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  • A graduate student presenter tells Cocky about her research project at Discover UofSC 2022 on Friday, April 22 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Check out highlights from Discover UofSC 2022

Discover UofSC came back in person last Friday for the first time since 2019, and the excitement was palpable. The annual showcase event welcomed about 850 presentations and more than 2,000 attendees, including hundreds of reviewers, mentors and visitors, and dozens of volunteers. Discover UofSC organizers are grateful to every participant for dedicating the time and energy needed to make the event such a vital and comprehensive showcase of UofSC’s research, scholarship, creativity and leadership. Thank you all for your contributions.

Check out photos and award listings from the poster, three-minute thesis and oral presentation competitions. And don’t forget to save the date for Discover UofSC 2023, which is scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2023 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

 

Undergraduate Student Awards

There were 66 reviewed poster presentation sections and one oral presentation section for undergraduate student presenters at Discover UofSC 2022. Download the Undergraduate awardees list (pdf) to view the award recipients from all these competitive groups. Congratulations to all 2022 undergraduate awardees.

 

 

Graduate Student Awards

For graduate students, there were 18 poster sections, and four three-minute thesis competition sections at Discover UofSC 2022. Congratulations to all 2022 graduate student award recipients.

Poster award winners

Poster Session
Winner
A
Sewon Oh, Psychology
B
Tasha Childs, Social Work
C
Candice Cheung, Biomedical Engineering
D
Amadi Afua Sefah-Twerefour, Marine Science
E
Lacy Barnette, Environmental Health Sciences
F
Emily Farrell, Epidemiology
G
Tyler Cox, Biomedical Science
H
Gabrielle Leith, Chemistry
I
Madeline Ladouceur, Genetic Counseling
J
Katie Klein, Library and Information Science
K
Franklin Adams, Physics
L
Sarah Sellers, Environmental Health Sciences
M
Nicholas Maxwell, Biomedical Science
N
Yvette Rother, Clinical Psychology
O
Courtney Meyer, Exercise Science
P
Paul Ernst, Marine Science
Q
Alkeiver Cannon, Biomedical Science
R
Gayathri Gange, Chemistry

 

Three-minute thesis award winners

Award
Winner
Overall Winner
Kyndall Braumuller, Epidemiology
Overall First Runner-up
Sarah Davis, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Overall Second Runner-up
Gene Yang, Mechanical Engineering

 

Medical Scholar Awards

For medical scholars, there were 24 poster presentation sections at Discover UofSC 2022. Congratulations to all 2022 medical scholar award recipients.

Basic Medical Sciences

First Place
Ryan Bloomquist, Medical Student, UofSC School of Medicine ColumbiaDe-Novo Innervation of a Transplant Organ
Second Place
Clayton Rosenbaum, PharmD, Pharmacy Resident, Prisma Health–Midlands
Charleigh Steverson, PharmD Student, UofSC College of Pharmacy
Evaluating preterm labor as an indication to initiate empiric antibiotics when ruling out early onset sepsis in neonates less than or equal to 34 weeks
Third Place
Ali Mirza, Medical Student, UofSC School of Medicine Columbia
Heart Failure and the NLRP3 Inflammasome

 


Case Reports/Small Series/Learning Innovation

First Place
Travis Corriher, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, Prisma Health–Midlands
Utilizing Ultrasound-guided Midline Catheters with Residents in the Emergency Department
Second Place
Armaan Javaheri, Medical Student, UofSC School of Medicine Columbia
Bilateral Avascular Necrosis of Capitate: A Case Report and Review of Surgical Treatments
Third Place
Christopher Poggi, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, Prisma Health–Midlands
Helmet-to-helmet collision- An unexpected injury ensues

 

Populations Outcomes/Quality

First Place
John DiNovo, MD, Internal Medicine-Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow, Prisma Health–Midlands
Changing the Culture of Palliative Consults: A Kaplan Meier Analysis
Second Place
Carra Lyons, Medical Student, UofSC School of Medicine Columbia
Efforts to Reduce CAUTI Rates in Intensive Care and Progressive Care Units
Third Place
Alec Giakas, Medical Student, UofSC School of Medicine Columbia
Open Ankle Fractures in the Elderly: A Multi-center Study

 

Therapeutic Effectiveness/Efficiency

First Place
Ryan Bloomquist, Medical Student, UofSC School of Medicine ColumbiaReduction of Sars-CoV-2 Oral Viral Load with Prophylactic Mouth Rinse
Second Place
Emma Haught, PharmD, Pharmacy Resident, Prisma Health–Midlands
Projected Cost-Effectiveness of Vancomycin Alternatives for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections
Third Place
Natalie Harris, PharmD Student, UofSC College of Pharmacy
Catherine Packard, PharmD Student, UofSC College of Pharmacy
Carly Huggins, PharmD Student, UofSC College of Pharmacy
Epidemiology of and clinician response to discordant negative BioFire® FilmArray® Blood Culture Identification (BCID 1) Panel results among patients with positive blood cultures

 

 

Postdoctoral Scholar Awards

For postdocs, there were three poster presentation competition sections at Discover UofSC 2022. These sessions featured current postdoctoral scholars and former recipients of ASPIRE I: IIB Innovation grants for postdoctoral scholars. Congratulations to all 2022 postdoctoral scholar award recipients.

Poster Presentation Award Winners

Postdoctoral Scholars Poster Session A
First Place
Dr. Mrinmay Chakrabarti, Department of Cell Biology and AnatomyResveratrol inhibited calcification of valve interstitial cells through downregulation of transforming growth factor-β signaling mechanisms
Second Place
Dr. Jie Xing, Department of Physics and AstronomyMagnetic field-driven phase transitions in an antiferromagnetic topological insulator MnBi2Te4
Postdoctoral Scholars Poster Session B
First Place
Dr. Kiesha Wilson, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and ImmunologySingle-cell RNA landscape of lungs from Staphylococcal enterotoxin B-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) reveals effects on various cell types
Second Place
Dr. Kristen McLaurin, Department of PsychologyS-Equol Mitigates Motivational Deficits and Dysregulation Associated with HIV-1
Postdoctoral Scholars Poster Session C
First Place
Dr. Taylor Carter, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and ImmunologyTHC decreases Macrophage activation in a dose-dependent manner
Second Place
(TIE)
Dr. Jung Shu, Department of Mechanical EngineeringState-Consistent Reduced Order Models for Aeroelastic Systems Across Broad Flight Regimes
Second Place
(TIE)
Dr. Snezana Milosavljevic, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and NeuroscienceCharacterization of sleep architecture in male and female mice with kynurenine 3-monooxygenase deficiency

 

28 April 2022

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