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Mentored Professional Enrichment Experience Presentations

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm


South Auditorium, 801 N. Rutledge St., Springfield, Illinois


Join SIU medical students as they share their Mentored Professional Enrichment Experience research presentations 10am-1pm in the South Auditorium. Presentations will be videoconferenced to Lindegren Hall, Room 205, in Carbondale.

10:00 |  Opening Remarks
Joseph Milbrandt, PhD

10:05 | Nasrah Serwah Acheampong, MSII
Influence of Maternal microbiome and Immune System on Preterm Birth Outcome
Mentor: Andrea Braundmeier-Fleming, PhD, Assistant Professor of MMICB and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology

10:20 | Skyler Taylor, MSII
Gastrointestinal Cancer Incidence, 2010-2014, and Trends, 2000-2014 between Rural and Urban Populations
Mentor: Sabha Ganai MD, PhD, MPH, FACS; Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology; Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU & Assistant Professor of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

10:35 | Connor Stephenson, MSII
Educational Value of Rotations in Rural and Metropolitan Emergency Departments
Mentor: Jonathan Dela Cruz, MD, RDMS, CHSE, FACEP; Associate Professor and Director of Research and Ultrasound; Division of Emergency Medicine.

10:50 | Ryan Bowman, MSII
Quality of Life and Frailty Assessment in Patients Undergoing Surgery or SBRT for Treatment of Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Mentor: Traves Crabtree, MD, Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

11:05 | Sophia Matos, MSII
Promoting Role of AKR1B10 in SK-BR3 Breast Cancer at an Early Stage
Mentor: Deliang Cao, PhD, Professor of MMICB

11:20 | Michael Sabo, MSII
Evaluating the Efficacy of UV Screening Waste for Diversion Monitoring in a Hospital Setting
Mentor: Andrew Beach, Manager of Research and Development, Dynalabs

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