Winners Announced! 2021 MSRD

2021's MSRD event was a great success—congratulations to each of our distinguished winners!

October 20, 2021

Congratulations to all of the participants in the 2021 Medical Student Research Day! This was the largest MSRD ever with 120 research projects and representatives from all classes. There were so many excellent poster presentations. To see a list of the students with the most meritorious research posters who were selected for awards, visit the 2021 MSRD Virtual Poster Session Gallery.

Dr. Osunkwo delivered a truly encouraging keynote address sharing her passion and personal struggles. A link to a recording of Dr. Osunkwo's keynote address is also in the 2021 MSRD Virtual Poster Session Gallery.

See Virtual Posters + Keynote Address!

2021 MSRD Winners

Overall 1st Place

Julia Pickel

Acceptability of Telehealth for Adolescent Healthcare Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mentor: Sarah M. Wood, MD, MSHP

Overall 2nd Place

Saadia Nur

Mitochondrial motility: assessing its role following chemotherapy treatment

Mentor: Timothy Pardee, MD, PhD

Overall 3rd Place

Hadley Walsh

Deconvolution analysis and differential exon inclusion at the 17q21.31 locus in patients with autopsy-confimed PSP

Mentor: John F. Crary, MD, PhD

1st Place from MSRP

Ashish Patel

Twice-Weekly Hemodialysis with Adjuvant Pharmacotherapy and Conversion to Thrice-weekly Hemodialysis: A Pragmatic, Fully-Embedded, Individually-Randomized Pilot Clinical Trial

Mentor: Mariana Murea, MD

2nd Place from MSRP

David Baskin

Brain network clustering and frontal lobe connectivity in Latinx rural farmworker children

Mentor: Paul Laurienti, MD, PhD

3rd Place from MSRP

Gabrielle Walsh

Sex differences in thoracic injury patterns and mechanisms in seriously injured motor vehicle crash occupants

Mentor: Ashley Weaver, PhD

Translational Science - T1: Bench to Bedside

Nicholas Mouser

The Effects of Mechanical Tissue Resuscitation (MTR) for Treatment of Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in a Swine Model of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Mentor: James E. Jordan, PhD

Translational Science - T2: Bedside to Community

Haley Park

Social and Functional Needs of Frail Older Adults: a qualitative analysis of patients' voices

Mentor: Kathryn E. Callahan, MD, MS

Meredith Award for Outstanding Health Equity Research

Morgan Yapundich

Relationship Between Race, Barriers to Prenatal Care, and Receipt of Prenatal Care Among Pregnant Individuals at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Mentor: Shahla Namak, MD

NIDDK Research Award (T35 Training Grant) from MSRP

Whitney Floyd

Association of Antenatal Corticosteroids with Future Kidney Function in Adolescents Born Preterm with Very Low Birth Weight

Mentor: Andrew M. South, MD, MS

MSRD Excellence Awards

Amelia Davidson (Group 1)

Analysis of Tranexamic Acid Administration in Orthopedic Hip Trauma Patients

Mentor: Jason Halvorson, MD

Vanessa Lukas (Group 2)

Catastrophic Events Related to Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Are Unlikely in those Undergoing Routine Surveillance

Mentor: Ram Pathak, MD

Lauren Strickland (Group 3)

Do vascular risk factors falsely elevate ankle-brachial index measurements in the evaluation of tibial plateau fractures concerning for vascular injury?

Mentor: Nicholas Andring, MD

Rob Glover (Group 4)

Machine Learning in Medicine: Predicting Total Hip Arthroplasty Surgical Outcomes

Mentor: John Shields, MD

Rohin Gawdi (Group 5)

Perioperative Chemotherapy for Resectable Colorectal Liver Metastases: Analysis from the Colorectal Operative Liver Metastases International Collaborative

Mentor: Perry Shen, MD

Neema Moeini-Rastegar (Group 6)

The Association Between Vitamin D and Hypertension-Related Heart Changes in Youth Referred for Hypertensive Disorders

Mentor: Andrew M. South, MD, MS

Hisham Qadri (Group 7)

Characterizing Blood Transfusion on Distal Aortic Blood Flow during Supraceliac Complete Aortic Occlusion in Swine Animal Model

Mentor: Lucas P. Neff, MD

Hope Werenski (Group 8)

Can Old Imaging Alter the Preoperative and Operative Course of Patients Undergoing Parathyroidectomy for Primary Hyperparathyroidism?

Mentor: Reese Randle, MD

Claudia Coffin (Group 9)

Vascular and Microstructural Markers of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Mentor: Sam Lockhart, PhD

Rebecca Merrill (Group 10)

The impact of a ketogenic-based diet on circulating metabolomics in patients with glioma: a bedside to bench study

Mentor: Roy Strowd, MD, MEd, MS

Brock Yager (Group 11)

Adaptation and Validation of the Garcia Score for Neurobehavioral Testing in ICH Rat Models

Mentor: Stacey Wolfe, MD

Menaka Reddy (Group 12)

Implementation of a Direct Observation Program for Pediatric Trainees using a QR Code Linked Evaluation Tool

Mentor: Jeanna Auriemma, MD

Danielle Black (Group 13)

Phenomenological Research: A qualitative approach to assessing patient experiences in the ED

Mentor: Marquita Norman, MD

Michelle Qiu (Group 14)

The Effect of the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention Act on Opiate Prescription Practices After Total Joint Replacement

Mentor: John Shields, MD

Kychelle Del Rosario (Group 15)

Dance for Diabetes: A Study Design and Implementation Project Using Dance to Improve Diabetes Self-Management

Mentor: Julienne Kirk, PharmD

Brianna Maniscalco (Group 16)

Development of a Foam Delivery Syringe (FDS) & Medication Canister Connector and Foam Creation Syringe (FCS) Tip for Dispensing Medication into the Ear as a Foam

Mentor: Eric M. Kraus, MD

Christopher Sheridan (Group 17)

Resting-State Connectivity Between the Insula and the Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Is Sensitive to Injury and Recovery after Sport-Related Concussion

Mentor: Christopher T. Whitlow, MD, PhD, MHA

Madeline Seagle (Group 18)

Role of Dietary Iron in Metformin Action

Mentor: Donald McClain, MD, PhD

Ankitha Iyer (Group 19)

Validation of Swallowing-related Organs at Risk in Patients Treated with Radiotherapy for Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Mentor: Ryan T. Hughes, MD

Sarah Friday (Group 20)

SBRT Versus Surgical Resection in Elderly Early-Stage Lung Cancer Patients: A Retro

Mentor: Michael Farris, MD

Virginia Lane (Group 21)

Identifying Faculty Motivators and Barriers to Participation as a Scholarly Mentor for Pediatric Residents: A Qualitative Approach

Mentor: Elizabeth Halvorson MD, MS

Jeff Powell (Group 22)

Characterization of Injection Drug Use-Associated Endogenous Endophthalmitis

Mentor: Margaret A. Greven, MD

John Petela (Group 23)

Utilization of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Hair Loss

Mentor: Amy McMichael, MD

Tallia Pearson (Group 24)

Administration of a biased kappa opioid receptor agonist as a non-addictive analgesic in mice

Mentor: Sara Jones, PhD