Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Pathology Honors Students 2016

Low-Grade Sebaceous Carcinoma with Somatic Mismatch Repair Mutations
Dilru Amarasekera ~ Ralph C. Eagle Jr., MD

Does the Mutant ARIDIA Tumor Suppressor Gene Play a Role in the Transition of Endometriosis to Ovarian Clear Cell Carcinoma?
Molly Amero ~ Fred Gorstein, MD ~ Joanna Chan, MD

Metallosis: An Emerging Indication for Hip Arthroplasty Revision
Evan Baron ~ Paul Read, MD

The Role of PI3K/AKT Signaling in Wound Healing Regulation After Cataract Surgery
Nina Boal ~ Sue Menko, PhD ~ Janice Walker, PhD

Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastatic to the Pancreas
Bryan Bourdeau ~ Rossitza Draganova-Tacheva, MD

Malignant, Benign or Anatomic Variation? Making Diagnoses Without Clinical History
Mariah Cicioni ~ Vandi Ly, MD ~ Bruce Fenderson, PhD

Adenomatoid Tumor of the Gallbladder: A Case Study
Chelsea Gottschalk ~ James Casey, MD

The Potential Impact of Implementing Roche's Waived Point-of-Care Influenza A/B Using the Cobas® Liat System in Outpatient Settings
Vibol Heng ~ Barbara Goldsmith, PhD

Malignant Cellular Blue Component of a Giant Congenital Nevus
Michael Jacobs ~ Kim HooKim, MD

Finding the Emperor’s New Clothing: Distinct Innate Immune Response Characterizes Hypocapsular Cryptococcus Neoformans Meningitis in an Immunocompetent individual
Jessica Krueger ~ Mark T. Curtis, MD ~ Kader Mahajan, MD ~ Amity Roberts, PhD ~ Danielle Fortuna, MD

Novel Mutations in Slc25A3 Encoding the Mitochondrial Phosphate Carrier
Meredith LaRose ~ Erin Seifert, PhD ~ Gyorgy Hajnoczky, PhD

The Role of Inflammation in Type II Diabetes Pathogenesis
Jenny Ma ~ David Strayer, MD

The Pre-Exposure Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profile of Gram-Negative Bacteria to the New Antibiotic, Ceftazidime-Avibactam
Donald Neal ~ Amity Roberts, PhD ~ David Lander, M.S

Neuropathologic Identification of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy in the Suicide of A 69 Year Old Male
Neal Patel ~ Lawrence Kenyon, MD

Development of a LC-MS/MS Assay for the Measurement of Apixaban: Clinical Utility
Taylor Paziuk, BS ~ Warren Korn, BS ~ Douglas Stickle, PhD, DABCC, FABC

Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas: Diagnosis and Recommendations for Management
Jesus Penabad ~ Anthony Prestipino, MD

Cellular Fibrous Histiocytoma: A Case Study
Emily Pflug ~ Brian O’Hara, MD

A Case of atypical Chronic Myeloid Leukemia with a SETBP1 Mutation
Noor Shaik ~ Guldeep Uppal, MD

A New Model of Cancer: Heredity, Environment, and Bad Luck
Jordan Sugarman ~ Emanuel Rubin, MD

Retrospective Email Notification of Inappropriate Plasma Transfusions: A Performance Improvement Study
Jessica Vidas ~ Julie Karp, MD ~ Michelle Grant, MD

Neuroblastoma: A Peculiar Presentation of A Common Childhood Malignancy
Brian Zilberman ~ Stacey Mardekian, MD ~ Maria Queenan, MD