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Medical Toxicology Research Project or Scholarly Activity

Fellows in the Medical Toxicology Fellowship program will understand the strengths and weaknesses of published research by participating in either a research project or scholarly activity with faculty mentorship. 

  • Research Project: Basic science projects or animal, clinical and poison center research
  • Scholarly Activity: Publication of a case report, case series or review article in toxicology. 

During the second year of the fellowship, necessary "protected" time will be provided for research and scholarly activities. 

Presentations and Symposia

  • Fellows submit posters/platforms to national toxicology meetings - either the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology in the fall of the American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting in the spring. 
  • Fellows have the opportunity to present to the national audiences via the ACMT National Journal Club and National Case Conference. 
  • Fellows have the opportunity to present at local venues such as the Indiana Poison Center toxicology symposium, Emergency Medicine Research Day, the Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds and the Department of Emergency Medicine Student Clerkship. 
  • A world-class simulation center is frequently utilized for education.

Publications

  • Wermuth ME, Vohra R, Bowman N, Furbee RB, Rusyniak DE. Cardiac Toxicity from Intentional Ingestion of Pong-Pong Seeds (Cerbera Odollam). J Emerg Med. 2018;55(4):507-511. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.05.021
  • Tormoehlen LM, Rusyniak DE. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome and serotonin syndrome. Handb Clin Neurol. 2018;157:663-675. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-64074-1.00039-2
  • Love J, Kao L. ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Drug Induced Rash. Published online at: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) on February 21, 2018. Available at: https://www.aliem.com/2018/02/acmt-visual-pearls-drug-induced-rash/.
  • Kao L, Pizon A. Medical Toxicology Fellowship Training Is Available to Applicants from Many Specialties. J Med Toxicol. 2018 May 21.PMID 29785474
  • Farrugia LA; Rhyee S; Calello D; Campleman S; Judge B; Kao L; Pizon A; Porter L; Riederer A; Wiegand T; Wax P; Brent J. The Toxicology Investigators Consortium Case Registry- the 2017 Annual Report. J Med Toxicol. 2018 Sep;14(3):182-211. PMID: 30094774
  • Nanagas K, Avera R, Purpura A, Murphy J, Kao L. Articles You May Have Missed. J Med Toxicol. 2018 Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s13181-018-0683-3. PMID: 30353415.
  • Kao L & Rusyniak DE. Chronic Poisoning: Trace Metals and others. In: Goldman L & Schaefer AI (eds): Cecil-Goldman Medicine, 26th Ed. 2018; Philadelphia PA: Elsevier Inc.
  • Kao L. Expert Reviewer for: Katz K & O’Connor A: EMRA and ACMT Medical Toxicology Guide, 1st Edition, Emergency Medicine Residents Association, 2018.
  • Kopec K, Kim T, Mowry J, Aks S, Kao L. The Role of Dantrolene in Dinitrophenol (DNP) Overdose: A Continuing Question. Am J Emerg Med 2019; 37(6): 1216. PMID 30948257
  • Froberg BA, Morton SJ, Mowry JB, Rusyniak DE. Temporal and geospatial trends of adolescent intentional overdoses with suspected suicidal intent reported to a state poison control center. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019;57(9):798-805. doi:10.1080/15563650.2018.1554186
  • Grogan J, Gerona R, Snow JW, Kao L. Ibogaine Consumption With Seizure-Like Episodes, QTc-Prolongation, and Captured Cardiac Dysrhythmias. J Emerg Med. 2019;57(4):e99-e104. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2019.06.052
  • Wang A, Nanagas K. Neonate with red diaper. Emerg Med J. 2019;36(10):594-634. doi:10.1136/emermed-2019-208625
  • Overberg A, Morton S, Wagner E, Froberg B. Toxicity of Bupropion Overdose Compared With Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Pediatrics. 2019;144(2):e20183295. doi:10.1542/peds.2018-3295
  • Overberg A, Purpura A, Nanagas K. "Ghost tablet" husks excreted in feces in large bupropion XL overdose. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019;57(2):141-142. doi:10.1080/15563650.2018.1494276
  • Spyres MB, Farrugia LA, Kang AM, Calello DP, Capleman SL, Pizon A, Wiegand T, Kao L ,Riley BD, Li S, Wax PM, Brent J. The Toxicology Investigators Consortium Case Registry-the 2018 Annual Report. J Med Toxicol. 2019;15(4):228-254. doi:10.1007/s13181-019-00736-9
  • Titelbaum N, Avera R. ACMT Toxicology Visual pearls: Caterpillar Envenomation. Published online at: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) on July 13, 2020. Available at: https://www.aliem.com/acmt-caterpillar-envenomation/
  • Tormoehlen LM and Miller JC. Abnormal Brain Imaging. ACMT Toxicology Clinical Pearls. ALiEM (Academic Life in Emergency Medicine), January 21, 2019. https://www.aliem.com/2019/01/acmt-toxicology-visual-pearls-abnormal-brain-imaging/ Tormoehlen LM and Rusyniak DE. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome and Serotonin Syndrome. In Romanovsky AA, (Ed). Thermoregulation, Part II: from basic sciences to clinical neurology. San Diego: Elsevier BV, 2018: 663-676.
  • Avera R, Furbee B; Keppra and Newer Anticonvulsants Chapter 312 Harwood Nuss’ Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine Seventh ed. (In Press 2020)

Abstracts/Posters

  • Ortiz L, Kao L. Malignant Catatonia Mimicking Serotonin Syndrome: A Case Series and Structured Review of the Literature. Presented at: Indiana University Research Day, Indianapolis IN, June 15, 2018.
    Acciani J, Wermuth M, Nañagas KA. Brodifacoum poisoning with severe coagulopathy from contaminated synthetic cannabinoid use. Presented at: North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Chicago, IL October 27, 2018.
  • Ackerman L, Kao L, Radhakrishnan R, Lufti L, Haut L. Malignant Cerebellar Edema Syndrome in Toddlers with Acute Drug Intoxication. Presented at: Pediatric Neurological Surgery Annual Meeting, Nashville TN, December 7, 2018.
  • John C. Jacobs, Jr., Robert S. Avera, Mary E. Wermuth. Toxic Encephalopathy, Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis, and Seizure Secondary to Naproxen Poisoning: A Case Report. Presented at: American College of Medical Toxicology, Annual Scientific Meeting. San Francisco, CA April 13, 2019
  • Kao L, Radhakrishnan R, Lufti L, Haut L, Ackerman L. Malignant Cerebellar Edema following Fentanyl Patch Exposure in an Infant. Presented at: American College of Medical Toxicology, Annual Scientific Meeting. San Francisco, CA April 12, 2019
  • Hutchins K and Tormoehlen LM. Aluminum Toxicity Following Sucralfate Administration in 2 Patients with Chronic Renal Disease. Poster at 2018 American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC.
  • Patel M, Tormoehlen LM, Gutteridge D. Use of Venovenous ECMO for Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage due in Inhaled Synthetic Cannabinoid or “Spice.” Poster at 2018 American Thoracic Society Meeting in San Diego, CA
  • Ross B, Irwin H, Kao L, Froberg B. False positive opiate urine drug screen in the setting of high urine dextromethorphan levels. Accepted for Presentation at: North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, September 13, 2020, Virtual Conference
  • Purpura A, Kao L, House R. Incidence and Risk Factors for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Emergency Department in Patan, Nepal. Accepted for Presentation at: North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, September 13, 2020, Virtual conference
  • Irwin H, Wagner E, Wermuth M, Kao L. Predatory Insulin Administration in Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault. Accepted for Presentation at: North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, September 13, 2020, Virtual Conference
  • Nanagas K, Huber S, Avera R, Penfound S, Overberg A. . Physostigmine Use to Treat Anticholinergic Toxidrome in Pediatric Patients as Reported to the National Poison Data System. Accepted for Platform Presentation at: North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, September 14, 2020, Virtual Conference
  • Ross B, Haynick M. Nanagas K. Double Peak Serum Acetaminophen Levels following Large Ingestion of Tylenol Combination Products. Accepted for Presentation at: North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, September 14, 2020, Virtual Conference
  • Overberg A, Christiansen G. Don't Let Them Get Away: A Novel Method for Capturing Indirect Deaths. Accepted for Presentation at: North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, September 14, 2020, Virtual Conference

Presentations

  • Tormoehlen, L. Drug induced Seizures. Presented at: American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, virtual meeting, March 13, 2020
  • Furbee, B. Conference Organizer: American College of Medical Toxicology Seminar in Forensic Toxicology: Criminal Poisoning and Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault. Washington DC, December 8-10, 2019
  • Furbee B. Lessons Learned from the Orville Lynn Majors Case. Presented at: American College of Medical Toxicology Seminar in Forensic Toxicology: Criminal Poisoning and Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault. Washington DC, December 9, 2019
  • Kao L. Symposium Organizer: American College of Medical Toxicology Fellow in Training Lecture: The Utility of Advanced Degrees for your Toxicology Career. American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Spring Meeting, San Francisco, April 13, 2019
  • Kao L. Panelist: Women in Toxicology: Enhancing your National Reputation and Involvement. American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Spring Meeting, San Francisco, April 12, 2019
  • Nanagas, K. Scary Spice. American College of Emergency Medicine, Indiana Chapter, Indianapolis IN, March 2019
  • Kao L. Symposium Organizer: American College of Medical Toxicology Fellow in Training Lecture: Medication Assisted Treatment in the Community. American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Spring Meeting, Washington DC, April 7, 2018
  • Tormoehlen L. Brain death and the Toxicology Patient. European Association of Poison Centers and Clinical Toxicology Annual Meeting, Bucharest, Romania, May 24, 2018