Kudos June 3, 2019
The May 2019 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff, residents and student publications
and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.
Jessica Barton, DO ’15, resident, general surgery, co-authored “Laparoscopic Bilateral Inguinal Hernia Repair
After Femoral-Femoral Bypass,” which published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy.
Rebecca Chase, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, was first author on “Arthroscopic-Assisted Reduction
of Tibial Plateau Fractures,” which published in the journal Orthopedic Clinics of North America.
Jason E. Cohn, DO, resident, otolaryngology, was the sole author of “Introducing a Novel Diagnostic
Modality for Thyroid Cancer: Thyroidography,” which published in the Journal of Investigative Surgery. He was also first author on “Novel Technique for Nasal Septal Button Insertion:
The Sutured Rosette,” which published in the journal Clinical Otolaryngology, and he co-authored “Considerations in Orbital Exenteration,” which published in
the journal Seminars in Plastic Surgery.
Nicole Dilenno, DO ’19, co-authored “Locally Metastatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate: A Therapeutic
and Prognostic Dilemma,” which published in the journal Urology.
Matt DiMeglio (DO/MBA ’20) and William Furey (DO/MBA ’20) co-authored “Observational Study of Long-Term Persistent Elevation of Neurodegeneration
Markers After Cardiac Surgery,” which published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Marissa Evarts, DO, resident, otolaryngology, co-authored “In-Office Laryngeal Suture Removal,” which
published in the Ear, Nose & Throat Journal.
Stephanie Felgoise, PhD, associate dean for academic integration, School of Professional and Applied Psychology
and chair and director, clinical PsyD program, was first author on “ALS Specific Quality
of Life- Short Form (ALSSQOL-SF): A Brief, Reliable and Valid Version of the ALSSQOL-R,”
which published in the journal Muscle & Nerve.
Eleonora Savio Galimberti, MD, PhD, assistant professor, bio-medical sciences, co-authored “Electrophysiologic and Molecular
Mechanisms of a Frameshift NPPA Mutation Linked with Familial Atrial Fibrillation,”
which published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology.
Joseph Georges, DO, resident, neurosurgery; Michael Kakareka, DO, resident, neurosurgery; Ryan Moncman, DO, resident, neurosurgery; and Steven Yocum, DO ’93, director, neurosurgery residency program, co-authored “Epithelioid Glioblastoma
Presenting as Aphasia in a Young Adult with Ovarian Cancer: A Case Report,” which
published in the journal Clinical Case Reports.
Dr. Georges and Dr. Moncman also co-authored “Pediatric Spinal Cord Biopsy: A Case
Series from a High-Volume Referral Center,” which published in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Dr. Georges and Dr. Yocom co-authored “Neurosurgical Flexible Probe Microscopy with
Enhanced Architectural and Cytological Detail,” which published in the journal World Neurosurgery.
Jacquelyn Gerhart, MS, laboratory coordinator; Joseph Infanti, MS, research assistant; Colleen Withers (DO ’20); Arturo Bravo-Nuevo, PhD, associate professor, neuroscience; and Mindy George-Weinstein, PhD, chief research and science officer, co-authored “Depletion of Myo/Nog Cells in the
Lens Mitigates Posterior Capsule Opacification in Rabbits,” which published in the
journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research.
Joseph B. Glowacki, DO ’19, co-authored “Reactions to Foodborne Escherichia Coli Outbreaks: A Text-Mining Analysis
of the Public’s Response,” which published in the American Journal of Infection Control.
Elizabeth Gosch, PhD, chair, counseling, and director, MS programs in mental health counseling and counseling
and clinical health psychology, co-authored “Person-Centered Profiles Among Treatment-Seeking
Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders,” which published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.
Sarah Martin, DO ’19, co-authored “Colorectal Cancer in Patients Under Age 50: Trends in Staging and Mortality,”
which published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy.
David Matera, DO ’19, co-authored “Reconstruction of Sternoclavicular Defect with Completely Detached
Pectoralis Major Flap,” which published in the Journal of Surgical Case Reports.
Dillon McCourt (MS/Biomed ’19); Parikh Krutee (DO ’21); Angeleah Dadivas (DO ’20); and Amy L. Brady (DO ’22); co-authored “Assay for Personalized Prediction of Chemotherapy-Induced Delayed Nausea,”
which published in the journal Cancer Research. Ms. Brady also co-authored “TIMP-4 as a Biomarker and Alternative Activator of Growth
and Survival in Trastuzumab-Resistant Cells,” which published in the journal Cancer Research.
Caleb Ba Mendoza, DO ’19; Aisha Tabba, DO ’19; Osamuyi Idubor, DO ’19; and Joel Miller, DO ’19, co-authored “Lipid Profiles Following Sleeve Gastrectomy vs. Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
– A Meta-Analysis,” and “Clinical Outcomes of Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication
and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy,” both of which published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy. Mr. Mendoza and Mr. Miller also co-authored “Clinical Outcomes of Laparoscopic Versus
Open Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer: A Meta-Analysis,” with Rafael Miret, DO ’19, which also published in Surgical Endoscopy.
Alexandria Muench (PsyD ’20) co-authored “Acute Sleep Deprivation and the Selective Consolidation of Emotional
Memories,” which published in the journal Learning & Memory.
Annie Phung (DO ’21) was first author on “Facilitating Care Coordination for Older Adults with Cognitive
Impairment: A Qualitative Study of Primary Care Encounters,” which published in the
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. She also co-authored “A Qualitative Study of Caregiver Roles in Medication Review
During Primary Care Visits of Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment,” and “Preserving
Patient Autonomy Among Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment: Clinician Strategies
During Primary Care Visits,” both of which published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society.
Ahmed Siddiqi, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, was first author on “Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis
in Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis,” which published
in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Daniel R. Whiteman, DO ’19 co-authored “No Difference in Outcomes Detected Between Decellular Nerve Allograft
and Cable Autograft in Rat Sciatic Nerve Defects,” which published in the journal
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Some information on scholarly publications was provided by the PCOM Library.