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Class of 2012


 
 

 Projects

 
  
Student Last Name
Department
Mentor
Project Title
  
Abbott
Emergency Medicine
David Richards, MD
Lack of documentation of M. Tuberculosis in a South African acute care setting
  
Adragna
Family Medicine
Jack Westfall, MD, MPH
Obesity a prosection based curriculum
  
Ahmed
Radiology
Charles Ray
What variables predict the need for revisions in patients undergoing TIPS with PTFE-covered stents?
  
Anger
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes
Paul Wadwa
Lower Achieved A1c Amoung Adolescents with Lower Perceived A1c Goal
  
Belay
National Institutes of Health/ NIAID
Tae Wook-Chun/Anthony S. Fauci
Induction of HIV in Latently Infected, Resting CD4+ T Cells of Infected Individuals Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy: Implications for Eradication
  
Berngard
Pediatrics
Michael Hambidge, Nancy Krebs and Jamie Westcott
Linear Growth Faltering during infancy in the Western Highlands of Guatemala.
  
Bersanti
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman, MD
Contribution of Family Physicians to Intrapartum Care at Critical Access Hospitals in Montana
  
Bishop
Pediatrics
Michael Hambidge, Nancy Krebs and Jamie Westcott
Linear Growth Faltering during infancy in the Western Highlands of Guatemala.
  
Black
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases
Kevin Griffith and Emily Zielinski-Gutierrez
The Role of Traditional Healers in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Plague-like Illness in Northwestern Uganda
  
Brady
Psychiatry
Richard Martinez, MD, MH
Cannabis and Psychosis: The Implications for Mental Condition Criminal Defenses
  
Briggs
Psychiatry
Robert Freedman, MD
Sexual Selection and the Enduring Prevalence of Schizophrenia: A Literature Review
  
Brownson
Emergency Medicine
Bruce Evans, MD
Employee Perception of a Mandated Helmet Policy at Vail Resorts
  
Burns
Psychiatry
William Proctor
tobacco smoke greatly increases alcohol consumption in mice
  
Cacace
Psychiatry
Thomas Beresford M.D.
Psychological Adaptive Mechanism Maturity and Anxiety Control in Cancer Patients
  
Carson
Orthopaedics
Ryan Koonce
A Biomechanical Evaluation of Distal Humerus Fracture Fixation Using Precontoured Distal Humerus Locking Plates Versus Conventional Reconstruction Plates
  
  
Champlin
Cardiology
Peter Buttrick, MD and Lori Walker, PhD
Protein Phosphatases 1 and 2 in Ventricular Hypertrophy
  
Cho
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Brett Reece
Ischemic Dose-Response in the Spinal Cord: Both Immediate and Delayed Paraplegia
  
Coleman
Anesthesiology
Nathaen Weitzel, MD
Patients Undergoing Thoracotomy Versus Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) have Similar Levels of Early Post-operative Pain, but Higher Levels of Longterm Pain: A Retrospective Cohort Study
  
Coulson
Anesthesiology and Maternal Fetal Medicine
Andrea Fuller, and Todd Lovgren
Postpartum Hemorrhage: Defining Coagulopathy in Obstetrics through Laboratory Paramenters
  
Crader
John Repine
Metabolomic Analysis Distinguishes Long-Lived Tolerant Rat Strain That Resists Acute Lung Injury
  
Crow
Cardiff University & Prince Charles Hospital
S. Hand MBBS, MRCP
Factors affecting Survival after Hospital Admission for a COPD Exacerbation
  
Dawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ruben Alvero MD
Latinos and infertility treatment: the impact of cultural, social and religious factors on the utilization of infertility services
  
Dawson
Emergency Medicine
Steven Lowenstein
SABES: Spanish Acquisition Begets Enhanced Service
  
Deaton
Family Medicine
Inis Bardella MD, Bruce Dahlman MD, Letoynia Coombs EdD
Rwanda PDA Project
  
Dobson
Emergency Medicine
Bruce Evans, MD
Fletcher Elementary "Coconut Crusher" Helmet Program
  
Dodd
Family Medicine/UME Dean's Office
Mark Deutchman, MD, Maureen Garrity, PhD
Small State College Rural Interdisciplinary Health Professions Pipeline Program
  
Edwards
anesthesiology
Paul Wischmeyer
Nutrition Therapy to Improve Outcomes from Surgery and Critical Illness
  
Eggebroten
Associate Director of Public Health
Judith Shlay, MD, MSPH
Healthy Women, Healthy Families: Evaluation of a pilot community-based preconception education intervention
  
Folks
Family Medicine
Wilson Pace, MD, FAAFP
Reconsidering low-dose aspirin therapy for primary cardiovascular disease prevention: an integrative approach
  
Foust
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anne Lunch and Caroline Myer
EAGer Trial: The effects of aspirin in gestation and reproduction
  
Fowler
Family Medicine
Doug Melzer, Cavin Wilson, MD
Health benefits of reducing indoor air pollution via improved stoves in the Peruvian highlands
  
Franks
Immunology
Jill Slansky
Multiple Associations between a Broad Spectrum of Autoimmune Diseases, Chronic Inflammatory Diseases, and Cancer
  
Garst
Earth Institute Millennium Villages Project; Sauri Health Sector Coordinator, Columbia University Mailman SPH Dept of Enviromental Health Sciences, Mailman School
Sonia Sachs, MD, MPH, James Wariero, Pharm.D., Regina Santella, PhD
Assessment of Chronic Aflatoxin Exposure in the Millennium Research Village of Sauri, Kenya
  
Gebhard
Internal Medicine
Richard Miranda, MD
Healthcare Utilization and Barriers to Care in an Urban Latino Population
  
Gillow
Psychiatry
Sharon Hunter
Are Defects in Sensory Gating a Reliable Indicator of the Risk of Schizophrenia?
  
Gilsdorf
Urology
Vijaya Vemulakonda
Clinical and Demographic Factors Impacting Management of Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction - A single-institution retrospective review
  
Glisinski
Emergency Medicine
Todd Larabee, MD
Wilderness Search and Rescue Epidemiology In and Around Boulder County, Colorado, 2002-2008
  
Glucksman
cardiology
Ilene Sussman, PhD
The Problem of Venous Thromboembolism and Electronic Alters to Improve Prophylaxis
  
Goldenberg
Surgery
Glenn Geelhoed
The effects of colonialism on the discourse of HIV/AIDS in Malawi
  
Goldstein
Pediatric Oncology
Alisa B. Lee Sherick, MD and Doug Graham, MD, PhD
Mer Tyrosine Kinase is aberrantly expressed and contributes to oncogenesis in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  
Graber
Medical Oncology
Barbara Helfrich and Paul Bunn, Jr., MD
Expression and Functionality of Bradykinin Receptor 1 and Receptor 2 in SCLC, NSCLC, Breast, and Prostate Cancer Cell lines
  
Halgrimson
Pediatrics Otolaryngology
Kenny Chan, MD
Changing Epidemiology of Acute Mastoiditis, 1999 to 2008
  
Ha-Ngoc
Family Medicine
Richard Anstett
The Role of Student Global Health Projects: Lessons from a Health Promoter Training Program in the Peruvian Amazon
  
Hartman
TCH
Sarah Halsted
Increased Mortality Associated with Furosemide Administration with Whole Blood Transfusion in Pediatric Patients with Malaria
  
Hayman
Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York
Renier Brentjens
Dual transfer of a CD19 specific chimeric antigen receptor and IL-12 obviates the need for lymphodepletion in an immunocompetent mouse model of B cell malignancies
  
Helland
Emergency Medicine
Adit Ginde, MD, MPH
Motivations and Barriers for Recruitment of New Emergency Medicine Residency Graduates to Rural Emergency Departments
  
Herring
CDPHE
Susan Motika, J.D
The Summit on Sodium
  
Higbee
Emergency Medicine
Todd Larabee
Evaluating spinal immobilization equipment used in wilderness search and rescue field transports and remote extrications
  
Higgins
Internal Medicine
Richard Miranda, MD
Healthcare Utilization and Barriers to Care in an Urban Latino Population
  
Hissett
Family Medicine
Wilson Pace, MD, FAAFP, Letoynia Coombs, MS, William LeBlanc, PhD
Aspirin: Not for primary prevention anymore... but have new guidelines changed prescribing practices?
  
Holst
Human Genetics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Ian Krantz, MD
GENOMICS OF ISOLATED CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE: USING PECONPI TO IDENTIFY PUTATIVE DEVELOPMENTAL REGULATORS OF CARDIAC GENES.
  
Hong
University of Minnesota - Department of Chemistry
Edgar Arriaga
Direct Sampling from Human Liver Tissue Cross Sections for Electrophoretic Analysis of Doxorubicin
  
Irons
Pediatrics
Paritosh  Kaul
Language Access in Health Care and Colorado: Piloting a Linguistic Competency Curriculum at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
  
Ivan
Rheumatology
Lisa Davis, MD and Liron Caplan, MD
Adverse drug effects of Methotrexate: Associations with genetic folate pathway polymorphisms and predictability of adverse effects in certain populations
  
Jankovsky
Internal Medicine
Eva Aagaard
Facilitation of Small Group Learning—An Online Module for Medical Educators
  
Jantz
Internal Medicine
Jeremy Long MD, Sally Watson, NP
Prenatal Shared Medical Appointments in a Community Clinic
  
Johnson
Denver Health Department of Infectious Disease
Connie Price, MD
A Retrospective Studey to Evaluate Risk Factors for Clostridium difficile Infection in the NAP1 Era
  
Joung
Pediatric Hematoloty/Oncology
Doug Graham, MD
A novel secreted isoform of Mer, iMer, acts as a decoy receptor that inhibits platelet activation and stable aggregation in vivo and protects mice from arterial thrombosis in vitro.
  
Junker
Internal Medicine
Eva Aagaard, MD
Refugees in Denver and Their Perceptions of Their Health and Healthcare
  
Keenan
Cell and Developmental Biology
Thomas Evans
C. elegans Germline ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes: Investigating new RNP regulators and components by RNA interference screen.
  
Kemp
Neurology
Laura Strom
Steroid-Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Thyroiditis: A Assessment of Reported Cases
  
Khalifa
Pediatrics
Paritosh Kaul, MD
Prescription translations for Spanish Speaking Only (SSO) Patients in Colorado
  
Krause
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Virginia Winn, MD, PhD
Preeclampsia
  
Kreykes
Family Medicine
Dave and Chris Hibbard
International Medical Equipment Donation Utilization in Rural Southwest Uganda: Project C.U.R.E and Kisiizi Hospital, A Case Study
  
Ladenburger
Emergency Medicine
Colleen Julian PhD
Perinatal Origins of Chronic Mounatin Sickness - Sleep-disordered breathing in preclinical chronic mountain sickness
  
Lam
Medical Oncology
Lynn Bemis, PhD
Micro-RNA 29 Regulation of Collagen 1A1: Mechanism and Clinical Utilities in Prostate Cancer
  
Levy
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman, MD
Improving Trauma Care In Rural Areas: The efficacy of the Rural Trauma Team Development Course
  
Lieurance
Emergency Medicine
David Richards, MD
Lack of documentation of M. Tuberculosis in a South African acute care setting
  
Light
Neurosurgery
Stephen Davies
"MMP-8 is Increased in CSF in a Rat Model of Spinal Cord Injury:  The Potential of Multiplex Array Proteomics in Evaluating CNS Trauma"
  
Lillemon
Psychiatry
Robert Feinstein
Reducing Medical Student Burnout Utilizing Web-Based Interventions
  
Lin
Family Medicine
David Hibbard
Kisiizi Hospital
  
Lindsay
Internal Medicine
Eva Aagaard, MD and Rita Lee, MD
Sigue Adelante: A peer led curriculum for indigenous adolescent girls in Guatemala
  
Lucero
Surgery
Glenn Geelhoed
The effects of colonialism on the discourse of HIV/AIDS in Malawi
  
MacKenzie
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman, MD
Improving Trauma Care In Rural Areas: The efficacy of the Rural Trauma Team Development Course
  
Martini
Emergency Medicine
Kerry Broderick
Emergency Physician Utilization of Alcohol/Substance Screening, Brief Advice and Discharge Instructions
  
Matney
Psychiatry
Cheryl Chessick, MD
The Impact of Oral and Hormonal Contraceptives on Mood Symptoms
  
McCrann
Pediatrics
Lia Gore, MD and Kerry Moss, MD
 Improving Pediatric Oncology Survivorship Care: A Needs-Based Assessment of General Practitioners Regarding Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Treatment in Adult Surviviors
  
McCullough
Orthopaedics
Vikas Patel, MD and Emily Lindley, PhD
Complications of Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  
Merkow
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gretchen Heinrichs, MD
Measurement of Quantitative urine hCG with Standard Pregnancy Tests - Potential for Management of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease and Pregnancy in Resourse Poor Countries
  
Michael
DHMC Trauma Surgery
Jeffrey Johnson, MD
Weather Has No Effect on Presentation of Traumatic Injuries to the Emergency Department of a Level 1 Trauma Center
  
Milch
Nueroscience Pharmacy
Michael Faithe, Pharm.D., BCPS
Azathioprine Induced Pancytopenia in a Patient in Myasthenic Crisis
  
Milgrom
St. Joes/Surgery
Jian-Zhe Cao
A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effect of Ascorbate Supplementation on the Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation Following Cardiac Surgery
  
Miller
Internal Medicine
Judy Regensteiner, PhD
Cardiac Dysfunction during Exercise in Uncomplicated Type 2 Diabetes
  
Miller
Family Medicine
Richard Anstett
The Role of Student Global Health Projects: Lessons from a Health Promoter Training Program in the Peruvian Amazon
  
Mitchell
Pediatrics
Ellen Elias, MD
Medical Education Regarding Health Care of Patients with Down Syndrome
  
Mizokami-Stout
Pediatrics
Patitosh Kaul
Language Access in Health Care and Colorado: Piloting a Linguistic Competency Curriculum at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
  
Moore
Surgery
Carlton Barnett
Blood Transfusion Accentuates Pancreatic Cancer Progression in Male Versus Female Mice
  
Morton
Surgery
Ernest Moore, MD
Revisiting Early Post-Injury Mortality: Are They Bleeding Because They are Dying or Dying Because They Are Bleeding?
  
Murphy
Family Medicine
Richard Anstett
The Role of Student Global Health Projects: Lessons from a Health Promoter Training Program in the Peruvian Amazon
  
Naam
Surgery
Ernest Moore MD
The Changing Profile of Postinjury Multiple Organ Failure
  
Nash
Rheumatology
Joel Hirsh
Liimited Health Literacy Is a Common Finding in a Public Health Hospital's Rheumatology Clinic and Is Predictive of Disease Severity
  
Neuwelt
Pediatric Oncology
Nick Foreman
High-Dose Acetaminophen with N-acetylcysteine Rescue Enhances the Efficacy of Cisplatin Chemotherapy
  
Nguyen
St. Joes/Surgery
Jian-Zhe Cao
A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effect of Ascorbate Supplementation on the Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation Following Cardiac Surgery
  
Nguyen
Pediatric Oncology
Nick Foreman
High-Dose Acetaminophen with N-acetylcysteine Rescue Enhances the Efficacy of Cisplatin Chemotherapy
  
Nguyen
Internal Medicine
Greg Misky
Health Care disparities in the acute management of venous thromboembolism based on insurance status in the U.S.
  
Oberle
Family Medicine
Dave and Chris Hibbard
Beliefs and Behaviors Regarding Mosquito Bed Net Usage Among the Staff of Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda
  
Osborne
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sonya Erickson, MD
Using Bloom's Taxonomy as a Basis for Medical School Test Question Reform
  
Papazian
ENT
Sven Streubel, MD and Adam Holdt, MD
Repair of Calvarial Defects in Rats Using Synthetic Scaffolds with and without the Addition of Growth Factor
  
Patti
Orthopaedic
Bennie Lindeque
Antibiotic-Loaded Acrylic Bone Cement in the Revision of Septic Hip Arthroplasty: Where's the Evidence?
  
Patti
Emergency Medicine
Steven Lowenstein
SABES: Spanish Acquisition Begets Enhanced Service
  
Pearson
Pediatric Neurology
Timothy Bernard, MD
Overweight and Obesity Are Increased in Childhood-onset Cerebrovascular Disease
  
Perino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
L. Chesney Thompson
Management of Hematocervix After Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  
Petersen
Pediatrics
Stephen Berman, MD
The Effectiveness of Saltwater Baths in the Treatment of Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa
  
Phreaner
Electrophysiology
William Sauer
Intermittent Catheter Contact Creates Equivalent Ablation Lesions When Energy Delivery Duration is Increased
  
Reardon
Emergency Medicine
Colleen Julian PhD
Perinatal Origins of Chronic Mounatin Sickness - Sleep-disordered breathing in preclinical chronic mountain sickness
  
Rodgers
Emergency Medicine
Marian Betz, MD
The Feasibility of Useful Field of View Testing in a Clinic to Assess Elder Driver Safety and Performacne Comparisons to  Clock Drawing Test and Trail Making Test B: A Pilot Study
  
Rogers
Anesthesiology
Rashmi Bhandari, PhD
Stanford Pediatric Pain Functioning Inventory (SPPFI): Pilot study supporting a brief clinically relevant assessment of functional disability
  
Rosquist
CSPH Colorado School of Public Health
Cathy Battaglia, PhD
Rocky Mountain Youth Clinic's Vaccination Assessment Program: Establishing a Baseline Rate
  
Ross
CSPH Colorado School of Public Health
Cathy Battaglia, PhD
Rocky Mountain Youth Clinic's Vaccination Assessment Program: Establishing a Baseline Rate
  
Salmen
Division of Infectious Disease
Thomas Campbell
Personal Treatment Organization in Western Kenya
  
Schoedel
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Jeffrey Olson, MD
Characterization of a Non-Mechanical Electro-Osmotic Pump for Intraocular Drug Delivery
  
Schoo
Emergency Medicine
Colleen Julian PhD
Perinatal Origins of Chronic Mounatin Sickness - Sleep-disordered breathing in preclinical chronic mountain sickness
  
Selling
Internal Medicine
Eva Aagaard, MD
Mentoring in Academic Medicine: The Perspective of the Mentor
  
Shaban
Bioethics and Humanities
Marilyn Coors
Islamic Medical Ethics
  
Sherman
Orthopaedics
Vikas Patel, MD and Emily Lindley, PhD
Evaluation of ABM/P-15 versus autogenous bone in an ovine lumbar interbody fusion model
  
Stone
Bioethics and Humanities
Therese Jones, PhD
Aging anxiety in the United States
  
Swenson
Internal Medicine
Mark Earnest, MD
Health Care disparities in the acute management of venous thromboembolism based on insurance status in the U.S.
  
Tatum
Univ Northern Colorado
Patrick Burns
Effect of PGF2α on the lateral mobility of FP receptors in bovine luteal cells in vitro
  
Tello
Radiation Oncology
Arthur Liu
Targeting Aurora Kinase A enhances radiation sensitivity of atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor cells Other Students
  
Teschke
Psychiatry
Thomas Beresford, MD
Age, Depression Symptoms and Adaptive Mechanism Maturity in Advanced-Stage Cancer Patients
  
Trudeau
Family Medicine
Jack Westfall, MD, MPH
Clinical Utility of duplicate Radiology Reads of Plain Chest Films in a Rural Hospital of Eastern Colorado
  
Tunson
Pediatrics
Maya Bunik MD MSPH
"Breastfeeding in the Media: A Review of the Literature and Proposal for an American Mass-Media Ad Campaign"
  
Upton
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman, MD
Soutwestern Colorado AHEC Community Health Needs Assessement
  
Van Dijk
Cellular Bio
Robin Michaels
Aurora LIGHTS Summer Health Institute Program:  The effect of a health science education intervention program on underrepresented minority students’ pursuit of health related professions after graduation.
  
Wallace
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Charles Anderson, MD, Kian Behbakht, MD, and Monique Spillman MD, PhD
Risk-Reducing Salpingectomy as Preventative Strategy for Pelvic Serous Cancer
  
Walsh
Bioethics and Humanities
Howard Baker, Therese Jones
Rest for Your Soul
  
Warzecka
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman, MD
Creating a Regional Needs Assessment for a New AHEC
  
Weimer
Internal Medicine
Eva Aagaard, MD and Rita Lee, MD
Sigue Adelante: A peer led curriculum for indigenous adolescent girls in Guatemala
  
Willis
Family Medicine
Inis Bardella MD
Rwanda PDA Project
  
Wilson
Bioethics and Genetics
Marilyn Coors, PhD
Classic genetic tests limited by regulations stagnate while direct to consumer genetic surveys provide net benefits to primary care physicians
  
Woodbury
Family Medicine
Richard Anstett
The Role of Student Global Health Projects: Lessons from a Health Promoter Training Program in the Peruvian Amazon
  
Zablocki
Ophthalmology
Mark Petrash
Aldose reductase-mediated induction of epithelium-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in lens
  
Zarza
Bioethics and Humanities
Jackie Glover, PhD
Ethical Analysis of Short Term Medical Missions: Weighing the Postitive and Negative Impacts