Resident Scholarship and Awards

Resident Awards

AINA Neurology Trainee Award for the AAN Annual Meeting (2nd place)- Kanika Sharma (2020)

University of Iowa Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award for Residents and Fellows (nominee)- Lama Abdel Wahed (2020)

University of Iowa Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award for Residents and Fellows (nominee)- Oday Halhouli (2020)  Resident poster session photo

Top 5 nominee for Resident of the Year at University of Iowa (Internal Medicine Internship)- Amjad Elmashala (2019)

Enhanced Resident Leadership Program awardee (AAN)- Neda Zarghami (2019)

Resident Scholarship recipient to the AAN Annual Meeting- Nick Streicher (2019)

Resident Scholarship recipient to the AAN Annual Meeting- Neda Zarghami (2018)

Fellow of Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meeting Scholar Award- Kanika Sharma (2018)  

ACTRIMS Forum Educational Grant Travel Award- Kanika Sharma (2018)

Publications by Neurology residents during residency

2020

  1. Schwartz A, Garg A, Statz G, Smock J. Endotipsitis: A Rare Case of Endovascular Infection with ESBL Klebsiella pneumoniae. BMJ Case Rep 2020 Apr 27;13(4):e233972. 
  2. Gonzalez-Otarula K, Schuele S. Networks in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2020 Jul;31(3):309-317. 
  3. Maljaars J, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Cho T, Shaban A. Q Fever, CNS Vasculitis, and Stroke: A Case Report. Am J Med 2020 May;S0002-9343(20)30444-7. 
  4. Fattal D, McDaniel J, Leira E, Schmidt G. Subtle Ocular Movements in a Patient with Brain Death. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2020 Sep;29(9):104913. 
  5. Kalakoti P, Edwards A, Ferrier C, Sharma K, Huynh T, Ledbetter C, Gonzalez-Toledo E, Nanda A, Sun H. Biomarkers of Seizure Activity in Patients with Intracranial Metastases and Gliomas: A Wide Range Study of Correlated Regions of Interest. Frontiers in Neurology 2020;11:444. 
  6. Rehman M, Agarwal V, Sharma K, Mishra V. Epigenetic Regulation in Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Associated with Hippocampal Sclerosis. Neurology India 2020;68(2):314-315. 
  7. Fakih R, Roa JA, Bathla G, Olalde H, Ortega S, Derdeyn C, Adams H, Hasan D, Leira E, Samaniego E. Detection and Quantification of Symptomatic Intracranial Atherosclerotic Plaques in Patients with Presumed Cryptogenic Stroke: A 7T High-Resolution Imaging Study.  Stroke. 2020.
  8. Roa JA, Fakih R, Pazour A, Zanaty M, Ishii D, Greenlee J, Howard M, Hasan D, Samaniego E.Quantitative Assessment of Ventriculostomy-Related Hemorrhage: A Volume-Based Classification System to Predict New Neurological Symptoms. Operative Neurosurgery. 2020. 
  9. Fakih R, Dandapat S, Mendez A, Mudassir F, Zevallos C, Quispe Orozco D, Hasan D, Rossen J, Samaniego E, Derdeyn C, Ortega S.Combined Transradial And Transfemoral Approach With Ostial Vertebral Balloon Protection For The Treatment of Patients With Subclavian Steal Syndrome. Frontiers in Neurology. 2020. 

2019

  1. Wu Y, Proch K, Teran F, Lechtenberg R, Kothari H, Richerson G. Chemosensitivity of Phox2b-expressing Retrotrapezoid Neurons is Mediated in Part by Input from 5-HT Neurons. J Physiol 2019 May;597(10):2741-2766.
  2. Petersen N, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Wang A, Lopez G, Strander S, Kodali S, Silverman A, Zheng-Lin B, Dandapat S, Sansing L, Schindler J, Falcone G, Gilmore E, Amin H, Cord B, Hebert R, Matouk C, Sheth K. Decreases in Blood Pressure during Thrombectomy are Associated with Larger Infarct Volumes and Worse Functional Outcome. Stroke 2019 Jul;50(7):1797-1804. 
  3. Ortega-Gutierrez S, Lopez G, Edgell R, Mendez A, Dandapat S, Roa J, Zevallos C, Holcombe A, Hasan D, Derdeyn C, Rossen J, Samaniego E. Second Generation Drug-eluting Stents for Endovascular Treatment of Ostial Vertebral Artery Stenosis: A Single Center Experience. Front Neurol 2019 Jul 16;10:746. 
  4. Kimmel E, Al Kasab S, Harvey J, Bathla G, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Toth G, Jaksich E, Sheharyar A, Roa J, Hasan D, Samaniego E. Absence of Collaterals is Associated with Larger Infarct Volume and Worse Outcome in Patients with Large Vessel Occlusion and Mild Symptoms. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2019 Jul;28(7):1987-1992. 
  5. Abdel-Wahed L, Shaban A, Hayakawa M, Limaye K. Retrieved Arterial Clot Helps Guid Antibiotic Therapy in Infective Endocarditis. Am J Med. 2019 Nov;132(11):e795-e796.
  6. Tejada J, Lopez G, Koovor J, Riley K, Martinez M. Mid-term Follow-up of Staged Bilateral Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm Treatment with Pipeline Embolization. Interv Neuroradiol 2019 Dec;25(6):664-670. 
  7. Nobis WP, González Otárula KA, Templer JW, Gerard EE, VanHaerents S, Lane G, Zhou G, Rosenow JM, Zelano C, Schuele S.The effect of seizure spread to the amygdala on respiration and onset of ictal central apnea. J Neurosurg. 2019 Apr 5:1-11.
  8. González Otárula KA, Mikhaeil-Demo Y, Bachman EM, Balaguera P, Schuele S.Automated seizure detection accuracy for ambulatory EEG recordings. Neurology. 2019 Apr 2.
  9. González Otárula KA, von Ellenrieder N, Cuello-Oderiz C, Dubeau F, Gotman J.High-Frequency Oscillation Networks and Surgical Outcome in Adult Focal Epilepsy. Ann Neurol. 2019 Apr.
  10. Lam J, DuBois JM, Rowley J, González-Otárula KA, Soucy JP, Massarweh G, Hall JA, Guiot MC, Rosa-Neto P, Kobayashi E.In vivo metabotropic glutamate receptor type 5 abnormalities localize the epileptogenic zone in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Ann Neurol. 2019 Feb;85(2):218-228.

2018

  1. Sharma K, Kamholz JA, Leira EC. Spinal Cord Infarction Presenting as a Hemicord Syndrome: Report of 2 Cases. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2018;27(6):e107-e9.
  2. Shaban A, Moritani T, Al Kasab S, Sheharyar A, Limaye KS, Adams HP, Jr. Spinal Cord Hemorrhage. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2018;27(6):1435-46.
  3. Nagaraja N, Tasneem NShaban A, Dandapat S, Ahmed U, Policeni B, et al. Cerebral Microbleeds are an Independent Predictor of Hemorrhagic Transformation Following Intravenous Alteplase Administration in Acute Ischemic Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2018;27(5):1403-11.
  4. Limaye K, Wall M, Uwaydat S, Ali S, Shaban A, Al Kasab S, et al. Is Management of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion the Next Frontier in Cerebrovascular Diseases? J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2018.
  5. Aldridge GM, Birnschein A, Denburg NL, Narayanan NS. Parkinson's Disease Dementia and Dementia with Lewy Bodies Have Similar Neuropsychological Profiles. Front Neurol. 2018;9:123.
  6. Al Kasab S, Derdeyn CP, Guerrero WR, Limaye K, Shaban A, Adams HP, Jr. Intracranial Large and Medium Artery Atherosclerotic Disease and Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2018;27(7):1723-32.
  7. Mendez ABosco AAbdel-Wahed L, Palmer K, Jones K, Killoran A. A Fatal Case of Herpes Simplex Encephalitis with Two False-Negative Polymerase Chain Reactions. Case Rep Neurol. 2018 Aug 29;10(2):217 – 222. 
  8. Samaniego E, Mendez A, Nguyen T, Kalousek V, Guerrero W, Dandapat S, Dabus G, Linfante I, Hassan A, Drofa A, Kouznetsov E, Leedahl D, Hasan D, Maud A, Ortega-Gutierrez S. LVIS Jr Device for Y-stent-assisted Coil Embolization of Wide-Neck Intracranial Aneurysms: A Multicenter Experience. Interv Neurol. 2018 Apr;7(5):271-283. 
  9. Mendez A, Samaniego E, Sheth S, Dandapat S, Hasan D, Limaye K, Hindman B, Derdeyn C, Ortega-Gutierrez S. Update in the Early Management and Reperfusion Strategies of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke. Crit Care Res Pract 2018 Jun 28;2018:9168731. 

2017

  1. Tasneem N, Samaniego EA, Pieper C, Leira EC, Adams HP, Hasan D, et al. Brain Multimodality Monitoring: A New Tool in Neurocritical Care of Comatose Patients. Crit Care Res Pract. 2017;2017:6097265.
  2. Serrano-Pozo A, Sanchez-Garcia MA, Heras-Garvin A, March-Diaz R, Navarro V, Vizuete M, et al. Acute and Chronic Sustained Hypoxia Do Not Substantially Regulate Amyloid-beta Peptide Generation In Vivo. PLoS One. 2017;12(1):e0170345.
  3. Serrano-Pozo AAldridge GMZhang Q. Four Decades of Research in Alzheimer's Disease (1975-2014): A Bibliometric and Scientometric Analysis. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;59(2):763-83.
  4. Samaniego EA, Ortega S, Stander L, Leira EC. Development of a cerebral mycotic aneurysm within 5 days. Neurol Clin Pract. 2017;7(5):449-50.
  5. Hinkle CD, Porter JN, Waldron EJ, Klein H, Tranel D, Heffelfinger A. Neuropsychological characterization of three adolescent females with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in the acute, post-acute, and chronic phases: an inter-institutional case series. Clin Neuropsychol. 2017;31(1):268-88.
  6. Esfahani NZAnderson DM, Pieper C, Adams HP, Jr. Intracerebral hemorrhage after IV tPA for stroke as early symptom of ANCA-associated vasculitis. eNeurologicalSci. 2017;9:1-2.

2016

  1. Deng HX, Shi Y, Yang Y, Ahmeti KB, Miller N, Huang C, Cheng L, Zhai H, Deng S, Nuytemans K, Corbett NJ, Kim MJ, Deng H, Tang B, Yang Z, Xu Y, Chan P, Huang B, Gao XP, Song Z, Liu Z, Fecto F, Siddique N, Foroud T, Jankovic J, Ghetti B, Nicholson DA, Krainc D, Melen O, Vance JM, Pericak-Vance MA, Ma YC, Rajput AH, Siddique T. Identification of TMEM230 mutations in familial Parkinson’s disease. Nat Genet 2016; 48(7): 733-739.
  2. González-Pérez P, Correia M, Capizzano A, Adams HP. Isolated cortical vein thrombosis. Neurology 2016; 86(13): 1262-1263.
  3. Woehlbier U, Colombo A, Saaranen MJ, Pérez V, Ojeda J, Bustos FJ, Andreu CI, Torres M, Valenzuela V, Medinas DB, Rozas P, Vidal RL, Lopez-Gonzalez R, Salameh J, Fernandez-Colleman S, Muñoz M, Matus S, Armisen R, Sagredo A, Palma K, Irrazabal T, Almeida S, González-Pérez P, Campero M, Gao FB, Henny P, van Zundert B, Ruddock LW, Concha ML, Henriquez JP, Brown RH, Hetz C. ALS-linked protein disulfide isomerase variants cause motor dysfunction. EMBO J 2016; 35(8): 845-865.
  4. Hinkle CD, Porter, JN, Waldron EJ, Klein H, Tranel D, Heffelfinger A. Neuropsychological characterization of three adolescent females with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis in the acute, post-acute, and chronic phases: an inter-institutional case series. Clin Neuropsychol 2016; June 13: 1-21.
  5. Serrano-Pozo A, Qian J, Muzikansky A, Monsell SE, Montine TJ, Frosch MP, Betensky RA, Hyman BT. Thal amyloid stages do not significantly impact the correlation between neuropathological change and cognition in the Alzheimer disease continuum. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2016; 75(6): 516-526.
  6. Serrano-Pozo A, Betensky RA, Frosch MP, Hyman BT. Plaque-associated local toxicity increases over the clinical course of Alzheimer disease. Am J Pathol 2016; 186(2): 375-384.
  7. Samai AA, Boehme AK, Shaban A, George AJ, Dowel L, Monlezun DJ, Leissinger C, Schluter L, El Khouri R, Martin-Schild S. A model for predicting persistent elevation of Factor VIII among patients with acute ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2016; 25(2): 425-438.

2015

  1. Edwards C, Leira EC, Gonzalez-Alegre P. Residency training: a failed lumbar puncture is more about obesity than lack of ability. Neurology 2015; 84(10): e69-e72.
  2. González-Pérez P, Woehlbier U, Chian RJ, Sapp P, Rouleau GA, Leblond CS, Daoud H, Dion PA, Landers JE, Hetz C, Brown RH. Identification of rare protein disulfide isomerase gene variants in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients. Gene 2015; 566(2); 158-65.
  3. Serrano-Pozo A, Hyman BT. Alzheimer dementia with “insufficient” amyloid: variant or mimic of Alzheimer’s disease? Nat Rev Neurol 2015: 11(12): 674-5.
  4. Bachhuber T, Katzmarski N, McCarter JF, Loreth D, Tahirovic S, Kamp F, Abou-Ajram C, Nuscher B, Serrano-Pozo A, Müller A, Prinz M, Steiner H, Hyman BT, Haass C, Meyer-Luehmann M. Inhibition of amyloid-BETA plaque formation by BETA-synuclein. Nat Med 2015; 21(7): 802-807.
  5. von Einem B, Wahler A, Schips T, Serrano-Pozo A, Proepper C, Boeckers TM, Rueck A, Wirth T, Hyman BT, Danzer KM, Thal DR, von Arnim CA. The Golgi-localized  GAMMA-Ear-containing ARF-binding (GGA) proteins alter amyloid-BETA precursor protein (APP) processing through interaction of their GAE domain with the beta-site APP cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1). Plos One 2015: 10(6):e0129047.
  6. Jellinger KA, Alafuzoff I, Attems J, Beach TG, Cairns NJ, Crary JF, Dickson DW, Hof PR, Hyman BT, Jack CR Jr, Jicha GA, Knopman DS, Kovacs GG, Mackenzie IR, Masliah E, Montine TJ, Nelson PT, Schmitt F, Schneider JA, Serrano-Pozo A, Thal DR, Toledo JB, Trojanowski JQ, Troncoso JC, Vonsattel JP, Wisniewski T. PART, a distict tauopathy, different from classical sporadic Alzheimer’s disease. Acta Neuropathol 2015; 129(5): 757-762.
  7. Serrano-Pozo A, Qian J, Monsell SE, Betensky RA, Hyman BT. APOE-epsilon-2 is associated with milder clinical and pathological Alzheimer’s disease. Ann Neurol 2015; 77(6): 917-929.
  8. Shaban A, Hymel B, Chavez-Keatts M, Karlitz JJ, Martin-Schild M. Recurrent posterior strokes in inflammatory bowel disease patients. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2015; 2015: 672460.
  9. Shaban A, Albright K, Gouse B, George A, Monlezun D, Boehme A, Beasley TM, Martin-Schild S. The impact of absent A1 segment on ischemic stroke characteristics and outcomes. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2015; 24(1): 171-175.
  10. Zafar A, Abdin S. Hyperkinetic movement disorder secondary to punctate hemorrhage in lateral ventricle lining. Case Rep Neurol 2015; 7(1): 26-9
  11. Zhang Q, Kim YC, Narayanan NS. Disease-modifying therapeutic directions for Lewy body dementias. Front Neurosci 2015; 9: 293.

2014

  1. Lamichhane D, Gonzalez-Alegre P, Narayanan N. Two cases of pregnancy in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2014; 20(2): 239-240.
  2. Marciniak CM, O’Shea SA, Lee J. Jesselson M, Dudas-Sheehan D, Beltran E, Gaebler-Spira DJ. Urinary incontinence in adults with cerebral palsy: prevalence, type, and effects on participation. PM R 2014; 6(2): 110-120.
  3. Crary JF, Trojanowski JQ, Schneider JA, Abisambra JF, Alafuzoff I, Arnold SE, Attems J, Beach TG, Cairns NJ, Dickson DW, Gearing M, Grinberg L, Hof PR, Hyman BT, Jellinger K, Kovacs GG, Knopman DS, Kofler J, Masliah E, McKee A, Murray ME, Neltner JH, Santa-Maria I, Seeley WW, Serrano-Pozo A, Shelanski ML, Stein T, Takao M, Thal DR, Toledo JB, Troncoso JC, Vonsattel JP, White 3rd CL, Wisniewski T, Woltjer RL, Yamada M, Nelson PT. Primary age-related tauopathy (PART): a common pathology associated with human aging. Acta Neuropathol 2014; 128(6): 755-766.
  4. Tai HC, Wang BY, Serrano-Pozo A, Frosch MP, Spires-Jones TL, Hyman BT. Frequent and symmetric deposition of misfolded tau oligomers within presynaptic and postsynaptic terminals in Alzheimer’s disease Acta Neuropathol Commun 2014; 2(1): 146.
  5. Serrano-Pozo A, Qian J, Monsell SE, Blacker D, Gómez-Isla T, Betensky RA, Growdon JH, Johnson K, Frosch MP, Sperling RA, Hyman BT. Mild to moderate Alzheimer dementia with insufficient neuropathological changes. Ann Neurol 2014; 75(4): 597-601.
  6. Suárez-González A, Serrano-Pozo A*, Arroyo-Anlló EM, Franco-Macías E, Polo J, García-Solís D, Gil-Néciga E. Utility of neuropsychiatric tools in the differential diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer´s disease: quantitative and qualitative findings. Int Psychogeriatr 2014; 26(3): 453-461.

2013

  1. Ruff J Jr, Froehler M. Status of endovascular interventions to treat acute ischemic stroke. Current Treat Options Neurol 2013; 15(5): 557-566.

2012

  1. Buchanan R, Bonthius DJ. Measles virus and associated central nervous system sequelae. Semin Pediatr Neurol 2012; 19(3): 107-114.
  2. Leira EC, Ludwig BR, Gurol ME, Torner JC, Adams HP Jr. The types of neurological deficits might not justify withholding treatment in patients with low total National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale scores. Stroke 2012; 43(3): 782-786.
  3. Laccheo I, Espinosa PS. International Issues: Neurology mission in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. Neurology 2012; 78(9): e60-e62.

2011

  1. Cook T, Joshi C. Gelastic seizures in tuberous sclerosis complex: case report and literature review. J Child Neurol 2011; 26(1): 83-86.
  2. Strader S, Rodnitzky RL, Gonzalez-Alegre P. Secondary dystonia in a Botulinum Toxin Clinic: Clinical characteristics, neuroanatomical substrate and comparison with idiopathic dystonia Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2011; 17(10): 749-752.

2010

  1. St Louis EK, Faber K. Reversible sleep-related stridor during vagus nerve stimulation. Epileptic Disord 2010; 12(1): 76-80.
  2. Im KB, Strader S, Dyken ME. Management of sleep disorders in stroke. Curr Treat Options Neurol 2010; 12(5): 379-395.