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Research and Scholarly Activity

 
2016-2017
Presentations
“Acute liver failure from cardiogenic shock without classic heart failure exam findings,” poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 81st Annual Meeting on October 14-19, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV.  (Cameron Allen, DO, PGY3; Antonio Sanchez, MD, and Jorge Zapatier, MD, Faculty).
 
“Primary hepatic amyloidosis,” poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 81st Annual Meeting on October 14-19, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV.  (Neha Vohra, DO, PGY3, and Avina Kolareth, MD, Brian Freeman, MD, and Rajalakshmi Iyer, MD, Faculty)
 
“Mimicry of stroke by disseminated tuberculosis” poster presentation at the Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions - American College of Osteopathic Internists, on October 27-31, 2016, in Palm Desert, CA (Neha Vohra, DO, PGY3; Aneesa Afroze, MD, Daniela Frankova, MD, PhD, and Changfu Peng, MD, Faculty).
 
“The ups and downs of a pheochromocytoma – anxiety, hypertension, and bradycardia,” poster presentation at the 7th Annual Iowa Chapter Society of Hospital Medicine, on October 29, 2016, in Iowa City, IA (Jeffrey Harbold, DO, PGY2, and Matthew Fabiszak, DO, PGY1; Louise Convery, DO, Faculty).
 
“Influence of winter season, driving distance, and time of receipt of breast conserving therapy among Iowa urban and rural patients,” poster presentation at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, on December 8, 2016.  (Cydney Wolf, DO, PGY2; Daniela Frankova, MD, PhD, and Jan Franko, MD, PhD, Faculty).
 
“Deciduoid subtype of diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma presenting with spontaneous hemoperitoneum,” poster presentation at the 12th International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies, in Snowbird, UT on February 18-20, 2017  (Lindsey Rearigh, DO, PGY2; Daniela Frankova MD, PhD, and Jan Franko, MD, PhD, Faculty).
 
“Fit in Five: A unique approach to preventing burnout in an Internal Medicine Residency,” poster presentation at Society of General Internal Medicine Conference, in Washington D.C., on April 20-21, 2017 (Kristin Olson, DO, and Brian Whyms, DO, PGY1s, and Russ Hamilton, DO, and Lindsey Rearigh, DO, PGY2s; Leatrice Olson, DO, Louise Convery, DO, and Daniela Frankova, MD, PhD, Faculty).
 
“Obstacles to the diagnosis of water clear cell parathyroid adenoma,” poster presentation at AACE Conference, in Austin, Texas, on May 4, 2017 (Tim Reisner, DO, PGY1, and Lindsey Rearigh, DO, PGY2; Carolyn Pease, MD, Jan Franko, MD, PhD, and Daniela Frankova, MD, PhD, Faculty).
 
“Pheochromocytoma without biochemical evidence: Unintentional treatment with biopsy or silent pheochromocytoma?,” poster presentation at AACE Conference, in Austin, Texas, on May 4, 2017 (Julie Schommer, DO, PGY2, and Teck Khoo, MD, Faculty).
 
“A shot in the dark: false position positron emission tomography results with once weekly exenatide and 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose,” poster presentation at AACE Conference, in Austin, Texas, on May 4, 2017 (Jordan Tichenor, DO, MBA, and Julie Schommer, PGY2s; Teck Khoo, MD, Faculty).
 
“Chronic lithium toxicity,” poster presentation at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, in San Antonio, Texas, on May 18, 2017 (Katherine Thyssen, DO, PGY3, and Leatrice Olson, DO, Faculty).
 
“A rare event of cardiopulmonary arrest in a young patient with prolonged QT and incidental finding of cor triatriatum on echocardiography,” poster presentation at the American Society of Echocardiography Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on June 4, 2017 (Barry Cooper, DO, PGY2, and David Laughrun, MD, Faculty).

Publications

Olson, K, Whyms, B, Hamilton, R, Rearigh, L, Olson, L, Convery, L, and Frankova, D.  “Fit in Five: A unique approach to preventing burnout in an Internal Medicine Residency,” Journal of General Internal Medicine, April 2017.

Reisner, T, Rearigh, L, Pease, C, Franko, J, and Frankova, D.  “Obstacles to the diagnosis of water clear cell parathyroid adenoma,” Endocrine Practice: Clinical and Investigative Endocrinology and Diabetes, Volume 23: Supplement 3, April 2017.
 

Quality Improvement Projects
“Evaluating diabetic ketoacidosis length of stay and complication rate in the Intensive Care Unit” (Barry Cooper, DO, Jordan Tichenor, DO, MBA, PGY2; Matthew Fabiszak, DO, PGY1; Blair Westerly, MD, Faculty
 
“Sweeter than sugar: Utilizing EMR templates to improve outpatient diabetes mellitus care” (Julie Schommer, DO, and Russell Hamilton, DO, MS, PGY2; and Louise Convery, DO, and Leatrice Olson, DO, Faculty)
 
“Measuring telemetry overuse and targeting appropriate utilization: Quality improvement in a community hospital” (Lindsey Rearigh, DO, Cydney Wolf, DO, Logan Walker, DO, and Cory Shield, DO, PGY2; and Leatrice Olson, DO, Chandan Mitra, MD, and Daniela Frankova, MD, PhD, Faculty)
 
“Proposed criteria for cerebral spinal fluid analysis with Biofire FilmArray” (Lucas Vocelka, DO, PGY2, and Aneesa Afroze, MD, Faculty)
 
2015-2016
Presentations
“Prevalence of undiagnosed and undertreated sleep disorders in a FQHC population” poster presentation at the ACOI Conference in Tampa, FL, on September 28, 2015. (Gabriel Anders, DO and John Cook; DO, PGY3s; Changfu Peng, MD, Faculty)
 
"Comparison of thyroid nodule FNA—cytology versus gene expression classifier testing: The IDEC experience" poster presentation at the 15th International Thyroid Congress in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from October 18 - 23, 2015. (Kelsey McAnally, DO, PGY3, and Teck Khoo, MD, Faculty)
 
“Cholestatic hepatitis as the initial presentation of secondary syphilis” poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, on October 20, 2015 (Laura Ulmer, DO, PGY3; Raj Iyer, MD, and Joseph Mitros, MD, Faculty)
 
“Feeling blue? Cyclophosphamide induced methemoglobinemia” poster presentation at the American College of Chest Physicians in Montreal, Canada on October 24-28, 2015 (Rajveer Sangera, DO, PGY3, and Bryon Johnson, DO, Faculty).
 
“Optimizing osteopathic manipulative treatment in regards to implementation, utilization, in an osteopathic internal medicine residency program” prepared poster presentation but unable to present at the ACOI conference in Fall, 2015 (Kapil Vyas, DO, Rajveer Sangera, DO, Laura Ulmer, DO, PGY2s; Leatrice Olson, DO, and Matthew Woodham, DO, Faculty).
 
“Impact of selective culture criteria on inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria” poster presentation at ASHP MidYear  December 2015 meeting in New Orleans (Austin Froerer, DO and Quention Nash, DO, PGY2s; Nathan Peterson, PharmD, and Jeff Brock PharmD, Faculty).
 
“The impact of CLABSIs with the implementation of chlorhexidine dressings for post insertion care” poster presentation at the National ID Conference, May 2016 (Kapil Vyas, DO, PGY3, and Aneesa Afroze, MD, Faculty).
 
Publications
Cardiovascular disease clinical research: Ischemic heart disease,” J Am Coll Cardiol. October 20, 2015,66(16_S): doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.06.506, published online October 20, 2015 (Thach Nguyen; Hau Van Tran; Phillip Tran; Tai Truyen Thien Tan Tri; Gianluca Rigatelli).

Honors
PhillipTran, DO, PGY3, appointed to Junior Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinically Innovative Cardiology.
 
Quality Improvement Projects
“Redundancy of hbA1c testing while inpatient” (Kate Thyssen DO, Jan Andresen DO, PGY2s; Chandan Mitra MD, and Leatrice Olson DO, Faculty).
 
“Impact of improving discharge process on 30 day readmission rate” (Cameron Allen DO, Gurmeet Singh DO, Gary Wang, DO, PGY2s; Chandan Mitra MD, and Leatrice Olson DO, Faculty).
 
“In-line-real-time quality assurance for echocardiographic data, a proof-of-the concept” (George Gura DO, PGY3, and Richard Marcus MBBCh, Faculty).
 
2014-2015
 
Presentations
“Prolonged hypoglycemia from glargine overdose: An approach to investigation” poster presentation at 2015 AACE Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress, May 2015 (Kapil Vyas, DO, PGY2, and Teck Khoo, MD, Faculty)
 
Publications
Chapters on “Applied Pathology for Interventions of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion” and “Radiation Safety During Percutaneous Interventions of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion” published in Current Cardiology Review and Advanced International Cardiology , October 2015 (Phillip Tran, DO, PGY2, et al)
 
Quality Improvement Projects
“Optimizing osteopathic manipulative treatment in regards to implementation, utilization, in an osteopathic internal medicine residency program” (Kapil Vyas, DO, Rajveer Sangera, DO, Laura Ulmer, DO, PGY2s; Leatrice Olson, DO, and Matthew Woodham, DO, Faculty).
 
“Impact of a post hospital follow-up phone call on readmission rate” (Bryan Topf, DO, PGY2, and Changfu Peng, MD, Faculty)
 
“Can the restructuring of journal club improve learning outcomes?” (Kelsey McAnally, DO, Phillip Tran, DO, and Ruby Wu, DO, PGY2s; Chandan Mitra, MD, Faculty)
 
“Improving patient hand-off at time of discharge” (John Cook, DO, Gabriel Anders, DO, Neha Vohra, DO, George Gura, DO, PGY2s; Chandan Mitra, MD, Faculty)
 
“The Patient Novel:  It deserves to be told through proper documentation” (Lisa Bishop, DO, and Kelley O’Reilly, DO, PGY2s; Chandan Mitra, MD, Faculty)
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