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34th Annual GRADUATE RESEARCH DAY

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AWARD WINNERS 

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XUEYI LI

  • FISHER PHI KAPPA PHI AWARD

Program: Vascular Biology

Poster Title: Epigenetic Regulation of Galectin-3 in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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LAUREN PRUSINSKI

  • JI CHENG MEMORIAL AWARD

Program: Molecular Medicine

Poster Title: Early-Life Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Leads to the Development of Uterine Fibroids by Impairing DNA Repair Capacity in Myometrial Stem Cells

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SEAN NAUGHTON

  • Lowell M. Greenbaum Award for Excellence in Pharmacology Research
Poster Title: Organophosphate Toxicology in Myelin and Mitochondria 
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HUSSEIN SULTAN

  • R. August Roesel Memorial Award for Excellence in Biochemistry Research
 Poster Title: Enhancing the Effectivenss of Cancer Immunotherapy by Promoting T Cell Infiltration
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LAUREN PRUSINSKI

  • Virendra B. Mahesh Award for Research Excellence in Endocrinology
 Poster Title: Early-Life Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Leads to the Development of Uterine Fibroids by Impairing DNA Repair Capacity in Myometrial Stem Cells
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CHRISTINA PECORA

  • Educational Multimedia Excellence Award
 Poster Title: Anatomy of a Patient Education Visual
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AARON FAN

  • Georgia Cancer Center Award for Excellence in Cancer Research
Poster Title: Peptide Vaccine Enhances Antitumor Effect of Adoptive Cell Transfer Using Genetically Engineered T Cells 
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ESRAA SHOSHA

  • James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute Award for Excellence in Vision Research
 Poster Title: Retinal Ischemia Reperfusion:  Role of Arginase 2

EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH  AWARDs

 
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ANDRYA DEGHELDER

  • Allied Health

Poster Title: Standardized Clot Lysis Assay for Enzymatic Activity Quantification of Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activators

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AMANDA HOWARD

  • Nursing
Poster Title: Validation of Micronutrients against Food Frequency Questionnaire Diet Intakes using Simulating Diets 
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LISA SMILEY

  • Nursing
 Poster Title: A Program Plan for Tracking of Body Mass Index as an Indicator for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
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NICOLE WIDJAJA

  • Oral Biology
Poster Title: Persistence of Lipophilic Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate as a Virucidal Compound Against Norovirus
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KARTIK ANGARA

  • Biochemistry & Cancer Biology
Poster Title: Vascular Mimicry Drives Anti-Angiogenic Therapy Resistance in Glioblastoma
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BIANCA ISLAM

  • Biochemistry & Cancer Biology
Poster Title: Cyclic GMP-Independent Inhibition of Colon Cancer Cell Growth by Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
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PRISCILLA REDD

  • Biochemistry & Cancer Biology
Poster Title: SETD1B Compensates Loss of IRF8 Expression to Activate iNOS Expression in Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells Through an Epigenetic Mechanism
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SARAH SHARMAN

  • Biochemistry & Cancer Biology
Poster Title: Cyclic GMP-Elevating Agents Suppress Intestinal Tumorigenesis in Apemin/+ Mice
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CHANDLER GOLDMAN

  • Cell Biology & Anatomy

Program:Poster Title: Egalitarian: The “Missing Link” between Localized mRNAs and Dynein

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PAUL TRAN

  • Genomic Medicine
Poster Title: Development of a High-Throughput Cell-Free DNA Preparation and Analysis Pipeline for Cancer Serum
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GRACE FOX

  • Neuroscience
Poster Title: Poster Title: Basic Computational Logic of Striatal Motor Circuits
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G. RYAN CRISLIP

  • Physiology
 Poster Title: Novel Use of Ultrasound to Measure Regional Kidney Volume Changes Post Ischemia Reperfusion (IR) in Male and Female Rats
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HUIPING LIN

  • Vascular Biology
Poster Title: High-Throughput Identification of Selective Macropinocytosis Inhibitors
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DANIEL WENGER

  • Public Health
 Poster Title: Electronic Disease Notification: System Review and Follow-up Analysis
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WAEL ELDAHSHAN

  • UGA Clinical & Experimental Therapeutics Award
Poster Title: Angiotensin Type 2 Receptor Stimulation with Compound 21 Improves Stroke Outcome in Female Rats  
 

AWARD EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH BY A POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW 

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ISLAM OSMAN

  • Poster Presentation Winner

Department: Pharmacology

Poster Title: The Novel Role of Tea Domain Transcription Factor 1 in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation and Neointima Formation

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JESSICA FAULKNER

  • Oral Presentation Winner

Department: Vascular Biology

Title: Endothelial Mineralocorticoid Receptors:  Novel Sex Discrepancy in Obesity-Associated Vascular

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BRIAN LEE

  • Excellence in Research by a Graduate Medical Resident
 Poster Title: Osteoporotic Fractures in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and End Stage Renal Disease