July 2020 Research and Publication News

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 Research and Publication News

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 Research and Publication News

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 Research and Publication News

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 Research and Publication News

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. 

Explore grant opportunities through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund: 

February 2020 Research and Publication News

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 Research and Publication News

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."