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Examples of projects from residents include: 

JC Asaker, 2023 graduate, Cardiology

Mentors: David McManus, MD, MSc; Kimiyoshi Kobayashi, MD, MBA

  • PROJECT RESCUE (RESuscitation, Competency, Update, Enhancement): Implementation and Evaluation of Multidisciplinary Mock Code Curriculum Initiative (Internal QI Funding award, Internal Medicine 2022 Research Day Third place QI Poster)
  • Novel Exams Using Smart Technologies for Heart Health and Multiple Comorbidities (in progress)

Charlotte Barker, 2023 graduate, Hematology-Oncology

Mentors: Jan Czerny, MD, PhD, Jonathan Gerber, MD

  • Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia: From Chemotherapy to Vitamin A and Arsenic – the UMass Experience (MA ACP Annual Scientific Meeting 2022, second place Original Research Award)
  • Assessing feasibility and accessibility to using wearable fitness devices as part of pre-bone marrow transplant evaluation for patients with hematologic malignancies (in progress)

Alessandro Colletta, 2023-24 Chief Resident, Gastroenterology

Mentors: Deepika Devuni, MD; Neil Marya, MD; Abbas Rupawala, MD

  • The progression of Hepatorenal Syndrome–Acute Kidney Injury in acute alcohol associated hepatitis: renal outcomes after liver transplant (accepted for publication, Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, 2023)
  • Discordance of Diastolic Dysfunction by Echocardiography for Cirrhotic Cardiomyopathy (American Society of Transplant Meeting, 2023, Poster of Distinction Award)
  • COVID-19 associated liver injury: A general review with special consideration of pregnancy and obstetric outcomes (published in World Journal of Gastroenterology, 2022)
  •  Management of an iatrogenic duodenal perforation with a helical tack system in a patient with pancreatic cancer complicated by gastric outlet obstruction (published in VideoGIE, 2023)

Varun Ayyaswami, 2023 graduate, General Internal Medicine/Digital Medicine

Mentors: David McManus, MD, MSc; Jamie Faro, PhD

  • Assessing COVID-19 Health Information on Google Using the Quality Evaluation Scoring Tool (QUEST): Cross-sectional and Readability Analysis (published in JMIR Formative Research, 2022)
  • Digital Medicine in Primary Care: Implementation of Remote Activity Tracking to Promote Healthy Weight Management (Ambulatory Research Consortium Pilot Grant Award)
  • Improving Obesity Management in Primary Care (QI project)
  • Current Trends and Predictors of Case Outcomes for Malpractice in Colonoscopy in the United States (published in J Clin Gastroenterol, 2022)

Anna Gubala, PGY3, Cardiology

Mentors: Tim Fitzgibbons, MD, PhD; Lara Kovell, MD

  • Echocardiographic Structure/Function and Obstetric Outcomes in Obese Pregnant Women (American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions 2023, Oral Presentation)
  • High-Output Heart Failure in a Patient With Klippel-Trénaunay Syndrome: A Case Report (published in Cureus Journal of Medical Science, 2023, Internal Medicine 2023 Research Day second place Clinical Vignette)
  • Hypertension in Women: Impact of Contraception, Fertility and Hormone Treatment (published in Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports, 2022)
  • Infliximab induced serum sickness in refractory Crohn's disease (MA ACP Annual Scientific Meeting 2022)

Nick Hathaway, PGY3, Infectious Diseases

Mentors: Jeffrey Bailey, MD, PhD; Richard Ellison, MD

  • Nonallelic homologous recombination driven translocation explains histidine-rich protein 3 deletion mechanism in Plasmodium falciparum (published in bioRxiv pre-print)
  • Targeted and whole-genome sequencing reveal a north-south divide in P. falciparum drug resistance markers and genetic structure in Mozambique (published in Nature Communications Biology. 2023)

Katherine Sadaniantz, PGY3, Cardiology

Mentor: Lara Kovell, MD

  • Trends in Contraceptive Prescribing in Women with Hypertension from 2017-2022 (American Heart Association Epidemiology 2023 conference)
  • Patterns of adherence to home blood pressure monitoring in men and women in the electronic Framingham Heart Study
  • Identifying Barriers to a Healthy Diet in Pregnant Women with a History or Risk of Hypertension: A Focus on Food Insecurity and Access (in progress) 
  • Storytelling for Health Promotion: A Narrative Review (under review)

Eric Nielson, PGY3, Primary Care

Mentor: Ben Gerber, MD, MPH

Tyler Ryan, PGY3, Endocrinology

Mentors: Ben Gerber, MD, MPH; Asem Ali, MD

Philip Picard-Fraser, PGY4, Cardiology (Med/Peds)

Mentor: Meaghan Doherty, MD

  •  Infliximab induced serum sickness in refractory Crohn’s disease (MA ACP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2022
  • Consensus summary report for CEPI/BC March 12-13, 2020 meeting: Assessment of risk of disease enhancement with COVID-19 vaccines (published in Vaccine, 2022
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Optimal Timing of ACE-inhibitor Initiation  (in progress)