Recent PCOM Accolades August 31, 2021
Kudos August 2021
The August 2021 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff, resident and student publications
and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.
Michael Bamimore (DO `22) co-authored “Public Awareness, Knowledge of Availability, And Willingness to Use
Neurosurgical Care Services in Africa: A Cross-Sectional E-Survey Protocol,” which
was published in the International Journal of Surgery Protocols.
Kimberly Barefield, PharmD, associate professor, pharmacy practice and Brent Rollins, PhD, associate professor, pharmacy practice, co-authored “Review of Telehealth Interventions
for Childhood Obesity in Minority, Low-Income or Underserved Populations: Opportunity
for Pharmacists,” in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Journal.
Daniel Horuzsko (DO `23) co-authored “Humanized Mouse Model as a Novel Approach in the Assessment of Human
Allogeneic Responses in Organ Transplantation,” which was published in the journal
Frontiers in Immunology.
Helen Lesser, DO, resident, otolaryngology, was first author on “Hereditary Angioedema,” which was
published in the International Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Barbara Myers, APR, senior public relations manager at PCOM Georgia, was appointed to serve as a Rotary
District 6910 assistant governor, overseeing four Gwinnett County Rotary clubs.
Amrutha Mylarapu (DO `22) and Varun Yarabarla (DO `21) co-authored “Healed Varicella Pneumonia: A Case of Diffuse Pulmonary Microcalcifications,”
which was published in the journal Cureus.
Samuel Orr, DO, resident, co-authored “A Rare Case Report of Corpus Callosal Splenial Lesion in
the Context of Atypical Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome,” which was published in the
Journal of Investigative Medicine.
Samuel Prahlow (DO `24) was first author on “Exsanguination From Superficial Lower Extremity Trauma,” which
was published in The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.
Ojaswa Prasad (DO `22) was co-author on “Changes in Brain Metabolites and Resting-State Connectivity in
Collegiate Basketball Players as a Function of Play Time,” which was published in
the Journal of Neuroimaging.
Christopher Staley (DO `23) co-authored “Infection After Open Long Bone Fractures: Can We Improve on Prophylaxis,”
which was published in the Journal of Surgical Research.
Amber Valieri, DO, resident, neurosurgery, co-authored “Acute Neurological Injury in Pediatric Patients
with Single-Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease,” which was published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.
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