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Tulane University 31st Annual Health Sciences Research Days

Wednesday - Thursday March 11-12, 2020
JBJ Atrium and 111A

This two-day event will showcase the diversity of health sciences research at Tulane and will feature presentations by students, faculty and staff university-wide. Poster presentations will be displayed for review from 9:00am - 4:00pm each day at the J. Bennett Johnston Building on the downtown campus, and a series of prizes will be awarded by Deans and Center Directors for outstanding presentations. We also have a number of affiliated lectures, including the Gerber Lecture sponsored by the Department of Pathology, the HSRD Distinguished lecture featuring an internal speaker, and a lecture on sex differences in research sponsored by BIRCWH.

Sponsored by:
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
The Office of the Vice President for Research

Questions? Contact us at researchdays@tulane.edu

 

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners! 

Thank you to all of our presenters for contributing to another successful Health Sciences Research Days. We hope to see you again next year!

 

Program of events

Day 1: Monday March 18, 2019
 

9:00-11:30 a.m. | Poster Session A 
JBJ Atrium and 111A

12:00 p.m. | The Dr. & Mrs. Michael A. Gerber Memorial Lecture
       Scott L. Friedman, MD
       Dean for Therapeutic Discovery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
       
“Transforming the Treatment Landscape for Hepatic Fibrosis and NASH - Principles and Progress”

School of Medicine, Room 7062

1:00 p.m. | Meet the Speaker Reception
     Scott L. Friedman

JBJ Mezzanine

1:30-4:00 p.m. | Poster Session B 
JBJ Atrium and 111A

1:30 p.m. | Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Distinguished Lecture
      Sarah L. Berga, MD
      Professor and Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

      University of Utah School of Medicine
      
“Challenges and Opportunities in Women’s Health 2019”

School of Medicine, Room 6065

2:30 p.m. | Meet the Speaker Reception (BIRCWH)
Sarah L. Berga, MD
 

JBJ Mezzanine

 

Day 2: Tuesday March 19, 2019

 

9:00-11:00 a.m. | Poster Session C
    JBJ Atrium and 111A

12:00 p.m. | Health Sciences Research Days Distinguished Lecture
       Lizheng Shi, PhD, MsPharm, MA
       Endowed Regents Professor
       Vice Chair, Department of Global Health Management and Policy
       Director, Health Systems Analytics Research Center
       Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

       “Real-world evidence in evaluation of health services and disparity”

School of Medicine, Room 6065

1:00 p.m. | Meet the Speaker reception 
     Lizheng Shi

JBJ Mezzanine

1:30-4:00 p.m. Poster Session D
JBJ Atrium and 111A

3:00—5:00 p.m. | Department of Defense Grants Workshop
School of Medicine Auditorium
Department of Defense Programs and Funding Opportunities”
        
Rebecca Fisher, PhD, Program Management Lead, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, DoD
“Grant Review, Pitfalls, and Tips in DoD Grant Application”

        Theresa Miller, PhD, Program Manager, Kidney Cancer Research Program, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, DoD

 

 


Submission Guidelines
Sample Abstract
List of Awards
Matas Library Posters & Presentations Guide including templates and other resources for poster printing
Call for Abstracts flyer for display


Sponsored by:
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
The Office of the Vice President for Research

Questions? Contact us at researchdays@tulane.edu

 

 

 

Health Sciences Research Days 2018 Award Winners

Health Sciences Research Days Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation by a Graduate Student
Daniel Moss

Advisor: Sam Landry
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
School of Medicine
UNFOLDING CONVENTIONAL WISDOM: HUMORAL IMMMUNIOGENICITY CONTROLLED BY EFFICIENCY OF ANTIGEN PROCESSING


Health Sciences Research Days Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation by a Postdoctoral Fellow
Peng Liao

Advisor: Hua Lu
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
School of Medicine
MUTANT p53 GAINS ITS FUNCTION VIA c-Myc ACTIVATION UPON CDK4 PHOSPHORYLATION AT SERINE 249 AND CONSEQUENT PIN1 BINDING


Dean of the School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation by a Medical Student
Jenny Ngo

Advisors: Sheryl Martin-Schild and Stacy Drury
Neurology & Psychiatry
School of Medicine
NEUROSTIMULANTS IN THE ACUTE POST-STROKE SETTING TO AUGMENT DISCHARGE TO INPATIENT REHABILITATION


Dean of the School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation by a Resident or Fellow
Alison Smith

Surgery
School of Medicine
DO URBAN BIKE LANES TRANSLATE INTO IMPROVED SAFETY?


Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation by a Public Health Masters Student
Emily Cooksey

Advisor: Tiong Aw
Global Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
EVALUATION OF COLIPHAGES AS INDICATORS OF VIRAL PATHOGENS ASSOCIATED WITH FECAL CONTAMINATION IN LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN


Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation by a Public Health Doctoral Student
Rebecca Lichtler

Advisor: Jeffrey Wickliffe
Global Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
A DIET-INDUCED OBESE MOUSE MODEL TO DETECT CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY CHANGES: ​CHARACTERIZATION OF BACKGROUND EFFECTS


Dean of the School of Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation by a Graduate Student
Katherine Elfer

Advisor: J. Quincy Brown
Biomedical Engineering
School of Science & Engineering
FLUORESCENT PERIODIC ACID SCHIFF AND MASSON'S TRICHROME FOR NON-DESTRUCTIVE TISSUE ANALYSIS


Dean of the School of Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation by an Undergraduate Student
Matt Coleman

Advisor: Julie Markant
Psychology
School of Science & Engineering
REWARD LEARNING AND ACTIVE LEARNING INTERACT TO IMPROVE MEMORY ENCODING


Specialty Awards:

Michael A. Gerber Prize for Research in Molecular and Cellular Biology sponsored by the Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Gerber Memorial Fund
Abhinav Jain

Advisor: Anne Robinson
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
School of Science & Engineering
YEAST AS A PLATFORM TO STUDY ADENOSINE RECEPTOR SIGNALING


Award for Cancer Research sponsored by the Tulane Cancer Center:
Fatemeh Daneshimehr

Advisor: Reza Izadpahah
Heart & Vascular Institute
School of Medicine
TRAF3IP2, A NOVEL TARGET FOR TREATMENT OF GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME


Award for Research in Infectious Diseases sponsored by the Tulane National Primate Research Center
Nathan McLaughlin

Advisor: Derek Pociask
Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
IL22 REDUCES INFLUENZA PNEUMONIA BY PROMOTING THYMIC INTEGRITY AND T REGULATORY CELL MATURATION


Award for Research in Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine sponsored by the Tulane Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine
RA Sabol

Advisor: Bruce Bunnell
Physician Scientist Program
School of Medicine
OBESITY-ALTERED ADIPOSE STEM CELLS PROMOTE TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER PROGRESSION AND METASTASIS


Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation by a 4th Year DeBakey Scholar sponsored by the Dean of the School of Medicine
Joseph Garagliano

Advisor: Ryosuke Sato
Physiology
School of Medicine
ADVANCED GLYCATION END PRODUCTS STIMULATE ANGIOTENSINOGEN EXPRESSION IN RENAL PROXIMAL TUBULE CELLS


Award for Research in Women’s Health and Sex Differences in Cardiovascular and Related Diseases sponsored by the Tulane BIRCWH Program
Jason Schuster

Advisor: Kristin Miller
Biomedical Engineering
School of Science & Engineering
BIAXIAL MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF HUMAN POST-MENOPAUSAL PROLAPSED UTEROSACRAL LIGAMENT INSERTION


Award for Research in Sustainable and Healthy Communities sponsored by the ByWater Institute
Lauren Swientoniewski

Advisor: Diane Blake
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
School of Medicine
ALUMINOSILICATE MICROSTRUCTURES AS ALTERNATIVES TO CHEMICAL DISPERSANTS IN CRUDE OIL BIOREMEDIATION


Award for Research in Neuroscience Sponsored by the Tulane Brain Institute
Hong Gao

Advisor: Andrei Derbenev
Physiology
School of Medicine
EMERGING MECHANISM OF GLYCINE IN CONTROL OF BAROREFLEX



 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Questions? Contact Loula Burton at researchdays@tulane.edu