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Arnold School students represent at UofSC's inaugural Discover USC event

May 22, 2017 | Erin Bluvas, bluvase@sc.edu 

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the first Discover USC showcase included more than 1,000 projects from students, postdoctoral fellows, and medical scholars. Arnold School students were well represented among the presenters that presented research, scholarship, leadership and creative projects to more than 2,000 attendees. UofSC has provided a full list of winners from Discover USC 2017. Winners from the Arnold School are listed below. 

Discover USC 2018 has already been scheduled for Friday, April 18, 2018. 

Arnold School Graduate Student Winners

Name Category Title of Presentation Area of Study
Varun Chandrashekaran Poster Session D High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1)-RAGE interaction mediates ectopic Intestinal inflammation in NAFLD Environmental Health Sciences
Megan Hayes Poster Session F Exploring Rural Public Library Assets for Asset-Based Community Development Speech Pathology
Julianna Jayne Poster Session I Role of Drill Sergeants in Basic Training Soldiers Nutrition Behaviors Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Abeer Alharbi Poster Session L Estimating the Impact of Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the Likelihood of Receiving Mammography and Pap Smear Screenings Health Services Policy & Management
Shraddha Vyas Poster Session R Association between Type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetes duration Colorectal cancer risk Epidemiology
Phani Gummadidala Poster Session Q Production of Folipastatin and Unguinol in Talaromyces virginiae, sp. nov. correlates with its ability to Inhibit Growth and Aflatoxin Synthesis of Aspergillus parasiticus Environmental Health Sciences
Caroline Dunn Three minute Thesis, Heat C winner  Reliability assessment of a novel tool to evaluate physical activity and healthy eating opportunities in faith-based settings: The Church Environment Audit Tool Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Rebecca Hirschhorn Three minute Thesis, Heat F winner  Epidemiology of injuries requiring emergency transport among college and high school student-athletes Exercise Science
Sayward Harrison Postdoc Poster Session, First Place First Line of Defense: An Evaluation of the Role of Primary Care in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity in South Carolina Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Courtney Monroe Postdoc Poster Session, Second Place Harnessing Social Networks Via Technology for Weight Loss in Adults: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

 

Arnold School Undergraduate Student Winners

Name Category Place Title of Presentation Major
Haley Yaw Social Sciences A First Examining Disparities in Public Perceptions of Veterans and Veteran Healthcare Exercise Science, Psychology
Katherine Watkins Social Sciences A Second Experiences of Latinos during the 2015 Flooding in South Carolina Exercise Science, Spanish
Miranda Hannah USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction A First My Experience with the MedEx Academy Public Health, Biology
Lizeth Morales USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction B Second The Power to Create Cultural Change at the University of South Carolina Psychology, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Morgan Vejdani (along with Adriana Zavala) USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction C  Second Food4Thought: Bridging the Gap Over Dinner Public Health
Jonathan Blalock Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: Biology and Biomedical Sciences First Cancer Cachexia-induced Disruption of the Skeletal Muscle Structure-Function Relationship  Exercise Science,  Economic
Katharine Bishop Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: Psychology and Neuroscience A First The Strong Black Woman: African American Women’s Views On Hair Management-Related Stress  Psychology,  Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Chandler Melton Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: Public Health A First Effects of Sub-Concussive Blows on Neurophysiological and Neuropsychological Health Exercise Science
Kelly DeAngelis Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: Public Health A First Brain Activation During Movement Choice In Older Adults Exercise Science,  Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Rebekah Parris Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: Public Health B Second Osmolarity of enteral nutrition and medications and necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates  Chemistry,  Health Promotion, Education, and Behavio
Lauren Boeckermann Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: Social Sciences F First Dreaming Big and Living Small: Examining Motivations for Tiny House Living Public Health,  Women's and Gender Studies
Daniel Glover Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction J First Civic Engagement: From Pastime to Career Path  Public Health,  Business Administration
Frances Ramsay Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction K First-tie DisAbility: Working with and Becoming an Advocate for Children with Disabilities   Exercise Science,  Spanish
Taylor Stoll Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction K First-tie GLD: Student Leadership as a Gateway to Success  Exercise Science,
Psychology
Exercise Science, Psychology
Morgan Bross Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction K Second Promoting Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children: P2YP Exercise Science
Samantha Giaccio Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction R First Serving Abroad Serves the United States Exercise Science, Spanish
Claire Hildebrand Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction R Second The Unexpected Value of Course Learning Exercise Science, Psychology
Amanda McGoye Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction S First Transforming Health Care Through Community Service Exercise Science, Psychology
Kimberly McRae Morning Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction T Second Medicine as a Social Science Exercise Science
Destiny Byrd Afternoon Oral Presentation: U/P: Public Health E First A comparison of dietary assessment from two electronic records during behavioral weight-loss interventions Public Health,  Medical Humanities
Molly Lonneman Afternoon Oral Presentation: U/P: Public Health E Second The development of an online stroke resource for stroke survivors, TIPPS: Tools & Inventions for/from People Post-Stroke Exercise Science, Spanish
Trey Wright Afternoon Oral Presentation: U/P: Public Health E Honorable Mention Feedback on three different mobile diet tracking methods during a behavioral weight loss intervention Public Health
Elizabeth Karnavas Afternoon Oral Presentation: U/P: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math E Honorable Mention Hydroponics at USC Public Health, Criminal Justice
Irini Guada Afternoon Oral Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction AA First Finding my Passion “On the Hill”: Growth Begins Here Public Health
Katherine Watkins Afternoon Oral Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction BB Second To Serve Well is to Learn Much: How Lessons in Teamwork, Cultural Humility, and Research Bolstered my Personal and Professional Capacities in Cross-Cultural Medical Service Exercise Science, Spanish
Kimberly Narro Afternoon Oral Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction FF First Discomfort Leads to Growth Exercise Science, Psychology
Kelly Gross Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences C Second Peer Influence on Language-Based Inclusion Public Health, Spanish
Madison Myer Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: Psychology and Neuroscience D First Literature Review of the Effects of After School Programs on Depression, Anxiety, Academic Success, and Stress in Latina/o Youth Public Health, Psychology
Courtney Strickland Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: Psychology and Neuroscience G Second The contribution of visual cue synchrony to recognition of interrupted natural and vocoded speech Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,  Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Julia Norkitis Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: Public Health F First Examining the Influence of Attentional Mechanisms on Visual Search during Motor Skills Exercise Science, Psychology
Elizabeth Rizor Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: Public Health F Honorable Mention Resting-state functional connectivity differs based on level of motor function in individuals post-stroke Exercise Science
Jeff Spraker Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: Public Health H First International Survey Of Stand Up Paddle Boarding Exercise Science
Ying Wang Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: Public Health J First Non-Exercise Estimated Cardiorespiratory Fitness and All-cancer Mortality Public Health
Sarah Eddy Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: Social Sciences I Second Iceland Isolation: The Effect of Technology on a Study Abroad Experience Exercise Science
Allissa Desloge Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction HH First The Fight for Women’s Rights: Change through education, empowerment, and advocacy Public Health, Spanish
Sydney Garner Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction KK Second- tie Emphasizing the Public Health
Addison Lewis Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction LL Second Addison's Experience- GLD Exercise Science
Kyle McCoil Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction NN Honorable Mention Graduation With Leadership Distinction: How I Discovered My Passion For Higher Education and Student Affairs Public Health, Psychology
Emily Taylor Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction PP Second Servant Leadership Leads to Lasting Purpose Exercise Science
Kenchina Allen Afternoon Poster Presentation: U/P: USC Connect and Graduation with Leadership Distinction QQ Honorable Mention Giving Back Public Health, Business Administration