The Capstone Poster Session is the culmination of the MSA program. All graduating medical students matriculating after 2006, including students meeting the MSA requirements through the Research Track or the MSTP program, present their work in a formal poster presentation.
Faculty members from across campus volunteer their time and expertise to evaluate the student’s posters and presentations. In addition, the students also evaluate the work of their peers; selecting a 'Student's Choice' poster(s) from each of the 5 MSA thematic areas. The 2011 winners are listed below.
In 2011, there were 141 student presenters, 104 faculty mentors, and 65 faculty evaluators. Our goal is for each student to receive 3 faculty evaluations. If you are interested in evaluating posters at the Capstone event or would like more information, please contact Katie Watts at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Capstone is held during the ICC 8004 course, when all 4th year medical students are on campus. After the presentations are over, the program provides lunch and a keynote speaker for the students. The 2013 event will be March 7, 2013.
2013 MSA Capstone Program
2012 MSA Capstone Student Choice Winners:
Bioethics and Humanities, Social Sciences and
2011 MSA Capstone Student's Choice Winners:
Emily Kauvar - Minimal evidence for a direct involvement of Twisted Gastrulation Homolog 1 (TWSG1)
gene in human holoprosencephaly
Michelle Overturf - Aldose reductase-mediated induction of epithelium-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in lens
Rick Rabon - Localization of poloxamer 407 to skeletal muscle fiber cell membranes reduces muscle MRI gadolinium enhancement and improves post-exercise recovery time in the mdx mouse
DJ Dutton - Primary Care Colonoscopy – Measuring Objective End Points as Quality Indicators in an Oklahoma Rural Family Practice
Laura Friedlander - Fever and Neutropenia: Is outpatient treatment of low-risk patients feasible? Can biomarkers help predict the severity of febrile illness in pediatric oncology patients?
David Otten - Comparison of Bag-Valve-Mask Hand-Sealing Techniques in a Simulated Model
Epidemiology, Public & Community Health
Laura Brown - Healthcare Access and Usage Among Urban Hispanic Americans in Denver, Colorado.
Victoria Cummings - Does physician work-life satisfaction predict orientation toward health care reform?
Adam Sinner - Parasites, Health Needs and Telemedicine in Nepal
Humanities, Social Sciences & Education -
Ryan Bender - Tree of Life: Similarity of Branching Structures in Plant and Animal Anatomy