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Class of 2012


Last Name First Name Mentor Mentor Department Project Title
Abbott Kalen David Richards, MD Emergency Medicine Lack of documentation of M. Tuberculosis in a South African acute care setting
Adragna Joseph Jack Westfall, MD, MPH Family Medicine Obesity a prosection based curriculum
Ahmed Farres Charles Ray Radiology What variables predict the need for revisions in patients undergoing TIPS with PTFE-covered stents?
Anger Matthew Paul Wadwa Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes Lower Achieved A1c Amoung Adolescents with Lower Perceived A1c Goal
Belay Bietel Tae Wook-Chun/Anthony S. Fauci National Institutes of Health/ NIAID Induction of HIV in Latently Infected, Resting CD4+ T Cells of Infected Individuals Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy: Implications for Eradication
Berngard Samuel Michael Hambidge, Nancy Krebs and Jamie Westcott Pediatrics Linear Growth Faltering during infancy in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. 
Bersanti Kira Mark Deutchman, MD Family Medicine Contribution of Family Physicians to Intrapartum Care at Critical Access Hospitals in Montana
Bishop Jennifer Michael Hambidge, Nancy Krebs and Jamie Westcott Pediatrics Linear Growth Faltering during infancy in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. 
Black Christine Kevin Griffith and Emily Zielinski-Gutierrez Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases The Role of Traditional Healers in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Plague-like Illness in Northwestern Uganda
Brady Sara Richard Martinez, MD, MH Psychiatry  Cannabis and Psychosis: The Implications for Mental Condition Criminal Defenses
Briggs Benjamin Robert Freedman, MD Psychiatry  Sexual Selection and the Enduring Prevalence of Schizophrenia: A Literature Review
Brownson Mark Bruce Evans, MD Emergency Medicine Employee Perception of a Mandated Helmet Policy at Vail Resorts
Burns Benjamin William Proctor Psychiatry tobacco smoke greatly increases alcohol consumption in mice
Cacace Amy Thomas Beresford M.D. Psychiatry Psychological Adaptive Mechanism Maturity and Anxiety Control in Cancer Patients
Carson John Ryan Koonce Orthopaedics A Biomechanical Evaluation of Distal Humerus Fracture Fixation Using Precontoured Distal Humerus Locking Plates Versus Conventional Reconstruction Plates

Champlin Michelle Peter Buttrick, MD and Lori Walker, PhD Cardiology Protein Phosphatases 1 and 2 in Ventricular Hypertrophy
Cho Doug Brett Reece Cardiothoracic Surgery Ischemic Dose-Response in the Spinal Cord: Both Immediate and Delayed Paraplegia
Coleman Shawn Nathaen Weitzel, MD Anesthesiology 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 Caley Andrea Fuller, and Todd Lovgren Anesthesiology and Maternal Fetal Medicine Postpartum Hemorrhage: Defining Coagulopathy in Obstetrics through Laboratory Paramenters
Crader Katrina John Repine   Metabolomic Analysis Distinguishes Long-Lived Tolerant Rat Strain That Resists Acute Lung Injury
Crow Rowena S. Hand MBBS, MRCP Cardiff University & Prince Charles Hospital Factors affecting Survival after Hospital Admission for a COPD Exacerbation
Dawson Annelise Ruben Alvero MD Obstetrics and Gynecology Latinos and infertility treatment: the impact of cultural, social and religious factors on the utilization of infertility services
Dawson Annelise Steven Lowenstein Emergency Medicine SABES: Spanish Acquisition Begets Enhanced Service
Deaton Benjamin Inis Bardella MD, Bruce Dahlman MD, Letoynia Coombs EdD Family Medicine Rwanda PDA Project
Dobson Corey Bruce Evans, MD Emergency Medicine Fletcher Elementary "Coconut Crusher" Helmet Program
Dodd Sarah Mark Deutchman, MD, Maureen Garrity, PhD Family Medicine/UME Dean's Office Small State College Rural Interdisciplinary Health Professions Pipeline Program
Edwards Anthony Paul Wischmeyer anesthesiology Nutrition Therapy to Improve Outcomes from Surgery and Critical Illness
Eggebroten Jennifer Judith Shlay, MD, MSPH Associate Director of Public Health Healthy Women, Healthy Families: Evaluation of a pilot community-based preconception education intervention
Folks Brittany Wilson Pace, MD, FAAFP Family Medicine Reconsidering low-dose aspirin therapy for primary cardiovascular disease prevention: an integrative approach
Foust Abigail Anne Lunch and Caroline Myer Obstetrics and Gynecology  EAGer Trial: The effects of aspirin in gestation and reproduction
Fowler Brent Doug Melzer, Cavin Wilson, MD Family Medicine Health benefits of reducing indoor air pollution via improved stoves in the Peruvian highlands
Franks Alexis Jill Slansky Immunology Multiple Associations between a Broad Spectrum of Autoimmune Diseases, Chronic Inflammatory Diseases, and Cancer
Garst Geoffrey Sonia Sachs, MD, MPH, James Wariero, Pharm.D., Regina Santella, PhD Earth Institute Millennium Villages Project; Sauri Health Sector Coordinator, Columbia University Mailman SPH Dept of Enviromental Health Sciences, Mailman School Assessment of Chronic Aflatoxin Exposure in the Millennium Research Village of Sauri, Kenya
Gebhard Nathaniel Richard Miranda, MD Internal Medicine Healthcare Utilization and Barriers to Care in an Urban Latino Population
Gillow Sabreena Sharon Hunter Psychiatry Are Defects in Sensory Gating a Reliable Indicator of the Risk of Schizophrenia?
Gilsdorf Daniel Vijaya Vemulakonda Urology Clinical and Demographic Factors Impacting Management of Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction - A single-institution retrospective review
Glisinski Kristen Todd Larabee, MD Emergency Medicine Wilderness Search and Rescue Epidemiology In and Around Boulder County, Colorado, 2002-2008
Glucksman Lindsey Ilene Sussman, PhD cardiology The Problem of Venous Thromboembolism and Electronic Alters to Improve Prophylaxis
Goldenberg Vanessa Glenn Geelhoed Surgery The effects of colonialism on the discourse of HIV/AIDS in Malawi
Goldstein Stephanie Alisa B. Lee Sherick, MD and Doug Graham, MD, PhD Pediatric Oncology Mer Tyrosine Kinase is aberrantly expressed and contributes to oncogenesis in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Graber Lyndsey Barbara Helfrich and Paul Bunn, Jr., MD Medical Oncology Expression and Functionality of Bradykinin Receptor 1 and Receptor 2 in SCLC, NSCLC, Breast, and Prostate Cancer Cell lines
Halgrimson Whitney Kenny Chan, MD Pediatrics Otolaryngology Changing Epidemiology of Acute Mastoiditis, 1999 to 2008
Ha-Ngoc Tin Richard Anstett Family Medicine The Role of Student Global Health Projects: Lessons from a Health Promoter Training Program in the Peruvian Amazon
Hartman Zachary Sarah Halsted TCH Increased Mortality Associated with Furosemide Administration with Whole Blood Transfusion in Pediatric Patients with Malaria
Hayman Erik Renier Brentjens Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York 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 Luke Adit Ginde, MD, MPH Emergency Medicine Motivations and Barriers for Recruitment of New Emergency Medicine Residency Graduates to Rural Emergency Departments 
Herring Gina Susan Motika, J.D  CDPHE  The Summit on Sodium 
Higbee Rebecca Todd Larabee Emergency Medicine Evaluating spinal immobilization equipment used in wilderness search and rescue field transports and remote extrications
Higgins Andrew Richard Miranda, MD Internal Medicine Healthcare Utilization and Barriers to Care in an Urban Latino Population
Hissett Jennifer Wilson Pace, MD, FAAFP, Letoynia Coombs, MS, William LeBlanc, PhD Family Medicine Aspirin: Not for primary prevention anymore... but have new guidelines changed prescribing practices?
Holst Jenelle Ian Krantz, MD Human Genetics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia GENOMICS OF ISOLATED CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE: USING PECONPI TO IDENTIFY PUTATIVE DEVELOPMENTAL REGULATORS OF CARDIAC GENES.
Hong Jennifer Edgar Arriaga University of Minnesota - Department of Chemistry Direct Sampling from Human Liver Tissue Cross Sections for Electrophoretic Analysis of Doxorubicin
Irons Kelly Paritosh  Kaul Pediatrics Language Access in Health Care and Colorado: Piloting a Linguistic Competency Curriculum at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Ivan Brooke Lisa Davis, MD and Liron Caplan, MD Rheumatology Adverse drug effects of Methotrexate: Associations with genetic folate pathway polymorphisms and predictability of adverse effects in certain populations
Jankovsky Tess Eva Aagaard Internal Medicine Facilitation of Small Group Learning—An Online Module for Medical Educators
Jantz Shannon Jeremy Long MD, Sally Watson, NP Internal Medicine Prenatal Shared Medical Appointments in a Community Clinic
Johnson Luke Connie Price, MD Denver Health Department of Infectious Disease  A Retrospective Studey to Evaluate Risk Factors for Clostridium difficile Infection in the NAP1 Era
Joung David Doug Graham, MD Pediatric Hematoloty/Oncology 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 Sarah Eva Aagaard, MD Internal Medicine Refugees in Denver and Their Perceptions of Their Health and Healthcare
Keenan Sean Thomas Evans Cell and  Developmental Biology  C. elegans Germline ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes: Investigating new RNP regulators and components by RNA interference screen. 
Kemp Richard Laura Strom Neurology Steroid-Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Thyroiditis: A Assessment of Reported Cases
Khalifa Waddah Paritosh Kaul, MD Pediatrics Prescription translations for Spanish Speaking Only (SSO) Patients in Colorado
Krause Jeffrey Virginia Winn, MD, PhD Obstetrics & Gynecology Preeclampsia
Kreykes Amy Dave and Chris Hibbard Family Medicine International Medical Equipment Donation Utilization in Rural Southwest Uganda: Project C.U.R.E and Kisiizi Hospital, A Case Study
Ladenburger Anne Colleen Julian PhD Emergency Medicine Perinatal Origins of Chronic Mounatin Sickness - Sleep-disordered breathing in preclinical chronic mountain sickness
Lam Huy Lynn Bemis, PhD Medical Oncology Micro-RNA 29 Regulation of Collagen 1A1: Mechanism and Clinical Utilities in Prostate Cancer
Levy Brent Mark Deutchman, MD Family Medicine  Improving Trauma Care In Rural Areas: The efficacy of the Rural Trauma Team Development Course
Lieurance Russell David Richards, MD Emergency Medicine Lack of documentation of M. Tuberculosis in a South African acute care setting
Light Matthew Stephen Davies Neurosurgery "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 Jennifer Robert Feinstein Psychiatry  Reducing Medical Student Burnout Utilizing Web-Based Interventions
Lin Yihan David Hibbard Family Medicine Kisiizi Hospital 
Lindsay Sarah Eva Aagaard, MD and Rita Lee, MD Internal Medicine Sigue Adelante: A peer led curriculum for indigenous adolescent girls in Guatemala
Lucero Thomas Glenn Geelhoed Surgery The effects of colonialism on the discourse of HIV/AIDS in Malawi
MacKenzie Avery Mark Deutchman, MD Family Medicine  Improving Trauma Care In Rural Areas: The efficacy of the Rural Trauma Team Development Course
Martini Dyllon Kerry Broderick Emergency Medicine Emergency Physician Utilization of Alcohol/Substance Screening, Brief Advice and Discharge Instructions
Matney Kathryn Cheryl Chessick, MD Psychiatry  The Impact of Oral and Hormonal Contraceptives on Mood Symptoms
McCrann Kelly Lia Gore, MD and Kerry Moss, MD Pediatrics  Improving Pediatric Oncology Survivorship Care: A Needs-Based Assessment of General Practitioners Regarding Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Treatment in Adult Surviviors
McCullough Matthew Vikas Patel, MD and Emily Lindley, PhD Orthopaedics Complications of Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Merkow Justin Gretchen Heinrichs, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology Measurement of Quantitative urine hCG with Standard Pregnancy Tests - Potential for Management of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease and Pregnancy in Resourse Poor Countries
Michael Sean Jeffrey Johnson, MD DHMC Trauma Surgery Weather Has No Effect on Presentation of Traumatic Injuries to the Emergency Department of a Level 1 Trauma Center 
Milch Scott Michael Faithe, Pharm.D., BCPS Nueroscience Pharmacy Azathioprine Induced Pancytopenia in a Patient in Myasthenic Crisis
Milgrom Benjamin Jian-Zhe Cao St. Joes/Surgery A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effect of Ascorbate Supplementation on the Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation Following Cardiac Surgery
Miller Tyler Judy Regensteiner, PhD Internal Medicine Cardiac Dysfunction during Exercise in Uncomplicated Type 2 Diabetes
Miller Jessica Richard Anstett Family Medicine The Role of Student Global Health Projects: Lessons from a Health Promoter Training Program in the Peruvian Amazon
Mitchell Kirk Ellen Elias, MD Pediatrics Medical Education Regarding Health Care of Patients with Down Syndrome
Mizokami-Stout Kara Patitosh Kaul Pediatrics Language Access in Health Care and Colorado: Piloting a Linguistic Competency Curriculum at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Moore Peter Carlton Barnett Surgery Blood Transfusion Accentuates Pancreatic Cancer Progression in Male Versus Female Mice
Morton Alexander Ernest Moore, MD Surgery Revisiting Early Post-Injury Mortality: Are They Bleeding Because They are Dying or Dying Because They Are Bleeding?
Murphy Jason Richard Anstett Family Medicine The Role of Student Global Health Projects: Lessons from a Health Promoter Training Program in the Peruvian Amazon
Naam Mary Ernest Moore MD Surgery The Changing Profile of Postinjury Multiple Organ Failure
Nash Alyssa Joel Hirsh Rheumatology Liimited Health Literacy Is a Common Finding in a Public Health Hospital's Rheumatology Clinic and Is Predictive of Disease Severity
Neuwelt Alexander Nick Foreman Pediatric Oncology High-Dose Acetaminophen with N-acetylcysteine Rescue Enhances the Efficacy of Cisplatin Chemotherapy
Nguyen Sophia Jian-Zhe Cao St. Joes/Surgery A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effect of Ascorbate Supplementation on the Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation Following Cardiac Surgery
Nguyen Tam Nick Foreman Pediatric Oncology High-Dose Acetaminophen with N-acetylcysteine Rescue Enhances the Efficacy of Cisplatin Chemotherapy
Nguyen Vicky Greg Misky Internal Medicine Health Care disparities in the acute management of venous thromboembolism based on insurance status in the U.S.
Oberle Alicia Dave and Chris Hibbard Family Medicine Beliefs and Behaviors Regarding Mosquito Bed Net Usage Among the Staff of Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda
Osborne Amy Sonya Erickson, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology Using Bloom's Taxonomy as a Basis for Medical School Test Question Reform
Papazian Jason Sven Streubel, MD and Adam Holdt, MD ENT Repair of Calvarial Defects in Rats Using Synthetic Scaffolds with and without the Addition of Growth Factor
Patti Brianna Bennie Lindeque Orthopaedic  Antibiotic-Loaded Acrylic Bone Cement in the Revision of Septic Hip Arthroplasty: Where's the Evidence?
Patti Brianna Steven Lowenstein Emergency Medicine SABES: Spanish Acquisition Begets Enhanced Service
Pearson Virginia Timothy Bernard, MD Pediatric Neurology Overweight and Obesity Are Increased in Childhood-onset Cerebrovascular Disease
Perino Alexander L. Chesney Thompson  Obstetrics & Gynecology Management of Hematocervix After Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
Petersen Brian Stephen Berman, MD Pediatrics The Effectiveness of Saltwater Baths in the Treatment of Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa
Phreaner Nicholas William Sauer Electrophysiology Intermittent Catheter Contact Creates Equivalent Ablation Lesions When Energy Delivery Duration is Increased
Reardon Lindsay Colleen Julian PhD Emergency Medicine Perinatal Origins of Chronic Mounatin Sickness - Sleep-disordered breathing in preclinical chronic mountain sickness
Rodgers Erin Marian Betz, MD Emergency Medicine 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 Andrew Rashmi Bhandari, PhD Anesthesiology Stanford Pediatric Pain Functioning Inventory (SPPFI): Pilot study supporting a brief clinically relevant assessment of functional disability
Rosquist Sarah Cathy Battaglia, PhD CSPH Colorado School of Public Health Rocky Mountain Youth Clinic's Vaccination Assessment Program: Establishing a Baseline Rate
Ross Hayley Cathy Battaglia, PhD CSPH Colorado School of Public Health Rocky Mountain Youth Clinic's Vaccination Assessment Program: Establishing a Baseline Rate
Salmen Marcus Thomas Campbell Division of Infectious Disease Personal Treatment Organization in Western Kenya
Schoedel Tad Jeffrey Olson, MD ? Characterization of a Non-Mechanical Electro-Osmotic Pump for Intraocular Drug Delivery
Schoo Caroline Colleen Julian PhD Emergency Medicine Perinatal Origins of Chronic Mounatin Sickness - Sleep-disordered breathing in preclinical chronic mountain sickness
Selling Rebecca Eva Aagaard, MD Internal Medicine Mentoring in Academic Medicine: The Perspective of the Mentor
Shaban Kamleh Marilyn Coors Bioethics and Humanities Islamic Medical Ethics
Sherman Blake Vikas Patel, MD and Emily Lindley, PhD Orthopaedics Evaluation of ABM/P-15 versus autogenous bone in an ovine lumbar interbody fusion model
Stone Shawn Therese Jones, PhD Bioethics and Humanities Aging anxiety in the United States
Swenson Paul Mark Earnest, MD Internal Medicine Health Care disparities in the acute management of venous thromboembolism based on insurance status in the U.S.
Tatum Joshua Patrick Burns Univ Northern Colorado Effect of PGF on the lateral mobility of FP receptors in bovine luteal cells in vitro
Tello Tiffany Arthur Liu Radiation Oncology Targeting Aurora Kinase A enhances radiation sensitivity of atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor cells Other Students 
Teschke Patricia Thomas Beresford, MD Psychiatry Age, Depression Symptoms and Adaptive Mechanism Maturity in Advanced-Stage Cancer Patients
Trudeau Jacqueline Jack Westfall, MD, MPH Family Medicine Clinical Utility of duplicate Radiology Reads of Plain Chest Films in a Rural Hospital of Eastern Colorado
Tunson Java Maya Bunik MD MSPH Pediatrics "Breastfeeding in the Media: A Review of the Literature and Proposal for an American Mass-Media Ad Campaign"
Upton Christopher Mark Deutchman, MD Family Medicine Soutwestern Colorado AHEC Community Health Needs Assessement
Van Dijk Adam Robin Michaels Cellular Bio 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 Shannon Charles Anderson, MD, Kian Behbakht, MD, and Monique Spillman MD, PhD Obstetrics & Gynecology Risk-Reducing Salpingectomy as Preventative Strategy for Pelvic Serous Cancer
Walsh Michael Howard Baker, Therese Jones Bioethics and Humanities Rest for Your Soul
Warzecka Sara Mark Deutchman, MD Family Medicine Creating a Regional Needs Assessment for a New AHEC 
Weimer Casey Eva Aagaard, MD and Rita Lee, MD Internal Medicine Sigue Adelante: A peer led curriculum for indigenous adolescent girls in Guatemala
Willis Amy Inis Bardella MD Family Medicine Rwanda PDA Project
Wilson Theodore Marilyn Coors, PhD Bioethics and Genetics Classic genetic tests limited by regulations stagnate while direct to consumer genetic surveys provide net benefits to primary care physicians
Woodbury Blair Richard Anstett Family Medicine The Role of Student Global Health Projects: Lessons from a Health Promoter Training Program in the Peruvian Amazon
Zablocki Gregory Mark Petrash Ophthalmology Aldose reductase-mediated induction of epithelium-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in lens
Zarza Christina Jackie Glover, PhD Bioethics and Humanities Ethical Analysis of Short Term Medical Missions: Weighing the Postitive and Negative Impacts