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Medical Student Research Forum Showcases Student Scientific Investigations

a group of MSRF students

An abundance of student research was represented at the 22nd Annual Medical Student Research Forum, filling the Medical Education Center lobby and overflowing into the Basic Sciences Building lobby, on February 8. A total of 51 presentations, in oral and poster format, preceded the keynote address by flu vaccine expert Doris J. Bucher, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology and pediatrics, who presented “1918-2018: 100 Years of Flu.” “The students did an outstanding job this year and their research was quite impressive,” said Mary Petzke, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology and director of medical student research. “Sixty-one percent of the projects were conducted under New York Medical College (NYMC) faculty mentorship, breaking last year’s record of 50 percent.” It is also a dramatic increase from 2014, the first year of tracking this information, when only 36 percent of the submissions were conducted under NYMC mentorship, according to Dr. Petzke. View the Medical Student Research Forum photo gallery.

Basic Sciences Poster Awards

First Place

Leyla Cavdar, MS1
3D-Printed Bioactive Ceramic Scaffolds Demonstrate Osteogenesis in an Undisturbed Osseous Environment

Second Place (Tie)

Samuel Gelnick, MS3
Histological Subtypes Correlate with Distinct Genetic Abnormalities in Defining Therapeutic Targets in Medulloblastoma

Gwendolyn Daly, MS2
Investigating the Functional and Physiological Importance of Monosynaptic Projections from the Central Amygdala to the Preoptic Area

 

Clinical Sciences Poster Awards 

First Place (Tie)

Medha Biswas, MS1 
Prevalence and Variation of Best Practices in Acute Kidney Injury: A Multi-Center Study

Katie Carome, MS2
An Exclusive Human Milk Diet is Associated with Decreased Incidence of Severe IVH in ELBW Infants

 Second Place

David Cohen, MS2
Outcomes After Non-Transplant Surgery in Cirrhotic Patients

 

Oral Presentation Awards

First Place

Donna Koo, MS2
Increased Thrombosis and Circuit Change Risk in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Receiving ECMO 

Second Place

Jessica Leung, MS2
Antioxidants TEMPOL and GKT-137831 effects on NOX4 Related Oxidative Stress in Low Birth Weight Neonates

Honorable Mention

Tucker Callanan, MS1
Can Occult Infection be Demonstrated in Patients Who Have Undergone Spinal Surgery with Instrumentation

Dean’s Awards (Tie; Presented for research affiliated with NYMC receiving the highest marks)

Medha Biswas, MS2
Prevalence and Variation of Best Practices in Acute Kidney Injury: A Multi-Center Study

Katie Carome, MS2 
An Exclusive Human Milk Diet is Associated with Decreased Incidence of Severe IVH in ELBW Infants