ACTRI TL1 Trainees, Projects and Faculty Mentors

2018-2019

Medical Students

​Student Name
​Mentor
​Project Title
Alicia Asturias Eric Edmonds, MD Posterior Shoulder Instability in a Young Population: A Comprehensive Analysis of Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Outcome Measurements
Hee Eun Park Loren Mell, MD Identifying Head and Neck Cancer Patients Likely to Benefit from Treatment Intensification: Analysis of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Database
Edmund Qiao James Murphy, MD Evaluation of Non-Operative Management Among Patients with Rectal Cancer
Benjamin Rosellini Adriana Tremoulet, MD Validating a Kawasaki Disease Natural Language Processing Algorithm

Pharmacy Students

​Student Name
​Mentor
​Project Title
Michelle Lai Rabia Atayee, PharmD, BCPS and Ila Saunders, PharmD, BCOP Clinical Utility and Impact of Pharmacogenomics Testing on Opioid Use in Surgical Oncology Patients
Tanya Tatavets Irina Gutman, PharmD and Craig Stevens, PharmD Derivation and Validation of a Heparin Dosing Equation Adjusted for Age and BMI

UC Riverside Medical Students

​Student Name
​Mentor
​Project Title
Rebecca Ocher Pamela Taub, MD
Optimizing Circadian Rhythms by Regulating Eating Patterns to Reduce Cardiometabolic Disease Risk among Firefighters; and a Study of Time-restricted Eating (TRE) for Weight Loss and Cardiometabolic Health in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome
Jennifer Yoo (Boo Yoo)
Matthew Allison, MD, MPHStatistical Analysis

Long-Term Trainees 2018-2019

​Student Name
​Mentor
​Project Title
Kumar Abhishek James Murphy, MD, MS Predicting Early Stage Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) using Deep Machine Learning of Large Electronic Health Record Datasets
Jonathan Barboza Matthew Allison, MD, MPH
Neighborhood Walkability and Its Association with Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) through the Ankle-brachial Index (ABI), in Latinos. A SOLCASAS Research Study
Danielle Gillard Rick A. Friedman, MD, PhD Investigation of the Role of Genetic Variants in Cisplatin Associated Hearing Loss
Trenton Gluck John Lamberti, MD Long-Term Results Using Cryopreserved Pericardial Homografts in Congenital Heart Disease
Cody Hansen Eric W Edmonds, MD, FAOA Outcomes of Surgical Repair of SLAP Lesions in Adolescents With and Without Concomitant Shoulder Pathology
Samuel Kung
Jane C. Burns, MD The Effects of IgG Fc-Derived Peptides and Regulatory T Cells on the Development of Coronary Artery Abnormalities in Kawasaki Disease
Paul Riviere
James D. Murphy, MD, MS The Effect of HIV and Immunodeficiencies on Disease Recurrence among Cancer Patients
Evelyn Ross Kellog Parsons, MD Dietary interventions and Prostate Cancer Outcomes in Men of Color
Sarek Shen Joseph A. Califano, III, MD Validation of a Non-integrated, HPV16 E2/E4/E5 Driven Model of Carcinogenesis in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Michelle Tibbs Jona A. Hattangadi-Gluth, MD Brain Radiation Therapy and Post-treatment Neurocognitive Decline - a Normal Tissue Complication Probability Analysis of a Prospective Cohort Study

2017-2018

Medical Students

​Student Name
​Mentor
​Project Title
Nader BadriCheryl Rock, PhDWalnut Consumption in a Weight Loss Intervention: Effects on Blood Glucose and Insulin Resistance
Jessica KriksciunDoris Trauner, MDLongitudinal analysis of Hemispatial Neglect progression in Children with Perinatal Brain Lesions
Jacob RozichRobert Sah, MD, ScDMechanics and MechanoBiology of Impact Insertion of Native Osteochondral Grafts: Protection of Chondrocytes
George VillatoroLinda Zangwill, PhDImpact 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 LouieFelix 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

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