Medical Student Researchers Present Sept. 26 RLC Seminar

RLC (Research Learning Community) logoThe Research Learning Community at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine presents the first event in the 2013-2014 RLC Seminar Series on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 120 White Hall. All BSOM faculty and students are invited to attend.

The RLC Seminar will feature presentations by three WSU medical student investigators:

  • Christopher Heid (M3) will present “Injury Patterns Following All-Terrain Vehicle Crashes.” Coauthors on the study were Priti Parikh, Ph.D.; Ronald Markert, Ph.D.; and A. Peter Ekeh, M.D., M.P.H., with the WSU Department of Surgery. Heid gave this talk last May at the 14th European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery in Lyon, France.
  • Ryan Schwieterman (M3) will present “Predicting Aneurysmal Rupture Rates: Are Smaller Aneurysms Really Less Apt To Bleed and Does Morphology Matter?” Coauthors on the study were John Terry, M.D.; Ronald Markert Ph.D.; and Bryan Ludwig, M.D., with the WSU Department of Neurology. Schwieterman gave this talk last March at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in San Diego. Read the online abstract.
  • Kevin Bree (M2) will present “The Role of Cellular Aging on Atrial Fibrillation.” Research mentors for this ongoing study are Arshad Jahangir, M.D.,  and Ekhson Holmuhamedov, Ph.D., at the Center for Integrative Research on Cardiovascular Aging (CIRCA) at Aurora Healthcare/St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee.

Following the talks, these students will be joined by M4 students Robbie Beaulieu and Cathy Ullman for a panel discussion on “Building Research Into Your Medical Education.” The discussion will be moderated by M.D./Ph.D. candidate Adam Deardorff.

Dinner will be provided on Sept. 27. Please RSVP to Adam Deardorff ( if you plan to attend.

The Research Learning Community (RLC) is an evolving collaboration among medical students, faculty, and the Office of Research Affairs at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. The RLC promotes research opportunities and seeks to build a supportive learning environment for medical student research.

See the RLC Seminar schedule for 2013-2014.

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