Kudos 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.