Five medical students recognized for research at IPE Symposium

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – The Campbell University Interprofessional Education Steering Committee and Research Subcommittee sponsored an Interprofessional Health Sciences Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 20.

Thirty-one medical students, eight pharmacy students, two physical therapy students, two dual pharmacy/MBA students, two dual pharmacy/MS Clinical Research students, ten MS Pharmaceutical Sciences students, and one pharmacy resident presented research posters in their respective fields of study.  Out of the 56 presenters, five medical students were awarded “Best Poster” in their research category:

Biomedical/Basic Science

Presenter: Christine Zhou (CUSOM 2019)
Title: Effects of MEHP on Steroidogenesis in Murine Leydig Cell
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kassim Traore
Co-Authors: Ninad Zaman, Adeeba Khan, Dr. Yunbo Li

Clinical Case Study

Presenter: Laura Barba (CUSOM 2017)
Title: TTP: An Unsuspecting Culprit of CVA
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Willis

Clinical Research

Presenter: Kristin Keith (CUSOM 2019)
Title: Can Demographic, Geographic, and Temporal Variation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Mortality Rates Suggest Environmental Risk Factors?
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Terrence Mitchell


Riaz Mahmood (CUSOM 2019)
Title: D.O. Authorship in the New England Journal of Medicine increases by 300% from 2005 to 2015
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gregory Christiansen
Co-Authors: Clement Quella

Health Economics/Health Policy

Brett Prestia (CUSOM 2018)
Title: Retrospective Timeline of North Carolina’s Approach to Improving Infant Mortality Rates
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Brenseke
Co-Authors: Jeremy Rhodes, Randall Williams (Deputy Director for Health Services, NC DHHS), Belinda Pettiford

“Research and scholarly work are important aspects of medical education,” said Dr. Terri Hamrick assistant dean for scholarly affairs.  “Many of our students are involved in research, and we were pleased to have such a strong representation at the symposium.”