Edwin C. James Lectureship and Research Colloquium
The 12th Annual Edwin C. James Lectureship was established in honor of Edwin C. James, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Surgery from 1980-’89, and founder of the Surgical Residency Program. Each year, we invite a nationally recognized speaker to honor this lectureship. This year’s lecturer was Ajit Sachdeva, M.D., director of the Division of Education at the American College of Surgeons (pictured at right). His talk was titled “Preparation of Residents for Surgical Practice: Challenges, Opportunities, and New Directions.”
The 14th Annual Surgical Resident Research Colloquium was held June 26, the same day as the Edwin C. James Lecture and the Chief Resident Graduation Banquet,and was attended by more than 50 physicians, students and friends. The 13 presentations by the PGY IIIs, IVs and Vs were judged by Cornelius Dyke, M.D., associate dean of the Southeast Campus and assistant professor of surgery; Dr. Sachdeva; and Jyotika Sharma, Ph.D., assistant professor of Basic Sciences (pictured left to right).
To add to the day, PGY I and II residents presented posters showcasing the preliminary work on their research projects. This afforded each resident the opportunity to discuss their projects with fellow surgeons and researchers to further improve their research.
The top two presenters are honored at the Chief Resident Graduation Banquet that follows the same evening. This year, we had a number of excellent presentations, many of which will be subsequently submitted for publication or presentation at regional or national meetings. First place went to Priscilla Thomas, M.D., PGY V, (pictured at right) who presented “14 Year Review of the UND Colloquium.” Honorable Mention went to Christopher Maki, M.D., PGY V, who presented “Negative Pressure Would Therapy in Acute Care Surgery” (pictured below).
The colloquium also includes presentations that are judged for the North Dakota Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Competition and the North Dakota Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Competition. First place in the Commission on Cancer Competition went to BreAnn Neiger, M.D., PGY IV, (pictured at right) who presented “Breast Nipple Discharge: An Analysis of a Single Surgeon’s Practice.” Second place went to Daniel Persinger, M.D., PGY III, who presented “Follow up of Biopsy Proven Melanoma in a Community Hospital: Who is Doing the Biopsy and is Appropriate Care being Provided” (pictured below). First place in the Committee on Trauma Competition went to Shawn Olson, M.D., PGY-III, who presented “A Comparison of the Injuries Sustained and the Type of ATV-Part 1” (pictured below). Second place went to Christopher Maki, M.D., PGY V, for his “Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Acute Care Surgery” presentation.