Kudos June 2019: PCOM Faculty and Student Accolades
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June 2019

June 30, 2019

The June 2019 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff and student publications and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.

Shawon Akanda (DO ’20) co-authored “Male-to-Female Gender Reassignment Surgery: An Institutional Analysis of Outcomes, Short-Term Complications, and Risk Factors for 240 Patients Undergoing Penile-Inversion Vaginoplasty,” which published in the journal Urology.

Julia Boyle (PsyD ’20) and Alexandria Muench (PsyD ’20) co-authored “Do Low vs. Normal BMI Subjects Differ with Respect to Sleep Disorders Symptoms,” and “The Temporal Dynamics of the Association Between Sleep Continuity Disturbance and Depressive Symptoms,” both of which published in the journal Sleep.

Drew Cates, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, co-authored “The Pharmacist’s Expanding Role in HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis,” which published in the journal AIDS Patient Care and STDs.

Jeffrey Jai Cherian, DO ’12, resident, orthopedics, co-authored “Global Budget Revenue on a Single Institutions Costs, Outcomes, and Patient Quality Metrics in Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty,” which published in the Journal of Arthroplasty.

Farzaneh Daghigh, PhD, professor, biochemistry, presented “In Pursuit of Happiness as We Age,” at the International Summit on Aging and Gerontology.

Matthew Dimeglio, DO/MBA ’19, co-authored “Self-Assessment of Preparedness Among Critical Care Trainees Transitioning from Fellowship to Practice,” which published in the journal Healthcare.

Lauren Faust (PsyD ’22) co-authored “Engaging Patients and Parents to Improve Mental Health for Youth with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus,” which published in the journal Lupus Science and Medicine.

Erika Flashburg, DO, resident, surgery, was first author on “Falls Downs Should Not Fall Out: Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury in Geriatric Patients After Low-Energy Trauma is Common,” which published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

Jeffrey Freeman, DO, chair and professor, endocrinology, was the sole author on “Management of Hypoglycemia in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes,” which published in the journal Postgraduate Medicine.

Elizabeth Gosch, PhD, chair, counseling and director, MS programs in mental health counseling and clinical health psychology, co-authored “Multi-Informant Expectancies and Treatment Outcomes for Anxiety in Youth,” which published in the journal Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Ricardo Hernandez (DO ’20) was first author on “Correlation Between Subconscious Fat Measurements in Knee MRI and BMI: Relationship to Obesity and Related Co-Morbidities,” which published in the journal Acta Radiologica Open.

Timothy Horan, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored “Marjolin’s Tumor Complicating Chronic Periprosthetic Infection of a Knee Arthroplasty,” which published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Infection.

Erik Langenau, DO, chief academic technology officer and Sarah Frank (DO ’22) co-authored “Survey of Osteopathic Medical Students Regarding Physician Shadowing Experiences Before and During Medical School Training,” which published in the Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development.

Timothy Maurer (DO ’22) co-authored “Heavily Calcified Esthesioneuroblastoma in a 72-year-old,” which published in the journal Cureus.

Jude Opoku-Agyeman, DO, resident, plastic surgery and Amir B. Behnam, MD, clinical assistant professor, surgery, co-authored “Reconstruction of Sternoclavicular Defect with Completely Detached Pectoralis Major Flap,” which published in the Journal of Surgical Case Reports.

Srujana Rayalam, PhD, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences, Yusra Azhar (DO ’20), Xinyu Wang, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored “Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester and Its Fluorinated Derivative as Natural Anti-obesity Agents (P06-089-19),” which published in the journal Current Developments in Nutrition.

PCOM Library staff presented “A Feather in Our Research Cap: Implementing REDCap in the Library” at the Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting.

PCOM’s Opportunities Academy was named as a finalist in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Platinum Awards for Diversity Programs.