Over one dozen Larner College of Medicine medical, doctoral students and Master of Public Health degree students recently presented their research alongside hundreds of peers from across UVM for the first-ever virtual Student Research Conference. Instead of a day-long event in the Davis Center, visitors to the conference could view posters and leave questions and comments for presenters online from April 16 to 23. Read more and view the full list of presenters
Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Jason Stumpff, Ph.D.
"Investigating the Role of KIF18A in Satisfying the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint"
Mentor: Markus Thali, Ph.D.
"Regulation of host fusion inhibitory proteins at the virological synapse and upon syncytia formation"
Mentor: Jason Botten, Ph.D.
"An investigation into the natural history and specificity of the humoral immune response to Andes orthohantavirus infection in humans"
Mentor: Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.
"Alveolar Extracellular Matrix Hydrogels Facilitate Proliferation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Alveolar Epithelial Spheroids"
Larner College of Medicine
Gregory Roy '20
Mentor: Jason Bates, Ph.D.
"Novel Device for Measuring Lung Function using Oscillometry"
Katherine Price '20
Mentor: Martha Seagrave, BSN, PA-C
"Women's use of primary care in the first two years postpartum"
Danielle Wall '20
Mentor: Benjamin Lee, M.D.
"Antibody Immune Response and Protection after Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Children – A Literature Review"
Alejandra Vivas Carbo '20, Nelly Lopez '20, Morgan Pratt '20
Mentor: Jeremiah Dickerson, M.D.
"Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Module"
Davina Tolbert '21
Mentor: Joseph Pierson, M.D.
"A Case of Anaphylaxis Following Topical Black Castor Oil Use"
Julia Hannigan '20
Mentor: Genevieve Williamson, M.D.
"Examining the Association Between Cannabis Use and Psychosis after Vermont 2018 Change in Marijuana Legislation"
Jack Dubuque '21
Mentor: Ramsey Herrington, M.D.
"Clinical Significance of Serum Cardiac Troponin I Measurements Less Than The 99th Percentile"
Public Health Program
Gail Regan, Jordan Keene, Alexandra Piccione, Christian Taylor
Mentor: Vicki Hart, Ph.D.
"Associations Between Perceptions of Health and Community Safety With Meeting the Healthy Vermonters’ 2020 Physical Activity Goals"
Mentor: Nancy Gell, PT, Ph.D., M.P.H.
"Rural residence, nutrition risk and falls in community-dwelling, older adults"