Kudos November 2018: PCOM Faculty and Student Accolades
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November 2018

December 3, 2018

The monthly editions of Kudos celebrate faculty, staff and student publications and accolades at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) and PCOM South Georgia.

Otolaryngology residents Arash Bahrami, DO, and Jason Cohn, DO, co-authored “Orbital Skull Base Reconstruction with Temporalis Muscle: The Sphenoid Keyhole Technique,” which published in the journal Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Reconstruction Open. Dr. Cohn was also first author on “Pediatric Bronchogenic Cysts: A Case Series of Six Patients Highlighting Diagnosis and Management,” which published in the Journal of Investigative Surgery.

Brandon Barndt (DO ’19) co-authored “Rare Extraspinal Cause of Acute Lumbar Radiculopathy,” which published in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

Bettina Bernstein, DO, professor, psychiatric medicine, and Katy Tresco, PhD, associate professor, school psychology, presented “ADHD: Research Informed Treatment Using the Multi-Tiered Systems of Mental Health Supports,“ at the 23rd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health. Dr. Bernstein also presented “Problem Based Learning in Child Psychiatry,” at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Seattle, Washington. She also presented a webinar on “Preventing Suicide in Health Care Settings,” to the Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators and American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bernstein and Megan Berberich (DO ’19) also published “What is the Current Evidence to Support the Use of Herbs and Supplements to Treat Mood and Anxiety Disorders?” in the journal OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine.

Jeffrey Jai Cherian, DO ’12, orthopedic resident, co-authored “An Analysis of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service Payment in Maryland: Can a Global Budget Revenue Model Save Money in Lower Extremity Arthroplasty?” which published in The Journal of Arthroplasty.

Nicole Dilenno (DO ’19) was first author on “Hypoglycemia in Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Paraneoplastic Syndrome,” published in the journal Urology.

Matthew DiMeglio (DO ’19), Samuel Schadt (DO ’19), Siddardth Umapathy (DO ’19), and John Dubensky (DO ’19) recently published the article, “Comprehensive User Engagement Sites (CUES) in Philadelphia: A Constructive Proposal,“ in The Internet Journal of Public Health. Mr. DiMeglio, Mr. Schadt and Mr. Dubensky also published “Factors Underlying Racial Disparities in Sepsis Management,“ in the journal Healthcare.

Marissa Evarts, DO, resident, otolaryngology, was first author on “Nonarytenoid Laryngeal Granulomas,” published in the Ear Nose & Throat Journal.

Kaela Frizzell, DO ’14, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored “Visualization During Endoscopic Versus Open Cubital Tunnel Decompression: A Cadaveric Study,” which published in the Journal of Hand Surgery.

Elizabeth Gosch, PhD, chair, counseling, and professor, clinical psychology, received an award for distinguished service and contributions from the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy Conference.

Amna Jamshad (DO ’21) presented a poster “Does Direct Current Stimulation of the Cerebellar Cortex Affect Activity in the Primary Motor Cortex?” at the Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition.

Manjari Kumar (DO ’19) co-authored “Severely Erosive Uncontrolled Tophaceous Gout,” published in the journal Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Jaclyn Malat, DO ’16, resident, surgery, was first author on “Fulminant Soft Tissue Infection with Intestinal Ischemia Associated with Staphylococcus Lugdunensis,” in the journal The American Surgeon.

Marissa Manning (DO ’20) co-authored “The Relationship Between Indoor Tanning and Body Mass Index, Physical Activity, or Dietary Practices: A Systematic Review,” which published in Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Jade McLain (DO ’22) and Harold Komiskey, PhD, professor, bio-medical sciences, co-authored “Influence of Dehydroepiandrosterone on Tau Hyperphosphorylation in Rat Hippocampal Astrocytes,” published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Dr. Komiskey also participated in the Global Zen Consciousness Conference this past summer. He conducted the workshop ”Medical Science and Traditional Healing - Tai Chi and Meditation.”

Daniel J Parenti, DO ’87, chair and professor, internal medicine, was recently certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. He also recently completed the Philadelphia Half Marathon (13.1 miles).

David Pisarcik (DO ’19) co-authored “The Evolution of Clinical Trials in Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Status Report for 2013-2016 from the ClinicalTrials.gov Website,” published in the journal Kidney Cancer.

Srujana Rayalam, PhD, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored “Synergistic Phytochemicals Fail to Protect Against Ovariectomy Induces Bone Loss in Rats,” published in the Journal of Medicinal Food.

Corresponding author Xinyu Wang, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences, along with Rangaiah Shashidharamurthy, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences, published “Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester Exerts Apoptotic and Oxidative Stress on Human Multiple Myeloma Cells,” in the journal Investigational New Drugs. The first author was alumni Elizabeth Hernandez Marin, MS/Biomed/ODL ’17, Dr. Wang's master's student. Additional authors included Katie Karaga, PharmD ’15, Mei Li, PharmD ’14, Yesung Ban, PharmD ’18 and Hana Paek, PharmD ’16, who worked previously in Dr. Wang's lab and also contributed to this paper.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, professor, bio-medical sciences, co-authored “Giant Bilateral Adrenal Myelolipomas in Two Chinese Families with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia,” which published in the journal Endocrine Connections. He also co-authored “The Oncogenic Roles of Nuclear Receptor Coactivator 1 in Human Esophageal Carcinoma,” which published in the journal Cancer Medicine.

Some information on scholarly publications was provided by the PCOM Library.