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2022 Research Symposium

The annual research symposium offers rising M2 medical students at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville the opportunity to share their research efforts from the spring and summer with the community. 

Join us this Friday from noon to 5 P.M. for our 4th Annual Research Symposium.

Students work with a faculty mentor on various research projects across the Prisma Health Sciences Center (UofSC SOMG, Prisma CLE, Clemson, Furman, UofSC Arnold School of Public Health) and a handful of offsite and out-of-state research. The experiences are in the areas of clinical research, translational research, community health, medical education, population health, and health policy. This annual event will include student oral presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities for students and research mentors.

Schedule of Events

Welcome Remarks
Presented by Dean of UofSCSOMG Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, MD, MEdHP, FACP & Director of Medical Student Research Dr. Renee Chosed, Ph.D. SOMG Lecture Hall
12:00 P.M.

Poster Session 1
SOMG Learning Studio
12:30 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.

Break
1:15 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Oral Presentations
SOMG Lecture Hall
1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Break
3:30 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.

Poster Session 2
SOMG Learning Studio
3:45 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Presentation of Awards
SOMG Rotunda
4:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

2022 Research Symposium Presenters

Oral Presentation Abstracts

Hard Pills to Swallow: Attitudes Concerning Opioid Use Disorder and Factors Influencing Support of Specific Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Among A Rural, Appalachia Community
Student: Ashlyn K. Chea
Faculty Advisor: Dr. T. Aaron Zeller
Department: Prisma Health, Center for Family Medicine Oconee

Exploring Cognitive Control in Buprenorphine-Maintained Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
Student: Samuel M. Cumby
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Margie Stevens
Department: Clemson University, Department of Public Health Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Medicine

Dietary Excess of Caffeine and Sodium (DECaffS) and effect on weight and BP in healthy adolescents
Student: Mary C. Grant
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sudha Garimella
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Pediatric Nephrology
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Pediatrics

Repurposing an Old Blood Pressure Medication as an Antiamebic : A Novel Treatment for Entamoeba histolytica using Wytensin™ (Guanabenz Acetate)
Student: John T. King
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lesly Temesvari
Department: Clemson University, EPIC and the Department of Biological Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend and project funded by the Clemson EPIC MEnTOR Program

Identification of specific genes in blastocoel fluid of IVF-embryos from women of advanced maternal age 
Student: Thao Nguyen
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Renee Chosed
Department: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Department of Biomedical Sciences 
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars 

Longitudinal Assessment of the Relationship Between Sleep, Fatigue, Pain, Cognition, and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors
Student: Shelby N. Rader
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lauren Fowler
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

The Use of a Novel Barrier Skin and Muscle Retractor to Avoid Muscle Injury During Total Shoulder Arthroplasty 
Student: Michael J. Russell
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephan Pill
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars 

Identifying Mechanisms of Resistance in Novel Necrotizing Fasciitis Acinetobacter baumannii Isolates
Student: Alia T. Sadek
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Grier
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor information: SOMG Scholars

Effectiveness of cholangioscopy guided biopsy versus ERCP guided brushings in diagnosing malignant biliary strictures 
Student: George Skenteris
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Christine Schammel
Department: UofSC SOMG, Pathology Associates Greenville
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Through the Fog: Using Social Media to Evaluate Patient Engagement with Long COVID Patient Experts
Student: Malorie K. Webb
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ann Blair Kennedy
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

TIES: 4 Attributes of Successful Studies in Implementation Science –Thoroughness, Individualization, Expandability, and Scale
Student: Nathan Abdo
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Emergency Medicine
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend and research funded by a Prisma Health Transformative Research Seed Grant

Towards the Development of a Self-Organizing Neural Unit to Model an Ischemic Stroke and Other Neuropathology
Student: 
Lidadi L. Agbomi
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information:  Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

Identification of genes associated with successful IVF outcomes from Women of Advanced Maternal Age 
Student: 
Hannah C. Archer
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Renee J Chosed 
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

Alterations of Antibiotic for the Treatment of Bacterial Infections
Student: Brionna Bennett
Department: Prisma Health, Cancer Institute 
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars 

Evaluation of Aortic Aneurysm Sac Regression Following Endovascular Repair
Student: Nicholas Beraho
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Surgery
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Surgery

Analysis of the expression of both ubiquitin and histone proteins in blastocoel fluid from IVF embryos is correlated with positive implantation status
Student: 
Sarayu Bethi
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: High School Student, UofSC SOMG Department of Biomedical Sciences

Pleomorphic Lobular Carcinoma in situ
Student: Darby Billing
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Pathology
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Overcoming the Falls and Failures of Screenings and Referrals in the ED
Student: Christian Brayman
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Emergency Medicine
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

A Case Report of Successful Treatment of Invasive Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis in a Patient with History of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Student: Adam Brockway
Department:
PRISMA Health Upstate, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology

Comorbidities of ischemic stroke patients with a history of diastolic blood pressure treated in a telestroke network; accessing improving or worsening neurological functions
Student: 
Christina I. Brown
Department: Ph.D. Thomas Nathaniel, Department of BioMedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

Durability of Type II Heat-Labile Enterotoxins Effects on Respiratory Immune Responses
Student: 
Zachary M. Buchanan
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: High School Student, UofSC SOMG Department of Biomedical Sciences

Building Paediatric Surgical Capacity in Rural Malawi - Lessons From the KidSURG Project
Student: Niamh P. Cahill
Department: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Institute of Global Surgery, School of Population Health

Impact of Preoperative Bathing Pathway on Postoperative Outcomes
Student: Sherry Chen
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Surgery 
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars 

Stroke Risk Factors Associated with Gender Differences in Ischemic Stroke Patients With Diabetes   
Student: 
Oreoluwa O. Coker-Ayo
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

Is gene expression altered in blastocoel fluid from preimplantation euploid IVF-embryos that result in miscarriage?
Student: Carson Collins
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Mechanisms of SARS-CoV-1 Non-Structural Protein 1 (Nsp-1)-Mediated Immune Regulation
Student: Ayan Dasgupta
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Can CT Imaging Predict the Need for Transversus Abdominis Release in Ventral Hernia Repairs? 
Student: Sarah Davis
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Surgery 

Comparing the effects of Pharmacological and demographic factors between men and women patients diagnosed with Late and Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease.
Student: 
Ashna Desai
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

Assessment of Nutrition Education Needs Among Patients with Chronic Diseases

Student: Alondra DeSantiago
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Medicine, Prisma Health, Department of Internal Medicine
Scholarship/Donor information: SOMG Research Scholars Fellowship

Gender differences in risk factors for recurrent Ischemic Stroke with previous history of TIA
Student: Leila Djerdjour
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars 

Rica Salud: Evaluation of Lifestyle Medicine Program Utilization and Future Directions
Student: Rebecca Early
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Pediatrics
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Pediatrics


The Effects of Different Vitamin B12 Forms on Aging and Neurological Disorders 
Student: 
Auj N. Elmore-Mack
Department: UofSC Upstate, Department of Biology
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

Identifying Physiomarkers for Prediction of Response to Achalasia Treatment
Student: Merve Ertem
Department: Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend and project funded by the NIH T35 Summer Research Program at Northwestern

Investigating the Demographics of TBI+ and TBI- Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease 
Student: Madisen L. Faulkner
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Neurology 
Scholarship/Donor Information: UofSCSOMG Summer Scholars Program 

The Effect of Platelet Activating Factor on Caspase Activity in Sea Urchin Embryos
Student: 
Sarah R. Feingold
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

Regional brain structure reflects the influence of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative sample
Student: 
Alexandria M. Fossum
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Neurology
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, SNIRP Program

Disruption of the Extracellular Morphogenesis of Cardiac Tissues in two Avian Models of Cyanotic Heart Defects
Student: 
Rhyan H. Gaff
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

There’s no place like home, but where’s home when you are in recovery?
Student: Melanie Gainey
Department: Prisma Health, Addiction Medicine Center; UofSC SOMG, Department of Medicine 
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Medicine

Encystation of Entamoeba histolytica in Axenic Culture 
Student: 
Mallorie M. Gainey
Department: Clemson University, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry 
Scholarship/Donor Information: Clemson University, EPIC MEnTOR Program

Exploring Drug Efficacy in the Pediatric Population: Determining the Differences Among Various Drug Classes
Student: Buddy Gardner
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Stroke Outcome Optimization Study
Student: 
Sarah B. Goncher
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Neurology
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, SNIRP Program

Delay Discounting as a Potential Therapeutic Target for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder on Buprenorphine Maintenance
Student: Eli Goodwin
Department: Clemson University, Department of Public Health Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Medicine

“Great job - 3/5”: Assessing Student and Faculty Opinion on Narrative Feedback in Medical Education
Student: Ashley Hall
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Concussion Occurrence, Knowledge, and Attitude Across Gender in Upstate South Carolina Youth and College Athletes
Student: Coral R. Holt
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Family Medicine

Virtual Mindfulness Training for Adults with History of Depression 
Student: Mo Hooshmand
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Internal Medicine
Scholarship/Donor Information: Project funded by the Prisma Health Department of Internal Medicine

Gender Difference in Risk Factors of Ischemic Stroke Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. 
Student: 
Samuel I. Imeh-Nathaniel
Department: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

Stakeholder Perspectives on Screening and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health at Prisma Health
Student: Mia L. Jeanty
Department: Prisma Health, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program 
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend and research funded by a Prisma Health Transformative Research Seed Grant

Systematic Review of PEComa Treatments
Student: Jamila Johnson
Department: UofSC SOMG
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars 

Safe supplies straight to your doorstep: improving harm reduction access in South Carolina
Student: Philip Johnston
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Prisma Health - Addiction Medicine Center
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Medicine

Patient Perspectives on Screening and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health at Prisma Health
Student: Elise Kao
Department: Prisma Health, Internal Medicine Clinic
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend and research funded by a Prisma Health Transformative Research Seed Grant

Investigation of the impact of mTBI and poor sleep on cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease patients
Student: Himashreya Katti
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Neurology
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Biofilm formation by Serratia Marcescens Using Lux I and Lux R Mutants  
Student: 
Lystasha I. Kershaw
Department: Claflin University, Biology Department 
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

Analysis of glycan expression in malignant versus para-cancerous, benign tissue in breastcancer patients 

Student: Alexandra Kesic
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

The safety of injecting corticosteroid injections prior to total shoulder arthroplasty
Student: Aaron Kesinger
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Treatment of Pediatrics Mental Health Patients in Upstate South Carolina
Student: Nykia King
Department: Prisma Health, Bradshaw Institute of Community Child Health and Advocacy 
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Pediatrics

Granular Cell Tumors of the GI Tract
Student: Alexandra Koberlein
Department: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Greenville SC; Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Greenville SC; Pathology Associates, Greenville SC ; Department of Surgery, Prisma Health Upstate, Greenville SC
Scholarship/Donor information: SOMG Scholars

The association between 1860 chattel slavery and excess burden of contemporary adverse pregnancy outcomes: An exploratory ecological analysis
Student: Anna Kofoed
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Scholarship/Donor Information: Project funded by the Prisma Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Genetic Variants in the LARP1 Gene are Associated with Neurodevelopmental Delays and Autism
Student: Olivia Lamer
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Shouldering disparities: do neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics influence outcomes after rotator cuff repair?
Student: Bo Layton
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Creating A Medical School-Oriented Map of Immunologic Processes
Student: Autumn Leggins
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Concussion Occurrence, Knowledge, and Attitude Across Sports in Greenville County School System Student Athletes
Student: Megan M. Leonard
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Family Medicine and Sports Medicine

Assessing LGBTQ+ Competency, Comfort, and Education in Ob/Gyn residents
Student: Krystal H. Magwood
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Ob/Gyn
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

PEComas
Student: Dakota Makulec
Department: UofSC SOMG Adjunct Faculty
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Platelet Activating Factor Enhances FcR Expression in Human Sperm 
Student: Sanjana Mandilwar
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences 
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars 

Extra-Esophageal Eosinophilia in Patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Student: Mary Britt McDonald
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Pediatrics and Prisma Health, Department of Pediatrics
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Pediatrics

Investigating the Anti-Apoptotic Effects of IFIT3 during Respiratory Infection in a CRISPR-Generated IFIT3 Knock-Out Cell Line
Student: 
Haley C. Meltzer
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, UofSC SOMG Department of Biomedical Sciences

Effects of Age and Gender on Empathy in EMS Personnel
Student: 
Fadiana E Mendoza Fernandez
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Thinking about diabetes: illness perception in patients with diabetes
Student: Andrew P. Miller
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Internal Medicine 
Scholarship/Donor information: Project funded by the Prisma Health Department of Internal Medicine

Effects of Neointimal Hyperplasia in Vascular Grafts
Student: 
Harrison N. Miller
Department: Clemson University, Department of Bioengineering 
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

Diverticulitis in Octogenarians
Student: Brittany M. Moore
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Surgery
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Surgery

Evaluating Physical Activity, Behavior, and Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Oxidative Capacity in Breast Cancer Patients using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Student:
Zachary Morgan
Department: UofSC SOMG Human Performance Lab; Prisma Health, Cancer Institute
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Evaluating the correlation between accuracy of FAST exams in pediatric patients with blunt abdominal trauma and level of resident training
Student: Sydney Morris
Department: UofSC SOMG and Prisma Health, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Radiation Dosage to Patients During Prostatic Artery Embolization
Student: Daniel Ngov
Department: Pathology Associates, Greenville SC , Department of Radiology, Prisma Health Upstate, Greenville SC 
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Gender, smoking behaviors, and bilingualism presenting as demographic risk factors for traumatic brain injury in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative database
Student: 
Paige L. Novota
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Neurology 
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, SNIRP Program

Studying the Unique Social Determinants of Health for the 29203 Zip Code and Greater Columbia Area
Student:
Catherine O'Leary
Department: Prisma Health, Family and Preventative Medicine (Columbia, SC

Stroke Outcome Optimization Project (SOOP) Imaging
Student: 
Molly R. Oroho
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Neurology
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, SNIRP Program

Expression Levels of Lactate Dehydrogenase-1 in Aging Females with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Student: 
Adam J. Pemberton
Department: Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Health Science Department, Benedict College, 1600 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

Nutrition Optimization Before Bariatric Surgery: Does Required Dietitian Follow-up Improve Patient Outcomes?
Student: Cher Pitiranggon
Department: Prisma Weight Loss Institute
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

The Malignant Risk of Benign Breast Disease in Patients in the Upstate
Student: Rebecca K. Pontius
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Surgery

Expression Levels of Serum Creatine Kinase BB Isoenzyme in Aging Females at Different Stages of Breast Cancer
Student: 
Mia J. Pringle
Department:   Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Health Science Department, Benedict College, 1600 Harden Street, Columbia SC, 29204 
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

ExsoMed INnate Intramedullary Headless Screw Use for Metacarpal Fractures
Student: Rachel J. Reed
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

The Evaluation of Clinicopathologic Data of Synchronous Breast Cancer at a Single Institution  
Student: Ryan Reyes
Department: 1University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville – Greenville, SC  2Clemson University—Clemson, SC  3Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN  4Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Arnold School of Public Health, University of   South Carolina, Greenville SC  5Department of Surgery, Prisma Health Upstate, Greenville SC  6Pathology Associates – Greenville, SC 
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

The Impact of COVID on Medical Education: Evaluation of Immunology Module Performance in In-Person vs Virtual Course Presentation
Student: Isabelle Robinson
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Neutrophil NFkB Response to Aspergillus Fumigatus in Zebrafish Models
Student: Stephan L. Robinson
Department: Clemson University, Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center (EPIC) 
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend and project funded by the Clemson EPIC MEnTOR Program

Effects of Chemotherapy Regimens on Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Function in Breast Cancer Patients Measured by Near Infrared Spectroscopy
Student: Miles B. Rothstein
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend and research funded by a Prisma Health Transformative Research Seed Grant

Investigating the prognostic value of fMRI images on individual response to rTMS treatment for schizophrenia
Student: 
Abigail L. Rowell
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Neurology
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, SNIRP Program

Using Endogenous Myc-tagging to Locate Fatty Acid Metabolism Proteins in Trypanosoma Brucei, the causative agent in African trypanosomiasis
Student: Courtney L. Rucker
Department: Clemson University, Clemson Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend and project funded by the Clemson EPIC MEnTOR Program

Relationship between PAF and Fc Receptor in Sperm Cell Fertilization Potential 
Student: Nicole M. Russell
Department: UofSC SOMG Department of Biomedical Sciences 
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars 

Urothelial Cancer Case Report
Student: Kyle Russi
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Surgery
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Surgery

The Role of IFI44 in Post-Viral Inflammation
Student: Madison Ryan
Faculty Advisor:
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Diverticulitis Recurrence: A Comparison of Robotic vs Open and Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy
Student: Garrett (Gary) Sayre
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Surgery
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Surgery

Resolution of anemia following paraesophageal hernia repair
Student: Erica Schumann
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Surgery
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Surgery

Decellularization of Porcine Saphenous Veins
Student:
Taylor M. Seawell
Department: Clemson University, Department of Bioengineering
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

Analysis of Patient Galectin Profiles by Breast Cancer Subtypes and Patient Characteristics 
Student: Jonah Shealy
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

The Biochemical Characterization of Lactate Dehydrogenase Activity on Breast Cancer Treatment Strategies
Student: 
Kiara T. Simmons
Department: Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Health Science Department, Benedict College, 1600 Harden Street, Columbia SC, 29204
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

Effects of Chemotherapy Regimens on Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Function in Breast Cancer and Gynecological Cancer Patients Measured by Near Infrared Spectroscopy
Student: Garrett Smith
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Science, Furman University, Prisma Health, Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend and research funded by a Prisma Health Transformative Research Seed Grant

Comparison of Demographic and Pharmacological Characteristics of Vascular Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Mixed Vascular and Alzheimer’s Disease stratified by Gender
Student: Madison Stanley
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Neuroscience
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Targeting Cryptococcus Caritine Biosynthesis: Meldonium (mildronate) inhibitor
Student: Ryan Stepp
Department: Clemson University, Department of Public Health Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: Student stipend provided by the Prisma Health Department of Medicine

The Effect of a Topical Cannabidiol on Pruritus 
Student: Brooke Taylor
Department: Dermatology and Laser Center of the Carolinas

Trying to stay awake: Medical student exhaustion and fatigue on 12 hr EMT shifts
Student: Michelle Troup
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences 
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars 

Analysis of Ubiquitin Ligase Expression in Mosaic IVF-Embryos to Predict Embryo Viability
Student: Kayla Vaillant
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG scholars

The Use of Smartphone Technology to Supervise Exercise Therapy in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
Student: Quentell Wagener
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Surgery 
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Development of a standardized scoring system to predict who does not need to be transferred to a children’s hospital for appendicitis evaluation
Student:
Ashlyn M. White
Department: Prisma Health, Department of Pediatric General Surgery
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

The Effects of E-liquids With Nicotine and Without Nicotine on Caenorhabditis elegans
Student: 
MiLana C. Wiltshire
Department: UofSC Greenville NIH25  Summer Undergraduate Research Claflin University Department of Biology Claflin University Department of Chemistry
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

No Child Left Behind: Evaluating Disparities in Pediatric Pharmacodynamic Data
Student: Matthew Jacob Wurst
Department: UofSC SOMG, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

The Influence of Language and Place of Birth on Use and Method of Contraception Among Reproductive Age Hispanic Women in the United States
Student: Carla J. Wyatt-Ingram
Department: Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School 
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

Papillary Meningioma: a single institution case series and comprehensive review of the literature
Student: Wendy Yang
Department: Pathology Associates, Greenville SC
Scholarship/Donor Information: SOMG Scholars

A Case Report of Saint’s Triad and the Diagnostic Implications for Clinicians
Student: 
Hannah G. Young
Department: Anderson Univeristy, College of Health Professions
Scholarship/Donor Information: Undergraduate, NIH R25 Program

 


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