Department of Internal Medicine Research Day

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

12:00-1:00pm Keynote Presentation - Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110 MERF

A Trail of Research: Establishing Obesity as a Disease

Steven B. Heymsfield, MD
Director, Metabolism & Body Composition Laboratory
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University


Invited Short Presentations - Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110 MERF

Key Advances in Liver Disease: Incorporating Clinical Research into a Career in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Antonio Sanchez, MD, Clinical Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

FoxOs regulate muscle mitochondrial function in diabetes
Brian O'Neill, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Brown Adipose Tissue-Derived GDF15 as a Modulator of Cardiometabolic Health
Renata Pereira Alambert, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

The Chronic Prothrombotic State after Mild Acute Infection with SARS-CoV-2 is Partly Mediated through Extracellular Histones
Gokul Patil, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation

Characterizing a Novel Family of Alternative Open Reading Frame Encoded Microproteins
Nathan Witmer, BS, Graduate Research Assistant, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

2:30-2:45pm break
2:45-4:00pm Poster session - Atrium, MERF
1 Madalyn Walsh
Anaphylaxis Following Chlorhexidine Use in the Setting of Peripheral Access Insertion: A Case Series
2 Nafis Md Irfan
Effect of Alamandine on Isoproterenol-Induced Left Ventricular Dysfunction, Cardiac Remodeling and Immune Responses in Rat
3 Sabrina Tan
Determining natural killer cell responses to JC polyomavirus
4 Kayitare Eunice Gikundiro
Impact of IL-15 neutralization on neuropathogenesis in acute HIV/SIV infection
5 Kara Misel-Wuchter
The TCR landscape is epigenetically calibrated in the thymus and impacts CD8 effector differentiation during acute viral infection
6 Jyoti Arora
Elucidating the Mechanisms of T Cell Help in NK Cell-Mediated ADCC in a Humanized Mouse Model
7 Saurabh Saini
Guardians of Survival: Decoding the Microbial Influence on RIPK2-Mediated Lethality in Acute Radiation
8 Nathan Witmer
Characterizing a Novel Family of Alternative Open Reading Frame Encoded Microproteins
9 Rakesh B. Patel
Neutrophil-specific integrin α9β1 is a novel regulator of NETosis and targeting it improves long-term functional outcomes after stroke in mice with obesity-induced hyperglycemia
10 Amy O'Shea
Willingness to Engage in Video Telemedicine for Primary Care, Mental Health, or Specialty Outpatient Visits in the Veterans Health Administration
11 Patrick Kwadwo Nuro-Gyina
A potential role for adipocytes in visceral leishmaniasis
12 Ruoning (Lemon) Ni
Clinical phenotypes in patients with isolated anti-Sm/RNP common motif antibody positivity, compared to those with or without associated anti-RNP antibody reactivity
13 Yang Yu
Myocardial infarction-induced disruption of blood-brain barrier in hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus is mediated by interleukin-17A signaling in rat
14 Emma Stapleton
Residential bioaerosol concentrations and serum inflammatory markers in pulmonary sarcoidosis
15 McKenna Eisenbeisz
A Rash Diagnosis
16 Guillermo Romano Ibarra
IL-13 increases CFTR-mediated short-circuit current, but decreases ionocyte CFTR in human airway epithelium
17 Jin-Young Yoon
SIRTUIN5 Modulates Na+/Ca2+ Handling Through Oxidative Stress Dependent Mechanism In Mouse Heart
18 Akshaya Warrier
Multiomic analysis of mouse and human Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors (MPNSTs) identifies G6PD dysregulation as a metabolic vulnerability
19 Ritu Som
Inhibition of mitochondrial transaminase impairs complex II respiration at low inner membrane potential
20 Grace Necker
Cell Type-specific IL-13-induced Epigenetic Memory Modulates Epithelial Plasticity
21 Srija Manchkanti
Gender-affirming Hormone Therapy Does Not Increase the Burden of Thrombotic Events in Adult Transgender Women: A Global Hospital-Based Survey
22 Raul Villacreses
Quantitative CT analysis after highly effective modulator therapy
23 Cierra Boyer
Synchronized proinsulin trafficking reveals delayed Golgi export accompanies β-cell secretory dysfunction in rodent models of hyperglycemia
24 Daniel Mai
Systemic Loxoscelism Leading to Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: A Case Report
25 Nastaran Daneshgar
Klotho regulates cardiomyocyte proliferation in aging
26 Hanna Paton
CD47/SIRPa coreceptor provides protection during cutaneous Leishmania major infection
27 Mike Wendt
FGFR1 signaling facilitates obesity-driven pulmonary outgrowth in metastatic breast cancer
28 Anna Leinhieser
A Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Model for Drp1 Oligomerization dependent Mitochondrial Fission
29 Udhayvir Singh Grewal
Characteristics and Predictors of Outcomes with Neoadjuvant Imatinib in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: Real World Data from a Large Patient Registry
30 Shreya Ghimire
Abnormal ATP production in dermal fibroblast from people with sporadic PD
31 Peter Szachowicz
The role of complement in a mouse model of severe COVID-19
32 Dalal El Ladiki
Lipophagy is constitutively active in pancreatic beta cells and required for mitochondria health and insulin secretion
33 Desmond Barber
ICU Simulation: An Airway Escape Room
34 Will Fairman
ATF4 is Required for Maximum Skeletal Muscle Secretion of FGF21, but Dispensable for Resistance to Diabetes and Obesity
35 Deeraj Manika
Inducible Deletion of OPA1 in the Heart Induces ER Stress that precedes Mitochondrial and Contractile Dysfunction
36 Winter Philibert
Balancing Act: NO Signaling, NOS Isoforms, and Oxidative Stress in Airway Diseases
37 Michael Rector
Mechanisms of small airway clearance: Avalanches, washing machines, and toothpaste!
38 Brie Hilkin
Rapid Reversal of Mucociliary Transport Defects in G551D Newborn Pigs
39 Akansha Jain
Disrupted planar polarization of motile cilia in a patient with bronchiectasis and variants in a primary ciliopathy gene, RPGRIP1L
40 Ayushi Sood
Brown Adipose Tissue-Derived GDF15 Promotes Cardioprotection During Myocardial Infarction
41 Sarah Van Dorin
Role of airway surface liquid pH in regulation of V-ATPase in pulmonary ionocytes
42 Bo Ram Kim
High oxygen tension promotes the ciliated cell lineage decision in human airway stem cells via mitochondrial citrate export
43 Anna Klein
Assessing Quality of Life, Food Insecurity, and Social Support in Rural Versus Urban Iowan Residents with Multiple Sclerosis: A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study
44 Jitendra Kumar
SUMO2-p66Shc regulates vascular endothelial function in mice
45 Miles Hagner
Airway Epithelial Responses to Cutibacterium acnes in Sarcoidosis
46 Benjamin Stimson
Recombinant Ago2 for Nanobody Library Screening
47 Shreyashree Sarkar
Elevation of 8-OHdG-DNA in association with Prothrombotic State in Colorectal Cancer: A Cross Sectional Study in Mice and Humans
48 Ian Thornell
The relationship between CFTR expression and cAMP-stimulated bicarbonate secretion diverges for the duodenum and ileum of pigs
49 Grace Rocco
Neuronal Sorbs2-dependent regulation of microtubules and its effect on learning and memories
50 Azaj
Absence of Endogenous Nox2-NADPH Oxidase does not Prevent from Age-induced Platelet Activation and Arterial Thrombosis
51 Henry Lin
The Smooth Muscle Cell Sorbs2 Protein is Required for Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Contractility
52 Gokul Patil
The Chronic Prothrombotic State after Mild Acute Infection with SARS-CoV-2 is Partly Mediated through Extracellular Histones
53 Mark Frommelt
Long Term Sequela of SARS-CoV-2 in Airway Epithelia
54 Jeydith Gutierrez
Rapid adoption of Telehealth in an Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit: A care-team perspective and lessons to support the healthcare workforce
55 Loreen Herwaldt
56 Andrea Benavides
Programming of Monocyte Differentiation by Type 2 cytokines
57 Benney Endoni
MIRO1 promotes MERCS formation and ER-mitochondria Ca2+ transfer in VSMCs during G1/S
58 Sandra Blom
Proinflammatory cytokine regulation of Golgi morphology in pancreatic islet β-cells
59 Ibiyemi Oke
Effort Thrombosis: Paget-Schroetter Syndrome in a 19-year-old female
60 Joshua Peterson
Mice with DRP1 Down Regulation in Skeletal Muscle Exhibit Increased Insulin Sensitivity Measured by Hyperinsulinemic Euglycemic Clamp
61 Aaron Tran
The Effects of Bone Morphogenetic Protein 3 (BMP3) on Adipocyte Metabolism
62 Himani Thakkar
Ceramide-induced regulatory T-cell dysfunction impairs systemic energy and glucose homeostasis
63 Rachel Anderson
Improving Adoption of VA Video Connect at Iowa City VA Primary Care Clinic
64 Andres D. Dajles
Effect of Temperature and Protease Inhibitors on the Incidence of Kidney Stones

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