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  Trainee Research Mentor(s) Abstract Title


Thea Benally
(University of New Mexico)

Katsu Funai, Ph.D.
Patrick Farrara (Co-Mentor)

The Effects of Exercise Training on Skeletal Muscle Energy Efficiency


Tristin Bullshoe
(Univ. of Montana – Western)

Kalani Raphael, MD, MS Effect of Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) on Kidney Injury Markers in Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD)


Kimberly Chapman-Natewa
Zuni Pueblo
(University of New Mexico)

Owen Chan, Ph.D.
Eliane de Santana (Co-Mentor)

Effects of Astrocytic Glutamate Oxidation on Glycogenolytic Activity in Response to Hypoglycemia


Morgan Farley
(Univ. of Arizona)

Angela Fagerlin, Ph.D.

Predictors of Participants Who Bring a Care Partner to a Diabetes Education Program


River Gunville
Cheyenne River Sioux
(Creighton University)

Marcus Pezzolesi, Ph.D.
Hunter Wright (Co-Mentor)

Using Next Generation Sequencing to Understand the Genetic Basis of Chronic Kidney Disease


Aspen Johnson
White Mountain Apache
(University of New Mexico)

Anandh Velayutham, Ph.D.

Dietary strawberry ameliorates vascular inflammation in diabetic db/db mice possibly through a nuclear factor-κB mediated mechanism


Matthew Lassey
Mescalero Apache & Pima
(University of New Mexico)

Anne Blaschke, MD, PhD, FAAP, FPIDS, FIDSA
Hillary Crandall (Co-Mentor)

Allelic Variation in fibronectin binding protein B (fnbB) of Staphylococcus aureus Causing Osteomyelitis


Licia Lopez
(Univ. of Kentucky)

Isaac Hall, MD, MS

Right-Sided Kidney Transplants Are Associated With Early Graft Failure in the Setting of Delayed Graft Function


Oriana Lopez
Tohono O’odham
(Univ. of Arizona)

Marin McMahon, Ph.D.
Kali Dale (Co-Mentor)

The Role of Integrin β3 In The Progression of Metastatic Cancer


Tyrell Natewa
Zuni Pueblo
(University of New Mexico)

William Holland, Ph.D.
Bhagirath Chaurasia (Co-Mentor)

Regulation of FGF13 by ceramides and its role in development of obesity


Graciela Olivas
(Univ. of Arizona)

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

A Study of Depression in a University of Utah Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Cohort


Brent Riley
Pueblo of Laguna
(University of New Mexico)

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

Treatment of Hypoglycemia Unawareness in Type 1 Diabetes with Tricyclic Antidepressants


Benjamin Ringham
(Univ. of Wisconsin – LaCrosse)

Lisa Joss-Moore, Ph.D.
W. Haimei (Co-Mentor)

Postnatal Growth Restrction Causes Sex-Dependent Changes iun Elastic Fiber Density in the Rat Lung


Taylor Russell
(University of Utah)

Nicole Mihalopoulos, MD, MPH

Gender Perceptions of Patients In An Adolescent Medicine Clinic


Carmelita Shouldis
Sicangu Lakota of Rosebud(Univ. of South Dakota)

Bryan Gibson, DPT, Ph.D.

Effects of Virtual Reality on Motivation for Health Behaviors among Individuals at Risk for Prediabetes


Daryan Singer
(Univ. of Arizona)

Michael Deans, Ph.D.

Auditory Hair Cell Orientation and Planar Cell Polarity


Mica Sloan
(University of Utah)

Danny Chou, Ph.D.
Jason Nogueira (Co-Mentor)

Treating Type I Diabetes Through Novel Monomeric, Hepatocyte Targeting, Insulin Analog


Elisha Sneddy
(University of New Mexico)

Deanna Kepka, Ph.D., MPH
Djin L. Tay (Co-Mentor)

Accessing HPV vaccination knowledge among native American communities


Tarlynn Tone-Pah-Hote
(Univ. of Minnesota – Morris)

Joe Yost, Ph.D.
Maria de los Angie Serrano (Co-Mentor)

Roles of kmt2d in Zebrafish Heart Development


Tahno Warren
(San Juan College)

Scott Summers, Ph.D.
Trevor Tippetts (Co-Mentor)

A Role for Ceramides in Vascular Function


Lisa Wilson
(University of Utah)

Lisa Giles, MD

Examining Parent and Child Measures in the context of a Multi-Disciplinary Headache Clinic Visit


Samira Rosenthal
White Earth Ojibwe
(Univ. of Minnesota – Morris)

Josh Bonkowsky, MD, Ph.D
Briana C. Fresher (Co-Mentor)

Drug Screening for Potential Treatments Using a Zebrafish Disease Model


Leonard Almero
(Univ. of California – San Diego)

Dipayan Chaudhuri, MD, Ph.D.
Salah Sommakia (Co-Mentor)

Does inhibiting the assembly of one mitochondrial electron transport chain complex affect the activity of the other three?