Kudos July 2018: PCOM faculty and student highlights and accolades
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July 2018

August 8, 2018

Otolaryngology residents Arash Bahrami, DO, and Jason Cohn, DO, co-authored “The Radial Forearm Free Flap for Scalp and Forehead Reconstruction: A 20‐year Experience,” in the journal Clinical Otolaryngology. Dr. Bahrami also co-authored “Preoperative Radiation and Complication Rates after Double Free Flap Reconstruction of Head and Neck Cancer,” in the American Journal of Otolaryngology and “Holmium Laser for Endoscopic Treatment of Benign Tracheal Stenosis,” in the International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology.

Elizabeth Caskey, (DO ’19), co-authored “Clostridium Subterminale Septicemia in a Patient with Metastatic Gastrointestinal Adenocarcinoma,” in the journal Case Reports of Infectious Diseases.

Stephanie Felgoise, PhD, professor and vice-chair, psychology, was first author on “ALS Specific Quality of Life- Short Form (ALSSQOL-SF): A Brief, Reliable and Valid Version of the ALSSQOL-R,” published in the journal Muscle Nerve.

Elizabeth Gosch, PhD, professor, psychology, published “Treating a Child with Anxiety and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? Don't Rule Out Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy,” in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Jason Kaplan, DO '13, assistant professor, cardiology, published "Recent Progress through Interactive Blended Learning in Cardiovascular Medicine" in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Douglas Koch, MMB, academic development coordinator, was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. In addition, Mr. Koch and Sharia Wolfe, MBA, academic coordinator, graduate programs, gave a presentation titled, “Proctoring - Lessons Learned,” at the annual ExamSoft Assessment Conference.

Michelle Lent, PhD, associate professor, psychology; David Festinger, PhD, professor, psychology; Elizabeth Avakoff (DO ’21) and Nicholas Hope (PsyD ’24), co-authored “Clinical Characteristics of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Patients with Death from Accidental Overdose or Intentional Self-Harm: a Descriptive Study,” in the journal Obesity Surgery.

Hua Ling, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, was first author on “Extended Duration Dual Antiplatelet Therapy after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Meta-analysis,” which published in Cardiology Research.

Tejash T. Patel (DO/MBA ’19) co-authored “EP-1675: Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy at Risk for Financial Toxicity: A Prospective Survey Study,” in the journal Radiotherapy and Oncology.

Essie Samuel, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice; and Drew Cates, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, presented “Educational Board Games Adjunct to Traditional Lectures for Learning Infectious Diseases” at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association.

Mandy Santiago, MSS, corporate and foundation relations officer, received a Career Development Grant from the American Association of University Women in order to pursue her Master’s degree in forensic medicine at PCOM.

Rangaiah Shashidharamurthy, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences, and Srujana Rayalam, PhD, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences co-authored “Novel Anti-obesity Effects of Beer Hops Compound Xanthohumol: Role of AMPK Signaling Pathway” in the journal Nutrition & MetabolismJanaiya Samuels, MS/Biomed ’17, was also a co-author.

Ahmed Siddiqi, DO, orthopedic resident, was first author on “Cost Savings in a Surgeon-Directed BPCI Program for Total Joint Arthroplasty,” published in the journal of Surgical Technology International.

Sonia Thomas, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, and Angie Amado (PharmD ’19) published “Updates in Pharmacotherapy for Melanoma,” in US Pharmacist.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, professor, biomedical sciences, co-authored “Metformin Inhibits Prostate Cancer Progression by Targeting Tumor-Associated Inflammatory Infiltration,” in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.

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

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