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Kudos 
August 2020


August 31, 2020

The August 2020 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff, resident and student publications and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.

Denah Appelt, PhD, director, dual degree programs and biomedical science specialty concentrations, health sciences; Steven Yocom, DO, director, neurological surgery residency program; Joseph Georges, DO, resident, neurosurgery; Amber Valeri, DO, resident, neurosurgery and Zein Al-Altrache, DO/PhD ’19, resident, neurosurgery, co-authored “Provision of Rapid and Specific Ex Vivo Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Lymphoma from Roden Xenograft Biopsies by a Fluorescent Aptamer,” which was published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Alfonso Arevalo, DO ’17, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored “Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescents: A Systematic Review,” which was published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Brian Balin, PhD, chair and professor, bio-medical sciences, was first author on “Perspectives on the Intracellular Bacterium Chlamydia Pneumoniae on Late-Onset Dementia,” which was published in Current Clinical Microbiology Reports.

Lindsey Brown Caruthers, MS/PA-C ’11, assistant professor, physician assistant studies, authored “De Quervain Tenosynovitis,” which was published in the Journal of the American Academy of PAs.

Kenneth Chen (DO ’21) co-authored “Prevalence of Surface Contamination with SARS-CoV-2 in Radiation Oncology Clinic,” which was published in JAMA Oncology.

Anna Dankewich (DPT ’21); Jill Le (DPT ’21) and Alaina Bell, DPT, instructor, physical therapy, co-authored a research project titled “Perme ICU Mobility Score,” which published to the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab Rehab Measures Database.

Aaron Jackson (DO ’22) was first author on “Association of Perioperative Red Blood Cell Transfusion with Symptomatic Venous Thromboembolism Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty,” which was published in the Journal of Arthroplasty.

Jiehyun Lee, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice; Sonia Thomas, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice; Drew Cates, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice and Candis McGraw-Senat, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, co-authored “Improved Learning Experience with Modified Case Studies Courses in a Pharmacy Curriculum,” which was published in the journal Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

Robert Libera (DO ’21) co-authored “Transformation of CMML to AML Presenting with Acute Kidney Injury,” which was published in the Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives.

Hua Ling, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, was first author on “Lifting COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Restrictions: Impact on Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Northeast Georgia,” which was published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure.

Jennifer Mao (DO ’21) was first author on “Commentary: Integration of Technology Within the Spine Neurosurgical Training Paradigm,” which was published in the journal Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown).

Mark Pastore, DO, resident, orthopedics, co-authored “Same Day Versus Stage Total Knee Arthroplasty: Do Cost Savings Justify the Risk?,” which was published in the Journal of Knee Surgery.

Tyler Smith, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, Joseph D’Alonzo, DO ’18, resident, orthopedic surgery and Alfonso Arevalo, DO ’17, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored “Isolated Large Glenoid Fracture in Acute Glenohumeral Dislocation in the Elderly: A Novel Indication for Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty,” which was published in Case Reports in Orthopedics.

Amber Valeri, DO, resident, neurosurgery, co-authored “Head of Bed elevation in Pediatric Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury,” which was published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.

Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, clinical assistant professor, geriatrics, co-authored “Psychosis in Parkinson Disease: Overview and Management,” which was published in the journal Annals of Long-Term Care.

Sierra Williams (DO ’22) was first author on “Fungal Otitis Extema,” which was published in the Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, professor, bio-medical sciences, co-authored “Correlation of APE1 with VEGFA and CD163+macrophage infiltration in bladder cancer and their prognostic significance,” which was published in the journal Oncology Letters. He also co-authored “LSD1 Promotes Bladder Cancer Progression by Upregulating LEF1 and Enhancing EMT,” which was published in Frontiers in Oncology.

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