Winners Announced! 2022 MSRD

October 13, 2022

The 2022 Medical Student Research Day was a wonderful event. We thank all of the presenting students, faculty mentors, faculty judges, CTSI support team, staff, and attendees for all they did to make this day such a success! We have been flooded with positive comments about the quality of the research conducted and the excellence of the student presenters. This represents a tremendous amount of work, all richly deserving of praise. Scroll down to see a list of the students with the most meritorious research posters who were selected for awards.

Dr. Jayawickreme from the Wake Forest University Program for Leadership and Character spoke about how adversity can be a catalyst for positive outcomes in the MSRD Keynote Address, Is There Value to Adversity?

2022 MSRD Winners

Overall 1st Place

Joy Duer

Outpatient Navigation Increases Enrollment in Serious Illness Services for Outpatients with Chronic Heart Failure

Mentor: Priyesh Patel, MD

Overall 2nd Place

Ryan Layton

Suture Fusion and Midface Hypoplasia in Crouzon Syndrome

Mentor:  Christopher Runyan, MD, PhD

Overall 3rd Place

Nihir Parikh

Functional Patient-Reported Outcome Measures and Donor-Site Morbidity After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Grafts: A Comparison of Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone versus Quadriceps Autografts

Mentor: Brian Waterman, MD

1st Place from MSRP

Kyungmin Yoo

Manifestations of Alzheimer's Disease in Ocular Tissue from a Non-Human Primate Model

Mentor: Rebecca Sappington, PhD

2nd Place from MSRP

Shailey Shah

The Use and Perceived Success of Various Lactation and Breastfeeding Practices Used by Women in Forsyth County, North Carolina

Mentor: Shahla Namak, MD

3rd Place from MSRP

Anthony Wachnik

E4orf6 Variants May Exert Serotype-Specific Effects on Adeno-Associated Virus Production

Mentor: David Ornelles, PhD

Translational Science - T1: Bench to Bedside

Evan Trus

Defining the Environmental Burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Infected Patient Rooms using Novel Molecular Probes

Mentor: David Ornelles, PhD

Translational Science - T2: Bedside to Community

Sunny Qin

Characterization of Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium Maculopathy

Mentor: Sally Ong, MD

Meredith Award for Outstanding Health Equity Research

Lauren Strickland

Health Care Disparities in Surgical Management of Facial Trauma

Mentor: Candace Waters, MD

NIDDK Research Award (T35 Training Grant) from MSRP

Pinyu Chen

Serving Digestible Nutrition Education to Medical Students

Mentor: Vanessa Baute Penry, MD

MSRD Excellence Awards

Hope Werenski (Group 1)

Accidental Thermal Injury From Ignition of Home Oxygen: Is Burn Center Admission a Mandate?

Mentor: John Kevin Bailey, MD

Anania Woldetensaye (Group 2)

The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on the Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes in Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion with Cystoid Macular Edema

Mentor: Margaret Greven, MD

Madeline Fram (Group 3)

Routine Fungal & Acid-Fast Cultures in Diabetic Foot Infections: Are They Worth the Cost?

Mentor: Ashleigh Wells Medda, DPM

Mark Glover (Group 4)

Factors Predicting Delayed Return to Play Time after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair in Athletes

Mentor: Brian Waterman, MD

Ashlee Brooker (Group 5)

Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A Common Genetic Disorder Hiding in Plain Sight

Mentor: Nichole Allred, PhD

Latanya Gordon (Group 6)

Caregiver Perceptions of a Pediatric Hospital Based-Food Pantry and Food Insecurity Screening Tool

Mentor: Leila Hamzi DeWitt, DO, MA

Mary Britton Anderson (Group 7)

Oncogene-Induced Senescence Contributes to the Improved Prognosis in RTK-fused Infant High-Grade Gliomas

Mentor: Peiqing Sun, PhD

Hannah Gantz (Group 8)

Trichoscopic Characteristics and Duration of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

Mentor: Amy McMichael, MD

Priyanka Chandrashekar (Group 9)

Neonates with HIE Requiring Therapeutic Hypothermia: Presence of Seizures Negatively Impact Developmental Outcomes

Mentor: Paola Castri, MD, PhD

Maria Xie (Group 10)

Sex Differences in Prefrontal-Limbic Connectivity After Sports-Related Concussion

Mentor: Christopher Whitlow, MD, PhD

Alexandra Huet-Hudson (Group 11)

Biofilm and Bacterial Growth Disruption by Combined Antibiotic and Photothermal Therapy

Mentor:  Nicole Levi, PhD