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Trainee Research Mentor(s) Abstract Title

Wallita Begay
(Southern Utah Univ.)

David Symon, Ph.D.
Xin Wan (Co-Mentor)

Protein phosphatase 2A activation contributes to cardiovascular complications in mice with diet-induced obesity

Joel Begay
(Colorado College)

Mary Beth Scholand, MD

Telomere Lengths in Individuals with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Clint Brayfield
(University of New Mexico)

Julie Shakib, DO, MS, MPH

The Immunization Protection in Child Care (IPiCC) Project

Lesley Eldridge
(University of New Mexico)

Jeremy Meier, MD
Jonathan Curtis (Co-Mentor)

Biocompatible Scaffolds in Bioengineering Cartilage in the Treatment for Microtia

Chantel Harrison
(Arizona State Univ.)

Lisa Joss-Moore, Ph.D.
A Sainz (Co-Mentor)

Maternal Tobacco Smoke Exposure Alters Lung Static Compliance and Resistance

Sam Hawkins
Muscogee Creek
Utah State University)

Joshua Schiffman, MD
Lisa Abegglen (Co-Mentor)

SMARCB1/INI1 Gene Knockdown in Ewing Sarcoma Cell Lines

Danielle Holliday
(University of Utah)

Lisa Joss-Moore, Ph.D.
I.H. Trevenzoli (Co-Mentor)

Effects of Maternal Tobacco Smoke Exposue on Estrogen Serum Levels and Signaling in Rat Adipose Tissue

Jaymus Lee
(Fort Lewis College)

Maija Holsti, MD, MPH
Victoria Wilkins (Co-Mentor)

Medical Communication Preferences of Error Disclosure in Pediatric Patients

Charles Neher
(Univ. of Wisconsin)

Nicole Mihalopoulos, MD, MPH
M. Nazeem Nanjee (Co-Mentor)

Physical Activity and Its Association with Metabolic Syndrome Among Obese Adolescents

Danner Peter
(University of New Mexico)

Joshua Bonkowsky, MD, Ph.D.

Developing a Vertebrate Model Using Danio rerio to Study Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease

Iris Smith
(Northern Arizona Univ.)

Anne Blaschke, MD, PhD, FAAP, FPIDS, FIDSA
Jarrett Killpack (Co-Mentor)

Assay Development to Determine PCR Inhibition by Human Genomic DNA in Clinical Samples

Goldie Stands-Over-Bull
(Yale University)

Mark Fluchel, MD

The burden of childhood cancers for patients from rural & Spanish-speaking backgrounds

Craig Verdin
United Houma Nation(Louisiana State Univ.)

Catherine DeVries, MD, MS
Polly Wiessner (Co-Mentor)

Impact of Surgical Scars On Body and Self Image: A Survey From Three Cultures

Orlando Antelope
Northern Arapaho
(University of Utah)

Kuberan Balaguranathan, Ph.D.
April Joice (Co-Mentor)

Molecular Cloning of Chondroitinase ABC from Proteus vulgaris For Use In Glycosaminoglycan Research

Kali Dale
White Earth Ojibwe
(Univ. of Minnesota – Morris)

Dale Abel, MBBS, DPhil
Trevor Fidler (Co-Mentor)

Platelet Dysfunction in a Murine Model of Diet-Induced Obesity

Steven Just
Oglala Lakota
(Univ. of Minnesota – Morris)

Don McClain, Ph.D.
Judith Simcox, Ph.D. (Co-Mentor)

Dyssynchronous Circadian Rhythms caused by Restricted Feeding in a Mouse Model is Associated with Diabetes

Alex Kivimaki
(Univ. of Wisconsin)

Jennifer Majersik, MD, MS
Matthew Grantz (Co-Mentor)

Determination of a Genetic Etiology of Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis through Whole Exome Sequencing

Nicholas Sun Child
Turtle Mountain Chippewa(Montana State Univ.)

KC Brennan, MD
Jorge Mendez (Co-Mentor)

Mechanical Changes Caused by Cortical Spreading Depression

Monique Tulley
(University of New Mexico)

Kalani Raphael, MD, MS Investigations of the Optimum Serum Bicarbonate Level In Renal Disease

Scott Willie
(San Juan College)

Kuberan Balaguranathan, Ph.D.
Caitlin Mencio (Co-Mentor)

Preparation and Characterization of Heparin Oligosaccharide Structures