Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Annual Resident/Fellow Research Symposium 2013


2013 Research Symposium Highlights (4:26)

The 2013 Department of Medicine Annual Resident/Fellow Research Symposium took place Monday, May 6, with a large turnout and lots of conversation and activity. Eighty-three posters were on display, including 44 from members of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, 25 from Medicine fellows, seven from Dermatology residents, and seven from medical students and/or other pre-MDs.


Marcus Bachhuber, MD, Chief Resident and First-Prize Winner

Resident and fellow posters were judged separately, and the winners and honorable mentions are listed below. Cash prizes ($400 for 1st place, $350 for 2nd place, and $250 for 3rd place) were kindly provided by Dr. James Scheuer.

"We are indebted to Jim for this support," said Dr. Victor Schuster, Chairman of the Department of Medicine. "I also thank Dr. Bettina Fries, and Anna Manca and her staff for all their work in making the Symposium a success, as well as the trainee investigators and their mentors."

Resident Prizewinners and Honorable Mentions will make formal presentations at the June 6th Medicine Grand Rounds.  

Resident Winners 

  1. 1st Prize - Marcus Bachhuber, MD
    William Southern, Chinazo Cunningham
    Private for-profit opioid treatment programs provide fewer comprehensive services than public programs and non-profit
  2. 2nd Prize - Nelson Chuang
    K. Peregrina, Pamela Stanley, Leonard Augenlicht 
    mTOR signaling in the intestinal mucosa is modulated by both diet and inhibition of Notch signaling
  3. 3rd Prize - Doyun Park
    M. Kushnir, Manuela Calvo, C. Solorzano, Henny Billett, Mark Sinnett, William Southern
    Treatment with Dalteparin is Associated with Lower Risk of Bleeding Compared to Treatment with Unfractionated Heparin in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Residents' Honorable Mentions 

  1. Michael Gross
    J. Lorton, M. Scherba 
    The ART of Decreasing Cancer in the Hospitable Host
  2. Joshua Sabari
    Matthew Shaines
    When Blood Doesn't Help


Alfredo Lee Chang, Fellow and Second-Prize Winner (right) with Dr. Thomas Aldrich

Fellow Prizes 

  1. 1st prize - Aparna Srinivasan, MD
    Isabel Casimiro, Prameladevi Chinnasamy, Dario F. Riascos-Bernal, Haihong Zong, Jeffery Pessin, Nicholas Sibinga
    Role of Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1 (Aif-1) in Inflammation and Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance
  2. 2nd prize - Alfredo Lee Chang
    R.M. Hicks, N. Padayatchi, B. Sunkari, A. Wolf, Sarita Shah, Max O'Donnell
    Delay to Diagnosis and Delay to Treatment in South African Children with MDR-TB and HIV
  3. 3rd prize - Theresa Madaline MD
    Sarah Hochman MD, Terrie Taylor DO, Sunhee Lee MD, Danny Milner MD, Kami Kim MD
    Clinical and Pathologic Characteristics of HIV-infected Children with Fatal Cerebral Malaria


Dr. William Southern, Poster Judge

Fellow Honorable Mentions 

  1. George Han, MD, PhD
    Adam J Friedman, MD, Joshua D. Nosanchuk, MD, Joel Friedman, MD, PhD
    Nitric Oxide Releasing Nanoparticles: Applications of a Novel Therapeutic
  2. Ying Yang, PhD
    John Lucaj, MD, Nikolaos G. Frangogiannis, MD, PhD, Richard N. Kitsis, MD
    The Inflammasome Suppresses Pathological Cardiac Remodeling and Dysfunction Following Myocardial Infarction
  3. Amit Chopra
    A. Gupta, J.L. Rodriguez, Thomas K. Aldrich
    Correlation of corrected diffusing capacity with severity of pulmonary hypertension

Participants 

Internal Medicine Residents 

  1. Ali N
    In Vitro Studies Examining the Efficacy of Ocaratuzumab in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma
  2. Bachhuber M, Southern W, Cunningham C
    Private for-profit opioid treatment programs provide fewer comprehensive services than non-profit and public programs
  3. Chua A, Goldfinger M, LeFrancois D
    Lessons from the heart:  the role of echocardiography and thrombolysis in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism
  4. Chuang N, Peregrina K, Stanley P, Augenlicht L
    mTOR signaling in the intestinal mucosa is modulated by both diet and inhibition of Notch signaling
  5. Ciampa B
    A man and his itchy DRESS
  6. Cohen S, Santana S
    Clinical decision-making after portable x-rays with ‘retrocardiac infiltrate’ in adult inpatients
  7. Curtis S
    What walks like cellulitis, and talks like cellulitis, but isn’t cellulitis?
  8. Das R, Feuerstadt P, Brandt LJ 
    The Evolution of Urban C. difficile Infection (CDI): CDI in 2009-2011 Has Less Severe Disease and Better Outcomes than CDI in 2006-2008
  9. Gross M, Lorton J, Scherba M
    The ART of Decreasing Cancer in the Hospitable Host
  10. Hamso M
    Peer mentorship at a methadone maintenance treatment program: developing self-efficacy through Project GROW
  11. Hauck K, Shapiro L
    Sign-outs: Quality Differences Between Primary and Covering Residents
  12. Hauck K, Shapiro L
    Sign-out: A Brief Educational Intervention and Analysis
  13. Jain R, Sridharan A, Yu Y, Ramesh KH, Krishna G, Friedman E, Verma A
    Epidemiological study of myelodysplastic syndromes in a racially diverse inner-city population
  14. Kodiyanplakkal R
    Groans, Moans and Psychiatric Overtones: Not the Usual Suspects
  15. Kushnir M, Cohen HW, Billett HH
    The Role of Obesity and Diabetes in Persistent Neutrophilia 
  16. Kushnir M, Cohen HW, Billett HH  
    Chronic Neutrophilia: A Risk Factor for VTE?
  17. Lebduska E
    Sexually transmitted proctitis
  18. Mansour M, Trimbur M
    Fever, Rash and Joint Pain: Unknown Case
  19. Mejia-Lopez E, Raiszadeh, Sabari J, Medina H, Garcia M, Bello R
    A Giant Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm: the Role of MRI
  20. Mensz JM, Hauck KD, Shapiro L
    A Tap TB Reckoned With
  21. Nafisi A, Kunins H
    Health Care Advocacy for Survivors of Domestic Violence
  22. Park D, Kushnir M, Calvo M, Solorzano C, Billett H, Sinnett M, Southern W
    Treatment with Dalteparin is Associated with Lower Risk of Bleeding Compared to Treatment with Unfractionated Heparin, in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
  23. Park D, Laud G, Barta S 
    A rare insertion: HTLV-1 induced Adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATLL)
  24. Patel A, Favini N, Hamso M, Murakami N, Ross J, Silverman G, Trimbur C
    The Evolving Role of Grass Roots Emergency Medical Response in the Occupy Wall Street Era: Hurricane Sandy and the People’s Medical Relief, New York City 2012.  Is there a role for horizontal democracy in disaster relief?‬
  25. Perez H, Starrels J 
    Avoidance and Resilience in the Medical Encounter Among Persons Who Stutter 
  26. Platovsky A, Sabari J, Shaines M
    The Great Imitator Strikes Again
  27. Rosner Z, Litwin A, Steinman M,  Jeffers A, Guderian L
    Development of a Hepatitis C Testing and Treatment Linkage Program in an Urban Primary Care Center
  28. Sabari J, Shaines M
    When Blood Doesn't Help
  29. Safo S, Arad D
    Palsies as Harbinger: Diagnosis of acute HIV in a patient with polycranial nerve palsies
  30. Salwitz K, Jou E, Cohen,H, Bayewitz  A, Billett H
    Coagulation Abnormalities in Liver Disease, Can we predict who will bleed or clot?
  31. Schvartzman J, Sparano J, Montagna C, Fineberg S
    Chromosome Instability as a Predictor of Chemotherapeutic Resistance in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  32. Schwartz N, Patel T, Ginzler E, Solomons N, Buyon J, Clancy RM
    Response to MMF Therapy for Lupus Nephritis Is Independent of Genetic Variation of Inosine Monophosphate Dehydrogenase
  33. Schwartz N, LeFrancois D
    Prolonged Evolving Symptomatology in a Patient with Dapsone Hypersensitivity
  34. Sengupta V, Gonzalez CM, Calvo M
    Recurrent aspiration pneumonia in a patient with gastric banding
  35. Sridharan,A, Bachhuber M, Hourani P
    A Belly Full of Jelly
  36. Swedish K, Goldstone SE 
    Prevention of anal condyloma with quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination of older men who have sex with men: A non-concurrent cohort study
  37. Tanna M, LeFrancois D, Vèlez C, Ali N, Zheng E, Leung S
    Left Ventricular Dilatation Improves Survival in Patients with Severe Sepsis
  38. Tanna M, Yoon H.A., Kwon C, Xie Y, LeFrancois D, Leung S
    Outcomes of ICU Patients with Cardiomyopathy and Severe Sepsis
  39. Trimbur M, Quill T, Norton S
    Perspectives on suffering in the primary care setting
  40. Tsai E
    A case of T-cell lymphoma presenting with pancytopenia and granulomatous inflammation in the bone marrow
  41. Turk J, Shah A
    A Plumber’s Dream
  42. Vèlez CD, Korcak JA 
    A Broken Heart And A Broken Back: The Diagnostic Challenge Of Back Pain
  43. Xie Y, Arad D
    An Unusual Case of Hypercalcemia
  44. Zheng E, Wolkoff A
    Discovery of Plasma Markers for Early Detection of Hepatoceullar Carcinoma in Hepatitis C Virus Infected Patients

Dermatology Residents 

  1. Gewirtzman A
    iPLEDGE Registry Weaknesses: It Is Time to Address The Flaws?
  2. Han G, Friedman AJ, Nosanchuk JD, Friedman J 
    Nitric Oxide Releasing Nanoparticles: Applications of a Novel Therapeutic
  3. Kruter L, Amin B, Cohen, SR
    Rickettsialpox before the eschar – An early view of an urban affliction
  4. Nabatian A, Wysocka M, Bashir MM, Werth V
    TNFα Expression in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of Cutaneous Lupus & Dermatomyositis Patients 
  5. Stamell E,  Kutner A, Cohen S
    Ustekinumab unmasks psoriatic arthritis. A case series.
  6. Viola KV , Rezzadeh KS, Gonsalves L, Patel P, Gross CP, Yoo J, Stamell E, Turner RY
    National Utilization Patterns of Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Malignant Melanoma and Melanoma in Situ
  7. Wu J, Celebi JT
    Mutational Profile of Cutaneous vs. Uveal Melanoma

Fellows 

  1. Parikh P, De Vos G, Jariwala S, Rosenstreich DL, Hudes G,  Jerschow E,  
    Association Between Dichlorophenol Exposure, Asthma Medication Use, and Serum Immunoglobulin E
  2. Parikh P, Ferastraoaru D, Jariwala S , Rosenstreich D
    A Case of Delayed - Pressure Urticaria as a dermatophytid "Id" reaction to tinea infection
  3. Beheshtian, A, Azadani, A
    Fluid Dynamic Assessment of Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Stenosis
  4. Yang Y, Lucaj J, Frangogiannis NG, Kitsis R
    The Inflammasome Suppresses Pathological Cardiac Remodeling and Dysfunction Following Myocardial Infarction
  5. Fida, N, Gentile K, Shin J, Abreau Y, Negessa A, Verghese J, Patel S
    Testing for Frailty:  Can We Identify a High Risk Population in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure?
  6. Srinivasan A, Casimiro I, Chinnasamy P, Riascos-Bernal DF, Zong H, Pessin J, Sibinga 
    Role of Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1 (Aif-1) in Inflammation and Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance
  7. Yedlapati N, Kargoli F, Mejia-Lopez E, Taub C
    Feasibility of Supine Bicycle Stress Echocardiography versus Treadmill Exercise Stress Echocardiography at an Academic Urban Medical Center
  8. Saeed O, Gupta A , Gross JN, Palma EC 
    Incidence of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) Re-Infection After Extraction
  9. Gulani, P, Keene A, Shiloh A
    Atypical presentation of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  10. Carey M, Galindo R, Yuan Z, Libutti S, Fleischer N
    Interleukin-6 Producing Pheochromocytoma Presenting as Sepsis
  11. Brandt LJ, Aroniadis OC 
    Long-term follow-up study of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for ulcerative colitis (UC)
  12. Brandt LJ, Aroniadis OC 
    Absence of effect of naloxone on the colonoscopic appearance of colon angioectasia in patients sedated with fentanyl
  13. LingiahV, George C, Horn W
    Not Your Typical ‘Pox’ Infection
  14. Madaline T, Hochman S, Taylor T, Lee S, Milner D, Kim K.
    Clinical and Pathologic Characteristics of HIV-infected Children with Fatal Cerebral Malaria 
  15. Nori P, Epstein S, Mensz J, Guo Y, Chung P, Ostrowsky B, Brown S, Munjal I 
    Assessment of ID Knowledge and Prescribing of Empiric Antimicrobials by Inpatient Providers 
  16. Slosar M
    Human Immune Response to Cryptococcus neoformans
  17. Chen W, Melamed ML, Abramowitz M 
    Serum Bicarbonate and Total Bone Mineral Density in US Adults
  18. Chun K, Ajise A, Ping JC, Pullman J, Coco M
    Measuring vertebral bone mineral density in renal patients: does the lateral view correspond with underlying histology?
  19. Goel N, Kwon C, Folkert V, Carolyn Bauer C, Melamed ML 
    Vascular Access Placement in Patients Referred to Nephrology with CKD Stage 4 and 5
  20. Chopra A, Gupta A, Rodriguez JL, Aldrich TK
    Correlation of corrected diffusing capacity with severity of pulmonary hypertension
  21. Chang AL, Hicks RM, Padayatchi N, Sunkari B, Wolf A, Shah S, O’Donnell M
    Delay to Diagnosis and Delay to Treatment in South African Children with MDR-TB and HIV
  22. Alappan N, Aldrich T 
    Quantification of the curvature of the flow/volume tracing improves the diagnostic accuracy of spirometry
  23. Johnston C, Blanco I
    Male Lupus: a retrospective analysis of Lupus Nephritis in an ethnic minority underserved population
  24. Labitigan M, Shrestha A
    Moderate to High Disease Activity in Psoriatic Arthritis is Associated with Elevated Total Cholesterol and Triglycerides
  25. Whiteru O, Warikoo S, Barland P
    Comparison of ANA Screening Outcomes Using Traditional Indirect Immunofluorescence and Computer-Aided Immunofluorescence Microscopy. 

Medical Students & Others 

  1. Kutner A, Schairer D, Chouake J, Sanchez D, Gialanella P, Nosanchuk J, Friedman A
    Nitrosoglutathione-generating nitric oxide nanoparticles as an improved strategy for combating Pseudomonas aeruginosa infected wounds
  2. Kutner A, Lee B, Amin B, Friedman A
    Gross vs. Micro: The importance of clinical correlation in a case of cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  3. Makdisi J, Charffedine R, Kutner A, Schairer D, Sharp D, Nosanchuk J, Friedman A  
    Fidgetin-like 2 siRNA-loaded nanoparticles enhance and accelerate wound healing in a murine wound model
  4. Makdisi J, Amin B, Friedman A
    Pityriasis rosea-like drug reaction to asenapine
  5. Meier KM, Park D, Laud G
    Raising Awareness for Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia; an oft-hidden diagnosis
  6. Yasin M, Cadet R
    For Alzheimer’ Sake
  7. Yasin M, Cadet R
    A Vein Attempt

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