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Medical Student Summer Research Participants Win Big during the Virtual Poster Session

Medical Student Summer Research Participants Win Big during the Virtual Poster Session

The 153 second-year medical students who participated in this year’s Summer Academic program for Medical Students (SAMS)/Medical Student Summer Research Training Program (MSSRP) displayed their project accomplishments during the 2020 Medical Student Research Virtual Poster Session. 

Congratulations to the ten medical student summer research fellows who were selected as the top-ten winners of the Dr. Michael J. Dunn Poster Contest Awards held in conjunction with the 2020 Medical Student Research Virtual Poster Session. The posters were scored on innovativeness, experimental design and methodology, results and conclusions, and overall impression. Each awardee received a $500 prize.

All posters were well done!  One hundred posters entered the competition.  Twelve of the posters were in the basic science category and 82 posters were in the clinical science category.  Ten awards (2 basic science and 8 clinical science) were chosen based on the scores from the faculty reviewers.

Please join CTSI in congratulating the ten medical students who received the Dr. Michael J. Dunn Poster Contest Award.


Student’s NamePreceptor’s 
Summer Project TitlePoster Category
William ConleyAoy Mitchell, PhDElucidating the Genetic Etiology of a Familial Case of  Supravalvar Aortic Stenosis and Peripheral Pulmonary Arterial StenosisBasic Science
Madeline DangSteven John, PhDBarriers and facilitators to HIV PrEP uptake, adherence, and persistence among transgender populations: A systematic reviewClinical Science
Parker FosterMichaela Patterson, PhDIdentification of the Regeneration Competent Cardiomyocyte in Mouse.Basic Science
Brianna HoffmannJoseph Goveas, MDCerebral Blood Flow Abnormalities in Acute Grief: A Pilot Cross-sectional StudyClinical Science
Anna Janke VisserAnna Palatnik, MDAssociation between preterm birth and tree canopy among African American women in MilwaukeeClinical Science
Samantha MoorePriyanka Shah-Basak, PhDNeural Subcomponents of Visual Attention: Future Applications to "Chemobrain"Clinical Science
Nahee ParkByung-il Choi, MDImpact of BMI in predicting Atrial Fibrillation Trends and RecoveryClinical Science
Nicholas VisserYang Wang, MD, PhDLongitudinal CVR changes during recovery from sports related concussionClinical Science
David WittmannWilliam Hall, MDQuantification of normal organ motion and subsequent dosimetric impact of such movement during adaptive radiation therapy plan creation using an MR-equipped linear acceleratorClinical Science
Benjamin WruckeRebecca Bernstein, MDFactors Associated with Tobacco use in Homeless Adults; A Mixed Methods StudyClinical Science

For program information visit the SAMS/MSSRP website or contact Chamia Gary, Program Manager, CTSI.

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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