Senior Scholars Program

 

The fundamental goal of the Senior Scholars Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is to increase the number of medical students participating in research activities, and, in so doing, increase their understanding of scientific methods that can be applied directly to problem solving skills development and critical thinking. Each student participates in "Senior Scholars Presentation Day" by preparing a poster about their research project and sharing ideas with medical school peers and faculty members. This collection includes student posters, abstracts, and published journal articles authored by Senior Scholars.

Attention Senior Scholars: Click on Submit Research in the left sidebar to submit your final, approved poster. Please first review the submission guidelines and download a blank Approval form. You’ll need to log in or create a free account. Questions? Contact , the eScholarship@UMMS administrator.

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Publications from 2005

The Association Between Serum Cholesterol Levels and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors, Kathryn Fleming-Ives

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Virtual Microscopy: Potential Applications in Medical Education and Telemedicine in Countries with Developing Economies, Paul Fontelo, Ernest DiNino, Krista Johansen, Ashraf Khan, and Michael Ackerman

Association between Emotional and Physical Health and Resource Utilization after Total Knee Arthroplasty, Michael Kelly

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Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma and Endometrioid Carcinoma: Novel Immunostains with Respect to Clinical-Pathologic Factors, Emily Ko

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Is a Paleolithic Age Diet an Optimal Diet for Modern Human Beings?, Lauren McClure

Irradiation Upregulates EGFR and Survivin in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells, Joshua Meyer

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A Lymphocyte Surface Protein Produces the Signaling Molecule Poly (ADP-ribose) from NAD, Alan R. Morrison

Expanding the Indications: Titanium Elastic Nailing of Femur Fractures in Children Under Six, Robert Nascimento

The Use of Flexible Funds for Respite Services in a Managed Care Wraparound Program, Joseph O'Garr

Gamma-synuclein is a marker for retinal ganglion cell loss in glaucoma, Dustin Pomerleau

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Analysis of axillary coverage during tangential radiation therapy to the breast, Julia Reznik, Maria Giulia Cicchetti, Barbara Degaspe, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald

Pediatric Hospice: The career potential for pediatric residents and a comparison between systems in UK and US, Nicola Smith

Publications from 2004

The Role of Nitric Oxide in the Anti-adrenergic Effects of Adenosine in Isolated Perfuse Rat Hearts, George Cancel

A Beta Test of a Computer-Assisted Instruction Module in Improving Dermatologic Physical Exam Skills in Third Year Medical Students, Konstantinos Deligiannidis

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The Effect of Epidural Anesthesia on Oncologic Outcomes After Surgery for Colon and Rectal Cancer, Jaimee DeMone

Construction of a Virtual Microscope that can Accurately Assess Diagnoses Rendered Over the Web, Ernest DiNino

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Can the diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease be excluded without a bimanual examination, Lloyd D. Fisher, Kenneth E. Fletcher, and Diane R. Blake

Investigation of the Approach to Tracking Cardiac Catheterization Complication, Michele Manzon

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The Effect of Facial Fractures on the Treatment and Outcome of Trauma Patients Presenting with Acute Cervical Spine Fractures, Andrea Marvin

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Characteristics of patients at three free clinics, Rachel Mott Keis, Linda Gifford DeGeus, Suzanne B. Cashman, and Judith A. Savageau

Bicycle Riding Associated Erectile Dysfunction: Treatment Outcome of Surgery, Andrew Nisbet

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Survey of breast-feeding practices and outcomes in the cystic fibrosis population, Eliza M. Parker, Brian P. O'Sullivan, Julie C. Shea, Meredith M. Regan, and Steven D. Freedman

Prescription Trends of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEi) and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) as Estimated in the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), Benjamin Prentiss

CXCL12 expression in murine stomach regions, & lack of correlation between its expression and H.felis-induced gastritis and gastric carcinoma, Thomas Tadros

Nutritional and Weight Status of Job Corps Students, Eric Wallace

Publications from 2003

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Sex differences in survival after acute myocardial infarction in patients with diabetes mellitus (Worcester Heart Attack Study), Amber Crowley, Vandana Menon, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Elizabeth A. Jackson, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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The calcium channel ligand FPL 64176 enhances L-type but inhibits N-type neuronal calcium currents, Liwang Liu, Pamela K. Gonzalez, Curtis F. Barrett, and Ann R. Rittenhouse

Publications from 2002

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Liquid ventilation with perflubron in the treatment of rats with pneumococcal pneumonia, Eric W. Dickson, Stephen O. Heard, Thomas E. Tarara, Jeffry G. Weers, Angela B. Brueggemann, and Gary V. Doern

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Myocardial preconditioning factors evoke mesenteric ischemic tolerance via opioid receptors and K(ATP) channels, Eric W. Dickson, Robert J. Tubbs, William A. Porcaro, Won Jae Lee, David J. Blehar, Robert E. Carraway, Chad E. Darling, and Karin Przyklenk

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Comparative effects of unfractionated heparin and low molecular weight heparin on vascular endothelial cell tissue factor pathway inhibitor release: a model for assessing intrinsic thromboresistance, YouFu Li, Miguel Rodriguez, Frederick A. Spencer, and Richard C. Becker

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Bone density in competitive figure skaters, Christina V. Oleson, Brian D. Busconi, and Daniel T. Baran

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Use of meperidine in patient-controlled analgesia and the development of a normeperidine toxic reaction, Thomas T. Simopoulos, Howard S. Smith, Christine Peeters-Asdourian, and Donald S. Stevens

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Delta opiates increase ischemic tolerance in isolated rabbit jejunum, Robert J. Tubbs, William A. Porcaro, Won Jae Lee, David J. Blehar, Robert E. Carraway, Karin Przyklenk, and Eric W. Dickson

Publications from 2001

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Psychosocial effects of enhanced external counterpulsation in the angina patient: a second study, Susan Springer, Alison Fife, William Lawson, John C. K. Hui, Lina Jandorf, Peter F. Cohn, and Gregory Fricchione

Publications from 1999

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Polyplex-mediated gene transfer into human retinal pigment epithelial cells in vitro, Edward Chaum, Mark P. Hatton, and Gary Stein

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Scattering of primary care: doctor switching and utilization of health care by children on fee-for-service Medicaid., Gavin P. Joffe, Lance E. Rodewald, Teresa Herbert, Richard Barth, and Peter G. Szilagyi

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Astrocytes interact intimately with degenerating motor neurons in mouse amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), John B. Levine, Jiming Kong, Mark Nadler, and Zuoshang Xu

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Characteristics of cartilage engineered from human pediatric auricular cartilage, Angela Rodriguez, Yi Lin Cao, Clemente Ibarra, Stephen Pap, Martin Vacanti, Roland D. Eavey, and Charles A. Vacanti

Publications from 1998

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Increased vascular endothelial growth factor production in the lungs of rats with hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension, Helen Christou, Atsushi Yoshida, Victoria Arthur, Toshisuke Morita, and Stella Kourembanas

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Partial liquid ventilation with perfluorocarbon in the treatment of rats with lethal pneumococcal pneumonia, Eric W. Dickson, Stephen O. Heard, Benson Chu, Armando E. Fraire, Angela B. Brueggemann, and Gary V. Doern

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Hypoxic responses of vascular cells, Stella Kourembanas, Toshisuke Morita, Helen Christou, Yuxiang Liu, Hideo Koike, Dara Brodsky, Victoria Arthur, and S. Alex Mitsial

Publications from 1997

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The microvenous valvular anatomy of the human dorsal thoracic fascia, Seyedhossein Aharinejad, Raymond M. Dunn, Gary M. Fudem, Adam Vernadakis, Peter Böck, Wilhelm Firbas, and Sandy C. Marks