Recent PCOM Research March 31, 2021
Kudos March 2021
The March 2021 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff, resident and student publications
and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.
Denah Appelt, PhD, director of dual degree programs and biomedical science specialty concentrations,
school of health sciences; Arthur Sesso, DO ’81, senior associate dean, osteopathic curricular innovation and oversight and chairman,
surgery; Luke DiPasquale (DO ’21); Robert Libera (DO ’21); Chi Chi Do-Nguyen (DO ’21); Elizabeth Brehman (DO ’21); Vishwant Tatagari (DO ’21) and Heather Waring (DO ’22) co-authored “The Philadelphia Surgery Conference: A Value Analysis of a Hands-On
Surgical Skill-Building Event,” which was published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
Rishu Batra, DO ’20, resident and Gabriella Mamo (DO ’22) co-authored “A Case of Diastematomyelia Presenting With Minimal Neurologic Deficits
in a Middle-Aged Patient,” which was published in the journal Cureus.
Justin Canakis (DO ’21) co-authored “A Rare Case of Mass-Like Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy,” which was published
in the journal Cureus.
Kerin Claeson, PhD, associate professor, bio-medical sciences, was first author on “A New Assemblage
of Cenozoic Lungfishes (Dipnoi: Lepidosirenidae) from the Late Oligocene Nsungwe Formation,
Rukwa Rift Basin, Southwestern Tanzania,” which was published in the journal Geobios.
David Festinger, PhD, director of substance abuse research and education, professor, clinical psychology,
co-authored “Actual Risk and Perceived Risk: What Matters for PrEP Use in Black and
Latinx Sexual and Gender Minority Youth (BLSGMY)?,” which was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Kyla Geary, division of research; Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, bio-medical sciences; Natalie Silk (MS/Biomed ’21); Jeremy Reich (DO ’23); Rahul Sinha (DO ’23) and Shivansh Chawla (DO ’23) co-authored “The Effects of Resveratrol on Prostate Cancer through Targeting the
Tumor Microenvironment,” which was published in the Journal of Xenobiotics. Ms. Geary and Dr. Zhang also co-authored “Repurposing Dextromethorphan and Metformin
for Treating Nicotine-Induced Cancer by Directly Targeting CHRNA7 to inhibit JAK2/STAT3/SOX2
Signaling,” which was published in the journal Oncogene.
Joseph Georges, DO, resident, neurosurgery, co-authored “Molecular Imaging of Glucose Metabolism for
Intraoperative Fluorescence Guidance During Glioma Surgery,” which was published in
the journal Molecular Imaging and Biology.
Carolina Giraldo (DO ’23) co-authored “Lexicon Development for COVID-19-related Concepts Using Open-source
Word Embedding Sources: An Intrinsic and Extrinsic Evaluation,” which was published
in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics.
Jeremy Heinle (DO ’23) co-authored “Do Mandatory Face Shields Reduce the Number of Craniomaxillofacial Injuries
in the National Hockey League?,” which was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
MariaLisa Itzoe (DO ’21) co-authored “Breast Hematoma: An Under-Recognized and Under-Reported Female-Specific
Traumatic Injury and Its Clinical Significance,” which was published in the journal
Michelle Lent, PhD, associate professor, clinical psychology, co-authored “Patterns of OSA Testing in
Primary Care: Are High Risk Patients Receiving Evidence-Based Care?,” which was published
in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Jennifer Mao (DO ’22) co-authored “P2Y12 Inhibitors in Neuroendovascular Surgery: An Opportunity for Precision
Medicine,” which was published in the journal Interventional Neuroradiology.
Ashley Marmaro (DO ’21) co-authored “A Review of Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis,” which was published
in the journal Postgraduate Medicine.
Edo-Abasi McGee, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice; Roxsell Sayles (PharmD ’21) and Grace Anim (PharmD ’22) co-authored “Systematic Review of Vaccination Hesitancy in the Minority Population
in Relation to the Potential for COVID Vaccine Uptake,” which was published in the
Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Lauren Melley (DO ’21) co-authored “Lateral Modified Brandt-Daroff Exercises: A Novel Home Treatment Technique
for Horizontal Canal BPPV,” which was published in Journal of International Advanced Otology. Ms. Melley also co-authored “Lateral Modified Brandt-Daroff Exercises (LMBDE): Introduction
of a New Lateral Canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Treatment Maneuver
Based on Simulation with a Biomechanical Model,” which was published in the journal
Annals of Neurology.
Rachel Moltz (DO ’22) co-authored “Response to Letter to the Editor on “Formal Physical Therapy Following
Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Incurs Additional Cost Without Improving Outcomes,”
which was published in the Journal of Arthroplasty.
Genoveffa Morway, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery and Taylor Rider (DO ’23) co-authored “Retrograde Intramedullary Screw Fixation for Metacarpal Fractures: A
Systematic Review,” which was published in the journal Hand.
Sara Reece, PharmD, director of interprofessional education, vice-chair, associate professor, pharmacy
and Kumar Mukherjee, PhD, associate professor, pharmacy practice, co-authored “Survey of Pharmacists' Knowledge
of Connecticut's Medical Cannabis Program,” which was published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.
Brooke Saffren (DO ’21) co-authored “Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography in Locating the Insertion
of Horizontal Extraocular Muscles After Strabismus Surgery,” which was published in
the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Craig Schreiber, DO, resident, neurosurgery and Mazen Zaher, DO, resident, neurosurgery, co-authored “Middle Meningeal Artery with Multiple Pseudoaneurysms
and Their Management,” which was published in the journal Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management.
Gelan Shamloul (DO ’23) was first author on “An Updated Review of the Sebaceous Gland and its Role in Health
and Diseases Part 2: Pathophysiological Clinical Disorders of Sebaceous Glands,” which
was published in the journal Dermatologic Therapy.
Tyler Smith, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, was first author on “The Modern Use of the Extended
Humeral Head (Cuff Tear Arthropathy) Hemiarthroplasty,” which was published in the
journal JSES International.
Sarah Williams (DO ’22) co-authored “Psychiatric Manifestations of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in Adolescents:
A Case Report and Literature Review,” which was published in the journal Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews.
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