Recent PCOM Research March 31, 2022
Kudos March 2022
The March 2022 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff, resident and student publications
and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.
Paul Carango (MS/Biomed `22) presented “Quantification of Chlamydia Pneumoniae and Amyloid Plaques Related to
Late-Onset Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease Within the Limbic Pathway,” at the Experimental
Biology conference. Co-authors Nicolas Saporito and Samuel Geathers, currently sophomores
at Cabrini University, came to PCOM through a program sponsored by the PCOM Office
of Diversity and Community Relations, which was established to expose African-American
and Hispanic males to careers in medicine and science. Additionally, Mark Martin,
another co-author and participant in this program will begin a full time role at PCOM
Andrea Dumenigo (DO `23) was first author of “Cryptococcal Osteomyelitis in an Immunocompetent Patient,” which
was published in the journal Cureus.
Alyssa Gabay (DO `23) co-authored “Risk Factors for 30-day and 90-day Readmission After Lumbar Decompression,”
which was published in the journal Spine.
Shafik Habal, MD, director, pedagogical methods and curricular inventory, co-authored, “Back to the
Future: Maximizing Student Learning and Wellbeing in the Virtual Age,” which was published
in the journal Medical Science Educator.
Kiyana Elizabteh Harris (DO `23) co-authored “The Prevalence And Associated Factors Of Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome
In Multiple Ethnic Middle-Aged To Older Adults In West China: A Cross-Sectional Study,”
which was published in the European Journal of Neurology.
Joanna Ho (PharmD `22); Savannah Wills (PharmD `22); Krishna Chavada (PharmD `24); Anasha Kawall (MS/Biomed `22); Avini Sharma (MS/Biomed `22); Devin Lewis, research technician; Srujana Rayalam, DVM, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences; Vicky Mody, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences; Shashidharamurthy Taval, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored “Aloin Isoforms (A And
B) Selectively Inhibits Proteolytic and Deubiquitinating Activity Of Papain Like Protease
(Plpro) Of Sars-Cov-2 In Vitro,” which was published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Lauren Jones (DO `23) co-authored “Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma Presenting As
Acute Renal Failure,” which was published in the Canadian Journal of Urology.
Bryan Klapes (DO `24) was first author of “A Discriminated Rapid-Acquisition Laboratory Procedure For Human
Continuous Choice,” which was published in the Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior.
Michelle Lent, PhD, associate professor, clinical psychology, was first author of “Night Eating, Weight,
And Health Behaviors In Adults Participating In The Daily24 Study,” which was published
in the journal Eating Behaviors.
Barak Marshall (DO `23) co-authored “Transverse Colon Adenocarcinoma With Direct Cutaneous Extension: Complex
Multidisciplinary Surgical Management,” which was published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.
Barry McCurdy, PhD, clinical professor, school psychology, co-authored “Study Protocol: Cluster Randomized
Trial Of Consultation Strategies For The Sustainment Of Mental Health Interventions
In Under-Resourced Urban Schools: Rationale, Design, And Methods,” which was published
in the journal BMC Psychology.
Lauren Melley, DO `21, resident, otolaryngology, was first author of “Beyond the Buzzwords: Artificial
Intelligence in Laryngology,” which was published in the Journal of Voice.
Carol Miller, PT, PhD, professor, physical therapy, co-authored “Survey Of Physical Activity In Persons
With Limb Loss During The Covid-19 Pandemic In The United States,” which was published
in the journal Prosthetics and Orthotics International.
Michael Roberts, PsyD, director, institutional research, co-authored “Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms
after respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies predict risk of hospital readmission:
A prospective cohort study,” which was published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine.
Shana Santarelli (DO `22) co-authored “Emerging Roles of Penile Traction Therapy and Vacuum Erectile Devices,”
which was published in the journal Sexual Medicine Reviews.
Shuchi Sehgal (DO `24) co-authored “Location, Location, Location: What Should be Targeted beyond Gross Disease
for Localized Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC)? Proposal of a Standardized
Clinical Tumor Volume (CTV) for PDAC of the Head: the "Triangle Volume”,” which was
published in the journal Practical Radiation Oncology.
Scott Serpico (DO `23) co-authored “Suicide in Transplant Patients,” which was published in the American Journal of Transplantation.
Jerrica Tidwell (DO `22) co-authored “Reshaping Residency Recruitment: Achieving Alignment Between Applicants
and Programs in Surgery,” which was published in the Journal of Surgical Education.
Kevin Wojcik, DO `18, resident, neurosurgery, co-authored “Comparison Of 4f-PCC And And-Exanet Alfa For
Reversal Of Apixaban- And Rivaroxaban-Associated ICH,” which was published in the
journal Critical Care Medicine.
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