Class of 2004 medical students recognized for research efforts

April 16, 2004

Hershey, Pa. -- The annual Medical Student Research Symposium will be held from noon to 1 p.m. April 29 in the hospital auditorium to recognize the top medical student research projects of the Class of 2004.

The Medical Student Research program, an integral part of the Penn State College of Medicine curriculum since its founding, gives medical students an opportunity to participate in mentored medical research, allowing them to gain an understanding of the research process and how research is applied to clinical practice.

CME credit will be available. The featured student projects are:

-- Alicia Groft, "Hepatitis E virus found in wastewater influent in central Pennsylvania." Sponsor: Dr. Stanley Naides.

-- Marie Le, "Connexin 43 gene expression in cardio-pulmonary defects in murine model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia." Sponsor: Mala Chinoy.

-- Brian Swenson, "Costs and complications of the ileal pouch-anal anastomosis." Sponsors: Christopher S. Hollenbeak and Dr. Walter A. Koltun.

-- Casey Glass, "The response of congestion, daytime fatigue and sleepiness to topical nasal corticosteroids in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis." Sponsor: Dr. Timothy Craig.

-- Linda Kijewski, "Paclitaxel dosing threshold for painful peripheral neuropathy in rats." Sponsor: Rosemary Polomano.

-- Fatuma Kromah, "IL-6, TNF, and cortisol diurnal secretory pattern in obstructive sleep apnea before and after CPAP treatment." Sponsor: Dr. Alexandros Vgontzas.

-- Jessica Lundeen, "Sources of error in delayed payment of physician claims." Sponsor: Christopher S. Hollenbeak.

-- Ai Mukai, "The validation of treatment outcomes pain survey (TOPS) at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Pain Management Clinic." Sponsor: Rosemary Polomano.

-- Sadeq Quraishi, "Impaired vasodilator responses in obstructive sleep apnea are improved with continuous positive airway pressure therapy." Sponsor: Dr. Virginia A. Imadojemu.

-- Robyn Smith, "Examining the outcome of pediatric patients referred to the pediatric hematologist by pediatric surgeons." Sponsor: Dr. Lisa A. Michaels, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

-- Megan Young, "Results of lengthening reconstruction surgery for fibular hemimelia." Sponsor: Dr. Said Saghieh, International Limb Lengthening Center, Baltimore.

(Media Contacts)

Last Updated March 19, 2009