Poster Session

November 7, 2019
11:15 AM - 11:55 AM & 12:10 PM - 12:50 PM


11:15 AM – 11:55 AM


Richard Chen, BS, MS PhD

Multimodal Deep Fusion of Morphological and Molecular Markers for Early-Stage Prognosis in Glioblastoma
Biomedical Imaging | Sex Differences |


Mehmet Furkan Burak, MD
Clinical Fellow

Identification of FABP4 (aP2) as an Adipo-pulmonary Regulator of Airway Function in Obesity Related Asthma
Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders | Sex Differences |


Shun Yao, MD, PhD
Research Trainee

Sex Differences in Language Processing in Patients with A Malignant Brain Tumor
Biomedical Imaging |


Sarah Boukezzi, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Sex Differences in Stress-induced Reward Processing in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Neurosciences | Sex Differences |


Marcia Louis
Research Assistant

Adversarial Autoencoder for Quantification of Cerebral Metabolites in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Clinical Research |


Jie Hu, MD, PhD
Research Fellow

Sexual Dimorphism in Genetic Associations of Testosteroneand Sex-hormone Binding Globulin with Cardiometabolic Diseases
Women’s Health & Gender Biology | Sex Differences |


Julie Thai, MD
Neonatology Fellow

Intestinal Inflammation is Associated with Poorer Growth Outcomes in the Premature Infant
Clinical Research |


David Biery, AB
Research Coordinator

Family History vs. Modifiable Risk Factors for Determining Long-Term Prognosis Among Adults Who Experience Myocardial Infarction at a Young Age: The Partners YOUNG-MI Registry
Clinical Research |


Caitlin Millett, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

TNF-a and its Receptors Mediate the Relationship between Prior Severe Mood Episodes and Cognitive Dysfunction in Euthymic Bipolar Disorder
Clinical Research


Xingxing An, PhD
Research Trainee

Type 2 Deiodinase Deletion Leads to Decreased Expression of Vegfa and Endothelial Cell Markers in Skeletal Muscle
Musculoskeletal |


Tammy Lo, MD
Research Fellow

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Alters Mitochondrial Morphology and Ameliorates Obesity-associated Mitochondrial Damage
Cardiovascular, Diabetes, & Metabolic Disorder |


Jia-In Lee, MD
Research Fellow

Association Between Obesity and Major Depressive Disorder across The Lifespan: A Review Through A Biopsychosocial Lens
Neurosciences |


Ania Syrowatka, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Development of an Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) to Measure Potentially Inappropriate Opioid Prescribing Practices for Acute Post-Operative Pain Management Following Total Joint Arthroplasty
Performance Measurement |


Seoyoung Chang, BA
Research Assistant

Divergent Relationships between Mesolimbic Circuitry Activity, Hormonal Markers of Stress, and Insulin Resistance in Appetitive Phenotypes of Major Depressive Disorder
Women’s Health & Gender Biology |


Mickael Dang, Master’s Degree, Research Trainee
Towards an Arthritis Flare-responsive Drug Delivery System
Biomedical Engineering |


Gonzalo Vegas Sanchez-Ferro, PhD Instructor
A Harmonization Methodology to Reduce The Confounding Factors in Clinical CT Scans
Biomedical Imaging |


Marilin Koch, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Examination of the Effects of Dexamethasone on the Efficacy of Immunotherapy in Glioma using Gene-Mediated Cytotoxic Immunotherapy
Cancer |


Gilles Berger, PharmD, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Self-assembling RuII and OsII Complexes with Enhanced Cellular Uptake and Potent Tumor Cell Killing Properties
Cancer |


Yue Liu, MD Research Fellow
Plant-Based and Animal-Based Low-Carbohydrate Diets and Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Among Us Men and Women
Cancer |


Ashley Shay, BSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Biosynthetic Metabolomes of Cysteinyl-Immunoresolvents in Resolution of Inflammation and Pain
Infectious & Immunologic Diseases |


Xiaoyun Wang, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
ADAM15 Restrains Lung Inflammation in Cigarette Smoke-Induced Pulmonary Emphysema in Mice
Lung Research |


Thayse Bruggemann, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Phospholipid Phosphatase 6 (PLPP6) Regulates Cholesterol Levels and Inflammatory Responses
Lung Research |


Andrii Kovalenko, BS Research Trainee
Therapeutic Targeting of DGKa in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
Lung Research |


Krinio Giannikou, BSc, MSc, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Genomic Landscape of Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytomas: Unique Gene Expression Profile with Few Somatic Events
Genomics |


Abigail Lorenzo, MBA
Project Manager

SEQaBOO (Sequencing a Baby for an Optimal Outcome)
Genomics |


Athanasios Ploumakis, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Multi-omic Characterization of MS Affected Human Brain Tissue
Genomics |


Juliet Tandy, BSN RN, CCRN-CMC
Moral Distress and Resiliency in ICU Nurses
Nursing Research |


Sarah Lanahan, BSN NIC, RN, BSN, OCN
Oncology Nursing Orientation and Preceptor Survey
Nursing Research |


Sourabh Soni, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dysregulated Autophagic Activity as a Therapeutic Target in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Lung Research |


Kosmas Kosmas, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Role of Stress Granules (SGs) in the Pathogenesis and Therapy of
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
Lung Research |


Esther Moberg, MPH
Project Manager

The Frailty Identification and Care Pathway: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Care for Older Trauma Patients
Trauma |


Nikita Patel, BS
Research Assistant

The Impact of Alcohol and Drug Abuse on Emergency General Surgery
Trauma |


Mykola Zdioruk, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Cytomegalovirus Infection Leads to NF-ï«B Dependent Upregulation of c-MET and MGMT in Glioblastoma and Resistance to Temozolomide in vivo
Cancer |


Aimee Milliken, PhD, RN
Nurse Scientist/Clinical Ethicist

A Retrospective, Longitudinal Analysis of Ethics Consultations at a Major Academic Medical Center
Interdisciplinary Collaboration |


Chunlei Tang, PhD
Research Specialist

A Temporal Visualization of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Progression using Deep Learning and Free-Text Clinical Reports
Bioinformatics | Health Equity, Digital Health |


Taruni Tangirala
Research Trainee

Google Trends Search Hit Associations with ESRD Incidence
Bioinformatics | Health Equity, Digital Health |


Jie Yang, PhD
Research Fellow

Identifying Allergy Events in Hospital Safety Reports using Deep Learning
Bioinformatics | Digital Health |


Sarah O’Sullivan
Research Trainee

The Metrics for Equitable Access and Care in SURgery (MEASUR) Project
Surgical Health Equity | Health Equity, Sex Differences


Hannah Chapman, RN, BSN
Registered Nurse

Understanding the Perceptions of Staff Caring for the Substance Use Disorder Population
Nursing Research | Health Equity |


Yolanda Larriba Research Trainee
A General Framework for The Determination and Analyses of Rhythmic Genes in a Circadian Clock Gene Expression Study
Genomics |


Jose Garcia, BA Research Assistant II
The Influence of Healthcare Organization Practice on Data and Analysis
Bioinformatics |


Sofia Perez, BS Research Assistant
Adapting a Patient-Reported Outcome App and Practice Model into  Primary Care for the Treatment of Asthma
Bioinformatics | Digital Health |


Shweta Gopaulakrishnan, MSc Bioinformatician
TerraPlane : Shiny Tools for the Terra Analysis Platform
Bioinformatics |


Danny Mou, MD Surgery Resident
Educating Patients about Bariatric Surgery with Engaging Video
Patient-Centered Outcomes/Compararive Effectiveness | Digital Health, Health Equity |


Heidi Lammers-van der Holst, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Test of a Sleep Timing Strategy to Improve Night Shift Performance in Older Healthcare Workers
Sleep Medicine |


Renata Grozovsky, PhD Instructor
Crosstalk between Desialylation and Apoptosis Regulates Platelet Survival
Thrombosis & Hemostasis |


Alexandra Corrigan, MD Visiting Scholar
Childhood Abuse is Associated with Poorer Cognitive Performance in Bipolar Disorder
Psychiatry |


12:10 PM – 12:50 PM


Maria Malik, BA Research Assistant
Developing a Diagnostic Time-Out Card to Address Diagnostic Errors in Inpatient Acute Care Settings
Clinical Research | Digital Health |


Emily Zhang, MA Research Assistant II
The Women’s Emotional Life and Livelihood Study (WELLS): Psychosocial Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women at South Cove Community Health Center
Women’s Health & Gender Biology | Health Equity |


Kate Salama, MD Staff Psychiatrist
Development of Novel Multidisciplinary Clinical Program for Birth Trauma
Pregnancy & Fertility |


Daniel Perez-Cremades, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Discovery and validation of microRNAs in Diabetic Critical Limb Ischemia
Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders


Wanda Wu, BA Research Trainee
Outcomes of Young Adults Who Experience Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Recovery Post Myocardial Infarction
Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders |


Thitinan Treesaranuwattana, MD Research Trainee
Lysine-specific Demethylase-1 (LSD1) Deficiency Increases Aldosterone Signaling via Mineralocorticoid Receptor Activation
Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders |


Laura Holson, PhD Assistant Professor
Effect of Sleep Interruption on Responsivity to Food-reward Cues in Women before and after Estradiol Withdrawal
Women’s Health & Gender Biology | Sex Differences |


Brittany Gluskin, MA Research Assistant II
Riluzole Augmentation Pilot in Depression (RAPID) Trial
Clinical Research |


Nick Todd, PhD Assistant Professor
Targeted Delivery of Huntington’s Disease Gene Therapeutics
Neurosciences |


Benjamin Ryder, BS Research Assistant
Differential Effects of Menopausal Status on Brain Reward Circuitry and Fasting Glucose During Food Reward Processing
Women’s Health & Gender Biology | Sex Differences |


Hyo Lee, BA Graduate Student
Understanding the Impact of LOAD-associated AD Genetic Variants on Clearance of Aβ using iPSC-derived Astrocytes
Neurosciences |


Yizheng Yao, PhD Research Fellow
Novel Systemic AAV Vectors for Gene Therapy in the CNSd
Neurosciences |


Alvin Das, MD Neurocritical Care Fellow
Microembolic Signals Detected by Transcranial Doppler Predict Future Stroke and Poor Outcomes
Neurosciences |


Emily Polhemus, BS Research Assistant
Left VATS Completion Pneumonectomy
Video Education |


Abha Aggarwal, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ketogenic Diet Combined with Antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) Inhibits Tumor Growth in a Mouse Model of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Cancer |


Ming Yang Lu, BS Research Trainee
Deep Multiple Instance Learning-based Breast Cancer Diagnosis using Whole Slide Labels
Cancer |


Yvon Woappi, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Identification of Epigenetic Factors that Cooperate with FGFR Inhibitors in SCC
Cancer |


Mai Chan Lau, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Tumor-Immune Partitioning and Clustering (TIPC) Reveals Distinct Signatures of Tumor-immune Cell Interactions within the Tumor Microenvironment
Cancer |


Bo Yeun Yang, PhD Radiochemist
Automated Synthesis of Fluorine-18 labeled Peptide via Click Chemistry for PET Imaging
Biomedical Imaging |


Eduardo Coello, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Functional Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of the Sensory and Attentional Auditory Processing at 7T
Biomedical Imaging |


Mehbooba Tamanna Research Trainee
An Ultrasound Device for Guiding Cannula Placement in Ventriculostomies
Biomedical Imaging | Sex Differences |


Barbara Okafor, BS, MBA Clinical Research Project Coordinator
Prevalence and Predictors of Opioid Prescription at Discharge after Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections (NSTIs)
Trauma |


Lu Gong, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Fam13a is a Gatekeeper for Switching Cells Into Repair Mode upon Lung Tissue Injury
Lung Research |


Julie Ng, MD
Augmenting Emergency Granulopoiesis with CpG-ODN Conditioned Mesenchymal Stromal Cells for the Treatment of Neutropenic Sepsis
Lung Research |


Sadaf Atarod, PhD Research Trainee
Determining the Role of Long Non-coding RNAs in the DLK1-DIO3 Locus in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Lung Research |


Tao Liu, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Asthma Risk Gene GSDMB Promotes Virus-induced Type I Signaling Pathway in Airway Epithelial Cells
Lung Research |


Sam Bates, BS Technical Research Assistant
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Functional Variant rs2076295 Regulates Desmoplakin (DSP) Gene-mediated Cell Migration


Katarena Nalbandian Research Trainee
Developmental Genome Anatomy Project (DGAP): The Continued Clinical Relevance of Classical Cytogenetics
Genomics |


Katarzyna Klonowska, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
MHPA Enables Detection of Polyclonal Mutations in TSC Facial Angiofibroma Lesions
Genomics |


Lindsay Whitcomb, BSN Registered Nurse
Newly Licensed Nurses: Perspective of Their Orientation Experience
Nursing Research


Melanie Nedder, MSN Registered Nurse
Nurse Driven Protocol for Day of Procedure Pregnancy Screening and Testing in the Procedural Recovery Unit
Nursing Research |


Aaron Dezube, MD Clinical Research Fellow
Pre-operative Exercise Challenge in Geriatric ThoracicPatients
Patient-Centered Outcomes/Comparative Effectiveness


Allen Zhou, BS Research Trainee
Psychological Status is an Effect Modifier of the Association between Sinonasal Outcome Scores and Computed Tomography Results
Patient-Centered Outcomes/Comparative Effectiveness |


Zoe Burns, MPH Project Coordinator
Classification of Injurious Fall Severity in Hospitalized Adults
Patient-Centered Outcomes/Comparative Effectiveness


David Hathaway, MD Associate Psychiatrist
A Picture Worth a Thousand Lives: Identifying Patterns of Opioid Misuse through Visualization of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Data
Bioinformatics | Sex Differences, Health Equity, Digital Health |


Zhou Fang, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Sex-specific Genetic Drivers in Common Diseases with Susceptibility – Sex Bias: The Case of Multiple Sclerosis
Biomedical Imaging | Sex Differences, Health Equity, Digital Health |


Michael Sainlaire, MS Senior Programmer/Analyst
PHS Complication Following Tha/Tka Rpt – Cr
Bioinformatics | Digital Health |


Avery Pullman, BS Research Assistant
Determining the Specification for High-dose Opioid Prescribing Practices after Hospital Discharge Following Total Hip (THA) or Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
Bioinformatics | Digital Health |


Carmina Erdei, MD Instructor
My Brigham Baby App: Using Technology to Support Family Engagement and Promot Resilience in the NICU
Quality Improvement | Digital Health, Health Equity |


Woongki Kim, BS Research Assistant
Development of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Data Based Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) to Measure Complications Following Elective Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
Bioinformatics | Digital Health |


Michelle Eglovitch, MPH Project Manager
Dietary Practices during Pregnancy in the Rural Amhara Region of Ethiopia
Global Health | Health Equity | meglovitch@bwh,


Jingwen Wang, BS Research Trainee
Prostate TMA Classification using Weakly Supervised Labels via Graph Convolutional Networks
Bioinformatics | Digital Health |


Ken Hiratsuka, MD, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Vascularized Kidney Organoids for Modeling PKD
Regenerative Medicine |


Molly Jarmen, PhD, MPH Instructor
Effectiveness of Trauma Center Care for Injured Older Adults: Variation in Long Term Survival
Trauma | Health Equity |


Sheena Desai, BS Research Trainee
Price Transparency and Variability of Dermatologic Treatments in Massachusetts Hospitals: A State-Wide Analysis
Health Services |


Harry Kane, MSc, BA Research Trainee
Metabolic Programs Controlling Distinct iNKT Cell Functions
Immunology & Rheumatology


Hale Café Atrium

11:15 AM – 12:50 PM

Marlen Menlyadiev, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Potential of Breath Metabolomics for the Assessment of Sleep Deficiency and Circadian Timing
Clinical Research |


Charlotte Jouvene, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Resolvin D4 Attenuates the Severity of Pathological Deep Vein Thrombosis in Mice
Cardiovascular, Diabetes, & Metabolic Disorder |


Catherine Lee, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
3D-printed ABCB5-positive Stem Cells for the Treatment of Corneal Blindness
Regenerative Medicine |


Muhammad Ali Chaudhary, MD Research Fellow
Stopping Opioids After Surgery (SOS): A Bedside Risk Stratification Tool for Sustained Opioid Use After Surgery
Clinical Research | Digital Health |


Jose Halperin, MD Associate Professor
Harnessing the Complement System for Intracellular Delivery of Therapeutic Macromolecules
Drug Delivery |


Aviva Cohn, MD Clinical Research Fellow*
Examining the Effect of Sleep Fragmentation and Menopause on Cortisol Profiles
Women’s Health & Gender Biology |

*Brigham Research Institute Excellence Award in Women’s Health & Gender Biology