PHASE and SPRINGH Symposia Recap

August 3, 2015

On July 30 & 31, students from the Institute for Public Health’s Public Health Advanced Summer Education program and Summer Program for Research in Global Health presented their research programs and culminating symposia.

Each student was given the opportunity to present the results of their work in the program to their peers, mentors, and the general public. Both events included a reception.

On July 31, Wolfgang Munar offered a talk titled “Deadline the Unexpected – the 1990s Cholera Epidemics in South America.” At the close of the event, the students were presented completion certificates from the Institute’s director, William Powderly.

2015 Participants and Projects

  • Tatiana Bierut from Hamilton College (NY) worked with Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD, from Washington University on “WeedMaps: A Content Analysis of a Marijuana Directory”
  • Melissa Chapnick, RD, MS, MPH, from Saint Louis University worked with Lora Iannotti, PhD, William Waters, PhD, and Carlos Andres Gallegos Riofrío from Brown School, Washington University and Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Peru worked on “Lulun Egg Project – Improving Young Child Nutrition in Ecuador”
  • Charmayne Cooley from Washington University worked with Lora Iannotti, PhD, from Brown School, Washington University on “Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food School Feeding Program in Rural Haiti”
  • Brianna Cusanno from Allegheny College (PA) worked with Mary Politi, PhD, from Washington University on “The Use of Personal Narratives in a Decision Support Tool for Uninsured Individuals Enrolling in Health Insurance” | Her blog post about her work
  • Elizabeth Daniels from Washington University worked with Jacqueline Kimmey and Christina Stallings, PhD, from Washington University on “Investigating the Effect of Autophagy on Murine Neutrophil Proliferation and Differentiation”
  • Mobolaji Fowose from Brown School, Washington University worked with Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD from Washington University on “Risk factors for Driving Following Marijuana use Among US High School Seniors: Results from the Monitoring the Future Study”
  • Mohamed Gabir from Washington University worked with Regina Abel, PhD, and Allison King, PhD, from Washington University on “The Assessment of Quality of Life in Infants with Sickle Cell Disease”
  • Catalina Garcia from University of Florida worked with Sarah Hartz, MD, PhD, and Laura Bierut, MD, from Washington University on “Comorbidity Between Substance Use Disorders and Race Among Nicotine Dependent Smokers”
  • Meredith Klashman from Washington University worked with Daisy Leung, PhD, and Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD of Washington University on “Engineering Ubiquitin: An Investigation of Potential Ebola Virus Protein Modulators”
  • Duaa Kuziez from Maryville University worked with Elizabeth Quinn, PhD, from Washington University on “Variation in Human Milk EGF in Association with Maternal Birth Weight”
  • Amanda Lee from Boston University (MA) worked with David Patterson, PhD, from Brown School, Washington University on Evaluating Predictors of Addiction Treatment Completion in Eastern Missouri Through a Local Organization’s Electronic Health Records”
  • Ying-Chiang Jeffrey Lee from Brown School, Washington University worked with Robert Orchard, PhD, Broc McCune, Craig Wilen, PhD, Timothy Nice, PhD, and Herbert Virgin, MD, PhD from Washington University on “Investigating Murine Norovirus Capsid and Receptor Protein Interactions Using Genetic Chimeras”
  • Lingzi Luo from Brown School, Washington University worked with Tom Cox, Anshuman Sharma, MD, and Arbi Ben Abdallah, PhD, from Washington University on “Assessing the Test-Retest Reliability of SATISFY-SOS 30 Day Survey: A Pilot Study”
  • Alexis McCathern from University of Pittsburgh (PA) worked with Andrea Nichols, PhD, and Rumi Kato Price, PhD, MPE from Washington University on “Human Trafficking in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area: Mapping Risk Factors”
  • Marwa Mikati from Mount Holyoke College (MA) worked with Kathryn Price, Leah Imlay, Dana Hodge, Audrey Odom, MD, PhD, from Washington University on “Combating Malaria with novel IspD Inhibitors of the Methylerythritol (MEP) Pathway”
  • Karthik Rohatgi from Washington University worked with Indi Trehan, MD, MPH, DTM&H, from Washington University on “A Study of Simultaneous Treatment with Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) in Severely Malnourished HIV-Infected Malawian Children”
  • Ya Haddy Sallah from Brown School, Washington University, worked with Jacco Boon, PhD, from Washington University on “Investigating Antiviral Host Gene Activity of Samd9l During Influenza A Infection”
  • Simon Yadgir from Saint Louis University, worked with Edward Pearce, PhD, from Washington University on “Keratinocytes’ Potential for Using Reactive Oxygen Species as a Microbicidal Tool”
  • Kidist Zewdie from Brown School, Washington University, worked with Kathleen Bucholz from Washington University on “Maternal History of Major Depressive Disorder and its Association with Preterm Birth”

Related materials

PHASE and SPRINGH Symposia Program (.pdf)
Symposia photo album
Summer program Tumblr

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