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Internal Medicine Research Day

Research Day is a celebration and showcase of the research achievements of our Department’s faculty, research staff, residents and students!

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Event Details

We are excited to announce the Department of Internal Medicine’s 5th annual Research Day! Research Day is an opportunity to learn about current findings and research developments within the Department of Internal Medicine.  

The event will be held on Wednesday, October 16th, 2024, and will feature a plenary address, lunch, poster sessions, and a reception with awards.

Plenary Speaker
Dr. Serpil Erzurum

Dr. Serpil Erzurum

Serpil Erzurum, M.D., is the Chief Research and Academic Officer of Cleveland Clinic and holds the Alfred Lerner Memorial Chair in Innovative Biomedical Research.

Dr. Erzurum's scientific contributions and leadership in pulmonary research have led to diagnostic and therapeutic advances in lung diseases and helped to identify human physiologic adaptive responses to high-altitude hypoxia. She has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and has been the principal investigator on more than 20 federal grants, including multi-investigator program project grants and network trials. 

We are honored to welcome her as our distinguished plenary speaker for this year's event!

Please save the date for our October 16th event!

Partially sponsored by the School of Medicine Bohan Visiting Professor Program

Event Schedule Coming Soon - Watch This Space!

Abstract Guidelines:

Abstracts will be accepted starting July 24th, 2024, and the submission deadline is August 23rd, 2024. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted, and incomplete abstracts will be considered ineligible for inclusion.


Abstracts must be submitted online through the abstract submission REDCap. A word document upload of the abstract is required using 11 pt. Arial font with 1-inch margins. No faxed copies, discs, thumb drives or email submissions will be accepted.

If including a graphic (table, image, etc.), please include a maximum of 1.

Multiple abstract submissions will be allowed; however, will be limited to no more than 2 abstract submissions per presenting author.

Abstracts from posters presented at IM Research Day 2023 are ineligible unless additional research data has been captured since the initial presentation.

If submitting an abstract that has been previously presented at another scientific meeting, it must have been presented within the last 2 years.

All abstracts must be submitted using the template and must follow formatting guidelines as these submitted abstracts will be published in the Research Day 2024 Booklet. 

General Information:

In most cases, abstracts will be automatically accepted for presentation during the poster session. If the submission does not adhere to the specified criteria, individuals will be notified by August 28th that they have not been selected to present.

Presenting authors will be assigned a 1-hour window to be present at their posters for judging.

Posters for the event will be printed and paid for by the Department of Internal Medicine. Poster files will be due to by September 11th at 5pm, CDT. More details regarding the poster template and poster presentation schedule will follow in the coming weeks.

A compendium of abstracts will be published and made available to everyone via the IM Research Day webpage. 

Abstract Format:


  • The title should be brief, but long enough to clearly identify the nature of the study.
  • Do not include authors in the title. Abstracts containing authors in the title will be administratively withdrawn.


  • Indicate the name and location of the institution where the work was done.
  • If an author's name appears on more than one abstract, it must be identical on each abstract.
  • Authors may submit up to 2 abstracts in which they are indicated as the first author.
  • The presenting author will receive all notifications and communications related to the accepted abstract(s) and is responsible for informing all co-authors of acceptance.
  • Author Disclosure: By submitting an abstract to be considered for presentation at Research Day, you agree to comply with KUMC’s Individual Financial Conflict of Interest and the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

Abstract Body

The body of the abstract must include the following sections:

  • Introduction/Background: summarize the purpose, scope and objectives of the study or research.
  • Methods: describe the methods used to measure your study/research.
  • Results: A summary of the results obtained.
  • Conclusion: A statement of conclusions reached in your study or research. Do not simply state "The results will be discussed." (Abstracts will not be considered for presentation if this statement is made.)
  • Funding Sources: will not be included in the word count.
  • Tables/Figures: limited to one graphic; text in tables/figures will not be included in the word count.

Abstract Size

  • The abstract size is limited to 350 words (11pt Arial Font, 1-inch margins) in the abstract body, with an option of up to one image for inclusion in addition to the 350 words.
  • Please do not include more than one table or graphic, limited in size to 2" height by 3" width.

Abstract Submission Portal

Abstract Submission Template

Abstract Submission Example


All eligible posters will be judged and prizes will be announced during the awards reception.

We are excited to provide six $1000 awards to support the research of the presenting author with the top poster in the following categories:

Junior Faculty


Basic Science/Biomedical Mechanisms

Basic Science/Biomedical Mechanisms

Clinical Research

Clinical Research

Case Study/Clinical Vignette/Education/QI/Patient Safety

Case Study/Clinical Vignette/Education/QI/Patient Safety

All Internal Medicine faculty, residents, fellows, and research staff are eligible to participate in this research day. Additionally, all medical students with an interest in internal medicine are eligible as well.

The Department of Internal Medicine held its 3rd annual Research Day on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 from 9am-5:30pm, CST.

The event featured Dr. Heidi Crane, MD, MPH, as the plenary and School of Medicine Bohan Visiting Professor speaker.


Dr. Crane is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. She is the Associate Director of the UW Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research (CE&HSR) Core, which promotes research comparing the effectiveness of management strategies for HIV-infected patients in routine clinical practice. She is also Medical Director of the Madison HIV Metabolic clinic.

Her research interests include chronic complications of HIV, including metabolic issues and cardiovascular disease; adherence; substance use, and other patient-reported outcomes. Dr. Crane is co-chair of the Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS) sociobehavioral working group, and leads the CNICS Patient Reported Outcomes Committee. She oversaw development and integration of a clinical assessment of sociobehavioral measures including medication adherence that are now systematically collected at routine clinic appointments at a number of HIV clinics across the US (Seattle, Boston, San Diego, Birmingham, San Francisco, Baltimore, Chapel Hill, etc.) as part of CNICS. She is co-PI of a Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information Systems (PROMIS) NIH Roadmap initiative UO1 on measuring patient reported outcomes (PROs) in clinical care for HIV-infected patients. She is co-PI of a study examining genetic contributions to cardiovascular disease among patients with HIV. She is also co-PI of a data harmonization center for 21 NIDA-funded RO1 projects on substance abuse and HIV among criminal justice and other vulnerable patient populations.

Research Day Event Flyer



Morning Poster Sessions
HEB 5202 - Ad Astra Room
Judging Session 1 – 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Judging Session 2 – 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Lunch catered by The Russell 
School of Nursing Auditorium Lobby


Welcome Remarks and Introduction of Heidi Crane, MD MPH
School of Nursing Auditorium, SON G013
Dr. Matthias Salathe, Professor and Chairman, Internal Medicine
Dr. Steven Weinman, Vice-Chair for Research, Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine Research Day Plenary Address/Grand Rounds
Heidi Crane, MD, MPH: “Lessons Learned from a Career in HIV Research”
School of Nursing Auditorium, SON G013


Q&A Session
School of Nursing Auditorium, SON G013


Afternoon Poster Sessions
Ad Astra Room, Health Education Building, HEB 5202
Judging Session 3 – 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Judging Session 4 – 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Ad Astra Room, Health Education Building, HEB 5202
Open bar and appetizers catered by Brancato’s


Presentation of Awards
Ad Astra Room, Health Education Building, HEB 5202

Research Day Event Program
Research Day Poster Map
Research Day Online Abstract Booklet

The Department of Internal Medicine held its 2nd annual Research Day on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 from 10am-4pm, CST in the Ad Astra Room, 5th floor, Health Education Building (campus map).

The event featured Dr. Harvey Alter, MD, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, MACP Distinguished NIH Investigator Emeritus, as the plenary and Inaugural Dr. Allan and Judith Cooke Lecture speaker.

Dr. Alter has played a key role in the discovery of two hepatitis viruses, namely hepatitis B virus (HBV) and the non-A, non-B virus, later designated the hepatitis C virus (HCV). In long-term prospective studies, Dr. Alter helped define the natural history of NANB/HCV infection and proved its frequent progression to chronic hepatitis and its evolution to cirrhosis and liver-related mortality.

If you were unable to attend, a recording of Dr. Alter's keynote address can be found below:
Hepatitis C: The End of the Beginning and Possibly The Beginning of the End


Dr. Harvey J. Alter

2021 Research Day

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Mailstop 1022
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6000
Fax: 913-588-3995