Kudos October 2018: PCOM Faculty and Student Accolades
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October 2018

November 1, 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.

Zein Al-Atrache (DO/PhD '19) co-authored “Efficacy of Platelet Transfusion in the Management of Acute Subdural Hematoma,” in the journal Clinical Neurology & Neurosurgery.

Elizabeth Avakoff (DO ’21) co-authored “Rectus Sheath Hematoma Affecting the Right Upper Quadrant,” which published in the Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Brian Balin, PhD, professor and chair, bio-medical sciences; Christine Hammond, MS, laboratory research coordinator; Christopher Scott Little, PhD, associate professor, microbiology and immunology; Susan Hingley, PhD, professor, microbiology and immunology; Zein Al-Atrache (DO/PhD '19); and Denah M. Appelt, PhD, professor, neuroscience co-authored “Chlamydia pneumoniae: An Etiologic Agent for Late-Onset Dementia,” in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Brandon Barndt (DO ’19), co-authored “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II Arising from a Gunshot Wound (GSW) Associated with Infective Endocarditis and Aortic Valve Replacement,” published in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

Caroline Champion, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, recently completed the Board of Pharmacy Specialties’ Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist program, which provides a credential for pharmacists who have met certain eligibility criteria and provide integrated, accessible healthcare services for ambulatory patients in a wide variety of settings.

Jason Cohn, DO, resident, otolaryngology, was first author on “Eagle Syndrome,” which published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Grayson Connors, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored “Decline in Allogeneic Blood Transfusion Usage in Total Hip Arthroplasty Patients: National Inpatient Sample 2009 to 2013” in the journal HIP International.

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

Matthew DiMeglio (DO/MBA '19) co-authored “Potential Pitfalls of the Humanized Mice in Modeling Sepsis,” which published in the International Journal of Inflammation.

Kaela Frizzell, DO '14, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored “Conventional vs 3-Dimensional Printed Cast Wear Comfort,” in the journal Hand.

Christopher (Shawn) Holaway, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, was selected as the GA-PCOM representative to the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Kristen S. Jahn (DO ’20) co-authored “Validating Publicly Available Crosswalks for Translating ICD-9 to ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research,” which published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Stephen Klepner, DO, resident, general surgery, was first author on “Being Narrow-Minded is not Always Bad: Focusing on Emergent Interventions in Undertriage Initiatives Improves Mortality Prediction,” published in the journal American Surgeon.

Robert Kowtoniuk (DO ’19), was first author on “Blistering Distal Dactylitis,” in the journal JAMA Dermatology. He also was first author on “DRESS Syndrome-Associated Acute Necrotizing Eosinophilic Myocarditis with Giant Cells,” in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

Shirin Madzhidova, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, presented “Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pediatric Patients,” at the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Fall Meeting.

Kumar Mukherjee, PhD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, co-authored “Cost-Effectiveness and Budget Impact of Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor in the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis,” which published in the Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy.

Jay Mehta (PharmD ’22) and Srujana Rayalam, PhD, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences; and Xinyu (Eric) Wang, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored “Cytoprotective Effects of Natural Compounds against Oxidative Stress,” which published in the journal Antioxidants.

Sara (Mandy) Wilson Reece, PharmD, vice-chair and associate professor, pharmacy practice, co-authored “Caring for Senior Adults with Type 2 Diabetes,” in the journal Practical Diabetology.

Brooke Saffren (DO ’20) was first author on “Ocular Manifestations of Emanuel Syndrome,” which published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics A.

David F. Simon, JD, chief legal affairs officer, was appointed chair of the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Advisory Board, by Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller. Mr. Simon will hold his position for an initial term of three years.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, professor, biomedical sciences, co-authored “Germline SDHB and SDHD Mutations in Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma Patients,” which published in the journal Endocrine Connections.

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