2021 Western Occupational Health Conference (WOHC) Resident Poster Competition
Each year, WOEMA invites resident physicians to the Western Occupational Health Conference (WOHC) to present posters on occupational and environmental medicine research or projects that have been conducted. A review panel awards a first, second, and third prize to the presenters. In 2020, due to the pandemic, the "posters" were presented virtually, which continued in 2021 where residents created a short PowerPoint presentation or YouTube video in addition to a printed poster. Please see below to view the submissions.
The 2021 winners presented live at WOHC in Phoenix, AZ. Congratulations!
2021 Resident Poster Presentations
1st Place: The Differences in COVID-19 Mortality to State Business Lockdown Measures, Trevor Pugh, DO, University of Utah
2nd Place: Return to Work, Demographic Predictors, and Symptomatic Analysis Among Healthcare Workers Presenting for COVID-19 Testing: A Retrospective Cohort from a U.S. Academic Occupational Medicine Clinic, Zaira Chaudhry, MD, MPH, Loma Linda University Medical Center
3rd Place: Diving Into The Unknown: A Hazard Analysis for the Denver Fire Department Dive Team, Kelsey Smithart, DO, MPH, University of Colorado
3rd Place: Engineering Controls for Reducing Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Among Patients and Health Care Workers During Indoor COVID-19 Testing Procedures, Alex Rytting, MD, University of Utah
Infection with COVID-19 from Workplace Environmental Exposure in a Healthcare Setting, Christopher Granda, MD, University of San Diego
The Association of PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water with Asthma ED Visits, Thomas Overton, MD, University of California Irvine
Coccidioidomycosis Meningitis in an Immunocompetent Worker: A Case Report, Rashmi Bhuyan, MD, University of California Irvine
The Man in the Irritant Mask: A Case Report, Robert West, MD, Loma Linda University Medical Center
South Korea's Public Health Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic, Ji Young Nam, MD, University of California San Francisco
Case Presentation: Small Bone, Big Cost, Samantha Ayoub, MD, University of California Irvine
Patient with Right Ankle Sprain After Running; Progression to Acute Septic Arthropathy and Osteomyelitis of the Fibula, Stephen Craft, MD, University of California Irvine
Do Reminder Emails Improve Student Health's Onboarding Efforts for Incoming Dental Students, Tamera Means, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine Meharry Medical College
2020 Resident Poster Presentations
How does a virtual poster session work?
Residents created 5-10 minute PowerPoint presentations or YouTube videos in lieu of a poster and the submissions can be viewed below. The 2020 winner, Dr. Oluseyi Awodele, gave a short live presentation and Q&A at the Virtual WOHC in September. WOEMA also interviewed the winner for a podcast where he talks about his research (podcast available November 10).
The runner-up is Dr. Dane Dicaro. Congratulations to both!
Presented by Oluseyi Awodele, MD, University of California Irvine
Presented by Dane Dicaro, DO, University of California Irvine
Presented by Ai (Chloe) Chien, MD, MBA, MPH, UCSF Occupational Environmental Medicine
Presented by Christopher Granda, DO, MS, University of California San Diego
Presented by Thomas Overton, MD, University of California Irvine
Presented by Alexander Nguyen, DO, University of Texas Health Science at Tyler
Presented by Nasrin Kazemi, MD, MPH, Ph.D., Loma Linda University Occupational Residency Program
Presented by Anthony Pacini, MD, MPH, University of California San Francisco OEM Residency
Presented by Matthew Kiok, MD, MPH, University of California Berkeley
We sincerely thank Medlock Consulting for sponsoring the 2020 and 2021 Poster Presentations!