Shiva Ambardar

Faculty Mentor: Richard Bikowski, MD

Project Title: Tracking Patient Treatment and Health Outcomes to Improve Quality of Care

Arooba Ayaz

Faculty Mentor: Aurora Kerscher, PhD

Project Title: Diving into the “Mirnutia” of the Human MicroRNA miR-888 Cluster During Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Daniel Barmas-Alamdari

Faculty Mentor: Dionne Palmer, MD

Project Title: Phonological Awareness Literacy Screen (PALS) as a Proxy for Kindergarten Readiness: Can Reach Out and Read (ROR) from the Pediatrician Help?

Erin Bertero

Faculty Mentor: Lance Irons, MD

Project Title: One Year On: Evaluating the Successes and Areas of Improvement of a No Hit Zone Program in an Urban Academic Pediatrics Clinic

Ji Hae Choi

Faculty Mentor: Barry Strasnick, MD

Project Title: Customized 3D Printed CPAP Masks: Barriers and Benefits of Moving Toward Personalized Medicine

Bryan Cochran

Faculty Mentor: Alexandra Leader, MD, MPH

Project Title: Helping Babies Survive Program Implementation and Quality Improvement Initiatives in the Dominican Republic

Molly Connors-Snyder

Faculty Mentor: Amy Paulson, MPH

Project Title: Smart Moms-Healthy Babies: Improving Home Visiting Related Educational Outcomes for Mothers Participating in the EVMS Healthy Start Loving Steps Program

Zachary Dubit

Faculty Mentor: Kelly Maples, MD

Project Title: Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency in Virginia from 2015 to 2017

Emily Egress

Faculty Mentor: Eric Werner, MD

Project Title: Mitigation of Provider Burn Out in Pediatric Practices

Daniel Favaro

Faculty Mentor: Frank Castora, PhD

Project Title: Optimizing Platelet Mitochondrial Function Prior to Autologous Microinjection into Human Discard Oocytes

Lane Fortney

Faculty Mentor: Craig Goodmurphy, PhD

Project Title: The Development of a Self-Directed, Self Paced Ultrasound Badging Curriculum for Students Interested in Achieving RDMS Competency Levels by Graduation

Haley Garrison

Faculty Mentor: Brooke Hooper, MD

Project Title: EVMS Hotspotters

Emily Gordon

Faculty Mentor: Andrew Plunk, PhD, MPH

Project Title: Community Engagement with Youth in Low-Income Housing

Ursula Griffiths-Randolph

Faculty Mentor: Alexandra Leader, MD, MPH

Project Title: Promoting Safe Infant Sleep Practices in Low Resource Settings: Kenya

Cassandra Guinand

Faculty Mentor: Nicole Holt, DrPH

Project Title: Identifying Malnourished Children in a Nicaraguan Refugee Village While Evaluating Reliability of Wasting Assessment Methods

Yousef Hasanzadah

Faculty Mentor: Richard Ciavarra, PhD, MSc

Project Title: Stressor Controllability and dynamic Neuroimmune Interactions

Rachael Jackson

Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Ryal, MD

Project Title: Assessing the Risk of Breast Cancer in the Indigent Population

Danielle Johnson

Faculty Mentor: Andrew Plunk PhD, MPH

Project Title: Community Engagement with Youth in Low-Income Housing

Rebecca Johnson

Faculty Mentor: Abby Van Voorhees, MD

Project Title: Health Disparities in Misdiagnosis: An Examination of the Prevalence of Pseudocellulitis and Cellulitis in Adult Patients in the Hampton Roads Region using the Sentara Healthcare System Electronic Health Record

Sarah Judd

Faculty Mentor: Bruce Britton, MD

Project Title: Quality Assessment of IPC Clinic Educational Experience on Team Readiness Over Time

Claire Kimberly

Faculty Mentor: Alexandra Leader, MD, MPH

Project Title: Hampton Roads Community Health Needs Assessment

Korena Klimczak

Faculty Mentor: Heidi Flatin, MD

Project Title: Does Problematic Smart Phone Usage in Parents Translate into Problematic Parenting?

David Le

Faculty Mentor: Garima Sarda, MD

Project Title: Understanding Parental Use of the Pediatric Emergency Department in the Era of The Affordable Care Act

Shelby Ma

Faculty Mentor: David Mu, PhD

Project Title: Characterization of Exosomal Extrachromosomal DNA

Erin Madison

Faculty Mentor: Alexandra Leader, MD, MPH

Project Title: Helping Babies Survive Program Implementation and Quality Improvement Initiatives in the Dominican Republic

Gregory Mansour

Faculty Mentor: Shannon McCole, MD

Project Title: Cost Effective Corneal Suturing Simulation and Evaluation of Progress in Ophthalmology Residency Programs

Tony Mathew

Faculty Mentor: Alexandra Leader, MD, MPH

Project Title: Promoting Safe Infant Sleep Practices in Low Resource Settings: Dominican Republic

Julian McCormick

Faculty Mentor: Elza Mylona, PhD, MBA, and Judith Taylor-Fishwick, MSc

Project Title: Stress and Resiliency in Families of Children with Special Needs & New Faculty Orientation at EVMS: Current Practice and Future Possibilities

Robell Morehouse

Faculty Mentor: Xiaoli Zhao, PhD

Project Title: Characterizing Geometry of Ventilator Induced Lung Injury using Injury Affinity Protein Probe

Daniel Muir

Faculty Mentor: Gregory Weingart, MD

Project Title: Evaluations of the Emergency Department Usage after a Hurricane: Identifying At-Risk Populations

Allegra Newland

Faculty Mentor: Alexandra Leader, MD, MPH

Project Title: Promoting Safe Infant Sleep Practices in Low Resource Settings: Haiti

Phillip Olivares

Faculty Mentor: Steven Lewis, MD

Project Title: Perception of Health Lifestyle in Cradock, a Photovoice Project

Charles O’Neal

Faculty Mentor: Sara Rothenberg, MPH

Project Title: Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones (HALO)

Heather Ots

Faculty Mentor: James Dixon, MD

Project Title: Student Resident and Faculty Confidence Counseling Patients Regarding Breast Diversity

Kevin Parsons

Faculty Mentor: Senthil Rajasekaran, MD

Project Title: Integrating Value Based Care into CareForward Curriculum

Parth Patel

Faculty Mentor: Rupa Kapoor, MD

Project Title: Developing a Longitudinal, Integrated Leadership Curriculum for Pediatric Residents

Daisy Proksch

Faculty Mentor: Jessica Burgess, MD

Project Title: Psoas Muscle Size as a Predictor of Outcomes in Elderly Trauma Patients

Hailey Ramsey

Faculty Mentor: Woong-Ki Kim, PhD

Project Title: HIV Infection of Macrophages

Colin Reinhart

Faculty Mentor: Woong-Ki Kim, PhD

Project Title: HIV Infection of Macrophages

Margaret Ruffin

Faculty Mentor: Dianne Daniel, PhD

Project Title: Pur-Gamma and WRN Interaction During Cellular Stress

Sequoia Sheely

Faculty Mentor: Steven Lewis, MD

Project Title: Perception of Health Lifestyle in Cradock, a Photovoice Project

Kevin Shindelus

Faculty Mentor: Andrew Plunk, PhD, MPH

Project Title: Using Data from a Survey on Smoking Behavior, Environmental Tobacco Smoke, and Third-Hand Smoke in Public Housing

Jason Shugoll

Faculty Mentor: Frank Castora, PhD

Project Title: The Role of Differentially Expressed Mitochondrial Energy Production Genes as Regulators of Amyloid Precursor Protein Processing in Alzheimer’s Disease

Catherine Smith

Faculty Mentor: Senthil Rajasekaran, MD

Project Title: Integrating Value Based Care into CareForward Curriculum

Kathleen Springer

Faculty Mentor: Amy Newmeyer, MD

Project Title: Stress and Resiliency in Families of Children with Special Needs

Don Strehler

Faculty Mentor: Amy Tang, PhD

Project Title: A New Strategy to Control Malignant Tumors in Pre-Clinical Models – Dissecting the Molecular Mechanism of Heightened Cellular Stress and Increased Apoptosis Induced by Anti-K-RAS Therapy Against Chemo-Refractory and Metastatic Human Cancer

Jonathon Taylor-Fishwick

Faculty Mentor: Alexandra Leader, MD, MPH

Project Title: Helping Babies Survive Program Implentation and Quality Improvement Initiatives in the Dominican Republic

Jennifer Tich

Faculty Mentor: Erika Rhone, MD, MSc

Project Title: Characteristics and Current Trends of Departmental Chairs in Academic Medicine

Austin Tipold

Faculty Mentor: Cristina Baldassari, MD

Project Title: Outcomes for Adenoidectomy in Children with Non-Severe OSA

Tam Tran

Faculty Mentor: Keith Claussen, DO

Project Title: Quality Improvement of Diabetics in the HOPES Clinic

Kei-Lwun Yee

Faculty Mentor: David Mu, PhD

Project Title: Functional Analysis of MUC5AC in Small Extracellular Vesicles of Lung Cancer