• Ebunoluwa Ajadi

    Project Title:  Discrepancies in adrenal tumor size measured on preoperative imaging and surgical specimens and its implications for outcomes and management

    Mentor:  Cortney Lee, MD

  • Carter Baughman

    Project:  Quantification of sialorrhea reduction after unilateral parotid electron beam radiotherapy in debilitating neurological disorders

    Mentor:  Edward Kasarskis, MD

  • George Chalhoub

    Project:  The INFUSE trial - Intervening with platelet transfusions in sepsis

    Mentor:  Susan Smyth, MD 

  • Amber Cloud

    Project:  Assessing expression of mitoNEET, a known regulator of mitochondrial function and target for neuroprotection

    Mentor:  Patrick Sullivan, PhD

  • Madeline Dunfee

    Project:  Leveraging community ties to address health disparities in Appalachian KY

    Mentor:  Nancy Schoenberg, PhD

  • Nathan Farr

    Project:  Photothrombotic insults to model microinfarct pathology in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

    Mentor:  Christopher Norris, PhD

  • Dwight Harris

    Project:  A retrospective review of endobronchial ultrasound guided lymph node sampling at the University of Kentucky

    Mentor:  Sibu Saha, MD

  • Christopher Hayden

    Project:  Prevalence of rural adult hearing loss: An NHANES hearing loss study

    Mentor:  Matthew Bush, MD 

  • Anna Heink

    Project:  Understanding the role of ATR-774 mutation in the viability and proliferation of colorectal cancer

    Mentor:  John D'Orazio, MD

  • Neil Horsley

    Project:  Prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders in rural Kentucky: A pilot study

    Mentor:  Gregory Jicha, MD

  • Mackenzie Humphrey

    Project:  Life stresses, family and partner support and cancer care for women

    Mentor:  Ann Coker, PhD

  • Lan Jiang

    Project:  Variations in thyroid nodule evaluation

    Mentor:  Reese Randle, MD

  • Alyssa Jones

    Project:  Targeting trauma-related shame: A test of two emotion regulation strategies among women with histories of interpersonal violence

    Mentor:  Christal Badour, PhD

  • Patrick Keller

    Project:  Comparing clinical outcomes of open versus laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair

    Mentor:  J. Scott Roth, MD

  • Aneesha Laungani

    Project:  Pediatric retention of interactive compared to standard oral hygiene instruction

    Mentor:  Christina Perez, DMD

  • Gordon Lents

    Project:  The effect of time of day of endotracheal extubation of trauma/acute care surgery patients on patient outcome and need for reintubation

    Mentor:  Joshua Judge, MD

  • Lydia Livas

    Project:  The effects of androgens on the proliferation and activity of natural killer cells in the progression and recurrence of urothelial bladder cancer

    Mentor:  Charles Lutz, MD

  • Justin Magnuson

    Project:  MOON (Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network) shoulder instability: Patients undergoing operative treatment of the shoulder capsule or labrum

    Mentor:  Carolyn Hettrick, MD

  • Franceska Mehmeti

    Project:  Barriers and facilitators to telemedicine diabetic retinopathy screening in primary care

    Mentor:  Ana Bastos de Carvalho, MD

  • Jeremy Miller

    Project:  Lateral Axillary Exposure for antegrade access during endovascular repair of complex abdominal aortic and thoracoabdominal aneurysms

    Mentor:  Sam Tyagi, MD

  • Becky Mirsky

    Project:  Hearing rehabilitation and the progression of cognitive decline in the elderly

    Mentor:  Beth McNulty, MD

  • Miranda Mysinger

    Project:  A retrospective analysis of hydroxyurea utilization and efficacy in Kentucky pediatric sickle cell anemia patients

    Mentor:  Vlad Radulescu, MD

  • Shruti Nanivadekar

    Project:  Evaluation of the effects of levodopa on balance in patients with Parkinson's disease using inertial sensors

    Mentor:  Geetanjali Gera, PhD

  • Michael Nisiewicz

    Project:  The prevalence and prognosis of infiltrative appearance hepatocellular carcinoma

    Mentor:  Joseph Owen, MD

  • McKell Oliverio

    Project:  Fibrinoloysis shutdown in elderly patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI)

    Mentor:  Andrew Bernard, MD

  • Louis Rodgers

    Project:  FGF-dependent angiogenesis in cancer progression

    Mentor:  Jessica Blackburn, PhD

  • Elizabeth Roney

    Project:  Relationship between patient factors, intracranial aneurysm morphology, and rupture status

    Mentor:  Justin Fraser, MD

  • Madeline Rukavina

    Project:  A positive psychology intervention for patients with heart failure

    Mentor:  Gretchen Wells, MD

  • Christina Seibert

    Project:  Signaling mechanisms in IBD ulcer healing

    Mentor:  Terrence Barrett, MD

  • Lincoln Shade

    Project:  Analysis of whole exome associations with late-onset Alzheimer's disease neuropathology

    Mentor:  Peter Nelson, MD

  • Kamran Siddiqi

    Project:  Outcomes of pediatric forearm and distal radius fracture reduction in the emergency department

    Mentor:  Sameer Desai, MD

  • Fariha Siddiqui

    Project:  Retrospective analysis of toxicity from immune checkpoint inhibitor cancer treatment on age

    Mentor:  Anthony Lowell, MD

  • Austin Smith

    Project:  Validation of previous model to evaluate risk of potentially harmful ionizing radiation exposure (PHIRE) in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage

    Mentor:  Kevin Hatton, MD

  • Clark Strunk

    Project:  Identifying secretion regulators in platelets: What controls VAMPs?

    Mentor:  Sidney Whiteheart, PhD

  • Cameron Wade

    Project:  Overcoming resistance to antiandrogens with a TGF-ß inhibitor in pre-clinical mouse model of advanced prostate cancer

    Mentor:  Natasha Kyprianou, MD

  • Franklyn Wallace

    Project:  Comparing the yδ-T cell count in visceral adipose tissue of young and aged individuals

    Mentor:  Marlene Starr, PhD

  • Seth Walsh-Blackmore

    Project:  Are average outcomes of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis patients from Appalachia different than expected by current research?

    Mentor:  Michael Dobbs, MD

  • James Warwick

    Project:  Development and study of a 3D-printed device for the management of enteroatmospheric fistulae

    Mentor:  Andrew Bernard, MD

  • Andrew Wodrich

    Project:  Optimization and characterization of a novel surgical mouse model of Moyamoya

    Mentor:  Justin Fraser, MD