Columbia University Medical Center

P&S Students Win Prizes at Research Competition

Seventy P&S medical students presented their research to faculty during P&S Student Research Day on March 29. Cash prizes were awarded to winners in four categories: Scholarly Project, Research Year, MD/PhD Student Research, and Summer Research.

The winners in each category:

Scholarly Project

First Prize: Anna Kress, “The Role of Bile Acids on Colonization with Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae after Liver Transplantation”

Second Prize: Emily Woodbury, “From the Ground Up: Thoughtfully Renovating the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship at Columbia Based on Student Performance and Feedback”

Third Prize: Sarah Schechter, “Missed Opportunities for Syphilis Testing and Sexual History Documentation at an Urban Urgent Care Center”

Research Year

First Prize: Kerry Morrison, “Utilizing a Novel Cell Sourcing Strategy to Fabricate the First Full-scale Tissue Engineered Human Ear Scaffold”

Second Prize: Joseph Bayne, “Nav1.5 Channel Mutation in a Novel Transgenic Mouse Model Causes Atrial and Ventricular Hypertrophy and Decreased Cardiac Function”

MD/PhD Student Research

First Prize (tie): Abigail Clark, “The Midline Thalamic Dopaminergic System Modulates Contextual Fear Expression in Mice”

First Prize (tie): Stan Gabryszewski, “Beyond PfCRT K76T: New Insights into Mutational Determinants of Plasmodium falciparum Antimalarial Drug Resistance and Fitness”

Summer Research

First Prize: Amit Saha, “Dysregulation of the Neutral Amino Acid Carrier SLC1A5 Decreases Glutamine Levels and May Promote Autophagy in the Failing Myocardium”