Examples of Resident Research Projects:
Posters and Presentations:
Duncan MD (2012). Sodium-Calcium Exchange Knockout Mice Reveal the Exchanger’s Role in Early Afterdepolarizations Caused by Oxidative Stress. Western Regional Meeting for WSMRF, Cardiovascular I session; Carmel, CA.
Duncan M, Williams S, Cochran K, Julio S (2010). Disruption of the BB0265/BB0265 genes in Bordetella affects virulence. 35th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference at Santa Clara University; Santa Clara, CA.
Duncan M, Maclaren J, Angell P, Julio S (2009). Construction of defined mutations in the Bordetella bronchiseptica BB0264 gene, encoding a potential two-component regulator. Westmont College Spring Research Symposium; Santa Barbara, CA.
Duncan MD, Maclaren JJ, Kaut CS, Julio SM (2008). Analysis of the virulence properties of the Bordetella bronchiseptica two-component regulator 0264/0265. Westmont College Summer Research Symposium; Santa Barbara, CA.
Clark AL, Dailey FE, Lewis JR. Pyogenic hepatic abscess secondary to Streptococcus anginosus: A rare complication of sigmoid diverticulitis. Annual Meeting of Society for General Internal Medicine, April 23-26, 2014, San Diego, CA
Clark AL, Boroujerdi-Rad L. Acute myopericarditis after tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccination in a healthy adult. Annual Meeting of Society for General Internal Medicine, April 23-26, 2014, San Diego, CA
Dashiell-Earp, Cody MD, MBA; Tuqan, Alia MD; Hamilton, Maria MD; Senelick, Wendy BA; Koretz, Brandon MD, MBA; Naghshineh, Sheila MD. A call script to guide outpatients to the appropriate level of care. Poster presentation, UCLA Department of Medicine Research Day.
Tomova GS, Wilson J. "Polyarteritis nodosa after gunshot iwound, coincidence?" American College of Physicians meeting. October 2014.
Saab, FG, Ma, J., Leibowitz, M. Peritoneal Coccidioidomycosis: A Rare Diagnosis in a Healthy Young Adult. American College of Physicians Southern California Meeting. October 18, 2014.
Schuttner L, Henry K, Soares A, Kuo A. The MyCare pilot: Preventing non-urgent ED utilization and inpatient admission through ambulatory multidisciplinary care. Poster: ACP Southern California Regions I, II, III Scientific Meeting, Oct 2014; Anaheim, California.
Bahk J, Schuttner L, Gordin J, Honda H, Yang E. Left ventricular aneurysm progressing to pseudoaneurysm: A case of new murmur after stroke and pulmonary embolism. Poster: ACP Southern California Regions I, II, III Scientific Meeting, Oct 2014; Anaheim, California.
Shaping the Future: DOM Housestaff Quality Improvement Scholarship. UCLA Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. June 19, 2013.
Prognostic Implications of Stress Testing in Adults with Single Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease. Brenton Bauer, Jamil Aboulhosn, and Ryan Williams J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2010;55;A40.E384 doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(10)60385-3. American College of Cardiology’s 2010 Conference in Atlanta, GA.
Evaluation of Peak Pressure Gradients in Patients after Melody Valve Implantation: A comparison of Cardiac Catheterization and Doppler Echocardiography. Brenton Bauer, Sybil Zachariah, Ryan Williams, Daniel Levi, Abraham Rothman, Alvaro Galindo, and Jamil Aboulhosn Journal of Catherization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 79: S1–S110. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24386. Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention’s 2012 Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
"Aseptic meningitis: A rare presentation of SLE.” Finalist, National ACP poster presentation. April 2013.
Canan T, Yang E, Vaseghi M. A Young Male with a Racing Heart. Oral Presentation presented at: SGIM Regional Conference; Los Angeles, CA. Award for Best Overall Oral Presentation. February 2013.
Quen Cheng, Alexander Rodgers, Mira Kistler. "Thyrotoxicosis Complicated by Hypercalcemia and Demand-Mediated Cardiac Ischemia." SGIM, February 2013.
Elisabeth Clayton, Bob Geng, Vanessa Holland, Aparche Yang, Melinda Braskett. “Acrodermatitis Continua of Hallopeau Masquerading as Chronic Onychomycosis.” American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting. Baltimore, November 2013.
Hamerski CM, Ge PS, Watson RR, Komanduri S, Bidari K, Cinnor BB, Klapman JB, Lin CL, Zhang SC, Donahue TR, Muthusamy VR. “Outcomes of Plastic Biliary Stent Placement in Patients with Biliary Obstruction Secondary to Locally Advanced or Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Neoplasms Receiving Chemotherapy.” Digestive Disease Week, May 2013.
Ge PS, Sheen V, Kim S. “Ulcerative Colitis Flare with Superimposed Clostridium Difficile Infection.” California Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, February 2013.
Ge PS, Sheen V, Kim S. “Ulcerative Colitis Flare with Superimposed Clostridium Difficile Infection.” Southern California American College of Physicians Annual Meeting, October 2012.
“Long-term follow-up study of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)”
Howard-Anderson J, Canan T, Roth M, Ha E. (2013). Eosinophilic Pleural Effusion: A worm by another name?. Oral Presentation presented by Jessica Howard-Anderson at: SGIM National Conference; Denver, CO.
Howard-Anderson J and Ha E. “An A(mass)ing case of Leukocytosis”. Poster presented at the Society for General Internal Medicine National Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2014.
Howard-Anderson J, Lonowski S, Busuttil A, Afsarmanesh N. Readmissions in the Era of Patient Engagement. Poster presentation at Inst. for Healthcare Improvement, Orlando, FL. December, 2013.
Ling D, Sanaiha Y, Pfeffer M. "Communicating Severity in Housestaff Handoffs". Poster presented at the American College of Physicians National Conference, San Francisco, CA, Apr 2013.
Ling D, Do N. “Multiple Myeloma Presenting as Cutaneous Vasculitis”. Poster presented at the Society for General
Internal Medicine Regional Conference, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 2013.
Ling D. “Common Clinical Characteristics of Legionella Pneumonia”. Poster presented at the American College of Physicians Regional Conference, San Diego, CA, Oct 2012.
Mansukhani A., Lew, T. Lower Extremity Mononeuritis Multiplex as a Presenting Symptom of Wegners Granulomatosis. American College of Physicians meeting. October, 2012. Also presented at SGIM 2013 at UCLA and published in UCLA proceedings
Bertelsen N, Naylor S-M, Parikh A, Toklu B, Clutter. Assessing the Impact of New York University School of Medicine Teaching Initiatives at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School Medicine. Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference. Washington, D.C. March 2013.
"A Small Bowel Obstruction Caused by Mycobacterial Spindle Cell Pseudotumor.” ACP National Poster (New Orleans, 2012). "A Curious Case of Dysphagia.” ACP Regional Poster (San Diego, 2012).
"Redness Everywhere: A Rare Drug-Related Skin Eruption." ACP regional, October 2012.
“A functional tumor in a functional man (paraganglioma).” 2nd place winner in Clinical Vignette. ACP Regional, October 2012.
“Factors Associated with Negative Histamine Skin Test Response for Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing in the Inpatient Setting (oral presentation).” American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. November 2013.
“Sequelae of Delayed Diagnosis of HyperIgM Syndrome as an Adult in Absence of Known Genetic MutationS (poster presentation).” American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. November 2013.
Yoo S; Werner L; Kantoff P; Pomerantz M. Clinicopathologic factors and outcomes associated with Gleason score upgrading from biopsy to radical prostatectomy. Oral Presentation: Sixth Annual Prostate Cancer Program Retreat. Ft Lauderdale, FL. March, 2013.
Yoo S; Johnson A; Lee S; Kuye I; Tindell K; Huppert L; Berman R, M.D. The Successes and Challenges of Clinic Expansion Through the Creation of an Umbrella Organization. Oral presentation: Society for Student Run Free Clinics International Conference, San Antonio, TX. January 26, 2012.
Yoo S; Miller W; Kahn D. Severe Allopurinol-Induced DRESS: Acute Interstitial Nephritis in a Kidney Transplant Patient. American College of Physicians Meeting. Anaheim, CA. October 2014.
Miller W; Yoo S; Kahn D. An Unexpected Cause of Limb Ischemia. American College of Physicians Meeting. Anaheim, CA. October 2014
Yoo S; Werner L; Kantoff P; Pomerantz M. Clinical factors associated with Gleason score upgrading from biopsy to radical prostatectomy. Poster presented at: American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. June 2013.
Jun T; Hegde J; Yoo S; Berhanu A; Yamasaki A; Zhu J; Katz-Eriksen J; Remus K; Vohra-Khullar P; Weinstein A. Patient Traker: A Simple, but Effective, Tool to Organize an Outpatient Student-Faculty Clinic. Poster presented at: Harvard Medical School Medical Education Day; Boston, MA. October 2012.
Patil, M., Hegde, J., Yoo, S., Zhu, J., Katz-Eriksen, J., Jun, T., Berman, R., Vohra-Khullar, P., Remus, K., Weinstein, A. Initiating a Student-Faculty Collaborative Primary Care Practice for Chronic Disease Management. Poster presented at: Harvard Primary Care Innovations Conference; Boston, MA. October 2012
Kamel H, Navi BB, Sriram N, Hovsepian DA, Devereux RB, Elkind MS. Risk of a Thrombotic Event After the 6-Week Postpartum Period. N Engl J Med. 2014 Apr 3; 370(14):1307-15.
Hovsepian DA*, Sriram N*, Kamel H, Fink ME, Navi BB. Acute Cerebrovascular Disease Occurring After Hospital Discharge for Labor and Delivery. Stroke. 2014 Jul;45(7): 1947-50.
Fufa DT, Carlson MG, Calfee RP, Sriram N, Gelberman RH, Weiland AJ. Mid-term results following ulna shortening osteotomy.HSS J. 2014 Feb;10(1):13-7.
Howard-Anderson J, Lonowski S, Vangala S, Tseng C, Busuttil A, Afsar-manesh N. Readmissions in the era of patient engagement. JAMA Intern Med. Published online September 29, 2014.
Howard-Anderson J, Canan T, Roth M, Ha E. Pleural Effusions, Eosinophilia, and a Positive Interferon-Gamma Release Assay (IGRA). Respiration. 2013; 86 (6): 508-511.
Howard-Anderson J, Ganz PA, Bower JE, Stanton AL. Quality of life, fertility concerns, and behavioral health outcomes in younger breast cancer survivors: a systematic review. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012;104(5):386-405.
Duncan MD, Chapman LW, Shah M. Shelf-Life Internal Medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins [in press].
Agabegi S, Agabegi E. Step-Up To Medicine. 4th Ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins [manuscript in preparation]. Writer and editor for chapters 2 and 12.
Duncan M, Cholfin J, Restrepo L. Clinical Reasoning: A 72-year-old man with rapid cognitive decline and unilateral muscle jerks. Neurology. 2014;82(22):e194-e197.
Duncan M, Goldhaber J. Sodium-Calcium Exchange Knockout Mice Reveal the Exchanger’s Role In Early Afterdepolarizations Caused By Oxidative Stress [abstract]. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2012;60(1):133.
Kaut CS, Duncan MD, Kim JY, Maclaren JJ, Cochran KT, Julio SM. A Novel Sensor Kinase Is Required for Bordetella bronchiseptica To Colonize the Lower Respiratory Tract. Infection and Immunity. 2011;79(8):3216-3228.
Clark AL, Fonarow GC, Horwich TB. Impact of Cardiorespiratory Fitness on the Obesity Paradox in Patients with Systolic Heart Failure. Accepted for publication, Am J Cardiol, October 2014.
Clark AL, Fonarow GC, Horwich TB. Obesity and the obesity paradox in heart failure. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2014 Jan-Feb;56(4):409-414.
Clark AL, Chyu J, Horwich TB. The obesity paradox in men versus women with systolic heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jul 1;110(1):77-82.
Clark AL, Fonarow GC, Horwich TB. Waist circumference, body mass index, and survival in systolic heart failure: the obesity paradox revisited. J Card Fail. 2011 May;17(5):374-80.
Dashiell-Earp C, Bell DS, Ang AO, Uslan DZ. Do physicians spend less time with patients in contact isolation? A time- motion study of internal medicine interns. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2014;174(5):814-815.
Zaghi J, Zhou J, Graham DA, Potter-Bynoe G, Sandora TJ. Improving Stethoscope Disinfection at a Children’s Hospital. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2013.
Muniz J*, Sethi R*, Zaghi J*, Ziniel S, Sandora TJ Predictors of Stethoscope Disinfection. Am J Infect Control, 2012; 40(10):922-5. *Equal authors
Zaghi J, Goldenson B, Inayathullah M, Lossinsky AS, Masoumi A, Avagyan H, et al.: Alzheimer disease macrophages shuttle amyloid-beta from neurons to vessels, contributing to amyloid angiopathy. Acta Neuropathol 2009, 117(2):111-124.
Masoumi A, Goldenson B, Ghirmai S, Avagyan H, Zaghi J, Abel K, et al.: 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 Interacts with Curcuminoids to Stimulate Amyloid-β Clearance by Macrophages of Alzheimer's Disease Patients. J Alzheimers Dis 2009.
Fiala M, Liu PT, Espinosa-Jeffrey A, Rosenthal MJ, Bernard G, Ringman JM, Sayre J, Zhang L, Zaghi J, Dejbakhsh S, et al.: Innate immunity and transcription of MGAT-III and Toll-like receptors in Alzheimer's disease patients are improved by bisdemethoxycurcumin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2007, 104(31):12849-12854.
Zhang L, Fiala M, Cashman J, Sayre J, Espinosa A, Mahanian M, Zaghi J, Badmaev V, et al.: Curcuminoids enhance amyloid-beta uptake by macrophages of Alzheimer's disease patients. J Alzheimers Dis 2006, 10(1):1-7.
Tomova GS, Nimbal V, Horwich TB. "Relation between hemogolobin a(1c) and outcomes in heart failure patients with and without diabetes mellitus."American Journal of Cardiology. 2012 Jun 15;109(12):1767-73.
Oliai C, Berentech M, Brady LW, et al. Propensity score matched comparison of SBRT versus IMRT for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. Cancer. Submitted October 2014. Review in progress.
Oliai C, Yang L. Review: Radioprotectant agents for the prevention of radiation-induced carcinogenesis. International Journal of Radiation Biology 2014;90:203-13.
Oliai C, Lanciano R, Brady LW, et al. Stereotactic body radiation therapy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer.Journal of Radiation Oncology 2013;2:63–70.
Oliai C. Encyclopedia of Radiation Oncology: Leukemia Chapter. Editors Brady LW, Yaeger TE. Philadelphia, PA: Springer publishing, 1st edition, 2012. ISBN:978-3-540-85513-2.
Oliai C, Fisher B, Brady LW, et al. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for radiation-induced cystitis and proctitis. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 2012;84:733-740.
Bauer, BS, Aboulhosn, JA, Williams, RJ, Child, JS. Patients with Single Ventricle Physiology: Prognostic Implications of Stress Testing. Journal of Pediatric Cardiology 32 (2011): 891-895.
Chester R, Sander G, Fernandez C, Chen W, Berenson G, Giles T. “Women have significantly greater difference between central and peripheral arterial pressure compared with men: the Bogalusa Heart Study.” J Am Soc Hypertens. 2013 Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print].
Ge PS, Guarner C, Runyon BA. “Ascites.” In: McNally PR, editor. GI/Liver Secrets. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier, Inc. 2014.
Ge PS, Runyon BA. “The Role of BNP in Ascites: Advantages and Pitfalls.” Hepatology. 2013 Aug 19. doi: 10.1002/hep.26689. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID 23959954]
Ge PS, Watson RR, Chen DC, Muthusamy VR. “Delayed Migration of a WallFlex Enteral Stent Resulting in Jejunal Perforation.” Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2013;2013:652597. doi: 10.1155/2013/652597. Epub 2013 Apr 22. [PMID 23710382]
Ge PS, Runyon BA. “Care Coordination for Patients with Cirrhosis: A “Win-Win” Solution for Patients, Caregivers, Providers, and Healthcare Expenditures.” J Hepatol. 2013 Aug;59(2):203-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2013.04.021. Epub 2013 May 7. [PMID 23665187]
Ge PS, de Virgilio C. “Clostridium septicum Aortitis with Associated Sigmoid Colon Adenocarcinoma.” Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Feb;26(2):280.e1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2011.04.012. [PMID 22304871]
Hamerski CM, Ge PS, Watson RR, Komanduri S, Bidari K, Cinnor BB, Klapman JB, Lin CL, Zhang SC, Donahue TR, Muthusamy VR. “Outcomes of Plastic Biliary Stent Placement in Patients with Biliary Obstruction Secondary to Locally Advanced or Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Neoplasms Receiving Chemotherapy.” Digestive Disease Week, May 2013. Gastrointest Endosc, 2013; 77(5): AB395-AB396.
Taroumian S, Naylor SM, Ben-Artzi A. Clinical Images: ultrasonographic appearance of thyroid acropachy. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Sep;64(9):3033.
Naylor, S-M. Does Stress Cause Stress Ulcers? The Etiology and Pathophysiology of Stress Ulcers. New York University Clinical Correlations: http://www.clinicalcorrelations.org/ Online. Aug 22, 2012
Romero KM, Robinson CL, et al. Role of exhaled nitric oxide as a predictor of atopy. Respir Res. 2013 May 2;14:48.
Robinson CL, et al. Case Report: A case of a persistently tachypneic newborn. Accepted to NeoReviews.
Checkley W, Robinson CL, et al. Effect of urbanization on the relation of total serum immunoglobulin E to asthma. Eur Respir J. 2013 May;41(5):1074-81.
Robinson CL, et al. The Peru Urban versus Rural Asthma (PURA) Study: methods and baseline quality control data from a cross-sectional investigation into the prevalence, severity, genetics, immunology, and environmental factors affecting asthma in adolescence in Peru. BMJ Open 2012;2:e000421.
Robinson CL, et al. Effect of urbanisation on asthma, allergy and airways inflammation in a developing country setting. Thorax. 2011 Dec;66(12):1051-7.
Vinikoor MJ, Schuttner L, Moyo C, Li M, Musonda P, Hachaambwa LM, Stringer JS, Chi BH. 2013. Late refills during the first year of antiretroviral therapy predict mortality and program failure among HIV-infected adults in urban Zambia. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. [Epub ahead of print]
Stringer JSA, Chisembele-Taylor A, Chibwesha CJ, Chi HF, Ayles H, Manda H, Mazimba W, Schuttner L, Sindano N, Williams FB, Chintu N, Chilengi R. 2013. Protocol-driven primary care and community linkages to improve population health in rural Zambia: the Better Health Outcomes through Mentoring and Assessment (BHOMA) project. BMC Health Services Research 13 (Suppl 2): S7.
Schuttner L, Sindano N, Theis M, Zue C, Joseph J, Chilengi R, Chi BH, Stringer JSA, Chintu N. 2014. A mobile-phone based, community health worker program for referral, follow-up, and service outreach in rural Zambia: pilot outcomes and overview. Telemed J E Health. 20 (8): 721-8.
Chi BH, Mwango A, Giganti MJ, Sikazwe I, Moyo C, Schuttner L, Mulenga LB, Bolton-Moore C, Chintu NT, Sheneberger R, Stringer EM, Stringer JSA. 2011. Comparative outcomes of tenofovir- and zidovudine-based antiretroviral therapy regimens in Lusaka, Zambia. JAIDS 58 (5): 475-81.
Tomova GS, Nimbal V, Horwich TB. Relation between hemoglobin a(1c) and outcomes in heart failure patients with and without diabetes mellitus. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jun 15;109(12):1767-73.