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2021 Program

Program & Abstracts | Posters


Friday, April 2, 2021
8:00 - 8:30 AM
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE EDITORS

Michael McPhaul, MD Publishing, Case Reports, and Career Development
Michael McPhaul, MD

This session will include live Q&A with the Editor.

8:30 - 10:30 AM
AFMR INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME
Chair, AFMR Eastern Section Council

SCIENTIFIC SESSION I: PLENARY ABSTRACTS
View Presentations 1-3
1.
Doxorubicin Cardiotoxicity In Human Organotypic Cardiac Slices Is Modulated By P38 MAPK Inhibition In A Sex- And Isoform-Specific Manner
Sharon George1, Anna Gams1, Alexi Kiss3, Gregory Trachiotis2, Tatiana Efimova3, Igor R. Efimov1
1Biomedical Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States. 2Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington, DC, United States. 3The George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States.
2.
Validation of a Modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors after Stereotactic Ablative Radiosurgery for Lung Cancer
Ian G. Christie1, James Luketich2, Joel Greenberger2, William E. Gooding2, Steve Burton2, Matthew Schuchert2, Omar Awais2, Neil A. Christie2, Arjun Pennathur2
1School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States. 2University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.
3.
Safer Use Of Aspirin In Older Adults, Need For A Consensus
Nso, Nso, Sakina Ouedraogo Tall
NYU Langone Health, New York, NY, United States.
 
4.
Efficacy of Facemasks in Prevention of COVID-19: A Systematic Review
Arrianna Mohammed, Braden Allison, Yash Bisen, Joseph S. Cervia, Christian Nouryan, Janice Lester
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Lemont, PA, United States.
5.
Practice Patterns of Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Test
Sophia S. Wang, Haroon Shaukat, Dana Kim, Kristen Breslin, Ioannis Koutroulis, Deena Berkowitz
Children's National Health System, Washington, DC, United States.
6.
Equity and Inclusion in Patient Centered Outcomes Research: Lessons from the Adaptable Study at Montefiore Site
Oana Sandu1; Mohammad Aldabagh1; Giselle Alvarado1, Nora Tomuta1, Hannah Yeddu1, Amber Sharlow3, Jorge Kizer1,2, Schuyler Jones3, Ythan Goldberg1
1Montefiore-Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, United States, 2UCSF-VA, San Francisco, CA, United States, 3Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, United States.
 
7.
A Solution To Decrease Potentially Inappropriate Medications (PIM) Use During Hospitalization
Sakina Ouedraogo Tall2, Nso A. Nso1, Alaa Osman1
1Medicine , Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Department of Medicine, Jamaica , NY, United States. 2NYU Langone Health, New York, NY, United States.
8.
Predictors of Misperceptions, Risk Perceptions, and Personal Risk Perceptions about COVID-19 by Country, Education and Income
Tanzim Bhuiya, Richard J. Klares, Madellena A. Conte, Joseph S. Cervia
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Albertson, NY, United States.
9.
Cognitive function and the consumption of probiotic foods in older adults: an NHANES study.
Lauren Jansma, Allison B. Reiss, Aaron Pinkhasov, Irving Gomolin, Lora J. Kasselman
New York University Long Island School of Medicine, Mineola, NY, United States.
 
10.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Care Impacts Nutrition-Related Outcomes for Patients with Cancer in the Outpatient Setting
Alexandra M. Haigh, Michelle Thomas, Elizabeth Yakes-Jimenez, Dolores Guest, Kathryn Kelley
University of New Mexico, Corrales, NM, United States.
11.
Adopting a Telemedicine Model of Asthma Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Jai P. Photavath1, Nicolle Ceneri1, Shilpa Patel2, 1, Eduardo Fox3, 1
1The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, United States. 2Emergency Medicine, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, United States. 3General Pediatrics, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, United States.
12.
Using Mitochondrial Patch Clamping As A Way To Explore The Function Of The Mitochondrial Permeability Transition Pore
Ellie Davis1, Nelli Mnatsakanyan2, Elizabeth Jonas2
1Frank H. Netter MD. School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, United States. 2Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States.
 
Discussion
9:50 -10:30 am
Strategies to Help in the Detection of Melanoma during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Need for a Public Campaign
Stefan Bradu, MD, PhD
NYU Langone Health, New York, NY
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10:30 - 10:45 AM
COFFEE BREAK
10:45 - 11:45 AM
Roxana Sulica, MD Keynote Speaker
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

Roxana Sulica, MD
Associate Professor, New York University, New York, NY
Evite
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11:45 AM -12:00 PM
Break to grab lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
PLENARY LUNCH SYMPOSIUM
Merjona Saliaj, MD, MPH Tocilizumab: A New York City COVID-19 Experience
Merjona Saliaj, MD, MPH
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Queens Hospital, New York, NY
1:00 - 3:00 PM
SCIENTIFIC SESSION II: TOP ABSTRACTS

SCHOLARS
View Presentations 13-16
13.
Bioresorbable Wireless Battery-Free Cardiac Pacemaker Enabled by Bioadhesive Attachment in a Rat Animal Model
Rose T. Yin1, Yeon Sik Choi2, Quansan Yang5, Sheena W. Chen3, Michael A. Napolitano3,4, Gregory D. Trachiotis4, John A. Rogers2,5, Igor R. Efimov1
1Biomedical Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington DC, DC, United States. 2Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States. 3General Surgery, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States. 4Cardiothoracic Surgery, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, United States. 5Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States.
14.
Obesity and STING1 genotype associate with 23-valent pneumococcal vaccination efficacy
Mathew Sebastian1, Chu Hsiao1, Robert Eisinger1, Hunter Futch1, Leanne Dumeny1, Lei Jin2, Mark Brantly2
1MD-PhD Program, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States. 2Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, United States.
 
Discussion
15.
The Perceived Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Studentsí Future Careers
Heba Mahjoub2, Chirag Vasavda1,2, Amanda Bertram2, Ashwini Davison2,3, Stephen M. Sozio2, 3
1The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States. 2Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States. 3Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, United States.
16.
Long-term Prognostic Value of Left Ventricular Mass on Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Anthracycline-treated Cancer Survivors
Mohamed F. Ismail, Pal Satyajit Singh Athwal, Sanya Chhikara, Chetan Shenoy
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
 
17.
A Systematic Review of Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Recurrent NSCLC
Victor C. Crentsil1, Dongning Zhang2, James Luketich1,2, Arjun Pennathur1, 2
1University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh , PA, United States. 2Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.
18.
Measuring the Impact of an Empiric Antibiotic Algorithm for Pulmonary Exacerbation in Children and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis
Charles Kennedy1, Isabella Greenberg2, Geovanny Perez3, Hollis Chaney1,4, Iman Sami1,4, Folasade Ogunlesi1,4, Anastassios C. Koumbourlis1,4, Benjamin Hammer5, Rana Hamdy1,7, Jonathan Cogen6, Asha Payne1,8, Andrea Hahn1,7
1The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Arlington, VA, United States. 2Medical Education, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC, United States. 3Pulmonary Medicine, John R Oishei Children's Hospital, Buffalo, NY, United States. 4Pulmonary & Sleep Med, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC, United States. 5Pharmacy Services, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC, United States. 6Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, United States. 7ID, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC, United States. 8Emergency Medicine, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC, United States.
 
Discussion
19.
A Traumatic Pandemic: High Acuity Pediatric Trauma In the COVID-19 Era
Tai Kyung Hairston, David Philpott, Leticia Ryan, Susan Ziegfeld, Isam Nasr, Marquita Genies, Oluwakemi Badaki-Makun
Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States.
20.
Changes in Lung Microbiome and Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients 1 Year after Treatment for a Pulmonary Exacerbation
Zaina Inam1, Aszia Burrell2, Hollis Chaney3, Iman Sami3, Anastassios C. Koumbourlis3, Robert Freishtat4, Keith Crandall5, Andrea Hahn6
1Pediatric Residency, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC, United States. 2Research Institute, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC, United States. 3Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC, United States. 4Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC, United States. 5Computational Biology Institute, The George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health, Washington, DC, United States. 6Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC, United States.
 
Discussion
 
HENRY CHRISTIAN AWARD RECIPIENTS
View Presentations 21-22
21.
Endothelial Adenosine Monophosphate-Activated Protein Kinase-alpha (AMPK?) Deficiency Potentiates Hyperoxia-Induced Experimental Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Pulmonary Hypertension
Ahmed L. Elsaie1, Amrit Shrestha1, Renuka Menon1, Nidhy Varghese2, Sharada Gowda1, Roberto Barrios3, Binoy Shivanna1
1Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States. 2Pulononary, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States. 3Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, United States.
22.
Plasma Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptors Predict Kidney Disease Progression And Adverse Clinical Outcomes After Hospitalization
George Vasquez Rios1, Steven Coca1, Dennis Moledina2, Mark Wurfel3, Eddie Siew4, Amit Garg5, Chi-yuan Hsu6, Vern Chinchilli7, Chirag Parikh8
1Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, United States. 2Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States. 3University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States. 4Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, United States. 5Western University, London, ON, Canada. 6University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States. 7Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, United States. 8Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States.
22.5.
Convalescent Plasma Treatment of Severe COVID-19 Cases in the Bronx, NY
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Hyun ah Yoon1, Rachel Bartash1, Inessa Gendlina1, Johanna Rivera1,2, Antonio Nakouzi1,2, Robert H. Bortz III2, Ariel S. Wirchnianski2,3, Monika Paroder4, Karen Fehn5, Leana Serrano-Rahman4, Rachelle Babb1,2, Uzma N. Sarwar1, Denise Haslwanter2, Ethan Laudermilch2, Catalina Florez2,6†, M. Eugenia Dieterle2, Rohit K. Jangra2, J. Maximilian Fels2, Karen Tong3, Margarette C. Mariano3, Olivia Vergnolle3, George I. Georgiev3, Natalia G. Herrera3, Ryan J. Malonis3, Jose A. Quiroz3, Nicholas C. Morano3, Gregory J. Krause7,8, Joseph M. Sweeney9, Kelsie Cowman1, Stephanie Allen10, Jayabhargav Annam10, Ariella Applebaum10, Daniel Barboto10, Ahmed Khokhar10, Brianna J. Lally10, Audrey Lee10, Max Lee10, Avinash Malaviya10, Reise Sample10, Xiuyi A. Yang10, Yang Li11, Rafael Ruiz12,13, Raja Thota12, Jason Barnhill6†, Doctor Y. Goldstein4, Joan Uehlinger4, Scott J. Garforth3, Steven C. Almo3,9, Jonathan R. Lai3, Morayma Reyes Gil4, Amy S. Fox4, Kartik Chandran2, Tao Wang11, Johanna P. Daily1,2, Liise-anne Pirofski1,2*
1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine. Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY., 2Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY., 3Department of Biochemistry. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY., 4Department of Pathology. Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY., 5Department of Oncology. Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY., 6Department of Chemistry and Life Science, United States Military Academy at West Point, NY., 7Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY., 8Institute of Aging Studies. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY., 9Department Physiology and Biophysics. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY., 10Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY., 10Department of Epidemiology and Population Health. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY., 11Network Performance Group. Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY., 12Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine. Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
 
Discussion
2:15 - 3:00 PM
Preoperative Evaluation for Geriatric Population
Moderator: Sakina Ouedraogo Tall, MD

Nathaniel Smilowitz, MD Cardiology
Nathaniel Smilowitz, MD
NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
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Sakina Ouedraogo Tall, MD Geriatrics
Sakina Ouedraogo Tall, MD
NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
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Sanjit Konda, MD Orthopedics
Sanjit Konda, MD
NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
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3:00 - 3:15 PM
BREAK
3:15 - 4:15 PM
SCIENTIFIC SESSION III: CASE REPORTS & MODERATED ePOSTERS

CASE REPORTS
View Presentations 23-27
23.
Sarcoidosis-associated Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
Anna Korogodina1, Navneet Kaur2, Anand Kumthekar2
1Internal Medicine, Montefiore Wakefield Campus, Bronx, NY, United States. 2Rheumatology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, United States.
24.
A Rare Case of Small Cell Lung Cancer with a Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Mutation and its response to Osimertinib
Sakil A. Bhuiyan, Milana Zirkiyeva, Raheel S. Siddiqui, Mariam Agladze, Tayyaba Bashir
Internal Medicine, Queens Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY, United States.
25.
Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Masquerading as a Seizure Disorder
Raheel S. Siddiqui, Merjona Saliaj
Internal Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at mount Sinai, New York City Health and Hospitals /Queens, Jamaica, NY, United States.
26.
An Overlooked Cause of Sterile Pyuria: A Case of Urogenital Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Tracey G. O'Brien2,1, Riki Ranat2,1, Nadya Chowdhury2,1, Theo D. Trandafirescu2, 1
1Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY, United States. 2Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica, NY, United States.
27.
Atrio-Ventricular Conduction Abnormalities in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
Carlos A. Carmona2, Fatma Levent1
1Pediatric Infectious Disease, AdventHealth Orlando, Orlando, FL, United States. 2Pediatric Residency, AdventHealth Orlando, Orlando, FL, United States.
 
MODERATED ePosters
View Presentations 28-32
28.
Understanding The Barriers To Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Quality Improvement Project
David D. Zheng1, Howard Chung1, Zarwa Idrees1, Yungmin Kim1, Sakina Ouedraogo Tall2
1Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, Jamaica, NY, United States. 2NYU Langone Health, New York, NY, United States.
29.
The impact of combination antiretroviral therapy on survival in patients with HIV-associated nephropathy and HIV immune complex kidney disease
Harsha Adnani1, Nirav Agrawal1, Jaclyn Vialet2, Meng Zhang1, Joseph S. Cervia3, 2
1Medicine, Northwell Health Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Glen Oaks, NY, United States. 2Northwell Health, Great Neck, NY, United States. 3Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, NY, United States
30.
Impact of Familial Contact on the Quality of Life of patients with mental illnesses
Shawyon Sedaghati1, Saher Zaidi2, Sebastien L. Fuchs1, Rimal Bera3
1COMP, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, United States. 2UCSD, San Diego, CA, United States. 3UCI, Irvine, CA, United States.
31.
Standardization of Intravenous Fluids (IVF) in Inpatient Pediatric Settings (SOFI) - A Quality Improvement Initiative
Aruni Gunaratne1, Meredith Sooy1, Heather S. McLean1, Kathleen W. Bartlett1, Michelle J. White1, Emily C. Sterrett1, David Ming1, Tiziana Coppola1, Stephanie Johannes1, Tara Bell1, Samrat U. Das1
1Pediatrics, Duke University Health System, Durham, NC, United States.
32.
A Rare Case Of Myositis With Pipe Stem Capillaries
Navneet Kaur, Ruchi Jain
Rheumatology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, United States.
4:15 - 4:30 PM
AWARD PRESENTATIONS
Henry Christian Awards, Scholar Awards, Poster Award

Chair-Elect, AFMR Eastern Section Council
4:30 PM
ADJOURN