IPE Health Sciences Research Symposium touts students, residents, faculty

Students, residents and faculty members representing the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and the School of Osteopathic Medicine presented posters at the recent Interprofessional Education (IPE) Health Sciences Research Symposium.

Organized by the Office of Interprofessional Education with help from the IPE Research Sub-committee, the event showcased a variety of research from across the health sciences spectrum.

The event included a keynote address from Timothy McMahan King, a writer, senior fellow for clergy for a New Drug Policy, and the owner of Vagabond Strategies. He shared his unique perspective at the intersection of faith, science, drugs, and addiction while calling for an end to a culture of punishment.

Dr. K. Paige D. Brown, the director of Interprofessional Education, shared her thoughts on the occasion. “The Office of Interprofessional Education expresses heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to the outstanding success of the symposium. This gathering provided a unique platform for our health sciences students, residents, and faculty to present their outstanding research. I am eagerly looking forward to future symposiums.”

Student Best Poster Winners

Biomedical/Basic Science

Title: Acidosis-dependent vascular regulation in the renal artery: role of GPR4

Presenter: Swami Rudra

Faculty Advisor: Victor M. Pulgar, Ph.D.

Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences


Clinical Case Studies

Title: Unique Presentation of Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna: A Cadaveric Study

  • Presenter: Claire O’Neill
  • Faculty Advisor: David Green, PhD
  • Co-Authors: Lauren Merchant, Christian Castillo, Philip Long, Shiela Romanick
  • Program: Osteopathic Medicine


Clinical Research

Title: Survival Outcomes of Adolescents and Young Adults with Epstein-Barr Virus positive Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease developed after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant, compared to other age groups

  • Presenter: Edina Djokic
  • Faculty Advisor: Vanessa Ayer Miller, DrPH, MS
  • Program: Dual Degree Physician Assistant/Clinical Research



Title: Student Perceptions of Generative Artificial Intelligence in Didactic Patient Presentations

  • Presenter: Jordan Powe
  • Faculty Advisor: Carrie Baker, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
  • Co-Author: Sophia Miller
  • Program: Pharmacy 


Health Economics/Health Policy

Title: Evaluation of Surgical Prophylaxis in Patients with a Penicillin Allergy

  • Presenter: Hunnain Siddiqui
  • Co-Authors: Serina Tart, Jamie Chan
  • Program: Pharmacy 



Title: Patient Perceptions of High Blood Pressure Control: The Impact of Knowledge Deficit on Patient Treatment Adherence

  • Presenter: Hayden Tarpey
  • Faculty Advisor: Sharon Boyd, MSN, RN
  • Co-Author: Carlie Fuller 
  • Program: Nursing