Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

2015 Resident & Fellow Research Symposium

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The 2015 Department of Medicine Annual Resident/Fellow Research Symposium took place Thursday, May 21. Orchestrated by Dr. Michal Melamed, the event featured posters from members of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and fellows throughout the Department of Medicine.

"I thank Dr. Melamed 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," said Dr. Laurie Jacobs, Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine. 

Drs. Matthew Abramowitz, Chinazo Cunningham, Bettina Fries, Tanya Johns, Marla Keller, and Matthew Shaines 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 11, 2015.


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Award Winners

Resident, Clinical Vignette 

Liu M, Arad D
The Case of the Missing Band: A Deceptive Clone

Resident, Clinical Research 

First Prize:
Shulman E, Aagaard P, Kargoli F, DiBiase L, Fisher J, Gross J, Kim S, Krumerman A, Ferrick K
Socioeconomic Status and the Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation in Hispanics, Blacks and Whites

Second Prize:
Suarez-Fuentes C, Gutgarts V, Rausa K, Kreimerman J, Golestaneh L, Melamed M
Use of Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System Blockade (RAASB) May Be Beneficial in Patients with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Fellow/Resident, Basic and Translational Research 

First Prize:
Shastri A, et al.
Targeting of MDS & AML Stern Cells Via Inhibition of STATS3 by Pyrimethamine

Second Prize:
Bowler T, Bartenstein M, Morrone K, Rohanizadegan M, Kessel R, Hood L, Datt I, Giricz O, Bhagat T, Przychodzen, B, Parmar S, Gill J, Yu Y, Maciejewski J, Steidl U, Verma A
Exome Sequencing of Familial MDS Reveals Novel Mutations and High Rates of False Positive Mutations in MLL3 Due to Pseudogene Effects

Fellow, Clinical Vignette 

Ginsburg Berkowitz A, Brodsky J, Blanco I
An Atypical Presentation of an All Too Common Disease

Fellow, Clinical Research 

First Prize:
Massera D, Wang D, Vorchheimer D, Negassa A, Garcia M
New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation During Hospitalization is Associated with Increased Short-and Long-Term Risk of Stroke and Mortality

Second Prize:
Khalid L, Liebschutz J, Shanahan C, Dossabhoy S, Kim Y, Lasser K
Adherence to Prescription Opioid Monitoring Guidelines among Residents and Attending Physicians in the Primary Care Setting


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Internal Medicine Residents

  1. Abare M, LeFrancois D
    Taking Note of the Lymph Nodes
  2. Alapati V, Hack R, Balili I
    Dressler-like Syndrome
  3. Assafin M, Jagannath A, Schlair S
    The Metamorphosis of a Horse into a Zebra: A Case of Atypical Sarcoidosis
  4. Attarian S, Schlair S, Aparo S
    Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis Presenting in Pregnancy in a Patient with Prothrombin Gene Mutation
  5. Beckoff S, Diaz de Villalvilla A
    Undercover Psoriatic Arthritis
  6. Berardi C, LeFrancois D
    Slow and Steady Wins the Race
  7. Bhar S, Nori P, Ostrowsky B
    Sustained Impact of Antibiotic Educational Interventions on Resident Antibiotic Prescribing
  8. Bowler T, Bartenstein M, Morrone K, Rohanizadegan M, Kessel R, Hood L, Datt I, Giricz O, Bhagat T, Przychodzen, B, Parmar S, Gill J, Yu Y, Maciejewski J, Steidl U, Verma A
    Exome Sequencing of Familial MDS Reveals Novel Mutations and High Rates of False Positive Mutations in MLL3 Due to Pseudogene Effects
  9. Cheah J, Kanevsky J
    Antibodies in Acute Hepatitis: Friend or FOE
  10. Curtis SA, Etzion Z, Danda N, Cohen HW, Billett HH
    Elevated Steady State WBC and Platelet Counts are Associated with Frequent Emergency Room Use in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
  11. Curtis SA, Etzion Z, Danda N, Cohen HW, Billett HH
    With improved treatment modalities, longevity for sickle cell disease (SS/Sβ0) is increasing. Yet there is still a subgroup of adult patients whose survival rate has not improved. These patients, if well defined by evidence based decisions, might be those for whom more aggressive disease modifying therapy would be appropriate
  12. Dorsey B, LeFrancois D
    A Rare Cause of Baldness
  13. Gutgarts V, Conigliaro R
    The Nose is in the Heart of It
  14. Suarez-Fuentes C, Gutgarts V, Rausa K, Kreimerman J, Golestaneh L, Melamed M
    Use of Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System Blockade (RAASB) May Be Beneficial in Patients with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
  15. Holmes A, Romero J, Tiwari N, Phuong N, Goodman-Meza D, Cohen S, Gharai L, Taub C, Levsky J, Haramati L, Fisher J, Garcia M
    Early Measurement of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance After Myocardial Infarction is Superior to Gadolinium Delayed-Enhancement in Predicting Late Remodeling
  16. Holmes A, Taub C, Garcia M, Slovut D
    Increased Left Ventricular Hydraulic Load in Patients with Severe Stenosis Aortic in Associated with Left Ventricular Strain Dysfunction and Increased Mortality Irrespective of Mode of Therapy: A Speckle Tracking Study
  17. Holmes A, Fujikura K, Tomo A, Jermyn R, Jakobleff W, Garcia M
    Predicting Left Ventricular Recovery After VA ECMO Using Speckle Tracking
  18. Holmes A, Taub C, Shan J, Slovut D
    Systolic Strain Dysfunction Patterns in Low Flow Versus High Flow Severe Aortic Stenosis with Preserved Ejection Fraction
  19. Hong S, Feuerstadt P, Brandt L
    Portal Hypertension (PHTN) in Patients with Cirrhosis is not Associated with Worsened C. difficile infection (CDI) Outcomes
  20. Huang J, Wey G
    Evaluation of Pericarditis
  21. Jagannath A, Briceno Gomez D, Cohen M, Schlair S
    The Unusual Suspect: A Rare and Morbid Cause of Acute Post-Partum Chest Pain
  22. Julian R, Kang C, Sun X, Song HA, Revskaya E, Chong HS, Dadachova E
    Optimizing Radioimmunotherapy Techniques for the Alpha-Emitter 225ACtinium
  23. Kaner J, Assal A, Sridharan A, Polineni R, Shastri A, Elias H, Goel S, Janakiram M, Braunschweig I, Verma A
    Analysis of a Large Single Center Cohort Demonstrates Poor Prognosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in HIV Infected Patients (pts)
  24. Kaner J, Shapiro L
    Right Under Her Nose
  25. Kooragayalu S, Soriano S, Gershengorn H
    Isolated pneumomediastinum from asthma exacerbation
  26. Phookan J, Kooragayalu S
    Large Cell Neuroendocrine Tumore Presenting as Pancoast’s Tumor
  27. Koransky R
    Single NSAID – Induced Serum Sickness-like Reaction to Naproxen in a Patient Able to Tolerate Both Aspirin and Ibuprofen
  28. Kuperman S, Arad D
    All that Wheezes is not Asthma
  29. Lee L, Konda B, Assal A, Zell M, Braunschweig I, Derman O, Kornblum N, Verma A, Battini R, Janakiram M
    Plasmablastic Lymphoma: A Case Series of the Changing Epidemiology of a Rare Extramedullary Plasmacytoid Neoplasm, Diagnostic Challenges, and Therapeutic Implications
  30. Sun C, Lee Y, Lipsky A, Farooqui M, Herman S, Salem D, Stetler-Stevenson M, Yuan C, Aue G, Wiestner A
    Effects of the Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Ibrutinib on Humoral Immunity in Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  31. Lee NG, Marchalik D, Lipsky A, Ruston HG, Pohl HG, Song X
    Risk Factors for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in a Pediatric Institution
  32. Farooqui MZH, Valdez J, Martyr S, Aue G, Saba N, Niemann CU, Herman SEM, Tian X, Marti G, Soto S, Hughes TE, Jones J, Lipsky A, Pittaluga S, Stetler-Stevenson MS, Yuan C, Lee YS, Pedersen LB, Geisler CH, Calvo KR, Arthur DC, Maric I, Childs R, Young NS, Wiestner A
    Ibrutinib for Previously Untreated and Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia with TP53 Aberrations: a Phase 2, Single-arm Trial
  33. Liu M
    Looking Beyond the Lone Peak
  34. Liu M, Arad D
    The Case of the Missing Band: A Deceptive Clone
  35. Mansour M, Schlair S, Leung S, Arad D, LeFrancois D
    Defining Quality of Resident Work Rounds: Impact of Team Size and PGY-level
  36. Mercon M
    Low Rates of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP A0053/.,JNHM,JKOP OJNMBV CC3467) and Nonoccupational Post-exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) in a Large Urban Health Care System: Implications for Implementing PrEP and nPEP
  37. Mukundan S, Spevack D, Levsky J, Travin M
    Does Ischemic Burden on Stress Testing Influence Patient Survival in Subjects with Known Sever Multi-Vessel CAD
  38. Omondi A, Raghavan S, Divito J
    It's Not a Migraine
  39. Gaglio P, Rabbenou W, Florman S, Kato T, Kinkhabwala M, Morgan G, Orloff M, Sheiner P, Teperman L, Delair S
    Utilization of Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplants Continues to Vary Dramatically by UNOS Region
  40. Rao G, Salamon J, Garcia M
    Recurrent Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy with Variant Left Ventricle Morphology and Rapid Resolution
  41. Rogan D, Korcak J
    Chikungunya: A Microbe on the Move
  42. Ross J, Hanna D, Felsen U, Patel V
    Clinical Outcomes of Presumed Undocumented Immigrants with HIV Infection in Bronx, NY
  43. Shaffie R, Shapiro L
    The Cardiac Effects of Hypothyroidism
  44. Shahid M, Shitole S, Kayo N, Srinivas V, Scheuer J, Kizer J
    Characterization of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Across the Age Spectrum in a Low-Income Urban Community: Clinical Features, Acute Care, and Long-Term Outcomes
  45. Shtessel M, Ferastraoaru DE, Graber J, Hudes G
    Dyshidrotic Eczema Induced by Gamunex Intravenous Immunoglobulin that Resolved with Gammagard in a Patient with Myasthenia Gravis
  46. Shulman E, Aagaard P, Kargoli F, DiBiase L, Fisher J, Gross J, Kim S, Krumerman A, Ferrick K
    Socioeconomic Status and the Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation in Hispanics, Blacks and Whites
  47. Shulman E, Aagaard P, Kargoli F, DiBiase L, Fisher J, Gross J, Kim S, Krumerman A, Ferrick K
    Validation of the Framingham Risk Score for Atrial Fibrillation and CHARGE-AF in Caucasian, African American and Hispanic Cohorts
  48. Aagaard P, Kargoli F, Shulman E, Hoch E, Di Biase L, Menegus M, Ferrick KJ and Krumerman A.
    Early Repolarization - Impact in Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victims Undergoing Therapeutic Hypothermia
  49. Stuart, M
    Stones, Bones and Groans Following Cosmetic Silicone Injections
  50. Torres-Deas L, Jeffers A, Swedish K, Patel V, Swiderski D
    Mental Health Training Needs Assessment in Internal Medicine Residency Program
  51. Vélez C, Marcus A, Feuerstadt P, Harris A
    Endoscopic Risks of Paraesophageal Hernias and Incidental Transdiaphragmatic Herniation of the Pancreas
  52. Vlismas P, Villablanca A, Krumerman A, Patel J
    Heartbroken: Cardiac Rejection Masquerading as an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
  53. Wong A, Averbukh Y, Koransky R
    Allergic to Cancer
  54. Zlobinsky Rubenstein M, Schlair S
    Having a Road Block: When to Suspect Polycythemia Vera
  55. Zlobinsky Rubinstein M, Sparano J, Gray R, Zujewski J, Whelan T, Albain K, Hayes D, Geyer Jr. C, Dees E, Perez E, Keane M, Vallejos Sologuren C, Goggins T, Mayer I, Brufsky A, Toppmeyer D, Kaklamani V, Atkins J, Berenberg J, Sledge G
    Recurrence Score and Clinicopathologic Characteristics of TAILORx Participants by Race and Ethnicity

Fellows

  1. Aroniadis O, Tsai, E, Feuerstadt P, Brandt L
    Role of Computed Tomography (CT) in Determining Severity of Colon Ischemia (CI)
  2. Aroniadis O, Tsai, E, Feuerstadt P, Brandt L
    Right-Sided Colon Involvement (RCI) on Both Computed Tomography (CT) and Colonoscopy Are Associated With a Worse Prognosis in Colon Ischemia (CI)
  3. Davila, M, Horn W
    Life Threatening Varicose Vein Bleed in an Older Adult on Pradaxa.
  4. Delneo M, Kwah J, Yang J
    Unusual Case of Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma
  5. Dicpinigaitis PV, Chang AL, Dicpinigaitis AJ
    Effect of Electronic Cigarette Use on Cough Reflex Sensitivity
  6. Feuerstadt P, Aroniadis O, Tsai E, Brandt L
    On the Anatomic Site-Specific Variation of Sensitivity and Specificity of Computed Tomography (CT) to Confirm Colonoscopy-Proved Colon Ischemia (CI)
  7. Fujikura K, Golive A, Ando T, Corado F, Prince M, Garcia M
    Increased Iron Deposition is Directly Associated with Myocardial Dysfunction in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
  8. Gendlina I , Ulahannan N, De Monerri S, Kim K
    Toxoplasma Gondii Infection Induces Warburg Effect in the Host Cell
  9. Ginsburg Berkowitz A, Brodsky J, Blanco I
    An Atypical Presentation of an All Too Common Disease
  10. Guerrero-Miranda C, Saeed O, Koulova A, Shin J, Patel S, D'Alessandro D, Goldstein D, Jorde U, Sims D
    Prevalence and Correlation of Non Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation to Right Ventricular Failure in Patients with CF-LVADs
  11. Izzy M, Behin D, Gumaste V, Lukin D
    A Very Late-Onset of Ulcerative Colitis
  12. Khalid L, Liebschutz J, Shanahan C, Dossabhoy S, Kim Y, Lasser K
    Adherence to Prescription Opioid Monitoring Guidelines among Residents and Attending Physicians in the Primary Care Setting
  13. Khalid L, Liebschutz J, Shanahan C, Dossabhoy S, Kim Y, Lasser K
    Utilization of the Online-Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) in Massachusetts
  14. Kruge L, Schubart U
    A Case of Sheehan's Syndrome Presenting as Pseudo-Obstruction
  15. Madan N, Tiwari N, Stampfer M, Schubart U
    Hypothyroid Heart: Hypothyroidism a Cause of Reversible Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  16. Massera D, Wang D, Vorchheimer D, Negassa A, Garcia M
    New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation During Hospitalization is Associated with Increased Short-and Long-Term Risk of Stroke and Mortality
  17. Munoz-Mendoza J, Pinto V, Tamariz L, Garcia M
    Effect Of Pregnancy on Structural Valve Deterioration of Bioprosthetic Valves: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  18. Katsa I, Munoz-Mendoza J, Galst G, Monrad S
    A Case of Myocardial Infarction with an Unusual Culprit
  19. Sabanayagam A, Zaidi AN
    Attitudes and Perceptions of Pregnant Women with Congenital Heart Disease
  20. Sabanayagam A, Briston D, Taveras J, Haramati LB, Zaidi AN
    Anomalous Right Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery (ARCAPA) In a Multiparous Woman with Left Ventricular Dysfunction
  21. Safo S, Cunningham C, Blank A, Quinlivan E, Lincoln T, Blackstock O
    A High Number of Days in Pain is Associated with More Missed Clinic Visits Among HIV-Positive Women
  22. Sandilya S, Eisen L, Golestaneh L
    Correlation Between Renal Resistive Index, Central Venous Pressure, and Mean Arterial Pressure in Septic ICU Patients Without Prior Renal Disease
  23. Sandilya S, Kargoli F, Neugarten J, Golestaneh L
    Higher Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Risk in Females Post Cardiac Surgery is Related to Differences in Baseline Health
  24. Shastri A, et al
    Targeting of MDS & AML Stern Cells Via Inhibition of STATS3 by Pyrimethamine
  25. Villablanca Spinetto P, Rao G, Briceno D, Munoz-Mendoza J, Iturrizaga J, Lombardo M, Eisenberg E, Cyrille N, Giese G, Garcia M
    Therapeutic Hypothermia for Myocardial Protection in ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Control Trials
  26. Wong D, Riska P
    Clostridium difficile Recurrence in High Risk Populations - Should Prophylaxis Be Considered

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