2024 Published Research

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The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine research programs span a variety of disciplines including healthy aging, geriatrics, neuroscience, chronic pain, opioid use, genomics, and precision medicine.


  • Kitsantas, P., Aljoudi, S. ^ M., & Sacca, L. (in press). Perception of risk of harm from cannabis use among women of reproductive age with disabilities. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. March 2024 PMID: 38442223 doi:10.1089/can.2023.0199
  • Kitsantas, P., Mejia, M. C., Sewak, R., Sacca, L., & Hennekens, C.H. (in press). Vibroacoustic therapy to treat pain in the temporomandibular joint Medical Hypothesis. March 2024 doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2024.111321
  • Schwartz S*, Goldman E*.  A Deadly Case of Invasive Aspergillosis.  Presented at Florida American College of Physicians Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 23, 2024.

  • Collamore G†, DiCorcia MJ , Nagpal Y†, Fiedler L, Garone MA, DeMets DL, Maki DG, Hennekens CH . Guidance for healthcare providers on newest guidelines for over-the-counter drug treatment of mild symptoms of COVID-19. Am J Med. 2024 Mar 13:S0002-9343(24)00140-2. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2024.03.003. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38490308.
  • Rubin SP . (2024) “Gay Health”. In Domino FJ, Baldor RA, Barry KA, Golding J, Stephens MB. (eds.) The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2024. 32nd ed. 12 June 2023. Wolters Kluwer.


  • Gaudet ID^, Xu H, Gordon E†, Cannestro GA^, Lu ML, Wei J . Elevated SLC7A2 expression is associated with an abnormal neuroinflammatory response and nitrosative stress in Huntington's disease. J Neuroinflammation. 2024 Feb 28;21(1):59. doi:10.1186/s12974-024-03038-2. PMID: 38419038; PMCID: PMC10900710.

  • Lee CD, Imran I^, Thomas S^, Nouri-Shirazi M. A comprehensive method for the phenotypical and functional characterization of recalled human memory B and T cells specific to vaccine antigens. J Immunol Methods. 2024 Feb 28;527:113650. doi:10.1016/j.jim.2024.113650. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38428517.

  • Sherling DH, Hennekens CH, Ferris AH. Newest updates to health providers on the hazards of ultra-processed foods and proposed solutions. Am J Med. 2024 Feb 9:S0002-9343(24)00069-X. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2024.02.001. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38342198.
  • Jhumkhawala, V.†, Lobaina, D.†, Okwaraji, G.†, Zerrouki, Y.†, Burgoa, S †, Marciniak, A.†, Densley, S.†, Rao, M †, Diaz, D.*, Knecht, M. , Sacca, L.  Social determinants of health and health inequities in breast cancer screening: a scoping review. Frontiers in Public Health. 2024 Feb 6:12. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2024.135471
  • Doumat G., Choudhury, S., Doumat, N., Idriss, A & Sacca, L. (2024). Assessing Physical, Mental, and Social Factors Associated with Refugee Children Food Insecurity, Food Relief Barriers, and Lessons Learned in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region: A Scoping Review. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. doi:10.1080/19320248.2024.2310505.
  • Bommareddy A , Oberlin J, Blankenhorn K, Hughes S, MabryE, Knopp A, VanWert A, Dwivedi C, Pinkerton I and Gutierrez L. Alpha-santalol, a derivative of sandalwood oil prevents development of prostate cancer in TRAMP mice, Phytomedicine Plus. Feb 2024: 100523, Vol 4, Issue 1. doi:10.1016/j.phyplu.2024.100523.


  • Merugu R+, Duval K*, Gutman D, Wilson J.  Disseminated Cryptococcus Mimicking Hepatitis.  Presented virtually at Florida American College of Physicians Medical Student and Resident Poster Competition, January 2024. 

  • Ceyhan B, Nategh P, Neghabi M, LaMar JA, Konjalwar S, Rodriguez P^, Hahn MK, Gross M, Grumbar G, Salleng KJ, Blakely RD , Ranji M. Optical Imaging Demonstrates Tissue-Specific Metabolic Perturbations in Mblac1 Knockout Mice. IEEE J Transl Eng Health Med. 2024 Jan 15;12:298-305. doi:10.1109/JTEHM.2024.3355962. PMID: 38410184; PMCID: PMC10896421.
  • Oleinikov AV , Seidu Z, Oleinikov IV, Tetteh M, Lamptey H, Ofori MF, Hviid L, Lopez-Perez M. Profiling the PfEMP1-specific IgG response among Ghanaian children with hemoglobin S and C. J. Infect. Dis. 2024 Jan 12;229(1): 203-213. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiad438. PMID: 37804095; PMCID: PMC10786258.
  • Rusali LE, Lopez-Hernandez AM, Kremiller KM, Kulkarni GC, Gour A, Straub CJ, Argade MD, Peters CJ, Sharma A, Toll L , Cippitelli A , Riley AP. Synthesis of α3β4 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Modulators Derived from Aristoquinoline That Reduce Reinstatement of Cocaine-Seeking Behavior. J Med Chem. 2024 Jan 11;67(1):529-542. doi:10.1021/acs.jmedchem.3c01758. Epub 2023 Dec 27. PMID: 38151460.
  • Hennekens CH ,  Mitchell J^, Dumpa M†, Maki DG, DiCorcia M , Levine RS, Mejia M. Emerging data on COVID-19 create urgent challenges for health providers: Updates on COVID-19 vaccine and Paxlovid.  J Natl Med Assoc. 2024 Jan 12:S0027-9684(24)00004-X. doi:10.1016/j.jnma.2024.01.007. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38218693.
  • Gajeswski-Kurdziel PA, Walsh AE^, Blakely RD . Functional and pathological consequences of being fast on the uptake: Protein kinase G and p38α MAPK regulation of serotonin transporters. Curr Res Physiol. 2024 Jan 4;7:100117. doi:10.1016/j.crphys.2024.100117. PMID: 38298474; PMCID: PMC10825370.

  • Ke T, Ambigapathy G, Ton T, Dhasarathy A, Carvelli L. Long-Lasting Epigenetic Changes in the Dopamine Transporter in Adult Animals Exposed to Amphetamine during Embryogenesis: Investigating Behavioral Effects. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Aug 23;24(17):13092. doi:10.3390/ijms241713092. PMID: 37685899; PMCID: PMC10487411.
  • Bhandari S^, Xu H, Chen B, Basilio S, Sartipi P^, Sontag H^, Shen W , Tao R , Prentice H , and Wu J.Y. Assessing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia in a 3xTg-AD Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease. Open Access J Neurol Neurosurg 2023; 18(5): OAJNN.555996. doi:10.19080/OAJNN.2023.18.555996
  • Chin A*, Bastaich DR, Dahman B, Kaplan DE, Taddei TH, John BV. Refractory hepatic hydrothorax is associated with increased mortality with death occurring at lower MELD-Na compared to cirrhosis and refractory ascites. Hepatology. 2023 Aug 25. doi:10.1097/HEP.0000000000000577. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37625139.
  • American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policies Subcommittee (Writing Committee) on Severe Agitation; Thiessen MEW, Godwin SA, Hatten BW, Whittle JA, Haukoos JS, Diercks DB; Members of the American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policies Committee (Oversight Committee); Diercks DB, Wolf SJ, Anderson JD, Byyny R, Carpenter CR, Friedman B, Gemme SR, Gerardo CJ, Godwin SA, Hahn SA, Hatten BW, Haukoos JS, Kaji A, Kwok H, Lo BM, Mace SE, Moran M, Promes SB, Shah KH, Shih RD , Silvers SM, Slivinski A, Smith MD, Thiessen MEW, Tomaszewski CA, Valente JH, Wall SP, Westafer LM, Yu Y, Cantrill SV, Finnell JT, Schulz T, Vandertulip K. Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Adult Out-of-Hospital or Emergency Department Patients Presenting With Severe Agitation: Approved by the ACEP Board of Directors, October 6, 2023. Ann Emerg Med. 2024 Jan;83(1):e1-e30. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.09.010. PMID: 38105109.
  • Sotis CL, Jafari H, Solano JJ , Fishman I. Transient Hypoglossal and Lingual Nerve Injury Following the Use of I-gel Supraglottic Airway: A Case Report. Cureus. 2023 Oct 23;15(10):e47509. doi:10.7759/cureus.47509. PMID: 38021847.
  • Wells M , Goldstein LN, Alter SM , Solano JJ , Engstrom G, Shih RD . The accuracy of total body weight estimation in adults – A systematic review and meta-analysis. AM J Emerg Med. 2024 Feb;76:123-135. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2023.11.037. Epub 2023 Nov 29. PMID: 38056057.


^ current graduate student (MS/PhD)
∆ graduated graduate student (MS/PhD)
† current medical student
‡ graduated medical student
* current resident
** graduated resident
ˣ current postdoctoral fellow
ˣˣ former postdoctoral fellow
BOLD - COM Faculty member

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