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Research Day Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 28, 2014
Contact:  Leah Clark Payne, Public Affairs Director, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, 304-691-1713

 

Research Day winners announced

 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The 26th annual Research Day at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine wrapped up earlier this week with awards presented to eight students and medical residents.

The two-day event showcases the work of medical students, graduate students, residents and postdoctoral fellows, and includes both poster and oral presentation competitions. This year’s entries included projects that focused on heart disease, children and physical activity, lung and other cancers, drug abuse during pregnancy, and many other areas of biomedical and clinical research.

The winners were:

Poster Presentations

Basic Science Category

Caroline A. Hunter - Mitochondrial Elongation Factor Tu:  Translational Regulation by Phosphorylation

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology

Clinical Case Study Category (Student)

Jill Goodwin - Posterior Tibial Tendon Dislocation:  A Case Report

Department of Orthopaedics

Clinical Case Study Category (Resident)

M. Adeel Mahmood - An Atypical Presentation of Adrenal Insufficiency in Pregnancy as Recurrent Abdominal Pain

Department of Internal Medicine

Clinical Science Category (Student)

Laura G. Wilson - Withdrawing into Society: Characteristics of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome on Final Day of Admission

Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Science Category (Resident)

Heidi Michael - Retrospective analysis of patients entering the Maternal Addiction and Recovery Center (MARC) program evaluating pregnancy and neonatal outcomes

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Oral Presentations

 

Basic Science Category

M. Allison Wolf - Benzyl Isothiocyanate Sensitizes Hnscc Cells To Cisplatin, And Inhibits Hnscc Cell Migration And Invasion

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology

 

Clinical Science Category (Student)

Rebecca M. Hayes - Effect of Brief Physical Activity Program on Physical Fitness of Elementary School Students.

Department of Internal Medicine

 

Clinical Science Category (Resident)

Jodi Pitsenbarger - Total Postnatal Opiate Exposure Using Two Different Weaning Methods in Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Department of Pediatrics

 

Dr. Richard M. Niles, vice dean for biomedical sciences at the school of medicine, congratulated all the winners, saying, “We had more than 80 presentations this year and the competition was outstanding. It is quite exciting to see all the fascinating research being done at our medical school and to know these students will be making a real difference in the lives and health of those who live in our communities.”

 

For more information about Research Day, contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 304-691-1770.


Date Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014