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2014
Tuesday, May 20th
8:00 AM

Poster Program: 2014 UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

8:00 AM

12:30 PM

A Comparison of Wrist and Hip Accelerometer Output at Different Walking Speeds

Albert R. Mendoza, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amanda M. Hickey, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Allison H. Gruber, University of Massachusetts Amherst
John Staudenmayer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Patty S. Freedson, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

A Context-Aware Activity Recommendation Smartphone Application to Mitigate Sedentary Lifestyles

Qian He, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Emmanuel O. Agu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

12:30 PM

A Novel Approach to Targeted Oncologic Therapy - Co-culture Viability of Polymer Prodrug Conjugation to Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Kaitlyn Wong, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Nicholas Panzarino, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Samantha McRae Page, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Richard Arenas, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sallie S. Schneider, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Todd S. Emrick, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

12:30 PM

A pH Stable Turn-on Fluorescent Sensor for Imaging Labile Fe3+ in Living Cells

Bayan Alhawsah, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Ziya Aydin, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Bing Yang, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Maolin Guo, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

12:30 PM

A Pilot Study to Explore Contamination of Student Nurses’ Scrubs with Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA Before and After Laundering in College Dormitory

Jennifer Nicoloro, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Desta Marika, Simmons College
Susan Duty, Simmons College
Elizabeth Scott, Simmons College
Nancy Goodyear, University of Massachusetts Lowell

12:30 PM

A Prospective Randomized Comparison of Patient Specific Instruments with Standard TKA Instrumentation

Christina Kane, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anthony Porter, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Patricia D. Franklin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David C. Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

A Reconsideration of the Diagnosis and Management of Gastrointestinal Bleeding Based on its Epidemiology and Outcomes Analysis

Salmaan Jawaid, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Neil Marya, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Bilal Gondal, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Louise Maranda, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Christopher Marshall, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Joseph Charpentier, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anupam Singh, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anne Foley, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David R. Cave, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

A Soft Robotic Exomusculature Glove with Integrated sEMG sensing for Hand Rehabilitation

Michael Delph, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Christopher Nycz, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Gregory Fischer, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

12:30 PM

A Year of Gastrointestinal Bleeding: An Epidemiologic Study

Neil B. Marya, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Salmaan Jawaid, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Bilal Gondal, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Louise Maranda, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Christopher A. Marshall, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anne Foley, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Joseph Charpentier, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anupam Singh, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David R. Cave, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Ablation Of Raf-1 Kinase Inhibitory Protein (RKIP) Improves Photoreceptor Structure and Function in a Cep290-Mutant Mouse Model Of Severe Retinal Degeneration

Balajikarthick Subramanian, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Manisha Anand, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Hemant Khanna, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Activin Limits Progenitor Capability by Promoting Epithelial Cell Differentiation in the Mammary Gland

Karen A. Dunphy, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Thiruppavai Chandrasekaran, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Niraj Bhatt, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Michelle Chen, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amy L. Roberts, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mary Hagen, University of Massachusetts Amherst
D. Joseph Jerry, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

12:30 PM

Acute Symptomatic Influenza A Virus (IAV) Infection in Humans Leads to Expansion of Highly Diverse CD8 T Cell Repertoires Crossreactive with Persistent Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)

Anna Gil, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Rabinarayan Misha, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Nuray Aslan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Liisa K. Selin, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Adipose Tissue Inflammation in Diabetic versus Non-diabetic Pregnancies

Tiffany A. Moore Simas, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jacqueline Tessa Draper, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Aylin Sert, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Maxwell Kruse, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Crina Boeras, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Brittany Rosenthal, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Olga Gaelikman, University of Massachusetts Medical School
So-Yun Min, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Katherine G. Leung, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Silvia Corvera, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Amphiphilic Degradable Polymers for Immobilization and Sustained Delivery of Sphingosine 1-Phosphate

Jing Zhang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jie Song, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

An In Vitro Model of the Horse Gut Microbiome Enables Identification of Lactate-Utilizing Bacteria That Differentially Respond to Starch Induction

Amy S. Biddle, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Samuel J. Black, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jeffrey L. Blanchard, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Anti-pPKCθ (T538) Delivery via Cell Penetrating Peptide Mimics as a Novel Treatment of Aplastic Anemia

Emrah Ilker Ozay, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Gabriela Gonzalez-Perez, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Joe Torres, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Gregory N. Tew, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa M. Minter, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Antineoplastic Effects of Rhodiola crenulata on B16F10 Melanomas

Maxine Dudek, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Richard B. Arenas, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Kaityln Wong, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Carmen Mora, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lotfi M. Bassa, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sallie S. Schneider, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Application of Diarylhydrazones, Schiff-bases and Their Saturated Derivatives as Multifunctional Inhibitors of Amyloid Self-Assembly

Christian Schafer, University of Massachusetts Boston
Sanjukta Ghosh, University of Massachusetts Boston
Marianna Torok, University of Massachusetts Boston
Bela Torok, University of Massachusetts Boston

12:30 PM

Associations of Adipose Tissue Architecture, Adipokines and Inflammatory Markers with Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight Gain in Non-diabetic Pregnancies

Tiffany A. Moore Simas, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Crina Boeras, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Ningning Zhang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Olga Gaelikman, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
Katherine G. Leung, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Nicole M. Wedick, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Laura Robidoux, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jodi Adams Puleo, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Mary M. Lee, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Silvia Corvera, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Milagros C. Rosal, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Automatic Article Screening in Systematic Review

Tong Wang, University of Massachusetts Boston

12:30 PM

Availability of Food Preparation Supplies among Pregnant Women: Preliminary Results from the Decision Making, Eating, and Weight Gain during Pregnancy (DEW) Study

Rui S. Xiao, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Tiffany A. Moore Simas, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Bradley M. Appelhans, Rush University Medical Center
Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Shums Alikhan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Barbara C. Olendzki, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Sherry L. Pagoto, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Molly E. Waring, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Cervical Cancer in Cameroon: A Three Pronged Approach to Increase Awareness, Vaccination, Screening and Treatment

Javier Gordon Ogembo, University of Massachusetts Medical School
T. P. Muffih, Cameroon Baptist Convention Heatlh Service
Louise Maranda, University of Massachusetts Medical School
R. Wamai, Northeastern University
R. Kemunto, Northeastern University
E. Welty, Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Service
T. Welty, Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Service
S. Manga, Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Service
L. Bradford, University of Massachusetts Medical School
K. Kalmakis, University of Massachusetts Boston
L. K. Sheldon, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

12:30 PM

Characterizing the Performance and Behaviors of Runners Using Twitter

Qian He, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Emmanuel O. Agu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Diane M. Strong, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Bengisu Tulu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Peder C. Pedersen, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

12:30 PM

Clinical and Financial Impact of Readmissions Following Colorectal Resection: An Analysis of Predictors, Outcomes, and Cost

Rachelle N. Damle, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Nicole Cherng, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Julie M. Flahive, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jennifer S. Davids, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Justin A. Maykel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Paul R. Sturrock, University of Massachusetts Medical School
W. Brian Sweeney, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Karim Alavi, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Comprehensive Data Management System for National Patient-Centered Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in Total Joint Replacement

Hua Zheng, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Bruce A. Barton, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Dane Netherton, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Wenjun Li, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeroan J. Allison, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David C. Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Patricia D. Franklin, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Computerized 3-dimensional Localization of a Video Capsule in the Abdominal Cavity: Validation by Digital Radiography

Neil B. Marya, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Andrew Karellas, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Abhijit Roychowdhury, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anne Foley, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David Cave, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Coordination Variability after Hip Replacement Surgery: A Case Report

A. J. Whited, University of Massachusetts Amherst
J. Freedman Silvernail, University of Massachusetts Amherst
D. Kelly, University of Massachusetts Amherst
N. Fay, University of Massachusetts Amherst
J. Hamill, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Cranberry Fruit and Leaf Polyphenols Inhibit Staphylococcus Bacterial Biofilms

Catherine C. Neto, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Jason MacLean, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Biqin Song, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Anthony Dovell, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Steven Kwasny, Microbiotix, Inc.
Timothy Opperman, Microbiotix, Inc.

12:30 PM

Creating Store and Community-Level Feedback Reports for Food Establishments to Support Nutrition Environment Improvement

Wenjun Li, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Kevin Kane, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Ning Guo, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Bonnie Andrews, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Andrea Pinzon-Marquardt, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Hyung-joo Kang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Vijayalakshmi Patil, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Barbara C. Olendzki, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Crossreactive Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)-Influenza A Virus (IAV) Specific CD8 Memory T Cells During Acute Symptomatic IAV Infection

Rabinarayan Mishra, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anna Gil, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Nuray Aslan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Katherine Ruiz De Luzuriaga, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Liisa K. Selin, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Cup Feeding in the ICU: The Influence of Health Care Team Knowledge

Sameh Ghareeb, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa Chiodo, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Linda Lewandowski, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Cytocompatible Tough Hydrogel Platform with Predictable Degradation

Jianwen Xu, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
Ellva Feng, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jie Song, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Dantrolene for the Prevention and Treatment of Cerebral Vasospasm after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage – a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial to assess Safety, Tolerability and Feasibility

Susanne Muehlschlegel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Raphael A. Carandang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Wiley R. Hall, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Nisha Kini, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Saef Izzy, University of Massachusetts Medical School
I. Martijn VanDerBom, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Thomas F. Flood, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Matthew J. Gounis, University of Massachusetts Medical School
John P. Weaver, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Bruce A. Barton, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Detection of CD8+ T cell Responses in Individuals with Long-term Type 1 Diabetes and Generation of Human CD8+ T Cell Lines Specific to Islet-associated Autoantigens

Jenny Aurielle B. Babon, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David M. Harlan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Sally C. Kent, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Detection of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Using SVM Based Classification

Lei Wang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Peder C. Pedersen, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Diane M. Strong, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Bengisu Tulu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Emmanuel O. Agu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Qian He, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ronald A. Ignotz, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Raymond M. Dunn, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David M. Harlan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Sherry L. Pagoto, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Developing a Whole Plant Artemisia annua Antimalarial Therapeutic: pACT

Pamela Weathers, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Nicole Jordan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Praphapan Lasin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Melissa Towler, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Douglas T. Golenbock, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Mostafa Elfawal, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Nicholas Reich, University of Massachusetts Amherst
George Acquaah-Mensah, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Stephen Rich, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Development and Validation of a Clinical Scoring System to Differentiate Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Disease

Neil B. Marya, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Veronica Baptista, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Krunal Patel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Bruce A. Barton, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anne Foley, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Christopher W. Macomber, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David R. Cave, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Development of Novel Class of Therapeutic Oligonucleotides Based on Small Molecule Screening

Julia Alterman, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Hong Cao, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Marie Didiot, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Mehran Nikan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Matthew Hassler, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anastasia Khvorova, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Differences in Patient Characteristics Prior to TKA and THA Between Switzerland and the US

Patricia D. Franklin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Leslie R. Harrold, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Hermes Miozzari, Universite of Geneve
Pierre Hoffmeyer, Universite of Geneve
David C. Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anne Lubbeke, Universite of Geneve

12:30 PM

Differential Burden of Musculoskeletal Pain in Blacks and Whites at the Time of Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Anthony Porter, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Leslie R. Harrold, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Philip C. Noble, Baylor College of Medicine
David C. Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Patricia D. Franklin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeroan Allison, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Differential Gene Expression Analysis and Clinical Correlations within Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma

Yasin Kaymaz, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Cliff I. Oduor, Maseno University College
John Vulule, Maseno University
Juliana A. Otieno, Kenya Ministry of Health
Ann M. Moormann, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeffrey A. Bailey, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Displacement Across a Fracture Gap with Axial Loading of Far Cortical Locking Constructs

Peter J. Wagner, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
Dennis T. Murphy, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Kristen L. Billiar, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Judith Siegel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
John J. Wixted, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Do Younger TKR and THR Patients Have Similar Disability at Time of Surgery as Older Adults? Lessons from FORCE-TJR

Leslie R. Harrold, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Wenjun Li, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Courland Lewis, Hartford Hospital
Jeroan J. Allison, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David C. Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Patricia D. Franklin, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Does Functional Gain and Pain Relief After TKR and THR Differ by Patient Obese Status?

Wenjun Li, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeffrey Lange, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Leslie R. Harrold, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeroan J. Allison, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Courtland Lewis, Hartford Hospital
Thomas Bowen, Geisinger Medical Center
David C. Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Patricia D. Franklin, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Effect of Oligopeptide Orientation on Polymer-based DNA Delivery

Sangram S. Parelkar, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Rachel Letteri, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jayne Ellis, University of Texas Medical Branch
Robert Elder, University of Colorado Boulder
Arthi Jayaraman, University of Colorado Boulder
Todd S. Emrick, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

12:30 PM

Effects of Increased Utilization of CVD Medications by Medicare Beneficiaries on Spending Vary by CVD Status

Hassan Fouayzi, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Arlene Ash, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Allison B. Rosen, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Enhancing Antibiotic Activity Using Nanomaterial-Antibiotic Conjugates

H. Surangi N. Jayawardena, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Thareendra De Zoysa, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Kalana W. Jayawardana, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Scott T. Boiko, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Mingdi Yan, University of Massachusetts Lowell

12:30 PM

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)-lytic Cross-reactive Influenza-A (IAV) Memory CD8 T-cells in EBV Sero-negative Middle-aged Adults

Rabinarayan Mishra, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Levi B. Watkin, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
Nuray Aslan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anna Gil, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Katherine Ruiz De Luzuriaga, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Liisa K. Selin, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Establishment of Rab-11 Induced Inflammatory Regulation as Therapeutic Targets in Colon Cancer Progression

Yingchao Nie, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Alla Amcheslavsky, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Qi Li, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Shiyan Yu, Rutgers University
Nan Gao, Rutgers University
Zhong Jiang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Michele Markstein, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Y. Tony Ip, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Evaluation of Antibiotic Properties of Diarylhydrazones, Diaryl Schiff-bases and Their Precursors

William Horton, University of Massachusetts Boston
Kristina D'Amico, University of Massachusetts Boston
Stephanie Davis, University of Massachusetts Boston
Christian Schafer, University of Massachusetts Boston
Gregory Beck, University of Massachusetts Boston
Bela Torok, University of Massachusetts Boston

12:30 PM

Evening Snacking in Relation to Self-reported Declines in Sleep Quality during Pregnancy: Preliminary Results from the Decision-Making, Eating, and Weight Gain During Pregnancy (DEW) Study

Wendy McCallum, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Bradley M. Appelhans, Rush University Medical Center
Tiffany A. Moore Simas, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Rui Sherry Xiao, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Shums Alikhan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Barbara C. Olendzki, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Sherry L. Pagoto, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Molly E. Waring, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Exosome-mediated Delivery of RNA Interference and miRNA Mimic

Fatemeh Momen-Heravi, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Shashi Bala, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Terence N. Bukong, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Gyongyi Szabo, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Fluorescent Probes for Molecular Imaging of ROS/RNS Species in Living Systems

Maolin Guo, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Yibin Wei, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Weiqi Yang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Xiaofei Fu, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Yi Zhang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Bing Yan, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

12:30 PM

Functional Response to Pain and its Treatment in Knee Osteoarthritis

Katherine A. Boyer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Gene Expression Profiles Identify Features Common to Lobular and Ductal Premalignant Breast Lesions

Amy L. Roberts, University of Massachusetts Amherst
D. Joseph Jerry, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Kelly J. Gauger, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sallie S. Schneider, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Giovanna M. Crisi, Baystate Medical Center
Grace Makari-Judson, Baystate Medical Center
Ashraf Khan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Karl Simin, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Getting to the Root of Bacterial Hairs: What is “s”?

Rebecca Gaddis, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Samantha O'Conner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Evan Anderson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Terri Camesano, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Nancy Burnham, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

12:30 PM

Helping Children Through Evidence-based Trauma Treatments, Initial Findings from the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project (MCTP)

Rachel Caty, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Charmaine B. Lo, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Melodie Wenz-Gross, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Robert Wentworth, Department of Children and Families

12:30 PM

High Performance Amphiphilic Polymer/Hydroxyapatite Composite Tissue Scaffolds

Artem B. Kutikov, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jie Song, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

High-throughput Genome Scaffolding from in vivo DNA Interaction Frequency

Noam Kaplan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Job Dekker, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Improving Depression Screening and Diagnosis in a Diverse Urban University Health Service

Patricia A. Halon, University of Massachusetts Boston

12:30 PM

In Vivo Evaluation of a Biomimetic Polymer-Doxorubicin Conjugate for Cancer Therapy

Matthew Skinner, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Samantha McRae Page, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Xiangji Chen, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sangram S. Parelkar, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Kaitlyn Wong, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Maria Mora, Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute
Sallie S. Schneider, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Todd S. Emrick, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

12:30 PM

In-hospital Depression Predicts Early Hospital Readmission after an Acute Coronary Syndrome: Preliminary Data from TRACE-CORE

David D. McManus, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jane S. Saczynski, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Molly E. Waring, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Milena D. Anatchkova, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Richard H. McManus, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Robert J. Goldberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeroan J. Allison, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David C. Parish, Mercer University
Hamza H. Awad, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jerry H. Gurwitz, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Arlene S. Ash, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Catarina I. Kiefe, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Inhibition of Bromodomain Proteins in Treatment of Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma

Sally E. Trabucco, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Rachel M. Gerstein, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Andrew M. Evens, Tufts Medical Center
James E. Bradner, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Leonard D. Shultz, The Jackson Laboratory
Dale L. Greiner, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Inhibition of Colon Cancer by Polyphenols from Whole Cranberry

Catherine Neto, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Anne Liberty, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Sarah Frade, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Anuradha Tata, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Tracie Ferreira, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Mingyue Song, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Xian Wu, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Hang Xiao, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Inhibition of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase 1B by Polyphenol Natural Products: Relevant to Diabetes Management

Zhiwei Liu, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Maolin Guo, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

12:30 PM

Interactions of Carbohydrate-conjugated Nanoparticles with Mycobacterium Smegmatis

Kalana W. Jayawardana, University of Massachusetts Lowell
H. Surangi N. Jayawardena, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Thareendra De Zoysa, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Mingdi Yan, University of Massachusetts Lowell

12:30 PM

Is African-American Girls’ Perception of their Mother-Daughter Relationship Associated to Psychosocial and Physical Activity Variables?

Sarah Burkart, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Brett Winner, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Cory Greever, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sofiya Alhassan, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Isolation of Human Antigen-Specific Antibodies from Memory B-Cells Nearly Two Years Post Vaccination

Stuart Nelson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Andrew Crowley, University of Massachusetts Medical School
William D. Thomas Jr., University of Massachusetts Medical School
Colby A. Souders, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Live Well Springfield (LWS) -- A Community Transformation Initiative. Springfield MENU Program Evaluation

Hannah Stenger, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Elena Carbone, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Tasha Moultrie-Phillips, Mason Square Health Task Force
Wanda Givens, Mason Square Health Task Force
Elaine M. Puleo, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

12:30 PM

Live Well Springfield (LWS) – A Community Transformation Initiative LWS.org Website Evaluation

Jesse Mushenko, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Elena Carbone, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Joseph Krupczynski, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Kathy Wicks, Partners for a Healthier Community
Elaine M. Puleo, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Live Well Springfield (LWS): Measuring Baseline Usage of the Springfield River Walk

Timothy Paradis, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Elena Carbone, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jeffrey McCollough, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Elaine M. Puleo, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

12:30 PM

Long-term Effects of Use of Prescription Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents on Symptoms and Disease Progression among Patients with Radiographically Confirmed Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Kate L. Lapane, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Shibing Yang, Virginia Commonwealth University
Jeffrey B. Driban, Tufts Medical Center
Shao-Hsien Liu, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Catherine E. Dube, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Timothy E. McAlindon, Tufts Medical Center
Charles B. Eaton, Brown University

12:30 PM

Low Self-Reported Physical Function Status Was an Excellent Predictor of Adverse Postoperative Course in Older Veterans Having Knee and Hip Surgery

Alok Kapoor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Priscilla Chew, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital
Joel Reisman, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital
Dan Berlowitz, Boston University School of Medicine

12:30 PM

MassTERi: Promoting Translational Research and Entrepreneurship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

Melissa J. Moore, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Celia A. Schiffer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anastasia Khvorova, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anita Ballesteros, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Cynthia Fuhrmann, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jean A. King, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Margaret Koziel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Thomas McCullough, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Linda Plano, Plano & Simple

12:30 PM

Mice Deficient in SFRP1 Exhibit Increased Adiposity, Dysregulated Glucose Metabolism

Lotfi M. Bassa, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Kelly J. Gauger, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Elizabeth M. Henchey, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Melissa Brown, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sallie S. Schneider, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Modification of Ti6Al4V Substrates with Well-defined Zwitterionic Polysulfobetaine Brushes for Improved Surface Mineralization

Pingsheng Liu, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Emily Domingue, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David C. Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jie Song, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Modified Hatch Score Predicts 6-Month Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation after Pulmonary Vein Isolation: Data from the University Of Massachusetts Atrial Fibrillation Registry

Amir Y. Shaikh, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Abhishek Maan, Massachusetts General Hospital
Nada Esa, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Menhel Kinno, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Kevin C. Floyd, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Lawrence S. Rosenthal, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Clifford Browning, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David D. McManus, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Modulation of Severity of RPGR-associated Retinal Degeneration in Mice due to Mutations in RPGR-interacting Proteins

Linjing Li, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Nageswara Rao Kollu, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Cecinio C. Ronquillo, John A. Moren Eye Center
Wolfgang Baehr, John A. Moren Eye Center
Hemant Khanna, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Multiple Approaches to Determine Toxicity of Micro and Nano-sized Titanium Dioxide Materials When Exposed to Human Red Blood Cells

Aaron Stella, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Shu-Feng Hsieh, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Dhimiter Bello, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Daniel Schmidt, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Eugene Rodgers, University of Massachusetts Lowell

12:30 PM

Multiscale Entropy Identifies Postural Control Changes in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis

Michael A. Busa, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Stephanie Jones, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Richard van Emmerik, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Networks Fighting Nicotine: Will Visitors to a Tobacco Cessation Website Engage in an Online Support Community?

Sarah L. Cutrona, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Rajani S. Sadasivam, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Kathryn Delaughter, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Gregg H. Gilbert, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Midge N. Ray, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Thomas K. Houston, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Objective Analysis of Preschoolers Physical Activity Patterns during Free Playtime

Cory Greever, University of Massachusetts Amherst
John Sirard, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sofiya Alhassan, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Ovariectomy Induces Early Changes in Cardiac Fibrosis and Angiotensin II Gene Expression

Anisha Patel, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Espen E. Spangenburg, University of Maryland
Sarah Witkowski, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Patient- and Hospital-level Predictors of 30-day Readmission after Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Systematic Review

Lisa Nobel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jane S. Saczynski, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Arlene S. Ash, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Catarina I. Kiefe, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeroan J. Allison, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Patient-focused Websites Related to Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse: a DISCERN Quality Analysis

Omar F. Duenas, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Katherine K. O'Dell, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Danielle Patterson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Padma Kandadai, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jyot Saini, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Michael K. Flynn, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Perfusion Changes by Hyperspectral Imaging in a Burn Model

Oksana O. Babchenko, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Michael S. Chin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jorge R. Lujan-Hernandez, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Heather M. Strom, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Ronald A. Ignotz, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Janice F. Lalikos, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Pericyte NF-κB Activation Enhances Endothelial Cell Proliferation and Proangiogenic Cytokine Secretion

Katherine E. LaBarbera, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Robert D. Hyldahl, Brigham Young University
Sarah Witkowski, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Pharmaceutical Pain Management among Older Adults with Cancer in Nursing Homes

Camilla B. Pimentel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Becky A. Briesacher, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Kate L. Lapane, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Physical Activity and Screen Time in Adolescents and Their Nominated Friends

John R. Sirard, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Meg Bruening, Arizona State University
Melanie M. Wall, Columbia University
Marla E. Eisenberg, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Sun K. Kim, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

12:30 PM

Plasma microRNAs are Associated with Atrial Fibrillation (the miRhythm Study) and Change After Catheter-ablation

David D. McManus, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Kahraman Tanriverdi, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Honghuang Lin, Boston University School of Medicine
Nada Esa, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Menhel Kinno, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Rosalind Lee, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Divakar Mandapati, Massachusetts General Hospital
Stanley Tam, Massachusetts General Hospital
Patrick T. Ellinor, Massachusetts General Hospital
John F. Keaney, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Emelia J. Benjamin, Boston University
Victor R. Ambros, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jane E. Freedman, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Point-of-Care Diabetes Monitoring via Breath Acetone Detection

Ronny Priefer, Western New England University
Michael Rust, Western New England University

12:30 PM

Poor Pre-Operative Emotional Health Limits Gain in Function after Total Hip Replacement

Benjamin Snyder, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Leslie R. Harrold, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Timothy Boardman, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Wenjun Li, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Courtland Lewis, Hartford Hospital
David C. Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Patricia D. Franklin, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Postural Stability is Reduced in People with Multiple Sclerosis due to Walking-imposed Fatigue

Stephanie L. Jones, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Michael A. Busa, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Julianna L. Averill, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Richard E. A. van Emmerik, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Predictors of Patient-reported Outcomes after TKR not Included in Risk Models Based on Administrative Data

Patricia D. Franklin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Leslie R. Harrold, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Wenjun Li, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Courtland Lewis, Hartford Hospital
Jeroan J. Allison, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David C. Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Prescribing Patterns of Antipsychotic Medication in a Long-Term Care Psychiatric Hospital

Ruben Miozzo, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
Mayra Tisminetzky, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Seven Dolley, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
Boris Lorberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeffrey L. Geller, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Prevalence and Comorbidity of Alcohol Dependence, Depression, and Anxiety Disorders in their Association with the Serotonin Transporter Gene

Ruben Miozzo, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
O. Joseph Bienvenu, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
William W. Eaton, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Gerald Nestadt, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

12:30 PM

Providing an Adaptive Research Data Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Investigators

Bill Amsbaugh, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Steven Ellis, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Yurima Guilarte-Murphy, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Tyrone Jones, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Robert Leonard, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Paul J. Ranauro, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Psychometric Evaluation of the Care Transition Measures in a Sample of ACS Patients: Results from Transitions, Risks, and Actions in Coronary Events – Center for Outcomes Research and Education (TRACE-CORE)

Milena D. Anatchkova, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Constance Barysauskas, Harvard Medical School
Rebecca L. Kinney, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Lisa Lombardini, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeroan J. Allison, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Psychosocial Factors Predict Patient Ratings of Care Transition Quality: Results from Transitions, Risks, and Actions in Coronary Events – Center for Outcomes Research and Education (TRACE-CORE)

Milena D. Anatchkova, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jane S. Saczynski, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeroan J. Allison, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Arlene S. Ash, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Catarina I. Kiefe, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Racial Disparities in Emergency Department Mortality and Departure Status among Trauma Patients in Massachusetts

Wenjun Li, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Holly Hackman, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Sylvia Hobbs, Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis
Georgia Simpson May, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Iyah Romm, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Hyung-joo Kang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Vera E. Mouradian, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Timothy A. Emhoff, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Hasan Alam, University of Michigan
John Burstein, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Selwyn Rogers, Temple University

12:30 PM

Racial Disparities in In-hospital Mortality and Discharge Disposition among Trauma Patients in Massachusetts

Wenjun Li, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Sylvia Hobbs, Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis
Holly Hackman, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Turner Osler, University of Vermont Medical Center
Frederick Milham, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Georgia Simpson May, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Hyung-Joo Kang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Kevin Kane, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Heena P. Santry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Selwyn Rogers, Temple University
Hasan Alam, University of Michigan

12:30 PM

Radiostereometric Analysis of Femoral Head Penetration in Cross-Linked Polyethylene in THR Patients

Christina Kane, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anthony Porter, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Benjamin Snyder, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Marie Walcott, Unviversity of Massachusetts Medical School
Michelle E. Aubin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jacob M. Drew, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Meridith Greene, Massachusetts General Hospital
Henrik Malchau, Massachusetts General Hospital
Charles R. Bragdon, Massachusetts General Hospital
David Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Radiostereometric Analysis of Tantalum vs. Titanium Acetabular Shells in Young THR Patients

Christina Kane, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anthony Porter, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Benjamin Snyder, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Marie Walcott, Unviversity of Massachusetts Medical School
Michelle E. Aubin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jacob M. Drew, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Meridith Greene, Massachusetts General Hospital
Henrik Malchau, Massachusetts General Hospital
Charles R. Bragdon, Massachusetts General Hospital
David Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Risk of Recurrent Falls after Indoor and Outdoor Falls in the Elderly

Wenjun Li, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Hyung-Joo Kang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Elizabeth Procter-Gray, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Elizabeth Procter-Gray, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Marian T. Hannan, Institute for Aging Research
Lewis A. Lipsitz, Institute for Aging Research

12:30 PM

Robotics Enabled In-Home Environment Screening for Fall Risks

Ruixiang Du, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Vinayak Jagtap, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Taskin Padir, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Rajani S. Sadasivam, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Thomas K. Houston, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Self-esteem Influences on Multiple Domains: Stress, Health, Mood, and Social Identity

Hannah E. Lapp, University of Massachusetts Boston
Stephanie L. Power, University of Massachusetts Boston
Kymberlee M. O'Brien, University of Massachusetts Boston
Celia L. Moore, University of Massachusetts Boston

12:30 PM

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Does Not Improve Disease-Specific Survival in Elderly Patients with Intermediate Thickness Melanoma

Kate H. Dinh, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Mary E. Maloney, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Dori Goldberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School
April Deng, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Mary E. Sullivan, UMass Memorial Health Care
Laura A. Lambert, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Severity of Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) Correlates with the Frequency of Crossreactive Influenza A Virus (IAV)-M1 and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)-BMLF-1-specific CD8 T Cells

Nuray Aslan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Levi B. Watkin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Anna Gil, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Katherine Luzuriaga, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Liisa K. Selin, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Severity of Pre-existing Cerebral Small Vessel Disease is Associated with Outcome after Traumatic Brain Injury

Nils Heninger, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Saef Izzy, UMASS Medical School
Raphael A. Carandang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Wiley R. Hall, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Susanne Muehlschlegel, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Silencing DUX4 Expression in FSHD Cells by CRISPR

Alec DeSimone, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Peter L. Jones, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
Michael Broadsky, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Kathryn Wagner, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Genila Bibat, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Charles P. Emerson Jr., University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Social Support and Total Joint Replacement: Differences Preoperatively between Patients Living Alone and Those Living with Others

Celeste Lemay, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Leslie R. Harrold, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Wenjun Li, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David C. Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Patricia D. Franklin, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Stability of a Tapered Femoral Stem in Total Hip Arthroplasty using Radiostereometric Analysis

Christina Kane, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Audrey Nebergall, Massachusetts General Hospital
Meridith Greene, Massachusetts General Hospital
Anthony Porter, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Benjamin Snyder, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Marie Walcott, Unviversity of Massachusetts Medical School
Michelle E. Aubin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jacob M. Drew, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Peyton L. Hays, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Mark S. Eskander, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Henrik Malchau, Massachusetts General Hospital
Charles R. Bragdon, Massachusetts General Hospital
David Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Structure-based Design of Broadly Neutralizing HCV Antibody and Vaccine

Brian G. Pierce, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Elisabeth N. Boucher, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Heidi L. Smith, University of Massachusetts Medical School
William D. Thomas Jr., University of Massachusetts Medical School
Zhiping Weng, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Yang Wang, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Targeted Destruction of Triple Negative Breast Cancer using Nanoparticles

Adeyinka C. Adejumo, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Chinedu Charles Ochin, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Rahul Jadia, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Fulya Ekiz Kanik, University of Massachusetts Lowell

12:30 PM

Targeted Mutagenesis of a Therapeutic Human Monoclonal IgG1 Antibody Prevents Gelation at High Concentrations

Paul Casaz, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Elisabeth N. Boucher, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Rachel Wollacott, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Sadettin S. Ozturk, University of Massachusetts Medical School
William D. Thomas Jr., University of Massachusetts Medical School
Yan Wang, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Testosterone Treatment Does Not Facilitate Prefrontal Cortex Mediated Cognition in Male Marmosets (callithrix jacchus)

Matthew LaClair, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jeemin Chang, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Agnes Lacreuse, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

The Effects of Rhodiola Crenulata Extract on Proliferation and Differentiation in Glioblastoma Multiforme

Maria Carmen Mora, Tufts University School of Medicine
Kaitlyn Wong, Tufts University School of Medicine
Michael Tirabassi, Tufts University School of Medicine
Richard Arenas, Tufts University School of Medicine
Sallie S. Schneider, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

The Health Effects of Increased CVD Medication use Varies by CVD Status of Medicare Beneficiaries

Hassan Fouayzi, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Arlene Ash, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Allison B. Rosen, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

The Validity of Patient-Reported Short-Term Complications following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Leslie R. Harrold, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Scott Pascal, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David C. Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Courtland Lewis, Hartford Hospital
Regis O'Keefe, University of Rochester School of Medicine
Patricia D. Franklin, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies to Prevent Tuberculosis Infection

Andrew Crowley, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Chloe Emery, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Gregory W. Martens, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Megan K. Proulx, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jon D. Goguen, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Christopher M. Sassetti, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Colby A. Souders, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Topical Anti-TNF-α Antibody Enhances Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice

Genevieve Broderick, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Heather M. Strom, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Ronald A. Ignotz, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Transdifferentiation of α- to β-cells is Enhanced in FSTL3 KO Mice

Alan Schneyer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Danielle Andrzejewski, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amy Burnside, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Melissa Brown, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30 PM

Translational Model for External Volume Expansion in Irradiated Skin

Jorge R. Lujan-Hernandez, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Michael S. Chin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Oksana O. Babchenko, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Elizabeth Bannon, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Heather M. Strom, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Ronald A. Ignotz, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Yuan-Chyuan Lo, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Thomas J. Fitzgerald, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Janice F. Lalikos, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Transthoracic Bioimpedance Monitoring Predicts Heart Failure Decompensation and Early Readmission after Heart Failure Hospitalization: Preliminary Data from SENTINEL-HF

David D. McManus, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jarno Riistema, Philips Research Eindhoven
Jane S. Saczynski, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Fatima Sert Kuniyoshi, Philips Home Healthcare Solutions
Joseph Rock, Philips Hospital-to-Home
Theo E. Meyer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Niek G.P. en Teuling, Philips Research Eindhoven
Robert J. Goldberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Chad E. Darling, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Trends and Characteristics Associated with the Risk of Re-hospitalization in Patients Discharged from the Hospital after Acute Myocardial Infarction

Mayra Tisminetzky, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Han-Yang Chen, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Edgard A. Granillo, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Joel M. Gore, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jorge L. Yarzebski, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Darleen M. Lessard, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Robert J. Goldberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Use of the Spine AdVerse Events Severity (SAVES) System to Categorize and Report Adverse Events in Spine Surgery.

P. J. Wagner, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
T. Ailon, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
H. Zhou, Harvard School of Public Health
Scott Pascal, University of Massachusetts Medical School
M. B. Harrigan, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
Michael Stauff, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
Anthony Lapinsky, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Patrick J. Connolly, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Christian P. DiPaola, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Using Next-Gen Sequencing to Estimate Strain Diversity and Frequency within Infections

Nicholas J. Hathaway, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeffrey A. Bailey, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Utilization of Molecular Inversion Probes in Malaria Sequencing

Ozkan Aydemir, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Alice Tran, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Yasin Kaymaz, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Nicholas J. Hathaway, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeffrey A. Bailey, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Vancomycin-bearing Synthetic Bone Graft Delivers rhBMP-2 and Promotes Healing of Critical Rat Femoral Segmental Defects

Jordan D. Skelly, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jeffrey Lange, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Tera M. Filion Potts, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Xinning Li, University of Massachusetts Medical School
David C. Ayers, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jie Song, University of Massachusetts Medical School

12:30 PM

Visually Guided Inter-limb Adaptation During Walking In Children And Adults

Julia T. Choi, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Peter Jensen, University of Copenhagen
Jens Bo Nielsen, University of Copenhagen

12:30 PM