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The 21st Annual Medical Student Research Forum Boasts Broad Range of Student Scientific Investigations

InTouch 3-16-17

The 21st Annual Medical Student Research Forum held on March 6 featured a record-breaking number of student submissions. Despite being rescheduled due to a snowstorm, more than 50 poster presentations overflowed from the Medical Education Center lobby and lined the hallway of the Basic Sciences Building, followed by five oral presentations.  View the photo gallery here

Congratulations to the 21st Annual Medical Student Research Forum Winners:

Basic Sciences Poster Awards: 

First Place: Ryan Dean, MS3 (3)
A Novel Method for Reducing Gap Formation in Tendon Repair and Investigation of the Primary Mechanism Responsible

Second Place: David Bamshad, MS2 (6)
EET-Agonists Recruit the PGC-1a-HO-1 System Restoring Mitochondrial Function of Renal Tissues and Reversing the Upregulation of ENAC and NCC Channels in Obesity-Induced Hypertension

Clinical Sciences Poster Awards:

First Place: Kevin Chen, MS3 (4)
Predicting Pulmonary Embolism in Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients: A Pilot Study

Second Place: Hinette Shelby Rosario, MS2 (9)
Drivers of Healthcare Quality in a Pediatric Outpatient Subspecialty Setting

Education and Technology Poster Award:

First Place: Stephen Shamah, MS2 (not pictured)
A Five-Dollar Nephrostomy Training Phantom Using Common Household and Hospital Supplies

Oral Presentation Awards: 

First Place: Brianna Theriault, MS1 (2)
C-Section Prevents Cerebral Microhemorrhages in a Novel Model of Encephalopathy of Prematurity

econd Place: Anurag Saraf, MS3 (1)
Associations of Lymphovascular Invasion and Clinical Outcomes in Breast Cancer after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy 

Third Place: Adiel Munk, MS1 (5)
The Identification of a Novel Human Inflammatory Dendritic Cell Lineage Marked by CD5 That Dominates Psoriatic Plaques

Dean’s Award: 

Liar Taich, MS3 (8) and Marc Zeffren, MS3 (7)
Effect of Duration of Symptoms on Orchiectomy Rates in Testicular Torsion in Patients Under 25: Important Prognostic Trends