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Current Scholars

Brittany Atuahene

Project: "The Effect of Sleep Disturbances on Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder"


Frey Gugsa, MS

Project: "The roles of maternal nutrients intakes in fetal growth and maternal blood pressure"


Anna Ramos

Project: "Specific Circulating MicroRNAs Display Dose-dependent Responses to Varying Intensities and Durations of Aerobic Exercise"


Gloria Sanin

Project: "Ultrasound Findings in Patients with Isolated Cervical Radiculopathy"


Simon Yohannes

Project: "Impact of Trauma and Post-Migration Stressors on African Refugees and Immigrants in Sweden"


Alumni Scholars

Jamil Alhassan, BS

Project: "Analyzing Calcium Channel Protein Expression Alterations in the Auditory Cortex of Patients with Schizophrenia"


Mentor: Dr. Robert A. Sweet, MD

Heather Bernard, BS

Project: "Stress Management in a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Mentoring Program" (the Maikuru Program)


Mentor: Dr. Jeannette South-Paul, MD

Lorraine Boakye, BA

Project: "Platelet-rich Plasma Increases TGF-Beta1 Expression Following Autologous Osteochondral Transplantation in an in vivo Rabbit Model"


Mentor:John G. Kennedy, MD, FRCS (Orth)

Catherine Byrd, BS

Project: "Characterization of the Neuroinflammatory Response to Novel Resuscitation Using Polynitroxylated-Pegylated Hemoglobin (PNPH) after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) plus Hemorrhagic Shock (HS) in Mice"


Mentor: Dr. Patrick Kochanek; MD

Alexis Chidi, BA BS MSPH

Project: "Factors Affecting Rates of Surgical Intervention for Hepatic Malignancies"


Mentor: Dr. Allan Tsung, MD and Dr. Cindy Bryce, PhDD

Mildred Duvet, BA

Project: "Potential Therapeutic Target in Ovarian Cancer"


Mentor: Steffi Oesterreich, PhD

Thomas Elliot, BS

Project: "Meta-analysis to Predict the Risk of High Grade Vesicoureteral Reflux in Children with First UTI:"


Mentor: Dr. Nader Shaikh, MD

Amarachi Eseonu, BA

Project: "High Peak Power Laser Therapy Treatment of Scleroderma and Raynaud's Phenomenon of the Hands"


Mentor:Suzan Obagi, MD

Cynthia Grady, BS

Project: "Understanding the relationship between women's narratives regarding pregnancy intention and a validated quantitative measurement among low-income gravid women"


Mentor: Dr. Sonya Borrero, MD, MS

Ahmed Jorge, PhD

Project: "The effects of hypothermia on neurophysiological measures and functional outcomes following simulate"


Mentor: Dr. Partha Thirumala, MD

Margaret Lott

Project: "The effects of maintenance activities on weight and physical activity levels after lifestyle intervention"


Mentor: Dr. Molly Conroy. MD, MPH

Westley Mori, BA

Project: "Personal Burden of Isotretinion Therapy and Willingness to Pay for Electronic Follow-up Visits"


Mentor: Dr. Timothy Patton, DO

Enyinna Nwachuku, BS

Project: "Pupillometer Assessment of Pupil Physiology in Adult Traumatic Brain Injury"


Mentor: David O. Okonkwo, M.D., Ph.D

Joseph Nwadiuko, BA

Project: "An Analysis of the Health Care Activities of Repatriated Nigerians"


Mentor: Dr. Jamie Stern, MD, MPH and Dr. Galen Switzer, PhD

Debra Okafor, BA

Project: "The Implementation of Thermoregulation Techniques and CPAP on Preterm Infants: A Quality Improvement"


Mentor: Kalyani Vats, MD

Chikezie Okeagu, BS

Project: "Clinical Outcome Following Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACL-R): Comparison of Allograft vs Autograft"


Mentor: James J. Irrgang, PhD, PT, ATC

Olubusola Oluwole, BS

Project: "Cognitive Impairment in Children with Sickle Cell disease"


Mentor: Enrico Novelli, MD

Darvé Robinson, BA

Project: "The Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and Treatment Choice for Distal Fractures"


Mentor: Dr. James Irrgang, PhD