A A Email Print Share

Graduate Student Research Symposium 2014

The second annual Graduate Student Research Symposium could not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors, the Graduate Student Planning Committee, and faculty mentors.

View Duquesne University's first-ever Graduate Student Research Symposium Proceedings, containing schedule of events, oral presenters' papers, and more!

2014 Program Booklet

Award Winners

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Excellence in Graduate Research | 2 awards, $300 Each

Christopher Fonner
Stress And Disease: The Effects of Corticosterone on Chytrid Fungus Susceptibility in the Red-Legged Salamander Plethodon Shermani
Co-Authors: Chris Garbark, Shreya Patel, Shelby Boord, Sarah K. Woodley, Ph.D.
Biology | Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Sarah AWoodley, PhD | Abstract Number: 35

Emily Benner
Transport and Conformational Change: Reset of the Dopamine Transporter
Co-Authors: Marco J. Acevedo, Ph.D.
Chemistry and Biochemistry | Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences | Abstract Number: 65
Faculty Advisor: Jeffry D. Madura, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 65

Center for Catholic Intellectual Tradition & Spiritan Studies

Award for Graduate Student Research: $300

Joseph Smith
Ressourcement Theology and the Supernatural Debate: Toward a Christological Ontology
Theology | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Faculty Advisor: Marie Baird, PhD | Abstract Number: 54

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Outstanding Poster or Presentation: $250

Lisa Over
Losing Schools to the Economic Chasm
Mathematics and Computer Science | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Faculty Advisor: John C. Kern II, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 47

School of Nursing

Award for Graduate Research: $250

Patricia Scott
Quality of Life of African Americans with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Graduate Nursing - Doctoral Program | School of Nursing
Faculty Advisor: Lenore Resick, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Community Outreach, Clinical Professor | Abstract Number: 48

Office of the Provost

Provost's Award for Outstanding Scholarship: $250
Honorable Mention: 2 awards, $125 each

Alicia Taylor
Outstanding Scholarship
Normative data collection for the Standardized Touchscreen Assessment of Cognition
Co-Authors: Koren Beardshall, Anna Olexsovich, Andrea D. Fairman, PhD, MOT, OTR/L, CPRP
Speech-Language Pathology | Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Sarah E. Wallace Ph.D., CCC-SLP | Abstract Number: 64

Benjamin Burkholder
Honorable Mention
Luke's Last Supper Sayings (Luke 22:19-20): Scribal Interpolation, Parroted Tradition, or the Basis of Lukan Atonement Theology?
Theology | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Faculty Advisor: William Wright IV, Ph.D. | Abstract Number 53

Jeff Mosley
Honorable Mention
Single Cell Detection of Circulating Melanoma Via Photoacoustic Flow Cytometry
Biotechnology | Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Faculty Advisor: John Viator, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 34