Resident Research

Residents participate in all forms of scholarly activities, ranging from case reports and presentations to manuscript publications. For those residents not pursuing the “Research Pathway”, one month per year may be dedicated to research time. At the end of each academic year all residents who participated on a research project will present their research at the Annual Resident Research Day. This allows each resident to showcase their work for students, residents, and faculty across all divisions. 

Selected Publications:

Han S, Shannahan S, Pellish R.  Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Colitis.  Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.  Accepted, not published yet. 

A. Akkad, J.K. Lui, S. Tirrell. Reumofan induced edema. J Endocrinol Metab 2014; 4(3):78-80.

J.K. Lui, A. A. Ogunsua, S. Hatch, J. Liebmann, G. Scully. The diagnostic utility of tumor markers: A teachable moment. Am J Med, in press.

Lopresti, M., Sood, R., Khanna, S. “Indentifying women at risk for Breast Cancer at the time of Screening Mammograpy.” ASCO. 2014.

Lui, Justin K., Sunkaru Touray, William A. Tosches, and Kathleen Richard. “Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculopathy in Legionella Pneumonia.” Muscle & Nerve, September 1, 2014, n/a–n/a. doi:10.1002/mus.24341.

Ogunsua, A., McIntosh, L. “Supraventricular tachycardia and shortness of breath with tumor migration to the right atrium following recurrence of renal cell carcinoma: A Case Report.” Department of Medicine Resident/Fellow Poster Day. May, 2014.

Perez-Velazquez , C., Patel, B., et al.“Reducing No Show Rate in Benedict Internal Medicine Resident Continuity Clinic”. UMass Quality Symposium. Worcester, MA. 2014

Y Wu, I Gupta, R Weinstein, Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome Presenting as Apparent Polycythemia Vera: A Critical Diagnostic Dilemma. J Hematol. 2014;3(1):19-21


Selected Presentations:

Praveen Koneru, MD; Samuel Han, MD; Anupam Singh, MD; John Levey, MD.  High-resolution colonoscopy does not improve adenoma detection rates.  American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. 2014.  ACG Presidential Poster Award.

Lisa Bocelli, DO; Samuel Han, MD; Joan Kheder, MD; Amy Wachholtz PhD; Wahid Wassef, MD.  Assessment of Lifestyle Modifications in Chronic Pancreatitis patients.  American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. 2014. 

Daniel Kaufman, MD; Samuel Han, MD; Joseph Charpentier, MD; Isabel Zacharias, MD.  A rare case of Type II Autoimmune Hepatitis.  American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. 2014. 

George, M., Cerny, J. “Correlation between Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation-Comorbidity Index (HCT-CI) and patient outcomes in Stem Cell Transplant patients”. Department of Medicine Resident/Fellow Poster Day. May, 2014.

Izzy, S., Tunguturi, A., Dheyab, A. “Predictors for in-patient hospital mortality in stroke population .” Brain and Heart International Conference. April, 2014.

Kotwal A, Rand N, Marasigan O. Favism causing Methemoglobinemia in G6PD deficiency. Accepted for Massachusetts ACP 2014 poster presentation

G. Scully, T.C. Bouton, and M. Wessolossky. Elevated Vancomycin levels and Renal Injury occur commonly with empiric and Non-Indicated Vancomycin Use. Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, NDPCHS, University of Oxford, UK, September 2014.

P Chung, A Basil, W Wassif.  Outcomes in Patients Undergoing EUS Rendezvous for Biliary Drainage. American College of Gastroenterology conference, October 2014.

Kotwal A, Malkani S. Predictors of Hypoglycemia in Insulin dependent diabetics in an outpatient setting. Accepted for Diabetes – 2014 oral presentation.

Uzma M Siddiqui, MD, Andrew Smith MD, Shirin Haddady MD MPH. "Hypercalcemia due to Lymphoma : Unmasked in the setting of Thyrotoxicosis.” ACP Poster Day/Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA. October 2014.