Program


 

7:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Room C-101

8:30 a.m.

Poster Exhibits, Rooms C-204, 205, 206, 207

8:30 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Olga Rodríguez  de Arzola, M.D., Interim President and Dean

Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences (PSMHS)

8:45 a.m.

Conference Goals and Presentation of Jury

León F. Ferder, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Planning Committee

 

Clinical Sciences (203), Basic Sciences (202), Public Health and Behavioral (201) Oral Sessions are Concurrent (AM)

Clinical Sciences Oral Presentations, Room C-203

Moderator:  Luisa Alvarado, M.D.

9:00 a.m.

Prevalence of depression in Puerto Rican patients seeking care at pain clinic for chronic pain utilizing PHQ-9 QuestionnaireYared Vázquez Madera* and Rafael Cruz Cestero, Internal Medicine Department, Damas Hospital

9:15 a.m.

Pneumonia in HIV? . . . Think in Kaposi’s Sarcoma.  Pamela Reyes Guerrero* and Mónica Egozcue-Dionisi, Internal Medicine Department, Mayagüez Medical Center

9:30 a.m.

Resident’s Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in the Diagnosis and Management of Dengue in Puerto Rico.  Yaneris Colón*, L. González, Luisa Alvarado, Ivonne Galarza, D. Andujar, and Miguel Marrero, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

9:45 a.m.

Profile of patients admitted with infected skin ulcers in Bella Vista Hospital - Mayagüez.  Brandy Astudillo, Miguel Cruz, Renato Domenack, Luis del Prado, Eva Nasi, Sergio Sache, and Luis Vega*, Family Medicine Department, Bella Vista Hospital

10:00 a.m.

Incidence and Outcomes of Stenting of Non-Atherosclerotic Artery Disease in a Hispanic Population.   Emilio del Toro, Yezmin H. Bolaños*, Marla Sevilla, and Luis Álvarez, Internal Medicine Department, Damas Hospital

10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.

Common Diagnosis of Hospice Patients Coming to an Emergency Department.  Heriberto Barreto Soto*, William Dávila, Doris Iturrino, Francisco Jaume Anselmi, and José Ramírez Rivera, Internal Medicine Department, La Concepción Hospital

11:00 a.m.

Surviving Sepsis MMC:  Evaluating Boundaries to Resuscitation Bundle Use at Our Community Based Institution.  Ronald B. Vigo*, M. Román, and Milton Carrero, Internal Medicine Department, Mayagüez Medical Center

11:15 a.m.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Eotaxin-3 Levels:  Is it Worth it?Cristina Jiménez*, J. Torres, Eric González, L. González, M. Wiscovich, C. Camacho, and V. Velázquez, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

11:30 a.m.

Diagnostic Yield of EUS-FNA for Upper GI tract Subepithelial Lesions - Results of a Multicenter StudyPamela Reyes Guerrero*, Fauze Maluf-Filho, Ricardo Schulz, Livia M. Rodríguez Jiménez, Leonardo Sosa, Wallia Wever, Keyur Patel, and Carlos Micames, Internal Medicine Department, Mayagüez Medical Center

11:45 a.m.

Giant Coronary Aneurysms in a Young Adult with Kawasaki Disease Arlette Martell Muñiz*, Doris Iturrino-Pagán, Francisco Jaume-Anselmi, José Ramírez Rivera, and Amaury Segarra, Internal Medicine Department, La Concepción Hospital

12:00 Noon

Predicting Risk of Cancer in Pancreatic Cystic Neoplas – Validation of the 2012 Sendai Criteria.  Manuel Fernández Palmer* and Carlos Micames Cáceres, Internal Medicine Department, Mayagüez Medical Center

Basic Sciences Oral Presentations Room C-202

Moderator:  James Porter, Ph.D.

9:00 a.m.

Fkbpp5 and Its Interaction In Anxiety-Like Behaviors.  Marangelie Criado-Marrero and James Porter, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

9:15 a.m.

HIV-1 Nef Expression In the Rat Hippocampus Induces Enteropathy and Interstitial Pneumonitis.  Raisa Loucil*, Raymond A. Isidro, Gladys Chompré, Myrella L. Cruz, Siomara Hernández, Ángel A. Isidro, Caroline B. Appleyard, and Richard J. Noel, Jr., Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Biochemistry Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

9:30 a.m.

Contextual Fear Conditioning Reduces the Intrinsic Excitability of the Infralimbic CortexOmar Soler-Cedeño*, Ana V. López, and James T. Porter, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

9:45 a.m.

A Comparison of Plasma IL-15 Levels and Antioxidant Activity in HIV-Infected Puerto Ricans Who Have/Do Not Have Depressive Symptoms.  Yainyrette Rivera Rivera*, Yashira García, Valerie Toro, Nydia Cappas, and Vanessa Rivera-Amill, Microbiology Department, Clinical Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

10:00 a.m.

SMAD Detection in Neurons co-Cultured With Astrocytes Expressing HIV-1 Nef.  Neysha Martínez-Orengo* and Richard J. Noel, Jr., Biochemistry Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.

CD16+ Monocyte-Derived Marophages as an Active HIV-1 Viral Reservoir in Patients Receiving sART.  Lenin Godoy-Muñoz*, Martin D. Hill, and Freddie Irizarry-Delgado, Physiolgoy and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

11:00 a.m.

The Role of Genetic Ancestry in Breast Cancer Risk Among Puerto Rican Women.  Héctor J. Díaz-Zabala*, Luisa Morales Torres, Jaime L. Matta, and Julie Dutil, Biochemistry Department, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

11:15 a.m.

Role of Infralimic EphB2 in Fear Extinction.  Emmanuel Cruz* and James Porter, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

11:30 a.m.

HIV-1 gp120 Expression in Human Astrocytes Results in an Impaired Protein Expression in their Glutamate-Glutamine Metabolic SystemFabián J. Vázquez-Santiago*, Ivelisse Rivera Román, Yashira García Flores, Richard J. Noel, Jr., Yainyrette Rivera Rivera, and Vanessa Rivera-Amill, Microbiology Department, Biochemistry Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Public Health Oral Presentations, Room C-201

Moderator:  R. Ivan Iriarte, M.D.

9:00 a.m.

Effectiveness of Two Oral Nutritional Supplements on Malnourished Hemodialysis PatientsRoberta Lugo Robles* and Himilce Vélez Almodóvar, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

9:15 a.m.

El impacto en la salud de sobrevivientes de lesiones por tráfico vehicular con evidencia de alcohol en Puerto Rico. Katherine Díaz*, and Diego Zavala, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

9:30 a.m.

Evaluar el conocimiento adquirido de los participantes en la sala de espera de una clínica de salud. Himilce Vélez and Johanna Corchado*, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

9:45 a.m.

Poverty:  Implications for transgender health.  Ruth Y. Pacheco Torres*, Miguel A. Nieves Rivera, Sheilla L. Rodríguez Madera, Mark Padilla and Nelson Varas Díaz, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

Behavioral Sciences Oral Presentations, Room C-201

Moderator:  Annelyn Torres, Ph.D.

10:45 a.m.

Psicoeducación para familiares de personas con psicosis:  Reflexión sobre la teoría y práctica en Puerto Rico.  Karina Quiles-Barnecet*, Yaritza López, Eliut Rivera, Marcos Reyes and Alíxida Ramos, Clinical Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

11:00 a.m.

Female ovariectomized rats are protected from the effects of chronic morphine treatment on fear conditioning and extinction.  Karla D. Martínez-Casiano*, Dinah L. Ramos-Ortolaza, Emily M. Pérez-Torres, Yanaira Alonso, Alia Toro-Bahamonde, Edwin Santini, and Annelyn Torres-Reverón, Clinical Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

11:15 a.m.

Validity of a short questionnaire as screening tool for depressive disorder in cancer survivors.  Pedro Ruiz*, Miguel Marrero, and Himilce Vélez, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

11:30 a.m.

Acute morphine or naloxone after fear learning:  Implications for sex-specific PTSD treatment.  Emily M. Pérez-Torres*, Dinah L. Ramos-Ortolaza, Karla D. Martínez-Casiano, Yanaira Alonso, Alia Toro-Bahamonde, Edwin Santini, and Annelyn Torres-Reverón, Clinical Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

12:30

Lunch

Room C-101

 

Clinical Sciences Oral (Continuation) (PM)

Clinical Sciences Oral Presentations (Continued), Room C-203

Moderator:  Luisa Alvarado, M.D.

1:30 p.m.

Complication Rate of Eptifibatide in Hispanic Females and Males.  Pamela Reyes Guerrero* and Milton Carrero, Internal Medicine Department, Mayagüez Medical Center

1:45 p.m.

Severe Hyponatremia Induced by Hypothyroidism and Amiodarone.  Kilsy Cuello-Pichardo*, Doris Iturrino-Pagán, Francisco Jaume-Anselmi, and José Ramírez-Rivera, Internal Medicine Department, La Concepción Hospital

2:00 p.m.

Dengue Co-Infection With Viral Respiratory Pathogens Within Enhanced Dengue Surveillance System in Puerto Rico.  Yajaira Guzmán*, X. Jiménez, N.J. López, Luisa Alvarado, and O. Lorenzi, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

2:15 p.m.

Comparing clinical outcomes between Endoscopic Vein Harvesting versus Open Vein Harvesting in patients undergoinc CABG at MMC.  Sarah Campos*, Internal Medicine Department, Mayagüez Medical Center

 

Poster Sessions are Concurrent (AM)

Clinical Cases and Clinical Sciences Poster Session, Room C-204

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First documented case of a Borderline Brenner tumor related to a bilateral ovarian serous cystadenofibroma and endometrioid adenocarcinoma on the tip of a polypDaniel Cruz Galarza*, Janice Omar Pérez, Joaquín Laboy, and Sylvia Gutiérrez, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

  1.  

Heparin-Induced Hypoaldosteronism:  A Case Report. Juan L Chique*, Amaury Segarra, José Ramírez Rivera, and Francisco Jaume Anselmi, Internal Medicine Department, La Concepción Hospital

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Jejunal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor:  Rare Cause of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding.   Danisha G. Figueroa Vega*, Doris Iturrino-Pagán, Francisco Jaume-Anselmi, and José Ramírez-Rivera, Internal Medicine Department, La Concepción Hospital

  1.  

Porphyria Cutanea Tarda in a Patient on HemodialysisRichard E. Kilgore Rodríguez*, José Ramírez Rivera, and Francisco Jaume Anselmi, Internal Medicine Department, La Concepción Hospital

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Retrospective Analysis of the Outcomes of Double Cerclage vs. Single Cerclage.  Ana Pagán Cabrera*, Pilar Silva Meléndez, and Alexandra Ortiz Oramas, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

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Are Total Serum IgE Levels Good Predictors of Allergies in Children?.  Stephanie Barnés*,  and V. Velázquez, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

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Prevalence of Misconceptions Regarding Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine Contraindications.  Carmen Rivera*, M. Adorno and V. Velázquez, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

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Serum glucose control in pediatric Type 1 diabetic patients:  A comparison between glargine insulin and NPH insulin. Lydia Irizarry, Wilnarys Rodríguez*, and L. Martínez, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

Basic Sciences Poster Session, Room C-205

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Induction of late-apoptosis on Chinese hamster ovary cells by sandalwood (Santalum album) essentials oilCarmen M. Ortiz Sánchez*, Luisa Morales Torres, and Jaime Matta, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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GLT-1 up-regulation impairs learning of a novel object recognition task.  Félix Matos-Ocasio*, Anixa Hernández, and Kenira J. Thompson, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Uncontrollable stress enhances mast cell infiltration in an animal model of endometriosisInevy Seguinot and Suheil Cruz*, Myrella L. Cruz, Siomara Hernández, Anixa Hernández, and Caroline B. Appleyard, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Expression of neurokinin-1 receptor (NK-1R), cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2), phosphorylated epidermal growth factor receptor (pEGFR), and vitamin D receptor (VDR) in colitis-associated cancer (CAC).  Raymond A. Isidro*, Myrella L. Cruz, Ángel A. Isidro, Antonio Ramírez, Siomara Hernández, William A. González-Marques, Carmen González-Keelan, Esther A. Torres, and Caroline B. Appleyard, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Public Health Poster Session, Room C-206

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Evaluar las preferencias de recibir información de salud de los participantes en la sala de espera de una clínica de salud.  Himilce Vélez and Johanna Corchado*, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Educational level, DNA repair capacity, and risk of breast cancer.  Luisa Morales Torres*, Carmen Ortiz, Jaime Matta, Carolina Álvares-Garriga, and Manuel Bayona, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Prevalence of select variables in hypertensive subjects within the population of Western Puerto Rico. Laura Mata, David Maynoldi*, Víctor Benavides, Anixia Otero, Laura Muñoz, Laneisha Maldonado, and Javier Gaud, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Malnourished Hemodialysis Patients Profile.  Roberta Lugo Robles* and Himilce Vélez, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Diabetes Mellitus:  Epidemiological Analysis of a Western Puerto Rico Population.  Eliasin Muñoz, José A. Marín*, Karen Figueredo, Humberto González, Laura Muñoz, Laneisha Maldonado, and Javier Gaud, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Desarrollo de una estrategia de comunicación a jóvenes en riesgo de cáncer testicular:  Un acercamiento cualitativo.  Yohanis O’Neill, and Miguel E. Marrero Medina, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Perfil de salud de las mujeres residentes en las comunidades aledañas a Caño Martín Peña.  Jomairy Torres*, Mayra Roubert, and Himilce Vélez, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Aceptabilidad e interés de participar en un Programa de Retorno de Medicamentos.  Himilce Vélez*, Melissa Avilés, Edithmar Gustavo, Roberta Lugo, and Miguel E. Marrero Medina, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Trends of Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) at a Teaching Hospital in Ponce.  Sydney G. Echevarría Montes*, Wanda Lledó, and Vivian Green, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Walkability and Physical Activity Among Breast Cancer SurvivorsElizabeth Santos*, Himilce Vélez, José Flores, Laura Castro, Miguel Marrero, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session, Room C-207

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Comprendiendo el papel de la religión y el estigma relacionado al VIH/SIDA entre profesionales de enfermería en Puerto Rico.   Marcos Reyes-Estrada*, Nelson Varas-Díaz, Frances Figueroa, Melodie Padilla, Yaritza Torres, and Michelle Santiago, Clinical Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Correlatos neuropsicológicos de la conducta antisocial en una muestra de jóvenes ofensores puertorriqueños.   Thaiz Rivera Padilla*, María Garrido and Mary Rodríguez, Clinical Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Ejecución en Pruebas de Fluidez Verbal en una Muestra de Niños/as con TDAH-TC Mónica A. Ortiz Blanco*, Normarie Torres-García, Wanda C. Rodríguez, and Mary A. Moreno, Clinical Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Tratamiento psicológico para el dolor:  Modelo ACT para población puertorriqueña.  María M. Quiñones, and José Pons, Clinical Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Efficacy and Satisfaction with a Peer Education Project for the Prevention of HIV.  Valerie Toro-Rodríguez, Omar Alicea-Vélez*, and Juan F. Rivera-Hernández*, Clinical Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Traducción, Adaptación Cultural, Validez y Confiabilidad de la Versión Castellana del Cuestionario de Estilo Atribucional (ASQ) para Población Puertorriqueña.  Miguel E. Marrero*, Himilce Vélez, and Francisco de Vicente, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Enhancements in mossy fibers long-term potentiation (LTP are neurotrophin-specific.  Esther Jiménez-Núñez*, James T. Porter, and Kenira J. Thompson, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Obesity in Adolescents in a Residential Treatment Center in Puerto Rico. Dodanid Cardona and Nina M. Vega Vázquez*, Psychiatry Department, San Juan Veteran’s Administration Medical Center

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Perception of Quality of Mental Health Care Among Academic Setting Clinics and a Public Service Outpatient Clinic.   Pedro Castaing, Ángel Martínez* and Julio Soler*, Psychiatry Department, San Juan Veteran’s Administration Medical Center

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Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist Circumference (WC) and the Amount of Psychotropic Used to Treat Depressed Patients.  Khris Lampón* and Javier Santos*, Psychiatry Department, San Juan Veteran’s Administration Medical Center

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Social Networks:  Impact on Mood and Academic Performance.  Ronald Malavé and Felipe Tirado*, Psychiatry Department, San Juan Veteran’s Administration Medical Center

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Psychotherapy in Puerto Rico:  A Descriptive Study.  Alejandro L. Acevedo* and Luis A. Franco, Psychiatry Department, San Juan Veteran’s Administration Medical Center

3:45 p.m.

Awards Presentation, Room C-101

Olga Rodríguez  de Arzola, M.D., Interim President and Dean

and León F. Ferder, M.D.