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November 2016 

December 2, 2016

Brian Balin, PhDBrian Balin, PhD, recently spoke at the annual meeting of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.

Brian Balin, PhD, professor and chair, bio-medical sciences, gave a plenary talk titled, “The Role of Infection as a Trigger for Alzheimer’s Disease Neurodegeneration,” at the annual meeting of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.

Bettina Bernstein, DO, clinical assistant professor, psychiatry, presented “Basic Elements of Problem Based Learning” at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting.

Valerie Cadet, PhD, assistant professor, microbiology and immunology; Ashruta Patel (DO ’18) (first author); and Arghaya Dalapati (MS/Biomed ’17) authored a poster titled, "Analysis of Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Data to Assess Diabetes and Self-management in the Deep South," which Ms. Patel presented at the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly.

Kerin Fresa, PhD, professor, pathology and microbiology; and Frederick Goldstein, PhD, professor, neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology, participated in the COMLEX-USA Level 1 Exam Content Review session held​ at the National Board of Osteopathic Medicine (NBOME) headquarters in Chicago. The process involved evaluating board questions for current relevancy and also for accuracy in diagnosis and therapy, proper referencing and adherence to the required NBOME format.

Mark Lentner, DO, and Quang Pham, DO, residents in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, co-authored “Soft Palate Injuries During Orotracheal Intubation with the Videolaryngoscope,” in The Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology.

Ali Moradi MD, MPH, professor, medical humanities at GA-PCOM, co-authored “The persistence of tuberculosis in the United States: Spatial analysis and predictive modeling in the move toward elimination of tuberculosis (TB),” in the Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology.

Sara (Mandy) Wilson Reece, PharmD, vice chair and associate professor, pharmacy practice, is serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, associate professor, biochemistry, co-authored “Reciprocal androgen receptor/interleukin-6 crosstalk drives oesophageal carcinoma progression and contributes to patient prognosis,” in The Journal of Pathology.

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