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Graduate Student Research Symposium 2015

As always, thank you to our generous award sponsors, faculty advisors, planning committee, and student participants who make the Graduate Symposium a great success each year.

Program Booklet 

Proceedings

View the 2015 GSRS Proceedings including full papers submitted by oral presenters, abstracts, award winners, and more.

Award Winners

Bayer School for Natural and Environmental SciencesAward for Graduate Research-Excellence in Graduate Research: 2 awards, $300 each

Katelyn Sadler
Asymmetrical involvement of the left and right central amygdala in bladder pain
Biological Sciences | Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Benedict Kolber, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 44

Jessica Thomas
Variation in corticosterone in male and female free-living salamanders
Biological Sciences | Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Sarah Woodley, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 53

Center for African StudiesAward for Graduate Student Research: $300

Clement Kanu
Embodied Narrative and the Formation of Virtue: Communitarian-Anamnetic Framework in Traditional African Ethic
Theology | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Faculty Advisor: Marie Baird, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 74

Center for Catholic Intellectual Tradition & Spiritan Studies Awardfor Graduate Student Research: 2 awards, $300 each

Zachary Dehm
Can Socially Responsible Investment Create a Preferential Option for the Poor?
Theology | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Faculty Advisor: Marie Baird, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 70

Clement Kanu
Embodied Narrative and the Formation of Virtue: Communitarian-Anamnetic Framework in Traditional African Ethic
Theology | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Faculty Advisor: Marie Baird, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 74

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts:
Outstanding Poster or Presentation: $250

Elizabeth Brown
Exploring Home: Urban Women's Experiences in a Ruptured Community
Psychology | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Faculty Advisor: Lori Koelsch, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 8

School of Nursing Award for Graduate Research: $250

Lois Schertz
Evaluation of Liposomal Bupivicaine in Total Knee Arthroplasty
School of Nursing Graduate Programs | School of Nursing
Faculty Advisor: Mary Loughron, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 79

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honors Society

Outstanding Research Award: $500

Matthew Jevit
A Characterization of Equine Microflora in Response to a High Carbohydrate Diet: Comparing Fecal and Cecal Samples
Biology | Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Jan Janecka, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 20

Honorable Mention: 3 awards: $250 each

Suzannah Chatlos, Cassandra Berbary, Latitia Lattanzio
Teachers' Perceptions and Knowledge of the Bullying Experiences of LGBTQ Students
Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education | School of Education
Faculty Advisor: Laura Crothers, D.Ed., NCSP | Abstract Number: 10

Jackie Shane  
A search for blood-induced promoters in Asaia sp. SF2.1 a midgut symbiont of the Anopheles vector
Biology | Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Faculty Advisor: David Lampe, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 55

Lu Liu
Pain Nanomedicine: COX-2 Targeted Theranostic Nanoemulsions Redesigned
Pharmaceutics | Mylan School of Pharmacy
Faculty Advisor: Jelena Janjic, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 60

Office of the Provost
Provost's Award for Outstanding Scholarship: $250

Nicole Hill, Molly Dienno, Katherine Romanyshyn, Carly Sommer
Early Speech Sound Development in Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Other Speech Sound Disorders
Speech-Language Pathology | Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Megan Overby, Ph. D., CCC-SLP | Abstract Number: 19

Honorable Mention: 2 awards: $125 each

Besem Etchi
From the Cross to Holy Orders: Chauvet's Symbolic Theology and the Sacramental Implication of Women's Presence on Mt Golgotha in Jn. 19:25-28
Theology | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Faculty Advisor: Marie Baird, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 71

Thomas Wright, Christopher Raybuck, Katheryn Wendekier, and Jordan Waddell
Simultaneous Inhibition of the PI3K/Akt and MEK5/ERK5 Cascades Reduce Proliferation and Migration in Hormonally Diverse Breast Cancer Cell Lines
Pharmacology | Mylan School of Pharmacy
Faculty Advisor: Jane Cavanaugh, Ph.D. | Abstract Number: 66