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Tinsley R. Harrison Translational Research Program Scholars

2017-2018    2016-2017   2015-2016   2014-2015    2013-2014  2012-2013   2011-2012     2010-2011     2009-2010     2008-2009     2007-2008     2006-2007


TRH Scholars

 Academic Year 2017-2018

Kavya Kannan, MD
Kannan
Mentor:  Timothy Pardee, MD, PhD
Project Title:  Combination of Cytogenic Risk Factors and Nadir Bone Assessments are Better Prognostic Tools Than Either Alone in Predicting Complete Remission and Overall Survival in Adult Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Alexander Kovalic, MD
Kovalic
Mentors:  Herbert L. Bonkovsky, MD, Anthony Molina, PhD, and RIchard Weinberg, MD
Project Title:  Targeting Mitochondrial Adaptations in the Management of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Tripp Mostertz III, MD, MS
Mostertz
Mentor:  Alain Bertoni, MD, MPH
Project Title:  Association of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs with Subclinical and Clinical Heart Failure within the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

Anne Wofford, MD
Wofford A
Mentor:  Timother Pardee, MD, PhD
Project Title:  Effect of Hexokinase Loss on Murine AML Cell Line MFL2 in Setting of TCA Cycle Inhibition with CPI-613

 


 

Academic Year 2016-2017

Stephen Broughton, MD
Stephen Broughton
Mentor: Elsayed Soliman, MD, MSc, MS
Project Title: The Clinical Utility of Normal Cardiac Findings on the Routine Electrocardiogram and Magnetic Resonance Imaging: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Matylda Mazur, MD
Matylda Mazur
Mentor: Elsayed Soliman, MD, MSc, MS
Project Title: ECG Predictors of Heart Failure with Reduced Versus Preserved Ejection Fraction: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

Andrew Spangler, MD
Andrew Spangler
Mentor: Herbert L. Bonkovsky, MD
Project Title: The Efficacy of System Interventions in Expanding Hepatitis C Screening

Matthew Wilson, MD
Matthew Wilson
Mentor: Matthew Miles, MD
Project Title: A Multicomponent Intervention to Improve Pneumococcal Vaccination Knowledge Among Internal Medicine Residents


 

Academic Year 2015-2016

Shane Ahlers, MD
Ahlers
Mentor:  Rakhee Vaidya, MD
Project Title:  The Relationship Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Prognosis in Multiple Myeloma Patients Undergoing Autologous Stem Cell Transplant


Kris Hansen, DO
Hansen
Mentor: Jimmy Ruiz, MD
Project Title:  Molecular Histological Analysis in Determining Stereotactic Radiosurgery Versus Whole Brain Radiation: A Clinically Relevant Prognostic Tool


Deanna Jones, DO
Jones D
Mentor:  Gregory Hundley, MD
Project Title:  Correlating Development of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction and Disability in Patients Receiving Anthracycline-Based Chemotherapy: Does Developing Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction During Chemotherapy Predict Disability Two Years After Treatment?


Paz Vellanki, MD
Vellanki
Mentor:  Timothy Pardee, MD, PhD
Project Title:  Aberrant DNA Methylation as a Marker of Relapsed Disease in Acute Myeloid Leukemia 

 

 



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


Bernard Tawfik, MD
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.
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:
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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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