Research and Publication News

Recent research and articles published by faculty from Loyola University Chicago's Health Sciences Campus: the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Parkinson School for Health Sciences and Public Health, and the Stritch School of Medicine. 

February 2022

Loyola Nursing PhD candidate Manushi Desai and Parkinson's Mohammad Tootooni and Kathleen Bobay published “Can Prehospital Data Improve Early Identification of Sepsis in Emergency Department? An Integrative Review of Machine Learning Approaches” in Applied Clinical Informatics: 2022_ACI_Desai_Tootooni_Bobay.pdf

Carol Kostovich published “Outcomes of Telehealth for Wound Care: A Scoping Review” in Advances in Skin and Wound Care: 2022_outcomes_telehealth_kostovich.pdf

January 2022

Loyola Nursing Assistant Professor Jennifer O’Rourke published "Telehealth Technology: A Report from the Health Resources and Services Administration Grant" in the Journal of Informatics NursingBove 2021 Telehealth technology a report from the HRSA grant.pdf

December 2021

Loyola Nursing's Lisa Burkhart, Lisa Skemp, and Sameer Siddiqui published "Veteran model of preventing community-acquired pressure injuries associated with spinal cord injury: A qualitative descriptive study" in The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.

Stritch's Drs. Pyone David, Nadia Qureshi, Lina Ha, and Vera Goldberg, Erin McCune, Jennifer Wojtowicz, and Katlyn Sullivan, and Drs. Garry Sigman and Julie C. O’Keefe published "Social Determinants of Health Screening at Well Child Visits: A Pilot Program Implemented During the COVID-19 Pandemic" in Global Pediatric Health.

Loyola Nursing's Patti Friend published "Pedagogical Techniques in Planning Educational Experiences for Clinical Nurse Specialist Students" in Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Stritch's Dr. William Small Jr. published "Occupational Radiological Protection in Brachytherapy" in the Annals of the ICRP.

Stritch's Irida Kastrati published "Loss of SELENOF Induces the Transformed Phenotype in Human Immortalized Prostate Epithelial Cells" in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Stritch's Jesus Zamora-Pineda, Suhail Akhtar, Jasmine Zahid, Stephanie Zack, Maria Picken, and Daniel Dilling published "Benign tumors in TSC are amenable to treatment by GD3 CAR T cells in mice" in JCI Insight.

Stritch's Miri Kim published "Tumor Cell IDO Enhances Immune Suppression and Decreases Survival Independent of Tryptophan Metabolism in Glioblastoma" in Clinical Cancer Research.

November 2021

Parkinson's Talar Markossion and Kathleen Bobay and Stritch's Fritzie Albarillo and Elisabeth Donahey published "Impact of a Procalcitonin-Based Protocol on Antibiotic Exposure and Costs in Critically Ill Patients" in Clinical Care Explorations.

Stritch's Drs. Alec Block, Courtney Hentz, and James Welsh published "A comparison of proton stopping power measured with proton CT and x-ray CT in fresh postmortem porcine structures" in Medical Physics.

Stritch's Dinh Duc Nguyen, Xinxing Lyum, and Valerie Chai published "Crosstalk between CST and RPA regulates RAD51 activity during replication stress" in Nature Communications.

Stritch's Dr. James Welsh published "COVID-19 Vaccination and Cancer, the Need for more Data" in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention and "Immunogenicity and Safety of the Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (BBIBP-CorV) in Patients with Malignancy" and "Multicenter Study of Antibody Seroprevalence against COVID-19 in Patients Presenting to Iranian Cancer Centers after One Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic" in Cancer Investigation.

Stritch's James Randall published "Increased body mass index predicts prolonged survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma" in Head and Neck.

Parkinson's Fares Qeadan and William Barbeau published "Associations between discrimination and substance use among college students in the United States from 2015 to 2019" in Addictive Behaviors.

Loyola Nursing's Ann Solari-Twadell published "The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of telehealth in primary care" in Nursing Outlook.

Stritch's Dr. David Wilber's presentation "AMAZE: Outcomes of Adjunctive Left Atrial Appendage Ligation Utilizing the Lariat Compared to Pulmonary Vein Antral Isolation Alone: The AMAZE Trial" was featured in Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)'s article "Late-breaking Science Presentations at the AHA 2021 Meeting."

Stritch's Dr. Dale Gerding was interviewed for Contagion Live's articles "Investigational Therapies, Modalities May Change Recurrent C Difficile Treatment Trajectory" and "Looking at Adjunct Therapy for C Difficile Treatment, Prevention of Recurrence."

Loyola Nursing's Kathleen Bobay published "Reducing Cardiac Telemetry Nuisance Alarms Through Evidence-Based Interventions" in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality.

Loyola Nursing's Elizabeth Burkhart published "Health provider identified barriers and facilitators to weight management for individuals with spinal cord injury" in Spinal Cord.

Loyola Health Sciences Campus faculty Elizabeth Burkhart, Marie Coglianese, Jerry Kaelin, and Cara Joyce published "Communicating Spiritual Care in the Electronic Health Record" in CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing.

Parkinson's Abigail Silva and Stritch's Elizabeth Nussbaum published "Stigma and cervical cancer prevention: A scoping review of the U.S. literature" in Preventive Medicine.

Stritch's Drs. Amy Pittman, Sara Yang, and Megan Wu published "The role of free tissue transfer in reconstruction of full thickness scalp defects" in Plastic and Aesthetic Research.

Stritch's Dr. Hiten Patel published "Using Competing Risk of Mortality to Inform the Transition from Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance to Watchful Waiting" in European Urology Focus.

Stritch's Drs. Hiten Patel, Elizabeth Koehne, Steven Shea, Drs. Alex Gorbonos, Marcus Quek, Robert Flanigan, Ari Goldberg, and Gopal Gupta published "Systematic versus Targeted Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Ultrasound Fusion Prostate Biopsy among Men with Visible Lesions" in the Journal of Urology.

Stritch's Dr. James Welsh published "Immunogenicity and Safety of the Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (BBIBP-CorV) in Patients with Malignancy" in Cancer Investigation.

Stritch's Dr. Patrick Stiff published "Open-Label Phase II Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Study of Romyelocel-L Myeloid Progenitor Cells to Reduce Infection During Induction Chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia" in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, "KTE-X19 for relapsed or refractory adult B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: phase 2 results of the single-arm, open-label, multicentre ZUMA-3 study" in The Lancet, and "Flotetuzumab as salvage immunotherapy for refractory acute myeloid leukemia" in Blood.

Loyola Nursing's Dina Tell and Linda Witek Janusek and Stritch's Herbert Mathews published "Heart Rate Variability and Inflammatory Stress Response in Young African American Men: Implications for Cardiovascular Risk" in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine.

Parkinson's John Brady published "From RUGs to PDPM: Demonstrating How Policy Impacts Operations in Post-Acute Setting" in the Journal of Health Administration Education.

Parkinson's Lisa Skemp and Karen Berg-Helfgot, MaryMargaret Sharp Pucci, and JoAnn Verdin published "An Intergenerational Approach to Preparing Students to Work in the Continuum of Healthcare Services" in the Journal of Health Administration Education.

Stritch's Drs. Rick Gill and José Biller published "Stroke Prevention in Cervical Artery Dissection" in Current Cardiology Reports.

Stritch's Mark Kuczewski, Katherine Wasson, and Drs. Paul Hutchison and Daniel Dilling published "Putting ethics and clinical decision making before politics: requiring COVID-19 immunization for Solid Organ Transplantation (SOT) Candidates and their Support Team" in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Stritch's Dr. James Welsh published "How Antivirals Might be Linked to the Emergence of New Variants of SARS-CoV-2" in the Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering.

October 2021

Stritch's Valerie Chai published "The Intrinsically Disordered Region in the Human STN1 OB-Fold Domain Is Important for Protecting Genome Stability" in Biology.

Stritch's Patrick Stiff published "Prophylactic corticosteroid use in patients receiving axicabtagene ciloleucel for large B-cell lymphoma" in the British Journal of Haematology, "Ruxolitinib for Glucocorticoid-Refractory Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease" in the New England Journal of Medicine, "A Prospective Cohort Study Comparing Long-Term Outcomes with and without Palifermin in Patients Receiving Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Hematologic Malignancies" in Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, and "Omidubicel vs standard myeloablative umbilical cord blood transplantation: results of a phase 3 randomized study" in Blood.

Stritch's James Welsh published "In Regard to Shuryak et al." in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, "Why Are Physicists Involved in the Studies on the Origin of SARS-CoV-2?" in the Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering, and "Ten years of battle with multiple recurrences of pediatric skull base chondrosarcoma: A case report" in Clinical Case Reports.

Parkinson's Kevin Stroupe and Abigail Silva published "Health Insurance Coverage Among Veterans Receiving Care From VA Health Care Facilities" in Medical Care Research and Review.

Parkinson's Abigail Silva published "Stigma and cervical cancer prevention: A scoping review of the U.S. literature" in Preventive Medicine.

Stritch's Dr. Eugene Suh published "Coronary artery disease surveillance among childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: A systematic review and recommendations from the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group" in European Journal of Cancer.

Stritch's Dr. Hiten Patel published "Randomized comparison of two interventions to enhance understanding during the informed consent process for research" in Clinical Trials.

Stritch's Drs. Hiten Patel and Elizabeth Koehne, Steven Shea, Drs. Marielia Gerena, Alex Gorbonos, Marcus Quek, Robert Flanigan, Ari Goldberg, and Gopal Gupta published "Risk of prostate cancer for men with prior negative biopsies undergoing magnetic resonance imaging compared with biopsy-naive men: A prospective evaluation of the PLUM cohort" in Cancer.

Stritch's Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick published "Outpatient Prescribing of Antibiotics and Opioids by Veterans Health Administration Providers, 2015-2017" in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Stritch's Maureen Drakes and Dr. Patrick Stiff published "Ovarian Cancer: Therapeutic Strategies to Overcome Immune Suppression" in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.

Stritch's Muna Aryal published "Emerging Therapeutic Strategies for Brain Tumors" in Neuromolecular Medicine.

Stritch's Drs. Patrick Stiff and Nasheed Hossain published "Impact of cytogenetic abnormalities on outcomes of adult Philadelphia-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a study by the Acute Leukemia Working Committee of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research" in Haematologica.

Stritch's Dr. Patrick Stiff published "Outcomes and Utilization Trends of Front-Line Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Mantle Cell Lymphoma" in Transplant Cell Therapy and "Lymphoid and myeloid immune cell reconstitution after nicotinamide-expanded cord blood transplantation" in Bone Marrow Transplantation.

Stritch's Iris Rusu, John Roeske, Dr. Abhishek Solanki, and Hyejoo Kang published "Fully automated planning and delivery of hippocampal-sparing whole brain irradiation" in Medical Dosimetry.

Stritch's Dr. William Small, Jr., Sebastien Gros, and Cara Joyce published "An international survey of imaging practices in radiotherapy" in Physica Medica.

Parkinson's Fares Qeadan's published "Patients with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders have lower in-hospital mortality rates related to COVID-19" in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

Loyola Nursing's Patti Friend published "Myeloid Malignancies: Recognizing the Risk of Germline Predisposition and Supporting Patients and Families" in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Loyola Nursing's Ginger Schroers published "Undergraduate Nursing Students and Management of Interruptions: Preparation of Students for Future Workplace Realities" in Nursing Education Perspectives.

September 2021

Stritch's Drs. Bahman Emami, Meng-Jia Wu, William Small Jr., Matthew Harkenrider published "Radiation Toxicity in Patients With Collagen Vascular Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Case-Control Studies" in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.

Loyola Nursing's Ginger Schroers published "Undergraduate Nursing Students and Management of Interruptions: Preparation of Students for Future Workplace Realities" in Nursing Education Perspectives.

Stritch's Aziz Ansari published "Practice Improvement Projects in an Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Training Program" in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care.

Parkinson's Fares Qeadan published "Opioid use disorder and health service utilization among COVID-19 patients in the US: A nationwide cohort from the Cerner Real-World Data" in the Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine.

Loyola Nursing's Darlie Simerson published "Metabolic and Endocrinology" in Emergency Nurse Practitioner Core Curriculum.

Loyola Nursing's Jenny O’Rourke published "A Scoping Literature Review of Simulation Training Program Curriculum Standards" in the Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

August 2021

Stritch's Dr. William Small, Jr. published "Trends and variations in utilization and costs of radiotherapy for prostate cancer: A SEER medicare analysis from 2007 through 2016" in Brachytherapy.

Stritch's Nasheed Hossain published "CAR T cells with dual targeting of CD19 and CD22 in adult patients with recurrent or refractory B cell malignancies: a phase 1 trial" in Nature Medicine and "Monitoring of Circulating Tumor DNA Improves Early Relapse Detection After Axicabtagene Ciloleucel Infusion in Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Results of a Prospective Multi-Institutional Trial" in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Stritch's Dr. James Welsh published "Opium poisoning following self-medication of radiation-induced dermatitis with topical use of opium latex traditional extract; a teaching case" in Clinical Case Reports.

Parkinson's Oguz Akbilgic published "Association of Dyskalemias with Ischemic Stroke in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Transitioning to Dialysis" in the American Journal of Nephrology.

Parkinson's Patricia Sheean published "Circulating miRNAs as early indicators of diet and physical activity response in women with metastatic breast cancer" in Future Science Open Access.

Loyola Nursing's Lisa Burkhart published "Strategies used by providers to support individuals with spinal cord injury in weight management: a qualitative study of providers perspectives" in Spinal Cord Series and Cases.

Parkinson's Holly Mattix-Kramer, Talar Markossian, and former chief resident Nkiru Osude published "Age and sex disparities in hypertension control: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)" in the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Stritch's Dr. James Welsh published "A case report of prostate cancer with leptomeningeal metastasis" in Cancer Reports.

Stritch's Dr. James Welsh published "Low-dose radiation therapy for osteoarthritis and enthesopathies: a review of current data" in the International Journal of Radiation Biology and "Low-dose radiation therapy (LDRT) for COVID-19 and its deadlier variants" in Archives of Toxicology.

Stritch's Dr. Joseph Clark published "Role of Imaging in Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Multidisciplinary Perspective" in RadioGraphics.

Stritch's Dr. Hiten Patel published "Testicular ultrasound underestimates the size of small testicular masses: a radiologic-pathologic correlation study" in World Journal of Urology.

Stritch Drs. Hiten Patel, Chirag Doshi, Elizaeth Koehne, Marcus Quek, Robert Flanigan, and Gopal Gupta published "African American Men have Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer Detection Despite Similar Rates of Anterior Prostatic Lesions and PI-RADS Grade on Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging" in Urology.

Stritch's Cullen Lilly and Dr. Kamran Mirza published "Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis" in Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and "Critical role of pathology and laboratory medicine in the conversation surrounding access to healthcare" in Journal of Medical Ethics.

Stritch's Dr. Jose Biller published "Short-term approach is best for seizure prevention after intracerebral hemorrhage" in Neurology Reviews.

Loyola Nursing's Monique Ridosh and the Department of Psychology's Tessa Kritikos, Meredith Starnes, and Grayson Holmbeck published "'We Are Anxious Every Day': COVID-19 Impacts on Youth with Spina Bifida" in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Parkinson's Talar Markossian and Quinlan's Timothy Classen published "The Financial Burden of Inadequate Health Insurance Coverage" in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

The Health Sciences Library's Jonna Peterson published "Global epidemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus" in Nature Reviews Rheumatology.

Loyola Nursing's Lisa Burkhart published "Strategies used by providers to support individuals with spinal cord injury in weight management: a qualitative study of provider perspectives" in Spinal Cord Series and Cases.

Loyola Nursing's Joanne Dunderdale and Carol Kostovich published "Using the NCSBN Transition to Practice Specific Competency Tool to Develop a Multiple Patient Simulation" in Nursing Education Perspectives.

July 2021

Loyola Nursing Professor Kathleen Bobay, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, published "Nonlinear association of nurse staffing and readmissions uncovered in machine learning analysis" in Health Services Research.

Parkinson's Julie Slezak, Postdoctoral Research Associate Liam Butler, PhD, and Associate Professor Oguz Akbilgic, PhD, published "The role of frailty index in predicting readmission risk following total joint replacement using light gradient boosting machines" in Informatics in Medicine Unlocked.

Stritch M4 Erin McCune, Jennifer Wojtowicz, Assistant Professor William Adams, PhD, Adolescent Medicine Director Garry Sigman, MD, Former Loyola Medical Center Residents Collette Williams, MD, Pauline Ahn, MD, and Ashley Ciliberti, MD, Associate Professor Lena Hatchett, PhD, and Assistant Professor Julie O'Keefe, MD, published "Toxic Stress in a Mid-Sized Urban Community: An Initial Needs Assessment of Families with Children in Maywood, IL" in the Journal of Primary Care and Community Health.

Parkinson Associate Professor Talar Markossian, MPH, PhD, published "Effect of the Affordable Care Act on diabetes care at major health centers: newly detected diabetes and diabetes medication management" BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

Stritch Clinical Instructor Hiten Patel, MD, published "Advances in the selection of patients with prostate cancer for active surveillance" in Nature Reviews Urology.

Stritch Professor Vikram Prabhu, MD, FACS, Associate Professors Suguna Pappu, MD, PhD, and Ewa Borys, MD, Genetic Counselor Leighanne Ormston, CGC, and Professor Laurie Lomasney, MD, published "Commentary: Machine-Learning Approach to Differentiation of Benign and Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors: A Multicenter Study" in Neurosurgery.

Stritch Research Associate Kalyan Immadisetty, PhD, and Associate Professor Peter Kekenes-Huskey, PhD, published "Pathogenic variants in TNNC2 cause congenital myopathy due to an impaired force response to calcium" in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Stritch Postdoctoral Researcher Bin Sun, PhD, Jamie Johnston, PhD, and Associate Professor Peter Kekenes-Huskey, PhD, published "Anomalous structural dynamics of minimally frustrated residues in cardiac troponin C triggers hypertrophic cardiomyopathy" in the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Stritch Postdoctoral Researcher Bin Sun, PhD, and Associate Professor Peter Kekenes-Huskey, PhD, published "Assessing the Role of Calmodulin’s Linker Flexibility in Target Binding" in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Stritch Research Associate Kalyan Immadisetty, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher Bin Sun, PhD, and Associate Professor Peter Kekenes-Huskey, PhD, published "Structural Changes beyond the EF-Hand Contribute to Apparent Calcium Binding Affinities: Insights from Parvalbumins" in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B

June 2021

Stritch Postdoctoral Scholar Tamson Moore, PhD, Gina Scurti, M3 Matthew DeJong, Assistant Professor Siao-Yi Wang, MD, Lab Manager Annika Dalheim, Assistant Professor Kelli Hutchens, MD, MBA, FCAP, Associate Professor Jodi Speiser, MD, Professor Constantine Godellas, MD, alumnus David Murray, MD '14, Professor Joseph Clark, MD, and Professor Michael Nishimura, PhD, published "HDAC inhibition prevents transgene expression downregulation and loss-of-function in T-cell-receptor-transduced T cells" in Molecular Therapy - Oncolytics.

Stritch Hematology/Oncology Fellow Elizabeth Elliot, MD, and Professor and Hospice Medical Director Shelly Lo, MD, published "Outcomes of Specialty Palliative Care Interventions for Patients With Hematologic Malignancies: A Systematic Review" in the Journal of Pain Symptom Management.

Stritch Assistant Professor Sean Fanning, PhD, published "Defining the Energetic Basis for a Conformational Switch Mediating Ligand-Independent Activation of Mutant Estrogen Receptors in Breast Cancer" in Molecular Cancer Research.

Stritch Professor Daniel Dilling, MD, FACP, FCCP, published "Effect of Antimicrobial Therapy on Respiratory Hospitalization or Death in Adults With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, The CleanUP-IPF Randomized Clinical Trial" in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Stritch Assistant Professor Yee Ling Wu, PhD, was awarded a National Institutes of Health R21 grant for her project, “Investigation of memory B cell response in asthmatic lungs.”

Stritch Assistant Professor Sean Fanning, PhD, published "Lasofoxifene as a potential treatment for therapy-resistant ER-positive metastatic breast cancer" in Breast Cancer Research.

Stritch Professor James Welsh, MD, MS, FACRO, published:

Stritch Associate Professor and Radiation Oncology Quality Medical Director Abhishek Solanki, MD, published "ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Post-Treatment Surveillance of Bladder Cancer: 2021 Update" in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Stritch faculty from the Departments of Radiation Oncology, Urology, and Radiology published "Validating Modern NRG Oncology Pelvic Nodal and GFRU Prostate Bed Contouring Guidelines for Post-prostatectomy Salvage Radiation: A Secondary Analysis of the LOCATE Trial" in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.

  • Department of Radiation Oncology: Grant Harmon, MD, Dennis Chan, MD, Brian Lee, PhD, Matthew Harkenrider, MD, Abhishek Solanki, MD
  • Department of Urology: Alex Gorbonos, MD, Gopal Gupta, MD, Marcus Quek, MD, Michael Woods, MD
  • Department of Radiology: Bital Savir-Baruch, MD

Loyola Nursing Assistant Professor Kimberly Oosterhouse, PhD, RN, CNE, and Professor Kathleen Bobay, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, published "Using Concept Unique Identifiers to Filter Electronic Health Records for Delirium Case" in Computers, Informatics, Nursing.

May 2021

Parkinson Associate Professor Oguz Akbilgic, PhD, published "Misalignment between perceptual boundaries and weight categories reflects a new normal for body size perception" in Scientific Reports.

Stritch alumnus Frank Gambino Jr., MS, and Professor Liang Qiao, MD, published "A vaccine inducing solely cytotoxic T lymphocytes fully prevents Zika virus infection and fetal damage" in Cell Reports and were mentioned in The Scientist.

Stritch Associate Professor Jonathan Kirk, PhD, published "Cardiomyocyte contractile impairment in heart failure results from reduced BAG3-mediated sarcomeric protein turnover" in Nature.

Loyola Nursing Professor Monique Ridosh, PhD, RN, along with Alexa Stern, Adrien Winning, and Lara Anderson from Loyola’s Psychology Department, published "The adolescent and young adult self-management and independence scale (AMIS-II): Expanding evidence for validity and reliability" in the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.

Loyola Nursing Assistant Professor Angela Mahaffey, PhD, published "1–2–3 Benchtop to Laptop: Teamwork of an Educator and Instructional Designer to Convert a Popular Ksp and Titration Lab to an Online Module" in the Journal of Chemical Education.

Stritch Assistant Professor Whelton Miller, PhD, published "Unravelling the myth surrounding sterol biosynthesis as plausible target for drug design against leishmaniasis" in the Journal of Parasitic Diseases.

Stritch Student J. Alex Randall published "Cholecystectomy Outcomes in the Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program (2006-2017)" in the Journal of Laproendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques.

Loyola Nursing Professor Kathleen Bobay, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, published "Effectiveness of home health care in reducing return to hospital: Evidence from a multi-hospital study in the US" in the International Journal of Nursing Studies.

Stritch Clinical Instructor Hiten Patel, MD, and Professors Joseph Clark, MD, and Robert Flanigan, MD, FACS, published "Cytoreductive Nephrectomy for Synchronous Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma—Are There Any Favorable Risk Patients?" in the Journal of Urology.

Stritch Associate Professor and Radiation Oncology Quality Medical Director Abhishek Solanki, MD, published "Palliative Radiotherapy Within the Veterans Health Administration: Barriers to Referral and Timeliness of Treatment" in JCO Oncology Practice.

Stritch Radiation Oncology Department's Associate Professor and Quality Medical Director Abhishek Solanki, MD, and Resident Bhanu Venkatesulu, MD, published "Will the Use of Biomarkers Improve Bladder Cancer Radiotherapy Delivery?" in Clinical Oncology.

Parkinson Associate Professor Oguz Akbilgic, PhD, published "A Data Science Approach to Analyze the Association of Socioeconomic and Environmental Conditions With Disparities in Pediatric Surgery" in Frontiers in Pediatrics.

Parkinson Associate Professor Oguz Akbilgic, PhD, and Postdoctoral Research Associate Ibrahim Karabayir, PhD, published "Artificial Intelligence–Assisted Prediction of Late-Onset Cardiomyopathy Among Childhood Cancer Survivors" in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics.

April 2021

Stritch alumnus Jude Dumfeh (MD '08) published "The Uncomfortable Look" in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Stritch Postdoctoral Research Associate Lordes Plaza-Rojas, PhD, and Associate Professor José Guevara-Patiño, MD, PhD, published "The Role of the NKG2D in Vitiligo" in Frontiers in Immunology.

Urology Resident Elizabeth Koehne, MD, and Stritch Department of Urology Chair and Professor Robert Flanigan, MD, FACS, published "Re: Active Surveillance for Men with Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer" in European Urology.

Urology Residents Elizabeth Koehne, MD, and Parth Patel, MD, Stritch Clinical Instructor Hiten Patel, MD, Hannah Slovacek, M4, Associate Professor Gopal Gupta, MD, FACS, Professor Michael Woods, MD, and Assistant Professor Diana Bowen, MD, published "Management Trends in Pediatric Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumors" in Urology.

Stritch Clinical Instructor Hiten Patel, MD, published "Comparative Effectiveness of Surveillance, Primary Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection for the Management of Early Stage Testicular Germ Cell Tumors: A Systematic Review" in the Journal of Urology.

Stritch Assistant Professor Nasheed Hossain, MD, and Director of Research Hematology/Oncology and Professor Patrick Stiff, MD, published "Expanding the Toolbox of Adoptive Cell Immunotherapy" in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Radiation Oncology Residents Alexander Harris, MD, and Kyle Stang, MD, Residency/Fellowship Program Director and Stritch Associate Professor Matthew Harkenrider, MD, Staff Physicist Michael Mysz, MS, and Associate Professor and Quality Medical Director Abhishek Solanki, MD, published the chapter "High Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy" in Radiation Therapy for Genitourinary Malignancies.

Loyola faculty Katherine Heideman, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Part-Time Faculty and Associate Professor Cathlin Poronsky, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, published "Protocols for Managing Food Allergies in Elementary and Secondary Schools" in Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing.

Parkinson MPH student Peter Varughese published "Silencing PTEN in the fallopian tube promotes enrichment of cancer stem cell-like function through loss of PAX2" in Cell Death & Disease.

Stritch Professors Bahman Emamim, MD, and James Welsh, MD, MS, FACRO, published Potential Clinical Significance of Overall Targeting Accuracy and Motion Management in the Treatment of Tumors That Move with Respiration: Lessons Learnt a Quarter Century of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy from Dose Response Models” in Frontiers in Oncology

A team of Stritch and Parkinson faculty, staff, alumni, and residents published "Uterine Perforation During Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer: Complications, Outcomes, and Best Practices for Forward Treatment and Planning Management” in the Brachytherapy.

  • Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center Director (CBCC) and Professor William Small Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, Stritch alumnus Yo Sup Kim (MD '20), Parkinson Assistant Professor Cara Joyce, PhD, Radiation Oncology Clinical Protocol Coordinator Mark Leshyk, Stritch Associate Professor Matthew Harkenrider, MD, Professor Ronald K. Potkul, MD, Assistant Professor Margaret Liotta, DO, Assistant Professor Abigail Winder, MD, FACOG, Radiation Oncology Resident Basel Altoos, MD.

Stritch Professor Nanette Elster, JD, MPH, published “Can Parents Restrict Access to their Adolescent’s Voice? Deciding About a Tracheostomy” in Pediatrics.

Stritch Assistant Professor Xiang Gao, PhD, MS, and Professor Qunfeng Dong, PhD, published “Associations Between Dysmenorrhea Symptom-Based Phenotypes and Vaginal Microbiome, A Pilot Study” in Nursing Research.

Stritch PhD candidate Greg Malnassy and Associate Professor Wei Qiu, PhD, published "The Epigenetic Regulation of Microenvironment in Hepatocellular Carcinoma" in Frontiers in Oncology.

Stritch Staff Scientist Pau Biak Sang, PhD, and Professor Weihang (Valerie) Chai, PhD, published "CST in maintaining Genome Stability: Beyone Telomeres" in DNA Repair.

Stritch Professor James Welsh, MD, MS, FACRO, published:

March 2021

A team of HSC faculty, led by Loyola Nursing Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Scholarly Innovation Karen Saban, PhD, RN, APRN, CNRN, FAHA, FAAN, published “Preliminary Evidence for a Race-Based Stress Reduction Intervention for Black Women at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease” in Complementary Therapies in Medicine.

  • Stritch Professor Herbert Mathews, PhD
  • Loyola Nursing: Professor Linda Janusek, PhD, RN, FAAN, Research Assistant Professor Dina Tell, PhD, Clinical Instructor Laura de la Pena, PhD, RNC

Stritch Professor Mark Kuczewski, PhD, published the essay, “Making Vaccine Appointments is Tearing Us Apart,” on the Hastings Center Bioethics Forum.

Loyola Nursing Associate Professor Patricia Friend, PhD, APN-CNS, AOCNS, AGN-BC, published “Utilizing a Genomics Taxonomy: Facilitating Patient Care Safety and Quality in the Era of Precision Oncology” in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Stritch M3 Linda Nguyen published the blog, “Loved ones are hospitalized and alone during COVID,” on

Loyola Nursing Assistant Professor Angela Mahaffey, PhD, published “Prominence of Analytical Chemistry in Modern-Day Healthcare: Current Medical Discoveries, Student Perspectives, and Systems Thinking” in Analytical Chemistry.

Stritch Professor Joseph Clark, MD, published “Long-term progression-free survival of patients with metastatic melanoma or renal cell carcinoma following high-dose interleukin-2" in the Journal of Investigative Medicine.

Stritch Professor James Welsh, MD, MS, FACRO published “Radiation risk and follow-up of accidentally exposed populations: Implications of the search activity concept” in the Journal of the American College of Radiology

Stritch Assistant Professor Jigisha Thakkar, MBBS, published the chapter, “Approach to the Patient with Leptomeningeal Metastases," in the book, Neuro-Oncology for the Clinical Neurologist.

Stritch Assistant Professor Jigisha Thakkar, MBBS, Professor Kevin Barton, MD, and Professor Vikram Prabhu, MD, FACS, published "Commentary: A Phase Il and Pharmacodynamic Trial of RO4929097 for Patients With Recurrent/Progressive Glioblastoma" in Neurosurgery

Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center Director (CBCC) and Professor William Small Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, published two articles: 

Associate Professor Peter Kekenes-Huskey, PhD, has received an Innovative Projects Award from the American Heart Association to develop and identify harmful genetic variants of an important cardiac ion channel. His lab also recently published a book chapter in Computational Materials, Chemistry, and Biochemistry: From Bold Initiatives to the Last Mile.

Loyola Nursing Professor Ann Solari-Twadell, PhD, RN, MPA, FAAN, was awarded a Faculty Development Grant and will spend the 2021-22 academic year enhancing her expertise in health care policy development and leading curriculum development in health policy for Loyola Nursing. 

Loyola Nursing Professor Monique Ridosh, PhD, RN, received a National Institute of Nursing Research K01 Research Career Development Award for her project, “Health Adolescent and Young Adult Self-Management in Spina Bifida.” 

Loyola Nursing Assistant Professor Cynthia Paidipati, PhD, CRNP, PMH-NP, CNS-BC, was awarded an LUC Summer Research Stipend for her project, “Young Investigator Suicide Prevention Innovation Grant.”  

Radiation Oncology Resident Bhanu Venkatesulu, MD, published “Low-Dose Radiation Therapy for COVID-19: Promises and Pitfalls” in JNCI Cancer Spectrum.

Stritch Professor James Welsh, MD, MS, FACRO, published “Analysis of Characteristics of Images Acquired with a Prototype Clinical Proton Radiography System” in Medical Physics.

A team of Stritch and Parkinson faculty published Targeting EphA2 suppresses hepatocellular carcinoma initiation and progression by dual inhibition of JAK1/STAT3 and AKT signaling” in Cellular Reports 

  • Surgery: Associate Professor Wei Qiu, PhD, and Research Associate Wei Hou
  • Cell & molecular physiology: Assistant Professor Jordan Beach, PhD
  • Pathology: Associate Professor Xianzhong Ding, MD, PhD
  • Hematology & oncology: Associate Professor Asha Dhanarajan, MD
  • Molecular pharmacology & neuroscience: Professor Mitchell Denning, PhD
  • Hepatology: Professor Scott Cotler, MD
  • Bioinformatics: Assistant Professor Cara Joyce, PhD

Radiation Oncology Resident Bhanu Venkatesulu, MD, and Stritch Associate Professor Matthew Harkenrider, MD, published “Risk and Impact of Radiation Related Lymphopenia in Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" in Radiation and Oncology.

Stritch Assistant Professor Eugene Lee, MD, Affiliate Assistant Professor Anne Jacobson, MD, MPH, and Assistant Professor Monica Maalouf, MD, published “Addressing Burnout: A Narrative Medicine Curriculum for Millennial Medical Students” in Psychology Research.  

The National Institutes of Health renewed an R01 grant to support Stritch Associate Professor Francis Alonzo, PhD, and his study, “Staphylococcus aureus Survival During Nutrient Restriction and Suppression of Host Immunity.” 

Stritch Associate Professor Margaret Fitzpatrick, MD, published a commentary, “Expanding Antimicrobial Stewardship Through Quality Improvement” in JAMA Open Network 


February 2021

Loyola Nursing alumna Anitha Saravanan, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, published her PhD dissertation, Behavioral Symptom Clusters, Inflammation, and Quality of Life in Chronic Low Back Pain,” in the Pain Management Nursing JournalProfessor Linda Janusek, PhD, RN, FAAN, served as her dissertation chair with Research Assistant Professor Dina Tell, PhD, also on her dissertation committee. 

Parkinson Professor of Medical Physics John Roekse, PhD, along with former Assistant Professor Rakesh Patel, PhD, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow Maksat Haytmyradov, PhD, received patent approval for their inventionPhantoms and methods of calibrating dual energy imaging systems therewith 

Stritch student J. Alex Randall published the chapter, "Barriers, Solutions, and Actionable Avenues for Philanthropic Investment" in the book, Convergence Mental Health: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Innovation 

A team of faculty and residents from Stritch and Loyola Medicine’s departments of Radiation Oncology published Dosimetric assessment of brass mesh bolus and transparent polymer-gel type bolus for commonly used breast treatment delivery techniques in Medical Dosimetry.  

  • Loyola Medicine: Radiotherapy Physicist Derek Fiedler, Sabrina Hoffman 
  • Stritch School of Medicine: Professor John Roeske, PhD, Assistant Professor Courtney Hentz, MD, Professor William Small, MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, and Assistant Professor Hyejoo Kang, PhD 

Stritch Professor and Neiswanger Institute of Bioethics and Leadership Director Mark Kuczewski, PhD, published “Addressing Systemic Health Inequities Involving Undocumented Youth in the United States” in the AMA Journal of Ethics.  

Loyola Nursing Assistant Dean of Innovative Educational Technologies and Simulation Carol Kostovich, PhD, RN, CHSE, published “Being Present: Examining the Efficacy of an Internet Mantram Program on RN-delivered Patient-centered Care” in Nursing Outlook.  

Parkinson Associate Professor Oguz Akbilgic, PhD, and Postdoctoral Research Associate Ibrahim Karabayir, PhD, published "Using machine learning to predict rapid decline of kidney function in sickle cell anemia" in eJHaem. 

Stritch Associate Professor Aleksey Zima, PhD, was awarded an R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health for his project, New mechanisms of SERCA2a regulation: role of luminal calcium.”  

Loyola Nursing Associate Professor Lisa Burkhart, PhD, RN, MPH, published “Health provider identified barriers and facilitators to weight management for individuals with spinal cord” in Spinal Cord.

Stritch clinical instructor Hiten Patel, MD, published "Comparison of Perioperative and Pathologic Outcomes Between Single-port and Standard Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy: An Analysis of a High-volume Center and the Pooled World Experience" in Urology


January 2021

Parkinson Assistant Professor Cara Joyce, PhD, and Associate Professor Lara Dugas, MPH, PhD, published “Childhood Daily Energy Expenditure Does Not Decrease with Market Integration and Is Not Related to Adiposity in Amazonia” in the Journal of Nutrition. 

Stritch Associate Professor Nanette Elster, JD, MPH, and Professor Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD, published Oral Health Matters: The Ethics of Providing Oral Health During COVID-19 in HealthCare Ethics Committee (HEC) Forum.  

A team of Parkinson faculty and Stritch students published Family-Based Lifestyle Interventions: What Makes Them Successful? A Systematic Literature Review in Preventive Medicine Reports

  • Parkinson faculty: Parkinson Research Assistant Professor Nallely Mora, MD, MPH, Professor Amy Luke, PhD, Associate Professor Talar Markossian, MPH, PhD, and Associate Professor Lara Dugas, MPH, PhD
  • Stritch students: Anne Arnason and Nayeli Langarica 

Parkinson Assistant Professor Abigail Silva, PhD, MPH, published “Diabetes Mortality Across the 30 Biggest U.S. Cities: Assessing Overall Trends and Racial Inequities” in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 

A team of Stritch alumni and students, along with Stritch and Parkinson faculty and staff published "Transformative Global Health Pedagogy: A Dinner Curriculum for Medical Students and Residents" in MedEd Portal. 

  • Alumni: Peter Frank (MD '19), Katherine Schreck (MD'19), Alexis Steinmetz (MD '16), Conrad Stasieluk (MD '20), Brian Borah (MD '17), and Hannah Reiser (MD '17). 
  • Student: M3 Erik Carlson
  • Faculty & Staff: Center for Community and Global Health Assistant Director Lucia Garcia, MEd, MPH, Parkinson Assistant Professor Ruth Kafensztok, DrPH, and Stritch Assistant Professor Brian Medernach, MD. 

Loyola Nursing Instructor Ginger Schroers published "Nurses' perceived causes of medication administration errors: A qualitative systematic review" in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.  

Loyola Nursing Professor Kathy Bobay published "Using the consolidated framework for implementation research to evaluate clinical trials: An example from multisite nursing research" in Nursing Outlook. 

December 2020

Loyola Nursing Assistant Professor John Pucker, MSN, RN, JD, published “The life of the street nurse” in The Nursing Voice.  

Parkinson Assistant Professor Abigail Silva, PhD, MPH, published Homicide Mortality Inequities in the 30 Biggest Cities in the U.S.” in the in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  

Stritch Assistant Professor of Neurology Ravi Garg, MD, along with LUMC Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist Megan Rech and Stritch medical students Natalie Knox, Supritha Prasad, and Shuchi Zinzuwadia published "The Atherogenic Index of Plasma is Independently Associated with Symptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis" in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.

Loyola Nursing Associate Professor Patricia Friend, PhD, APN-CNS, AOCNS, AGN-BC, published two articles in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing:

Parkinson Associate Professor Oguz Akbilgic, PhD, and Postdoctoral Research Associate Ibrahim Karabayir, PhD, published “Network Analysis of Postoperative Surgical Complications in a Cohort of Children Reported to the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: Pediatric” in the Annals of Surgery.

Stritch Assistant Professor Michael McCarthy, PhD, published two articles:

Stritch Associate Professor Tamer Refaat Abdelrhman, MD, PhD, MSci, and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center Director and Professor William Small Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, published "Impact of p53, HIF1a, Ki-67, CA-9, and GLUT1Expression on Treatment Outcomes in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer Patients Treated With Definitive Chemoradiation Therapy" in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Oncology. 

November 2020

team of Loyola faculty, researchers, and residents published “Application of machine learning to the prediction of postoperative sepsis after appendectomy” in Surgery.

  • Parkinson: Associate Professor Oguz Akbilgic, PhD, Research Associate Ibrahim Karabayir, PhD, Clinical Research Programmer Jason Boyda, BS, Data Analyst Steven Birch, BS, and Junior Biostatistician Neelam Balasubramanian, BS.
  • Stritch: Professor Fred Luchette, MD, MSc, Clinical Associate Professor Marshall Baker, MD, MBA, and Surgical Residents Corinne Bunn, MD and Sujay Kulshrestha, MD. 

Parkinson Associate Professor Oguz Akbilgic, PhD, published The quest for cardiovascular disease risk prediction models in patients with nondialysis kidney disease” in Current Opinions of Nephrology and Hypertension. 

Parkinson alumni Patricia Curtin (MPH ‘20) and Aelia Akbar (MPH ‘20) published “The Status of Nutritional Management Guidelines for Head and Neck Cancer Patients” in Cureus. Parkinson Professor Holly Kramer, MD, MPH, and Associate Professor Talar Markossian, MPH, PhD, were academic advisors on the project.

Stritch Assistant Professor Xiang Gao, PhD, MS, and Professor Qunfeng Dong, PhD, published “A Primer on Bayesian Analysis for Prevalence Estimation in COVID-19 Research.” in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Open Access.  

Parkinson Assistant Professor Abigail Silva, PhD, MPH, and Associate Professor Kevin Stroupe, PhD, published “Effect of the Affordable Care Act on healthcare utilization for veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders,” in the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.  

Stritch Professor Qunfeng Dong, PhD, and Assistant Professor Xiang Gao, PhD, MS, published "Bayesian Estimation of the Seroprevalence of Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2" in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association Open Access. 

October 2020

Loyola Nursing Professor Kathy Bobay, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, and Associate Professor Regina Conway-Phillips, PhD, RN, published “Clinical Nurses’ Perspectives on Discharge Practice Changes from Participating in a Translational Research Study” in the Journal of Nursing Management.

Stritch Professor Kathy Albain, MD, published “Race, ethnicity and clinical outcomes in hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, node-negative breast cancer in the randomized TAILORx trial” in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Stritch clinical instructor Hiten Patel, MD, published two articles:

Stritch Professor Ramzan Shahid, MD, wrote a chapter on “Emotional Intelligence and its Role in Developing Resilience” in Promoting Resiliency and Wellness Among Physician Residents.

Stritch Professor Andrew Dingwall, PhD, senior research associate Claudia Zraly, PhD, research associate David Ford, PhD, and former technician John Hertenstein published “The Drosophila MLR COMPASS-like complex regulates bantam miRNA expression differentially in the context of cell fate” in Developmental Biology.

Loyola Nursing Assistant Professor and Director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) track Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, RN, APN, and Assistant Professor Lindsey Garfield, PhD, RN, published “Role of nurse practitioners in providing care for adolescent females,” in Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs.  

A team of faculty, students, and staff from the Stritch Department of Cell & Molecular Physiology published the article, "Fecal transplantation and butyrate improve neuropathic pain, modify immune cell profile, and gene expression in the PNS of obese mice," in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

  • Assistant Professor Virginie Mansuy-Aubert
  • Assistant Professor Francis Alonzo III
  • Assistant Professor Gregory Aubert
  • Associate Professor Lara Dugas
  • Associate Professor Aleksey V. Zima
  • PhD students: Raiza R. Bonomo, Tyler M. Cook, PhD
  • Research associates: Chaitanya K. Gavini, Elisa Bovo
  • Research scientist Chelsea R. White

Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Stritch Professor Qunfeng Dong, PhD, and Assistant Professor Xiang Gao, PhD, MS, published two articles:  

Stritch Associate Professor Abhishek Solanki, MD, published “Safety Practices and Opportunities for Improvement in Brachytherapy: A Patient Safety Practices Survey of the American Brachytherapy Society Membership” in Brachytherapy 

Parkinson Research Associate Ibrahim Karabayir, PhD, and Associate Professor Oguz Akbilgic, PhD, along with Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Public Health Sciences Suguna Pappu, MD, PhD, published “Gradient boosting for Parkinson’s disease diagnosis from voice recordings” in BioMed Central’s Medical Informatics and Decision Making.

Stritch Associate Professor Matthew Harkenrider, MD, published two articles in Practical Radiation Oncology:

September 2020 

Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center Director William Small, Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, Stritch Associate Professor Matthew Harkenrider, MD, and Assistant Professor Courtney Hentz, MD, published "NRG Oncology /RTOG Consensus Guidelines for Delineation of Clinical Target Volume for Intensity-Modulated Pelvic Radiation Therapy in Postoperative Treatment of Endometrial and Cervical Cancer–An Updatein the Int'l Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics.

School of Nursing Professor Lisa Skemp, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, Department of Health Systems, Leadership and Policy chair, published “Internet programming to reduce loneliness and social isolation in aging” in Research in Gerontological Nursing.  

School of Nursing Assistant Dean of Innovative Educational Strategies and Associate Professor Carol Kostovich, PhD, RN, CHSE, and Assistant Professor Jenny O’Rourke, PhD, APN-BC, CHSE, published “Psychological Safety in Simulation: Prelicensure Nursing Students’ Perceptions” in Clinical Simulation in Nursing 

Cancer Biology Chair and Professor Nancy Zeleznik-Le, PhD, published “BCOR Binding to MLL-AF9 Is Essential for Leukemia via Altered EYA1, SIX, and MYC Activity” in the American Association for Cancer Research’s Blood Cancer Discovery 

Cancer Biology Professor Weihang (Valerie) Chai, PhD, and post-doctoral researchers Dinh-Duc Nguyen and Pau Biak Sang published “Roles of OB-Fold Proteins in Replication Stress” in Cell & Developmental Biology 

An interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, and students from Parkinson and Stritch published “Assessing the ocular surface microbiome in severe ocular surface diseases” in the Ocular Surface 

  • Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM): Ophthalmology Chair and Professor Charles Bouchard, MD, MA, Ophthalmology resident William Gange, MD, and research associate Carine Mores, MS
  • Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health: Assistant Professor Cara Joyce, PhD, Assistant Professor Michael Zilliox, PhD, and lab manager Gina Kuffel
  • Stritch students: M4 Paul de Bustros

Parkinson Assistant Professor Cara Joyce, PhD, and SSOM Assistant Professor Monsheel Sodhi, PhD, published “Sex differences in the transcription of glutamate transporters in major depression and suicide,” in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Stritch Professor Charles Hemenway, MD, PhD and Associate Professor Eugene Suh, MD, published “Emergence of a Ph-negative Clone in a Child with Ph+ ALL” in the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.  

Parkinson Assistant Professor Oguz Akbilgic published a case study on cardiac arrhythmia detection in the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal 

Stritch Professor Ramzan Shahid, MD, FAAP, and William Adams, MA, biostatistician for the Clinical Research Office, publish “Emotional Intelligence Level Higher in Residents who Took a Gap Year Before Medical School,” in Advances in Medical Education and Practice 


August 2020

Stritch Associate Professor Matthew Harkenrider, MD, and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center (CBCC) Director William Small, Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, published a summary of “Criteria for Management of Uterine Carcinosarcoma” in Gynecologic Oncology.

Stritch faculty, staff, and students from the Departments of Oncology, Urology, Surgery, and Cancer Biology published "Inhibition of Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) Enhances Checkpoint Blockade Efficacy by Rendering Bladder Cancer Cells Visible for T Cell-Mediated Destruction," in Frontiers in Oncology

  • Department of Surgery and Cancer Biology: Cynthia Perez, Lourdes Plaza-Rojas, Michael Delos Reyes, Kushal Prajapati, Gopal Gupta, and José Guevara-Patiño. 
  • Department of Urology: Catherine Eden, Alex Belshoff, Spencer Hart
  • Department of Oncology: Associate Professor Elizabeth Henry, MD
  • Clinical Research Office (CRO): Operations Manager Brianna Burke

Brianna Burke, Catherine Eden, Cynthia Perez, Alex Belshoff, Spencer Hart, Lourdes Plaza-Rojas, Michael Delos Reyes, Kushal Prajepati,  Elizabeth Henry, Gopal Gupta, Jose Guevara-Patino

Stritch Assistant Professor Stephanie Berg, DO, published "Burkitt Lymphoma in the Modern Era: Real World Outcomes and Prognostication Across 30 US Cancer Centers" in the American Society of Hematology’s journal, Blood.

Assistant Professor of NursingDarlie Simerson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CEN, contributed to the third edition of Essential Procedures for Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings, with her chapter, “Managing Animal and Human Bites.”  

Public Health Sciences Professor Holly Kramer, MD, MPH, Associate Professor Talar Markossian, PhD, MPH, and MPH student Aelia Akbar explore “Racial differences in urinary incontinence prevalence and associated bother” in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology  

Associate Dean of Graduate Education Leanne Cribbs, PhD, Molecular Pharmacology & Neuroscience Interim Chair Kenneth Byron, PhD, and Research Assistant Professor Lyubov Brueggemann, PhD, published an article in Frontiers in Physiology. 

CBCC Director William Small, Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, joins international committee of experts to publish recommendations on “Radiation therapy for gynecologic malignancies during the COVID-19 pandemic” in Gynecologic Oncology. 

Stritch Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Education Trent Reed, DO, FACEP, published "The Flipped Classroom and Simulation: A Primer for Simulation Educators" in Medical Science Educator

MNSON Assistant Professor Vicki Bacidore, DNP, APN, ACNP-BC, CEN, published “Strategies for Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Sustainability in the Emergency Department” in Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal 

Parkinson Associate Professor Oguz Akbilgic, PhD, published “Discovery and predictive modeling of urine microbiome, metabolite and cytokine biomarkers in hospitalized patients with community acquired pneumonia” in Nature Scientific Reports 

Parkinson and Stritch faculty, staff, and a student explored Dialysis, COVID-19, Poverty, and Race in Greater Chicago” in an ecological analysis published in Kidney Medicine 

  • Public Health Sciences: Associate Professor Talar Markossian, PhD, Professor Amy Luke, PhD, Assoicate Professor David Shoham, PhD, Profesor Richard Cooper, MD, Professor Holly Kramer, MD, MPH
  • Health Informatics: Assistant Professor Samie Tootooni, PhD,Research Associate Ranit Sengupta, PhD
  • Stritch M4 Siddharth Bhayani, BS

Loyola's Departments of Surgery, Cancer Biology, Urology, and Oncology collaborated to publish “Inhibition of Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) Enhances Checkpoint Blockade Efficacy by Rendering Bladder Cancer Cells Visible for T Cell-Mediated Destruction” in Frontiers in Oncology 

  • Department of Surgery and Cancer Biology: Brianna Burke, Cynthia Perez, Lourdes Plaza-Rojas, Michael Delos Reyes, Kushal Prajapati, Gopal Gupta, and José Guevara-Patiño
  • Department of Urology: Catherine Eden, Alex Belshoff, and Spencer Hart
  • Department of Oncology: Elizabeth Henry

Public Health Sciences Assistant Professor Abigail Silva, PhD, MPH, and MD/MPH student Kellie Steele were quoted by the Belleville News-Democrat in an article about Illinois’ contract tracing efforts. 

Stritch Professor James Welsh, MD, MS, FACRO, shared the story of how tortoise rides inspired his career in radiation oncology in Inside Sources.  

Stritch Associate Professor Michael Tomblyn, MD, published ACR-ACNM-ASTRO-SNMMI Practice Parameter for the Performance of Therapy with Radium-223" in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology 

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Associate Department Chair Mary Donnelly, JD, RN, published “My Chiaroscuro Moment” in Pulse– voices from the heart of medicine.  

Parkinson's Department of Public Health Sciences Associate Professor Kevin Stroupe, PhD, and Assistant Professor Abigail Silva, PhD, MPH, published Did the Affordable Care Act Decrease Veteran Enrollment in the Veterans Health Administration” in Medical Care. 

School of Nursing Assistant Professor Thao Griffith, PhD, RN, and Professor Linda Janusek, PhD, RN, FAAN, had their article, “A Behavioral Epigenetics Model to Predict Oral Feeding Skills in Preterm Infants, shared by Shaker Seminars.  

July 2020 

Stritch Clinical Instructor Hiten Patel, MD, published two articles: 

SSOM Associate Professors of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Amy Pittman, MD, and Eric Thorpe, MD, published two articles:

Radiation Oncology Professors Raymond Wynn, MD, and John Roeske, PhD, published “ACR-ASTRO Practice Parameter for Image-guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)” in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology.  

Stritch School of Medicine Radiation Oncology Department's Matthew Harkenrider, MD, Alexander Harris, MD, Abhishek Solanki, MD, and Alexander Harris, MD, along with the Department of Urology's  Ahmer Farooq, DO, Kristin G. Baldea, MD, Robert Flanigan, MD, and M4 Zohaib Sherwani published "Patient and physician reported toxicity with two-fraction definitive high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy: the impact of implant interval" in the Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy.

Parkinson Associate Professor Oguz Akbilgic, PhD, published Electrocardiographic changes predate Parkinson’s disease onset,” in Nature Scientific Reports 

MNSON Assistant Professor Angela Mahaffey, PhD, explores connections among acid–base chemistry, redox reactions, and healthcare in an undergraduate nursing course in her article published in the Journal of Chemical Education. 

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Professors Martin Tobin, MD, Franco Laghi, MD, FCCP, and Amal Jubran, MD, explore “Why COVID-19 Silent Hypoxemia is Baffling to Physicians” in their article published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Assistant Professor Kimberly Oosterhouse, PhD, RN, CNE, published the editorial, “Call to action: Educating the public about delirium,” in New Directionsthe National Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence newsletter. 

Stritch's Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Program Manager Mark Torrez published the article, “Undocumented students, dislocation and the search for belonging” in the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Parkinson Public Health Sciences Assistant Professor Abigail Silva, PhD, MPH, and MPH alumna Alexandrina Balanean published research about HPV in Cancer Causes & Control.

June 2020

Stritch Department of Medicine Assistant Professor Xiang Gao, PhD, MS, and Affiliate Associate Professor in Bioinformatics Qunfeng Dong, PhD, published two articles: 

School of Nursing Associate Dean of Graduate Programs Jenny O’Rourke, PhD, APN-BC, CHSE, published the the article, "Using Simulation to Evaluate Nurse Competencies," in the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. 

PhD Program Director and Professor Barbara Velsor-Friedrich, PhD, RN, FAAN, received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to support the Nurse Faculty Loan Program. 

Primary Care Community Health Nursing Scholar Program Director Ann Solari-Twadell, PhD, RN, MPA, FAAN, received HRSA CARES Act funding to purchase equipment to prepare students to use telehealth in community-based nursing practice. 

Radiation Oncology Professor William Small Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, and Associate Professor Matthew Harkenrider, MD, published "Executive Summary of the American Radium Society® Appropriate Use Criteria for Management of Uterine Carcinosarcoma" in the Gynecologic Oncology journal. 

Dr. Harkenrider also published two articles in the following journals: 

Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics Director Mark Kuczewski, PhD, published an op-ed piece about the Supreme Court’s pending decision on DACA and the impact on the health care industry  in the Hill. 

MNSON Associate Dean for Simulation-Based Teaching and Learning Carol Kostovich, PhD, RN, CHSE, and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs Jenny O’Rourke, PhD, APN-BC, CHSE, published their article, "Establishing psychological safety in simulation: Faculty perceptions," in the August issue of Nursing Education Today.  

May 2020

A team of Stritch and School of Education faculty along with Loyola Medicine residents published an article in the Journal of Contemporary Medical Education. Congratulations Faaiza Mahmoud, Thomas P. Sullivan, David C. Ensminger, Amany Aziz, Khalid Alsabban, Terrence C. Demos, Jennifer E. Lim-Dunham.

Neurology Professor Jose Biller, MD, co-authored the 2020 edition of Concise Neurology 

Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Neuroscience Rocco Gogliotti, PhD, was awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his project, "A precision medicine approach to Rett Syndrome."

Cancer Biology Chair and Professor Nancy Zeleznik-Le, PhD, received a grant renewal from the NIH for another five years to fund basic and clinical research training for medical students. 

School of Nursing Professor Kathy Bobay, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, published "Nurse Continuity at Discharge and Return to Hospital" in the May/June 2020 issue of Nursing Research

Stritch Professor Carol Bier-Laning, MD, FACS, otalyngology, and Associate Professor Aziz Ansari, DO, FACP, hospital medicine, published the article, "Survival, Outcomes, and Use of Acuity Scoring Systems Following Tracheotomy in Veteran Patients," in the American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) student Kailey Anichini, mentored by Associate Professor and BSN Director Jorgia Connor, received the Provost Fellowship for a project exploring the lived experience of college students recently diagnosed with chronic illness.  

April 2020

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Nursing Lindsey Garfield, PhD, RN, for publishing her article, "Pharmacology for Preterm Labor," in the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Francis Alonzo, PhD, who was awarded an R01 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for his study, "Intercellular Communication and Pheromone Maturation in Gram-Positive Bacteria." 

M4 John Wagner reflects on his experience with Veteran Health Partner’s patient outreach program in an article, “The thing that tethers,” published in Alpha Omega Alpha’s quarterly journal, the Pharos

Congratulations to Nephrology Professors Karen Griffin, MD, FACP, and Anil Bidani, MD, for their article, “Pathophysiology of unilateral ischemia-reperfusion injury: importance of renal counterbalance and implications for the AKI-CKD transition,” published in the Journal of American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology. 

BSN students Madeline Ohlms, Emily Minneci, and Radia Daud shared their work during Loyola University Chicago's Virtual Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium last week. 

Congratulations to Parkinson Associate Professor Oguz Akbilgic, PhD, and Research Associate Ibrahim Karabayir, PhD, for their article, “A Novel Learning Algorithm to Optimize Deep Neural Networks: Evolved Gradient Direction Optimizer,” published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Nursing Thao Griffith, PhD, RN, for receiving an Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses research grant to support her study, “Stress and Epigenetic Predictors of Oral Feeding Skills in Preterm Infants.”  

Congratulations to Stritch Professor Stefan Pambuccian, MD, vice chair of pathology and laboratory science, for his article, “The COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for the cytology laboratory,” published in the Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 

Check out this month’s research funding opportunities. For more information or assistance, please contact the Office of the Vice Dean of Research at Stritch.  

March 2020

Congratulations to Stritch Vice Chair for Faculty Development Matthew Fitz, MD, MSc, and Assistant Professor William Adams, PhD, for their article, “Which Internal Medicine Clerkship Characteristics are Associated with Students’ Performance on the NBME Medicine Subject Exam? A Multi-Institutional Analysis,” published in the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, March issue. 

Congratulations to School of Nursing Assistant Professor Kim Oosterhouse, PhD, RN for funding she received from the Network for Investigation of Delirium: Unifying Scientists to support her pilot study, “Computable Phenotyping of Delirium: Analyzing the Unstructured Data.”  

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Nursing Patricia Friend, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, AGN-BC, on her article, “How DNA Sequencing Technologies are Used in Cancer Care, Now and in the Future,” in the ONS Voice, an award-winning magazine from the Oncology Nursing Society. 

Congratulations to PhD candidate Raiza Bonomo and her mentor, Virginie Mansuy Aubert, PhD, for being invited to share her research at the Science Committee of the American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. 

Congratulations to Niehoff School of Nursing Associate Professor P. Ann Solari-Twadell, PhD, RN, MPA, FAAN, for editing the book, “Faith Community Nursing: An International Specialty Practice Changing the Understanding of Health,” printed by Springer in 2020. 

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February 2020

Congratulations to Parkinson Professor Richard Cooper, MD, for his article, “Do Polygenic Risk Scores Improve Patient Selection for Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease?” in the February 2020 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.  

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Eugene Suh, MD, for his article, “Late Mortality and chronic health conditions in long-term survivors of early-adolescent and young adult cancers: a retrospective cohort analysis from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study,” published in the February 2020 issue of The Lancet Oncology

Congratulations to Parkinson Professor Richard Cooper, MD, for his article, "Will Precision Medicine Lead to a Healthier Population?" published in the winter 2020 issue of Issues in Science and Technology

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Neurology Antonio Iglesias, MD, for his article, “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as Treatment in Multiple Neurologic Conditions,” published in the February issue of Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.  

Congratulations to Stritch Assistant Professor Harel Dahari, PhD, for receiving an RO1 grant from the NIH for his research, "Data-Driven Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Hepatitis D Infection and Treatment Response."  

Congratulations to Nursing Associate Professor Patricia Friend, PhD, APN-CNS, AOCNS, AGN-BC, and PhD student Mary Pat Johnson, MS, RN, AOCN, for receiving a research grant from the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute for their study, “Cancer Survivor Empowerment through Patient-Reported Outcomes.” 

Congratulations to MD/PhD student Marisa Luck, mentored by Professor Mashkoor Choudhry, PhD, for receiving the Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral National Research Service Award (F30) from the National Institutes of Health.

Congratulations to Neurology Assistant Professor Jigisha Thakkar, MBBS, for her article, “Leptomeningeal metastasis from solid tumors,” published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences, January 2020. 

Congratulations to Microbiology and Immunology Associate Professor Katherine Radek, PhD, for receiving an NIH-sponsored R21 grant for her research, “Targeting the CHRNA7 Receptor to Modulate Wound Antimicrobial Responses.”  

January 2020

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Surgical Research Jose Alejandro Guevara-Pantino, MD, PhD, who received an RO1 grant from the NIH for his research, “Study of Anti-Tumor Immunity and Tissue Resident Memory Cell Development by NKG2D and Ribosomal Protein S6 Signaling in T Cells.” 

Congratulations to surgical resident Emanuel Eguia, MD, clinical associate professor Marshall S. Baker, MD, and associate professor Carlos Bechara, MD, for their article, “The Impact of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Vascular Surgery,” published in this month’s Annals of Vascular Surgery. 

Congratulations to Associate Dean of Graduate Education Leanne Cribbs, PhD, Cell and Molecular Physiology Professor Kenneth Byron, PhD, and Research Assistant Professor Lioubov Brueggemann, PhD, for their article, "Structural determinants of Kv7.5 potassium channels that confer changes in phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) affinity and signaling sensitivities in smooth muscle cells," published in a December 2019 issue of Molecular Pharmacology

Congratulations to Parkinson Assistant Professor Justin Harbison, PhD, for his study "Gravid Culex pipiens Exhibit A Reduced Susceptibility to Ultra–Low Volume Adult Control Treatments Under Field Conditions," pubished in the December 2019 issue of the Journal of American Mosquito Control Association. 

Congratulations to Nursing Assistant Professor Lindsey Garfield, PhD, RN, for her article, “Low Serum Oxytocin Concentrations are Associated with Painful Menstruation,” published in Reproductive Sciences, January 2020. 

Congratulations to Stritch Professor and Neurology Chair José Biller, MD, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, for his article, “2019 Update to the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,” published in Stroke, December 2019.   

Congratulations to Parkinson Associate Professor Lara Dugas, PhD, MPH, FTOS, and Director of Biostatistics Cara Joyce, PhD, for their article, “Constraint and trade-offs regulate energy expenditure during childhood,” published in Science Advances, December 2019. 

Congratulations to School of Nursing faculty Karen Saban, PhD, RN, APRN, CNRN, FAHA, Linda Witek Janusek, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Regina Conway-Phillips, PhD, RN, Niehoff alumna Stephanie Klonowski, APRN-CNP, and Department of Socioloty Assistant Professor Helena Dagadu, PhD, for publishing their article “Qualitative Evidence for Resilience, Stress, and Ethnicity (RiSE): A Program to to Address Race-Based Stress Among Black Women at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease” in the January 2020 issue of Science Direct.

Congratulations to Parkinson Professor Talar Markossian, MPH, PhD, who was one of two candidates selected for the 2020 Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) Research Fellowship. 

Congratulations to Professor of Surgery Michael Nishimura, PhD, for his RO1 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his research, "Anti-oxidant and Metabolic Phenotype in Regulating Tumor Specific T-cell Memory Response."