NorthShore University HealthSystem provides numerous opportunities for basic science, translational and clinical research in a continuum stretching from laboratory research to clinical trials assessing direct impact on patient care. Residents have access to the ongoing research activities at NorthShore and will have opportunities to collaborate with the Faculty at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine.

NorthShore Research Institute spearheads research into the cause and treatment of human diseases. The Institute is based at two facilities: The Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Building at the Evanston Hospital campus and Research Park in downtown Evanston. Research Park includes a fully accredited animal research facility and research laboratories, as well as facilities for MRI-spectroscopy.

The Department of Medicine at NorthShore had $20 million in research funding in 2012 and currently over 250 IRB approved clinical protocols ongoing with clinical investigation occuring in every Division. Internal Medicine residents have actively participated in projects in every Division of Internal Medicine, many leading to local, regional, and national presentations and then publication.  Our residents have the opportunity to present their research during Medical Grand Rounds yearly at the Housestaff Research Grand Rounds, with the best project awarded the David Barnum research award.  Residents present clinical vignettes and research projects regionally at American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate's Day Conference and many projects have been chosen for presentation at the National ACP meeting.  Residents have also presented at national subspecialty society meetings including the American Thoracic Society International Conference, the National Kidney Foundation Annual Meeting, the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, and the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, among others.

Department of Medicine Resident Publications and Presentations from the last 5 Academic Years

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2014         

  • Chan D, Ward E, Glunz C, Wang E, Icayan L, Thomas M, Marschke M, Bellam S and Obel J. "Advance Care Planning Resident Education Initiative", Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Fall Meeting, Washington DC, September 2014 - Best Poster, Programmatic Innovation Division.
  • Hilts J, Skinner A, and Bellam S. “Hookah, An Unexpected Precipitant of Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia, American Thoracic Society International Conference: A6487, San Diego CA, May 2014.
  • Chang G and Bellam S. “Atropine Use in Cardiac Arrest:  Effect of 2010 Changes in ACLS Guidelines”, American Thoracic Society International Conference: A4495, San Diego CA, May 2014.
  • Hilts J, Skinner A, and Bellam S. “Hookah, An Unexpected Precipitant of Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia, American Thoracic Society International Conference: A6487, San Diego CA, May 2014.
  • Sarvaideo J, Wali E, Zhou Y, Reiher A, Moo-Young T and Bhayani M. “The Impact of Thyroidectomy on Obstructive Sleep Apnea” ENDO 2014 The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting Chicago IL, June 2014.
  • Boateng S, Sangodkar S, Whitney H, Wang E, Racsa P, Khalid N, Mahmood S and Sanborn T. “Incidence and characteristics of patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction and non-obstructive coronary artery disease”, AHA Chicago Research Network Symposium Maywood IL, September 2013.

2013           

  • De La Peña A. “Campylobacter fetus subspecies fetus in an unlikely host:  a human" American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Chicago IL, November 2013.
  • Ebenuwa I, Block R, Hulick P, Modarin C and Prinz P. “Cutaenous Lichen Amyloidosis in Two Sisters – Earliest Sign of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia 2A”, American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Meeting Chicago, IL, November 2013 – Awardee Best Poster.
  • Elperin A, Prinz R, Khandekar J, Jovanovic I and Block R. “Parathyromatosis: a rare cause of recurrent, debilitating hypercalcemia with limited treatment options”, ENDO 2013 The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting San Francisco CA, June 2013.
  • Madan Paramasivan A, Parakkal D, Ehrenpreis E. “Marked improvement in severe and refractory formalin colitis with retinyl palmitate suppositories”, ACG Conference Annual Scientific Meeting San Diego CA, October 2013.
  • Mahmood S.  "Combined Congenital Long QT type 2 syndrome in combination with Acquired Long QT synrome presenting as Seizure Disorder in an Adult", American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Meeting Chicago, IL, November 2013.
  • Faseehuddin M and Najib K.  "An Atypical Presentation of a Sponataneous Esophageal Rupture", American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Meeting Chicago, IL, November 2013.
  • Minocha R, Wang C, Detjen P, Story R, Masood M, and Schafer E.  “Comparing Systemic Reaction Rates and Time to Maintenance for Inahalant Aeroallergens in Cluster versus Standard Immunotherapy in an Academic Affiliated Hospital – A Preliminary Analysis” American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2013 Nov; 111(5S): 252.
  • Quimson L. "Infective Endocarditis caused by Rare Gemella Haemolysans" American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Chicago IL, November 2013.
  • Rawal A, Katsulis P, Stutz L, Marcuccilli M, Patel N, Sua J, Ebenewa I, Karalis P, and Ho T. “Comparison of Intravenous Iron Therapy for the Treatment of Anemia in CKD” National Kidney Foundation Orlando FL, April 2013.
  • Rawal A and Sprague S. “Weeping Kidney Syndrome” Journal of the American Society of Nephrology Abstract Supplement, August 2013.
  • Sarvaideo J, Brockstein B, Meyer J and Block R. “Adrenal Crisis Secondary to Hypophysitis after Ipilimumab Therapy”, ENDO 2013 The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting San Francisco CA, June 2013.
  • Sarvaideo J, Wali E, Zhou Y, Reiher A, Moo-Young T and Bhayani M. “The Impact of Thyroidectomy on Obstructive Sleep Apnea” NorthShore Research Institute Fall 2013 Scientific Poster Reception Evanston IL, 2013.
  • Utset T, Ward A, Thompson T, Green S, “Significance of Chronic Tachycardia in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus” Arthritis Care Res 2013 May; 65(5): 827-31.
  • Ward A, “Hospitalizations per Lupus Year:  A Measure of Cumulative Disease Impact in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus” American College of Physicians Annual Meeting – Illinois Podium Presentation Associate Research Category, 2013.

2012          

  • Najib K and Smith Z. “Mesalamine Induced Minimal Change Disease in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis” American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Meeting Chicago, IL, November 2012.
  • Boateng S and Robin J. “Ventricular Myxoma: A Case of An Elephant In The Chest” American College Of Physicians Annual Meeting New Orleans LA, April 2012.
  • Gong L, Ehrenpreis E, Deepak P and Stobaugh D. “New-onset inflammatory bowel disease during tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitor therapy for rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: a review of the food and drug administration adverse event reporting system and literature” American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting Las Vegas NV, October 2012.
  • Kovalsky A and Schrantz S. “Ascariasis presenting as polyarthropathy that resolved after eradication” American College of Physicians National Meeting New Orleans LA, April 2012.
  • Kwon J, Fausone M, Du H, Robicsek A and Peterson L. „Impact of Laboratory Reported Urine Culture Colony Counts on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) for Hospitalized Patients” American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2012; 137:778-784
  • Namakydoust A and Raviv S. “A short course of rifapentine and isoniazide is as effective as 9 months of isoniazide alone” Editorial Review – Audio script and Podcast of “Three Months of Rifapentine and Isoniazide for Latent Tuberculosis Infection” Sterling TR et al, NEJM 365 (23): 2155-2166. In: Practical Reviews in Chest Medicine, February 2012.
  • Rawal A. “Weeping Kidney Syndrome: A rare case report of Renal Lymphangiectasia”  American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Chicago, IL, October 2012.
  • Stutz L, Kirshenbaum J, Patel N, Sua J, and Ho T. “Role of Nurse Practitioner Monitoring on Vascular Access Outcomes” National Kidney Foundation National Meeting Washington DC, May 2012.
  • Wadke R. “This time, the heart is really broken” American College of Physicians Annual Conference New Orleans LA, April 2012.
  • Wadke R, Whitney H, Feldman T, Sanborn T. “Analyzing hospitalization pattern in elderly (> 75 years) after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), with and without major bleeding complications: experience from a single system with 2187 patients from 2007-2010” Fellows in Training poster reception American College of Cardiology Illinois chapter, March 2012
  • Wadke R, Whitney H, Feldman T, and Sanborn T. “Analyzing hospitalization pattern in elderly (> 75 years) after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), with and without major bleeding complications: experience from a single system with 2187 patients from 2007-2010” Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Scientific Session Las Vegas NV, May 2012.
  • Ward A, Tompson T, Green S and Utset T, “Hospitalizations per Lupus Year:  A Measure of Cumulative Disease Impact in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus” American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Chicago IL, November 2012 – Awardee – Best Research Abstract.

2011          

  • De La Peña A. “When an Earache was Elizabethkingia meningoseptica” American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Chicago IL, November 2011.
  • Kwon J. ”Impact of Laboratory Reported Urine Culture Colony Counts on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) for Hospitalized Patients”, American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Chicago IL, November 2011 – Awardee – Best Research Abstract.
  • Namakydoust A, Boateng S, Baines R and Silverman I. “Infective Endocarditis Resulting in ACS Secondary to Septic Emboli to the RCA” American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Chicago IL, November 2011.
  • Pandey R, Thurow T, Marsh R. “Hirschsprung disease of the colon, a vaginal mass and medullary thyroid cancer- a RET oncogene driven problem”  J Gastrointest Oncol 2011; 2: 254-257.
  • Raval D, Bernstein L, Williams R and Kuzniar T. “Marked improvement of heart failure upon adequate titration of continuous positive airway pressure in a patient with obstructive sleep apnea” Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2011; 79(1): 48-51.
  • Rawal A. “Ethylene Glycol Toxicity: A case report” American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Chicago IL, November 2011.
  • Sifuentes H, Smith Z, Parakkal D, Ecanow D and Ehrenpreis E. “The Significance of Mesenteric Abnormalities on Computed Tomography (CT): Clinical Findings and Outcomes of 359 Patients” American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting Washington DC, October 2011.
  • Smith Z, Sifuentes H, and Ehrenpreis E. “Indications for Inpatient Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors: A Prospective Analysis” American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting Washington DC, October 2011.
  • Smith Z and Williams J. “Acalculous cholecystitis associated with acute Epstein-Barr virus infection in an otherwise healthy 21 year old female” American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting Washington DC, October 2011.
  • Zeytinoglu M. “Talking it out: helping out patients live better while dying” Ann Intern Med 2011 Jun 21;154 (12):830-2, W-300.

2010          

  • Abramson A, Gendleman M, Victor T and Cibull T. "Hemorrhagic Cellulitis, an Uncommon Clinical Variant", American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Meeting Chicago IL, November 2010.
  • Dihu JB, Chadaga AR and Sanborn T. “Vascular Closure Devices in Acute Coronary Syndromes: From Arbitrary to a Necessity?”  Cardiovasc Ther. Epub 2010 Nov 28, 2012 June; 30(3): e136-9.
  • Ehrenpreis E, Parakkal D, Du H and Semer R. “Renal risk from tablet forms of sodium phosphate-containing colonoscopy preparations: A review of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)” Digestive Diseases Week New Orleans LA, May 2010.
  • Ehrenpreis E, Parakkal D, Semer R and Adess M. “Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma (HSTCL) in patients receiving tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors: a review of cases reported to the Food and Drug administration (FDA)” Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, San Antonio TX, October 2010.
  • Ehrenpreis E, Parakkal D, Semer R and Du H. “S1400: Renal Risks of Sodium Phosphate Tablets for Colonoscopy Preparation: A Review of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) Reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)” Gastrointestinal Endoscopy April 2010; 71(5): AB151.
  • Killeen C, Golden B, and Bellam S, “Nodular parenchymal pulmonary amyloidosis presenting in an asymptomatic male as cavitary lung nodules" American Thoracic Society International Conference New Orleans LA, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2010 May; 181: A4507.
  • Khosla N, Degraf J, Du H, Sua J, Larson D, Ho T and Sprague S.  “Effect of Different Ergocalciferol Dosing on Mineral Metabolism and Anemia Management in End Stage Kidney Disease” American Society of Nephrology National Meeting Denver CO, November 2010.
  • Kovalsky A, Kuhlmann E, Witt B, and Bellam S, “Extramedullary hematopoiesis presenting as an unilateral pleural effusion treated with radiation therapy”American Thoracic Society International Conference New Orleans LA, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2010 May; 181: A6681.
  • Kuzniar T, Balagani R, Radigan K, Factor P and Mutlu GM. “Coma with absent brainstem reflexes resulting from zolpidem overdose” Am J Ther. 2010; 17(5):e172-4.
  • Larson D, DeGraf J, Du H, Sprague S, Ho T, and Khosla N. “Administration of Oral 25-Hydroxyvitamin D: Effect on Anemia Management in End Stage Renal Disease. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2010; 55(4): B71.
  • Larson D, DeGraf J, Du H, Sprague S, Ho T, and Khosla N. “Administration of Oral 25-Hydroxyvitamin D: Effect on Anemia Management in End Stage Renal Disease. National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinic Meeting Orlando FL, April 2010.
  • Larson D, DeGraf J, Du H, Sprague S, Ho T, and Khosla N. “Administration of Oral 25-Hydroxyvitamin D: Effect on Anemia Management in End Stage Renal Disease. NorthShore Research Institute Scientific Research Poster Reception Evanston IL, 2010.
  • Larson D, DeGraf J, Du H, Sprague S, Ho T, and Khosla N. “Effect of Ergocalciferol Treatment on Mineral Metabolism in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients” Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2010; 17(2): 208.
  • Larson D, DeGraf J, Du H, Sprague S, Ho T, and Khosla N. “Effect of Ergocalciferol Treatment on Mineral Metabolism in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients” National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinic Meeting Orlando FL, April 2010.
  • Mork T, Mutlu G and Kuzniar T. “Dysphonia and chest pain as presenting symptoms of pneumomediastinum” Tuberk Toraks 2010; 58(2):184-7.
  • Parakkal D and Ehrenpreis E. “Calcium Phosphate Nephropathy from Colonoscopy Preparations: Effect of Body Weight” Am J Gastroenterol. Mar 2010; 105(3):705.
  • Parakkal D, Ehrenpreis E, Thorpe M, Putt K and Hannon B. “A dynamic model of once-daily 5-aminosalicylic acid predicts clinical efficacy” World J Gastroenterol. Jan 2010; 16(1):136–7.
  • Parakkal D, Ehrenpreis ED, Guandalini S, Nowinski C, Du H, Semer R, Ehrenpreis A, Ehrenpreis B and Fijor J. “S2031 Disagreement in the Management of Celiac Disease (CD)” Gastroenterology May 2010; 138(5S1): S305.
  • Parakkal D, Ehrenpreis E, Guandalini S, Nowinski C, Du H, Semer R, Ehrenpreis A, Ehrenpreis B and Fijor JA. „Management disagreement in Celiac Disease (CD): A survey of case vignettes” Digestive Disease Week New Orleans LA, May 2010.
  • Parakkal D, Ehrenpreis E, Semer R and Adess M. “Rare Presentations of T cell and Natural Killer (NK) Cell Lymphomas Associated with Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNF-α) Inhibition” Annual Scientific Meeting of  the American College of Gastroenterology San Antonio TX, October 2010.
  • Parakkal D, Ehrenpreis E, Thorpe M, Paver S and Hannon B. “A Comparison of Dynamic Systems Models of Gastrointestinal Kinetics of Controlled Release Multimatrix System 5-Aminosalicylic Acid (5-ASA),  Lialda™ with pH-dependent, Delayed Release 5-ASA (Asacol™)” Annual Scientific Meeting  of the American College of Gastroenterology San Antonio TX, October 2010.
  • Sifuentes H, Smith Z, Parakkal D, Ecanow D and Ehrenpreis E. “The significance of mesenteric abnormalities seen on computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen”, Digestive Disease Week New Orleans LA, May 2010.
  • Sifuentes H, Parakkal D, Smith Z, Du H, Yen E and Ehrenpreis E. “Infliximab is often discontinued in the community setting”, Digestive Disease Week New Orleans LA, May 2010.
  • Smith E, Lai J-S and Cella D. “Building a Measure of Fatigue: The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy Fatigue Scale” PM&R May 2010; 2(5):359-63.
  • St Pierre S, Rommel J, Ciurea A, Fife D, Yoo S, Martini M, Kuzel T, Wayne J, Rademaker A, West D, and Alam M. “In situ photoimmunotherapy: a surgery- and limb-sparing approach to the treatment of cutaneous metastases in advanced melanoma” Arch Dermatol. Aug 2010; 146(8):831-4.
  • Ughreja S, Kovalsky A, Fish K and Schrantz S.  “38-year-old female with headache, fevers, migratory rash, and transaminitis” American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Meeting Chicago IL, November 2010.

2009      

  • Arora A, Vargas L and Kuzniar T. “Pleural effusion associated with pegylated interferon alpha and ribavirin treatment for chronic hepatitis C” J Hosp Med 2009 Sep; 4(7):E45-6.
  • Larson D, Khosla N, Du H, and Ho T. “Achieving a Higher Hemoglobin Lowers the Risk of Death and Dialysis Initiation in Chronic Kidney Disease” American College of Physicians Northern Illinois Associate’s Day Meeting Chicago IL, November 2009.
  • Larson D, Khosla N, Du H, and Ho T. “Achieving a Higher Hemoglobin Lowers the Risk of Death and Dialysis Initiation in Chronic Kidney Disease” American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting San Diego CA, 2009.
  • Milford C, Andes S and Pennock J. “Impact of Medicare Part D on Osteopathic Physicians” Journal of American Osteopathic Association 2009; 109(9): 501-8.
  • Soukoulis V, Dihu J, Sole M, Anker SD, Cleland J, Fonarow G, Metra M, Pasini E, Strzelczyk T,  Taegtmeyer H and Gheorghiade M. “Micronutrient Deficiencies”  Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2009; 54(18):1660-73.
  • Yong G, Ali A and Feldman T, “Diastolic Transmitral Valve Pressure Gradients in Patients with Severe Calcific Aortic Stenosis” Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2009 Nov 15; 74(6): 957-64.

2008

  • Arora A, Du H, Ho LT and Sprague S. “Association of Ergocalciferol treatment and mortality in chronic kidney disease“ American Society of Nephrology Philadelphia PA, November 2008.
  • Barnato S. et al. "Evaluation of Conflicts of Interest in Basic Science Studies Evaluating Erythropoietin and Erythropoietin Effects of Solid Cancer Cell Lines" Abstract and Oral Presentation, 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, 2008.
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