Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

2016 Resident & Fellow Research Symposium

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The 2016 Department of Medicine Annual Resident/Fellow Research Symposium took place Wednesday, May 18. Orchestrated by Dr. Michal Melamed, the event featured posters from members of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and fellows throughout the Department of Medicine.

Drs. William Southern, Michelle Lowes, Marla Keller, Tanya Johns, Benjamin Galen, and Bettina Fries served as poster judges. Resident and fellow posters were judged separately, and cash prizes were awarded ($300 for best abstracts and $150 for runners up). Winners and honorable mentions are listed below. Resident prize winners and honorable mentions will make formal presentations at Medicine Grand Rounds, June 2, 2016.

Award Winners

Montefiore Einstein Internal medicine research symposium 2016 bronx ny
From left: Yaron Tomer, MD; David Schairer, MD; Aegean Chan, MD; Manhal Izzy, MD; Hyun ah Yoon, MD; Eric Shulman, MD; Konstantin Boroda, MD; Michal Melamed, MD

Internal Medicine Residents 

Best Case Vignette 

Konstantin Boroda, MD
Boroda K, Duda M, LeFrancois D
“Think Outside the Box to Discover Pott’s”

 

Best Clinical Research Abstracts 

First Prize: Eric Shulman, MD
Shulman E, Kargoli F, Mittell A, Hoch E, Di Biase L, Fisher J, Gross J, Kim S, Ferrick K, Krumerman A
Atrial Fibrillation in Hispanics, Blacks and Whites with Heart Failure

 

Second Prize: Daniel Howell, MD
Howell D, Hoch E, Shulman E, DiBiase L, Ferrick K, Fisher J, Krumerman A
Interaction between Amiodarone and Rivaroxaban and the risk of Major Bleeding

 

Best Basic Science Abstract 

Maria Rubinstein, MD
Rubinstein M, Segall J
Inhibition of Cathepsin L1 by U87 KIF9 Suppression in Glioblastoma Multiforme

 

Fellows  

First Prize: Manhal Izzy, MD
Izzy M, Beckoff S, Johns-Harris K, Lee M, Kargoli F, Tokayer A
Can glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) predict the severity of Gastroparesis in diabetic patients?

 

Second Prize: Hyun ah Yoon, MD
Yoon H, Kuniholm M, Nakouzi A, Chang, French M, Pirofski L
Association of Decreased Cryptococcal Antibody Levels with Cryptococcosis-Associated Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (C-IRIS)

 

Dermatology Residents & Fellows  

First Prize: David Schairer, MD
Schairer D, Garelik J, Hwang H, Ma M, Viola K, Cohen S
Interim Analysis of a Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of Topical Cantharidin for the Treatment of Molluscum Contagiosum

 

Second Prize: Aegean Chan, MD
Chan A, Shulman K, Lee B
Differentiating Regressed Melanoma from Regressed Lichenoid Keratosis

 

Poster Authors

Internal Medicine Residents 

  1. Abare M, Anderson M, Tschannerl A, Goss E
    Increasing Access: Patients’ Perspectives on Voter Registration in Urban Health Centers
  2. Amell F, Solomon J, Zikmund-Fisher B, Boroda K, Zisman Ilani Y, Park C, Thibaud S, Jagannath A, Yick F, Shah T, Miller T, Reddy R, Cho J, Pong M, Mukundan S, Mizrachi E, Ceniceros A, Assafin M, Lari H, Ye K, LeFrancois D
    Understanding and Promoting Shared Decision Making With a Novel Interactive Online Tool
  3. Boroda K, Duda M, LeFrancois D
    "Think Outside the Box to Discover Pott’s"
  4. Canastar M, LeFrancois D
    Diverticulitis Without Diverticula
  5. Chau V, Korcak J
    Emphasizing Empyema: The Growing Concern of Streptococcus Constellatus
  6. Chen C, Massera D, Aneke C, Piña I
    Intravenous Diltiazem, as Compared to Intravenous Metoprolol, for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter Is Associated With Increased Admission From the Emergency Department
  7. Donnelly J, Aagaard P, Shulman E, Di Biase L, Menegus M, Ferrick K, Krumerman A
    Early Repolarization – Prevalence of Ventricular Arrhythmia and Survival Outcome in Patients Undergoing Therapeutic Hypothermia.
  8. Dukandar J, Chacko K
    Clostridium Difficile and Opioids: A Toxic Mix
  9. Fleming J, Steinman M, Cunningham C, Litwin A, Norton B
    High HCV Cure Rates for Drug Users Treated at an Urban Primary Care Clinic
  10. Gary B, LeFrancois D
    A Sweet Diagnosis in a Peritoneal Dialysis Patient
  11. Gutgarts V
  12. Giftos, J, Stein M, MacDonald R, Fox A
    Caring for Formerly Incarcerated Patients: A Longitudinal Curriculum with OSCE
  13. Howell D, Hoch E, Shulman E, DiBiase L, Ferrick K, Fisher J, Krumerman A
    Interaction between Amiodarone and Rivaroxaban and the risk of Major Bleeding
  14. Howell D
    Musculoskeletal Chest Pain- not just a Diagnosis of Exclusion
  15. Kemal C, Huck D, Patel V
    Where's Walden? : An Uncommon Cause of Autoimmune Cytopenias
  16. Joudrey P, Kladney M, Cunningham C
    Primary Care Engagement is Associated with Medication-assisted Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder
  17. Khan H, Jilani U, Arora S
    Elevated CPK for an Internist: A Case of Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy
  18. Lescaille Y, Korcak J
    Beer Potomania: Too Much Beer, too few Pretzels
  19. Lipsky A, Farooqui M,Tian X, Martyr S, Cullinane A, Nghiem K, Sun C, Valdez J, Niemann C, HermanS, SabaN, Soto S, Marti G, Uzel G, Holland S, Lozier J, Wiestner A
    Incidence and Risk Factors of Bleeding-related Adverse Events in Patients with Chronic
    Lymphocytic Leukemia Treated with Ibrutinib
  20. Liu M, Galen B, Kruge L
    The Perfect Storm: Fever, Tachycardia, and Altered Mental Status After PTCA
  21. Liu M, Anaraki S, Horn W, Cobelli N, Tabatabaie V
    Screening for Osteoporosis and Improving Care after Hip Fracture at Montefiore: the Establishment of a Fracture Liaison Service
  22. Mallik S, Starrels J, Nahvi S
    Not a problem in my Community: The Role of Faith-based Organizations in Providing Support for Muslim-Americans with Substance Use Disorders
  23. Mastroianni F, Aksoy T, Baron S
    Breaking the Line: An Unusual Case of Back Pain
  24. Narayan L, Hassan I, Mansour M
    Can We Improve How Medical Residents Identify and Address Socioeconomic and Environmental Risks that Adversely Affect Their Patient’s Health Status
    Narayan L, Zahedpour S
    Thymic Enlargement in Graves’ Disease
  25. Ostfeld R, Massera D, Lin J, Choi E, Graf L, Phan A, D’Alessandro D
    In Post-Cardiac Transplant Patients, Weight Loss with a Plant-Based Diet Compares Favorably to Weight Loss with Usual Care and is Safe: A Pilot Study
  26. Passi N, Snead J, Siddiqi N, Goldstein D, Murthy S, Patel SR, Saeed O, Shin JJ, Sims DB,
    Jorde U
    Mycophenolate Mofetil in Adult Orthotopic Heart Transplant Recipients: How Much is Too Much?
  27. Rubinstein M, Kaubisch A, Kinkhabwala M, Reinus J, Liu Q, Chuy J
    Bridging Therapy Effectiveness in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Prior to Orthotopic Liver Transplantation
  28. Rubinstein M, Segall J
    Inhibition of Cathepsin L1 by U87 KIF9 suppression in Glioblastoma Multiforme
  29. Shulman E, Kargoli F, Mittell A, Hoch E, Di Biase L, Fisher J, Gross J, Kim S, Ferrick K, Krumerman A
    Atrial Fibrillation in Hispanics, Blacks and Whites with Heart Failure
  30. Silvera R, Aksoy T
    One is the Loneliest Number: HIV Stigma and Medical Decision Making
  31. Suda N, Atluri V, Silvera R, Aksoy T
    NSAID use with Capnocytophaga orchracea: the Perfect Storm?
  32. Tsomos E, Trapp B, Kanevsky J
    There is Something in the Air: Legionella and Myocarditis
  33. Szalkiewicz E, Shapiro L
    Acute Mesenteric Ischemia in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: Beyond the Classic Teaching of "Abdominal Pain Out of Proportion to the Physical Exam"
  34. Wolkoff A, Lescaille Y
    Cell Membrane Expression of oatp1A1 and oatp1A4

Dermatology Residents & Fellows 

  1. Bhatt M, Bhatt B, Dorrian J, Qureshi A, Nambudiri V
    The Role of Emergency Department Dermatology Consultations: A Retrospective Analysis
  2. Chan A, Shulman K, Lee B
    Differentiating Regressed Melanoma from Regressed Lichenoid Keratosis
  3. Chouake J, Krausz A, Adler BL, Cohen HW, Nosanchuk JD, Friedman AJ
    Management of cutaneous abscesses by dermatologists
  4. Dorrain J, Chan A, Chismar L, Niedt G, Bhatt M, Fisher M
    When Targets Don't Typify a Portending Prognosis
  5. Fresco A, Kutner A, Wu J, Lee D, Amin B
    Compound Melanocytic Nevus Arising Within an Organoid Nevus: A Rare and Previously Uncharacterized Clinical and Histopathologic Finding in a Patient with Phakomatosis Pigmentokeratotica
  6. Gold H, Grynspan D, Kanigsberg N,
    Leukemia Cutis and Facial Nerve Palsy as Presenting Symptoms of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  7. Jow T, Khanna S, Amin B, McLellan B
    Graft-versus-Host Disease-Associated Angiomatosis
  8. Khanna S, Muszynski M, Holloman J, Harrington A, Mahalingam M, McKinley-Grant L
    An Aggressive Clinical Presentation of a Relatively Uncommon Benign Adnexal Neoplasm - eccrine Syringofibroadenoma
  9. Kutner A, Amin B, Friedman A, Cohen S
    Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis Masquerading as Rheumatoid Arthritis
  10. Lev-Tov H, Ornelas J, Routt E
    Poor reporting Standards for Herbal Interventions for Acne, Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis -A Systematic Review
  11. Ma M, Fleming K, Wu J, Amin B, Jacobson M, Ciocon D
    Metastatic Gastric Carcinoma Masquerading as Scleroderma
  12. Mordorski B, Orlandi C, Baltazar L, Landriscina A, Rosen J, Nosanchuk J, Friedman A
    Nitric Oxide Releasing Nanoparticles as a Potential Treatment for Superficial and Deep Cutaneous Dermatophytosis
  13. Mordorski B, Rosen J, Landriscina A, Ray A, Nosanchuk J, Friedmam A
    Oak Bark Extract/Salicylic Acid/Benzoic Acid Ointment Attenuates the Inflammatory Response in a Murine Model of Hair Shaving Associated Dermatitis
  14. Mordorski B, Rosen J, Landriscina A, Ray A, Nosanchuk J, Friedman A
    The Biological Impact of an Oak Bark Extract/Salicylic Acid/Benzoic Acid Ointment on Murine Excision and Burn Wound Healing
  15. Murphy-Chutorian B, DiCostanzo D, Teplitz E
    20-year old female lifeguard with Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)-associated Hydroa Vacciniforme
  16. Park M, Chan A, Amin B, Mann R
    Paget’s Disease of the Breast in an Elderly Female: Malignancy Appears as a Benign Entity
  17. Paz K, Halverstam C, McLellan B
    Medical Coding and Billing Training in United States Dermatology Residency Programs
  18. Reid S, Zouzias C, Dorokhova O, Lee B, McLellan B
    An Unusual Reaction After Radiation Therapy
  19. Salvaggio C, Vuong C, Akalin E, McLellan B
    Attitudes of Solid Organ Transplant Physicians Towards Skin Cancer Screening for Transplant Patients
  20. Schairer D, Garelik J, Hwang H, Ma M, Viola K, Cohen S
    Interim Analysis of a Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of Topical Cantharidin for the Treatment of Molluscum Contagiosum.
  21. Shuter J, Litwin A, Sulkowski M, Feinstein A, Burski-Tammam A, Maslak S, Weinberger A, Esan H, Segal K, Norton B
    Cigarette smoking behaviors and beliefs in persons living with hepatitis C
  22. Tinklepaugh A, Mercer J, Amin J, Mann R
    Lichen Planus Glossitis: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Conundrum
  23. Wald J
    The Use of Methotrexate for the Treatment of Palmoplantar Psoriasis
  24. Wu J, Ma M, Halverstram C, Amin B, Jacobson M
    Palisaded Neutrophilic Granulomatous Dermatitis, a Manifestation of Lupus

Fellows 

  1. Ashiru F, Abramowitz M
    Association of Frailty and Physical Function with Cognitive Function in Advanced CKD
  2. Butter R, Kreimerman J, Aleta M, Melamed M
    Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Kidney Injury Associated with Atorvastatin and Sitagliptin
  3. Chun S, LessneA, Brandt L, Ho S
    Your Bile Ducts are What You Eat: A Rare Etiology of Cholangitis
  4. Feinstein A, Agyemang L, Akiyama M, Heo M, Wong J, Soloway I, Umanski G, Reynoso S, Hidalgo J, Lora K, Patel H, Litwin A
    High Rates of Sustained Virological Response in People Who Inject Drugs Treated With All-Oral Direct Acting Antiviral Regimens
  5. Geliebter A, Charles S, Galeas J, Meisner J, Fleischer N, Schubart U
    Acute-onset Psychosis as a Presenting Symptom of Pheochromocytoma
  6. Hena K, Yip J, Jaber N, Goldfarb D, Fullam K, Cleven K, Christodoulou V, Zeig-Owens R, Webber M, Prezant D, Aldrich T
    Clinical Characteristics of Sarcoidosis in World Trade Center exposed FDNY firefighters
  7. Hou A, Buse D, Chaitowitz M, Viola K, Ma M, Garelik J, Cohen S, Lowes M
    Impact of Hidradenitis Suppurativa on Quality of Life
  8. Iammatteo M, Ferastraoaru D, Alvarez-Arango S, Thota N, Akenroye A, Jerschow E
    Safety of Two-Step Graded Challenges to Beta-Lactams Using a Single-Blinded Placebo-Controlled Protocol
  9. Ijaz M,Shiloh A, Eisen L
    A woman in her 70s presenting with neck abnormalities after a difficult endotracheal intubation
  10. Ijaz M,Hasan M, Khaleel H, Chen J
    Paradoxical embolism due to pulmonary arteriovenous malformation causing acute ischemic stroke during systemic thrombolytic therapy
  11. Izzy M, Beckoff S, Johns-Harris K, Lee M, Kargoli F, Tokayer A
    Can glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) predict the severity of Gastroparesis in diabetic patients?
  12. Jovanovic B, Khan H, Mowrey W, Izmirly P, Schwartz D, Buyon J, Putterman C, Goilav B, Broder A
    Tubuloinsterstial Damage is an Independent Predictor of End Stage Renal Disease in Lupus
    Nephritis Patients with Mild to Moderate Renal Impairment
  13. Lee M, Izzy M, Platovsky A, Chun K, Ma H, Heo M, Tokayer A
    Gastric Emptying Parameters in Symptomatic Patients with Suspected Gastroparesis: Are Current Diagnostic Thresholds Valid and can Symptoms Predict Study Outcome?
  14. Lee M, Izzy M, Chun K, Ma H, Heo M, Tokayer A
    Rapid Gastric Emptying: An Alternative and Frequent Form of Gastric Dysmotility
  15. Massera D, Xu S, Bartz T, Bortnick S, Ix J, Chonchol M, Owens D, Barasch E, Gardin J, Gottdiener J, Robbins J, Siscovick D, Kizer J
    Association of Bone Mineral Density with Cardiac Valvular and Annular Calcification in Community-Dwelling Older Adults – The Cardiovascular Health Study
  16. Rangasamy S, Madan S, Cruz M, Saeed O, Jorde U, Patel S
    Palpation of the pulse is a necessary prerequisite for optimal BP management in CF-LVAD patients
  17. Singla A, Parikh R, Kreimerman J, Cavanaugh K, Melamed M
    Associations of Poor Health Literacy and CKD Outcomes in the Bronx
  18. Yoon H, Kuniholm M, Nakouzi A, Chang, French M, Pirofski L
    Association of Decreased Cryptococcal Antibody Levels with Cryptococcosis-Associated Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (C-IRIS)
Published May 31, 2016 

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