Research News

Research News

College of Medicine (COM)



Congratulations to the students that obtained awards for the best poster (Matthew Craddock) and best oral presentation (Kayla Sheehan) at the CNU Research Day, January 20th, 2017.


Participation of Students and Faculty from COM at the CNU Research Day, January 20th, 2017


Oral presentations

Mohammad Wiese, George Stratigopolous, and Rudolph Leibel. Neurostructural morphology in CNS-specific RPGRIP1L deficient mice.

Vikas Shahi and William Mower. Use of Serial Hemoglobin in Blunt Trauma Patients to Detect Occult Blood Loss.

Kayla Sheehan and Guy DiSibio. Novel Methods of Medical Education - Clinical Cases as Preparation for the Wards and Beyond.

Ishwarlal Jialal. Circulating and Cellular Biomarkers of Inflammation in Metabolic Syndrome.



Congratulations to Dr. Nena Mason and Dr. Jose Puglisi and the COM students Alexandra Mullen and Brendan Kim for the acceptance of the poster entitled “Evaluation of a New Temporally and Fiscally Economical Ultrasound Training Program for First-Year Medical Students” to be presented at the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) poster session, Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2017, Chicago, IL, April 22-25.

Nayson Fernandes,
Katarzyna Targowska-Duda, Dirk Montag, Barbara Budzynska, Krzysztof Jozwiak, Grazyna Biala, and Hugo R. Arias. PAM-2, a selective positive allosteric modulator of α7 nicotinic receptors, reduces anxiety-like behavior in mice.


Matthew Craddock, Katarzyna Targowska-Duda, Barbara Budzynska, Agnieszka Michalak, Claus J. Løland, Krzysztof Jozwiak, Grazyna Biala, and Hugo R. Arias. Selective positive allosteric modulators of α7 nicotinic receptors have antidepressant-like activity.


Kenneth Hui, Kayla Sheehan, and Guy DiSibio. Horizontal EMR Integration Into Medical Education – A Novel Approach.


Marissa Chinn, Heather Cohen, Amram Averick, Zohra Ismail, and Xiadong Feng. Cancer Biosimilars: Regulation Challenges and Clinical Impact.


Trevor Tsay, Arion Lochner, Tyler Ellis, and Jose Puglisi. Epidemiology and Characteristics of Mental Health Related Ambulance Calls in 2013/14 in the United States.


Daniella Lent-Schochet, Anusha Jayaraman, and Christian J. Pike. The effects of low testosterone and high-fat diet on nuroinflammation in the central and peripheral nervous systems.


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