Grant Project Specialist/ Clinical Research Associate, The Mercer University School of Medicine , Macon, Georgia
My name is Dr. Nkechi Christiana Arinze. I hold a medical degree from the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. I am currently working as a grant project specialist/ clinical research associate at the Mercer University School of Medicine at Macon, Georgia on an NIH sponsored research project titled the systemic assessments of geriatric elements in patients with atrial fibrillation, the SAGE-AF study. In this project, I implement and carryout structures for the easy flow of the research projects, and also involved in research writings and manuscripts. I am also a member of the IRB for the SAGE-AF study at the Mercer University School of Medicine at Macon, Georgia, USA.I have experience as a licensed general physician in Nigeria and have been involved in clinical medicine, research, and public health education in the past ten years. I hold certifications from Harvard Medical school and John Hopkins University, USA on mechanical ventilation in COVID-19 and Contact Tracing in COVID-19 respectively. I hold an active membership at the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Public Health Association, (APHA). I have authored several publications and also have numerous ongoing clinical researches.Some of my published works and ongoing research projects are listed below:
Eyituoyo H O, Arinze N C, Aben R N, et al. (July 27, 2020) Ischemic Stroke in a Patient With Atrial Tachycardia, Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Mutation and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation: Is Early Initiation of Anticoagulation Therapy Indicated?. Cureus 12(7): e9420. doi:10.7759/cureus.9420
Shah K, Joshi V V, Arinze N C, et al. (June 20, 2020) Association of Opioid Use With Cardiometabolic Disease Risk Factors: Evidence From the 2009-2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Cureus 12(6): e8719. doi:10.7759/cureus.8719
Ventricular Fibrillation 7 Years After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation Harry O. Eyituoyo, Rieta N. Aben, Nkechi C. Arinze, Dat Phat Vu, Erskine A. James Am J Case Rep 2020; 21:e923711 DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.923711
Nkechi Arinze, Odunayo Lawal, Adeyemi Adeosun, Adenike Eketunde, Oluwatobi Ozoya, Temitope Kehinde, Ardis Hanson, Evita Henderson-Jackson. Histopathological findings in the cardiopulmonary systems of patients with COVID-19 diseases: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2020 CRD42020192306 Available here
Oluwatobi Ozoya, Nkechi Arinze, Adeyemi Adeosun, Odunayo Lawal, Adenike Eketunde, Temitope Kehinde, Ardis Hanson, Evita Henderson-Jackson. Histopathological findings in the liver and kidney of patients with COVID-19: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2020 CRD42020199440 Available here
Adenike Eketunde, Adeyemi Adeosun, Odunayo Lawal, Nkechi Arinze. Histopathological findings in the lymphoid tissues and organs of patients with COVID-19: a systematic review. PROSPERO 2020 CRD42020192268 Available here
My ongoing research project includes the systemic assessments of geriatric elements in patients with atrial fibrillation, The SAGE-AF study, the association between socioeconomic status and race with adverse clinical outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation using findings from the SAGE-AF study, the association between obesity and physical activities in older patients with AF.
I am also working on a systematic review on the histopathological findings of seen COVID-19 diseases. The study protocol has been accepted and published at the PROSPERO international registry for systematic reviews.