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Surgery Senior Majors Present at Annual Scientific Program

Michael Maccini, M.D.
Michael Maccini, M.D., a member of the College of Medicine Class of 2012, presents his research project during last year’s Surgery Senior Major Scientific Program. (Photo by Raj Chawla, UVM Medical Photography)

Led by Ted James, M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine professor of surgery and director of the Surgery Senior Major Project, the 43rd Annual Surgery Senior Major Scientific Program showcased scholarly work completed by 17 senior medical students who will be entering residencies in surgery after their graduation in May. The event was held on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 8 a.m. in Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Austin Auditorium. 

Following the presentations, an awards banquet and poster session was held  at noon in the Hoehl Gallery in the College of Medicine’s Health Science Research Facility.

Ten students from the College’s Class of 2013 delivered manuscript presentations in Austin Auditorium, including:  Nkem Aziken; Griffin Boll; Matthew Davies; Daryl Whitney; Lindsay Kleeman; Haddon Pantel; Sarah Persing; Cristine Velazco; Luke Vierthaler; and Mohammad Jafferji. Another seven senior medical students presented posters, including: Mohammed Almzayyen; Charles Ashley; Mayo Fujii; Jeff McLaren with Haddon Pantel; Lynsey Rangel; Amanda Schwartz; and Katie Murray Shean.  The awards portion of the banquet followed the poster presentations.

Results of the program were:

1st Prize for manuscript and oral presentation: Nkem Aziken

2nd Prize: Matthew Davies

3rd Prize: Darryl Whitney

The Poster Presenttion produced a tie for best entry: Amanda Schwartz and Charles Ashley.


Surgery Senior Major Scientific Program agenda.