Kudos July 7, 2020
The June 2020 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff, resident and student publications
and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.
Jason Cohn, DO, resident, otolaryngology, was first author on “Nasal Bone Fractures: Differences
Amongst Sub-Specialty Consultants,” which published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology.
Sachi Desai (DO ’22) co-authored “Integrative Medicine Approach to Peripheral Neuropathy – Avoiding Pitfalls
of Ineffective Current Standards in Assessing Chronic Low-Grade Mercury Toxicity and
Functional Musculoskeletal Lesions,” which was published in the journal Integrative Medicine.
James Ding, DO ’18, resident, otolaryngology, and Lauren Melley (DO ’21) co-authored “Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation (CPAM): An Interesting ENT
Consultation,” which was published in the Ear, Nose & Throat Journal.
Chi Chi Do-Nguyen (DO ’21) and George Ajene (DO ’21) co-authored “Robotic-Assisted Surgical Revascularization in Patients with Multi-Vessel
Disease and Total Occlusion of the Right Coronary Artery,” which was published in
Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.
Terri Erbacher, PhD, clinical associate professor, school psychology, was first author on “Psychologists
on the Frontline of COVID-19 Suicide Risk,” which published in The Pennsylvania Psychologist and “Youth Suicide Risk During COVID-19: How School Psychologists Can Help,” which
published in the journal Insight.
Joseph Georges, DO, resident, neurosurgery and Denah Appelt, PhD, director of dual degree programs and biomedical science specialty concentrations,
health sciences, co-authored “Evaluation of Diagnostic Accuracy Following the Coadministration
of Delta-Aminolevulinic Acid and Second Window Indocyanine Green in Rodent and Human
Glioblastomas,” which published in Molecular Imaging and Biology.
Jacquelyn Gerhart, MS, director of the bioimaging facility and coordinator of research support staff, Nathan Morrison (DO ’22), Lindsay Gugerty (DO ’22), Arturo Bravo-Nuevo, PhD, associate professor, bio-medical sciences, and Mindy George-Weinstein, PhD, chief research and science officer, co-authored “Myo/Nog Cells Expressing Muscle
Proteins Are Present in Preretinal Membranes from Patients with Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy,”
which was published in the journal Experimental Eye Research.
Kyle Joseph (DO ’22) was first author on “Transient Effects of Cyclophosphamide on Basal Cell Proliferation
of Olfactory Epithelia,” which was published in the journal Chemical Senses.
Maxwell Kilcoyne, DO ’20, Chi Chi Do-Nguyen, DO ’21, and Michael Roberts, PsyD, co-authored “Clinical Exposure to Cardiothoracic Surgery for Medical Students and
General Surgery Residents,” which was published in the Journal of Surgical Education.
Hua Ling, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, co-authored on “High Fat Diet Significantly
Changed the Global Gene Expression Profile Involved in Hepatic Drug Metabolism and
Pharmacokinetic System in Mice,” which was published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism.
Jennifer Mao (DO ’22) recently authored “Letter to the Editor: Embracing Disruptive Change During the Severe
Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Pandemic”, and co-authored “Comparing
Cortical Bone Trajectories for Pedicle Screw Insertion using Robotic Guidance and
Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography Navigation,” which were published in World Neurosurgery.
Ali Moradi, MD, assistant dean of clinical integration and director of primary care
skills, co-authored “Health Literate Communication: Teach-Back Training for First-Year
Medical Students,” which was published in Medical Research Archives.
Jasmine Park (DO ’21) was first author on “A Rare Case of Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Colon with
Selective Metastasis to the Prostate,” which was published in the journal Urology.
Darnae Parks, assistant director, admissions, will serve on the American Association of Colleges
of Pharmacy Pharm4Me Champions Advisory Committee for a second year.
Odessa Pulido, DO ’17, resident, general surgery, co-authored “Venous Thromboembolism After Penetrating
Femoral and Popliteal Artery Injuries: An Opportunity for Increased Prevention,” which
was published in the journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open.
Lanerica Rogers (DO ’23), Jonathan Park (PharmD ’20), Michael Tucker (DO ’24), Handong Ma, research laboratory manager, Yan Wu, MS, coordinator of the bioimaging facility and research staff, Srujana Rayalam, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences and Xinyu Wang, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences co-authored “Growth Inhibition and
Apoptosis of Human Multiple Myeloma Cells Induced by 2-Cyano-3, 12-Dioxooleana-1,
9-Dien-28-Oic (CDDO) Derivatives,” which was published in the journal Anti-Cancer Drugs.
Michael Selby, PhD, associate professor, bio-medical sciences, was first author on “Odd-Nosed Monkey
Scapular Morphology Converges on that of Arm-Swinging Apes,” which was published in
the Journal of Human Evolution.
Brian Smith (DO ’21) and Benjamin Lam, DO, director, plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship, co-authored “Revisiting
the Expanded Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Treatment of Resistant Migraines,”
which was published in Medical Gas Research.
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, assistant professor, geriatrics and palliative medicine, was appointed to the Pennsylvania
Board of Nursing Home Administration.
Maya Wayford (PharmD ’22) will serve as the student delegate on the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Zachary Wells, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored “Trends in Leadership at Orthopedic Surgery
Adult Reconstruction Fellowships,” which was published in The Journal of Arthroplasty.
Gabrielle Yankelevich (DO ’21), Shawon Akanda, DO ‘20, and Michael Gerges, DO ’20, co-authored “Paraganglioma of the Spermatic Cord with Spinal Metastasis: A Case
Report,” which published in the journal Urology.
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