7th Annual Distinction Day – April 11, 2024

A Celebration for the 2024 Brody School of Medicine Distinction Track Program Graduates

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

Student Scholar Abstracts

Health System Transformation and Leadership Distinction Track

Titilola Babatunde
Improving Documentation of Pediatric Early Warning Scale PEWS in the Electronic Health Record

Nolan Davis
Improving Care for People with Diabetes in ECU APHC through Optimization of Clinic Resources

Ananya Koripella
Standardizing Skill Development Discussions with Adolescents with Diabetes to Improve Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care

Serena Mooney
Improving Parental Knowledge of the Status of Medically Complex Neonates Through Scheduled Conferences

Kevin Travia
Implementing Food Insecurity Screening in the NICU at Maynard Children’s Hospital

Rishita Yeduri
Improving Transition to Adult Care in Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Research Distinction Track

Ilya Boykov
In Situ Quantification of Mitochondrial Bioenergetics Reveals Disparate OXPHOS Kinetics Between Mouse Colorectal Cancer Cells and Healthy Tissues

Madeline Burt
Mitochondrial respiration in bladder mucosal and detrusor tissues from aged female mice

Catherine Colonna
Stage IV Melanoma Patients Treated with Radiation and Immunotherapy Survival Rates and Analysis of Abscopal Effect

Jack Iasiello
Patient-Reported Access to Telehealth – An Important and Unmeasured Social Determinant of Health

Jennifer McMains Evans
Use of Heart Rate Variability to Measure Emergency Physician Stress

Akshita Paruchuri
Demographic differences in Attitudes toward Mental Illness, Mentally Ill Persons, and Help-Seeking Behaviors of South Asians living in the U.S

Melisa Pasli
Barriers to receiving proton-craniospinal irradiation for pediatric medulloblastoma patients in a state without proton access

Service-Learning Distinction Track

Bridget Gallagher
A Rapid Review of Digital Inclusion Strategies

Melenis Lopez
Building Bridges Mentorship Program

Parth Panchal
Implementation of In-Person PhysioCamp in Pitt County Provides Exposure to STEM Careers

Emily Parks
Following Through on Good Communication – The Impact of Language Profiency on Care Transitions

Karen Semaan
What is the connection between the presence of chronic pain and insurance coverage

Latasha Stabler
Filling the Gap of Over-the-Counter Medical Supply Needs for Housing Insecure Populations – A Proposal

Medical Education and Teaching Distinction Track

Alexandra Doherty
A Delphi Consensus Study for the Development of a Specialty-Focused Ultrasound Curriculum for Fourth-Year Medical Students

Connor Haycox
Alignment of Statistical Content in Medical Licensing Exam Study Resources with Statistical Methodology in Medical Research

Divya Srinivas
Agreement between Medical Student Self-Assessment and Faculty Rating of a Simulated Suturing Task


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