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 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. Patel P, Khandelwal P, Kamel A. Stroke in COVID-19: a single-centre initial experience in a hotspot of the pandemic. Stroke Vasc Neurol. 2020 Dec;5(4):331-336. doi: 10.1136/svn-2020-000525. Epub 2020 Sep 24. PMID: 32973116
    2. DeBarajas-Ochoa A, Montealegre N, Perez-Peralta A Young Man with Red Eyes, Polymorphous Rash, and Mucositis-an On-the-Spot Diagnosis. 2020 Apr;35(4):1309-1310. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05663-y. Epub 2020 Jan 21. PMID: 31965520 PMCID: PMC7174476 DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-05663-y
    3. DeBevits JJ 4th, Munbodh R, Bageac D, Wu R, DiCamillo PA, Hu C, Wang L, Naismith RT, Karimeddini D, Dhib-Jalbut S, Redko S, Cook SD, Cadavid D, Wolansky L. Gray Matter Nucleus Hyperintensity After Monthly Triple-Dose Gadopentetate Dimeglumine With Long-term Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Invest Radiol. 2020 Oct;55(10):629-635. doi: 10.1097/RLI.0000000000000663. PMID: 32898355
    4. Siegler JE, Cardona P, Arenillas JF, Talavera B, Guillen AN, Chavarría-Miranda A, de Lera M, Khandelwal P, Bach I, Patel P, Singla A, Requena M, Ribo M, Jillella DV, Rangaraju S, Nogueira RG, Haussen DC, Vazquez AR, Urra X, Chamorro Á, Román LS, Thon JM, Then R, Sanborn E, de la Ossa NP, Millàn M, Ruiz IN, Mansour OY, Megahed M, Tiu C, Terecoasa EO, Radu RA, Nguyen TN, Curiale G, Kaliaev A, Czap AL, Sebaugh J, Zha AM, Liebeskind DS, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Farooqui M, Hassan AE, Preston L, Patterson MS, Bushnaq S, Zaidat O, Jovin TG. Cerebrovascular events and outcomes in hospitalized patients with COVID-19: The SVIN COVID-19 Multinational Registry. Int J Stroke. 2021 Jun;16(4):437-447. doi: 10.1177/1747493020959216. Epub 2020 Sep 30. PMID: 3285225
    5. Elie Sader, Mohamad Abdalkader, Natalie Thom, Thanh N Nguyen, Sandra McDonald, David Greer, Stacy C Brown, Alaa Mohamedali, Jose Gutierrez, Hang Shi, Jane Morris, Victor Lopez­Rivera, Sunil A Sheth, Kelly L Sloane, Aneesh Singha!, Kunakorn Atchaneeyasakul, David S Liebeskind, Priyank Khandelwal, Ivo Bach, Eytan Raz, Anna M Cervantes-Arslanian. Endovascular Treatment of Infective Endocarditis-Related Acute Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases June 2021;30.6 (2021): 105775.PMID: 33839380
    6. Raul G Nogueira, Muhammed M Qureshi, Mohamad Abdalkader, Sheila Ouriques Martins, Hiroshi Yamagami..Jvo Bach, et al. on behalf of the SVIN COVID-19 Global Stroke Registry. Global Impact of COVID-19 on Stroke Care and Intravenous Thrombolysis. Neurology, Mar 2021, 10.1212/WNL.0000000000011885; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000011885 PMID: 33839380
    7. Alexandra L Czap, Alicia M Zha, Jacob Sebaugh, Ameer E Hassan, Julie G Shulman, Mohamad Abdalkader, Thanh N Nguyen, ltalo Linfante, Amy Kathryn Starosciak, Santiago Ortega­Gutierrez, Mudassir Farooqui, Darko Quispe-Orozco, Nirav A Vora, Vivek Rai, Raul G Nogueira, Diogo C Haussen, Dinesh V Jlllella, Ameena Rana, Siyuan Yu, Jesse M Thon, Osama 0 Zaidat, Priyank Khandelwal, Ivo Bach. et al. Endo vascular thrombectomy time metrics in the era ofCOVID-19: observations from the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Multi center Collaboration. Journal of Neurolnterventional Surgery Published Online First: 08 February 2021. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2020-017205 PMID: 33558439  PMCID: PMC7871225
    8. James E. Siegler, Pere Cardona, Juan F Arenillas, Blanca Talavera, Ana N Guillen, Alba Chavarria-Miranda, Mercedes De Lera, Priyank Khandelwal, Ivo Bach, Pratit Patel, Amit Singla, et al. Cerebrovascular events and outcomes in hospitalized patients with COVID-19: The SVIN COVID-19 Multinational Registry. International Journal of Stroke. Sept 2020. doi:10.1177 /1747493020959216 PMID: 32852257 PMCID: PMC7533468
    9. Jalal E, Metzger M , Surathi P, Mangunay Pergament K 2021 Mar 10;14(3):e240509. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-240509. Rare case of rapidly reaccumulating ascites PMID: 33692065 PMCID: PMC7949365 (available on 2023-03-10) DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2020-240509
    10. Ming X, Prasad N, Thulasi V Elkins K, Shivamurthy VKN. Possible contribution of cerebellar disinhibition in epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 May;118:107944. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2021.107944. Epub 2021 Apr 20. PMID: 33887658.