Published June 16, 2014
Award-winning participants in the Department of Medicine’s second annual Research Day are studying diverse topics, including disease processes for atrial fibrillation; treatments for leukemia, diabetes and COPD; and the need for cortisol.
During the forum, residents and fellows presented the results of their basic and clinical research projects via seven oral reports and 75 abstracts or posters.
The event was held May 31 at the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
The following projects and researchers were recognized as best in their categories:
A Novel Mouse Model of Atrial Fibrillation Provides Mechanistic Insights Into the Human Disease Process
Long-Term Survival Outcomes After Incorporation of Serum Pretreatment Alpha-Fetoprotein Levels Into American Joint Committee for Cancer Staging System in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Presenters: Sumeet Munjal, MD, and Chetasi Talati, MD, internal medicine residency program
Coauthors: Pragatheeshwar Thirunavukarasu, MD; Kristopher Attwood, PhD; Renuka Iyer, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine; Boris Kuvshinoff, MD, associate professor of surgery
The Accuracy of Patient-Reported Measures for GI Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Comparison of Real-Time and Retrospective Reports
Presenter: Katie Agnello, MD, gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition fellowship program
Coauthors: Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD, associate professor of medicine; James Jaccard, PhD; Laurie Keefer, PhD; Rebecca Firth; Ann Marie Carosella, PhD; Michael Sitrin, MD, professor of medicine; Darren Brenner, MD
Comparison of Epigenitic Versus Standard Induction Chemotherapy for Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients ≥ 60 years Old
Presenter: Neha Gupta, MD, palliative medicine fellowship program
Coauthors: Shipra Gandhi, MD; Austin Miller, PhD; Laurie A. Ford; Elizabeth A. Griffiths, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine; James E. Thompson, MD; Meir Wetzler, MD, professor of medicine; Eunice Wang, MD, research assistant professor of medicine
Improving Appropriate Utilization of Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Presenter: Wudeneh M. Mulugeta, MD, MPH
Coauthor: Roberto O. Diaz Del Carpio, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor of medicine
Evolution of Albuminuria and the Effect of GLP-1 Agonists on its Progression In Type 2 Diabetes
Presenter: Akshata Desai, MD
Coauthors: Manisha Garg, MD; Sartaj Sandhu, MD; Simmanjeet Mangat, MD, chief resident, internal medicine; Garima Thapar, MD; Rujuta Katkar, MBBS; Aditya Mehta, MBBS; Naven Kang, MD; Sandeep Dhindsa, MD; Ajay Chaudhuri, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine; Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine and chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism
Liraglutide Exerts an Anti-Inflammatory Effect
Presenter: Kadapalakere Reddy, MD, endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes fellowship program
Coauthors: Husam Ghanim, PhD; Nitesh D. Kuhadiya, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine; Robin Girdhar, MD; Sanaa Abuaysheh, Kelly Green, Dhindsa
Chronic Azithromycin Use in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is Associated With Reduction in Serum Antibodies to Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae
Presenter: Kamen Rangelov, MD, pulmonary disease and critical care fellowship program
Inflammatory Atrial Myocarditis is Genesis of Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Cardiomyopathy
Presenter: Parvathl Mudigonda, MD
Coauthors: Ozcan; Battaglia; Rebeccah Young
Renin-Secreting Transgenic Mouse Model (Rentag) Suggests Involvement of the Renin Angiotensin System in the Development of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
Presenter: Ryan Tulowitzki, DO
Coauthors: Sandra Buitrago, DVM; Silvi Shah, MD; Craig Jones, PhD; Kenneth Gross, PhD; Mandip Panesar, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine
How Much Cortisol Do We Need?
Presenter: Kaushik Chatterjee, MD, diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism fellow
Coauthors: Reddy; Kuhadiya; Manav Batra, MBBS, clinical assistant professor of medicine
Appendicitis and Tapeworms: A Rare Presentation
Presenter: Musaleen Dar, MD, trainee in the infectious disease fellowship program
Coauthor: Shehzad Merchant, MD
Don’t Steal My Bleeding Heart: Coronary Subclavian Steal Syndrome
Presenter: Usman Younas, MBBS
Coauthors: Brandon Abbott, DO, MPH; Deepika Narasimha, MD; Brian Page, MD
Abnormal Thyroid Function Tests Due to Possible HAMA Interference
Presenter: Sophia Ali, MD
Coauthors: Girdhar, Antoine Makdissi, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine
Allogeneic Intracoronary Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Cardiosphere-Derived Cells Stimulate Comparable Endogenous Myocyte Regeneration Throughout the Left Ventricle in Swine With Hibernating Myocardium
Presenter: Brian R. Weil, PhD, postdoctoral cardiology fellow
Coauthors: Gen Suzuki, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine; Merced M. Leiker, James A. Fallavollita, MD, professor of medicine; John M. Canty, Jr., MD, professor and chair of cardiovascular medicine
Resident Akshata Desai, MD, shares a finding with Jeffery Mador, MD; John Sellick, DO; and Scott Stewart, MD.
Endocrinology fellow Kadapalakere Reddy, MD (right), shares his research results with Peter Elkin, MD.
Brian R. Weil, PhD (far right), shares results with Cevher Ozcan, MD; Richard Quigg, MD; and Thomas Russo, MD.