Pediatric Research, Education and Scholarship Symposium (PRESS)
April 28, 2014
Thank you all for your support of PRESS; 133 people attended the event. The presentations by trainees at all levels were outstanding and provided the audience breadth and depth of our Department's research activities. Kudos especially to the 20 speed (3 minute, 3 slide) presenters who put a lot of thought and work into briefly highlighting their research and encouraging attendance at their individual posters. A special thank you to the judges, Drs. Sarah Cusick, Erin Osterholm and Troy Lund, and the time keeper, Dr. Mike Verneris.
Congratulations to the award winners in each of the four categories!
Pediatric Graduate/Medical Student Category:
'Proof of concept of a smart phone-based phonocardiographic system'
'High levels of erythropoietin are not associated with neuroprotection in Ugandan children with cerebral malaria'
'TMEM35 (TUF1): A novel factor in pain pathways?'
Pediatric Resident Category
Dr. Ellen Christiansen
'Early nutritional support influenced body composition at four months corrected age in very low birth weight preterm infants'
Dr. Nicholas Brown
'Acquired von Willebrand disease in children supported by the Berlin heart EXCOR pediatric ventricular assist device, a single center experience'
Dr. Alexander Boucher
'Outcomes following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for metachromatic leukodystrophy'
Pediatric Postdoctoral Student Category
Dr. Rachel Bergerson
'Early NK cell proliferation after umbilical cord blood transplantation is associated with superior disease-free survival due to reduced leukemia relapse'
Dr. Amy Gower
'Associations between school district anti-bullying policy quality and student bullying involvement and adjustment'
Dr. Michelle Alexander
'Fetal and neonatal iron deficiency alters the neurochemical profile in the hippocampus and striatum in an age dependent manner'
Pediatric Fellow Category
Dr. Rene Pierpont
'Attention skills and executive functioning in children with Noonan syndrome and their unaffected siblings'
Dr. Lazaro Hernandez
'Global left ventricular relaxation: a novel tissue Doppler index of acute rejection in pediatric heart transplantation'
Dr. Tara Zamora
'Neonatal anemia alters hippocampal mTOR signaling?'