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‌Twentieth Annual Medical Student Research Forum Showcases Abundance of Investigative Works

The Medical Education Center lobby was overflowing with student poster presentations—38 to be exact—at the 20th Annual Medical Student Research Forum on February 11. Following the poster presentations in the basic science and clinical science categories, five students presented their research orally. The keynote address was delivered by renowned exercise scientist Lee Jones, Ph.D., an attending physiologist in the Department of Medicine and director of the Cardio-Oncology Research Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, who presented “Exercise for Treatment of Cancer: A Translational Approach.” Dr. Jones shared his work on investigating the efficacy of target exercise training to mitigate cancer therapy-associated cardiovascular injury and inhibit growth and progression of the disease.

For more than two decades the Medical Student Research has been coordinated by the Medical Student Research Committee recognizing that with a strong fundamental understanding of the relationships between medical research and the practice of medicine, future physicians may more thoroughly serve their patients and their communities.

20th Annual Medical Student Research Forum Results:

Oral Presentations

First Place (tie)
Dermal regeneration using multipotent adult stem cells 
Miner Ross, M.P.H.
School of Medicine Class of 2017

The Social Functioning of Siblings of Children with Cancer: A Multi-Informant Investigation (2014)
Hinette Shelby Rosario
School of Medicine Class of 2019

Third Place
Combinatorial targeting of Akt1 and SMO synergistically suppresses the growth of UV-induced BCCs in a murine model of basal cell nevus syndrome
John Zade, B.Sc.
School of Medicine Class of 2017

Basic Science Posters

First Place
Therapeutic Effects of ALT-803, an IL-15 Superagonist, In Combination with Anti-CD20 Chimeric Antigen Receptor Modified Expanded Natural Killer Cells Against Burkitt Lymphoma (BL)
Brian Huang
School of Medicine Class of 2018

Second Place
Tibial Exposure Regeneration Using Multipotent Adult Stem Cells
Lasnette O’Garro B.S.
School of Medicine Class of 2018

Clinical Science Posters

First Place
Effect of Aging on Bone Remodeling Around Uncemented Proximally Porous Coated Femoral Stems
Zan Naseer
School of Medicine Class of 2017

Second Place
Single Institution Validation of a Graded Prognostic Assessment for Evaluating Patients with Breast Cancer and Brain Metastases
Cheng-Hung Tai
School of Medicine Class of 2018
Anurag Saraf
School of Medicine Class of 2018

Dean’s Research Award

HPV Vaccination Process at the Neighborhood Health Center: How Does It Compare to CDC Recommendations and What Can Be Improved?
Nicole Lomotan
School of Medicine Class of 2018

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