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


TRH Scholars




Academic Year 2014-2015


Ravdeep Kaur, MD

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


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


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


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




Academic Year 2013-2014


Eric McClendon, MD

McClendon

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


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


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


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



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 andBradycardia and the Assessment of Its Long-term Cardiovascular Effects


Mousumi Andersen, MD
 Andersen

Mentor: Gregory Hundley, MD
Project Title: 
Aortic Stiffness as a Predictor of Exercise Capacity in the Elderly


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


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




Academic Year 2011-2012


Kavitta Baman, MD
Mentor: Richard Loeser, M.D., Rheumatology
Project Title: Vitamin K and Osteoarthritis


Hazim El-Haddad, MD
Mentor: Gretchen Wells, M.D., Ph.D., FACC
Project Title: Risk Factors and Prognosis Associated with Type 2 Myocardial Infarction


Hardik Mehta, MD
Mentor: Pete Morris, M.D.
Project Title: The Utility of Echocardiography in Non-hemorrhagic Shock


William Perkins, MD
Mentor: Richard Weinberg, M.D.
Project Title:  Intestinally Targeted Therapies for Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, and Obesity


George Shelton, MD
Mentor:
Project Title:



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


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


Farah Dawood, MD
Mentor: Tony Simmons, MD and David Sane, MD, Division of Cardiology
Project Title: Connexin40 Expression and Immunohistochemical analysis of Atrial Myocytes


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


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


Paul Wesley Benson, MD
Mentor: Richard Weinberg, MD, Division of Gastroenterology
Project Title: Bitter Taster Status Predicts Susceptibility to Vection-Induced Nausea 


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


Steven J. Heatherly, MD
Mentor: Tony Simmons, MD, Division of Cardiology
Project Title: Psychological Effects of Recalled Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators 


GiGi MacDonald, MD
Mentor: Mary Ann Knovich, MD and John Owen, MD, Division of Hematology and Oncology
Project Title: ADAMTS13 Activity Assay


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)


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)


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


Eric L. Wallace, DO
Mentor: W. Greg Hundley, MD, Division of Cardiology
Project Title: Prognostic Utility of Cardiac MRI in Women



 

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


Matthew Nelson, MD
Mentor: Kurt Daniel, DO and David Herrington, MD, Division of Cardiology
Project Title: Coronary Artery Calcium and ECG Interval Duration 

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