Residency Research And Scholarly Activity

The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Psychiatry Residency Program is keen on fostering an atmosphere of inquiry, innovation and academic growth through resident research. Trainees are offered a variety of opportunities to cultivate interests across basic science, translational and clinical research and pursue them with faculty support and mentorship. The program encourages individual scholarly projects that can be completed during training and provides administrative support and faculty mentorship for exploring interests and establishing a research focus from design to implementation. Residents are also provided individual research time during didactic days to devote to academic and scholarly projects.

In addition to developing individual research projects, residents are also involved in quality assessment and improvement projects that are in line with ACGME guidelines for increasing proficiency in research methods. Residents receive formal didactic instruction in research methodology and principles and participate in supervised journal club meetings to foster skills for critical consumption of published literature.

Our residents pursue projects across a broad array of interests from basic and translational research to clinical projects, according to their career goals and passions. Trainees have presented research at national and regional conferences and received awards for their work. Residents frequently contribute to book chapters, literature reviews, case reports and poster presentations.

Trainee Scholarly Activities

 

Trainee Publications and Presentations 2016-17

Many of our psychiatry residents and medical students collaborated in publications and abstracts and workshops that were presented at various meetings and conferences over the past year.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ali Z, Khan S, Hussain N, Anjum J, Haque S. Respiratory acidosis and antipsychotics: a case report of hypercapnia secondary to tracheal stenosis, exacerbating psychosis in a patient receiving antipsychotic and mood stabilizing medications for mental illness. Accepted for publication in Psychiatric Annals, 2017.
  2. Been-Carrasco D and Aggarwal R. Is acupuncture effective for treating substance use disorders? Accepted for publication in Current Psychiatry, 2017.
  3. Chohan N, Zerbo E. Kleptomania. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Edited by Amy E. Wenzel. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publishing, April 2017.
  4. D’Souza A, Pereira L, Levounis P. “Flakka”: a low-cost but dangerous high. Accepted for publication in Current Psychiatry, 2017.
  5. Haque S, Khan GS, Anjum J, Aggarwal R. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor discontinuation induced agitation. Accepted for publication in Middle East Current Psychiatry, 2017.
  6. Haque S, Khan GS, Hussain N. A Case of clozapine induced thrombocytopenia in a non- clozapine naive patient. Accepted for publication in Journal of Psychiatric Annals, 2017.
  7. Haque S, Nizami S. Neuropsychiatric symptoms in the pediatric population after administration of oseltamivir. American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal, 12(2):18-19, 2017.
  8. Haque S. Sensory processing and genetic expression similarities of autism disorder and schizophrenia.Accepted for publication in American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal, 2017.
  9. Hirapara K, Aggarwal R. Synthetic cannabis use and stroke: A rising risk? International Journal of Stroke. 2016: 11(7). PMID: 27009892.
  10. Iyer V, Opler D. Rare case report of contrast-induced encephalopathy without supportive radiological findings. Accepted for publication in Current Psychiatry, 2017.
  11. Iyer V. Elopement in children with autism spectrum disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal, 12(2):15-17, 2017.
  12. Kalliopi NS, Levitt WG, Gorle S, Pimentel J, Puri M. Development of depression among adolescents of Asian background: management options, need for increased awareness, need for early detection of symptoms: a case report. Accepted for publication in Psychiatric Annals, 2017.
  13. Khairalla H, Vaynerchuk L, Sherer J, Zerbo E, Levounis P. Ward Wisdom: Psychiatry Questions for Medical Students, Written by Medical Students. Newark, NJ: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform; spring 2017.
  14. Khalid Z, Batra S, Zerbo E. Inpatient treatment of co-occurring disorders.In Treating the Dually Diagnosed: A Casebook. Edited by Jonathan Avery and John W. Barnhill. Arlington, Virginia: American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2017.
  15. Levounis P and Lynch L. DSM-5 diagnosis and toxicology. In Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment. Edited by Petros Levounis, Erin Zerbo, and Rashi Aggarwal. Arlington, Virginia: American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 21-35, 2016.
  16. Oquendo MA, Galfalvy H, Sullivan GM, Miller JM, Milak MM, Sublette ME, Cisneros-Trujillo S, Burke AK, Parsey RV, Mann JJ. Positron emission tomographic imaging of the serotonergic system and prediction of risk and lethality of future suicidal behavior. JAMA Psychiatry. 73(10):1048-1055, 2016. PMID: 27463606.
  17. Raza M, Khan GS, Hussain N. Cholinesterase inhibitors and affective symptoms: case report on long term donepezil use in an Alzheimer’s patient and late onset of manic symptoms. Middle East Current Psychiatry, December 2016.
  18. Richmond K, Zerbo E, Levounis P. What is mindfulness? A history of mindfulness and meditation. In Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness into Your Psychiatric Practice. Edited by Erin Zerbo, Alan Schlechter, Seema Desai, and Petros Levounis. Arlington, Virginia: American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 1-7, 2017.

 

PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL AND INTRENATIONAL CONFERENCES

  1. Afzal S, Villegas N, Sostre S. Isoniazid-induced psychotic illness in a patient with latent tuberculosis without pre-existing psychiatric illness. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  2. Aggarwal R, Guanci N, Montalvo C, Rymowicz R. No poster, no publication, no problem: a step-by-step guide to get you started in the scholarly activity process! American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  3. Aggarwal R, Senter M, Guanci N, Levounis P. Resident empathy and wellness: Is there a relationship? 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Psychiatrists in San Juan, Puerto Rico; September 22, 2016.
  4. Been-Carrasco D, Aggarwal R, Levounis P. Acupuncture in cocaine dependence. American Psychiatric Association Institute for Psychiatric Services Meeting, Washington, D.C.; October 6-9, 2016.
  5. Berliner A, Aggarwal R. Nocturnal enuresis as a rare side effect of valproic acid. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  6. Cisneros-Trujillo S, Michel CA, Galfalvy H, Stanley B. Cortisol response to the trier social stress test and variability in suicidal ideation. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  7. Cisneros-Trujillo S. Suicide prevention interventions for adolescents. American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  8. Guanci N, Aggarwal R, Levounis P, Afzal S. Enhancing Wellness: Simple Steps for Big Changes? American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  9. Haque S, Anjum J. Tamoxifen induced depression: a case report. American Psychiatric Association Institute for Psychiatric Services Meeting, Washington, D.C.; October 7, 2016
  10. Iyer V, Opler D. Rare case report of contrast induced encephalopathy without supportive radiological findings. American Psychosomatic Medicine Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas; November 2016.
  11. Kennedy C, Hirapara K, Rodriguez N, Okeorji C, Khan G, Kumar T. Crisis response team look back: calls for help increase; restraints use decrease: is violence increasing or are we better at recognizing, intervening, and preventing? The Fifth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, Dublin, Ireland; October 26, 2016.
  12. Khairalla H and Aggarwal R. An odd route for intravenous drug abuse: a case report. American Psychiatric Association Institute for Psychiatric Services Meeting, Washington, D.C.; October 6-9, 2016.
  13. Lai Y, Yew YW, Kennedy C, Schwartz RA. Vitiligo and depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. British Journal of Dermatology, November 23, 2016.
  14. Levounis P, Smith N, Gibson O, Hughes M, Martin A. Spray can junky: psychodynamic and behavioral explorations of sensation-seeking through the mind-blowing art of exit through the gift shop. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  15. Lim J, Afzal S, Aggarwal R. Somatic Symptom Disorder Presenting as Olfactory Hallucinations: A Clinical Challenge. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  16. Manoharan S, Shrivatsava S, Taneli T, Kaivalya Deshpande Kai. Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome: Report of two cases and Literature Review. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  17. Mashiana A and Aggarwal R. Treatments and Interventions to Reduce Psychiatric Inpatient Readmission: A Review. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  18. Ozinci Z, Anjum J, Aggarwal R. Self-harm and suicide associated with Internet addiction. American Psychiatric Association Institute for Psychiatric Services Meeting, Washington, D.C.; October 6-9, 2016.
  19. Ozinci Z, Shrivastava S, Manoharan S, Taneli T. Regression in a three year old girl after dog attack: a case report and literature review. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  20. Rymowicz R, Hussain N, Lim J. Sertraline-induced acute oculogyric crisis with opisthotonus. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  21. Shi X, Arroyo Z, Aggarwal R. Impact of media reports of bomb blasts and political unrest on a child: a case report and literature review. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  22. Shrivastava S, Manoharan S, Ozinci Z, Taneli T. Neuropsychiatric manifestations of moyamoya disease in a 13-year-old boy: case report and literature review. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  23. Sous N and Aggarwal R. On doctoring and diapering: reviewing the effects of parenting on resident burnout. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.
  24. Vito J, Cisneros-Trujillo S, Rymowicz R, Levounis P. Tangerine: transgender revenge. American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Bonita Spring, Florida; December 5-11, 2016.
  25. Zubera A, Taneli T. Conversion disorder in children after traumatic brain injury. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California; May 20-24, 2017.