Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University


Each May and June, all senior residents (PGY-3 and PGY-4) present a research project that they are involved with during the academic year. PGY-3s present research they have started, while the PGY-4s present their completed projects. The presentations are modeled on the American Academy of Neurology platform presentation. A faculty panel evaluates the projects, and an award is given to the first place winner.

Residents select a faculty advisor (any staff neurologist or other department attending) and identify a research project early in the PGY-3 year.

Recent Topics

Resident Research Topics 2014-2013
Amit Sachdev, MD Predictive Value of Single-fiber Electromyography in the Orbicularis Oculi Muscle of Patients with Seronegative Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
Neerali Bernard, DO The correlation between body mass index and successful lumbar punctures.
Mandira Mehra, MD Botox use for migraine in craniotomy patients.
Laura Scorr, MD Neuroimaging for movement disorders- Looking at DAT scan as a window into basal ganglia function.
Tim Ambrose, MD Interictal spikes and their association with performance on cognitive tasks in patients undergoing intracranial monitoring.
Robin Dharia, MD Retrograde Cerebral Embolization from Descending Aortic Atheroma: A Novel Stroke Mechanism?
Myra Hu, MD, MDDS Prevalence and Predictors of Seizures in Subcortical Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes.
Daniel Ackerman, MD The Detection of Post Stroke Depression in the Outpatient Setting.
Resident Research Topics 2013-2012
Jung E Park, MD Reversible Cerebellar Ataxia Due to Ovarian Teratoma
Kader Abdelerahman, MD Functional outcomes following decompressive  hemicraniectomy for malignant  MCA infarctions
Katherine Inoyama, MD Seizure threshold in a rat model of spontaneous trigeminal allodynia
Joon-Yi Kang, MD Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Epilepsy
Karen Hoerst, MD Aspirin in acute stroke: are we meeting the guidelines?
Jessica Stirpe, MD Comparison for botox dosing for chronic migraine
Moshe Mizrahi, MD Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease association between geographical location and in-hospital mortality
Alison Walsh, MD