During the course of the Transitional Year Residency, all residents will be expected to participate in at least one research or scholarly endeavor. All residents complete human subjects training through the CITI program to be provided with the fundamentals for carrying out human subjects research. Projects have ranged from retrospective reviews of clinical data, to survey based research, to medical education projects, to clinical epidemiology studies.

All residents also engage in a quality improvement project during the course of the year as well, identifying a topic that they are passionate about related to the delivery of patient care.

During the course of their year, all Transitional Year Residents are required to submit at least one project for presentation or publication. Prior Transitional Year Resident presentations have included abstracts and oral presentations at the South Carolina meeting of the American College of Physicians, the South Carolina Medical Association annual meeting, the American Academy of Dermatology meeting, and the American Association of medical Colleges Integrating Quality meeting.

Research activities for Transitional Year Residents are overseen by the program director, Dr. Vinod Nambudiri, and other members of the teaching faculty.

Publications 2017

  1. Bae GH, Kurtzman D, Granter SR, Vleugels RA, Nambudiri VE. Asymptomatic papules after breast cancer treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 May;76(5):e157-e158. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.10.013. PMID: 28411784
  1. Riemenschneider K, Foreman RK, Kraft S, Nambudiri VE, Angel T. Lower extremity erythema and tightening in an elderly male. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 May;76(5):e161-e162. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.10.038. PMID: 28411786
  1. Shi CR, Huang JT, Nambudiri VE. Pediatric cutaneous graft versus host disease: A review.

Curr Pediatr Rev. 2017 Jun 14. doi: 10.2174/1573396313666170615091733. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28641548

  1. Shi CR, Nambudiri VE. Widespread psoriasis flare following influenza vaccination.

Vaccine. 2017 Jun 29. pii: S0264-410X(17)30864-2. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.06.067. PMID: 28669619

  1. Shi CR, Nambudiri VE. Research Techniques Made Simple: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.

J Invest Dermatol. 2017 Jul;137(7):e143-e147. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2017.03.004. PMID: 28647028

  1. Shi CR, Nambudiri VE. Imatinib-induced psoriasiform eruption in a patient with chronic myeloid leukemia. Am J Hematol. 2017 Aug 24. doi: 10.1002/ajh.24894. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28836284
  1. Shi CR, Nambudiri VE. Arsenic in Dermatology-From Dermatologic Therapy to Carcinogen.
    JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Sep 1;153(9):905. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2658. PMID: 28903143
  2. Cao S, Nambudiri VE. Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase in Cutaneous Malignancies.
    Cancers (Basel). 2017 Sep 12;9(9). pii: E123. doi: 10.3390/cancers9090123. PMID: 28895885
  1. Shi CR, Olbricht S, Vleugels RA, Nambudiri VE. Sex and leadership in academic dermatology: A nationwide survey. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Oct;77(4):782-784. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.05.010. PMID: 28917468
  1. Smith T, Nambudiri VE. The Clinical Picture: Erythema Ab Igne. (Forthcoming 2018) Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Presentations 2017

2017 AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting: Achieving the Quadruple Aim - June 2017 Rosemont, IL.

Nambudiri N; Holmes S, Davis J; Sciarretta J; Cooper C; Dennison J. A multi-pronged approach to creating a clinical learning environment focused on patient safety and health care quality for a new GME programs at our community hospital using a CLER survey, dashboard and focus committee.

South Carolina Medical Association -May 2017 Charleston, SC

  1. Cvinar J; Duff R; Balanchivadze N. Dissecting the Diagnosis: DKA With A Killer Headache
  2. Dennison J, Glover, A. Congestive Heart Failure Secondary to Chronic Narcolepsy-Related Amphetamine Use-A rare cause of heart failure.
  3. Lin E, Frost C, Bumbalo T. Vancomycin-Induced Immune Thrombocytopenia and Its Relationship to Life Threatening Intracranial Hemorrhage.
  4. Mercer R, Waring G, RobertsC, Jhanji V, Wang Y, Filho J, Hemings R, Rocha K. Deformation Parameters in Keratoconus and Normal Eyes Using a Non-contact Tonometer with a Dynamic Ultra-high-speed Scheimpflug Camera ** 3rd place
  5. Millar C, Smith T, Alwine I, Balanchivadze N, Nambudiri V. Tetanus: A Story of a Rusty Rictus
  6. Morris, L, Coni, R. Bilateral Hippocampal and Basal Ganglia Infarcts Following Cocaine and Amphetamine Intoxication.
  7. Myers J, Mangano A, Alwine I, Smith, T. Metastatic Sinonasal Adenocarcinoma
  8. Smith M, Coni R. AMS: Altered Mental Status and Abnormal Masked Shingles.

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Annual Meeting-May 2017 New Orleans, LA

  1. 1. Nambudiri V and Diez C. “Take Two: Matching the PGY1 Resident without a PGY2 Position.”
  2. Diez C and Nambudiri V. “Rethinking Resident Recruitment: A Novel Regional Recruitment Roadshow.” *First Place Winner

Association for Hospital Medical Education Institute-May 2017 New Orleans, LA

  1. Diez C and Hayes T. “Recruitment 101: Back to Basics.”
  2. Diez C and Nambudiri V. “Rethinking Resident Recruitment: A Novel Regional Recruitment Roadshow.”

International Society of Dermatopathology 20th Joint Meeting-March 2017 Orlando, FL

Kagha K. “Gender and Radical Trends Among Dermatopathology Fellows: A 10 Year Analysis.”

Publications 2016

  1. Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Vinod E Nambudiri, Alexander J Stratigos: Color Atlas and Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology, Third Edition. McGraw Hill Professional, 2016
  2. Doherty B, Nambudiri V, Palmer W. Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 2017 19:2, 1-8. DOI 10.1007/s11894-017-0542-4. PMID: 28110453
  3. Jehle D, Johnson D, Martel T, Molnar J, Lark MC, Falkowitz J, Short R, Plexousakis M, Schmitt R, Nambudiri V. Severe diabetic ketoacidosis presenting with negative serum ketones. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Jan; 35(1):196.e3-196.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.07.009 PMID: 27503063
  4. Timerman D, McEnery-Stonelake M, Joyce CJ, Nambudiri VE, Hodi FS, Claus EB, Ibrahim N, Lin JY. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a worse prognosis in metastatic melanoma. Oncotarget. 2016 Dec 28. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.14316. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28036288
  5. Nahmias Z, Nambudiri VE, Vleugels RA. Thalidomide and lenalidomide for the treatment of refractory dermatologic conditions. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Jul;75(1):210-2. PMID: 27317516
  1. Bae GH, Nambudiri VE, Garibyan L, Sanford S, Huang SJ. Topical Steroid Therapy Educational Video for Eczema. Dermatitis. 2016 May-Jun;27(3):157-8. PMID: 27172318
  1. Nambudiri VE, Qureshi AA, Vleugels RA. Sharps injuries among US dermatology trainees: A cross-sectional study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Apr;74(4):756-8. PMID: 26979357
  1. Timerman D, Devlin PM, Nambudiri VE, Wright NA, Vleugels RA, Clark RA, Kupper TS, Merola JF, Patel M. Novel application of high-dose rate brachytherapy for severe, recalcitrant palmoplantar pustulosis. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2016 Feb 5. PMID: 26848819
  1. Bae G, Qiu M, Reese E, Nambudiri V, Huang S. Changes in Sex and Ethnic Diversity in Dermatology Residents Over Multiple Decades. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Jan 1;152(1):92-4. PMID: 26605972
  1. Nambudiri VE, Vivero M, Watson AJ, Thakuria M, Ng A, Russell S, Rabinowits G, LeBoeuf NR. Merkel Cell Carcinoma Presenting as Subcutaneous Breast Masses: An Uncommon Presentation of a Rare Neuroendocrine Neoplasm. Breast J. 2015 Nov 25. PMID: 26607182.
  1. Bae G, Qiu M, Reese E, Nambudiri V, Huang S. Changes in Sex and Ethnic Diversity in Dermatology Residents Over Multiple Decades. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Nov 25:1-3. PMID: 26605972.
  1. Nambudiri VE, Nambudiri NS, Nazarian RM, Tsao SS. A rash starting on the palms and soles. BMJ. 2015 Oct 19;351:h5452. PMID: 26481515.
  1. Bae GH, Nambudiri VE, Bach DQ, Danziger J, Faulkner-Jones B, McMahon C, Huang SJ. Rapidly progressive nonuremic calciphylaxis in the setting of warfarin. Am J Med. 2015 Oct;128(10):e19-21. PMID: 26164564
  1. Nambudiri VE, McLaughlin C, Lo TC, Zembowicz A, Moschella S. Successful multimodality treatment of recalcitrant necrobiotic xanthogranuloma using electron beam radiation and intravenous immunoglobulin. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2015 Jul 24. PMID: 26206141.
  1. Nambudiri VE, Kersellius R, Harp J, Maniar JK, Maurer TA. Idiopathic Pyoderma Gangrenosum as a Novel Manifestation of the HIV Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome: A Report of Three Cases. J Assoc Physicians India. 2015; 63(7):72-6. PMID: 26731836

Presentations 2016

Cosmetic Surgery Forum - Nov 2016 Las Vegas, NV

Kagha K, Nambudiri VE: “Assessing Self-Reporting of Hazardous Cosmetics: A Descriptive Analysis of the California Safe Cosmetic Program Database.” * Recipient of the Cosmetic Surgery Forum resident grant

American College of Physicians Associate and Student Abstract Competition - Oct 2016 Charleston, SC

Herschel A, Eagerton D. "A Therapeutic Seesaw in Male Hypogonadism: Can Hematocrit and Testosterone Levels Achieve Lasting Balance?"