Published March 1, 2013 This content is archived.
A record number of participants presented their work at this year’s Medical Student Research Forum, held Jan. 31 in the atrium of the Biomedical Education Building.
Of the 32 participating students, four were recognized for their research on plaster ankle splints, iron homeostasis in a soil bacterium and multiple sclerosis.
The winners, all from the class of 2015, are as follows:
Andrew Gage and Nicole Sprentall
“Comparative Strength and Stiffness of Plaster Ankle Splints”
Mentors: Christopher E. Mutty, MD, clinical assistant professor of orthopaedics, and John R. West, MD, orthopaedics resident
“Analysis of Irr Binding Sites in Bradyrhizobium japonicum”
Mentor: Mark R. O’Brian, PhD, professor of biochemistry
“Iron Content in Benign and Non-Benign Patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis”
Mentor: Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, professor of neurology
A panel of faculty judges evaluated the students’ projects, which were supported by stipends from various funding agencies.
The students worked closely with their research mentors to complete their projects.
“This forum is important not only for the information it conveys, but also for inculcating in our future physicians the spirit of helping to create the knowledge that they will one day apply to their clinical careers,” said Kenneth M. Blumenthal, PhD, senior associate dean for research and graduate education.