Graduate Research Day 2019

35thannual GRADUATE RESEARCH DAY

 

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130

Graduate Student Poster Presentations

13

Post-Doctoral Fellow Oral Presentations

12

Post-Doctoral Fellow Poster Presentations


* Denotes a recipient who is not pictured

 

2019 AWARD WINNERS 

 

FISHER and PHI KAPPA PHI AWARD for Excellence in Biomedical Research  

(awarded for the best overall poster at Graduate Research Day)

Jessica Pierce

Jessica Pierce

Department: Cellular Biology & Anatomy 

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

 

JI CHENG MEMORIAL AWARD for Excellence in Research 

Zsuszanna Bordan

Zsuzsanna bordan

Department: Vascular Biology

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

 


 Lowell M. Greenbaum Award for Excellence in Pharmacology Research


Reem Atawia

REEM ATAWIA

Department: Pharmacology 

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



 R. August Roesel Memorial Award for Excellence in Biochemistry Research

Ashwin Ajith

Ashwin Ajith

Department: Biochemistry & Cancer Biology

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




Virendra B. Mahesh Award for Research Excellence in Endocrinology 

Yujiao Lu

Yujiao Lu 

Department: Neuroscience

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



 Octavia Garlington Award of Instructional Design / Poster


Samantha Nigro

Samantha Nigr0

Department: Medical Illustration

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



 Educational Multimedia Excellence Award  

Christina Pecora

CHRISTINA PECORA 

Department: Medical Illustration

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




Georgia Cancer Center Award for Excellence in Cancer Research

Bhaumik Pandya

BHAUMIK PANDYA 

Department: Biochemistry & Cancer Biology

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



James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute Award for Excellence in Vision Research

Shannon Barwick

Shannon Barwick

Department: Cellular Biology & Anatomy

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



PROGRAM AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH 

 

Diandra Smith

Allied Health Sciences

Diandra Smith 

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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Clinical Lab Sciences

*MingHui Lui 

Poster Title: 1-Methyl-Tryptophan Enhances the Abscopal Effect of Radiotherapy

 
 
Garrett Green Jamel Hodges

Education

*Jocelyn Fisher, Garrett Green, Jamel Hodges

Poster Title: Get Them Here: Keep Them Here: A Study of the Recruitment and Retention of Black Students at Greenwood University

 
Jessica Dillard - Wright

Nursing

Jessica Dillard-Wright

Poster Title: Doing Historical Discourse Analysis: Cassandra Radical Feminist Nurses Network and History of the Present

 
Jasmine Gaffney

Psychology

Jasmine Gaffney, *Manderley Recionos, *Hannah Streets

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

 
Jing Sun

Biostatistics 

Jing Sun

Poster Title: Empirical Confidence Intervals for Selected Parameters in High-Dimensional Data
 

Chandler Goldman

Cell Biology & Anatomy 

Chandler Goldman 

Poster Title: Egalitarian Binding Partners, Dynein Light Chain and Bicaudal-D, Act Sequentially to Link mRNA to the Dynein Motor

Rebekah Robinson

Genomic Medicine

Rebekah Robinson

Poster Title: Therapeutic Potential of a Novel gp130 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Mohamed Hussein

Molecular Medicine

Mohamed Hussein

Poster Title: Regulation of Immune Tolerance to Apoptotic Cells by B-Catenin Pathway

Jacob Kumro

Neuroscience

Jacob Kumro

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

Linah Shahoumi

Oral Biology & Maxillofacial Pathology

Linah shahoumi

Poster Title: Phosphorylation of EPS8 Mediates Its Downstream Signaling and Biological Functions

Sarah Ray

Physiology

Sarah ray

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

Aluya Oseghale

Vascular Biology

Aluya oseghale

Poster Title: Conjugate Prodrug AN-233 Induces Fetal Hemoglobin in Sickle Erythroid Progenitors and β-YAC Transgenic Mice

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Public Health

*Brittany Wheeler

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

Ladonya Jackson

UGA Clinical & Experimental Therapeutics Award

Ladonya Jackson

Poster Title: Delayed Administration of C21 Downregulates Diabetes Induced Pro-Inflammatory Microglia Activation to Improve Cognitive & Functional Recovery Post-Stroke




THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH 

 

Kareem Abdelsaid

Kareem Abdelsaid

Discipline: 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

Alec Davila

 Alec Davila

Discipline: Vascular Biology

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

Rebecca Etheridge Kathleen Hernlen

Rebecca Etheridge, Kathleen Hernlen

Discipline: Education Innovation

Poster Title: Leveraging Medical Simulation to Teach Interprofessional Education: A Pilot Study

Mackenize Hagan

Mackenzie Hagan

Discipline: Cellular Biology & Anatomy

Poster Title: Unilateral, Uniaxial Tibial Loading as an In vivo Mechanical Loading Model

Erica Ojeda

Erica Ojeda

Discipline: Public Health 

Poster Title: An Examination Between of Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Education in Breastfeeding Rates

Joshua Wong

Joshua Wong

Discipline: Public Health

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



 

AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH BY A POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW & A MEDICAL RESIDENT


POSTER PRESENTATION 

Postdoctoral Fellows 

Ann Thu Nguyen-Lefebvre

Dipankar Ash
1st Place

Affiliation: Vascular Biology Center

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

Esraa Shosha

Esraa Shosha
2nd Place

Affiliation: Vascular Biology Center

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

Kunzhe Dong

Kunzhe Dong
2nd Place

Affiliation: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

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

 Medical Resident

Bogdan Anea

Bogdan Anea

Affiliation: 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


ORAL PRESENTATION 

Islam Osman


Islam Osman
1st Place

Department: Pharmacology

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

Affiliation: 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

Affiliation: 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