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TTUHSC- Department of Internal Medicine
Faculty Research and Scholarly Activity 2010 to present

Research

Published (or accepted for publication) articles

1. Khasawneh FA, Smalligan RD, “Guidewire-Related Complications During Central Venous Catheter Placement: A Case Report and Review of the Literature” Accepted to Case Reports in Critical Care Medicine 2011 Sep.

2. Bagdure SR, Smalligan RD, Sharifi H, Khandheria B, “Waning Effect of Compulsive Bathing In Cannabinoid Hyperemesis” Accepted to The American Journal on Addictions 2011 Apr.

3. Elliott A, Mahmood T, Smalligan RD, “Cocaine Bugs.” Accepted to The American Journal on Addictions 2011 Feb.

4. Khasawneh FA, Smalligan RD, Mohamad TN, Moughrabieh MK, Soubani AO, “Lumbar Puncture for Suspected Meningitis After Intensive Care Unit Admission is Likely to Change Management.”  Hospital Practice 2011 Feb; 39(1):141-145.

5. Khasawneh FA, Smalligan RD, “Focused Transthoracic Echocardiography.”  Postgraduate Medicine 2010 May; Vol. 122(3):230-237.

6. Chenghai Li, Bin Liu, Zonghan Dai, and Yunxia Tao (2011). Knockdown of VEGF Receptor-1 (VEGFR-1) impairs macrophage infiltration, angiogenesis, and growth of Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (CRCC). Accepted to Cancer Biology & Therapy.

7. Chunmei Zhuang, Hongxing Tang, Sharmila Dissanaike, Everardo Cobos, Yunxia Tao, and Zonghan Dai (2011).  Cdk1-Mediated Phosphorylation Of Abi1 Attanuates Bcr-Abl-Induced F-Actin Assembly And Tyrosine Phosphorylation Of Wave Complex During Mitosis. Accepted to J. Biol. Chem. Sep 7, Epub ahead of print. 2011 Nov 4; 286(44):38614-26.

8. Xiaolin Sun, Chenghai Li, Chunmei Zhuang, William C. Gilmore, Everardo Cobos, Yunxia Tao, and Zonghan Dai (2009). Abl Interactor 1 Regulates Src-Id1-Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Axis and Is Required for Invadopodia Formation, Extracellular Matrix Degradation, and Tumor Growth of Human Breast Cancer Cells. Carcinogenesis. 30: 2109-16.

9. Weidong Yu, Xiaolin Sun, Yunxia Tao, and Zonghan Dai (2010). Inhibition of Class II Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase g Expression by p185Bcr-Abl Contributes to Impaired Chemotaxis and Aberrant homing of Leukemic cells. Leukemia and Lymphoma. 51(6): 1098–1107.

10. Lopez PR, Stewart D, Smalligan RD, “Recurrent Deep Venous Thrombosis Despite Warfarin Therapy in a Patient with Crohn’s Disease.” Postgraduate Medicine 2010 May; Vol. 122(3):181-184.

11. Lopez PR, Rachael T, Leicht S, Smalligan RD, “Gabapentin Induced Delusions of Parasitosis.” Southern Medical Journa,l 2010 Jul;103(7):711-2.

12. Valdez GD, Smalligan RD, “Spontaneous Rectus Sheath Hematoma.” Canadian Medical Association Journal 2010 Jan 12; 182 (1):E20.

13. Chiriva-Internati M, Yu Y, Mirandola L, Jenkins M, Chapman C, Cannon M, Cobos E, Kast WM. Cancer testis antigen vaccination affords long-term protection in a murine model of ovarian cancer. PLoS One. 12;5(5):e10471. 2010.

14. Johnson, Hobson, Jenkins M, Dentino, Ragain, O’Bryant: The influence of thyroid function on cognition in a sample of ethnically diverse, rural-dwelling women: A Project FRONTIER study;  Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, in press 2011;23(2):219-22.

15. O’Bryant, Hall, Cukrowicz, Edwards, Johnson, Lefforge, Jenkins M.:  The Differential Impact of Depressive Symptom Clusters on Cognition in a Rural Multi-Ethnic Cohort: A Project FRONTIER Study; Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, (2010) (in press) 2011: 26(2), 199–205

16. Johnson, L A, Jenkins, M., Mauer, C., Hall, J.R., & O'Bryant, S.E. (Under Review). The Relation    between Vitamin D and Depression in a Rural Dwelling Sample: A Project Frontier Study.   Texas Public Health Journal. (in press)

17. Chiriva-Internat M, Yu Y, Jenkins MR, Gornati R, Bernardini G, Grizzi F, Gagliano F, Cobos  E, and Kast WM Ropporin: a Novel Cancer Testis Antigen in Multiple Myeloma (submitted). 2010.

18. Dean, M. (2011).  Foreward. Chapter 1:  The Graying of America.  (pp 1-20) Chapter 7:  Sexuality:  Not Just for the Young.  (pp 309-333).  Lippincott's Nursing Guide to Expert Elder Care. Wolters Kluwer Heatlth/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishing

19. Chua M, Richey H “Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock, A Review.”  Panhandle Health, 2009 19(4) pages 7-11

20. Nugent K, Bagdure S,Otahbachi M, Cevik C. Conductive Energy Devices: A Review of Use and Deaths in the United States. J Investig Med. 2011 Dec;59(8):1203-10.

21. Johnson L, Hobson , Jenkins M, Dentino A, Ragain M, O’Bryant S. The influence of thyroid function on cognition in a sample of ethnically diverse, rural-dwelling women: A Project FRONTIER study;  Journal Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2011;23(2):219-22.

22. O’Bryant S, Hall, Cukrowicz, Edwards, Johnson, Lefforge, Jenkins M.  The Differential Impact of Depressive Symptom Clusters on Cognition in a Rural Multi-Ethnic Cohort: A Project  FRONTIER Study; International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,2011: 26(2), 199–205

23. Johnson L A, Jenkins M, Mauer C, Hall JR, O'Bryant, S.E. (Under Review). The Relation between Vitamin D and Depression in a Rural Dwelling Sample: A Project Frontier Study.   Texas Public Health Journal. (in press)

24. Mirandola L, Yu Y, Jenkins MR, Chiaramonte R, Cobos E, John CM, Chiriva-Internati M. Tracking human multiple myeloma xenografts in NOD-Rag-1/IL-2 receptor gamma chain-null mice with the novel biomarker AKAP-4. BMC Cancer. 2011 Sep 16;11:394.

25. Mirandola L, Yu Y, Chui K, Jenkins MR, Cobos E, John CM, Chiriva-Internati M.Galectin-3C inhibits tumor growth and increases the anticancer activity of bortezomib in a murine model of human multiple myeloma. PLoS One. 2011;6(7):e21811. Epub 2011 Jul 13.

26. Chiriva-Internati M, Mirandola L, Yu Y, Jenkins MR, Gornati R, Bernardini G, Gioia M, Chiaramonte R, Cannon MJ, Kast WM, Cobos E. Cancer testis antigen, ropporin, is a potential target for multiple myeloma immunotherapy. J Immunother. 2011 Jul-Aug;34(6):490-9.

27. Mirandola L, J Cannon M, Cobos E, Bernardini G, Jenkins MR, Kast WM, Chiriva-Internati M. Cancer testis antigens: novel biomarkers and targetable proteins for ovarian cancer. Int Rev Immunol. 2011 Apr-Jun;30(2-3):127-37. Review.

28. Chiriva-Internati M, Mirandola L, Kast WM, Jenkins MR, Cobos E, Cannon MJ. Understanding the cross-talk between ovarian tumors and immune cells: mechanisms for effective immunotherapies. Int Rev Immunol. 2011 Apr-Jun;30(2-3):71-86.

29. Jenkins M, Chiriva-Internati,  Mirandola,  D'cuhna,  Tijiani; Nguyen, Hardwick,Tonroy, Tedjarati,  Davis, Kast, Cobos; Perspective for Prophylaxis and Treatment of Cervical Cancer: an Immunological Approach  International Reviews of Immunology Manuscript ID: 637254 in press

30. Rahman R, MD, Crawford S, Jenkins MR, Thamwiwat, A, O Khokhar, M, Buford L, Pence, B, “Breast Health Education in the Texas Panhandle: Women Inspiring Serving and Educating (WISE) Project – Community-based Participatory Research”, Journal Of Women’s Health (accepted with revision)

31. Wilson, J. 2011 Sexual Dysfunction Review. Panhandle Health.

32. Chughtai H, Mengnjo A, Modi J, Zaha O, Butt S, Chua M, Ratner D. “Effect of Triage Heart Rate on Cardiac Troponin and Ejection Fraction in Patient with Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction." American Journal of Medical Sciences accepted for publication.

33. Seldinger's Technique Guidewire-Related Complications: a Case Report and Review of Literature Faisal A. Khasawneh, MD, Roger D. Smalligan, MD; Journal of Case Reports in Critical Care, Volume 2011, Article ID 287261 

34. Dean, M. & McClure, S. Sexuality and Aging.  Panhandle Health- a Publication of the Potter-Randall County Medical Society.  2011:21:3:32-33.

Published abstracts:

1. Smalligan RD, Khandheria B, Richey H, Bell T, Jordan R, Weis B, “Preparing for a Shock:  A Pilot Simulation Internship for Incoming Residents.”  Journal of General Internal Medicine, May 2011 Vol 26(S1):S571.

2. Levick T, Smalligan RD, “A Pain in the Neck:  Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis.”  Journal of General Internal Medicine, May 2011 Vol 26(S1):S442.

3. Mahmood I, Hamby P, Smalligan RD, “Renal Tumor-Pneumothorax-Skin Lesions:  Where the Bird Dog Points (Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome).”   Journal of General Internal Medicine, May 2011 Vol 26(S1):S454.

4. Gandhe N, Chowdhury N, Chua M, Khandheria B, Smalligan RD, “Hypoglycemic in Disguise: A Rare Case of Hypoglycemia Caused by Hydroxychloroquine.”  Journal of General Internal Medicine, May 2011 Vol 26(S1):S493.

5.  Chowdhury N, Ahmed J, Stewart R, Smalligan RD, “Unknown Face in a Known Place:  A Case of Capnocytophaga Sepsis.”  Journal of General Internal Medicine, May 2011 Vol 26(S1):S425.

6.  Ahmed J, Ryan M, Smalligan RD, “The Dizzying Truth Confirmed by MRI (Vestibular evident on MRI)” Journal of General Internal Medicine, May 2011 Vol 26(S1):S520.

7. Mahmood T, Elliott A, Smalligan RD, “Cocaine Bugs (Delusional parasitosis in a cocaine addict).” Journal of Investigative Medicine Feb 2011 59(2):373.

8.  Le J, Weis B, Smalligan RD, “When Anemia Heralds a Lethal Threat (Familial polyposis in a young man).”  Journal of Investigative Medicine Feb 2011 59(2):387.

9.  Leak M, Su J, Milton S, Smalligan RD, “Sinusitis at its Worst – Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis.”  Journal of Investigative Medicine Feb 2011 59(2):388.

10.  Su J, Leak M, Khasawneh F, McClure S, Smalligan RD, “A Real Pain – The Dangers of Discitis.”  Journal of Investigative Medicine Feb 2011 59(2):390.

11.  Gandhe N, Selvaraj P, Smalligan RD, Chua M, “Candida – A Rare Cause of Antibiotic-Associated Colitis.”  Journal of Investigative Medicine Feb 2011 59(2):513.

12. Chand A, Selvaraj P, Smalligan RD, Wan B, “When Stomach Gas is Ominous (Emphysematous gastritis).”  Journal of Investigative Medicine Feb 2011 59(2):514.

13. Dobbs P, Smalligan RD, Weiss B, “Fatigued?  It May Be Your Genes (CPT II deficiency).”  Journal of General Internal Medicine, April 2010 Vol 23(S2):121.

14. Bell TE, Smalligan RD, Chua M, Milton S, Pierce R, “In Search of a Tool to Predict Influenza Positivity.” Journal of Investigative Medicine Feb 2010 58(2):395.

15. Samiuddin M, Ranin MT, McClure SC, Smalligan RD, “ Adherence to Dementia Guidelines in the Texas Panhandle.” Journal of Investigative Medicine Feb 2010 58(2):480.

16. Chenghai Li, Zonghan Dai and Yunxia Tao. Abl interactor-1 induces cytoskeleton reorganization, MT1-MMP re-localization and tubular structure formation of ADPKD cells. Annual Meeting of American Society of Nephrology, Denver, CO., November 18-21, 2010.

17. Johnson, LA, Jenkins M, Dentino A, Ragain RM, & O’Bryant.  The Association of Thyroid Function and Cognition in a Sample of Ethnically Diverse, Rural Women: A Project FRONTIER Study.  Women’s Health Congress. March 26-28, 2010

18. Rahman, R, Arredondo M,  Jenkins M.  Women Inspiring, Serving and Educating (WISE) Project for Underserved Women - Early Results of an Educational Intervention Program  American Society of Breast Surgeons. April, 2010.

19. Selvaraj P, Chand A, DelRosario R, Bell T, Chua M. “Lance Adam Syndrome: A Rare Case of Post Hypoxic Myoclonus in the Course of Bronchial Asthma.” Journal of General Internal Medicine, May 2011 Vol 26(S1):S504.

20. Su J, Weis, B, Chua M. “ The Havoc of Steroids Beyond Sports: A Case of Severe Reversible Lipid Derangement in Anabolic Steroid Use.” Journal of Investigative Medicine Feb 2011 59(2):375

21. Kamat A, Chua, M. “Lurking in an Uncharted Territory: A Case of Subcutaneous Metastasis of Endometrial Carcinoma.” Journal of Investigative Medicine Feb 2011 59(2):386.

22. Chand A, Patel J, Chua M, “The Curse of Wilkie and Rokitanski- A Case of Superior Mesenteric Syndrome.” Journal of General Internal Medicine (S), May 2010, 198362

23. Ahmed J, Chua M, “It’s Hard to Swallow the Truth-A Case of Seronegative Myasthenia Gravis with Unusual Presentation.” Journal of General Internal Medicine (S), May 2010, 198800

24. Selvaraj P, Chand A, DelRosario R, Bell T, Chua M. “Lance Adam Syndrome: A Rare Case of Post Hypoxic Myoclonus in the Course of Bronchial Asthma.” Journal of General Internal Medicine, May 2011 Vol 26(S1):S504.

Funded Grants

1. NIH/NIDDK  KO1 (DK0671901, PI: Yunxia Tao), The Role of Vascular Endothelial   Growth Factor (VEGF) in ADPKD disease progression. 09/01/2005-08/30/2011, $598,802 (direct cost).

2. NIH R21 CA133597-01A1 (PI: Z Dai) 01/01/2009-12/31/2011 33% effort NIH/NCI $132,000 /yr direct Abi pathway in Breast Cancer Metastasis.

3. NIH R01 CA094921-07 (PI: Z Dai) 04/01/2003-03/31/2010 50% effort NIH/NCI ~170,000/yr direct Abl-Abi Signaling in Neoplastic Hematopoiesis.

4. HRSA (PI:  M Jenkins)   West Texas Tissue Bank 2010 $300,000.

5. CDC RFA-IP10-011E; 09/01/2010 - 08/31/2011;  Todd Bell (PI); West Texas Influenza Research Network; 10% effort; $200,000.

6. NIAID/ Social and Scientific Systems, Inc; Subcontract No. CRB-DCRO1-S-09-00315– 07/22/2010-09/30/2011; Todd E. Bell (Site PI); IRC002;  A Randomized, Open-Label, Phase 2, Multicenter Safety and Exploratory Efficacy Study of Investigational anti-Influenza A H1N1 Immune Plasma for the Treatment of Influenza A H1N1 2009; (sub-contract); $11,381.

7. NIAID/ Social and Scientific Systems, Inc; 01/01/2011-09/30/2011; Todd E. Bell (Site PI), Faisal Khasawneh; IRC003: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Phase II Study Comparing the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Combination Antivirals (Amantadine, Ribavirin, Oseltamivir) vs. Oseltamivir for the Treatment of Influenza in Adults at Risk for Complications; (sub-contract); $13,000.

8. CPRIT ABC4WT (Program Director M Jenkins) 2010 Breast Cancer Screening and Education $1,600,000.

9. Jenkins: Mrs. Avery “Janie” Rush Endowed Chair for Excellence in Women’s Health and Oncology (9/1/11-Present): Develop and Perform research and scholarship related to women and cancer with a large focus on ovarian cancer.

10. Center for Women’s Health and Gender-Based Medicine/WH Clinical Faculty (6/1/11-Present): participates in WH consultation clinic 2 (1/2) days, precepts 4th year student and IM Intern as needed.

11. Certified Clinical Densitometrist (2002-Present): Interpret DXAs ensure protocols and quality control procedures are adhered to

12. CPRIT ABC4WT Evidence-Based Prevention Grant YR1/3:  Grant Program Director. Responsible for fiscal oversight, project organization and monitoring grant activities to ensure goals met.

13. Shared Instrumentation Award, Co-Investigator (PI: Smith), 2011-2016, CPRIT “Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscope for Cancer Research and Drug Discovery.” $758,602 (direct).

14. Research Grant, Principle Investigator, (1R21CA133597-01A1, 01/01/2009-12/31/2011), National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute, “Abi pathway in Breast Cancer Metastasis”. $359,370 (total).

15. CPRIT Access to Breast Care for West Texas: YR2 of 3 $1.67M

16. Heritage Foundation Mammograms for Underserved Women in West Texas $12,000

Submitted grants:

1. CPRIT Shared Instrumentation Award (RP110786, PI: Q Smith, Co-Investigator: Z Dai) Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscope for Cancer Research and Drug Discovery.

2. NIH/NIDDK (RO3, PI: Yunxia Tao, Co-investigator: Z Dai)ECM in Polycystic Kidneys: Characterization and Development of 3D Endogenous Culture Model.

3. CPRIT High-Impact/ High-Risk Research Awards (HI/HR, PI: Yunxia Tao) Specific Inhibition of Tumor VEGF and MMP9 by Depletion of Tumor Associated Macrophages as a Novel Therapy for Renal Cell Carcinoma.

4. CPRIT Individual Investigator Research Award (RP120126, PI: Z Dai, Co-Investigator: Yunxia Tao) The WAVE complex signaling in breast cancer growth and metastasis.

5. DOD/CDMRP Idea Award (BC111160, PI: Z Dai, Co-Investigator: Yunxia Tao) The WAVE complex signaling in breast cancer metastasis.

6. DOD/CDMRP Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Grant (PI: Tao, Co-investigators: Dai, Huang). Selectively targeting tumor VEGF by hypoxia-activated prodrug TPZ-liposom in kidney cancer.

7. TTU/TTUHSC Colaborartive Cancer Research Grant (PI: Tao, Co-PIs: Huang and Dai). Selectively targeting tumor VEGF by hypoxia-activated prodrug TPZ-liposom in kidney.

8. NIH/NIDDK RO3 (PI: Yunxia Tao)

ECM in Polycystic Kidneys: Characterization and Development of 3D Endogenous Culture Model.

9. CPRIT Individual Investigator Research Award (RP120126, PI: Z Dai, Co-Investigators: Cobos, Lockman, Tao) The WAVE complex signaling in breast cancer growth and metastasis.

10. NIH 1R01CA168894-01 (PI: Dai, Co-investigators: Cobos, Lockman, and Tao). The WAVE complex signaling in breast cancer growth and metastasis.

11. Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test Foundation Research Grant (PI: Dai; Co-PIs: Cobos and Tao). The WAVE regulatory complex as a novel biomarker for early detection of metastatic breast cancer. Pilot Study”, (30%), $574,720.

12. DOD/CDMRP Idea Award (BC111160, PI: Z Dai, Co-Investigators: Cobos, Lockman, Tao) The WAVE complex signaling in breast cancer metastasis.

13. NIH 1R01CA168894-01 (PI: Dai, Co-investigators: Cobos, Lockman, and Tao). The WAVE complex signaling in breast cancer growth and metastasis.

14. Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test Foundation Research Grant (PI: Dai; Co-PIs: Cobos and Tao). The WAVE regulatory complex as a novel biomarker for early detection of metastatic breast cancer.

15. DOD/CDMRP Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Grant (PI: Tao, Co-  investigators: Dai, Huang). Selectively targeting tumor VEGF by hypoxia-activated prodrug TPZ-liposom in kidney cancer.

16. TTU/TTUHSC Colaborartive Cancer Research Grant (PI: Tao, Co-PIs: Huang and Dai). Selectively targeting tumor VEGF by hypoxia-activated prodrug TPZ-liposom in kidney cancer.

17. TTUSC QEP Interdisciplinary Education in Sex and Gender-Specific Medicine (submitted 11/11)

 

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS

1. Chiriva-Internati M, Yu Y, Mirandola L, Jenkins M, Gornati R, Bernardini G, Gioia M, Cobos E, and Kast WM.  Successful Generation of Multiple Myeloma Specific Cytotoxic T-lymphocytes Through Ropporin-Presenting Autologous Dendritic Cell Stimulation  The 1st World Congress on Controversies in Hematology (COHEM)  Rome, Italy, 2-5 September 2010

NATIONAL MEETINGS

1. Islam M, Hamby P, Smalligan RD, “Renal Tumor-Pneumothorax-Skin Lesions: Where the Bird Dog Points (Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome)”  National Scientific Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Phoenix, AZ (May, 2011)

2. Ahmed J, Ryan M, Smalligan RD, “The Dizzying Truth Confirmed by MRI”  National Scientific Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Phoenix, AZ (May, 2011)

3. Gandhe N, Chowdhury N, Chua M, Khandheria B, Smalligan RD, “Hypoglycemia in disguise: A rare case of symptomatic hypoglycemia caused by hydroxychloroquine”  National Scientific Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Phoenix, AZ (May, 2011)

4. Bagdure S, Sharifi H, Khandheria B, “Waning Effect of Compulsive Bathing in Cannabinoid Hyperemesis”  National Scientific Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Phoenix, AZ (May, 2011)

5. Smalligan RD, Richey H, Khandheria B, Bell T, Jordan R, Weis B, “Preparing For a Shock: A Pilot Simulation Internship for Incoming Residents”  National Scientific Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Phoenix, AZ (May, 2011)

6. Levick T, Smalligan RD, “A Pain in the Neck: Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis”  National Scientific Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Phoenix, AZ (May, 2011)

7. Chowdhury N, “Unknown face in a known place- A case of Capnocytophaga Sepsis”  National Scientific Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Phoenix, AZ (May, 2011)

8. Selvaraj P, Chand A, Del Rosario R, Bell T, Chua M,  “Post-hypoxic myoclonus (Lance-Adams Syndrome) is a rare (only 125 cases reported) and devastating complication of acute hypoxic respiratory failure.”  National Scientific Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Phoenix, AZ (May, 2011)

9. C. GIULIANO1, K. HAASE1, K. HAZELWOOD2, C. ALVAREZ1, N. FORCADE3, C. FREI3, S. BROUSE1, T. BELL1, R. BEDIMO4, R. HALL1,4, “A multi-center study evaluating the impact of IDSA guideline-recommended   empiric dosing of vancomycin in MRSA bacteremia.” Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Boston, MA, 2010

10. Chenghai Li, Zonghan Dai and Yunxia Tao. Abl interactor-1 induces cytoskeleton reorganization, MT1-MMP re-localization and tubular structure formation of ADPKD cells. Annual Meeting of American Society of Nephrology, Denver, CO., November 18-21, 2010.

11. Snyder M, Yohannan TM, Balasubrahmanyam G, Smalligan RD, “Systemic Onset Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Feigning MRSA Sepsis.”  Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2, 2010.

12. Dobbs P, Smalligan RD, Weiss B, “Fatigued?  It May Be Your Genes (CPT II deficiency).”  Poster presentation at the Society of General Internal Medicine 32nd Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April 30, 2010.

13. Chiriva-Internati M, Yu Y, Jenkins M, Cannon M, Chapman C, Cobos E, Kast WM.  Effective prevention and therapy of ovarian cancer with sperm protein 17 vaccination. 97th. Annual meeting of the American Association of Immunologists. Baltimore, MD, May 2010.

14. Chiriva-Internati M, Yu Y, Mirandola L, Jenkins M, Cannon M, Chapman C, Cobos E, and Kast WM. Kast Sperm protein 17 Vaccination Induces a Long-term Protective Immune Response against Ovarian Cancer 25th Annual meeting of the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer, Washington, DC, October 2010.

15. Zhang Y, Jenkins M, Johnson L, Jones B. Combined early cancer detection    behavior among three age groups of women: BRFSS 2008 10th  Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Clearwater Beach,  Florida. February 7-10, 2010.

16. Chiriva-Internati M, Yu Y, Jenkins M, Cannon M, Chapman C, Cobos E, Kast WM.  Effective prevention and therapy of ovarian cancer with sperm protein 17 vaccination. 97th. Annual meeting of the American Association of Immunologists. Baltimore, MD, May 2010.

17. Chiriva-Internati M, Yu Y, Mirandola L, Jenkins M, Cannon M, Chapman C, Cobos E, and Kast WM. Kast Sperm protein 17 Vaccination Induces a Long-term Protective Immune Response against Ovarian Cancer 25th Annual meeting of the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer, Washington, DC, October 2010.

18. Zhang Y, Jenkins M, Johnson L, Jones B. Combined early cancer detection    behavior among three age groups of women: BRFSS 2008 10th  Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Clearwater Beach,  Florida. February 7-10, 2010.

19. Wilson, J. Gender-Specific Medical School Curriculum Poster. Organization of the Society of Sex Differences. Oklahoma City. May 2011.

20.Sexuality and the Older Adult.  Poster presentation at national conference for American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in Las Vegas, Nevada- June, 2011.

REGIONAL / STATE / LOCAL MEETINGS

1. DeLeon E, Ahmed J, Smalligan RD, “An Ominous Headache:  Cerebral Venous Thrombosis in a Normal Young Man.”  Oral presentation to the Adult Clinical Case Symposium of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 9, 2012.

2. Yalamanchili BB, Patel R, Smalligan RD, Chua M, “The Clue is in the Genus A-C-T-I-N-O MYCES Means Take A-C-T-I-O-N! A Case of Actinomyces Empyema.”  Oral presentation to the Adult Clinical Case Symposium of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 9, 2012.

3. Lumby C, Smalligan RD, Islam M, Meshram S, Walker J, “Pancreatitis Sans Labs.”  Oral presentation to the Adult Clinical Case Symposium of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 9, 2012.

4. Vasylyeva O, Smalligan RD, Chua M, Khasawneh F, “Three Trendy Ways to Tie a Scarf:  A Case of Epidermophyton floccosum Infection.”  Poster presentation to the Infectious Disease Section of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 9, 2012.

5. Selvaraj P, Chand A, Chua M, Bell TE, (2010, November). “Lance-Adams Syndrome: A Rare Case of Post-hypoxic Myoclonus in the Course of Bronchial Asthma.” American College of Physicians Texas Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting; Houston,TX.

6. Jaffri S, Vasudev R, Hughes M, Smalligan RD, Werner H, “CHF and Apathetic Hyperthyroidism – Revealing the Concealed.”  Poster presentation at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Research Conference, Amarillo, TX, May 5, 2010.

7. Ismaael T,Yalamanchilli B, Urban S, "RARE COMPLICATION OF SICKLING CRISIS IN HEMOGLOBIN SC DISEASE" accepted in Nov 2011 TX ACP Annual Meeting Associate Abstract Competition in Austin TX.

8. Selvaraj P, Ismaael T, Urban S, "CHRONIC PANCREATITIS COMPLICATED BY SPLENIC ARTERY PSEUDOANEURYSM"accepted in Nov 2011 TX ACP Annual Meeting Associate Abstract Competition in Austin TX.

9. Su J, Weis B, Chua M. (2011 February) “The Havoc of Steroids Beyond Sports:  A Case of Severe Reversible Lipid Derangement in Anabolic Steroid Use.”  Oral Presentation at the Adult Clinical Case Symposium of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research; New Orleans, LA.

10. Gandhe N, Selvaraj P, Smalligan RD, Chua M. (2011, February) “Candida-A Rare Cause of Antibiotic Associated Colitis in an Immunocompetent Host.” Oral Presentation at the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Symposium of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research; New Orleans, LA.

11. Selvaraj P, Chua M, Yalamanchili K. (2010, February) “Reversible Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Hypothyroidism”  Oral Presentation at the Society of General Internal Medicine Southern Regional Meeting; New Orleans,LA.

12. Kamat A, Chua M. (2011 February). “Lurking in Uncharted Territory: A Case of Endometrial Cancer with Subcutaneous Metastasis.” Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research; New Orleans, LA.

Selvaraj P, Chand A, Chua M, Bell TE, (2010, November). “Lance-Adams Syndrome: A Rare Case of Post-hypoxic Myoclonus in the Course of Bronchial Asthma.” American College of Physicians Texas Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting; Houston,TX.

13. Awad F, Chua M, Yalamanchili K. (2010, February). “Red Paint and Weak Engine (A Case of High Output Heart Failure Secondary to Psoriasis).” Society of General Internal Medicine Southern Regional Meeting; New Orleans, LA.

14. Selvaraj P, Chua M, Yalamanchili K. (2010, February) “Reversible Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Hypothyroidism” Society of General Internal Medicine Southern Regional Meeting; New Orleans, LA.

15. Awad F, Chua M, Yalamanchili K. (2010, February). “Red Paint and Weak Engine (A Case of High Output Heart Failure Secondary to Psoriasis).” Society of General Internal Medicine Southern Regional Meeting; New Orleans, LA.

16. Lopez PR, Leicht S, Smalligan RD, “Gnawing Gabapentin.” Oral presentation to the Adult Clinical Case Symposium of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

17. Gourley M, Winters G, Anderson J, Smalligan RD, “The Role of Dietary Diversity in the Nutritional Status of School-aged Children in Rural Honduras.”  Oral presentation to the Clinical Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Section of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

18. Bell TE, Smalligan RD, Chua M, Milton S, Pierce R, “In Search of a Tool to Predict Influenza Positivity.”  Oral presentation to the Health Care Research Section of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

19. Valdez GD, McKinney J, Byrd RP, Roy Thomas, Smalligan RD, “Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Presenting as Bacterial Peritonitis” Poster presentation to Joint Plenary Poster session of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

20. Ghaffar U, Smalligan RD, “The Hidden Diarrhea Culprit: Lymphocytic Colitis” Poster presentation to Joint Plenary Poster session of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

21. Esiobu P, Youssef D, Freeman D, Smalligan RD, “Death Sentence Reversed: An Uncommon Benign Tumor of the Pancreas” Poster presentation to Joint Plenary Poster session of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

22. Samiuddin M, Ranin MT, McClure SC, Smalligan RD, “Adherence to Dementia Guidelines in the Texas Panhandle” Oral presentation to the Health Care Research Section of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

23. Freeman DM, Guha B, Smalligan RD, “Cat in the Cradle - A Case of Pasteurella and Prosthesis”  Poster presentation to Joint Plenary Poster session of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

24. Kalra S, Brenya R,  Al Madani M, Smalligan RD, “Stress (Takotsubo) Cardiomyopathy and Thyrotoxicosis” Poster presentation to Joint Plenary Poster session of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

25. Lopez PR, Stewart DW, Smalligan RD, “When Warfarin is not Enough” Poster presentation to Joint Plenary Poster session of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

26. Lowery AD, Smalligan RD, “Corner of the Mind”, Pediatric Clinical Case, Poster presentation to the Joint Plenary Poster session of the Southern Regional Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

27. Samiuddin M, Ranin MT, McClure SC, Smalligan RD, “Adherence to Dementia Guidelines in the Texas Panhandle” Oral presentation to the Health Care Research Section of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

28. Freeman DM, Guha B, Smalligan RD, “Cat in the Cradle - A Case of Pasteurella and Prosthesis”  Poster presentation to Joint Plenary Poster session of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

29.  Kalra S, Brenya R,  Al Madani M, Smalligan RD, “Stress (Takotsubo) Cardiomyopathy and Thyrotoxicosis” Poster presentation to Joint Plenary Poster session of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

30. Lopez PR, Stewart DW, Smalligan RD, “When Warfarin is not Enough” Poster presentation to Joint Plenary Poster session of the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Federation of Medical Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

31. Lowery AD, Smalligan RD, “Corner of the Mind”, Pediatric Clinical Case, Poster presentation to the Joint Plenary Poster session of the Southern Regional Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Research, New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010.

32. Beyond Kubler-Ross:  New Perspectives on Dying, Death and Grief.  Panel member at Amarillo College bereavement training by Hospice Care of the Southwest. Amarillo, TX. November, 2011

33. Assessing for Memory Impairment:  Guidance for Acute Events & Situations.  Presented for TTUHSC- SOM Geriatric Education Center at Amarillo College.  Amarillo, TX.  October, 2011.

34. Sexuality and the Elder. Presented for SOCW/SOCI 4305 and SOCW6395 Social Services and the Aging graduate classes for WTAMU, Amarillo,TX.  October, 2011.

35. Favorite Stories from the Geriatric Setting.  Presented at Admission to Discharge:  Improving the Care of Geriatric Patients in the Acute Care Setting.  TTUHSC-SON Lubbock,TX.  April, 2011.

36. Knockdown of VEGF Receptor-1 (VEGFR-1) impairs macrophage infiltration, angiogenesis, and growth of Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (CRCC). Chenghai Li, Bin Liu, Zonghan Dai, and Yunxia Tao    TTUHSC 2011 Cancer Symposium, April 29-May1, Amarillo, Texas

37. Cdk1-Mediated Phosphorylation Of Abi1 Attanuates Bcr-Abl-Induced F-Actin Assembly And Tyrosine Phosphorylation Of Wave Complex During Mitosis. Hongxing Tang, Chunmei Zhuang, Yunxia Tao, and Zonghan Dai. TTUHSC 2011 Cancer Symposium, April 29-May1, Amarillo, Texas

38. The Geriatric Physical and Mental Assessment.  Presented at the Geriatric Assessment for the Nurse and Other Health Professional Disciplines.  TTUHSC-SOM Frank Phillips College in Borger, TX.  February, 2011 and April, 2011.

39. Let’s Talk about Sex….and Aging. Grand Rounds presentation. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  Amarillo, Texas.  May 2011.

40. McClure, SC-PI, Dean, M.-Family Advisor Alzheimer’s Academy.  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics Division.

41. McClure, SC-PI, Dean, M. The Effect of Medical Students as Stewards on Stress and Depression Levels in Alzheimer's Dementia Caregivers.  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Internal Medicine.

Scientific Presentations

1. Leigh Johnson, PhD, Joanna Wilson, DO, Betsy Jones, EdD, Robert Casanova, MD, Bradley Miller, MD and Simon Williams, PhD, Marjorie R. Jenkins, MD,  Development of a Longitudinal Curriculum in Gender Specific Medicine and Women’s Health, Women’s Health Congress, Washington, DC, April 2011 First Place Award

2. Prairie, Beth A.; Crawford, Sybil; Rahman, Rakhshanda L.; Jenkins, Marjorie  Sexual function and breast cancer: The elephant in the bedroom. Presented at North American Menopause Society National Harbor MD, 9/2011 Winner, first prize, NAMS 2011 Poster Prize. (This project developed as part of the National North American Menopause Society Mentor/Mentee Program)

3. Marjorie Jenkins, MD, Jan Werbinski, MD, Katharine Neely, MD, Kim Templeton, MDand Justina Trott, MD, Translating Sex- and Gender-Specific Science into Clinical Practice, OSSD Oklahoma City June 2011

4. Marjorie R. Jenkins, MD, Joanna Wilson, DO, Leigh Johnson, PhD, Betsy Jones, EdD, Robert Casanova, MD, Bradley Miller, MD and Simon Williams, PhD, YR2-5 Developing a Longitudinal Curriculum in Gender-Specific Women’s Health; Translating Sex- and Gender-Specific Science into Medical Education, AAMC, Denver, CO, November 2011.

5. Yan Zhang PhD, Marjorie Jenkins MD, Betsy G. Jones EdD, Rakhshanda Rahman MD, Leigh Johnson PhD, Barbara Pence PhD.  Challenges Associated with Assessment of Rural Mammography Screening Rates, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center -CPRIT Conference Nov. 2011

6. Marjorie Jenkins MD , Rakhshanda Layeequr Rahman MD, Betsy G. Jones EdD, Leigh Johnson PhD, Yan Zhang PhD, Barbara Pence PhD,.  Successes and Barriers in an Underserved Breast Cancer Screening Program: Update on ABC4WT: Access to Breast Care for West Texas. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-CPRIT Conference Nov. 2011

7. Vera von Bergen MS3, Leigh Johnson PhD, Marjorie Jenkins MD, Assessing Women’s Health and Gender-Specific Medical School Curriculum.  AAMC Nov. 2011 

8. Maurizio Chiriva, Saba Radhi, Raed Alalawi, Leonardo Mirandola, Yuefei Yu, Apurva Pandey, Ruth D'cunha, Diane Nguyen, Tijani Luckman, Nicholas D'cuhna, Fred Hardwicke, Marjorie Jenkins, Everardo Cobos.   New antigens in non-small cell lung cancer detected both in serology and tissue.  CPRIT Nov. 2011

9. Tito Woodburn, Amanda Knight, Lynn Day, Catherine Ronaghan, Rakhshanda Rahman, Candy Arentz, Joehassin Cordero, Donald Quick, Isaac Tafur, Suzanne Graham, Jose Pinto, Mitchell, Wachtel, Bradley Miller, Marjorie Jenkins, Mark Arredono, Zeina Nahleh, Jayanthi Lea, Adi Gazdar, C Patrick Reynolds. The South Plains Oncology Consortium Cancer  Biobank.  CPRIT Nov. 2011

10. Chiriva-Internati M, Mirandola L, Yu Y, Jenkins MR, Gornati R, Bernardini G, Gioia M, Chiaramonte R, Cannon MJ, Kast WM, Cobos E. J Immunother. Cancer Testis Antigen, Ropporin, is a Potential Target for Multiple Myeloma Immunotherapy. 2011 July/August; 34(6):490-499.

11. Raed Alalawi, Minji Kim, Leonardo Mirandola, Yuefei Yu, Chompunut Asawa, Lukman Tijani, Cynthia Jumper, Everardo Cobos, Marjorie Jenkins, and Maurizio Chiriva-Internati. New Antigens in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Detected Both in Serology and Tissue. Chest October 2011 140:4 Meeting Abstracts 938A; doi:10.1378/chest.1118730 (chosen for oral presentation)

12. Angela Lefler, Craig Tipton, Sahar Morgan, Thomas Hale, Teresa Baker, Marjorie Jenkins, Robert Kauffman, Majid Moridani.  The investigation of vitamin D and vitamin B12 deficiencies in post-partum women. American Association for Clinical Chemistry July 2011.

13. Wilson, J. July 2011. Commentary on Low Dose Vaginal Estrogen in NAMS e-newsletter FirstToKnow.

14. Bin Liu, Chenghai Li, Zonghan Dai and Yunxia Tao. Increasing extracellular matrix collagen level and MMP activity induces cyst development in polycystic kidney disease.

15. Selvaraj P, Chand A, DelRosario R, Bell T, Chua M. “Lance Adam Syndrome: A Rare Case of Post Hypoxic Myoclonus in the Course of Bronchial Asthma.” Journal of General Internal Medicine, May 2011 Vol 26(S1):S504.

16. Su J, Weis, B, Chua M. “The Havoc of Steroids Beyond Sports: A Case of Severe Reversible Lipid Derangement in Anabolic Steroid Use.” Journal of Investigative Medicine Feb 2011 59(2):375

17. Pseudomembranous Aspergillus Trachoebronchitis as a cause of undifferentiated ICU fever in an Immunocompetent Patient Rommel C. Del Rosario, MD, Subhan Ahmed, MD, Satish Bagdure, MD, Faisal A. Khasawneh, MDSCCM meeting 2012: Abstract # 4750, Poster # 890.

18. Chenghai Li, Bin Liu, Zonghan Dai, and Yunxia Tao (2011). Knockdown of VEGF Receptor-1 (VEGFR-1) impairs macrophage infiltration, angiogenesis, and growth of Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (CRCC). Cancer Biology & Therapy. 12(10): 872-80.

19. Chunmei Zhuang, Hongxing Tang, Sharmila Dissanaike, Everardo Cobos, Yunxia Tao, and Zonghan Dai (2011).  Cdk1-Mediated Phosphorylation Of Abi1 Attanuates Bcr-Abl-Induced F-Actin Assembly And Tyrosine Phosphorylation Of Wave Complex During Mitosis. J. Biol. Chem. 286(44): 38614-26.

20. Kamat A, Chua, M. “Lurking in an Uncharted Territory: A Case of Subcutaneous Metastasis of Endometrial Carcinoma.” Journal of Investigative Medicine Feb 2011 59(2):386.

Book Chapter Publications

1. Urban S, Smalligan R, Chua M, 13th edition of Medicine: Pretest Self-Assessment and Review McGraw Hill Companies.  2012.

2. Dean, M. (2011).  Foreword. Chapter 1:  The Graying of America.  (pp 1-20) Chapter 7:  Sexuality:  Not Just for the Young.  (pp 309-333).  Lippincott's Nursing Guide to Expert Elder Care. Wolters Kluwer Heatlth/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishing.

3. Vasylyeva TL Editor; Chapters by Selvaraj P, Chua M, Weis B, and Smalligan RD:   Introduction to Clinical Research, 2012, Hale Publishing, Amarillo, TX; In Press. 

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