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2016 Capstone Projects


  
  
  
  
Project Title
GilbertAcevedoBrian BranchfordPediatrics - Hematology/Oncology
Novel Small Molecule Inhibitors of the Gas6/TAM Signaling Pathway Inhibit Platelet Aggregation in vitro and Protect Mice from Arterial and Venous Thrombosis in vivo
JosephAdewumiJoseph BrzezinskiOphthalmology
The Transcription Factor Prdm16 Marks a Single Retinal Ganglion Cell Subtype in the Mouse Retina
IbukunAkinboyewaCristina Cabrera-MufflyOtolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Association of Fellowship Training With Otolaryngology Training Examination Scores.
OluwatoyinAkintujoyeRegina  RichardsOffice of Diversity and Inclusion
Tackling Racism and White Supremacy through the Lens of Medical Education
SarahAllexanDeb SeymourFamily Medicine
Suicide Education in the University of Colorado Medical School Curriculum
TylerAndersonChristian HopferPsychiatry
Prevalence of Substance Use among Moroccan Adolescents and Association with Academic Achievement
MeredithAragonStefka FabbriOB/Gyn
Evaluation of the “Ask-Advise-Refer” Tobacco Cessation Intervention in the Women’s Care Clinic at Denver Health Medical Center
LydiaArchuletaRoberta CappDepartment of Emergency Medicine
Identifying Emergency Department Diagnostic Errors and Adverse Events in 9-day ED Return Visits
AliAzadeganBenjamin ScottDepartment of Anesthesiology
Creation and Maintenance of Semi-automated Patient Database for the UCH Surgical ICU
BrittanyBadeschLaura PicklerFamily Medicine
The effectiveness of an experiential learning approach in promoting positive attitudes of health professions students toward individuals with intellectual disabilities.

 
TylerBarrDavid GasparFamily Medicine
Music Therapy in Medical Student Education
KristenBeckKevin DeaneRheumatology
Progression to inflammatory arthritis in a health-fair based cohort selected based on elevations of antibodies to citrullinated protein antigens
PaigeBennettJanet MeredithDepartment of Family Medicine
Working to End Teen Obesity
MattBezzantKathrin Berntpediatric hematology and
The Histone Methyltransferases MLL1 and DOT1L Cooperate with Meningioma-1 to Induce AML
LukeBidikovMark PetrashOphthalmology
Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome with Human Milk
PeterBoulosJoseph SakaiPsychiatry
CORTICAL THINNING IN ADOLESCENT FEMALES WITH SUBSTANCE AND CONDUCT PROBLEMS.
ClaireBovetMatthew TaylorAdult Medical Genetics
Quality of life, unmet needs, and iatrogenic injuries in rehabilitation of patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome/Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
WilliamBrandenburgChristopher DavisEmergency Medicine
Medical Knowledge and Preparedness of Climbers on Colorado's 14,000 Foot Peaks
BrookeBredbeckMadiha Abdel-MaksoudEpidemiology
COMMON DENOMINATORS IN GLOBAL HEALTH:

A comparison of 3 Rapid Health Need Assessments from across the globe
QuanBuiScott SimpsonPsychiatry
The Psychiatric and Medical Management of Acute Marijuana Intoxication in the Emergency Room
Allison ReidBurksMary KohnPediatrics
Understanding Pregnant Women€™s Beliefs and Attitudes about Marijuana in Colorado
NatashaCabreraMichael DiStefanoPediatric Emergency Medicine
Unscheduled 72-Hour Return Visits to Pediatric Emergency Departments and Urgent Cares: A Caregiver Perspective

 
RyanCaldwellFrank ScottOrthopedic Surgery
Subcapital Phalangeal Fractures: A Retrospective Study
TomCaliffComilla SassonEmergency Medicine
Taking Aim At Disparate Bystander CPR Provision: Targeted Hands-only CPR Training Where It Is Needed
JulianCameronBrian FonsecaHeart Institute, Children's Hospital Colorado
Quantifying mediastinal anatomy using magnetic resonance and computed tomography to differentiate vascular ring types
MaureenCanellasJohn KendallDenver Health Emergency Department
The Flipped Classroom: Addressing the Ultrasound Curriculum Gap
MelanieCarterElizabeth YeungChildren's Hospital CO department of Cardiology
Identifying a gap in early medical education of pediatric patients with congenital heart disease
SarahCebronDarcy ThompsonPediatric Nutrition
Maternal beliefs and restrictive practices regarding bedtime TV viewing in families of Mexican Descent
NathanCoffmanCatherine ProenzaDept. of Physiology
An analysis of the co-localization of HCN4 and a novel HCN4-interacting protein, LRMP/HINT1, in CHO, HEK, and mouse sinoatrial cells
JackConnerThor JohnsonRadiology
Transjugular vs Percutaneous Liver Biopsy: A comparison of tissue adequacy
CatherineCooperGretchen DomekPediatrics/ Center for Global Health
Developing Education Materials for an Early Childhood Health and Development Program in Southwest Guatemala
BrittanyCowferTai LockspeiserPediatrics
Fourth Year Planning: An Exploration of Specialty-Specific Recommendations and Course-Taking Patterns
AlainaCritchlowMandy BakulskiColorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Network Adequacy in Colorado: A Maternal Mental Health Perspective
BrianDavisKarin PayneOrthopedics
Revitalization of bone allograft with mesenchymal progenitors derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells
JoseDiegoMark PetrashOphthalmology
Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome with Human Milk
JessicaDillChristine GilroyFamily Medicine - LEADS track
Health Action Completion by Demographic Characteristic: Values-Based Insurance Design at Work in the Colorado Health-OP (*working title*)
RyanD'souzaMatthew TaylorMedicine
Clinical and Genetic Characterization of Adult Patients Presenting with Non-Syndromic Vascular Aneurysms and Dissections
DanielEnriquezJonathan BravmanOrthopaedic Surgery
Qualitative outcomes and operative experience in patients with total shoulder arthroplasty: Comparison to total hip and knee arthroplasty.
ChristopherFrederickKristen JacobsenImmunology and Hematology/Oncology
Role of Mer Tyrosine Kinase in the Tumor Microenvironment
AlexanderGhinceaLori WalkerCardiology
IL-19 and its cognate receptor: sexually divergent expression in cardiac myocytes and role in heart failure
ChristianGhinceaLori WalkerCardiology
Il-19 and its cognate receptor: sexually divergent expression in cardiac myocytes and role in heart failure
DanielleGonzalesDavid PartrickPediatric Surgery
Factors that increase diagnostic yield of surgical lung biopsy in pediatric oncology patients
AndrewGoschkaEric McCartyOrthopedics
Biomechanical comparison of traditional anchors to all-suture anchors in a double-row rotator cuff repair cadaver model
JasonHaferTodd BaldiniOrthopedics - Biomechanics Lab
Biomechanical comparison of traditional anchors to all-suture anchors in a double-row rotator cuff repair cadaver model
MarkusHannanCatherine BattagliaColorado School of Public Health
On Social Determinants of Health and How to Improve Awareness: A Collaboration Between LEADS and the CCMU
PhilippHannanRita LeeMedicine
A Development of a Continuing Medical Education program to address LGBT Health Disparity in the Denver Area
ErinHickeyRita LeeInternal Medicine
Survey of Parents of Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral/Psychiatric Diagnoses
MarkHopkinsSaketh GuntupalliGynecologic Oncology
Lymphovascular Space Invasion in Robotic Surgery for Endometrial Cancer
JiahaoHuJanette DurhamRadiology
Transjugular vs Percutaneous Liver Biopsy: A comparison tissue adequacy
AndiHudlerPaul MonteroDepartment of Surgery
HEMATEMESIS IN A PREGNANT PATIENT WITH HISTORY OF PANCREATITIS
DavidHughesAna OtonMedicine (Oncology)
Tracking Potential Disparities in Lung Cancer Staging Based on Insurance Status in the State of Colorado
SandyHuynhJennifer BellowsDepartment of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Needs Assessment in Tanzania
MatthewIacovettoLarry AllenMedical Director, Advanced Heart Failure  Division of Cardiology
Educational Resources for Patients Considering a Left Ventricular Assist Device: A Cross-Sectional Review of Internet, Print, and Multimedia Materials
MichaelJarrettKian BehbakhtObstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Influence of Gelatin-Thrombin Matrix Tissue Sealant on Bacterial Colony Formation and Risk of Pelvic Infection
EmilyJohnsonFrank AccursoPediatric Pulmonology
Molecular Identification of Staphylococcus aureus in Airway Samples from Children with Cystic Fibrosis
IlanKayeVijaya VemulakondaPediatric Urology
Association Between Clean Intermittent Catheterization and Urinary Tract Infection in Infants and Toddlers with Spina Bifida
MichaelKemDavid RichardsEmergency Medicine
Exploring Geographic Distributions of Penetrating Trauma in Cape Town, South Africa
CharlesKemmlerDavid RichardsEmergency Medicine
Inter-Rater Reliability in the Evaluation of Increased Intracranial Pressure using Ultrasound Measurement of Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter
Stephanie (Stevie Lynne)KohlerLiz ConnickDepartment of Infectious Disease
Germinal Center T Follicular Helper Cells (GC TFH) are Highly Permissive to HIV-1 and Alter Their Phenotype During Virus Replication
KevinKrughoffShandra WilsonUrology
Change in Cystectomy Complications Following use of Pericardial Collagen Matrix Strips
Do YeonKwonNichole ReisdorphPharmaceutical Sciences
Blood Sample Handling in Metabolomics: Effects of Vacutainer Selection and Storage Temperature
JenniferLaBuddeK. Joseph HurtOBGYN
Communications Training in Obstetrics for Third Year Medical Students: An Online Training Program for Standardized Patients that Improves Inter-rater Reliability when Rating a Checklist
PaulLecceseJoe GrubenhoffPediatrics
Documentation of Symptoms and Diagnosis Accuracy in Children with Blunt Head Trauma
EmmaLeWinterStephanie StevensPediatrics
Developing a culture of quantitative data collection to enable quality improvement projects for the Healthy Beginnings Clinic at Warren Village
ErinLindsayJennifer BellowsEmergency Medicine
The International Medical Response to the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti: Lessons for Future Disaster Relief
BrianLockePatrick KneelandDepartment of Medicine, Hospital Medicine Group
When Wells Isn't Good Enough: A Resident-Driven EHR Decision Support Tool for Evidence-Based CTPA Ordering in an Academic Emergency Department
SethLofgreenCory DunnickDermatology
Integrating The Integrated Skin Exam Film into Medical Education
ReedLouderbackJennifer  BellowsEmergency Medicine
Inter-Rater Reliability in the Evaluation of Increased Intracranial Pressure using Ultrasound Measurement of Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter
KelseyLuomaJennifer BellowsEmergency Medicine
Ultrasound us in Mwanza, Tanzania: a needs assessment
AlexandraLyJanet MeredithDept of Family Medicine
Working to End Teen Obesity
BrittneyMacdonaldGretchen DomekPediatrics/ The Center for Global Health
Developing Education Materials for an Early Childhood Health and Development Program in Southwest Guatemala
JessicaMackeyCaroline LeClairFamily Medicine
The Implementation of Continuity within the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships
CoryManlyAaron JohnsonBiochemistry and Molecular biology
Exploring the Role of the lncRNA HOTAIR with a Genomic €œCalling-Card€ in an Inducible Mammalian System
NatashaMarviCory  DunnickDermatology
Teledermatology as an Educational Tool for Teaching Dermatology to Residents and Medical Students
JamesMcCulloughJoshua  ThurmanMedicine
The Role of IL-10 and B-Cells in Acute Kidney Injury
SterlingMcLarenRita LeeInternal Medicine
Survey of Parents of Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral/Psychiatric Diagnoses
AlexanderMetoxenSteven Abmanpediatrics
Hepatocyte Growth Factor as a Downstream Mediator of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-Dependent Preservation of Growth in the Developing Lung
LoganMimsMark DeutchmanFamily Medicine
"Adopt-a-Disease" Empathy Training for Medical Students
EmilyMorenoJackie GloverCenter for Bioethics and Humanities
A Critical Analysis of the Literature Concerning Euthanasia in the Netherlands and the United States
BethanyMorrisJack WestfallFamily Medicine
ROUTINE HEALTH SCREENING: THE DENVER NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW EXPERIENCE
TimothyNewtonDoug GrahamPediatric Heme/Onc
A novel Mer tyrosine kinase inhibitor mediates increased cell killing in combination with FGFR inhibition
JuneNgRajeev VibhakarCHCO - Department of Pediatrics - Department of Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplant
Inhibiting Monopolar Spindle 1 Kinase Suppresses Colony Formation in Medulloblastoma Cells
DanNguyenDavid WagnerPharmacy
Controlling Auto-Aggressive T-Cells in Type I Diabletes
PhillipNickersonKenny ChanOtolaryngology
Tinnitus in Children: Presentation and Proposal for a Clinical Pathway
ClaudiaNieuwoudtKristina TocceObstetrics and Gynecology  Family Planning
Student perceptions of reproductive health education in US medical schools: a qualitative analysis of students taking family planning electives
AbigailNimzLisa AbuogiPediatrics
Extended Daily Nevirapine Prophylaxis in HIV Exposed Breastfeeding Infants in Western Kenya
FunmiOgunremiHelen  MacfarlaneMedical Education Technology Alliance
 

The Short Term Impact of a High School Science Summer Program on Educational and Career Paths
LesliePalacios-HelgesonAndy BradfordOB/GYN
Rapid estrogen signaling negatively regulates PTEN in endometrial cancer cells
HamzaPashaRobert EckelDepartment of Medicine
The Role of Hypothalamic Agouti-related peptide in Energy Homeostasis with Diminished Neuronal Lipoprotein Lipase Activity
TravisPevetoKenny ChanDepartment of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Pediatric Bone Conduction Implants: Long-term Complication and Parent Satisfaction
JohnPhamCurtis HenryBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
DETERMINING THE ROLE OF INCREASED INFLAMMATION IN MODULATING THE SELECTION FOR ONCOGENICALLY INITIATED B-PROGENITORS
RyanPhanThomas PurcellDepartment of Medical Oncology
Benefits of Exercise in the Survivorship of Colorectal Cancer Patients
RebeccaPollardBrian BermanNeurology
GABA-A receptor binding is abnormal in cervical dystonia
SeeratPooniaRobert DoebeleMedical Oncology/Department of Medicine
EGFR Exon 19 Deletion Mutations and Systemic/Central Nervous System Miliary Metastasis: Clinical Correlations and Response to Therapy
BiancaPullenRegina RichardsOffice of Diversity and Inclusion
Tackling Racism and White Supremacy through the Lens of Medical Education
ShamitaPunjabiRita LeeInternal Medicine
Survey of Parents of Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral/Psychiatric Diagnoses

 

 
StephenQuachRita LeeDepartment of Medicine
FUNDING AND INTEGRATION OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS
AnireddyReddyTillman FarleyDepartment of Family Medicine
HEROES: Health Esteem futuRe pOwer Encouragement Speak up

Using Community Based Participatory Research to Create a Minority Youth Leadership & Advocacy Program
RomanyRedmanJamal MolooInternal Medicine
Colorado Refugee Health Elective Course: Reassessment and Updates to Curriculum
JessicaRiceMark GeraciPulmonary Science and Critical Care Medicine
Application of SNP microarrays to the genome-wide analysis of chromosomal instability in premalignant airway lesions
Santiago RodriguezRodriguezFrank ScottOrthopaedics
Subcapital Phalangeal Fractures: A Retrospective Review
StacyRomeroStephanie StevensPediatrics
Developing a culture of quantitative data collection to enable quality improvement projects for the Healthy Beginnings Clinic at Warren Village
MichelleRybkaLeonard SeltzChildren's Hospital Colorado, Pediatric Hospitalist
Frequency of Child Life Utilization for Spanish Speaking Patients
John (Hank)SchillingSteven BradleyCardiology, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
Invasive coronary procedure use and outcomes among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: Insights from the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking Program
ElaineScholppMark DeutchmanFamily Medicine
TEEN PREGNANCY IN THE UNITED STATES:

Where Do We Go From Here?
JoshuaShapiroAdam SeidlOrthopaedic Surgery
Biomechanical Assessment of Three Patellar Advancement Procedures for the Treatment of Patella Alta
RamySidhomMatthew HammerPediatrics
Implementation and Analysis of a Community Based Hip-hop Dance Intervention in Low-income Children with Obesity
SamSkovgaardMickey GordonPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Additive Anatomy: The Constructed Hand Project
ShiloSmithYiqun Shellmandermatology
MicroRNA-26a is Strongly Down-regulated in Melanoma and Induces Cell Death through Repression of Silencer of Death Domains (SODD)
MeenaSongChristine GilroyAnschutz Campus- SOM internal medicine
The road to price transparency
L. JaneStewartHelen MacFarlaneSchool Of Medicine - Educational Technology
Science Discovery: The Medical School Experience
WilliamStoddardSophie LiaoOphthalmology
Bradycardia and Mobitz Type I AV Block in a Case of Intraorbital Foreign Body
SamTarshisDavid IrwinUniversity of Colorado Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research
Preventing High Altitude Cerebral Edema with Repurposed Anti-angiogenesis Pharmacotherapy
AnneTaylorJordana HoppePulmonology
nNo Clear Etiology: Bronchiectasis in a Native American Adolescent
SarahTietzRita LeeCommunity & Public Health/Epidemiology
Capacity and Access to Care in Colorado during Health Reform
JoelTourtellotteKshama JaiswalDepartment of Surgery
Upgrade rate and risk factors for high risk breast lesions: a literature review
Nhat-TuanTranComilla SassonEmergency
Taking Aim at Disparate Bystander CPR Provision:

Targeted Hands-Only CPR Training Where It Is Needed
PaulTranJames ToddDepartment of Pediatrics
Are Two Cultures Better Than One: Evaluation of the Use of Two Blood Cultures in the Diagnosis of Sepsis in Pediatric Patients and Effects on Clinical Decision Making
TysenTrujilloCaroline LeClairFamily Medicine
Perceptions of Rural Track Students in Using a Problem/team-based Learning Format in an Upper Extremity Injuries and Splinting Workshop

University of Colorado School of Medicine - Rural Track

 

 
TimothyUngMichael GranerDepartment of NeurosurgeryÂ
Intraoperative fluorescein guidance facilitates aggressive resection at the infiltrative margins of glioblastoma
RachnaUnnithanHeather KennedyChildren's Hospital Colorado, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Assessing Brief Changes in Adolescents' Mood: Development and Validation of the Fast Assessment of Children's Emotions (FACE)
LaurenVanDamPaul WischmeyerAnesthesiology
Physical Manifestations of Post Intensive Care Syndrome in ICU Survivors: A Review of the Etiology, Detection Strategies, and Management of ICU Acquired Weakness
FuWangJennifer HellierAHEC
Game-based learning in undergraduate medical education: A Review
GabrielleWhitmoreJamaluddin MolooInternal Medicine
Colorado Refugee Health Elective Course: Reassessment and Updates to Curriculum
GabrielWilliamsKaylin KlieAddiction Medicine
Evaluation and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy
Jason (JD)WilliamsPaul  WischmeyerAnesthesiology
Assessing Perioperative Nutritional Practices and Attitudes€”A National Survey of Colorectal Surgery and GI Surgical Oncology Fellowship Programs
Elizabeth LynneWoodRita LeeInternal Medicine
Hepatitis C Screening at Federally Qualified Health Centers in Colorado
KatharinaWynsNicholas ForemanNeuro-oncology
Antibody and Immune Therapy in Childhood Glioblastoma
EliseYerelianJennifer HyerOBGYN
Self-reported alcohol and substance use in pregnant women with depressive symptoms