20TH ANNUAL
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE


RESEARCH DAY



Thursday, May 19, 2022





ORAL PRESENTATIONS

12:00 - 1:30pm

 

Qingkui Jiang
“Glutamine Is Required for M1-Like Polarization in Response to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection”

 

Kamal Amer, MD
“Fundus to Antrum Ratio Measured within One Week after Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Predicts Total Body Weight Loss Overtime”

 

Lorien Shack, MD
“Mammography Screening Disparities in Urban Patients with Substance Use Disorder”

 

Jorge Robledo, MD
“Latent Tuberculosis Infection Diagnosis and Treatment: An Analysis of the Cascade of Care from the Academic Primary Care Clinic to the TB Referral Practice”

 

Paolo Tempongko, MD
“Idiopathic Fibrosing Mediastinitis with Unusual Initial Presentation of Myelopathy”




RESEARCH ABSTRACTS AND POSTERS

(Corresponding author names are linked to their email addresses for any questions about their abstract/poster.)

 

  1. Are We Following Evidence Based Guidelines for Pneumococcal and Zoster Vaccinations in Adults Living with HIV?
    Yehuda Eidensohn, Diana Finkel, Steven Keller
    Abstract | Poster

  2. Comorbidities and Their Association with History of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Staff Working in New Jersey Long Term Care Facilities
    John Webb, Stephen M. Friedman, Amy E. Davidow, Manisha Gurumurthy, Reza Peymani, Richard Siderits, Edward Lifshitz, Pauline Thomas
    Abstract | Poster

  3. Dobutamine-Induced Eosinophilia
    Syed F. Imam, Sarah Abbassi, Reena Khianey, Alan H. Wolff
    Abstract | Poster

  4. Fusarium: An Unexpected Pathogen
    Dariel Irizarry, Lisa Dever
    Abstract | Poster

  5. Masked Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    Antoine Saint-Victor, Lauren Zingaro, Zainab Chaudhary, Anna-lena Meinhardt, Melissa Wing, Kevin Mesina, Esther Exantus, Htay Htay Kyi
    Abstract | Poster

  6. Public Health Partnership with Academia to Address SARS-CoV-2 in Five Long Term Care Facilities in Newark, New Jersey
    Reza Peymani, Marsha McGowan, Berlyne Vilcant, Peter Wenger, Manisha Gurumurthy, Nisha Jani, Eric Asencio, Austin Togba James, Pauline Thomas
    Abstract | Poster

  7. Emergency Preparedness and Response: Tabletop Exercises in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
    Lucy Guevara, Sheryl A. Bedno
    Abstract | Poster

  8. A Comparison of MELD Score Calculation in Cirrhotics Between Medicine and Hepatology Clinic Visits
    Ayham Khrais, Anik Nath, Raluchukwu Attah, Boniface Malangu, Daniel Matassa
    Abstract | Poster

  9. Mammography Screening Disparities in Urban Patients with Substance Use Disorder
    Lorien Shack, Pauline Thomas, Emily Gordon, Sheryl Bedno
    Abstract | Poster

  10. Proper Documentation and Diagnosis of COPD and Utilization of EMR Problem List: A Quality Assessment Study
    Axel Duval, Amjad Shaikh, Ian Yu, Eric Chyn
    Abstract | Poster

  11. Utilization of Palliative Care Consults in End-Stage Liver Disease Patients At University Hospital
    Yan Ming J. Zhou, Piyumika De Silva
    Abstract | Poster

  12. Capnocytophaga Infection Causing Purpura Fulminans in an Immunocompetent 50-Year-Old Man with Chronic Opioid Use
    Christopher Hogge, Miriam Holzman, Sahiba Khurana, Diana Finkel
    Abstract | Poster

  13. Pott’s Puffy Tumor in a 48-Year-Old Man: An Uncommon Presentation
    Nishan Rajaratnam, Lisa Dever
    Abstract | Poster

  14. Glutamine Is Required for M1-Like Polarization in Response to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection
    Qingkui Jiang, Yunping Qiu, Irwin J. Kurland, Karl Drlica, Selvakumar Subbian, Sanjay Tyagi, Lanbo Shi
    Abstract | Poster

  15. HbA1c Screening and Control in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in an Ambulatory Resident Clinic
    Meet Shah, Helen Zhou, Omar Mohamed, Piyumika De Silva
    Abstract | Poster

  16. Outcomes of the Micra Leadless Pacemaker in the Octogenarian Population: US Urban Experience in an Academic Tertiary Center
    Majd Hemam, Saahil Jumkhawala, Ashkan Hashemi, Hasan Ali, Emad Aziz
    Abstract | Poster

  17. Herbal Teas and Thrombocytopenia: A Curious Case of Yellow Dock and Burdock-Induced Thrombocytopenia
    Asnia Latif, Hardik Fichadiya, Fareeha Abid, Gerardo Capo
    Abstract | Poster

  18. Unusual Presentation of Cancer of Unknown Primary Origin
    Fareeha Abid, Onyeka Nwachukwu, Qirat Jawed, Pallavi Pokharel, Michelle Cholankeril
    Abstract | Poster

  19. Latent Tuberculosis Infection Diagnosis and Treatment: An Analysis of the Cascade of Care from the Academic Primary Care Clinic to the TB Referral Practice
    Jorge Robledo, Juan Bello, Alexander Le, Amee Patrawalla
    Abstract | Poster

  20. The Use of ACE Inhibitors or Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker in Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy: A Quality Assessment of an Internal Medicine Clinic
    Abena Oduro, Phoenix Xu, Amanda Meredith, Daniel Matassa
    Abstract | Poster

  21. Gastric Band Erosion – A Dangerous Complication with a Unique Endoscopic Method of Retrieval
    Vincent Wong, He Qiu, Catherine Choi, Alexander Kaye, Weizheng Wang
    Abstract | Poster

  22. Screening Cancer Patients of Developing Heart Disease with ASCVD Risk Stratification at the University Hospital Ambulatory Care Center
    Kajol Shah, Tharakeswari Selvakumar, Paul Lee, Juan Bello, Daniel Matassa
    Abstract | Poster

  23. The Role of Immediate Pacemaker Placement in a Trifascicular Heart Block Initially Presenting as Syncope
    Kajol Shah, Afif Hossain, Pablo Michel Sanchez, Emad Aziz
    Abstract | Poster

  24. Transcriptomic Profiling of Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathies; What Lies Beyond Sarcomere in Characterization of Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathies?
    Zahra Aryan, Junichi Sadoshima
    Abstract | Poster

  25. Monogenic Basis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; What to Expect from the Commercially Available Genetic Tests?
    Zahra Aryan, Junichi Sadoshima
    Abstract | Poster

  26. Quality Improvement of Outpatient Initiation of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
    Eileen Kim, Philip Lim, Danilo Bacic Lima, Eric DeGaetano, Daniel Matassa
    Abstract | Poster

  27. The Use of Low Dose Tocilizumab in SARS-CoV-2 in a Minority Population in New Jersey
    Michelle Cholankeril, Keia Smith, Rassam Khan, Sarah Ayad
    Abstract | Poster

  28. Granulomatous Lung Disease with an Unusual Presentation
    Richa Nahar, Pooja Raju
    Abstract | Poster

  29. Nutritional Modulation of Gut Microbiota Alleviates Severe Gastrointestinal Symptoms in a Patient with Post-Acute Covid-19 Syndrome
    Ying Wang, Guojun Wu, Liping Zhao, Weizheng Wang
    Abstract | Poster

  30. Use of Remdesivir Causing Sinus Bradycardia and Eventually Asymptomatic Mobitz Type 1 Atrioventricular Block
    Juan Bello Duverge, Afif Hossain, Perry Wengrofsky, Jae Wook Shin, Julius M. Gardin
    Abstract | Poster

  31. The Role of Targeted-Temperature Management Post-Ventricular Fibrillation in the COVID-19 Positive Patient
    Zeel Patel, Afif Hossain, Kajol Shah, Amtul Mansoor, Julius M. Gardin
    Abstract | Poster

  32. The Role of Targeted-Temperature Management Post-Bradycardic Arrest in the COVID-19 Positive Patient
    Meet Shah, Afif Hossain, Jorge Naranjo, Jae Wook Shin, Julius M. Gardin
    Abstract | Poster

  33. Prolonged QTc and Torsade de Pointes In The Setting of Methadone Use
    Rohan Viswanathan, Afif Hossain, Anmol Mittal, Inderjit Singh, Emad F. Aziz
    Abstract | Poster

  34. Anterior Fascicular Tachycardia Masking Atrial Fibrillation and Causing Reversible Cardiomyopathy
    Nimra Gilani, Afif Hossain, Kajol Shah, Jae Wook Shin, Emad F. Aziz
    Abstract | Poster

  35. The Role of Immediate Pacemaker Placement in a Trifascicular Heart Block Initially Presenting as Syncope
    Kajol Shah, Afif Hossain, Pablo Michel Sanchez, Emad Aziz
    Abstract | Poster

  36. When Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infection Becomes Symptomatic - A Case Presentation of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in COVID-19 Infection
    Nikita Tangella, Afif Hossain, Phillip Lim, Perry Wengrofsky, Joseph Daoko
    Abstract | Poster

  37. The Role of Angiovac System for Debulking Vegetation Burden for a Large, Tricuspid Valve Vegetation in Infective Endocarditis
    Omar Mohamed, Afif Hossain, Juan Bello Duverge, Perry Wengrofsky, Qaisra Saeed, Alfonzo H. Waller, Marc Klapholz
    Abstract | Poster

  38. When the Atrial Septal Defect is No Longer Silent: A Case of a Large, Symptomatic Adult Congenital Heart Defect
    Abena Oduro, Afif Hossain, Kandarp Suthar, Inderjit Singh, Perry Wengrofsky, Pallavi Solanki
    Abstract | Poster

  39. Dyspnea After Delivery: A 3D Echocardiographer’s Diagnosis of Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis Unmasked By Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
    Afif Hossain, Kajol Shah, Perry Wengrofsky, Alfonso H. Waller
    Abstract | Poster

  40. Are We Following Standard Guidelines for Diabetes Management in Patients Living with HIV Who Attend the Infectious Disease Practice at Our Institution?
    Melissa Wing, Shruti Varadarajan, Tanzila Salim, Diana Finkel, Steven Keller
    Abstract | Poster

  41. Microbial Perils of the Jungle: A Case of Leishmaniasis in an Immigrant from South America
    Rachel Cowan, Shruti Varadarajan, Abraham Wei, Michelle Dalla Piazza
    Abstract | Poster

  42. TERT Promotor Mutation as a Prognostic Indicator in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
    Sunny Patel, Maya Raghuwanshi, Lissette Cespedes
    Abstract | Poster

  43. Prolonged SARS-CoV-2 Shedding in Saliva; Implications for Late-Stage Diagnosis and Infectious Duration
    Abby Chopoorian, Padmapriya Banada, Robert Reiss, David Elson, Claire Park, Sukalyani Banik, Naranjargal Daivaa, Soyi Sarkar, Emily Hennig, Austin Togba, Aanchal Wats, Abraham Wei, Laura Palo, Mitchell Hirsch, Carter Campbell, Pooja Saiganesh, David Alland, Yingda L. Xie
    Abstract | Poster

  44. Mechanisms Regulating Granuloma Development and Heterogeneity in High- and Low-Transmission Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infections
    Vaishnavi Kaipilyawar, Sheetal Verma, Heidi Risman, Jerrold J. Ellner, Reynaldo Dietze, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Rodrigues, Padmini Salgame
    Abstract | Poster

  45. Are We Following Practice-Based Guidelines for Standard Immunizations in Rheumatoid Arthritis [RA] Patients?
    Swati Govil, Pieusha Malhotra, Reena Khianey, Eugenio Capitle, Steven Keller
    Abstract | Poster

  46. Prolactinoma: A Little Too Big
    Alexander Le, Hyun Jung, Anik Nath, Sushil Ahlawat
    Abstract | Poster

  47. Early Outcomes of Medical Weight Management
    Vanya Jain, Kathleen Brodowski, Carter Burton, Emily Grew, Jai Patel, Dhvani Doshi
    Abstract | Poster

  48. Prevention of VTE Through Strictly Implementing Prophylaxis Guidelines in Hospitalized Medical Patients
    Amanda Lu, Vanessa Browne, Ana Diaz, Dhvani Doshi, Mirela Feurdean
    Abstract | Poster

  49. A Unique Case of Penile Injection Drug Use Leading to Orchitis
    Pooja Saiganesh, Alexander J. Kaye, Sarah Meyers, Luis Alzate-Duque
    Abstract | Poster

  50. Baseline EKG in Patients with Hypertension
    Brooke Baker, Rohan Viswanathan, Ruochen Ying, Jessica Wachtel
    Abstract | Poster

  51. Idiopathic Fibrosing Mediastinitis with Unusual Initial Presentation of Myelopathy
    Paolo Tempongko, Eugenio Capitle, Reena Khianey
    Abstract | Poster

  52. Assessment of Appropriate Statin Use in Diabetic Patients at East Orange VA
    Amrita Chawla, Mohamad Aghaie Meybodi, Timothy Choi, Jeremy Law
    Abstract | Poster

  53. In-Stent Restenosis of a Bare Metal Stent in a Patient with Hemophilia A
    Phillip Lim, Anoshia Raza, Inderjit Singh, Parul Kakar, Mohamad Soud, Uzair Ashraf, Christine Gerula, Alfonso Waller, Julius M. Gardin, Marc Klapholz
    Abstract | Poster

  54. Are We Following Guidelines for H. Pylori Treatment and Follow-up?
    Amanda Walker, Yanet Ravelo, Ravi Upadhyay, Vincent Wong, Nicole Reynoso-Vasquez, Anjella Manoharan, Karishma Khetani, Kristen Wong, Alan Tso
    Abstract | Poster

  55. A Patient with Double-hit Follicular Lymphoma
    Hyun Jung, Anik Nath, Jennifer Hirsch, Victor Chang
    Abstract | Poster

  56. Paradoxical Hypotension in the setting of IABP: A Case Report
    Muhammad Atif Masood Noori, Hardik Fichadiya, Hasham Saeed, Meherwan Joshi
    Abstract | Poster

  57. Assessing Head-Lift Time as a Prediction Model for Extubation in the ICU: A Prospective Observational Study
    Anuraag Sah, Mohammed Noori, Sherif Elkattawy, Shruti Jesani, Ahmad Mowafy, Hasham Saeed, Carlos Remolina
    Abstract | Poster

  58. Does the UMDCare Resident Clinic Follow Appropriate Guidelines for the Pneumococcal-23 Vaccination for Patients Under 65 Years of Age Eligible per CDC Guidelines?
    Anmol Mittal, Alexander Kaye, Zahra Aryan, Mansi Patel, Daniel Matassa
    Abstract | Poster

  59. Common Comorbidities to Predict Occurrence of Pseudocysts in Patients Admitted for Pancreatitis
    Anmol Mittal, Alexander Le, Aaron Kahlam, Sushil Ahlawat
    Abstract | Poster

  60. Esophagealgastroduodenoscopy in Patients Admitted for GERD
    Anmol Mittal, Alexander Le, Aaron Khalan, Sushil Ahlawat
    Abstract | Poster

  61. Outcomes of Diverticular Bleeding in Those with Diseases Requiring Anticoagulation
    Alexander Le, Anmol Mittal, Aaron Khalan, Sushil Ahlawat
    Abstract | Poster

  62. Trends in Cost, Length of Stay, and Mortality in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients on Dialysis Who Present with a Diverticular Bleed
    Alexander Le, Anmol Mittal, Aaron Kahlam, Sushil Ahlawat
    Abstract | Poster

  63. A Unique Division Of Abdominal Pain Etiologies
    Anmol Mittal, Sushil Ahlawat, Eric Tien Yen Chyn
    Abstract | Poster

  64. Depression Screening in Clinic Patients with a Cancer Diagnosis following Standardization of Intake Screening
    Meghana Subramanian, Rhia Dasgupta, Benjamin Simmons, Piyumika De Silva
    Abstract | Poster

  65. Assessment of Asthma Diagnosis and Management in Academic Primary Clinic
    Hyo-bin Um, Sana Rashid, Jared Sapin, Yawen Zhang, Piyumika de Silva
    Abstract | Poster

  66. Necrotic Mediastinal Mass in a Drug User; Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Tumor
    Hyo-Bin Um
    Abstract | Poster

  67. Compliance to ACC/AHA Guidelines for Management of Heart Failure Among Patients with Reduced Ejection Fraction in the Cardiology Fellow Outpatient Clinic at Veterans Affairs East Orange Medical Center
    Maliha Zainib, Nimra Gilani, Thomas Ng, Renjit Thomas
    Abstract | Poster

  68. Assessing Compliance Of Recommended Lung Cancer Screening Over A 5-Year Span Among Veterans In The New Jersey Va Medical Care System
    Joshua Hasquet, Anna-Lenna Meinhardt, Sarah Bentil-Owusu, Rebecca Connell
    Abstract
  69. Are We Following AHA/ACC Guidelines for Screening and Managing Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure Patients? A Quality Assessment Project
    Kandarp Suthar, Afif Hossain, Yashsavi Sharad, Hyein Jeon, Daniel Matassa
    Abstract | Poster
  70. Fundus to Antrum Ratio Measured within One Week after Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Predicts Total Body Weight Loss Overtime
    Kamal Amer, Dema Shamoon, Donevan Westerveld, Louis Aronne, Amit Mehta, Angela Wong, Grace Lo, Sarah Oh, Andrea Siobhan Kierans, Reem Z. Sharaiha, Kaveh Hajifathalian
    Abstract | Poster

  71. Are IM Residents Following AHA/ACC Guidelines for Screening and Managing Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure Patients?
    Afif Hossain, Kandarp Suthar, Yashsavi Sharad, Hyein Jeon, Daniel Matassa
    Abstract | Poster

  72. Being on the Wrong Side: A Case of Trepopnea During PAP Titration
    Manuel Mendez Santana, Yonatan Greenstein
    Abstract | Poster

  73. Bact-Builder: A New Streamlined Tool for Generating High Quality Consensus Based, Complete Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Genomes
    Poonam Chitale, Alex Lemenze, Emily Fogarty, Courtney Grady, Pradeep Kumar, A. Murat Eren, David Alland
    Abstract | Poster

  74. Spontaneous Pneumothorax Caused by Suspected Thoracic Endometriosis in the Setting of COVID-19 Infection
    Mukund Tiwari, Dayna Panchal, Andrew Berman
    Abstract | Poster

  75. Prospective Comparison of Standard Technique, Doppler Ultrasonography, and Waveform Analysis of Pressure Transduction for Confirming Correct Intraosseous Catheter Placement
    Jerry Jomi, Vanessa Soetanto, Scott Ferrara, Ilya Ostrovsky, Stephen Alerhand, Yonatan Greenstein
    Abstract | Poster

  76. Unveiling the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance in M. tuberculosis Using Transwell Tolerance-Resistance System and Chromosomal Barcoding
    Jees Sebastian, Pradeep Kumar, David Alland
    Abstract | Poster

  77. Assessing the Referrals and Completion of Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs) in Patients with Obstructive Airway Disease, in the Ambulatory Care Center
    Mukund Tiwari, Mark Forsberg, Angel Chen, Piyumika De Silva
    Abstract | Poster

  78. Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in Non-Injection Drug Users in Medication-Assisted Treatment for OUD
    Rishav Agrawal, Peter Attia, Daniel M. Rosenblum, Nikolaos T. Pyrsopoulos, Stanley H. Weiss
    Abstract | Poster

  79. A Novel Assessment of Longitudinal Buprenorphine Dose: Defining the “Optimal” Dose.
    Peter J. Attia, Andrew W. Bergen, Daniel M. Rosenblum, Stanley H. Weiss
    Abstract | Poster

 





RESEARCH DAY SELECTION COMMITTEE


Maya Raghuwanshi, MD - Endocrinology

Lisa Dever, MD - Infectious Diseases

Mirela Feurdean, MD - Academic Medicine

Yingda L. Xie, MD - Infectious Diseases

Anupama Nehra, MD - Hematology/Oncology

Robert Wieder, MD, PhD - Hematology/Oncology

Pallavi Solanki, MD - Cardiology

Pauline Thomas, MD - Preventive Medicine

Maria Laura Gennaro, MD - Public Health Research Institute

George Yap, PhD - Immunology Research

Preeti Bharaj, PhD - Public Health Research Institute

Diana Finkel, DO - Infectious Diseases

Selvakumar Subbian, PhD - Public Health Research Institute

Shobha Swaminathan, MD - Infectious Diseases

Andrew Berman, MD - Pulmonary/Critical Care

Julius Gardin, MD - Cardiology

Darin Wiesner, PhD Allergy, - Immunology and Rheumatology

Joshua Kra, MD- Hematology/Oncology

Amee Patrawalla, MD, MPH - Pulmonary/Critical Care

Amesika Nyaku, MD- Infectious Diseases

Michael B. Mathews, PhD - Infectious Diseases

Alfonso H. Waller, MD - Cardiology

Stephanie Feldman, MD - Cardiology

Hassan Safi, PhD - Infectious Diseases

 

 




RESEARCH DAY PLANNING COMMITTEE


Jennifer Anti-Ampratwum

Aldo Barajas Ochoa, MD

Paul Fallaha

Mirela Feurdean, MD

Lisa Wade