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Internal Medicine Research Day

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

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Event Details

We are excited to announce the Department of Internal Medicine’s 3rd 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 November 16th, 2022, and will feature a plenary address, lunch, poster sessions, and a reception with awards.

Plenary Speaker
Dr. Heidi Crane

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

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

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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