Kudos Fall 2015: PCOM Faculty and Student Accolades
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Fall 2015

November 1, 2015

The PsyD program in Clinical Psychology received an honorable mention for the 2015 Guardian of Psychology award from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students.

Christopher Adams, PhD, professor, anatomy, published "Tetracycline tethered to titanium inhibits colonization by Gram-negative bacteria" in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials.

Murray R. Berkowitz, DO, MA, MS, MPH, associate professor, neuromusculoskeletal medicine and OMM, and director, preventive and community-based medicine; co-published with LT (Dr.) Lauren Paul, USN (DO'15) (first author), “Osteopathic manipulative treatment for an unusual presentation of fibromyalgia: A case report demonstrating the effectiveness of disease guidelines,” in the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

Bettina Bernstein, DO, clinical assistant professor, psychiatry, presented on problem-based learning and best practices in complementary and integrative medicine at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in October.

Vishakha Bhave, PhD, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences, published “Hepatocyte to biliary transdifferentiation: To Be(come) or Not to Be(come)?” in the book Liver Regeneration: Basic mechanisms, relevant models, and clinical applications.

Bonnie Buxton, PhD, professor, microbiology; Jennifer Elliott, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice;Paula Gregory, DO, assistant professor, family medicine; and Sara Wilson Reece, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, attended the Fall 2015 Interprofessional Education Collaborative Conference in Herndon, Virginia, in October.

Qian Chen, PhD, research assistant professor, bio-medical sciences, published “Hepatocyte Culture in Autologous Decellularized Spleen Matrix,” in the journal Organogenesis.

Kerin Claeson, PhD, assistant professor, anatomy, publishedNew fossil scombrid (Pelagia: Scombridae) fishes preserved as predator and prey from the Eocene of Senegal” in the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

Jeremy Conklin, DO, a PCOM surgical critical care fellow, was recognized for participating in the American College of Surgeons / Society of Thoracic Surgeons Executive Leadership Health Policy Course and was awarded the ACS/STS Health Policy Leadership Scholarship to attend the course.

Robert DiTomasso, PhD, professor and chair, psychology, and Brad Rosenfield, PsyD, assistant professor, psychology, published “Symptomatic Comorbidity,” a chapter in the 3rd edition of Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders.

Jennifer Elliot, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, published “Counseling Male Patients on Testosterone Replacement Therapy with Efficacy and Safety in Mind,” in the journal US Pharmacist

Stephanie Felgoise, PhD, professor, psychology, co-authored “Verbal Communication Impacts Quality of Life in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis” in the journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration. She also publishedA Qualitative Study of Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic Use in the United States,” and “Compliance with recommendations made in a multidisciplinary ALS clinic in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration” in that same publication.

Fred J. Goldstein, PhD, professor, neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology, co-authored “A Telemedicine-Based Intervention Reduces the Frequency and Severity of COPD Exacerbation Symptoms: A Randomized, Controlled Trial” in Telemedicine and e-Health. Participating PCOM physicians were David Kuo, DO, associate professor, family medicine, and Barbara Williams-Page, DO, assistant professor, family medicine and medical director, PCOM Healthcare Center-Cambria Division. Dr. Goldstein also presented the topic of pharmacogenomics at the 40th annual CME Symposium of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society in August.

Elizabeth Gosch, PhD, professor, psychology, published “Sleep-Related Problems and the Effects of Anxiety Treatment in Children and Adolescents” in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.

Sean Guinane, DHSc, assistant professor and director, outcomes, assessment and technology, physician studies, earned a doctorate of health science from AT Still University School of Health Sciences. He also presented at the Annual Education Forum of the Physician Assistant Education Association in November. 

Erik Langenau, DO, MS, associate professor, family medicine, and chief academic technology officer, served on the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Steering Committee on Osteopathic Entrustable Professional Activities.  He also will present a workshop titled “Identity Crisis-Let’s Address Two Common Institutional Challenges for Learning Technologies Departments” at the 13th Annual PA/DE/NJ Distance Learning Association Conference and Expo in December.  

Donald P. Masey, PsyD, clinical associate professor, psychology, completed the Fall Classic Marathon in Charlottesville, Virginia, in October.

Lisa McBride, PhD, chief diversity officer, spoke on a panel titled “Beyond a “Check the VAWA Box” Mentality: Making Real Cultural Change” at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resource Conference in September.

Heather L. Montie, PhD, assistant professor, bio-medical sciences, published “Identification Of Novel Polyglutamine-Expanded Aggregation Species In Spinal And Bulbar Muscular Atrophy” in the journal Brain Research.

Barbara Myers, marketing and public relations manager, earned accreditation in public relations from the Universal Accreditation Board of the Public Relations Society of America.

Daniel J Parenti, DO ’87, professor and chair, internal medicine, recently was recertified in Critical Care Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

Srujana Rayalam, PhD, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored “Isoproterenol Increases Uncoupling, Glycolysis, and Markers of Beiging in Mature 3T3-L1 Adipocytes,” in the journal PLoS One.

Sara Wilson Reece, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, published “Sodium glucose co-transporter inhibitors for the management of diabetes mellitus: an opinion paper from the Endocrine and Metabolism Practice and Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy” in the journal Current Medical Research and Opinion.

Diane Smallwood, PsyD, professor, school psychology, received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award in School Psychology from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.  

Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, clinical assistant professor, psychology and co-director, MS program in Aging and Long-term Care Administration, presented on HIV/AIDS prevention in older adults and diabetes in older adults, at the Regional Aging Conference sponsored by the Philadelphia Corporation on Aging.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, associate professor, biochemistry, published “Effects of a particular heptapeptide on the IFN-α-sensitive CML cells,” in Biomed Research International.