care clinic: Year two in review
  • Nick Arnold – mentored by Gwen Beck & Todd Wiblin – “Pneumovax (PPSV-23) in individuals who smoke: An oft forgotten cohort
  • Gechi Obiano – mentored by Krista Johnson & Justin Smock – “Management of Prediabetes in VA resident continuity of care clinic
  • Kathleen Robinson – mentored by Nicole Nisly, Amanda Hoffman co-author – “Efficacy of an Electronic Provider Alert in Increasing Universal HIV Screening Rates
  • Stign Hentzen – mentored by Ethan Kuperman – “Finding the Right Time for Clinical Decision Support

Oral Clinical Vignettes Abstracts

  • Roger Struble – mentored by Manish Suneja – “Tenosynovitis of the left hand and carpal tunnel syndrome caused by Histoplasma Capsulatum
  • Craig Rosenstengle – mentored by Katie Harris – “Pre-syncope: Not in Her Head or Heart

Poster Session 2 Abstracts

  • Matt McGee – mentored by Ethan Kuperman “Bleeding varices: When the liver can’t be blamed” Poster Session 2, Terrance Murphy Hall, 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Desmond Barber – mentored by Katie Harris (senior author) – “Not Just Another GI Bleed” Poster Session 2, Terrance Murphy Hall, 12:30-1:30 pm



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