Department of Internal Medicine Research Day

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

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

Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: From Body Colonization to Global Spread

Michael Z. David, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
University of Pennsylvania



Invited Short Presentations - Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110 MERF

Evaluating the causal impact of organ allocation policy
Tomohiro Tanaka, MD, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The role of airway epithelial responses in sarcoidosis
Alejandro Pezzulo, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine

Uncovering Preterm Immune Development
Jennifer Bermick, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

ASIC3 plays a protective role in delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) via muscle acid sensation during maximal exercise
Tahsin Khataei, MSc, Graduate Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine

Patterns of COVID-19 Vaccination Response Among Rheumatic Disease Patients Treated with Rituximab
Christopher Halbur, BS, Medical Student


2:30-2:45pm break  
2:45-4:00pm Poster session - Atrium, MERF
1 Jared McLendon
Knockout of Sorbs2 in Cardiomyocytes Leads to Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Mice
2 Ravinder Reddy Gaddam
MicroRNA-122 Targeting with Gamma Peptide Nucleic acid Inhibitor Improves Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction in Pre-diabetic Mice.
3 Gabriela Cavazza Cerri
Cardiomyocyte-specific deletion of sarcoglycan-δ leads to dilated cardiomyopathy, autonomic dysfunction, and exaggerated stress-induced cardiovascular reactivity
4 Kara Misel-Wuchter
Elucidating the role of TET enzymes in CD8 T cell differentiation and function
5 Rakeshkumar Patel
Targeting neutrophil integrin alpha9 improves functional outcomes after stroke in mice with obesity-induced hyperglycemia
6 Madalyn E. Walsh, MD
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome And Its Association With Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Chronic Urticaria
7 Betty H Tu and Aneli T Villa
Association Between Improved Metabolic Risk Factors and Perceived Fatigue During Dietary Intervention Trial in Relapsing Remitting MS: A Secondary Analysis of the WAVES Trial
8 Kristen Rohli
ER redox homeostasis regulates proinsulin trafficking and insulin granule formation in the pancreatic islet β-cell
9 Weiyang Zhao
Determine the Effect of ERK1/2 Inhibition and RyR2 Stabilization in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
10 Garima Dixit
FGFR2 mutations promote endometrial cancer progression through dual engagement of EGFR and Notch signaling pathways
11 Gagan Flora
Mitochondrial pyruvate dehydrogenase kinases contribute to platelet function and thrombosis in mice by regulating aerobic glycolysis
12 Greta Becker
Predictors of Mortality among Children with Tuberculosis in Uganda
13 Grace Ciampa
Title TBA
14 Suvasini Lakshmanan
Association of plasma lipid metabolomics and coronary plaque progression in the EVAPORATE trial
15 Shinya Hasegawa
Physicians' acceptable treatment failure rates and interpretation of antibiogram for Gram-negative infections: A pilot survey study of infectious diseases specialists
16 Saurabh Saini
Microbiome plays a role in modulating RIPK2-mediated lethality following radiation
17 Luis Miguel García-Peña
Sex-Dependent Effects of PERK Deletion in Thermogenic Adipocytes
18 Mariia Kumskova
Platelet function in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
19 Spencer Peachee
Lysosomal acid lipase inhibitor prevents mitochondrial fragmentation in PLIN2 deficient beta cells
20 Erin Sternhagen, MD
Patterns of COVID-19 Vaccination Response Among Rheumatic Disease Patients Treated with Rituximab
21 Gavin R. McGivney
Multiomic analysis of mouse and human malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) identifies pentose phosphate pathway disruption as a metabolic vulnerability
22 Wenjie Yu
Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cells Sense Succinate to Stimulate Myoepithelial Cell Contraction
23 Yang Yu
Inhibition of Nuclear Receptor Retinoid-Related Orphan Receptor γt Attenuates Interleukin-17A Production and Ameliorates Angiotensin II-Induced Neuroinflammation and Hypertension in Rats
24 Sandra Blom
Proinflammatory cytokine regulation of Golgi morphology in pancreatic islet β-cells
25 Joseph Tholany
The Effect of Infectious Diseases Consultation on 30-day Mortality Rates among Veterans with Enterococcal Bacteremia
26 Akansha Jain
Title TBA
27 Grant Stalker
Understanding the clinical course of Long-COVID manifestations
28 Kathie Zhang
Preventing opioid-related toxicity at a regional VA medical center
29 Jennifer Strouse, MD
Patterns of Use of Hydroxychloroquine in Patients Receiving Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy
30 Grace Necker
IL-13 induces epigenetic inflammatory memory in a subset of airway stem cells with limited clonogenicity
31 Azaj Ahmed
Mouse Fed High Fat Diet accelerates development of Thrombotic Phenotype in Platelet dependent manner
32 Michael Rector
Abnormal CT findings in lungs of newborn pigs with primary ciliary dyskinesia
33 Melissa Ward
Pandemic Epidemiology: Interim Analysis of a COVID-19 Healthcare Worker Serosurvey
34 Emma Stapleton Thornell
Vitamin D supplementation of human airway epithelia decreases sodium absorption in vitro
35 William N. Dragon II
Airway Mucus Gel Shows Typical Polymer Gel Swelling Kinetics
36 Rosarie Tudas
Lung function in patients with long-COVID determined by severity of acute infection, not by the SARS-CoV-2 variant
37 Lauren Tabor
Identifying the Effects of Neuromodulation on Airway Repair
38 Shreya Ghimire
Personal response profiles in sporadic Parkinson's Disease
39 Carley Stewart
Airway Structure Effects on Mucus Transport
40 Miles Hagner
The role of airway epithelial cell responses in sarcoidosis
41 Alicia S Eustes
Crossroads of Immunity and Coagulation: Inhibition of an anticoagulant pathway by complement 1 in COVID-19
42 Kimberly E Helmkamp
The Effects of High Oxygen on Mucus Transport and Airway Hyperreactivity
43 Michael Zavala
Spatiotemporal variation of ambient air pollution particulate matter elemental composition at tuberculosis clinics in Hanoi, Vietnam
44 Madelyn Klemmensen
Targeted Nanoparticles to Mitigate Radiation-Induced Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption and Cognitive Impairment
45 Tahsin Khataei
ASIC3 plays a protective role in delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) via muscle acid sensation during maximal exercise
46 Jeff Rytlewski
A Therapeutic Approach to Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors via Mast Cell Depletion with Imatinib as a Monotherapy and in Combination with Checkpoint Inhibition
47 Michelle Mengeling
Rural Native American Women Veterans’ Use of VA Healthcare: Similarities and Differences Associated with Race and Rurality
48 Kyle Kramer
Skeletal Muscle Adaptations to Whole Body Resistance Exercise Training in Fischer 344 Brown Norway Rats.
49 Nathan Witmer
Identification and Characterization of Novel Cardiac Microproteins
50 Olumayokun Akinbo
TIM3 regulates cross-presentation and the effector CD8+ T cell response to IAV
51 Kevin Chang
Circulating Tumor DNA for Predicting Peritoneal only Disease Recurrence in Appendiceal Cancers
52 Sanmati Thangavel
ER-stress inhibition protects C57 mice from high fat diet-induced weight gain.
53 Ahmad Al Masry
Clinical Pharmacists are Underutilized in the Management of Hypertension
54 Qiaolin Hu
Human Cytomegalovirus Transcription Initiation Control within the Viral Major Immediate-Early Enhancer
55 Jace Heath
Transcriptional regulation of Cd5 in T cells
56 Amy MJ O'Shea
The Association of Broadband Internet Service with Access to Mental Health Services Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
57 Sruti Prathivadhi-Bhayankaram
If it looks, walks, and sounds like a duck? Treatment before Diagnosis in a Case of Eosinophilic Myocarditis
58 Michelle Tamplin
Previously underreported vascular pathologies may confound a universal dose-response model for radiation retinopathy
59 Colleen Stein
Further dissecting the role of a mitochondrial microprotein in membrane dynamics
60 DeShauna Jones
"Create a unified identity so people shed the outside identity": A mixed methods evaluation of the implementation of a state-funded community-based Black doula program
61 Aasthika Das
Inhibition of FGF13 in adipose tissue increases caveolae density
62 Jinxi Wang
A Combined Strategy of Preserving JP2-dependent E-C Coupling and Promoting JP2NT-mediated E-T Coupling Functions offers better Cardiac Protection against Stress-induced heart failure
63 Brian Gehlbach or Taylor Becker
Disruption of the circadian rhythm of melatonin: a novel biomarker of critical illness severity
64 Spyridon Fortis
Respiratory Exacerbations and  lung function decline in people with history of smoking but normal spirometry
65 Sarah Ernst
Development of a G551D Porcine Model of Cystic Fibrosis
66 Hope Fury
Modulating Donor T Cell Graft-Versus-Host and Graft-Versus-Tumor Reactivity By Stat6

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