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Poster Session


Friday, July 27th, 2018 9:30 – 3:00 PM
Van Nuys Atrium, 635 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202

9:00amStudent Check-In and Poster Set Up for Session 1
Brittney-Shea Herbert, PhD
Assistant Dean for Physician Scientist Development Director, IMPRS
9:45amOpening Remarks
Peter Nalin, MD
Associate Dean and Interim Director, IUSM-Bloomington
10am – 12pmPoster Session 1

  • Poster presenters assigned to session 1 are required to stand by their posters between 10am – Noon for discussion, presentation, and judging.
12pmStudent Check-In and Poster Set Up for Session 2
Brittney-Shea Herbert, PhD
Assistant Dean for Physician Scientist Development Director, IMPRS
12:45pmOpening Remarks
Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD
Executive Associate Dean of Research Affairs
1pm – 3pmPoster Session 2

  • Poster presenters assigned to session 2 are required to stand by their posters between 1pm – 3pm for discussion, presentation, and judging.

List of Abstracts in Alphabetical Order

First NameLast NamePROJECT TITLE
NnamdiAchebeA TREM2 dependent control of Microglial and Astrocytic responses in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease
DanaAlhaffarEfficacy and Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for the treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis: a single center experience
MaazArifInhibition of IRS-1 Alters Retinal Circadian Clock
SamAtoaAssessment of nutrition status in transplant patients using imaging, serologic markers and functional testing: Which best predicts outcomes?
JosephAtumonyeDefining the Function of a Novel TNF Receptor Superfamily Member
AsmaBahramiImpact of excess TGFβ on bone and muscle in condition of diet-induced obesity in mice with Camurati-Engelmann Disease
ShivaniBajpaiThe effect of donor contrast exposure on recipient kidney outcomes
JosephBakerThe Examination of non-pharmacologic treatment of pain after spinal cord injury
ZacharyBarryA Novel Small Molecule Therapy for Corneal Neovascularization
DylanBieberEffects of Propofol on Transcytosis in an IPSC Derived Blood Brain Barrier Model
AnthonyBoatengForever-Fit Summer Camp
VyvianBorseElevated Airway Eosinophils is Associated with Lower Airway Haemophilus
AbigailBraunCD33 and TREM2 Peripheral Gene Expression in Relation to Cortical Thickness
CameronBrownWound healing in diabetic Ossabaw pigs
MarissaBruceCharacterizing the Role of Orbitofrontal Cortex in Social Memory
KendallBurgettThe Influence of Aging on the Relationship between Retrobulbar Blood Flow and Retinal Microcirculation in Glaucoma Patients
JarrettCampbellQuantifying Cigarette Smoke Induced Oxidative DNA Damage of Wild Type & XPC Knockdown Human Bronchial Cells Using Human 8-oxoguanine DNA Glycosylase 1
PhillipChengEvaluating the effect of a Participatory Music Program on the Quality of Life and Community Reintegration of Homeless Veterans in Indianapolis
MonicaChengA Clinically Suitable Approach to Whole-Body Imaging for Quantification of Regional Perfusion: Validation of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with 62Cu-ETS and Image-based Tracer Kinetic Modeling
KaylaChinTime to Diagnosis of Early-Onset vs. “Late-Onset” Colorectal Cancer: Is there a difference?
DianeChoiEstablishing a Comprehensive Ethics-Based Checklist for Surgical Camp Activities at AMPATH-Kenya
ColetteCiresiAssessing generalizability of a new-onset type 1 diabetes Biobank
NicholasCloughRole of CaMKK2 in Osteocytes within the Bone Microenvironment
JacobDavisCanines in the emergency department: a novel approach to stress reduction in emergency medicine providers
ElizabethDavisExamining Gross Anatomy Study Strategies Across Old and New Curricula
AnthonyDouglas IISkin Sympathetic Nerve Activity and Rate Control of Atrial Fibrillation
AnnaDudleyDetermining the cellular localization of C.elegans Editing Enzyme
CameronDuffnerQuantitative Effect of Emergency Department Case Management on Visits, Diagnostics, and Cost
DamonEdgarA Case-Based Tropical Medicine Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Global Health Track Residents
KatarinaFabreLung Ultrasound Proficiency Study
AlexanderFarmerGenoproteomic analysis of leukemic cell response to Cytarabine reveals synergistic opportunities centered on cholesterol metabolism
RickFoustAspergeillus Fumigatus: The Effects of Adiponectin on Inflammatory Cytokine Production
BrandonFrancisAssessing Student Engagement and Higher Order Skill Proficiency During the First and Second Year of Medical School – A Comparison Between the Legacy and Recently Reformed Active Learning Curricula
ColinFryHumble But Powerful: The Role of “Access to Information & Knowledge” in Implementation Success in the RE-INSPIRE Study
EricGalanteEffect of Frataxin Knockout on Mouse Cardiomyocytes
JarrellGaryIs Liver Function Homogenous? Correlation between CT Liver Volumes and Liver Function as Determined by Functional Hepatobiliary (HIDA) Scan
Rolando GabrielGerenaMarginal Utility of Additional Clinical Shifts on Milestone-Based Competency in an Emergency Medicine Clerkship
DanielGibsonMedical Students’ Studying Approach to a Changing Medical School Anatomy Curriculum
BrianaGrisbyDevelopmental Toxicity of TCE Exposure in Zebrafish: Analyzing Vitamin D Metabolism
JustinHendrixCharacterizing the Extent of Cell Death in Innate Immune Mediated Colitis
EmilyHentzAssessing lead exposure sources at the property scale in Indianapolis
ErikHolderIs Operative Diagnosis for Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Related to Patient Reported Outcomes?
GageHowardFat Soluble Vitamin, B12 and Iron Deficiency in Patients with Coliform Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
StephanHuValidating a Novel Technique for Identifying Genomic Regulators
NathanJarrettTendon transfer of pronator teres to flexor pollicis longus to restore thumb flexion in incomplete tetraplegia
OliviaJohnsonBlueberry containing diets protect from bone loss induced by sex steroid deficiency differently depending on sex and by mechanisms independent of canonical sex steroid receptor signaling
JordanJonesLeukocyte Localization in a Model of Innate Immune-Driven Colitis
AlexandraJostesBirth Spacing and Family Planning: Implementation of enhanced education and training for Community Health Coaches
CourtneyKeilmanResiliency in Medical Students and Residents Participating in the Global Health AMPATH Kenya Elective
CutterKoehlerImpact of Hepatic Stellate Cells in Scaffold-Free 3D-Bioprinting of the Liver Model
KalebKramerAre there sex-based differences in myocardial injury in Acute Heart Failure?
NathanLamMapping Out Receptors: High Throughput Screening of Endothelial Monocyte Activating Polypeptide II (EMAPII) Using PRESTO-TANGO
ReginaLeeStore operated calcium entry in diabetic macrophages is reduced in fasting conditions
AlexaLoncharichType 2 Diabetes Mouse Model: Insights into the Contribution of Metabolic Defects to Neurocognitive Decline
SamuelLorentzGenetic Defects in SHROOM3 Lead to Congenital Heart Defects
SamuelLuebbeCardiovascular Effects of Sodium Glucose Cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) Inhibition in the Setting of Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury
JoyceMannonFidelity of Peer Supported Self-Management of Chronic Pain (Evaluation of a Peer Coach-Led Intervention to Improve Pain Symptoms—ECLIPSE)
MackenzieMcGrathMELodica Orchestra for DYspnea (MELODY): A Randomized Safety, Feasibility, and Efficacy Pilot
AnthonyMiltoEvaluation of a Critical Sized Bone Defect in a Porcine Tibial Model
KalinaMisiolekUnderstanding the Algebraic and Logical Structure of Speech Perception; Effect of Signal-Dependent Noise on Phase Synchrony Pattern
MumtazMunshiImpact of ED Scribes in a Residency Program
DavidMuschiDisease Severity in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Patients with No Prior Diagnosis of Cirrhosis – A Unique Insight Using Vibration-Controlled Transient Elastography (VCTE)
AmitNagAssociation of AHI and Other Patient Factors with Calvarial Thickness
SharleNewmanRole of CCL21 on the Transcriptional Regulation of MHC II in Malignant Glioma Infiltrating Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells
WillNorthquistA Case-Based Tropical Medicine Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Global Health Track Residents
ChiagozieNwosuThe Degradation and Subcellular Localization of an Oncogenic protein complex in T-cell Leukemia
ObiNwosuUsing RNA Editing and ADARs to Increase Cell Sensitivity to Interferon Chemotherapies
MaxOfomaPatient Perception of Empathy from Emergency Medicine Residents
WilliamO’NealAre signaling pathways inversely regulated in Alzheimer’s disease and glioblastoma multiforme?
ZacharyOsbornDecreased Dynamic Flexibility of Brain Functional Connectivity in Prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease
VitalisOsujiRole of Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography (ERCP) and Intraductal Secretin Test (IDST) in the Diagnosis of Chronic Pancreatitis (CP)
ChiragPatelFecal Bile Acids and Fecal Short Chain Fatty Acids in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Control Volunteers
RoshniPatelCombined inhibition of Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) and Phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) p110δ improves monocytosis and splenomegaly in a JMML Mouse Model
MichaelPengSurveying ADR knowledge and practices among US gastroenterologists
AlexanderPetersMinimally Invasive, Non-Terminal In Vivo Muscle Testing of a Porcine Tibia Fracture Model
WhitneyPhillipsOutcome of Pediatric Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infection Prior to Ultrasound Program Implementation
MichellePintoAnxiety Screening in the Emergency Department
RubenPradoIdentification of genes and molecular pathways involved in a C. elegans model of neuroborreliosis
EricRegeleImmune regulation of neuronal injury and repair by observing T cell activation
KathrynReinhartThe risk of bleeding following therapeutic endoscopy is low in patients with cirrhosis
JustinRiceEarly Pain, Narcotic Use, and Functional Recovery in Aseptic Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty Performed with Morphine Spinal Analgesia versus Fentanyl Spinal Analgesia with Adductor Canal Block
BradRumancikComparison of two techniques using EUS guided liver biopsies via 19g core biopsy needle to obtain optimal core specimen in benign disease
SydneyRyckmanAttitudes toward Contraception Initiation in the Emergency Department among Providers and Patients
KatlynSawyerUtilizing Citizen Science to Reverse the Current Lead Testing Paradigm: Development of a Scalable, Low-cost Home Lead Test Kit
AnnaScalzoIncreasing Adolescents’ Access to the HIV Continuum of Care: Development of a Screening Tool for Medical Legal Partnerships
LaurenSchmidtDetermining Health Utilities for Immunosuppression in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
ChristianSchmidtReversal of Severe Sarcopenia in Pediatric Liver Failure Patients Post-Transplant
AdamSchmitzTransjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) Creation to Improve Surgical Candidacy Prior to Abdominal Operation: A Retrospective Analysis
PaigeSchultheisCopy Number Analysis of Lung Tumor Progression in Mice
NicoleShammasThe Association of Haptoglobin Genotype with the Development of Liver Disease and a Strategy for Personalized Treatment of NASH
MitraSharifiEffect of Tyrosine Phosphorylation of HPV31 E2 on Replication
AndrewShearnPneumonia in Indiana nursing homes: a retrospective case series
ChristianSikoskiPredictors of Patient Function, Pain, and Satisfaction after Reimplantation for Infected Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
BlakeSimonModulation of Myocardial Oxygen Delivery in Response to Isovolemic Hemodilution
SandeepSinghEnhancing cytotoxic chemotherapy response through targeted BET bromodomain inhibition in preclinical pancreatic cancer models
DanaSkoldA Descriptive Time Inventory of Emergency Department Nursing Workflows
RyanSmithChamas for Change: A Community Based Strategy for Pregnancy, Infancy, and Women Empowerment
Hajeung (Leo)SongSenescent T cell population in Glioblastoma
HenryStadlerInvestigating the role of COQ8B in aortic smooth muscle cells
KyleStuckerIL-6 Stimulates Autophagy in Wild Type and NRF2 Knock Out Mice β-cells
MadisonTenbargeDetermining if Double Gene Knockdown of P65 and PDK2 Increases Cytotoxicity and Radiation Sensitivity of Pancreatic Cancer Cells
HannahThielmeyerControl of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and HMGB1 Cytosolic Translocation in Dorsal Root Ganglion Sensory Neurons Using Olaparib
CodyTragesserEarly surgical intervention is indicated for recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax in children and adolescents
BradyTuckerSOX-2 Mediated Conversion of Astrocyte to Neuron
RoziyaTursunovaClinical and radiographic factors associated with appendectomy in pediatric patients with abdominal pain and equivocal imaging findings for appendicitis
GaryUlrichCurrent Concepts in the Treatment of Patellofemoral Instability
JuanValdesMolecular characteristics of serum hepatitis B virus (HBV) RNA: a novel biomarker for chronic HBV infection
MadalynVonderoheStarting from the Roots: Observing Healthcare and Population Health Endeavors in a Lower Middle Income Country
BrettWalkerEnhanced survival of lethally irradiated mice given pegylated G-CSF, GM-CSF, and IL-11 with lisinopril via modulation of the hematopoietic cytokines TGFb-1 and RANTES
SarahWatkinsBabyNoggin Pre-implementation Phase: Understanding How Clinical Teams and Parents Will Respond to BabyNoggin
JonathanWheelerGabapentin Targeting and Bone Mineralization Defects: Proposed mechanism for increased fracture risk in patients taking GBP-class anti-epileptic drugs
MichaelWileyEffects of Temperature and Separation on the Retained Coagulability of Human Blood Utilizing Thromboelastography
ReidWilsonQuantifying the effects of mechanical signals on musculoskeletal quality in a model of complete estrogen deprivation
HonglinXiaoBlood Loss in Primary and Aseptic Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty:
A Retrospective Matched Cohort Analysis
StephanieYounkerThis Story Needs to Be Told: Formative Research on Using Animated Storytelling to Address Prospective Minority Clinical Trials Participants’ Need for Comprehensive Knowledge
KirstenZborekA Physiological Role for a Moonlighting Protein in Lipopolysaccharide-induced Endotoxemia

Finalists and Honorable Mentions

We would like to congratulate all the students and faculty who participated in the 2018 IMPRS Program. The program’s mission is to provide a wide range of research and scholarly opportunities to the IUSM student body. The purpose is to enrich the research and scholarly education and knowledge for the medical students. This summer we hosted 103 medical students from all 9 campuses doing research and scholarly activities in the areas of: laboratory and translational research, clinical research, health research outcomes and community health education. During the summer, the student worked with their assigned mentor at the designated campus on a project they have derived and planned. Each week, students attended a Seminar Series to learn about different research topics as well as responsible conduct of research, career development and work/life balance. At the end of the summer session, students participated in the poster session. The event showcased 118 posters of projects completed by the IUSM medical students Class of 2021. Each student presented their project to the faculty judges who have volunteered their time to be a part of this event. We want to congratulate and recognize the following students who were selected to do the oral presentation on August 1 and to the students who received Honorable Mention.


Student’s NameMentor
Alexander PetersMelissa Kacena
Amit NagRick Nelson
Andrew ShearnJennifer Carnahan
Blake SimonJohnathan Tune
Brandon FrancisMari Hopper
Collete CiresiLinda DiMeglio
Cutter KoehlerBursin Ekser
David MuschiRaj Vuppalanchi
Emily HentzGabriel Filipelli
Hannah M. MooreTroy Markel
Johnathan WheelerKenneth White
Kalina MisiolekLeonid Rubchinsky and Robert M. Worth
Katlyn SawyerHeidi Beidinger
Samuel LuebbeJohnathan Tune
Maaz ArifAshay Bhatwadekar
Marissa BruceWilliam Truitt
Monica ChengGary Hutchins
Roshni PatelReuben Kapur
Stephan HuYunlong Liu
Whitney PhillipsBenjamin Nti

Honorable Mentions

Student’s NameMentor
Anna C ScalzoAmy Lewis-Gilbert
Anthony Douglas IIPeng Chen
Brett WalkerChristie Orschell
Cameron Duffner and Xyryl PabloJeffrey Nickel
Daniel GibsonPolly Husmann
Eric GalanteMark Payne
Gary UlrichHemant Pandit
Henry StadlerStephanie Ware
Alexandra JostesDebra Litzelman
Joyce MannonMarianne Matthias
Michael WileyNathan Alves
Mumtaz MunshiDaniel Corson-Knowles
Obi NwosuHeather Hundley
Paige SchultheisMark Geraci
Leo SongMahua Dey
Honglin XiaoR. Michael Meneghini