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The Department of Medicine at Brown University employs world-renowned physician scientists across multiple subspecialties including cardiology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, HIV, pulmonary, general internal medicine and many other disciplines. This provides a unique opportunity for medical residents to be mentored by faculty, and participate in, clinical and/or basic research. Click here for an overview of research opportunities in the Department of Medicine.
All internal medicine residents at Brown participate in scholarly work or research projects during their residency. Scholarly work may include quality improvement projects or other work related to an academic pursuit. Under direct supervision of the medical faculty, residents have access to all research laboratories both at the hospitals and on the campus of Brown University.
Dr. Philip A. Chan, Residency Research Director, oversees the operation of the program. Dr. Chan is an NIH-funded physician scientist who is a past graduate of our Brown medicine residency program. Dr. Chan works with residents to ensure adequate support and guidance throughout the 3-part research process: Training, Execution, and Dissemination.
Research projects undertaken by medical residents have included original novel clinical and basic science investigations, clinical case reports, reviews of the literature, and other scholarly projects. Residents are encouraged to present their work at local and national meetings and to submit all projects for publication. Each year the Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Brown Department of Medicine co-sponsor the Annual ACP/Brown University Residents Research Day which boasts over 100 posters or presentations by Brown residents. Below are listings of selected projects and publications.
Please note, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, several of these listed presentations were cancelled after being accepted. We are nonetheless very proud of our residents and the hard work represented here.
Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), Seveille, Spain, June 2020
American Thoracic Society Conference 2020, May 2020, Philadelphia, PA
America Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting , May 2020, Chicago, IL
ISHLT: International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Conference, April 2020, Montreal, Canada
ACP Annual Internal Medicine Meeting, April 2020, Los Angeles, CA
Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Conference, April 2020, San Diego, CA
American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2020, Chicago, IL, March 2020
Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) 2020 Conference, February 2020, National Harbor, MD
Critical Care Congress 2020, February 2020, Orlando, FL
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 2019, San Antonio, TX
American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting , December 2019
Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Annual Meeting , November 2019, Atlanta, GA
American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019, November 2019, Philadelphia, PA
American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting , October 2019, San Antonio, TX
National Med-Peds Residents’ Association National Meeting, October 2019, New Orleans, LA
American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, October 2019, New Orleans, LA
European Society of Cardiology Congress, August/September 2019, Paris, France
Centennial Congress of the Medical Women’s International Association, July 2019, Brooklyn, NY
Lima FV , Kennedy KF, Wasiq Sheikh , French A, Anshul Parulkar, Sharma E, Henien S, Wu M, Chu A. Thirty-day readmissions after atrial fibrillation catheter ablation in patients with heart failure. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Jul 21.
Said Ashraf , Suleman Ilyas , M Chadi Alraies. Acute coronary syndrome in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eur Heart J. 2020 Jun 7.
Daniel Yee, Danni Fu, Hui C, Neal Dharmadhikari, Carino G. A Rare Case of 4 Ps: Bilateral Pneumothoraces and Pneumomediastinum in Pneumocystis Pneumonia. R I Med J. 2020 Jun 1.
Ali Hyeon-Ju, Kiernan MS, Choudhary G, Levine DJ, Sodha NR, Ehsan A, Yousefzai R. Right Ventricular Failure Post-Implantation of Left Ventricular Assist Device: Prevalence, Pathophysiology, and Predictors. ASAIO J. 2020 Jun.
Hsu A, Robert Matera ,Vieira K, Reagan JL, Farmakiotis D. Antifungal prophylaxis during 7 + 3 induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia is associated with improved survival, in a setting with low incidence of invasive mold infections. Support Care Cancer. 2020 May 21.
Brady KJS, Ni P, Grant GG, Thorpe CR, Nadler Deborah, Lee A, Shapiro GD, Kogosov A, Palmieri TL, Tompkins RG, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. Translation and Cross-cultural Validation of the English Young Adult Burn Outcome Questionnaire (YABOQ) in Spanish. J Burn Care Res. 2020 May 2.
Tehrani Babak, Belani Neel. Contained Free Wall Rupture after Myocardial Infarction. R I Med J. 2020 May 1
Kendall MC, Alves Lucas, Traill LL, De Oliveira GS. The effect of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block on postsurgical pain: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMC Anesthesiol. 2020 May 1.
Ekekezie C, Perler Bryce, Wexler A, Duff C, Lillis CJ, Kelly CR. Understanding the Scope of Do-It-Yourself Fecal Microbiota Transplant. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Apr.
Bakow Brianna, Elco CP, LeGolvan M, Dizon D, Ollila TA. Molecular Profiles of Brain and Pulmonary Metastatic Disease in Cancer of Unknown Primary. Oncologist. 2020 Apr 20.
Wang Y, Aravind I, Cai Z, Shen L, Gibson GN, Chen J, Wang B, Shi H, Song B, Guignon E, Cady NC, Page William, Pilar A, Cronin SB. Hot Electron Driven Photocatalysis on Plasmon-Resonant Grating Nanostructures. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2020 Apr 15.
Leung LJ, Vecchio Marc, Rana A, Behrle-Yardley A, Brewer N, McBride W. Total laparoscopic management of spontaneous biliary perforation. Clin J Gastroenterol. 2020 Apr 8.
Ann Ding , Burton Shen, Sarah Elliott , Khushbu Joshi , Daniel Coghlin, Suzanne McLaughlin. Double Crossed: A Case of La Crosse Encephalitis R I Med J. 2020 Apr 1.
Kendall MC, Alves Lucas, Pence K, Mukhdomi T, Croxford D, De Oliveira GS. The Effect of Intraoperative Methadone Compared to Morphine on Postsurgical Pain: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Anesthesiol Res Pract. 2020 Mar 27.
Di Mengyang, Ollila TA, Olszewski AJ. Exposure to ibritumomab tiuxetan and incidence of treatment-related myeloid neoplasms among older patients with B-cell lymphoma: a population-based study. Leukemia. 2020 Mar 17.
Rumery Kyle, Yunus F, Frishman WH. Myocardial Depression in Sepsis: Beneficial Adaptation or Sequelae that Requires Treatment? Cardiol Rev. 2020 Feb 3.
DeCarli Kathryn, Arabiat M, Ward Christopher, Levinson A, Carino G. A Case of Vaping-Associated Lung Injury in Rhode Island. R I Med J. 2020 Feb 3.
Garg Rimmy, Fu Danni, McRee C, Anderson K, Kennedy K, Aronow HD, Tuohy C, Abbott JD. Outcomes of transradial approach to percutaneous coronary intervention in end-stage renal disease patients on dialysis. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020 Jan 25.
Perler Bryce, Chen Brendan, Phelps E, Allegretti JR, Fischer M, Ganapini V, Krajiceck E, Kumar V, Marcus J, Nativ L, Kelly CR. Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Treatment of Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2020 Jan 31.
Erqou S, Soares Cullen, Wu WC. Stress Testing and Risk Prediction in People With Known Symptomatic Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Jan.
Argueta Erick, Pan J, Fine S. An Unusual Case of Esophagitis. Gastroenterology. 2020 Jan.
Sikka N, Shu Liqi , Ritchie B, Amdur RL, Pourmand A. Virtual Reality-Assisted Pain, Anxiety, and Anger Management in the Emergency Department. Telemed J E Health. 2019 Dec.
Theroux Christopher, Aliotta JM, Mullin CJ. High-Risk Pulmonary Embolism: Current Evidence-Based Practices. R I Med J. 2019 Dec 2.
Hui C, Cagle Grant, Carino G. Red Blood Cell Transfusions in the ICU. R I Med J. 2019 Dec 2.
Young Lauren, Mitrev L, Rost J, Timmerman T, Gaughan J, van Helmond N, Koshkareva YA. Videolaryngoscopic intubation may have a higher risk of severe oropharyngeal injury than intubation under direct laryngoscopy: A review of 30,633 intubations. J Clin Anesth. 2019 Dec.
Burk-Rafel J, Pulido RW, Elfanagely Yousef, Kolars JC. Institutional differences in USMLE Step 1 and 2 CK performance: Cross-sectional study of 89 US allopathic medical schools. PLoS One. 2019 Nov 4.
Ashraf S, Ilyas Suleman, Siddiqui F, Ando T, Shokr M, Panaich S, Briasoulis A, Afonso L, Khan M. Keeping up to date: a current review of wearable cardioverter defibrillator use. Acta Cardiol. 2019 Nov 5.
Argueta Erick, Moss SF. Treatment of Helicobacter pylori. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2019 Nov.
Zleik N, Weaver F, Harmon RL, Le B, Radhakrishnan Reshmitha, Jirau-Rosaly WD, Craven BC, Raiford M, Hill JN, Etingen B, Guihan M, Heggeness MH, Ray C, Carbone L. Prevention and management of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures in persons with a spinal cord injury or disorder: A systematic scoping review. J Spinal Cord Med. 2019 Nov.
Alsamman M, Vecchio Eric, Shawwa K, Acosta-Gonzales G, Resnick MB, Moss SF. Retrospective Analysis Confirms Tetracycline Quadruple as Best Helicobacter pylori Regimen in the USA. Dig Dis Sci. 2019 Oct.
Liu MA, DuMontier C, Murillo A, Hshieh TT, Bean JF, Soiffer RJ, Stone RM, Abel GA, Driver JA. Gait speed, grip strength, and clinical outcomes in older patients with hematologic malignancies. Blood. 2019 Jun.
DuMontier C, Liu MA, Murillo A, Hshieh T, Javedan H, Soiffer R, Stone RM, Driver JA, Abel GA. Function, Survival, and Care Utilization Among Older Adults With Hematologic Malignancies. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Apr.
Kogan Lawrence, Davis SL, Brooks GA. Treatment delays during FOLFOX chemotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer: a multicenter retrospective analysis. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2019 Oct.
Soares Cullen, Gilson M. Nifedipine-Induced Shock in Pregnancy With Aortic Stenosis. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Oct 15.
Edwards S, Bijlani Sharan , Fairley H, Lloyd N, Rivas A, Payne JD. Frequency and prevalence of obesity and related comorbidities in West Texas. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2019 Oct 14.
Patel Kavin M, Johnson JE, Reece R, Mermel LA. Babesiosis-associated Splenic Rupture: Case Series From a Hyperendemic Region. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Sep.
Leinung MC, Miller CH, Tehrani Babak, Joseph J. The Effect of Efavirenz on Estradiol Metabolism in Transgender Women. Transgend Health. 2019 Sep 4.
Pradier B, McCormick SJ, Tsuda AC, Chen Rudy , Atkinson AL, Westrick MR, Buckholtz CL, Kauer JA. Properties of neurons in the superficial laminae of trigeminal nucleus caudalis. Physiol Rep. 2019 Jul.
Young Lauren, Vimawala S, Ahmad N, Kushnir V, Bonawitz SC, Brody JD, Enriquez ML, Koshkareva YA. Review of inbound medical tourism and legal details of obtaining a visa for treatment of head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2019 Aug.
Lang William, Frishman WH. Angiopoietin-Like 3 Protein Inhibition: A New Frontier in Lipid-Lowering Treatment. Cardiol Rev. 2019 Jul/Aug.
Chen Brendan, Ferreira J. Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum, Pneumoperitoneum, and Pneumoretroperitoneum After Endoscopic Cryoablation Without Frank Perforation. ACG Case Rep J. 2019 Aug 14.
Argueta Erick, Zhang AY, Rossi A, Jain S, Farrell R, Newton E. A Case of Acute Esophageal Necrosis. R I Med J. 2019 Aug 1.
Jordan Kevin, Yaghi S, Poppas A, Chang AD, Mac Grory B, Cutting S, Burton T, Jayaraman M, Tsivgoulis G, Sabeh MK, Merkler AE, Kamel H, Elkind MSV, Furie K, Song C. Left Atrial Volume Index Is Associated With Cardioembolic Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation Detection After Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source. Stroke. 2019 Aug.
Rachel Cooper , Vanjani R, Trimbur MC. Acute Pain Management in Patients Treated With Buprenorphine: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jul 29.
Schwarzman L, Miron-Shatz T, Maki K, Hsueh Leon , Liu E, Tarashandegan D, Mendez F, Vidovich MI. Shared Decision-Making in Femoral Versus Radial Cardiac Catheterization. Am J Cardiol. 2019 Jul 15.
Argueta Erick, Pan J, Fine S An Unusual Case of Esophagitis. Gastroenterology. 2019 Jul.
Lima Fabio V, Kolte D, Louis David W, Kennedy KF, Abbott JD, Soukas PA, Hyder ON, Mamdani ST, Aronow HD. Thirty-day readmission after endovascular or surgical revascularization for chronic mesenteric ischemia: Insights from the Nationwide Readmissions Database. Vasc Med. 2019 Jun.
Dunne RF, Roussel Breton, Culakova E, Pandya C, Fleming FJ, Hensley B, Magnuson AM, Loh KP, Gilles M, Ramsdale E, Maggiore RJ, Jatoi A, Mustian KM, Dale W, Mohile SG. Characterizing cancer cachexia in the geriatric oncology population. J Geriatr Oncol. 2019 May.
Stergiopoulos K, Lima Fabio V, Butler J. Heart Failure in Pregnancy: A Problem Hiding in Plain Sight. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 May.
Ates Bulu E, Khoury R, Lee Hyun, Grossberg, George. Eating disturbances in the elderly: A geriatric-psychiatric perspective. Nutrition and Healthy Aging. 2019 May.
Perler Bryce, Ungaro R, Baird G, Mallette M, Bright R, Shah S, Shapiro J, Sands BE. Presenting symptoms in inflammatory bowel disease: descriptive analysis of a community-based inception cohort. BMC Gastroenterol. 2019 Apr.
Farmakiotis D, Le A, Weiss Zoe, Ismail N, Kubiak DW, Koo S. False positive bronchoalveolar lavage galactomannan: Effect of host and cut-off value. Mycoses. 2019 Mar.
Cooper Rachel, Dudley John, Farmakiotis D. A Man With Headache, Fever, and Neck Stiffness. JAMA. 2019 Apr.
Sahin I, Eturi Aditya, De Souza A, Pamarthy S, Tavora F, Giles FJ, Carneiro BA. Glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta inhibitors as novel cancer treatments and modulators of antitumor immune responses. Cancer Biol Ther. 2019 Apr.
Calamaras TD, Baumgartner RA, Aronovitz MJ, McLaughlin Angela L, Tam K, Richards DA, Cooper CW, Li N, Baur WE, Qiao X, Wang GR, Davis RJ, Kapur NK, Karas RH Blanton RM. Mixed lineage kinase-3 prevents cardiac dysfunction and structural remodeling with pressure overload. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2019 Jan.
Gupta D, Lacayo AA, Greene Shane M, Leahy JL, Jetton TL. β-Cell mass restoration by α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor activation. J Biol Chem. 2018 Dec.
Di Mengyang, Bian J, Butera JN.A new onset of thrombocytopenia and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia in the healthcare setting: A challenge for diagnosis. Am J Hematol. 2018 Sep.
Frenchu Kiersten K, Ahmed Malik B. Brain Abscess in an Adult Patient With Congenital Heart Disease. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Sep.
Panagiotou OA, Markozannes G, Adam GP, Kowalski R, Gazula A, Di Mengyang, Bond DS, Ryder BA, Trikalinos TA. Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Bariatric Procedures in Medicare-Eligible Patients: A Systematic Review. JAMA Surg. 2018 Sep.
Caines L, Asiedu Yetunde, Dugdale T, Wu H. An Interprofessional Approach to Teaching Nutrition Counseling to Medical Students. MedEdPORTAL. 2018 Aug.
Ferreira Kaio S, Lynch K, Ryder BA, Connolly M, Miner T, Harrington DT. Lessons Learned From the Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Conference. J Surg Educ. 2018 Aug.
Vecchio Eric, Jamot S, Ferreira J. Pneumatosis Coli Formation via Counterperfusion Supersaturation in a Patient with Severe Diarrhea. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2018 Aug.
Vennard KC, Selen Daryl J, Gilbert MP. The Management Of Hyperglycemia In Noncritically-Ill Hospitalized Patients Treated With Continuous Enteral Or Parenteral Nutrition. Endocr Pract. 2018 Jul.
Lu Q, Gottlieb Eric, Rounds S. Effects of cigarette smoke on pulmonary endothelial cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2018 May.
Decker Dominic, Flynn M.Food Insecurity and Chronic Disease: Addressing Food Access as a Healthcare Issue. RI Med J. 2018 May.
Koko KR, McCauley Brian D, Gaughan JP, Fromer MW, Nolan RS, Hagaman AL, Brown SA, Hazelton JP. Spectral analysis of heart rate variability predicts mortality and instability from vascular injury. J Surg Res. 2018 Apr.
Vakharia Janaki D, Matlock K, Taylor HO, Backeljauw PF, Topor LS. Craniosynostosis as the Presenting Feature of X-linked Hypophosphatemic Rickets. Pediatrics. 2018 Apr
Farahnik B, Sharma D, Alban J, Sivamani RK. Topical Botanical Agents for the Treatment of Psoriasis: A Systematic Review. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017 Aug.
Raghunathan V, Louis D, Wirk B. Gastrointestinal Tract Amyloidosis Presenting With Pneumatosis Intestinalis. J Clin Med Res. 2017 Jul.
Le A, Farmakiotis D, Tarrand JJ, Kontoyiannis DP. Initial Treatment of Cancer Patients with Fluconazole-Susceptible Dose-Dependent Candidaglabrata Fungemia: Better Outcome with an Echinocandin or Polyene Compared to an Azole? Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Jul 25.
Koko KR, McCauley BM, Gaughan JP, Nolan RS, Fromer MW, Hagaman ALR, Choron RL, Brown SA, Hazelton JP. Kaolin-based hemostatic dressing improves hemorrhage control from a penetrating inferior vena cava injury in coagulopathic swine. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jul.
Vakharia JD, Goldsweig B, Rogg JM, Topor LS. Extrapontine Myelinolysis in a Child with Salt Intoxication. J Pediatr. 2017 Jul.
Sharma E, Arunachalam K, Di M, Chu A, Maan A. PVCs, PVC-Induced Cardiomyopathy, and the Role of Catheter Ablation. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2017 Jun.
Simons M, Bautista J, Occhiogrosso R, Scott-Sheldon LA, Gohh R. Acute hypocalcemia following kidney transplantation may depend on the type of remote parathyroidectomy: a retrospective cohort study. Clin Nephrol. 2017 Jun.
Patel R, Wattamwar K, Kanduri J, Nahass M, Yoon J, Oh J, Shukla P, Lacy CR. Health Care Student Knowledge and Willingness to Work in Infectious Disease Outbreaks.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2017 Jun 19.
Raghunathan V, Pelcovits A, Gutman D, Carino G. Cardiogenic shock from coronary vasculitis in granulomatosis with polyangiitis. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Jun 29.
McCauley BD, Chu AF. Minimally Invasive Closure of the Left Atrial Appendage: A Non-Pharmacologic Approach to Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. R I Med J. 2017 May 1.
Lima FV, Yang J, Xu J, Stergiopoulos K. National Trends and In-Hospital Outcomes in Pregnant Women With Heart Disease in the United States. Am J Cardiol. 2017 May 15.
Lima FV, Gruberg L. Here we go Again: Trying to prevent contrast induced nephropathy. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2017 May 31.
Hardison SA, Pyon G, Le A, Wan W, Coelho DH. The Effects of Double Gloving on Microsurgical Skills. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Apr 1.
Reidy J, Halvorson J, Makowski S, Katz D, Weinstein B, McCluskey C, Doering A, DeCarli K, Tjia J. Health System Advance Care Planning Culture Change for High-Risk Patients: The Promise and Challenges of Engaging Providers, Patients, and Families in Systematic Advance Care Planning. J Palliat Med. 2017 Apr.
Bailey G, Healy A, Young BD, Sharma E, Meadows J, Chun HJ, Wu WC, Choudhary G, Morrison AR. Relative predictive value of lung cancer screening CT versus myocardial perfusion attenuation correction CT in the evaluation of coronary calcium. PLoS One. 2017 Apr 24.
Yeh T, Soto AG, Quintos JB, Topor LS. Turner syndrome and pituitary adenomas: a case report and review of literature. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Feb 1.
Chow EJ, Mermel LA. Hospital-Acquired Respiratory Viral Infections: Incidence, Morbidity, and Mortality in Pediatric and Adult Patients. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 3.
Zervou FN, Zacharioudakis IM, Kurpewski J, Mylonakis E.T2 Magnetic Resonance for Fungal Diagnosis. Methods Mol Biol. 2017.