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Kudos 
October 2020


October 30, 2020

The October 2020 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff, resident and student publications and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.

Natalie Atkin (DO ’22) was sole author of “From High-Flying Trapeze to Highly Infectious Disease: The History of Dermatology in the Circus,” which was published in the journal Clinics in Dermatology.

Sarah Bonaffini, DO, resident, ophthalmology, co-authored “BOTOX Injection to Treat Strabismus After Infant Botulism Type B Infection,” which was published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Report.

Chi Chi Do-Nguyen (DO ’21) was first author on “The Importance of Mentorship and Sponsorship for Thoracic Surgery Residency Applicants During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic,” which was published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. She was also first author on “Innominate Artery Cannulation during Redo Sternotomy for Patients with a Right Aortic Arch with Mirror Image Branching,” which was published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. She also co-authored “Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm in Infantile Kawasaki Disease: When to Use Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography,” which was published in the journal Clinical Case Reports.

Daniel Eichom, DO, resident, otolaryngology, co-authored “Correlation Between Presbylarynx and Laryngeal EMG,” which was published in the Journal of Voice.

Elizabeth Gosch, PhD, director, continuing education, professor, clinical psychology, co-authored “The p Factor Consistently Predicts Long-Term Psychiatric and Functional Outcomes in Anxiety-Disordered Youth,” which was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Jayaram Kumaraswamy (DO ’21) and Joshua Levy (DO ’21) co-authored “A Lethal Pursuit of Beauty: Tight Lacing, the Faja Corset, and a Subcapsular Hematoma,” which was published in the journal Cureus.

Jordan Licata, DO, resident, otolaryngology, co-authored “An Update on Maxillary Fractures: A Heterogenous Group,” which was published in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.

Maryanne Lubas (DO ‘21) was first author on “The Combined Use of SBRT and Immunotherapy - A Literature Review,” which was published in the journal Current Oncology Reports.

Ruth Maher, PhD, DPT, professor, physical therapy, was first author on “Concurrent Validity of Non-Invasive Coccygeal Motion Palpation and Transabdominal Ultrasound Imaging in the Assessment of Pelvic Floor Function in Women,” which was published in the Journal of Women’s Health in Physical Therapy.

Jennifer Mao (DO ’22) co-authored “Technologic Evolution of Navigation and Robotics in Spine Surgery: A Historical Perspective,” which was published in World Neurosurgery.

Jennifer Mao (DO ’22) and Adedayo Adetunji (DO ’23) co-authored “Assessment of Rod Material Types in Spine Surgery Outcomes: A Systematic Review,” which was published in the journal World Neurosurgery.

Jennifer Mao (DO ’22), Patrick Laird (DO ’22), Nicholas Imperato (DO ’22) and Kurt Knepley (DO ’22) co-authored “Utilization, Utility, and Variability in Usage of Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Spinal Management: A Review of the Literature,” which was published in the journal World Neurosurgery.

Jude Opoku-Agyeman, DO, resident, plastic surgery and Kayla Humenansky, DO, resident, plastic surgery, co-authored “A Simple Technique for Intraoperative Scalp Skin Graft Depilation Using Dermabond®” and “The Use of Local Medial Plantar Artery Flap for Heel Reconstruction: A Systematic Review,” which were published in the journal Cureus.

Mark Pastor, DO, resident, orthopedics, co-authored “Social Media Accessibility, Shorter Office Wait Times, and Review Website Personalization are Correlated with Better Online Review Scores for Spine Surgeons,” which was published in Spine Journal.

Tyler Pion (DO ’22) co-authored “Sublabial Approach to Tip Rhinoplasty: A Cadaver Model,” which was published in the Journal of Investigative Surgery.

Brandon Quintana (DO ’21) was first author on “Role of Intravascular Ultrasound in Guiding Complex Percutaneous Coronary Interventions,” which was published in the US Cardiology Review.

George Raum (DO ’21) co-authored “Reactive Arthritis in a 37-Year-Old Female with SARS-CoV2 Infection,” which was published in the journal Cureus.

Jeremy Reich (DO ’23) was first author on “Volleyball-Related Adult Maxillofacial Trauma Injuries: A NEISS Database Study,” which was published in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.

Tyler Smith, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, Anthony Judice, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery and Salvador Forte, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored “Obesity and its Effect on Outcomes in Same-Day Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty,” which was published in Annals of Translational Medicine. They also co-authored “The Vacuum Phenomenon in the Elbow: A Case Report,” which was published in JBJS Case Connector.

Tyler Smith, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery and John Kunkel, DO, resident, orthopedic surgery, co-authored “Superior Capsular Reconstruction for Massive, Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: A Systematic Review of Biomechanical Studies,” which was published in the journal Arthroscopy.

Natasha Stanley (DO ’23) co-authored “Aplastic Anemia in a Patient with CVID due to NFKB1 Haploinsufficiency,” which was published in Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies.

Bethany Taylor (PharmD ’21) and Hua Ling, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, co-authored “Changes in the Pattern of Heart Failure and Diuresis Clinic Utilization During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” which was published in Heart & Lung: The Journal of Critical Care.

Sonia Thomas, PharmD, associate professor, pharmacy practice; Essie Samuel, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice; Edo-abasi McGee, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice and Shirin Madzhidova, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, co-authored “Implementation of General Medicine Topics for Acute Care Inpatient Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences,” which was published in Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

Mindy George-Weinstein, PhD, chief research and science officer, Arturo Bravo-Nuevo, PhD, associate professor, neuroscience and Jacquelyn Gerhart, MS, director and research support staff, co-authored the following articles in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science:

  • “A Functional and Histological Analysis on Oxygen Sensitivity During the Critical Period of Retina Development” – additional PCOM co-authors included Rushil Brahmbhatt, MS ’20, research assistant, bio-medical sciences; Jake Bernstein MS ‘20, research assistant, bio-medical sciences; Christopather Sutera (DO ’24) and Paul Lecker (DO ’22).
  • “Myo/Nog Cells: A Novel Approach to Neuroprotection in the Retina” – additional PCOM co-authors included Alexa McGrath (DO ’21); Samantha Murad (DO ’21); Paul Lecker (DO ’22); Karanveer Johal (DO ’23); John Spikes (DO ’23); Diana Crowley (DO ’22); Rushil Brahmbhatt, MS ’20, research assistant, bio-medical sciences; Christopher Sutera (DO ’24), Jake Bernstein, MS ’20, research assistant, bio-medical sciences and Nathan Morrison (DO ’22).
  • “Myo-Nog Cells Respond to Photoreceptor Cell Death in the Murine Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa” – additional PCOM co-authors included Diana Crowley (DO ’22); Samantha Murad (DO ’21); Rushil Brahmbhatt, MS ’20, research assistant, bio-medical sciences; Paul Lecker (DO ’22); Grzegorz Gorski, MD, PhD, senior research technician, biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • “Myo/Nod Cells in the Lens Are Nonprofessional Phagocytes” – additional PCOM co-authors included Lindsay Gugerty (DO ’22) and Fathma Abdalla, lab support staff.
  • “Myo/Nog Cells Migrate to Areas of Stress within the Eye in a Mouse Model of Glaucoma” – additional PCOM co-authors included Paul Lecker (DO ’22); Karanveer Johal (DO ’23); John Spikes (DO ’23); Jake Bernstein, MS ’20, research assistant, bio-medical sciences; Alexa McGrath (DO ’21); Victoria MacPherson (DO ’21); Rushil Brahmbhatt, MS ’20, research assistant, bio-medical sciences; Christopher Sutera (DO ’24) and Grzegorz Gorski, MD, PhD, senior research technician, biochemistry and molecular biology.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, professor, bio-medical sciences, co-authored “The Toxic Effect of Mobile Phone Radiation on Rabbit Organs,” which was published in the journal All Life.

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