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2015-2016 Funded Projects

PROJECT DESCRIPTION​
PhysiciansCare Connection 5K The Physician's Care Connection 5K is an annual event hosted by the members of the Ohio State University College of Medicine chapter of the American Medical Association - Medical Student Section. This event benefits the Physicians Care Clinic (PCC), which is operated by Physicians Care Connection, an affiliate of the Columbus Medical Association. Physicians Care Connection is the largest coordinator of voluntary health care services for the vulnerable population of uninsured or underinsured individuals in Central Ohio.
M1 Retreat The proposed project is to hold a retreat for the incoming class of Med1 students in the fall of 2015.The retreat will be an optional activity lasting one day after their Foundations 1 exam. It will include team‐building activities, time for personal reflection, and time for discussion about topics relevant to first year medical students both in large and small groups.
SHINE: Somali Health Initiative for Nutrition Education​ In the Somali Health Initiative for Nutrition Education volunteers mentor and educate 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at the Focus Learning Academy of Northern Columbus. This charter school that has minimal funding for health education, so volunteers strive to teach these students the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.
Nutrition and Culinary Medicine​ Local Matters—a non-profit organization that dedicates much of their time and efforts to the underserved community of Columbus—has been hosting culinary classes for OSU medical students. This year this program is attempting to expand the program through a more formal means of nutrition and lifestyle education. By doing so, volunteers hope that students will not only learn to enrich their personal lives but will also be more qualified to serve the community at large. This program intends to provide sufficient resources so that future physicians will be more comfortable providing effective and practical nutrition advice to patients.
Advanced Competency in Disaster Medicine: Certifying Medical Students in Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) The Advanced Competency in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (ACEPDR) Is a fourth year longitudinal elective designed to provide comprehensive training in planning for and managing natural and man‐made disasters. Medical students accomplish the course objectives through participation in a city‐wide disaster drill and preparation for a surge generating event (the annual Mirror Lake Jump). They also participate in 10 didactic sessions and a series of disaster simulations in our clinical skills laboratory.
Ride for World Health Ride for World Health is a student organization and 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by OSU medical students in 2004. It was built on the principles of healthcare education, advocacy and fundraising. Each year the team bikes 3,330 miles from San Diego, CA to Washington D.C. to promote education and awareness of both global and domestic health issues through our coast to coast lecture series and advocate for improved healthcare access.
Development of Virtual Health Coaches for Medical Education and Enhancing Patient Care TThe purpose of this project is to design and develop a prototype Virtual Health Coach (VHC) that can function for 1 patient visit and collect feedback from 100 random users on their interaction. A VHC is a web application that simulates a human health coach. It is a virtual avatar that speaks with patients and guides them in creating health goals and action plans to achieve those goals.
Bringing Research to OSU This project plans to bring phase three research using a novel new trial of a drug called psilocybin, to treat anxiety in cancer patients. This projects work with the lab that completed the phase two trials of this study, which showed enormous positive impact in the lives of individuals with cancer, phase three trials will be beginning next year.
Case Poster Presentation at the ACG on Tenofovir Induced Fanconi Syndrome Poster Presentation on Tenofovir induced Fanconi Syndrome at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting in Honolulu Hawaii.
Presenting at The North American Forum on Family Planning This project presents the research manuscript entitled “12-month discontinuation of etonogestrel implant in an outpatient pediatric setting” which is currently under review for publication in the journal, Pediatrics at The North American Forum.
Student Presentation at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting This projects presents a poster of the research on investigating the epidemiology of esophageal stent placement at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting.
Can Caregivers Adequately Interpret Ages and Stages Questionnaire Items This study aimed to assess the understandability of the ASQ for 12 month olds, including readability, interpretation of question meaning versus actual meaning, and suggestions from the subjects for rewording confusing questions. This study hopes to identify what questions, words, or phrases might be confusing or misleading to child care givers, and thus provide evidence-based feedback on which questions may need to be altered for the ASQ to be more accurate.
Selected Presenter at the American College of Surgeons’ Medical Student Program Poster Session This project presents a research poster on Heart Rate Complexity, the ability of the heart to adjust its rate based on environmental or physiological changes, at the American College of Surgeons’ Medical Student Program Poster Session.
2015 American Medical Association Research Symposium This project presents a research poster on a research project that had significant promise to transition from the pipeline to clinical testing phases at the American Medical Association Research Symposium.
2015 American Medical Association Research Symposium This project presents a research called Pediatric Exposure to Nicotine and Tobacco at the American Medical Association Research Symposium. The research’s objective is to investigate the epidemiologic characteristics and outcomes of exposures to nicotine and tobacco products among young children in the United States.
College of American Pathologist 2015 Meeting The purpose of this project is to further the medical education and academic/research experience of a second year medical student by attending the College of American Pathologist National Meeting, which consists of education courses, workshops and abstract poster sessions.
Do Amount of Variant Differentiation and Mitotic Rate in Bladder Cancer Change with Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy? The purpose if this project is aimed to characterize tumoral changes with neoadjuvant chemotherapy usage and to identify features at bladder biopsy/transurethral resection that may predict response.
PODEMOS PODEMOS is a student run organization that provides essential care to impoverished communities in Honduras. It is a combined effort of students from the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Law and provides a valuable educational experience as well as much medical care/education.
Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony The Gold Humanism Honor Society is a national honor society which recognizes those students, residents, faculty, and community physicians who go above and beyond in exhibiting compassionate and patient-centered care. The Induction Ceremony recognizes new student and resident inductees.
Ether Arts Literary Magazine Ether Arts is the literary and visual arts magazine of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. The goal of the magazine is to publish literary and artistic works of current OSUCOM students, as well as alumni, faculty, staff, hospital personnel, and other students outside of the college.
Relaxation Stations The Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) has to date, produced 4 Relaxation Station events. These events, which occur on average once monthly, provide important relaxation/wellness opportunities for medical students. For each event, a room in Graves is transformed to a calm, relaxing environment, complete with loungers, soft lighting, soothing music, and a selection of herbal teas. These Relaxation Stations have been praised for providing an inviting space for meditation, relaxation, and general decompression from medical school.
Anatomy Donor Memorial Service 2016 The College of Medicine honors the memories and generosity of individuals who donated their bodies to the medical center with a memorial service. This student run program is a way of saying thank you to families of donors.
Noor Community Clinic The Noor Clinic is a free clinic run by a steering committee of medical students. The purpose of Noor clinic is to 1) care for uninsured and marginalized patients from Middle Eastern and Somalian communities in Columbus 2) engage in outreach activities to meet the needs of this marginalized population, and 3) provide valuable educational experiences for medical students.
MD Camp 2016 M.D. Camp is an intensive, three-week introduction to medicine for medically under-represented and/or disadvantaged high school juniors and seniors in the Columbus area. This program is offered every summer at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Alpha Omega Alpha Spring Banquet The banquet is a time to honor new inductees. Influential faculty members and alumni members are invited to attend to support our students, house staff, and alumni inductees. This banquet not only serves as a time for the College of Medicine to support the efforts of our students and recognize their success, but it provides an opportunity for networking and department promotion.
Culinary Wellness Program Local Matters—a non-profit organization that dedicates much of their time and efforts to the underserved community of Columbus—has been hosting culinary classes for OSU medical students. This year this program is attempting to expand the program through a more formal means of nutrition and lifestyle education. By doing so, volunteers hope that students will not only learn to enrich their personal lives but will also be more qualified to serve the community at large. This program intends to provide sufficient resources so that future physicians will be more comfortable providing effective and practical nutrition advice to patients.
Research Project Database Access The objective of this project is to use data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) registry to determine whether transplant center volume and expertise in MCS and HTx reduce survival disparities between pediatric candidates supported with ECMO and VAD.
Utilization of Sun Screen Stations and Attitudes Towards Sunscreen at a Large Outdoor Stadium This project is a research study aimed at assessing the efficacy of free sunscreen stations in increasing the use of sunscreen at outdoor events, as well as evaluating attitudes and barriers towards sunscreen among event goers. This project is based on the rising presence of sunscreen stations at public parks, and contributes to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on sun safety and skin cancer prevention.
Incidence of Delirium in the Surgical Intensive Care Patients Whose Chronic Treatment with Gabapentin or Pregabalin is Held After Admission The research project titled ‘Incidence of delirium in the surgical intensive care patients whose chronic treatment with gabapentin or pregabalin is held after admission’. The objective of this study is to compare the frequency of postoperative delirium between patients receiving chronic treatment with either gabapentin or pregabalin and patients not receiving either of these medications.
Cardia Arrhythmia Research This research project is about involve in the translation of human clinical data to genetic discovery, variant characterization, and identification of new disease mechanism related to the arrhythmogenesis of Brugada Syndrome, which will inform the development of new genetic testing to screen for suspected Brugada Syndrome and subsequent risk stratification. The main objective and question of this research project is does the canonical intronic splice site mutation in SCN5A, IVS 10+2 T>A, disrupt normal protein generation of the Nav1.5 sodium channel, and can this be linked to genetic causality of Brugada phenotype in this proband?
AAAAI Poster Presentation This project presents a research at American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) conference in LA.
Triological Society Conference in Miami This project presents a summer research project at a national ENT conference-Triological Society. The objective of this research project is to correlate serum IgE to aeroallergens to tissue IgE levels taken from the turbinates of pediatric patients undergoing turbinate reduction.
Student Presentation at American Surgical Congress This projects will present a 15 minute oral presentation on a research on using CPS, a simple measure of a patient’s comorbidities, to predict outcomes in patients undergoing lower extremity vascular bypass surgery.
2016 USCAP Meeting in Seattle Washington This projects presents a research on impact of biomarker retesting in breast cancer cases of patients who received NAC from 2012-2015 at OSUWMC at the USCAP Annual Meeting in Seattle.
Poster Presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting for the Mid American Orthopaedic Association This project presents poster presentation on a study that helps to identify the cause of these negative outcomes in hopes that patients can better be advised on whether or not surgery would be beneficial.
Academic Surgical Congress Abstract Presentation This project presents an abstract that evaluates the use of the checklist during trauma activations at the Trauma and Critical Care session of the Academic Surgical Congress.
Triological Society Annual Meeting Presentation at Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings Conference This project presents the results of a research poster called “Strap Muscle Type I Thyroplasty Following Gore‐Tex Implant Extrusion: A Case Report and Literature Review” at the Triological Society Annual Meeting at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings.
Impact of Surgical Technique on Postoperative Pain in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy This project presents an abstract whose objective is to determine whether one of two surgical techniques for tonsillectomy affects postoperative pain scores at the Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting.
Oral Presentation at the 2016 SAEM Conference This projects presents an investigation whose goal is to describe prehospital EMS providers’ beliefs regarding best practice for prehospital spinal precautions in children following blunt trauma at the SAEM Conference.
Conference Presentation: The Prognostic Significance of Perineural Invasion in Patients with Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Treated with Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy This project presents a research project whose purpose was to identify factors that predict poor survival and outcomes in patients with esophageal cancer who are treated with chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgery.
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Conference This project supports the students that were selected to help organize and coordinate the SAEM Conference.
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention This project presents an ultrasound research project that shows the benefits of a standardized communication strategy and access to information for students of the College of Medicine, and how it leads to decreased email and notification fatigue at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention.
Oral Presentation for the Innovation Session at the SAEM Conference This presentation is focused on bringing advocacy and social justice into a medical school curriculum. The presentation will involve talking about these motivations for creating such a curriculum, how the initial ideas for the project were implemented, thoughts on how this can be improved for the future, and how this can be generalized to schools across the country.
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention Academic Surgical Congress Oral Research Presentation on Injury Type Predicts Extubation Failure Despite Successful Spontaneous Breathing Trials The project will be presenting a research at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention in order to spread awareness about how OSU’s ultrasound interest group is run and to gain insight on how other schools run their interest groups.
Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference 2016 Oral & Poster Presentation This project supports the presentation of a research called “Gene Expression Models of BRAF Inhibitor Resistance in Melanoma Predict Drug Repurposing Candidates for Novel Combination Therapies.” Performed at the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference.
Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting Presenter This project will be presenting the results from a study based on a research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: “US Estimates of Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury: Implications for Clinical Care and Research Planning.” In this study, a national electronic database (the Kids’ Inpatient Database (2006, 2009, 2012) was used to estimate and characterize the children in the United States with a spinal cord injury(SCI) eligible for a clinical trial.
Poster Presentation at AAAAI National Meeting This project will be a culmination of the research that focuses around the question: Are children being tested for food allergy and potentially unnecessarily avoiding the food? The main goal is to present the results of this research to other students and physicians in the field of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
IPC Nicaragua Medical Brigade The Buckeyes Without Borders Nicaragua Medical Brigade includes 18 team members across various medical fields that will be traveling to Nicaragua to provide care for over 700 underserved patients. The group includes students from the College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Social Work, Nursing, Optometry, and engineering program. Throughout the week, the brigade travels to different communities and schools in Nicaragua, providing care and donating resources and medications to various communities.
Buckeyes without Borders Medical Brigade The Buckeyes Without Borders Nicaragua Medical Brigade includes 18 team members across various medical fields that will be traveling to Nicaragua to provide care for over 700 underserved patients. The group includes students from the College of MediciBuckeyes Without Borders will organize a group of inter-professional students to travel to Granada, Nicaragua for a medical brigade trip. The group consists of 14 graduate and professional students whom share a passion to help the underserved and represent a variety of Colleges from Pharmacy, Dental, Optometry, Nursing and Medicine. One of the biggest objectives of this project is to provide medications free of charge to our patients.
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