Scholarship

2018-2019


Bailey, Pamela
Infectious Disease, PGY 5

Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Bailey, P., Rittmann, B., Sabo, R., Vaughan, L., Tassone, D.,  Pakyz, A., Stevens, M., Markley, D. Implementation and Impact of Real-Time Audit and Feedback on All Positive Blood Cultures. SIGoVA Virtual Research Symposium. June 2019 Accepted.
  2. Bailey, P., Doern, C. Evaluating the Predictive Value of Blood Culture Bottle Reporting for Coagulase Negative Staphylococci Positive Cultures: Assessing Contamination versus True Bacteremia. ID Week. 2019. Submitted.
  3. Ruslan, R., Bailey, P., Sastry, S. A Rare Case of A Lung Mass. ID Week. Submitted
  4. Bailey, P.,   Doern, C.  Brucellosis in Narok County, Kenya: A Retrospective Review. ID Week. 2019. Submitted.
  5. Bailey, P., Rittmann, B.,  Sabo, R., Vaughan, L., Tassone, D.,  Pakyz, A.,  Stevens, M.,  Markley, D.,  Implementation and Impact of Real-time Audit and Feedback on All Positive Blood Cultures at an Academic Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Poster Presentation. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. April 2019.

Publications

  1. Bailey, P., Raybould, J., Sastry, S., Bearman, G. Cutaneous Botryomycosis and Staphylococcus Aureus: Diagnosis, Management, and a Systemic Literature Review. Current Treatment Options in Infectious Diseases, 2018 3(10): 347-361. Published.
  2. Vissichelli, N., Bailey, P., Sabo, R., Tassone, D., Vaughan, L., Stevens, M., Markley, J. Variation In A Novel Antipseudomonal Antimicrobial Consumption Metric across Hospital Inpatient Units At A Veterans Affairs Hospital: A Retrospective Cohort Study. American Journal of Infection Control, 2019. Published.

Sann, Khine
Infectious Disease, PGY 5

Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Khine, S., Bearman, G., Doll, M., Godbout, E., Kim, J., Lee, K., Markley, J., Noda, D., Pakyz, A., Stevens, M. Use Patterns of a ABX Mobile App in the First Year Following Release. Gordon Archer's Research Day. 2019. Submitted.
  2. Khine, S., Vissichelli, N. A Man Presented With Progressive Diffuse Nodular Skin Rash and Fever. NEJM Images in Clinical Medicine. 2019. Submitted.
  3. Emberger, J., Khine, S., Sabo, R., Tassone, D., Vaughan, L., Stevens, M., Markley, J. Evaluation of Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. Poster presentation. SHEA Spring 2019 Conference. April 2019.

Vissichelli, Nicole
Infectious Disease, PGY 4

Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Vissichelli, N., Stevens, M.  Antibiotics in the pipeline for treatment of infections due to gram-negative organisms. Poster presentation Gordon Archer Research Day 2019.
  2. Vissichelli, N., Cecil, J.,  Einspahr, C.,  Forbes, B.,  Hill, E., Stevens, M.,  Tassone, D.,  Vaughan, L.,  Markley. J. Impact of Cascade Reporting of Antimicrobial Susceptibility on the Consumption of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Poster presentation. Gordon Archer Research Day 2019.
  3. Vissichelli, N., Bailey, P., Sabo, R., Tassone, D., Vaughan, L., Stevens, M., Markley, J. Variation in a novel antipseudomonal antimicrobial consumption metric across hospital inpatient units at a Veterans Affairs Hospital. Gordon Archer Research Day 2019.

Publications

  1. Vissichelli, N., Bailey, P., Sabo, R., Tassone, D., Vaughan, L., Stevens, M., Markley, J. Variation in a novel antipseudomonal antimicrobial consumption metric across hospital inpatient units at a Veterans Affairs Hospital: A Retrospective Cohort Study. American Journal of Infection Control, December 2018. Published.
  2. Vissichelli, N., Stevens, M. Antibiotics in the pipeline for treatment of infections due to gram-negative organisms. Current Treatment Options in Infectious Diseases, 2019. Published.

 

2017-2018


Abbas, Salma
Infectious Disease, PGY 6

Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Abbas, S., Bernard, S., Lee, KL, Doern, C., Doll, M., Bearman, G., Stevens, MP.  Rapid Respiratory Panel Testing: Impact of Active Antimicrobial Stewardship.  2018 Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.  Portland, Oregon.
  2. Abbas, S., Arberg, A., Bearman, G., Sanogo, K., Stevens, M.  The Effectiveness of a Station-Based Program in Rural Honduras. 18th International Congress on Infectious Diseases. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Publications

  1. Bearman, G., Abbas, S., Masroor, N., Sanogo, K., Vanhoover, G., Cooper, K., Doll, MP, Edmond, MB. Impact of Discontinuing Contact Precautions for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin–resistant Enterococcus: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018. 1-7.
  2. Abbas, S., Raybould, JE, Sastry, S, De La Cruz, O. Respiratory Viruses in Transplant Recipients: More Than Just a Cold. Clinical Syndromes and Infection Prevention Principles. Int J Infect Dis. 2017 Sept; 62: 86-93.
  3. Brown, SA, Abbas, S., Davies, MA., Bunupuradah, T., Sohn, A., Technau, KG., Renner, L., Leroy, V. Edmonds, A., Yotebieng, M., McGowan, C., Duda, SN, Wools-Kaloustian, K. Brief Report: Pediatric Cancer Burden and Treatment Resources Within the Pediatric IeDEA Consortium. J Acqui Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Sep 1; 76(1) 60-64.
  4. Abbas, S., Stevens, MP. The Role a Hospital Epidemiologist in Antimicrobial Stewardship. Review Article. Medical Clinics of North America (Antimicrobial Stewardship Issue). Accepted.
  5. Abbas, S., Lee, K., Pakyz, A., Markley, D., Cooper, K., Vanhoozer, G., Doll, M., Bearman, G., Stevens, MP. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Bedside Nursing Staff Regarding Antimicrobial Stewardship: A cross-sectional study. American Journal of Infection Control. Submitted.
  6. Abbas, S., Bernard, S., Lee, K., Doern, C., Doll, M., Bearman, G., Stevens, MP. Rapid Respiratory Panel Testing: Impact of Active Antimicrobial Stewardship. Brief Report.

Book Chapters

  1. Abbas, S., Doll, M., Stevens, M. Vertical Versus Horizontal Infection Control Interventions. Infection Prevention 2018. P 173-179. ISBN 978-3-319-60978-2 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60980.
  2. Abbas, S., Bearman, G. Healthcare Worker Apparel and Infection Prevention. Infection Prevention 2018. P 113-116; ISBN: 978-3-319-60978-2 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60980-5_12.
  3. Abbas, S., McNair, T., Bearman, G. Waste Management. Guide to Infection Control in the Hospital. In Press.
  4. Abbas, S., Stevens, MP. Horizontal vs Vertical Infection Control Strategies.  Guide to Infection Control in the Hospital. In press.

Emberger, Jennifer
Infectious Disease, PGY 4

Publications

  1. Emberger J, Tassone D, Stevens MP, Markley JD. Antimicrobial Stewardship: Challenges, Successes, and Future Directions. Clinical Infectious Disease Reports. Accepted.

 

2016-2017


Abbas, Salma
Infectious Disease, PGY 5

Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Abbas S. Klebsiella Liver Abscess: an increasingly recognized invasive syndrome. Oral Presentation. November 2016. VCU-UVA Infectious Disease Retreat.

Publications

  1. Brown S, Abbas S, Wools-Kaloustian K. Pediatric Cancer Burden and Treatment Resources within the Pediatric IeDEA Consortium. 2017. JAIDS. Submitted.
  2. Abbas S, Bearman G. New Perspectives and Controversies in Infection Prevention: Healthcare Worker Apparel and Infection Prevention. Book Chapter. May 2017. In Press.

Awards

  1. Outstanding Fellow in Teaching 2017. Department of Internal Medicine VCU Health.

2015-2016


Markley, John
Infectious Disease, PGY 5

Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Markley J, Molayi A, Bernard S, Lee K, Taylor P, Sanoga K, Bearman, Pakyz A, Stevens M. Deploying a Novel Metric to Contextualize Overuse of Carbapenems at an Academic Tertiary Care Hospital. Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America. May 2016. Atlanta Georgia. Poster Presentation.
  2. Markley J, Stevens M, Pakyz A, Bernard S, Lee K, Appelbaum N. A Survey to Inform and Optimize the Design of an Antimicrobial Stewardship & Infectious Disease Smartphone App at an Academic Medical Center. Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America. May 2016. Atlanta Georgia.
  3. Markley J Deploying a Novel Metric to Contextualize Overuse of Carbapenems at an Academic Tertiary Care Hospital. Gordon Archer Research Day in Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, and Immunology. November 2015. Poster Presentation. Oral Presentation.
  4. Molayi A, Markley J, Bernard S, Lee K, Taylor P, Sanogo K, Pakyz A, Stevens M. A Study on the Effectiveness of Antimicrobial Restriction: Trends in Restricted and Unrestricted Gram-Positive Antimicrobial Consumption at An Urban Tertiary Care Center. Gordon Archer Research Day in Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, and Immunology. November 2015. Poster Presentation.
  5. Vasilevskis E, Kripalani S, Slanitro A, Bell S, Markley J, Spolnsler K, Schnelle J. Preventability of Readmissions in Patients Discharged to Post-Acute Care. American Geriatrics Society. May 2015. Orlando Florida. Poster Presentation.

Publications

  1. Markley J, Stevens M. New Perspectives and Controversies in Infection Prevention: Outpatient Infection Control. Springer. Philadelphia PA. May 2016.
  2. Markley J, Bernard S, Delacruz O. Combination Antibiotic Therapy for the Definitive Management of Select Multi-Drug Resistant Gram Negative Rod Infections. Current Treatment Options in Infectious Diseases. 2015; 4 (7); 273-290.

2014-2015


Tejada, Claudia J.
Infectious Disease, PGY 5

Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Tejada J, Brown M, Vaughan L, Wenzel RP. Pacemaker Infections caused by Rapidly Growing Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteris: Presentation of Three Cases and Review of Literature. Poster Presentation, Virginia Commonwealth University Resident Research Day. June 2015, Richmond VA.

 

Publications

  1. Tejada J, Bearman G. Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring: the State of the Art. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 4(17);2015;470.
  2. Tejada J, Wenzel RP. Left-Sided MRSA Endocarditis Successfully Treated with a Combination of Daptomycin and Ceftaroline. Clin Micro Newsletter. 7(37);2015;58-59.

 

Book Chapters

  1. Tejada J, Beraman G. Parasites. In: A Guide to Infection Control in the Hospital 5th Edition. Brookline International Society for Infectious Diseases. 2014.

 

Markley, John
Infectious Disease, PGY 4

Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Markley J, Taylor P, Kakotan B, Stevens M. Developing a System to Track Antibiotic Consumption at an Academic Medical Center. Poster Presentation, Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America. 2015.

 

Soule, Daniel
Infectious Disease, PGY 4

Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Soule D. Aspergillosis Manifested as Lumbar Vertebral Osteomyelitis in an Immocompetent Man. Poster Presentation, Virginia Commonwealth University Resident Research Day. June 2015, Richmond VA.

 

2013-2014


Claudia D. Jarrin Tejada, MD
Infectious Disease, PGY 4

Publications

  1. Jarrin Tejada C, Bearman G. Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring: The State of the Art. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2014. (in press)

Book Chapters

  1. Jarrin Tejada C, Wenzel R. Parasites. In: Wenzel RP, Bearman GML, Brewer TF, Butzler JP, eds. A Guide to Infection Control in the Hospital, 5th ed. Boston: International Society of Infectious Diseases, 2014. (in press)

 

Joshua White, MD
Infectious Disease, PGY 5

Abstracts and Presentations

  1. White J, Weissfeld A. Jewelry and Artificial Fingernails in the Healthcare Environment: Infection Risk or Urban Legend? Poster presentation, Virginia Commonwealth University Resident Research Day. June 2014, Richmond VA.

 

Publications

  1. White J. Middle Eastern Respiratory Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Clin Microbiol Newsletter. 2014. (in press)

 

Book Chapters

  1. White J. Mononucleosis Syndromes. In: Wenzel RP, Bearman G, Edmond MB, eds. Decision Support in Infection Control. (in press)
  2. White J, Bearman G. HPV Infection in Healthcare Facilities. In: Wenzel RP, Bearman GML, Brewer TF, Butzler JP, eds. A Guide to Infection Control in the Hospital, 5th ed. Boston: International Society of Infectious Diseases, 2014. (in press)

2012-2013


Leroy Vaughan, MD
Infectious Disease, PGY 5

Publications

  1. Hodowanec A, Nayak S, Charurat M, Vaughan L, Kanno M, Fantry L. Prev- alence of Asymptomatic Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections in Hospi- talized HIV Patients in Baltimore City. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2012 Jan-Feb;11(1):16-9.
  2. Weir MR, Drachenberg CB, Mackowiak PA, Vaughan LB Jr. A 72-Year-Old Woman with Several Months of Weight Loss and Generalized Weakness. Am J Med Sci. 2011 Dec 23.