Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum Awardees

The 44th Annual Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum was held February 23, 2013. This year, a total of 107 students participated; 31 of them were Creighton University students.  

There are four award categories with four awards in each group, for a total of 16 awards. This year, Creighton students won seven of these awards. The awardees are as follows:

1st Place Medical/Professional Student Poster Presentation - $500 + Plaque
Michelle Pequet

"Natural History of Pediatric Morphea: A Retrospective Review of 114 Patients"
Advisor: This work was carried out at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

1st Place Medical/Professional Student Oral Presentation - $500 + Plaque
Michael Lehrer

"Microscale Human Liver Model for the Study of Hepatic Glucose Storage and Production"
Advisor: This work was carried out at Colorado State University

2nd Place Medical/Professional Student Oral Presentation - $250 + Plaque
Sean Judge

"Interleukin-6 as a Therapeutic Target in Pseudomyxoma Peritonei: Effects of an Anti-interleukin-6 Antibody on Cell Proliferation in a Surrogate Cell Line"
Advisors: Drs. Brian Loggie and Peter Thomas, Department of Surgery

Sigmi Xi Award of Merit for Medical/Professional Student Oral Presentation- $25 + Certificate
Joseph Chen

"Implications of Severity of Illness in Patients Hospitalized with HealthCare-Associated Pneumonia"
Advisor: Dr. Lee Morrow, Department of Medecine

2nd Place Graduate Student Poster Presentation - $250 + Plaque
Chelsie Geyer

"Evaluation of BLACTX-M-14 and BLACTX-M-15 Identifies Differential Gene Expression among Sequence Type 131 (ST131) and Non-ST131 (NST 131) E.Coli"
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Hanson, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Sigmi Xi Award of Merit for Graduate Student Poster Presentation- $25 + Certificate
Randal Fowler

"Carbapenem Resistance is not Associated with Virulence of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa using the Dictyostelium DiscoideumVirulence Model"
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Hanson, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

1st Place Tie Graduate Student Oral Presentation - $500 + Plaque
Katie Langenfeld

"The Role of Host Factors in Prion Strain Interference"
Advisor: Jason Bartz, Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

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