Grace Niziolek

Grace E Niziolek , MD

Chief Resident in General Surgery

Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0558
Phone 513-558-4206
Email grace.martin@uc.edu

Education

Bachelor's Degree: Virginia Tech 2010 (Biochemistry)

Medical Degree: University of North Carolina 2014

Fellowship : University of Cincinnati Cincinnati OH , 2018 (Traumatic Brain Injury)

Positions and Work Experience

10-2007 -02-2009 Research Assistant in Department of Bioinformatics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Mentor: Dr. Brett Tyler), Using a novel technology in the double-barrel particle bombarder we characterized the effects of various mutations to the soybean pathogen effector Avr1b on cell-mediated death. Various mutations to the C-terminal were constructed then individually introduced into soybean leaves using the gene gun. Ultimately, we were looking for certain mutations that decreased the ability of the Avr1b effector to prevent cell-mediated death in soybeans. ,

05-2009 -09-2009 Research Assistant in Department of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Mentor: Dr. Dana Hawley), This project sought to evaluate how logging techniques influence the abundance of mosquitoes that are good vectors of arboviruses such as West Nile or LaCrosse virus. We explored this by comparing the presence of competent vertebrate reservoirs such as songbirds and chipmunks in various locations in the Jefferson National Forest to examine how this form of land use alters vector and host communities, as well as their interaction. ,

05-2011 -08-2011 Research Fellow in Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Mentor: Dr. Tom Egan), This project supplemented research being done on whole lung transplantation from non-heart beating donors. Our aims were to characterize the time course of RhoA and Rac-1 activation during stimulated cold ischemia reperfusion injury in human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells. ,

05-2010 -07-2010 Peacework, Blacksburg, VA, Planned and executed a marketing campaign targeting Colleges and Universities across the United States that would foster partnerships between the schools and Peacework. These partnerships ultimately led to projects designed to foster community engagement, economic development, and social change in cities and villages around the world.,

02-2009 -07-2010 Lakeview Behavioral Healthcare, Blacksburg, VA, Worked with adults with brain injuries and severe pervasive development disorders. ,

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Kim, Young; Wima, Koffi; Jung, Andrew D; Martin, Grace E; Dhar, Vikrom K; Shah, Shimul A (2017. ) Laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomy compared to total cholecystectomy: a matched national analysis.The Journal of surgical research, , 218 ,316-321 More Information

Martin, Grace E; Boudreau, Ryan M; Couch, Caroline; Becker, Katrin Anne; Edwards, Michael J; Caldwell, Charles C; Gulbins, Erich; Seitz, Aaron (2017. ) Sphingosine's role in epithelial host defense: A natural antimicrobial and novel therapeutic.Biochimie, , 141 ,91-96 More Information

Martin, Grace E; He, Heng; Makley, Amy T; Pritts, Timothy A; Elterman, Joel B; Johannigman, Jay A; Goodman, Michael D (2018. ) Proximal penetrating extremity injuries-An opportunity to decrease overtriage?.The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, , 85 (1 ) ,122-127 More Information

Martin, Grace E; Carroll, Christopher P; Plummer, Zachary J; Millar, D A; Pritts, Timothy A; Makley, Amy T; Joseph, Bellal A; Ngwenya, Laura B; Goodman, Michael D (2018. ) Safety and efficacy of brain injury guidelines at a Level III trauma center.The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, , 84 (3 ) ,483-489 More Information

Martin, Grace E; Xia, Brent; Kim, Young; Johnson, Mark D; Veile, Rosalie; Friend, Lou Ann; Makley, Amy T; Caldwell, Charles C; Goodman, Michael D (2017. ) Platelet Function Changes in a Time-Dependent Manner Following Traumatic Brain Injury in a Murine Model.Shock (Augusta, Ga.), , Nov 2017 [Epub ahead of print] , More Information

Martin, Grace; Shah, Dhavan; Elson, Nora; Boudreau, Ryan; Hanseman, Dennis; Pritts, Timothy A; Makley, Amy T; Foreman, Brandon; Goodman, Michael D (2018. ) Relationship of Coagulopathy and Platelet Dysfunction to Transfusion Needs After Traumatic Brain Injury.Neurocritical care, , 28 (3 ) ,330-337 More Information

Martin GE, Shaughnessy EA (2017. ) Breast Cancer Care in the Elderly Patient.Current Geriatrics Reports, , 6 (3 ) ,139-48 More Information

Abbott, Daniel E; Martin, Grace; Kooby, David A; Merchant, Nipun B; Squires, Malcolm H; Maithel, Shishir K; Weber, Sharon M; Winslow, Emily R; Cho, Clifford S; Bentrem, David J; Kim, Hong Jin; Scoggins, Charles R; Martin, Robert C; Parikh, Alexander A; Hawkins, William G; Ahmad, Syed A (2016. ) Perception Is Reality: quality metrics in pancreas surgery - a Central Pancreas Consortium (CPC) analysis of 1399 patients.HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association, , 18 (5 ) ,462-9 More Information

Baker, Jennifer E; Niziolek, Grace M; Elson, Nora C; Pugh, Amanda M; Nomellini, Vanessa; Makley, Amy T; Pritts, Timothy A; Goodman, Michael D (2019. ) Optimizing Lower Extremity Duplex Ultrasound Screening After Traumatic Injury.The Journal of surgical research, , 243 ,143-150 More Information

Martin G.E.;Johnson M.;Veile R.;Friend L.A.;Elterman J.B.;Johannigman J.A.;Pritts T.A.;Goodman M.D.;Makley A.T. (04-02-2019. ) Effects of Early Altitude Exposure on the Open Abdomen after Laparotomy in Trauma.Military Medicine, , 184 (9-10 ) ,E457-E464 More Information

Martin G.E.;Pugh A.M.;Moran R.;Veile R.;Friend L.A.;Pritts T.A.;Makley A.T.;Caldwell C.C.;Goodman M.D. (04-01-2019. ) Microvesicles generated following traumatic brain injury induce platelet dysfunction via adenosine d.Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, , 86 (4 ) ,592-599 More Information

Martin G.;Pugh A.;Williams S.;Hanseman D.;Nomellini V.;Makley A.;Pritts T.;Goodman M. (03-01-2019. ) Lower Extremity Duplex Ultrasound Screening Protocol for Moderate and High Risk Trauma Patients.Journal of Surgical Research, , 235 ,280-287 More Information

Baker J.E.;Martin G.E.;Katsaros G.;Lewis H.V.;Wakefield C.J.;Josephs S.A.;Nomellini V.;Makley A.T.;Goodman M.D. (01-01-2018. ) Variability of fluid administration during exploratory laparotomy for abdominal trauma.Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open, , 3 (1 ) , More Information

Book Chapter

Martin GE (2017 ) Peripheral vascular disease The Mont Reid Surgical Handbook, 7th ed .Elsevier

Martin GE (2017 ) Aneurysms The Mont Reid Surgical Handbook, 7th ed .Elsevier

Presentations

Paper Presentations

Martin GE, Pugh AM, Moran R, et al (02-2018. ) Microparticles generated following traumatic brain injury induce observed platelet dysfunction .Academic Surgical Congress.

Martin GE, Carroll C, Plummer Z, et al (02-2018. ) Safety and efficacy of brain injury guidelines at a Level III trauma center .Academic Surgical Congress.

Martin GE, Heng H, Pritts TA, et al (01-2018. ) Overtriage from proximal penetrating extremity injuries .EAST Annual Scientific Assembly.

Martin GE, Hoehn R, Boudreau R, et al (10-2017. ) Acid sphingomyelinase inhibition reduces the harmful effects of repetitive mild brain injury .American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.

Martin GE, Dhar V, Lewis J, Shaughnessy EA (03-2017. ) Impact of 2009 Screening Guidelines on the Clinical Presentation of Breast Cancer: A National Cancer Database (NCDB) Analysis .Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium.

Martin GE, Boudreau R, Couch C, et al (02-2017. ) Alterations in the ceramide-sphingosine pathway during active urinary tract infections .Academic Surgical Congress.

Martin GE, Egan T (10-2011. ) Role of Rho GTPases in lung ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in a cell culture model of IRI .University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Student Research Day.

Martin, GE, Kale S, Hanlon R, Tyler B (09-2008. ) The relationship between mutations of Phytophthora sojae effector Avr1b and the effects on avirulence and suppression of plant cell-mediated death .Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Research Symposium.

Honors and Awards

2011 NIH/NIDDK Short Term Research Training Fellowship Summer research award, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

2010 -2011 Brown Medical Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

2011 -2012 Sarah Kenan Medical Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

2012 -2013 John Idol Medical Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

2010 Gold Humanism Award, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

2015 Medical Student Best Resident Teacher Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

2018 Finalist, Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Award, Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

2018 Finalist, Young Investigator Award, Shock Society

2019 American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Award

2018 Shock Society Travel Award

2018 UC Acute Care Research Resident of the Year Award

2018 Ohio Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Award

Service

Christiansburg Rescue Squad Member 2008 -2010

STEP: Students Teaching Early Prevention, University of North Carolina School of Medicine 2010 -2012

St. Thomas More Middle School JV Basketball Coach 2011 -2012

Chapel Hill Area Volleyball Club Youth Volleyball Coach 2012 -2014

Student Health Action Coalition Community Clinic, University of North Carolina School of Medicine 2010 -To Present

Education and Assessment Committee, Office of GME, University of Cincinnati Graduate Medical Education 2014 -To Present

Department of Surgery, Surgical Applicant Review Board, University of Cincinnati 2016 -2018

Co-Chair - Surgeons, Scholars, and Leaders Annual Meeting, Jackson Hole, WY 2017

Chair - Surgeons, Scholars, and Leaders Annual Meeting, Jackson Hole, WY 2018

Professional Affiliation

2016 -To Present: Association of Academic Surgeons, Candidate Member

2017 -To Present: American College of Surgeons, Resident Member

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45267-0558
Phone: 513-558-4206
grace.martin@uc.edu