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Research Week 2008
Baystate's Ninth Annual Research Week

Research Week has been succeeded by Academic Week.

Keynote Speaker


David C. Leach, MD

"Authenticity and Authorship: The Resident's Journey"

David C. Leach, MD, is the former Executive Director of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), where he won the 2007 Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education.  Dr. Leach is deeply interested in the use of values as well as rules in guiding the behavior of physicians and teachers, believing that we teach who we are as well as what we are. 

Dr. Leach instituted several awards programs—namely, the Parker Palmer Courage to Teach and Courage to Lead Award given annually to exemplary medical residency programs in the United States, and the John C. Gienapp Awards, recognizing individuals for outstanding contributions to graduate medical education.

In 1993, former Michigan Governor John Engler awarded Dr. Leach the Good Samaritan Award for more than 25 years of volunteer service at Detroit's Cabrini Clinic (the oldest free clinic in the United States). In 2004, Dr. Leach was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

2008 Research Projects

Download pdf of the complete Research Week 2008 booklet (494 KB)

Award Winners

Outstanding Achievements in Clinical Research

  • Fidelia Blank, RN, MN, MBA Research Coordinator, Department of Emergency Medicine

Scientific Significance in Research

Usefulness of Serum Creatinine for Detecting Renal Insufficiency in Elderly Outpatients

  • Eileen Kehoe, MD, Nephrology Fellow, Department of Medicine
  • Thabo Kenosi, MD, Endocrinology Fellow, Department of Medicine
  • Abbie Courtemanche, MD, Resident, Department of Medicine

Innovation in Research

Recurrent low oocyte maturity (RLOM) during ICSI compared with age-, response rate-, and stimulation protocol-matched controls: A retrospective cohort study

  • Andrew Moore, MD, Resident, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology