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Abdalla, Tarek
Project: Exosomes from activated human neutrophils produce COPD-like disease in mice
Mentor: Blalock, J.E

Alongi, Ashlyn
Project: Incidence of acute kidney injury in neonates less than thirty days old post-cardiopulmonary bypass
Mentor: Alten, Jeffrey

Archie, Adam
Project: Patient-declared sternoclavicular joint pain: the shoulder’s Waddell’s Sign?
Mentor: Ponce, Brent

Austriaco, Kristine
Project: Identification of learning gaps in treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders who present with acute illnesses
Mentor: Kong, Michele

Bender, Madeline
Project: Determinants of length of stay in pediatric patients identified by septic shock tool score
Mentor: Pruitt, Christopher

Bergstresser, Shelby
Project: Which hepatocellular carcinoma staging system has the highest predictive value?
Mentor: DuBay, Derek

Britt, Jacob
Project: Characterization of estrogen receptor-positive / progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer
Mentor: Wei, Shi

Cantrell, Colin
Project: The effect of presence of a state trauma system on intentional firearm-related mortality rate
Mentor: Hendershot, Kimberly

Coker, Austin
Project: Rehabilitation referral for patients with irreversible vision impairment in a county hospital setting
Mentor: Owsley, Cynthia

Deas, Sara
Project: The effects of prenatal stress upon neonatal immune function
Mentor: Martin, Colin

Gill, Gobind
Project: The roles of nitric oxide in chronic rhinosinusitis
Mentor: Cho, Do-Yeon

Granade, Joseph
Project: System-based proteomic and genomic analysis of top canonical pathways in hyperoxia- induced lung injury
Mentor: Ambalavanan, Namasivayam

Gutman, Ilya
Project: Slipped capital femoral epiphysis: treatment trends and readmission rate
Mentor: Gilbert, Shawn

Janssen, Andrew
Project: Induction of somatostatin receptor expression on medullary thyroid tumors using histone deacetylase inhibitors
Mentor: Chen, Herbert

Johnson, Jarvis
Project: Measurement and validation of step-length asymmetry using a novel clinical gait measurement tool
Mentor: Brown, David

Kassahun, Hamelmal
Project: The effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on the development of post-spinal cord injury (SCI) neuropathic pain: lipid dysregulation following acute spinal cord injury
Mentor: Floyd, Candace

King, Robert
Project: Invasive ventilation after pediatric cardiac surgery
Mentor: Cleveland, David

Leader, Elizabeth
Project: Human papillomavirus (HVP) awareness and vaccination status in female emergency department patients
Mentor: Walter, Lauren

Lumb, Catherine
Project: Utilization of the pediatric septic shock protocol in clinical practice
Mentor: Pruitt, Christopher

Nichols, Dylan
Project: External validation of the Pittsburgh Cardiac Arrest Category (PCAC) illness severity score
Mentor: Kurz, Michael

Nix, Garrett
Project: Trial immunotherapies for invasive aspergillosis in mice
Mentor: Steele, Chad

Osula, David
Project: TWEAK protein as a marker for muscle inflammation susceptibility in total hip and total knee arthroplasty
Mentor: Bamman, Marcas

Palmer, Benjamin
Project: Evaluation of the treatment of sepsis/septic shock at Children’s Hospital of Alabama
Mentor: Hayes, Leslie

Shen, Jeffrey
Project: Intervention to reduce excessive CBC with differential lab test ordering
Mentor: Lorenz, Robinna

Siddiqui, Noora
Project: Acquisition of HCMV from breast milk: correlates of protection
Mentor: Boppana, Suresh

Simpson, Alexandra
Project: Role of pulmonary microbiome induced inflammation in bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Mentor: Lal, C. Vivek

Steffens, Ashley
Project: Neurodevelopmental disabilities in children with complex congenital heart defects
Mentor: Peralta-Carcelen, Myriam

Wagle, Anjali
Project: Performance of ECG morphologic criteria for differentiation of VT from SVT in sinus rhythm, in patients with a wide QRS at baseline
Mentor: Doppalapudi, Harish

Whaley, Zac
Project: Using preoperative anatomical features to form a method of indication for postoperative endoleak, sac expansion, and non-sac regression in EVAR patients
Mentor: Pearce, Benjamin

Williams, Bria
Project: The Effects of Oxygen Exposure in Combination with Retinoids (vitamin A and retinoic acid) on the Oxidant/Antioxidant Balance in Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells
Mentor: Trent Tipple