Published August 23, 2017 This content is archived.
A total of 12 projects and their researchers were recognized as best in their categories at the Department of Medicine’s fifth annual Research Day.
More than 100 posters were presented at the event. Two faculty members received awards, and the first recipient of the Dr. Gerald L. Logue Memorial Award was honored.
The event showcased the research accomplishments of residents, fellows and junior faculty from all 12 divisions of the department.
The following projects and researchers were recognized as best in their categories.
CKD Related Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis Effects on Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease
Presenter: Lee Chaves, PhD, research assistant professor of nephrology
Mentor: Rabi Yacoub, MD, assistant professor of nephrology
Other co-authors: Daniel Mcskimming, PhD; Amanda Honan; Shruthi Thomas; Sham Abyad; Steven Wells; and Richard J. Quigg, MD, Arthur M. Morris Professor and chief of nephrology
Temporal Trends, Complications and Predictors of Outcomes Among Nonagenarians Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From the VA CART Program
Presenters: Abhishek C. Sawant, MD, MPH, cardiovascular disease fellow; and Aishwarya Bharadwaj, MD, internal medicine resident
Mentor: John C. Corbelli, MD, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine
Other co-authors: Kevin Josey, PhD; Meg Plomondon, PhD; Thomas Maddox, MD; Vasvi Singh, MD; Bharath Rajagopalan, MD; Zaid Said, MD; and Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH
Podocyte Specific Megalin Role in the Development and Progression of Diabetic Nephropathy
Presenter: Mark Bryniarski, MS, a student in the pharmaceutical sciences program
Mentor: Rabi Yacoub, MD, assistant professor of nephrology
Other co-authors: Lee Chaves, PhD, research assistant professor of nephrology; Amanda Honan; Shruthi Thomas; Benjamin Yee; Sham Abyad; Steven Wells; and Marilyn Morris, PhD
Not All Coughs Are Due to Upper Airway Cough Syndrome; An Interesting Case of Endobronchial Hamartoma
Presenter: Saman Ahmed, MD, pulmonary disease and critical care fellow
Mentor: M. Jeffery Mador, MD, associate professor of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine
Other co-author: Ayesha M. Arshad, MD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences
Outcome of Palbociclib Based Therapy in Hormone Receptor Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients After Treatment with Everolimus
Presenter: Ajay Dhakal, MBBS, hematology/oncology fellow
Mentor: Mateusz Opyrchal, MD, PhD, clinical assistant professor of hematology/oncology
Other co-authors: Christina Matthews, Pharm D; Fan Zhang, PhD candidate; Ellis G. Levine, MD, associate professor of hematology/oncology; Stephen B. Edge, MD, professor of surgery; Killian E. Salerno, MD; Tracey L. O’Connor, MD, clinical assistant professor of hematology/oncology; Amy P. Early, MD; Thaer Khoury, MD; Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD; and Jessica S. Young, MD
Liraglutide Acutely Suppresses Glucagon, Lipolysis and Ketogenesis in Type 1 Diabetes
Presenter: Vashuda Reddy, MBBS, endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes fellow
Mentor: Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism
Other co-authors: Husam Ghanim, PhD; Kelly Green; Jeanne Hejna; and Barrett Torre
A Rare Case of Pituitary Mediated Hypercortisolism (Cushing’s Disease) With Men-1 Syndrome
Presenter: Itivrita Goyal, MD, internal medicine resident
Mentor: Ajay Chaudhuri, MD, clinical professor of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism
Other co-author: Raju Panta, MD
Hip Fracture Leads to Diagnosis of an Insulinoma: Just Another Day on Inpatient Medicine
Presenter: Amrutha Idupuganti, MD, combined internal medicine and pediatrics resident
Mentor: Erin E. Conway-Habes, MD, clinical assistant professor of combined internal medicine and pediatrics
Other co-author: Matthew McIntosh, MD
Lamellipodin — A Potential Player in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Stiffness and Function
Presenter: Aesha Y. Desai, PhD, pathology and anatomical sciences postdoctoral associate
Mentor: Yongho Bae, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences
Determining RstA (BfmR) Regulating Factors in A. Baumannii: Antimicrobial Resistance, Virulence and Environmental Survival
Presenter: Subhadra Mandadi, MD, infectious disease fellow
Mentor: Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor and chief of infectious diseases
Other co-authors: Urlike MacDonald; Janet Beanan; and Ruth Olson
Methamphetamine (METH) Induces Neurodegeneration Through Microglial Apoptosis Via the Activation of Mitochondria-Dependent Death Cascade
Presenter: Parteet Sandhu, MD, internal medicine resident
Mentor: Supriya Mahajan, PhD, research associate professor of allergy, immunology and rheumatology
Other co-authors: Anna Sharikova, PhD; Elizabeth Quaye; Ramkumar Thiyagarajan, PhD; Kenneth L. Seldeen, PhD, research assistant professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine; Neil Parikh, MD; Alexander Khmaladze, PhD; Bruce R. Troen, MD, professor and chief of geriatrics and palliative medicine; and Stanley A. Schwartz, MD, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor and chief of allergy, immunology and rheumatology
VSSP Modulates Myeloid Cell Function and Enhances Survival in Murine Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (EOC)
Presenter: A.N.M. Nazmul H. Khan, MBBS, PhD, infectious diseases research scientist
Mentor: Brahm H. Segal, MD, professor of infectious diseases
Other co-authors: Circe Mesa, PhD; Tiffany Emmons, MS; Kelly Singel, MS; Paul Mayor, MD; Emad Alqassim, MD, MS; Alex Manzella; Kirsten Moysich, PhD; Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD; and Scott Abrams, PhD
The following faculty were honored:
Shipra Gandhi, MD, a hematology-oncology fellow, is the first recipient of the Dr. Gerald Logue Memorial Award.
The award was endowed by the family and friends of Logue to recognize outstanding students in the field of hematology/oncology. Logue was a former professor of medicine and chief of hematology.
Research Day took place June 24 at the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga, New York.
Lee D. Chaves, PhD, poses with his oral presentation award for best basic research with Anne B. Curtis, MD (left), and Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD (right).
Abhishek C. Sawant, MD, MPH, cardiovascular disease fellow (second from left), and Aishwarya Bharadwaj, MD (second from right), internal medicine resident, receive their oral presentation awards for best clinical research from Anne B. Curtis, MD (left), and Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD (right).
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