Research Club Presents 2014 Distinguished Scholar Awards

The Medical Student Research Club at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine presented 2014 Distinguished Scholar Awards to graduating students Robert Beaulieu; Gabrielle Horstman, Ph.D.; Ann Imber, Ph.D.; and Catherine Ulman at the 6th annual Medical Student Research Symposium held last week in White Hall.

The annual Distinguished Scholar Awards are presented to graduating medical students who have demonstrated a continued commitment to medical scholarship. Distinguished Scholars are recognized for generating a significant body of scholarly work, for working collaboratively with students and faculty, for demonstrating leadership in the Research Learning Community, and for advancing student research at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Read more about the 2014 Medical Student Research Symposium. See the preliminary program for the list of symposium poster presenters.

Highlights on this video: (0:40) Dean Marjorie Bowman’s remarks; (3:30) Symposium Director Adam Deardorff discusses growth of the Medical Student Research Symposium; (6:50) Presentation of the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Awards.

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2014 Medical Student Research Symposium – April 10

RLC (Research Learning Community) logoAll BSOM medical students and faculty are invited to attend the 6th annual Medical Student Research Symposium on Thursday, April 10, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in White Hall on the WSU main campus.

The symposium begins at 6:00 p.m. in 101 White Hall (Gandhi Auditorium) with welcoming remarks and the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Awards. A poster reception with 40 student research posters follows at 6:30 p.m. in the White Hall Atrium.

The annual Distinguished Scholar award is presented to the fourth year student or students who have demonstrated a continued commitment to medical scholarship. Distinguished Scholars are recognized for generating a significant body of scholarly work, for working collaboratively with students and faculty, for demonstrating leadership in the Research Learning Community, and for advancing student research at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. The Medical Student Research Club is proud to present the 2014 BSOM Distinguished Scholar Award to Robert Beaulieu; Gabrielle Horstman, Ph.D.; Ann Imber, Ph.D.; and Catherine Ulman.

The symposium is organized by the Wright State Medical Student Research Club with support from the BSOM Office of Research Affairs. For more information, contact Adam Deardorff (deardorff.2@wright.edu).

Symposium Proceedings are archived in the WSU Libraries CORE Scholar (Campus Online Repository). See 2010 Proceedings | 2011 Proceedings | 2012 Proceedings | 2013 Proceedings.

 

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BSOM Research Video: “Traumatic Brain Injury”

“Traumatic Brain Injury: Altering Homeostasis to Protect Against Long-Term Deficits” (March 28, 2014) was presented by Diana Peterson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Iowa State University in Ames.

The seminar was sponsored by the WSU Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology. See the department seminar schedule.

Alternate viewing options: permalink | WSU PEG Channel (see BSOM Research Seminars playlist)

The BSOM Office of Research Affairs documents and shares videos of research seminars and lectures presented at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. See more videos.

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Call for Posters Extended to March 31for 2014 Medical Student Research Symposium

RLC (Research Learning Community) logoWSU medical students are invited to present scientific posters on their recent research at the 6th annual Medical Student Research Symposium on Thursday, April 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m., in the White Hall atrium. The poster submission deadline has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Monday March, 31.

The symposium is sponsored by the Medical Student Research Club and the BSOM Office of Research Affairs.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a poster presentation, medical students must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Have engaged in medically-related research (basic science, translational, clinical, educational, or public health research, including case presentations) at Wright State University as a medical student.
  2. Have engaged in medically-related research at Wright State University as an undergraduate/graduate student during the previous academic year.
  3. Have engaged in medically-related research at another university while a BSOM student.
  4. Have continued to contribute to a previous medically-related research project done at another university (ex: presenting at national meeting) while a BSOM student.

If you have questions about eligibility, contact Adam Deardorff (deardorff.2@wright.edu).

Poster Submission: Submit your poster abstract using the online form at http://www.med.wright.edu/ra/rlc/msrs_2014_cfp. Be sure to complete ALL fields and verify that you have reviewed the submission with your faculty mentor. If you are submitting an abstract for a case study, contact Adam Deardorff (deardorff.2@wright.edu) for instructions about alternate abstract categories. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. The poster submission deadline has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Monday March, 31.

Submitted abstracts omitting any portion of the structured abstract or failing to complete the submission form in full will not be accepted. If any part of this work has been presented at a previous BSOM Medical Student Research Symposium, abstracts should reflect the presenter’s significant new contribution (e.g. new data, findings, conclusions, etc.) to this work.conclusions, etc) to this work.

Poster Requirements: We will provide an easel and 4′x6′ foam-core board for mounting your poster. Be sure to bring your own push pins for mounting. Posters can be set up between 5:00-6:00 p.m.on April 10. Posters must be taken down before 8:30 p.m. on the same day.

Proceedings: Abstracts will be published in the Symposium Proceedings and archived online in the WSU Libraries’ CORE repository. See symposium proceedings: 2010 | 2011 | 2012.

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NIH Expands Genetic Research Data Available in dbGaP

Logo for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)Researchers will now have access to genetic data linked to medical information on a diverse group of more than 78,000 people, enabling investigations into many diseases and conditions. The data, from one of the nation’s largest and most diverse genomics projects — Genetic Epidemiology Research on Aging (GERA) — have just been made available to qualified researchers through the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP), an online genetics database of the National Institutes of Health.

The GERA cohort — average age 63 — was developed collaboratively by Kaiser Permanente and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The addition of the data to dbGaP was made possible with $24.9 million in support from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Office of the Director, all at NIH. Catherine Schaefer, Ph.D., of Kaiser Permanente Northern California and Neil Risch, Ph.D., of UCSF are co-principal investigators for GERA.

The GERA cohort is part of the Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health (RPGEH), which includes more than 430,000 adult members of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California system. Data from this larger cohort include electronic medical records, behavioral and demographic information from surveys, and saliva samples from 200,000 participants obtained with informed consent for genomic and other analyses. The RPGEH database was made possible largely through early support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to accelerate such health research.

The genetic information in the GERA cohort translates into more than 55 billion bits of genetic data. Using newly developed techniques, the researchers conducted genome-wide scans to rapidly identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genomes of the people in the GERA cohort. These data will form the basis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) that can look at hundreds of thousands to millions of SNPs at the same time. The RPGEH then combined the genetic data with information derived from Kaiser Permanente’s comprehensive longitudinal electronic medical records, as well as extensive survey data on participants’ health habits and backgrounds, providing researchers with an unparalleled research resource.

In addition to diseases and conditions traditionally associated with aging, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoarthritis, researchers can explore the potential genetic underpinnings of a variety of diseases that affect people in adulthood, including depression, insomnia, diabetes, certain eye diseases and many others representing a variety of disease domains. Researchers will also be able to use the database to confirm or disprove other studies that use data from relatively small numbers of people, as well as to increase the size and power of their samples by adding participants from GERA to meta-analyses. The large cohort will also serve as a reference source of controls that researchers can compare to individuals with different conditions that they have studied.

dbGaP was developed and is managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a division of the National Library of Medicine at NIH. Investigators who are interested in applying for access to this database should follow the procedures on the dbGaP website. Specific information on the data can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/projects/gap/cgi-bin/study.cgi?study_id=phs000674.v1.p1.

Source: NIH News

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