Kudos July 31, 2019
The July 2019 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff and student publications
and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.
Erica Blanchard (DO ’21) co-authored “Factors Affecting Return to Sport Following Hamstrings Anterior Cruciate
Ligament Reconstruction in Non-Elite Athletes,” which published in the European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology.
Kerin Claeson, PhD, associate professor, anatomy, co-authored “Stratigraphy and Paleobiology of the
Upper Cretaceous-Lower Paleogene Sediments from the Trans-Saharan Seaway in Mali,”
which published in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.
Jason Cohn, DO, resident, otolaryngology, Matthew Brennan, DO, resident, otolaryngology and Marissa Evarts, DO, resident, otolaryngology, co-authored “Speech and Language Outcomes in Patients
with Ankyloglossia Undergoing Frenulectomy: A Retrospective Pilot Study,” which published
in the journal OTO Open.
Scott Glassman, PsyD, associate director, mental health counseling and clinical associate professor, counseling,
presented “Motivation and Recovery: The Role of Hope, Meaning, Empowerment, and the
Therapeutic Relationship,” at Recovery 360 – An Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Conference.
David Lafferty, DO, resident, otolaryngology, co-authored “Acute Bilateral Peritonsillar Abscesses,”
which published in the Ear, Nose & Throat Journal.
Esther Lim, MD, research officer, PCOM Georgia, co-authored “Improving Sensitivity and Specificity
of Amyloid-β Peptide and Tau Protein Detection with Anti-Biofouling Magnetic Nanoparticles
for Liquid Biopsy of Alzheimer’s Disease,” which published in the journal ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering.
Hua Ling, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy, co-authored “Alkaloids of Dendrobium Nobile Lindl.
Altered Hepatic Lipid Homeostasis Via Regulation of Bile Acids,” which published in
the Journal of Ethnopharmacology.
Robert K. McAfee, PhD, assistant professor, anatomy, was first author on “Intraspecific Variation of Megalonychid
Sloths from Hispaniola and the Taxonomic Implications,” which published in the journal
Historical Biology and “Easternmost Occurrences of Neocnus (Mammalia, Pilosa, Megalonychidae)
from the Late Pleistocene-early Holocene of the Dominican Republic (Hispaniola)” which
published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Edo-Abasi McGee, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice; Essie Samuel, PharmD, assistant professor,
pharmacy practice; Bernadett Boronea, PharmD ’19 and Nakoasha Dillard (PharmD ’21) co authored “Quinolone Allergy,” which published in the journal Pharmacy (Basel).
Alexandria Muench, PsyD ’19 and Julia Boyle (PsyD ’20) co-authored “Chronic Stress and Insomnia: Exploring the Transition from Acute to
Chronic Insomnia,” which published in the journal Sleep. Dr. Muench also co-authored “Does TST Appreciably Change During or After CBT- I?”
which also published in the journal Sleep.
Srujana Rayalam, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored “Effect of Acute Ingestion
of Green Tea Extract and Lemon Juice on Oxidative Stress and Lipid Profile in Pigs
Fed a High-Fat Diet,” which published in the journal Antioxidants.
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, clinical associate professor, presented at the House Aging and Older Adult Services
Committee Informational Meeting on Gerontology and Geriatrics.