AMA Research Challenge co-winners

Victoria Danan and Shamsh Shaikh were announced the night of Jan. 13 as co-winners of the first AMA Research Challenge!

Top-voted five participants from the AMA Research Symposium poster competition presented their research to a panel of judges at the first ever event.

Finalists & research topics

Victoria Danan (co-winner)

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Eli Levitt

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Heerod Malekghassemi

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Shamsh Shaikh (co-winner)

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Aimen Vanood

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Panel of judges

Howard Bauchner, MD: Editor-in-chief, JAMA and the JAMA Network™

Mira Irons, MD: AMA chief health and science officer

Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC, FAHA, MACP, FHFSA: Vice dean of diversity and inclusion, professor of medicine and medical social sciences, and chief of the Division of Cardiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine  

Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP: Assistant dean for scholarship and discovery, Herbert T. Abelson professor of medicine at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine