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Academic Achievements - Internal MedicineWorking on in-depth academic projects is its own reward. Even more gratifying is when residents' work is recognized nationally. Providence Portland has received 10 national awards from the ACP in the past nine years – the most of any program in the country. Inquisitive residents, close mentorship by faculty, and a diverse patient base all contribute to this success.

2019-2020 Publications:

Chun, B.M., Page D.B., McArthur H.L. (2019). Combination immunotherapy strategies in breast cancer. Current Breast Cancer Reports, 11(9), 228-240.

Petrenko O., Clark, B.C. (2020). A Rare Case Of Metastatic Insulinoma In A Patient With Huntington’s Disease. Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Smith, J., Hanseler, H., Welle, J., Rattray, R., Campbell, M., Brotherton, T., . . . Stucky, N. (2020). Effect of various decontamination procedures on disposable N95 mask integrity and SARS-CoV-2 infectivity. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 1-5. doi:10.1017/cts.2020.494

2019-2020 Poster presentations:

American College of Physicians meeting, 2019

Resident Poster Presentations.

American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, 2019

Brie Chun- PGY-3: A phase II study of dual immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) plus androgen receptor (AR) blockade to enhance thymic T-cell production and immunotherapy response in metastatic breast cancer.

Brie Chun- PGY-3: First or second line pembrolizumab (pembro) with paclitaxel (taxol) or capecitabine (cape) as early treatment of metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (mTNBC)

American Thoracic Society, 2020

Rachael Starcher, Michael Lefor. Females Initiate Less Breaths on Adaptoservoventilation in Central Sleep Apnea Than Males: Gender Differences and the Impact of Opiates. American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. May 17, 2020. Virtual Poster.

Rachael Starcher, Michael Lefor. Females on ASV experience lower mortality with gender differences in breathing patterns: A single-center study of gender and narcotics in patients with CSA. Oregon Thoracic Society Annual Meeting. Sunriver, OR. February 15, 2020. Poster.

Endocrinology Annual Research Meeting

Petrenko Olesya & Brinton Clark. A Rare Case of a Metastatic Insulinoma in a Patient with Huntington’s Disease. ENDO 2020 – Endocrinology Annual Research Meeting, San Francisco, California (Accepted Abstract)

ENDO 2019 – Endocrinology Annual Research Meeting

Petrenko Olesya, Alkayali Talal, Abdelal Qassem, Baker Joel, Johnson Kevin, Wiese-Rometsch Wilhelmine.

Thyrotoxic Heart Disease: Rare but Serious Manifestation of Congestive Heart Failure. ENDO 2019 – Endocrinology Annual Research Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.

American College of Physicians- Oregon Chapter Meeting 2019

Rachael Starcher, Lisa Sanders. A case of gluten-induced delirium: using capsule endoscopy to diagnose obscure GI bleeding. Oregon Chapter of ACP Annual Meeting. Salem, OR. November 7, 2019. Poster.



ACP Oregon Chapter Resident Clinical Vignette: 1st place- Hayden Smith PGY-1
ACP Oregon Chapter Resident Research: 1st place- Jeff Smith PGY-1
ACP Oregon Chapter Resident Research: 3rd place- Hiro Park- PGY-3

Society of General Internal Medicine – Northwest meeting Best Oral Vignette

B Chun, J Godwin, M Jain. Adult Multisystem Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis Presenting as Hypopituitarism.
Oregon Society of Critical Care Medicine Fall Symposium. Poster. 3rd Place.
Rachael Starcher, Granthem Farr. Not your average flu and ARDS Case: Influenza A-induced HLH requiring ECMO support.

List of current QI projects:

Antibiotic Stewardship in the ICU
Goals of Care in ICU
CHF discharge coordination
Concurrent tx of serious infection and OUD
Wellness Project- PPMC Hospitalist
Evaluation of liver function tests in COVID-19 positive patients
Antibiotic protocol for pancreatic pseudocyst
Establishing algorithm for proper glucose controle before and after gastric-bypass surgery
Changes in outcomes in critical care patients with COVID-19 over time
RAT curriculum implementation
Status and increase of MAT use by residents