Frank Low Research Day award winners named
School of Medicine & Health Sciences
We want to thank all of you who participated in making the 36th Annual Frank Low Research Day a success. We appreciate the high level of participation by students, faculty, and staff at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Special thanks to UND Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, for ongoing support of this important annual event and for providing welcoming remarks for the keynote speaker.
We were pleased to have keynote speaker Professor Harald H. Sitte, PhD, from the Center for Physiology and Pharmacology, Institute of Pharmacology at the Medical University of Vienna, present his address, “Transporters as Clinical Targets of Drugs: Amphetamines, New Psychoactive Substances and the Monoamine Transporter Cycle.”
Ninety-nine posters were presented. Invited talks were given by BreAnn Neiger, SMHS Department of Surgery (mentor: Dr. Michael Bouton); Gisele de Oliveria, Master of Public Health Program (mentor: Dr. S. Cristina Oancea); Christopher Jondle, Department of Biomedical Sciences, (laboratory of Dr. Jyotika Sharma); Joshua Kulas, Department of Biomedical Sciences, (laboratory of Dr. Colin Combs); and Danielle Krout, Department of Biomedical Sciences (laboratory of Dr. Keith Henry).
Special thanks go to Associate Professor Scott Garrett, PhD, Department of Pathology; and Frank Low Research Day Coordinator JoAnn Johnson, whose efforts ensured the success of the event.
The winners of the best student poster awards by category were the following:
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Students
1st Place—Joshua Kulas 2nd Place—Nicholas Cilz 3rd Place—Emily Evanoff
- Travis Alvine
- Atrayee Bhattacharya
- Peter Halcrow
- Justine Melvin
- Fredice Quenum Zangbede
- Jessica Warns
Health Sciences Graduate Students
1st Place—Breanna Coleman, Occupational Therapy 2nd Place—Alyssa Kostreba, Occupational Therapy 3rd Place—Megan Volden, Physical Therapy
- Brooke Johnson, Occupational Therapy
- Grant Mitchell , Occupational Therapy
- Annemarie Assel , Occupational Therapy
Research Experience for Medical Students
1st Place—Vamshi Mugu, Medical Education 2nd Place—Brock Davidson, Biomedical Sciences 3rd Place—Laurel Wessman, Internal Medicine
1st Place—Brooke Freeberg, Pathology 2nd Place—Danielle Germundson, Pathology 3rd Place (tie)—Grant Campbell and Garret Larson, both Biomedical Sciences
Population Health Students
1st Place—Isaac Simon, Public Health
1st Place—Atul Sharma, Biomedical Sciences
University of North Dakota. "Frank Low Research Day award winners named" (2016). UND News Archive. 1242.