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36th Annual Student Research Forum Virtual

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Session 1: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Session 2: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

The School of Medicine and Undergraduate Medical Education are excited to offer the 36th Annual Research Forum Poster Presentation Session in an online format, to give the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus an opportunity to share its research. Learn from students in the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Graduate School, Colorado School of Public Health, School of Nursing, and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Student presenters will be evaluated by faculty. 

How To Attend The Research Forum

  1. Find the student project of interest in the table below
  2. Click the link to view the poster and abstract
  3. Click zoom link to interact with presenter
  4. Complete the judge scoring form

Judge Scoring Rubric

Schedule For Virtual (Zoom) Poster Presentations

The times provided below are showing when poster presenters will be available in their individual zoom rooms to present their poster, and to answer your questions. All posters will be available the entire day until 5pm. 

  1. Session 1: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 
  2. Session 2: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

Call for Faculty Judges

Judges for the poster presentation sessions are needed!  

Please join the 36th Annual Student Research Forum for a day of research poster presentations. It is only with faculty such as yourself, that we are able to provide this opportunity for AMC students to share their scholarly work with faculty experts and fellow students in the academic health sciences community.

Faculty and Post-doc Judges: Faculty and post-docs interested in judging should fill out the Research Forum Faculty Judge Registration Form.

For questions, please contact Dr. Allan Prochazka or Zachary Lundquist at coloradoresearchtrack

Thanks to these departments for generously supporting awards for the forum 

Department of Anesthesiology
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
Division of Cardiology
Center for Children’s Surgery
College of Nursing
Colorado School of Public Health
Department of Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine
Graduate School
Division of Hematology
Department of Immunology & Microbiology
Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research
Division of Medicine Oncology
Neurotechnology Center
Department of Neurology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Ophthalmology
Department of Orthopedics
Department of Otolaryngology
Division of Pediatrics Neonatology
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Department of Psychiatry
Division of Rheumatology
Sickle Cell Center: Dr. Jack Githens Award
Skaggs School of Pharmacy
School of Dental Medicine
School of Medicine
Department of Surgery

Poster NumberPresenterPresenting CollegeTitle CategoryAbstract LinkPoster LinkZoom LinkJudge Scoring Form
1Gavin ChiemMedicineEffect of Femoral Nerve Stimulation on Patellar Redislocation Rates After Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy in Pediatric PatientsBone or SkeletalChiem AbstractChiem Poster Form
2John Schutz
MedicineEstablishing the Role of Inflammatory Markers in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Hand Infections in the Pediatric Population
Bone or SkeletalSchutz AbstractSchutz Poster Form
3Allison M. DubnerGraduateRole of smooth muscle-derived vascular progenitor cells in atherosclerosisCardiovascularDubner AbstractDubner Poster Form
4Austin Jolly

The Epigenetic Remodeling Protein Brg1 is implicated in Vascular Progenitor Cell Contribution to Pathological Vascular Remodeling and Fibrosis.

CardiovascularJolly AbstractJolly Poster Form
5Eva DindingerGraduateRisk of luteal phase pregnancy with modified intrauterine device insertion eligibilityChild-Maternal Health and Reproductive ServicesDindinger AbstractDindinger Poster Form
6Michael Nash
GraduatePredisposition to NAFLD by Maternal Western Diet Involves Loss of Reparative Macrophages and Antioxidant Activity in Non-obese Juvenile Non-human Primates
Child-Maternal Health and Reproductive ServicesNash AbstractNash Poster Form
7Kseniya AnishchenkoMedicine The Knowledge and Attitudes of Pediatricians Toward Whole Food Plant-Based DietsEducationAnishchenko AbstractAnishchenko Poster Form
8Alex Hoffner-Heinike
Medicine Novel use of a “bootcamp” series within the Project ECHO model for training providers in the care of gender diverse patients

EducationHoffner-Heinike AbstractHoffner-Heinike Poster Form
9Leslie BarnardPublic HealthThe effect of Extreme Risk Protection Orders on the Concept of Voluntary Out-of-Home Firearm Storage: Results from a Qualitative Study in Two StatesHealthcare and Public HealthBarnard AbstractBarnard Poster Form
10Erin Hirsch
GraduateSignificance of a Shared Decision-Making Consultation on Lung Cancer Screening Efficacy
Healthcare and Public HealthHirsch AbstractHirsch Poster Form

Rabbia Imran
Danielle Gilbert
Laura Meimari

Medicine Implementation of an alcohol abuse health literacy program in a local Burmese refugee community.Healthcare and Public HealthImran AbstractImran Poster Form
12Katherine Ketcham
Medicine Tough Enough to Wear Pink: A Community Approach to Address Breast Cancer Needs in Rural Colorado

Healthcare and Public HealthKetcham AbstractKetcham Poster

Scoring Form
13Vivian LuMedicine Risk Factors and Outcomes of Delayed Presentation of Diabetic Retinopathy Patients to a County HospitalHealthcare and Public HealthLu AbstractLu Poster Form
14Caitlin Robinson
Medicine The Impact of Resuscitative Trauma Research on Clinical Guideline Development.
Healthcare and Public HealthRobinson AbstractRobinson Poster Form

Anthony Smyth
Cian O'Sullivan
Andrew Mariotti

Medicine Enchancing Patient Portal Enrollment for Improved Quality of Post-Discharege Care at an Academic Medical CenterHealthcare and Public HealthSmyth AbstractSmyth Poster Form
16Dillon Boulton
GraduateThe role of MIRO2 in tumor cell invasion and metastasis.
Hematology and OncologyBoulton AbstractBoulton Poster Form
17Hannah HicksGraduateThe Role of a More Invasive Phenotype in Response to MAPK-Directed Therapies in Thyroid CancerHematology and OncologyHicks AbstractHicks Poster Form
18Jane Manalo
Medicine Advanced Vessel- and Cell-Size MRI to Assess Chemo-Radiation Treatment Response in Pediatric Ependymoma ModelsHematology and OncologyManalo AbstractManalo Poster Form
19Bruck GezahegnMedicine to Interleukin-2 and Forkhead Box P3 is Suppressed in a Subset of Multiple Sclerosis At-Risk Patients with Elevated CD4+ CD40+ T-cellsImmunology and Autoimmune DiseasesGezahegn AbstractGezahegn Poster Form
20Salina Haville
Medicine Evaluating Transitions from Pre-Rheumatoid Arthritis to Clinically-Apparent Inflammatory Arthritis

Immunology and Autoimmune DiseasesHaville, Salina - AbstractHaville Poster Form
21Megan StumpfMedicine Breaking B Cell Anergy: Exploring “Redemption” CocktailsImmunology and Autoimmune DiseasesStumpf AbstractStumpf Poster Form
22Carson Platnick
Medicine Adipose Insulin Resistance Relates to Perturbed Renal Hemodynamics in Obese Youth with and without Type 2 Diabetes
Metabolism and EndocrinologyPlatnick AbstractPlatnick Poster Form
23Kelly WigglesworthMedicine Hereditary Hypophosphatasia In A 30-Year-Old Female With Chronic Bone PainMetabolism and EndocrinologyWigglesworth Abstract

Wigglesworth Poster Form
24Moncia Bianchini
PharmacyImpact of High-Dose vs Standard-Dose Influenza Vaccine on Respiratory-Related Hospitalizations: A Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity DesignMicrobiology and Infectious DiseasesBianchini AbstractBianchini Poster Form
25Chris ThomasPharmacyRisk of Clostridioides Difficile Reinfection After Kidney TransplantMicrobiology and Infectious DiseasesThomas AbstractThomas Poster Form
26Khoa Nguyen
Medicine Osteoblast Exposure to Chordoma Exosomes Alters the Tumor Microenvironment
Neuroscience and Brain and Behavior - AdultNguyen AbstractNguyen Poster Form
27Theresa WelleMedicine The role of mRNA translation in homeostatic plasticity of inhibitory synapsesNeuroscience and Brain and Behavior - AdultWelle AbstractWelle Poster Form
28Preston Le
Medicine Prevalence of common outcomes from randomized controlled trialsOtherLe AbstractLe Poster Form
29Aaron SadowskyMedicine Expanded Perineal Coverage With Combined Pudendal And Inferior Cluneal Nerve BlocksOtherSadowsky AbstractSadowsky Poster Form
30Drew Gottman
Medicine A Scale-Free Model of Ventilation-Induced Lung Injury.
Pulmonary and Critical Care
Gottman AbstractGottman Poster Form
31Jonathan ZakrajsekMedicine Outcomes Associated with Asthma Exacerbations with Respiratory Failure Treated with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)Pulmonary and Critical CareZakrajsek AbstractZakrajsek Poster Form
32George Burnet
Medicine Muffins and Meditation: Combating Burnout in Surgical Residents.
SurgeryBurnet AbstractBurnet Poster Form
33Brian CarterMedicine Ulceration, What's the GIST?SurgeryCarter AbstractCarter Poster
Scoring Form
34John Hesling
Medicine Characterizing Pediatric Supermassive Transfusion and the Contributing Injury Patterns in the Combat Environment
SurgeryHesling AbstractHesling Poster Form
35Kayvon JabbariMedicine Macromastia and Reduction Mammoplasty: Analysis of Total Cost of Care and Opioid Consumption at 10-Years Post-OperativelySurgeryJabbari, Kayvon - AbstractJabbari Poster Form
36Alec McCranie
Medicine “Should I Stay or Should I Go”: Second Opinion Retention in Breast Cancer Care at a Large Metro Healthcare System.
SurgeryMcCranie AbstractMcCranie Poster Form
37Jason SidrakMedicine Review of American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination Scores to Modify Didactic Curriculum: A Preliminary AnalysisSurgerySidrak AbstractSidrak Poster Form
 Eniola Ogundipe
Medicine Prenatal and Early Postnatal Outcomes for Fetuses with Anatomic or Functional Renal Agenesis.
Child-Maternal Health and Reproductive ServicesOgundipe AbstractOgundipe Poster

Recorded Presentations:
Fetal Amnioinfusion

Scoring Form
38Tien Thuy Nguyen
Folake Adegboye
Nathan Ewing
MedicineExploring Community Member Experiences with Mental Health Care in Order to Improve Medical EducationEducationNguyen AbstractNguyen Poster Form
39Margo WohlfielMedicine The Role of CDK12 in Pediatric MedulloblastomaHematology and OncologyWohlfiel AbstractWohlfiel Poster Scoring Form