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34th Annual GRADUATE RESEARCH DAY

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AWARD WINNERS 

 

FiSHER PHI KAPPA PHI AWARD 

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XUEYI LI

  • FISHER PHI KAPPA PHI AWARD

Program: Vascular Biology

Poster Title: Regulation of Galectin-3 Expression in Pulmonary Vascular Smooth Muscle by DNA Methylation

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KHUSHBOO SAHAY

  • JI CHENG MEMORIAL AWARD

Program: Physiology

Poster Title: Regulation of Galectin-3 Expression in Pulmonary Vascular Smooth Muscle by DNA Methylation


EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH  AWARD

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BRYAN ERIKSON

  • Allied Health

Poster Title: Innate Immune Receptor Trem-1 is Essential for Recruitment of Inflammatory Cells and Promotion of Liver Fibrosis

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MOHAMMAD RASHID

  • Biochemistry & Cancer Biology - R. August Roesel Memorial Award
Poster Title: Innate Immune Receptor Trem-1 is Essential for Recruitment of Inflammatory Cells and Promotion of Liver Fibrosis 
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DEVI BOGGUPALLI

  • Cell Biology & Anatomy
 Poster Title: Tropomyosin1c Levels are Regulated by Slmb-Mediated Degradation
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AARON FAN

  • Cancer - Georgia Cancer Center Award
Poster Title: Constitutively Active STAT5 in Antigen-Specific CD8 T Cells Enhances the Antitumor Effect of Adoptive Cell Transfer with Peptide Vaccination
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YUJIAO LU

  • Endocrinology - Virendra B. Mahesh Award

Program: Neuroscience 
Poster Title: Neuron-Derived Estrogen Regulates Synaptic Plasticity and Memory

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LYNN TRAN

  • Genomic Medicine
Poster Title: 19-Gene Risk Score Predicts Poor Survival in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients
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CHRISTOPHER BARNES

  • Nursing
Poster Title: Evaluating the Incidence of Thrombotic and Hemorrhagic Events in the Absence of Maintenance Anticoagulation in Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS)
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KYANA AFSHAR

  • Medical Illustration
 Poster Title: Designing For Patient Education
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LAUREN PRUSINSKI

  • Molecular Medicine
Poster Title: Diminished DNA Repair Capacity in Stem Cells from Human Uterine Fibroids vs. Adjacent Myometrium Compromises Genomic Integrity and Increases Tumorigenesis
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GRACE FOX

  • Neuroscience
 Poster Title: Dopamine Rebound-Excitation as Safety Signals in Fear Processing
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REEM ATAWIA

  • Pharmacology - Lowell M. Greenbaum Award
Poster Title: Role of Arginase 2 in Diet-Induced Obesity, Metabolic Dysregulation and Visceral Adipose Tissue  (VAT) Inflammation
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MAHMOUD ABDELBARY

  • Physiology
Poster Title: Inhibition of Necrosis Via Necrox-5 Attenuates the Development of Hypertension in Male, but not Female Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats (SHR)
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AMANDA THOMAS

  • Public Health
 Poster Title: Compound Effects of Alcohol and Obesity on Alveolar Lung Tissue
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KHALED ELMASRY

  • Vision - James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute Award
Poster Title: Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress/NADPH Oxidase Interplay in 12/15-Lipoxygenase Induced Retinal Microvascular Impairment
 
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ALUYA OSEGHALE

  • Vascular Biology
Poster Title: Novel Esters of Butyrate and d-Aminolevulinate Increase g-Globin and Fetal Hemoglobin Synthesis by Inactivating eIF2α Kinase in Erythroid Progenitors

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH 

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RABEI ALAISAMI

  • Public Health
Poster Title: Quality of Healthcare Delivery in For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit Hospitals
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LEANN BOYD, JASON HOLT*, KARYN WARREN

  • Education Innovation
Poster Title: Restorative Justice as Understood and Perceived by Teachers in Two Rural Georgia Middle Schools

 

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KATHERINE COVINGTON

  • Psychology
 Poster Title: Himalayan Sea Salt: Salt of the Earth or New Millennium Snake Oil?
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ALEC DAVILA

  • Vascular Biology
Poster Title: Adenosine Kinase Inhibition Augments Conducted Vasodilation and LV Diastolic Dysfunction in Obese ZSF1 Rats
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JESSICA DILLARD-WRIGHT

  • Nursing
 Poster Title:Nurse as Knowledge Worker: A Conceptual Framework to Guide Nursing Research
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DEBOARH MULLING

  • Nursing
Poster Title: Operating Room Foot Traffic Quality Improvement Initiative 

UGA Clinical & Experimental Therapeutics Award

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MOHAMMED SAYED

Program: UGA Clinical & Experimental Therapeutics

Poster Title: Characterization of the Development of Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment: The Effect of Hypertension

 
 

AWARD EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH BY A POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW 

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ANH THU NGUYEN-LEFEBVRE

  • Poster Presentation Winner

Department: Molecular Oncology

Poster Title: Innate Immune Receptor Trem-1 is Essential for Recruitment of Inflammatory Cells and Promotion of Liver Fibrosis

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HUSSEIN SULTAN

  • Oral Presentation Winner

Department: Molecular Oncology

Poster Title: Sustained Il2 Signaling Enhances the Antitumor Effect of Peptide-Based Vaccines by Enhancing T Cell Expansion and Preventing PD-1 Inhibition