The success of the
college’s Research Day on Sept. 21 was demonstrated by its growth.
The sixth annual Research Day featured 54 poster presentations —
eight more posters than last year. Forty-one students participated
in the 30 student projects; 24 posters were by faculty.
Also this year, the
Office of Research and Grants created a new student summer research
program, the Early Research Experience Fellowship, which added to
the number of students who presented posters on Research Day.
This year, there were 18
student clinical posters, up from 12 last year. There were 12 basic
science posters, up from eight last year. Students
participating in the Research and Scholarly Advancement Fellowship
and Early Research Experience Fellowship programs contributed 10
clinical posters. Nine of the 12 basic science posters resulted from
student participation in these programs.
“Research Day this year
was the biggest and best yet,” said R.V. Balaji, M.B.A.,
grants development coordinator for the Office of Research and
“Most of the medical
schools are moving in the direction of having more of their
students’ time invested in research. The environment we are creating
here allows students and faculty to brainstorm and collaborate in
research efforts. That’s great.”
projects were Michael Gerardo, D.O. (’01), M.P.H.; Stevan
Walkowski, D.O. (’89); Mitchell Silver, D.O. (’89); Jane
Hamel-Lambert, M.B.A., Ph.D.; and Leonard Calabrese, D.O.
Basic science judges were Mark Berryman, Ph.D.; Audrone
Biknevicius, Ph.D.; Ken Goodrum, Ph.D.; and Susan Williams,
Two awards were given
for the top clinical posters:
Between a Scoring System for Radiographic Fecal
Loading and Clinical Definition for Constipation” by
Steven Walston and Michael Finamore
(Faculty Mentor: Jen-Tzer Gau, M.D., Ph.D.)
“Non-Operative Treatment of Spondylolysis and Grade
I Spondylolisthesis in Children and Young Adults: A
Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies” by Guy Klein
(Mentor: Charles Mehlman, D.O. (’89), M.P.H.)
The top basic science
poster was awarded to “The
Effect of an Antioxidant Diet on Renal Function in the Obese Type 2
Diabetic Obese Zucker Rats” by Edwin Jackson and Sayo
Oshogwmemoh (Faculty Mentor: Sharon Inman, Ph.D.).
The winners received
$200 cash prizes.
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