Department of Internal Medicine Research Day

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

9:30-11:30am Virtual poster session - see poster list below


11:30am-12:00pm break  
12:00-1:00pm Keynote Presentation - Prem Sahai Auditorium, MERF

Achieving Rural Health Equity through Community-Engagement Research

Nancy E. Schoenberg, PhD
Marion Pearsall Professor of Behavioral Science
Director, Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET)
Associate Vice President for Research, Research Professional Development
Associate Director, UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science
University of Kentucky, Lexington



Invited Short Presentations - Prem Sahai Auditorium, MERF

Engaging Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in Research
Claudia Corwin, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine

Association of Remdesivir Treatment With Survival and Length of Hospital Stay Among US Veterans Hospitalized With COVID-19
Michael Ohl, MD, Associate Professr, Division of Infectious Diseases

The Role of Phosphatidylserine Receptors in SARS-CoV-2 Entry
Wendy Maury, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Histones, microvesicles and tissue factor cooperate to induce thrombin generation in COVID-19
Alicia Eustes, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation

Insights from the ERICCA trial: Impact of perioperative myocardial injury on survival following cardiac surgery
Vikram Sharma, MBBS, Second Year Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease


2:30-2:45pm break  
2:45-4:00pm Poster session - Atrium, MERF - see poster list below


9:30 am Julia Friberg Walhof
Understanding prescribing practices and leveraging diverse clinical roles and skillsets to de-implement Chronic Antibiotic Suppression (CAS) prescribing
9:40 am Kimberly Dukes
Clinical Decision-Making about Chronic Antibiotic Suppression after Prosthetic Joint Infection Treatment: Qualitative Insights for Antibiotic Stewardship
9:50 am Linette Leng
Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter Inhibition Attenuates Radiation-Induced Endothelial Senescence
10:00 am Alaina Elliott-Wherry
The Wahls Behavior Change Model
10:10 am Benjamin Linden
Characterizing the Effects of Diet Composition on Feeding Behavior and Energy Expenditure in Mice
10:20 am Kristen Rohli
Nutrient metabolism regulates insulin granule formation in the pancreatic islet beta-cell via ER redox homeostasis
10:30 am Jacilara Alexandrino Conceicao
Endogenous neutrophil activation in subclinical Leishmania brazilensis infection
10:40 am Elias Kovoor
Blood culture order characteristics in Patients with a Central line at UIHC
10:50 am Michael Zavala
The Effects of Indoor Air Pollution on Peripheral Innate Lymphocytes in Children Exposed to Tuberculosis
11:00 am Naomi Vather-Wu
A Complicated Case of Encephalopathy and Pancytopenia
1 Landon Crippes
Clinical outcomes in standard of care multiple sclerosis treatment: A case series
2 Masaaki Yamada
Intensive Blood Pressure Control, Age, and All-Cause Mortality in VHA
3 Lalita Mazgaeen
A protective role for CD47 in inhibiting aberrant inflammation and death of Ptpn6spin mice.
4 Hanzeng Li
Global analysis of transcription remodeling in heart and brain in a rat model of heart failure-induced by myocardial infarction.
5 Meenakshi Sambharia
Hypertension in VHA: Updated Prevalence and Risk Factors for Poor Blood Pressure Control
6 Kara Misel-Wuchter
Elucidating the role of TET enzymes in CD8 T cell differentiation and function
7 Yang Yu
Role of Interleukin-17A in Contributing to the Central Inflammation in Rats with Heart Failure-Induced by Myocardial Infarction 
8 Benjamin Pappas
The role of iRhom2-dependent signaling pathways in colorectal cancer
9 Hockett Sherlock, Stacey
Implementing a Nurse-driven Nasal Decolonization Intervention to Prevent Surgical Site Infections within the Veterans Health Administration
10 Qierra Brockman
PRC2 loss drives MPNST metastasis and matrix remodeling
11 Michael Rector
Development of a porcine model of mixed-allergen inflammatory airway disease
12 Ruchi Sharma
Use of balloon vs basket catheter for choledocholithiasis: A Meta-analysis
13 Ahmad Al Masry
A single center experience of ARPKD in adults
14 Masaaki Kurahashi
PDGFRα+ interstitial cells (PIC) integrate inhibitory inputs by various signals to colonic motility of mouse and human
15 Saurabh Saini
Role of Receptor Interacting Protein Kinase-2 in radiation-induced toxicity.
16 Mariia Kumskova
Platelet function in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
17 Gagan Flora
Deletion of mitochondrial enzyme pyruvate dehydrogenase kinases (PDK2 and PDK4) inhibits platelet function and arterial thrombosis
18 Jeff Rytlewski
Exploring The Role of IL-6 in Mast Cell-Mediated Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Growth
19 switched to virtual
20 Madankumar Ghatge
Deletion of MCUb inhibits platelet function and arterial thrombosis in murine model
21 Keaton Vance
Tim3 Inhibits Memory Precursor CD8+ T Cell Formation Following Sublethal Influenza A Virus Infection
22 Athmane Teghanemt
Tet enzymes are epigenetic regulators of TCR signaling and drive Treg differentiation
23 Brianna Brennecke
Establishment of the functional monolayer of human pancreatic beta cells as a model to study interactions of intracellular organelles
24 Shreya Ghimire
Effect of IL-13- and IL-17- induced inflammation on the pathogenesis of COVID-19.
25 Cierra Boyer
Creb3 regulates increased β-cell secretory capacity as an adaptive mechanism during β-cell compensation
26 Ryan Gannon
Human airway stem cells develop epigenetic memory that persist post-mitotically after exposure to IL-13

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Strommer Pace.

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