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2014 Summer Student Scholars Involved in a Variety of Research Projects

July 01, 2014

The 10‑week summer program offers the students the opportunity to participate a research project from start to finish and present project outcomes to the scientific community. Students also receive formal classroom training and personalized application in research design, implementation, and publication.

Summer Student Scholar Research Projects

Student/ Institution Faculty Name/Research Project
Justin Ayala
Providence College
Rachana Singh, MD
Assessing the Impact of Holding Feedings During PRBC Transfusion on the Incidence of TRAGI
John Budrow
Tufts University         
Mihaela Stefan, MD
A Coordinated Multidisciplinary Intervention to Improve the Outcomes of Frail Patients Undergoing Urgent Noncardiac Surgeries of Hospitalized with Trauma
Nicholas Cornier
College of the Holy Cross
Howard Smithline, MD
Orthostatic Changes to Pulmonary Function Test in Patients Undergoing Urgent Dialysis
Cassidy Cunningham
UMass Amherst
Katharine White, MD, MPH
Premature Discontinuation Rates of LARC Methods of Contraception: A Descriptive Study
Kyle Douglas
Fairfield University
Michael Tirabassi, MD
Comparing Standard Laparoscopic to Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy in Children
Abigail Hatch
Colby College
Katharine White, MD, MPH
Repeat Pregnancy Among Women Seeking Pregnancy Termination: A Descriptive Study
Jonathan Housey
Westfield State University
Eric Granowitz, MD
Publication Rates of Presentations at Medical Meetings
Sun Jon Oh
Mount Holyoke College
Howard Smithline, MD
Multidimensional Assessment of Dyspnea in Patients with Pulmonary Edema
Ibrahim Osumanu
UMass Amherst
Melissa Brown, PhD, RD
Beta Cell Expansion Induced by Activin
Carla Lauture
Elms College
Sarah Goff, MD
Project Coach Evaluation
Keith Spencer
Wesleyan University
Tara Lagu, MD, MPH
Can Facebook Be Used as a Quality Improvement Tool
Laura Thompson-Martin
Swarthmore College
Donald Kirton, MD
Evaluating Operating Positions for Gynecologic Laparoscopy Procedures
Krishna Vemuri
UMass MPH Program
Paul Visintainer, PhD
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Core Research

Delaine Winn
Wesleyan University
Rachana Singh, MD
Assessing the Impact of Holding Feedings During PRBC Transfusion on the Incidence of TRAGI