Kudos September 30, 2020
The September 2020 edition of Kudos highlights faculty, staff, resident and student
publications and accolades at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.
Matthew Beck, DO ’19, graduate medical intern, co-authored “The Value of Lateral Glenohumeral Offset in
Predicting Construct Failure in Proximal Humerus Fractures Following Internal Fixation,”
which was published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
Laurence Belkoff, DO ’75, chair, urology, co-authored “Factors Influencing Fluoroscopy Use During Ureteroscopy
at a Residency Training Program,” which was published in the Journal of Endourology.
Barry Burton, DO ’88, clinical assistant professor, emergency medicine, presented “Psychological First
Aid: Who Care for Caregivers?” virtually at the Nemours Children Health System’s Best
Practices in Pediatric Trauma Care.
Chi Chi Do-Nguyen (DO ’21) was first author on “Checklist Manifesto for our Specialty’s Wellness,” which was
published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
Jacquelyn Gerhart, MS, director and research support staff, bioimaging facility; Lindsay Gugerty (DO ’22); Paul Lecker (DO ’22); Karanveer Johal (DO ’23); John Spikes (DO ’23); Arturo Bravo-Nuevo, PhD, associate professor, biomedical sciences and Mindy George-Weinstein, PhD, chief research and science officer, co-authored “Myo/Nog Cells are Nonprofessional
Phagocytes,” which was published in the journal PLOS ONE.
Hilary Gray (DO ’22) was the recipient of the 2020 American Academy of Clinical Toxicology Student and
Trainee NACCT Travel Award. The award was given as a result of the research she co-authored,
titled “Phencyclidine (PCP) Exposure Cases Among Young Children Reported to Five U.S.
Statewide Poison Control Center Systems,” which was published in the journal Clinical Toxicology.
MariaLisa Itzoe (DO ’21) was first author on “Tiny or Tall, Mighty or Small – Music for All! Developing an
Interactive Online Storybook to Promote Body Positivity in Children,” which was published
in the journal Health Promotion Practice.
David Lafferty, DO, resident, otolaryngology, was first author on “Geriatric Eustachian Tube Dysfunction,”
which was published in Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Hua Ling, PharmD, assistant professor, pharmacy practice, was first author on “Post-Discharge Initiation
of Angiotensin Receptor-Neprilysin Inhibitor in an Inotrope-Dependent Patient in the
Outpatient Setting: A Case Report,” which was published in the journal Hospital Pharmacy.
María López (DO ’23); Joanna Ho (PharmD ’22); Savannah Wills (PharmD ’22); Srujana Rayalam, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences and Shashidharamurthy Taval, PhD, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored “Lipocalin-2 Deficiency
May Predispose to the Progression of Spontaneous Age-Related Adiposity in Mice,” which
was published in Scientific Reports.
Francine Noda (DO ’21) co-authored “Hybrid Surgical Simulator: A Temporal Bone Simulator Validation Study
of the Stryker Surgical Simulator (S3),” which was published in the journal Military Medicine.
Corey Olsen (DO ’23) co-authored “Wrestling-Related Concussions and Closed Head Injuries Predominantly
Occur in High School Age Athletes,” which was published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.
Sierra Williams (DO ’22) and Robert Sklar, administrative director, emergency medicine, provided CPR AED and Stop the Bleed
training to student attending the 4th annual Diversity in Medicine conference hosted
by Patients R Waiting at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Litzt.
Gabrielle Yankelevich (DO ’21) was first author on “Noninvasive Ewing’s Sarcoma of the Penis: A Rare Entity,” which
was published in the journal Urology.
Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, professor, bio-medical sciences, co-authored “Correlation of APE1 with VEGFA and
CD163+ Macrophage Infiltration in Bladder Cancer and their Prognostic Significance,”
which was published in the journal Oncology Letters.
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