The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) awarded six Scholars with travel awards and two community-engaged research teams with recognition awards at its September 12 Scholar Poster Session held at Surly Brewing Company.
More than 35 University research faculty and representatives from community partners evaluated 22 posters at the event and selected the winning posters to receive awards for outstanding posters and presentations. The judges’ critique helps Scholars better understand how their research could impact human health, beyond the lab and into the community.
Congratulations to awardees!
$1,500 travel award winners
Allyson Hart, MD, MS, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, Medical School.
Mentors: Ajay Israni, Melissa Partin, Marilyn Bruin, John Connett
Project title: A Shared Decision-Making Tool for Kidney Transplant Candidates
Dina Elyamany, MetroState University
Mentors: Karl Self and Christine Blue
Project title: Dental Therapists as New Oral Health Care Provider: Increasing Access for Underserved Populations
Hani Abi, University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts
Mentor: Elizabeth Rogers
Project title: Associations between Treatment Burden, Medication Adherence, and Social Vulnerability Measures among Patients with Hypertension
Kalpit Modi, University of Minnesota, Medical School
Mentor: Chetan Shenoy
Project title: Fibrosis in Cancer Cardiotoxicity
Anita Kwashie, University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts
Mentor: Angus MacDonald, III
Project title: Neural Correlates of Cognitive Control
Melendy/Peter’s Summer Research Program
Tam Nguyen, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Debra J. Skaar
Project title: Creating a 21st Century Precision Medicine Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Awards can be used toward travel expenses to present their research at a national or international conference.
$300 Community-Engaged Scholarship Recognition Awards
Sarah Hoffman, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, School of Nursing, Population Health and Systems Cooperative unit, and community partner Alexis Walstad, Co-Executive Director, Karen Organization of Minnesota
Project title: Parenting Adolescent Refugees Post-resettlement in Minnesota: A Pilot Intervention Targeting Karen Family Cohesion
Motohiro Nakajima, PhD, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth, and Mustafa al’Absi, PhD, Oromo community of Minnesota and the Brian Coyle Center
Project title: Stress and coping in East African Communities