7th Annual PCOM Research Days Winners

Thank you to the participants and attendees who made Research Day a success. Congratulations to the 2017 Research Day award winners!

Georgia Campus

Excellence in Research-Biomedical Sciences

First place: Moji Salau, “BKCa Channel Expression and Functional Regulation in Diabetic Pulmonary Arterial Smooth Muscle Cells.” and Shelby Sweat, “Analysis of the Effects of TGF-β Mediated Reduction of Caveolin-1 Expression Following Cellular Interaction with a Biological Extracellular Matrix.”

Second place: Christina Paul, “The Role of Lipocalin -2 (Lcn2) in Acetaminophen Induced Acute Liver Failure.”

Honorable mention: Nisha Gajjar, “The role of secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2) inhibitor Varespladib in mitigation of acetaminophen(APAP) induced acute liver failure.” and Elizabeth Hernandez, “Anti-Cancer Effect of Fluorinated Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (FCAPE) on Human Multiple Myeloma Cells.”

Excellence in Research-Pharmaceutical Sciences

First place: Teena John, “Anti-myeloma Effect of Imidazole and Methyl Derivatives of a Synthetic Oleanane Triterpenoid 2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9-dien-28-oic acid (CDDO).”

Second place: Eva Karam, “Management of HIV-positive Patients Undergoing CABG: A Case Series.”

Honorable mention: Irandokht Khaki Najafabadi, “Magnetic Drug Delivery of Xanthohumol to Adipocytes using Ultrasmall Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles.”

Excellence in Research-DO Program

First place: Andrew Keith, “Cerebellar and Cerebral Cortical Responses to Cathodal tDCS: An In Vivo Approach to Study its Applicability to Cerebellar Ataxia Treatment.”

Second place: Alex Wang, “Study of Excitability Changes in Purkinje Cell Output During DCS Stimulation by In Vitro Approach.”

Excellence in Research-Residents/Fellows

First place: Brandon Cunningham, “Appropriateness of Statin Dose in High Risk Patients Post-PCI/CABG at Gwinnett Medical Center.”

Second place: Cynthia Francis, PhD, “Cyclosporine A-Induced Calcineurin Isoform Specific Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) Expression in Renal Fibroblasts.”

Honorable mention: Keith Johnson, “Pharmacist Intervention on the Stroke Team in the Emergency Department.”

Philadelphia Campus

The David Miller, DO ’60 Memorial Endowed Research Day Awards

Excellence in Research – Best in Show: Mihoko Tantabe, “Family Planning in Refugee Settings: Findings from a Multi-Country Study.”

Excellence in Research – Psychology: Noah Sideman, “Task fMRI and Functional Connectivity Show Concordant Memory Laterality in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy.”

Excellence in Research – Masters in Biomedical Sciences: Anahi McIntyre, “Protein Kinase C Epsilon Peptide Inhibitor Exerts Cardioprotective Effects in Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury.”

Excellence in Alzheimer’s Disease Research: Vanessa Valdivia, “Evaluation of Smell and miRNA Biomarkers in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).”

The Camille DiLullo, PhD, Excellence in Research Awards

DO award: Morgan McCoy, “Assessment of Clinicians’ Knowledge and Screening Practices of Stimulant Misuse in Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”

Resident award: Mark Ishak, DO, “Minimally Invasive In Vivo Real-time Identification of Human Astrocytoma with Sulforhodamine 101.”

Staff award: Danielle Exler, “Determining Whether Seizures During Early Development Lead to Long-term Behavioral Deficits in Zebrafish.”

PCOM Library Young Investigators Award

Alixandria Colon, Omayris Ramos and Tracy Wong, of Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia, “Understanding Cervical and Breast Cancer.”

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