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Scholarly Activity

House staff are required to participate in scholarly activities during their residency. House staff can choose to do at least one elective month of research during their residency. Currently there are multiple ongoing research projects being conducted by residents. Tripler residents are frequent presenters at American College of Physicians (ACP) meetings, and have published multiple journal articles. Recent research awards for the house staff include:

    2012

  • First place, clinical vignette poster competition, Hawaii Chapter ACP meeting
  • First place, research podium competition, Hawaii Chapter ACP meeting


  • 2011
  • Outstanding Case Review poster, Bass Research Symposium, Tripler Army Medical Center
  • First place, clinical vignette poster competition, Hawaii Chapter ACP meeting
  • Second place, clinical vignette poster competition, Hawaii Chapter ACP meeting
  • Third place, research podium competition, Hawaii Chapter ACP meeting


  • 2010
  • Second place, research podium competition, Army-Air Force Chapters ACP meeting
  • Second place, clinical vignette poster competition, Army-Air Force Chapters ACP meeting
  • First place, Health Care Improvement poster competition, Bass Research Symposium, Tripler Army Medical Center
  • First place, research podium competition, Hawaii Chapter ACP meeting


  • 2009
  • First place, research poster competition, Army-Air Force Chapters ACP meeting
  • Second place, research podium competition, Army-Air Force Chapters ACP meeting
  • First place, clinical vignette poster competition, Army-Air Force Chapters ACP meeting
  • Second place, research podium competition, Hawaii Chapter ACP meeting


Residents at the 2009 National ACP conference, Doctor’s Dilemma team representing Hawaii in the Semi-final rounds
Residents at the 2009 National ACP conference, Doctor’s Dilemma team representing Hawaii in the Semi-final rounds

1st place research poster winner, Hawaii ACP meeting, 2008
1st place research poster winner, Hawaii ACP meeting, 2008

1st place clinical vignette competition winner, BASS competition, Tripler AMC, 2008
1st place clinical vignette competition winner, BASS competition, Tripler AMC, 2008

Both residents and faculty are enthusiastic about publishing their research. Here are some of the more recent publications by our residents:

  • Smith C, Hunt M, Geimer-Flanders J. An incidentally discovered left atrial appendage membrane: case report and literature review. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2012 Apr;71(4):103-5


  • Madar CS, Cardile AP, Cunningham S, Magpantay G, Finger D. A case of Salmonella gastroenteritis following ingestion of raw venison sashimi. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2012 Feb;71(2):49-50.


  • Magpantay G, Cardile AP, Madar CS, Hsue G, Belnap C. Antibiotic desensitization therapy in secondary syphilis and Listeria Infection: case reports and review of desensitization therapy. Hawaii Med J. 2011 Dec;70(12):266-8.


  • Mulder CJ, Cardile AP, and Dickert J. Celiac disease presenting as severe osteopenia. Hawaii Med J. 2011 Nov;70(11):242-4.


  • Smith C, Cardile AP, Miller M. Bath salts as a “legal high”. Am J Med. 2011 Nov;124(11):e7-8.


  • Cardile AP, Forbes D, Cirigliano V, Stout B, Das NP, Hsue G. Hafnia alvei pyelonephritis in a renal transplant recipient: case report and review of an under-recognized nosocomial pathogen. Transpl Infect Dis. 2011 Aug;13(4):407-10.


  • Cardile AP, Heppner DS. Gastric volvulus, Borchardt’s Triad, and endoscopy: a rare twist. Hawaii Med J. 2011 Apr ;70(4):80-2.


  • Callender DM, Hsue G. Artesunate: investigational drug for the treatment of severe falciparum malaria in Hawaii. Hawaii Med J. 2011 Apr;70(4):77-9.


  • Mulder CJ. Simulation training for disaster response. Medical Corps International Forum. 2011;(2):21-2.


  • Stratton A, Plackett TP, Belnap CM, Lin-Hurtubise KM. Infiltrating mammary carcinoma with osteoclast-like Giant Cells. Hawaii Med J. 2010 Dec;69(12):284-285.


  • Hostler D. Point to point care: military medical simulation training at APMMC XX. Medical Corps International Forum. 2010;(2):80.


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