Skip to main content
Tulane Home Tulane Home

Tulane University 30th Annual Health Sciences Research Days

Please join us for Health Sciences Research Days 2019!

Monday-Tuesday
March 18-19, 2019
JBJ Auditorium and 111A

Now accepting abstracts from students, trainees, residents, fellows, faculty and staff from all campuses conducting research in the Health Sciences. 
See sidebar for Submission Form

 


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


 

This two-day event will showcase the diversity of health science-related research at Tulane, and will feature presentations by students, faculty and staff university-wide. Poster presentations will be displayed for review at the J. Bennett Johnston Building on the downtown campus. In addition, a series of prizes will be awarded by Deans and Center Directors.

 

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

Coming soon: Program of Events, lecture information, poster session lists and more

 

Please see below for last year's winning posters and other info.

 

Health Sciences Research Days 2018 Award Winners
Congratulations!


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



Thanks for your participation! We hope to see you next year.

We welcome your feedback! Please let us know at researchdays@tulane.edu if you have any suggestions for us to improve Health Sciences Research Days in the future.

 

 


 

 

 

2018 Program of Events

 

Monday February 19, 2018:

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
        "The Epidemic of Hepatocellular Carcinoma"
          Hashem B. El-Serag, M.D., M.P.H.
          Baylor College of Medicine
   School of Medicine, Room 6065

1:00 p.m. | Meet the Speaker Reception
        Hashem B. El-Serag
   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
     
  "Update in Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) in Women: Monet vs Manet (or why women have more adverse IHD outcomes)"
        C Noel Bairey Merz, MD
        Cedars-Sinai Women's Heart Center
    JBJ Room 403

2:30 p.m. | Meet the Speaker Reception
   
    C Noel Bairey Merz
    JBJ Mezzanine

Tuesday February 20, 2018:

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

12:00 p.m. | Health Sciences Research Days Distinguished Lecture
     
 “Virtual reality and smart phone applications for health and behavioral health”
        Patrick Bordnick, PhD, MPH, LCSW
        Dean, Tulane School of Social Work
   School of Medicine, Room 6065

1:00 p.m. | Meet the Speaker reception
        Patrick Bordnick
    JBJ Mezzanine

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

4:00-5:30 p.m. Workshop: An Introduction to Publishing in Medical Journals
     Sponsored by Elsevier and the Matas Library
   School of Medicine, Room 4150

 

 


 

For help with poster design, format and printing, visit the Matas Library Poster Presentation Guide.

Research Days

 

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Click here to fill out the 2018 Submission Form

 

Click here for a list of our 2017 Award Winners!

View all 2017 abstracts

View 2017 posters by session

 

Questions? Contact Loula Burton at researchdays@tulane.edu