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Kudos June 2022


June 30, 2022

The June 2022 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff, resident and student publications and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.

Tara Bennett (Clinical PsyD `25) co-authored “‘Chasing Tail’: Testing the Relative Strength of Sexual Interest and Social Interaction as Predictors of Furry Identity,” which was published in the Journal of Sex Research.

Rushil Brahmbhatt, MS ’20, research assistant, bio-medical sciences; Mark Martin, research fellow; Grzegorz Gorski, MD, PhD, senior research technician, biochemistry and molecular biology; Mindy George-Weinstein, PhD, chief research and science officer; Arturo Bravo Nuevo, PhD, associate professor, neuroscience; Christopher Sutera (DO `24); Paul Lecker DO `22; E-Jine Tsai (MS/Biomed `23):

  • “Neuroprotective Role of Hyperoxia During the Critical Period of Retinal Development in Normal Mice and Mice with Retinitis Pigmentosa,” with Monica Anne Faye Villegas (DO `24); Eric Gdovin (DO `25); Megha Tilvawala (DO `25); Jessica Kim (DO `22) and Nathan Morrison (DO `22), which was published in the FASEB Journal.
  • “Normalization of Oxygen-Induced Retinopathy in the Mouse Supplementation with Myo/Nog Cells,” with Grace Wilgucki (DO `25); Edgar Weyback-Liogier (DO `23), Sarah Adams (DO `23); Karanveer Johal, DO `22; John Spikes, DO `22, which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Eli Bress, DO, resident, otolaryngology, co-authored “Exuberant Arytenoid Edema Following Gore-Tex Thyroplasty,” which was published in the Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal.

Rachel Caulkins (DO `24) co-authored “President’s Message,” in the Journal of Addictive Disease.

Qian Chen, PhD, associate professor, bio-medical science; Robert Barsotti, PhD, professor, neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology; Lindon Young, PhD, professor, microbiology and immunology; Devani Johnson (DO `26) co-authored:

  • “Myristic Acid-Trans-Activator of Transcription Dual Conjugation Improves Intracellular Delivery of Protein Kinase C Beta II Peptide Inhibitor Cargo in Isolated Rat Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes,” with Annam Humayun (DO `24), Logan Clair (MS/ Biomed `22) and Taylor DiLisi (DO `26) which was published in the FASEB Journal.
  • “Myristoylated Protein Kinase C Beta II Inhibitor Attenuates Renal Injury in Mice Subjected to Severe Bilateral Ischemia-Reperfusion,” with Sunit Singh (DO `25) which was published in the FASEB Journal.
  • “Naltrindole Pretreatment Exhibits Robust Cardioprotection in an Acute In Vivo Model of Ischemia/Reperfusion,” with Annam Humayun, Sunit Singh, Arianna Gray (DO `24), which was published in the FASEB Journal.
  • “Preconditioning Using Naltrindole or its Analogues Exerts Robust Infarct-Sparing Effects in Rat Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion,” with Logan Clair; Sunit Singh and Annam Humayun, which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Anthony Concilla, DO `22, student, co-authored “Social Media as a Medium for Dermatologic Education,” which was published in the Current Dermatology Reports.

Evan Cuff (DO `24) also co-authored “Exploring the Neuroprotective Role of Myo/Nog Cells in a Glaucomatous Mouse,” which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Shiv Dhiman, MD, associate professor, bio-medical sciences, co-authored “Gross Anatomy of Bifid Xiphoid Process,” which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Alissa Galgano, DO `22 and Jordan Licata, DO, resident, otolaryngology, co-authored “Slippery Slopes: Skiing-Related Facial Trauma in Adults,” which was published in the journal Carniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction.

Shafik Habal, MD, associate professor, bio-medical sciences, co-authored “How Science Educators Still Matter: Leveraging the Basic Sciences for Student Success,” which was published in the journal Medical Science Educator.

Courtney Helm (MS/Biomed `22); Rachel Souza (DO `23); Scott Serpico (DO `23) and Eric Sugarman (DO `23); Carlos Font (MS/Biomed `23) and E-Jine Tsai (MS/Biomed `23) co-authored “Myo/Nog Cells Migrate to Areas of Cell Death and are Phagocytic in a Murine Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa,” with Mark Martin which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Cameron Jeffers, research assistant; Cathy Hatcher, PhD, associate professor, neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology, and Alexander Gerick (MS/Biomed `22) co-authored “AJAP1 Gene Silencing Alters Protein Expression in Epithelial Cells,” which was published in the FASEB Journal. Cameron Jeffers and Dr. Hatcher also co-authored “Novel Mediators of Reelin Signaling in Human Vascular Endothelial Cells,” with Beryl Khakina (MS/Biomed `22), which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Bryan Klapes, MA, PhD (DO '24) was first author of “Corrigendum to: Methodological Improvements To A Procedure For Rapidly Establishing Steady-State Behavior,” which was published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Mark LaGreca, DO `21, resident, orthopedic surgery, was first author of “Increasing Incidence of Hand and Distal Upper Extremity Injuries Associated With Electric Scooter Use,” which was published in the Journal of Hand Surgery.

Hua Ling, PharmD, associate professor, pharmacy practice, was the first author of “Changes In Prescribing Patterns For Sodium-glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitors, An Experience From A Tertiary Care Health System,” which was published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure.

Jocelyn Lippman-Bell, PhD, bio-medical sciences; Alfonsina Ramon, research assistant; Nicole Belamorich (DO `23); Faisha Salami (MS/Biomed `22) co-authored “Acute And Chronic Learning Impairment Following Seizures In Larval Zebrafish,” which was published in the FASEB Journal.

  • Ms. Ramon and Dr. Lippman-Bell also co-authored “Learning Deficits and Attenuated Adaptive Stress Response After Early-Life Seizures in Zebrafish,” with Kaleigh Burnham (DO `23), which was published in the journal Frontiers of Neuroscience and “Seizure Susceptibility Increases After Early-Life Seizures in Zebrafish,” with Kasulul Bhuiyan (MS/Biomed `22) and Christopher Stegmuller (MS/Biomed `23) which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Christopher Scott Little, PhD, associate professor, microbiology and immunology; Brian Balin, PhD, Director of the Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging - Basic Science and professor, neuroscience and neuropathology; Denah Appelt, PhD, Director of Dual Degree Programs and Biomedical Science Specialty Concentrations in the School of Health Sciences and professor, neuroscience and Paul Carango (MS/Biomed `22) co-authored “Quantification Of Chlamydia Pneumoniae And Amyloid Plaques Within The Limbic Pathway Related To Late-Onset Dementia/Alzheimer's,” with Mark Martin and Jacqulyn Gerhart which was published in the FASEB Journal.

John Malin (DO `23) co-authored “Late Outcomes After Aortic Root Enlargement During Aortic Valve Replacement: Meta-Analysis With Reconstructed Time-To-Event Data,” which was published in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.

Gabrielle Mamo, DO `22, authored “Perspectives,” which was published in AJNR: American Journal of Neuroradiology.

Mark Martin, research fellow; Jacquelyn Gerhart, MS, coordinator of PCOM’s research support staff and bio-imaging facility; Mindy George-Weinstein, PhD, chief research and science officer; Arturo Bravo-Nuevo, PhD, associate professor, neuroscience; Gabriela Diaz (DO `24); Madison Heck (DO `24); Evan Cuff (DO `24); Bryanna Guthridge (DO `23); Tyler Lee (DO `23); and Boris Penev (DO `23) co-authored “Hyperoxia-Induced Preretinal Membrane Formation and Retinal Detachment in the Mouse,” which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Patrisia Mattioli, senior research assistant, anatomy, and Olufela Koleoso (DO `24) co-authored “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseased Human Lung Fibroblasts Secrete Increased Matrix Metalloproteases -12 and -8,” which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Jillian Mattioni, DO ’13, resident, otolaryngology, was first author of “A Cross-Sectional Evaluation of Outcomes of Pediatric Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Excision,” which was published in ORL: Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

Robert McAfee, PhD, associate professor, anatomy, co-authored “Femoral Neck Anteversion in Xenarthra,” which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Leslie McIntosh, PhD, professor, anatomy; Douglas Koch, EdD, associate director, teaching and learning; Kerin Claeson, PhD, director, policy formation and metrics development and professor, anatomy; Marina D'Angelo, PhD, professor, anatomy, co-authored “Using A Community of Inquiry in the Design of Histology Curriculum for First Year Medical Students,” which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Philip Reno, PhD, associate professor, anatomy; Kelsey Kjosness, PhD, post-doctoral fellow; Daved Fared, MS/Biomed `20, research assistant; Mallory Stubblebine, research assistant; Meghan Fitzwater (MS/Forensic Medicine `22) co-authored “Using Mouse Metatarsal and Pisiform Ossification to Identify Genes Underlying Growth Plate Formation,” which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Harleen Sethi, DO, resident, otolaryngology, co-authored “A Single Center Retrospective Comparison Of Post-Tonsillectomy Hemorrhage Between Bizact And Coblator,” which was published in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.

Eric Sugarman (DO `23) co-authored “Antitumor Activity of a Mitochondrial-Targeted HSP90 Inhibitor in Gliomas,” which was published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.

Sandeep Vansal, PhD, associate professor, pharmacology, co-authored “Association Between Indices Of Cardiac Repolarization, Adiposity And Metabolic Syndrome. The Polish Norwegian Study (Pons)” which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Xinyu Wang, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical science; Anna Staskiewicz (MS/Biomed `22); Erica Wong (PharmD `23); Begum Farhin (PharmD `24) and Michael Tucker (DO `24) co-authored “Synergistic Effects of Resveratrol Derivatives with Bortezomib on Reducing Viability and Inducing Apoptosis in Multiple Myeloma Cells,” which was published in the FASEB Journal.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, professor, biochemistry and molecular biology; Matthew Still (DO `24) co-authored “Tyrosine Phosphatase PTPRO Deficiency in ERBB2-Positive Breast Cancer Contributes to Poor Prognosis and Lapatinib Resistance,” which was published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology.

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