2016 Alumni

2016

Trainee Research Mentor(s) Abstract Title

Sheilah Allison
Diné
(Univ. of Arizona)

Lisa Lesniewski, MA, Ph.D.
Daniel Trott (Co-Mentor)

Effects of Aerobic Exercise or Caloric Restriction on Vascular T-Cell Infiltration and Gene Expression in Aged Mice

Christopher Alvord
Diné
(Yale University)

Mary Beth Scholand, MD
Silvia E. Smith (Co-Mentor)

A Hematological Analysis of Eosinophilia in IPF Patients

Alisa Bednarchuk
(St. Catherine University)

Bryan Gibson, DPT, Ph.D.

Does Simulation Change Health Beliefs? A Pilot Test in Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes

Sean Begay
Diné
(Northern Arizona Univ.)

Jeremiah Alt, MD, Ph.D.
Daniel Cox (Co-Mentor)

Pain Outcomes in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Evan Bekes
Diné
(New Mexico State Univ.)

Micah Drummond, Ph.D.
Oh Sung Kwon (Co-Mentor)

Impact of 2-weeks of Hindlimb Unloading on Skeletal Muscle Ceramides and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Mice

Paige Benally
Diné
(University of Utah)

Jennifer Garvin, MBA, PhD, RHIA, CTR, CPHQ, CCS, FAHIMA
Michael Smith (Co-Mentor)

Automating Heart Failure Data for Patient Treatment Goals at the Point of Care

Thedra Bird Rattler
Blackfeet
(Montana State Univ.)

Jonathan Constance, Ph.D.

Polypharmacy among hospitalized pediatric patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Fredrick Blaisdell
Oneida Nation
(Cornell University)

Matthew Peterson, MD

Effects of Folic Acid and Zinc Supplementation on Semen Quality and Conception

Trevor Champagne
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
(Univ. of North Dakota)

Danny Hung-Chieh Chou, Ph.D.
Maria M. Disotuar (Co-Mentor)

Development of an Ultra Fast-Acting Insulin Analogue

Christopher Denetso
Diné
(University of New Mexico)

Anandh Velayutham, Ph.D.
Samira Gholami (Co-Mentor)

Effect of Blueberry Anthocyanins on Adipose Tissue Inflammation in Diabetic db/db Mice

River Gunville
Cheyenne River Sioux
(Creighton University)

Sihem Boudina, Ph.D.
Karla Maria Pires (Co-Mentor)

Autophagy Modulation by Insulin Resistance: A Study in H9C2 Cells

Brent Locklear
Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
(Univ. of North Carolina – Pembroke)

Lisa Joss-Moore, Ph.D.
Heimai Wang (Co-Mentor)

In Utero Exposure to Maternal Tobacco Smoke Alters Elastin Alternative Splicing in Rat Lung

Jennie Murillo
Shoshone-Bannock
(Idaho State University)

Jennifer Majersik, MD, MS
Adam de Havenon (Co-Mentor)

Stroke and Pregnancy

Jenna Murray
Eastern Shoshone
(Colorado College)

Kalani Raphael, MD, MS Association between animal protein intake and clinical outcomes in hypertensive chronic kidney disease

Shaianne Nalder
Muscogee Creek
(Weber State Univ.)

Corrine Welt, MD
Mika Moriwaki (Co-Mentor)

Examination of a Mutation in the 4E-T Gene Causing Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

Wayne Nez
Diné
(Norther Arizona Univ.)

Simon Fisher, MD, Ph.D.
Adriana Vieira de Abreu (Co-Mentor)

Screening Drugs for the Treatment of Hypoglycemia Unawareness: A Novel BioAssayApproach

Danner Peter
Diné
(Univ. of Hawaii – Manoa)

Michael Kay, Ph.D.
Amanda R. Smith (Co-Mentor)

Resisting Resistance: Designing Next Generation D-peptide Inhibitors Against HIV Entry

Adrianna Pollak
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
(Univ. of Minnesota – Morris)

Jeremy Meier, MD

Predictors of Complicated Airway Foreign Body Extraction

Tatianna Pollak
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
(College of Scholastica)

Maggie Janát-Amsbury, MD, Ph.D.

Coleen Trottier
Blackfeet
(Montana State Univ.)

Melissa Cortez, DO

Relationship Between Alterations in Affective Symptom Burden and Pupillary Function in Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Jakob Tsosie
Western Shoshone & Diné
(Montana State Univ.)

Matthew Wachowiak, Ph.D.
Andrew Moran (Co-Mentor)

Measuring Conditioned Odor Preference Behavior in a Mouse Model of Nicotine Administration