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Thursday, July 27th we concluded the 2023 Mauricio Castillo, MD, Scholars Program with an Evening of Scholarship. UNC Medical Alumni Association sponsored the event at the Carolina Club, a celebration of the conclusion of the 8-week summer experiences of the 11 Castillo Scholars. At the event the scholars successfully showcased their summer research projects.

The Department of Radiology would like to give a special shout-out to our Radiology Castillo Scholars, Katherine Li, Diagnostic Radiology, and Estefania Gonzales, Interventional Radiology.

Katherine presented her project, “Developing an Automated Pipeline for CT-Derived Body Composition Analysis as a Predictor for Toxicity and Survival in Cancer Patients.” Dr. Yueh Lee was Kathrine’s research mentor on this project.

Estefania presented her project “Pelvic Venous Disorders (PeVD): A Preliminary Look into Imaging Findings and Allostatic Load in Patients with and without Symptoms.”

The full list of podium and poster presentations are as follows.

Katherine Poulos “A Mixed Methods Study of Drivers for Treatment Choice for Patients with Newly Diagnosed T1 Renal Masses”
Seidah Congleton “Identifying Factors Influencing Anesthesiology Residents’ Self-Evaluation of ACGME Core Competencies”


Olivia Cain “Provider Perspectives and Practices on Neurocognitive Disorder in Children with Congenital Hypothyroidism”
Brayan Corona- Macedo “Targeting KRAS in Glioblastoma Multiforme”
Justin Davidson “eLearning Module Helping to Bridge The Orthopaedic Residency Learning Gaps”
Anysa Fernandez  “Improving the Readability of the Sinonasal Outcome Test Quality of Life Survey”
Estefania Gonzales “Pelvic Venous Disorders (PeVD): A Preliminary Look into Imaging Findings and Allostatic Load in Patients with and without Symptoms”
Yuka Koyama “Lipids in High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Subclasses and Risk of Myocardial Infarction (MI)”
Spencer Saunders “Providing Educational Material to Patients Scheduled for Spinal Procedures”
Kristen Williams “Sarcopenia as a prognostic factor for endometrial cancer outcomes”


Best of Luck to Katherine, Estefania, and the rest of the 2023 Castillo Scholars in their 2nd year of Medical School. 

2023 Mauricio Castillo, MD Scholars Program Evening of Scholarship

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