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April 2019

May 8, 2019

The April 2019 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff and student publications and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.

Michael A. Becker, DO ’87, assistant dean, clerkship education; David Kuo, DO ’96, associate dean, graduate medical education; and Bonnie Buxton, PhD, chair, PCOM Georgia biomedical sciences, completed the one-year Administrator Leadership Development Program through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). Dr. Becker also co-authored a poster with Peter Bidey, DO, vice-chair, family medicine, which was selected for inclusion in AACOM’s poster session focused on Entrustable Professional Activities.

Julia Boyle (PsyD ’20) was awarded two Sleep Research Trainee Merit Based Awards for her contributions to the field of behavioral sleep medicine and her abstracts “Sleep Disorder Symptom Endorsement by Age” and “Is Sleep Continuity Disturbance and Problem Endorsement Uniformly Worse with Age?” which were based on data gathered from her dissertation. She was also chosen from a select group of trainees to participate in the Sleep Research Society’s Leadership Workshop.

Kerin Claeson, PhD, associate professor, anatomy, co-authored “The First Three-Dimensional Fossils of Cretaceous Sclerorhynchid Sawfish: Asflapristis Cristadentis Gen. Et. Sp. Nov., and Implications for the Phylogenetic Relations of the Sclerorhynchoidei (Chondrichthyes),” which published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.

Jason E. Cohn, DO, resident, otolaryngology, was first author on “Repair of a Secondary Cleft Lip Deformity with the Abbé Flap in a Pediatric Patient,” and co-authored, “Secondary Features of Hemorrhagic True Vocal Fold Polyps;” “Timeline of Postoperative Changes After KTP Vaporization of True Vocal Fold Varices;” and “Castleman Disease Presenting as a Supraclavicular Neck Mass in a Child,” all of which published in the Ear, Nose & Throat Journal.

Matt DiMeglio (DO/MBA ’20) co-authored “Global Brain Drain: How Can the Maslow Theory of Motivation Improve Our Understanding of Physician Migration?” which published in the Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

James R. Ding, DO ’18, resident, otolaryngology, co-authored “Agenesis of the Anterior Belly of the Digastric Muscle,” which published in the Ear, Nose & Throat Journal.

Marissa Evarts, DO, resident, otolaryngology, co-authored “In-Office Laryngeal Structure Removal,” which published in the Ear, Nose & Throat Journal.

Jacquelyn Gerhart, MS, director, bioimaging facility and coordinator, Philadelphia research support staff; Joseph Infanti, MS, research assistant; and Mindy George-Weinstein, PhD, chief research and science officer, co-authored “Rhabdomyosarcoma and Wilms Tumors Contain a Subpopulation of Noggin Producing, Myogenic Cells Immunoreactive for Lens Beaded Filament Proteins,” which published in the journal Public Library of Science One.

Michelle Lent, PhD, associate professor, clinical psychology, co-authored “Triggers of Lapse and Relapse of Diet and Exercise in Behavioral Weight Loss,” which published in the journal Obesity.

George McCloskey, PhD, co-director and professor, school psychology, co-authored “Gender Differences in Quality of Life and Symptom Expression During Recovery from Concussion,” which published in the journal Applied Neuropsychology: Child.

Ali Moradi, MD, MPH, DrPH, interim associate dean, clinical integration; director of primary care skills and professor, osteopathic medical program, was appointed as a National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators fellow.

Philip L. Reno, PhD, associate professor, biomedical sciences, co-authored “Assessing the influence of HOX11 Genes on Calcaneal Trabecular Bone Formation,” with post-doctoral fellow Kelsey Kjosness, which published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Dr. Reno also authored “Great Apes and Humans Evolved from a Long-Back Ancestor,” and “Evolutionary and Developmental Perspective on Human Toe Reduction,” both of which were also published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Diormi Rosario (DO ’19) was first author on “Snake Envenomation by Pet Rattlesnake,” which published in the Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Michael S. Selby, PhD, assistant professor, anatomy, was first author on “Is the Locomotor Diversity in Odd-Nosed Monkeys Reflected in Their Olecranon Size of Orientation?” which published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, professor, biomedical sciences, co-authored “Cordycepin Inhibits Drug-Resistance Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Progression by Activating AMPK Signaling Pathway,” which published in the journal Pharmacological Research.

PCOM supported the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians, which received the “Outstanding Service in Educational Excellence” award at the 2019 AAP Annual Leadership Forum. Both PCOM and PCOM Georgia have provided support for the Academy’s focus on continuing medical education (CME).