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Summer Research Training Program Projects from Previous Years

Mentor Mentor Institution School/Department/Division Research Title
Anup Kasi University of Kansas Medical Center Internal Medicine, Oncology Hyaluronan Predictive Value in Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes
Jennifer Villwock University of Kansas Medical Center University of Kansas Medical Center/ENT Activity-Based Check (ABCs) of Pain - Functional Pain Scale
Madhu Reddy University of Kansas School of Medicine Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology Real World Experience of Implantable Loop Recorders
Courtney Marsh University of Kansas Medical Center Garmin Wearable Device Ovulation
Rekha Rao  Manepalli University of Kansas Medical Center Cancer Center Role of HDAC6 and p97 in B cell receptor signaling in mantle cell lymphoma
Amanda Amin University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Surgery The role of MRI in invasive lobular carcinoma
Dineo Khabele University of Kansas Medical Center OB/GYN; Gyn Oncology Epigenetic drugs and error prone mechanisms of DNA repair in ovarian cancer cells
Michael Abraham Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Registry
Bryan Vopat The Concept of Sports Sampling: Preventing Injury in Adolescent Athletes
Adam Reese University of Kansas Medical Center University of Kansas Medical Center - Anesthesiology Observing Neuropathic Pain Development Post-Craniotomy
Jessica Kalender-Rich Examining Social Support within Assisted Senior Living Facilities and Nursing Homes
Bryan Vopat University of Kansas Medical Center Rehabilitation protocol after medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction.
Radwan Ajlan Optical Coherence Tomography Density of Retinal Layers in Patients with Macular Hole
Lane Christenson University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology Transcriptional regulation of Apobec3a after exposure to follicular fluid in fallopian
Jason Mensch University of Kansas Hospital  Department of Anesthesiology Characteristics of Perioperative Myocardial Injury in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery at the University of Kansas Health System: PMI in NCS
Russell Swerdlow University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Neurology Therapeutic Diets in Alzheimer's Disese
Edward Ellerbeck University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health E-cigarette use by University of Kansas Medical Center smokers as a means of smoking cessation: a descriptive study
Alain Cuna Children's Mercy Hospital Neonatology Spontaneous extubation using postnatal steroids: time-frame treatment considerations and clinical outcomes
Joseph LeMaster University of Kansas Medical Center Family Medicine Understanding Medication Adherence in Newcomers with type 2 diabetes mellitus and Limited English proficiency  Medication Adherence in Newcomers with type 2 diabetes mellitus and Limited English proficiency
Christian Sinclair University of Kansas Medical Center Demographic of Patients in Palliative Care Prescribed Opioids
Laura Martin University of Kansas Medical Center University of Kansas Medical Center Preventive Medicine and Public Health Relationship Between Smoking Cessation and Socioeconomic Status in Smokers in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area
Anup Kasi University of Kansas Medical Center Medical Oncology Pancreatic Cancer Precursor Lesions and Their Association with Survival Time
Archie Heddings University of Kansas Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery External Fixator Debridement 
Michael Abraham University of Kansas Medical Center University of Kansas Medical Center/Neurology/Neurointerventionalist Analyzing Systems of Stroke Care in Endovascular Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Jessica Kalender-Rich Examining Social Support within Assisted Senior Living Facilities and Nursing Homes
Bryan Vopat Tibial Tubercle Avulsion Fractures in Adolescent Athletes
Bryan Vopat University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgery A systematic review and review of literature of rehabilitation protocols after an acromioclavicular (AC) joint reconstruction
Zachary Collins University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Radiology The use of Varian Velocity 4.0 RapidSphere Software
Joel Mermis University of Kansas Hospital Increasing Aerobic Capacity in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis using Interval Training
Kelsey Larson The University of Kansas Health System; University of Kansas School of Medicine General Surgery Nipple Ischemia and Necrosis in Pre- Versus Retro-Pectoral Implants following NSM
Shrikant Anant University of Kansas Cancer Center University of Kansas  Analyzing the Energy Metabolism and Migration of RBM3 overexpressed Colon Cancer Cell Lines
Kathryn Ellerbeck University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Pediatrics Medical Education on Effective Care for Those with Developmental Disabilities
Robert Winfield University of Kansas Medical Center Trauma/Critical Care & Acute Surgery Division Gun Trauma Outcomes by Zipcode
Devyani Lal MayoClinic  Reviewing Patient Outcomes for Biologic CRS Treatment
Michael Abraham University of Kansas Medical Center Neurology, Neurocritical Care Understanding the Role of Vasospasm in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Robert Winfield University of Kansas Hospital University of Kansas Medical Center / Division Chief of Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, & Surgical Critical Care Aspiration Risk Factors in Aggressively Resuscitated Trauma Patients
John Lee NantKwest, Inc ETBX-011 (Ad5 [E1-, E2b-]-CEA(6D)) Vaccine in Combination With ALT-803 (Super-agonist IL-15) in Subjects Having CEA-Expressing Cancer
Brian Andrews University of Kansas Medical Center Classification of Facial Gunshot Wounds by Anatomical Region and Reconstructive Approach to Assess Aesthetic and Functional Outcomes
Kyle Sweeney University of Kansas Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Evaluating factors affecting cost and length of stay in patients with metastatic bone tumors
Gene Lee University of Kansas Medical Center Maternal and Fetal Medicine Using live-volunteers to improve forcep training for OBGYN residents
Jennifer Villwock AROMA plus At-Home Olfactory Training
Jennifer Villwock University of Kansas Medical Center ENT ABCs of Pain
Larry Beck Salina Regional Health Center Tammy Walker Cancer Center Hematology/Oncology Etiology of Anemia
Megan Krause University of Kansas Medical Center Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology Examining Clinical Outcomes of c-ANCA/PR3 (+) Patients in the Absence of Vasculitis Diagnosis
Anurag Singh University of Kansas Medical Center Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapeutics Comparing outcomes of HSCT in patients with AML
Sufi Thomas University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology The Role of the Microbiome in Head and Neck Cancer
Danny Welch University of Kansas Medical Center Cancer Biology tRNA fragments in metastasis
JohnPaul Pozek Comparing analgesic modalities for above the knee amputation: a single center retrospective study
Bryan  Vopat University of Kansas Medical Center Rehab protocol after proximal hamstring tendon repair
Jennifer Villwock  University of Kansas Medical Center Otorhinolaryngology Olfactory Training in Patients with Post-Laryngectomy Anosmia
Joseph LeMaster University of Kansas Medical Center University of Kansas Medical Center Family Medicine Department PCOR CAPACITY IN PBRNs
Hadar Lev-Tov The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery The Use of Virtual Reality for Bedside Procedures
Fernando Herrera Medical University of South Carolina Division of Plastic Surgery 30 Day Outcomes of Primary Repair of Uper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Dale Jarka Children's Mercy Hospital Lateral Humeral Condyle Fracture Displacement Study
Terence McIff Department of Orthopedic Surgery Incorporation of Bioactive Agents into Orthopedic Bone Cements: Stability, Release Kinetics, and Osteoblast Stimulation
Kerri Barnes Comparing Outcomes After Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate in Patients with Acute or Chronic Urinary Retention
Shawn Frost Corticospinal Control of Ambulation in Rats
Jennifer Villwock University of Kansas Medical Center ABCs of Pain - Cancer Cohort
Terence McIff Incorporation of Bioactive Agents into Orthopedic Bone Cements: Stability, Release Kinetics, and Osteoblast Stimulation
Anthony Kovac Comparison of reversal of neuromuscular blockade with sugammadex versus neostigmine plus glycopyrolate in patients undergoing burn surgery.
Micah Sinclar Children's Mercy Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Complications of Surgical Management of Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures, 2015-2018
Deon Hayley Landon Center on Aging Mobility Protocols: Assessment and Implementation
A.J. Mellott University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Plastic Surgery Encouraging Neuroregeneration with Human
Douglas Burton University of Kansas Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Outcomes of Surgical Intervention in Adolescence for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Winston Manimtim Children's Mercy Hospital Neonatology 4DCT for the diagnosis of TBM
Eugene Lee The University of Kansas Cancer Center Malnutrition, frailty, and quality of life in patients undergoing radical cystectomy
David Naylor University of Kansas Medical Center Internal Medicine Philmont Scout Ranch Infirmary Quality Improvement
MIchael Abraham University of Kansas Medical Center Cerebral Vasospasm in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients
Kimberly  Swan Cost-Benefit Analysis 
Jessica Kalender-Rich University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General and Geriatric Medicine  Nurse Aide Staffing and Adverse Outcomes
Anup Kasi University of Kansas Medical Center Gastrointestinal Oncology- Westwood Association between ABO blood type, perioperative CA 19-9 ratio, presence of CA 19-9 secretion, smoking status, BMI, and overall survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Emmanuel  Daon University of Kansas Medical Center : Investigation of Post-Sternotomy Infection Rates, Comparing Common Gauze Dressings Versus Silverlon Dressings
Sadia Hayat Safety profile of Xolair dual therapy with other biologics
Ramesh Balusu University of Kansas Medical Center Transporter Profiling in Drug Resistant ALCL
David Hasan University of Iowa Neurosurgery Mitigating Cognitive Deficits After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Radwan Ajlan OCT/ODR and PVR
Lane Christenson University of Kansas Medical Center Molecular and Integrative Physiology Effects of hormonal elements within follicular fluid on Apobec3a induction in fallopian epithelium.
Janna Harris University of Kansas Medical Center Anatomy and Cell Biology Validation of MRI Biomarkers of Post-Traumatic Brain Edema. Do sex differences exist?
Anwaar Saeed Immunotherapy Versus Biologics: A Comparative Study for Second Line Treatment for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Radwan Ajlan ERM following Pneumatic Retinopexy with Laser or Cryotherapy
Elizabeth Cotter University of Kansas Medical Center Ultrasound Assessment of Sarcopenia as a Marker of Frailty in Cardiac Surgery
Cy Nadler Children's Mercy Development and Behavior IDD/ASD Screening Impact on Intervention
Zaher Fanari Heartland Cardiology Correlation Between DSE and Calcium Scoring in Low Gradient Aortic Stenosis
Anup Kasi University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Oncology Novel Biomarkers for Early Detection and Prognosis of Pancreatic Cancers in Liquid Biopsies by Ultrasensitive Fluorescence Nanobiosensors
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