Student Research Day will feature slide presentations, poster presentations, and case report presentations given by medical students. Please support these students by attending Student Research Day on January 16, 2014. A schedule of presentations will be posted on this page.
We are honored to invite Victoria Fraser, MD, as our keynote speaker this year.As the Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine and chairperson of the Department of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Fraser studies healthcare epidemiology and trains clinical researchers.
Student Research Day schedule
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Poster Presentations (individual presenters/titles below)
12:30-3:30pm in the Children’s, Women’s, and Cancer Hospital Lobbies
Slide Presentations (individual presenters/titles below)
12:30-3:30pm in 321 MacNider and G10, G30, and G100 Bondurant Halls
4 pm in the Old Clinic Auditorium
Dr. Victoria Fraser, M.D.
Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Basic Sciences Posters
Poster #19 Andrew K. Pappa, John A. van Aalst, Montserrat Caballero, Robert G. Dennis, Alexandra E. Halevi, Johannah Sanchez-Adams, Farshid Guilak. Biophysical Properties of Tissue-Engineered Cartilage: Replicating Endogenous Elastic Cartilage.
Poster #15 A.R. Verde, F. Budin, J. Berger, A. Gupta, M. Farzinfar, A. Kaiser, M. Ahn, H. Johnson, J. Matsui, H.C. Hazlett, A. Sharma, C. Goodlett, Y. Shi, S. Gouttard, C. Vachet, J. Piven, H. Zhu, G. Gerig, M.A. Styner. UNC-Utah NA-MIC Framework for DTI Fiber Tract Analysis.
Poster #1 Jennifer Round, Brittany Ross, Barbra Lom. Slitrk Gene Expression Patterns in Developing Zebrafish Nervous System.
Poster #21 Chad Mosby, Anna Van Der Horst, Paul Weinhold, Laurence Dahners. Minocycline and External Fixation.
Poster #12 David Taylor Gammons, William Y. Kim, Sean Bailey. The Effects of c-MYC Overexpression in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma.
Poster #8 Deepa Ravindranathan. Study of the Role of Transcription Factor MIST1 in Paneth Cells.
Poster #18 Jesse Sun, Francine L. Kelly, Daniel L. Morgan, Tereza Martinu, Scott M. Palmer. Oxidative stress in diacetyl-induced airway epithelial injury and bronchiolitis obliterans.
Poster #14 Joe Cline, Paul Weinhold. Vibration Exposure as a Potential Therapy in Reducing Tissue Contracture in Suspended Rat Tail Tendon Fascicles.
Poster #20 Kim Vuong, Jen Jen Yeh. Identifying Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) Markers for the Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs).
Poster #7 Kola Agboola, Grace Kim Austin, Karen Mckinnon, Jonathan Serody, Adam Zanation. Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cell Mediated Induction of Th2 Polarization in Head and Neck Cancer.
Poster #13 Margaret Twomey, Angela Mabb, Mark Zylka. Topotecan, an FDA-approved chemotherapeutic drug, suppresses spontaneous network activity in cortical neuron cultures.
Poster #3 Margaret Williams, Wei Jia, Stefanie Sarantopoulos. Augmenting Anti-Leukemia Immunity Through the Expression of Leukemia Associated Antigens in an Alphavirus System and the Delivery of BAFF.
Poster #2 Monica Schointuch, J.E. Stine, T. Gilliam, C. Zhou, X. Han, P.A. Gehrig and V.L. Bae-Jump. Simvastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, exhibits anti-metastatic and anti-tumorigenic effects in endometrial cancer.
Poster #10 Robert Corty, Lisa Tarantino group and William Valdar. Statistical Association Mapping of Anxiety Behaviors in 45 Classical and Wild Inbred Mouse Strain.
Poster #16 Robert Palm, Edina Wang, Manish Sethi, Andrew Wang. Evaluation of PLGA/DSPE-PEG Nanoparticles for Vorinostat and Quisinostat Delivery with Prostate and Colorectal Cancer.
Poster #11 Robin Muller, Weidong Wu, Kiros Berhane, Scott Fruin, Feifei Liu, Ilona Jaspers, David Diaz-Sanchez, David B. Peden, Rob McConnell. Reactive Oxygen Species and Inflammatory Response of Monocytes to Ambient Particles Varies by Highway Proximity.
Poster #5 Sean Miller, Gunes Uzer, Natasha Case, Janet Rubin. Induction of Akt by Low Intensity Vibration Does Not Require Focal Adhesion Mechanosome in Mesenchymal Stem Cells.
Poster #9 Shonagh K. O’Leary-Moore, Stephen J. Pecevich, Deborah B. Dehart & Kathleen K. Sulik. Early prenatal alcohol exposure alters subsequent sensitivity to an acute ethanol challenge in adolescent and adult mice.
Poster #6 Joseph Friedberg, Michael Tenuto, Warren Naselsky. Combination of Photodynamic Therapy and Hyperthermia for the Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.
Poster #17 Kimberly N. Cowles, Theresa S. Moser, Natsai C. Nyakudarika, William W. Dixon, Jonathan J. Turner, and Zemer Gitai. The putative Poc complex controls two distinct Pseudomonas aeurginosa polar motility mechanisms.
Poster #4 Yuxuan Mao, Jing Shan, Andrew Tucker, Laurel Burk, Pavel Chtcheprov, Jianping Lu et al. Portable Head CT.
Case Report Posters
Poster #25 Rita Kuwahara, Askia Dunnon. The Case of An Angry Pancreas.
Poster #23 Brice Kessler, Yueh Lee. Diffuse Leptomeningeal Oligodendroglioma.
Poster #24 Jenny Shen. 60-Year-Old Man with "Hot" Face, Anorexia, and Nausea.
Clinical Sciences Posters
Poster #55 Alex Finch, Laurence Katz, Robert Pearlstein, Preston Rich, Elizabeth Dreesen, Titus John, Gerald McGwin. Infrared imaging to Evaluate Multi-Organ Failure Associated With Shock.
Poster #44 Lisa Rahangdale, Debra Budwit, Davoud Asgari, Linda Ohadugha. Manual liquid-based cytology: A pilot study.
Poster #48 Andrew T. Hnat, Jane Brice. Data fidelity in the database migration and documentation of the clinical care of prehospital patients.
Poster #54 Angela Cai, Miranda Moore, Andrew Bazemore. Evaluating Advanced Access Implementation in US Practices.
Poster #60 Benjamin Buck, Jean-Claude Mwanza. Glaucoma Diagnostic Value of Retinal Vessel Diameter Measurement with Oxymap T1.
Poster #38 Brendan Payne, Philip Sloane, Anna Beeber. Can family caregivers screen for delirium in persons with dementia? Designing a delirium decision-making tool for informal dementia caregivers.
Poster #64 Bryna Harrington, Charles Kyriakos Vorkas, Cecilia Kanyama, Irving Hoffman, Mina Hosseinipour. Etiologies of Altered Mental Status: a retrospective observational cohort of patients presenting to the adult medical ward at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi.
Poster #43 Cotton CC, Wolf W, Pasricha S, Li N, Hathorn K, Madanick RD, Dellon ES, Spacek MB, Moist SB, Shaheen NJ. The incidence of neoplastic gastric cardia nodules following radiofrequency ablation of neoplastic Barrett esophagus.
Poster #22 Christopher L Bennett, Hamza Aziz, Elizabeth Sparks, Gretchen Oswald, Harry C Dietz. Massive Hemoptysis in Loeys-Dietz Syndrome.
Poster #39 Christopher P. Lindsay, Daniel J. Del Gaizo, Christopher W. Olcott. C-Reactive Protein and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate as Indicators of the Resolution of Periprosthetic Joint Infection.
Poster #47 Christopher Schifeling, Philip D. Sloane, Anna Beeber. Oil the Wheel that Doesn’t Squeak: The Underappreciated Importance of Passive Behavioral Symptoms in People with Dementia.
Poster #56 Collin-Jamal Smith, Menglei Zhu, and Maureen A. Su. Activated Androgen Receptor Induces Aire Expression in Murine Medullary Thymic Epithelial Cells.
Poster #36 Stuart Richard Pierce, Kemi Morenikeji Doll, Brittany Davidson, Courtney Lee, Emily M. Ko, Anna C Snavely, Paola A. Gehrig, Angeles Secord, Laura Jean Havrilesky, and Victoria L. Bae-Jump. Endometrial cancer outcomes in diabetic women treated with metformin, statins and aspirin.
Poster #42 Dana Kelley, Jared Minkel, Lisa Ji, Moria Smoski, Gabriel Dichter. Volumetric Reductions of Subcortical Regions of Interest in MDD.
Poster #49 Daniel J. Green, W. Asher Wolf, Julia T. Hughes, Cary C. Cotton, John T. Woosley, Nicholas J. Shaheen, Evan S. Dellon. Dissociation between symptomatic, endoscopic, and histologic responses to topical steroid treatment in eosinophilic esophagitis: How common is it and can it be predicted?
Poster #35 Elise Stephenson, Marina Spanos, Linmarie Sikich. Criterion-related validity of the Sociability Factor among children with autism spectrum disorder.
Poster #26 Emily Bardolph, Christina Olson, Dr. Beat Steiner. Understanding Short Inter-pregnancy Intervals in Relation to Postpartum Contraception.
Poster #65 Elizabeth A. England, Hollis Konitzer, Jeannie Buckner, Kellett Letson. Mission Hospital Women’s Service Line Toolbox: A Survey of Regional Providers.
Poster #53 Christine A. Hall, Patti Kriegal, Jennifer Kneezel, William P. Bozeman. Blood is Blood: Validation of Scapular Capillary Blood Gas (ScapGas) Sampling to Determine Serum pH.
Poster #34 Joseph H McClellan, Eric J Formeister, William H Merwin III, Baishakhi Choudhury, Craig A Buchman, Oliver F Adunka, Douglas C Fitzpatrick. Round Window Electrocochleography (ECoG) and Speech Outcomes in Adult Cochlear Implant Patients.
Poster #33 Rick Stouffer, Josh Dilley. The Use of Biomarkers to Predict Survival In Patients with Severe Renal Artery Stenosis.
Poster #29 Joylyn Daniel, Ashley Calingo, Anne Z. Steiner. Recruitment Tools for Preconception Cohort Studies: a Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis.
Poster #45 Kaleb Keyserling, Anna Beeber, Phillip Sloane. Is it really a UTI? How Useful REALLY Are Clinical Signs in Older Persons?
Poster #32 Kyle Roedersheimer, Greg F. Pereira, Timothy F. Platts-Mills. Self-Reported vs. Performance-Based Assessments of Physical Function Among Older Adults in the Emergency Department.
Poster #66 Lukas G. Keil, Timothy F. Platts-Mills, Christopher W. Jones. Systematic Reviews Published In Emergency Medicine Journals Do Not Routinely Search Clinical Trials Registries: A Cross-Sectional Analysis.
Poster #40 Manasi Tannu, Marianne Muhlebach. The Impact of New Born Screening for Cystic Fibrosis on Invasive Procedures.
Poster #28 Mary Katherine Weinel. The Effect of Interoceptive Awareness and Diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa on Susceptibility to the Rubber Hand Illusion.
Poster #30 Matthew M. Cousins, Jacob Konikoff, Oliver Laeyendecker, Thomas C. Quinn, Ron Brookmeyer, and Susan H. Eshleman. HIV Diversity: A Useful Biomarker for HIV Incidence Estimation.
Poster #57 Matthew Hunt, Richard Feins. Gastric Mobilization Esophagectomy Simulator (GaMES): A novel and realistic approach to minimally invasive esophagectomy simulation.
Poster #61 Michael Clark, Daniella DiNizo, Laurence Katz, Kevin Guskiewicz. Preliminary Results of Concussion Management in Emergency Medicine: Evaluation of Concussion Knowledge and Current Management Practices.
Poster #52 Nancy Wang, Matthew Nielsen, Jonathan Matthews, Michael E. Woods, Eric M Wallen, Raj Pruthi, Elizabeth Tolleson-Rinehart, Angela Smith. A Cystectomy Risk Calculator and Assessment Based on NSQIP Data.
Poster #58 Nathan Meier, Mary Anne Dooley. Long-term evaluation of bone mineral density change in women receiving depot leuprolide acetate during cyclophosphamide therapy for severe lupus nephritis.
Poster #37 Paola Lopomo, Dimiter Dimitrov, Waleed Haso, Zhongyu Zhu, Bradley St. Croix, Crystal Mackall, and Rimas Orentas. Development of a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) to target Ewing’s sarcoma via CD276.
Poster #46 Patrick O'Shea, Aida Lugo-Somolinos. Fingertip dermatitis of unknown etiology: Response to systemic therapies.
Poster #51 Peter Marcinkowski, Philip Sloane. Reviewing the specificity and sensitivity of clinical signs indicative of the stages of dehydration in elderly patients with dementia.
Poster #50 Renatta Craven, Jason Franasiak, Prithima Mosaly, Paola A. Gehrig. Ergonomic Evaluation of Gynecologic Oncologists Performing Robotic Surgery.
Poster #63 Jonny Gerkin, Jason Tatreau, Kenan Penaskovic, Rushil Patel, Anna Brandon. Mindfully Targeting Burnout: An Open-Label Trial of a Mindfulness-based Curriculum for Psychiatry Residents.
Poster #41 Sailaja Bondalapati, Michelle Cabrera, Niklas Ulrich. The Effect of Intravitreal Bevacizumab on Macular Edema of Prematurity as Detected by Handheld Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SDOCT).
Poster #31 Tammy Chin, Charles Hicks, Gregory Samsa, and Mehri McKellar. Diagnosing HIV Infection in Primary Care Settings: Missed Opportunities.
Poster #27 Ted Hodges, Louis Kolman, George Stouffer. A New Method of Invasive Measurement of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function.
Poster #59 Vishal N. Rao, J. Niklas Ulrich, Anthony J. Viera, Sai H. Chavala. Ambulatory Blood Pressure Patterns in Patients with Retinal Vein Occlusion: A Preliminary Study.
Poster #62 Yi Yang. Reduce mortality (COMET trial) metoprolol, carvedilol, bisoprolol.
Public Health Posters
Poster #73 Alex Gertner. Risk factors of late life depression: results from a middle-income country prospective study (CRELES).
Poster #68 Alexandra Zeitany, Seth Noar, Brenda Morales-Pico, Jessica Myrick, Nancy Thomas. Understanding Indoor Tanning Behavior Among Sorority Women.
Poster #72 Amber Kernodle, Leslie Clark, Victoria Bae-Jump. Endometrial Cancer Survivor's Knowledge of Obesity and Other Risk Factors.
Poster #71 Claire Hailey, Melissa Bauserman, Justin Gado, Carl Bose. Provision of a clean water supply and diagnostic lab equipment to a rural health center in the Democratic Republic of Congo and its utility in the diagnosis of infectious diarrhea.
Poster #69 Jimmy Chen, Sean Miller, Thayne Dalrymple, Jocelyn Wang, Christina Dean, Melissa Kepke, Yolanda Paylor, Gisselle Mani, Evan Ashkin, Sandra Clark. Proyecto Puentes de Salud: Disconcordant Weight Perception in Overweight and Obese Mexicans in Rural Guanajuato.
Poster #67 Lindsey Buckingham, Chelsea D. Voytek, Julie Becher, David S. Metzger, Ian Frank. Going Local: Successes in Online Recruitment of MSM for Biomedical HIV Prevention Research.
Poster #70 Pranay Prabhakar, Melissa Green, Adebowale Odulana, Malika Roman Isler, Michelle Hayes, Mimi Kim, Margo Michaels, Natasha Blakeley, Giselle Corbie-Smith. Evaluation of Community Bridges to Cancer Clinical Trials: a faith-based intervention for increasing African American awareness of cancer clinical trials.
Basic Sciences Slide Presentations
Andrew Pappa, John A. van Aalst, Zach Cashion, Montserrat Caballero, Bob Dennis. Better Vibrations: Eliciting Osteogenesis And Chondrogenesis With A Vibratory Bioreactor. G10 Bondurant Hall, 2:30-3:30 pm
Andrew P Morgan, James J Crowley, Randal A Nonneman, Allison K Ryan, Corey R Quackenbush, Cheryl N Miller, Thomas H Kawula, Ian M Carroll, Patrick F Sullivan. The antipsychotic olanzapine induces weight gain and alters gut microbiota in mouse. 321 MacNider, 2:30-3:30 pm
Austin Cannon, Carol Otey, Hong Jin Kim. Investigating Palladin’s Role in Cancer Utilizing Immunohistochemistry. 321 MacNider, 1:30-2:30 pm
Chris McLaughlin, Malika Rakhmankulova, Doug Fitzpatrick. Cochlear nerve contribution to the electrocochleography (ECoG) signal. 321 MacNider, 12:30-1:30 pm
Devin Gibbs. Characterization of CASTOR Function in the Developing Heart. 321 MacNider, 2:30-3:30 pm
Paul Manis, Ruili Xie, Drew Barber. Glycine Receptor Subunits in the Ventral Cochlear Nucleus. G10 Bondurant Hall, 2:30-3:30 pm
Guillaume Pegna, Juli R. Bago, Christof Smith, Shawn Hingtgen. Delivery of Therapeutic Wharton's Jelly Stem Cells on Fibrin Scaffolds for Glioblastoma Multiforme. 321 MacNider, 1:30-2:30 pm
Henry Foote, Kaelyn Sumigray, Sam Ray. beta-Catenin protects the epidermis from mechanical stresses. G10 Bondurant Hall, 2:30-3:30 pm
Julia Nugent, Amber McCoy, Robert Sandler, Temitope Keku. The mucosal tissue metabolome is altered in obesity. 321 MacNider, 2:30-3:30 pm
Justin Morse, Alexandra Halevi, Montserrat Caballero, Amita Shah, Jeyhan Wood, John van Aalst. Optimizing Decellularized Porcine Maxillary Bone as a Scaffold for Novel Autologous Stem Cell Treatments. 321 MacNider, 1:30-2:30 pm
Lucas M. Sjeklocha, Phillip Y.-P. Wong, John D. Belcher, Gregory M. Vercellotti, Clifford J. Steer. β-Globin Sleeping Beauty Transposon Reduces Red Blood Cell Sickling in a Patient-Derived CD34+-Based In Vitro Model. 321 MacNider, 1:30-2:30 pm
Malika Rakhmankulova, Chris McLaughlin, Fitzpatrick. Distinguishing Round Window Electrocochleography Hair Cell from Neural Potentials in a Gerbil Model of High Frequency Sensorineural Hearing Loss. 321 MacNider, 12:30-1:30 pm
Marcus L. Basiri, Andrew Ha, Abhishek Chadha, Nicole M. Clark, Boaz Cook, Tomer Avidor-Reiss. Compartmentalization of the Growing Axoneme Tip by a Migrating Ciliary Gate. G10 Bondurant Hall, 2:30-3:30 pm
Michael Sola, Laurence Dahners, David Flood, Paul Weinhold, Stephen Kallianos. Viability of Chondrocytes after In Vivo Injection of Local Anesthetic and/or Corticosteroid. 321 MacNider, 2:30-3:30 pm
Hui Xiao Chao, Eugene Yurtsev, Manoshi Datta, Tanya Artemova and Jeff Gore. Bacterial cheating limits the evolution of antibiotic resistance. 321 MacNider, 12:30-1:30 pm
William M. Efird, Patrick J. Kellam, Shawn Yeazell, Paul Weinhold, Laurence Dahners. An Evaluation of Prophylactic Treatments to Prevent Post Traumatic Joint Stiffness. 321 MacNider, 12:30-1:30 pm
Case Reports Slide Presentations
Jonathan Manhard. Painful down-and-out eye in a diabetic patient. G30 Bondurant Hall, 2:30-3:30 pm
Romin Bonakdar, Patricia Jones, Christopher McGowan, A. Sidney Barritt. Kwashiorkor and pregnancy: An unusual cause of fatty liver. G30 Bondurant Hall, 2:30-3:30 pm
Clinical Sciences Slide Presentations
Colin Speight, Kelvin Jobo, Arti Ajmani, Hannock Tweya, Wingston Ngambi, Mina Hosseinipour, Sam Phiri. Rates of intolerance to Efavirenz, in the context of the national mass switch to TDF/3TC/EFV. G100 Bondurant Hall, 12:30-1:30 pm
Caitlin Burk, Michael Kulis, Nikolas Kamilaris, Stacy Chin, A. Wesley Burks. Plasma from Subjects on Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Suppresses ex vivo Basophil Activation in Peanut-Allergic Subjects. G100 Bondurant Hall, 1:30-2:30 pm
Christopher Giardina, Douglas Fitzpatrick, Oliver Adunka, Craig Buchman. Surgical Electrode to assist Hearing Preservation during Cochlear Implantation. G100 Bondurant Hall, 1:30-2:30 pm
Eric Formeister, Douglas C. Fitzpatrick. Intraoperative Round Window Electrocochleography and Speech Perception Outcomes in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Recipients. G30 Bondurant Hall, 2:30-3:30 pm
Marley Burns, Nicole Fenton, Karina Javalkar, Sarah Cohen, Maria Ferris. Pediatric Fellows’ Participation in Therapeutic Camp: A Mixed-Methods Approach. G10 Bondurant Hall, 1:30-2:30 pm
Megan Campbell, Sarah Armstrong, Eliana Perrin. The Development and Feasibility of an Electronic Decision-Support Tool in Treating Pediatric Obesity. G100 Bondurant Hall, 1:30-2:30 pm
Michelle Brown, Myra Roche, Christine Rini. Medical Students’ Assessment of Their Training in the Clinical Applications of Genomics. G100 Bondurant Hall, 1:30-2:30 pm
Nathaniel Slater, Kathleen Conway, Pei Fen Kuan, Sharon N. Edmiston, Nancy E. Thomas. DNA-methylation Patterns in Primary Melanomas Indicate Distinct Hypermethylated Phenotype. G10 Bondurant Hall, 1:30-2:30 pm
Rawad Hamzi, Mark Farber, Nirmal Veeramachaneni. Frequency and Clinical Significance of Incidental Findings on Computed Tomography Scans of Patients with Aortic Disease. G10 Bondurant Hall, 12:30-1:30 pm
Seth Congdon, Roma Chilengi. Causes of Rotavirus Vaccine Failure in Zambian Children: Study Overview. G10 Bondurant Hall, 1:30-2:30 pm
Suzanne M. Michalak, John D. Rolston, and Michael T. Lawton. Incidence and Predictors of Morbidity and Mortality in Cerebrovascular Surgery: National Trends from 2007-2011. G10 Bondurant Hall, 1:30-2:30 pm
Yemeng Lu, Candace Mitchell, Adam Zanation. Patient Expectations and Perceptions of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. G30 Bondurant Hall, 2:30-3:30 pm
Public Health Slide Presentations
Eric Kiechle, Hnat, Norman, Viera, DeWalt, Brice. Comparison of Brief Health Literacy Screening Instruments in the Emergency Department. G100 Bondurant Hall, 12:30-1:30 pm
Meredith Johnson, Kimberly Jacob Arriola, Eric Nehl. Examining the Associations of Parents’ and Teenagers’ Attitudes of Blood Donation and Intentions to Donate Blood. G100 Bondurant Hall, 12:30-1:30 pm
Shivani Sud The Effect of a Lactation Counseling Program on Rates of Early and Exclusive Breastfeeding Initiation in a Public Institutional Delivery Setting in Jammu, India. G10 Bondurant Hall, 12:30-1:30 pm
Sudha Meghan, Mark Pauly. Micro-Finance Health Insurance in Developing Economies. G100 Bondurant Hall, 12:30-1:30 pm
Timica Campbell. African American College Students’ Attitudes About HIV and AIDS: An assessment of HIV knowledge and attitudes and current prevention strategies. G10 Bondurant Hall, 12:30-1:30 pm