Nithin Krishna, MD Recipient of 2013 Chair Summit Future Leader Award

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Nithin Krishna, MD of the University of Maryland School of Medicine to Be Awarded the 2013 Future Leader Award And Present His Winning Abstract On Schizophrenia at CME Outfitters’ 6th Annual Chair Summit This Week

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CME Outfitters (CMEO) is proud to announce the winner of the 6th Annual Chair Summit Future Leader Award is Nithin, Krishna, MD. Krishna is scheduled to present his winning abstract on Variation in Succinic Semialdehyde (ALDH5A1) Gene Is Associated With Eye Tracking and Early Visual Processing Deficits in Schizophrenia this Friday at 12:30pm ET at the 6th Annual Chair Summit in Tampa, Florida. Earlier this year, CME Outfitters (CMEO) invited medical residents nationwide to submit a self-authored clinical abstract to be presented at the 6th Annual Chair Summit.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to present my clinical research findings in front of the nations leaders in psychiatry and neurology,” said Krisha, “My presentation will focus on how a functional polymorphism of a novel schizophrenic risk gene, ALDH5A1, affects early visual and motion processing function. I hope that my research findings will ignite a dialogue among the learners in the room, and leave the clinicians with new knowledge that they can apply to daily clinical practice."

Krishna currently works as a fellow to Professor Gunvant Thaker at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC) in the Schizophrenic genetics program – one of the top few schizophrenia research centers in the world. While at MPRC, Krishna has contributed to cutting-edge research that has clarified the role of specific genetic factors mediating some of the complexities seen in schizophrenia. Dr. Krishna’s research interest is in the search for genes that cause schizophrenia and psychotic spectrum disorders.

The remaining finalists will also present their research at Chair Summit, during a 60 minute Future Leader Finalists Showcase on day 3 of the conference. Below is a list of Future Leader finalists and presentation topics:

Laura Bevilacqua, MD, PhD            
New York University
“HTR2B in the Genetics of Impulsivity and Addiction”

Alexis N. Cohen-Oram, MD            
University of South Florida            
Morsani College of Medicine            
“A Case Report of a Patient with Delayed Onset Gait Ignition Failure After Anoxic Encephalopathy That Transiently Responded to Ropinorole”

Patricia J. Dickmann, MD
University of Minnesota                
“Evaluation of Sleep Medicine Education in U.S. Psychiatry Residency Programs”

Demian F. Obregon, MD                
University of South Florida            
Morsani College of Medicine
“Potential Autoepitope Within the Extracellular Region of Contact in Associated Protein-like 2 in Mice”

Sandarsh Surya, MBBS                
Medical College of Georgia            
“Stimulus Variable As Risk Factors in Spinal Fracture with Electroconvulsive Therapy: Clues From an Animal Model”

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