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Entering 2017:



Dustin McCurry

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Elizabeth Oczypok

Primary Research Area of Interest:

General medicine

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

General internal medicine

Research Project Title:

TBD

Mentor:

TBD

 



Jo Pi

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Entering 2016:


Sumedha
Chablani

Primary Research Area of Interest:

GI malignancies, Quality of life,
Mindfulness meditation

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Gastroenterology

Research Project Title:

Biomarkers associated with the development of colorectal cancer
among IBD patients

Mentor:

David Binion

 

Publications:

Chablani SV, Cohen N, White D, Itzkowitz SH, DuHamel K, Jandorf L. Colorectal cancer screening preferences among black and Latino primary care patients. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health: 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-016-0453-8.

Carluccio A, Sundaram NK, Chablani S, Amrock LG, Lambert JK, Post KD, Geer EB. Predictors of quality of life in 102 patients with treated Cushing's Disease. Clinical Endocrinology 82(3): 404-11, 2015. DOI: 10.1111/cen.12521.


Natalie
Klar

Primary Research Area of Interest:

Hematology-oncology

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Hematology-oncology

Research Project Title:

Comparison of Extracardiac Tracer Activity Between Standard Regadenoson and Regadenoson on the Treadmill Stress Protocols." And "Outcomes of TAVI in patients with concomitant Mitral Stenosis and Pulmonary Hypertension. An analysis of valve calcium burden.

Mentor:

Adam Brufsky

 


Ricardo
Nieves

Primary Research Area of Interest:

Cardiology and Critical Care

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Cardiology

Research Project Title:

Comparison of Extracardiac Tracer Activity Between Standard Regadenoson and Regadenoson on the Treadmill Stress Protocols

Investigation of SPECT imaging in Flow Quantification of Myocardial Perfusion

Affect of Syringe Type in Radiotracer delivery for SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

Outcomes of TAVI in patients with concomitant Mitral Stenosis and Pulmonary Hypertension. An analysis of valve calcium burden

Mentor:

Robert Schoen and David Binion


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Entering 2015:


Debbie
Cheng

Primary Research Area of Interest:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, GI Malignancy

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Gastroenterology

Research Project Title:

Quality Improvement in Management of Inflammatory
Bowel Disease

Mentor:

David Binion

Publications:

IH Wei, CM Harmon, M Arcerito, D Cheng, RM Minter, DM Simeone. "Tumor-Associated Macrophages Are a Useful Biomarker to Predict Recurrence After Surgical Resection of Nonfunctional Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors." Annals of Surgery, pending publication.

JE Roger, A Hiriyanna, N Gotoh, H Hao, D Cheng, R Ratnapriya, MA Kautzmann, B Chang, A Swaroop. "OTX2 loss causes rod differentiation defect in CRX-associated congenital blindness" The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 124 (2): 2014 Feb.

S Cai, K Vijayan, D Cheng, EM Lima, DE Discher. "Micelles of Different Morphologies – Advantages of Worm-like Filomicelles of PEO-PCL in Paclitaxel Delivery," Pharmaceutical Research, 13 June 2007.

 


Jennifer
Rodriguez

Primary Research Area of Interest:

Gastric and pancreatic cancers, palliative medicine

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Hematology-oncology, palliative medicine

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Entering 2014:


Jonathan
Arnold

Primary Research Area of Interest:

Computer aided clinical decision making and the intersection of
medical information technology and clinical medicine

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

General internal medicine

Research Project Title:

Maintaining Activity and Nutrition through Technology-
Assisted Innovation in Primary Care (MAINTAIN-PC)

Comparison of physician and automated prediction of clinical
deterioration on the general medicine floors

Evaluation of vancomycin loading vs non-loading doses
on the general medicine floors.

Mentors:

Molly Conroy,MD, MPH, FACSM
Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD
Kathleen Sheridan, DO

 


Woody
Chang

Primary Research Area of Interest:

 

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Palliative Care

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Mentor:

Dr. Steven Handler

Publications:

Chang W, Bank TC, Scott CT. Fit to Print? Media Accounts of Unproven Medical Treatments Across Time. American Journal of Bioethics: Empirical Bioethics, 2014, February. DOI:10.1080/21507716.

Shkreli M, Sarin KY, Pech MF, Papeta N, Chang W, Brockman SA, Cheung P, Lee E, Kuhnert F, Olson JL, Kuo CJ, Gharavi AG, D'Agati VD, Artandi SE. Reversible cell-cycle entry in adult kidney podocytes through regulated control of telomerase and Wnt signaling. Nature Medicine, 2012, January

Park JI, Venteicher AS, Hong JY, Choi J, Jun S, Shkreli M,Chang W, Meng Z, Cheung P, Ji H, McLaughlin M, Veenstra TD, Nusse R, McCrea PD, Artandi SE. Telomerase modulates Wnt signaling by association with target gene chromatin. Nature, 2009, July

Choi J, Southworth LK, Sarin KY, Venteicher AS, Ma W, Chang W, Cheung P, Jun S, Artandi MK, Shah N, Kim SK, Artandi SE. TERT promotes epithelial proliferation through transcriptional control of a Myc- and Wnt-related developmental program. Public Library of Science: Genetics, 2008 January


Emily
Guhl

Primary Research Area of Interest:

Cardiology outcomes

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Cardiology

Research Project Title:

Efficacy of Cryoballoon Pulmonary Vein Isolation in Patients
with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Mentor:

Dr. Sandeep Jain

Publications:

Attanasio S., Mithani A., Appis A., Guhl E., Nathan S. Long-term Safety And Efficacy Of Drug-eluting Stents (DES) Versus Bare Metal Stents (BMS) in Public Health System Patients Stratified By Presentation Acuity At The Time Of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2013 6:10

Mithani A., Attanasio S., Appis A., Guhl E., Polonsky T., Nathan S. Lower socioeconomic status predicts major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and increased mortality post-percutaneous intervention (PCI): Independent hazard vs. intersection of modifiable risk factors?. TCT Abstracts - J Am Coll Cardiol 2012 60:17

O'Connor AR., Guhl E., Cox J., Dobbins IG. Some Memories are Odder than Others: Judgments of Episodic Oddity Violate Known Decision Rules. Journal of Memory and Language(2011) 64 (4), 299-315

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Entering 2013:


George
Cater

Primary Research Area of Interest:

Cardiology

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Cardiology

Research Project Title:

Cardiac MRI extracellular volume expansion and
pulmonary hypertension: Associations of a novel
cardiac biomarker

Mentor:

Dr. Timothy Wong

Publications:

Coronary Artery Plaque Volume and Obesity in Patients with Diabetes: The Factor-64 Study. Kwan AC, May HT, Cater GM, Sibley CT, Rosen BD, Lima JA, Rodriguez K, Lappe DL, Muhlestein JB, Anderson JL, Bluemke DA. Radiology. 2014 May 17:140611.PMID: 24754493

Beyond Coronary Stenosis: Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography for the Assessment of Atherosclerotic Plaque Burden. Kwan AC, Cater G, Vargas J, Bluemke DA. Curr Cardiovasc Imaging Rep. 2013 Apr 1;6(2):89-101. PMID: 23524381

3.0-T whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography: comparison of gadobenate dimeglumine and gadofosveset trisodium. Raman FS, Nacif MS, Cater G, Gai N, Jones J, Li D, Sibley CT, Liu S, Bluemke DA. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jun;29(5):1085-94. PMID: 23515949

Downstream coronary effects of drug-eluting stents. Krasuski RA, Cater GM, Devendra GP, Wolski K, Shishehbor MH, Nissen SE, Oberti C, Ellis SG. Am Heart J. 2011 Oct;162(4):764-771.e1. PMID: 21982671

The effect of gemfibrozil, niacin and cholestyramine combination therapy on metabolic syndrome in the Armed Forces Regression Study. Krasuski RA, Devendra GP, Cater G, Whitney EJ. Am J Med Sci. 2011 May;341(5):378-82. PMID: 21358314

Engineering liver tissue spheroids with inverted colloidal crystal scaffolds. Lee J, Cuddihy MJ, Cater GM, Kotov NA.Biomaterials. 2009 Sep;30(27):4687-94. PMID: 19524294


Leigh
Klaus

Primary Research Area of Interest:

Hematology/Oncology

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Hematology/Oncology

Research Project Title:

Dendritic Cell-Based Vaccines in the Treatment of Recurrent
Prostate Cancer

Mentors:

 

 


Matthew
Klinge

Primary Research Area of Interest:

Gastroenterology

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Gastroenterology

Research Project Title:

Is Routine Colonoscopy Following Acute Diverticulitis
Necessary? Challenging the Standard of Care

Mentors:

 

Publications:

Kundavaram C, Gomella P, Healy K, Klinge, M., Hubosky SG. Laparoscopic Nephroureterectomy Despite a Circumaortic Left Renal Vein. Canadian Journal of Urology. Vol. 19(6), (2012), p.6584-6586

Korenblit, K., Burkart, A., Frankel, R., Klinge, M., Greenbaum, L., Goldstein, S., Kastenberg, D. Refractory Pancolitis: A Unique Presentation of Idiopathic Myointimal Hyperplasia of Mesenteric Veins, Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Vol. 8(10), (2012), p.696-700

Lavu, H., Klinge, M., Nowcid, L., Cohn, H., Grenda, D., Sauter, P., Leiby, B., Croker, S., Kennedy, E., Yeo, C. Perioperative Surgical Care Bundle Reduces Pancreaticoduodenectomy Wound Infections, Journal of Surgical Research. Vol. 174, (2012), p. 215-221

Lavu, H., Nowcid, L., Klinge, M., Mahendraraj, K., Grenda, D., Sauter, P., Rosato, E., Kennedy, E., Yeo, C. Reoperative Completion Pancreatectomy for Suspected Malignant Disease of the Pancreas, Journal of Surgical Research. Vol. 170, (2011), p. 89-95.

Leogane, O., Lebel, H. Checked by: Brummond, K., Painter, T., Klinge, M. Mild and Efficient One-Pot Curtius Rearrangement: Preparation of N-tert-Butyl Adamantanyl-1-yl-Carbamate. Organic Syntheses. Vol. 86, (2009), p.113.


Zachary
Rhinehart

Primary Research Area of Interest:

Cardiology

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Cardiology

Research Project Title:

Quality of Life Outcomes after PCI

Mentor:

Dr. Suresh Mulukutla

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Entering 2012:


Da
Jin

Primary Research Area of Interest:

 

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Cardiology, pulmonary critical care, and oncology.

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Jane
Lee

Primary Research Area of Interest:

Interaction Between Intramuscular Adipose Tissue,
Autonomic Control as Measured by Heart Rate
Variability, and Markers of Cardiovascular Disease.

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Cardiology

Research Project Title:

The Role of Ectopic Adiposity in Autonomic Control and
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease.

Mentor:

Molly Conroy, MD MPH

     


Siobhan
Proksell

Primary Research Area of Interest:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Primary Clinical Area of Interest:

Gastroenterology

Research Project Title:

Longitudinal Patterns of CRP Elevation and Crohn's Disease
Severity

Mentors:

Jana Al Hashash

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