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Below are abstracts that were accepted to the 2020 AFMR Eastern Regional Meeting for presentation. Thank you to the authors for sharing their work with us so it is able to be presented. We encourage you to look through the abstracts and slides at your convenience. Congratulations to these authors on their great work.

View the full Abstract Supplement in April Issue of the Journal of Investigative Medicine.

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Cardiovascular
Oral Presentations
1. Multidimensional Allostatic Load Score Independently Associates with Coronary Artery Disease Burden in Psoriasis
Mina Al Najafi1, Sundus S. Lateef1, Mariyam Batool1, Nina Prakash1, Domingo E. Uceda1, Khaled Abdelrahman1, Amit K. Dey1, Youssef Elnabawi1, Aarthi S. Reddy1, Mary Svirydava1, Navya Nanda1, Justin Rodante1, Andrew Keel1, Heather Teague1, Wunan Zhou1, Martin Playford1, Marcus Chen1, Tiffany Powell-Wiley1, Ahmed Tawakol2, Nehal N. Mehta1
1National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States. 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, United States.

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2. Positive Remodeling Index is Associated with High-Sensitivity Troponin-T in Psoriasis in a Prospective Observational Cohort Study
Paula Anzenberg1, Domingo E. Uceda1, Harry Choi1, Sundus S. Lateef1, Khaled Abdelrahman1, Amit K. Dey1, Aarthi Reddy1, Parag Shukla1, Mariyam Batool1, Jenis E. Ortiz1, Colin Scott1, Mohammed D. Akbar1, Justin Rodante1, Andrew Keel1, Julie Erb-Alvarez1, Heather Teague1, Wunan Zhou1, Martin Playford1, Marcus Chen1, Alan Remaley1, Andrew J. Buckler2, Nehal N. Mehta1
1National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States. 2Elucid Bioimaging Inc., Wenham, MA, United States.

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5. Fast track extubation in patients with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery; Are we doing more harm than good?
Muhammad Arslan Cheema1, Khadija Cheema1, Ahamd Arslan1, Sadia Asghar2, Waqas Ullah1, Samra Asghar Cheema3, Asoka Balaratna1
1Internal Medicine, Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, PA, United States. 2Niazi Medical College, Sargodha, Pakistan. 3Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan.

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8. Association between visceral adipose tissue volume and coronary artery burden over time in psoriasis.
Aarthi S. Reddy1, Amit K. Dey1, Aditya Goyal1, Joshua P. Rivers1, Justin Rodante1, Andrew Keel1, Khaled Abdelrahman1, Domingo E. Uceda1, Youssef Elnabawi1, Milena Aksentijevich1, Nina Prakash1, Martin Playford1, Marcus Chen1, David Bluemke2, Tiffany Powell-Wiley1, Nehal N. Mehta1
1Heart, Lung and Blood Instititute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States. 2University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States.

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12. Psoriasis and Treatment with Statins: A Descriptive Analysis in an Ongoing Cohort Study.
Colin W. Scott1, Khaled Abdelrahman1, Milena Aksentijevich1, Aarthi S. Reddy1, Sundus S. Lateef1, Amit K. Dey1, Domingo E. Uceda1, Rylee Patrole1, Jenis E. Ortiz1, Justin Rodante1, Youssef Elnabawi1, Heather Teague1, Martin Playford1, Marcus Chen1, David Bluemke2, Nehal N. Mehta1
1Cardiovascular Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD, United States. 2Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI, United States.

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*13. Relationship Between Body Mass Index, Psoriasis Severity, and Coronary Artery Burden in Psoriasis Over Time.
Khaled Abdelrahman1, Aarthi Reddy1, Sundus S. Lateef1, Domingo E. Uceda1, Amit K. Dey1, Youssef Elnabawi1, Justin Rodante1, Mohammed D. Akbar1, Parag Shukla1, Andrew Keel1, Wunan Zhou1, Heather Teague1, Martin Playford1, Marcus Chen1, Nehal N. Mehta1
1National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States.

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*21. Socioeconomic Factors and Outcomes from Exercise-Related Sudden Cardiac Arrest in High School Student-Athletes
Jared Schattenkerk3, Kristen Kucera2, Jonathan Drezner1
1University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States. 2University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, United States. 3University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, United States.

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+22. Administering or withholding antihypertensives on the day of elective surgery; A double-edged sword
Muhammad Arslan Cheema1, Khadija Cheema1, Waqas Ullah1, Sadia Asghar2, Samra Asghar Cheema3, Asoka Balaratna1
1Internal Medicine, Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, PA, United States. 2Niazi Medical College, Sargodha, Pakistan. 3Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan.

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Moderated Poster
MP7. The Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Undergoing Right Heart Catheterization
Annette Min1, Ali Dahhan1, 2, Mohamad Kabach1, 2, Robert Perera2, Ion S. Jovin1, 2
1Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA, United States. 2Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, United States.

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Posters
P1. RATE OF TROPONIN RISE AS A PROGNOSTIC TOOL IN NON-ST ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
Hassan Abbas2, 1, Muhammad Arslan Cheema2, Sohaib Roomi2
1Rochester General Hospital, Webster, NY, United States. 2Internal Medicine, Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health, Abington, PA, United States.

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P4. ST-SEGMENT ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION DURING THE NIGHT SHIFT-IS IT A BAD OMEN FOR THE PATIENT?
Muhammad Arslan Cheema1, Khadija Cheema1, Waqas Ullah1, Sadia Asghar2, Samra Asghar Cheema3, Asoka Balaratna1
1Internal Medicine, Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, PA, United States. 2Niazi Medical College, Sargodha, Pakistan. 3Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan.

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Clinical Epidemiology/Health Care Research
Moderated Poster
MP11. Magnesium Supplementation and Risk of Diabetes Mellitus and Heart Failure
Yan Cheng1, 2, Jiayu Tan1, Ali Ahmed2, Helen Sheriff2, Becky Costello3, Marc Blackman2, Qing Zeng-Treitler1, 2
1George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States. 2Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington, DC, United States. 3National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States.

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Poster
P8. The Relationship between Physician Burnout and Patients’ Perception of Bedside Time Spent by Physicians
Shannon Leung1, Mukta Panda2, Georgia McIntosh1, Nargiza Kurbanova1, Anna-Carson Rimer Uhelski3, Muhammad Mubbashir Sheikh2, Rehan Qayyum1
1Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, United States. 2Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN, United States. 3Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, United States.

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Critical Care Medicine
Poster
P11. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome as the initial presentation of Sjogren’s Syndrome
Tracey G. O'Brien1, Mariam Agladze1, Anastasia Novikov1, Salim Yaghi1, Alaa Eldin Osman1, Theo D. Trandafirescu1
1Internal Medicine, Queens Hospital Center, Glendale, NY, United States.

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Endocrinology/Metabolism
Posters
P13. What are the Risk Factors and Incidence Rate for 30-day Readmission for DKA after index case of DKA?
Ron T. Varghese1, Diana G. Jacob1, Khaled R. Khasawneh1, Roy Kamoga1, Neal Mehta1
1Internal Medicine, White River Medical Center, Batesville, AR, United States.

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P17. A case of Schmidt Syndrome
Demian J. Omeh1, Santosh Kale1, Chris Elsayad1
1Internal Medicine, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY, United States.

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Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Poster
 
P15. Augmentin (amoxicillin-clavulanate) induced liver injury in a patient with progressive familial intrahepatic hepatic cholestasis (PFIC)
Saba Farooq1
1Internal Medicine/ GI, Hartford Hopsital/ U Conn, Middletown, CT, United States.

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Hematology
Poster
P16. Does Patient Location (Urban/Rural) Influence Risk Factors and Incidence Rate for 30-day Readmission for Sickle cell pain crisis?
Diana G. Jacob1, Ron T. Varghese1, Ankitha Antony1, Roy Kamoga1, Khaled R. Khasawneh1, Neal Mehta1
1Internal Medicine, White River Medical Center, Batesville, AR, United States.

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Infectious Diseases
Moderated Poster
MP5. Case of a Pediatric Spinal Dorsal Dermal Sinus Tract with Spinal Abscess and Recurrent Meningitis
Amy Painter1, Fatma Levent1, Kaveh Asadi-Moghaddam1, Sandra Vaz1
1Pediatrics, Adventhealth for Children, Orlando, FL, United States.

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Posters
P18. A case of Pasteurella multocida bacteremia from a dog scratch
Demian J. Omeh1, Sandra Gomez Paz1, Shadab Ahmed2
1Internal Medicine, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY, United States. 2Infectious Diseases, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY, United States.

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P19. Bacterial functional profiling of the cystic fibrosis airway across clinical states
Erin Felton1, Aszia Burrell3, Hollis Chaney4, 5, Iman Sami5, 4, Anastassios C. Koumbourlis5, 4, Robert Freishtat3, 4, 6, Keith Crandall7, Andrea Hahn2, 3, 4
1George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences , Washington, DC, United States. 2Division of Infectious Disease, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, United States. 3Center for Genetic Medicine Research, Children's National Research Institute, Washington, DC, United States. 4Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, United States. 5Department of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, United States. 6Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, United States. 7Computational Biology Institute, George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States.

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P20. Acceptability of HIV Testing for Adolescents and Young Adults by Delivery Model: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Peter Leistikow1, Joseph S. Cervia1, 2
1Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell , Levittown, NY, United States. 2HealthCare Partners IPA & MSO, Garden City, NY, United States.

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Neuroscience/Neurology
Oral Presentations
10. Nilotinib as an Innovative Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease: A Cell Culture Evaluation
Dalia Muhieddine1, 2, Heather A. Renna2, Lora J. Kasselman2, Aaron Pinkhasov2, Irving Gomolin2, Joshua DeLeon2, Allison B. Reiss2
1Biomedical Research , NYITCOM, Brooklyn, NY, United States. 2Medicine, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, NY, United States.

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*15. Resveratrol Modulates Neuro-lupus in an Atherosclerosis-Prone Lupus Murine Model
Saba Ahmed1, Heather A. Renna1, Kiana Cruz1, Steven E. Carsons1, Joshua DeLeon1, Allison B. Reiss1, Lora J. Kasselman1
1Biomedial Research, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Middletown, NY, United States.

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*17. Cholesterol Deficiency as a Mechanism for Autism: A Valproic Acid Model
Jennifer Behbodikhah1, 2, Heather A. Renna2, Morgan R. Peltier2, Lora J. Kasselman2, Aaron Pinkhasov2, Yuko Arita2, Thomas Wisniewski3, Joshua DeLeon2, Allison B. Reiss2
1NYITCOM, Plainview, NY, United States. 2Medicine, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, NY, United States. 3Neurology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States.

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Oncology
Oral Presentation
*18. Changes in Cytokine Profile with Prostate Cancer Treatments: A Potential Tool for Determining Prognosis and Designing Optimal Synergistic Therapy
David J. Grossfeld1, Allison B. Reiss1, Lora J. Kasselman1, Heather A. Renna1, Aaron E. Katz1
1Medicine, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, NY, United States.

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Other
Moderated Poster
MP8. Detection of Bacterial Extracellular Vesicles in Blood from Healthy Humans
Kylie Krohmaly1, 2, Claire Hoptay1, Andrea Hahn1, 2, Robert Freishtat1, 2
1Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, United States. 2The George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States.

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Pediatrics
Oral Presentations
6. Impact of CSF meningitis/encephalitis panel on hospitalization and antimicrobial use for febrile infants 60 days and younger
Angelica DesPain1, Ryan Pearman1, Rana Hamdy2, Gia Badolato1, Joseph Campos3, Kristen Breslin1
1Emergency Medicine, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, United States. 2Infectious Disease, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, United States. 3Laboratory Medicine, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, United States.

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9. Factors Associated with Perception of Life Expectancy in Assault-Injured Urban Youth
Tyler Lennon1, Tina Cheng1, Sarah Lindstrom Johnson4, Vanya Jones2, Joel Fein3, Leticia Ryan1
1Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States. 2Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, United States. 3Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States. 4Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States.

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11. Factors Associated with Successful Mentor Matching in an Intervention Study of Youth Violence
Tyler Lennon1, Tina Cheng1, Sarah Lindstrom Johnson2, Vanya Jones3, Joel Fein4, Leticia Ryan1
1Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States. 2Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States. 3Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, United States. 4Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States.

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+23. Frequency of Opioid Prescription Filling After Discharge from the Pediatric Emergency Department
Michael Hrdy1, Joanna Cohen1, Gia Badolato1, Monika Goyal1
1Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, United States.

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Moderated Posters
MP10. High thymic stromal lymphopoietin bronchoalveolar lavage levels are linked to disease severity in a subset of children with severe asthma
Elizabeth Chorvinsky1, Gustavo Nino1, Milena Villamil-Osorio2, Sonia M. Restrepo-Gualteros3, Josephina ZakZuk4, Oscar Ramirez-Camacho2, Kyle Salka1, Zhour Barnawi1, Samira Naime1, James H. Jackson1, Dinesh Pillai1
1Research, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, United States. 2Hospital De La Misericordia, Bogota, Colombia. 3FUNDACION SANTAFE, Bogota, Colombia. 4University of Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

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MP14. A Case of Purulent Pericarditis in a 13 Month Old
Rachael Batabyal1, 2, Kayla Authelet2, Shireen M. Atabaki1, 2
1Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, United States. 2SMHS, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States.

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Poster
P24. Intensity of Direct Care Provided by ED Nurses and Physicians During a Mass Casualty Drill
Jessica Zurlo1, Joelle Simpson2, Kenneth McKinley2
1George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States. 2Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services, Section on Data Analytics, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, United States.

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Pulmonary
Oral Presentations
*14. Differential Effects of IFN-? and IFN-? in the Human Infant Airway Epithelium
Karima Abutaleb1, Kyle Salka1, Maria Arroyo2, Elizabeth Chorvinsky1, Xilei Xu Chen2, Jered Weinstock2, Geovanny Perez4, Maria J. Gutierrez3, Dinesh Pillai2, Susana Gaviria1, Gustavo Nino2
1Center for Genetic Medicine Research, Children's National Hospital, Oakton, VA, United States. 2Children's National Hospital, DC, DC, United States. 3Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, United States. 4University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States.

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*19. Beta-Lactam Exposure is Associated with Recovery of Microbial Diversity in the CF Airway
Andrea Hahn1, Aszia Burrell1, Hollis Chaney1, Iman Sami1, Anastassios C. Koumbourlis1, Robert Freishtat1, Edith Zemanick2, Keith Crandall3
1Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, United States. 2 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, United States. 3Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States.

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Surgery
Moderated Poster
MP1. Gene expression profile of pulmonary macrophages is altered following resection of the primary tumor in an osteosarcoma model
Brandon Blank1, Michelle Kallis1, Bettie Steinberg1
1Zucker School Of Medicine, Manhasset, NY, United States.

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* Scholar
+ Henry Christian Award Winner
° Junior Physician Investigator Award Winner