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Trainee Research Mentor(s) Abstract Title

Orlando Antelope
Northern Arapaho
(University of Utah)

Kuberan Balaguranathan, Ph.D.


Sean Begay
(Northern Arizona Univ.)

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

Investigating the Etiology of Parapneumonic Empyema (PPE) in Children within Utah

Nathan Begaye
(University of Utah)

Anandh Velayutham, Ph.D.
Youyou Li (Co-Mentor)

Blueberry metabolites suppress reactive oxygen species and improve nitric oxide production in high fat induced human aortic endothelial cells  

Trey Begaye
(Arizona State Univ.)

Sean Tavtigian, Ph.D.


Evan Bekes
(New Mexico State Univ.)

Tim Brusseau, Ph.D., MS
Cait Wilson (Co-Mentor)

Examining Youth Physical Activity During Summer Camps

Trevor Champagne
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
(Univ. of North Dakota)

Jeremy Meier, MD

Variation of Hospital and Surgeon Cost for Adult Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction

Shaleah Dreadfulwater
(Lewis Clark State College)

K.C. Brennan, MD
Melissa Cortez (Co-Mentor)

Measurement of Facial Cutaneous Hemodynamic Oscillation Changes with Auditory Stimuli

Chalmer Gambler
(University of Utah)

Bala Ambati, MD
Andy Zhou (Co-Mentor)

COMP-Angiopoietin 1 as a Potential Treatment for Central Retinal Artery Occlusion (CRAO)

Brent Locklear
Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
(Univ. of North Carolina – Pembroke)

Lisa Joss-Moore, Ph.D.
Yueqin Yang (Co-Mentor)

In Utero Maternal Tobacco Smoke Exposure Effects Elastin Isoform Expression in Rat Lung

Audrey Maguire
(Yale University)

Matthew Peterson, MD
Denise Lamb (Co-Mentor)

Effects of Folic Acid and Zinc Supplementation on Fertility

Corinne Maguire
(Harvard College)

Maggie Janát-Amsbury, MD, Ph.D.

Patient Derived Endometrial Cancer Xenografts (PDECXs)

Jennie Murillo
(Idaho State University)

Catherine Sherwin, Ph.D., BSc (Hons), BN, MSCI

Polypharmacy in Pediatric Transplant Patients Receiving Tacrolimus

Jenna Murray
Eastern Shoshone
(Colorado College)

Kalani Raphael, MD, MS Pilot study of sodium bicarbonate in renal transplant patients with normal serum bicarbonate

Damon Nez
(Arizona State Univ.)

Josh Schiffman, Ph.D
Jamie Gardiner (Co-Mentor)

Investigating DNA Repair Pathways In Ewing Sarcoma and Osteosarcoma Cell Lines

Erica Poe
(Univ. of Texas – Permian Basin)

Mary Beth Scholand, MD
Silvia E. Smith (Co-Mentor)

Determining the Linkage of Genetic and Autoimmune Factors in Interstitial Lung Disease

Delilah Robb
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
(North Dakota State Univ.)

Jennifer Majersik, MD, MS
Adam de Havenon (Co-Mentor)

Cultural Perceptions and Linguistic Challenges for American Indians and Alaskan Natives Participating in Clinical Research Recruitment

Brooke Romine
(Oklahoma State Univ.)

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD


Saydie Sago
Mescalero Apache
(Univ. of Colorado)

Sihem Boudina, Ph.D.
Karla Maria Pires (Co-Mentor)

Lysosomal Clearance Inhibition Causes Cardiac Cell Death in Insulin Resistant Hearts

Michael Sam
(University of New Mexico)

Josh Bonkowsky, MD, Ph.D.
Lauren Strachan (Co-Mentor)

Studying Vanishing White Matter Disease Using Zebrafish

Davian Thompson
Mississippi Band of Choctaw
(University of New Mexico)

Maija Holsti, MD, MPH
Michael Dela Cruz (Co-Mentor)

Community Consultation for the Upcoming Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial

Monique Tulley
(University of New Mexico)

Yelena Wu, Ph.D

Emergent Use of Social Media: A New Perspective on Support Among Parents of Children Treated for Cancer

Tanner Wiest
(Tufts University)

Jeremiah Alt, MD, Ph.D.
Abigail Pulsipher (Co-Mentor)

Increased Transient Receptor Potential Cation Channel, Subfamily V, Member 4 (TRPV4) Expression in the Olfactory Epithelium of a LL-37-induced Rhinosinusitis Mouse Model