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Colleen                        Nugent

Colleen A. Nugent MD, MS

Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Gastroenterology; Pediatrics

 

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Gastroenterology, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • MS, Nutrition Science, University at Buffalo (2005)
  • BS, Biology, Canisius College (2003)
Employment:
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2015-present)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2015-present)
  • Teaching Assistant, University at Buffalo (2004–2005)
  • Research Assistant, Behavioral Medicine and Sports Medicine, University at Buffalo (2003–2005)
  • Research Assistant, Developmental Laboratory, Canisius College (2000–2003)
Awards and Honors:
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: GME Scholarly Exchange Day Poster Award (Basic Sciences Research) (2015)
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education: David C. Leach, MD Award (2010)
  • Buffalo Pediatric Society: Richard T. Sarkin, MD Award (2009)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2008)
  • University at Buffalo: Rachmann Scholarship (2001-2003)
  • University at Buffalo: Graduate Tuition Scholarship (2001-2003)

Research Expertise:
  • Disease-related sequalae
  • Endoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver diseases: To elucidate the molecular pathogenesis and non-invasive biomarkers of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and other GI diseases in order to help better understand the pathophysiology for better diagnosis and treatments
  • Nutritional management of GI diseases

Journal Articles:
Abstracts:
  • Jiao N, Baker SS, Chapa Rodriguez A, Liu W, Nugent CA, Tsompana M, Mastrandrea LD, Buck M, Baker RD, Genco RJ, Zhu R, Zhu L. Suppressed Hepatic Bile Acid Signaling Despite Elevated Production of Primary and Secondary Bile Acids in NAFLD. Gastroenterology. 2017; 152(5 S1).
  • Feng Q, Baker SS, Liu W, Arbizu RA, Aljomah G, Khatib M, Nugent CA, Baker RD, Hu Y, Zhu L. Combination of Geniposide and Chlorogenic Acid May Reverse NASH Pathogenesis by Improving Gut Barrier Function. Hepatology. 2014; 60(1).
  • Nugent CA, Martin P, Ma C, Baker RD, Baker SS. Impact of Psychological Distress in Relation to the Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in an Adolescent Population. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012; 45(E-1).
  • Leddy JJ, Nugent CA, Roemmich JN, Salis R, Epstein LH. Dopamine D2 Receptor Genotypes and Physical Activity Levels. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005; 37(5).

Professional Memberships:
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • American Gastroenterology Association
Presentations:
  • "High-Fat Diet Increases Clostridium Clusters XIVa in Obese Rodents: A Meta-Analysis" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2017)
  • "Nutrition" Grades Kindergarten-5th, Windermere Blvd School (2017)
  • "Suppressed Hepatic Bile Acid Signaling Despite Elevated Production of Primary and Secondary Bile Acids in NAFLD" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterological Association (2017)
  • "Overexpression of Bile Acid Genes in Pediatric NASH" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2015)
  • "Elevated Irisin Expression in NASH Livers" Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "Overexpression of Bile Acid Synthesis Genes in Pediatric NASH" Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Association (2015)
  • "The Relationship Between Psychological Distress and the Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Adolescents" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2015)
  • "Correlation of Irisin Expression with Inflammatory Markers in Liver" Annual Meeting, Experimental Biology (2015)
  • "Dextrin Sulfate Sodium Enhances High Fat Diet Induced Insulin Resistance in Rats" Annual Meeting, Experimental Biology (2015)
  • "Elevated Irisin Expression in NASH Livers" Annual Meeting, Experimental Biology (2015)
  • "Impact of Psychological Distress in Relation to the Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Adolescents" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2015)
  • "Increased Insulin Resistance by Dextran Sulfate Sodium is Associated with Increased D-Amino Acids and Lipopolysaccharides in Rats" Annual Meeting, Experimental Biology (2015)
  • "The Relationship Between Psychological Distress and the Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Adolescents" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2015)
  • "Combination of Geniposide and Chlorogenic Acid May Reverse NASH Pathogenesis by Improving Gut Barrier Function" The Liver Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2014)
  • "Elevated Irisin Expression in NASH Livers" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2014)
  • "Acute Pancreatitis" Pediatric Resident Core Lectures, University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Pediatric Chronic Constipation" Family Medicine Resident Core Lectures, University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Pediatric IBD and Rheumatology" Interdepartmental Lecture, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2014)
  • "Transitions" Family Medicine Resident Core Lectures, University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "A Serious Complication of Hepatitis A Virus in a Young Male: Case Report" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2013)
  • "Gingival Hyperplasia as a Presentation of Crohn‘s Disease" Annual Meeting, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2013)
  • "Humanism and Cultural Responsive Medicine Master Session" Graduate Medical Education Master Sessions, University at Buffalo (2013)
  • "Impact of Psychological Distress in Relation to the Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in an Adolescent Population" Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Healing Art Medical Student Retreat" 3rd Biennial Meeting, Gold Humanism Honor Society, World Cafe (2008)
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Service Activities:
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Center for Medical Humanities; Coordinator (2014–present)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Sarkin-Paroski Humanism Rounds; Coordinator (2014–present)
  • Buffalo Literacy Society: Babel Committee; Committee Member (2013–2014)
  • Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013–present)
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition: Ethics Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • Pediatrics (Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics); Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Center for Medical Humanities Advisory Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: CME Committee for Pathology; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: CME Committee for Radiology; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Fellowship Applicant Review Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Fellowship Review Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Gold Humanism Honor Society; Advisor (2012–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Medical Humanities Seminars - Growing Up in Medicine; Coordinator (2010–2013)
  • Richard T. Sarkin, MD Foundation for Medical Education; Board Member (2010–present)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Schwartz Center Rounds; Coordinator (2009–2014)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Humanism in Residency Curriculum; Planned and hosted sessions focused on strengthening professionalism, integrity and compassionate care for residents and medical students; Coordinator (2009–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Nutrition Introductory Course; Coordinator (2004–2005)

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7793
Fax: (716) 888-3842
Email: cnugent@buffalo.edu

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