Kudos November 2019 | Faculty, Student and Staff Accolades
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Kudos - November 2019

November 30, 2019

The November 2019 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff and student publications and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.

Christopher S. Adams, PhD, professor, anatomy, co-authored “Gram-Negative Bacteria Are Internalized into Osteocyte-Like Cells,” which published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.

Taylor Barber (DO ’21) was first author on “Borderline Personality Disorder Traits Associate with Midlife Cardiometabolic Risk,” which published in the journal Personality Disorders.

Christopher A Butts, DO ’12, resident, general surgery, co-authored “Success of an Expedited Emergency Department Triage Evaluation System for Geriatric Trauma Patients Not Meeting Trauma Activation Criteria,” which published in the journal Open Access Emergency Medicine. 

Justin Canakis (DO ’21) co-authored “Sustained Resolution of Multifocal Low-Grade Dysplasia in Ulcerative Colitis,” which published in the journal American College of Gastroenterology Case Reports Journal.

Jason Cohn, DO, resident, otolaryngology, co-authored “On the Court: A Comprehensive Analysis of Basketball Facial Trauma,” which published in the journal Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction.

Zachary Danssaert (DO ’21) co-authored “Transient Global Amnesia in a 60-Year-Old Female with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” which published in the journal Cureus.  

Matthew DiMeglio (DO/MBA ’20) co-authored the following articles in the journal Critical Care Medicine:

  • “Prolonged Elevation of T Protein in Three Months in Recovery from Cardiac Surgery”
  • “Simulation of Whole Blood Shows Increasing Cytokine Production Upon Discharge After Cardiac Surgery”
  • “T Cell Activity is Severely Affected Well into Recovery After Severe Surgical Insult”
  • “Exploring the Effect of Risk-Taking, Stress of Uncertainty on the Different Clinical Decision-Making”

He also presented “Long Term Alterations in Reactivity of Circulating Monocytes After Elective Heart Surgery” and “Prolonged T Cell Dysfunction After Elective Cardiac Surgery” at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. 

Victoria M. Ettorre (DO ’20) was first author on “Childhood Predictors of Age at Natural Menopause,” which published in the journal Case Reports in Women’s Health.

Nicole Fleischer (PsyD ’22) co-authored “But What Will the Results Be?: Learning to Tolerate Uncertainty is Associated with Treatment-Produced Gains,” which published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, clinical associate professor, geriatrics, was a faculty member for CO*RE-REMS, an AOA partner initiative which was launched to Webscapes (the leading online global destination for physicians and healthcare professionals worldwide) which focused on improving safe prescribing and management of patients with pain.

Cathy J. Hatcher, PhD, associate professor, neuroscience, physiology, and pharmacology, co-authored “miR-182-5p is an Evolutionarily Conserved Tbx5 Effector That Impacts Cardiac Development and Electrical Activity in Zebrafish,” which published in the journal Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (CMLS).

Randi Johnson, CRNP, nurse practitioner, geriatric medicine, was the recipient of the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society Award for Excellence in Geriatric Nursing.  

Maxwell Kilcoyne (DO ’20) co-authored “Predicting Candidates for Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC: The Role of Computed Tomography and Diagnostic Laparoscopy,” which published in the Official Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Hae Dong Kim (DO ’21) co-authored “Temporal Trends in Incidence of Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes in Alabama: 2000-2017,” which published in the journal Pediatric Diabetes.

Douglas Koch, MMB, academic development coordinator and Marcine Pickron-Davis, PhD, chief diversity and community relations officer, hosted a workshop titled “Innovative Approaches in LGBT-Inclusive Medical Education” at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Generalists in Medical Education. Mr. Koch also joined the board of the Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey Distance Learning Association (PADLA), a regional non-profit focused on educational and instructional technologies. 

David Lafferty, DO, resident, otolaryngology, was first author on “Tongue Edema Secondary to Suspension Laryngoscopy,” which published in the Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation.

Christina Monaco, DO ’19, resident, general surgery, was first author on “Metastatic Medullary Adenocarcinoma to the Liver: 32 Years After Clinical Remission,” which published in the journal The American Surgeon.  

Julie Murone (DO ’20) co-authored “Direct Oral Anticoagulant and AKI: Apixaban-Induced Acute Interstitial Nephritis,” which published in the journal Drug and Therapeutic Bulletin.  

Jude Opoku-Agyeman, DO, resident, plastic surgery, co-authored “Use of Integra for Reconstruction After Nevi Resection: A Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis of Reported Cases,” which published in the journal Surgery Research and Practice.  

Jonathan Park (PharmD ’20) was first author on “Tafamidis: A First-in-Class Transthyretin Stabilizer for Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy,” which published in the journal The Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

Annie Phung (DO ’21) co-authored “How Clinicians Discuss Medications During Primary Care Encounters Among Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment,” which published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Justin Ross, DO ’16, resident, otolaryngology, and David Bigley (DO ’21) co-authored “Utility of Audiometry in the Evaluation of Patients Presenting with Dysphonia,” which published in the journal Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology.  

Jennifer Shaw, PhD, associate professor, psychology, co-authored “Chlamydia Trachomatis Recruits Protein Kinase C During Infection,” which published in the journal Pathogens and Disease.

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