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2018 Medical Student Symposium Winners!

Basic Science Awards

  Student Advisor Title
First Place Connor Buechler David O'Connor A primate model of pegivirus co-infection with SIV
Second Place Prabhpreet Bassi Ronald Cohn Assessing the Therapeutic Potential of CRISPR/Cas9- Mediated Gene Modulation in Merosin-Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Type 1A
Third Place (Tie) Lily Lu Lisa Robinson Elucidating the regulation of Adam17 mediated shedding of CX3CL1 in vascular endothelium
  John-Michael Guest Ashok Kumar Therapeutic efficacy of isavuconazole in experimental Aspergillus fumigatus endophthalmitis
Honorable Mention Rami Beydoun Kalyan Kondapalli Na+/H+ Exchanger 9 Regulates Iron Mobilization at the Blood Brain Barrier in Response to Iron Starvation
  Ayesha Sudaram Marcus Zervos Epidemiology and outcomes of daptomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia
  Matthew Gross Donal O'Leary Muscle Metaboreflex Control of Left Ventricular Filling Pressure

Prospective Clinical Science Awards

  Student Advisor Title
First Place Shivali Patel Jeffrey Stanely Myelin content and axonal size/density is reduced in earlycourse schizophrenia: Evidence from multi-echo T2 imaging study
Second Place Lydia Su Thomas Gardner Non-perfusion of Mid-peripheral Retina Reduces Retinal Function in Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema

Prospective Clinical Assessment/Improvement Awards

  Student Advisor Title
First Place Madeline Berschback Jennifer Mendez Effect of Pediatric Mentoring Program: A Study of Medical Student Empathy and Attitudes toward Obesity
Second Place Nathan Wood David Willens Cooking for Calmness: A Pilot Study of a Culinary Curriculum's Impact on Internal Medicine Resident Burnout

Retrospective Clinical Science Awards

  Student Advisor Title
First Place Jacob Markel David Markel Early Results of a Modern Cementless Total Knee System
Second Place Alec Bonifer Vijaya Kumar Association of serum biomarkers with severity of pulmonary embolism
Third Place Sanjana Kulkarni David Eisenstein Prevalence of Patients with Pregnancies of Unknown Location Treated with Methotrexate
Honorable Mention Diana Kakos Humphrey Atiemo Outcomes of pelvic floor physical therapy in treatment of levator spasm and voiding dysfunction

Retrospective Clinical Care and Public Health

  Student Advisor Title
First Place Tabitha Moses Mark Greenwald Factors Associated with Sedative Use and Misuse Among Heroin Users
Second Place Morgan Ellis Robert Welch Optimizing enrollment strategies for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) clinical trials: A secondary analysis of the ProTECT III trial

Sandberg Award for Overall High Score

Student Advisor Title
Connor Buechler David O'Connor A primate model of pegivirus co-infection with SIV


2017 Medical Student Research Symposium Winners!

Clinical Science Oral Presentations

  Student Mentor Title
First Place Lauren Newhouse Jacqueline Limberg Three hours of intermittent hypoxia increases circulating glucose levels in healthy adults.
Second Place Mathura Ravishankar Vaibhav Diwadkar Frontal-temporal connectivity during rest in an episodic memory task modulates early stages of learning.
Honorable Mention Raphael Banoub Sanjeet Rangarajan Arterial phantom blood flow simulator brings model-based surgical training "To Life"inspired by endoscopic endonasal skull based surgeries.
Honorable Mention Tabitha Moses Mark Greenwald Developing domains of negative consequences of regular heroin use.

Basic Science Poster Presentations

  Student Mentor Title
First Place Frank Mei Ryan Thummel Development of a zebrafish model for infectious endophthalmitis.
Second Place Hassan Fadel Sandeep Mittal Targeting IDO1, IDO2, TDO2 and AHR in primary patient-derived melanoma brain metastatic cells.
Honorable Mention Leo Hall Tomomi Ichinose Subtype-specific expression and function of bungarotoxin-sensitive, alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in bipolar cells of the mouse retina.
Honorable Mention Elizabeth Curtiss Jena Steinle Epac1 decreases inflammatory proteins in the retinal vasculature of mice and in retinal endothelial cells.
Honorable Mention Neha Gupta Ashok Kumar Retinal innate immune response to aspergillus fumigatus in fungal endophthalmitis.
Honorable Mention Maxwell Laws Juri Gelovani Molecular imaging of epigenetic regulation mediated by HDACs 4, 5 using PET/CT/MRI with 18F-TFAHA in a rat model of human glioma.

Clinical Studies Poster Presentations

  Student Mentor Title
First Place Lucy Ching Chau Joseph Kim Validation of predictive nomograms for delayed graft function in Canadian kidney transplant recipients.
Second Place Francis Tinney Nicole Bhave Detection of right ventricular dilation and dysfunction by transthoracic echocardiography predicts renal transplant outcomes.
Honorable Mention Rasanjeet Singh Carolyn Harris Cost and impact of lumboperitoneal and ventriculoperitoneal shunts in hydrocephalus.
Honorable Mention Ahmad Al-Awadi Sohel Somani Atypical transient subretinal exudation following photodynamic therapy for chronic central serous retinopathy: a case report.
Honorable Mention Matthew Sweet Vani Sabesan Does Medicaid payer status affect patient outcomes following surgical repair of massive rotator cuff tears?

Clinical Science and Prospective Clinical Studies Poster Presentations

  Student Mentor Title
First Place  Lara Fahmy  Dorry Segev  Short-term post-donation renal function of living kidney donors in the United States.
Second Place  Tara van Veen  Joseph Miller  Patient decision support tool for sore throat.
Honorable Mention  Nathan Nartker  Jennifer Mendez  Using an interprofessional treatment summary assessment to improve diabetes education and compliance.
Honorable Mention  Dandrich Lim  Vanji Karthikeyan  Effect of rigorous, early and frequent screening protocol for BK virus on the development of BK virus nephropathy and graft Function an institutional analysis.

Sandberg Award

  Student Mentor Title
First Place Lara Fahmy Dorry Segev Short-term post-donation renal function of living kidney donors in the United States.


2016 Medical Student Research Symposuim Winners! 

Basic Science Oral Presentations

  Student Advisor Title
First Place Eric Kim Yong Xu A Thin-Film Based Stimulating Cochlear Implant with Integrated Microfluidics for Drug Delivery
Second Place Dylan McLaughlin Michael Matunis SUMO Modification and Binding are not Essential for Thymine-DNA Glycosylase-Mediated Base Excision Repair in Vivo
Honorable Mention Robin Bonomi Juri Gelovani Non-invasive molecular imaging of SIRT1-mediated epigenetic regulation in cancers in vivo using PET/CT with a novel substrate-type radiotracer 2-[18F]PhAHA

Clinical Studies Oral Presentations

  Student Advisor Title
First Place Nilesh Raval Jennifer Sun In Vivo Evaluation of Retinal Vasculature in Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy Using Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy
Second Place Francis Tinney Anita Patel Characterization of Vascular Lesions in Living Donor Renal Transplant Implant Biopsies
Honorable Mention Tanya Pavri Kimberly Forde A single-center experience with Budd-Chiari Syndrome
Honorable Mention Leedor Lieberman Craig Rogers Do surgeons modify their clamping technique during robotic partial nephrectomy of complex tumors?

Basic Science Poster Presentations

  Student Advisor Title
First Place Bruce Rottmann Ashok Kumar Candida albicans Fungal Endophthalmitis Causes Retinal Tissue Damage and Cell Death in Two Experimental Mouse Models
Second Place Shivali Patel Debra Skafar Elevated Estradiol Compromises Trophoblast Survival in First Trimester Human Trophoblast Cells
Third Place Fareea Khaliq Ashok Kumar Effect of Inflammatory Mediators on Trabecular Meshwork Cells
Honorable Mention Erum Kazim Shane Perrine MDMA: a therapeutic to enhance extinction learning in PSTD?
Honorable Mention Patrick Lee Fu-Shin Yu Role of Semaphorin 3C in Impaired Sensory Nerve Regeneration and Wound Healing in the Diabetic Mouse Cornea

Clinical Studies Poster Presentations

  Student Advisor Title
First Place Lucy Ching Chau Sheri Shojaie Characterization of Statin Effectiveness Using Real-World Data in a Canadian Population
Second Place Timothy Quinn &
Rachel Cho
Craig Rogers Outcomes of robotic partial nephrectomy continue to improve over 8 years
Third Place (Tie) Christopher Chou Panayiotis Varelas Effect of Anticoagulation and Reversal on Hematoma Growth in Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Third Place (Tie) Lafi Khalil Robert Keller Athletic Performance at the NFL Scouting Combine After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Honorable Mention Neo Poyiadji Gaetano Paone Outcomes for Alternative Approaches in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Honorable Mention Curtis Hanba Daniel Hanba Time to Face the Music: A Population Analysis of Music Industry Facial Injury
Honorable Mention Matthew Ashbrook Kathleen Meert Clinical Characteristics and Course of Human Metapneumovirus in Critically Ill Infants and Children: A Multisite Study in Michigan
Honorable Mention Megan Courtley Brian O'Neil Comparison of Quantitative EEG with current clinical decision rules for Head CT utilization in acute mild traumatic brain injury in the ED
Honorable Mention Justin Bedford Phillip Levy Patient Activation Among Frequent Users of the Emergency Department
Honorable Mention Linnea Xuereb Jeffrey Morgan Outcomes of Patients on Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Single Institutional 9-Year Experience
Honorable Mention Jonathan Shaw David Eisenstein Occult Hernia and Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women

Sandberg Award

  Student Advisor Title
First Place Bruce Rottmann Ashok Kumar Candida albicans Fungal Endophthalmitis Causes Retinal Tissue Damage and Cell Death in Two Experimental Mouse Models