PAGNY Annual Research Day 2022 was made possible by the hard work and generous contributions of many people. Thanks to PAGNY and its PAGNY Boards of Directors for their support and guidance. A special thanks to our Judges (listed below) who chose the best of the submitted abstracts contained in the following pages. We also thank Beluga Studio for producing the Research Day Compendium and for producing our Research Day Zoom Webcast. A very special thanks to Maryanne Rivera and Xiomara Rivera, who worked tirelessly attending to every last detail for today’s program.
Finally, we thank all our participants, attendings, residents, and students who took part this year. It is their search for new clinical knowledge that makes this event successful. We dedicate this event to you and your pursuits for professional development, intellectual curiosity, and knowledge sharing.
We heartily thank our esteemed judges who volunteered their precious time to review the abstracts and select the very best PAGNY clinician research for today’s program.
Victor Alemany, M.D., M.S.
Komal Bajaj M.D., M.S.-HPEd
Nora V. Bergasa, M.D., MACP, FAASLD, AGAF
Elizabeth Cohn, RN, NP, Ph.D., FAAN (MPI)
Shobhana Chaudhari, M.D., FACP, AGSF
Kecia Gaither, M.D. MPH M.S. MBA FACOG
Vidya Menon, M.D., FACP
Regina Miranda, Ph.D.
Peter K. Kim, M.D., MMM, FACS
Christina Pili, MPH
Alexie Puran, M.D., MS, FAAP, CPXP
Maryann Popiel, M.D., CPE
MaryAnne Rivera, BHSAMA
Warren M. Seigel M.D., MBA, FAAP, FSAHM
David K. Stein, M.D., FACP
Rhonda Trousdale, M.D.
Muhammad Waseem, M.D., MS, CHHSE
Andrew Wiznia, M.D.
Adhya Mehta, M.D.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi
Lower LDL cholesterol level during COVID-19 hospitalization is associated with higher mortality: Is this a paradox?
Farbod Raiszadeh, M.D., Ph.D., FACC
NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
Understanding family dynamics of obesity: Do parents and children lose and gain weight together?
Angelica De La Fuente, Psy.D.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
The Impact of Telehealth on Mental Health Treatment Engagement in Urban Settings