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Students represent SHP at Show Me Research Week


April 18, 2023


A total of 19 School of Health Professions students were involved in the Spring Research and Creative Achievements Forum held at Memorial Union.

The forum was part of Show Me Research Week, a collaborative effort between the Bond Life Sciences Center and the Office of Undergraduate Research. The weeklong showcase is designed to celebrate student and postdoctoral research and creative activity on campus, with nearly 500 University of Missouri students highlighting their work.

Health Professions students presented in numerous categories, including Behavioral and Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Humanities and Artistic Expression. The forum was open to undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

The following students represented SHP during the forum:

Raghad Alkilani

Majors: Public Health, Biological Sciences

Mentor: Aaron Stoker

Presentation Title: Effect of Progression in Degeneration of Annulus Fibrosus Tissue on Metabolic Response to Cytokine Stimulation

Madelyn Bogler

Majors: Health Science, Biological Sciences

Mentor: Julia A.W. Stilley

Presentation Title: When It Takes More Than a Visit to the ER: Emergent PT in the ED

Madelyn Bogler

Sarah Choe

Major: Health Science

Mentor: Mary Beth Miller

Presentation Title: Rates of Insomnia Amongst Veterans of Color

Gwyndolyn DeFeo

Major: Health Science

Mentor: Crystal Lim

Presentation Title: Effects of Sleep Disorders and Response to Obesity Treatment in Youth

Gwyndolyn DeFeo

Courtney Durben

Major: Health Science

Mentor: Crystal Lim

Presentation Title: Effects of Sleep Disorders and Response to Obesity Treatment in Youth

Courtney Durben

Lynn Eckhardt

Major: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; Psychology

Mentor: Amanda Rose

Presentation Title: Associations Between Co-Rumination in Adolescence and Emotional Adjustment in Adulthood

Madeline Hamilton

Major: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Mentor: Stephanie Knollhoff

Presentation Title: Exploring Cancer’s Impact on Speech and Communication Post Treatment

Kathryn Heddens-Kocher

Major: Health Science

Mentor: Carolyn Orbann

Presentation Title: Health Data Collection, Interpretation and Conflict in Early 20th-Century Missouri

Maria Hinkamp

Major: Health Science

Mentor: Aaron Stoker

Presentation Title: Effect of Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Synovial Tissue on the Response of Quadriceps Tendon to Inflammatory Stimulation

Maria Hinkamp

Jason Jiang

Major: Health Science

Mentor: Greg Cox

Presentation Title: Physical Therapy as Part of Multidisciplinary Acute Musculoskeletal Pain Management in the Emergency Department

Rucha Kelkar

Major: Health Science

Mentor: Stephanie Knollhoff

Presentation Title: Swallowing-Related Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Post Treatment

Sharmarke Khadar

Major: Health Science

Mentors: Christopher Josey, Julius Riles

Presentation Title: What Degrees Minorities of Latinx and African American Descent Rely on Minority-Focused News

Mable Lewis

Major: Public Health

Mentor: Virginia Ramseyer Winter

Presentation Title: Skin-Tone Satisfaction, Body Appreciation, Anxiety and Depression in African American Adults

Mable Lewis

Isabella McCartney

Major: Health Science

Mentor: David Geary

Presentation Title: How Do Multi-Systemic Factors Influence Children’s Cardinality Comprehension?

Alexander Prussman

Major: Health Science

Mentor: William Folk

Presentation Title: Plant Metabolites Modulate LSD1: Can They Alter Drosophila Neuronal Functions That Resemble Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Alex Prussman

Mia Rich

Major: Health Science

Mentors: Crystal Lim, Kimberly Kimchi

Presentation Title: Associations Between Breastfeeding History, Health Status and Eating Behaviors in Youth

Sophie Stevens

Major: Health Science

Mentor: Katina Bitsicas

Presentation Title: Primordial Grief

Zi Xin Tham

Major: Health Science

Mentor: Carolyn Orbann

Presentation Title: Diphtheria-Related Deaths Between 1910 and 1920 in a Selection of Missouri Counties Contribute to the Dynamics of Respiratory Disease Around the Time of 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Missouri

Zi Xin Tham

Allie Walter

Major: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Mentor: Stephanie Knollhoff

Presentation Title: A Swallowing Program’s Impact on Opioid Prescription Refills in Head and Neck Cancer

For more details on Show Me Research Week and a full list of events, visit research.missouri.edu/show-me-research-week.


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