Medical Student Research Forum

Published February 7, 2011

The 2011 Medical Student Research Forum poster presentation took place on January 27 in the atrium of the Biomedical Education Building in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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“We recognize the importance of research training in providing the best medical care to patients and in providing future physicians with a well-integrated educational experience.”
Debra Stamm, assistant dean for student services in the Office of Medical Education

Students displayed the results of research projects they conducted at UB and other institutions.

Each participant worked closely with a research mentor to complete his or her project, and a variety of funding agencies supported the students with stipends.

“The forum provides students the opportunity to showcase their research and communicate and interpret their results to other students, as well as to faculty," says Debra L. Stamm, assistant dean for student services in the Office of Medical Education. “We recognize the importance of research training in providing the best medical care to patients and in providing future physicians with a well-integrated educational experience.”

First Place (Two-way Tie)

The Stress-Induced Protein HSP70 Is Required for Tumor Clearance and Antigen-Independent CD8 T-Cell Proliferation

Allen Y. Chung (1, 2) Stephanie Nance, PhD, (2) and Helen Beere, PhD (2).

1. MD-PhD Program, UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
2. Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.

A Model of the Interaction between N-Type and C-Type Inactivation in Kv1.4 Channels

Isidore Dinga Madou, Glena Bett, Quinlian Zhou, Vladmir Bonderenko and Randall Rasmusson.
Center for Cellular and Systems Electrophysiology, UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Second Place (Two-way Tie)

Regional Gray Matter Atrophy in Pediatric- and Adult-Onset Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Katelyn Donohue (1, 3), Rachel Aliotta (1, 3), Melanie Corwin (3), Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, (1, 2), E. Ann Yeh, MD, (1, 2), Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, (1, 2, 3), Jennifer L. Cox, PhD, (1, 2, 3)

1. UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
2. Department of Neurology
3. Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center

(2) Incidence and Characterization of Bone Graft Donor Site Pain in Patients Undergoing Lumbar Fusion

Kelly O’Hear, MSII, Edward D. Simmons, MD