The 46th Annual Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum was held February 28, 2015. This year, a total of 126 students participated; 31 of them were Creighton University students.
There are 4 award categories with 4 awards in each group, thus giving 16 awards total. This year, Creighton students won 6 of these awards and are as follows:
1st Place Medical / Professional Student Poster Presentation - $500 + Plaque
Matthew Fadus "Lifetime Colonic Polyp Rate Comparisons and the EPCAM Deletion"
Advisor: Dr. Henry Lynch; Department of Preventive Medicine
2nd Place Medical / Professional Student Poster Presentation - $250 + Plaque
Shradha Samuel 'Effect of Calcitriol and Cytokines on mRNA Transcripts of Integrins on Endothelial Cells"
Advisor: Dr. Devendra Agrawal; Department of Biomedical Sciences
3rd Place Medical / Professional Student Poster Presentation - $100 + Certificate
Timothy Malouff "EGFR and Stathmin1 in Progression Through the Hair Cycle"
Advisor: Dr. Laura Hansen; Department of Biomedical Sciences
1st Place Medical / Professional Student Oral Presentation - $500 + Plaque
D. McDonald "Quantifying Fatigue Loaded Microdamage in Cortical Bone Tissue"
Advisor: MP Akhter; Department of Medicine
Sigmai Xi Award of Merit for Medical / Professional Student Oral Presentation - $25 + Certificate
Joseph Chen "High-Risk Tobacco Behaviors and Barriers to Smoking Cessation Among Homeless Individuals"
Advisor: Dr. Lee Marrow, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care
1st Place Graduate Student Oral Presentation - $500 + Plaque
Marsha Pierce "Hair Cell Loss and Stereocilia Defects in MIR-183 Family Knockout Models"
Advisor: Dr. Garrett Soukup, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Confidential Research Hotline (402-280-3200)
Research Personnel are expected to report any known or suspected noncompliant conduct related to research or sponsored program activities conducted and/or approved through Creighton University. The confidential Research Compliance Hotline (402-280-3200) is available for any individual who wishes to remain anonymous and/or has found other available reporting mechanisms to be ineffective. Research Personnel may also address their research compliance-related questions or concerns to the Director of Research & Compliance at 402-280-2511.