Capt Nathaniel Nye, USAF, MC won 1st Place in the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Research Competition during the AMSSMR annual meeting held in New Orleans, LA in early April, 2014. Dr. Nye's project "Does Abdominal Circumference of Body Mass Index Better Predict Lower Extremity Injury Risk?" was selected for presentation from among a field of 32 semi-finalists and approximately 150 overall submissions. As the AMSSM winner, Dr. Nye has been invited to give AMSSM's Distinguished Scholar Lecture, at the upcoming National Athletic Trainers Association meeting. The AMSSM is the national society for primary care sports medicine physicians in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and is comprised of over 15,000 national and international sports physicians. The "Best Overall Research" designation is awarded to one project each year from a combined attending and fellow category. It is rare that a fellow's research project would win this award. "It is exceptionally rare that a current fellow would win the award" according to Lt Col Anthony Beutler, USAF, MC, Director for the NCC Family Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Three National Capital Consortium Gastroenterology Fellows were selected to have their work presented at the North American Conference of GI Fellows, to be held March 14-16 in Orlando, Florida. Only 20 abstracts total were selected from among 140 gastroenterology fellowship programs nationwide. To have a single program capture 15% of the total spots speaks volumes about the dedication and ability of NCC trainees Former NCC GI Fellow, LCDR David Furman won the competition in 2011.
NCC Fellows competing this year include:
CPT Vito Cirigliano - Misdiagnosis Rate of Sessile Serrated Polyps at a Large Referral Center Including the Impact on Ongoing Polyp Surveillance
MAJ Fongkuei Cheng - Classification of Patients with Reflux Symptoms Unresponsive to Proton Pump Inhibitors"
LCDR Manish Singla - Comparison of Inflammatory Versus Fibrostenotic Phenotype in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
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