Kudos September 2018: PCOM Faculty and Student Accolades
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September 2018

October 2, 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.

Three DO students published articles in the Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine: Mona Ahmed (DO ’20) published “Aortic Dissection;” Andrew Marcano (DO ’20) published “Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. RUSH Exam Done Showed Free Fluid in the Abdomen;” and Katharine Pula (DO ’20) published “Pneumocephalus after Stabbing.”

Brian Balin, PhD, professor and chair, bio-medical sciences, was first author on “Herpes viruses and Alzheimer's disease: new evidence in the debate,” which published in The Lancet. Neurology. He also co-authored “Role of Microbes in the Development of Alzheimer's Disease: State of the Art - An International Symposium Presented at the 2017 IAGG Congress in San Francisco,” published in Frontiers in Genetics.

Kerin Claeson, PhD, associate professor, anatomy, co-authored “Revision of Eocene Electric Rays (Torpediniformes, Batomorphii) from the Bolca Konservat-Lagerstätte, Italy, Reveals the First Fossil Embryo in situ in Marine Batoids and Provides New Insights into the Origin of Trophic Novelties in Coral Reef Fishes,” in the Journal of Systematic Paleontology.

Katherine DiGuilio (DO ’20) was first author on “Cobalt Chloride Compromises Transepithelial Barrier Properties of CaCo-2 BBe Human Gastrointestinal Epithelial Cell Layers,” which published in the journal BMC Gastroenterology.

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

Gary Freed, DO, professor, pediatrics and pediatrics clerkship director, at GA-PCOM, published "A New Way of Monitoring Infants at Home,” in Neonatology Today.

Benjamin Lam, DO, director, PCOM plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship, co-authored “The Neurosurgical Wound and Factors that Can Affect Cosmetic, Functional, and Neurological Outcomes,” published in the International Wound Journal.

Mackenzie Kramer (DO ’20) was co-author on an abstract titled, “Dual Inhibition of the EGFR and Aurora A pathways in Kras Mutated Non-small Cell Lung Cancers,” which appeared in Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2018.

Eric Kim, DO, orthopaedic surgery resident, co-authored “What Influences How Patients Rate Their Hospital Stay After Total Hip Arthroplasty?” in the journal Surgical Technology International.

Jeffrey Moyer, DO, general surgery resident, was first author on “Does Antithrombotic Drug Use Mandate Trauma Team Activation in Awake Geriatric Patients with Intracranial Hemorrhage?” in the journal American Surgeon.

Kumar Mukherjee, PhD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, co-authored “Cost-Effectiveness and Budget Impact of Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor in the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis,” in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy. He also co-authored “Mentor Perceptions of the Value of a Fourth-Year Research Project for Doctor of Pharmacy Students,” in the journal Pharmacy Education.

Carrie S. Nold, MPA, PA-C, assistant professor and coordinator of didactic studies, physician assistant studies program, published “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide to Collaborative Care,” in JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Marcine Pickron-Davis, PhD, chief diversity and community relations officer, served on a panel titled, “Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare Workforce,” at the North East Regional Employment and Training Association Summit. She discussed strategies implemented at PCOM to increase underrepresented minorities in medicine.

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

Jeff Seiple, director, anatomical donor services at GA-PCOM, was recently named the recipient of the 2018 Brenau University Community Service Award.

Xinyu (Eric) Wang, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored “An Optimized LC-MS/MS Method for Determination of HYNIC-3PRGD2, a New Promising Imaging Agent for Tumor Targeting, in Rat Plasma and its Application,” in the Journal of Chromatography B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences.

James F. Wiley (DO ’19) co-authored “Outcomes of an Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Program in a Low-income Community: A pilot, Randomized Trial,” in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

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