Campbell Med students showcase research at annual Wiggins Memorial Library Academic Symposium

Nine teams of medical students were among more than 150 Campbell University students who presented their research in oral or poster presentations or shared works of visual or performing arts at the 7th annual Wiggins Memorial Library Academic Symposium on Thursday, March 30th.

“Our students represented Campbell Medicine very well,” said Dr. Adnan Siddiqui, chair of clinical pathology.  “They intelligently and confidently presented on diverse topics in both the oral and poster presentation categories— not to mention, they were all dressed very sharp too!”

Three teams were recognized among the winners named Thursday evening for their oral presentations:

Second Place, Graduate Oral Presentations

Case Report: A Novel Presentation of “Ringed Cranial Nerves

Sarah Lamb, Maria Lim, Dallin Lindstrom, Taranjeet Singh

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Reisner and Dr. Newton

Third Place, Graduate Oral Presentations

Complications of Synthetic Surgical Mesh

Danny Koh, Victoria Lipinski, Kathryn Smid, and Kelsey Staudinger

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bonnie Brenseke

Honorable Mention, Graduate Oral Presentations

Can tNASP Be Used for Cancer Screening Tests?

Chelsey Anderson

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Oleg Alekseev

“All of the medical student participants did a great job in the Symposium,” said Dr. Bonnie Brenseke, chair of biomedical pathology.  “We are very proud!”

Since the inaugural class arrived in fall 2013, research has been an integral part of the Campbell medical school experience.  Seventy-four percent of the Class of 2017 reported some form of scholarly activity while at Campbell Med; 75 of these students authored poster presentations, 20 were named as authors on manuscripts, and 8 delivered national or regional oral presentations.  As the inaugural class, these students set the bar high for continued scholarly activity for the classes who succeed them as well as for themselves throughout their career as Campbell physicians.

“We are extremely proud of our students,” echoed Dr. Grace Brannon, associate dean for research for the school of medicine. “Within the osteopathic medical profession, we are entering a new accreditation residency environment that puts great emphasis on research. With achievements like these, I am confident that our students are ready for such a challenge, and I know they will continue excelling.”