School of Medicine Student Publications

 

The School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) was founded in 1962 with the mission to advance the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research, and health care delivery with our clinical partners. This collection showcases journal articles, posters, presentations and other publications authored by medical students at UMass Medical School. See also the collections for specific programs listed on the Student Scholarship page.

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Publications from 2021

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Clinician Perspectives on the Need for Training and Caring for Pregnant Women with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Nili S. Amir, Lauren Smith, Anne M. Valentine, Monika Mitra, Susan L. Parish, and Tiffany Moore Simas

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Patterns of General Surgery Residency Social Media Use in the Age of COVID-19, Bryce M. Bludevich, Madeline Fryer, Erin M. Scott, Hannah Buettner, Jennifer S. Davids, and Jennifer LaFemina

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Opioid Use and Driving Performance, Keaton T. Cameron-Burr, Albert Conicella, and Mark J. Neavyn

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A case of distal limb arterial tortuosity and dilation: observations and potential clinical significance, Yasmin Carter, Desmond J. Bennett, Vadim Molla, Alexandra E. Wink, Amanda J. Collins, and Eustathia Lela Giannaris

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Young woman with blurry vision, Christopher DiTullio and Gayle Galletta

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Non-Adherence Tree Analysis (NATA)-An adherence improvement framework: A COVID-19 case study, Ernest Edem Edifor, Regina Brown, Paul Smith, and Rick Kossik

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Neurosteroid and White Matter Correlates of ADHD and Autism Symptoms in Children with ADHD, Tzeidel B. Eichenberg and Jean A. Frazier

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Experiences and perceptions of referrals to a community-based physical activity program for cancer survivors: a qualitative exploration, Jamie M. Faro, Kristin M. Mattocks, Dalton Mourao, Catherine S. Nagawa, Stephenie C. Lemon, Bo Wang, Sarah L. Cutrona, and Rajani S. Sadasivam

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In Reply to Ramotshwana et al, Terence R. Flotte, Anne C. Larkin, Melissa A. Fischer, Sonia N. Chimienti, Deborah M. DeMarco, Pang-Yen Fan, and Michael F. Collins

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The Impact of Telehealth Implementation on Underserved Populations and No-Show Rates by Medical Specialty During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Ellen B. Franciosi, Alice J. Tan, Bina Kassamali, Nicholas Leonard, Guohai Zhou, Steven Krueger, Medhi Rashighi, and Avery LaChance

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Adapting a Traumatic Brain Injury Goals-of-Care Decision Aid for Critically Ill Patients to Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Hemispheric Acute Ischemic Stroke, Kelsey Goostrey, Christopher Lee, Kelsey Jones, Thomas Quinn, Jesse Moskowitz, Jolanta J. Pach, Andrea K. Knies, Lori Shutter, Robert J. Goldberg, Kathleen M. Mazor, David Y. Hwang, and Susanne Muehlschlegel

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Analyzing Wellness in UMMS Students, Pooja Gupta and Abhilash Gazula

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Content analysis of promotional material for asthma-related products and therapies on Instagram, Brent Heineman, Marcella Jewell, Michael Moran, Kolbi Bradley, Kerry A. Spitzer, and Peter K. Lindenauer

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Current trends in the application of causal inference methods to pooled longitudinal observational infectious disease studies-A protocol for a methodological systematic review, Heather Hufstedler, Ellicott C. Matthay, Sabahat Rahman, Valentijn M. T. de Jong, Harlan Campbell, Paul Gustafson, Thomas Debray, Thomas Jaenisch, Lauren Maxwell, and Till Barnighausen

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Common pathways to Dean of Medicine at U.S. medical schools, Clare E. Jacobson, Whitney H. Beeler, Kent A. Griffith, Terence R. Flotte, Carrie L. Byington, and Reshma Jagsi

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Health Education Fair at African Community Education, Worcester, Avina Joshi

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Teledermatology Before, During, and After Covid-19: A Vital Tool to Improve Access and Equity in Specialty Care, Bina Kassamali, Alice J. Tan, Ellen B. Franciosi, Medhi Rashighi, and Avery LaChance

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Role of Immunomodulation of BCG Therapy on AML Remission, Alice Kennedy, Kamal Kant Sahu, and Jan Cerny

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Association between ambient temperature, particulate air pollution and emergency room visits for conjunctivitis, S. Khalaila, T. Coreanu, A. Vodonos, I. Kloog, A. Shtein, Lauren Colwell, V. Novack, and E. Tsumi

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Dietary Habits and Medications to Control Hypertension among Women of Child-bearing Age in the United States from 2001-2016, Lara C. Kovell, Benjamin Maxner, M. Didem Ayturk, Tiffany Moore Simas, Colleen M> Harrington, David D. McManus, Paula Gardiner, Gerard P. Aurigemma, and Stephen P. Juraschek

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Continuing patient care to underserved communities and medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic through a teledermatology student-run clinic, Danny Linggonegoro, Renajd Rrapi, Sepideh Ashrafzadeh, Lindsay McCormack, Diana Bartenstein, T. J. Hazen, Abigail Kempf, Eun Jae. Kim, Kevin Moore, Xavier Sanchez-Flores, Hannah Song, Jennifer T. Huang, and Sadaf Hussain

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Role of the otolaryngologist in nasopharyngeal swab training: A case report and review of the literature, Mark Liu, Prithwijit Roychowdhury, and Christopher J. Ito

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, access to care, and health disparities in the perinatal period, Grace A. Masters, Eugenia Asipenko, Aaron Bergman, Aaron L. Bergman, Sharina D. Person, Linda Brenckle, Tiffany Moore Simas, Jean Y. Ko, Cheryl L. Robbins, and Nancy Byatt

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Parent-Reported Symptoms and Perceived Effectiveness of Treatment in Children Hospitalized with Advanced Heart Disease, Meaghan A. Molloy, Elizabeth S. DeWitt, Emily Morell, Jeffrey R. Reichman, David W. Brown, Ryan Kobayashi, Lynn A. Sleeper, Eleni G. Elia, Chase Samsel, and Elizabeth D. Blume

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Humoral and cell-mediated response in colostrum after exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 [preprint], Vignesh Narayanaswamy, Brian Pentecost, Dominique Alfandari, Emily Chin, Kathleen Minor, Alyssa Kastrinakis, Tanya Lieberman, Kathleen F. Arcaro, and Heidi Leftwich

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The Origins, Evolution, and Spread of Anesthesia Monitoring Standards: From Boston to Across the World, Aniket N. Pandya, Sana Majid, and Manisha S. Desai

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Joining the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic through the Head Start Program in Lowell, MA, Aniket N. Pandya, Monica Tawadros, and Leanne Winchester

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An Unusual Case of Neurosyphilis Manifesting as Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH), Hannah L. Seay, Loura Khallouf, Alyson Lieberman, and Sandeep Jubbal

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Study Design and Data Analysis of Artificial Pancreas Device Systems with Closed-Loop Glucose-Sensing Insulin Delivery, Sravya B. Shankara, Yujia Liu, Qingfeng Zheng, Jing Guo, Guixia Wang, and Bo Zhang

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2020 Hindsight, Bronwyn Wada-Gill and Megan Hansen

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Representation of Women in Diagnostic Radiology Residency Programs: Does National Institutes of Health Program Ranking Matter?, Grace Wang, Molly Huggett, Bruce A. Barton, Lucy B. Spalluto, and Carolynn M. DeBenedectis

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The Intestinal and Oral Microbiomes Are Robust Predictors of COVID-19 Severity the Main Predictor of COVID-19-related Fatality [preprint], Doyle V. Ward, Shakti Bhattarai, Mayra Rojas-Correa, Ayan Purkayastha, Devon Holler, Ming Da Qu, William G. Mitchell, Jason D. Yang, Samuel Fountain, Abigail Zeamer, Catherine Forconi, Gavin Fujimori, Boaz Odwar, Caitlin Cawley, Beth A. McCormick, Ann M. Moormann, Mireya Wessolossky, Vanni Bucci, and Ana Maldonado-Contreras

Publications from 2020

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Delays to Surgery and Coronal Malalignment Are Associated with Reoperation after Open Tibia Fractures in Tanzania, Patrick D. Albright, Syed H. Ali, Hunter Jackson, Billy T. Haonga, Edmund Ndalama Eliezer, Saam Morshed, and David W. Shearer

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Impact of Age, Race, and Socioeconomic Status on Women's Perceptions and Preferences Regarding Communication of Estimated Breast Cancer Risk, Nita Amornsiripanitch, Sarah M. Ameri, and Robert Goldberg

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Primary Care Providers Underutilize Breast Screening MRI for High-Risk Women, Nita Amornsiripanitch, Sarah M. Ameri, and Robert J. Goldberg

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A Unique Presentation of Cutaneous Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Mary Awad, Erik Holzwanger, and Sandeep Jubbal

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Two cases of acute anterolateral compartment syndrome following inversion ankle injuries, Jugert Bango, Evan Zhang, Daniel Aaron, and Amna Diwan

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Two cases of acute anterolateral compartment syndrome following inversion ankle injuries, Jugert Bango, Evan Zhang, Daniel L. Aaron, and Amna Diwan

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Episode 2: Friendly, not Familiar, Divya Bhatia, Hugh Silk, Rose Schutzberg, and Qiuwei Yang

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Episode 1: Budgeting, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, and Hugh Silk

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Episode 6: Asylum Body Work, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and Lucy M. Candib

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Episode 5: Penal Code, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and Lisa S. Gussak

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Episode 3: When I Did What I Swore I Would Never Do, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and David S. Hatem

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Episode 4: Dear Anonymous Donor, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and Xinmiao Bridget Yang

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Using Multisensory Haptic Integration to Improve Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit, Kendall J. Burdick, Abigail S. Bell, Mary C. McCoy, Jonathan L. Samuels, Alex S. Jolly, Seema S. Patal, Julia B. Balas, K. Jakob Patten, and Joseph J. Schlesginer

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Sleeping Soundlessly in the Intensive Care Unit, Kendall J. Burdick and Christine J. Callahan

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Evaluation of Noninvasive Respiratory Volume Monitoring in the PACU of a Low Resource Kenyan Hospital, Kendall Burdick, Muchai Stephen Thuo, Xiaoke Sarah Feng, Matthew S. Shotwell, and Joseph J. Schlesinger

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Clinical predictors of adverse cardiovascular events for acute pediatric drug exposures, Stephanie Carreiro, Simone Miller, Bo Wang, Paul Wax, Sharan Campleman, Alex F. Manini, and ACMT Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC)

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Prehospital Intubations Are Associated With Elevated Cuff Pressures: A Cross-Sectional Study Characterizing ETT Cuff Pressures at the UMMMC University Emergency Department, Ruo S. Chen, Matthew R. Rebesco, Laurel C. O'Connor, Kara L. LaBarge, Edgar J. Remotti, and Joseph C. Tennyson

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The French Academy of Sciences: Deliberations related to the discovery of anaesthesia, Rebecca E. Chernick and Manisha S. Desai

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The Rose-Colored Glasses of Geriatric Fall Patients: Inconsistencies Between Knowledge of Risk Factors for and Actual Causes of Falls, Courtney E. Collins, Arnav Chandra, Bryan Nguyen, Kurt Schultz, Pawan Mathew, Tiffany Chen, Savannah Renshaw, Karen M. Rose, and Heena P. Santry

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Practice Patterns for Management of Pediatric Femur Fractures in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Patrick F. Curran, Patrick Albright, John M. Ibrahim, Syed H. Ali, David W. Shearer, and Coleen S. Sabatini

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Impact of acute kidney injury on long-term outcomes after fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, Shernaz S. Dossabhoy, Jessica P. Simons, Allison S. Crawford, Francesco A. Aiello, Dejah R. Judelson, Edward J. Arous, Louis M. Messina, and Andres Schanzer

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Non-Adherence Tree Analysis (NATA) - an adherence improvement framework: a COVID-19 case study [preprint], Ernest Edifor, Regina Brown, Paul Smith, and Rick Kossik

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Comparison of a Collective Intelligence Tailored Messaging System on Smoking Cessation Between African American and White People Who Smoke: Quasi-Experimental Design, Jamie Faro, Catherine S. Nagawa, Jeroan J. Allison, Stephenie C. Lemon, Kathleen M. Mazor, Thomas K. Houston, and Rajani S. Sadasivam

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Accelerated Graduation and the Deployment of New Physicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Terence R. Flotte, Anne C. Larkin, Melissa A. Fischer, Sonia N. Chimienti, Deborah M. DeMarco, Pang-Yen Fan, and Michael F. Collins

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Understanding the Impact of Teledermatology on No-Show Rates and Healthcare Accessibility: A Retrospective Chart Review, Ellen B. Franciosi, Alice J. Tan, Bina Kassamali, Daniel M. O'Connor, Medhi Rashighi, and Avery LaChance

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Penile calciphylaxis: A retrospective case-control study, Colleen Gabel, Teja Chakrala, Radhika Shah, Melissa J. Danesh, Allison S. Dobry, Anna Cristina. Garza-Mayers, Lauren N. Ko, Emily Nguyen, Jessica St. John, Andrew C. Walls, Sagar U. Nigwekar, Philip I. Song, and Daniela Kroshinsky

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Intramedullary Nailing Versus External Fixation in the Treatment of Open Tibial Fractures in Tanzania: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial, Billy T. Haonga, Max Liu, Patrick Albright, Sravya T. Challa, Syed H. Ali, Ann A. Lazar, Edmund N. Eliezer, David W. Shearer, and Saam Morshed

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The Exclusion of Older Persons From Vaccine and Treatment Trials for Coronavirus Disease 2019-Missing the Target, Benjamin K.I. Helfand, Margaret Webb, Sarah L. Gartaganis, Lily Fuller, Churl-Su Kwon, and Sharon K. Inouye

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Risk of COVID-19 in Dermatologic Patients on Long-term Immunomodulatory Therapy, Zachary E. Holcomb, Monica Rosales Santillan, Peyton C. Morss-Walton, Prerna Salian, Min Ji Her, Nicole M. Giannotti, Alexa B. Kimball, and Martina L. Porter

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Don’t call me in the morning: why it might be best to see patients in-person, a case report, Johnny Jarnagin, Jennifer Baima, Mathew J. Most, and David A. Mazin

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Frailty Index Scores are Stronger Predictors of Complications in Free Flap Breast Reconstruction than BMI, Age, and ASA Class: A Retrospective Analysis on the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program from 2010 - 2018, Alex Joo and Giorgio Giatsidis

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Preeclampsia knowledge among postpartum women treated for preeclampsia and eclampsia at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, Avina Joshi, Titus Beyuo, Samuel A. Oppong, Cheryl A. Moyer, and Emma R. Lawrence

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Skin rash, strawberry tongue, and conjunctivitis in a teenage male, Nicholas Leonard, Karan Lal, Leah Belazarian, Christina Hermos, and Karen Wiss

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Increasing Fat Graft Retention in Irradiated Tissue after Preconditioning with External Volume Expansion, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Michael S. Chin, Dylan J. Perry, Ava G. Chappell, Luca Lancerotto, Nanze Yu, Robert P. Slamin, Elizabeth Bannon, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, and Janice F. Lalikos

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The Role and Scope of Prehabilitation in Cancer Care, Alexander Lukez and Jennifer Baima

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Prehabilitation to Improve Positioning Reproducibility in Patients Undergoing Pelvic Radiation Therapy, Alexander Lukez and Lauren O'Loughlin

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Julia Gordon Arrowood (1900 - 1984): A Brilliant Anesthesiologist and a Woman of Many Firsts in Medicine, Kevin G. Makhoul and Manisha S. Desai

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Light Forge: A Microfluidic DNA Melting-based Tuberculosis Test, Ian M. Mbano, Tawanda Mandizvo, Jerome Rogich, Tafara T. R. Kunota, Jared S. Mackenzie, Manormoney Pillay, and Frederick K. Balagadde

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Learning in the Time of COVID-19: a Preclinical Student's Perspective, Eleanor Anne McClements

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Goals-of-care decision aid for critically ill patients with TBI: Development and feasibility testing, Susanne Muehlschlegel, David Y. Hwang, Julie M. Flahive, Thomas Quinn, Christopher Lee, Jesse Moskowitz, Kelsey Goostrey, Kelsey Jones, Jolanta J. Pach, Andrea K. Knies, Lori Shutter, Robert J. Goldberg, and Kathleen M. Mazor

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The rise and fall of heterologous transfusion, H. Yen Nguyen and Manisha S. Desai

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Global Learnings Evidence Brief: Protecting Health Care Workers in South Korea During the COVID-19 Pandemic, SeungJu Jackie Oh, Julia Ah-Reum An, and Ruby Kwak

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Current understanding on the role of nitric oxide and therapeutic potential of NO supplementation in schizophrenia, SeungJu Jackie Oh and Xiaoduo Fan

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Breaking the Stereotype: Interventions Aimed at Changing Medical Student Misperceptions of Radiology and Increasing the Female Match Rate, Victoria Podsiadlo and Carolynn M. DeBenedectis

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The Presence of Hurthle Cells Does Not Increase the Risk of Malignancy in Most Bethesda Categories in Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspirates, Yin Ren, Natalia Kyriazidis, William C. Faquin, Selen Soylu, Dipti Kamani, Rayan Saade, Nicole Torchia, Carrie Lubitz, Louise Davies, Nikolaos Stathatos, Antonia E. Stephen, and Gregory W. Randolph

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Critical Reflection: Tracking professional identity formation in a medical student trainee, Cesar Rodriguez

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Senior Scholars Day Slide Presentation, May 2020, Judith A. Savageau

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Radiology podcasting as a model for asynchronous remote learning in the COVID-19 era, Tina Shiang, Christopher Cerniglia, Hannah Lin, and Hao S. Lo

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Barbara E. Waud, M.D. (1931-), an early woman clinician scientist and professor of anesthesiology at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Emily A. Stabnick, Qiuwei Yang, and Manisha S. Desai

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How Communication "Failed" or "Saved the Day": Counterfactual Accounts of Medical Errors, Richard L. Street Jr., John V. Petrocelli, Azraa Amroze, Corinna Bergelt, Margaret Murphy, J. Michael. Wieting, and Kathleen M. Mazor

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Goodbye Season 1, and Thank You!, Qiuwei Yang, Divya Bhatia, and Hugh Silk

Publications from 2019

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Pelvic prehabilitation: pelvic exercises assist in minimizing inter-fraction sacral slope variability during radiation therapy, Jennifer Baima, Lauren O'Loughlin, Alexander Lukez, Yunsheng Ma, and Janaki Moni

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Diabetic neuropathic foot without neuropathy: Could it be cancer? - a case report, Jennifer Baima, Felix Santiago, and Mathew J. Most

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Sarcopenia in lung cancer: Could chest imaging help?, Jennifer Baima, Elke Sarah Schipani, Wasih Kamran, John M. Varlotto, Lacey J. McIntosh, Karl Uy, Isabel Emmerick, and Mathew J. Most

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Proton pump inhibitors and 180-day mortality in the elderly after Clostridium difficile treatment, Evan S. Bradley, Emily Howe, Xun Wu, and John P. Haran

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SAVIOR ICU: sonification and vibrotactile interface for the operating room and intensive care unit, Kendall J. Burdick, Seiver K. Jorgensen, Taylor N. Combs, Megan O. Holmberg, Samantha P. Kultgen, and Joseph J. Schlesinger

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Development of a Customized Vaping Cessation Initiative to Assist Massachusetts Youth Who Wish to Quit Vaping, Karen Del'Olio, Nanette Vitali, Webb Camille, Caroline Cranos, and Lori Pbert

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Treatment Toxicity: Radiation, Thomas J. FitzGerald, Maryann Bishop-Jodoin, Frances Laurie, Alexander Lukez, Lauren O'Loughlin, and Allison Sacher

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Positional transient loss of consciousness and hemispheric deficits in the setting of severe four-vessel extracranial cerebrovascular disease, Colleen P. Flanagan, Parth D. Sheth, and Jessica P. Simons

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First Report of siRNA Uptake (for RNA Interference) During Ex Vivo Hypothermic and Normothermic Liver Machine Perfusion, Andrew R. Gillooly, Jessica Perry, and Paulo N.A. Martins

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No Woman is an Island -- Access to Care and Extreme Measures for Cancer Pain and Lymphedema: A Case Report, Lauren M. Hall, Julia Reilly, Mathew J. Most, and Jennifer Baima

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Global Radiology Training Prevalence Among Radiology Residency Programs, Hana L. Haver, Max P. Rosen, and Carolynn M. DeBenedectis

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Oxygenated UW Solution Decreases ATP Decay and Improves Survival After Transplantation of DCD Liver Grafts, Paulo N.A. Martins, Timothy A. Berendsen, Heidi Yeh, Bote G. Bruinsma, Maria-Louisa Izamis, Sanna Op den Dries, Andrew R. Gillooly, Robert Porte, Martin L. Yarmush, Korkut Uygun, and James F. Markmann

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Role of Mucosal Protrusion Angle in Discriminating between True and False Masses of the Small Bowel on Video Capsule Endoscopy, May Min, Michael Noujaim, Jonathan Green, Christopher R. Schlieve, Aditya Vaze, Mitchell A. Cahan, and David R. Cave

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A Systematic Review of Development Programs Designed to Address Leadership in Academic Health Center Faculty, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Joanna Cain, Robert J. Milner, Martha E. Meacham, Annika L. Bannon, Len L. Levin, Nili S. Amir, Katherine Leung, Judith K. Ockene, and Luanne A. Thorndyke

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Evaluation of portable colposcopy and human papillomavirus testing for screening of cervical cancer in rural China, Haley Newman, Jilin Hu, Xiao Li, Jing He, Leslie Bradford, Songmei Shan, Xiaomei Wu, Bin Zhu, Wenyang Yang, Bingqin Fu, Baosheng Zhu, and Guangping Gao

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The Possible Role of the Angiotensin System in the Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia: Implications for Pharmacotherapy, SeungJu Jackie Oh and Xiaoduo Fan

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Prehabilitation for patient positioning: pelvic exercises assist in minimizing inter-fraction sacral slope variability during radiation therapy, Lauren O'Loughlin, Alexander Lukez, Yunsheng Ma, Jennifer Baima, and Janaki Moni