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MetroHealth Research Day

October 13, 2023  |  Rammelkamp Atrium and R170  |  9:00 am to 5:30 pm

MetroHealth Research Day

October 13, 2023  |  Rammelkamp Atrium and R170  |  9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Research Day 2023 Abstracts

The MetroHealth Annual Research Day will highlight ongoing basic, translational, clinical and population research addressing the biological mechanisms, diagnostics, and prevention of diseases.

The Symposium will bring together a diverse audience to share the latest discoveries and promote collaborative research with a long-term goal of facilitating cross-institutional collaborations in research, clinical trials, and disease interventions.

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Below is a list of abstracts to be presented as posters at Research Day.


Basic Science Abstracts

Poster Title Author
 1 The cellular mechanisms of low voltage in atrial fibrillation. Akino, Lydia
 2 Loss of Kindlin-2 Inhibits the Oncogenic Activities of Integrins and TGF-? in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Progression and Metastasis Aziz Yousafzai, Neelum
 3 Regulation of Colorectal Cancer Metastasis by Mesenchymal Niche Cells Bakheet, Ahmed
 4 The interplay of RNA N6-methyladenine machinery and long noncoding RNA fuels tyrosine kinase inhibitor resistance through PI3K signaling in leukemia Bian, Sicheng
 5 Sepiapterin-induced trained immunity prevents breast cancer by MAMPs Choi, Eun-Seok
 6 The Role of Astrocytes in the Neural Glymphatic System: A Literature Review on the Evolving Theory of Cerebrospinal Fluid Dynamics Das, Nikita
 7 Rheumatoid Arthritis and older age are associated with lower humoral and cellular immune response to COVID-19 mRNA vaccines Dudley, Holly
 8 Novel Approaches to Mitigate Myocardial Metabolic and Electrolyte Derangements and Prevent PEA Rearrest Duldner, John E
 9 The Oncogenic activity of YB1 Contributes to Health Disparities in Triple Negative Breast Cancer El Khalki, Lamyae
 10 Role of HIV-associated extracellular vesicles in HPV16 infection in the oral cavity Feng, Zhimin
 11 Iterative Learning Control to Improve Post-Stroke Walking Golabek, Justin
 12 Computational Stability and Sensitivity Analysis for Effort-Dependent Contralaterally-Controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation for Post-Stroke Hemiplegia Gormez, M Akif
 13 Application of direct current to the rat sciatic nerve can augment the sensory signal generated by plantar stimulation Green, David
 14 Machine Learning Predicts Pulseless Electrical Activity and Ventricular Arrhythmia in EMS Patients Irish, Laken S
 15 Role of EphA2 Receptor Tyrosine Kinase in Immune Evasion and Tumor Progression Kim, Soyeon
 16 Molecular mechanism of EphA2 receptor assembly and the effects on downstream signaling Lin, Hebei
 17 Identifying Gene Signatures Indicative of Trained Immunity in NK Cells within the Breast Tumor Microenvironment Sweef, Osama
 18 A Novel Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLN) platform for Targeted Silencing of WAVE3 and Enhanced Sensitization of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Tumors to Chemotherapy Master, Kruyanshi
 19 An Operator-centric Design of an Avatar System using Digital Nerve Stimulation Mesias, Luis
 20 Characterizing KSHV viral particles for Infection Mode Mody, Akash
 21 Effect of Danegaptide on Gap Junction Preservation at the Blood-Brain Barrier after Sudden Cardiac Arrest Morgan, Brendan
 22 EphA2 Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Facilitates Tumor Immune Evasion Shi, Xiaojun
 23 Whole Genome Deletion of Wave3 Inhibits Progression and Metastasis of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Tumors Szpendyk, Justin
 24 Pharmacological Targeting of The YB1 is a Potential Therapeutic Strategy for the Treatment of  Triple Negative Breast Cancer Tumors Wang, Wei


Clinical Research Abstracts

Poster Title Author
 25 Closed-Loop Multimodal Neuromodulation of Vagus Nerve for Control of Heart Rate Bender, Shane
 26 Translation of a Wearable, Non-invasive Stimulation Device to Treat Incontinence in People with Neurogenic Bladder Bourbeau, Dennis
 27 Safety Results from a Phase 1 Double-blind Randomized Clinical Trial of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Early RA Breitman, Maya and Haghiac, Maricela
 28 Immediate Plate Fixation of Open Tibial Plafond Fractures Does Not Elevate Risk of Infection Burkhart, Robert
 29 Preoperative evaluation of nerve transfer recipients after spinal cord injury using stimulated manual muscle testing Chepla, Kyle J/Perkins, Blake
 30 Risk of Septic Arthritis after Corticosteroid Joint Injections – A Retrospective Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Analysis Cooper, Claire
 31 Assessing Spinal Reflex Excitability During Gait in Post-Stroke Stiff- Knee Gait Correa, Sebastian
 32 Quantifying diagnostic uncertainty in sepsis: Towards a real-time clinical decision support system Currey, Danielle and Tarabichi, Yasir
 33 Dexamethasone as a Protective Factor Against Development of Hydrocephalus Following Hemispherectomy Surgery Das, Nikita
 34 The Use of Anticoagulation in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation with Chronic Kidney Disease after Ablation or Cardioversion  Dehaini, Hassan and Abboud, Abdallah
 35 Co-prevalence of Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Large Comparative Database Analysis Dhamija, Ravi
 36 The Clinical Impact of Anticoagulants and Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors on Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage Dhamija, Ravi
 37 Restoration of Cough after Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) DiMarco, Anthony
 38 The Impact of a Traumatic Brain Injury Within 1 Year of COVID-19 Hospitalization: A Propensity-Match Analysis  Francis, John J
 39 The Predictive Validity of the Rotterdam CT Score on Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapies in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury  Francis, John J
 40 Rates of UTI in Transgender Women Post-Vaginoplasty: A Retrospective Cohort Study in a Large US Health Network Gautam, Aishwarya 
 41 SWARM: Sensor Withdrawn from A Remote Module States, Gregory
 42 A Critical View: Examining Disparities Regarding Timely Cholecystectomy Imbroane, Mary
 43 Infection, Mortality, and Healthcare Utilization in Open Periprosthetic Fractures of the Distal Femur: A Case Series Kaudy, Lexi
 44 Is there a Role for Diabetes Stewardship in Orthopaedics? Observations from a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Clinic Kodsy, Mark
 45 Effect of the Cough Stimulation System (CSS) on the Life Quality of Family Caregivers of Tetraplegics Kowalski, Krzysztof
 46 One Survey Fits All? Evaluating Sexual Well-Being Surveys Designed for Cis Men in Trans Men Post Gender Affirming Genital Surgery Loria, Matt
 47 Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Spinal Cord Injury Epidemiology and Outcomes Makineni, Pratheek
 48 Influence of augmented C2-T1 translaminar rod in conjunction with standard posterior rod construct on cervicothoracic joint stability Martinez, Orlando
 49 Nonbinary Patients in Trauma: An Emerging Population Mo, Allison
 50 Trends and Outcomes for Pharmacological Thromboprophylaxis in Total Knee Arthroplasty 2012-2022: Evaluating the Efficacy of Aspirin in Patients with Differing Risk Profiles Porto, Joshua R
 51  United States Trends in Knee Injuries: A Population Health Analysis from 2000-2022 Sanghvi, Parshva
 52  Outcomes Following Robotic-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty in Cases of Reduced Surgical Complexity: A Propensity-Matched Cohort Study Shah, Aakash K
 53 The Clinical Impact of Anticoagulants and Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors on Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage Shah, Varunil N
 54 Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation as a Diagnostic Tool for Abnormal Muscle Coordination in Post-Stroke Gait Siu, Ricardo
 55 Clinical Outcomes and Gender-Based Differences Among Coronary Artery Vasospasm Patients: 30-day and One-year Outcomes Analysis Verma, Beni Rai
 56 Distal Clavicular Resection Worsens Outcomes in Rotator Cuff Repair : A National Database Study Wiener, Joshua
 57 Altered Squat Biomechanics in the context of FAI: A Systematic Review Wiener, Joshua
 73 Diuretic Use Associated with Increased Mortality in Geriatric Traumatic Brain Injury Patients. Makineni, Pratheek
 74 Contralaterally Controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation of Triceps and Finger Extensors Improves Reachable Workspace and Hand Function after Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial Knutson, Jayme
 75 Intraoperative Testing of High Frequency Motor Nerve Block: Pilot Study Knutson, Jayme
 76 Fear of Missing Organisms (FOMO): Diabetic Foot and Osteomyelitis Management Opportunities  Morelli, Hecker
 78 Implanted Neuroprosthesis for Hand and Trunk Function in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury  Kilgore, Kevin
 79 Augmenting Implanted Neuroprosthetics with Targeted Health Monitoring for Spinal Cord Injury - the LIFELINE  Kilgore, Kevin
 81 Synergizing Neuromodulatory Therapies: Leveraging Homeostatic Neuroplasticity to Facilitate Post-Stroke Motor Recovery  Tomko, Patrick
 82 Movement-related cortical stimulation for enhancing corticospinal excitability below the level of incomplete spinal cord injury: A Proof-of-Concept Case Study  Cunningham, David


Population Health & Equity Research Institute Abstracts

Poster Title Author
 58 Prevalence and Impacts of Weather and Climate Disasters in the U.S. Aung, Ther/Sehgal, Ashwini
 59 Addressing Community Food Insecurity through a Hospital-Based Trauma
Recovery Center
Curry, Caleb W
 60 Understanding Social Drivers of Health in Trauma Patients: Implications for a
Comprehensive Care Clinic
Gasnick, Allison
 61 Prevalence of Zoster Infection Post mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination Compared
to Influenza Vaccination
Kaelber, David C
 62 Spine-Abductor Syndrome: The Association between Lumbar Spine Disease and Hip Abductor Tears Lavu, Monish S
 63 Sampling the hard to find: A systematic review of recruitment strategies for parents
of sexual and gender minority youth
Miller, Emily K
 64 Analyzing Gapsin Assistive Technology for People with SCI According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: A Qualitative Study Petrie, Tyler
 65 Food as Medicine Clinic Evaluation: Expansion and Sustained Results Prabu, Anirudh
 66 The Relationship of Continuity of Care to Post-Bariatric Surgical Weight Loss  Pressnell, Meredith L
 67 Wellness in General Surgery Residency: The Impact of Female Leadership Pui, Sin Lei
 68 How Critical is Trainee Wellness? A Review of Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Website Wellness Content Pui, Sin Lei
 69 IRF to SNF: Referral Patterns of a Single Academic SCI Rehabilitation Center Rathi, Tripti
 70 Conducting a community health worker capacity building collaborative needs assessment in the state of Ohio Schueller, Darerian
 71 Acute Appendicitis Patient Outcomes and Management 3-Years Pre and Post CODA Trial  Taylor, Lauren
 72 Does Rickets Carry an Increased Risk of Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis? A Large Database Study Van Dorn, Chloe
 77 Cleveland Open Source Modular Implant Innovator's Community (COSMIIC) Kilgore, Kevin
 80 The Zubizarreta House for Research Participants and Their Families Kilgore, Kevin
 83 Incidence of Sacroiliac Joint Pain Following Lumbar Fractures: A Retrospective-Cohort Study Eghrari, Nafis
 84 Higher Vitamin D Levels Before Methotrexate Start Are Associated with Lower Subsequent Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis Malakooti,Shahdi