Kudos February 2018: PCOM Faculty and Student Accolades
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February 2018

March 1, 2018

Kerin Claeson, PhD, associate professor, anatomy, gave a lecture at the University of Oregon titled “Adventures in Antarctic Paleontology.”

Terri Erbacher, PhD, clinical associate professor, psychology, co-authored “School‑Based Suicide Prevention: A Framework for Evidence‑Based Practice,” in the journal School Mental Health.

David Festinger, PhD, professor, psychology, published “Examining the Use of Visual Performance Feedback in Drug Treatment Court,” in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Scott Glassman, PsyD, clinical assistant professor, psychology, published “Using Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Vaccination Readiness,” in Perspectives, the flagship publication of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians.

Samantha Haraszti, (DO ’19), co-authored “Vitamin D-Binding Protein Polymorphisms, 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, Sunshine and Multiple Sclerosis,” in the journal Nutrients.

Francis E. Jenney, PhD, associate professor, biochemistry, co-authored “Cluster-Dependent Charge-Transfer Dynamics in Iron–Sulfur Proteins Genetic Identification and Molecular Modeling Characterization Reveal a Novel PROM1 Mutation in Stargardt4-like Macular Dystrophy,” in the journal Biochemistry.

Samuel M. John, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, and Kacie Lauren Waters, PharmD ’15, co-authored “Evaluating the Implementation of the EndoTool Glycemic Control Software System,” in the journal Diabetes Spectrum.

Christine Klingaman, (DO ’18) and Luke King, (DO ’18), co-authored “Improved Newborn Care: Evidence-Based Protocol for the Evaluation and Management of Early-Onset Sepsis,” in the American Journal of Medical Quality. Ms. Klingaman is the first author.

Alejandro Lopez, DO, neurosurgery resident, was the first author on “Acute Ascending Lower-extremity Weakness: Whoa, is this Wernicke Korsakoff Syndrome?” in the journal Critical Care Medicine.

Ahmed Siddiqi, DO, orthopedic surgery resident, was the first author on “Acute Kidney Injury after Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Clinical Review,” published in Surgical Technology International.

Merin R. Varghese, (DO ’18), co-authored “Preoperative decolonization to reduce infections in urgent lower extremity repairs,” in the European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, associate professor, bio-medical sciences, co-authored “Genetic identification and molecular modeling characterization reveal a novel PROM1 mutation in Stargardt4-like macular dystrophy,” in the journal Oncotarget. He also co-authored “Carney complex with PRKAR1A gene mutation: A case report and literature review,” in the journal Medicine.

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

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