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Congratulations to Dr. Talathoti on Becoming a US Citizen! (2018-02-07)

Dr. Michael Johnson Presents at EAST (2018-01-22)

Dr. Alarhayem wins Regional ACS-COT Honor (2017-11-20)

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Recent publications

Hernandez MC, Finnesgard EJ, Aho JM, Jenkins DH, Zielinski MD. Association of post-operative organ space infection after intraoperative irrigation in appendicitis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Apr;84(4):628-635. PMID: 29271870 View the abstract

Johnson M, Alarhayem A, Convertino V, Carter R 3rd, Chung K, Stewart R, Myers J, Dent D, Liao L, Cestero R, Nicholson S, Muir M, Schwacha M, Wampler D, DeRosa M, Eastridge B. Compensatory Reserve Index: Performance of a novel monitoring technology to identify the bleeding trauma patient. Shock. 2018 Mar;49(3):295-300. PMID: 28767544 View the abstract

Yamamoto R, Clanton D, Willis RE, Jonas RB, Cestero RF. Rapid decay of transthoracic echocardiography skills at 1 month: A prospective observational study. J Surg Educ. 2018 Mar - Apr;75(2):503-509. PMID: 28736288 View the abstract

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Photo Congratulations to Dr. Talathoti on Becoming a US Citizen!
Congratulations to Dr. Naresh Talathoti, Clinical Research Project Manager in the Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, who became a US citizen in December 2017! In honor of this 15-year achievement, Dr. Donald Jenkins, Professor of Surgery, surprised him with a certificate from the Texas House of Representatives, as well as a Texas Flag that was flown over the Texas Capitol Building. Dr. Jenkins also presented him with a US flag which was flown over the US Capitol Building!

Dr. Talathoti is originally from Visakhapatnam, India and was a faculty member at Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia prior to moving to the US in 2002. After working for 14 years at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, he joined our Trauma and Emergency Surgery Research Team in January 2016. Please join us in congratulating our newest US citizen and fellow Texan!
February 07, 2018


Photo Dr. Michael Johnson Presents at EAST
Congratulations to Michael C. Johnson, MD, who presented research results at the 31st Annual Scientific Assembly of the Eastern Association of the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) meeting in Lake Buena Vista, FL, in January 2018. The presentation was titled "Compensatory Reserve Index and Pulse Character: Enhancement Potential to Predict Casualty Urgency after Injury." Dr. Johnson conducted two years of research as a General Surgery Research Resident under the mentorship of Dr. Brian Eastridge.
January 22, 2018


Photo Dr. Alarhayem wins Regional ACS-COT Honor
Congratulations to Dr. Abdul Alarhayem (PGY5) whose abstract was selected as one of the top two abstracts at the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) Region 6 resident paper competition! As a regional winner, he will move on to the National ACS-COT resident paper competition. The regional competition was held on November 18 and included the top abstracts from NM, AR, LA, OK, North TX, and South TX. His research previously won at the South Texas ACS-COT level, qualifying him to advance to Regional competition.

Dr. Alarhayem collaborated with Dr. Ramon Cestero, Associate Professor, Trauma and Emergency Surgery, on a project titled “Application of EMR-derived analytics in critical care: Rothman Index predicts mortality and readmission in surgical ICU patients.”
November 20, 2017


Photo Six Trauma Research Projects Selected for Presentation at Military Health System Research Symposium
Six trauma-related research projects from the Department of Surgery will be presented at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) held in Kissimmee, FL in August 2017. The studies are authored or co-authored by 19 faculty, staff, and research residents. Presenters and co-authors include: Dr. Abdul Alarhayem, Dr. Andre Cap, Dr. Dani Cobb, Dr. Christopher Crane, Mark DeRosa CRT, Dr. Brian Eastridge, Dr. Eva Galvan, Dr. Donald Jenkins, Dr. Michael Johnson, Rachelle Jonas RN, Dr. Aaron Lewis, Dr. Lillian Liao, Daniel Merrill, Dr. John Myers, Dr. Susannah Nicholson, Dr. Meenakshi Rani, Dr. Nicholas Robbins, Dr. Martin Schwacha, and Shannon Scroggins. The MHSRS is the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting, and draws approximately 2,300 attendees. It provides a venue for presenting new scientific knowledge resulting from military-unique research and development. The MHSRS is the only military or civilian meeting that focuses specifically on the unique medical needs of the warfighter.
August 27, 2017


Photo Funding News for Dr. Ismail Jatoi
Congratulations to Dr. Ismail Jatoi, Director of the Division of Surgical Oncology, who is a co-investigator in a recently awarded, five-year NIH grant. He will work with Dr. Rong Li of Molecular Medicine on a National Cancer Institute-funded R01 study titled “Crosstalk between BRCA1 and Transcription in Breast Cancer.” Dr. Jatoi role will provide his clinical expertise and insight to the study which aims to determine the lineage-specific etiology of BRCA1-associated breast cancer.
August 01, 2017


Photo Dr. Michael Johnson Earns MSCI Degree!
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Johnson, who received his Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) degree in June! The MSCI degree is earned after completion of a unique program allowing physicians to be trained in core areas necessary to conduct safe clinical, translational, and basic science research. Under the mentorship of Dr. Brian Eastridge, the MSCI degree program was completed during Dr. Johnson’s two years as a General Surgery Research Resident.
July 01, 2017


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