Annual NorCal Seminar Returns

Submitted by UCSF Urology on May 27, 2022 at 12:53 pm
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NorCal Zoom Meeting Screen ShotThe 46th Northern California Research Seminar was held virtually on Saturday, May 7, 2022. This event is held annually to showcase the research done by the medical teaching institutions in Northern California: Stanford University, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of California, Davis (UCD). Each year the institutions take turns hosting the event.

This year's virtual event was hosted by UCD since it’s 2019 cancellation due to the COVID pandemic.  Six residents from each institution were chosen to present their research in the clinical research or basic science category. Judges from each institution scored each presenter on presentation quality, questions and answers, and content significance. Three residents won 2nd place for the Basic Science category. See below for the full list of winners, with the UCSF winners indicated in bold.  

Clinical Research
1st place - Yash Khandwala, MD (Stanford)
“The predictive value of Tissue Change During Ultrasound-guided high intensity focused Ultrasound (USgHIFU) focal therapy on treatment success

2nd place - Maya Overland, MD (UCSF)
“Feasibility of awake intravesical botulinum toxin injection in pediatric neurogenic bladder”

3rd place - Steven Monda, MD (UCD)
“Bladder Cancer After Prostate Cancer Treatment: A SEER Comparison Among Men Treated with Radiation or Prostatectomy”

Basic Science  
1st Place  - Meera Chappidi, MD (UCSF)
“Genomic Characterization of Expansile Cribriform and Other Gleason Pattern 4 Prostate Cancer Subtypes”

2nd Place Winners:

Avi Baskin, MD (UCSF)
“Genomic and transcriptomic based mechanisms of recurrence and progression in high-risk prostate cancer treated with neoadjuvant docetaxel and androgen deprivation therapy followed by prostatectomy”

Jessie Ge, MD (Stanford)
“A magnetic hydrogel for retrieval of kidney stone fragments”

Phil Hsiao, MD (UCD)
“Enhancing Revascularization by Inosculation of Bladder Grafts in Bladder augmentation and Reconstruction”

States Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH, Acting Chair of the department, “This event has been part of the history of these 3 outstanding training programs and highlights their commitment to training the future leaders in our field.”

Next year’s event will be hosted by UCSF.