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Annual Research Day

2021 Annual Research Day

The Stamford Hospital Research Day celebrates the achievements of our system's faculty, residents and nursing staff in order to showcase the wide variety of excellent, ongoing research. We aim to honor these achievements annually.

Thank you to all who are working so hard to improve the lives and care of patients today and in the future. Congratulations to the winners in the following categories:


Case Report Presentations  

1st
SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH IN THE PRESENCE OF AN INCIDENTAL ANOMALOUS ORIGIN OF THE RIGHT CORONARY ARTERY
Rajeswari Jasty, MD, Zachary Estep, DO, Joseph Bahgat, MD, Andrey Vavrenyuk, MD, Joshua Lader, MD, David Hsi MD
Department of Medicine

2nd (two-way tie)

EFFECTS OF THE AVAILABILITY HEURISTIC DURING A PANDEMIC: AVOIDING THE CORONA BIAS
Daniyal Ameen, MD, Anna Stransky, MD, Andrey Vavrenyuk, MD, Forugh Homayounrooz, MD, FACP, Rebecca Newman, MD, FACP, Alka Popli, MD
Department of Medicine

RIGHT-SIDED COLON CANCER WITH DISTANT METASTASIS TO VIRCHOW NODE
Nneka Nwachukwu, MD, Mahta Salehi, MD, Valeria Grijalva, MD, Steve Lo, MD, Forugh Homayounrooz, MD, FACP
Department of Medicine

3rd (three-way tie)

A YOUNG WOMAN PRESENTED WITH SEPTIC SHOCK AND ENDOCARDITIS
Zachary Estep, DO1, Rajeswari Jasty, MD1, Andrey Vavrenyuk, MD1, Joseph Bahgat, MD1, Scott Martin, MD1, Nikhil Sikand, MD2, David Hsi, MD1
1Department of Medicine, Stamford Hospital, 2Department of Cardiology, NYU Langone Medical Center

SURVIVING AGAINST ALL ODDS: A CASE OF MULTI-ORGAN FAILURE IN THE SETTING OF COVID-19
Saikou Saidy, MD, Joseph Bahgat, MD, Camila Heluey-Rodrigues, MD, Frantz Hastrup, MD, Forugh Homayounrooz, MD, FACP
Department of Medicine

COVID MULTISYSTEM INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME IN CHILDREN
Abdirahman Wardhere, MD, Krista Dionne, DO, Asha Shah, MD, Mary Fedor, MD, Forugh Homayounrooz, MD, FACP
Department of Medicine


Physician Assistant Systematic Reviews (tied for 1st)

EXACERBATION OF EATING DISORDERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Nicole Fung, PA-S, Leah Trickett, PA-S, Suzanne Rose, MS, PhD, CCRC, FACRP
Sacred Heart University, Department of Physician Assistant Studies

THE EFFECT OF TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION ON COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL FUNCTIONS IN ADULTS WITH MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Victoria Ho, PA-S1, Erica Ramos, PA-S1, Tracy Barbour2, MD, Eric C. Nemec, PharmD, MEHP, BCPS1
1Sacred Heart University Physician Assistant Studies and
2Massachusetts General Hospital Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Clinical Services

Nursing Research

1st
GET WELL NETWORK OPTIMIZATION
Julissa Almanza, RN, Marin Skariah, RN, Vanessa Lundin, RN, Meredith Jansen, RN, Kelly Jones, RN, Robin Forester, RN
Department of Nursing

2nd
ASSESSING THE READABILITY OF PATIENT EDUCATION MATERIALS TO ENHANCE LITERACY AT STAMFORD HOSPITAL
Katherine Grosso, RN, BSN
Nursing Research Institute


Resident Research

1st
THE EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS ON RESIDENT WELLNESS IN A COMMUNITY TEACHING HOSPITAL
Camila Heluey-Rodrigues, MD1, Joseph Bahgat, MD1, Rebecca Newman, MD, FACP1, Josette Hartnett, MPH2, Suzanne Rose, MS, PhD, CCRC, FACRP2, Forugh Homayounrooz, MD, FACP
Department of Medicine1, Office of Research2

2nd
THE USE OF TELEMEDICINE IN PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY: IS IT EFFECTIVE?
Lindsey Michel, MD, Jennifer Morgan, DPT, Brady Coad, MD, Scott Chudnoff, MD, MSc, FACOG
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Faculty Research

1st
IMPLEMENTING SCREENING FOR FOOD INSECURITY IN A PEDIATRIC CYSTIC FIBROSIS CENTER
Annette Maiberger, SW1, Rachel Kofsky, RD2, Winsome Sewell2, Christine Tseng, RD1, Golnar Raissi, ND2, Hossein Sadeghi, MD2
1Cystic Fibrosis Center, Pediatric Pulmonology, 2Columbia University Medical Center

2nd(two-way tie)
HOW IDENTIFYING SUBTYPES OF CONCUSSION INFORMS TREATMENT PLANNING
Jill Walker, PhD and Christina Kunec, PsyD
Concussion Center

SEMI-AUTOMATED TOTAL BODY PHOTOGRAPHY SUPPORTS ROBUST DELIVERY OF SKIN CANCER MONITORING SERVICES DURING THE SARS-COV2/COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Elizabeth D. Drugge, PHD, MPH1, Rebecca M. Sarac, MD2, Patricia Fay, DPT, MPH3, Rhett J. Drugge, MD4
1New York Medical College, School of Health Sciences and Practice, Valhalla, NY, 2Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 3Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ & 4Sheard & Drugge, PC, Stamford, CT

Oral Presentations (two chosen due to one point difference)

1st SHORT INTERVAL PREGNANCY AND COVID-19: IMPACT OF ACCESS TO BILATERAL TUBAL LIGATION DURING COVID-19 ON SHORT-INTERVAL PREGNANCY
Kristen Langan, MD, Chi-Son Kim, MD MPH
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

2nd ASSESSMENT OF INCOMING INTERNS IN MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE & CLINICAL SKILLS USING ORIENTATION OSCE
Anna Stransky, MD, Mariana Chang, MD, Shilpi Jain-Aggarwal, MD, Rebecca Newman MD, FACP, Forugh Homayounrooz, MD, FACP
Department of Medicine

Past Research Days

Winners of 2020 Research Day are as follows:

Resident Research Projects (top 2)

Outcomes of Opportunistic Salpingectomy in Robotic Assisted Sacral Colpopexy
Anna Dukhovich, MD, Brian Hines, MD

Utility of Repeat Head CT in Detecting Delayed Intracranial Hemorrhage in Falls on Novel Oral Anticoagulants
Meaghan Broderick, MD, Gianluca Tripodi, MD, Carla Rennie, RN, MSN,Kevin Dwyer, MD


Faculty Research

Direct and Indirect Effects of Limited English Proficiency on Access to Care, Utilization of Services, and Health Status among Californian Adults
Renée E. Pierre-Louis, Ph.D., MBA, MA, ACRP-CP, Ning Jackie Zhang, MD, Ph.D, MPH, Terrence F. Cahill, EdD, FACHE, Genevieve Pinto Zipp, PT, EdD


Case Presentations (top 4)

Klebsiella Pyomyositis: A Rare Form of a Rare Disease
Ashton C. Ogle, PA-S, Michael J. Greenstein, PA-S, Kevin Dwyer, M.D., Eric C. Nemec II, PharmD, MEHP, BCPS

A Tale of 2 CT's: Cerebral Hyperperfusion Syndrome Following Carotid Endarterectomy
Anita Gade DO, Sunanda Kotapuri MD, Daniel C. Brooks MD, Paul W. Huang MD

Occult Encephalitis: A Case Report of Limbic Encephalitis
Shawn Tocidlowski, DO, Lindsay Laurie, DO, Kathie Nurena, MD

Acute Fulminant Hepatic Failure: A Rare Complication of Anti-Hypertensive Therapy
Joseph Bahgat, MD, Mohamed Zakarya, MD, Robert Babkowski, MD, Dhaval Desai, MD, MPH, FACP


Nursing Research

The Impact of Bedside Report on ED to Inpatient Throughput
Stephanie Zhu, FNP-BC, DNP, Anaica Quao, FNP-BC, DNP


Physician Assistant Program - Systematic Reviews

L-Methylfolate or Folic Acid as adjunct therapy to SSRI/SNRI for Major Depressive Disorder: Systematic Review & Meta-analysis
Rabail Altaf, PA-S, Irasema Gonzalez, PA-S, Kimberley Rubino, PA-C, Eric C. Nemec, PharmD, MEHP,

Winners of 2019 Research Day are as follows:

Oral Presentation
Risk Factors and Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients Presenting with Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Complicated by Myocardial Ischemia 
–Mohamed Zakarya, MD and James Krinsley, MD

Faculty Posters
The Impact of Age on the Relationship Between Glycemia and Mortality in the Critically Ill
–James Krinsley, MD; Camilla Huley-Rodriguez, MD; and Michael Bernstein, MD

Reduction of Hospital-Onset Clostridioides Difficile Infection at Stamford Hospital 
–Praveen K. Reddy, MD, MPH; Asha K. Shah, MD, MS; Rohit Bhalla, MD, MPH; and Michael Parry, MD

Resident Posters
Opioid Use After Cesarean Delivery in a Community Hospital Setting 
–Valerie Curro, DO and Setul Pardanani, MD

Emergency Department Use in Early Pregnancy: A Quality Improvement Review 
–Laura Gilroy, MD; Hannah Shakartzi, MD; and Setul Pardanani, MD

Case Reports
Neuroborreliosis: Acute Lyme Infection Mimicking Ischemic Stroke – Brett Ann Carroll, MD; Estela Rodriguez-Alonso, MD; and Lynda Streett, MD

Post-Concussive Exacerbation of Sleep Disorders: A Case Report and Literature Review 
–Catherine Heinzinger, DO and Kathleen Nurena, MD

Rare Case of Uterus Didelphys with Blind Hemivagin and Ipsilateral Renal Agenesis Presenting With Acute Abdomen, Pyocolpos and Sepsis 
– Kiger Lau, MD, MPH and Frances Ginsburg, MD

A Case of Lactation Ketoacidosis 
– Leonardo Oliveira, MD; Avielle Movsas, MS4; Sunanda Kotapuri, MD; and Revekka Babayev, MD

Nursing/PA Top Presenter

Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Postpartum Hemorrhage Bundle 
–Donna Bowman, DNP, FNP-BC, RNC-OB, EFM-C; Beata Romanczuk, BSN,
RNC-OB, EFM-C; and Erica Severi, MSN, EFM-C

Winners of 2018 Research Day are as follows:

RESEARCH

  • ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE AND EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING RATES IN THE IMMEDIATE POSTPARTUM PERIOD
    Jade Mas, MD, Setul Pardanani, MD
  • CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND OUTCOMES OF PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT WITH CULTURE NEGATIVE SEPSIS
    Madhuri Tirumandas, MD, Chao Guo, MD, James Krinsley, MD

CASE STUDIES

  • TRANSNASAL SPHENOPALATINE GANGLION BLOCKAGE FOR INTRACTABLE HEADACHE SECONDARY TO SPONTANEOUS CEREBRAL SPINAL FLUID LEAK IN PREGNANCY
    Laura C Gilroy, MD and Ofer Wellisch, MD, MPH
  • FIBROEPITHELIAL POLYP OF THE BRONCHUS: VALUE OF A CRYOBIOPSY TECHNIQUE
    Pankil Desai, MD, Michael A. Bernstein, MD

Winners of 2017 Research Day are as follows:


Posters:

Research

  • Implementation of a Universal Perinatal Depression Screening and Treatment Program in a Community Health Care Setting 
    Kiger Lau, MD, MPH and Setul Pardanani, MD

  • Reduction of Hypoglycemia in the Critically Ill Patient Using Nurse-Driven Root Cause Analysis 
    Krista Shea, BSN, RN; Sally Gerard DNP, RN; James Krinsley MD, FCCM

Case Studies

  • Salmonella Empyema: A Case of Superinfected Pleural Effusion 
    Madhuri Tirumandas, MD, Michael A. Bernstein, MD

  • Navigational Bronchoscopy Guided Cryobiopsy for Interstitial Lung Disease: Combining the best of Two Techniques 
    Pankil Desai, MD, Robert Greer, MD, Robert Babkowski, MD, Michael A. Bernstein, MD

Oral Presentations

  • Time in Target Blood Glucose Range is Associated with Survival in Trauma ICU Patients
    Presented by: Kristina Kramer MD with corresponding authors James Krinsley MD, Kevin Dwyer MD, FACS

  • Melanocytic Outcomes Identified With Time-Lapse Total Body Photography and Dermatoscopy 
    Presented by: Rhett J. Drugge, MD with corresponding authors Elizabeth D. Drugge, PhD, MPH, Rebecca M.Sarac, BS, Audel A. McKoy, BS, Juthi Aziz

Highlights of 2017's event on 5/18 included:

“The Future of Clinical Research”

Keynote speakers:
Harlan Krumholz, MD, MPH
Yale New Haven Health
Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

and

Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine
Place: Brace Auditorium and WP I & II, Stamford Hospital, from 7:30am to 12:30pm

Winners of 2017 Research Day are as follows:


Posters:

Research

  • Implementation of a Universal Perinatal Depression Screening and Treatment Program in a Community Health Care Setting
    Kiger Lau, MD, MPH and Setul Pardanani, MD

  • Reduction of Hypoglycemia in the Critically Ill Patient Using Nurse-Driven Root Cause Analysis
    Krista Shea, BSN, RN; Sally Gerard DNP, RN; James Krinsley MD, FCCM

Case Studies

  • Salmonella Empyema: A Case of Superinfected Pleural Effusion
    Madhuri Tirumandas, MD, Michael A. Bernstein, MD

  • Navigational Bronchoscopy Guided Cryobiopsy for Interstitial Lung Disease: Combining the best of Two Techniques
    Pankil Desai, MD, Robert Greer, MD, Robert Babkowski, MD, Michael A. Bernstein, MD

Oral Presentations

  • Time in Target Blood Glucose Range is Associated with Survival in Trauma ICU Patients
    Presented by: Kristina Kramer MD with corresponding authors James Krinsley MD, Kevin Dwyer MD, FACS

  • Melanocytic Outcomes Identified With Time-Lapse Total Body Photography and Dermatoscopy
    Presented by: Rhett J. Drugge, MD with corresponding authors Elizabeth D. Drugge, PhD, MPH, Rebecca M.Sarac, BS, Audel A. McKoy, BS, Juthi Aziz

To see the recordings form the 2nd Annual Research Day, please watch our recordings below:

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