Kudos January 2018: PCOM Faculty and Student Accolades
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January 2018

February 1, 2018

The Department of Institutional Advancement was awarded a silver medal in the Event Series category of the CASE District II awards for its project, PCOM2020: Conversations with the President.

Two PCOM faculty members were named 2017 Item Writer of the Year by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners: Rani Bright, MBBS, assistant professor, bio-medical sciences, for “COMLEX-USA Level 1,” and Lauren Noto-Bell, DO ’06, associate professor, OMM, for “Osteopathic Principles and Practice.”

Caleb Ba (DO ’19) published “Kayexalate (Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate) for Hyperkalemic Emergency Leads to Catastrophic Ischemic Colitis,” in the journal Austin Critical Care Case Reports.

Vishakha Bhave, PhD, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences, along with Harish Parihar, PhD, associate professor, pharmacy practice and assistant dean for assessment and students Doffou Mboya (PharmD ’17), Adams George (PharmD ’17) and Nguyen Huy (PharmD ’20), published “Oct4 is crucial for transdifferentiation of hepatocytes to biliary epithelial cells in an in vitro organoid culture model,” in the journal Gene Expression.

Grayson Connors, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored “Decline in allogeneic blood transfusion usage in total hip arthroplasty patients: National Inpatient Sample 2009 to 2013,” in the journal HIP International.

Denaya D. Edwards (DO ’18) co-authored “DRG Voltage-gated Sodium Channel 1.7 is Up-regulated in Paclitaxel-Induced Neuropathy in Rats and in Humans with Neuropathic Pain,” in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Abigail Hielscher, PhD, assistant professor, anatomy, and Catlyn Thigpen (DO 19) co-authored “Mechanically tuned 3 dimensional hydrogels support human mammary fibroblast growth and viability,” in the journal BMC Cell Biology.

Christopher Kester, DO ’14, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored “Gouty involvement of the patella and extensor mechanism of the knee mimicking aggressive neoplasm. A case series,” in the journal Skeletal Radiology.

Jocelyn Lippman-Bell, PhD, assistant professor, neuroscience, physiology, and pharmacology, hosted a discussion titled “The Indisputable Dawn of Precision Medicine in Epilepsy,” as part of the CURE Frontiers in Research Seminar Series.

Ali Mohammed (DO ’20) co-authored the article “Subdural Hematoma,” in the Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Ali Moradi, MD, MPH, professor, medical humanities and director, primary care skills, will present “Training Medical Students in Utilization of Humanistic and Biomedical Domain Competency,” at the Educating Leaders 2018 Joint AACOM and AODME Annual Conference in April

Michael Selby, PhD, assistant professor, anatomy, published "Catarrhine Locomotion" in the Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior.

Ahmed Siddiqi, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored “Are All Periprosthetic Joint Infections the Same? Evaluating Major vs Minor Criteria,” in the Journal of Arthroplasty.

Spencer Smith, DO ’15, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored, “The Addition of Diclofenac to a Multimodal Pain Control Regimen Decreases Postoperative Pain and Opioid Consumption,” in the journal Surgery Technology International.

Subtain Zia (DO ’18), co-authored “May-Thurner Syndrome: Patient Centered Focused Review,” in the American Journal of Medical Sciences.

Several DO students and current residents authored chapters in the book Acute Care General Surgery: Workup and Management:

  • Ali Mohammed (DO ’20) and Stepfanie Haynes, DO, resident, general surgery: “Small Bowel Diverticulitis”
  • Eric Melchior, DO ’14 resident, general surgery: “Pneumobilia”
  • Nichole Melchior, DO ’13, resident, general surgery: “Pneumoperitoneum”
  • Sergio Perez, DO ’13, resident, general surgery: “Diverticulitis of the colon”
  • Lindsey Perea, DO ’13, resident, general surgery: “Acute appendicitis;” “Enterocutaneous fistula;” “Intussusception;” “Acute anorectal emergencies;” and “Meckel’s diverticulitis”

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

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