Kudos July 5, 2018
Shari Allen, PharmD, BCPP, assistant professor, department of pharmacy practice, contributed to the article,
“Facing Addiction,” in PCOM’s Digest Magazine.
Kaela Frizzell, DO'14, resident, orthopedic surgery, was the first author on “Congenital Muscular Torticollis,”
and “Infections and Inflammatory Conditions of the Pediatric Cervical Spine,” both
published in The Management of Disorders of the Child's Cervical Spine.
Joseph Georges, DO, neurosurgery resident, co-authored “Acridine Orange as a Novel Photosensitizer for
Photodynamic Therapy in Glioblastoma,” in the journal World Neurosurgery.
Gabrielle S. Johnson (DO ’20) was first author on “The Effect of Aspirin on Perioperative Blood Loss and Transfusion
in Elderly Hip Fracture Patients,” published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Jocelyn Lippman-Bell, PhD, assistant professor, neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology, published “Regulation
of Seizure-Induced MeCP2 Ser421 Phosphorylation in the Developing Brain,” in the journal
Neurobiology of Disease.
Edo-abasi McGee, PharmD, BCPS, assistant professor, department of pharmacy practice, had her residency research
project “Evaluation of the Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) on Unrestricted
use of Meropenem,” accepted for publication by the Journal of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice.
Jaymin Modi, DO ’18, and Matthew DiMeglio (DO/MBA ’19), published “Acquired Immunological Imbalance after Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass
due to Epigenetic Over-Activation of PU.1/M-CSF,” in the Journal of Translational Medicine.
Kumar Mukherjee, PhD, assistant professor, department of pharmacy practice, coauthored a poster titled
“Trends in Regional Variation among Patients with Breast Cancer in the United States:
Analysis of 2010-2014 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Data,” which was presented
at the International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Annual International
Meeting in May.
Barbara Myers, APR, manager of public relations, will serve as the president of the Rotary Club of Sugarloaf.
The students of Harish Parihar, RPH, PhD, assistant dean for assessment and associate professor, pharmacy practice, presented
his poster, “Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccination in Patients with Diabetes: A Systematic
Review” at the International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Annual
International Meeting in May.
Tejash T. Patel (DO/MBA ’19) co-authored "The Urgent Need in Oncology for a Comprehensive Cost of Care Task Force,"
published in JAMA Oncology. He also published “Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy Are at Risk of Financial
Toxicity: A Patient-based Prospective Survey Study,” in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.
Srujana Rayalam, DVM, PhD, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored "Synergistic Phytochemicals
Fail to Protect Against Ovariectomy Induced Bone Loss in Rats" in the Journal of Medicinal Food.
Sara (Mandy) Reece, PharmD, vice chair and associate professor, pharmacy practice, earned board certification
in ambulatory care pharmacy. In addition, she will serve as the treasurer for the
American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) effective January 2019.
Sara (Mandy) Reece, PharmD, vice chair and associate professor, department of pharmacy practice, and Harish Parihar, RPH, PhD, assistant dean for assessment and associate professor, pharmacy practice, co-authored
“Retrospective Review of Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in Patients With Gestational
Diabetes Mellitus in an Indigent Prenatal Clinic,” in the journal Diabetes Spectrum. Mark Martinez, PharmD ’18, was also an author.
Philip L. Reno, PhD, associate professor, bio-medical sciences, published “The Homology of the Human
Pisiform Revealed by Comparative Ossification Timing in Hominoids,” and “Xenarthran
Pisiform Morphology and its Relation to Hominoid Locomotor Diversity,” in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, with postdoctoral researcher Kelsey Kjosness.
Tatiana M. Rodriguez (DO ’19) published “Don't Have to Put on the Red Light: A Comparison in Outcomes of Daylight
PDL versus Conventional PDL in the Treatment of Actinic Keratosis,” in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Michael S. Selby, PhD, assistant professor, anatomy, published “Odd-nosed Monkey Scapular Morphology is
Convergent with Hominoids and Atelines” and “Scapular Breadth Does Not Discriminate
Suspension from Clambering in Hominoids: A Response to Spear and Williams” in the
American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
Rangaiah Shashidharamurthy, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored “Prostaglandin E2 and
IL-23 Interconnects STAT3 and RoRγ Pathways to Initiate Th17 CD4+ T-Cell Development
during Rheumatoid Arthritis” in the journal Inflammation Research. Other authors on the paper were Janaiya Samuels, MS/Biomed ’17; Lauren Holland (DO ’20), MS/Biomed ’16; William Cumbie (DO ’19); Anna McClain (DO ’18); and Aleksandra Ignatowicz (DO ’22), MS/Biomed ’18.
Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, associate professor, bio-medical sciences, co-authored “Novel Genotype-Phenotype
Correlations in Five Chinese Families with Von Hippel-Lindau Disease,” in the journal
Subtain Zia, DO ’18, and Suraj Malhan (DO ’19), published “May-Thurner Syndrome,” in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences.
Some information on scholarly publications was provided by the PCOM Library.
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