Mentored Professional Enrichment Experience

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Previous MPEE participants

Participant Project title Mentor Location

2001

Alyssa Dalton Complimentary & alternative medicine research project-Bloomington Sharon Hull, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Janda Forristall Cross cultural healing in the Lakota tradition Sharon Hull, M.D. South Dakota
Scott Gilmore Effects of immune enhancing formula on infection Elamin Elamin, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Lilla Gyires Patient compliance in southern Illinois Sharon Smaga, M.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Matthew Hagemeyer Effects of genistein and estrogen Michael Shanahan, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Ben Katholi Studies of viral replication Susan Baker Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Tom Kelly The role of nitric oxide ... in cisplatin ototoxicity Leonard Rybak, M.D., Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
David Kluge Macrophage expression of interferon-alpha... Mark Francis, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Kristine Mace Cross cultural healing in the Lakota tradition Sharon Hull, M.D. South Dakota
Paul Mann Effects of dietary soy isoflavones... Timothy O'Connor, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Marcia McCann Vestibular and ocular motor function in children with ADD Marian Girardi SIU-SOM, Springfield
Diana Mitchell Impact of neonatal and social risks on cognition... Kimberly Espy, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Cathy Moewe Cross cultural healing in the Lakota tradition Sharon Hull, M.D. South Dakota
Rachel Reutter Statewide study of the uninsured Paul Sarvela, Ph.D. SIUC, Carbondale, IL
Loretta Scism Neurological development of infants... Kimberly Espy, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Christy Shanks Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, Paget disease and Alzheimer's disease Virginia Kimonis, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Michael Sherrow Estrogen's possible protective effect... Robert Struble, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Joshua Smith Cortical development in the preterm infant Kim Espy, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Benjamin Stevens NexGen complete knee device outcome study D. Gordon Allan, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Claudine Truong Cross cultural healing in the Lakota tradition Sharon Hull, M.D. South Dakota
Jillian Tyler Effects of maternal breast milk in preterm infants Kimberly Espy, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Laurie Wager Engineering of new bacterial expression vector... Jianjun Wang, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Brian Wheatley Creating a behavioral model of chronic tinnitus in lab animals Carol Bauer, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Eric Williams Centrosome hyper-expression in acute leukemia Wilkelman/Dorsey, M.D. University of Cincinnati

2002

Ketan Amin The dorsal cochlear nucleus and its relationship with tinnitus Carol Bauer, M.D SIU-SOM, Springfield
Ashraf Darwish Mortality and adverse events in congenital heart disease patients Emile Bacha, M.D. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ryan Gobble Heart rate variability as a marker of mental workload during simulation-based training in neonatal resuscitation Louis Halamek, M.D. Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
Ryan Lakin Serum titanium levels in patients with nonmodular versus modular hip prosthesis Gordon Allan, M.D.
Rita Trammell, M.D.
SIU-SOM, Springfield
Christopher Lee A functional MRI study of subjects recovered from hemiparetic stroke Steven Cramer, M.D. University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Jeffrey Link The genomics of intimal hyperplasia in vein grafts William Quist, M.D., Ph.D. Harvard Institutes of Medicine, Boston, MA
Cecelia Powless Occurrence and treatment of travel-related diarrhea in a cohort of travelers Janak Koirala, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Cozumel Southern Neuropsychological profiles after brain surgery: a comparison of children with epileptogenic lesions or nonepileptogenic tumors Douglas Nordli, Jr., M.D.
Maxime Kuroda, Ph.D.
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Ericka Stone Breaking down the barriers to healthcare: a latino perspective Jaime Estavillo, Ph.D. Guatemala

2003

Thomas Butler Multiple acute stroke syndrome: marker of embolic disease? Alison E. Baird, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Lindsay M. Jackson Examining the role of estrogen in Alzheimer's diease and other neurological disorders: an assessment of the expression of estrogen receptors in specific regions of the brain in female mice Mary McAsey, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Raymond W. Pryor, III Exploring alternative risk factors in cases of cholecystitis and cholelithiasis that required laproscopic cholecystectomy Marsha Ryan, M.D., J.D., F.A.C.S. Carbondale, IL

2004

Nicole Collins Effects of N-acetylcysteine on ischemia/reperfusion injury in renal transplantation Timothy O'Connor, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
John Frisbee Artificial vision for macular degeneration Harvey Fishman, M.D., Ph.D. Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Todd Gerberi Does oral D-methionine provide otoprotection from cisplatin as effectively as intraperitoneal D-methionine? Kathleen Campbell, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Lisa Harris The effects of radiation on the rat bone Ted Bateman, Ph.D. Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Brent Jones Clinical predictors of mild traumatic brain injury Demetrios Kyriacou, M.D. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Karla Kossler Prenatal tobacco exposure: perinatal risks Kimberly Espy, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Michael Morris The prevalence of chloroquine-resistant malaria in The Gambia, West Africa Ruth Woods, P.A.C.
Sandra Shea, Ph.D.
The Gambia, West Africa
Jeremiah Smith The role of A20 in diabetic vaculopathy Gautum Shrikhande, M.D. Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Gregg Sydow Estrogen modulation of apolipoprotein E (ApoE): cell-specific expression of apoE in vitro Mary McAsey, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield

2005

Naurin Ahmad Assessment of vitiligo characteristics among populations with and without autoimmune disorders: an epidemiologic study Amy Paller, M.D. Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Katie Guignon The effect of curcumin on cisplatin ototoxicity Leonard Rybak, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Rebecca Hook The effect of estrogen on neuroglial activation following long term estrogen deprivation Mary McAsey, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Susie Ireland Carrier frequency for the IVS14+1 G>A mutation among unaffected individuals of Puertorican ancestry Michael Schneider, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Josh Knolhoff The changing pediatric healthcare system of South Africa Geoff Moller, M.D. Somerset Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
Sarah Linn Standardized technique for wound measurement of the diabetic foot using ultrasound Peter Cavanagh, Ph.D. The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Sapa Pham Evaluation of inflammatory cytokine profiles in the tears of patients with ocular surface disease Stephen Pflugfelder, M.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Gwen Redwood Visibility of malignant thyroid incidentalomas on computed tomography scans Kevin Coakley, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Susie Rhee Buttock tissue response to sitting load interpreted by a 3D finite-element model with true anatomical structure John Kim, M.D. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Jonathan Roberts A genetic analysis of polymorphisms in the Fc receptor of monocytes and its correlation to clinical presentations of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in children Michael Tarantino, M.D. University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL
James Rybak The role of egr-1 in ischemia reperfusion Michael Neumeister, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield

2006

Junaia Carter Can genotype predict T-wave alternans in patients at risk for fatal ventricular
arrhythmias?
Shawn Robinson, M.D. and Stephen Gottlieb, M.D. University of Maryland School of
Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Nicole Dunlap Delineation of phenotypes and genetic markers in young overweight children using a family based association study Katherine Christoffel, M.D., M.P.H. Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
John Hornick The role of beta-catenin in esophageal cancer Richard Battafarano, M.D., Ph.D. Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Tony Jeanmenne The development, testing, and implementation of a Web-based prediction model for distinguishing benign from malignant vertebral fractures by magnetic resonance imaging feature analysis John Carrino, M.D., M.P.H. Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Whitney Luke Kids heart advantage: efficacy and correlation of health education Karen Baur, M.D. and Yvonne Pellerin, R.N. Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL
Matthew Minn Driving and dementia: a review of Missouri House Bill-1536 Thomas Meuser, Ph.D. and David Carr, M.D. Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Sania Raza IRF-5 genetic expression and microarray analysis in inflammatory bowel disease Judy Cho, M.D. and Laura Harell, M.D. University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL
Melissa Schleeper An aqueous-venous bypass in a rabbit model for the treatment of primary open
angle glaucoma: a pilot study
Steven Shields, M.D. Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Sarah Starnes Functional status comparison of nursing home residents: United States and Germany Sherry Robinson, Ph.D., R.N.C.S. SIU-SOM, Springfield and Stuttgart, Germany
Trent Steidinger Elucidating the pathogenesis of Devic's disease Doug Kerr, M.D., Ph.D. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Holly Steiner Dissecting the biology of tissue regeneration using the zebrafish, Danio rerio, as a model system Matthew Goldsmith, M.D. Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Lacey Ufkes The impact of parents' health literacy on communication of the medication history in the ED setting Stephen Porter, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc. Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Adree Venatta In vitro transdifferentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into dopaminergic neurons Craig Cady, Ph.D. Bradley University, Peoria, IL

2007

Rachel Ade The extraction of ions from a solution using a novel material: an animal study Bradley Schwartz, D.O. SIU SOM, Springfield
Tyler Allison The effect of rituximab on CSF B- and T-cells in pediatric opsoclonus myoclonus Michael Pranzatelli, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Katherine Avery Do T regulatory cells isolated from TB-infected mice proliferate when they are stimulated by dendritic cells infected with M. tuberculosis? Kevin Urdahl, M.D., Ph.D. University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
John Hulsen Bicycles and tricycles: comparing new preconditioning parameters on the attenuation of flap ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rate model Michael Neumeister, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Christopher Lawrance The role of epidermal growth factor in pneumonia-induced sepsis Craig Coopersmith, M.D. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Valerie Mazzocco The use of rapamycin to reduce the severity of breast capsular contracture formation after augmentation mammaplasty Michael Neumeister, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield

2008

Nadia Ali Cross border HIV/AIDS program among Nepali migrants and their families in Mumbai, Thane, and Navi Mumbai Hemal Shroff, Ph.D. and Sandra Shea, Ph.D. Mumbai, India
Adam Andruska Improving network analysis and post-stimulus time histogram calculation of patterned neural networks to understand information coding Gregory Brewer, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Jennifer Bunch Prevention of cisplatin ototoxicity by transplatin Leonard Rybak, M.D., Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Melinda Carter Postmortem detection of abused drugs in bone John Murphy, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Benjamin Chia Anatomic relationship of dorsal K-wire pins to extensor tendons in closed reduction percutaneous pinning of distal radius fractures and of K-wires to the anterior interosseous nerve in olecranon tension-band wiring of olecranon fractures Steven Glickel, M.D. St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
Deena Chihade Development of a novel Matrigel-based assay for assessment of lymphangiogenic potential inflammatory mediators, growth factors, and cytokines Sophia Ran, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Samantha Dial Diffusion perfusion mismatch in acute ischemic stroke Jin-Moo, Lee, M.D. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Kimberly Dubois Immunology of preeclampsia: effect of type-1 pro-inflammatory cytokines on expression of the transcription factor GCM1 and placenta growth factor in human trophoblast Donald Torry, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Bethany Kearns Expression of Ubc9 enzyme in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma Sophia Ran, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Laura McEnerney Production of tolerance in hindlimb transplantation in rats Michael Neumeister, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Richard Meyerholz Development of a prototype system to control acoustic stimulus presentation and assembly of a tinnitus-like acoustic stimuli bank Jeremy Turner, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Lisa Shah The effects of cimetidine and P450 inhibition on endothelin actions in closure and dilation of the ductus arteriosus Jeff Reese, M.D. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Katherine Thompson Longitudinal assessment of treatment efficacy for Travelers' diarrhea Janak Koirala, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield

2009

Alexander Claussen An investigation into how long D-methionine delivery can be delayed post noise exposure and still provide protection from permanent noise induced hearing loss Kathleen Campbell Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Shannon Curry Mechanism of tumor recurrence and enhancement of metastatic spread due to low-dose regimen of chemotherapy Sophia Ran, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Eliza Davis Interplay of child's personality and parental personality as moderators of peer victimization Lisabeth DiLalla, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Luke Freiburg The use of four biomarkers: IL2ra, TNFr1, IL-8, and HGF in the analysis of dermal biopsies of acute graft versus host disease Marna Ericson, Ph.D. University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, Minneapolis, MN
David Houser The role of vascular endothelial growth factor in the migration of umbilical cord blood stem cells toward ovarian cancer cells Craig Cady, Ph.D. Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Kristina Lynch Clinical presentation of peer victimization: a discussion of symptoms that should lead to psychiatric referrals in a patient's treatment plan Lisabeth DiLalla, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Reem Nubani Multicenter review of outcomes and risk factors for infants requiring mechanical circulatory support following heart transplantation Elfriede Pahl, M.D. Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Matthew Rutz GPR30 mediation of estrogen stimulated triple negative breast cancer tumors Elizabeth Peralta, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Jessica Sampias Characterization of the cytotoxic effect of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC) transduced with reporter and/or therapeutic genes Mary McAsey, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Stephanie Shinn Weight-based peer victimization: coping behaviors that contribute to eating and weight disorders Lisabeth DiLalla, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Chris Stephenson A searchable, hyperlinked, dynamic, metalloprotein clinical database Eric Niederhoffer, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Nate Wetter Taylor Convergent signaling in neuronal networks Gregory Brewer, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield

2010

Timothy Ade Examine the benefits of vascularized skin substitutes using Stro-1+ adipocyte-derived adult stem cells and keratinocytes seeded onto MTF acellular dermal membrane Michael W. Neumeister, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Shalini Bhattacharya Sleep disturbance during the menopausal transition in a multi-ethnic community sample of women Howard M. Kravitz, D.O., M.P.H Rush University Medical Center; Chicago, IL
Bryan Glaenzer Primum non nocere: an investigation into the cytoprotective effects of D-methionine on kidney cells treated with iodinated contrast agents Bradley F. Schwartz, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Michael Guignon The association of electrocardiogram low voltage myocardial infarctions with heart failure and poor prognosis Stuart Frank, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Anand Haryani The survivors taking action and responsibility (STAR) research project Aarati D. Didwania, M.D. Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Chicago, IL
Jeff Hassenflug Residential assessment instrument/minimum data set analysis of nursing homes in England

John Gladman, M.D.

Don Scott, M.D.

Nottingham, England

SIU-SOM, Springfield

Kara McCoy Physical activity and psychosocial outcomes for breast cancer survivors: factors influencing long term adherence to physical activity Laura Q. Rogers, M.D., M.P.H. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Rosemary Owusu Effects of DEAF-1 on cell cycle and apoptosis in prostate cancer cells Jodi I. Huggenvik, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Aisha Pitts The effects of genotypes on the brain, specifically child behavior Lisabeth DiLalla, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Michael Ruebhausen A quantitative cComparative analysis of auditory brainstem response electrode arrays in Rattus norvegicus Carol Bauer, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Emily Tignor Apoptotic potential of peritonealcarcinomatosis after hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).
Impact of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) on PPARgamma and apoptosis of colon cancer cells, potential peritoneal metastasis

Wolfgang Dubiel, M.D.

Beate Rau, M.D.

Sandra Shea, Ph.D.

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

SIU-SOM, Carbondale

Amanda Velazquez Promoting nutrition education of medical students Reed Berger, M.D. University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2011

Cathy Feller Pupil dilation as an endophenotype and its relation with prosocial and externalizing behaviors Lisabeth DiLalla, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Aisha Franklin Role of the median preoptic nucleus in hemodynamic responses to cocaine Mark Knuepfer, Ph.D. Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Benjamin Henkle Hypertension in southeastern Ghana: an investigation of prevalence, awareness, treatment, control, and risk factors Edem Agamah, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield (data collection - Agbozume, Ghana)
Jonathan Ken Improving transition to independence in adolescents with PKU through increased Phe monitoring Jerry Vockley, M.D., Ph.D. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
Deborah Kerrigan The effects of culturing both CD 138 positive and negative cells in fibroblasts derived from a patient with multiple myeloma and the genetic changes within the fibroblasts of that patient

Michael Tomasson, M.D.

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Jeremy Kulacz Effect of hyperthermia on matrix metalloproteinase activity in the ischemic injured brain Chen Xu Wang, Ph.D. Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Katherine McKenna Patient outcomes after hand fractures: comparing conservative management and operative treatment Michael Neumeister, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Alex Michael Changes in cortical thickness in moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury P. Tyler Roskos, Ph.D. Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Amanda Rabideau Do mice expressing an activating mutation in the luteinizing hormone receptor develop ovarian carcinomas? Prema Narayan, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Taylor Reid An investigation of vulnerability to bone disease in the institutionalized intellectually disabled

Jeffrey I. Bennett, M.D.

SIU-SOM, Springfield

Michael Swong Factors influencing procedure selection and surgical outcomes of systemic lupus erythematosus patients undergoing mitral valve corrective operations Christina Vassileva, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Robert Tennill The effect of intellectual disability on stress levels: a study of allostatic load Jeffrey I. Bennett, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Kirk Thompson Long-term consequences of single and multiple exposure concussive brain injury (CBI) in mice predisposed to Alzheimer disease pathology Rich Clough, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale
Laura Wardwell Impact of glycemic control on clinical outcomes for diabetic patients admitted to non-critical care internal medicine and family practice hospital services Michael Jakoby, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Susan Yanick Involvement of the subthalamic nucleus in motivational processes

Christelle Baunez, Ph.D.

Rich Clough, Ph.D.

Universite de Provence, Marseille, France
Kristopher Yoon Exploring measures of metabolic activity in growth hormone receptor knockout versus wild type mice, specifically in liver and skeletal muscle tissues, to confirm the results of calorimetry Robert Struble, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield
Cathy Yu Determining efficacy of pre-loading D-Met to prevent permanent noise induced hearing loss Kathleen C.M. Campbell, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield

2012

Michael Halyko Preclinical evaluation of SPARC in combination with chemotherapy for treatment of neuroblastoma (NB) using subcutaneous NB xenografted mice Susan Cohn, M.D. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Brittney Hanerhoff Economic impact of AlloDerm® on prosthetic breast reconstruction/ The use of 3D imaging in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery Terence Myckatyn, M.D. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Breck Jones Factors influencing satisfaction of patients presenting to the emergency department with abdominal pain Jonathan dela Cruz, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL
GaToya Jones Patients’ knowledge of their medication regimens in the SIU Memory and Aging Clinic Tom Ala, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL
Megan Logsdon Bone marrow-derived multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC) in cell-based therapies for epithelial ovarian cancer

Mary McAsey, Ph.D.

SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL

Katie Lowry Changes in core body temperature, brown adipose tissue activity and leptin due to weight loss in obesity Lisa Neff, M.D. Northwestern University Comprehensive Center on Obesity, Chicago, IL
Ryan McCarty Inflammation and primary open-angle glaucoma: an investigative look into low molecular weight hyaluronic acid induced expression of cytokines Paul Knepper, M.D., Ph.D. University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, IL
Christian McNeely Using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services database to compare long term survival benefit of mitral valve repair versus mitral valve replacement Christina Vassileva, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL
Andrew Mitchelson Patient demographics and risk factors in pediatric distal humeral supracondylar fractures Khaled J. Saleh, M.D. and Brooke Robinson, MPH SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL
Rachel Wang Correlation of the scratch collapse test (SCT) with electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction study (NCS) in evaluation of upper extremity nerve compression syndrome

Michael Neumeister, M.D.

SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL

Arianna Welch Multispectral image processing of localized scleroderma using the dermatology morphea registry Heidi Jacobe, M.D. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Craig Wilson Patient and hospital demographics in pediatric distal humerus supracondylar fractures: data from the KID Khaled J. Saleh, M.D. and Brooke Robinson, MPH SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL
Clare Zimmerman Collection of umbilical cord blood for the isolation, banking, and use of stem cells in research Mary McAsey, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL

2013

Kate Blanquart The effect of pre-operative characteristics and intra-operative findings on untoward events and outcomes in cataract surgery David Vollman, M.D. VA St. Louis Health Care System, St. Louis, MO
Adam Cross Use of thymidine-induced bone marrow-derived multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC) in cell-based cytotoxic therapies for epithelial ovarian cancer Mary McAsey, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL
Scott Geiger A molecular analysis of the fibrotic response in ovarian cancer Karen Hales, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Carbondale, IL
Tyler Griebel Incidence of thrombosis in children following cardio-thoracic surgery with chylothorax: Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database (NIS) Michael Tarantino, M.D. Illinois Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute, Peoria, IL
Anna Grindy Patient and hospital demographics in pediatric slipped capital femoral epiphysis: data from the National Inpatient Sample

Khaled J. Saleh, M.D.

SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL

Samantha Nguyen An epidemiological study of pediatric knee arthroplasty Khaled J. Saleh, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL
Ashley Norton The effects of ultrasound directed delivery of encapsulated chemotoxins and siRNA on metastatic melanoma cell lines Kenneth Watkin, Ph.D. Beckman Institute, Urbana, IL
Justine Nuguid The effects of Tcf3/Tcf4 on tumor growth in squamous cell carcinoma Hoang Nguyen, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Kate Swaggerty An epidemiological study of pediatric total hip arthroplasty Khaled J. Saleh, M.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL
Brian Tillis Extreme users of the ED and the circumstances behind the year after year overuse

Jonathan delaCruz, M.D.

SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL

Lacey Wood Beeting diabetes: A deeper look into nitrate supplementation for decreasing symptoms of prediabetes Chirstopher Bell, Ph.D. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Tian Zhang Effects of hypoxia and the activation of the NFkB pathway on fms-like tyrosine kinase 1, transcription factor GCM1, and placental growth factor in human trophoblast
Donald Torry, Ph.D. SIU-SOM, Springfield, IL