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35th Annual GRADUATE RESEARCH DAY

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AWARD WINNERS 

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JESSICA PIERCE

  • FISHER PHI KAPPA PHI AWARD

Program: Cellular Biology & Anatomy 

Poster Title: Glucocorticoid Signaling Regulates Marrow Fat and Bone Remodeling During Cellular Stress

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ZSUZSANNA BORDAN

  • JI CHENG MEMORIAL AWARD

Program: Vascular Biology

Poster Title: PBK, A Novel Regulator of Smooth Muscle Proliferation in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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REEM ATAWIA

  • Lowell M. Greenbaum Award for Excellence in Pharmacology Research
Program: Pharmacology 

Poster Title: Obesity-Induced Metabolic and Vascular Dysregulation: Implication of Arginase

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ASHWIN AJITH

  • R. August Roesel Memorial Award
  • for Excellence in Biochemistry Research
Program: Biochemistry & Cancer Biology

Poster Title: HLA-G Dimer Prolongs Kidney Allograft Survival by Targeting Granzyme B and CD8+T Cell Cytotoxicity

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YUJIAO LU

  • Virendra B. Mahesh Award for Research Excellence in Endocrinology
 Department: Neuroscience

Poster Title: Neuron-Derived Estrogen is Critical for Endogenous “A2” Astrocyte Activation and Neuroprotection After Ischemic Injury to the Brain

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SAMANTHA NIGR0

  • Octavia Garlington Award of Instructional Design / Poster
 Department: Medical Illustration

Poster Title: Patient Education Website for Transgender Patients Seeking Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy

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CHRISTINA PECORA

  • Educational Multimedia Excellence Award

Department: Medical Illustration

Poster Title: An Interactive Platform To Enhance Knowledge And Understanding Of Ovarian Neoplasm: A Pilot Media Program to Standardize Clerkship Education 

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BHAUMIK PANDYA

  • Georgia Cancer Center Award for Excellence in Cancer Research
 Department: Biochemistry & Cancer Biology

Poster Title: Role of Heat Shock Transcription Factor 1 (HSF1) on Activation-Induced Metabolic Reprogramming of    T Cells

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SHANNON BARWICK

  • James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute Award for Excellence in Vision Research
 Department: Cellular Biology & Anatomy

Poster Title: Sigma1 Receptor (S1R) Co-Localizes with NRF2 in Cone Photoreceptor Cells (PRC)


EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH  AWARD

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DIANDRA SMITH

  • Allied Health Sciences

Poster Title: Comparing The Factors Associated With Prostate Cancer Incidence and Mortality Trends in The State of Georgia and The United States

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*MINGHUI LUI

  • Clinical Lab Sciences
Poster Title: 1-Methyl-Tryptophan Enhances the Abscopal Effect of Radiotherapy
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*JOCELYN FISHER, GARRETT GREEN, JAMEL HODGES

  • Education
Poster Title: Get Them Here: Keep Them Here: A Study of the Recruitment and Retention of Black Students at Greenwood University
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JESSICA DILLARD-WRIGHT

  • Nursing
Poster Title: Doing Historical Discourse Analysis: Cassandra Radical Feminist Nurses Network and History of the Present
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JASMINE GAFFNEY, *MANDERLEY RECIONOS, *HANNAH STREETS

  • Psychology

Poster Title: Effects of Withholding Cell Phones on Students' Autonomic Arousal, State Anxiety, and Test Scores

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JING SUN

  • Biostatistics
Poster Title: Empirical Confidence Intervals for Selected Parameters in High-Dimensional Data
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CHANDLER GOLDMAN

  • Cell Biology & Anatomy
Poster Title: Egalitarian Binding Partners, Dynein Light Chain and Bicaudal-D, Act Sequentially to Link mRNA to the Dynein Motor
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REBEKAH ROBINSON

  • Genomic Medicine
Poster Title: Therapeutic Potential of a Novel gp130 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma
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MOHAMED HUSSEIN

  • Molecular Medicine
Poster Title: Regulation of Immune Tolerance to Apoptotic Cells by B-Catenin Pathway
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JACOB KUMRO

  • Neuroscience
Poster Title: The Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation of The Cholinergic Forebrain on Markers of Nerve Growth Factor and Beta-Amyloid
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LINAH SHAHOUMI

  • Oral Biology & Maxillofacial Pathology
Poster Title: Phosphorylation of EPS8 Mediates Its Downstream Signaling and Biological Functions
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SARAH RAY

  • Physiology
Poster Title: Ischemic Kidney Injury Induced Peritubular and Vasa Recta Capillary Congestion is Attenuated with Low Dose LPS Pretreatment
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ALUYA OSEGHALE

  • Vascular Biology
Poster Title: Conjugate Prodrug AN-233 Induces Fetal Hemoglobin in Sickle Erythroid Progenitors and β-YAC Transgenic Mice
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*BRITTANY WHEELER

  • Public Health
Poster Title: Association Between Insurance Status And INR Time In Therapeutic Range (TTR) At A Pharmacist-Managed Anticoagulation Clinic
 
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LADONYA JACKSON

  • UGA Clinical & Experimental Therapeutics Award
Poster Title: Delayed Administration of C21 Downregulates Diabetes Induced Pro-Inflammatory Microglia Activation to Improve Cognitive & Functional Recovery Post-Stroke

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH 

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KAREEM ABDELSAID

  • Vascular Biology
Poster Title: Exercise Improves Exosome Function via Increasing Extracellular SOD and Cu Transporter ATP7A to Restore the Impaired Angiogenesis in Type 2 Diabetic Mice
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ALEC DAVILA

  • Vascular Biology
Poster Title: The Adenosine Kinase Inhibitor ABT-702 Improves Coronary Vasodilation and Left Ventricle Diastolic Dysfunction in Obese ZSF1 Rats

 

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REBECCA ETHERIDGE, KATHLEEN HERNLEN

  • Education Innovation
 Poster Title: Leveraging Medical Simulation to Teach Interprofessional Education: A Pilot Study
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MACKENZIE HAGAN

  • Cellular Biology & Anatomy
Poster Title: Unilateral, Uniaxial Tibial Loading as an In vivo Mechanical Loading Model
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ERICA OJEDA

  • Public Health
 Poster Title: An Examination Between of Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Education in Breastfeeding Rates
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JOSHUA WONG

  • Public Health
Poster Title: Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Mental and Behavioral Disorder Emergency Room Visits
 
 

AWARD EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH BY A POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW 

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DIPANKAR ASH

  • 1st Place Poster Presentation Winner

Department: Vascular Biology Center

 

Poster Title: Cu Transporter ATP7A Promotes Angiogenesis By Limiting Autophagic Degradation of VEGFR2

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ESRAA SHOSHA

  • 2nd
  • Place Poster Presentation Winner
 Department: Vascular Biology Center

 

Poster Title: Arginase 2 Overexpression Aggravates Ischemic Injury in Retinal Vascular Endothelial Cells

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KUNZHE DONG

  • 2nd
  • Place Poster Presentation Winner
Department: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

 

Poster Title: Carmn, A Novel Smooth Muscle-Specific LncRNA, Is A Critical Regulator Of Smooth Muscle Phenotype 

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BOGDAN ANEA

  • Excellence in Research by a Graduate Medical Resident
 Department: Department of Internal Medicine

 

Poster Title: Hemolysis Controls Pro-Inflammatory Monocyte Priming Via Induction of and Interaction with Circadian Clock Protein Rev-Erbα in Sickle Cell Disease 

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Islam Osman

  • 1st Place Oral Presentation Winner

Department: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Poster Title: Yes-Associated Protein Upregulates Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptor Beta to Promote Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation and Neointima Formation

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*JESSICA FAULKNER

  • 2nd Place Oral Presentation Winner
Department: Vascular Biology Center

Poster Title: Progesterone Controls Endothelial Mineralocorticoid Receptor Expression Which Predisposes Females to Obesity-Associated, Leptin-Induced Endothelial Dysfunction

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*THIAGO BRUDER DO NASCIMENTO

  • 3rd
  • Place Oral Presentation Winner
Department: Vascular Biology Center

Poster Title: Leptin Therapy Improves Endothelial Function and Vascular Inflammation in A Model of Acquired Lipodystrophy by Regulating Nox1-Derived ROS and CCR5