Kudos April 2018: PCOM Faculty and Student Accolades
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April 2018

May 2, 2018

Denah Appelt, PhD, professor, neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology; and Marcine Pickron-Davis, PhD, chief diversity and community relations officer, presented  “PCOM Science and Math Summer Academy: A STEM+M-Health Professions Pipeline Development Program,” at the annual Philadelphia in Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development conference .

Vishakha Bhave, PhD, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences, received the 2018 Sudhir Gupta Young Scientist award from the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America.

Arturo Bravo-Nuevo, PhD, associate professor, neuroscience, co-authored “Deletion of GLUT1 in Mouse Lens Epithelium Leads to Cataract Formation,” published in the journal Experimental Eye Research.

Marina D’Angelo, PhD, professor, anatomy, and her company ProteaPex Therapeutics placed first in the Business Plan and Pitch Competition at the annual meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society.

Terri Erbacher, PhD, clinical associate professor, psychology, served as a reviewer for the newly revised After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, published by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

Joseph Georges, DO, PhD, resident, neurosurgery, and Steven Yocom, DO ’93, director, Neurosurgery Residency Program, co-authored “In Vivo Microscopy in Neurosurgical Oncology,” and “Acridine Orange as a Novel Photosensitizer for Photodynamic Therapy in Glioblastoma,” both published in the journal World Neurosurgery.

Abhi Jain (DO ’18), co-authored “Pharmacy-Mediated Antiplatelet Management Protocol Compared to One-time Platelet Function Testing Prior to Pipeline Embolization of Cerebral Aneurysms: A Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study,” published in the journal Neurosurgery.

Ali Moradi, MD, MPH, DrPH, professor and director of primary care skills, Osteopathic Medical Program, presented “Training Medical Students in Utilization of Humanistic and Biomechanical Domain Competency,” at the 2018 AACOM Educating Leaders 2018 conference.

Kumar Mukherjee, PhD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, was first author on “Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Inpatient Cost for Ischemic Stroke in the USA,” published in the International Journal of Stroke.

Ashruta Patel (DO '18) was first author on “Low-Dose Radiation Use in Diagnostic Imaging and Cancer Therapy Settings,” published in the journal La Radiologia Medica.

Kelly Schuitema (DO ’20) co-authored “Ingested Foreign Body Migration to the Liver: An Unusual Cause of Persistent Abdominal Pain in a 54-Year-Old Female,” published in Case Reports in Emergency Medicine.

Michael Srulevich, DO, MPH, associate professor, geriatrics, was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine at their Annual Assembly.

Xinyu (Eric) Wang, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored “Application of Ultra-High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry to Investigate the Regioselective Glucuronidation of Icaritin In Vitro,” published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, associate professor, bio-medical sciences, co-authored “A Novel BRCA2 Mutation in Prostate Cancer Sensitive to Combined Radiotherapy and Androgen Deprivation Therapy,” published in the journal Cancer Biology & Therapy. He also co-authored “A Novel Germline ARMC5 Mutation in a Patient with Bilateral Macronodular Adrenal Hyperplasia: A Case Report,” published in the journal BMC Medical Genetics.

Some information on scholarly publications was provided by the PCOM Library.


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