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Class of 2014


 

 Projects

 
  
Student First Name
Department
Mentor
Project Title
  
Sarah
Cell & Developmental Biology
Robin Michaels
Non-Therapeutic Neonatal Circumcision: a comparison of position statements from across the globe.
  
Mohamed
CT Surgery
David Fullerton
Mechanical Stress Alters the Inflammatory Response of Valvular Endothelial Cells to TLR4
  
Nicholas
Global Health
Sue Hammerton
The impact of village health workers on improving nutrition in rural Guatemalan communities
  
Laurin
OB/GYN
Kristina Tocce
Estimated blood loss during dilation and evacuation for intrauterine fetal demise vs. pregnancy termination.
  
Ryan
 The Center for Bioethics and Humanities
Therese Jones
The Survivor Storytelling Project
  
Vimal
Family medicine
Tillman Farley
Cstahr
  
Carmen
Family Medicine
Tillman Farley
Perceived Discrimination in Medical Encounters: a Report from C-STAHR
  
Thomas
Emergency Medicine
Tracy Cushing
A review of emergency medical services events in US national parks from 2007 to 2011.
  
Joshua
Bioethics and Humanities
Therese Jones
The Ill Medical Student: Expanding on Current Models of Understanding Illness Narratives and a Feminist Critique of the Themes of Struggle in Medical Student Writings
  
Andrew
Department of Orthopeadics
Karen King
Liver X Receptor Isotypes Exert Opposing Control over Skeletal Homeostasis as Demonstrated by Gain-and Loss-of-Function Studies.
  
Atousa
Department of Nephrology
Michel Chonchol
Serum Phosphorus and Fibroblast Growth factor 23 (FGF 23) do not Modify the Association between Angiotensin II Inhibition and Outcomes in Patients with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease
  
Christopher
Pediatrics
Donald Bross
Ethical Considerations in the Healthcare of the Incarcerated Woman: A Case Study and Review of the Literature
  
Rachel
Pediatrics, LEADS
Steven Federico
Managing Pediatric Overweight and Obesity in a School-Based Health Center
  
John
 school of medicine, cu
Alan prochazka
Gastrointestinal Diseases
  
Kristen
Denver Health Emergency
David Richards
Outcomes of Penetrating Trauma to the Torso at a Tertiary Referral Centre in an Under Resourced Health System
  
Lisa
Psychiatry
Guido Frank
White matter integrity is altered in Bulimia and Anorexia nervosa
  
Ryan
School of Public Health
Carolyn DiGuiseppi
Homelessness and Suicide among Veterans: Results from the National Violent Death Reporting System
  
Brandon
Emergency Medicine
Adit Ginde
Scope of Practice and Autonomy of Physician Assistants in Rural versus Urban Emergency Departments
  
Camille
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kristina  Tocce
Essure and Immunosuppression
  
Courtney
Otolaryngology
Carol Foster
A comparison of labyrinthin reactivity in migraineurs and nonmigraineurs
  
Anthony
Orthopedics
Nancy Hadley-Miller
Familial Idiopathic Scoliosis in Males; a Sequencing Analysis of the SFI1 Gene on Chromosome 22q
  
Adam
Neuropathology
Bette DeMasters
 Genetic characterization of gliomas arising in patients with multiple sclerosis
  
Jessica
Medicine
Judy Zerzan
Medicaid parity or primary care incentives: Colorado  experience with increased primary care payments in 2013
  
Caren
Emergency Medicine
Stephen Wolf
Successful Faculty-Medical Student Mentoring Relationships: Perspectives from Outstanding Mentors
  
Alexander
Anesthesia
Jason Brainard
A survey of patient satisfaction in the surgical ICU
  
Matthew
Ophthalmology
Malik Kahook
A Novel Device For Creating A Continuous Curvilinear Capsulorhexis
  
Monisha
Surgery
Ernest E. Moore
Acute Appendicitis: A disease severity score for the acute care surgeon
  
Rachel
Family Medicine
David  Gaspar
Developing Home Visit Curriculum: A Medical Student Collaboration with the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program
  
Lauren
Pediatrics
Lindsey Lane
Growing Years: A needs assessment of low-income single parents at the Warren Village transitional housing community
  
Igor
Emergency medicine
Jennifer Bellows
Appropriately Compensating Community Health Workers in the Napo River Region of Peru
  
Laura
Internal Medicine
Daniel Matlock
Medicaid Home and Community Based Services:  Current and Future Challenges in Rural Communities
  
Peter
Biochemistry & Biochem in Thoracic Surg
Dr. Timothy McGraw
Molecular Pathogenesis of Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetes
  
Shervin
Neurosurgery
Allen Waziri
Histone deacetylase inhibitors increase glucocerebrosidase activity in Gaucher disease by modulation of molecular chaperones
  
Dylan
Neurological SUrgery
Todd Hankinson
Short Course Fractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Children with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
  
Alyrene
Emergency Medicine
Molly Thiessen
Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Milestones
  
Bethany
Emergency
Kelly Bookman
Outcomes of Obese Patients Following Admission for Trauma Related Injuries
  
Charles
Global Health / Emergency Medicine
Jennifer Whitfield Bellows
Quantitative Evaluation of International Short Term Medical Mission Trips Using a Standardized Survey Tool
  
Clinton
Family Medicine
Tillman Farley
C-STAHR
  
Akua
Dept. of Radiology
Jamaluddin Moloo
Medication Adherence in Denver  Immigrant Community
  
Matthew
Adult Clinical Genetics
Matthew Taylor
High LDL and very low HDL as a screening for cholesterol ester storage disease
  
Jessica
Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac CT Angiography
Jamaluddin Moloo
Stool Samples and Their Relevance to Refugee Health
  
Sarah
Surgery
Clay Burlew
Gut a Failure as a Predictor for Intra-Abdominal Abscess
  
Jessica
Pediatrics
Heather Taussig
MATERNAL RISKS, COMMUNITY VIOLENCE EXPOSURE AND SELF-REPORTED ASTHMA  AMONG CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
  
Alexander
Department of Medicine
Darlene Tad-y
Evaluating and Improving the Timeliness and Quality of Discharge Summaries Completed By Residents on the Medical Wards
  
Kristen
Doug Fernald Perry Dickinson
An Assessment of Faculty Development Needs for the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) in Colorado Family Medicine Residencies
  
Austin
Dept. of Surgery
Frederic Deleyiannis
Reconstruction and Characterization of Composite Mandibular Defects Requiring Double Skin Paddle Fibular Free Flaps
  
Robert
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman
Creation of an Oral Nerve Block Curriculum in the School of Medicine
  
Kelsey
OBGYN
Stephanie Teal
A Survey of Medical Students €™ Knowledge of and Attitudes Towards Intrauterine Devices
  
Nathan
Anesthesiology
Brian Davidson
Does the Availability of Anesthesia Medication Cost Information Affect Provider Behavior or Knowledge in an Academic Anesthesiology Group?
  
Sarah
Pediatric Neurology
Tim Bernard
Arteriopathy, D-Dimer, and Risk of Poor Neurologic Outcome in Childhood-Onset Arterial Ischemic Stroke
  
Laurel
Department of Medicine
Milene Saavedra
Utility of treating pulmonary nocardiosis in the adult cystic fibrosis population
  
Jacob
Medicine
Robert Eckel
Mice with Altered Brain Lipoprotein Metabolism Display Maladaptive Responses to Environmental Challenges that May Predispose to Weight Gain
  
Munir
Orthopedics
Nancy Miller
Familial Idiopathic Scoliosis in Males; a Sequencing Analysis of the SFI1 Gene on Chromosome 22q.
  
Thomas
Psychiatry
Don Rojas
Lack of tonotopic organization of the auditory cortex in schizophrenia
  
Margaret
Family Medicine
Tillman Farley
Student Leadership Transitions in CBPR: Lessons Learned
  
Alia
Pediatrics
Ellen Elias
Documenting a New Cause of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Patient with a 2q duplication including both COL3A1 and COL5A2
  
Stephen
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman
See form submitted by Taisa Priester for final title
  
Upasana
Family Medicine
Tillman Farley
C-STAHR
  
Amy
JFK Partners
Cordelia Rosenberg
Healthcare Disparities for the Deaf Culture
  
Holli
Hematology
Christiane Thienelt
Thrombocytopenia in the critically-ill patient: A case report and overview of the evaluation and management of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
  
Tyler
Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Ayelet Talmi
Pediatrician Referral Practices After an Abnormal Developmental Screen
  
Sara
School of Public Health
Cathy  Battaglia
Anticipating Medicaid Expansion to Adults without Dependent Children (AwDC): Physician Perspectives and Experiences
  
Robert
Medicine
Jessica Campbell
The Golden Bowtie Award: Fostering Mentorship and Meaning on the Wards
  
Shannan
Emergency Medicine
David Richards
Morbidity of Tube Thoracostomy for Trauma in South African Tuberculosis and/or HIV Patients
  
David
Ophthalmology
Malik Kahook
A theoretical study of ocular biomechanics and anterior chamber anatomy
  
Kenneth
Emergency Medicine
Comilla Sasson
Location Type and Provision of Bystander CPR in Public Cardiac Arrests
  
Christine
Internal Medicine
Greg Misky
Transitions of Care in the Underserved: A Literature Review
  
Kinsey
Medicine
Mark Earnest
Pieces of a Successful Exchange: An assessment of projects, state-wide, concerned with the implementation, operation, and success of the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange
  
Cole
Surgery, Division of Urology
E. David  Crawford
Defining the Candidate for Surveillance or Targeted Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer
  
Jonathan
Emergency Medicine
Andrew Subudhi
AltitudeOmics: The Integrative Physiology of Human Acclimatization to Hypobaric Hypoxia and Its Memory on Reascent
  
Maria
History
Marjorie Levine-Clark
Magic in Medieval Anglo-Saxon Medicine: A re-examination and comparison of common medical sources
  
David
Medicine
Jeremy Long
Patient Health as Top Priority
  
Taisa
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman
Contributions of the University of Colorado School of Medicine to the Primary Care Workforce
  
Lincoln
Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University
Yukari Manabe
Pre-Antiretroviral Therapy Screening for Tuberculosis, Serum Cryptococcal Antigen, and Kaposi  Sarcoma in Rural Uganda: Primary Outcomes of the Kiboga-Fogarty Cohort Study
  
Natalie
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jeanelle Sheeder
Perceptions on cannabis use and effects during pregnancy: a survey of pregnant young women
  
Mallory
Center for Bioethics and Humanities
Jackie Glover
The Psychiatric Manifestations of Wilson's Disease
  
Claire
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman
The contribution of family physicians to intrapartum care in rural and critical access hospitals in Colorado
  
Paraag
Department of Nuclear Medicine
Phillip Koo
Parathyroid Imaging with Simultaneous Acquisition of Tc-99m-Sestamibi & I-123: The Relative Merits of Pinhole Collimation and SPECT-CT
  
Joedy
Family Medicine
Tillman Farley
Community and Students Together Against Healthcare Racism (C-STAHR):  Organizational Development and Research Processes from Years 1-4
  
Susan
Department of Family Medicine/ACT
Maribel  Cifuentes
Still working on the title, but qualitative study of mental health services in the Primary Care setting
  
Susan
Family Medicine
Jeffrey Cook
Improving rates of vitamin D supplementation in East African immigrant infants
  
Saianandi
Pediatrics
Paritosh Kaul
Evaluation of the Impact of an Interprofessional Health Elective
  
Peng-Peng
Psychiatry
Sharon Hunter
Sleep Spindles and Auditory Sensory Gating: Two Measures of Cerebral Inhibition in Preschool-aged Children are Strongly Correlated
  
Christina
Pediatrics- Infectious Diseases
Samuel Dominguez
Viral Gastroenteritis in Children in Colorado 2006-2009
  
Alian
Emergency Medicine/Global Health
Jennifer Bellows
Improving Medical Education at Kathmandu Model Hospital, through Problem Based Learning (PBL)
  
Sarah
School of Public Health, Department of Family Medicine
Catherine Battaglia
A Community Needs Assessment of Service Provider Understanding of Human Trafficking and its Presence as a Major Public Health Dilemma
  
James
Surgery
Denis Bensard
Severe Head Injury in Children: The Benefits of Liberal Imaging Outweigh the Risks of Ionizing Radiation from CT
  
Brian
Pediatrics; Endocrinology
David Maahs
Estimated insulin sensitivity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescents with and without type 1 diabetes
  
Andrew
Orthopedics
Kyros Ipaktchi
Retained palmar foreign body presenting as a late hand infection: proposed diagnostic algorithm to detect radiolucent objects
  
Ashley
Emergency Medicine
David  Richards
Outcomes of penetrating trauma to the torso at a tertiary referral centre in a under resourced health system
  
Lindsay
Family Medicine
Dave  Hibbard
Designing a Post-Operative Nosocomial Infection  Surveillance at Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda
  
Jennifer
ob/gyn
Jaime Arruda
 The Rates and Postoperative Sequelae of Uterine Perforation with Uterine Manipulators During Laparoscopic and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery.
  
Elliot
Pediatric Emergency
Eric Tham
The Effect of Clinical Decision Support on High-Risk Febrile Patients in the Pediatric Emergency Department
  
Jessica
Emergency Medicine
Jennifer Bellows
CU Peru In-Depth Program Evaluation
  
Evan
n/a
dave hibbard
Healthcare Seekers and Healthcare Providers' Expectations in Southwest Uganda
  
Benjamin
Family Medicine
Allegra Melillo
 €œThe MCAT Cooperative, Pilot Program € Eliminating financial barriers for students underrepresented in health care.
  
Reid
Ophthalmology
Brett Davies
Biodegradable Fixation of the Orbital Rim after Lateral Orbitotomy
  
Jeffrey
Family Medicine
Michele  Doucette
Social Media, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Preferences Among Medical Students
  
Jacob
Emergency Medicine
Adit Ginde, MD, MPH
 Interhospital transfers from U.S. emergency departments: implications for resource utilization, patient safety, and regionalization
  
Emily
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
Satish Garg
Continuous Glucose Monitoring in C-Peptide Positive Adult Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Treated with Sitagliptin
  
Zachary
Internal Medicine
Mark Earnest
Pieces of a Successful Exchange
  
Matthew
Family Medicine, Medical School Administration
Wendy Madigosky
Student Professionalism Teaching at the University of Colorado SOM: Towards a New Model of Teaching and Engagement
  
Emily
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman
Creation of a Community Health Needs Assessment Model for Colorado Area Health Education Centers
  
Somayyeh
Family Medicine
Bonnie Jortberg
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: Pediatric Obesity Pilot Project Curricular Materials Development and Literature Review
  
Kathryn
Ob- Gyn
Kristina Tocce
4th Year Family Planning Electives: Students' Motivations, Perceptions, and the Impact on Future Practice
  
Kori
Emergency
Tracy Cushing
Realigning Educational Curriculum and the Realities of Clinical Practice in Wilderness Rangers
  
Lauren
Medicine
Therese Jones
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE VISUAL ARTS IN RAISING AWARENESS AND CHANGING ATTITUDES ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS?
  
Matthew
Neurology
Benzi Kluger
Safety of transcranial magnetic stimulation: A review of the literature
  
Angela
OB/GYN
Kristina  Tocce
Effect of an Empathy Intervention on Student Performance of Pregnancy Options Counseling
  
Jeffrey
Cardiology
David Kao
A Novel Pharmacovigilance Data Mining Platform for the FAERS Database
  
David
General Surgery
Jeffery  Johnson
Acute appendicitis: A disease severity score for the acute care surgeon
  
IL-Gyu
Internal Medicine
Allan Prochazka
A Brief Review of Valproic Acid-Induced Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy
  
Jason
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman
Smartphone and Tablet Use Among Medical Students
  
Christopher
Medicine
Joseph Kay
Improving Specialty Care Access for Underserved Patients in Colorado
  
Matthew
Family Medicine
Jack Westfall
Impact of a fitness program monitored by accelerometers on a rural Colorado school
  
Cory
Medicine
John Harrington
CPAP Compliance in the CICP Population: a Cross-sectional Study
  
Derrick
Emergency Dept
Vaughn Browne
Special Operator Clinical Ultrasound Course
  
Gail
Internal Medicine
Rita Lee
Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Colorado: A LEADS Student Community Advocacy Project
  
Steven
surgery
David Fullerton
Does ox-LDL regulate osteogenic change of human aortic valve interstitial cells in aortic stenosis
  
Lauren
University of Colorado Acute Care for the Elderly
Ethan Cumbler
Communication Cards: A Novel Quality Improvement Intervention to Better Elder Patient  €“ Provider Communication on the University of Colorado Hospital  Acute Care for the Elderly Unit
  
Andrew
University of Alaska
Diane King
Relationships Between Quality of Life, Self-efficacy, and Medication Adherence in Patients with Type II Diabetes.
  
Jay
Peds-Neuro (former)
Audrey Yee
Wnt Signaling Modulation Following Status Epilepticus; an Immunohistochemical Analysis
  
Nicholas
Family Medicine
Mark Deutchman
Creation of a Community Health Needs Assessment Model for Colorado Area Health Education Centers
  
Stephen
Pediatrics (Denver Health)
Sue Hammerton
Malnutrition Trends in a Rural Guatemalan Community
  
Michelle
Childrens Hospital Orthopaedics
Jason Rhodes
An analysis of leg length discrepancies in children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy
  
Jessica
Pediatrics
Timothy Bernard
Neuropsychological outcomes after childhood stroke
  
Kelly
Family Medicine Department/ High Plains Research Network
Jack Westfall M.D.
Will Rural Patients Benefit from the Patient-Centered Medical Home? A Card-Study in the High Plains Research Network.
  
Galen
Anesthesiology
Andrea Fuller
Obstetric Anesthesia Workforce Survey: Thirty-Year Update
  
Ann
Medicine
Kristin Furfari
Parant attitudes toward childhood immunizations an immunization refusal: a review
  
Chelsea
Center for Bioethics and Humanities; Departments of Pediatrics and Preventative Medicine and Biometrics
Jacqueline  Glover
An Assessment of University of Colorado School of Medicine's "Spirituality and Medicine" Curriculum
  
Quocan
Renal and Hypertension Disease
Charles Edelstein
IL-33 in Cisplatin induced acute kidney inury
  
Brian
Otolaryngology, Dentistry and Engineering
Arlen Meyers
Is Medical Tourism Itinerant Surgery?
  
Brian
Bioethics and humanities
Therese Jones
Pop songs and mental illness: rock, roll, and the romanticization of psychosis
  
Lindsey
Family Medicine
Michele Doucette
Anschutz Medical Campus student community outreach: Steps towards improved community-campus collaboration
  
Francis
Otolaryngology
Shi-Long Lu
Using Methylated miRNA from Saliva as a Screening Test for Head and Neck Cancer
  
Laura
Department of Family Medicine
Tillman Farley
A Survey of Barriers to Adult Influenza Vaccination
  
Nicole
Family Medicine
Michele Doucette
Addressing barriers to utilizing USPSTF guidelines in rural Colorado family medicine practices through the implementation of targeted patient education materials.
  
Natalia
OB/GYN
Kristina Tocce
Immediate Postpartum LARC in Adolescents: Implants vs IUDs