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Research Week 2010
Baystate's Eleventh Annual Research Week

Research Week has been succeeded by Academic Week.

Keynote Speakers


Jerome P. Kassirer, MD

"How Financial Conflicts of Interest Endanger Our Profession"

Jerome P. Kassirer is Distinguished Professor and Senior Assistant to the Dean at Tufts University School of Medicine. In editorials in the New England Journal of Medicine, and in multiple publications since, he has promoted professionalism, ethical scientific conduct, patient involvement in decision making, appropriate use of firearms, and reliable approaches to the assessment of the quality of health care. He was been highly critical of for-profit medicine, the abuses of managed care, political intrusions into medical decisions, and financial conflicts of interest.  


Mary Y. Lee, MD, MA, MS

"Bridging Global Health, Medical Education Innovation, and Technology"

Mary Y. Lee, Associate Provost for Tufts University, manages multidisciplinary educational initiatives spanning Tufts' undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, particularly efforts that leverage the synergies between the schools' unique strengths in the health sciences and commitment to international service. She leads the Tufts team that is contributing to the global Open Educational Resources movement by offering high quality content (particularly in the health sciences), open-source tool development, and faculty development in the innovative uses of technology to support education.

2010 Research Projects

Download pdf of the complete Research Week 2010 abstract booklet (374 KB)

Award Winners

Outstanding Achievements in Clinical Research

  • Alex Knee MS, Research Coordinator, Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology

Scientific Significance in Research

Does a Condom Availability Program in an Inner City Public School Decrease the Rates of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infection?

  • Sharon Wretzel MD, Resident, Department of Pediatrics
  • Paul Visintainer PhD, Director, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Laura Koenigs MD, Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency

Innovation in Research

Tumor-Targeted Delivery of TRAIL Using Salmonella Typhimurium in Metastatic Breast Cancer in the Syngeneic Murine Model

  • Connie Rossini MD, Resident, Department of Surgery
  • Sabha Ganai MD PhD, Resident, Department of Surgery
  • Richard Arenas MD, Chief, Surgical Oncology Division
  • Neil Forbes PhD, Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute

Excellence in Quantitative Clinical Education Research

Proficiency-Based Virtual Reality Laparoscopic Skills Training: A 7-Year Experience

  • Peter Wu MD, Resident, Department of Surgery
  • Ron Bush BS, Skills Trainer, Simulation Center
  • Neal Seymour MD, Director, Simulation Center