Students and residents present research prowess in RAD poster displays

April 3, 2019

By Jan Jarvis

Rad Web
 
The CT scan of a 22-pound mass in the abdomen of a young woman was hard to miss in a room spilling over with research posters.

To illustrate just how large the mass was, third-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Julie Bunyard pulled out a tape measure and showed that the 32-centimeter tumor spanned from one hip to the other.

“The patient had three days of stabbing pain,” Bunyard said. “She was only 23 and had a malignant ovarian tumor.”

Bunyard, who plans to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology, used the case to illustrate the need for more education on the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

She was among 258 students and residents who presented posters Friday during Research Appreciation Day at Gibson D. Lewis Library.

Posters on everything from diabetic foot ulcers to a robotic glove were on display as anxious students eagerly explained their work to judges and faculty.

Sean Jamieson and Shannon Swickard, who are both students in Physician Assistant Studies, were poised to explain their research poster,“Does Mental Health Differ by Ethnicity and Income in Middle Age Females?”

“Black women were 1.4 times more likely to say they had good mental health, which is the opposite of previous research,” Jamieson said. “Income had no correlation and those who had high physical health status were more likely to report high mental status.”

School of Public Health student Noah Peeri studied factors associated with the use of e-cigarettes in a nationally representative sample.

“The biggest take-away is that minority groups are at greatest risk of being current e-cigarette users. Sixty-seven percent of U.S. adults think there are no harms associated with the use of e-cigarettes,” he said, “From this, we’ve identified groups that can be targeted for educational awareness campaigns to inform individuals regarding the risks of use.”

Now in its 27thyear, RAD has grown into a huge collaborative event that involves people from all departments, according to Brandy Klug, librarian.

The wide span of research was obvious to keynote speaker Larisa H. Cavallari, PharmD, Associate Professor, Head of the Division of Translational Research and Director of the Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine at the University Of Florida College Of Pharmacy.

“There is so much great research of all types here and it is so exciting to see the enthusiasm of the students,” she said. “And I love the integration of all the different disciplines.”

This year’s RAD poster winners

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SaferCare Texas

SaferCare Texas. Excellence in Patient Safety Research Award  – 1st Place Poster ($300)
Joshua Lindsley, How Dirty is Your Phone? Linking Restroom Behavior to Cell Phone Contamination at a Health Science Center

SaferCare Texas, Excellence in Patient Safety Research Award – 2nd Place Poster ($200)
Kyle Ames, Variant of Left Vertebral Artery Origin and Transverse Foramina Entry

SaferCare Texas, Excellence in Patient Safety Research Award  – 3rd Place Poster ($100)
Lindsay Friesenhahn, Is Mental Health Status Related To Alcohol Use In Pregnant Women Ages 21-35?

Institute for Healthy Aging

Institute for Healthy Aging, Poster Presentation Award  – 1st Place ($400)
Ella A. Kasanga, Caloric restriction attenuates motor function decline in rats: Evidence from an advanced middle-aged cohort

Institute for Healthy Aging, Poster Presentation Award – 2nd Place ($200)
Jessica Hersh, Impact of T-cells on Astrocytes In Vivo & In Vitro: Implications Post-Ischemic Stroke

Institute for Healthy Aging, Oral Presentation Award – 1st Place ($400)
Delaney Davis, Behavioral profiling of aged glutathione-deficient mice exposed to an oxidative stressor

North Texas Eye Research Institute

North Texas Eye Research Institute, Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award – 1st Place ($300)
Deidra Lee, Neuroprotective properties of sigma-1 Receptor in Retinal Ganglion cells from Optic Crush Model

North Texas Eye Research Institute, Postdoctoral Poster Presentation Award – 1st Place ($300)
Yan Fan, Chemical Reprogramming of Mouse and Human Mueller glia into Retinal Ganglion-Like Cell,

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Postdoctoral Poster Award – 1st Place ($500)
Yan Fan, Chemical Reprogramming of Mouse and Human Mueller glia into Retinal Ganglion-Like Cells

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Postdoctoral Oral Presentation Award – 1st Place ($250)
Alexander (A.J.) Rosenberg, A Comparison of Protocols for Simulating Hemorrhage in Humans: Step vs. Ramp Lower Body Negative Pressure

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Poster Presentation Award – 1st Place ($500)
Suhhyun Kim, Variation in maxillary sinus anatomy: Implications of ostium positioning on health disparities in sinusitis

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Poster Presentation Award – 2nd Place ($300)
Weikan Wang, MOG-specific Treg generation is potentially affected by thymic atrophy

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Poster Presentation Award – 3rd Place ($200)
Ella A. Kasanga, Caloric restriction attenuates motor function decline in rats: Evidence from an advanced middle-aged cohort

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Oral Presentation Award – 1st Place ($500)
Spencer C Cushen, Placental Exposure to Hypoxia and Oxidative Stress Causes Mitochondrial DNA Release into the Extracellular Spac

Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Genetics

Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Genetics, 1st Place Poster ($500)
Weikan Wang, MOG-specific Treg generation is potentially affected by thymic atrophy

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, & Genetics, 2nd Place Poster ($300)|
Rachel Thomas, Atrophied thymus creates tTreg repertoire holes diminishing an antigen-specific population in the periphery

Department of Microbiology, Immunology & GeneticsL 3rd Place Poster ($200)
Courtney Hall. Sequencing Long Amplicon Microsatellite Loci Using the Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinION Device

Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience, Oral Presentation Award – 1st Place ($400)
Jude K Prah, Development of a serum free astrocyte culture method that mimic resting in vivo astrocyte phenotype

Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience

Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience , 1st Place Poster Award ($400)
Jessica Hersh, Impact of T-Cells on Astrocytes In Vivo & In Vitro: Implications Post-Ischemic Stroke

Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience, 2nd Place Poster Award ($200)
Hongxia Zhang, Differential Effects of Young and Old Serum Exosomes on Ischemic Stroke Outcomes in Aged Rats

Integrative Physiology Program

Integrative Physiology Program, 1st Place Poster Award ($300)
Dianna H. Nguyen, Preliminary Findings on Sex Differences in Response to Various Acute Stressors in Male and Female Mice

Integrative Physiology Program, 2nd Place Poster Award ($200)
Garen K. Anderson, Are Spontaneous Low Frequency Oscillations in Arterial Pressure and Cerebral Blood Flow Associated with the Protection of Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation during Simulated Hemorrhage?

Integrative Physiology Program, 3rd Place Poster Award ($100)
Haley J. Barnes, Peak Analysis of Cerebral Blood Velocity Responses to Forced Low Frequency Oscillations during Simulated Hemorrhagic Stress in Humans

Structural Anatomy & Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program

Structural Anatomy & Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program, 1st Place Poster ($300)
Suhhyun Kim, Variation in maxillary sinus anatomy: Implications of ostium positioning on health disparities in sinusitis

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Student Research Award – 1st Place ($500)
Brandon Hoff, The Association Between Human Papillomavirus Vaccination and State Medicaid Expansion

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Student Research Award – 2nd Place ($250)
Melissa Schullek, Exploring Less Toxic Combination Treatment Options for Inducing Anti-Cancer Activity in Medulloblastoma Cells

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Student Research Award – Best Case Study ($250)
Heather DeVille, Sinus Node Dysfunction in a Young Female Without Identifiable Risk Factors

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Honors Student Research Award – 1st Place ($250)
Patrick Prazak, Evaluating Energetic Demands on the Human Nose Within a Regional Sample

Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health

Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health, Pediatric Research Award – 1st Place ($300)
Tommy Li, Identifying Factors That May Affect Mortality of Infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health, Pediatric Research Award –  2nd Place ($200)
Nidhi Patel, Long Term Survival in Pediatric Renal Cell Carcinoma despite multiple relapses: A Case Study

Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health, Women’s Health Research Award – 1st Place ($300)
Jamie Y. Choe, Radiation-mediated effect on exosomal and non-exosomal-derived microRNA-21 (miR21) gene expression by Triple Negative Breast Cancer cell line MDA-MB-231

Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health, Women’s Health Research Award –  2nd Place ($200)
Ryan Nguyen, Mitochondrial oxidative stress and extrusion of mitochondrial DNA from endothelial cells: implications for maternal endothelial dysfunction in preeclamps

Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, OMM-IM Korr, PhD Memorial Award – 1st Place ($250)
Erika Rudolph, The Effect of Lymph Isolated during Osteopathic Lymphatic Pump Treatment on the Immune Response against Acute Pneumonia

Medical Student Government Association

Medical Student Government Association, Best in First Year Class ($200)
Brandon Hoff, The Association Between Human Papillomavirus Vaccination and State Medicaid Expansion

Medical Student Government Association, Best in Second Year Class ($200)
Melissa Schullek, Exploring Less Toxic Combination Treatment Options for Inducing Anti-Cancer Activity in Medulloblastoma Cells

Medical Student Government Association, Best in Third Year Class ($200)
Michael Vu, Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis in an Otherwise Healthy Elderly Female

Medical Student Government Association, Best in Fourth Year Class ($200)
Cindy Tiu, Qualitative Analysis of the Reasons People with Spinal Cord Injury Opt to Enroll in an Exercise Program and their Barriers to Participation

UNT Health Science Center, Interprofessionalism

UNT Health Science Center, Interprofessionalism Award – ($250)
Roslin Jose, Developing Tuberculosis Prevention Strategies via Interdisciplinary Systems-Thinking: Latent Tuberculosis Infection Risk Recognition and Care

UNT Health

UNT Health, Health Care Delivery Award ($250)
Brandon Hoff, The Association Between Human Papillomavirus Vaccination and State Medicaid Expansion

School of Public Health & Public Health Student Government Association

School of Public Health & Public Health Student Government Association, 1st Place Poster ($500)
Cassidy LoParco, Examining Willingness and Intentions to Drink Alcohol as Predictors of Protective Behavioral Strategies

School of Public Health & Public Health Student Government Association, 2nd Place Poster ($350)
Roslin Jose, Developing Tuberculosis Prevention Strategies via Interdisciplinary Systems-Thinking: Latent Tuberculosis Infection Risk Recognition and Care

School of Public Health & Public Health Student Government Association, 3rd Place Poster ($200)
Sarah Matthes, The Cost of DIY: Correlates of Women’s Willingness to Pay for At-Home HPV Self-Sampling

School of Health Professions

School of Health Professions, Physician Assistant Studies Poster Award – 1st Place ($300)
Michelle Huang, Does Health Status Differ by Healthcare Access in Diabetic Females Ages 45-79?

School of Health Professions, Physician Assistant Studies Poster Award – 2nd Place ($200)
Kole Knutson, Do COPD Rates Differ by Veteran Status in Males 50-79 Years of Age?

School of Health Professions, Physical Therapy Program Poster Award – 1st Place ($300
Janci Burns, Visual context relates to impairments in both dynamic and static postural control in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) relative to typical development

School of Health Professions,Physical Therapy Program Poster Award – 2nd Place ($200)
Taylin Watson, Does High Intensity Aerobic Exercise Improve Postural Control for Older Adults?

UNT System College of Pharmacy

UNT System College of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science Research Award – 1st place ($350)
Duenshian Wang, Glutaredoxin 2 (Grx2) protects the retina from light-induced photoreceptor damage via regulating the endothelin receptor B (Ednrb) pathway

UNT System College of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science Research Award – 2nd place ($250)
Grant Currens, Microbial Natural Product Drug Discovery Through Systematic Sampling of Diverse Texas Soils

UNT System College of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science Research Award – 3rd place ($150)
Sophia Le, Development and Characterization of In Situ Self-Assembly Nanoparticles for Oral Tissue-Targeting Deliver

UNT System College of Pharmacy, Clinical Research Award – 1st Place ($350)
Meenakshi Srinivasan, Outcomes and economic burden of hormonal contraceptive failure in developing countries: A case for improving effectiveness?

UNT System College of Pharmacy, Clinical Research Award – 2nd Place ($250)
Hoang Nguyen, Retrospective Analysis of Pharmacy Students’ Perceived Readiness from Pharmacy Residency Preparation Elective with their Match Rates

TECH Fort Worth Innovation

2019 TECH Fort Worth Innovation Award – Innovative research with the greatest commercial potential ($300)
Tiraj Parikh, A Computer-Based Approach to Developing Diagnostic Rules

Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics 2019 Research Award ($250)
Michelle Huang, Does Health Status Differ by Healthcare Access in Diabetic Females Ages 45-79?

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