Projects & Publications

Resident Research Achievements

As part of our curriculum, residents work with a faculty mentor to conduct a research project that is presented at our annual Neurology Research Day. The following list highlights the research achievements of our past residents:

Research Day 2023 - In Person

Heshmati, Keyvan
Clinical Prediction of Large Vessel Occlusion with the AIM of Reduction of the Door to Reperfusion Time
Islam, Sanjila
Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Treatment on Seizure Control
Rodriquez Lee, Jorge
Factors Affecting Door to Recanalization Times at a Comprehensive Stroke Center
Shaulov, Shaul
Validating the TeleStroke Mimic Score
Arismendi, Gabriel
Posttraumatic Parkinson
Bellacicco, Nicholas
No Association between Non-Arthritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy and COVID-19 Vaccination

Research Day 2022 - In Person

Pratibha Surathi
Is there a link between Agent Orange Exposure and Parkinson's disease among Vietnam veterans? 
Toluwalse Tofade
Antiybody Formation to SARS-CoV- 2 mRNA vaccines in patients on anti CD20
Venkatraman Thulasi
The Relationship Between Facial Nerve Palsy and Vaccination
Sanjila Islam
Impact of COVID-19 on migraine disorder evolution and management
Roberto Gomez
Do they come back? Stroke patient follow in an Urban Hospital
Swamini Sinha
QA/QI in the Child Neurology Clinic - Addressing patients' needs


Research Day 2021 - Virtual

Bach, Ivo
Stroke in COVID-19, a single initial experience in a hoststop for the pandemic
Shapouran, Sara
Did the resident experience in continuity clinic improve with a change in attending schedule?
Agin-Liebes, Julian
Update on code frosty patients
Rubenstein, Sara
COVID-19 in pediatric patients: a mutlti-center observational study of risk factors and outcomes
Tolla, Azam
Establishing a multi-center research initiative on stroke in young adults
Redko, Sviatoslav
Serum IL-6 level in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and altered mental status

Research Day 2020 - Virtual

Gupta, Siddharth
Accuracy of T1 MRI tissue types with EEG based lateralization for pediatric patients with no lesions focal epilepsy
Hilmi, Asif
Effects of meditation on stress responses
Surathi, Pratiba
Socioeconomic determinants of diagnostic latency in Parkinson's Disease patients
Sanghani, Nirav
Adapting the neurology residency clinic workflow during Covid-19 pandemic: Did it work?
Chen, Chen
A review of the emergency department management of adult status epilepticus at University Hospital
Tajali, Yasser
Retrospective evaluation of brain attack team (BAT) calls at University Hospital during 2016-2017
Agin-Liebes, Julian
Outcomes of cardiac arrest patients who underwent theraputic hypothermia
Gupta, Siddharth
Genetic testing in pediatic epilepsy
Abu-hadid, Osama
Hanoffs- lost in translation? Phase 2 QA/QI
Soumaya Bouchachi & Sara Shapouran
Neurologic continuity clinic experience compatible across the residenent continuity clinics at Rutgers NJMS
Tajali, Yasser
The predictor of acute strokes and stroke mimics


Research Day 2019

Taha Nisar & Rajani Hanumanthu
Symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage after intervenous thrombolysis: predictive factor and validation of predictions model
Julian Agin-Liebes & Rajani Hanumanthu
Efficacy of early neurologic examination in determining survival in post cardiac arrest patients who underwent hypothermic protocol
Taha Nisar & Osama Abu-hadid
Prognostic importance of pre-thyrombectomy collateral score on functional outcomes
Garg, Namita
Effects of meditation on stress responses
Boyanpally, Anusha
Finding an optimal technique for endovascular intervention in acute ischemic stroke
Shuja Sheikh & Rajani Hanumanthu
The impact of a dedicated emergency department neurology resident on the inpatient neurology service
Taha Nisar & Tolu Tofade
The effects of the 24 hour blood pressure on functional outcomes after iv-tPA
Anusha Boyanpally & Ivo Bach
To CTA or not to CTA: Should we continue to order CTA angiography of head and neck patients with TIA?
Maitreyi Murthy & Osama Abu-hadid
Validating the role of prophylactics antiepileptic drugs (AED) in cortical ICH


Recent Publications

Our residents are dedicated to research excellence and publish approximately 5 peer-reviewed articles per academic year. The following includes recent publications by our residents and faculty mentors in leading medical journals::

    1. Arismendi GR, Choi Y-B, Husar WG, Dowling PC, and Lu W. Preclinical assessment of epo-derived peptide JM4 in experimental autoimmune neuritis. Neurology. 2023 Apr; 100 (17 Supplement 2).
    2. Delic V, Karp JH, Guzman M, Arismendi GR, Stalnaker KJ, Burton JA, Murray KE, Stamos JP, Beck KO, Sokratian A, West AB, Citron BA. Repetitive mild TBI causes pTau aggregation in nigra without altering preexisting fibril induced Parkinson's-like pathology burden. Acta Neuropathologica Communications. 2022 Nov; 10(1): 170. PMID: 36435806
    3. Bellacicco, N.J. (2022, August). The art of medicine is born in the unforeseen .KevinMD.
    4. L. Ford The amyloid imaging for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease consortium: A European collaboration with global impact PMID: 36761917
    5. L. Ford Clinical Effect of Early vs Late Amyloid Positron Emission Tomography in Memory Clinic Patients: The AMYPAD-DPMS Randomized Clinical Trial. PMID: 37155177
    6. L. Ford Analysis of Psychological Symptoms Following Disclosure of AmyloidPositron Emission Tomography Imaging Results to Adults With Subjective Cognitive Decline. PMID: 36637820
    7. R. Hanumanthu MRI based composite parameter of multiple tissue types for improved patient-level hemispheric and regional level lateralization in pediatric epilepsy PMID: 36241030
    8. Bril V, Hadden RDM, Brannagan TH 3rd, Bar M, Chroni E, Rejdak K, Rivero A, Andersen H, Latov N, Levine T, Pasnoor M, Sacconi S, Souayah N, Anderson-Smits C, Duff K, Greco E, Hasan S, Li Z, Yel L, Ay H. Hyaluronidase-facilitated subcutaneous immunoglobulin 10% as maintenance therapy for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy: The ADVANCE-CIDP 1 randomized controlled trial. J Peripher Nerv Syst. 2023 Jun 14. doi: 10.1111/jns.12573. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37314318.
    9. Brankovic M, Kakar P, Markovic N, Petrovic L, Vulkanov V, Waller AH. Cardiac Papillary Fibroelastoma: A Forgotten Cause of Stroke and Myocardial Infarction in Patients With Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2022 Aug;15(8):e013978. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.122.013978. Epub 2022 Jun 30. PMID: 35770657.
    10. MARS Group; DeFroda SF, Owens BD, Wright RW, Huston LJ, Pennings JS, Haas AK, Allen CR, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Dunn WR, Lantz BBA, Spindler KP, Stuart MJ, Albright JP, Amendola AN, Annunziata CC, Arciero RA, Bach BR Jr, Baker CL 3rd, Bartolozzi AR, Baumgarten KM, Bechler JR, Berg JH, Bernas GA, Brockmeier SF, Brophy RH, Bush-Joseph CA, Butler JB 5th, Carey JL, Carpenter JE, Cole BJ, Cooper JM, Cox CL, Creighton RA, David TS, Flanigan DC, Frederick RW, Ganley TJ, Garofoli EA, Gatt CJ Jr, Gecha SR, Giffin JR, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Harner CD, Harris NL Jr, Hechtman KS, Hershman EB, Hoellrich RG, Johnson DC, Johnson TS, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Kamath GV, Klootwyk TE, Levy BA, Ma CB, Maiers GP 2nd, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Mathien GM, McAllister DR, McCarty EC, McCormack RG, Miller BS, Nissen CW, O'Neill DF, Parker RD, Purnell ML, Ramappa AJ, Rauh MA, Rettig AC, Sekiya JK, Shea KG, Sherman OH, Slauterbeck JR, Smith MV, Spang JT, Svoboda SJ, Taft TN, Tenuta JJ, Tingstad EM, Vidal AF, Viskontas DG, White RA, Williams JS Jr, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, York JJ. Descriptive Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With and Without Tunnel Bone Grafting. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Jul;50(9):2397-2409. doi: 10.1177/03635465221104470. PMID: 35833922; PMCID: PMC10326863.
    11. Bach JR, Choi WA. Mechanical Insufflation-Exsufflation: The Rest of the Story. Respiration. 2023;102(5):327-330. doi: 10.1159/000529377. Epub 2023 Apr 11. Erratum in: Respiration. 2023 Jun 9;:1. PMID: 37040715.
    12. Bach JR, Shih T. High-Level Spinal Cord Injury and the Failure of US Acute Rehabilitation: An Analysis and Commentary. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2023 Jul 1;102(7):630-635. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000002227. Epub 2023 Mar 3. PMID: 36882322.
    13. Yadav SK, Ito N, Mindur JE, Kumar H, Youssef M, Suresh S, Kulkarni R, Rosario Y, Balashov KE, Dhib-Jalbut S, Ito K. Fecal Lcn-2 level is a sensitive biological indicator for gut dysbiosis and intestinal inflammation in multiple sclerosis. Front Immunol. 2022 Oct 21;13:1015372. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.1015372. PMID: 36341389; PMCID: PMC9634083.
    14. Murano T, Kunac A, Kothari N, Hillen M. Changing the Landscape of Remediation: The Creation and Implementation of an Institution-Wide Graduate Medical Education Performance Enhancement Program. Cureus. 2023 Mar 6;15(3):e35842. doi: 10.7759/cureus.35842. PMID: 37033573; PMCID: PMC10076163.