2019 WVU/CAMC Charleston Campus Research Day

Research Day at West Virginia University Health Sciences Charleston Campus and Charleston Area Medical Center was held yesterday -- Tuesday April 16 -- at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences building in Charleston. The annual program continues to feature a collaborative effort of medical students, pharmacy students, nursing students and resident presentations with faculty, medical staff and professional staff preceptors.

The event is an opportunity to highlight the ongoing research in the CAMC and WVU Charleston campus community, and to discuss case reports and their role in the practice of medicine.

Research Day encourages principle investigators, preceptors, residents and students in their pursuits in the area of clinical research, and explores options for integrating new knowledge gained from research presentations into the clinical practice.

The 2019 Research Day program included 69 original research and case reports. 25 presentations were shared as oral presentations and 41 as posters.

Robin Rector, Director of Continuing Education for the CAMC Institute, released the results of the day and thanked all of the faculty preceptors and research associates that supported the work presented. “I heard many comments from judges today about the preparedness of the residents and students for their presentations,” Rector said.

Judges for the 2019 Research Day program included:

Oral Original Research

Ali AbuRahma, MD, Michael Czupryn, PharmD, William Payne, MD, Charles Schade, MD

Oral Case Reports

Heidi Edwards, MSN, RN, Shelda Martin, MD

Poster Original Research

Nancy Duvall, MS, RN, BC, Scott Fields, PhD, Deepay Mukerjee, MBA,

Poster Case Report

Mary Huntley, MPH, Sarah Embrey, PharmD , BCPS, Chris Terpening, PharmD


Congratulations to all of the participants and to these winners from Research Day 2019:

ORAL – Original Research

1st Place - ORIGINAL: Clinical Outcome of Drug Eluting Balloon Angioplasty in Patients with Femoropopliteal Disease a Real World Single Center Experience

Zach AbuRahma, DO – Vascular Surgery

Preceptor: Ali AbuRahma, MD


2nd Place - ORIGINAL RESEARCH: Reducing Radiation Exposure During Routine Ureteroscopic Stone Surgery: Adopting a Fluoroless Technique

Kellan Clark, DO – Urology

Preceptor: Nathan Hale, DO


3rd Place - ORIGINAL: Effectiveness of Tranexamic Acid Administration on Intraoperative Blood Loss in Elective Craniofacial Surgery

Kimberly Vance, RN, BSN, CCRN, SRNA

Preceptor: Cassandra Taylor, CRNA, DNP, DMP, CNE


Honorable Mention ORIGINAL: Medication Management of Atrial Fibrillation Presenting to the Emergency Room

Katherine White, MS4

Preceptor: William H. Carter, MD


ORIGINAL: Examination of Adverse Childhood Events and Social Determinants of Health in Pediatric Patients

Katie Tucker, DO – Pediatrics

Preceptor: Sharon Istfan, MD and Kimberly Cross, MD



1st Place - CASE REPORT: Large Recurrent Retroperitoneal Cystic Lymphangioma in an Adult

Kristen Hardy, MS3

Preceptor: Brian Richmond, MD


2nd Place - CASE REPORT: It’s Just a Little Weed….What Could Go Wrong?”

Michael Benson, MS3

Preceptor: James Griffith, MD


3rd Place - CASE REPORT: Case Report: Ertapenem Induced Neurotoxicity: Yet another cause of Acute Encephalopathy in Elderly Patients

Gina M. Kelly, DO – Internal Medicine

Preceptor Molly John, MD


POSTER – Original Research

1st Place - ORIGINAL: Does the Amount of Intraoperative Intravenous Crystalloid Fluid Administration Correlate with Postoperative Complications after Colon Resection?

Jamie McGee, SRNA - School of Nurse Anesthesia

Preceptor: Mike Frame, DMPNA, APRN, CRNA


2nd Place - ORIGINAL: Comparison of Constant Rate Insulin Infusion Using a “Two Bag” Method to the Conventional Titrated Insulin Infusion for the Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Fatima Naqvi, MD - Pediatrics

Preceptor: Franklin Huggins, PharmD


3rd Place - ORIGINAL: Apixaban and Rivaroxaban versus Warfarin for the Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism on Obese Patients

Wesley Kafka, PharmD - Pharmacy

Preceptor Stephen Cook, PharmD


Honorable Mention: ORIGINAL: Is Preoperative Administration of Celecoxib and Pregabalin Associated with Decreased Intraoperative and Postoperative Opioid Consumption in Patients Undergoing Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty?

Cierra B. Treadway, SRNA – School of Nurse Anesthesia

Preceptor: Mike Frame, DMPNA, APRN, CRNA



1st Place - CASE REPORT: Anogenital Lesions in a 3-Year Old

Ryan Mitacek, MD – Pediatrics

Preceptor: Raheel Khan, MD


2nd Place - CASE REPORT: Vancomycin-Induced Nephrotoxicity in the Pregnant Patient

Darrin Nichols, MD – Family Medicine

Preceptor: Mary Ann Maurer, DO


3rd Place – Tie - CASE REPORT: Consideration of Compartment Syndrome in Minor Trauma

Stanley Guertal, DO – Emergency Medicine

Preceptor: Andrew Payne, MD

Biotin-Induced Biochemical Graves’ Disease – A Teachable Moment

Parul Singh, MD – Internal Medicine

Preceptor: Richa Singh, MD


Honorable Mention: CASE REPORT: Consider Withdrawal Emergent Dyskinesia with Antipsychotics

Fahd Mousa, MD – Psychiatry/Behavioral Medicine

Preceptor: Tiffany Sparks, MD

Special Recognition – Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Contribution Toward the Enrichment of Children’s Lives in the Charleston, WV Community – William H. Carter, MD


CaptioOriginal Research: Oral/Poster
L-R: Wesley Kafka, PharmD; Kellan Clark, DO; Fatima Naqvi, MD; Jamie McGee, SRNA; Kimberly Vance, RN, BSN, CCRN, SRNA; Cierra Treadway, SRNA; Katherine White, MS4; Katie Tucker, DOn


CaptionCase Report: Oral/Poster
L-R: Ryan Mitacek, MD; Darrin Nichols, MD; Kristen Hardy, MS3; Fahd Mousa, MD; Michael Benson, MS3


All of the winners who were present
Front Row: Ryan Mitacek, MD; Fatima Naqvi, MD; Kristen Hardy, MS3; Katherine White, MS4; Katie Tucker, DO; Kimberly Vance, RN, BSN, CCRN, SRNA; Jamie McGee, SRNA
Back Row: Darrin Nichols, MD; Kellen Clark, DO; Fahd Mousa, MD; Michael Benson, MS3; Wesley Kafka, PharmD; Cierra Treadway, SRNACaption


CaptiSpecial recognition to William H. Carter, MD, for Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Contribution Toward the Enrichment of Children’s Live in the Charleston, WV, Communityon