Many of the full time faculty are actively involved in research through Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. LA BioMed is one of the largest independent, nonprofit biomedical research institutes in the United States. Please visit their site to learn more at LA BioMed. Although residency is a busy time, it is also a time when residents can explore potential research interests and even begin to establish a career in academic neurology. Residents have the most opportunity to pursue research opportunities during their PGY3 year as there are numerous elective blocks in that year. Please see below for the most recent publications, presentations, and abstracts of our current residents and recent alumni.
Abukhalil F, Mehta B, Saito E, Mehta S, McMurtray A. Gender and Ethnicity Based Differences in Clinical and Laboratory Features of Myasthenia Gravis. Autoimmune Dis, 2015;2015:197893. Doi: 10.1155/2015/197893. PMID:26175913.
Saito E, Diaz N, Morrow J, Chung J, McMurtray A. Lower Frequency of co-Morbid Medical Disorders Related to Poor Impulse Control in Parkinson’s than Alzheimer’s Disease. Current Aging Science, 2015:epub ahead of print. PMID: 26412353
McMurtray A, Nakamoto B, Diaz N, Mehta B, Aboutalib S, Saito E. Midlife Cigarette Smoking and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms among Demented Outpatients. Journal of Aging: Research and Clinical Practice, 2014;3(3):163-166. http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jarcp.2014.28
McMurtray A, Tseng B, Diaz N, Chung J, Mehta B, Saito E. Acute Psychosis Associated with Subcortical Stroke: Comparison between basal ganglia and mid-brain lesions. Case Reports in Neurological Medicine, 2014;2014:428425. Doi: 10.1155/2014/428425. PMID:25309765.
Lee H, Mehta BK, Commentary on “Jafarirad, et al.: Vitamin A effect on cell proliferation,” Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, Sep-Dec. 2012, Vol 3, Issue 3.
Recent resident presentations
Morrow MJ, Abukhalil F. The yield of serial spectral-domain OCT testing in multiple sclerosis. European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Annual Meeting, Barcelona, October 9, 2015.
Pham TD, Morrow MJ. Bilateral optic neuropathy in superficial intracranial siderosis. North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS) Annual Meeting, San Diego, February 24, 2015
Knell M, Saito EK, Diaz N, Shah A, Mehta B, McMurtray AM. Structural Brain Abnormalities Associated with Visual Hallucinations in Parkinson’s Disease: A voxel-based morphometry analysis. Presented at the American Neuroimaging Society annual meeting in January 2015.
Mehta B, Abukhalil F, Pham T, Villanueva F, Hayashi C, Morrow MJ. Optical coherence tomographic measures of retinal structure do not correlate with vitamin D levels in multiple sclerosis patients. Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) / Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) Joint Annual Meeting, Dallas, May 2014
Villanueva F, Abukhalil F, Morrow MJ. Evolution of macular findings on optical coherence tomography (OCT) in papilledema. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, April 29, 2014
Wang C, Mehta B, McMurtray AM. Occupational Exposure and Risk of Stroke: A Population-based Study in the United States Adult Population. Presented at the International Stroke Conference in February 2014.
McMurtray AM, Saito E, Leon A, Rai K, Morrow J, Diaz N, Mehta B, Naylor D. Neuroimaging Detected Neurocysticercosis and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Refractory Epilepsy. Presented at the American Neuroimaging Society annual meeting in January 2014.
Recent resident abstracts
Villanueva F, Abukhalil F, Morrow MJ. Evolution of macular findings on optical coherence tomography (OCT) in papilledema. Neurology 2014;82:10(Suppl. P2.284)
Pham TD, Morrow MJ. Bilateral optic neuropathy in superficial intracranial siderosis. Syllabus, North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS) annual meeting, 2015
Morrow MJ, Abukhalil F. The yield of serial spectral-domain OCT testing in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis (in press)