Program Graduates

The CCTS Research Education, Training and Career Development Core offers training to future clinical investigators through the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. Our former students, after completing coursework focused on clinical research competencies, have gone on to apply these skills in their areas of clinical expertise.

Fall 2019

Evin H. Gulbahce

Evin H. Gulbahce

Publications

Current Position: Professor, Pathology Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: 21-gene Recurrence Score Testing Utilization among Older Women from Different Races: A Population-based Study 

Mentor: Carol Sweeney, PhD

Magdalena Kovacsovics

Magdalena Kovacsovics

Publications

Current Position: Research Scientist, Hunstman Cancer Institute
Research Project Title: Identification of a predictive biomarker panel for immunotherapy-based regimen in metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Mentor: Neeraj Agarwal, MD

Vishnu Sundaresh

Vishnu Sundaresh

Publications

Current Position: Associate Professor, Internal Medicine Dept. University of Utah
Research Project Title: Osteoporosis Practice: A PilotSurvey of Primary Care Residents

Mentor: Corrine Welt, MD

Sorena Keihani

Sorena Keihani

Publications

Current Position: Associate Professor, Internal Medicine Dept. University of Utah
Research Project Title: Contemporary Management of High-Grade Renal Trauma: The Multi-Institutional Genito-Urinary Trauma Study( MIGUTS)

Mentor: Jeremy Myers, MD

Summer 2019

Priyanka Asrani

Priyanka Asrani

Current Position: Senior Fellow in Cardiac Imaging at Boston Children's Hospital
Research Project Title: Maternal Predictors of Disparate Outcomes in Children With Single Ventricule Congenital Heart Disease

Mentor: Thomas A. Miller, MD

 

Sean Stokes

Sean Stokes

Publications

Current Position: General Surgery Resident, Surgery Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: A Value-Driven Outcomes Framework for Optimization Prior to Major Surgery: The STRIVE Clinic Model

Mentor: Thomas K. Varghese, MD

Richard Gurgel

Richard Gurgel

Publications

Current Position: Associate Professor, Surgery Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Evaluating Gender Parity in Operative Experience for Otolaryngology Residencies in the United States

Mentor: Clough Shelton, MD

Spring 2019

Venugopal Amula

Venugopal Amula

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatric Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Changes in Anesthetic and Postoperative Sedation-Analgesia Practice Associated with Early Extubation following Infant Cardiac Surgery: Experience from the Pediatric Heart Network Collaborative Learning Study

Mentor: Madolin K. Witte, MD

Michael Fenster

Michael Fenster

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatric Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: The deimplementation trend of post-discharge IV antibiotic therapy for children hospitalized for appendicitis, osteomyelitis, and complicated pneumonia

Mentor: Eric Coon, MD, MS

Lubdha Shah

Lubdha Shah

Publications

Current Position:  Professor, Radiology Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation of Dorsal Root Ganglion for Noninvasive Attenuation of Low Back Pain in Swine Model

Mentor: Allison Payne, PhD

Ibrahim Hammad

Ibrahim Hammad

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Risk of Cuase-Specific Mortality in Offspring of pregnancies Complicated by Hypertensive Disease of Pregnancy

Mentor: Erin A. Clark, MD, MS

Martha Monson

Martha Monson

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Evaluation of An External Fetal ECG Monitoring System: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Mentor: Robert M. Silver, MD

Yetunde Ibrahim

Yetunde Ibrahim

Publications

Current Position: Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Paternal Contribution to Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Mentor: Timothy Jenkins, PhD

Jennifer Kaiser

Jennifer Kaiser

Publications

Current Position: Visiting Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Changes in Contraceptive Counseling in Latina Women Before, During, and After the 2015 Zika Outbreak

Mentor: David Turok, MD

Fall 2018

Jaycie Loewen

Jaycie Loewen

Current Position: Clinical Neuroscientist at CognitiveFX
Research Project Title: Mechanisms of Glutamate Homeostasis

Mentor: Karen Wilcox, PhD

Tyler Hanak

Tyler Hanak

Current Position: Clinical Neurophysiologist II at NuVasive
Research Project Title: N/A

Mentor: K.C. Brennan, MD

Andreana Holowatyj

Andreana Holowatyj

Publications

Current Position: Postdoc at Huntsman Cancer Insitute, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Multi-omic Analysis Reveals A Distinct Molecular Phenotype In Patients with Young Onset Colorectal Cancer

Mentor: Cornelia Ulrich, MS, PhD

Summer 2018

Krishnamallika Mutyala

Krishnamallika Mutyala

Current Position: Pediatrics Department, Dayton 's Children, Ohio
Research Project Title: Trends in Incidence of T1D and T2D in Youth in Utah 1996-2015

Mentor: Carol M. Foster, MD

Sonia Mehra

Sonia Mehra

Publications

Current Position: Pediatrics Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Epidemiology and Risk Factors For Blood Stress Infections in Pediatric Oncology Patients Admitted for Febrile Neutropenia

Mentor: Emily A. Thorell, MD

Douglas Swords

Douglas Swords

Current Position: Sugery Resident, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Facility Variation in Clinical Staging of Rectal Adenocarcinoma and its Contribution to Underutilization of Neoadjuvant Therapy in Locally Advanced Cases

Mentor: Courtney L. Scaife, MD

Lauren Theilen

Lauren Theilen

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept. University of Utah
Research Project Title: All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality After Hypertensive Disease of Pregnancy.

Mentor: T. Flint Porter, MD

Spring 2018

Helena Lucente

Helena Lucente

Current Position: Business Development Manager at Ximbio
Research Project Title: Context Dependent Notch Signaling in Hematopoiesis and Leukemia Pathogenesis.

Mentor: Michael Engel, MD, PhD

Jordan McPherson

Jordan McPherson

Publications

Current Position: Adj. Assistant Professor, Oncology Clinical Pharmacist at Huntsman Cancer Institute
Research Project Title: Randomized Study of Advance Planning for the Cessation of Chemotherapy( RESPECT)

Mentor: Joseph Biskupiak, PhD

Rebecca Purtell

Rebecca Purtell

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatric Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: The Facilitators and Barriers to the Use of a Structure Hand Off

Mentor: Christopher G. Maloney, MD, PhD

Sarah J. Beesley

Sarah J. Beesley

Publications

Current Position: Adj. Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Department, Pulmonary Div, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Long term Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Septic Cardiomyopathy

Mentor: Samuel M. Brown,MD, MS

Catalina Jaramillo

Catalina Jaramillo

Current Position: Pediatric Fellow, University of Colorado
Research Project Title: Liver Fibrosis Measurement Using Second Harmonic Generation Infants with Biliary Atresia.

Mentor: Stephen L. Guthery, MD, MS

Dena Elkeeb

Dena Elkeeb

Publications

Current Position: Dermatology Fellow, University of  Chicago
Research Project Title: Characteristics, attitudes, and self-reported practice patterns amongst dermatologists regarding intramuscular kenalog versus oral corticosteroids

Mentor: Gerald G. Krueger,MD

Ekiz Atakan

Ekiz Atakan

Current Position: Pathology Post Doctoral Fellowship, University of Utah
Research Project Title: MSP-Ron singnaling initiates and immune suppresive program on peritoneal macrophages and contributes to tumor metastasis.

Mentor: Alana L. Welm, PhD

Matthew Szaniawski

Matthew Szaniawski

Publications

Current Position: Medical Student, University of Utah
Research Project Title: egulation of SAMHDI is a Major Determinant of HIV -1 Infection in Macrophages

Mentor: Vicente Planelles,PhD

Nicholas Johnson

Nicholas Johnson

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Pathology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Disease Progression in Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy

Mentor: A.Gordon Smith,MD, FAAN

Leonardo Parra-Rivas

Leonardo Parra-Rivas

Current Position: Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
Research Project Title: Dissecting Syntaxin, a protein required for synaptic vesicle fusion

Mentor: Erik Jorgensen,PhD

Fall 2017

Shaji Menon

Shaji Menon

Publications

Current Position: Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Radiology Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title:  Diastolic Ventricular Function: A Pediatric Heart Network ( NHLBI) Ancilliary Study to Establish Normal Values in Children
Mentor: LuAnn Minich, MD

Alexander Colonna

Alexander Colonna

Current Position: Associate Professor, Surgery Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title:  Protocolized Treatment of Anterior Abdominal Stab Wounds: A Cost Effectiveness Analysis
Mentor: Ram Nirula, MD

Summer 2017

Cindy Matsen

Cindy Matsen

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Surgery Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: An Intervention to Improve Decision Role Concordance in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients
Mentor: Kim Kaphingst

Aaron H. Healy

Aaron H. Healy

Publications

Current Position: Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow at the University of Minnesota
Research Project Title: Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist for the Treatment of Heart Failure in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
Mentor: Crag H. Selzman

Spring 2017

Christina A. Herrera

Christina A. Herrera

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Exogenous Oxytocin for labor induction or augmentation and autism spectrum disorder.
Mentor: T. Flint Porter

Kathryn Storck

Kathryn Storck

Publications

Current Position: Visiting Instructor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: The Role of Male Partners in Contraceptive Decision-Making: A Qualitative Study.
Mentor: David Turok

Byung-Soo Ko

Byung-Soo Ko

Publications

Current Position: Cardiology Specialist, The University of Kansas Health System.
Research Project Title: Mechanical Unloading of LV to Prevent Reperfusion Injury in Acute Myocardial Infarction
Mentor: Stavros G. Drakos

Eric Melonakos

Eric Melonakos

Publications

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachussets General Hospital
Research Project Title: History-Dependent Changes in Gain of Medial Septal Cholinergic Neurons
Mentor: John A. White

Fall 2016

Jeffrey Bastar

Jeffrey Bastar

Publications

Current Position: Clinical Research Scientist, BioFire Diagnostics LLC.
Research Project Title: The Clinical Side of Epilepsy.
Mentor: F. Edward Dudek

Ash D. Nelson

Ash D. Nelson

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care(University of Utah), Staff Physician at the Salt Lake City VAMC
Research Project Title: Systemic Vascular and Skeletal Effects of Pulmonary Hypertension
Mentor: Russell S. Richardson

Giavonni Lewis

Giavonni Lewis

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University Hospital and Clinics
Research Project Title: Regulation of Fat Metabolism and Transformation Linked to Burn Injury and Mortality. 
Mentor: Sean Mulvihill MD.

Jesse Christensen

Jesse Christensen

Publications

Current Position: Graduate Assistant (E) Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
Research Project Title: Comparison of Bicruciate-Retaining and Cruciate-Sacrificing Prostheses on Clinical Outcomes Following Total Knee Arthroplasty
Mentor: Christopher E. Pelt

Karen Gibbins

Karen Gibbins

Publications

Current Position: Associate Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Research Project Title: Prospective Evaluation of Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Pregnancy Loss: A Secondary Analysis of the EAGeR Study
Mentor: T. Flint Porter

Summer 2016

Nick Frazier

Nick Frazier

Title:  Hard Code

Publications

Current Position: Allergan Postdoctoral Fellow, USC School of Pharmacy
Research Project Title: Localized Hyperthermia for Enhanced Targeted Delivery of Polymer Therapeutics.
Mentor: Hamid Ghandehari

Phone:  Academic

Spring 2016

King, Jordan

King, Jordan

Publications

Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist In Research, Pharmacy Department, kaiser Permanente, Colorado
Research Project Title: Cost-Effectiveness of Sacubitril-Valsartan Combination Therapy Compared with Enalapril for the Treatment of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction.
Mentor: Carry McAdams-Marx

Phone:  Academic

Truong, Dongngan

Truong, Dongngan

Publications

Current Position: Pediatric Cardiology, Intermountain Healthcare/ University of Utah
Research Project Title: Association of Digoxin with Mortality and Growth: Results from the Pediatric Heart Network Infant Single Ventricle Trial Public Use Dataset.
Mentor: L. LuAnn Minich

 

Fair, Douglas

Fair, Douglas

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
Research Project Title: How Costs of Health Care Affect Utilization and Financial Burden in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.
Mentor: Joshua D. Schiffman

Iacob, Eli

Iacob, Eli

Publications

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Anesthesiology - Operations, University of Utah 
Research Project Title: Relationship Between Cellular Aging, Sleep, and Pain Sensitivity in Fibomyalgia or Sedentary Participants
Mentor: Akiko Okifuji

Lin, Stephanie

Lin, Stephanie

Publications

Current Position: Maternal Fetal Medicine at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, 
Research Project Title: Improving the Predictive Value of Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
Mentor: T. Flint Porter

Maddukuri, Vineela

Maddukuri, Vineela

Publications

Current Position: Clinical Trials Manager, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division at Intermountain Heathcare
Research Project Title: A Retrospective Review of Recurrent Pretermbirth and Use of Highly Effective Contraception.
Mentor: David Turok

Siefkes, Heather

Siefkes, Heather

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care, University of California, Davis
Research Project Title: Poor Adherence to Treatment Guidelines Among Children Transported for Seizures Impacts Outcomes
Mentor: Susan L. Bratton

Thompson, Ivana

Thompson, Ivana

Publications

Current Position: Faculty, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Research Project Title: Extending the Window for Insertion of the Copper Intrauterine Device.
Mentor: David Turok

Fall 2015

Heather Corn

Heather Corn

Title:  Hard Code

Publications

Current Position: Instructor, Division of Endogrinology and Metabolism, Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Improving Screening Methods and Workflow For Prediabetes In The Adult Primary Care Setting.
Mentor: Donald A. McClain

Phone:  Academic

Pirozzi, Cheryl

Pirozzi, Cheryl

Publications

Current Position: Internal Medicine Instructor, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Effect of Naturally Occuring Ozone Air Pollution Episodes on Pulmonary Oxidative Stress and Inflammation
Mentor: Pobert Paine

Cook, Sarah

Cook, Sarah

Publications

Current Position: Associate Director, Pharmacometrics and Translational PK-PD at Enhanced Pharmacodynamics LLC.( ePD)
Research Project Title: Population Pharmacokinetics of Intravenous Acetaminophen and Its Metabolites in Neonates
Mentor: Anthea Letsou

Molano-Romero, Rosario

Molano-Romero, Rosario

Publications

Current Position: Internal Medicine, Salt Lake VA, Utah
Research Project Title: Capillaroscopy abnormailities in patients with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Artery hypertension for early indentification of Systemic Sclerosis.
Mentor: Tracy Frech, MD, MS

Gordon, Hannah

Gordon, Hannah

Publications

Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow, Human Genetics-Kristen Kwan, University of Utah
Research Project Title: New genes and new environments: Insights into ALD pathology.
Mentor: Anthea Letsou

Spring 2015

Pamela Royer

Pamela Royer

Title:  Hard Code

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Instructor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Family Planning Among Restttled African Refugee Women
Mentor: David Turok

Phone:  Academic

Johnson, Michael

Johnson, Michael

Publications

Current Position: Pediatrics, Intermoutain Healthcare
Research Project Title: Direct Concurrent Comparison of Multiple Pediatric Acute Asthma Scoring Instruments
Mentor: Howard A. Kadish

Coon, Eric M.D.

Coon, Eric M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Visiting Instructor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Acute Respiratory Illness Following Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies in Infants
Mentor: Flory Nkoy

Drobysheva, Daria

Drobysheva, Daria

Publications

Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow, HCI Matt VanBrocklin Lab, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Oncogene expression in specific mouse mammary epithelial cell populations to model breast cancer diversity
Mentor: Bryan E. Welm

Kanth, Priyanka M.D.

Kanth, Priyanka M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Molecular Markers of Sessile Serrated Polyps
Mentor: Curt H. Hagedorn

Klam, Elie M.D.

Klam, Elie M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Endocrinology Fellow, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Effects of hyperbaric oxygen on metabolism and Hypoxia sensing pathway in T2DM
Mentor: Donald A. McClain

Maharaj, Jaisri M.D.

Maharaj, Jaisri M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine, Wheeling Hospital
Research Project Title: Genetic Adaptations to Glucose and Fat Metabolism in Tibetans
Mentor: Donald A. McClain

Nuibe, Andrew M.D.

Nuibe, Andrew M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatrics Specialists of Virigina
Research Project Title: Comparison between nafcillin and non-nafcillin regimens for children with methicillin-susceptible stostophylococcus aureus osteoarticular infections
Mentor: Emily A. Thorell

Suksaranjit, Promporn M.D.

Suksaranjit, Promporn M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Hospitalist, Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Left Ventricular Scar in Atrial Fibrillation is associated with Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events
Mentor: Brent D. Wilson

Fall 2014

Nativi-Nicolau, Jose M.D.

Nativi-Nicolau, Jose M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Refocusing Quality of Life Tools in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Mentor: Josef Stehlik

Walsh, Jessica M.D.

Walsh, Jessica M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Dermatology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: HLA-B27 Associated Mortality and Morbidity
Mentor: Daniel Clegg

Summer 2014

Bellows, Brandon PharmD

Bellows, Brandon PharmD

Publications

Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Pharmacotherapy, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Long-term cost-effectiveness of initiating treatment for diabetic painful neuropathy with pregabalin, duloxetine, gabapentin, or tricyclic antidepressants.
Mentor: Joanne LaFleur

Vargas-Whale, Raquel M.D., M.S.

Vargas-Whale, Raquel M.D., M.S.

Publications

Current Position: Attending Physician for Child Abuse Resources & Evaluation, Driscoll Children Hospital
Research Project Title: Parenting needs of women seeking servies for intimate partner violence.
Mentor: Kristine A. Campbell

Soltani-Arabshahi, Razieh M.D.

Soltani-Arabshahi, Razieh M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Fellow, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Research Project Title: Clinician's accuracy in clinical diagnosis of skin cancer
Mentor: Carol Sweeney

Yen Chi-Gang M.D.

Yen Chi-Gang M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Cardiologist, Internal Medicine, St.John Medical Center, WA
Research Project Title: Biomarker Analysis of Failing Human Heart with VADs.
Mentor: Dean Y. Li

Spring 2014

Stuart, Ami Ph.D.

Stuart, Ami Ph.D.

Publications

Current Position: Research Instructor, Orthopedics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Somatype, Eating Disorders, and Body Image Dissatification in Femal Age Group Ironman Triathletes
Mentor: Maureen A. Murtaugh

Varier, Raghu M.D.

Varier, Raghu M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Northwest Pediatric Gastroenterology, LLC
Research Project Title: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection
Mentor: John F. Pohl

Hester, (Zimbric) Gabrielle M.D.

Hester, (Zimbric) Gabrielle M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Pediatric Hospitalist, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Research Project Title: Variability in Pediatric Inpatient Management of Cellulitis and Cutaneous Abscess- Opportunities for Standardization of Care
Mentor: Rajendu Srivastava

Woodcock, Jamie M.D.

Woodcock, Jamie M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Instructor, Dermatology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Examining adverse cardiovascular outcomes in psoriasis patients within the Utah Population Database
Mentor: Carol Sweeney

Torres, Leah M.D.

Torres, Leah M.D.

Publications

Current Position: OB/GYN, Bear Lake Community Health Centers
Research Project Title: Focused Contraceptive Counseling and Case Management Versus Usual Care in Women Postpartum From a Preterm Birth: A Randomized-Controlled Trial
Mentor: David Turok

Romero, Stephanie M.D.

Romero, Stephanie M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of South Florida
Research Project Title: Evaluation of products of conception from pregnancy loss using microarray
Mentor: Robert M. Silver

Sana, Sherjeel M.D.

Sana, Sherjeel M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Oncologist, Simmons Cancer Institute, Southern Illinois University
Research Project Title: A Randomized Phase III Study to Compare the Efficacy of Low-Dose Darbepoetin and Placebo in Unexplained Anemia of the Elderly
Mentor: Josef T. Prchal

Straessler, Krystal

Straessler, Krystal

Publications

Current Position: Research Scientist & Director of Grants and Alternative Funding, Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Mentor: Mario R. Capecchi

Fall 2013

Baserga, Mariana M.D.

Baserga, Mariana M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: "DANCE" Darbepoetin Administration to Neonates Undergoing Cooling for Encephalopathy
Mentor: Gary M. Chan

Hirshberg, Elliotte M.D.

Hirshberg, Elliotte M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Credible evidence: influence of clinician-computer interactions on CER methods
Mentor: Katherine Sward

Dermish, Amna M.D.

Dermish, Amna M.D.

Publications

Current Position: OBGYN, Planned Parenthood South Austin Clinic, Texas
Research Project Title: An intervention to manage dIfficult IUD insertions
Mentor: Kirtly Parker Jones

Sherwin, Catherine M.D.

Sherwin, Catherine M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Maternal Magnesium Sulfate Exposure Predicts Neonatal Magnesium Blood Concentrations
Mentor: Michael G. Spigarelli

Summer 2013

Gulati, Mahima M.D.

Gulati, Mahima M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Endocrinologist, Danbury Hospital, Connecticut
Research Project Title: Prevalence of neuropathy in obese subjects, and impact of bariatric surgery intervention
Mentor: Timothy E. Graham

Davidson, Lance Ph.D.

Davidson, Lance Ph.D.

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery and Sustained Weight Loss on Fracture Risk
Mentor: Donald A. McClain

Schwager, Andrea

Schwager, Andrea

Publications

Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychology, University of Iowa
Research Project Title: Effects of ethanol on encoding in the mesolimbic system during decision making
Mentor: Sharif A. Taha

Spring 2013

Lanspa, Michael M.D.

Lanspa, Michael M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Intensive insulin therapy: The effect of glucose target and glucose variability on mortality in the ICU
Mentor: Alan H. Morris

Woessner, David Other

Woessner, David Other

Publications

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Research Project Title: Manipulating multiple pathways for novel chronic myelogenous leukemia therapy.
Mentor: Carol Lim

Sampert, Catherine D.O.

Sampert, Catherine D.O.

Publications

Current Position: Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Madigan Army Medical Center
Research Project Title: Risk Factors for Catheter-Related Infections in Children with Intestinal Failure
Mentor: W. Daniel Jackson

Anand, Rahul M.D.

Anand, Rahul M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Modifiable risk factors for periprosthetic joint infection in diabetic Veterans
Mentor: Sankar Swaminathan

Thorell, Emily M.D.

Thorell, Emily M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Evaluation of a Prospective-Audit with Feedback Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at a Pediatric Hospital
Mentor: Andrew T. Pavia

Chin, (Carpenter) Jeanette M.D.

Chin, (Carpenter) Jeanette M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Maternal phenotypic clusters, gestational weight gain, and infant birthweight
Mentor: Maureen A. Murtaugh

Roberts, Jessica M.S.

Roberts, Jessica M.S.

Publications

Current Position: Associate Biomedical Modeler, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Mentor: Anthea Letsou

McAdam-Marx, Carrie Ph.D.

McAdam-Marx, Carrie Ph.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pharmacotherapy, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Clinical and Economic Outcomes Associated with a Pharmacist-Coordinated Diabetes Chronic Care Management Program
Mentor: Maureen A. Murtaugh

Fall 2012

Nelson, Richard Ph.D.

Nelson, Richard Ph.D.

Publications

Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Using Economics and Epidemiology to Evaluate Decolonization for MRSA in the VA.
Mentor: Michael A. Rubin

Nelson, Kevin M.D.

Nelson, Kevin M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Physician delivery of smoking screening and education
Mentor: Per H. Gesteland

Jacobson, Janet M.D.

Jacobson, Janet M.D.

Publications

Current Position: OBGYN, California
Research Project Title: Examining the influence of different contraceptive methods, intercourse and semen on the female genital microbiome of reproductive aged women
Mentor: Kirtly Parker Jones

Deneau, Mark M.D.

Deneau, Mark M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Autoimmune hepatitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis in Utah children: epidemiology and outcomes
Mentor: Stephen L. Guthery

Fluchel, Mark M.D.

Fluchel, Mark M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Disparities in Pediatric Cancer Care: The Impact of Geography, Ethnicity and Language Barriers The Burden of Care in Pediatric Cancer Patients"
Mentor: Anita Kinney

Spring 2012

Zaghi, Daniel M.D.

Zaghi, Daniel M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Dermatologist, Medical Clinic, Dallas Hospital
Research Project Title: Desired Improvement Tool (DIT): A Tool to Assess Desire for Improvement in Psoriasis Patients
Mentor: Gerald G. Krueger

Rondina, Matthew M.D.

Rondina, Matthew M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Protein Synthesis by activated human platelets: novel pathways for inflammatory and thrombotic functions
Mentor: Andrew S. Weyrich

Huttner, Benedikt M.D.

Huttner, Benedikt M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Hospitalist, Geneva University Hospitals
Research Project Title: Assessment of Antibiotic Use in Veterans Affairs Acute-Care Facilities
Mentor: Matthew H. Samore

Lewelt, Aga M.D.

Lewelt, Aga M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Pilot study of a home-based, supervised progressive strength training exercise program in children and adolescents with spinal muscular atrophy
Mentor: Kathryn J. Swoboda

Williams, Richard M.D.

Williams, Richard M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Pediatric Heart Network University of Utah
Mentor: L. LuAnn Minich

Metz, Torri M.D.

Metz, Torri M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician, Children's Hospital Colorado
Research Project Title: FOXP3 Gene Polymorphisms in Preeclampsia
Mentor: Robert M. Silver

Fall 2011

Raphael Kalani

Raphael Kalani

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Cognitive Function and the Risk of Death in Chronic Kidney Disease
Mentor: Srinivasan Beddhu

Phone:  Academic

Fall 2010

Heuser, Cara M.D.

Heuser, Cara M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Pregnancy Loss and Membrane Cofactor Protein
Mentor: D. Ware Branch

Spring 2010

Joshua Schiffman

Joshua Schiffman

Publications

Current Position: Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Genetic Epidemiology of Ewing's Sarcoma
Mentor: Lynn B. Jorde

Phone:  Academic

Bader, Feras M.D.

Bader, Feras M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: correlate variable immune function parameters using several circulation biomarkers including the ImmuKnow assay, cytokine monitoring, and sCD30 levels with endomyocardial biopsy in cardiac transplant recipients.
Mentor: Edward Michael Gilbert

Schober, Michelle M.D.

Schober, Michelle M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: EPO Affects Hippocampal Apoptosis and Function in a Rat Model of Pediatric TBI
Mentor: Robert H. Lane

Manuck, Tracy M.D.

Manuck, Tracy M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: The relationship between polymorph isms in the human progesterone receptor and clinical response to 17 -alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate for the prevention of recurrent preterm birth
Mentor: Michael W. Varner

Summer 2009

Shakib, Julie D.O.

Shakib, Julie D.O.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Maternal and Infant Immunity to Pertussis and Influenza
Mentor: Carrie L. Byington

Khor, Lillian M.D.

Khor, Lillian M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Mentor: Sheldon E. Litwin

Frech, Tracy M.D.

Frech, Tracy M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Heritability of Systemic Sclerosis: A Population-Based Study
Mentor: Daniel O. Clegg

Clark, Erin M.D.

Clark, Erin M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Genetic Polymorphosism Associated with Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Delay
Mentor: Michael W. Varner

Heilbrun, Marta M.D.

Heilbrun, Marta M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Utah
Research Project Title: PANC-Lex: Defining the lexicon for the radiologic description of pancreatic cancer
Mentor: John M. Hoffman

Spring 2009

Chan, Titus M.D.

Chan, Titus M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Washington
Research Project Title: Racial And Insurance Disparities In Hospital Referral And Mortality For Children Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery
Mentor: Susan L. Bratton

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