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Internal Medicine Resident is Recipient of Two Distinctive Awards
June 18, 2021

Dr. James Kamau 

Dr. James Kamau, a second-year Internal Medicine Resident at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus, is the recipient of two distinctive awards for research and quality improvement. First, the oral presentation that Dr. Kamau gave at the American College of Physicians National Conference won first prize in the basic science category. This presentation, “Should Acute Pancreatitis Be Included in Risk Assessment Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Models: A Retrospective Analysis of VTE Risk Assessment Scores and VTE in Acute Pancreatitis,” was co-authored by fellow resident colleagues Dr. Rand Hindosh, Dr. Vikas Yellapu, Temple/St. Luke’s medical student Matthew Zangari, Anderson Research Director Dr. Parampreet Kaur, and Dr. Rich Snyder, Program Director Internal Medicine Residency - Anderson. In addition to this prestigious award, Dr. Kamau has also been accepted into the 2021-2022 High Value Practice Academic Alliance Future Leaders Program (FLP). Dr. Kamau was noted to have an innovative quality improvement proposal and his competitive application was chosen out of hundreds of resident applications across the nation to be a part of this prominent leadership and research program that will occur over the upcoming academic year. There are stringent requirements for participation in this program, including but not limited to participation tuition free in their ongoing educational conferences in leadership, research methodology, participation in their national conference, dedicated monthly conferences and ongoing mentorship.

Dr. Snyder notes, “Dr. Kamau’s scholarly pursuit of excellence is nothing short of amazing. While James’ research efforts are very prolific, his collaborative efforts involving other residents and medical students is significant and should be commended. In addition to the excellent work by Dr. Kamau’s fellow authors, I would like to personally thank and congratulate Dr. Parampreet Kaur for her help and guidance in working with the residents on their various research and quality improvement projects. She has been a catalyst and resource for the prolific scholarly activity of our residency program since its inception.”