Areas of Research

Selected Papers


Al-Nimr RI; Rao S; Ogrinc G; McClure AC. A 4-Year Integrated Nutrition Curriculum for Medical Student Education. Med Sci Educ. 2018;29(1):23-28.

Craker N; Binder SB; Stolfi, A; Roman B; Borges NJ. The Influence of Gender on the Medical Student Evaluation of High-Risk Behaviors in an Adolescent Patient. Medical Science Educator, 2017; 27,443-446.

Krupat E; Borges NJ; Brower RD; Haidet PM; Schroth WS; Fleenor TJ; Uijtdehaage S. The Educational Climate Inventory: Measuring Students' Perceptions of the Preclerkship and Clerkship Settings. Acad Med. 2017;92(12):1757-1764.

Rizvi T; Borges NJ. “Virtual Radiology Workstation”: Improving Medical Students’ Radiology Rotation. Med.Sci.Educ. 2020. 30, 117–121.

Lyons VT; Dick JF; Weinstein AR. Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. Academic Medicine. 2020; 95(9S):S305-S308, September

Svoboda M; Kamal Y; Pinto-Powell R.  Science Scholars: Integrating Scientific Research Into Undergraduate Medical Education Through a Comprehensive Student-Led Preclinical Elective. MedEdPortal. April 16, 2021

Career & Mentoring

Bott EM; Duffy RD; Borges NJ; Braun, TL; Jordan, KP; Marino, JF. Called to Medicine: Physicians' Experiences of Career Calling. Career Development Quarterly, 2017; 65(2) 113-130.

Manuel RS; Borges NJ; Adcock K.; Smith J. Professional Identity and Career Calling Across Medical, Pharmacy and Dental Students. Medical Science Educator, 2018; 28, 19-21

Houseknecht VE; Roman B; Stolfi A; Borges NJ. A Longitudinal Assessment of Professional Identity, Wellness, Imposter Phenomenon, and Calling to Medicine Among Medical Students. Med Sci Educ. 2019;29(2):493-497.

Huggett KN; Borges NJ; Blanco MA; Wulf K; Hurtubise L. A Perfect Match? A Scoping Review of the Influence of Personality Matching on Adult Mentoring Relationships-Implications for Academic Medicine. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2020;40(2):89-99.

Raque-Bogdan TL; Ratchford JL; Garriott PO; Borges NJ; & Duffy RD. Counseling psychologists in medical education in the United States: Career development, professional identity, and training implications. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 2020; 33(2), 218–244.

Stringham RVV; Whitlock J; Perez NA; Borges NJ; Levine RE. A Snapshot of Current US Medical School Off-Ramp Programs-a Way to Leave Medical School with Another Degree. Med Sci Educ.. 2021 Jan 7;31(2):341-343.

Vo M; Beck Dallaghan G; Borges N; Gill A; Good B; Gollehon N; Mehta J; Richards B; Richards R; Serelzic E; Tenney-Soeiro R; Winward J; Balmer D. Planning for Happenstance: Helping Students Optimize Unexpected Career Developments. MedEdPORTAL, 2021; 17:11087.

Wulf K; Borges N; Huggett K; Blanco M; Binkley P; Moore-Clingenpeel M; Hurtubise L. Personality Compatibility Within Faculty Mentoring Dyads and Perceived Mentoring Outcomes: Survey Results of Academic Medicine Institutions in the USA. Med Sci Educ. 2021 Jan 13;31(2):345-348.


Bazett M; Costa AM; Bosiljcic M; Anderson RM; Alexander MP; Wong SWY; Dhanji S; Chen JMH; Pankovich J; Lam S; Sutcliffe S; Gunn H; Kalyan S; Mullins DW. Harnessing innate lung anti-cancer effector functions with a novel bacterial-derived mmunotherapy. Oncoimmunology. 2017;7(3):e1398875. 2017 Nov 27.

Liu Z; Myers LC. Candida albicans Swi/Snf and Mediator Complexes Differentially Regulate Mrr1-Induced MDR1 Expression and Fluconazole Resistance. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017;61(11):e01344-17. 2017 Oct 4

Varn FS; Wang Y; Mullins DW; Fiering S; Cheng C. Systematic Pan-Cancer Analysis Reveals Immune Cell Interactions in the Tumor Microenvironment. Cancer Res. 2017;77(6):1271-1282.

Liu Z; Myers LC. Mediator Tail Module Is Required for Tac1-Activated CDR1 Expression and Azole Resistance in Candida albicans. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017;61(11):e01342-17. Published 2017 Oct 24. doi:10.1128/AAC.01342-17

Ding LW; Sun QY; Edwards JJ; Fernandez LT; Ran XB; Zhou SQ; Scolyer RA; Wilmott JS; Thompson JF; Doan N; Said JW; Venkatachalam N; Xiao JF; Loh XY; Pein M; Xu L; Mullins DW; Yang H; Lin DC; Koeffler HP. LNK suppresses interferon signaling in melanoma. Nat Commun. 2019;10(1):2230. Published 2019 May 20.

Liu Z; Rossi JM; Myers LC. Candida albicans Zn Cluster Transcription Factors Tac1 and Znc1 Are Activated by Farnesol To Upregulate a Transcriptional Program Including the Multidrug Efflux Pump CDR1. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018;62(11):e00968-18. Published 2018 Oct 24.


Varn FS; Mullins DW; Arias-Pulido, H; Fiering, S; Cheng, C. Adaptive immunity programmes in breast cancer. Immunology. 2017;150(1):25-34.

Alexander MP; Fiering SN; Ostroff GR; Cramer RA; Mullins DW. Beta-glucan-induced inflammatory monocytes mediate antitumor efficacy in the murine lung. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2018; 67(11):1731-1742.

Sutcliffe S; Kalyan S; Pankovich J; Chen JMH; Gluck R; Thompson D; Bosiljcic M; Bazett M; Fedorak RN; Panaccione R; Axler J; Marshall JK; Mullins DW; Kabakchiev B; McGovern DPB; Jang J; Coldman A; Vandermeirsch G; Bressler B; Gunn H. Novel Microbial-Based Immunotherapy Approach for Crohn's Disease. Front Med (Lausanne). 2019; 6:170.

Bellmann L; Cappellano G; Schachtl-Riess JF; Prokopi A; Seretis A; Ortner D; Tripp CH; Brinckerhoff CE; Mullins DW; Stoitzner P. A TLR7 agonist strengthens T and NK cell function during BRAF-targeted therapy in a preclinical melanoma model [published correction appears in Int J Cancer. 2020 Jul 1;147(1):E9]. Int J Cancer. 2020;146(5):1409-1420.

Kalyan S; Bazett M; Sham HP; Bosiljcic M; Luk B; Dhanji S; Costa AM; Wong SWY; Netea MG; Mullins DW; Gunn H. Distinct inactivated bacterial-based immune modulators vary in their therapeutic efficacies for treating disease based on the organ site of pathology. Sci Rep. 2020; 10, 5901.

Weight Loss

Al-Nimr R; Batsis JA. Protein Intake in Older Adults with Obesity During Weight Loss Interventions: A Literature Review. Innovation Aging 2018; 2(S1):989

Batsis JA; Al-Nimr R; Pidgeon D; Cook S; Jensen M; Clark M; Mackenzie T; Bartels S. A Pilot Study of a Multicomponent Obesity Intervention in Older, Rural Adults with Obesity.  Innov Aging. 2018;2(Suppl 1):305.

Al-Nimr, RI. Optimal Protein Intake during Weight Loss Interventions in Older Adults with Obesity.  J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2019 Jan-Mar; 38(1):50-68.

Al-Nimr RI; Wright KCS; Aquila CL; Petersen CL; Gooding TL; Batsis JA. Intensive nutrition counseling as part of a multi-component weight loss intervention improves diet quality and anthropometrics in older adults with obesity. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2020; 40:293-299.

Batsis JA; Petersen CL; Cook SB; Al-Nimr RI; Pidgeon D; Mackenzie TA; & Bartels SJ. A Community-Based Feasibility Study of Weight-Loss in Rural, Older Adults with Obesity. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2020; 39(3-4):192-204.

Batsis JA; Petersen CL; Clark MM; Cook SB; Kotz DF; Gooding TL; Roderka MN; Al-Nimr RI; Pidgeon D; Haedrich A; Wright K; Aquilla C; Mackenzie T. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Technology-Based, Rural Weight Management Intervention in Older Adults with Obesity. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2021. 69, S89


Eidtson W; Shoop G; Stebbins C; Brandon AJ; Albright A. An in-house disability compliance workshop for health science programs. Disability Compliance for Higher Education. 2018; 23(11), 6–7.

Eidtson W; Brandon AJ. Considerations at the intersection of race, ethnicity, and disability. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2020;25(8), 1–4.

Peterson KH; Charlotte C; Ciesielski S; & Eidtson W. Realizing academic success within the health science learning environment. In L. M. Meeks & L. Neal-Boylan (Eds.), Disability as diversity: A guidebook for inclusion in medicine, nursing, and the health professions, 2020 (pp. 103-142).

Meeks LM; Plegue M; Swenor BK; Moreland CJ; Jain S; Grabowski CJ; Westervelt M; Case B; Eidtson WH; Patwari R; Angoff N; LeConche J; Temple BM; Poullos P; Sanchez-Guzman M; Coates C; Low C; Henderson MC; Purkiss J; Kim MH. The Performance and Trajectory of Medical Students With Disabilities, Academic Medicine: November 23, 2021.