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Scholarly Activity

At Gwinnett Medical Center, trainees are encouraged to participate in research opportunities including clinical research and quality improvement projects. Currently, our trainees are participating in quality improvement projects in the following fields:

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Academic Medicine
  • Ambulatory GIM
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Oncology

Trainees are also participating with research departments in our institution to participate in NIH funded studies and retrospective studies awaiting publication. 

In addition to achieving excellence in patient care opportunities, our residents strive to excel on course work and each testing area. We are proud to announce that our graduated residents have maintained a 100-percent pass rate on their American Board of Internal Medicine examination.

The GMC Internal Medicine Residency is competitive in Medical Jeopardy events for the American College of Physicians at the national and local level. At the October 2018 meeting, representatives from Internal Medicine took second place in Jeopardy at the Georgia ACP Chapter Meeting.

Research that have already been accepted/published:

Publications 

  • Haoran Peng, Minqiang Lu, Florin M. Selaru, The genome-wide gene expression profiling to predict competitive endogenous RNA network in hepatocellular cancer, Genomics Data (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.gdata.2015.03.016
  • Arnold, J., Hatic, H., Ivanoff, E., Sorrell, M., Berglind, J. Dietary Gluten Alters the Balance of Proinflammatory and Anti-inflammatory Cytokines in the DSS Induced Colitis Model. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2017;23: 89. DOI: 10.1097/01.MIB.0000512817.23167.fd
  • Saykally J.N., Hatic H., Keeley K.L., Jain S.C., Ravindranath V., Citron B.A. Withania somnifera Extract Protects Model Neurons from In Vitro Traumatic Injury. Cell Transplantation. 2017;26(7):1193-1201. doi:10.1177/0963689717714320
  • Lui KY, Zhao H, Qiu C, Li C, Zhang Z, Peng H, Fu R, Chen HA, Lu MQ. Integrator complex subunit 6 (INTS6) inhibits hepatocellular carcinoma growth by Wnt pathway and serve as a prognostic marker.

BMC Cancer. 2017 Sep 12;17(1):644. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3628-3.PMID: 28899352

  • Guffey, M. Hatic, H. Peng, H. Odugbesan, O, Bates, K. Malignancy Rate of Atypia of Undetermined Significance/Follicular Lesion of Undetermined Significance in Thyroid Nodules Undergoing Fine Needle Aspiration in a Suburban Endocrinology Practice, A Retrospective Cohort Analysis. Accepted for publication, Cancer Cytopathology.

 

Quality Improvement Projects

  • Guffey, M.S., Hines, T., Roberson, E., Hartley, C., Sass, L. Decreasing Nocturnal Hypoglycemia Rates: A Resident-Led Quality Improvement Project. American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter Scientific Meeting (September, 2017).
  • Hatic, H., Guffey, M.S., Alfarra, R., Patel, N., & Bates, K. Quality Improvement Initiative to Optimize Laboratory Tracking & Patient Notification in Resident Clinic. American College of Physicians National Meeting New Orleans (April, 2018).
  • Lee, J., Shaprio, S., Lee, S., Grellinger, L., Needham, J., Lim, T. Improving Enteral Nutrition in the Intensive Care Unit: A Resident-Led Quality Improvement Project. American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting (October 2018).
  • Lee, S., Kim, E., Hines, T., Hatic, H., Williams, L., Lee, J., Bates, K. Improving Mammogram Follow-Ups in Resident Clinic. American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting (October 2018).

 

Oral Presentations:

  • Guffey MS, Bates K, Patel N. Bias and Effect, Hepatitis, Proctitis and Oral Candidiasis as the Presenting Signs of Acute HIV . American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting (October 2016).
  • Hatic, H. Arnold, J., Ivanoff, E., McKenzie, S., & Berglind, J. Dietary Gluten Affects the Balance of Pro-Inflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines in a DSS-Induced Colitis Model. American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter Scientific Meeting (October 2016).
  • Shapiro SE, Kaplan P., Not A Prototypical Presentation: A case of disseminated protothecosis. American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting (September 2017).
  • Hatic, H. Guffey, M.S., Alfarra, R.A., Patel, N., & Bates, K. Quality Improvement Initiative to Optimize Laboratory Tracking & Patient Notification in Resident Clinic. American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter Scientific Meeting (September 2017).
  • Lee, J. When Illness Scripts Cause Anchoring: A Case of a Common, Rare Disease in a Poorly Described Population. American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting. October 2018.
  • Torres-Diaz, K. An Unlikely Fusion: A Case of Fusobacterium necrophorium and Streptococcus pneumoniae Bacteremia. American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting. October 2018.

 

Poster Presentations: 

  • Dave, A, Lee, JS, Lim, T. Sumatriptan Overuse causing Ischemic Colitis. American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting (September 2017).
  • Lee, JS, Hoffman, B, Garimella, P. When Pneumonia Does Not Require Antibiotics. American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting (September 2017).
  • Farhat, N, Mishoe, M, Turner, L. Perforated Diverticulum in Hartmann’s Pouch 12 Years after Surgery. American College of Physicians GA Chapter Annual Meeting (September 2017)
  • Lee, JS, Modi, J, Alfarra, R. Pride, Y. Patel, N. Speeding to a Dissection! A Case of Aortic Dissection. Society of General Internal Medicine Southern Chapter Annual Meeting. (February, 2018)
  • Shapiro SE, Virmani S., Peeing Purple Pigment: An Atypical Case of Purple Urine Bag Syndrome. National Kidney Foundation. (April, 2018)
  • Lee, JS, Huynh, P, Virmani, S. A Potentially Novel Paraneoplastic Syndrome of Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Disease. National Kidney Foundation. (April, 2018)
  • Lee, JS, Hoffman, B, Garimella, P. “Doctor, I Coughed Up My Lung!" American Thoracic Society National Meeting. (May, 2018)
  • Hatic, H. Wang, S., Garimella, S.P., & Bates, K. Case Report: Folate Deficiency in May-Thurner Syndrome. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia Research Day (May, 2018)
  • Alfarra, R.A., Hatic, H., & Poddar, S. Case Report: Delayed Severe Cholestasis After Anabolic Steroids Exposure. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia Research Day (May, 2018)
  • Peng H, Selaru F, Bates K. MicroRNA-224 Promotes the Metastasis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Through Inhibiting the Tumor Suppressor Non-metastaic Cell 2 Society of General Internal Medicine Southern Chapter Annual Meeting. (February, 2018)
  • Torres-Diaz K, Kaplan P, Lim T., Murphy Led Us To Churg and Strauss. Society of General Internal Medicine Southern Chapter Annual Meeting. (February, 2018)
  • Huynh, N., Modi, J., Ali, S., Patel, N., Bajaj, N., Short, S. Ileus-induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting. October 2018.
  • Lee, S., Khanduri, A., Hatic, H., Do, N., Patel, A., Poddar, S., Lim, T., The Mysterious Case of Intractable Emesis. American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting. October 2018.
  • Modi, J., Huynh, N., Kesavan, C. A SHOCKingly Severe Kidney Injury from Acute Gastroenteritis. American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting. October 2018.
  • Peng, H., Selaru, F., Bates, K., MicroRNA-224 Promotes the Metastasis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Through Inhibiting the Tumor Suppressor Non-metastaic Cell 2. American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting. October 2018. THIRD PLACE WINNER
  • Lee, S., Lee, J., Kaplan, P., Lim, T., Speeding to Ischemia: A Case of Methamphetamine-Induced Ischemic Colitis. American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting. October 2018.
  • Alfarra, R., Lee, J., Wang, B., Adult-onset Still’s Disease in Myelodysplastic Syndrome. American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting. October 2018.
  • Ali, S., Lee, J., Peng, H., Lee, S., Wang, B., Faulkner, K. Battle of the Lymphocytes: A Case of Lymphoid Interstitial Pneumonia. American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting. October 2018.
  • Lee, H., Keshavamurthy, J., Rassameehiran, S., Subbaramiah, S., Hudgi, A., Parker, J. Drug-induced Reversible Steatosis: Name the Drug? American College of Physicians, Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting. October 2018.
  • Lee, H., Oh, I., Wang, A., Jamindar, P., Keshavamurthy, J. Fatal Complication from Percutaneous Lung Biopsy. CHEST Foundation Annual Meeting. October 2018.

 

Awards and Honors

  • Peng, H. Southern Society for Clinical Investigation Young Investigator Award in General Internal Medicine 2018. https://www.ssciweb.org/news-topic.php?newsid=47
  • Alfarra, R. First Place, Resident/Fellow Poster Competition. PCOM-GA Research Day, May 2018
  • Hatic, H. Second Place, Resident/Fellow Poster Competition. PCOM-GA Research Day, May 2018
  • Wang, B, Hines, T, Lee, J, Shapiro, S. 3rd Place, Doctor’s Dilemma Competition, American College of Physicians-GA Chapter Meeting Oct 2016
  • Hines, T. Lee, J, Shapiro, S, Huynh, P. Winner, Doctor’s Dilemma Competition, American College of Physicians-GA Chapter Meeting Oct 2017. GA representative, Doctor’s Dilemma Competition, American College of Physicians Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA Apr 2018