2019 Best Paper Contest Winners

Each year the NJPA Council on Education administers the Resident, Fellow and Medical Student Best Paper Contest. Participants submit case studies, review articles or present original research either individually or with co-authors on any psychiatric topic. The papers are judged on the abstract, content, clarity and originality by members of the Council on Education. The author(s) of the winning papers in each category receive a free registration to the NJPA Spring Conference where a certificate and cash prize are awarded, and their papers are linked in a Newsletter. Honorable Mentions will also be presented with certificates at the conference. Congratulations to this year’s winners and honorable mentions!

Single Author Resident
Angelo Sica, MD
The Role of Alexithymia in Substance Use Disorders
Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Joint Submission
Aamani Chava, MD; Tariq Mussadiq, MD; Shahan Sibtain, MD

A case of NMDA receptor encephalitis in a 20-year-old female with ovarian teratoma
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Honorable Mention- Single Author Resident
Mohammed Islam, MD

Case report: A 76-year old male with worsening psychotic symptoms- a case report highlighting the challenges of antipsychotic use in Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Honorable Mention- Joint Submission
Mayowa Olusunmade, MD; Tooba Qadir, MD; Serra Akyar, Medical Student

Incremental Hospital Utilization And Mortality Associated With Co-Morbid Depression In Pediatric Hospitalizations
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

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