UCSF-East Bay Research Residents Among Winners in ACS Trauma Regional Resident Paper Competition
Note: This summary provided courtesy of Jeannie María Dougherty
Three of our UCSF-East Bay surgery residents, Maggie Brooke, MD, Shailvi Gupta, MD, and Vincent Chong, MD were chosen to represent Northern California at the American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Trauma Regional Resident Paper Competition held at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas this past weekend.
The competition is open to all general surgery residents, surgical specialty residents, and trauma fellows and included residents and fellows from all over Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and California. To compete residents had to submit an abstract that described original research in trauma, critical care, or injury prevention. The topics could be categorized as either: basic laboratory research or clinical investigation.
It was an incredible performance by our UCSF-East Bay surgery residents as they presented their research projects. In fact, Dr. Chong’s research won 1st place in Clinical Science and Dr Gupta placed 2nd!
Shailvi Gupta, MD (second from left), Vincent Chong, MD (third from left)
Both winners Vincent Chong, and Shailvi Gupta will attend the Annual Meeting of the Committee on Trauma in San Diego, CA. The competition will pay for coach airfare to the meeting, and up to a three-day hotel stay for each winning resident. In addition papers will be presented during the Scientific Session on Thursday afternoon, March 10, 2016.
Vincent Chong, the first-place winner in Clinical Science is now eligible for publication (after the Annual Meeting) in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
Research Projects Included:
Shailvi Gupta (2nd place): “Injury Assessment in Three Low-Resource Settings: A Reference for Worldwide Estimates”
Maggie Brooke: “Admission Lactate Predicts Massive Transfusions in Hemodynamically Normal Trauma Patients”.