ACTRI TL1 Trainees, Projects and Faculty Mentors

2017-2018

Medical Students

Student Name Mentor

Project Title

Nader Badri Cheryl Rock, PhD Walnut Consumption in a Weight Loss Intervention: Effects on Blood Glucose and Insulin Resistance
Jessica Kriksciun Doris Trauner, MD Longitudinal analysis of Hemispatial Neglect progression in Children with Perinatal Brain Lesions
Jacob Rozich Robert Sah, MD, ScD Mechanics and MechanoBiology of Impact Insertion of Native Osteochondral Grafts: Protection of Chondrocytes
George Villatoro Linda Zangwill, PhD Impact of Induced Pupil Dilation on Ocular Vasculature in Healthy Eyes Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

Pharmacy Students

Student Name Mentor

Project Title

Thi Nguyen
Anjan Debnath, PhD Targeting Mevalonate Pathway for the Treatment of Amebiasis
Jessie Wang Edmund Capparelli, PharmD Pharmacology Assessment of Pomalidomide in Multiple Myeloma Therapy

UC Riverside Medical Students

Student Name Mentor

Project Title

Amina Larbah Sheila Gahagan, MD Assessing FGM/C Knowledge, Awareness, Attitudes, And Practices Among Southern California Medical Students
Ross Mudgway Daniel Simpson, MD
Complications of pelvic radiation therapy in inflammatory bowel disease patients with rectal cancer

Long-term Trainees 2017-2018

Student Name

Mentor

Project Title

Peter Abraham

Alexander Khalessi, MD

Assessing Changes in Cognition and Biomarkers of Neuroinflammation Following Carotid Artery Stenting in Patients with Flow-Limiting Carotid Stenosis: A Prospective Study

Michael Brandel

Alexander Khalessi, MD

The Burden of Serum Biomarkers of Neuroinflammation in Lumbar versus External Ventricular CSF Drainage after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Randomized Prospective Clinical Trial

Brittany Burton

Ulrich Schmidt, MD

The Association of Preoperative HbA1c with Mortality, Postoperative Complications, and Readmission in Diabetic Patients Following Elective Non-cardiac Surgery

Jenny Hu

Natalie Afshari, MD

Cross-linking corneas with UVA and riboflavin will reduce neovascularization and release of inflammatory cytokines in response to trauma

Ayan Kusari

James Murphy, MD

Optimizing simulation-based education to combat disparities in contouring

Timothy Lin

Susan Little, MD

Development of a novel symptom-based score sensitive and specific for acute retroviral syndrome in men who have sex with men presenting for community-based HIV testing

Kanenori Okamoto

Claude Sirlin, MD

Evaluation of a Lesion Characterization Computational Algorithm for Interpreting Images with a High Probability of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Based on LI-RADS Criteria

Jennifer Padwal

Jonathan Hsu, MD

Outcomes in Electrophysiology Procedures at UCSD for Left Atrial Ablation

Reith Sarkar

James Murphy, MD

Do payments to cancer physicians from drug and device companies affect the care they provide patients?

Griffin Tyree

David Grelotti, MD

Syndemic Psychosocial Conditions and HIV Risk Among Persons Addicted to Whoonga in South Africa



2016-2017

Medical Students

Student Name Mentor

Project Title

Aaron Bradshaw David Krummen, MD The Role of Conduction Slowing in Ventricular Fibrillation Maintenance
Sangwoo (Shawn) Kim Andrew Sharabi, MD, PhD Analysis of immune responses generated by anti-PD-1 checkpoint blockade with stereotactic radiotherapy
Keenan Onodera Samuel Ward, PT, PhD Intervertebral Disc Kinematics in Active Duty Marines with and without Lumbar Spine Pathology
Paul Riviere Razelle Kurzrock, MD Exploring the Applications of ctDNA Liquid Biopsies to Clinical Prognostics in Gastrointestinal Cancers
Lu Wu Tatum Simonson, PhD Understanding the Role of EGLN1 Genetic Variation and Methylation in High Altitude Adaption of an Andean Highland Population
Victoria Wu Sheila Gahagan, MD The across-time relationship between maternal depressive symptoms and child cognition in a 16-year longitudinal study of Chilean youth

Pharmacy Students

Student Name Mentor

Project Title

Sama Alpatty Sally Rafie, PharmD Pharmacist Perspectives on Promoting Preconception Health
Sirena Louie Felix Yam, PharmD Impact of Bumetanide to Torsemide Conversion in Veterans with Heart Failure

Long-term Trainees 2016-2017

Student Name Mentor

Project Title

Alex Bryant James Murphy, MD Stereotactic body radiation therapy versus surgery for early non-small cell lung cancer
Kate Carroll Navaz Karanjia, MD Mental Health in Brain-Injured Patients: Prevalence of Depression and PTSD in Neurocritical Care Patients at UCSD
Chulhyun (Charlie) Park Claude Sirlin, MD Construction of an atlas of liver observations based on LI-RADS characterization of hepatocellular carcinoma
Nadine Patton  TBD
  TBD
Viridiana Tapia Preetham Suresh, MD Airway simulation training in endotracheal intubation
Kathryn Tringale Jona Hattangadi-Gluth, MD Quantitative Neuroimaging and Neurocognitive Assessment to Measure Radiation Effects on Memory and Executive Functioning in Brain Tumor Patients
Jeremy Udkoff Lawrence Eichenfield, MD Validation of the AAD Consensus Criteria for the Diagnosis of Atopic Dermatitis and Comparison to the Hanifin-Rajka and the UK Working Party Diagnostic Criteria
Devesh Vashishtha Daniel Werb, PhD The impact of methadone maintenance therapy enrollment on decisions to initiate others into injecting among people who inject drugs in Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California
Arvin Wali Alexander Khalessi, MD Lumbar Drainage Compared with Extraventricular Drainage of Cerebral Spinal Fluid in Treatment of Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage – a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Lilianna Yuen Laura Godat, MD Access to Surgical Care and Patients' Perceptions of the Value of Care in the Era of the Affordable Care Act


2015-2016

Medical Students

Student Name Mentor

Project Title

Erika Ellis Jeffrey Lee, MD Anterior vitrectomy loss in resident cataract surgery: comparison between early and late introduction of cataract surgery to residency curriculum
Brian Nguyen Evan Snyder, MD, PhD Utility of FDG-PET in the evaluation and staging of osteoarthritis of the shoulder, hip, and knee joints: Comparison to self-reporting questionnaire and radiographic staging
Suraj Kedarisetty Quyen Nguyen, MD, PhD Prospective Evaluation of Restriction Spectrum Imaging in Head and Neck Carcinoma
Ellen (Nell) Hancock Lawrence Eichenfield, MD Melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer in children and young adults
Catherine Dufour Ithaar Derweesh, MD Infectious Complications Following Partial Nephrectomy

Public Health PhD Students

Student Name Mentor

Project Title

John Bellettiere Andrea LaCroix, PhD Investigating new ways to assess whether and how sedentary behavior is related to cardiometabolic health
Kelsie Full Jacqueline Kerr, PhD The Contribution of Sleep Patterns and Other Behaviors to Cardiovascular Health in Postmenopausal Women

Long-term Trainees 2015-2016

Student Name Mentor

Project Title

Joseph Acevedo Quyen Nguyen, MD, PhD Impact of early detection of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck by imaging of ratiometric activatable cell-penetrating peptides
Katherine (Kelly) Fero Joelle Coletta, MD Comparison of long term outcomes after on pump or off pump coronary artery bypass
Daniel Garcia S. Brian Jiang, MD Investigating the Long Term Recurrence Rates of Melanoma in Situ Treated with Serial Staged Excisions: A 5 Year, Single Institution Retrospective Review
Kristen Kelley Irene Litvan, MD Effects of Life Stressors on the Development of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Laura Muehl Carter Jones, MD, PhD Effect of Botulinum Toxin Type B on Capsaicin induced acute pain, flare and mechanical hyperalgeisa
Saisindhu Narala Richard Gallo, MD, PhD Evaluation of a novel microbiome transplant in the treatment of dysbiosis in Atopic Dermatitis
Sonal Noticewala Loren Mell, MD Pilot scale validation of the clinical utility of VDV gene signature test for predicting response to bevacizumab in patients with cervical cancer treated on GOG 240
Anna Schoenbrunner James Murphy, MD Frequency of breast reconstruction in post mastectomy irradiated patients as well as frequency of surgical and medical complications in the reconstructed irradiated breast cancer patient.
Casey Williamson Loren Mell, MD Fat Composition Changes in Tumors During Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
Bayard Wilson Joseph Ciacci, MD

Stimulation Thresholds of Cervical Lateral Mass Screws and their Clinical Significance


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