Congratulations to two Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. students for winning best oral and best poster presentations at the recent Marshall University JCE School of Medicine 27th Annual Research Day!
Winner of Basic Science Poster Presentation
Adam Fischer, Ph.D. student, works in Dr. Sarah Miles’ laboratory and presented a poster titled “Normoxic accumulation and activity of HIF-1 is associated with ascorbic acid transporter expression and localization in human melanoma”. The other author is Sarah L. Miles.
Winner of Basic Science Oral Presentation
Kristeena Wright, Ph.D. candidate, works in Dr. Nalini Santanam’s laboratory and gave an oral presentation titled “Polycomb group and associated proteins as potential therapeutic targets for endometriosis”. Other authors include Brenda Mitchell and Nalini Santanam.
Winners of clinical categories are as follows:
Clinical Science Oral Presentation, Student Category – Brandon J. Smith
“Impact of influenza vaccination on clinical outcomes of patients admitted in a university affiliated large medical center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania”
Clinical Science Oral Presentation, Resident Category – A. Allison Roy
“Evaluating Buprenorphine Metabolism in Cord Blood from Neonates Born to Opiate Addicted Mothers as a Predictor of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Rural Appalachia”
Clinical Case Poster Presentation, Student Category – Paul Viscuse
“Fatigue, bruising, and weight loss in a teenage female with previously diagnosed thrombocytopenia”
Clinical Case Poster Presentation, Post-Graduate Category – Zain Qazi
“Atypical Growth of an Osteochondroma in a 31 year old female”
Clinical Science Poster Presentation, Student Category – Maria Espiridion
“The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: Barriers and Patient Perceptions”
Clinical Science Poster Presentation, Post-Graduate Category – Jared Brownfield
“Placental ADRB1 mRNA as a Potential Predictor of Outcome and Possible Therapeutic Target in High Risk Pregnancies”
Earlier Press Release:
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Nearly 100 research projects and a keynote presentation focused on one of the region’s most pressing health problems, obesity, will mark the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Health Sciences Center 27th Annual Research Day at Marshall University.
The two-day research event begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, with a community seminar on obesity, co-sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) and its Senior Services Program.
Richard J. Johnson, M.D., chief of the division of renal disease and hypertension at the University of Colorado, will serve as special guest speaker for both the community event and Marshall’s academic event.
Johnson graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in nephrology and infectious diseases at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Johnson’s community presentation, “Obesity,” is focused on the causes of weight gain and overall energy balance and concerns about the intake of added sugars containing fructose in the Western diet. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Harless Auditorium of the Marshall University Medical Center on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital. The following day, Tuesday, March 24, Johnson also will deliver a lecture to medical students, residents and other medical personnel in the Harless Auditorium. The lecture, which begins at 11:30 a.m., is titled, “The Role of Sugar (Fructose) in the Great Epidemics of Diabetes and Obesity.”
Research Day showcases research conducted by medical students, graduate students, residents and postdoctoral fellows. This year’s entries include a variety of projects that focus on various areas in medical and biomedical research. “The topic of our research day, obesity, is very important since most of the serious health care disparities affecting West Virginians result from obesity,” said Uma Sundaram, M.D., vice dean for research at the School of Medicine. “The presentations by Dr. Johnson and the cutting-edge research that will be presented during the research day illustrate our commitment to education, prevention and treatment of obesity and its many complications in West Virginia.”
For more information about Research Day contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 304-691-1770.