DOM'ers do well in research poster contest
Dr. Bradford Hill of the University of Louisville Division of Cardiovascular Medicine was one of several winners of awards at the recent 2010 Research!Louisville conference.
Several members of the University of Louisville Department of Medicine had good showings in the recent Research!Louisville poster competition, held in conjunction with the event's 15th annual showcase of health/life sciences research conducted at U of L.
A panel of U of L faculty judges selected the winners of this year's contest from more than 300 entries in the categories of professional/clinical students, basic science grad students, postgraduates and faculty.
Here's a look at finished at or near the top in their respective categories:
(Medical and Dental students; Graduate Nursing winner; Graduate Public Health students)
Doug Ansert, "Effects of PCB153 on High Fat Diet-Induced Vascular Dysfunction and Remodeling." Mentor: Daniel Conklin, Ph.D., Department of Medicine
Graduate Public Health Students
Natasha DeJarnett, "Contribution of Air Pollutant Combustion Product Acrolein to Circulation Endothelial Progenitor Cell Level and Cardiovascular Disease Risk." Mentor: Daniel Conklin, Ph.D., Department of Medicine
Basic Science Graduate Students
(Masters and Doctoral students winners; Student/Faculty Bioengineering Collaboration winners)
Masters Basic-Science Student Division
Jason Hellman, Medicine, "Resolving D1 Modulates Adipose Tissue Macrophage Accumilation and Restores Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Diabetic Mice." Mentor: Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D., Division of Cardiology
Doctoral Basic-Science Student Division
Stephanie Mathews, Pharmacology and Toxicology, "Histone Deacetylases Play a Critical Role in regulating IFNa -mediated Anti-HCV Gene Expression." Mentor: Shirish Barve, Ph.D., Medicine
Student/Faculty Bioengineering Collaboration
David Muench, Bioengineering, "The VEGF Quadruplex-Forming Sequence Inhibits Lung Cancer Cell Growth." Mentor: Kara Sedoris, Ph.D., James Graham Brown Cancer Center
(Postdocotral Associates/Scholars and Research Associates) and Research Staff)
Research Staff Award
Brian Sansbury, M.S., "Defining Cardiomyocyte Bioenergetics and the Biological Importanace of the Mitochondrial and Glycolytic Reserve Capacities." Mentor: Bradford Hill, Ph.D., Cardiovascular Medicine
(Faculty Award Winners)
Most Promising Basic Science Research
Bradford Hill, Ph.D., Cardiovascular Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. "Respiratory Control Over Mitochondrial Protein Damage."