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Class of 2013


 

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Student Last Name
Department
Mentor
Project Title
  
Alber
Physiology & Biophysics
Catherine Proenza
COLOCALIZATION OF NCX AND HCN4 IN THE MOUSE SINOATRIAL NODE  
  
Austin
Surgery
Xianzhong Meng
Ghrelin: Inflammation, Injury, & Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion
  
Bock
Pediatrics
Chris Silliman
α-Enolase Causes Pro-Inflammatory Activation of Pulmonary Microvascular Endothelial Cells and Primes Neutrophils through Protease-Activated Receptor Activation
  
Boguniewicz
Pediatrics
Cara Mack
High Dose IgG Therapy in Murine Biliary Atresia Results in Decreased Bile Duct Injury Through Expansion of Regulatory T Cells and Inhibition of CD4+ Th1 Cell-Mediated Inflammation
  
Christopher
Ophthalmology
Mark Petrash
Characterization of Activated αA-Crystallin Chaperone-Like Activity for Development of a Potential Treatment for Cataract or Protein Aggregation Disorders
  
Conner
Neurosurgery
Allen Waziri
Single-Bolus Dose Conivaptan Increases Serum Sodium and Reduces Intracranial Pressure in a Controlled Porcine Neurosurgical Model
  
del Rosario
Neurology
Maria Nagel
VZV DOWN-REGULATES THE IFN-A RESPONSE AND JAK/STAT PATHWAY IN HUMAN CEREBRAL ARTERY SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS
  
Farmer
Orthopedics
Evalina Burger-Van Der walt
Histological Characterization of the Cartilaginous Endplate in the Human Spine
  
Gitomer
Otolaryngology
Kenny Chan
Clinical Presentation of Cervical Ribs in the Pediatric Population
  
Herring
Neurosurgery
Michael Graner
METABOLIC CHARACTERIZATION OF THE UNFOLDED PROTEIN RESPONSE IN BRAIN TUMOR CELLS: IMPLICATION FOR THE SECRETOME
  
Huy
Medical Oncology
Lynn  Bemis
Micro-RNA 29 Regulation of Collagen 1A1: Mechanism and Clinical Utilities in Prostate Cancer
  
Johnson
Ophthalmology
Malik Kahook
Two-Photon Imaging of Aqueous Outflow Structures in the Intact Mouse Eye
  
Kimball
Medicine
Pepper Schedin
Pregnancy Associated Breast Cancer:  What Can PD-L1 Teach Us About the  Immune Environment?
  
Lorenzen
Department of Neurology
Ken Tyler
A brain slice culture model of viral encephalitis reveals an innate CNS cytokine response profile and the therapeutic potential of caspase inhibition
  
Luebbert
Anesthesiology
Almut Grenz
Use of a Hanging Weight System for Isolated Renal Artery Occlusion
  
Moore
Surgery
Carlton Barnett
Blood Transfusion Accentuates Pancreatic Cancer Progression in Male Versus Female Mice
  
Oosthuysen
Surgery
Brett Reece
Role of TLR-4 in the Pathogenesis of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms using a Murine CaCl2 model and Ultrasound
  
Simon
Psychiatry
Don Rojas
Review of magnetoencephalography and an examination of test-retest reliability of the auditory evoked gamma-band response across multiple analytical techniques
  
Smith
Orthopedics
Nancy Hadley-Miller
Genetics of Idiopathic Scoliosis: Investigating SFI1 in Cohort of Adolescent Males with Severe Curvatures
  
Sniegowski
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Karen Oegema
Characterization of 5 Genes Implicated in the Establishment of C.elegans Eggshell Permeability: Biochemistry Tools
  
Sprunger
Medicine
Jeff Swigris
Pulmonary Fibrosis is Associated with an Elevated Risk of Thromboembolic Disease
  
Tello
Radiation Oncology
Arthur Liu
Targeting Aurora Kinase A enhances radiation sensitivity of atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor cells Other Students
  
Winston
Neurosurgery
Michael Graner
 METABOLIC CHARACTERIZATION OF UNFOLDED PROTEIN RESPONSE BRAIN TUMOR CELLS: IMPLICATION FOR THE SECRETOME
  
Actis
Anesthesiology
Greg Myers
Anesthesia Simulation at Denver Health
  
Alstatt
Depression Center
Michael Allen
Restraint Of Patients by EMS (ROPE)
  
Anderegg
Orthopedics
Jason Rhodes
The Accuracy of Long Leg Radiographs
  
Arnett
Surgery
Shandra Wilson
The Use of In Vitro Fertilization in the Management of Male Infertility - What the Urologist Needs to Know  Update in the Adverse Events Associated with Medical Therapy for Prostate Cancer  Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Prior to Cystectomy in pT2 Patients – Think Twice?  Partial Cystectomy Followed by Radical Cystectomy - How do these patients do?
  
Ashby
CU Cancer Center
Betsy Risendal
Exercise after treatment, a cancer survivor wellness scoping study
  
Azimi
Surgery
Thomas Robinson
An Accumulation of Frailty Characteristics Are Associated with Discharge to an Institutional Care Facility
  
Baker
Neurology
Benzi Kluger
Potential outcome measures for Parkinson's disease dementia: a systematic review
  
Blanchard
Pediatrics
Jennifer Reese
Direct Admissions Are Not an Independent Risk Factor for Unplanned ICU Transfers from an Inpatient Unit within 12 Hours of Admission
  
Brosnan
Medicine
Ross Camidge
Renal Impairment Associated with Crizotinib Treatment for ALK-positive Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer
  
Cappa
Anesthesiology
Ferenc Puskas
Treatment of Acute Silicoproteinosis by Whole Lung Lavage
  
Clement
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes
Bryan Bergman
The Importance of Palmitoleic Acid to Adipocyte Insulin Resistance and Whole-Body Insulin Sensitivity in Type 1 Diabetes
  
Cobry
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes
Peter Chase
Timing of pre-meal insulin versus accurate carbohydrate counting in youth with type 1 diabetes
  
Crum
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
na na
The acute effects of moderately loaded concentric-only quarter squats on vertical jump performance.
  
Dukes
Orthopedics
Mark Hammerberg
Analysis of Usage and Assoicated Cost of External Fixators at an Urban Level 1 Trauma Center
  
Eggleston
Pediatrics
Peter Mourani
A Comparison of Characteristics and Outcomes in Severe Human Metapneumovirus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections in Children
  
Engel
Emergency Medicine
Jeffrey Sankoff
Patient Handoffs in the Emergency Department: Observation and Intervention
  
Evans
OB/GYN
Marie Hastings-Tolsma
Appendicitis in Pregnancy:  A diagnostic dilemma
  
Faulk
Orthopedics
Frank Chang
Outcomes of Varus Derotational Osteotomies for Neuromuscular Hip Dysplasia in Children with Cerebral Palsy and Predictors for Re-subluxation
  
Fountain
Otolaryngology
Todd Kingdom
Characterization and treatment of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps
  
Fountain
Medicine
Anjali Dhurandhar
Neuro-Behçet’s Disease: An Unusual Cause of Headache
  
Greupner
Department of Emergency Medicine
Adit Ginde
Characteristics and Scope of Practice of U.S. Urgent Care Centers
  
Griffiths
Medicine
Chad Stickrath
Maximizing Teaching Effectiveness:  Predictors of Learner Satisfaction with Teaching on Rounds
  
Guzelian
Radiology
Nayana Patel
Off the Hook: Retained Suture Needle in Aortic Arch
  
Hale
Pediatrics - Bioengineering
Kendall Hunter
Pulmonary Artery Input Impedance for Modeling Outcomes in Childhood Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  
Harbison
Neurosurgery
Allen Waziri
Intracranial impedance measurements using a laptop soundcard impedance bridge in a porcine neurosurgical model
  
Hawkins
Surgery
Frederick Grover
Stroke and neurocognitive outcomes comparable for aortic cross-clamp with and without partial occlusion clamp for CABG in low to moderate risk patients
  
Higgins
Anesthesiology
Paul Wischmeyer
Relationship of Vitamin D Deficiency to Clinical Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients
  
Hsu
Ophthalmology
Scott Oliver
Advances in Vision Preservation during Brachytherapy for Choroidal Melanoma
  
Joachim
Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center
Marilyn Manco-Johnson
The Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Polymorphism (MTHFR c.677C>T) Does Not Increase the Risks of Recurrent Thromboembolism or Elevated Plasma Homocysteine Level in a U.S. Pediatric Population
  
Justl Ellis
Orthopedics
Todd Baldini
Biomechanical Evaluation of the Effect of Coracoid Tunnel Size on Load to Failure of Fixation during Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction
  
Kelly
Surgery
Michael Zimmerman
Sirolimus Reduces the Risk of Significant Hepatic Fibrosis After Liver Transplantation for Hepatitis C Virus: a Single Center Experience
  
Kim
Psychiatry
Robert Feinstein
Crisis Intervention Psychotherapy: A Review and Step-by-Step Guide
  
Landwehr
OB/GYN
Anne Lynch
Mental Health Disease in a Cohort of Women Receiving Prenatal Care at the University of Colorado Hospital
  
Light
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Venu Akuthota
Evaluation and Modification of the Spurling Maneuver for Expanded Application in Diagnosis of Cervical Radiculopathy:  A Feasibility Study.
  
Marquez
Emergency Medicine
Marlow Macht
Comparison of Droperidol and Haloperidol for use by paramedics: Assessment of Safety and Effectiveness
  
Martin
Pediatrics
Sam Dominguez
Procalcitonin in Kawasaki Disease
  
Murphy
Pediatrics
Sarah Parker
Adverse Drug Events in a Pediatric Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Program
  
Nevrivy
Medicine
Dan Matlock
Heart Failure and Hospice: A Qualitative Assessment
  
Oberndorfer
Psychiatry
Guido Frank
Altered insula response to sweet taste processing after recovery from anorexia and bulimia nervosa
  
O'Doherty
Medicine
Eva Aagaard
Faculty Development Needs Assesment Survey
  
Pearson
Pediatric Neurology
Timothy Bernard
Overweight and Obesity Are Increased in Childhood-onset Cerebrovascular Disease
  
Rappaport
Medicine
Brandon Combs
Clinicians rarely make changes in treatment following monitoring densitometry in women on therapy for low bone mineral density
  
Reidy
Psychiatry
Randy Ross
Theory of Mind Development is Impaired in 4-year-old Children with Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Tobacco Smoking
  
Robinson
Pediatrics
Glenn Furuta
Esophageal human beta-defensin expression in eosinophilic esophagitis
  
Roeca
OB/GYN
Stephanie Teal
Post-abortion contraception: who chooses immediate long-acting methods; and continuation and satisfaction at 6 weeks
  
Smith
Surgery
Al Barqawi
Targeted Focal Therapy Used in Conjunction with Three-Dimensional Mapping Biopsies in the Treatment of Low-Risk Prostate Cancer: a 5-Year Study.
  
Tepolt
Orthopedics
Nancy Miller
Posterior Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries in the Adolescent Population: A Systematic Review and Case Series
  
Tillquist
CPC  Clinical Research
Allan Prochazka
Cardiac crossroads: deciding between mechanical or bioprosthetic heart valve replacement
  
Triolo
Pediatrics
Jennifer Barker
Multiple Autoimmune Disorders in Children with Type 1 Diabetes
  
Tsien
Medicine
Ingrid Binswanger
I Need a Refill, Doc: Challenges Facing Primary Care Physicians Prescribing Chronic Opioids
  
Tsvankin
Neurosurgery
Allen Waziri
Convective Ablation of Intratumoral Regulatory T Cells Restores Cellular Immunity and Promotes Tumor Clearance in Murine Glioma
  
Warrick
Anesthesiology
Brenda Bucklin
Incidence and descriptive analysis of congenital heart disease in parturients – Obstetric and anesthetic outcomes
  
Wendell
Medicine
Aik-Choon Tan
An analysis tool for correlating gene expression patterns in microarrays
  
Zhao
CU Cancer Center
Fred Hirsch
EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor response in NSCLC
  
Brouillette
Orthopedics
Richard Fisher
Orthopaedic surgery in the developing world: resources and operative volumes in Ghana
  
Cooper
OB/GYN
Sara Mazzoni
Prevalence of Cervical Dysplasia Among Women in Rural Guatemala
  
Frederick
Emergency Medicine
Renee King
Post-Earthquake Analysis of Emergency Pre-Hospital Transportation and Establishment of Healthcare Resource Guide in Cap-Haitien, Haiti
  
Freeman
Emergency Medicine
Renee King
Haiti
  
jeffers
Family Medicine
barry bialek
Telemedicine in Nepal: A Needs Assessment of the Current State and Recommendations for Best Practice
  
KC
Family Medicine
Barry Bialek
 Telemedicine in Nepal: A Needs Assessment of the Current State and Recommendations for Best Practice
  
Konkel
Medicine
Allan Prochazka
A unique case: Results of the implementation of IMCI strategies in Peru and implications for future efforts.
  
Kopp
Emergency Medicine
Renee King
The Implementation of Positive Deviance Model/Hearth in Cap-Haitien with Identified Endemic Malnutrition
  
Leroue
Emergency Medicine
Renee King
Assessing the effectiveness of using lay healthcare providers to DOTS therapy in Delhi, India: A Cohort Study
  
Ludwig
Emergency Medicine
Renee King
The Implementation of Positive Deviance Model/Hearth in Cap-Haitien with Identified Endemic Malnutrition
  
McGuinn
OB/GYN
Sara Mazzoni
Prevalence of Cervical Dysplasia Among Women in Rural Guatemala
  
Mishra
Emergency Medicine
Renee King
Operation ASHA Tuberculosis Treatment Using DOTS Protocol and Community Involvement: A Retrospective Chart Review
  
Morse
OB/GYN
Sara Mazzoni
Prevalence of Cervical Dysplasia Among Women in Rural Guatemala
  
Park
Pediatrics
Gretchen Berggren
The Role of the Anganwadi Worker in Polio Eradication in Bihar: From Awareness Generation to Service Delivery
  
Pettijohn
OB/GYN
Sara Mazzoni
Prevalence of Cervical Dysplasia Among Women in Rural Guatemala
  
Plate
Emergency Medicine
Jen Bellows
CU Peru 5 year Strategic Plan: Building organizational stability and sustainability while developing community health advocates in the Loreto region of Peru.
  
Romcevich
Family Medicine
Barry Bialek
Telemedicine in Nepal: A Needs Assessment of the Current State and Recommendations for Best Practices
  
Shupp
Family Medicine
Barry Bialek
Telemedicine in Nepal: Its Current State and its Use as a Means of Improving Provider Retention and Medical Education
  
Tomlin
Family Medicine
Robert Cutillo
Efficacy of Shared Medial Visits on Management of Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Underserved Populations
  
Vanlandingham
Emergency Medicine
Renee King
The Implementation of Positive Deviance Model/Hearth in Cap-Haitien with Identified Endemic Malnutrition
  
Webb
Pediatrics
Leonard Seltz
Design and Pilot Testing of a Novel Curriculum on Contemporary Slavery and Human Trafficking for Denver Area Schools
  
Adams
Psychiatry
Michael Weissberg
Have 35 Years of Educational Interventions to Improve Sleep Disorder Training in Medical School Been Effective?
  
Allison
***Choose One***
Jack Westfall
Translating PCMH into Patient Centered Language
  
Amir
Immunology
John Cohen
Adventures of Dendy: A tale of a mighty dendritic cell and his friends. Can a graphic novel based on immunology spark interest in science among middle school readers?
  
Bates
***Choose One***
Theodore Randolph
HIGH PRESSURE PROTEIN UNFOLDING: THERMODYNAMIC AND KINETIC CONTRIBUTIONS OF INTERNAL CAVITY FILLING IN T4 LYSOZYME MUTANTS
  
Baumgartner
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman
Making Cavity Free at Three:  Bringing Quality Improvement to Healthcare in Colorado
  
Evans
Psychiatry
Joseph Sakai
Characterizing Sexual Risk and Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Adolescents with Substance Dependence
  
Fiala
Center for Bioethics and Humanities
Therese Jones
Subjects or Objects? The Ethics of Documentary Filmmaking and the Ethics of Patient Care
  
Fouts
Medicine
Jean Youngwerth
An Ethical Analysis of the Arguments Regarding Physician-Assisted Death
  
Gold
Pediatrics
Tim Garrington MD
PALS- Parent Allies for Love and Support: A Mentoring Program for Parents of Children with Cancer
  
Hollis
Medicine
Daniel Matlock
Cultural Perspectives on Hospice and Palliative Care
  
Holscher
Medicine
Maureen Garrity
CU’s Advisory College Program: A New Structured Advising Program Developed to Improve Student Advising, Wellness, and Sense of Community
  
Johanson
Center for Bioethics and Humanities
Therese Jones
Homelessness, Health and Art: an Intimate Look at Denver and the Evolving Conversation to End Homelessness
  
Linton
Center for Bioethics and Humanities
Therese
“the unfathomable ground where we walk daily…”:  Physicians, The Illness Renarrative, and the Poetry of Williams Carlos Williams and Rafael Campo
  
Monroe
Family Medicine
Helen MacFarlane
Student-Created Wiki for Collaborative Medical Education
  
Mouton
REACH
Mark Earnest
Care Transition Metrics: A Colorado Inventory. Review of the Landscape and Considerations for Reform
  
Noble
Medicine
Chad Stickrath
Attending Rounds in the Current Era: What is Not Happening
  
Odom
Pediatrics
Richard Boles
Creation of a Children’s Book  Addressing Weight Management and Lifestyle Changes
  
Palanuk
Medicine
Rita Lee
Effectiveness of community-based adolescent HIV risk reduction programs in the United States
  
Seaman
Pediatrics
Ann-Christine Nyquist
SNMA and Other Forms of Minority Student Social Support: A Systematic Review
  
Amin
Medicine
Dan Matlock
Understanding Lack of Support for Government by Progressive Citizens
  
Balk
Emergency Medicine
Marian Betz
Distracted Driving Habits of Emergency Department Patients
  
Barmore
Neurology
Laura Strom
Phone Call Volume and Abandonment rates: Process Improvement in a Busy University-based Neurology Clinic
  
Barry
Family Medicine
David West
Collaborative Care Between Mental Health and Primary Care
  
Barton
Family Medicine
Bonnie Jortberg
Medical Student Health Behaviors at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
  
Brown
Family Medicine
Jack Westfall
Telephones and talk: Can motivational interviewing and scheduled phone follow-up improve health-care seeking behaviors of high-risk participants in a free community health screening?
  
Burfeind
Family Medicine
Deb Seymour
Primary Care and Behavioral Health Care Providers' Perspectives on Integrated Primary Care in Eastern Rural Colorado
  
Chappelle
Emergency Medicine
Charles Little
Disaster and Emergency preparedness in Rural Primary Care Offices in Colorado
  
Cheung
Emergency Medicine
Adit Ginde
1) National study of barriers to timely primary care and emergency department utilization among Medicaid beneficiaries 2) Changes in barriers to primary care and emergency department utilization.
  
Choi
Center for Advancing Professional Excellence
Eva Aagaard
Refugee Health
  
Corey-Pacheco
Medicine
Mark Earnest
Telephones and talk: Can motivational interviewing and scheduled phone follow-up improve health-care seeking behaviors of high-risk participants in a free community health screening?
  
De Stigter
Family Medicine
Maribel Cifuentes
Differential barriers to integration impacting large and small primary care practices
  
Eblovi
Pediatrics
Edwin Asturias
The Effect of Anemia, Parasites, and Parenting Behaviors on Early Childhood Development in Southwest Guatemala
  
Elwell
Medicine
Eva Aagaard
Refugees in Denver and Their Perceptions of Their Health and Healthcare
  
Fisher
Pediatrics
Steven Federico
Text messaging hotlines: an innovative way to educate teens about sexual health
  
Flammer
Family Medicine
Jack Westfall
Development of a toolkit for "I on Health:" A comprehensive rural, school-based health program created using Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and PhotoVoice.
  
Glisinski
Department of Emergency Medicine
Todd Larabee
  
Grimsrud
Neurology
Victoria Pelak
Everyday Technologies in Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Healthy Older Adults
  
Hughes
Medicine
Daniel Matlock
Documenting Best Practices of Clinical Workflow in the Management of Chronic Diabetes: What Variables Affect HbA1c as a Measure of Clinical Outcomes in a Community Clinic
  
Irion
Family Medicine
Jack Westfall
Footwear and Achilles Tendinopathy in Rural Student Athletes
  
Kohring
Medicine
Jeremy Long
Healthcare Service Utilization, Behaviors, and Attitudes Among Active Injection Drug Users
  
Lange
OB/GYN
Kristina Tocce
Etonogestrel Implant Failure After 25-months of Use in a Woman Taking Carbamazepine
  
Lauer
Family Medicine
Jack Westfall
Cavity Free at Three - A Training Module for Healthcare Providers
  
Lieberman
Psychiatry
Christian Thurstone
Medical marijuana diversion and associated problems in adolescent substance treatment.
  
Lucey
Pediatrics
Steven Federico
Text messaging hotlines:  An innovative way to educate teens about sexual health
  
Morris
Medicine
Mark Earnest
Diagnostic Errors Resulting in Patient Harm: Identification, Assessment, and Prevention
  
Orser
Dermatology
Robert Dellavalle
Benchmarking US Department of Veterans Affairs dermatologic services: Results from a national survey
  
Paull
Emergency Medicine
Todd Larabee
Is Antagonist Muscle Training of the Elbow and Shoulder Associated with Reduced Prevalence of Elbow and Shoulder Pain in Rock Climbers?
  
Rawlins
Rita Lee
  
Reich
Medicine
Rita Lee
Review Of Cultural Competency In Regards To Mental Health Disparities Among The LGBT Population
  
Rogers
Family Medicine
Jeremy Long
Developmental Disability Training for First Responders
  
Simpson
Pediatrics
Simon Hambidge
A Pilot of Text Message Reminders for Early Childhood Immunization Recall at a Safety-Net Community Clinic
  
Smith
Psychiatry
Jenn Leiferman
Psychosocial Mediators to Physical Activity During the Perinatal Period: A Review of the Literature
  
Stone
Medicine
Eva Aagaard
Refugee Health curriculum
  
THYSSEN
Pediatrics
Mimi Glode
Eosinophilic meningitis in a child with recent travel to Kauai, Hawaii
  
Tomberg
Pediatrics
Corry Robinson Rosenberg
Autism and Developmental Disability Interaction Training for First Responders
  
Ware
Family Medicine
Jack Westfall
Recruitment and Retention of Rural Physicians: An Annotated Bibliography
  
Yarbrough
CU Cancer Center
Tim Byers
Smoking Legislation and Cardiovascular Mortality
  
Yost
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman
“Addressing Occupational and Environmental Health  and Safety Issues Relevant to Rural Medical Providers,”