Kudos January 2017: PCOM Faculty and Student Accolades
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January 2017

January 31, 2017

Peter Bidey, DO ’08, assistant professor, family medicine, earned a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jill Cunningham, MHS, A-C, assistant professor, physician assistant studies, had two articles accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: "Recognizing Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Primary Care," and "Infertility: A Primer for Primary Care Providers."

Stephanie H. Felgoise, PhD, professor and vice-chair, psychology, will present a workshop titled, “Developing Interprofessional Education Curriculum for Health Services Psychology Graduate Students” at the American Psychological Association’s annual conference in August. Ashley Poole, (PsyD ’22) will co-present.

David B. Fuller, DO, associate professor, OMM, recently received the 2016 Item Writer of the Year, COMLEX-USA Examination, Osteopathic Principles and Practice Award from the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.

Jacquelyn Gerhart, MS, laboratory coordinator, and Mindy George-Weinstein, PhD, chief research and science officer, co-authored “Antibody Conjugated, DNA-Based Nanocarriers intercalated with Doxorubicin Eliminate Myofibroblasts in Explants of Human Lens Tissue,” in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. The two also co-authored “Role of Myo/Nog Cells in Neuroprotection: Evidence from the Light Damaged Retina,” which was accepted for publication in PLoS ONE.

Scott Glassman, PsyD ’13, clinical assistant professor, psychology, held a workshop on motivational interviewing for the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, as part of a comprehensive primary care initiative funded by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation.  

Joseph Kaczmarczyk, DO ’82, MPH, MS, professor, obstetrics and gynecology, co-authored “Pelvic and breast examination skills curricula in United States medical schools: a survey of obstetrics and gynecology clerkship directors,” in the journal BMC Medical Education.

Douglas Koch, MMB, academic development coordinator, bio-medical sciences, completed a certificate in Instructional Technology Management at La Salle University.

Jeffrey Moyer, DO, general surgery resident, co-authored “Trauma surgeon utilization of computerized tomography scanning: Room for improvement?” in The American Journal of Surgery.

Srujana Rayalam, PhD,  assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences; Yusra Azhar (DO ’20); Ashish Parmar DO ’20 (primary authors); and Janaiya S. Samuels (MS/Biomed ’17) co-authored “Phytochemicals as novel agents for the induction of browning in white adipose tissue,” in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism.

Xinyu (Eric) Wang, PhD, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences; Vishakha Bhave, PhD, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences; and Srujana Rayalam, PhD, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored a chapter titled “Heat Shock Proteins and Phytochemicals: Role in Human Health and Disease,” in the book Heat Shock Proteins and Plants.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, associate professor, biochemistry, co-authored “The HIF/PHF8/AR axis promotes prostate cancer progression,” in the journal Oncogenesis and “Metformin inhibits castration-induced EMT in prostate cancer by repressing COX2/PGE2/STAT3 axis,” in the journal Cancer Letters.

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