Residency Research

Tinsley R. Harrison Translational Research Program Scholars

  2014-2015    2013-2014  2012-2013   2011-2012     2010-2011     2009-2010     2008-2009     2007-2008     2006-2007



Ravdeep Kaur, MD
Kaur
Mentor:  Wendy Moore, MD
Project Title:  Asthma Phenotypes in Older Adults
Presentations:  Pending


David Fitch, MD
Fitch
Mentor:  Richard Weinberg, MD
Project Title:  Neuro-Enteric Taste Signaling by a Naturally Occurring Bitter Food:  An Integrative Approach to Appetite Regulation in Obesity
Presentations:  Pending


Thomas Lycan, DO
Lycan
Mentor:  Julia Lawrence, DO
Project Title:  Prognostic Clinical Factors and Gene Expression in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Presentations:  Pending


Wes O'Neal, MD, MPH
O'Neal
Mentor:  Elsayed Soliman, MD, MSs, MS
Project Title:  The Association Between Coronary Artery Calcium and the Development of Atrial Fibrillation in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Presentations:  Pending



Eric McClendon, MD

McClendon
Mentor: Alain Bertoni, MD
Project Title:  The Association of Subclinical Atherosclerosis with Incident Heart Failure
Presentations: Pending


Puja Saxena, MD
Saxena
Mentor:  Dr. Richard Loeser
Project Title:  Identification of a Urine Metabolite in Knee Osteoarthritis Progression
Presentations:  Pending


Jennifer Lewis, MD
J Lewis
Mentors:  Dr. Jeff Petty and Dr. Kathryn Weaver
Project Title:  Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Practices and Attitudes Among Primary Care Providers
Presentations:  Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology, 2014 (Oral presentation and Press Program Presentation)


Wes Milks, MD
Milks
Mentors:  Dr. Brandon Stacey and Dr. Bharathi Upadhya
Project Title:  Right Ventricular Stress Testing Response in coronary Artery Disease
Presentations:  Pending

Academic Year 2012-2013

Ajay Dharod, MD
Dharod

Mentor: Alan Bertoni, MD

Project Titles:  
Impact of Risk Factor Management In Type 2 Diabetes on Endothelial and Cardiac Function and Bradycardia and the assessment of its long-term cardiovascular effects.  
Presentations: Pending
 


Mousumi M. Andersen, MD  
Andersen
Mentor: Gregory Hundley, MD
Project Title: 
Aortic stiffness as a predictor of exercise capacity in the elderly
Presentations: AHA, November 2012


Bernard Tawfik, MD
Tawfik

Mentors:  Dr. Timothy Pardee and Dr. Heidi Klepin
Project Title: Hypomethylating Agents in Salvage vs. De Novo Therapy of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Presentations:
American College of Physicians 2012 Leadership Day  

Tawfik, B., Seirpinski, P., Van Dyke, M. (2008, October). Keratin's Effect on Integrin Expression. Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Medical Student Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC.

Tawfik, B., Sierpinski, P., Van Dyke, M. (2008, August). Structural Characteristics of Keratin Biomaterials Show an Effect on Schwann Cell Activation. Poster presented at: Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine Research Day; Winston-Salem, NC.

S. Sliesoraitis, B. Tawfik, L.R. Ellis, L.D. Case, J. Lawrence (2011, May). Retrospective Review of Leukemia Cytogenetics and Prior Malignancies.  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day: Winston-Salem, NC. 

B. Tawfik, S. Sliesoriatis, J. Brown, K. Heidi (2012, May). Comorbidity Characterization in Geriatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  Poster presented at: Wake Forest University Resident Research Day: Winston-Salem, NC.   


Vu Nguyen, M.D.
Nguyen
Mentor: Maria Nunez, M.D., Ph.D.
Project Title: Impact of hepatic steatosis on Hepatitis C treatment
Presentations: Pending



Academic Year 2011-2012
   

Kavitta Baman, MD

Mentor: Richard Loeser, M.D., Rheumatology

Project Title: Vitamin K and Osteoarthritis

Presentations: Pending


 Hazim El-Haddad, MD

 

Mentor: Gretchen Wells, M.D., Ph.D., FACC 

Project Title: Risk Factors and Prognosis Associated with Type 2 Myocardial Infarction.

 Presentations: Pending


 Hardik Mehta, MD

 

Mentor: Pete Morris, M.D.

Project Title: The utility of echocardiography in non-hemorrhagic shock.

Presentations: Pending


 William Perkins, MD

 

Mentor: Richard Weinberg, M.D.

Project Title:   Intestinally Targeted Therapies for Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, and Obesity.

Presentations: Pending


 George Shelton, MD

 

Mentor:

Project Title:

Presentations: Pending


 

Academic Year 2010-2011

Jesse Couk, MD

Mentor: Kevin High MD, Division of Infectious Disease

Project Title: Th-17 role in immunity, autoimmunity, and tumorgenesis as it relates to vaccine design


 Shahab Moossavi, MD

 

Mentor: David Herrington, Division of Cardiology

Project Title: MESA Epigenome Wide Association Study of DNA Methylation and Atherosclerosis

Presentations:

Moossavi S, Wallace EL, Martin TJ, DuBose TD. Cocaine induced rhabdomyolysis and hepatitis C virus infection. Presented at the Fourth Annual Resident and Fellows Research Day: Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, May 2010.

Moossavi S,  Shokoohi S, Peacock J, Moossavi S. Nocardiosis in a renal transplant patient. Presented at the Fourth Annual Resident and Fellows Research Day: Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, May 2010.

Moossavi S,  Thohan V. Pulmonary mucormycosis after cardiac transplantation: not a uniformly fetal disease. Presented at the Fourth Annual Resident and Fellows Research Day: Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, May 2010.


 Kate O`Hara, MD

 

Mentor: David Herrington, Division of Cardiology

Project Title: MESA Epigenome Wide Association Study of DNA Methylation and Atherosclerosis


 Sarunas Sliesoraitis, MD, Pharm D

 

Mentor: Julia Lawrence, DO

Project Title: Identification of Potential Prognostic Markers for Secondary Leukemia Following Breast Cancer Treatment 


Academic Year 2009-2010


Sharmin Basher, MD, MS

Mentor: David Sane, MD, Division of Cardiology

Project Title: Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin D, and DHA as Markers of Atrial Arrhythmia

Publications Generated:  Pending


 Farah Dawood, MD

 

Mentor: Tony Simmons, MD and David Sane, MD, Division of Cardiology

Project Title: Connexin40 Expression and Immunohistochemical analysis of Atrial Myocytes:

Publications Generated:  Pending


 Brandon Drafts, MD, MBS

 

Mentor: Greg Hundley, MD, Division of Cardiology

Project Title: An Evaluation of the Prognostic Utility of Exercise Treadmill Cardiac MRI Testing

Publications:

Drafts BC, Hundley WG, et al.  Feasibility and early prognostic data on treadmill exercise magnetic resonance imaging stress testing.  Publication status: submitted to JACC Imaging.

Drafts BC, Chughtai HL, Entrikin DW.  Iatrogenic intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia diagnosed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.  J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2010;12:3.

Babcock MJ, Drafts BC, Sane DC.  Unstable angina and NSTEMI; current management guidelines and practice implications.  Hosp Physician 2009;45:17-28.


 Michael Goebel, MD

 

Mentor: Richard Weinberg, MD, Division of Gastroenterology

Project Title: Non-Invasive In-Vivo Measurement of Gastric Acid Secretion Using a Radiotelemetry Capsule


 Xanthia Samaropoulos, MD, MPH

 

Mentor: David Goff, MD, Division of Public Health Sciences, Section on Epidemiology and Prevention

Project Title: Correlation of Vitamin D deficiency, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, and Increased Fracture Risk  


 Academic Year 2008-2009

Michael John Babcock, MD

Mentor: David Goff, MD, Division of Public Health Sciences, Section on Epidemiology and Prevention

Project Title: Pericardial adipose tissue as it correlates with atrial conduction abnormalities in the MESA cohort

Presented at: Wake Forest Internal Medicine Research Day (2009)

Publications:

Babcock M, Soliman EZ, Ding J, Kronmal R, Goff DC Jr. Pericardial fat and atrial conduction abnormalities in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).Obesity 2010 (in press)

Babcock MJ, Drafts BC, Sane DC.  Unstable angina and NSTEMI; current management guidelines and practice implications.  Hosp Physician 2009;45:17-28.


 Paul Wesley Benson, MD

 

Mentor: Richard Weinberg, MD, Division of Gastroenterology

Project Title: Bitter Taster Status Predicts Susceptibility to Vection-Induced Nausea

Presented at: Wake Forest Internal Medicine Research Day (2009)

Publications generated: Pending


 Kevin R. Hayes, MD

 

Mentor: Robert Applegate, MD, Division of Cardiology

Project Title: Clinical Outcomes of Bare Metal Stents Versus Drug-Eluting Stents, Target Vessel Revascularization: Evidence For A High Risk Bare Metal Stent Cohort 

Presented at:  American College of Cardiology. Orlando, Florida 2009

Publications generated:

Hayes KR, Applegate RJ, Sacrinty MT, Kutcher MA, Gandhi SK, Santos RM, Little WC. Target Lesion Revascularization after Bare-Metal or Drug-Eluting Stents: Clinical Presentations and Outcomes Journal of Invasive Cardiology. In press June 2011


 Steven J. Heatherly, MD

 

Mentor: Tony Simmons, MD, Division of Cardiology

Project Title: Psychological Effects of Recalled Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

Publications generated:

Psychological Effects of Recalled Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators.  Submitted to PACE.

Recalled implantable cardioverter defibrillators: Medtronic 6949: Lessons learned.  Status: Under review.


 GiGi MacDonald, MD

 

Mentor: Mary Ann Knovich, MD and John Owen, MD, Division of Hematology and Oncology

Project Title: ADAMTS13 Activity Assay

Publications generated: Pending


 

Academic Year 2007-2008

Candace B. Anz, MD

Mentor: Raymond Penn, PhD, Center for Human Genomics

Project Title: EP receptor subtype function and crosstalk in human airway smooth muscle (HASM)

Presented at: American Thoracic Society International Meeting (2008), Wake Forest Internal Medicine Research Day (2008)

Publications generated: Kong KC, Gandhi U, Martin TJ, Anz CB, Yan H, Misior AM, Pascual RM, Deshpande DA, Penn RB.  Endogenous Gs-coupled receptors in smooth muscle exhibit differential susceptibility to GRK2/3-mediated desensitization. Biochemistry. 2008 Sep 2;47(35):9279-88.


 T. J. Martin, MD

 

Mentor: Raymond Penn, PhD, Center for Human Genomics

Project Title: EP receptor subtype function and crosstalk in human airway smooth muscle (HASM)

Presented at: American Thoracic Society International Meeting (2008), Wake Forest Internal Medicine Research Day (2008)

Publications generated: Kong KC, Gandhi U, Martin TJ, Anz CB, Yan H, Misior AM, Pascual RM, Deshpande DA, Penn RB.  Endogenous Gs-coupled receptors in smooth muscle exhibit differential susceptibility to GRK2/3-mediated desensitization. Biochemistry. 2008 Sep 2;47(35):9279-88.


 John A. Piede, MD

 

Mentor: Bayard Powell, MD, Division of Hematology and Oncology

Project Title: The Evaluation of Bronchoscopy in Acute Leukemia: A Retrospective Chart Review

Presented at: North Carolina American College of Physicians Regional Meeting (First place clinical research award 2009) and American College of Physicians National Meeting (2009), American Society of Hematology (2008), and Wake Forest Internal Medicine Research Day (2008)

Publications generated: Piede J, Ellis L, High K, Case D,  Powell B."The Evaluation of Bronchoscopy in Acute Leukemia: A Retrospective Chart Review." Blood (ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts). November 2008; Volume 112, Issue 11: 3990. Manuscript pending.


 Eric L. Wallace, DO

 

Mentor: W. Greg Hundley, MD, Division of Cardiology

Project Title: Prognostic Utility of Cardiac MRI in Women

Presented at: American College of Cardiology Scientific Conference, Chicago, Illinois 2008. Wake Forest Internal Medicine Research Day (First place clinical research 2008)

Publications generated: Wallace EL, Morgan TM, Walsh TF, Dall'Armellina E, Ntim W, Hamilton CA, and Hundley WG. Dobutamine Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Results Predict Cardiac Prognosis in Women with Known or Suspected Ischemic Heart Disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. Img., March 1, 2009;2(3):299-307.

Charoenpanichkit C, Morgan TM, Hamilton CA, Wallace EL, Robinson KC, Ntim W, Hundley WG. Prognostic Importance of Left Ventricular Mass in Patients Undergoing Dobutamine Stress Testing. Submitted for publication.


 

 Academic Year 2006-2007

Rachel W. Holt, MD

Mentor: Richard Loeser, MD, Division of Rheumatology, Division of Molecular Medicine

Project Title: The Effect of Vitamin K on Chondrocyte Gene Expression


 Matthew C. Miles, MD

 

Mentor: Raymond Penn, PhD, Center for Human Genomics

Project Title: EP-receptor Agonism and Functional Consequences in Human Airway Smooth Muscle

Presented at: American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco, May 2007, Wake Forest Internal Medicine Research Day (2007).


 Matthew Nelson, MD

 

Mentor: Kurt Daniel, DO and David Herrington, MD, Division of Cardiology

Project Title: Coronary Artery Calcium and ECG Interval Duration

Presented at: American Heart Association National Meeting, Orlando, FL; Wake Forest Internal Medicine Research Day (2007); North Carolina American College of Physicians (2008)

Publications generated: Nelson MR, Daniel KR, Carr JJ, Freedman BI, Prineas RJ, Bowden DW, Herrington DM. Associations between electrocardiographic interval durations and coronary artery calcium scores: the Diabetes Heart Study. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008 Mar;31(3):314-21

Lehtinen AB, Daniel KR, Shah SA, Nelson MR, Ziegler JT, Freedman BI, Carr JJ, Herrington DM, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW. Relationship between genetic variants in myocardial sodium and potassium channel genes and QT interval duration in diabetics: the Diabetes Heart Study. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2009 Jan;14(1):72-9.

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